wrestling

Sprinting for wrestling

Sprinting for wrestling

Sprinting for sports performance is a common theme. Many different athletes use sprinting to increase anaerobic capacity, aerobic capacity and develop leg power. While the use of sprinting in a field sport like rugby is understood and the transfer of skill and energy system is direct; do similar transfers make sprinting for non-field/non-running sports valuable?(…)

Greco-roman wrestlers and lactate threshold

Greco-roman wrestlers and lactate threshold

Greco-roman wrestling is arguably among the most intense sports at the Olympics. Nilsson et al 2002 published a study comparing work-time, blood lactate levels and perceived exertion of greco-roman wrestlers from the 1998 world championships. The average match lasted 427secs (just over 7 minutes) with mean periods of work and rest over the course of(…)