QUESTION: What are your thoughts on pre-match rituals? Have you thought through any particular rituals or routines, especially physical ones, to get you in the right state, just before facing an opponent?

DIRECTION: Exert your body in some way to the point of failure (for example: do push-ups or hold a half push-up position until your arms give out; lay on your back, legs straight out and hold your heels 8 inches off the ground until they drop).  Then record at least one observation about reaching the point of failure.  (Feel free to repeat exercise.)

Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong.  Do it all in love.

(1 Cor 16:13-14)