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Jake Herbert Interview

November 3, 2014 — Leave a comment
Jake's a Stronger Wrestler

Jake’s a Stronger Wrestler

 

Jake Herbert is going to change the game. Currently, small part time wrestling clubs can’t keep up with the 24/7 nature and elite coaching of the super clubs. Jake Herbert aims to correct that.

He’s come up with a System called BASE Wrestling that is a long term curriculum combining athleticism, drilling, flexibility, live wrestling, and world class technique to set up wrestling clubs and wrestlers with the foundation to be incredibly successful on and off the mat. If anyone can do it, Jake can. Check out a small sample of his resume:

  • 2012 Olympian (84kg/185 lbs)
  • 2009 World silver medalist (84kg/185 lbs)
  • 2009 NCAA champion (184 pounds)
  • 2007 NCAA champion (184 pounds)
  • 2006 NCAA All-American (2nd, 174 pounds)
  • 2005 NCAA All-American (3rd, 174 pounds)
  • Three-time Big Ten champion (2006, ’07, ’09)
  • Career Collegiate Record: 149-4 (5th in NCAA all-time win%)
  • 2009 Dan Hodge Trophy recipient
  • Top 10 wrestler of the 2000’s

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Freestyle State is this weekend for Illinois. For those of you competing, and for future reference, here are some weight cutting guidelines.

First and foremost, let me address diet. Even the best weight cutters out there will benefit from a proper nutrition regimen with lean meats, green veggies, fish, eggs, and select fruits. That being said, lets gett to the fun part.

1. Be realistic. A recent JSCR article on weight cutting found that when wrestlers cut more than 5% of their bodyweight, they were mentally, but NOT physically fatigued. On average, we cut around 3-7%, with extremes of 10% but generally no more than that a week out. Obviously, those used to the cutting process have a higher tolerance.
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