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2 Wrestling Drills To Come Out On Top

drills to be a better wrestler by increasing grip strength and agility

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You’d never want to drop a lacrosse stick or fail to catch the football because of a weak grip. And everyone knows agility is just as important for getting around the field to where your teammates need you most.

But for wrestlers, strong grip strength and nimble footwork are absolutely key to stay ahead of the competition. And these wrestling drills from “Go Pro Workouts will help you build both so you can come out on top.

Fat Bar Curl


Stand up with your torso upright while holding a fat bar at a shoulder-width grip. The palm of your hands should be facing forward and the elbows should be close to the torso. This will be your starting position. While holding the upper arms stationary, curl the weights forward while contracting the biceps as you breathe out.

Tip: Only the forearms should move. Continue the movement until your biceps are fully contracted and the bar is at shoulder level. Hold the contracted position for a second and squeeze the biceps hard. Slowly begin to bring the bar back to starting position as your breathe in. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Ladder – In In Out Out – Forward


Start with your feet shoulder-width apart facing the ladder straight on. Enter the ladder in a running motion, placing both feet, one right after the other into the first square. Next, step to the outside of that same square with both feet, again one foot right after the other. Continue the same in, in, out, out movement throughout the ladder. Repeat.

That’s just to start.

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Andy McKernan

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