Wrestling Mental Toughness. This is the first and most detailed post I have written on mental toughness training for wrestling. In it I discuss 2 of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned from my mental training (and Muay Thai) coach, Ajarn Kevin Seaman. Kevin instructs at Cornell University and has published a number of books on mental training.
The Secret To Success. If you are ever lacking motivation, definitely read this post. In it I detail a few of the most successful wrestlers I’ve worked with including NCAA Champions Kyle Dake, Troy Nickerson, and J.P. O’Connor. There is one common trait between each of these guys and I reveal it is.
A Mental Lesson That Slapped Me In The Face. This post covers limiting beliefs and how they may be preventing you from reaching your full potential. If you sometimes feel like negative thoughts are impacting how you perform on the mat, you should definitely read this post.
How To Get Mentally Tough This Season. This post is an excerpt from one of Kevin Seaman’s books, The Winning Mindset. It is a section recounting a session his co-author had with a wrestler who always seemed to lose 2 matches in a row. If you find that something “always” happens to you in wrestling, whether it’s lose 2 matches in a row, an inability to beat a certain opponent, or anything else, read this post.
Too Focused On Being A Winner? This is another excerpt detailing a different mental training session with a wrestler. The only thing I can say about this post is that I wish I had known this lesson back when I was in high school. It would have completely changed how I approached my training.
What I Learned From GSP. This post details the brief training I did up in Montreal with long time UFC Welterweight Champ, Georges St. Pierre. After the training we hung out for a bit and the things he talked about had a huge impact on my mental game. I hope the lessons I write about can have the same impact on you as they did with me.