Fayetteville Wild Hog Wrestling

Hygiene and Nutrition


​​Hygiene:   Common skin infections such as ringworm and staph can be avoided in wrestling with some basic common sense. 

  • Take a shower after wrestling practice or competition – One of the best ways to prevent wrestling skin diseases is by taking a shower immediately after wrestling practice.   If you don’t do it right after practice, take a shower as soon as you get home.


  • Do not allow a wrestler to practice if he shows signs of a skin infection - Wrestling coaches and parent should be vigilant and be looking for signs of a skin infection.   If a wrestler is showing any symptoms of a skin disease, he must be cleared by a doctor before returning to the mat.


  • Do not wear your wrestling shoes on the street – Wearing your shoes on the street can transmit diseases from your shoes to the mat.  You should carry your shoes into the room and put them on in the wrestling room.  Also, wipe your shoes on a wet towel with disinfectant before practice.


  • Wash Wrestling Workout Clothes Frequently – Many wrestlers take of the clothes they wear to wrestling practice and throw them in their locker.  The next day they put on the same clothes.  Not only are you wearing clothes that are unhygienic, you are increasing your chances of catching a skin disease or transmitting a skin disease to your work-out partners.Nutrition: Due to concerns about weight control, some wrestlers choose to skip meals or restrict their daily food intake, which can be detrimental to their physical, academic, and athletic well-being. To maintain the high energy levels needed for their intense workouts, wrestlers should eat a healthy, balanced diet on a daily basis.

     
    Nutrition: Due to concerns about weight control, some wrestlers choose to skip meals or restrict their daily food intake, which can be detrimental to their physical, academic, and athletic well-being. To maintain the high energy levels needed for their intense workouts, wrestlers should eat a healthy, balanced diet on a daily basis. 


  • Choose foods that are high in in carbohydrate, low in fat, with moderate amounts of protein. Carbohydrates can be in the form of “complex” carbohydrates or “simple” carbohydrates. Simple Carbs: foods with refined sugar (candy/soda), or natural sugar (fruit)Complex Carbs: breads, grains, cereals
  • Choose foods with glucose that provide immediate short term energy.
  • Understand that the goal is not to eliminate all fat from one’s diet, which is impossible.
  • Understand that fat is necessary for many of the body’s essential processes. Fat content in foods can occur because of naturally occurring fat or fat that is added. ​