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Are core exercises important for the guard in combat sports?

Core exercises are extremely essential to any submission specialist trying to maximize the strength, stability, and power of their core muscles from the guard position. The guard may be considered a very advantageous position due to the endless variety of submissions and joint locks available. It allows for control of the opponent with your core and hips.

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