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John Gaglione's Wrestling Exercise of the Week # 5


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Zercher Good Morning

Movement Category: Hip Dominant

 Athletic Benefits: The DB zercher good morning an amazing exercise to help develop the posterior chain and lower back. It is extremely important to work the muscles of the posterior chain and lower back to help prevent injuries on the mat.  This is a great exercise to teach the “hip hinge” which is crucial for all types of deadlifts. Hip extension exercise are extremely important for sprawling, throwing and finishing  all of your takedown attempts

Check out the VIDEO below!

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Exercise Modification Body Weight Good Morning

If you are working with young athlete don’t be afraid to just do this exercise using your body weight. In order to make the exercise harder you can bring your arm overhead. It is critical that this exercise is done with a neutral spine as illustrated in the picture above. You should feel a good stretch in the hamstring with this move!

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. John’s 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.