Hey MAP, So i started wrestling again (3x a week so far), and since I'm going to have a tonne of questions and thoughts I thought I'd make one thread for them rather than starting a billion new ones - if anyone has any questions on their own training feel free to post them here! The first query I want to throw out there pertains to age. I'm not old - im almost 30 - but I ain't 21 anymore. Andaybe it's just me, but I don't think I recover the way I used to. So last week I got to the point where I was just too sore to go back, and I skipped my Saturday session. Then something came up at work and I had to miss my Monday session. So I got back there on the Thursday - body back to normal - and damn if I wasn't ON FIRE. Relative to my own meager skill level, but still on fire. And it made me wonder if it was because I'd had the weeks rest. At 30 onward, how important is managing recovery time? Is the occasional week off the ticket, or do I just need to build my staminate a little more? For reference, I was reasonably fit when I started training again, so I wasn't going in from a position of having not exercised in a long time. Related to this experience was the fact that I ate a small, "secondies" lunch a few hours before I went to training, where, if you'll recall, I was ON FIRE (relative to my skill). I usually eat pretty leanly - am I right in thinking that Gavin some extra calories to burn that night contributed to the fire? I have literally never thought about nutrition or recovery - I've only ever trained for fun and to stay in a reasonable shape. This time, however, I want to take it more seriously and reach as much of my potential as I can, hence all the nooby questions! Finally, I want to say this - I love this sport. I love that making it through a single class feels like surmounting a great challenge, I love the therapeutic release of engaging in the the worlds oldest form of sport, and I love the camaraderie that comes with hurling other people into the ground. I'm super glad I started it again. God bless all you wrestlers out there!