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Mental Barriers to Winning

Human nature dictates that we fear what threatens our existence, and run from it.  Its known as fight or flight and has been talked about a lot.

Its also another aspect of human nature that can be a barrier to winning matches – but also can be exploited to our advantage…and must be contained in order to win against the tougher opponents.

The details

When wrestlers encounter an opponent who appears to have physical advantages over them such as:

  • faster
  • stronger
  • bigger
  • more mature

one’s body immediately prepares for fight or flight mode by doing this:

  • start sweating profusely
  • tense up
  • adrenaline starts kicking in

If I encountered a mountain lion, I’d want these natural instincts to kick in.  When wrestling an opponent – I’d like to keep the adrenaline but ditch the others.

  How your buddy aids and abets the enemy

Your very bestest friend on your team may well be helping the enemy – especially by invoking the following warnings to you:   

  • watch out, he’s strong
  • he’s a state champ
  • look out for his single leg
  • don’t get hurt

Thanks, buddy.

He’s not really helping you…instead, he’s preparing you for defeat.

In order to conquer your most physically gifted adversaries, you must neutralize your friend’s negative warnings…or shut him up completely.

Warning:  If you can’t conquer this mental barrier, you will struggle forever to push through your imaginary ceiling to the next level, and beat the better athletes.

In a very short time (a few days at most, possibly tomorrow), I will be releasing my brand new report,  Human Nature:  What it is and how to use it against others to benefit your wrestling and your life.

In it, I dive deep into what makes us tick, how human nature holds us back, and how to exploit it to win more matches…as well as win more in life. 

By reading it, you will discover:

  • how to shut down the feeling of impending doom
  • tricks to make your opponent fear you (including mid-match tactics to trigger their bodies’ fight or flight response, giving you the edge you need)
  • Using your own fight or flight response to your advantage

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You want the truth? You can’t HANDLE the truth

Human nature is, without a doubt, the root of all evil in the world.

  • It's why we have wars…  
  • fail to accept those different from ourselves…
  • and selfishly think of ourselves first.

The ugliest aspects of human nature threaten our very existence.

The positive aspects of human nature, however, include…

  • the need and desire to help others.
  • the desire (at least by most of us) to be good people
  • the desire to be like others (wait – that one's not always a positive)

We are naturally born copycats

See a successful idea?
TV show?
Club name?
It's a guarantee that before long, you will see cheap knock-offs of successful ideas (my own club, and the wording around it,  has been copied shamelessly – exact phrases used to promote it, lifted for others' own use:  premier this, attack that).

And each successive rip-off is weaker, less effective, less valuable than the original (like those who ripped off my club for instance).

An original Rembrandt is worth millions while the copy may be had for pennies on the dollar.

Our desire to copy the success of others…or perceived success…leaves a huge crack in the foundation – allowing those who are wise enough to navigate around it and stand out in the crowd.
Human nature (and the desire for copying others – can be used to your benefit.  I've studied the psychology of human nature in wrestling for 30+ years.  I know exactly how to exploit it….

And I will reveal it to you in a few days, with a  Free Report.  In it, I will give you the blueprint for exploiting human nature for your benefit…in wrestling as well as in life.  Once you receive this, you will be able to unlock a secret to success that few people even know exist.

Why am I doing this?

Two Reasons: 

  • First, I want to share my knowledge from 30+ years of training athletes, so folks can benefit from it.
  • Second:  I want to reward YOU for being on my email list.

To be clear:  This report is only going out to those on the list.  If you’re not getting my emails, you will NOT receive it. 

It will NOT be on Facebook, or in my blogs, or elsewhere on my site.

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Short People

Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
To live
They got little hands
And little eyes
And they walk around
Tellin’ great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet
-R Newman 1977

When this sleeper hit came out in 1977, it caused quite a stir.



Even death threats.

I was one of the 3 shortest kids in my class (yes, counting girls), every year of my childhood.  Some years I was Numero height-challenged-uno

Thank goodness Sam English moved into the district.

But this was one of my favorite songs growing up – it spent a good solid 5 weeks at #1 on the Randy Charts.

People choose to be offended, and this little ditty was the perfect example of that.

Me, I felt honored that someone finally wrote a song about shorties such as myself.

See?  Its all a matter of perspective.

To this day, I enjoy a good short joke (now, short AND bald jokes).

Life's too short to be easily offended (there I did it to myself).

What offends me more than short/bald jokes? 

People lying to wrestlers.

Luring them in with the promise of bright shiny objects that, like fool's gold,  will turn into magic moves that are unstoppable (they don't exist), and will instantly turn them into champions.

The long and short of it is, this is what turns you into a champion:

Hard work and a dedication to the process of winning from the core positions in wrestling.

This summer, you can learn to win where it counts the most – from the short person sending you this email.

go ye here yet quickly, spots are rapidly vanishing

PS  its a tall order to try and learn the finer details (the ones that mean the difference in winning sometimes and winning lotsa times, when there are tons of kids in the gym.  That's why I insist on keeping my camps to reasonable numbers that allow me to personally train every wrestler.