Solo Wrestling Routines
Solo wrestling routines are drills that a lot of wrestlers should do while on their own to make them a better wrestler overall. This is because solo wrestling routines can get you the strength and inner core work out that you need in order to overcome a lot of obstacles that get in your way when you’re a wrestler. There are many types of routines to do solo, choosing the best one for you is important at getting the fitness you need.
- The ‘Grabber’ drill. This is one of the best known solo wrestling routines out there. This drill builds a lot of upper body strength. You want to pretend like you’re grabbing your opponents head and holding them there. This can be done using a medicine ball that is fairly weighted. You want to always remain in an upright position during this drill. Three 30 minute sessions should do the trick at building muscle.
- The ‘Hopper’. This is another well known solo wrestling routine for those of you who want to improve your balance. Your foot cannot go above waist level during this drill. You have to stand on one foot and constantly adjust your weight and balance so you do not fall over. It should be done for two to three sessions at twenty seconds each session.
- Grain Barrel Training. Grain training is great for arm and hand training. You do not have to use grain, rice or sand will do; really anything that is heavy. You want to put your open hands into the barrel, and make a fist while in the barrel to grab as much of the material as you can and pull it out. It works both the fingers and forearms. Twenty repetitions, three times a day is recommended.
- Measuring your endurance. Swimming is the best for cardio and endurance training. Not only is it great for your heart, but it also is a complete body workout, building muscle everywhere. Of course running and jumping rope are also great ways to build cardio. It can also improve your reaction times when you work out using these drills.
- Train with weights for maximum muscle power. Do not over do the weights, but doing some sort of weight training is needed. You should work all of your muscle groups while weight training, and include fast paced weight training as well to build endurance at the same time. Weight training should be done at least three times a week.