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Teach Heavyweight Wrestlers to Get Off their Bellies!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

It’s no secret that heavyweight wrestlers are typically less agile than the lighter weights, which makes staying out of difficult positions even more important. In this clip, former Olympic champion, Bruce Baumgartner, shows how heavyweights can get off their bellies when their opponent is on top of them.

Getting Off the Belly

Drill Summary: Coach Baumgartner says it’s important to get one part of your body out from underneath your opponent when they go to cover up your hips. The first step is to straighten out your hands and arms so your pinkies are in and your thumbs are out. Next, bring your outside leg up and back up to get your butt away from your opponent. From there, you can fight for position and pull more moves.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Bruce Baumgartner: Blueprint for Heavyweight Technique – On the Mat.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Learn to Perform Single Leg Takedowns from the Feet!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, October 11, 2013

Get single leg training tips from Olympic, World, and NCAA Champion, Bruce Baumgartner. Your athletes will gain an understanding of how to perform various single leg moves from the feet.

Coach Baumgartner, addresses a couple of questions that the clinic audience has about his demonstration of clearing the collar tie and executing the overhook.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Bruce Baumgartner: Blueprint for Heavyweight Technique – From the Feet.”  If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos on From the Feet technique, click here

Use Your Power to Takedown the Opposition More Frequently!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, July 12, 2013

One of the greatest heavyweights in U.S. wrestling history demonstrates how to use your power in various situations.  Bruce Baumgartner will give you insight on how to correctly finish a double and stresses having your wrestlers complete the takedown thoroughly. He then demonstrates two foot sweeps from the underhook.

These foot sweeps come when your opponent is pushing into you. Baumgartner states that you must straighten out your opponent and pull him/her into you.

Take a look at an additional clip from the DVD, Bruce Baumgartner: Blueprint for Heavyweight Technique – From the Feet.  Also, view other Heavyweight Technique DVDs from our extraordinary Wrestling DVD collection!

Control Your Opponent with Instruction from an Olympic Medalist!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, June 14, 2013

4x Olympic medalist, Bruce Baumgartner, shows you how to control your opponent by securing an underhook. He shows you multiple ways to secure the underhook and not allow the opposition to create any offense. Also, Baumgartner then provides two ways to takedown your opponent from the underhook.

Both of these takedowns come from the same set-up. He shows a single leg and a front headlock takedown from the underhook. He emphasizes the lock and proper technique from both the single leg and front headlock.

Take a look at an additional clip from the DVD, Bruce Baumgartner: Blueprint for Heavyweight Technique – From the Feet.  Also, view other Heavyweight Technique DVDs from our extraordinary Wrestling DVD collection!


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