Lower-Body Workout For Wrestlers

Before you hit the mat, get your legs where they need to be with this lower-body workout for wrestlers.

Based on my experience as a college athlete and as a strength coach, I am certain that lower-body lifts are the most important for any athlete.

If you have ever wrestled a full match, you know how important it is to have a strong and explosive lower body. Think of the best wrestlers in the world, like Jordan Burroughs or Brent Metcalf. When they get in a shot, they finish. A lot of it is technique, but the other part is just having sheer strength and power to blast through a double leg and move your opponent off his feet. Basically what I'm saying is, friends do not let friends skip leg day.

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This lower body workout for wrestlers (in the video) is advanced, but you can do it. Get a partner or coach to spot you. The most important part of the workout is your form. If you need to back off the weight a little bit, swallow your pride and do it. In time you will get the weight up the right way.

Give this workout a shot and get your legs looking like tree trunks next season.

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Lower-Body Lift

Lower-Body Workout For Wrestlers

Workout:

  • Barbell Back Squat + 1/2 - 4x12,10,8,6
  • 2 DB RDL - 4x8
  • Windshield Wipers - 4x8 each side
  • Goblet Rear-Foot-Elevated Split Squat - 3x6 each leg
  • Explosive Lunge - 3x6 each leg
  • Vail Slide Pikes 3 X10

Circuit:

  • Prowler Push
  • Prowler Drag
  • Band Power Steps
  • Partner Push Front Lunge X1:00, X:30 sec
  • Partner Push Lateral Lunge
  • KB Swings

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Ben Boudro


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