How To Build Mental Toughness Through Powerlifting

How To Build Mental Toughness Through Powerlifting

Natalie Hurdley has been helping time-poor business women lose weight & increase their energy with fuss-free fitness and nutritional support for over 15 years.  She offers online group coaching & step by step training in her Online Fitness Academy.

As well as working as a personal trainer, Natalie represents Team GB as a powerlifter and competes regularly in national and international events.  Natalie is also an Ambassador for The Sports Business Club.  

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Training in any sport can get repetitive at times, powerlifting isn’t any different.  At elite level you train squats, deadlifts and other lifts till you can’t take anymore.  The focus and commitment to the cause is immense.  Some days you may have mental blocks as other athletes do. 

In this episode, Team GB athlete Natalie Hurdley explains what her average week looks like, her dedication to the sport, her willpower around her diet, her love of personal training and body confidence.

Key Learning Points:

  • Her route into powerlifting and how she got in her own way. 
  • How to control the controllables.
  • Her day to day routines and training plans
  • How weight cycles can contribute to mental health issues.
  • The importance of rest and recovery.
  • How to overcome the repetitive nature of the powerlifting.
  • Losing weight in a healthy way.

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David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

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