10 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Wrestle (part 2)

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2. It develops personal responsibility

Wrestling is the sport that makes you responsible more than any other. Whether you win or lose, it is entirely up to you. You are responsible for making weight. You are responsible for your training. You have to score. It depends all on you. There are team tournaments and dual competitions where the performance of each individual comes into play, but if things aren’t going your way, your teammate can’t step in to tag you out. You need to be ready for every single game.

4. It teaches you about nutrition and weight maintenance

One of the hardest issues of wrestling is making weight. It is a challenge for players to go through the regular wrestling workouts. When you are cutting weight, you might also be doing extra workouts on the side and cutting your calorie intake. You have to learn how to say yes to fresh fruits and vegetables and say no to cake. You have to learn to say yes to water and chicken breasts and say no to the soda and chips. The better food you eat, the more energy you will have and the better you will perform.

5. It brings kids together and builds a strong camaraderie

Thanks to the challenges every wrestler faces on a regular basis in practice and competition, the bonds between wrestlers become strong. In a wrestling practice group, you meet guys who are trying to become the best they can be, and to do that, they have to compete against each other. However, although guys are attempting to break their opponent in practice, they can also be some of the best friends once practice has been over. There is an amazing feeling of empathy that is developed for other athletes. You are happy for them when they win big matches and you can also feel the sting of their loss when they lose big matches.