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: 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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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Progress is Not Linear

By RUDIS Wrestling | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Two Steps Forward One Step Back As a wrestling coach, Ben Askren deals with helping athletes learn and progress at all levels of the …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Don’t Be Good, Be Great

By RUDIS Wrestling | January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Comeback Wins Ben Askren breaks down a fault he sees in many wrestlers. Falling into a huge point deficit early and having to fight …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Opportunity in Enemy Territory

By RUDIS Wrestling | January 14, 2019 | 1 Comment

  Change of Mindset With a lot of highly competitive collegiate and high school matches happening, Ben Askren shares his techniques on how to deal …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Technical Advice Can Wait

By RUDIS Wrestling | January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Wrong Approach In this week’s Mental Monday, Ben Askren discusses parents and coaches giving technical advice to their kid or athlete immediately following a performance on …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Anyone Can Lose at Any Time

By RUDIS Wrestling | December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Anyone Can Lose at Any time

Spencer Lee Went Down Last Night In this weeks Mental Monday Ben Askren discusses how no matter how much of an athlete you are, anyone …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Consistency Makes All The Difference

By RUDIS Wrestling | December 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

On and Off the Mat Ben Askren talks about something he prides himself on and has tried to integrate into every part of his life, …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Achieving Peak Performance

By RUDIS Wrestling | December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Peak Performance is a State of Consciousness As many of you out there might know, Ben is an avid reader. Instead of giving you the …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Dealing with Wrestling Injury

By RUDIS Wrestling | December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Dealing with Wrestling Injury

Self Assessment Recently, Ben has received many questions about injuries. With the season well underway it makes sense that these questions have begun to pop-up. …

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