Stress Management and Mental Toughness

On this episode, Dr. Nic Martinez discusses the role that stress plays in our daily life and how it affects our training and performance. The management of stress is an important part of preparation and it helps build mental toughness. Nic is a professor of human performance at the University of South Florida and performance coach for professional athletes in a variety of sports including boxing. 


  • Establish ample recovery and time for stress reduction in training through techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation and breathwork.
  • Discipline is established in training and daily life that conditions an athlete to respond favorably in situations of challenge or adversity in competition.
  • When stressors become too much, go out and ‘find some new stress’ – have some fun!


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