Sunday, May 31, 2009

3 Supplements Wrestlers Should Consider If Cutting Weight!

Before I begin with today's tip on supplements for wrestlers
who cut weight, I'd like to say that if it were up to me nobody would cut weight...

...then we would see a whole, new-level of peak performance wrestling!

But since it's not up to me, I want to help you do it  correctly if you so choose...

Here goes...


Supplements for Wrestlers


Maybe one of the biggest reasons wrestlers fail to 
perform at their best is because they don't ever recover from wrestling and training.

Most wrestlers that I know get over-trained half-way through the season.

You simply cannot go to school all day, wrestle at practice, wrestle at club, wrestle 
at tournaments, dual meets, workout, do homework, family commitments, cut weight, etc. without 
burning out...

There has to be a balance.

The previous sections in this ecourse have addressed some things that will help...

Sometimes, you have to look at your nutrition in order to prevent burn-out and over-training.

Since many wrestlers cut weight, it's even harder to get the nutrition your body needs to wrestle at 
its best.

This is where supplementation can be a good thing.

*** Always get your doctor's advise before 
taking any supplements***

There are a lot of bogus supplements and companies out there.

I've made myself a guinea pig over the years in order to find out what supplements will give wrestlers 
an advantage...

Here are the supplements that I find most helpful in preventing overtraining and burnout in wrestlers:

The Post-Workout Recovery Drink 

What you consume immediately following a grueling practice or workout is the most important thing 
you can do to recover, and continue wrestling well.

Post-workout recovery drinks should be consumed immediately following practice or working out.

If you are on a tight budget, I'd recommend that you drink 16 oz. of chocolate milk within 20 minutes 
of practice or a workout.

Chocolate milk contains protein and simple sugars in the correct amounts to aid in recovery.

You can even make your own drink by mixing: 

o Apple or grape juice (60-80 grams of sugar) 
o 1 scoop whey protein (about 22 grams)

This is a step up from chocolate milk...



L-glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the 
body. It is the key to preventing muscle breakdown 
when your body is working too hard.

L-glutamine can help you keep muscle on your body 
when you are cutting weight.

It spares the muscle when you aren't eating enough 
calories and allows the body to use fat for energy 

It is found in many whey protein powders, so you 
might not need to look further than your protein 


Branched Chain Amino Acids 

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) are Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine.

These amino acids also help the body spare muscle in times of stress and low calories.

They can be very helpful in allowing a wrestler to make it through the demands of the season, and 
still stay strong.


Monday, May 25, 2009

How To Get a Wrestling Scholarship!

You may or may not be looking for a college wrestling
scholarship... I don't know.

But even if you're not, you might know someone who is.

Today I'm going to deviate a little bit and give you 3 
incredible tips you can use when looking for a wrestling
scholarship to college...

How do I know?

Because I had the opportunity to interview one of the 
nation's most knowledgeable guys on the subject of getting
scholarships... and I picked his brain for an hour, getting
a ton of great tips and strategies to wrestle at the college
of your dreams!

Here goes:

Tip #1 -  Don't Send a Highlight Video

A lot of guys who want to wrestle in college send highlight
videos of themselves to every school they are interested in.

These videos showcase their best wins, pins, takedowns,
escapes, reversals etc...

But there's a problem...  They never show you lose, or how
you take a loss, or what you do when you're struggling.

Coaches know that 'most' guys, no matter how good they are, 
will lose matches here and there... even the guys looking
for scholarships.

Guess what?  Coaches want to see that!  They want to get 
to know you... not some highlight film that everyone sends.


Tip #2 -   The ONLY Word That MUST Be On Your Video

There's a word that will help you get your wrestling
videos looked at by college coaches...

This word makes the difference between you getting a shot
at getting looked at and your video getting put in some dusty
closet, or worse... the garbage can!

That word is 'unedited'!

It's really refreshing for a coach to see that you didn't
use some Hollywood production company to show who you want
them to see... not the real you.

When you put the word 'unedited' on the envelope you instill
a sense of comfort, and curiosity to the addressee.

It's simply human nature... It's one of those 'buzz' words
that people are interested in. 

Let's face it, trying to get a wrestling scholarship is a
business for schools and a job for you... do it right!


Tip #3 -    Always Use a Big Envelope

If you want to make sure you get your video and letters
opened, you have to stand out.

If you send a letter in a business envelope, typed nicely,
with intentions of impressing the coaches with your
professionalism, you're screwed!

You're more likely to get coaches to open your mail if
you send it in a bigger manilla envelope.

This always gets people more curious...

Oh yeah, people love bulky things too... So if you aren't
sending your dvd or video, try attaching your school's 
wrestling pin on the top of the letter.  This will make your
envelope more bulky... and much more likely to be opened!!

I just wanted to pass these tips to you... stay tuned for 
mental conditioning tips next week!

Steve Preston

PS.  If you would like a step-by-step blue-print on exactly
how to get a wrestling scholarship, check out my detailed interview with one of the nations leading scholarship specialists.  This interview will teach you everything you need to get a wrestling scholarship.... and can only be found on the
Wrestling Performance website.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

How To Get Stronger, Faster and Better Conditioned For Wrestling With 1 Kettlebell!

Here is a cool exercise combination if you want something different to try. It can be done with any age wrestler...

I like it because when you use 1 Kettlebell at a time you force your body to involve the Internal Obliques... and that means more speed and power on the mat!

Let me know if you have any questions...

Oh yeah, I almost forgot... I just released the Advanced 6 Minute Conditioning Program yesterday. If you want a program that can get wrestlers into total condition with little to no equipment, and in only 6 minutes a day, check it out :)

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I am a 20 + years Sports Performance Specialist. I work exclusively with wrestlers to help them gain strength, speed, flexibility and endurance to win more matches. I also coach wrestlers on how to cut weight without losing strength. My website is a members-only site where you can get hundreds of my articles, tips, strategies, workouts, interviews etc. to help you gain the edge. I also provide personal coaching in our members forum :) I'm a dog lover... My Schnauzer named Gracie is our baby. My wife is Michelle, the greatest person in my life.