268: Ben Askren on Creativity in Sport and Developing an Elite Competitor’s Mindset
Just Fly Performance Podcast
Today’s show is with Ben Askren, former mixed martial artist and wrestler, who is now a wrestling coach (amongst his other ventures). Ben is one of the most successful wrestlers, and MMA fighters of all time, known for his unique style and technical skills.Ben’s NCAA career consisted of a 157-8 overall record. His final two years were dominant with an 87-0 record capped by back-to-back national championships (2006 & 2007). Ben was a four-time all-American, and two-time recipient of the Dan Hodge Trophy (the college wrestling equivalent of the Heisman). Askren was the former Bellator and ONE Welterweight Champion, remaining undefeated for over a decade before competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and had a final win-loss record of 19 and 2. Ben has co-founded Askren Wrestling Academy (AWA) with his brother Max. They currently operate 5 gyms.I am perpetually fascinated by elite talent in sport. In training athletes, so often we take for granted, the long term process, the mental process, and the creativity that makes some athletes so elite. It is very easy to get “sucked in” to sets, reps, exercises and positions, and fail to nurture both the individual creative and mental processes that are going to help athletes succeed as the level of competition rises.On today’s podcast, Ben takes us through his early life in sport, and about when he made the transition from multi-sport athlete to specialist in wrestling. He shares about the grounds the led to some big leaps in his creative ability as an athlete, and the balance between creativity and structure in the development of a young athlete. Finally Ben shares lots of information on developing one’s practice of mental composition for athletic performance.Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster and Lost Empire Herbs. For 15% off your Lost Empire Herbs order, head to www.lostempireherbs.com/justflyView more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage.Timestamps and Main Points4:53 – What inspired Ben to make the jump from wrestling to MMA fighting in his career8:52 – Ben’s athletic background from a young age, starting from a multi-sport perspective, and how that eventually funneled into specializing in wrestling15:52 – Prime coaches and mentors in Ben’s athletic career that impacted his formation as an athlete18:16 – Ben discusses his practice of study in his own development into an elite wrestler and fighter21:24 – The balance between creativity and structure in training wrestlers as they go from youth to a mature athlete22:59 – How Ben’s wrestling academies teach children with individual facets of performance in mind25:56 – Thoughts on teaching athletes to deal with adversity in their sporting careers, and as they advance in level of competition33:14 – A conversation on the value of submaximal lifting versus heavy strength training in performance training44:04 – Development of young wrestling athletes, and how early success is not a requirement for later successes50:17 – How to educate parents to buy into the long term vision of success for their athletes, and why the youth sport system (and monetization) is not set up in favor of long term athlete success55:40 – How to manage stress and anxiety in big competitions58:03 – How Ben approaches mental training in practice and competition1:03:49 – Tactics to minimize anxiety in competition“(When I made the decision to specialize in Wrestling after freshman year of high school) At that time, that was totally unheard of… all specialization was much more limited at that point in time”“I try to not let the parents push the kid into more participation, I want it to be the kid’s choice”“I know there are some people who say you should never specialize, and I strongly disagree with that… at my academy, there are certain kids who going into their freshman year are 92 pounds, what other sports can they play?”
Ben Askren on his mindset going into the fight against Jake Paul, why he's not intimidated and doesn't think the Paul Brothers are funny or talented, his immense respect for Freddie Roach, and how he turned a bad moment into a teachable moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Wether he's wrestling in the olympics, fighting in the UFC, or playing disc golf, Ben Askren is a high level competitive athlete. We had a rad time talking crypto, UFC and his upcoming boxing match against YouTuber Jake Paul.Sponsors: Go to http://manscaped.com/STEVEO for 20% off with free shipping See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
E15 Ben Askren ZOOMS In to Talk Fighting; Kevin is Back with "Helped!"
