Developing a Predator Mindset with Gene Zannetti, Owner of Wrestling Mindset

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Wrestling Mindset was developed by Gene and Jeff Zannetti to help wrestlers reach their full potential in wrestling, school and life.

 

Co-founder Gene Zannetti graduated with a Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has two masters degrees; one in Sport Psychology and the other in Clinical Psychology. Gene is a certified School Psychologist, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. His masters degree thesis (Perfectionism & Anxiety) has been published in the International Journal of Wrestling Sciences.  Gene was a nationally ranked All-Ivy League wrestler at UPenn.

 

Gene has studied the best wrestlers, coaches & experts in the world to learn the secrets of performance success. This led to the development of a one of a kind, trademarked Wrestling Mindset program. Since 2008, Wrestling Mindset coaches have worked with thousands of wrestlers, teams, coaches & clubs. The Wrestling Mindset program has been used by the Men’s & Women’s USA National Team, top college and high school teams & wrestlers, as well as youth and rec programs throughout the country.

 

In this interview, Cindra and Gene discuss:

  • How the wrestling mindset is different than other sports
  • The 4 areas we must train (spirit, mind, body and approach)
  • Predator vs prey Mindset
  • The fan/hype mentality
  • 4 main qualities of a pre-competition routine
  • 5 parts of mental recovery

 

Find Gene on Twitter @WrestlingMindse.

“Eyes on the front like to hunt. Eyes on the side like to hide. That’s the predator vs prey mindset.”@WrestlingMindse
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“Who are you? What do you believe? And what are your values?”@WrestlingMindse
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“What brings out your best self?”@WrestlingMindse
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“Charge your battery after every round. Focus on recovery.”@WrestlingMindse
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“Don’t let a day go by without improving yourself.”@WrestlingMindse
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“We don’t leave our techniques to chance nor should we leave our mind to chance.”@WrestlingMindse
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