Yes I know I will probably be flamed for this but I'm willing to take it. So far from reading S&P I have learned alot about lifting, and even though I still barely know anything I'm alot better off because of what I've learned. So here I have a question on a theoretical striking/mma in general routine. From what I've learned the best exercises for real functional strength are squats, deadlifts, cleans, and other such exercises. And while upperbody stuff is great, those are even more important in terms of generating power. Now I wanted to try my hand at competitive wrestling at school. It's obviously in weightclasses and I thought to myself what kind of lifting would help me most with this. So heres the question. Could I do just mainly squats, deadlifts, cleans, and core work for lifting, and not really lift for upperbody. To me it seems that you can't NOT lift for your legs because they are so important (as is upperbody, don't get me wrong), but your upperbody benefits alot from just wrestling practice in general. This way I wouldn't gain any bulk on my upperbody and remain as low a weight as possible. This might be retarded, and I honestly don't know, I'm a novice to wrestling and I'm gonna ask the coach too, I just thought of this randomly. If anyone is an experienced wrestler here could they maybe give some insight to if this idea is good or not? So basically it could be something like this: Monday: Squats and Cleans, upperbody calisthenics (variations of pushups, pullups, clap pushups, burpees, etc) Wednesday: Deadlifts and core work, upperbody calisthenics again Friday: Dynamic day, lunges, plyometrics, etc etc. Also we do running and a grueling practice everyday at wrestling so keep that in mind.