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In the springtime after wrestling season is over, you have an important decision to make… do you want to be a wrestler who’s always in the top 3 or are you OK with hit and miss placements and being a wrestler who’s just ‘pretty good’? While many athletes who wrestle desert the sport after the season to play baseball or take some time off, the best guys continue to grind. Sure you can take a week or two off if you’re feeling burned out after a hard season. There’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a couple weeks to let the mind and body rest so you can start your training back fresh and excited to get after it again. But if you think you can get as good as the guys who win titles and top 3 placements at big meets by playing other sports or resting until the season rolls around again, you’re sadly mistaken. There’s no question about what the wrestlers who win state titles are dedicated to. These athletes do not play baseball in the springtime, nor do they play football in the fall, they only wrestle. When the season is over, they continue to wrestle several times/week as well as attend wrestling camps, compete in open tournaments and even travel to train with other tough guys at different gyms. When you wrestle in the spring and summer, not only do you get more practice but you will also get better from having better training partners. As most of the ‘season only’ wrestlers have dropped out until next November, only the wrestlers who are truly committed to the sport continue in the spring and these are the ones you will train with off season. This training tip is brought to you by www.highlandsfightgear.com, the best place to buy wrestling shoes and all your supplies at discount prices.
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