"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?
It's been a while. Sorry about that. I'm back though and plan on releasing new content every Sunday and Thursday. I've gotten some cool emails from all of you and plan on getting back to you asap. We have some exciting things in the works, so stay tuned. In the meantime though, I want to write a super quick post on a question I've received a few times leading up to the State Series season... How can I get my conditioning up as fast as possible? … [Read more...] about Stop Gassing Out
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
I am finally finished! The culmination of two years worth of data collection has finally come to an end. If you are one of the wrestlers who took time out of your tournament to let me test you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I truly appreciate it. For the coaches who loved the idea and allowed me to test their wrestlers at tournaments, thank you. To my intern Ken for helping, thanks; you are the man. For the past two wrestling seasons, I have been going to various tournaments testing wrestlers grip's using a dynamometer to see if there is a correlation to grip strength and success in wrestling. In case you're curious as to what that is, a picture is posted below. Does grip strength play a role in success at the 3A IHSA Wrestling State Championships? … [Read more...] about State Champion Grip
I recently had a conversation with a prominent researcher in the wrestling community and we both agreed that if you could do only ONE exercise for wrestling, it should be pullups. Weighted, unweighted, neutral grip, overhand, rope, grenade, it doesn't matter...if you want to be a Stronger Wrestler, you should be doing pullups. Here are a few reasons. 1. Fat, un-athletic people can't do pull-ups Great athletes have great relative strength. In other words, a 200 lb athlete who can squat 400lbs is far more impressive than a 300lb athlete that can squat 450lbs. This also holds true with body weight exercises. More often than not, athletes who can do a large amount of pullups tend to be powerful, fast, and quick. This is simply due to the fact that pullups are hard, and you must be strong and not carry a lot of body fat to be able to do … [Read more...] about Do your pullups