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Staying Fit With Wrestling: The complete code of fitness!

Staying in shape is often difficult. Health and fitness aficionados go to great lengths to carve time out of their busy schedules to hit the gym, the treadmill or the jogging track in order to stay fit. However, there’s a better way to stay fit: Take up a sport like wrestling.

Read on to find out how you can stay fit with wrestling.

WRESTLING – A COMPLETE FITNESS CODE

Fitness is not about striving hard to achieve a single element – like weight loss – of a healthy lifestyle. Staying fit is a multi-dimensional accomplishment, and wrestling provides you the opportunity to achieve every dimension of fitness:

  • Strength: Wrestling requires strength. As you train, whether it is for a real event or just as a fitness activity, you’ll exert your muscles against resistance. And that’s what builds strength. Wrestlers use various forms of strength building exercises, including shoulder presses, bench presses, pull-ups and push-ups to build strength.

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Shape matters: How To Eat Healthy For Your Body Type

Often, we see our bodies (or those of others), and the first comments that come to our minds are likely about our looks. But the shapes of our bodies determine far more than how we appear (to ourselves or others who see us). Our bodies can actually shape the course of our health!

Read on to find out what your body type is, and how you can eat healthy for your particular body type.

THE SHAPE OF YOUR HEALTH

Generally speaking, there are three types of body shapes:

  • Ectomorph (also called the Chili Pepper shape): These individuals have petite bone structure and thin limbs.
  • Endomorph (also known as the Pear shape): These individuals are characterized by large bone structures, and tend to have fat mass and lean mass characteristics.
  • Mesomorph (popularly called the Apple shape): People with this body shape possess athletics bodies and have medium bone structure. They gain muscle and have lower body fat.

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7 Reasons Why Wrestling Is The Best Sport: Don’t let the “wrestling clowns” distract you!

We’ve all seen the jostling and jumping and slamming of bodies in the ring on TV, by both men and women wrestlers of the World Wrestling Foundation (WWF). Some will appear on TV in bright colored costumes. Others will dawn on prohibited gear. And many others become famous for using tactics that could easily ban most other wrestlers for life.

Relax! That’s just TV, and it’s great for a laugh. “Real” wrestling however is still the best sport you might ever encounter. And here’s why:

  • ATHELETICS 101: Unlike what TV viewers might think, wrestling is not just about picking up a body and slamming it on the mat. The sport develops the participants’ entire repertoire of athletic skills. From running and jumping, to side stepping and pushing, to grabbing and holding. Wrestling helps develop the entire suite of core skills that an athlete needs to excel in any other sport.

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The Guide To Hydration For Competing Wrestlers

Competitive wrestling is an exhilarating, challenging sport that can take a toll on your body if you are not properly hydrated.

Dehydration can cause various issues, so taking in lots of fluids, particularly water, is paramount to maintaining your overall health. Otherwise, you put yourself at risk, since a lack of fluids makes it hard to sweat and can lead to fatigue, increased heartbeat, elevated body temperature and even a stroke.

To avoid these problems here are some simple steps you can take to prevent dehydration and keep your body fuelled and healthy.

1. Eat Smart: Stay hydrated prior to competition, not just the day of a match by eating a well-balanced diet to ensure your body is getting enough fluids, both from liquids and foods. Eat lots of vegetables, which have a high water content and will help you replace any water weight or vitamins you may have lost while training. Combine this with lean proteins to give your body the right kind of energy to burn while maintaining proper health
2. Drink Water That has Been Filtered Through a Water-Softener System: Wrestling can cause you lose up to 2 pounds of liquid for every hour your training or competing, so you need to drink water before and after. You should be drinking at least 16 ounces of water to replace the possible pound you lost while practicing. Water that has gone through a water-softening system is the best choice as it removes all traces of sodium, so you won’t be bloated. Be aware though, that water softeners work in different ways and therefore water quality will differ, so do a little research online to make sure you pick up the best water softener system that you can find.
3. Drink Fresh Fruit Juice For Energy: When you lose fluids, you also lose electrolytes and vitamins, so if you are training for more than an hour a day they need to be replaced. Sports drinks are often used in this capacity, but they are high in sugar and can make you lethargic and interfere with your muscles recovering from strenuous activity. Fruit juice drinks are a great choice because the sugars they contain are all-natural, so they will replace key nutrients without and negative side-effects.
4. Drink Cold Fluids After Weigh-ins: Drinking cold water is not just refreshing, it is also good for you because it lowers elevate body temperatures. It also aids you in absorbing liquids faster, which is crucial to do between your weigh-in and the start of a competition. Drink slowly, but steadily to avoid stomach cramping and replace fluids that may have been lost to meet weight requirements.

 


5. Take Water Breaks, Often: Drinking before and after a training session or competition isn’t enough to stay sufficiently hydrated. In between matches drink at least 12-16 ounces of water, preferably room temperature. When you are training stop periodically for water breaks, as they will give you the energy you need to get in peak form and cut down on overall dehydration.


Using these tips will help you train and compete at the highest level, as hydration is the key to your health and success as a wrestler. Remember: train hard, wrestle hard, but take care of your body if you want to continue to compete!


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