Nutrition: Your Most Important, and Neglected Weapon


Nutrition is a weapon. It doesn’t matter if you are driving a Ferrari or a moped if they aren’t fueled, and what’s more, a properly fueled moped will outrun an empty Ferrari every time. But even that metaphor is insufficient, because nutrition is much more intricate than the fuel that powers an engine. Want to…

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The 3 Lessons That Shaped My Match Day Mental Preparation


In my competitive career I know I lost some matches due to nerves. Everyone has their own mental space they need to be before a match to perform at there best. Finding that space can be difficult. When preparing for big matches less can be more. This can be especially true in tough duals. Maybe even more so in…

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Real Strength: Understanding the Coaching Opportunities in Every Weight Room


The weight room. Coaches and athletes everywhere appreciate the increasing importance of building physical strength, but most lack understanding of the nuanced benefits that strength training offers. Lifting isn’t just a blunt tool for developing explosiveness and strength, it’s a scalpel with the potential to develop the mind, body, style, and even potential, of any…

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ASW Podcast: The How’s and Why’s of Drilling

Theory and practice words written on the chalkboard

Drilling. The name implies a grating, monotonous, repetitive, and altogether tortuous experience. Is this the way you design your practices? Is this the attitude that gets your athletes to jump levels? In a recent Attack Style Wrestling Podcast, Jason Bryant, Daryl Weber, and Dan Gable delve into the purpose and implementation of drilling. The discussion elevates…

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Do You Think Like a Winner? Gotta Pass this Test


Nothing is quite as annoying a person who is constantly trying to prove themselves. Obviously there are worse things, but having to nod your way through the repetitive, self-centered stories of someone who you’re not very impressed with is its own special kind of torture. Similarly, it can be awful and intimidating to be around…

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Bad News: You Don’t Understand Goal Setting Part 2


The second part of this two part series focuses on educating people on and short, medium, and long term goals. Like superficial, personal, and habitual goals, these goals are tools that are used in different ways but are all aimed at the same result. Once you understand all of them, and how to combine them,…

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Bad News: You Don’t Understand Goal Setting, Part 1


Everyone thinks they understand goal setting. They say, “I want to win states,” occasionally milk a little motivation out of that thought, but otherwise go about their business. What’s the matter with this? The benefit of goal setting isn’t that it helps fill trophy cases, it’s that it is the best way to promote personal…

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The Perfect Storm: Understanding the Role of Perfectionism in Practice and Competition


A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but often it is better neglected than abused. The intensity of wrestling draws many highly motivated athletes, and this motivation translates into a desire for perfection. While the pursuit of perfection is a vital ingredient to success, especially in the practice room, it can condition athletes to…

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ASW06: Five Key Area of Match Day Preparation with NCAA champion Daryl Weber


Click Here & Get My Top 10 Skill Sets Cheat Sheet PDF What exactly should you and your wrestlers be thinking about on match day? What’s important about the match day preparation? Everything. On Episode 6 of the Attack Style Wrestling Podcast, NCAA champion and nine-time state championship coach Daryl Weber will explain the five…

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ASW Podcast Ep. 5: Daryl Weber talks summer camps and the launch of the Gable Trained Academy


Click Here & Get My Free Cheat Sheet PDF Drills are an important part of any wrestler’s growth. On Episode 5 of the Attack Style Wrestling Podcast, we’ll talk with Christiansburg High School coach Daryl Weber and legendary former Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable on the fundamentals of drilling for wrestlers and coaches. There are…

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