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5 strategic steps for Simone Johnson in her WWE career

Johny Payne
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Modified 29 Feb 2020, 05:10 IST
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#4 Simone Johnson should be resilient against a pro wrestler’s scariest opponent – The injury bug

Stay away from the injury bug, Simone
Stay away from the injury bug, Simone

I remember speaking to an elderly gentleman about old school boxing gyms and the hard sparring culture that was prevalent in most gyms back in the day. I’ll be honest, we (respectfully) disagreed on a lot of things as regards to modern training habits, but one thing that we indisputably agreed on was how hard sparring sessions play a major role in damaging a fighter’s body especially in the long run.

Regardless, without getting too much into the boxing and combat aspect of things, what I aim to highlight is that the line between training hard and training smart is ambiguous. Some athletes – be it pro boxers, Olympic wrestlers (yes, Kurt Angle’s case comes to mind!), MMA fighters, professional wrestlers, you name it – fall into the bad habit of overtraining.

What we’ve learned thus far from the WWE’s promotional material as well as the pro wrestling rumor mill, is that Simone Johnson is an exceptional athlete and works extremely hard at the WWE Performance Center.

Well, that’s exactly what you’d want from a blue-chip prospect, but since Johnson is self-admittedly highly committed to the sports-entertainment industry, she has to exercise an abundance of caution and avoid overtraining. The injury bug is arguably a pro wrestler’s most formidable opponent, apart from obviously Father Time who’s yet another thorn in an in-ring competitor’s side.

The key to long-term success for Johnson lies in training smart and steering clear of the injury bug as much as possible

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Published 29 Feb 2020, 05:10 IST
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