wrestling drills for home training?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Marvin Covar, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Marvin Covar

    Marvin Covar Amateur Fighter

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    hey guys, i just started wrestling and i read somewhere in this forum that if i want to get good, i'd best practice at home in addition to training time. could any of you guys recommend any wrestling drills i could do alone at home?
     
  2. Adino

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    shadow rolling, especally shots. Sprawls are always a staple for training over and over. I think a MMA workout would help alot, like Bas.' It will help build core muscles and quickness. If you want more details PM me and ill try and help you out.
     
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    Stand up drills in front of a mirror to perfect your technique, any number of sit-out drills. You can shadow wrestle to work on shots and sprawls.
     
  4. Resendiz

    Resendiz Just glad to be able to train again.

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    Search. There must be atleast 50 threads like this
     
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    if you're new u wont have anything to practice. you need to learnthe basics in the practice room and use them in the practice room. to be honest theonly thing i can tell u to do at home is to visualize. a lot of people over rate visualization but it works wonders. just close your eyes and picture the perfect standup step by step. picture your best takedown fromt he set up, to the shot, to the finish. thats all u need to do outside of the room
     
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    First of all, if you want to train outside of practice (a very good idea) you should run and start a weight lifting regimen. Some good moves you can drill on your own are shots (just the drop-step, not finishes), standup technique, sprawls, stance maintenance (maybe incorporating sprawls), and switches. But don't do it in your living room. Make sure you have a good space to practice these things.
     
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    Also do granby rolls, they are a great technique to learn.
     
  8. Marvin Covar

    Marvin Covar Amateur Fighter

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    thanks so much for the replies, guys! :D
     
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    Our pleasure , if you do the drills enough they will become second nature.
     
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    OpethDrums Banned Banned

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    if you have a pitbull you can practice takedowns and pins on your dog for quickness and footwork. you have to avoid being bitten in the nuts during all this.. which is similar in motion to sprawling. this is not a joke
     
  11. Ruick

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    yea you can do all of these somewhere, but its sorta hard at home w/o mats. With kneepads, shots are doable though in a large bedroom or something. I would just find a local gym with mats to practice offseason or in the weekends when you dont have practice.

    And the guy who mentioned training on your dog, LOL. i have a lab retriever, and me and my bro have like joke wrestling with him sometimes.
     
  12. I made my dog sub my kitty, does that count?
     
  13. Ruick

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    how does that help you, as an mma fighter
     
  14. GeeGee

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    I need some adjustments on my takedowns, everytime I try to do a shadow shoot I nearly fall down.
     
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    Running, and lifting are great for beginning wrestlers. As far as drilling...drill what you've been taught so far. I always taught Double legs, duck-unders, standups and switches to first year kids. It's hard to drill top position without a partner. A full length mirror is a good way to check your form. Start slow and make sure you get every aspect of the move down before you start adding speed. Growing up, I had a mat in my basement. I cannot tell you how much this helped my technique. If you can get a mat (not a whole one, just a section) I highly recommend it.

    Another thing I do year round is 100 pushups and 100 situps a day. If you can't do 100, start at 20. If you can do 20 pushups a day for a year, By the end of the year you will have done 7300 more pushups than your opponents. Good luck
     
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    I think what was meant by working at home was more in the line of conditioning. As always bacon has some good advice.
    I "think" the best thing you can do is just get yourself in awesome shape. Running using varying distance and speeds. For instance one night you can run for distance and the next day do sprints till you drop.

    You can find refurbished mats at online for a decent price, me and my brothers had one and it's still in good condition at one of my brothers house.
    I am sure if you get a hold of a mat that a team mate will be interested in wrestling a couple of times a week.

    good luck
     

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