Wrestling is an intense cardiovascular sport that requires strength, mobility, and endurance. It involves multiple short bursts of explosive movements as well as full-body strength to sustain offense or defense.
Your training program needs to consist of both power and strength exercises. Exercises such as clean variations, plyometrics, and pulling exercises can improve power production and make for a more explosive athlete. Additionally, full-body strength training should also be implemented with emphasis on rows and hamstring curls. Any wrestler knows that you can find yourself in awkward positions, so you will want to increase flexibility, focusing on the neck and shoulders.
Try the following to improve cardiovascular performance for wrestling:
To help prevent injury, make sure you practice these general safety tips:
Back, Neck, & Spine
Arm & Elbow
Hand & Wrist
Leg & Knee
Remember to always check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program. If you have any type of persistent pain, be sure to see a doctor.