I did Pro Wrestling training for 2 years when I was around 18 and it was the best shape cardio wise I had ever been in my life. It was the old school training as well which involved legit amateur wrestling and takedown fighting just to harden you up.Se7en wrote:Best thing about taking bumps for a workout is beating the shit out of yourself
Future CTE for no reason
I don't think bumping is a healthy long term fitness plan though
The next possible wrestling health issue is chops and strikes to the chest. Some recent science research suggests that heavy impacts from some sports on the chest can have the same effect as bruising your heart in a car crash. Might be some truth to it and 80s/90s wrestlers with roided up hearts would have been vulnerable.