How to Gain Weight for Wrestling

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Wrestlers need to be within a certain weight range for fighting, and you may need to gain weight to do it. Gain the right kind of weight with help from a personal trainer in this free video.

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Hi, this is Jason Morgan with Muscleworx Fitness in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Today, I am going to show you the proper way to gain weight for wrestling. If you are looking to gain weight for wrestling, you want to make sure that you are gaining quality weight. That's going to involve a quality nutritional plan. You may check with your coach. You may be fortunate enough to be with a team that has a nutritionist or strength coach in play that can help you develop a program that's going to put on quality muscle mass not just weight. Anybody can gain weight by just eating a ton of junk food, taking it over your daily core expenditure, you are going to gain weight. But that's not what you are after. We want good functional weight that's going to allow us to be as strong as possible, as fast as possible, and as limber as possible. So, we don't want to put any toxins in the body. A good nutritional program for that is going to involve good lean proteins, using lean cuts of meat, poultry, and fish. Fibrous carbohydrates being your fruits and vegetables, and starchy carbohydrates. Now, you probably going to load up a little bit more on your starches to help hold some of that excess weight. Just keep it good clean sources such as oatmeal, whole grains, sweet potatoes, things of that nature so that you are going to maintain as little body fat as possible. Structure that nutrition plan in to your existing workouts for your wrestling. You may have to cut back on your running some and the cardiovascular aspect to help hold on to some of those calories. But you put those tips and ideas into place and you'll gain the weight you are looking for for your wrestling match.

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