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    Default Interesting fact about Russian preparation for Olympics

    Freestylers are not going to Beijing until August 17th, which is 3-4 days before they wrestle. Until then they are training in Siberia which is the same time zone as Beijing. They feel they can prepare better at home and wrestle soon after they get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Freestylers are not going to Beijing until August 17th, which is 3-4 days before they wrestle. Until then they are training in Siberia which is the same time zone as Beijing. They feel they can prepare better at home and wrestle soon after they get there.
    Big, I also think that the Russian training is much better. Train wrestling for wrestling. They seem to understand position and technique much better. USA teaches to maximize your physical attributes. Do you have any more insights into their training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chessplayer View Post
    Big, I also think that the Russian training is much better. Train wrestling for wrestling. They seem to understand position and technique much better. USA teaches to maximize your physical attributes. Do you have any more insights into their training?
    Hello my old friend. How are you?

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    Yeah the biggest difference is that in Russia every young wrestler that wrestled for a few years knows most moves while in America even Olympians don't know most of the moves.

    They have year around government sponsored programs with full time coaches that teach you wrestling like they teach you business at Harvard.
    Last edited by Big; 08-03-2008 at 07:20 PM.

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    With the air quality and distractions that will be in Beijing, that's a pretty smart move.

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    "in America even Olympians don't know most of the moves.


    While Russia's technique may be slightly better, saying that US olympic team members don't know "most" moves is ridiculous and hilarious. You're a joke Big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Shirtaugh View Post
    "in America even Olympians don't know most of the moves.


    While Russia's technique may be slightly better, saying that US olympic team members don't know "most" moves is ridiculous and hilarious. You're a joke Big.
    I really don't think that statement was too out of line not far from the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quick_single View Post
    I really don't think that statement was too out of line not far from the truth.
    I really don't think you have a good understanding of the word "most".

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    The time zone thing is a good idea. The Russian team had a fairly weak finish in Guangzhou in 06 for some reason and I think they attributed it to time zone/lack of sleep issues. Batirov, Murtazaliev, and Saitiev all had major problems there.

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