The Jason Ellis Show
Join Ben Askren and the boys for another episode of The Jason Ellis Show where they get deep into fighting and Kevin brings us another edition of "Helped!" Jason, Kevin, & Michael give some pretty usable advice. Don't miss it! -- Thank you to our sponsors: Onnit: Go to Onnit.com/ELLIS for 10% OFF your order now! LiquidDeath: Go to LiquidDeath.com and MURDER your thirst! ShipStation: Go to ShipStation.com and use promo code: ELLIS to get a 60-day FREE trial! Keeps: Visit Keeps.com/ELLIS to receive first month of treatment for FREE! Cool-Ven: Go to Cool-Ven.com and enter code: ELLIS for 10% OFF LeanFeast: Go to LeanFeast.com use code: ELLIS for 10% OFF Adam&Eve: Visit AdamAndEve.com and use code: ELLIS for 10 FREE gifts! -- To watch this episode in video subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCioxyKNRYJhYFCi85Nvnn3g Website: www.theJasonEllis.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/ellismate -- Jason Ellis @wolfmate Ben Askren @benaskren Katie Ellis @underwearwolf Michael Tully @tullywood Kevin Kraft @kevinkraftSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ben Askren on fighting Jake Paul, Snoop Dogg betting $2 million against him, WWE wanting to sign him
Insight with Chris Van Vliet
Ben Askren is a retired UFC fighter, amateur wrestler, and podcaster. He joins Chris Van Vliet from his home in Hartland, Wisconsin before his boxing match with Jake Paul on April 17. He talks about why Jake chose him as his opponent, training with Freddie Roach, his retirement from UFC, Jake's comments about his wife, what he remembers from the fight with Jorge Masvidal, his passion for BitCoin, WWE's interest in him, and his trip to the Performance Center, Dana White's $1 million bet on this fight, Snoop Dogg wanting to make it a $2 million bet, wanting to fight Logan Paul if he wins this and much more!If you enjoyed this episode, could I ask you to please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcast/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and makes a huge difference in helping to spread the word about the show and also to convince some hard-to-get guests. For more information about Chris and INSIGHT go to https://chrisvanvliet.com Follow CVV on social media: Instagram:instagram.com/ChrisVanVlietTwitter:twitter.com/ChrisVanVlietFacebook:facebook.com/ChrisVanVlietYouTube:youtube.com/ChrisVanVliet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Former Bellator Welterweight Champion, former ONE Welterweight Champion, former UFC Welterweight, two-time NCAA Division I National champion, 2008 Olympian, podcaster, and entrepreneur, Ben Askren, Skypes in for today’s show. He and Mike talk about why it doesn't matter if Jake Paul is a good boxer, how Conor McGregor has changed, Scott Coker’s beef with Ben, what Ben and The Undertaker have in common, Ben’s fight camp plans, the low leg kick Renaissance, bitcoin, and much more! Don't forget we post NINE HOURS EARLIER on YouTube so be sure to hit that subscribe button and click the bell for notifications so you can watch the episodes as soon as they are released!Watch the taping of this episode here: https://youtu.be/H-X4sqNJ0SUBe sure and check out all the clips and highlights of The Real Quick With Mike Swick Podcast at the official clip account, Quick Swick Clips:http://www.youtube.com/c/QuickSwickClipsPlease check out our sponsors and save: AKA Thailand, The Worlds Premier Luxury Training Resort. Save 10% now by booking online at https://akathailand.com !Go to https://www.manscaped.com and use Promo Code: “Quick” to save 20% and get free shipping!Timestamps:1:32 Ben and The Undertaker have a lot in common6:11 The opportunity to beat up Jake Paul was too good to pass up8:17 Why it doesn't even matter if Jake Paul is good13:30 It's absurd for Jake to think he'll knock Ben out18:27 Scott Coker's beef with Ben20:27 The two main problems Jake Paul will have in the ring23:34 Conor McGregor without the shit talking isn’t really Conor25:53 The low leg kick Renaissance 30:15 Everyone hates Jake and Logan Paul32:59 Ben’s plans for his fight camp38:28 This is the best time in history to visit Thailand42:32 Ben’s wife isn’t used to social media trolls44:06 The Diaz brothers have more rabid fans than the Pauls45:06 Just a few of the ways Ben's fight with Jake Paul could end47:35 Ben's plans for the cash from his big paydayBusiness E-mail: Info@MikeSwick.comFollow:Ben Askren: https://www.instagram.com/benaskren https://twitter.com/benaskren https://www.facebook.com/benaskrenMike Swick:http://www.Instagram.com/Mike_Swick http://www.twitter.com/OfficialSwick http://www.Facebook.com/MikeSwickMike Swick is a 15-time UFC veteran and a former top contender in two weight divisions. He is also the founder and CEO of the AKA Thailand super gym in Phuket, as well as the owner of Swick Savage™ and Savage Life Media™. Follow Us: http://www.youtube.com/c/RealQuickwMikeSwickPodcast http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-quick-w-mike-swick-podcast/id1268441670 http://soundcloud.com/RealQuickPodcast http://Instagram.com/RealQuickWithMikeSwick http://Twitter.com/RQMSPodcasthttps://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=408915&refid=stprHost: Mike SwickGuest: Ben AskrenProduced & Directed by: Mike Swick Filmed & Edited by: Greg BluntClips and Marketing by: Evan ShomanMusic Producer: Benny YoungbahtMusic: Danny BunnathongArtwork: Simon NethertonFor more info about AKA Thailand:http://AKAThailand.com https://www.youtube.com/c/AKAThailandGym http://Instagram.com/AKAThailand http://Facebook.com/AKAThailandGym http://Twitter.com/AKAThailandThank you for listening!
