DAN GABLE Coaching Mental Toughness on the Mat DVD
- See an actual Dan Gable workout
- Drills covering five different areas in wrestling
- See how the mental side of wrestling can beat talent
with Dan Gable, wrestling legend;
Distinguished member of the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame (2012); won 15 NCAA Championships and 21 straight Big Ten Titles as the University of Iowa head coach; as a wrestler, went undefeated in high school (IA) and won 2 NCAA titles at Iowa State University. Gable won the Olympic Gold Medal in ’72 (without giving up a point during the tournament), and went on to coach the Freestyle Olympic teams in ’80, ’84, and 2000; 1971 World Champion (one of 10 men to win an Olympic Gold, World Championship and NCAA Championship)
Strong mental toughness leads to good wrestling technique, tactics, strength, conditioning, flexibility, recovery, and nutrition. In this lecture, legendary coach Dan Gable presents the importance of mental toughness with on the mat demonstrations and through motivational messages. Coach Gable takes you through a practice session detailing at least five drills in the following areas: Warm-up, standing offense and defense, bottom position, top position, and recovery/conditioning. The drills presented will give your athletes an attitude that “I can take anyone down at anytime … they can’t take me down … no one can ride or turn me … I can control anyone.” In short, complete mental toughness! Gable credits all of his success on the mat – both as an athlete and as a coach – to strong mental toughness. With this video, your athletes will gain the mental toughness needed to be successful on the mat and in life.
73 minutes. 2004.