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: Preparing For High-Pressure Matches

By RUDIS Wrestling | June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Focus On What Matters This Mental Monday, Ben Askren talks about the pressure of competing and helping athletes not only put their nerves at ease …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Greatness Is Achieved Through Failure

By RUDIS Wrestling | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Parents, Embrace Struggle and Failure This Mental Monday, Ben Askren, inspired by his match with Jordan Burroughs at Beat The Streets speaks on the topic …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Effective Coaches Are Open-Minded

By RUDIS Wrestling | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Who Is Right? This Monday, Ben Askren answers a question he gets often although it is a difficult question to answer. He attempts to …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: One Thing You Can Control Every Match

By RUDIS Wrestling | May 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

    A Dangerous Pitfall Askren answers a question/problem he often gets asked his advice on, how to motivate an athlete when they’re only motivated …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Rocky Balboa vs Ivan Drago

By RUDIS Wrestling | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Avoid the Mental Block On this episode of Mental Mondays, Ben Askren was inspired by the movie Rocky IV and the fight between Rocky Balboa and Ivan …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Commit to Success

By RUDIS Wrestling | April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Remain Steadfast in Your Pursuit This week on Mental Mondays, Ben Askren talks about something he was recently discussing with some of his athletes, the …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Respect Is a Sliding Scale

By RUDIS Wrestling | April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Fear vs Ignorance On this Mental Mondays with Ben Askren the topic is about respect on and off the wrestling mat. Askren says there are …

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Mental Mondays with Ben Askren: Controlling Emotions Under Extreme Pressure

By RUDIS Wrestling | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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
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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
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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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