On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan is joined in studio by 2016 Olympian Frank Molinaro. Molinaro, a 2012 NCAA Champion for Penn State and coached by Dernlan, is currently training for the 2020 Games at the Oklahoma Regional Training Center. The two discuss training at the highest level from all angles, ranging from diet and nutrition to the mindset that has propelled Molinaro late in his career.


0:00 Show Intro

2:43 Life at Oklahoma RTC

4:36 Training Through a Health Crisis

11:00 Weight Cutting

17:00 Buying into Smart Nutrition and Training

31:06 Importance of Mental Training

33:33 Perceived Effort Ratio

37:24 Pushing Mental Limits

43:25 Coach-Athlete Relationship

52:18 Suffering

1:04:53 Finding the Right Place to Train

1:11:15 Reasons for Still Competing


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