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Warriors Project - Drills & Tips, Monthly Issue #044--Improving Stomach Muscles No 5
April 01, 2013

Improving Stomach Muscles No 4

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.


We prepare on one side of our body a weight of, for instance 5 kilos (10 pounds). As we rise we take the weight from one side to another, put it beside us and then go back down - finishing one repetition.


1. The amount of repetitions should be decided upon according to our abilities and endurance level both (mental and physical).

2. This exercise helps strengthen our side stomach muscles 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.

3. It is important that while we transfer the weight from one side to another we make sure to use the whole core to turn, not just the hands.

4. We can play with the time we put into each repetition, as we see fit. It is recommended, however to change the tempo every now and then.

5. We can change the heaviness of the weight we use.

Enjoy the Sweat

The Warriors Project

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