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Wrestling Strength

Building Wrestling Strength

Wrestling involves a combination of body strength and mental strength. Wrestlers spend so much time training their bodies for the wear and tear of their 6 minute matches. It is not uncommon to watch a wrestling match and see who has enough strength and the mindset to keep going until the end of the match. Both wrestlers are on the move continuously and have the strength to lift, pull, push, and control their opponent. The Myosource Kinetic Bands were designed so that wrestlers are able to mimic all of their wrestling skills and moves against the force of resistance to increase their balance, flexibility, stamina, endurance, and explosive strength. Resistance training is an essential part of a wrestler being successful and building the muscle strength they need to be a champion. Wrestlers who add the Myosource Kinetic Bands to their normal workout routines by using a variety of tension levels will benefit from quick and affective muscle strength results.


Wrestling Strength: Pulling and Pushing

Wrestlers spend much of their time pushing and pulling their opponent, whether that is on the mat or standing upright. From pushing an opponent away for an escape to pulling an opponent to prevent an escape, it is important for wrestlers to have the muscle strength to accomplish the task. Familiar strength building exercises utilizing the Myosource Kinetic Bands include pushups, pull ups, and bench presses. Pushing is a natural movement like in a push up and most people are able to push an object much easier than they can pull it. Wrestlers need intense and quick muscle contractions in order to pull, which requires strong chest muscles, shoulder muscles, biceps, and triceps, as well as an explosive core, and lower body. The Myosource Kinetic Bands allow wrestlers to use their own body weight to perform reps and sets to build muscle strength.

Wrestling Pulling and Pushing Exercise:

  • The wrestler will put on the Myosource Lower Body Kinetic Bands.
  • The wrestler will place the middle of Myosource Upper Body Kinetic Bands around a pole or stationary object behind them and hold one handle in each hand.
  • The wrestler will sit down, holding the handles with their elbows bent and hands by their armpits.
  • The wrestler will pull the handles forward and then push to extend their arms out in front as far as possible. This involves both pulling and pushing. Remember to pull forward and push forward at 100%, taking the handles forward as far as possible to where the wrestler feels the tension.>
  • The wrestler will bring their hands back to the starting position. They will notice the tension that is placed on their core, lower body, and upper body.
  • Then the wrestler will stand with their knees bent and back straight to perform the same exercise. Simply place the middle of the Myosource Kinetic Bands around the pole at mid level.
  • The wrestler will stand upright and perform the same exercise. As the level of the wrestler goes from sitting, to knees bent, to standing uprigh,t the muscles in the core and lower body will become more activated, which will increase their ability to pull with greater explosiveness and muscle strength.
  • Finally the wrestler will move to where they are holding the Myosource upper body Kinetic Bands handles out in front of their body while the middle is wrapped around the pole. They will be facing the pole vs. formerly sitting and standing facing away from the pole.
  • The wrestler will pull their hands inward towards their chest with their knuckles facing upward and then downward. 

Wrestling Strength

Other great pulling exercises with the Myosource Kinetic Bands included rowing, pull-ups and arm curls. The motions in these exercises require wrestlers to pull their body weight while utilizing the tension of resistance.

Wrestlers also need a strong lower body in order to make an escape or sprawl. The hips, thighs, glutes, and hamstring muscles need to fire quickly. The Myosource Kinetic Bands can be worn while a wrestler warms up, stretches, and practices their moves. When wrestlers train with a partner and they both wear the Myosource Kinetic Bands they are intensifying the stimulation of their muscles to contract quicker for increased strength.

  • The wrestler will put on Myosource Kinetic Bands.
  • The wrestler will choose a wrestling partner close to their own weight.
  • One of the wrestlers will pick up the other wrestler, holding around the hips, and will move as fast as possible from the inside of the wrestling circle to the outside. This drill will build wrestlers muscle strength in the upper body, core, and lower body all at the same time. This is also an opportunity for wrestlers to use proper form and technique in picking up their opponent to slam them down on the mat during a match.
  • The wrestler should perform this drill with resistance and after 4 times perform it again without resistance. They will be able to tell the difference in their explosive muscle strength. 
  • The wrestler will switch places with their partner.
  • As wrestlers progress, they are able to add to this drill by having the partner who is being carried apply added resistance in trying to get free. This will require additional strength of the carrier to control their partner just like they would in a wrestling match.


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