High School Wrestling: Off Season and Summer Training

End of high school folk wrestling season. What are you doing now? Do you throw your wrestler's shoes in the back of the cabinet and not re-examine them until the end of November? Did you forget weighting and conditioning until the end of November? Spend drinking water soda throughout the summer, eating ice cream and hanging on the beach? I hope you did not answer all these questions. If you want to stand out in the wrestling sport, you have to train all year round.

Training during the Year

Very few high school state champions or NCAA champions only run during the regular school season. Most elite wrestlers do not simply take three or four months out of the year. Do you think that Dan Gable or John Smith was only wrestling during high school or dorm season? No. They wrestled all year. Freedyle and Folk Style


Periodization is simply designing training for a given period of time. There are different types of periodisation including linear, wavering, parallel and conjugated types. Periodization consists of three phases: preparatory, competitive and transition phases.

After finishing the folk music season, you can master some post-season takedown competitions. In addition, wrestling can start in the spring freestyle season. Wrestling in some spring freestyle tournaments offers many opportunities to work on takedown skills. The freestyle season may be a bit slower. Freestyle offers some sort of change from folkstyle, and you may not be worried about keeping a certain weight.

You do not want to burn with wrestling. You do not even want to overcome your body. After one or two weeks of ending the folk music season, to let your body relax, it's a good idea. Try to deactivate a week or two during your training. Rest is an important element of periodization. You may choose not to wrestle with the freestyle. Maybe you'll only have a few weeks to start lifting and running. The local school may have an open carpet when you can enter and drill a few moves. Freestyle is not everyone's favorite.

Summer camps

Summer camps make a winter championship. You may have heard that term. Camps and clinics can definitely help wrestle development. The great wrestler in the summer encouraged him to participate in the wrestling camp. He thought a wrestler was too far away from wrestling when he completely forgot until the next fall. After my second and high school years I went to the summers in the camps. I learned new moves and met some talented dummy wrestlers. I even heard Dan Gable talk and meet him personally. John Fritz (NCAA Champion and former Penn State former coach) quoted a quote in the summer camp release saying, "It's a time for winter to ask what you are doing all summer." If you do not spend a summer time to cope or at least work on conditioning, you will almost certainly have an impact on the wrestling success of your next season.

If freestyle wrestling or camps are not yours, they fit in the schedule, it's worth considering buying technical videos over the summer. You might be doing some shadow wrestling at home. Try some drilling rigs and cleaning drills. See and practice the moves even if you are not in a camp or a wrestling partner. Some coaches said that the best training partner was you.

Summer is a good time for weaknesses as well. If the season is filled by your opponents, you may need to concentrate on the effort during the summer. If you run out of gas during the season, you may have to focus on improving conditioning during the summer. Some running, wind sprints and circuit training. Build your ability to work and GPP (general physical skills). Condensation expert Matt Wiggins likes to talk about building a larger "gas tank", so it can take longer to work and work longer. You may want to find work ability and GPP. You might want to research the conditioning of wrestling as well.

10,000 Hour Rule

The wrestling success or any other pursuit in life can not be as close to talent as you think. Two Books The Talent Code and Outliers: Success Story both discussed something that was termed a 10,000-hour rule. Approximately 10,000 hours of practice are required to achieve greatness or craftiness in a particular field of expertise. These books expressed the idea that people who were "talented" by humans practiced a lot to reach their level of magnitude. Practice seems more important than innate talent. Even the famous composer, Mozart, has practiced his profession for years.

Six-time world champion and Olympic wrestler John Smith said, "I think we have a lot of talent looking for a lot. I was talented, or maybe that's a million low feet in my life, probably a 40 or 50 fold daily lace I drilled it and I felt sharp techniques, there was nothing to do with talent. "

Basketball legend Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player in basketball sports. However, Michael Jordan was cut off from the college team during the second grade. In his life he did not quite respect his talent at this point. He's committed to doing his basketball skills diligently. This extra work and commitment obviously paid off.

Are you willing to take thousands of hours of practice to achieve the wrestling goals? Off season and summer training are essential if you want to become the wrestling sports championship.

I'm not trying to understand that he needs 10,000 hours of practice to be a state champion or even an NCAA champion wrestler. I just say that the more you practice, the better you are. Just make sure your technique starts right there and then drill it drunk.

I've seen many elite athletes not having such high-profile talent. He was not special or talented. But they have done several hours of dedicated practice to make excellence in their chosen sport. Therefore, if you spend your spring and summer wrestling and exercising, you spend far more hours of work than other wrestlers.


Dan Gable continued the summer two or three times a week while holding high school at high school. Even though he did summer work, he still found himself wrestling. Masahiko Kimura, one of the greatest idolaters, is practicing up to nine hours a day. Dan Gable worked 7 hours a day seven days a week in the preparation of the Olympics. The legend of the boxing game, Rocky Marciano, knew he was training throughout the year. Rocky Marciano is seen by many as the most conditioned boxer ever seen in boxing sports. But that was not always the case. In an early amateur fight against the former Golden Glove champion at the beginning of the fight, he was exhausted. Finally they were excluded. He swore he would never be exposed again. Retired Unbeaten

I've been wrestling for four months, except for taking part in a summer wrestling week. I've always been conditioned in the summer months like running and weight lifting. I was a conference champion and I was a state qualification over the years. This is not so bad, given the efforts I have brought. However, it would have been a lot better if I engage in off-season training. Make sure you spend some time wrestling and conditioning throughout the year. You can choose wrestling if you do not ignore season.