Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wrestling is a great sport because anybody can do it. In this sport, you wrestle people that are the same weight as you; size is not an issue as it may be in a sport like football or basketball.  The sport of wrestling also helps young people develop important qualities such as self esteem, sportsmanship, work ethic and leadership skills. Wrestling is the world’s oldest sport and teaches control, not violence.  Wrestling develops agility, balance, reflexes and strength in every major muscle group and can dramatically improve one's ability to perform in other sports.


Uncovering the Hidden Benefits of Wrestling 

No one on the planet does anything because they want to work hard.  People work hard to get the things that they really want.  If what the athlete desires is worth more than the effort they need to put in, then they'll jump through hoops to get it.  Let’s look at some of the hidden benefits of wrestling and see which ones you can identify with.

You'll never be in Better Shape in Your Life - A fully conditioned wrestler is the most anaerobically fit athlete of any sport.  With cat-like precision and explosive power, a wrestler executes a burst of energy every 6 to 10 seconds during a match.  Wrestlers look healthy, fit and muscular because of the way they train. You don't necessarily need separate workouts for cardio, strength, endurance and agility because you get all of that in a single wrestling practice. Wrestling training is training from the top down. Just one workout with multiple benefits.

Burn off more fat, in less time, and keep it off - It takes ten hours of aerobic activity to burn a pound of fat.  Not a very efficient way to lose weight.  But short, intense workouts and training in sports like wrestling and weightlifting will make you burn more calories in less time.  In addition, intense training increases your metabolism and calorie burn long after your workout is done. 

The Best Kept Secret in College Admissions - College admissions officers make their decisions based on how well you satisfy these two questions.  Can you do the work? and are you capable of the dedication needed to graduate?  That's what they must decide based on all the data in your application. The World's oldest sport is also an "individual" snapshot of your discipline and willingness to dedicate yourself to something over an extended period of time. The best part of wrestling's mystique for college admissions is that you don't have to be great; you just have to have wrestled.

The Best Non-Violent Self-Defense Training You'll Ever Get - You want to embarrass the next person that tries to bully you around, even if they're bigger and stronger than you? Then hit them with a blast double leg takedown and a power half, instead of getting into a boxing match.  You'll never worry about having to defend yourself again. The confidence of possessing self-defense skills is priceless.

Puts Mental Toughness & a Fearless, Confident Attitude in Your Life - Fear, confidence and attitude are all learned behaviors. If they weren't, then everybody would have the same personality.  You will discover that much of what you'll get out of the wrestling room, you can use in the boardroom, the classroom and the living room.  The type of skills that you'll need to bounce back from life's true tests: fear, failure and disappointment. Wrestling can help re-program your mind for these valuable tools by teaching you how to work through physical and mental pain and exhaustion, how to set goals and reach them and how to make failure your learning curve for success.