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During the off-season, some wrestlers choose other sports so they can stay in shape for wrestling, in an effort to be more prepared for wrestling when the season comes around again. For example a wrestler who plays soccer in the spring to improve his cardio and agility for wrestling. While the intention is good, this flawed thinking and most often has very little to no carry over to the wrestling mat. The fact is, you can get in excellent shape for soccer, football, etc. and end up having a very good level of conditioning, however when it comes time to hit the mat again in the fall, you will find you’re just as gassed as the people who are starting from scratch and did nothing during the off season. The conditioned athletes will recover sooner, however the improved cardio gained from playing soccer will go unnoticed in the wrestling room. If you want get in shape for wrestling, the best thing to do is wrestle. When it’s the off season and you want to improve your shape for the next season, the best thing to do is continue to wrestle in the off season. If you want to be ahead when wrestling season starts up again, stay on the mat over the summer and during football and you will not only be in shape when you start but your skills will have continued to improve! This training tip brought to you by www.highlandsfightgear.com
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