Exercising with free weights or machines is definitely beneficial for promoting muscle growth, increasing bone mass, firing up the metabolism. and keeping the heart and lungs healthy.
However, working out the body in ways specific to the sports and activities one engages in is superior to traditional weight training.
By creatively emulating the movements needed to excel in a particular activity, like wrestling, an athlete can better prepare himself for the kinds of motion and muscle activity needed to perform well in his chosen sport.
I just found this remarkable footage of me wrestling with a dude from a Catch Wrestling gym I used to go to. He was heavier than I, which isn't saying much since I was at my leanest and lightest ever. Not a weight or size I'd ever want to be again, but it's cool to watch myself fighting at this size.
Visiting for just a few days from Florida, Marco challenged Krush to a series of submission wrestling matches and was confident he'd prevail - so much so that he wanted to do it on camera for all the world to see. Krush accepted his challenge, found a camera guy on short notice, and got on the mat with his confident new challenger. Watch this video HERE
By yours truly in a good old fashioned HEADSCISSOR choke hold. Watch this match HERE.
The official blog of Krush the Wrestler. Watch and download his submission wrestling videos at KRUSHCO.COM