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”

Stop Working Out and Start Training! Part 1

Iowa State's Jake Varner celebrates his victory over Nebraska's Craig Brester in a championship bout in the 197-pound weight class at the NCAA Division I wrestling championships, Saturday, March 21, 2009, in St. Louis. Varner, who was runner up the past two seasons, finally wins a national championship.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)To be a championship caliber wrestler, you need to be strong, explosive, flexible, and have a gas tank that allows you to wrestle aggressively for 6 or more minutes (ALWAYS TRAIN WITH OVERTIME IN MIND!). How you design your program will be the first step in being more prepared than the guy you shake hands with under the lights, and Continue reading “Stop Working Out and Start Training! Part 1”