Elite Athletes Accept Pain

By Kelsey – October 6, 2010

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Ever thought professional athletes just had something that set them apart from the average athlete? Well, the following article suggests that what separates elite athletes from athletes is simply the willingness to accept pain. Possessing a “mental tenacity” allows these athletes to break the ribbon at the finish lines of marathons. That’s right– marathons. Plural.

Follow the link to learn more about the mental strength of these incredible athletes. See if you can incorporate these techniques in your own training!

What mental-strength training techniques do you use? How do you motivate yourself to push through the pain? Comment below!

 
 

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