Grappling With Your New Workout Routine?

Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today. And if you are planning on participating in wrestling as your winter sport (or if you’re not in school anymore, perhaps you are an MMA enthusiast, or some other combat sport) then any homework you can do ahead of time will pay off later. Combative sports are some of the most demanding activities in your strength and conditioning levels. They are taxing on your full body, and across several different energy delivery systems over the course of your events. Your coach knows this, and likely has planned for you many sessions of pain and suffering to bring your body to where it needs to be to take on these challenges (or challengers). But you can make it a little less painful if you prepare now. Show up in shape, and let everyone else feel the pain while you breeze through conditioning work.

The key words of “full body” and “across many different energy delivery systems” would make it seem as if CrossFit would be an ideal approach. And I wouldn’t disagree, except for the fact that CrossFit is a concept and not inherently designed for any amount of specific training needs. CrossFit can be tailored a bit to meet sporting needs, and if you take the CrossFit approach I would suggest you talk with a coach to make sure you focus on your training needs. But don’t limit yourself. There’s always multiple answers to these questions, and a lot of them don’t require you to join a new and expensive gym.

Your daily food for thought:

Wrestling Strength Training (from kbandstraining)

Lehigh Wrestling Workout (from Zach Even – Esh)

Training With 4 Time NCAA Wrestling Champion – Kyle Dake (from functionalpatterns)

Jordan Burroughs Training for Freestyle Wrestling (from Muscle Madness)

Brock Lesnar Work Out (from sid’Ahmed lken)

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