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When developing as a wrestler it’s important you strive for a balance in both your physical conditioning and technique. An example of this can be seen in an athlete who’s out of balance physically; he has much muscular strength but he’s too slow and getting beat by wrestlers who move faster. The answer is to add extra training to develop more speed and explosiveness; this will fix the weakness in his system. Your wrestling technique should be viewed in the same manner. The best strategy is to have certain ‘go to’ moves to cover all aspects of your game. You should have a favorite takedown, pinning combination and an escape that you’re confident with and well-practiced in. Most athletes however shy away from their weaknesses rather than attack them, often spending the most time on the things they’re already good at. This is because it’s easier to get better at the moves you’re already proficient in than it is to work on things that take you out of your comfort zone; taking the path of least resistance is just human nature. You have to be brutally honest with yourself when evaluating your strengths and weaknesses to really seek out where you need work. A good coach who can evaluate the weaknesses in your game is invaluable in helping you mold a training program to keep you continually getting better. If you want to reach the next level in your wrestling skills, work on areas you know are weak and ask your coach to help find more. Then practice them until they’re second nature and show definite improvement. This training tip is brought to by www.highlandsfightgear.com, your premier source for the best wrestling shoes, kneepads, headgear and apparel all for sale at discount prices.
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