Posted by on January 23, 2014
Coach T has been coaching and training wrestlers for over 30 years. In this video he will take you through some tips on escape techniques, wrestling confidence, mental focus, and intensity. Coach T has his wrestlers use Myosource Kinetic Bands to add tension to the muscles while they do their normal wrestling workouts. The bands are easy to use the do not limit or restrict the movements of wrestlers.
Notice in the video that the bottom man during the escape has all five fingers together and the hands are at a 45-degree angle with slightly bent elbows. This will reduce the risk of elbow or finger dislocation injuries. Also in the video the wrestler has his toes curled under his feet so that he can quickly get up on those toes to stand up. The wrestlers weight is back. It is very important to remember not to have the back straight and level. An escape is about the confidence you have as a wrestler in what you do, your mental approach and being in shape mentally and physically to carry out a task.
Standing up during a wrestling escape is about hand control. If your hands are not controlled when you stand up then a good wrestler will trap / grab your arm or elbow and land you on your head. Notice that when the wrestler stands up he works a two on one on the hand. Also notice that his weight is upright. He is not leaning over, he has a lot of back pressure with his hips out and his knees slightly bent to put pressure on the wrestler who is holding him which keeps the holders weight off of him. This makes it much easier to escape. The wrestler then chops his arm down and spins to face his opponent. There is an inside stand up, middle stand up, and an outside stand up. Make sure that whichever stand up you choose to maintain that hand control. Coach T goes through several different techniques in this video.
Why use Myosource Kinetic Bands for wrestling? Myosource Kinetic Bands cause the muscles to fire with each movement to help wrestlers build strength, power, balance, flexibility, stability, elasticity, and control. The bands cause the muscles to contract with each movement causing the muscles to increase speed in their reactions, which results in explosive power. The bands provide the resistance that puts tension on the muscles to pull the knees inward for great knee stability and balance. An off balance or unstable wrestler will not be able to maintain control over their opponent. This is a great way to help prevent injury through muscle preparation. Wrestlers also need extremely strong and powerful hips and glutes in order to remain stable and be able to rotate in all directions. Myosource Kinetic Bands are simply added to your normal stretching, warm-up, and workout. The bands are an easy and inexpensive tool that wrestlers all over the world are using.