Icing on the Cake

Never forget these words: Your success in wrestling is the Icing on the Cake. It is not THE cake. Many wrestlers get this wrong. They make wrestling the cake. The problem is that wrestling ends and ultimately you do not have full control over the results. You control your effort and your attitude but not…

Top 10 Mindset Lessons from Muhammad Ali

  Top 10 not so obvious Mindset Lessons from Muhammad Ali (& Wrestling Mindset worksheets that cover these topics) 1. Knew what he believed. His faith & morals were more important to him than his success (Mental Toughness week 2) 2. Stepped outside his comfort zone regularly. (Mental Toughness week 1) 3. He had fun and…

Olympic Trials 2016- Mindset!!

Olympic Trial Interviews #1 Topic: MINDSET! Have you seen the interviews from this weekend? How much more proof do you need? All the BEST talk about MINDSET: J’Den Cox- “That’s just my MINDSET, I’m not nervous at all. I’m ready to go. I don’t think about seedings or rankings.” Jordan Burroughs- “I’m MENTALLY TOUGHER” [this year]…

3 Off-season Mistakes

1. I am going to FOCUS on getting big and lifting now. Wrong! Unless you are a bodybuilder or powerlifter, your focus is never lifting. Now this doesn’t mean that you don’t lift your butt off now, but as long as you are a wrestler the focus is ALWAYS wrestling. You should be lifting to…

7 Reminders for the NCAA Tournament

1. Nothing changes- prematch routine, power offense, recovery in between rounds. Live wrestling is live wrestling! 2. Draw first blood. Be first to go, score early, don’t wait or feel your opponent out. 3. Stay away from the hype. NYC and Madison Square Garden is great, but its just another arena to compete at. Focus…