Don’t know if this qualifies as an overthinking thread but what the hell. I’ve heard some thais do partner drills where one holds his hands behind his neck while standing and the other kicks him in the body. They do this to prepare the body for the kicks that get through, and I have heard that some boxer use this drill with body shots as well.
How do the organs respond to that kind of training? You are going to get hit in the body while sparring anyways, so is it just flat out stupid to put some extra punishment to your organs since I’d assume that no matter how ripped abs you have they can’t absorb all the punishment and I have no idea if you can train your organs to take more punishment or get ‘stronger’ by letting someone hit them but common sense says its probably not a good idea.
The thing is they are simply much more fun than doing endless sets of crunches and planks and probably prepare you better for tensing your muscles at the right moment, so considering one does some sort of sparring at least once a week is it advisable to substitute some of the boring crunches with this type of work or is it flat out stupid? How much beating do the organs take if you don’t go full power and how quickly do they recover?