Training Like a Farm

Training like a farm boy may not be the proper title. We can call this archaic training or gladiator training. This type of training builds serious strength, power, endurance & mental toughness A lot of these ideas have come from watching The World's Strongest Man competition as well as Larry Jusdanis, a strength coach in Canada who uses this style of training year round for his athletes. This style of training is great for adding confidence in the wrestler, or any athlete for that matter. I...

How To Properly Strength Train For Wrestling

This chapter is going to give you a thorough understanding of what must be done and how it must be done to be more successful on the mat. Body weight training is a big key to improve your strength with wrestling. Especially in the beginning, I like to use a lot of bodyweight exercises to get the body alive and prepared for heavier free weight exercises in the near future. Before any of my clients touch a weight I want them to master a hand full of body weight exercises. After all, you are using...

No Rules Strength Training

These are some of my favorite workouts. I call them No Rules b c I set no limits on the sets, reps, rest patterns, exercise selection, frequency of training, etc I am sure you get the idea by now. I have emphasized variety often times in this manual & this certainly applies to variety. Why else do I like No Rules training It keeps training fresh & entices the athlete to want more. The total time of these training sessions often last 10 - 30 minutes. These workouts lend themselves very...

Week 14 Combo Lifting Workout

DB Squat and overhead press 5x5-6 reps 2. 1 leg squat - back foot elevated and DB curl 3x8-10 3. parallel bar dip and leg raise 3x12-15 4. RDL w bent over barbell row 3x8- 10 5. Renegade Man maker use russian kettlebells or DB's 3x1 minute each how to do a renegade man maker push up position, hands on DB's or KB's - perform 1 arm row for each side, then a push up, then jump forward w feet outside of weights in a low squat tuck, clean the weights up, press weights overhead together or in...

Tempo Contrast Method

This is an interesting method of varying your training. You will be varying the speed of the exercise during the same set of an exercise. For example, on the barbell squat, let's say you have a weight where you can complete 10 perfect reps. On reps 1 and 2 you lower yourself slowly, taking 8 seconds, and up slowly, taking 5 seconds, then on reps 3 and 4 you move quicker, 4 seconds downs, and maybe 2 or 3 seconds up. This allows the athlete to work the muscles differently, and keeps the body...