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    So i've been thinking of going into the wrestling team, im doing it mostly for MMA and there IS an MMA gym close to my house but as we all know wrestling transfers very well into MMA. i'm 16 and im going into my junior year in highschool and all i hear is how INSANE the wrestling teams conditioning is, i havent played an organized sport in a while so im not in the best shape but not out of shape, and my question is


    is there anything i can do or practice (drills etc) that i can do to help prepare me for the wrestling team?


    Thanks, shane

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    Any conditioning helps of course. Running, kettlebell and most anything else is a good start.

    If you find a club now, you will be in much better shape by the time November rolls around. You can study instructionals too, since most of the kids you will meet will already be very good. Good kids practice all year round, you could start now, but you will be way behind the guys who wrestle this time of year
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    Pick just a couple of moves and drill them 100's of times. There is so much to learn, but you have such a small window. I took an incoming senior that had no experience and coached him to a 3rd place finish at state. The idea was to perfect 2 takedowns, 2 stand-ups, 2 reversals, and make his stance so good that very few people could take him down. We did teach him how to pin and he did pin over and over again. Because he had such a limited offense his defense was very important. When he had an opportunity to pin he did so. He won 32 matches with 27 coming by fall. His conditioning and willingness to stick to a plan was his key to success. Work hard and do what your coach asks you to do. You can be successful. If we believe, we can achieve.

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    Pick just a couple of moves and drill them 100's of times.
    Thanks alot coachbull (and clmetal) i will find some drills to do as well as work on my stance, your advice was very helpful.

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    Run, bike and swim. This will help you to get close to wrestling shape. When running and biking do it in spurts. Run and a good pace for a mile then the next mile sprint 30 sec jog 30 and keep it going, then go back to a good pace for the next mile and back to alternating again and for the last mile slow it down to a slow jog. Same with biking, but on the alternating miles keep the sprint at 1:00 and the slower pace at 30 sec.

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    Interval training is certainly good training. Will help with cardiovascular endurance. But, there is no substitute for pushing around a guy that is pushing back. It's just a different workload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachbull View Post
    Pick just a couple of moves and drill them 100's of times. There is so much to learn, but you have such a small window. I took an incoming senior that had no experience and coached him to a 3rd place finish at state. The idea was to perfect 2 takedowns, 2 stand-ups, 2 reversals, and make his stance so good that very few people could take him down. We did teach him how to pin and he did pin over and over again. Because he had such a limited offense his defense was very important. When he had an opportunity to pin he did so. He won 32 matches with 27 coming by fall. His conditioning and willingness to stick to a plan was his key to success. Work hard and do what your coach asks you to do. You can be successful. If we believe, we can achieve.

    3rd in the state with no experience?? You must be a really good coach, or that kid has unbelievable natural talent. What is the kid doing now?

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    I can't imagine coachbull's kid not being a heavyweight or close to it. At the middle or lower weights, I think this would be next to impossible unless it was in the a very low division in a weak state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdindon View Post
    I can't imagine coachbull's kid not being a heavyweight or close to it. At the middle or lower weights, I think this would be next to impossible unless it was in the a very low division in a weak state.
    Depends on the state he is participating in.. Ohio probably not. Texas, where Coach Bull is from, the new wrestlers are going to see more success.

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