Planning nutrition for peak performance and weigh-ins to gain competitive edgepost was originally published on this site
What’s the difference between a wrestler who falls victim to nerves during a match and one who is able to stay aggressive on the mat under pressure?
Mental confidence and mindset is what most people respond with. An athlete who is able to stay calm and focus on being aggressive has a huge advantage compared to someone who can only hope they’re going to be able to beat their opponent.
What’s not as well-known is the strain that ‘typical’ weight cutting has on a wrestler’s mental toughness before matches.