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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-30-2009, 05:32 AM
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yeah absolutely...one arm dumbell snatches are great...one arm exercises teach your body to stabilize and improve your core strength in the process...
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For some reason I'm a big fan of the ab wheel or do pilates, it's no joke.

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I've always found that training my core for wrestling was best done in a more practical way, as in no crunches or anything easy like that. I read a quote about core strength for olympic lifting that said something like you are lifting standing up, so train your core for that. Following that, I would say to try awkward or harder moves for your core-

snatches
deads
widowmakers
twists
get ups
slams
OH work
leg raises

Make sure you focus on breathing, when you are doing a core movement breath out to tighten your core, and remember that when sparring as well, it will help.

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widow makers? what are they? sounds liek an interesting exercise
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I've always found that training my core for wrestling was best done in a more practical way, as in no crunches or anything easy like that. I read a quote about core strength for olympic lifting that said something like you are lifting standing up, so train your core for that. Following that, I would say to try awkward or harder moves for your core-.

snatches
deads
widowmakers
twists
get ups
slams
OH work
leg raises

Make sure you focus on breathing, when you are doing a core movement breath out to tighten your core, and remember that when sparring as well, it will help.
Yeah i read that too, so I do overhead dumbell pressess standing up instead of sitting and deadlifts and twists and weighted incline sittups and sometimes spider pushups
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deadlifts, both regular, sumo, and stiff-legged, leg raises, any exercise on the stability ball, planks, dumbbell or kettle bell swings.

If you want the best resource thats packed full of JUST core exercises, I recommend you check out Combat Core. I bought it a few months ago and it literally has over 100 core exercises including pictures.

You can read a review for it here: http://www.bestmmatrainingworkouts.com

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well what if you have a sledgehammer but no tire..does the ground work just as well?
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well what if you have a sledgehammer but no tire..does the ground work just as well?
Yes, it does, assuming you're hitting dirt and not concrete, of course.




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thanks haha for a little while i was worried, i was thinking i was going to have to find a giant truck tire because i know that they aint cheap
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Yes, it does, assuming you're hitting dirt and not concrete, of course.
Thats funny, you know I never saw anybody do that excersize before Fedor. I saw him in his promo video whacking the tire with a big sledgehammer. Everybodys doing it now, i wonder if Fedors camp were the first on that one?
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