So here’s the deal. Most prospective wrestlers begin their training in their teenage years. Some perhaps wait until their mid-twenties. I, on the other hand, have waited until my earlier thirties. There’s no particular reason for this, other than the timing just seems right. I was too much of an introvert in my younger years, and there was no conceivable way I could step my introverted self through those ropes.
Better late than never, huh? You’d think so. Unfortunately, at age 32, it’s gonna take a major effort to keep up with those young whippersnappers. After thinking about it for a while, I came to this conclusion. Being older and less limber than my younger counterparts, I had to come up with a plan. My conclusion was that if limbering up is what I feel I need the most, why not give yoga a whirl?
Some of my favourite workers over the years have had one thing in common: The ability to do a neck bridge. This particular aspect of in-ring has always fascinated me. Be it Mr. Perfect’s Perfectplex, Hiroshi Hase’s Northern Lights Suplex or Chris Benoit’s German Suplex, it’s a movement that looks so graceful. Almost art like. So, hopefully, yoga can help me acheive this limberness.
And it just so happens I’m waiting on my first yoga book in the mail tomorrow. Diamond Dallas Page’s “Yoga For Real Guys”. Can’t wait to start reading up about it. I’ll try to blog about my thought on it tomorrow.