The more muscle you can put on your wrestlers in the off-season, the more you can overpower teams. Especially at the youth level, a well-organized off-season strength and conditioning plan can add to next year’s win column. But how do you keep them from overtraining? What if they’re involved in other sports? Is it even healthy to train year-round?
On Episode 30 of Attack Style Wrestling podcast, we talk with Underground Strength coach Zach Even-Esh to get the answers to these questions and more. By the end of the episode, you’ll be armed with detailed, wrestling-specific upper and lower-body off-season workouts to give your team this spring.
Here’s what else you’ll discover in this episode:
- How Zach Even-Esh went from a weak freshman wrestler to the Underground Strength Coach (3:05)
- Learn how Coach Even-Esh modifies training schedules for his collegiate athletes (6:19)
- Everybody wants the tricks and secrets – here’s the bottom line. (7:35)
- The bare minimum requirement for off-season training – no matter how run-down they are (10:45)
- How much time off should your athletes take after the season? (12:15)
- A sample, step-by-step, off-season lower-body workout for you to take home (14:30)
- A detailed upper-body workout for off-season wrestlers (17:04)
- Using carries to get your athletes “farm boy strong” (18:33)
- Making the connection between the weight room and the mat – where the off-season starts to yield results (20:50)
- Tactics to build muscle AND make your athletes want to work harder (26:00)
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