By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Former University of Iowa head coach, Dan Gable, presents a drill that helps wrestlers work on lifting their opponent off the mat. This exercise will help athletes learn to maintain control of their opponent, which can be especially important for heavier weights that rely more on riding time.
Drill Summary: From a conventional starting position, the wrestler on top picks up the bottom wrestler, then puts them back down onto the mat. Repeat this 4-6 times in a row, also working on jamming into the wrestler on the mat to prevent them from coming back up. Be careful during this drill, as there is a high injury risk involved.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, November 8, 2013
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By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, August 16, 2013
In this segment, the athletes work on the mat with instruction from 1972 Olympic Freestyle Champion, Dan Gable. Athletes will be able to work on their control with a lifting and riding drill.
From a waist lock, the top man lifts the bottom man off the mat and returns him back to the mat. The bottom man immediately stands back up and the drill repeats for the allotted time. Second, the athletes go through a near wrist ride drill in which the goal for the top man is to keep the bottom man float for 20 seconds. The bottom man is to keep working up to his base.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, May 17, 2013
Dan Gable, former Olympic Champion and 15x NCAA National Championship Coach at the University of Iowa, shares bottom drills that can be performed with or without a partner. Learn to get out of the bottom position and start attacking!
From flat, the athlete builds back to a base over and over. Then, the athlete gets off of his/her back and up to a base. Third, the athletes do mountain climbers or real runners from the par terre or flat position. They immediately then perform several hip heists. Fourth, the athletes work with a partner performing leg riding defensive tactics.