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Only a wrestler understands the popular Cage Fighter T-shirt saying ‘Embrace The Grind’. Some think the ‘grind’ refers to the contact wrestlers experience when they battle, grinding their heads and bodies against each other and on the mat. This is perhaps the literal translation of the word to the outside world, but to the wrestler it means much more than this. The ‘grind’ refers to the all encompassing lifestyle this sport demands. Not only do wrestlers spend hours in the gym with extremely difficult training as often as 6-7 days/week, but this often done on low carbohydrate, low calorie diets to secure a specific weight class. Wrestling is not for everyone; in fact very few have the guts to stay with it long enough to even experience their first win on the mat. There’s a reason why some of the toughest professional fighters in the world started out as high school and college wrestlers. While the constant grind of wrestling turns many away, the athletes who prevail are a special breed who have learned to ‘embrace the grind’. These tough characters know the harder they go, the better they’ll get; they jump at any chance they get to train and work so they can continue to improve. There may be some advanced football programs that produce a few tough athletes, but they will never understand what it means to ‘embrace the grind’ until they throw away their cleats and lace up some wrestling shoes.
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