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John Gaglione's Wrestling Exercise of the Week # 2

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DB  Goblet Squat

Movement Category: Bilateral Knee Dominant

Athletic Benefits:  The goblet squat is the best way to get athletes to squat properly. The goblet squat works the core much more than a traditional squat since the weight is in the front of the body. This position also allows the lifter to get in a much lower position than normal, which will build strength in a greater range of motion and help improve hip mobility.


Check out the VIDEO below!


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Exercise Modification Prayer Squat

The prayer squat can be used as a stretch to prepare an athlete for a more advanced squatting variation later in the routine. The prayer squat is also an excellent drill for younger athletes learning the squat since it is a completely unloaded variation. This will strengthen the athletes upper back and legs in an isometric fashion (not moving). This really teaches the athletes to force the knees out and learn proper squat form.

I hope you enjoyed this wrestling exercise of the week! If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at gaglionestrength@gmail.com or check out my website www.gaglionestrength.com

To take your wrestling to the next level and ensure this coming wrestling season is your best one ever go to GaglioneStrength.com and e-mail Coach Gaglione for more information on wrestling training.

 Coach John Gaglione is a Sport Performance Specialist out of Long Island New York. He is a certified "Underground" Strength coach who specializes in training combat athletes. Johnís work has been featured in Elite Fitness Systems, Testosterone Nation , One Result & local wrestling site Long Island Wrestling Association. If you would like to learn more about John you can reach him at www.gaglionestrength.com or e-mail him at gaglionestrength@gmail.com.