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Old 02-10-2009, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The best core workouts?

What are the best core workouts for a MMA fighter? I no they can differ from other regular ab workouts. Thanks everyone.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Deadlift is pretty good.
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Hanging leg raises, decline weighted sit ups, V-ups.

As far as lifts go, some good ones are squats, front squats, OH SQUATS, deadlifts, snatches, 1 arm snatches, DB swings, GMs, etc.
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medicine ball(or a plate) russian twist, sandbag deadlift, kettle bell swing, weighted sit up
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My two favorite forms of punishment for core are Medicine ball/Wall routine and spiderman pushups.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Niy9S4M1vb8

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHbJoeA1I4E

Works well... afterwards you don't know whether to puke or pass out.
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I like to(actually i totally hate it) do planks, and vary it up by either alternating lifting one leg or one arm off the ground for a few secs. I do those 10-15 secs about 3 sets. I also do side Planks, those can b a bitch. But a lot of other stuff incorporate your abs too like spider man pushups, pulling stuff, and any side bends/twists. As mentioned hanging leg raises, work well too. Those med ball workouts seem like they would really work. Real world movements and some cardio, too. I thinmk im gonna go pick up a med ball now. Does anyone know a good exercise for the very top of your abs? I get sore there after a hard workout on the heavy bag because i dont think my ab workouts get at that area. Any advice?

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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you should consider going back in time and doing some of the 'old school' traditional lifts...such as:
full contact twist
windmill
turkish get up
sledgehammer striking

also consider some more modern techniques such as medicine balls

try to find exercise descriptions for all

you probably wont build a cover model six pack using these exercises but youll build the core srength need to dominate in the cage!

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Old 05-26-2009, 11:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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dumbbell snatches...these work wonders on your core and thighs
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