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6 Great Gift Ideas for Wrestlers and Coaches

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6 Great Gift Ideas   Iowa Socks-CLIOW Go Hawkeyes! $10.98   While most people don't like socks for the holidays. Any of our NCAA socks, fun socks or performance socks would make a great gift for your favorite wrestler in your life. We have a lot more selection on our website. Fashion and Fun Socks and Performance Socks   J Robinson Motivational Poster - Character What Lies Behind Us and What Lies Before Us Are Tiny Matters Compared to What Lies Within Us. $10.98   J Robinson's posters always make a great gift. They are not cheap, but they would make look good in any wrestler's room or coaches' office.   ASICS Gear Bag We have these in stock ready to ship! Available...

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Mental Toughness

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By Jon McGovern In wrestling we learn through physical conditioning to become physically tougher through the sport. You learn to work through pain, muscle soreness, and fatigue. In essence you become a tougher person through the sport of wrestling by never quitting. By definition the word toughness means strong and resilient and able to withstand great strain without tearing or breaking. Wrestlers that endure are tough by definition, so the next step is to turn this physical toughness into mental toughness to optimize one’s potential on and off the mat. Everyone goes through life with adversity and strain. Coping with these life adversities can make the difference between optimizing not only your wrestling performance, but your life. Remember in your...

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Planning Practices - Nutrition and Weight Control

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Nutrition, and Weight ControlBy Dan GableBuy Coaching Wrestling Successfully Nutrition and weight control are probably the most controversial subjects in wrestling. Of course, the key issue here is weight loss. The image of a dehydrated wrestler wearing a sweatsuit in a hot gym in order to lose weight is not a healthy one for the sport. What wrestling needs to promote in terms of nutrition and weight is fitness and health. Rules on Weight Control Following the lead of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Federation of State High School Associations has tightened regulations on weight control in wrestling. The NCAA made eight rule revisions after the deaths of three college wrestlers during weight-loss workouts. All state associations are...

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Promoting High School Wrestling

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By Ray Nunamaker Assuming your wrestling program is well established in your school and your community, you’ll be anxious to make the leap to greater recognition, possibly at the national level. Much of what is required for that is some years of consistent, successful results from your teams. This requires tremendous perseverance and dedication. Where do you start? Do What’s Right for the Wrestlers The Wrestling Room. Have a permanent room that is at least large enough for one full mat (42’ x 42’). If you can get more space, take it. Keep the room clean and orderly. Create specific places for jump ropes, time clocks, score flip-cards, announcements, newspaper articles, running shoes, extra clothing, etc. These items should not...

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Toughest Kid on the Block by Randy Lewis

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By Randy Lewis, InsideTexasWrestling.com In the fall of 1969, Jim Brandt, the gym teacher at Meadowbrook Grade School in Rapid City, South Dakota announced that in six weeks all students were going to take the President’s Physical Fitness Test. He posted the school records for each event. He told all of the 5th graders to try and pick out one record and see if any of us could beat it. I saw that the school record for chin-ups was 18. I tried to see how many I could do. I did 12! When I went home that day, I told my dad about it. He said, “Why don’t you try doing 12 every day for a week, and then the...

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What to Eat and When to Eat For Elite Wrestlers

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By John McGovern Most fitness civilians can recover at their own pace from workouts because they don’t deplete themselves of their carbohydrate stores in a typical workout like wrestlers. However, for elite athletes like wrestlers paying attention to pre-workout and post work-out carbohydrate ingestion is essential to optimal training and performance. Here are some suggestions for using food to your advantage before, during, and after competition. The pre-competition meals should be monitored closely during the 24-48 hours prior to competition. Often the more intense the competition the higher the anxiety level. If you are too nervous to consume a lot of food before competition eat frequent smaller snacks with easily digested foods like bananas or a sports nutrition shake. In...

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WrestlingGear.Com Quick Update

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Here is a quick update on our stuff. In a time when our competition is reducing inventory and reducing choices, we added several new colors of the Tornado and the Cliff Keen Signature. Now we have 87, yes 87 color choices of the Tornado in stock ready to ship to you (that's code for we'll ship it really fast). The Cliff Keen Signature may take over as our number one wrestling headgear this year. It's perfect for high school and college wrestlers, not so good for the little guys with the small heads. Check out our wrestling headgear page to see what we have to offer. Over 200 choices of headgear. Also, on a sad note, the Junior Extero's (e.g....

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Wrestling Tip For New Parents

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When a new parent comes into our store they have the benefit of talking to our staff. If you wind up talking to me, I have over 25 years in the sport either as a coach, wrestler or fan. When I wrestled I always had a hand me down head gear so you don't need to buy a new head gear right away. But now a days, I can tell you if you spend a little more on a head gear you get more comfort. And with more comfort and generally the ability to hear your coaches better (both in practice and in a match), you will find your son or daughter will wear their head gear more often. If...

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Long Term Athletic Development

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What are your thoughts about this program? Here is a link to check out along with several others you should click on if you are interested. Click on Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn to Train, Train to Train and Active for Life. http://www.canadiansportforlife.ca/default.aspx?PageID=1004&LangID=en I think it's a great model - have you found anything like this based in the USA? Below is the content from the Active Start Section - I think it's worth checking out if you are a coach or a parent interested in your kids performance on and off the field. I know with my kids we have taken this relaxed approach to their athletic development. We want them to participate in high school and collegiate athletics if...

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WrestlingGear.Com Newsletter 11/06/09 Cool Wrestling Tshirts

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Many Hard To Find Products We Still Have Keep in mind if you are looking for White Adistars wrestling shoes - we have them. If you are looking for custom color combinations of the adistrike head gears - we have several that our competition will not have. Looking for a pair of Rulons? Better take care of that order quickly.   Looking for a cool headgear - we have about 200 to choose from in stock.   Looking to stop that funk? Check out our skin care section (defense soap just added today).   Start shopping at http://ww.wrestlinggear.com   Do Your Shoes Fit? Don't start the year off with a mistake. In about a week, just about all wrestling programs will have started...

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