Bradford Cooper, PhD, is an academic, business executive, and extremely accomplished endurance athlete (among other achievements, he has won the Race Across America). He joins us to discuss his research in the field of Functional Mental Toughness (fMT), its implications and practical takeaways for endurance athletes of all levels.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-What is functional mental toughness and why is it important?
-Mental toughness is ever-changing, not fixed
-Mental toughness is a trainable skill, not an inherent trait
-The quantifiable impact of variations in mental toughness on endurance performance
-Tactics and strategies for improving mental toughness: the Prepare, Thrive, and Activate framework
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