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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    That looks pretty standard for D1 Top 10 wrestling programs. That being said, that room is STILL looking hungry and its going to take an incredible effort and some luck to knock them off this year. I only see Ohio State, Missouri and Iowa State in that argument at this point in time but then again, I only saw Minnesota last year and we all see what happened there. Injuries and other teams ability to improve at a fast pace made some big differences last year. The new guys in Iowa's line-up last year performed at or above expectations and it seemed to lift the existing guys performances as well.

    I'd have to disagree with ya my friend, I'd say that room intensity is above standard (this early).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Do the people they hire as "strength and conditioning" coaches actually have a real background in what they're doing? Or are they just glorified training partners who handle one aspect of practice...seemingly poorly. He should not allow that kind of form on bench. I have seen many kids get hurt. I also thought that most wrestling intellectuals revere that "old school" kind of lifting(Bench, curls) out dated. And didn't at the beginning of it didn't frayer say they were working the back and lower body, then they do curls and bench..what the heck..I'm not so sure about this hire, perhaps i shouldn't judge based on one video..but it makes me wonder.
    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    The lifting snob in me was kind of snearing watching watching the ass off the bench bounce it off your chest type benching, and the lack of ROM in some of the other exercises.

    But then I got so hyped watching Metcalf, Slaton, Morningstar, and Mark Ballweg run up and down the CHA steps 10 times with dumbells in their hands that I went out for an impromptu run myself.
    Apple Valley copies a lot of Iowa's workout design including this type of circuit training lifting.. The idea, I'm told, is to just keep the muscles working as much as possible in X number of seconds. Odds are they had just finished doing something else very grueling and didn't have a lot left so you will see them throw their body into the curls and bounce the bar off their chest (uh... doesn't seem too bright), to keep going.

    Probably not telling you anything you didn't already know, but I figured I'd add my two cents.

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    I mean I know where that rationale is coming from, and it was posted several times on that page defending the style of lifting.

    My thing is if you're going to go for "just move the weight" type functional style for wrestling either just wrestle, or do something like partner body lifts. If you're going to lift weights, then lift weights right.

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    If you think about it, the only point that this discussion really makes is that perfect weight lifting technique is not a significant element in winning 21 NCAA wrestling titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trusty View Post
    I'd have to disagree with ya my friend, I'd say that room intensity is above standard (this early).
    I think its above standard but I also think that high end Big Ten teams and other Top Ten Teams are in a similar mode. I also remember hearing last year about how Minnesota came out of the gates in practice last year like this and that it may have had something to do with some of the injuries and/or fatigue towards the end of the year. All of that is supposition on my part however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    I mean I know where that rationale is coming from, and it was posted several times on that page defending the style of lifting.

    My thing is if you're going to go for "just move the weight" type functional style for wrestling either just wrestle, or do something like partner body lifts. If you're going to lift weights, then lift weights right.
    Now you're expecting me to read... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gg121and2 View Post
    If you think about it, the only point that this discussion really makes is that perfect weight lifting technique is not a significant element in winning 21 NCAA wrestling titles.
    touche

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    Quote Originally Posted by gg121and2 View Post
    If you think about it, the only point that this discussion really makes is that perfect weight lifting technique is not a significant element in winning 21 NCAA wrestling titles.
    Indeed, and I probably should have added in an addendum to my first post that this style obviously works for them.

    But the ass off the bench bounce it off your chest style of benching was just something I had to comment on. Its not a functional lift, and its a good way to hurt yourself.

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