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As an athlete, especially a wrestler, making sure you have proper nutrition is key. With the strict weight cutting that is sometimes required in wrestling sometimes balancing diet and healthy nutritional intake can be very demanding. A critical vitamin that some athletes may find themselves deficient in is vitamin b12. You can take b12 orally or even take b12 shots in order to keep the vitamin in your system. Why are we talking about b12?
- B12 is water soluble so whatever is unused is passed through urine
- B12 cannot be manufactured in the body
- B12 is critical for red blood cell formation
- B12 is a powerful anti-oxidant
- B12 helps with neurological function
- B12 improves metabolism
- B12 provides energy
- B12 helps control mood swings
Hopefully all of this just caught your attention! As mentioned B12 is vital and long term deficiency of the b12 has been linked to heart disease and stroke.
So who is at risk for a b12 deficiency?
Vegans and vegetarians- this group eats little to no meat and b12 is found primarily in proteins
Calorie restricted athletes- Athletes use most of the calories they consume and with a sport as intense as wrestling combined with the calorie restriction it can cause a problem
People with a gene mutation- there is a transport protein in the body that allows b12 to be absorbed by the cells, if the protein is defective it will not allow b12 to be absorbed
With two of the issues above b12 deficiencies can be managed with diet or supplementation. What are some of the foods that have b12?
As you can see all of these sources are meat products and while certain veggies and beans also contain b12 it will not have the concentration of the vitamin that will keep you levels optimized.
As a wrestler it is understood that at certain times during the season you may be forced to keep your weight down due to weight issues, however it is important to avoid sacrificing proper nutrition in order to do so. Keep your meals frequent, small and balanced and if you feel that you may be low in vitamin b12 be sure to obtain a supplement to fill your needs.
Jared Frayer Wrestling
In honor of Jared Frayer making the US Olympic Wrestling team here is a nice video of him wrestling a Russian Opponent. Frayer recently defeated Brent Metcalf to claim his 1st Olympic berth.
MMA Training online
If you have thought about MMA training but do not want to pay $100 or more per month, don’t have a gym close by or simply want to supplement your current training do I have a site for you!
Damage Control MMA is home to many amateur and pro fighters and they now have a program that allows you to work techniques from the comfort of your home or you can even view the videos from your mobile device. This is perfect for wrestlers who have a good sense of wrestling moves or those looking to get into MMA or grappling for fitness, self defense or even competition.
The program consists of hundreds of technique videos shot in incredible quality with angles that show how the move is being performed. The instruction is narrated in great detail so you are sure you get the finer points so that you can execute the maneuver with precision and maximum effectiveness.
If you have ever dreamed of getting involved in MMA training this is a very good way to get your feet wet without being saddled by contracts, large classes, long commute times and expensive monthly charges. best of all you can access this at your leisure, no worries about missing a class or trying to arrange your schedule to make a class time that is difficult for you to attend.
Afraid of risk? This offer comes with a 60 day Money back Guarantee also!
You can have access to hundreds of techniques from world class coaches at a fraction of the cost of going to a school. Even if you are currently enrolled in an MMA club you can surprise your coaches and classmates by unveiling techniques during sparring that have not even been shown yet!
- Great Self Defense Training
- Fantastic for Fitness
- Faster in Class belt promotion
- Improved skills
- Detailed techniques
These are all advantages of starting a program like this. No more plodding along wondering why you are not understanding a technique. Did your coach just cover a move that you did not quite get in class? Then sign in, pull up a video and catch what you missed. Your training partners and instructors will be amazed when they see you executing moves like a seasoned pro!
Looking to add some hand to hand self defense to your arsenal? MMA has proven to be the best form of unarmed combat, be adept on your feet and a monster on the ground.
Here is an example of what you can expect to learn with this course:
Get your Wrestling Gear at East Bay
Only at EAST BAY! Get your wrestling gear for your off season work, practice or in season training. East Bay carries a HUGE selection of sporting goods of all types even for wrestling!
