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Dan Gable’s Tips to Improve Your Fitness Level!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, September 13, 2013

Wrestling icon, Dan Gable, takes you through a practice session featuring drills covering conditioning. Give your athletes the mental toughness needed to be successful on the mat.

Conditioning Workout

Instruction: The dummy is to be thrown for a full arch. Gable emphasizes exploding hard and really throwing the dummy all-out. At the same time, the other partner conducts stance and motion.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Dan Gable: Coaching Mental Toughness on the Mat.”  If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos on Mental Toughness, click here

Valuable Training Tips from an NCAA and Olympic Champion!

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.

Take a look at an additional clip from the DVD, Dan Gable: Coaching Mental Toughness on the Mat.  Also, view other Dan Gable videos from our massive Wrestling DVD collection!

Improve Your Technique with Instruction from Dan Gable!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dan Gable has collected 15 NCAA titles as Head Coach at the University of Iowa and was the 1972 Olympic Champion in Freestyle. Coach Gable displays how he puts athletes through a workout with a warm up and drilling on the feet.


Get ready for a practice or match with 50 reps of pummeling for an underhook, footfires with stance and motion, high knees, somersaults, army crawls/freestyle par terre position, and hip heists. Next, see snap down drills where one partner is on his knees and pushes into the partner who then executes a snap down.

Take a look at an additional clip from the DVD, Dan Gable: Coaching Mental Toughness on the Mat.  Also, view other Dan Gable DVDs from our massive Wrestling DVD collection!


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