Zercher Squats You don't know squat.. If you're a wrestler, you should consider adding Zercher Squats to your programming. Here are some reasons: -Increased Isometric Strength at a position that translates well to wrestling -Increased Lower Body Strength … [Read more...] about Zercher Squats
You need to understand... About 3 years ago I had a new athlete start come to my gym. He was already a well established wrestler who had had a lot of success but he was moving up a weight class and needed to get even stronger for the next season. One of the first few weeks he was there, he walked in wearing a shirt that said "Everyday is training day". I really liked the shirt and wondered if he would live up to the words. … [Read more...] about Everyday is training day
*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
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?
*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