3. Being mentally strong is important, too
While the show highlights the best builds, everyone agrees that mentality is a huge factor in all the games.
Physical:100 crowd favorite, Choo Sung-hoon, a celebrated MMA fighter known to many as Sexyama is nearing his 50s yet he’s still proven himself to be a formidable opponent. He did so well in the mud wrestling challenge and even brought his team to victory during the Team Boat Challenge – despite others noting that they didn’t have the “strongest” members.
As he said, “They should not underestimate this middle aged man.” He just proved his mindset to be true.
In many individual challenges, too, such as The Punishment of Atlas, a winning mindset is crucial. Once the opponent gets the sense that you’re giving up, they might just feel more motivated to push harder!
4. Pacing yourself can be better than an explosive start
Having an explosive start doesn’t always guarantee a win. Some fans noted that this was what happened to Yun Sung-bin.
Yun Sung-bin lost to Jung Hae-min during The Punishment of Sisyphus. The mechanics? Brutal. Contestants have 30 seconds to push the rock uphill. Once at the top, it will roll back down and the process repeats until there’s only one player who can do it.
Some who watched the series observed that if Sung-bin chose to pace himself rather than push the rock too hard at the beginning, he could have conserved his energy better.
Thus, in a game that may take a long time, pace can be more important than intensity.
5. Being “well-rounded” may be the key to victory
Notice that the winner isn’t like many of his competitors. While a lot specialize in one “technique,” like bodybuilding, weightlifting, and martial arts, the Physical:100 victor is an “all rounder.” The winner not only has physical strength, but also endurance, mobility, stamina, and tenacity.
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