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Old 10-06-2010, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Questions about Wrestling

First off, am I fit to be sucessfull in wrestling? I'm un the 7th grade 5'3 inches, 102.6 pounds. I have had no experience at all, but I do conditioning and some strength training. Other guys on the team are same height and build but weigh about 15-20 pounds more. Finally, I only know three basics and aiming to get good at them before practice begins. These are the Single Leg, Double Leg, and Ankle Pick takedowns.

Second, if anyone has some suggestions, tips, and moves I should practice or drills. Please tell me! Also, you see great wrestlers like Brock Lesnar, GSP, and Sean Sherk and you hear they started wrestling at the age of 5 or something. I plan to do wrestling up until graduating and college.

So to the sum it up, it's my first year, would I be worth something as a wrestler, or will it take a while?

I would like to know this because I want to make expectations heading into this season.

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Old 10-07-2010, 01:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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embrace the grind, nothing else matters.

meaning, dont worry about these things when you are just starting out, it all depends. Wrestling is all about being able to grind out super long training and seasons. Be prepared to put in the work and you will improve no matter what your level is right now.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't worry about your experience level. Everybody starts out as a newbie at some point. Expect that you might get owned for awhile. Thats part of learning. You're not the first or last thats been there. If you work hard, show up consistently, and don't quit, you will get good regardless of where you were when you started.

This stuff is a blast but it is not easy and does require hard work. Good luck.
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You dont need to be particularly athletic to excel in wrestling. all you have to do is work as hard as you can. mental strength is key, if you beat yourself before you try, you will always do that much work. never quit! and as you wrestle you will trim pounds of fat and gain muscle. Work on your shots and picks, and try drilling them when you wrestle live at practice. the Cross ankle pick is one of my go to takedowns. just stay tough and disciplined and you will do great.
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First off, am I fit to be sucessfull in wrestling? I'm un the 7th grade 5'3 inches, 102.6 pounds. I have had no experience at all, but I do conditioning and some strength training. Other guys on the team are same height and build but weigh about 15-20 pounds more. Finally, I only know three basics and aiming to get good at them before practice begins. These are the Single Leg, Double Leg, and Ankle Pick takedowns.

Second, if anyone has some suggestions, tips, and moves I should practice or drills. Please tell me! Also, you see great wrestlers like Brock Lesnar, GSP, and Sean Sherk and you hear they started wrestling at the age of 5 or something. I plan to do wrestling up until graduating and college.

So to the sum it up, it's my first year, would I be worth something as a wrestler, or will it take a while?

I would like to know this because I want to make expectations heading into this season.
You're in the seventh grade. Of course you can be worth something as a wrestler.

I'll tell you what I'd tell any kid not yet in high school: if you want to get good at a sport (whether its wrestling or judo or jiu-jitsu or boxing or whatever) start learning the basics, start getting in shape and learn some of the history associated with the sport.

If you have a background in wrestling by the time you get to high school, you'll be able to gauge your potential long-term options as a wrestler, but for now just find somewhere you can learn the basics of wrestling and decide on some basic workouts that you want to try.

The future is unpredictable, and you haven't even started yet, so nobody knows what your potential is. If you want to give it a shot, go out on the mat and start working. Don't get discouraged. Just work hard and learn. That's the only worthwhile advice that can be given at this point.
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hey dont worry about just starting out, you said your in the 7th grade. This is a great year to start. Because of your size you will tend to take alot of shots, use your speed and train hard just like in MMA. Go in open minded and dont try and choke people out. Message me with any questions, If you want some good footage go to www.flowwrestling.com
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Yeah you hear some people they started at the age of 5 or something but there are more people who just started while in high school and they became big names as well so no need to worry.
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