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There’s no question about how intense wrestling season is. After a long run, it’s important to take a little time off to let the mind and body refresh. Sometimes it’s hard to do this if you’re planning on competing in spring tournaments, especially if you had to make weight all season. If you want to try and gain weight so you can wrestle the next weight class, the off-season is the time to do this. It’s also important that you don’t take too much time off so you start getting stale and out of wrestling shape. When this happens it’s hard to get back into it. After the season is over, take some time off of the wrestling mat but don’t go longer than 2 weeks before you start back to practice. If you’re participating in a weight lifting program to get bigger and stronger, you should still incorporate wrestling at least once or twice a week. Plan ahead for summer tournaments and camps and plan to train for them so you’re not going into anything cold. If you have a camp coming up, pick up your wrestling practices to 3-4 days/week for at least 2-3 weeks in advance of the camp so you’re in shape and can get the most out of it. If you take time out of the wrestling room, remember… there are competitors you will face who never rest and wrestle all year round. At big tournaments, these are generally your top placed guys. If you want to compete with them you must do what they do (if not more) and this means taking very little to no time off. This information is brought to you by www.highlandsfightgear.com.
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