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.
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.
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.
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.