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Fitness Information Technology, Incorporated, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 196 pages
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Want to be a better gymnast? Want the mental skills needed to stay focused and the physical skills to maximise your success? Then this is the guide to improving your performance potential. Co-authors Karen D Cogan, sport psychologist and Peter Vidmar, Olympic Gold Medalist -- have combined their experience and expertise to create a teaching guide for aspiring gymnasts of all ages. Many gymnasts have the physical attributes, but often lack the mental skills needed for peak performance level. In this book, Olympians Shannon Miller, Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phelps, Kerri Strug, and Tim Daggett discuss how they used mental skills to become champions.

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This book really helped me out as the gymnast i am. If you read it, it won't let you down. Read full review


Getting Started Learning the Basics in Gymnastics
Playing the Mental Game of Gymnastics
Learning to Psych Up or Calm Down

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Karen Cogan draws upon her background as a kindergarten teacher and author to write novels, short stories and children's books. She is the author of over three hundred articles and short stories, most of which are for children. She has taught workshops for children and participated in book signings for her books. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading, gardening and caring for her pets. Karen and her artist husband make their home in the Southwest. They enjoy the beauty of nature and the opportunity to explore its wonders in the varied scenery close to home.

Vidmar serves on the Executive Committee of USA Gymnastics. In 1984, he led the US Men's Gymnastics Team to its first-ever Olympic Gold Medal while also capturing the gold on the pommel horse and the silver in the all-around competition.

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