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Training Technique of the Week: Clinch Rotations
By Scott Goodpaster
Clinch Rotations are one of Cincinnati Functional Fitness’ favorite wrestling specific exercises. This exercise is a great core developer and works on rotational strength which is by far the most important movement in wrestling.
Bands load rotation better than any piece of equipment. Clinch Rotations will allow your wrestler to generate force from the standing position and help with inside trips, throws and hip tosses.
• Make sure inside arm goes up during rotation.
• Make sure wrestler uses core, hips and the ground to generate rotational power.
• Perform 20 explosive repetitions to each side.
(Scott Goodpaster, CSCS, is the Director of Cincinnati Functional Fitness, an MMA Certified Strength & Conditioning coach and nationally recognized in the field of strength & conditioning for wrestlers.)