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    Cardio for Wrestling?

    Since I'm banned from the gym by my dad for a few weeks (strained a muscle on a deadlift. He's scared I'm gonna go strain another one), what can I do at home to build cardio for Wrestling? I'm mainly asking this because I've been reading along and apparently running is detrimental to combat sports-related events.

    My team is taking a month off of practice due to CIF rules, so no conditioning there either.

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    Burpees, Jump squats, sprawls, sit outs, sprints.

    Boom go work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKJr View Post
    Burpees, Jump squats, sprawls, sit outs, sprints.

    Boom go work.
    On it.

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    High intensity interval training (HIIT). Find a rowing machine.

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    Running isn't bad, just don't do big bucketloads of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKJr View Post
    Burpees, Jump squats, sprawls, sit outs, sprints.

    Boom go work.
    This! That's the cardio that is going to cary over into wrestling the most. Running is only going to help you run better.

    I went to a clinic where the Navy wrestling team came in and showed how they train. When they showed their cardio training it was exactly what DHJr said. Even the heavyweights were standing in one spot with a pool of sweat under them on the mat and they were just standing there knocking out reps of squats, sprawls, burpees, sit outs, penetration steps....

    That's going to pay off the most for you.
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

    Drum thread

    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKJr View Post
    Burpees, Jump squats, sprawls, sit outs, sprints.

    Boom go work.

    Well agreed!

    3 more great cardio exercises for wrestling are:

    1. Skipping rope
    2. Running Hills
    3. Running stairs, try running you whole stadium, carrying dumbbells if you can

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