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WRESTLING GRIP STRENGTH

WRESTLING GRIP STRENGTH

WRESTLING GRIP STRENGTH I touched on grip strength in Wrestling with Your Destiny a bit. It is such an important aspect for a wrestler I decided it was about time it got its own post. Wrestling grip strength is what you feel when you first lock up with an opponent. It may be in the clinch […]

PRESSURE

PRESSURE

Pressure is a funny thing. We can feel it before an average match or a national final. In light of the Super Bowl I figured I dedicate a whole post to this topic. Whenever I felt pressure I always thought of the players in the Super Bowl or World Cup Final and realized my pressure […]

TIME MANAGEMENT

TIME MANAGEMENT

Priorities and Time Management What are the most important things in your life? Your family, your girlfriend, your career, your school work, your goals? Whatever it is, I am willingly to bet that most of your time is spent with those people, at those places, or doing those things. Problems arise when your time management […]

YOU GIVE IT ALL BUT I WANT MORE

YOU GIVE IT ALL BUT I WANT MORE

I was in the gym today when U2’s classic, “With or Without You,” came on through my headphones. As I was listening, I heard the line, “you give it all but I want more,” for at least the 100th time in my life. Then I started thinking of how applicable that line is in the […]

WRESTLING SHOES

WRESTLING SHOES

Adidas, Asics, or Nike what is your favorite brand of wrestling shoes? What is your favorite shoe in that brand? A better question: Does it really matter? I had my favorite wrestling shoes as I mentioned in Wrestling with Your Destiny. The Smith Elite Internationals as well as the Sydney 2000s. I actually sought out my friend […]

MENTAL TOUGHNESS

MENTAL TOUGHNESS

What is Mental Toughness? Today’s post ties in heavily with pushing your limits from yesterday. Everyone can pick out someone who they feel is mentally tough. It is a little harder to put into words what that means. Mental toughness is not the same thing as toughness. If you are a tough person you will […]

PUSHING YOUR LIMITS

PUSHING YOUR LIMITS

What do you think of when you read “pushing your limits?”  The way I interpret that is by forcing your body further than it thinks it can go. When the sensors in your head receive pain messages and you ignore them as best you can and keep going. Every time you do that your “limit” […]

WATCHING TAPE

WATCHING TAPE

Watching Videotape Thankfully very early on in my career I learned the importance of watching tape. Not only watching tape on my opponents to study their weaknesses and strengths, but more importantly tape of myself. Watching tape of yourself helps you see what you can improve and what you are doing well. As I always […]

CHAMPIONS

CHAMPIONS

Champions’ Weekend In light of this past weekend with the world team trials and new NBA champions, I decided to focus this post on all champions. I briefly touched on this topic in Wrestling with Your Destiny. Champions have that unique ability to rise to the occasion and win, when the pressure is on. No […]

GOAL SETTING

GOAL SETTING

Goal Setting Advice I always took for granted goal setting in myself. I thought that everyone who wrestled had a specific goal in mind, something they were working towards. I have recently realized that is not always the case. At least the goals some people have are not ambitious enough. When you set your goals, make […]