The Mental Edge: Maximize Your Sports Potential with the Mind-body Connection

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Penguin, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 182 pages
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No matter what sport you enjoy or what level you play, you have the potential for a peak performance--and realizing that potential is the goal of everyone who makes athletics part of their lives. And while you can benefit from the advice of tennis and golf pros, marathon runners, and skiing instructors, the edge you seek to maximize your performance isn't in your stroke, your pace, or your posture--it's in your mind. Kenneth Baum describes the program he uses to sharpen and maximize the sports performances of thousands of professional and amateur athletes across the country: * Power Talk * Proper Visualization and Perception Stretchers * Performance Cues * Identifying and Conquering Obstacles * A Commitment to Consistent and Resilient Action Your mind is your most valuable piece of equipment, your strongest muscle--and your best shot at peak performance for life
  

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User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

2.5 stars. Rather outdated. Some useful info on visualization but overall no longer current. Read full review

Review: The Mental Edge

User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

2.5 stars. Rather outdated. Some useful info on visualization but overall no longer current. Read full review

Contents

Merging Science and Sports
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three
37
Defining Your Desire
57
five
77
Building on Your Own Success
95
The Power of Concentration
117
eight
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nine
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About the author (1999)

Baum is a former staff member at the Elite Training Institute in Los Angeles, a training center for the U.S. Olympic Team.

Roger Callahan, Ph.D., is the founder of and world's top authority on Thought Field Therapy. He holds a degree in clinical psychology from Syracuse University and has been an associate professor at Eastern Michigan University. He trains hundreds in TFT each year and speaks widely at professional conferences.

Richard Trubo is an award-winning journalist.

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