In Mind Gym, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through 40 accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes - many of whom he has worked with - you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." Mind Gym will give you the "head edge" over the competition.
©2014 Gary Mack (P)2014 McGraw Hill Digital
The narrator is dull beyond the scope of reality. An otherwise useful tool is completely destroyed by this poor performance by a characature of some dodgy old texan narrating a 70's movie.
a perfect read for an athlete in any sport! Personal I do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
My volleyball team read this book together it helped us gain confidence and find great new ways to stay positive.
"Inspiring and at the same time dated"
I actually feel that I could have learned more if I had read the book.
The conclusion did well to tie everything together. It took awhile to get to that place - it would seem he saved the best for last.
There were far to many to choose one. Suffice it to say they supported well his thesis throughout the book.
No. It takes time and it would be too deep to listen in one sitting.
This is a good book. Others who I would recommend would be Nerve by Taylor Clark and The Art of Mental Training by D.C. Gonzalez. Similar books and more to the specifics on how to better exercise and train you thoughts for daily tasks.
"This book is not just for athletes"
This book is good for any goal setting individual. Nice stories and tips. Pleasant voice.
Great book for athletes and people looking for inspiration. You will love it too much
"This book will change athletes lives."
Learning and knowing who you are as an athlete and at what stimulus level you perform best at its a key to just the top of the iceberg. This book will change athletes abs atheletes" and there parents. ENJOY!
"Not just for Sports"
My teenage son overheard this book and was riveted in place. A great book for life as well as for athletes. My favorite parts are too many to list - but I love to picture what the face of the high school coach who rejected Michael Jordan looked like when he saw the legend for the first time on National television !
"Great title, not so exciting content."
author speaks about baseball too much. how does a non baseball athlete or performer use this book? I liked the pointers like "Focus on what cam go right, not what can go wrong..." most of my listening was to baseball stories that had no practical relevance to how I can improve my performance immediately. Terry Orlick's In Pursuit of Excellence gives you practical techniques like distraction control, docide and zen experiences which you can use on the field in any endeavor. this book did not inspire the same in me. with Orlicks techniques I won a competition, from this book I learned sports psychology books fo exists and unfortunately this author speaks too much about baseball. The idea of the book is great though
I like the audio version better because I can listen to it while I'm driving
I like the tips that other athletes use to better themselves. I used those methods also to help me in my performance
No I listen to couple chapters at a time because I need to take notes.
If your a athlete of any kind, this is the book for you
"Good but outdated."
Useful information, however recent revelations about a few of the figures make many of the stories outdated.
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