I told two of my wrestlers to make sure they had their sneakers on for the morning workout because we were going to go for a walk. I just did not tell them they were each going to take a plate loaded tire sled with them. These two wrestlers did not back away from the thought of going through this workout at all. See they are training with me all summer to be successful this season; but their ultimate goal is to qualify to go to the NCAA national championships. This workout was brutal and I caught it on tape!
The entire workout lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes. I did want them to be physically spent but my main objective was to make them focus on the ultimate goal no matter what was asked of them. See wrestling is a tough sport but to compete at the Division I level in college is no joke and to get to the big show takes not only physical dedication but a lot of mental toughness and focus. As a strength coach you not only train athletes to become stronger and stay healthy; you train their minds to be focused and hope that you are making them into focused confident men ready to go head to head with anyone who steps onto the matt. I realize I am saying “focused” a lot but that is a term my athletes always hear me telling them as I try to drive it into their heads.
As you watch the video, you will see that there are so many things you can do with a tire sled. This is one of my most valuable training tools that I have and the total cost to build one is about $7.00. If you have any questions about this type of training or would like to leave a comment; hit the comments button and let your thoughts out.