Beneath the Armor of an Athlete: Real Strength on the Wrestling Mat

Front Cover
Wish Publishing, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 162 pages
0 Reviews
"This searing confessional reads like a novel and is just as suspenseful... Any female athlete would be interested in this story." -- Library Journal Lisa Whitsett grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she began the first of 27 years dedicated to sports and athletics. Her experiences as a mental health counselor and her adventures as a business consultant motivated her to write about development, change and transformation. Beneath the Armor of an Athlete was inspired by her own experiences of personal growth as well as her clients'. While many sports books contribute to a reader's athletic development, this book also focuses on the private, personal development of the athlete. Beneath the Armor of an Athlete is the story of a female Olympic Freestyle wrestler. Her love for the sport and striving for success expose her to rare challenges, all of which introduce new experiences in her life. From all-male wrestling camps and tournaments to the competitive ranks of national and international women's freestyle wrestling, this athlete learns that her sport is the gateway to learning more about who she really is and what she is capable of becoming.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Beneath the Armor of an Athlete: Real Strength on the Wrestling Mat

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

All athletes are nervous before competitions, but few experience the crippling panic attacks endured and vividly described by Whitsett in this book. A female wrestler (not the TV spectacle, but ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
11
Section 3
19
Section 4
35
Section 5
38
Section 6
47
Section 7
62
Section 8
70
Section 14
105
Section 15
109
Section 16
114
Section 17
117
Section 18
120
Section 19
123
Section 20
128
Section 21
143

Section 9
84
Section 10
86
Section 11
88
Section 12
97
Section 13
101
Section 22
148
Section 23
153
Section 24
159
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information