Shrimping Exercise

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 10, 2011


Shrimping Exercise

Shrimping exercise is a move used by many judo martial artists. The move is also used by jujitsu fighters. It’s a great exercise to focus on strengthening muscles used when an opponent is pinning you down to the mat.

How to do Shrimping: 

Laying on the ground in the fetal position roll to the other side using your feet. Your body should look like a shrimp out of water. You should slowly be working your way across the room. Once you get to the other side you can turn around and shrimp back across the room.

Muscle group worked: Shrimping exercise is a whole body workout.

Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: 30-60 seconds

Why Shrimping works:

Shrimping exercise works very well to help your body get used to squirming out from being pinned. The more you do an exercise the more your body will get used to it. For martial artists this is important for body memory because it will be easier to do when you need it. However when you are trying to strengthen your body it is important to mix things up so that your body does not get used to the exercise.

Tips: Keep your feet close together while doing this exercise as well as your arms tucked in to your chest.

Important!: Breathe slowly in and slowly out throughout this exercise.

 

Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

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