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Warriors Project - Drills & Tips, Monthly Issue #050--Improving Stomach and Core Muscles No 11
October 01, 2013

Improving Stomach Muscles No 11

Stomach muscles are probably one of the most important muscles we have for supporting our martial art training:

1. They are an important part of our body-core maneuverability

2. A main component as our core stabilizer

3. Important for protecting our internal organs against body blows.

There are many ways to improve and train our stomach muscles, in the upcoming articles we will go over some of them.


While standing up, we take 2 dumbbells (one in each hand) and swing them back and forth, always opposite to one another.


1. It is important to keep the knees bent while performing the exercise while at the same time holding the core steady not allowing it to move around, to help protect us from potential injuries.

3. The weight of the dumbbells, amounts of sets and duration of them should be decided upon according to our abilities and endurance level both (mental and physical).

4. This exercise helps strengthen our stomach, core and back muscles, especially the inner ones, which helps provide the motion for such techniques as "bobbing and weaving" in boxing or shifting the core from one side to another in grappling.

Enjoy the Sweat

The Warriors Project

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