Side Plank Dips

Side Plank Dips – Martial Arts Strength Exercise

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as Side Plank Dips. This plank exercise will improve core strength because it works on oblique muscles. Side plank dips are also known as side bridge dips.

A strong core will help with punching powerkicking power and grappling techniques by improving a person’s rotational and twisting power. Strong core muscles can also help a martial artist to better absorb hits (i.e. a punch to the stomach).

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

Instructional Video for Side Plank Dips