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How Alpine wrestler Stefan Burkhalter recovers after sport

How Alpine wrestler Stefan Burkhalter recovers after sport


For many years, Stefan Burkhalter has been
one of Switzerland’s top Alpine wrestlers. Aged 43, he is the sport’s
oldest active competitor. And he is still a successful athlete. I always do roughly
the same amount of training. I would describe myself
as someone who trains a lot. I enjoy training. But I should definitely be paying
more attention to rest and recovery. The springy air-cushion soles of his kyBoot shoes
help with this in his everyday life. Of course, I wear these shoes
to help me recover physically. I can wear them
all day long. I can choose to wear these shoes,
which help my muscles recover and also stabilise my joints
to some extent. Or I can choose
to wear normal shoes. Stefan Burkhalter’s health
has endured many setbacks over the course
of his career. And kyBoot shoes have played
a very valuable role in his recovery. The impact to my ankle
was cushioned. This gave my ankle more protection,
which improved my recovery. For Stefan Burkhalter, Alpine wrestling
is what you might call a professional hobby. His main occupation
is working as a farmer, so he is awake by 6 am
or earlier every day. Stefan Burkhalter enjoys the benefits
of kyBoot shoes on a regular basis. I do mostly wear them
for walking, for long days at work. I wear them if I have to
walk or stand for long periods. I think these are the best shoes
and I have no pain in my back or knees. Without fail, I always wear
the green and white shoes when I go to a
St Gallen football match. Indirectly, kyBoot shoes
help to ensure that the two-time Swiss champion can still
enter the sawdust-strewn wrestling ring
at the age of 43. But his attitude is
a much bigger success factor. I always say if you enjoy it,
you can achieve a lot. If you like doing it,
you are already succeeding. It’s just like at school, if you like
doing sums, you get good grades. If you don’t like doing sums,
you get bad grades. It’s pretty simple. This is why Stefan Burkhalter is not yet
considering retiring from the sport. After all, he still enjoys grabbing his opponents
and pinning them to the floor. Ten years ago, people started asking me
how long I planned to continue. I take it one year at a time
and see how my body is doing. My health comes first,
so it depends on my body. I have subjected my body
to enough hardship and I’m sure the consequences
will catch up with me sooner or later. But I will definitely be entering
the wrestling ring in 2018. His fans will be
pleased to hear this and it is probably safe to say that
he will be adding to his 101 wreaths.

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