EP.85 – Build Mental Toughness with Shared Privation
Podcast 16 Minutes – Privation, noun: the loss or absence of a quality or attribute that is normally present.
The number one factor in a teams success is its level of connectedness and unity amongst teammates. One brilliant way to increase team unity, connection and feelings of a shared mission is to go through some form or shared struggle or challenge.
Whether it’s cleaning up a gym after a storm floods your gym or training hard and smashing the bike in the heat working together through struggles is a brilliant way for teams to become more connected and work better as a unit.
Some of our favourite penalties/mental toughness drills:
Game Fit: http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/2016/game-fit-the-best-workout-to-improve-fitness-during-the-off-season
Repeat Sprints: http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/repeatsprints
8-12s on the bike: http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/howtodo812s
5 Minute abs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VFXWkYQni0
While some of the least beneficial (and potentially harmful) penalties:
Long distance running: http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/2015/sports-specific-fitness
Sit Ups: http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/2017/are-sit-ups-bad
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