In order to develop a champion wrestler, you need to train in a wrestling-specific manner.
Here are three muscles that you’ll want to keep strong in order to develop an edge on your competition.
Internal Obliques: The TORNADO MUSCLE….. The internal obliques wrap around the side of the waist and function to twist the torso at the waist. This is so important to high-performance wrestling.
The stronger this muscle is, the faster you’ll be able to complete many of the offensive wrestling moves you use them for.
Include twisting exercises in each of your abdominal workouts.
Do lower abs first, then a twisting exercise, followed by full abs.
The second muscle you need to work on in order to gain the competitive edge on the wrestling mat is the Soleus.
The soleus muscle is the underlying calf muscle on the back of your leg. It is covered by the gastrocnemius, which functions to raise up on the balls of the feet while your leg is straight.
The soleus functions to raise up on the balls of the feet too BUT only when the knee is bent.
Stop and think about how many times during a wrestling mat that your knees are bent and you are pushing off the front of the foot.
Get the soleus strong by always including seated calf raises in your wrestling-specific training. You can also do a few of my other favorites.. Jumping Rope, Burpees, Skip Jumps, all good!!
The third muscle group is your Forearm / Wrist Flexors…. If you’ve ever wrestled a guy with a killer grip.. I’m pretty sure you’d remember his first and LAST name. Bottom line, I can almost say, your grip is one of the most important tools a wrestler can have.
From Turns on Top to Finishing a single leg after a sprawl.. It will never get easier until you strengthen your grip. Deadlifts, Pulll-ups, Farmer Walks, and Bent Over Rows should definitely be added to your workouts for killer grip training.
More techniques and training tips will be displayed August 4th – 5th at our 6th Annual “TOUGH ON TOP” Camp.
This camp is structured to feature some of the most Punishing Turns you’ve perhaps never seen. Of course we’ll be including: Cradles, Bars, Hammerlocks and Leg Turns.. But we’ll also be teaching a special “9 point Cradle Series”, the infamous “MERKAL” along with the secret “ASSASSIN”…
Register before August 1st = $125.00
After August 1st= $150.00
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