MENTAL MONDAYS

Learn the mental aspect of wrestling on and off the mat. Mental Mondays offers Ben Askren's perspective on the many technical, tactical, and psychological aspects facing wrestlers, coaches, and parents.

Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Controlling Emotions Under Extreme Pressure

By RUDIS Wrestling | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Keep Composure This Mental Mondays, Ben Askren discusses his last piece of inspiration he got from the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships, composure in high-pressure situations. …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Expectations Don’t Define You

By RUDIS Wrestling | April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Improve Upon Expectations Back with another Mental Monday inspired by the NCAA Championships, Ben Askren talks about never giving up and constantly striving for improvement. …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Even the Best Have Weaknesses

By RUDIS Wrestling | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Source of Inspiration On this episode of Mental Mondays, Ben Askren discusses identifying and self-evaluating your points of weakness. Askren was reminded of pitfalls …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: How to Compete at an Optimal Level

By RUDIS Wrestling | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Not Stressing Doesn’t Mean Unprepared This Mental Monday Ben Askren talks about finding what makes you tick in order to achieve your highest potential. …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Wrestling Is More Than Toughness

By RUDIS Wrestling | March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Importance of Self-Confidence This week on Mental Mondays, Ben Askren talks about toughness in wrestling and in life. Askren has avoided this topic in …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Turning Weakness into Strength

By RUDIS Wrestling | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Best Use of Your Time Last week on Mental Mondays, Ben Askren talked about getting back on the mat, win or lose, after your …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Get Back on the Mat

By RUDIS Wrestling | February 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

State is Over, Now What? This Mental Monday, Ben Askren discusses what to do now that the state tournament is over. Many state tournaments are …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Kids Shouldn’t Compete

By RUDIS Wrestling | February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

To Much Competition On this Mental Monday, Ben Askren discusses the topic of competing in youth wrestling. Askren has received emails from parents asking for …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: State Tournament – Just Another Match?

By RUDIS Wrestling | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

State Tournament Hype Ben Askren jumps into the topic of wrestling state tournaments. They are right around the corner with some states holding their tournaments …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Certainty vs Truth

By RUDIS Wrestling | February 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Developing an Understanding Ben Askren is inspired this Monday by a passage from a book he’s currently reading. Ben quotes the book, “People will respect …

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