It’s easy to take your core for granted until it’s gone; we didn’t realise just how important it was until Chels suddenly didn’t have one anymore after giving birth. She’s had to compensate by relying on other kinds of strength like leg and back strength, but that’s really not feasible in the long run for a good guard.
If you’re struggling with your guard retention, improving your core strength can only help. In this video, we look at a few great drills that will really work your core and improve your guard at the same time.
To follow Chels’ journey back to competition, check out her Battle of the Bump project here: