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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

Specialized Wrestling Workouts [ARTICLE]

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The typical wrestling workout session involves spending about 50 percent of the time in the neutral position perfecting takedown skills. This is a smart workout approach because of the great importance takedown superiority has for winning matches...... Continue

Cutting Weight for Wrestling: 3-Step Sodium Strategy [ARTICLE]

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Here's a fact that may surprise you: When it comes to manipulating wrestling weight, your total sodium intake is not as important as your relative sodium intake. Sodium is important for optimal hydration, but it can also cause your body to...... Continue

4 Ways to Maintain Motivation During Wrestling Practice [ARTICLE]

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Every wrestler has had a practice that makes it hard to love the sport. Between conditioning, drills and live action, wrestling practice can be physically draining. It can also be psychologically demanding, to a point where it's a challenge to...... Continue

Gable: Teaching young kids how to finish is critical [ARTICLE]

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WIN: In wrestling, coaches talk a lot about finishing, whether it’s a takedown or simply the match. Should coaches also talk more about finishing the season? GABLE: Yes. How is someone able to make the finals and be stronger at certain times?...... Continue

Evaluating Practices [ARTICLE]

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To have a successful program, you must develop practice sessions that benefit each wrestler. You need to match practice strategies with the wrestlers' ability levels. Here are general questions you want to ask yourself after each practice...... Continue