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Using Bands to Create Technique-Specific Resistance Training for Developing Explosive Power in Wrestlers

Kozub, Francis M. PhD; Voorhis, Thomas

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 5 - p 92–95
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318262a836
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SUMMARY: RESISTANCE BANDS ARE USED TO IMPROVE EXPLOSIVE POWER IN STRENGTH TRAINING ATHLETES. FURTHER, THESE BANDS ARE ADAPTABLE ENOUGH TO PROVIDE RESISTANCE DURING DRILLS FOR SPORT-SPECIFIC TRAINING IN WRESTLING. THIS ARTICLE INTRODUCES THE USE OF RESISTANCE BANDS TO IMPROVE EXPLOSIVE POWER DURING THE INITIAL PHASE OF THE TAKEDOWN AND ESCAPES FROM THE BOTTOM POSITION IN FOLKSTYLE WRESTLING. COACHES FROM OTHER STYLES OF WRESTLING CAN BENEFIT BY USING RESISTANCE BANDS AND THE IDEAS FOUND IN THIS ARTICLE TO DESIGN DRILLS TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF OTHER GRAPPLING SPORTS.

Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education, The College at Brockport, State University of New York, Brockport, New York

Francis M. Kozub is a USA Wrestling Bronze–certified coach and an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education at The College at Brockport State University of New York.

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Tomas Voorhis is an undergraduate student athlete who has wrestled for 4 years for The College at Brockport.

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