Like mkral said, they have to be certified. If he is told to cut and wants the slot, he needs to do it.
I had a guy who trained with us who walked around 215 and had to wrestle 185. It’s just how it goes. Don’t like it, don’t wrestle. It’s really that simple. That’s wrestling.
I was in Junior High, weighing 80#'s and ran stairs in garbage bags to make 65#'s and was basically told not to eat so I starved myself for days. This is moronic. I was fucking 11 years old and this was 20 years ago.
At the HS and collegiate level, given the certs, it’s about as good as it gets. It will never be perfect.
At least here in MN, most coaches are not morons. They are actually pretty talented. People move from all over the fucking country to wrestle at Apple Valley High School. Look it up. We are surrounded by incredible coaching.
So, the first question is have you been certified to wrestle that weight? I would be surprised if you have this early in the season and if not, it’s not yet a target for you.
Additionally, compound movements are the key. Upper back strength in the horizontal plane is a big deal. We would usually have our wrestlers who trained with us for PL go to 2X week and they would do all three lifts (sq, bench and dl) the same day. Our goal was to maintain. Never to increase. If you can maintain strength under those circumstances you are doing real well. If you are not, (and this is the likely circumstance) the total training volume is too high and you need to reevaluate and back off. More is less right now.
BTW, we had 2 guys who trained with us who were rope climbing and rope running animals (overhead rope strand exercises for reps) and they just pulled and squatted 2X per week both on the same day. No additional upper body work.
The reality of things is it is real easy to underestimate the amount of work your body is getting at practice. Moving weight around and moving bodies around are 2 different things and involve different muscles. It’s like when all us meat heads would show up to move furniture in the summer (this was my college summer job). The vets would laugh at us as it took 2 weeks to get our ‘moving muscles’ going again (largely a conditioning issue).
Train for strength in the off season, train your sport in season. The best you can typically do is maintain the strength gains you made. In particular in a weight driven sport like wrestling[/quote]
Yeah, I thought everyone realized this this is still the offseason wrestling will not start until November 28th. I wanted to start dieting down early to make the slot efficiently and not have to cut water weight the day before a match. Last season cutting water weight left me drained and exhausted, I had lost too much strength that way. This year I planned on starting in September to cut down using a diet rather than the night before a match in theory saving myself as much strength as possible. This sound correct?