Mental game: These two words are often used yet hard to grasp. But when the stakes are highest, when all competitors have sharpened their skills and trained tirelessly, psychology may be the deciding factor — both in and out of sports. 

In this week's episode of The Podium podcast: Get a glimpse inside diver David Boudia’s intricate pre-performance routine, hear from Dr. Mike Gervais (from the Finding Mastery Podcast) how mental training separates good athletes from great ones and understand how these skills apply to adversity and success well beyond the Olympic Games.

Listen to the episode below and make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes will be released weekly ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, followed by daily episodes throughout the duration of the Games.