Kushti wrestlers , India’s warriors share an ancient hardcore history.

Most countries have a traditional style of wrestling. In India, Wrestling takes place in a clay or dirt pit. The soil is mixed with ghee and other things and is tended to before each practice.

Traditional Indian wrestling isn’t just a sport – it’s an ancient subculture where wrestlers live and train together and follow strict rules on everything from what they can eat to what they can do in their spare time. Drinking, smoking and even sex are off limits. The focus is on living a pure life, building strength and honing their wrestling skills.

Bulked up as hell with no use of supplements and all that jazz that we think you need to get big.

Wrestlers belong to gyms called akharas, where wrestlers live under strict rules. Wrestlers’ diets consist of milk, almonds, ghee, eggs and chapattis and each wrestler has a job to do in preparing meals. The sport is on the decline, but there are still many akharas left and some dedicated people who are working to keep this ancient part of Indian culture alive.

Look at the big crowd. These guys are popular!


This guy looks bad ass enough to get a roll in the next James Bond film as a bad guy.

Training in the pit

There are no weight classes in traditional Kushti, so most wrestlers aim to get as big as they can. Smaller wrestlers often train with much bigger guys.

Eat, sleep , train , kick ass, repeat.
This guy does not eat steak or pound weight gainer shakes all day long.





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