In this episode, we delve into the power of the words and how they shaped our experiences and perceptions during the challenging MR340. Kim talks about how they used the open-label placebo effect, where the mere belief in the benefit of a non-active substance or treatment can lead to actual improvements. This fascinating psychological phenomenon demonstrates the power of positive thinking and its tangible effects on our physical capabilities. Additionally, Kim shares some mental distraction games, a technique often used by endurance athletes to maintain focus during grueling events, and encourages listeners to begin working on their mental muscle in the off season.
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MR340: July 23-26, 2024 - https://mr340.org/