The Mental Athlete (Google eBook)

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Human Kinetics
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User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

Definitely worth a read for athletes and coaches alike. Touches briefly on importance aspects of the mind/mental state on performance and has some great activities that athletes can do to assess their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wystan - Goodreads

Great mental exercises. A little outdated now, but definitely a good read for athletes. I took it a chapter at a time through my shoulder rehab and found it to be tremendously helpful and inspiring. Read full review

Contents

Essentials for Effective Mental Training
1
Embodying the Essentials
3
Training Yourself
7
Developing Mental Training Skills
13
Achieving the Mental Edge
15
Gauging Your Mental Aptitude
19
Putting Your Results in Perspective
20
Taking Steps Toward Positive Thinking
25
Troubleshooting Performance Blocks
121
Negatively Speaking
122
Facing Your Fears
124
Taking Risks
129
Breathing Through a Block
135
Managing Anger
137
Feeling External Pressures
146
Struggling With Illness
149

Identifying Your Goals
28
Talking Positively
40
Preparing Your Mind and Body for Mental Training
49
Finding Balance Through Relaxation
53
Achieving Your Peak
60
Unleashing the Power of the Mind
61
Beginning to Visualize
62
Creating a Visualization
65
Writing a Visualization
68
Visualizing As an Individual
70
Visualizing As a Team
81
Seeing Ahead
104
Optimizing Your Performance
105
Overcoming Burnout
108
Feeding the Mind
116
Fighting Back Fatigue
150
Injuring Another Athlete
151
Overcoming Your Blocks
152
Mental Training for Specific Needs
153
Coaching Young Athletes
170
Being Female
176
Mental Training for Life
189
Getting What You Want Out of Life
190
Putting a Program Together
195
Taking the Program With You
196
Becoming the Best You Can Be
203
References
205
Index
206
About the Author
211
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