Should I use this style of training for wrestling?! Hey Stronger Wrestlers! Just dropping in an answer to a post that I saw on The Wrestling Insider facebook group. (Great group, check it out.) A guy on there wanted to know if this was a good idea for wrestling: … [Read more...] about Constant tension training for wrestling?
I've seen a lot of programming for wrestling online and at various college/high school programs. Some of it good, some of it not bad, and some of it downright awful. While there are many factors that go into designing a strength and conditioning program for a wrestler, I want to go over a few exercises that I believe are essential to a wrestlers strength and conditioning program. 1. Pullups Pulling strength, grip strength, abdominals, and healthy shoulders are all benefits of the pullup. Pullups are a must for any wrestler. If you're not doing them, then you're probably not winning any medals at big tournaments. Wrestling is a pulling sport, and pullups are the king of pulling exercises. … [Read more...] about 5 Exercises you need to build a Stronger Wrestler
*This is part #1 in a 3 part series on how I see the current state of "performance" or "strength and conditioning facilities". Check back for part 2. A week ago, I received an email from a parent interested in bringing his son to train at my facility, OA Athletics. He had a lot of questions on the methods I used, and what I do for my athletes. After communicating over a couple of emails, I realized that sadly, he knew more than about 80% of the strength coaches out there and is my inspiration for writing this article. Before we begin, let's get a few things out of the way. First, what is the definition of performance? per·for·mance 1 a : the execution of an action b : something accomplished : deed, feat 2 a : the execution or accomplishment of work, acts, feats, etc. Performance is execution or … [Read more...] about In Pursuit of Performance Part #1