Ben Askren: Mindset of a Champion, Resilience & Performance
Master Mind, Body and Spirit
Ben Askren is a two time NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Champion, Olympian and he's been an MMA champion in two organizations and competed in the UFC. ✅Join our community and get cutting edge tips and tools for human optimization, health, wellness, and personal development 👉http://www.mattbelair.com ✅ Support the show for as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/mattbelair & http://bit.ly/matthewbelair 🎉🙌 ✅ Download a free "How to Lucid Dream Book" 📚and hypnotic http://linktr.ee/mattbelair ✅ Share this episode if you loved it and help spread the vibe! ❤️🐝 ✅ End Self Sabotage, Overwhelm and Victim Mentality and Experience Authentic Empowerment with the Soul Compass Online Program Free for all Academy members! 👉http://bit.ly/mindbodyspirit21 Ben's Website: http://www.benaskren.com/ 🌟 Subscribe 💫 Podcast: http://goo.gl/1euQe7 YouTube: https://goo.gl/Mz7Ngg Ben Askren is a two time NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Champion. He's represented the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He's been an MMA champion in two organizations and competed in the UFC. Through it all, He’s gained valuable insights on conquering the fear of failure, digging into your hidden will power, and rising into your maximum level of performance. Going to the Olympics Winning two MMA championships Overcome fear of starting Empathy and work ethic Taking responsibility for success or failure Focus on the things that actually matter Why it takes practice Why wrestlers have an advantage The best and worst tool Finding the zone Dealing with failure and adversity Stockdale Paradox From good to great book When to innovate When to Pivot When to Dig In If you like the show please share, do an act of kindness, and become a patron here http://www.patreon.com/mattbelair THANK YOU! About Me: ======== Master your mind, body, and spirit with Matt Belair and world-renowned leaders today! This unique show features candid conversations with experts in personal development, spirituality, and human optimization. Each episode is another key to help you unlock your infinite potential and assist you on your path to self-mastery! You will discover the best tips, tools, and technologies to master your mind; plus the science, principles, and practices to master your body. Finally, you will dive into the deepest depths of yourself, life, the universe and the pursuit of discovering who you really are, and consciously creating the life of your dreams! Explore timeless spiritual lessons and ancient teachings. Let go of any limitations and discover all of the tools to dramatically improve your health, well-being, and mindset! https://mattbelair.com/bio/ May Love, Joy, Passion, Peace, and Prosperity fill your life! Namaste 🙏 👉 For top rated video podcast, coaching, speaking, media and consulting inquiries contact me. 📧 - Email Me: Matt@ZenAthlete.com 📝 - Contact Me: https://mattbelair.com/contact/ Follow Social Media ================ ➤ : - Instagram: http://bit.ly/Instagram-MatthewBelair ➤ : - Twitter: http://bit.ly/Twitter-MatthewBelair HashTags ======== #BenAskren #Mindset #HighPerformanceMindset #SportPsychology #Excellence ™Matthew Belair - OFFICIAL