Rustam Babaev is not only a successful athlete, but also a professional trainer who trained a large team. What is its solidity? Rustam shared some technical secrets with readers. ()
Rustam, does professional career hinder coaching?
- On the one hand, these activities take time and energy. But, on the other hand, I am constantly looking for more effective methods of developing physical qualities as well as avoiding all kinds of injuries. And it helps us all. Of course, I pay more attention to those guys who really try and want to achieve something more. I think every coach does that. And I think this is normal.
Can you explain why the majority of successful hookers who actually pull “in a deep hook” change their movement to a more pulling one over time?
– A fight in a deep joint over time leads to serious injuries. And it concerns everyone. But as practice shows, everyone who can win this way believes that he is not everyone. And if the joint in his hand is unrealistically strong, he can even reach the level of a world champion. But at some stage the injury will happen. I only start from my long-term observations as an athlete and coach. And since it becomes impossible to fight for injury, the athlete involuntarily begins to work with auxiliary muscles in the direction in which it is more efficient and comfortable. Naturally, this pulling movement arises. This leads to an improvement in technique. Therefore, from the very start, the beginner needs to put in the right fighting technique.
What exercises do you consider obligatory in your training?
- I certainly consider free weights for my biceps and wrist in my training.
Is it possible to train explosive power and start?
- Of course, explosive power can be trained, but personally I have it by nature.