"Hi There StrongerWrestler.com Greetings from Cape Town South Africa. My son wrestles u11/42-46 kg Freestyle. Next year he will wrestle in the u13 age group with relevant weight bracket, so I'm looking for some S&C tips, links to assist but understand that at his age no weights should be used. Hoping you guys can assist. Our club rents a venue for training so pull up bars non-existent. I've just added him to my gym contract, but don't really know what else he can do apart from push-ups, battle ropes, plank, squats, burgers, etc and how many reps? -Grant Grant, Thanks for the email. This is a great question and one quite relevant anytime a wrestler moves up an age level (cadet-> junior, u12-> u15, etc). As we all know, even with a technique advantage, wrestling an opponent with 2 years of puberty and … [Read more...] about How should my middle school wrestler train?
Hey Gabe, How should I lift for the off-season vs the season and how do I peak for big events? I feel like I'm never at my strongest when I need to be. Thanks, Jeff from Iowa Great question, Jeff. As we all know, there's a great saying that goes like this: [Tweet "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!"] That is so true in Strength and Conditioning as well. If you don't have a YEAR LONG (yes, year long) plan in place, then you won't be prepared when big events come. So, how do we plan things out? Here are a few things we need to consider first: Block System Here at Stronger Wrestle, we utilize a "Block" Training system. The Annual plan is a Macrocycle, made up of Mesocycles, which are made up of Microcycles. For the sake of simplicity, let's focus on the MesoCycles. There are 3 types … [Read more...] about Long term planning and peaking for wrestling
athletic [ath-let-ik] adjective 1. of or pertaining to athletes; involving the use of physical skills or capabilities, as strength, agility, or stamina: There are many great wrestlers out there. Some who showcase incredible technique that wows us. Some have unbelievable strength that impresses us. Some demonstrate speed and quickness that awes us. Some present conditioning that amazes us. This article is meant to discuss those who have the latter 3. A little over a year ago, FloWrestling's 2nd annual Who's #1 event wowed the wrestling community from start to finish. I had the opportunity to go out to the inaugural event last year to watch one of my athletes' compete and it was an incredible experience. Flo pulls out all the stops and delivers not only great wrestling, but also a very attractive and well … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Most Athletic Wrestlers at #WNO2014
Concussions have been an incredibly prevalent and controversial topic over the past few years. The NFL recently settled a landmark lawsuit, and many other sports, both male and female, are seeing large instances of brain trauma due to concussions. With athletes becoming bigger, stronger, and more physical every year, it seems this problem will only get worse. Thankfully, Dr. Ralph Cornwell is working on changing that. Recently I had the pleasure to interview a cutting edge neck researcher in Dr. Ralph Cornwell. Dr. Cornwell has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at numerous programs including Westpoint and the Washington Redskins. Since that time, he is now currently traveling the world educating Professional, Collegiate, and High School Sports programs on the benefits and protocol he has set up for training the neck. He is … [Read more...] about Dr. Ralph Cornwell Interview
One of the searches I see the most to my website is something along the lines of "how to get stronger for high school wrestling" or "in-season high school wrestling strength training". Y'all asked, so I'm gonna answer. In fact, if you stay with me through the whole article I'll give you a free program I use with my wrestling athletes. Before we get started, here are some of the common themes I see in the successful high school wrestler when it comes to Strength and Conditioning: Consistency and discipline If you want to become stronger for next season, you must be disciplined, and you have to want it! Training will require a lot of consistent hard work, as no one becomes strong by training "every once in a while". If you're prepared for that, then you can expect great gains. Just like practicing once a month won't do anything for … [Read more...] about Strength and Conditioning for the High School Wrestler