Former All-American Javelin Thrower and current Texas A & M throws coach, Juan De La Garza, gives you medicine ball circuit training that contains 15 different exercises. This circuit would be appropriate for all throwers, regardless of event.
Moving quickly between exercises, he recommends athletes do 10-15 reps of each of the following exercises in pairs with a medicine ball (weight would depend on the size and skill of your individual athletes). Be sure to work both sides of the body with exercises, such as the Hip Toss, which concentrates on one side of the body or one arm. This circuit drill is an excellent way to involve a large number of athletes, build team spirit, and develop full body conditioning.
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Pick up tips from Ken Chertow, former coach at Ohio State University and Penn State University. In this clip Coach Chertow shows you how to score from the “over/under” position. He shows two different techniques from the “over/under” position. The first technique that Coach Chertow shows from this position is the “throw by”. Coach Chertow shows two ways to secure the position and how to score. He also emphasizes key points so that you will execute the move with high efficiency and not get countered. The second move that Coach Chertow shows from this position is the “knee block”. Coach Chertow shows you how to secure the lock and win shoulder position. He also shows you several different positions where you can execute this move. There is also live match footage of this technique being used at the NCAA Division I Championships.
Get insight on throws and counter attacks from Ken Chertow, former US Olympian and 3x NCAA All American. Coach Chertow runs year round and summer Gold Medal Training Camps to teach youth wrestlers. In this clip Coach Chertow shows what he calls a “Cruncher” from the underhook position. It is a reverse headlock throw that has a very high percentage takedown. Coach Chertow goes over the finer points of the move and stresses that you want to make sure that you keep your opponents head down and into your body. This is a takedown that can be used at all levels and with any style of wrestling.