How To Start A Good Wrestling Workout
Figuring out how to start a good wrestling workout is simple. When beginning a wrestling workout, you need to worry about three major areas. You need to build up your endurance during your wrestling workout. You need to strengthen your core in order to have a great wrestling workout. And finally, you need to make sure your arms and legs are strengthened during your wrestling workouts. Focusing on those three major areas is the best way to create a solid wrestling workout. The exercises and tips below will help you to get your wrestling workout started. Oh, and as always, never start a rigorous workout routine, wrestling or otherwise, without consent from your doctor.
- Endurance. Wrestlers are in great shape. Even the ones that look fat on TV are really very strong and fit. In order to get you up to wrestling standards, you need endurance training to be a part of your wrestling workout. The great thing about endurance training is that you can choose a multitude of ways to train for endurance. Playing pick up basketball games, jogging, or even swimming is a way to up your endurance. The trick is to do the cardiovascular exercise of your choice for at least 30 minutes a day, at least five to six times a week. As it gets easier and easier, increase the workout. Play longer. Run harder. It's the only way to see improvement.
- Core exercises. Great wrestling workouts have to include core exercises. Core exercises help to strengthen your back, abs, chest, and obliques. If you have a weak core, chances are, everything else is just as weak. So, do some sit ups and variations of like crunches to strengthen your abs and obliques. Doing chin ups and pushups will rock out your chest and even work your back. Make sure you stretch well while doing these.
- Arms and legs. Working your core will also strengthen your arms. Your endurance wrestling workouts will strengthen your legs as well. Unfortunately, it ain't enough. If you want to REALLY get stronger you need to do muscle specific exercise. For legs, do calf raises and variations of them to get your calves nice. Start out with your own body weight then graduate to holding dumbbells. Doing jump rope will help to strengthen your upper legs. Squats will rock out your entire leg. Just make sure to vary the exercises. Do bicep curls and tricep extensions to build muscles in your arms. Don't forget, even more push ups to help develop your deltoids.
- The most important part. Nutrition. Working out won't mean a thing if you don't fuel the wrestling workouts with the proper stuff. Stay away from fatty foods, and sodas, and excessive amount of sweets. Do however, load up on proteins, healthy fats (like peanut butter), and vegetables. Don't forget to drink the best beverage known to man ... water. It's a must you stay hydrated during your workouts.