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Posted 04/16/2021 in Category 1 by DAVID CHARLTON

048 How To Build Mental Toughness Through Powerlifting

Training in any sport can get repetitive at times, powerlifting isn’t any different.  At elite level, you train squats, deadlifts, and other lifts till you can’t take anymore.  The focus and commitment to the cause are immense.  Some days you may have mental blocks as other athletes do. 

In this episode, Team GB athlete Natalie Hurdley explains what her average week looks like, her dedication to the sport, her willpower around her diet, her love of personal training and body confidence.

Key Learning Points:

  • Her route into powerlifting and how she got in her own way. 
  • How to control the controllables.
  • Her day to day routines and training plans
  • How weight cycles can contribute to mental health issues.
  • The importance of rest and recovery.
  • How to overcome the repetitive nature of powerlifting.
  • Losing weight in a healthy way.

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* Podcasts to Help You

Podcast Ep02: Steve Judge – How to Deal with Adversity

Podcast EP15: Nick Grantham – Essential Elements of Rest and Recovery

Podcast EP22: Robbie Thompson - How To Feel More Confident

* Blogs to Help You

Body Image In Sports

Bullying the Dark Side of Sport

Mental Health in Sport | Creating a Healthy Culture

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