Thesis Published – International Journal of Wrestling Sciences

#42 ANXIETY AND PERFECTIONISM IN HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS Gene Zannetti Master’s Thesis, Springfield College, MA, USA [email protected] Levels of anxiety can influence athletes in performance settings. Cognitive anxiety is the internal response of an individual to increased anxiety characterized by worry, negative self-evaluation, and negative expectations about performance. Cognitive anxiety has been shown to be…

5 Lessons Learned from IOC/Save Wrestling Movement

1.       Constantly evolve. You can never rest on your laurels or assume you know everything. Wrestling cannot assume it is safe because it’s the oldest sport. Same thing goes for you, always seek the next level in technique and competition. Get better everyday! 2.       Don’t ignore your weaknesses. Wrestling must focus on promotion, inclusion, and community. The…

Consistency

The past few weeks, I spoke of fueling yourself with optimal fuel. Obviously, you must fuel with proper Exercise and Nutrition, but also Mindset. Your Mindset fuel is your WHY. WHY you want the goal that you set. Your WHY powers all the decisions you make and actions you take. Z-Fanatical endorses 3 Pillars of…

The Magic Number

We all know the magic word is please. But how many of us know the magic number? The magic number is the amount of times you must do something to become a world class expert at it. So if you wanted to have a world class ankle pick, how many times would you have to…

Success Algebra

Success Algebra F = MA E= MC^2 K – A = 0 Wait, what was that last one? K – A = 0. Knowledge minus Action equals Zero. In other words, if you know what to do, but do not do what you know, nothing happens. Most people know what to do to achieve success.…

Key Takeaways from Olympian Ken Chertow

Key Takeaways from Olympian Ken Chertow: 1. You need to be the Total Package to be the best. Ken takes a very holistic approach to wrestling- Technique, Nutrition, Strength & Conditioning, & Mindset. Technique- Since I was a kid Chertow Camps have been known for their World Class clinicians. Ken Chertow himself is an Olympian,…

Old School Mentality for Success

Problem- You get negative thoughts, fears, and doubts. How do you change your stinkin thinkin? You don’t. You change your relationship to your thoughts. I may or may not know you personally, but I do know this- you take your thoughts waaaay too seriously. Here is your cycle, (1)    you are in the middle of…