Lattice Training Podcast

The Psychology of Mental Toughness: Interview with Allegra Maguire

February 02, 2022 Lattice Training Season 3 Episode 7
Lattice Training Podcast
The Psychology of Mental Toughness: Interview with Allegra Maguire
Show Notes

Whilst we often concentrate specifically on the physical aspects of training and performance, we also have a real passion for psychology and how it relates to climbing. In this episode, I we have a psychology specialist - PhD student and researcher Allegra Maguire, who specialises in applied decision making.

Allegra went from 6a to 7a+ in a single year in climbing and has a practical interest in applying her psychology expertise into the climbing arena itself. In this podcast Tom and Allegra discuss the topic of “mental toughness” and how it applies to sport training and performance. 

1. What is mental toughness.
2. How does this differ from resilience?
3. The 4 Cs model of mental toughness. 
4. Mental toughness as a predictor of performance
5. The state/trait debate, including definitions
6. Interventions and practical examples

  • Environmental influences
  • Challenge management
  • Social support
  • Reflection training

Allegra's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh_uKaHT6EWvyZG55rhYK3Q

Instagram: @climbin.psychology @allegra_maguire  

Mindfulness: https://www.headspace.com/

MT test: https://mentaltraininginc.com/services/mental-toughness-test