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Fitness Components for Wrestling

In addition to the high level of skill required to compete in wrestling, to be successful you need, among other things, good strength, flexibility, ! However, which of these are more important? Below is a discussion about the fitness requirements for wrestling, which can help with developing training programs for this sport, and for interpreting fitness testing results and determining the relative strengths and weaknesses of a competitor.

You need to have god muscle strengh and muscle endurance

We have a poll about the component of fitness most important for success in wrestling. Out of the options of Body Size and Composition, Muscle Strength, Muscular Endurance, Power, Speed / Quickness, Agility, Flexibility, Balance and Coordination, and Cardiovascular Endurance, the factors which are considered most important by the readers of this site are muscular endurance and muscle strength, though many other factors were rated as important too. You can add your vote too, and see the latest results.

You Need to be Skilful and Motivated

In a similar poll, we have asked people to rate the 12 factors of success for sports. Visitors to this site have rated each of these factors for the sport of wrestling, and the most important according to them are: skill and reaction time, and motivation/self-confidence and coping under pressure. You can also add your ratings of Which Factors Make Successful Wrestlers, and see the latest results.

Most Important Factors for Success in Order of Importance (data from 2018)

4.6 Skill and Technique
4.5 Motivation & Self Confidence
4.4 Reaction Time
4.3 Coping with Pressure Situations
4.1 Strength & Power
4.1 Balance & Coordination
4.0 Analytic & Tactical Ability
3.8 Aerobic Endurance
3.8 Speed / Quickness
3.7 Flexibility
3.7 Agility
3.4 Body Size and Composition

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Are You an Expert?

I have found that asking all site visitors for their opinion, while it is interesting, does not always lead to accurate results. We want to know what the experts think. If you consider yourself an expert in wrestling, go here to add your opinion.

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