Have you or greco actually looked over that 5x5 website? Its not an athletic training website. The first thing it advertises is Build Muscle & Lose Fat Through Strength Training
Originally Posted by Wrestling_Prodigy
Why strength training? Because more strength is more muscle
It is a vanity website.
The plan is not "ignorant." Its standard weight lifting procedure for building general muscle and strength. Getting larger muscles is not a pointless activity in itself. having more muscle means more muscle fibers pulling simultaneously, which means you can lift a larger weight.
In terms of wrestling specific conditioning, i believe that it does not do enough in terms of volume of repetitions. Wrestling is six minutes, not 30 reps. The exercises themselves are good overall large muscle group exercises that are used in wrestling however.
There are however, many different philosophies on how one should train for wrestling. My opinion is that kettlebells and training bands for speed and time are overall better training methods for wrestling. Others have different opinions. Whats most importnant is that you find what works best for you. it may be that the 5x5 method, though it is advertised on a vanity website, actually is a good athletic way of training. do not immediately discredit training methods until you yourself have tried them.