Play Like a Champion Today

I have a sign up in my office that says- Play Like a Champion Today. This is a symbol of Consistency to me. In the way I work, train, and live. There is no magical formula for success. It simply boils down to doing the right things on a consistent basis. Before you talk about…

Block Drilling is Slowing Down American Wrestling

Random/Varied Drilling > Blocked Drilling Penn State, Oklahoma State, and others have adopted this Russian style of practice. Blocked Drilling (what most people do)- – practicing the same move over and over with little-no resistance from a partner. ie. drilling a double leg takedown over and over again. Random Drilling (what Russians do)- practicing moves in…

Overcome Laziness

Wrestlers are among the hardest workers in the world! But let’s face it, we all get a little lazy sometimes. Why are people lazy? Again, we must go back to motivation. The root word in motivation is motive. To understand any behavior or attitude, you must first consider the two basic human motives. When you…

4 Ways to Become a More Confident Wrestler

Many wrestlers hold themselves back in matches and perform poorly under pressure. They lack Kyle Dake confidence that they can overcome any situation in a match. They lack David Taylor guts to pull the trigger when they see an opportunity. Maybe Kyle Dake and David Taylor have it naturally. More than likely they have learned…

Jump Levels

There is always another level in you. I don’t care who you are. A JV wrestler or Jordan Burroughs. My dad has always been my role model. When I was a kid my dad would always ask my brothers and I, what is the biggest room in the world? Quickly we caught on- It is…

Relaxing Under Pressure

It is important to learn how to LET your body relax in stressful situations, matches, etc. Remember, you cannot try to relax you have to allow yourself to relax. Think about a time you couldn’t sleep. What happened when you “tried” to relax? Let me guess. It didn’t help you fall asleep. In fact, it…