Train Your Brain
You have built a comfortable lead.
You are up 10-1 in the third period.
Do you stop wrestling, play defense and protect the lead?
Or do you taste blood and crave to continue to dominate the match?
When you have accomplished your first goal in the match, (which is to win), it is paramount that you immediately and without hesitation move on to your second goal – which is to prepare for the biggest match of your year.
Your last match.
Your championship match.
The one which will determine if it was all worth it.
The one which will decide if everything you have worked so hard for, becomes a reality.
The correct answer to what you should do in a match when you are up 10-1, is you turn it on, to wrestle harder.
To crave a 15-point victory.
Because there will be a time later in the year where you will need to score points when you are tired, where you have to have better technique to beat a more quality opponent, where you will be required to reach down, so deep for more, you need to know it exists.
There are two goals in every match.
When the first purpose of a wrestling match has been achieved, and the match is clearly in hand, elite wrestlers immediately and without hesitation focus on achieving their second goal of a wrestling match – to prepare themselves for their toughest competition of the season.
Up 10-1 means, it is time to push harder, faster.
By being a non-stop, relentless point scorer.
When you are up 10-1, wrestle like you’re down by 1 point.
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