USA’s Wrestling Best of the East Champion Reveals Intriguing Pre-Match Rituals

Published 12/28/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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Last week, Wrestling Mindset founder Gene Zannetti engaged in an insightful conversation with the Beast of the East Champion, Matty Lopes. The podcast included various dimensions of his wrestling experience, starting with the intricacies of dealing with a demanding agenda and the critical importance of allocating time for prioritizing healing.

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The Beast Champion Matty Lopes delved into the holistic technique of wrestling, dropping the light on his routine and attitude techniques.

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During the interview, he shared a personalized recurring, emphasizing the importance of intellectual practice earlier than every fight. A glimpse of the whole podcast was shared on the official Instagram page of Wrestling Mindset with the caption, “Pre-match routines…Wrestling Mindset podcast!”

Lopes described the process of breaking down a small plan on paper as comparable to establishing a routine. He highlighted the significance of putting in a ritual earlier than stepping onto the mat, drawing parallels to a pre-in-shape prayer.

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He said, “Before the match, when I walk out, I have a thing where I kind of do my prayer before, so kind of like a match before I do my prayer before, and after I do my prayer. That’s kind of when I get my music going.”

Before the fight, he follows a series of steps: a prayer, followed by the initiation of his tune, signaling the transition right into a targeted and locked-in country.

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When the match starts, about two durations out, he turns off the tune and engages in three deep breaths. It acts as a planned ritual, repeated earlier than every fight, reinforcing a mental and emotional preparedness that enhances his bodily readiness.

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He also mentioned, “It’s always like, probably, like, two periods out, I take off the music and that’s when I kind of do like my three deep breaths that I kind of set up with me.” The diversity of those workouts is evident, with a few wrestlers incorporating particular movements like prayer and music, even as others choose greater introspective practices along with sitting with closed eyes and managed breathing.

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Shayni Maitra

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