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Life on the Pro Tour

article Dec 21, 2018

The story of my pro tour at one the most premier wrestling associations in the world.

To wrestle at the number one premier professional league in Germany sounds pretty cool right? To get paid on top of that for only wrestling once per week and do...

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6 Ways Gymnastics Made Me a Better Wrestler

article Sep 18, 2018
By Joey Wilson 

My brother and I started wrestling when I was seven years old. I loved it from day one. Since my brothers and I were always fighting and breaking things around the house anyway, wrestling was a great way for us to safely use...

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How to Improve Grip Strength to Optimize Training

article Sep 16, 2018
By Joey Wilson 

Grip Strength and Overall Strength go Hand in Hand, Literally. You can have the biggest, strongest chest, back, shoulders, legs, etc., but if you grip is weak, you’re going to be at a huge disadvantage. Why? Because you...

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How gymnastics and calisthenics helped shape my wrestling abilities

article Sep 07, 2018
By Joey Wilson 

Although I did not take gymnastics growing up, I wish I had. However, for every warm-up we did before practice began, I was always doing some form of tumbling incorporated into the warm-up. Why is it that we see some teams...

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Putting it all together - Getting into Flow

article Apr 22, 2018
By Zach Tanenbaum

We are far from knowing all there is to know about how to get into flow. While the study of flow is now popular, before Dr. Csikszentmihalyi began studying it in the 1960’s, the idea of it in sports was almost non-existent....

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Nine Tips to Help You Get into the Zone

article Apr 20, 2017
By Zack Tanenbaum

In the last section, I went over the 9 fundamental and prevailing themes of flow. To reiterate from before: They are: 1) challenge-skills balance; 2) action-awareness margin; 3) clear goals; 4) unambiguous feedback; 5)...

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How elite athletes are able to get in the zone

article Apr 17, 2017
By Zack Tanenbaum

Flow in Sports

Unstoppable. I am unstoppable. Try and beat me; try and take me down. Machine — I am a machine. My body is ticking like clockwork. My every move is precise and seemingly effortless. I have no pain. No doubt...

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6 Reasons Why Every Folkstyle Wrestler Should Wrestle Freestyle

article Apr 15, 2017

Every time spring rolls around, I am shocked by the number of wrestlers who either don’t wrestle at all in the off season or continue to only train folkstyle If that’s you, you are missing out on one of the greatest opportunities to...

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Filip Novachkov's 4 Techniques to Evolving Your Wrestling

article Apr 08, 2017
By Filip Novachkov

“If nothing changes, then nothing changes”

- Sammie Henson
World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist, H.C. West Virginia

As you grow older, you start to look at things differently. I believe that everyone experiences...

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How to Develop Power Endurance for Wrestling

article Apr 06, 2017
By Jake Tanenbaum

Part 5/5 Power Endurance: Putting it all together

Now that you’ve had your athlete develop a strong aerobic, strength, power, and speed foundation, it’s time to put it all together. That’s where power endurance...

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