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

Burpees: https://youtu.be/tnkgEvd7jDU?list=PLLGwYUBXVGQVkJ2j9bXRrWv5qGAlCwGMG

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