Summer Training Guide: Wrestling

Download STACK's Summer Training Program for wrestling, by Sam Craven, strength and conditioning coach for the North Carolina State University wrestling team, which has produced a national champion heavyweight in each of the past two years.

 

Wrestling summer training program by Sam Craven, strength and conditioning coach for the North Carolina State University wrestling team, which has produced a national champion heavyweight in each of the past two years.

A wrestler must be able to move in any direction at any time. The world's best wrestlers are strong and athletic enough to generate power in any situation, including when an opponent has a firm grip on them. Sometimes escaping a hold and gaining the upper hand requires you to pull off a fairly complex movement. To help you improve those movements, this program starts with the basics, challenging your body's primary movement patterns—like extending at the hips, which is important for producing power in attacking moves. After you complete this four-week summer program, you'll have a stronger foundation of wrestling-specific strength so you can devote the months leading up to the season to mastering your skills.

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