Compenating for strength deficiency

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by shoopdowoop, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. shoopdowoop

    shoopdowoop White Belt

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    Serious question: In wrestling, what do you do when you literally cannot carry the guy's legs in order to take him down? How do I work around being too weak to pick his up his legs? Do I try to push forward and pull his legs leg back in a double?
     
  2. snakeybizz

    snakeybizz Purple Belt

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    give up wrestling...no place for beta males

    jump on the test and bulk up if you are that weak

    are you even as weak as you think..what are your stats...height and weight?
     
  3. Sexy Pants

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    Speed and better angles. Also you have to develop grappling strength solid grips, strong hips and core. Invest in a kettlebell.
     
  4. shoopdowoop

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    4'2 and 50 pounds
     
  5. yetanother

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    Solves all your grappling problems
     
  6. Sexy Pants

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    Your a kido. Practice picking up kids that are 60lbs at your practices. You'll get stronger as you grow. Do some body weight exercises as well. Don't worry kid in 10 yrs you'll be string as hell.
     
  7. aus101

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    When you shot for a takedown try and drive them back, when they lift there legs off the ground to step back pick up their leg then (when it's off the ground) or grab their leg and try and cut the corner. As the other poster said try and be faster and gain superior angles. Attempt to tire them out and when the slow go in for the kill. I was the 77 pound champ of my school when I was 12 and could outwrestle guys weighing 155 pounds plus with superior technique. If you don't have superior technique then a huge strength advantage will probably be quiet insurmountable.
     
  8. shoopdowoop

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    Thanks alot bro.:p
     
  9. magick

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    How old are you?
     
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  11. shoopdowoop

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    13.
     
  12. Russky

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    Practice fireman carry first. Take a buddy and lift him up dozen times, walk around with him on your shoulders. This will give you feeling of your partner body balance. This is not strength training.

    Then once you shoot in with the takedown you will feel how your partner's body leans over you in the same way and you will know how to position yourself to lift him up.
     
  13. Gungir

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    Congrats. You are a foot short and 50lbs less than an average 13 year old.
     
  14. Russky

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    I do not know where you live, but 4'2 and 50lb is an average for 13yo in the US.
     
  15. Gungir

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    Not even a little. 62" and 100 lbs even is the average for a 13 year old. Google a couple pediatric growth charts. If anything, the US would be above global metrics.

    We are being trolled, or Demetrious Johnson's really little brother is asking for help from Sherdog instead of his bro.
     
  16. Russky

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    You are correct. 50 kilos is the average, not 50 lb.
     
  17. superking

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    There is no way you are 13 and are 4'2" and 50 lbs.

    My 5 year old isn't even in a high percentile for his height and weight as he is 3'6" and 42 lbs.
     
  18. SteelHammer

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    Well it's not unheard of. I was really small at that age too, about 80 lb. But I wasn't 4' 2" so
     
  19. superking

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    I suppose. My 14 year old is 5'8", 140-something lbs.
     
  20. Patrick F Carey

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    I was 5'6 150 pounds at that age lol
     

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