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The Great Gama was nick named the "Lion of the Punjab." To date he is recognized as the only wrestler to ever remain undefeated in history. Having fought more than 5,000 fights over a 50 year period.
How did he make this possible? His incredible strength!
The Great Gama's Secret Revealed
What made him so strong and powerful was a combination of exercises and the use of Isometrics. In reality the Great Gamma attributed his incredible strength on Isometrics.
In one story he told about how he attached a rope around a huge tree and would practice throwing it in Isometric fashion. This is similar to isometric exercises performed in Judo to strengthen the Judoka's throwing strength.
Throughout history many Old time strongman have used this powerful training protocol. There are example after example of the strength building benefits of isometrics.
Isometrics And Wrestling
Isometrics is not new to the wrestling world. Farmer Burns the legendary wrestler would practice his scissors grip by placing a sack of grain between his legs and would squeeze it until it burst.
While Isometric exercise can be performed without any equipment. recent research has shown that the use of free weights or specifically designed Isometric exercise devices can increase the effectiveness of the isometrics by allowing different training protocols to be used. Also they allow for a larger variety of exercises to be performed.
Some, like the older Bullworker and the more recent Bully Xtreme have been very beneficial in increasing muscle size and strength. These isometric exercises are low in cost and allow you to measure your actual strength gains... something that can not be done with free hand isometrics.