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Riding Drills [ARTICLE]

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The offensive wrestler must destroy the defensive wrestler's base and eliminate his motion. To accomplish this goal, the wrestlers must be exposed to a variety of breakdown techniques. The following drills will assist the wrestlers in becoming...... Continue

4-Week Upper-Body Mass Workout [ARTICLE]

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Guidelines: Perform the recommended weekly set and reps for each exercise; Perform grouped exercises (A and B) in superset fashion with no rest between exercises. Rest one minute between sets; Write down the result of each workout, so...... Continue

Kettlebell Drills [ARTICLE]

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Kettlebells offer another form of lifting that has received a lot of attention recently. You can acquire kettlebells in various weights ranging from 5 pounds to 100 pounds. (Some brands of kettlebells are also available in metric units.) Man...... Continue

4 Lifts to Build Wrestling Strength [ARTICLE]

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Building a foundation of wrestling strength doesn't require fancy equipment, but it does require persistent progression and compound movements. Isolation exercises like Curls and Triceps Extensions won't have much carryover to success on the...... Continue

Improve Double-Leg Takedowns With Sled Pushes [ARTICLE]

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Sled Pushes are most commonly used by football players. However, pushing a sled in short intervals can also be very beneficial to wrestlers. More specifically, Sled Pushes...... Continue

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries [ARTICLE]

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The anterior cruciate ligament is the last thing you want to injure. If you need ACL surgery, you have a 6- to 12-month rehabilitation period ahead of you, and you may not return with the same speed and agility you once...... Continue

Heavy Rope Training [ARTICLE]

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Heavy rope training has gathered much interest in the exercise world in recent years. The number of drills that can be done with a heavy rope are almost limitless, and the only constraint is one's creativity. ... Continue

Pancake Drill [ARTICLE]

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Before explaining this pancake drill, I want to share with you the origin of the maneuver. While in high school during the early 1960s, I developed and perfected (via extensive drill work) the knee pancake during practice. I was highly successful...... Continue

What Your Wrestling Workout Needs [ARTICLE]

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Between weigh-ins and weight classes, wrestling requires athletes to be extremely disciplined and "in tune" with their bodies. However, many wrestlers struggle with designing productive wrestling workout routines...... Continue

Wrestlers Need Aerobics, Too [ARTICLE]

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Although it's categorized as a purely anaerobic sport, wrestling has a huge aerobic component. It doesn't matter how strong and powerful you are if you can't move because you're exhausted. You need endurance training to keep you going...... Continue