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Why Wrestlers Make Awesome Football Players

John Madden once said he wished all his offensive linemen had a wrestling background.  For good reason. While the connection between football a...

Iowa Football's Offensive Linemen Are Multi-Sport Monsters of Athleticism

Some say the multi-sport athlete is dead. They must not be familiar with Iowa's starting offensive line. The first-team unit for the No. 18-rank...

Why Kids Need to Roughhouse

Kids have always loved roughhousing. Boisterous, physical play is ingrained in their DNA, and when you get two or more kids around each other for l...

How Wrestlers Can Cut Weight Without Losing Strength

Cutting weight is an unfortunate reality of amateur wrestling. Wrestlers bulk up and pack on as much strength and muscle as possible only to "cut" ...

How the NCAA's Best Wrestlers Win the Mental Battle

Similar themes came up time and time again during the post-match interviews of the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships. For the 125-pound champion to th...

Why a Wrestling Background Makes NFL Prospect Harrison Phillips a Nightmare For Offensive Linemen

Nose tackles aren't supposed to stuff the stat sheet. Tasked with lining up directly over the center, your typical nose tackle is chiefly concerned...

Hip Strength for Wrestlers: 6 Moves to Develop This Crucial Skill

The wrestling community often talks about how "good hips" can help an athlete win more matches, but few are able to describe exactly what that means b...

The Do's and Don'ts of Wrestling Conditioning Workouts

When wrestling practice starts November 1st many coaches are left with a hodgepodge team of athletes coming from football, soccer, cross-country,...

Why Track and Field Legend Carl Lewis Hates Specialization in Youth Sports

Add Carl Lewis to the list of legendary athletes who despise early specialization by youth athletes. Lewis is one of the greatest track and field a...

Iowa State's Former Starting QB Selflessly Switched to LB, Now Has 6th-Most Tackles in the Nation

Joel Lanning came to Iowa State to play quarterback. He'd earned it. After taking over the starting quarterback job at Ankeny (Iowa) High School as...

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