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…

Wrestling Mindset Ebook Chapter 4 Preview: Perfectionism Kills Performance

CHAPTER 4: PERFECTIONISM KILLS PERFORMANCE My Master’s Degree Thesis topic was: Anxiety and Perfectionism in High School Wrestlers. There are not many Psychology scholarly articles specifically on wrestlers. Here are the results in simplest terms. We know that Anxiety (stress, nervousness, fear) have a negative effect on performance. Perfectionism and Anxiety have a positive relationship.…

Become a Better Competitor

To become a better competitor, one must practice competitiveness. The Best Powerlifting Gym in the World (Westside Barbell) on Mental Toughness: “At Westside, we have many in-house contests…They can happen without notice, and most often, that’s the case…If someone refuses to engage in a spontaneous contest, we will throw challenges at him when he least…