Fostering High Work Rate in the Gym – Coach Even-Esh’s Strength and Conditioning Secrets for Wrestling

If you’ve ever had wrestlers try to hide from the work in the gym…

Or your athletes struggle to pick the right weights for their strength level…

Or if you’re just wondering how to plan your strength program across the entire year…

Then give Episode 31 of the Attack Style Wrestling podcast a listen. In part 2 of our conversation with Underground Strength coach Zach Even-Esh, we talk work rate in the weight room and how to balance intensity with performance.

By the end of today’s episode, you’ll have a detailed breakdown of how to conduct your workouts – from exercise selection to intensity, sets and reps. 

Here’s what else you’ll find in this episode:

  • The worst thing you can do when strength training with your team (1:00)
  • Shaolin monk warrior training – upgraded for the modern era (4:00)
  • Seek and destroy – how to prevent your athletes from hiding from the work (5:38)
  • When do you increase the weight in a fast-paced environment? (7:45)
  • What to do when technique starts to break down (8:36)
  • The ONE thing every successful athlete had in common in the weight room (10:12)
  • Coach Even-Esh’s lessons learned from the Navy Seals (11:35)
  • When to change gears in your strength program and get them outside of the weight room (17:25)
  • The real reason wrestlers need strength training (it’s not what you think) (21:50)
  • Too much of a good thing? How to get your athletes to balance S&C with wrestling technique (24:55)
  • Coach Even-Esh gives his strength and conditioning standards for wrestlers (28:30)

Stay strong,

Coach Weber

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