Posted on May 09, 2014
In college wrestling, high school wrestling and club wrestling adequate preseason conditioning is essential for success. You may be thinking, “well, I’m in pretty good shape” and that may be true, but the competition in wrestling continues to get better and it is do or die time when stepping on the wrestling mat. There is no one else to depend on or blame for the outcome. All eyes are on “You”. Preseason Wrestling Conditioning is nothing new and the intensity and quality is up to the individual. Our goal is for wrestlers to reach their potential and work at full range of motion to accomplish their goals using Myosource Ultimate Kinetic Bands. The bands are being used by wrestlers to build “quality muscles”. So many times wrestlers think that quantity muscles or big bulky muscles are the answer. Wrestling takes endurance, and the ability to remain balanced and in control. A match does not seem like a lot of time when looking at the clock, but when you are the one being slammed around by another body it can seem like forever. The tension that the resistance of Myosource Kinetic Bands places on the muscles during preseason conditioning was designed to develop quick contractions so that the muscles are strong, quick, and powerful for the many bursts that wrestlers need for their moves.
The Focus: Wrestlers spend their time working on wrestling moves to overpower, control, and use move manipulation against someone of their equal weight. Myosource Kinetic Bands allow wrestlers to condition and train using their own weight as the resistance, which just make sense considering this is the amount of weight they will be working against on the mat. When the bands come off wrestlers are explosive and feel lightweight. The tension is gone so watch out. Those muscles will be contracting " muscle memory " as if the tension was still there and the moves and abilities will be intense.
These days it is hard to determine what works best. There are so many things being thrown at athletes that make determining what should be crucial and integral in their preseason training difficult. Resistance training is effective and is a vital aspect in wrestlers preparing to take the mat. Myosource Kinetic Bands provide wrestlers with a tool that they can use that does not limit or restrict their movements. The ultimate goal of wrestlers is to build strength, explosive power, flexibility, mobility, stability, and balance. The bands allow wrestlers to mimic or mirror all of the movements just like they want to perform them on the mat. During preseason the bands will help wrestlers focus on building a strong base by performing specific wrestling moves and exercises as well as using the bands during their general strength and conditioning.
Choose Your Wrestling Exercises Wisely:
Wrestling is a sport that requires the strength to endure and the power to explode. Exercises such as squats, lunges, jogging, jumping rope, pushing jerks, pulling snatches, etc. are great for strength and power. A great thing about Myosource Kinetic Bands is that any of these conditioning exercises can be performed wearing the bands. They strap above the knee for free movement. Often an athlete will focus on one specific part of the body, but wrestlers must make sure that they condition all their muscles. Wrestlers need balance throughout the body. They have to use the muscles from their toes pushing into the mat all the way up and out through their hands to control their opponent and full body strength, balance, and power are essential. The following are some exercises that take a wrestler from working one part of the body then going into the next exercise to work another part of the body. The bands will put tension on the muscles throughout the lower body to make each exercise more benefical. The following exercises are from the general category for wrestlers to perform during preseason conditioning wearing Myosource Kinetic Bands. The bands can be used anywhere and anytime making it more convenient.
Jumps: High knees, squat jumps, jumping rope, jumping jacks, box or stair jumps
Kicks: Leg lifts – forward, back, and to each side
Rowing: single arm, double arm, both forward and back
Cardio: sprints, karoke, butt kick, high knees, bear crawls, stairs
Buckle Up for Safety – Prevent unnecessary injury
Preseason conditoning with Myosource Kinetic Bands is great for college wrestling, high school wrestling and club wrestling to get wrestlers ready to perform on the mat, but they are also a benefit in preparing the muscles in order to prevent injury. Working the entire body prevents wrestlers from focusing on just the lower body, core, or upper body and this is a great way to prevent injury. During a match wrestlers recruit both their larger and smaller muscle groups and this places tension on all the muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Working all the muscles prepares them for the wear and tear of a long enduring wrestling season.