Lifting Weights is for Getting Strong

imagesWrestlers pride themselves on how hard they work day in and day out. The amount of suffering we can tolerate is worn as a badge of honor, and rightfully so. At the end of the day, though, in the words of world renowned strength coach Dan John, “the goal is to keep the goal, the goal.” Continue reading “Lifting Weights is for Getting Strong”

Stop Working Out and Start Training! Part 2-The Warm Up

imagesIn the first installment of this series, I broke down the 4 parts of an effective strength and conditioning program: a thorough warm up, power work, strength training, and, of course, conditioning, done in that order.

For most people, a warm up consists of a few arm circles and a 5 minute jog on the treadmill, but Continue reading “Stop Working Out and Start Training! Part 2-The Warm Up”

Exercise of the Week: Inverted Rope Rows

Pulling strength is vital to wrestling success. If you can’t pull in a leg when you’re in on a single or double, or be able to cinch up a tightwaist tight enough to squeeze the life out of your opponent, then you’re missing out on opportunities to score. While inverted rows are a great exercise for the pulling muscles of your Continue reading “Exercise of the Week: Inverted Rope Rows”