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The Importance of Mental Toughness in Endurance Sport | #4 ft. Andy St. Germain




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In this episode Andy St. Germain and I talk about how we met, Andy's background, and the importance of mental toughness from endurance training and Crossfit.


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SHOW NOTES:

0:00 – Introduction

0:45 – Andy’s Background

2:29 – Athlete to coach

3:20 – Wrestling and mental toughness

8:20 – Mental Toughness for Crossfitters

10:06 – Different pain for different workouts

12:15 – Does mental toughness trump physiology?

12:52 – The parallels of life and sport

16:30 – Train your mind!

16:49 – Sometimes the best workout is rest or to slow down!

18:08 – The challenge with hustle mentality

20:31 – Why HIIT feels good

21:45 – Reprogramming your brain

24:10 – How to mentally assess your athlete

26:44 – Talk to your athletes!

27:55 – The stress bucket

30:40 – The mark of a good coach

32:51 – The balance of coaching

34:30 – Two types of athletes you coach

35:59 – Why men are less likely to share their feelings

36:49 – Coaching kids

38:56 – How Crossfit teaches mental toughness

41:56 – You don’t have to be perfect

44:00 – What Crossfit is good at

44:56 – Where Crossfit falls short

48:18 – Recap and why scaling is good!

49:17 – Outro

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