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Old 06-15-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Mental Toughness tip from Chael Sonnen

Chael on building mental toughness:

To build mental toughness you have to inconvenience yourself:
The early morning runs, if you hate early morning. The late night runs, if you hate late night.
The snowy, cold, the worst conditions you can get, put yourself in those and really make it inconvenient, and you start to get a genuine expectation of winning for the price you had to pay.


Chael Sonnen on mental toughness

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Old 06-15-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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mental toughness tips from chael sonnen what a joke!

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Old 06-15-2013, 01:38 AM   #3
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Sonnen is a fairly solid wrestler and a professional fighter who has fought on the world class level for championships multiple times. If you don't think he has mental toughness, I don't really know what to say, other than you must be a real bad ass.

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Old 06-15-2013, 01:51 AM   #4
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Sonnen is a fairly solid wrestler and a professional fighter who has fought on the world class level for championships multiple times. If you don't think he has mental toughness, I don't really know what to say, other than you must be a real bad ass.
He's posted 462 times on Sherdog. What more do you want?

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Old 06-15-2013, 02:17 AM   #5
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when is the last time sonnen has won a fight or even looked decent in a fight

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Old 06-15-2013, 02:28 AM   #6
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when is the last time sonnen has won a fight or even looked decent in a fight
when he demolished Brian Stann. When was the last time you looked decent in a UFC fight?

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Old 06-15-2013, 02:36 AM   #7
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I see casperthegst is back from his self-imposed exile and still a BAMF.

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Old 06-15-2013, 02:37 AM   #8
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I don't get sonnen hate. He's number 2 MW quite decisively.

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Old 06-15-2013, 03:39 AM   #9
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I think the term "mental toughness" is misleading. Toughness implies a gritty strength or durability or something, like a physical trait but the mind is not a physical thing so how can it be "tough"?

For me it's more about the ability of the mind to turn down the "noise" coming from your body when you're reaching your limits, to allow your mind to be like a still pond even when the storm of fatigue and pain is howling in on it, so that you can maintain focus and composure and continue forward. Sort of like a mental numbness, rather than toughness, if you get what I mean.

Just my opinion..

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I think the term "mental toughness" is misleading. Toughness implies a gritty strength or durability or something, like a physical trait but the mind is not a physical thing so how can it be "tough"?

For me it's more about the ability of the mind to turn down the "noise" coming from your body when you're reaching your limits, to allow your mind to be like a still pond even when the storm of fatigue and pain is howling in on it, so that you can maintain focus and composure and continue forward. Sort of like a mental numbness, rather than toughness, if you get what I mean.

Just my opinion..
So let me understand this: you are mislead by the term 'tough' when it involves mental toughness, but it makes much more sense to you to 'turn down body noise when you reach your limit'.





















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