Fighter mental strength training isn’t only about what happens on the pads or in sparring. Mental strength is built over the long-term from the habits you repeat each day.

In reality, everything you do is an opportunity to either cement the identity of someone who either:

1. Avoids challenging situations or circumstances or gives up before finding their true limit, or,

2. Meets challenges head-on and only stops when physically unable to continue

The truth is, the mind quits way before the body will. And training a mind with the mental strength to find out where the limits really are, takes practice.

Take every opportunity you can to train this habit and develop a true fighter’s identity… It’ll serve you outside the ring just as well as inside it.

Check out this week’s video for tips on how to train your mental strength as a fighter.

Mental Strength Training Tips

by Don Heatrick

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Don Heatrick

Founder of Heatrick Strength and Conditioning

Don Heatrick is a family man from the UK, former mechanical design engineer, European Muay Thai silver medallist, former pro Thai boxer (ranked 4th in UK while aged 40-years), a Muay Thai coach, podcast host, and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.

Don helps ambitious fighters and coaches take their game to the next level by bridging the gap between Strength & Conditioning, Performance Science, and Muay Thai.

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