Would you consider wrestling as a way to workout

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    Jul 13, 2007 6:21 PM GMT
    Hey guys, help settle an arguement. I recently had a wrestling match with a guy and told a friend it was one of the best workouts I had in a while. He told me he wouldnt even consider it a workout at all, just a sport, but I disagree. I know its not like lifting weights, but it is cardio intensive and seems to work the entire body. I was sore for 2 days after and dont get that way from normal weight training. Thanks
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    Jul 13, 2007 6:48 PM GMT
    not so much - but then I've never tried it. Never seen overweight wrestlers - well, 'cept for Sumo, but I suppose that's different...

    NICK
  • duglyduckling

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    Jul 13, 2007 6:58 PM GMT
    I think any type of sport activity can be considered a workout, and considering how intensive wrestling is, it is definitely a workout. It works out muscles that you didn't even know you had!
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    Jul 13, 2007 7:01 PM GMT
    Afterthought: If sex can be considered exercise (I've heard some do) then, why not wrestling - not entirely different

    NICK
  • zakariahzol

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    Jul 14, 2007 9:55 AM GMT
    Sex and wrestling is the same?. What kinda sex are we talking about here. Wrestling is when you are kick somebody ass, throwing him on the floor getting your body punch left and right. You mean you do that when your are having sex? I sure like to get in the ring (in bed)
    with you....just kidding

    BTW, of course wrestling is a workout. Kickboxing burn more calories than any other workout .
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    Jul 14, 2007 9:56 AM GMT
    Is the act of wrestling a workout, sure! Is it a complete and balanced workout? No, not in my opinion.

    However, the conditioning that goes along with training for wrestling is amazing, and emphasizes speed and stamina, and to a lesser degree, strength. A fast, clever wrestler can beat the crap out of a low monster any day, and a fast, clever and STRONG wrestler is a champ.

    So if wrestling is your choice for exercise, make sure it includes proper wrestling training and conditioning - THEN you'll have enough strength, speed, and agility to wrestle both effectively, and without getting hurt.
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    Jul 14, 2007 9:57 AM GMT
    PS: Being sore for 2 days afterwards is not the measure of a successful workout. It just indicates that you're hurting yourself. "No pain - no gain" is Calvinist bullshit.
  • jock_1

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    Jul 14, 2007 4:55 PM GMT
    I think it was mainly soreness from constant straining in certain muscles for a period of time, ie: neck, lower back, calves. I am not confusing it with sex either. Thats totally different in my mind
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    Jul 16, 2007 5:16 PM GMT
    HELL YEAH! Wrestling is CERTAINLY a workout! I remember training for that mess and then applying it. It's HARD... and the longer you go at it, obvously the harder the workout.

    It has all the elements that one seeks in a good workout. Resistance, cardio, and flexibilty. It is indeed a workout! So have at it!
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    Jul 18, 2007 6:36 AM GMT
    i'd like to comment on this subject but only when i stop laughing at StripperRocco's pic.
  • ncaahockey

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    Jul 18, 2007 11:00 AM GMT
    Wrestling is one of the best workouts anyone could ever do. It works the entire body, builds strength, stamina and cardio but also requires a brain to know the moves necessary to beat your opponent. I am currently training to compete this fall and have hired a coach to help me. That, along with strength training in the weight room has been incredible! I wish more people could separate the difference between real wrestling and sex.
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    Jul 18, 2007 11:56 AM GMT
    Wrestling is DEF an intense workout, and is frequently overlooked as an alternative or supplemental workout to cardio and weight training. I mountain bike and lift regularly, and wrestling far exceeds common workouts not only in flexibility and intensity, but also hits muscles that just arent reached in regular workouts. You'll commonly be sore in places you never knew you had muscles. Its also a great way to bond with a workout partners. It certainly has my endorsement!
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    Jul 18, 2007 12:14 PM GMT
    Wrestling is deffinitely a good form of cardiovascular exercise. I have done this several times and trust me it had the same effect on me as jogging. Deffinitely worth trying out if you have never done that.
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    Jul 18, 2007 3:16 PM GMT
    wrestling is one of the greatest workouts you could ever do. i wrestled in school and grapple some now. and it was tougher than most things i do . it's all-over body workout. but it also depends on your opponent. if it's evenly matched it's a great workout. if it is one-sided, then obviously it's not.
  • jock_1