You can find wrestling shoes, wrestling T shirts, singlets and other gear at steep discounts for both wrestling and off season workouts. Do you need running shoes? East Bay has them!
How about board shorts for grappling? You guessed it, they carry those too!
Looking for a cool rash guard to train or compete it? East Bay is your store.
East Bay has a large selection, fast shipping and fantastic prices. If you are a wrestling fan or athlete or simply just involved in any sport then I highly recommend this store.
Take a peek today to fill your wrestling gear needs!
Sweet wrestling T-shirt depicting Shute from Vision Quest. If you want a wrestling T shirt, this is it!
P90X 2 is Released
The next installment of the hit workout from home series P90X has finally hit the shelves! The P90X system is based on non stop results in short but intense amount time using the muscle confusion method. This training methodology has helped millions of people get in the best shape of their lives….Now it is time to take it to the next level! If you are thinking about P90X for wrestling you are making a good decision.
The program is designed to build strength, agility and balance. It helps you get the stamina you need to get to the next level in your chosen sport. You can use it as the main focus of your training or it can be used to supplement and existing sports program. Either way you are guaranteed to be in better condition after you take part in this program. If you want to experience mind blowing results follow the link below to read more!!
Best Wrestling Moves?
When a new wrestler starts participating in what I believe to be the greatest sport in the world one of the things they like to ask is which are the BEST WRESTLING MOVES? That in and of itself is really a trick question, there is no such thing as a best wrestling move or wrestling technique. The answer lies with what is the best wrestling move for you and what is a good wrestling move for the situation you are addressing.
If your go to technique is a Double Leg Takedown, then would it not be for you that is the BEST wrestling move if you are on your feet and you need to score a take down with 30 seconds left in the match? Certainly you wouldn’t think to go to another move you were not comfortable with would you? There are hundreds if not thousands of different techniques in wrestling and for the most part any wrestler will master just a few but hopefully they get decent at a few more.
The more options you have available the better the odds are that you will be able to take advantage of scoring opportunities when you are in a real wrestling match.
While I cannot tell you what the best wrestling moves are here is a list of wrestling techniques I often see taught to beginners, they are broken down by position for ease of browsing.
Wrestling Moves Standing Offense
- Single Leg Takedown
- Double Leg Takedonw
- Head Throw
- Ankle Pick
- Duck Under
- High Crotch
Wrestling Moves Standing Defense
- Sprawl and Crossface
- Front Headlock
Wrestling Moves Top Position (Referees)
- Half Nelson
- Spiral Ride
- Arm Bar
Wrestling Moves Bottom Position (Referees)
- Stand up
- Sit out
Obviously this is not an all inclusive list of all possible wrestling moves or wrestling holds but this is a good foundation from where to start. Also keep in mind these are actual moves, they in no way reflect the basics of wrestling such as position, stance and set ups for the moves in question. If you want to see more, then read our Basics of Wrestling series to get an idea of all the basic wrestling skills you need to work on in order to be an effective wrestler.
In summary when it comes to finding out what the best wrestling moves are, the answer is within you. This sounds very cliche however it is true. Several moves you will find suitable to your personality, build and expertise, these are the ones that will be best for YOU! It is always a good idea to expand your arsenal but that only comes with practice, so get out there and get busy!
Learn New Wrestling Moves- Offseason Prep
So your High School Wrestling season is over, what to do now? If you are a senior the answer is simple, get ready for College and Give back to the wrestling community! Remember, it took dozens if not hundreds of people to get you where you are today in High School wrestling. If you are an underclassman then you need to prepare for Off season wrestling, this is what separates the bad from the good. The amount of work you put in with conditioning and picking up new wrestling moves will show when you step on the mat the 1st day of practice next year!
Wrestling Tough Book
Wrestling tough is a mindset as well as physical. If you are getting ready for tournaments, I highly recommended you take a look at this book. Wrestling is a demanding sport and whether you know how to wrestle or are learning this book can help you gain an edge.
Prepare yourself for the big matches today with great wrestling books!