What Are You Trying To Accomplish, Anyway?

UnknownGoals are one of those things that we’re told to have, but nobody really teaches us how to set them. We’re told to shoot for the stars, and that we’re able to do anything we set our minds to, and that’s great and all, but how the hell do we go about actually accomplishing them? Continue reading “What Are You Trying To Accomplish, Anyway?”

Stop Working Out and Start Training-Part 4: Strength Training

imagesThe number one mistake that I see young wrestlers make is to try to copy the latest lifting programs from the internet. The internet is the new replacement of the old muscle mags, but it’s all one and the same: Jimmy sees a jacked guy in the picture and he says he does 40 different chest exercises on Monday, 72 back exercises on Tuesday, and leg press drop sets until he pukes on Wednesday. Take a few Continue reading “Stop Working Out and Start Training-Part 4: Strength Training”

TakedownSC Principles of Training

th-1There are a million and one things you can do in the gym and on the mat, and quite frankly, a whole lot of them work. So how are you supposed to decide which combinations of things will best prepare your body and mind to do battle on the mat? For starters, your program should be rooted in the following principles that have been developed over my 20+ years of training and competing, not just myself, but literally hundreds of others. I’ll break them all down for you below, and you can check out if your program fits the bill and make adjustments accordingly.

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The Number One Way to Screw Up Your Strength Training

thLet’s make one thing perfectly clear right away-there are a lot of roads that lead to Rome. Any strength training program will work, for a little while at least, if done consistently and safely. The problem with this though, is that in today’s information overloaded world, every program we see is the new magic bullet and we can’t wait to try it. 8 minute Abs? Cool, let’s do it. 3 days later, boredom creeps in and we see “8 Weeks to a Herculean Chest,” so we switch Continue reading “The Number One Way to Screw Up Your Strength Training”