We often talk about the exercises that work well for combat athletes. We should also talk about those which are just foolish, not-optimal, and, yes…… dumb!
So, what are some exercises (or routines) that you should just avoid?
Doing highly technical skills (fighting technique) on an unstable surface is not wise. Why? You are not fighting on a ship in rough seas. You will never fight on a moving surface and need to execute perfect technique. You want to push off from a stable surface to do the fight technique. However, you can use (on a limited basis) an unstable surface for general conditioning for core (as an example). EXAMPLE: It wouldn’t make sense to train perfect punching technique for a power punch while balancing on our knees on a Swiss ball.