Your Inner Athlete: The #1 Mental Toughness Trick to Try During Endurance Training

By Dr. Haley Perlus on May 13, 2015 , categorized in Endurance

When you take 20 athletes of equal ability and give ten of them mental training, the ten with mental training will outperform the others every time. Whether you’re an athlete in competition, a health enthusiast, or new to sport and fitness, Sport Psychologist Dr. Haley Perlus shares how professional athletes mentally train to maximize results­—and how you can apply these insights to your life. Read on to empower yourself to take control of your mind, overcome fear and doubt, and realize your true potential.

Dr. Haley Perlus shares one simple mental toughness technique proven to increase your endurance work output by 10%–music! It’s one of the most popular and efficient tools to control your mental and physical performance during training. There are many factors that go into choosing the right songs to fuel you for high performance. Learn Dr. Perlus’ tips and top song choices in this video:

*Consult your health care provider before starting any exercise regimen.

Now it’s your turn. Leave a comment below about what songs help you to push harder and last longer.

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Dr. Haley Perlus

Dr. Haley Perlus is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. With a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology, M.S. in Sport Pedagogy, and numerous fitness and coaching certifications, Dr. Perlus is an expert at empowering athletes of all types and health enthusiasts achieve peak results. An adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, international speaker, former Alpine ski racer, appointed Industry Leader for IHRSA.org, and author including soon-to-be-released The One Minute Dietand Guidebook to Gold, Dr. Perlus helps people reach their highest standard of performance. For a free chapter of one of her books visit www.DrHaleyPerlus.com

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