As athletes, we spend a lot of time and energy training our bodies—fitting in long runs, busting out two-a-day workouts, hitting the weight room, and refining our skills. And though these things are essential to success, mental strength is just as, if not more important than, physical strength. Our brains not only command our bodies to perform but they also help us navigate the complexities of the game. And anyone who has ever mentally pushed past physical pain knows the true power of the mind.
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