Here I am, blowing things up again.
Today, we blow up a common meme in wrestling, one that probably every wrestler has heard and been instructed to do, but that gets them broken beat and scarred (thanks Metallica) against the more skilled wrestlers.
Explode off the whistle.
Those of you who are wrestling or have wrestled, be honest: can any of you say you’ve never been told to explode from the bottom position?
Didn’t think so.
And yet, I learned from a young age just how effective that is(n’t) against a skilled top wrestler.
I’ll share this secret with you…
I train athletes to do the same and CRUSH the explode off the whistle wrestlers.
We just trained to stop it last week at ACE, in fact (and will undoubtedly review it this coming week as well).
This week, our focus: Stop the Explosions, and adapt our Attack System ways, and approach, from the bottom position instead.
You can join us here if you haven’t already.