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Compared to other sports, wrestlers keep some of the busiest training schedules you will find. A wrestler’s first priority is getting to practice and maximizing his time on the mat. You can develop most attributes you will need to be very successful in wrestling by just going to practice (and having a good coach who understands training). You can go a long way in wrestling with speed, agility and great technique. When an athlete wants to excel further in certain areas, he may need specialized work outside of the wrestling room; the challenge is finding time to do this without distracting from your primary training. When it comes to strength, you don’t have to become the World’s Strongest Man to make difference on the mat. If you have limited time, choose your strength training wisely, only training certain areas of the body that will make the greatest difference in your sport. If you want to be a better, stronger wrestler but don’t care about improving your bench press, focus on two areas… your grip and your core. Improving the strength of your grip will make an immediate, noticeable difference on the mat, not to mention raise up the overall strength of the entire body without focusing on anything else (but grip). Strengthening your core includes development of the lower back, abdominals, obliques, hips and glutes. These muscles will not only protect you from injury but give you immediate explosive power for mat returns, takedowns, escapes and arching out of certain pins. This training information is sponsored by www.highlandsfightgear.com, the best place to get all your wrestling gear and training supplies.
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