Learn From a Wrestler: Cory’s Friday Fit Tip

19 Oct

HI Everyone! It’s me, Cory! My wife told me it was my turn to share my wisdom with you all, so here it goes!

As you may or may not know I have been into health and fitness for many years since I graduated from Black Hills State with my degree in Exercise Science. I’m also currently a Middle School Wrestling coach.  I tell you this because I tend to relate almost anything in life to wrestling, but lets talk about wellness. The majority of your success comes from your mental mindset and nutrition which is the same as being on the wrestling mat and as you prepare for every tournament and every match. It’s all about your mindset.

The 4 wrestling mindset principles that can directly relate to your fitness:

  1.  I am thankful for the opportunity to wrestle (or workout, exercise) SO NEVER take for granted your healthy mind and body. Go visit any hospital and you will instantly be thankful for your health!
  2. I am aggressive and relentless! This means pushing yourself outside your comfort zone, like overcoming the fear of box jumps. Also, being aggressive should translate to good self control with your food! Get zoned in on your goal and GO FOR IT with a relentless attitude.
  3. I have no fear of losing or making mistakes. Just like wrestling you might have good days (in the gym or at the kitchen table) and sometimes mediocre days and that’s okay. That’s life!  If you are afraid of making mistakes you will probably never pull the trigger. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, just make them and learn from them and you will be better for it!
  4. I never, ever give up!  The only time you will fail is if you stop trying. Just like wrestling we say, You will miss 100% of the shots that you never take!

There maybe someone out there more talented than you; but there should be no excuse for being out worked!

When it comes to your health and nutrition you need to be thankful, aggressive, have no fear and never give up!

Set a goal and GO FOR IT!

In Olympic Spirit,
Cory Neuharth


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