3rd-degree Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and fitness expert Nicolas Gregoriades shares his 4 favourite core exercises for jiu-jitsu.
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He starts by saying "you will never be a great jiu-jitsu player unless you have a strong core. As jiu-jitsu practitioners we don't work our abs like bodybuilders. We are not looking to do crunches because we move in such different ways and different angles and vectors. We need our entire core to be strong". Nic Gregoriades is convinced that practicing these 4 exercises all together will really help strengthen your mid-section for jiu-jitsu. They include the Jack-Knife, also known as the V-up, the Criss-Cross (from Pilates), Modified Cherry Pickers and the tortoise. In his video Nic also gives tips on how many reps or how many seconds you should do the exercises and also pays attention to breathing correctly.