In his acclaimed national best seller, A Fighter's Heart, Sam Sheridan took listeners with him as he stepped through the ropes into the dangerous world of professional fighting. From a muay Thai bout in Bangkok; to Rio, where he trained with jiu-jitsu royalty; to Iowa, where he matched up against the toughest in MMA, Sheridan threw himself into a quest to understand how and why we fight.
In The Fighter's Mind, Sheridan does for the brain what his first book did for the body. To uncover the secrets of mental strength and success, Sheridan interviewed dozens of the world's most fascinating and dangerous men, including celebrated trainers Freddie Roach and Greg Jackson; champion fighters Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, and Marcelo Garcia; ultrarunner David Horton; legendary wrestler Dan Gable; and many more. What are their secrets? How do they stay committed through years of training, craft a game plan, and adjust to the realities of the ring? How do they project strength when weak and remain mentally tough despite incredible physical pain?
A fascinating book, bursting at the seams with incredible stories and insight, The Fighter's Mind answers these questions and many more.
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Absolute pleasure to listen to.
Amazing insight into a fighters mind and what it takes to be the best, inspirational and motivational.
Highly recommend to martial artists, fighters and the general public alike.
"A Magnificient Perspective"
A definite read if you have ever wondered what "mental" toughness is. It was much more relatable than I expected, another great piece from Mr. Sheridan.
"fantastic insight into the world of fighting"
absolutely loved this book. well read. highly recommend this for anyone interested in the mental side of sports.
"Many words, but little meaning"
Many interesting people were interviewed and talked about in this book. Too bad that the writer was not able to extract anything interesting out of them. Many words were spoken, but very little was said. Too bad.
This book has truly helped me to understand myself. Thank you for your hard work!!
This audiobook was amazing. I highly suggest it to anyone who trains or alleviate the psychology behind the fighters path. I wouldn't say it is just for the fighter, but for those seeking a higher state of consciousness. Being an avid jiu jitsu practitioner with a striking background, this book has helped with my mental game immensely, including interviewers from some of my favorite legends. Enjoy.
so many quotables I'll definitely read it again. I'm not even into fighting, i got this book just to learn mental toughness and got so much more out of it.
"highly entertaining and interesting"
While the gems to write down are few and far between, the book caught me and never let me go. It was willing to leave questions unanswered because the greats disagree, so he did his best to show both perspectives as they are. Loved it.
"Interesting and informative"
Gave some interesting points about what fighters mentally go through. The many different examples gave a lot of perspective.
This isn't a terrible listen. The author (as well as the narrator) are very meladramatic and a little psychobabbly. It is extremely wordy and probably would have been better as a much shorter work; however, there are some very cool insights into the minds of greats like Dan Gable and Marcelo Garcia.
"Sam is a genius: His knowledge led to an amazing book"
A ton of interviews were conducted for this book. It takes so much time and effort, discipline and dedication to make this kind of story come to fruition. I read it in two days. Amazing story. Highly recommended.
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