Weight Vest Training for Wrestling

Incorporating a Weight Vest into Your Wrestling Training Program

Training for Wrestling in a Weight Vest

Wrestling is commonly recognized as the world's oldest competitive sport. It has been featured in every Olympic games since its inception. In modern Olympic competition, there are two distinct styles of wrestling: Greco-Roman and freestyle. The rules to the two are similar, but Greco-Roman wrestlers may not utilize the legs of their opponents when tripping or lifting. Resistance Wear can help your wrestling training regardless of discipline.

Successful wrestling training for both disciplines will develop a high level of anaerobic power in both the upper and lower body. Strength endurance will also be crucial for those longer bouts which can last up to 5 minutes with very little rest. When you compete you'll be doing a lot of lifts and throws. This equates to power. Adding a Resistance Wear weight vest to your workout will help you to build lean muscle fast. This is extreme training for an extreme sport. You need to be able to bring your best from the start to the end of the match. This equates to endurance.

Resistance Wear Weighted Vests for Wrestlers

While you won't be doing a lot of running on the mat, you'll certainly be pushing your body to the limit. Your aerobic training will be critical to allow you to perform at your best when you're tired. Whether you're grappling on the ground or standing toe to toe and trying to take an opponent down, a wrestling training program that utilizes a Resistance Wear weight vest can give you the edge you need to be the wrestler you strive to be.

Core training (those that incorporate one or more large muscle groups) will form a large portion of your wrestling training program. Squats, dead lifts, shoulder and bench presses should all be integrated into your training program. If you're looking to develop your power, you'll be adding in jerks, snatches and power cleans. Developing a balanced resistance training program will allow you to perform at optimum levels.

Weight management is a big consideration for wrestlers. Rapid weight loss to make a weight category has profound negative effects on the wrestler's makeup. Training in a Resistance Wear weight vest with a wrestling specific regimen can help to minimize these negative effects.

Additional benefits for wrestling training in Resistance Wear weight vest include:

  • A complete workout. The physics of all exercises change when you add weight. Your warm up activities, jogging and jumping rope, will give you killer core workout.
  • Progressive results. You'll be taking it to extreme every time out. Challenge yourself every time!
  • A safe, but effective training approach. The Resistance Wear vest allows you to continue to perform your functional body movement. No injuries during training!
  • Increased overall strength. You can't get stronger without being tired. Muscle fatigue is your friend.

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