Exercise of The Week: Ring Push Ups

No matter how strong you are, push ups should be a staple in your training program. They are as basic as is comes, but there isn’t more of a bang for your buck exercise out there. Push ups involve the muscles of your chest, shoulders, arms, and core and can be made harder in a variety of different ways. The way I’m going to show today is on rings, which Continue reading “Exercise of The Week: Ring Push Ups”

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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What is TakedownSC All About?

pb-111024-wrestling2-12p.photoblog900This site is an idea of mine that is really a long time coming. Having wrestled through middle school, high school, college, and beyond, and having studied and worked as a strength and conditioning coach for high level athletes, I have a unique understanding of how to most optimally prepare for the demands of wrestling. I’ve learned from Continue reading “What is TakedownSC All About?”