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Benefits of MMA Training

Benefits of MMA Training

Mixed martial arts (MMA) training is becoming increasingly popular as a form of fitness and self-defense. Not only does it provide a full-body workout, but...
Social Benefits of Wrestling

Social Benefits of Wrestling

How Wrestling Teaches Adolescents Fundamental Social Skills ┬áLegendary University of Iowa coach and Olympic Champion Dan Gable said, ÔÇťOnce you have wrestled, everything else in...
Wrestling: A Sport For All Abilities

Wrestling: A Sport For All Abilities

 No excuses: A phrase used in every sport. Typically, it means that even in inclement weather, or after a long, brutal practice, an athlete has...
The Growth of Women's Collegiate Wrestling

The Growth of Women's Collegiate Wrestling

WomenÔÇÖs wrestling has become one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. In 1994, there were only 800 female wrestlers competing on a high...
What To Consider When Choosing Wrestling Shoes

What To Consider When Choosing Wrestling Shoes

Much like track or basketball, when it comes to wrestling, shoes are one of the most important aspects of the uniform. No other pieces of...
Preparing For College Wrestling

Preparing For College Wrestling

Thinking about taking your wrestling to the next level? If high school wrestling is a big part of your life, then you are probably already...
5 Tips for Cutting Weight Safely: A WrestlerÔÇÖs Guide.

5 Tips for Cutting Weight Safely: A WrestlerÔÇÖs Guide.

A well-known and unnerving aspect of wrestling for so many athletes is cutting weight. When done properly, shedding extra pounds before a match can give...