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    Jul 19, 2007 9:30 PM GMT
    I agree with ncaa and sjnjock, sometimes I would rather have a good wrestling match instead of lifting weights. It hits almost every muscle group in your body and like sjn said, cool way to bond with another guy without it having to be sexual.
  • free4lifeau

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    Aug 12, 2007 1:23 AM GMT
    Wrestling is one of the few sports that uses every muscle. To be good you not only need specific skills, but great mental attitude, physical endurance, flexibility, balance, strength & aerobic conditioning.

    Yes is is a great workout, great fun and good for bonding with your mates. (not to mention the body contact and high you get from feeling your opponents power and yours over him)
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    Aug 12, 2007 2:17 AM GMT
    I used to wrestle in high school and it is DEFINITELY a workout. I was running 7 miles in 45 minutes. Wrestling or grappling for 3 straight minutes fatigued me just as much as my running.
  • Spladlepinner

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    Oct 12, 2007 2:35 AM GMT
    Wrestling provides the ultimate workout, and I'm actually looking for a wrestling partner in Columbus, Ohio (or someone who travels through Columbus, Ohio from time to time) who weighs 170 pounds or less (I'm 135 pounds) to work out with on a semi-regular or occasional basis. The types of wrestling I'm interested in include folkstyle (hs or collegiate), freestyle and greco. Email me if you are interested. Thanks, Craig




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    Jan 19, 2008 9:52 AM GMT
    Yes if you are wrestling an equally matched guy - then you workout each and every muscle in your body. Thats why they call it a "wrestlers build"... tightens all your muscles and is a great alternative to boring cardio. Imagine 2 hours of intense wrestling 3 times a week... no need to run.. and so much more fun than boring cardio.
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    Jun 28, 2008 2:53 PM GMT
    It's definitely a great workout. Find someone close to your size and strength and you'll see what it does for cardio, stamina, endurance. It's also a cool way to bond with a buddy.
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    Jun 28, 2008 3:11 PM GMT
    ya, I gotta agree...it is a GREAT workout. I never sweat so much as when I wrestle with someone I'm equally matched with. Also MMA sparring is the same thing...often degenerates into kinds of wrestling, but still...starts out different.

    and it is a GREAT way to bond with the guy you are wrestling with. (unless he's a homophobe and u get hard the whole time...not that that ever happened...I'm just saying, lol).

    can you think of a better way to spend the day?

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    Oct 27, 2008 2:00 PM GMT
    i agree with you guys. wrestling is an awesome way to workout and is definitely a good break from the weight-lifting and cardio routine. it works all your muscles and there's nothing better than some good honest physical male bonding too.
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    Oct 29, 2008 11:01 PM GMT
    It's a tremendous workout, especially when you're matched with a guy of equal or near equal strength.

  • Dec 12, 2008 1:18 PM GMT
    Wrestling is by far the best type of workout u can get. Of course it's a better workout if you know how to wrestle first. I remember when the first time i wrestled in practice going home stepping into the shower and realizing there were more muscles in my body that i cared to know about. But that feeling goes away once u do the sport more often. I also agree with tommysguns200 comment about mma, 75% of mma fights go to the ground, so wrestling/grappling plays a huge role there too.
  • tokugawa

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    Jul 11, 2009 11:07 PM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidya, I gotta agree...it is a GREAT workout. I never sweat so much as when I wrestle with someone I'm equally matched with. Also MMA sparring is the same thing...often degenerates into kinds of wrestling, but still...starts out different.

    and it is a GREAT way to bond with the guy you are wrestling with. (unless he's a homophobe and u get hard the whole time...not that that ever happened...I'm just saying, lol).

    can you think of a better way to spend the day?

    randy-orton-wrestling-gay-porn-nude-wwe.

    Big cities with large gay populations, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia have wresting clubs that are "gay friendly." Which means homophobes are not welcome. These are not sex clubs. Expect to get an intense workout if you go. Some clubs schedule a separate workout for beginners.