What are the other wrestler's on this site doing for their off-season lifting? I just wanted to make a thread so we can share training ideas/info. I just finished a Westside routine the sumo deadlift as the ME exercise for the lower body and the vertical pull for the upper body.
It may not have been a good idea to use the weighted chin-up as the ME right after the wrestling season because I put on weight (160 to 180/185ish) after I can eat like myself. I did improve my max suno deadlift 3 RM by 30 lbs and slightly improved my vertical pull despite a huge weight gain.
For my next mesodcycle, I am going to use Westside for Skinny Bastards 2. I love Westside but my last mesocycle was too neurally taxing and I burned out in 3.5 weeks, but made some nice gains in size and strength. WS4SB2 is more metabolically taxing so hopefully that will workout better. In addition, I'm going to put a sandbag day with sandbag loading, dragging, and clean and presses on the Strongman day. My upper body ME wil be a bottom position bench press and lower body a rack pull.
How are the rest of the wreslters training?