The Art of Lifelong Mental Toughness

This week, we have MTNTOUGH COO Ara Megerdichian and MTNTOUGH Founder Dustin Diefenderfer discussing how one manages to have a strong mind throughout their entire life. It's one thing to be mentally tough for one hour when you know there is an end in sight, but what about when hardships keep coming, and coming and you never know when it might end? How to you train for that? How can you build an unstoppable mentality?

MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab located in Bozeman, MT, has established itself as the elite source for improving mental toughness, physical preparation, and performance research for the backcountry hunter, military, and first responder athlete. 

They have assembled an impressive team for this task, including Alex Fichtler (Former US Navy SEAL), Ara Megerdichian (US Army Ranger, Lieutenant Colonel and former West Point Instructor), and Jimmy Alsobrook (Mountain Training Legend & National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer).

Lifelong backcountry hunter and MTNTOUGH’s founder, Dustin Diefenderfer, explains, “ We strive to find out what makes the excellent tick, and what gives them the indomitable, never quit, next ridgeline mentality and strength. We study it, measure it, test it, unpack it and then teach it to others.”