Last Thursday at Shore Thing Wrestling Club I asked about 60 wrestlers to stay for an extra 10 minutes.
They passed by and most had an excuse as if those 10 minutes of staying after would cause the world to end. I watched them finish up a short push up workout, where a solid 90% could not perform a solid push ups, chest to the floor, rigid body.
The 9 who stayed after really inspired me.
2 of them were The Ghione brothers, who I had seen at 4 PM that day at Manasquan Underground Strength Gym.
1 of them was a high school Wrestling Coach.
Another was a former Brick Wrestler now in college.
The next morning The Ghione’s went running with their Mom. I doubt Mom forced them to do the work. These boys are self motivated but there is also LOTS to be said when kids learn work ethic from their parents.
Don’t confuse athletes working hard with parents forcing their kids to constantly train. There is a BIG difference.
On the other end of the spectrum, the parents that make excuses for their kids enable their kids to accept average behavior.
Like the example I just gave with 90% of the kids making excuses for why they can’t stay an extra 10 minutes or straight up did NOT WANT to stay.
If you want to win, it’s easier today than ever before. As you can see, it’s typical that 90% don’t even TRY. They QUIT before it’s time. They quit on their own OR their parents make ridiculous excuses for them.
Parents – Get TOUGHER on your kids.
They WILL get their homework done and they will NOT suddenly cry themselves to sleep if they train 2 x week.
Back in the day elementary age kids worked 12 hr days on the farm.
Why have we gotten away from encouraging HARD work?
It makes kids tougher, gets them motivated and teaches them valuable life lessons. These kids are the future of America. The 9 who stayed after will be the ones who rise to the top when they enter the work force in the future. They will be the MEN we count on to bring the company back to life, to raise morale, to lead the company and help create success for their families.
NOTE the comment on the photo above from Borg808 – If it is important, you will find a way, if not, you will find an excuse.
“Borg” is a man who is in charge of keeping surfers alive in the most dangerous of places. He stepped up and took care of his community with a position that most fear and would not want to take on. He took responsibility where other men would rather not. He IS a Leader.
I’m proud of the boys who stayed after last Thursday, whether I know you or not, you inspired me and I am proud of you for rising above and refusing to conform to the majority who prefer excuses over SUCCESS.
Live The Code
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September is here, the nights are getting cooler and I feel like I can smell wrestling season in the air.
Step up your training just enough, but not TOO much, as you want to enter the season fresh, strong and healthy, NOT on the verge of burn out. Wrestle or take up Judo 2 – 3 x week, lift Underground 2 x week. Compete at a few tournaments and test yourself, wrestling is about competition and you must put yourself out there, on the line, so to speak.
Some of the wrestling clubs I’ve visited that are AWESOME and might be near you.
CJA Wrestling Club in East Brunswick. New facility and Gene is a kick ass Coach, love this club!
Shore Thing Wrestling Club in Lakewood. Jam packed with tough, high level wrestlers of the shore conference along with BadAss Wrestler and Judo Beast, Vinny Santaniello. Best bet is to just show up and sign up in person, I don’t even know if Vinny has an e mail address
Triumph Wrestling Club in Ocean. Nick Roy, a former NJ state champ and a D1 All American brings an aggressive style that I haven’t seen in a while. A unique blend of technique and aggressive wrestling is something ALL wrestlers can benefit from. This room is intense and Nick brings the energy. GREAT club!
Elite Wrestling Club in Jackson with Steve Rivera. Another room packed with serious wrestlers and a fast paced style of training. You can’t help but get better & better every single practice under Steve. A kick ass club all the way around!
Cranford Judo Club. A world renown Judo Club located in Cranford. I would love to see more wrestlers gaining experience in Judo and bringing a different style to the mat. This place is amazing and will help your wrestling skills BIG time.
Make the decision and commit to dominating this season.
Wrestle / Judo 2 x week, lifting 2 x week. make it happen.
PS: Underground Training for wrestlers available in Edison and Shore Area (Avon).
Click HERE for Shore Underground, 3 spots available
Click Here for Edison Underground
Serious Inquiries Only Please.
With The Underground cranking inside Shore Thing Wrestling Club one would assume these guys would wanna take advantage of what is IN their own back yard. Perhaps NOT.
Perhaps sleeping in is better than winning?
One team which IS showing dedication is The Monmouth Regional High School Wrestling team, traveling all the way from Tinton Falls.
The wrestlers who think all they need to do is wrestle and go to the local gym, bench press and do curls are FAR off path.
Check out The Monmouth Regional Wrestling Team getting after it….
I’m a bit shocked at the wrestlers who are not SERIOUS about winning. I guess they don’t care if they win OR lose.
That is better for YOU though, because if you blend a quality wresting club with Underground, you WILL be a Force and will put fear in the eyes of your competitors.
Just ask The Rutgers Wrestlers and Blair Wresting Team, BOTH of whom have sought out the BEST wresting training in the world.
PS: If you’re a serious athlete and have supportive parents and want to dominate in your sport, e mail me for your interview. Not All applicants are accepted.
Locations are Edison, NJ for ALL athletes and inside Shore Thing Wreslting Club in Lakewood, NJ for wrestlers only.
UndergroundStrengthCoach (at) Gmail.com
Space is Limited. Serious Inquiries Only Please. Thank You.
Stones for The Underground Strength @ Shore Thing Wrestling Club
Here is Part II of the “equipment” I’ll be bringing with me down to The Underground Strength inside Shore Thing Wrestling Club.
Starting July 6th at Shore Thing Wrestling Club.
If you are a wrestler or parent from Shore Thing and received your invite, you can e mail me to apply.
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE.
E Mail: UndergroundStrengthCoach@gmail.com
Here is a little insight into the beginning of the stages of getting all equipment and systems ready for the wrestlers who are about to sign up for The Underground Strength Club Inside of Vinny Santaniello’s Shore Thing Wrestling Club.
Check it and come back for Part II….. Coming soon!
Kettlebells are scheduled to arrive Thursday along with more specially made ropes specifically for wrestlers.
Sandbags will be made and stones will be found.
Those who become part of this small group will become straight up Gladiators!
The biggest wrestling web site in the world, FLOWrestling, stopped by The Underground to see how our wrestlers train.
They captured it all on film and here’s the low down on how things went, pretty darn awesome: