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Wrestling for Dummies


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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Wrestling 101: Understanding the Ins and Outs of the Sport 7

Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with Wrestling Before You Sign Up for the Sport 9

Chapter 2: Identifying What Wrestling Is 21

Chapter 3: Being Equipped to Wrestle 33

Part II: Creating a Solid Wrestling Foundation before Your First Match 43

Chapter 4: Knowing What Happens during a Wrestling Match 45

Chapter 5: Staying Healthy, Safe, and in Shape 67

Chapter 6: The Mental Aspect: Wrestling in the Right Mindset 93

Chapter 7: Grappling with the Fundamentals and Basic Movements 109

Part III: Hitting the Mat and Using Your Moves 135

Chapter 8: On Your Mark, Get Set: Starting Positions 137

Chapter 9: Breaking Down Breakdowns and Escapes 147

Chapter 10: Reversing Your Fortune: Reversals 167

Chapter 11: Taking Down Your Opponent: Attacks and Counterattacks 187

Chapter 12: Putting It All Together: Pinning Combinations 221

Part IV: The Adults behind You: Coaches and Parents 241

Chapter 13: Coaching 101: Being the Best Coach You Can Be 243

Chapter 14: Running a Productive Practice with Key Drills 265

Chapter 15: Knowing How to Be a Supportive Parent 307

Part V: The Part of Tens 323

Chapter 16: Ten Tips For Wrestling Success 325

Chapter 17: Ten (Plus One) Wrestling Camps You Should Consider Attending 333

Index 343

About the Author

Henry Cejudo won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In so doing, he became the youngest American -- at the age of 20 -- to ever win a gold medal in wrestling.

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