Coach Lang's Notes from UVU Wrestling Camp - Session VII
Wednesday June 8, 2016 1 p.m. - Session VII - Clinician Luke Lofthouse (3x Utah Wrestling State Champion at Mountain Crest. Spent 3 years as the strength and conditioning coach at the University of Iowa and was also an All American for the Hawkeyes in 2011).
Warm up & Dynamic Stretching
-Stance & Motion- Build up in several sets to max effort with coach shouting instructions.
-Just Movin' (Shadow Wrestling from Bottom)
-Fast-intense-knee slides-hip heists-changeovers-switches-crawl-*keep hips under you-repeat-repeat-mix it up-NEVER STOP MOVING!
-#1 Advice for Bottom...
-Hips under chin
-If Hands touch mat, only for fraction of a second, then KEEP MOVING!
-Create space - Move!
Inside or Outside Leg Standup
-For an Inside Leg Standup... first motion is to place outside knee to replace inside hand, then step up with inside leg to a good Power Position with back pressure.
-"Iron Man" position... elbows in, hands down and out with palms facing down (Like when "Iron Man" was first learning to fly), stay solid and in control.
*From that position... be ready to constantly MOVE! When ready... stay in same position, come up to feet by stepping back into opponent, stay in attack stance postion, keep feet moving and angle to the corner for escape and transition into takedown attack.
-Either off the whistle or when opponent returns you to the mat from "Iron Man" position... Reverse Smash & continue changing over to knee slide and step up to "Iron Man" position with your outside leg.
*Key to this... Elbow off and pivot up (not a step up)-post far hand on mat, drive hips back and step feet back as you change-over. Bottom hip/knee slide in and up and other foot steps up to "Iron Man".
*If you were at the camp, these notes will make sense. If you were not at the camp, the video at the top of this post will make it more clear. Enjoy!
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