Maggie Hendricks

USA Wrestling in a mind-numbing workout

Maggie Hendricks
Fourth-Place Medal

When watching the Olympics, we often only see the glory. We don't see everything that goes into an athlete's training-the running, the weightlifting, the soreness. Flowrestling has a video of the USA men's freestyle team running up the cog, an abandoned railroad track in the mountains near Colorado Springs. They run two-minute sprints, straight up a mountain in thin air. Terry Brands, the team's coach, calls it a mind-numbing workout, and I could not think of a better way to describe it.

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