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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Darnell, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. Darnell

    Darnell Guest

    To start things off i'm currently 5'4 and weigh 123 pounds. In case your wondering i'm only 13 years old. I would say i'm pretty in shape for my age. I run at least a mile everyday on the tredmill, and i'm starting to get close to a mile & 1/2. I do basic excercises, 30 crunches in the morning and 30 crunches at night before I start running, and sometimes do it freely if i'm just bored. The most pushups I can do are 20 which I find pretty sad, I don't work on my pushups much. I use to lift 15lbs, but I quit about two months ago when I finally cared about my height. I'm taking wrestling which is my 1st experience next week. I think i'll do fine since i'm the biggest one there, and yes I know i'll be facing other people in my weight. I also drink protein shakes everyday and try to eat as much as I can.

    I've also noticed that i've gotten faster when I started sprinting during my suicides in basketball practice. Did I get faster by sprinting suicides? Should I keep sprinting? I usually don't sprint in suicides, only straight foward. So do you guys have any tips on how I can increase my cardio at my age? What I can do for wrestling? Running? Basic excercises?
     
  2. Rex Kwon Do

    Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Don't stunt your growth, kid.
     
  3. Darnell

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    Wait a minute your saying I won't get any taller by running, or doing any of those basic excercises? I thought that was only for lifting?!
     
  4. Reverb

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    Your only going to stunt your growth if you are lifting heavy weights in a gym, so dont worry about it.
     
  5. RedmanWrestler

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    well i shall give you my 2 cents. First on sprinting i would say yes keep up with the sprinting and uphill sprints will help with the explosivness you'll need in wrestling, but remember it should not be overdone. Try bear crawling it will help with your upper body strength and endurance. For your push ups when you get to your 20th rep hold in the up position for time, it will also build endurance. Start doing bodyweight squats and lunges to help with "shoots" and takedown power. Another exercise you could try but i recommend you get someone to teach it to you properly is the wresler's bridge. This will help when someone is tryin to pin you, and build strength in your neck and back which is essential.

    Ask your coaches questions on conditioning, technique drills and any tips that will help you get better in wrestling. Also read books, watch videos, and check websites find information on training for wrestling. Don't rely on being bigger than everyone else to be your key to victory. Another thing would be if you wanna get better at wrestling, would actually be to start wrestling. That's all i can think of at the moment but there is more to learn. Have a good season and i hope you enjoy your experience, kick some butt.
     
  6. Ted-P

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    Why are you drinking protein shakes?
     
  7. Ted-P

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    Only sensible post here aside from mine.
     
  8. RedmanWrestler

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    LOL thanks Ted-P
     
  9. MICALOLA

    MICALOLA White Belt

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    Hey Kid,
    If you want to get conditioned, I mean really conditioned check out the book by Matt Furey called
    Combat Conditioning- Functional Exercises for Fitness and Combat Sports. You are not gonna get big and bulky, but you will get true strength and powerful lungs.

    Later!
     
  10. Reakt

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    i hope all of you were joking... LIFTIN WEIGHTS WILL NOT STUNT YOUR GROWTH!!!
     
  11. Darnell

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    Thanks a lot guys, I appreciate it!
     
  12. Ted-P

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    Darnell it's gonna be hard to believe me, but you don't need protein shakes just yet.

    You don't do any real lifting.

    IN very small amouts it could useful for you, but what you need is a combination of nutrition.
     
  13. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    beat me to it

    Why is it misconceptions like this continue to be perpetuated
     
  14. RedmanWrestler

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    First off i would like to say i have nothing against weight lifting and have never heard anything about it stunting your growth. I workout with weights, swim, do calisthenics, do cardio and am open minded about working out as long as it helps me with the sport i compete in. I have trained for and competed in free style wrestling. One of the bigger misconceptions out there in my opinion is that most people think weight lifting is mainly curling and bench pressing. Another would be if you good at both of these exercises you gonna be great at wrestling. In order to get better at any given sport would be to practise for that sport. I am also not tryin to say one method is better than the other. In this young man's situation i would say master your bodyweight before venturing on into weight lifitng and to get proper instruction. MICALOLA i have a couple of matt's books and dvd's that's some good stuff.
     
  15. Darnell

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    Thanks a lot guys, I don't think i'm going to start weight lifting until my Junior year. As for the protein shake, i'm a little stuck on that, but i'll keep that in mind. My coach just called and informed me that practice is going to start on Tuesday, i'm so hyped! Again thanks for the tips guys.
     
  16. Urban

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    Don't waste your fuckin money. Get "The Underground Guide To Warrior Fitness" by Ross Enamait. Furey's horse shit can't hold a candle to it.
     
  17. Urban

    Urban Savage Mystic

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    and if I hear this "weight lifting stunts your growth" crap one more time I'll ban whoever says it. It's a myth. It does not happen, will not happen, and lifting properly will be nothing but beneficial.
     

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