Wrestling is not the same everywhere the sport takes place. If you want to be a good wrestler, you have to know the rules for the type of wrestling you want to do, and decide exactly what defines a ‘good’ wrestler for you. This article will provide some general steps on how to become a good wrestler. Get started at step number one below.
1 Conditioning is the key. If you don’t have a seasoned veteran conditioning coach, they probably don’t know what is actually good for you, or overdo the conditioning to the point that you actually lose muscle, or they don’t condition you enough.
2 Know all of the basics, learn the fundamentals before you move on to the the elite wrestler moves. Many wrestlers have had to pretty much restart all of their knowledge because they tried to learn the sweet moves. Don’t just learn the fundamentals, perform them to the point where they become instinctive in match situations.
3 Learn the counters to your moves so you can hopefully get out of that position and into a less dangerous situation.
4 A stand-up is the best escape move you can perform. It’s good to be able to do a sound stand-up.
5 Review all the moves that you know in you head, and get to practice a little early and work on them with your practice partner.
6 Never starve yourself. Many wrestlers will go days without eating and end up too weak to participate at practice. After they’ve gained weight, they simply go out and binge. They will repeat this cycle endlessly. Simply eat smart and avoid foods high in fat.
7 Ask for help. If you’re not sure about a move, ask for help. Don’t let pride get in the way—you’ll be happy you asked when it comes time for a match.
8 Practice makes perfect. If you practice doing something you get really good at doing it. If you are drilling things in practice you will do those moves in a real match, always try to perform your moves how they should be done in a match.
9 Have heart and the urge to win. Believe in yourself and your technique. Go out enthusiastic and leave it all on the line.
10 Always be one step in front of your opponents. Always learn new moves so that your opponent will have a hard time countering it.