Mental Toughness tip from Chael Sonnen

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  1. keepfighting** Orange Belt

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    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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    mental toughness tips from chael sonnen what a joke!
     
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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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    He's posted 462 times on Sherdog. What more do you want?
     
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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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    when he demolished Brian Stann. When was the last time you looked decent in a UFC fight?
     
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    I see casperthegst is back from his self-imposed exile and still a BAMF.
     
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    I don't get sonnen hate. He's number 2 MW quite decisively.
     
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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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    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'.





















    LOL
     
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    I bet you'd be a blast at parties.
     
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    Says the guy who has had more than one e-meltdown.
     
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    Mental meltdown my ass I stand by everything I said and I'm not wavering from that believe what you wish......Chanel sonnet and mental toughness is an oxymoron the guy can't shut his mouth and doesn't back anything up he says that's fact
     
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    You definitely had an e-meltdown, chief.
     
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    And I quote "if I don't beat Anderson silva I will leave the UFC forever"-Chanel sonnen

    And here we are a long time later still watching him run his mouth and lose fights
     
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    These.

    Meltdown was had.
     
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    Meh, don't really care too much 'bout what chael has to say on the subject... would rather listen to kroczaleski talk about it instead lol. That dude's insane.
     
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    I don't understand how it was a meltdown at all
     
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    Mmmmm.... you realize it's a metaphor, right? When someone understands something, and they say "I see", that's a metaphor, they don't literally see something with their eyes. When someone says "my life is moving in the right direction" that's a metaphor too- your life is not an object moving through space. English is just bursting to the seams with phrases that don't literally apply (see what I did there?) but which people understand anyway.
     
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    Are you the *** that was afraid of Power Cleans?!
     
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