*This is part #2 in a 3 part series on how I see the current state of “performance” or “strength and conditioning facilities”. Check back for part 3. Click HERE for Part #1. In the previous post we talked about the various aspects of performance that we can aim to increase in both the Athletic and Technical/Tactical realm. While each attribute was explained, we didn't discuss how you can go about increasing each one specifically. This post will outline how. Athleticism This is the group that Strength and Conditioning improves. Before we get to it though, I must stress that many of these strategies will only work once a base level of strength and stability are mastered. I recently read a great article by Eric Cressey on Why We're losing Athleticism that highlighted America's failure to keep standards of fitness at an acceptable … [Read more...] about In Pursuit of Performance, Part #2
Jordan Burroughs Double Leg Who has a faster double leg? This dude just scored 2 takedowns in 15 seconds against David Taylor (also on our list) . With some of the best reflexes and fakes out there, Jordan Burroughs went 69-0 in senior level competition. An incredible athlete and probably one of the best of all time. Dan Hodge's Grip We've written about this extensively here at StrongerWrestler.com. Dan Hodge was a brutally strong guy and would often leave his opponents bruised and battered because of it. … [Read more...] about Building the Perfect Wrestler
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?
IT'S FREESTYLE AND GRECO STATE TIME! The magical period where dreams are either realized...or crushed. In order to help you do all you can to be prepared, here is a small checklist highlighting a few things I make sure my athletes' stay on top of as the time approaches. CONDITIONING Is your conditioning in order? Have you been pushing yourself in practice and not holding back? While I believe the absolute best way to get in shape for wrestling is to wrestle, you must also make sure you are doing extra work on your own as well to continue developing your work capacity. While it's very important to have high intensity days, it's equally important to have some lower, moderate intensity conditioning workouts. Things like light drilling, jump roping, moderate bike riding, etc. will go a long way in increasing your ability to recover … [Read more...] about State Series Checklist
*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