There are many benefits to those who participate in a youth wrestling program; it can help teach discipline, self-confidence and inner strength to overcome obstacles. To help get your body prepared for wrestling season, we have outlined some simple workouts you can do almost anywhere. These exercises are focused on improving your bodyweight strength and require no separate equipment or weights. Bodyweight strength is an important precursor to lifting weights. It’s especially important for wrestlers and other athletes in sports with weight classes.
The jump squat is an effective bodyweight exercise that can be used to improve the power of a young wrestler’s takedown.
Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart and then drop slowly into a squat position.
When you reach the bottom of the squat, explode upward, jumping as high as you can and then return to the original standing position.
Repeat this as often as desired.