Post by crossfacemaster on Apr 11, 2018 8:26:38 GMT -6
I think that your survey is great. As a retired coach and former wrestler, I think that you potentially have the internal desire to be great by the questions that you asked. Here are a few things that I think will help you in your journey. 1) Learn the basics well first. 2) Develop technique that works for you but don't limit yourself with only mastering a few as they will not always be available in a match. 3) You have to work hard and sacrifice in other parts of your life. 4) Watch others wrestle, especially your common opponents and learn what they do, so you can learn how to stop them. 5) Cardio training...build up your heart by working out and developing your conditioning to the point that you can go a full match without getting tired. You want your muscles to react late in a match just like they did at the beginning of the match. 6) Set GOALS regularly and work to reach them and once you reach them set a new goal. (ex: start running 1 mile per day to build heart rate and conditioning, once that is comfortable and easy to you, go to 2 miles per day.) 7) Hips...wrestling is all about the hips, you have to be able to control and use your hips well as well as control your opponents hips. Don't watch your opponents eyes, they tell you nothing, watch their hips because they control what your opponent is doing or going to do. 8) Mind games can be vital. When I was in high school I drove to a neighboring town a couple mornings the week before I wrestled a tough opponent and purposefully ran by his house 2-3 times to make sure he knew that I was working hard. 9) Work on your hand strength so that your can control your opponent. 10) You have to LOVE what you are doing and know that there is an end result that you are striving for. Know that there will be rough times along the way but that the journey is worth the effort and sacrifices that you are going through. 11) Learn to control your weight so that you are not always cutting weight and putting to much focus on that instead of your wrestling. I never used practice to lose weight, I worked out other times of the day for that. Practice should be about technique development. I saw tooooo many wrestlers over the years wearing 2-3 sets of sweats at practice and 15-20 minutes in they could not even do technique correctly and that ended up carrying over to matches. 12) HAVE FUN with the sport or it will end up not being fun anymore.