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    Hey whats up every one im thinking about wrestling next year, im wondering what i should be expecting like conditioning wise like how rough is it and does the food you eat matter a lot? And also if i dont know anything about it rules/moves if they are complicated? Any help would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfjester911 View Post
    Hey whats up every one im thinking about wrestling next year, im wondering what i should be expecting like conditioning wise like how rough is it and does the food you eat matter a lot? And also if i dont know anything about it rules/moves if they are complicated? Any help would be appreciated

    First thing I want to say is congratulations on making the best decision of your life to this point. You can expect wrestling to be the toughest sport you have ever participated in both physically and mentally but at the same time the most rewarding. You will do a ton of conditioning and weight training along with your technique. If you have a good coach he will keep it simple and getting down the basics is pretty simple if you will adhere to what you are being taught. For some it takes a year or so to get some mat sense and know what to do and others get it right away.The rules are many but they aren't very complicated and you coach will give you the basics you have to follow due to reactions you have that could cost you points in the end but dont worry you'll get it. Finally I would tell you that you are entering a combat sport and you will be proud to call yourself a wrestler. Wrestling is not a game, we do not play wrestling we don't have games. We as wrestlers compete. We have matches and duals we aim to find out who the better competitor is. You play football, basketball and soccer there is nothing playful about wrestling. Most people that enjoy this sport enjoy competition and having the pressure to succeed sit almost squarely on their shoulders. While you are competing for a school and for your team mates they can not help you on the mat and you have to love that. So good luck and work hard we look forward to hearing of your success.

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    Welcome to the community! The conditioning is rigorous. I have never met anyone who came to their first practice "in shape". You might be in good shape - or even excellent shape, but you are not in wrestling shape. (I love football players who come in after the football season for their first-ever wrestling practice thinking they are in shape.) Stick with it, and you will be!
    There is lots and lots of talk about "cutting" weight. You need to eat healthy - figure on cutting out junk food and grease. Unless you are a competitive swimmer or gymnast or the equivilent, you will probably lose weight. How much is going to depend on how much you have extra and how willing you are to sacrifice to improve your wrestling.
    Considering some of the wrestlers I have had, figuring out the moves and the rules can't be too hard. Your coach will start you out with the basics. A lot will depend on how naturally athletic you are. Expect to get beat a lot when you first start out. It happens to beginners. Pay your dues, learn from the experience, and take it out on the newbies next year!
    Most of all, have fun. As Ugly said, it's not a game, it's a combat sport, but it is still fun. Enjoy.

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    In Russia they would not push him too much with conditioning right away. He would spend a year learning gymnastic moves and wrestling technique. I remember my first coach spending hours teaching us front rolls (short and long), backward rolls, cart wheels, bridging and other fun things. Also, we played a lot of rugby and soccer.

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    Hey Big, do the Russians practise olylifting like clean, jerk, snatch, etc? Here in Korea, wrestlers and judo players do quite alot of them. Seeing how Russians have well developed back&thighs I assume they do a lifting of some sort.

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    What Grade are you in? What other sports have you done in the past?

    as the others have stated this will be the most demanding, yet the most rewarding sport you will ever compete in. It takes a ton of detication, but will give you ten fold in return throughout your life. It can and will redefine your charactor and give you confidence that you may or may not have already.

    Congatulations on your choice and wish you the best in your new endevor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangun View Post
    Hey Big, do the Russians practise olylifting like clean, jerk, snatch, etc? Here in Korea, wrestlers and judo players do quite alot of them. Seeing how Russians have well developed back&thighs I assume they do a lifting of some sort.
    Yes they do some of everything but the emphasis is always on doing lifts with your opponent. Grab him in a reverse lift position and lift him up and down. Have him sit on you shoulders and do squats. Dips, pull ups, push ups with your opponent sitting on top of your back and stuff. Firemans lift up and down. Double leg lift up and down.

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    ok thanks every one for the help also some one asked what grade ill be a jr next year seems kinda late to start yea i played football 7,8, and 9th grade and ive been lifting for 2 months now and im going to start running any advice on how often and how far???

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