Get the Mental Edge For Wrestling - Part 1 of 2
Everyone will tell you that wrestling is different because
it is such a mental game. There are no arguments there, but
before I continue I would like to point out that every game
is a mental game. It is not just specific to one or two sports.
You have to win the battle of the mind before you can ever
be a champion.
Here are some tips that will help you or your wrestlers be
a better wrestler. This has nothing to do with practicing
in the physical sense but you should practice these tips like
you would drill a move. The point is to get better when doing
The first tip to is to use visualization. One easy way to
use visualization is to visualize your moves right before
you go to bed every night. Studies have shown time after time
that when you visualize the move in your head, your muscle
fibers will activate just like they would when you are practicing.
What does this mean to you? It means that if you combine actual
practice and visualization then you will be able to get much
better faster because you are practicing your moves more.
Drilling one move over and over in your mind will help you
learn how to do it right and get a feel for the movement.
Then when you do it in practice you will be able to back up
the mental feelings with actual muscle memory. The power of
visualization can not be overstated, it is very powerful.
The next thing that you have to do is to make sure to listen
to how you talk to yourself. Many people think negatively
about themselves, doubt themselves, and talk down to themselves,
even if they would never do this to anyone else. They think
that it is OK to talk down to themselves. This couldn't be
further from the truth.
You can really hurt your performance when you constantly berate
yourself. The first step in getting over doing this is to
learn and listen to when you do it. If you don't know that
you are doing it, then you won't be able to stop it. Once
you are able to know what kinds of things that you are saying
to yourself you can then go to work on stopping it.
Nick Samuel is quite the computer nerd. Not only is
he interested in computers but he is knowledgeable in martial
arts, wrestling, relationships, and working out.
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