Stop Working Out and Start Training! Part 3-Power Production

images-1The next step in our program is where things start getting fun and we really start getting after it. If you haven’t read the Part 1 or Part 2 be sure to go back and check them out first. It’s cool, I’ll wait… Continue reading “Stop Working Out and Start Training! Part 3-Power Production”

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”

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”