Just finished my first wrestling practice... HELP!!!

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    Jan 11, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    So I have been interested in wrestling since high school. Since I wasn't exactly welcome on the wrestling team back then (it was made very clear to me) I figured I would get into it now. First practice was mostly conditioning and it kicked my ass. Also, there are some basics that I am not aware of. Any tips on getting me caught up?
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    Jan 11, 2011 7:50 PM GMT
    Glenn1388 saidSo I have been interested in wrestling since high school. Since I wasn't exactly welcome on the wrestling team back then (it was made very clear to me) I figured I would get into it now. First practice was mostly conditioning and it kicked my ass. Also, there are some basics that I am not aware of. Any tips on getting me caught up?


    It's all cardio. Wrestle with your buddies. Stamina. Stamina. Stamina. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 11, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    Welcome to the brotherhood! Sorry, no tips. Just need to bust your ass like everyone else! The harder you work in practice, the tougher you'll be in matches. Wrestling is 90% toughness, 10% skill.
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    Jan 11, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
    Forgot to add good luck, stay strong, and have fun. :-)
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    Jan 11, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    I've only play-wrestled, but I liked it a lot. I tried some locks with a London-guy who was a proper wrestler. It felt very erotic but my tendons couldn't take it.

    I'm tracking this thread, because I'm very interested in the difference between conditioning and working out. The London-guy was very lightweight and didn't have abs. I left London and didn't get chance to practice with him.
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    Jan 11, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    I'd suggest getting on YouTube.. and look for wrestling holds, escapes, basics, etc

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    Jan 12, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    Conditioning is very much the key, so the more you practice, the more conditioned you get...just keep at it
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    Jan 13, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    Wrestle every chance you get...will build endurance, strength and skill. Good luck
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:30 PM GMT
    Wrestling is an extreme sport that requires a very high level of pain threshhold. It also requires practice, practice, and more practice in order to develop stamina/endurance, technique, speed, etc. During my freestyle wrestling days in college, my life revolved around wrestling and nothing else. If you're serious about wrestling as a sport and not as a sexual fantasy/sex kink, find a good mentor and learn from him. By the way, the learning process cannot be rushed (there's no such thing as "getting caught up" in this sport. Good luck.
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    Mar 26, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    Wrestle every opportunity you can. You can ride bike, do cardio like skipping rope and all the aerobics you want, but the conditioning in wrestling is totally different with someone pushing on you and trying to take you down or turn you.

    Do all the on the mat work you can.

    You should be able to find freestyle and Greco matches in your local area now.