STRENGTH TRAINING FOR WRESTLING
In the United States, there are three styles of wrestling in which athletes compete; Freestyle, Greco Roman, and Collegiate. All three styles have different rules, point systems, and ways to score to win the bout. When it comes to training an athlete with Coreathletics Academy for the sport of wrestling, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, explosive power, reactive agility, full body strength, flexibility and cognitive training are all important aspects of the sport.
Wrestling is a demanding sport that is especially hard on an athlete’s body. Daily practices beat up the body and put pressure on joints. Maintaining weight is also physically and mentally challenging, and if done improperly can substantially weaken the body. The demands of training sessions and weight maintenance can lead to many different injuries in the sport of wrestling; some of these injuries include ACL tears, back and neck strains, and shoulder dislocations.
A warm-up and dynamic stretching routine is important as it is used to get the body moving and blood flowing. Technical skills and drilling sessions are needed to develop an individual wrestler’s key moves through repetition and technical refinement, which is what we emphasize at Coreathletics.