Leg Drops

Leg Drops – Martial Arts Core Strength Exercise

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as Leg Drops. This martial arts exercise used in order to build up core strength. Leg drops are also used to improve rotational “torquing” power and thus help martial arts kicking powerpunching power and grappling techniques.

For an easier version of this exercise, martial artists use knee drops (where they lift bent legs versus straight legs).

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Instructional Video for Leg Drops