The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.Arnold Schwarzenegger
A huge growth spurt hit and a strength he didn’t know he had kicked in. My son began pushing himself harder and harder when he ran, testing himself to see how fast he could go. It was awesome to watch! He put that strength to use when he played soccer and basketball.
This year my son decided to join wrestling, to put more of his strength to use – every muscle! Not only has he learned a ton of new skills, he knows how to control his body, get out of tight spots and has built some serious body muscle! And this is a short 1 month wrestling season!
I don’t know a lot about wrestling, outside of them trying to pin their opponent. But when I watch, I find myself moving along with them in my chair…then catch myself and feel silly. But as a mom, it’s hard not to get into it!
The pictures below show just how much he has grown and built muscle in that short month.
This last weekend, he had a Championship match up. He couldn’t attend the JV matches, so had to go against opponents at the Varsity level. Considering this is his first season and only in 6th grade, he did amazing! He never got pinned and only lost by a few points.
He hasn’t been pinned since the beginning of the season! With a ton left to learn, loving wrestling and planning to compete again in 7th and 8th grade, I see him being dynamite! Watch out for him in 2023 and 2024!