# 55 – Dr. Bradford Cooper, elite Master’s endurance athlete, on Functional Mental Toughness, and on how to train and develop mental toughness

Dr. Bradford Cooper, elite Master’s endurance athlete, on Functional Mental Toughness, and on how to train and develop mental toughness

Show Notes

01:30 – Dr. Cooper introduces himself

05:45 – What is Functional Mental Toughness (fMT)?

07:25 – Is mental toughness innate or can it be trained and developed?

14:00 – How to overcome poor internal dialogue

19:05 – Measuring mental toughness

20:30 – Dr. Cooper’s study on mental toughness

28:20 – Variability of mental toughness within same athlete

33:25 – Strategies on developing mental toughness

37:10 – Example: developing and using mental toughness for a marathon

43:50 – Recommendations on resources

Follow Dr. Bradford Cooper

Website: https://drbradfordcooper.com/

Podcast and other resources: https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachingChannel/videos

Twitter: @Catalyst2Thrive

Instagram: @drbradfordcooper

Recommendations on resources

Daniel Gucciardi: http://www.danielgucciardi.com.au/

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