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The number one best-selling author of First Man In and The Fear Bubble is back with his most inspirational work yet.  

After 13 years in the military, including four in the UK’s elite Special Forces as a sniper, Ant Middleton was the epitome of military excellence. Since leaving the military, he has climbed Everest, sailed 3,500 miles in a gruelling recreation of the mutiny on the Bounty and become a best-selling author and TV host. He’s been around the block a few times, and he’s learnt a thing or two along the way.  

Mind over Muscle is a summation of all of these experiences. It’s the lessons gleaned from a colourful life, filled with extreme challenges. In this Audio Original, Ant Middleton shows you how to build up the most important source of strength you have: the power of your mind. Condensing his philosophy into four simple-to-grasp pillars, he then challenges you to go out there and live it.   

Using the tools of the four pillars, you’re ready to take on the Mindset Challenge. A revolutionary new concept, only possible in audio, the Mindset Challenge is a 28-day training plan for the mind. Each day, Ant will challenge you to embrace fear, be positive, take ownership of situations, learn to lead and have integrity.   

There are two lives you could be living. The one you’re living now. And the better version that’s just a thought away. Push yourself further than you’ve pushed before, and become the best version of yourself.

©2020 Ant Middleton (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
Ant Middleton

About the author

Best known for his role as Chief Instructor on SAS: Who Dares Wins (Channel 4), Ant has become a master of survival and endurance on and off-screen, spurred by his formidable career in the UK’s elite forces, including the Marines, 9 Parachute Squadron and SBS. Joining the armed forces at the age of 16, Ant eventually achieved the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the UK’s elite Forces.

With an insatiable appetite for adventure, in addition to writing two bestselling books - First Man In and The Fear Bubble - Ant has fronted several TV shows including Mutiny, which re-enacted Captain William Bligh’s voyage; survivalist programme Escape, centred on placing skilled engineers in precarious situations; Extreme Everest, where he conquered Mount Everest; and Straight Talking where he took One Direction’s Liam Payne on a thrill-seeking road trip through Namibia to get to know the ‘real Liam’.

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  • MJ
  • 28-06-20

Veterans - you need this!

I’m ex-forces and found it extremely hard to enter ‘civvi street’ when I left. In the forces we are taught to obey, do and reset ready to go again.

You live under a military blanket and push feelings aside!

Getting back in touch with who you are, even if you weren’t in the military, is something everyone needs to do... especially in this world we live in!

The first part is epic - I’ll report back after trying the 28 day challenges!

Great book Ant! Top man!

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Disappointed

If you’ve read/listened to Ants previous books this addition will be nothing new. Most of the story’s and examples Ant gives in this book have already been told in his previous books. I’m a big fan of Ant and all he has achieved but found myself a little disappointed with the lack of content.

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So good

Its a strong book . Full of inspiration . Couldn’t stop listening for hours. Strongly recommend the book

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Repetitive waffle

Gave up halfway through Chapter 3. Learnt nothing.
Repetitive. Repetitive. Repetitive.
Very disappointed.
Compared to Jockos stuff , who does have his fair share of repetition, well no comparison. I heard nothing new or inspiring ..wont bother with the rest.
waste of money

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Mind and Muscle

Along with enjoying listening to Ant Middleton’s own story this audible book came at the right time for me for a positive thinking attitude to decide to be alcohol free. Cheers! 👍

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Excellent and easy

It helped me a lot. I play nightly or when I can't sleep. The meaning and Ant's voice put everything into perspective. For me it is work in progress but going in the right direction.

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So bad

Thought this would give some insight into how to build mental resilience. Instead it’s a boring repetitive monologue of Middleton trying to convince us (and himself?) that he’s such a great guy.

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Brilliant Book!

Very well presented story and book.
I have enjoyed every part of it.
Loved the Challenge Sections.
Many Thanks to Ant shearing his positivity!
I'm looking forwards for your next book!

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Practical tools to help you

I hesitated in buying this due to negative reviews saying it was repetitive. Having worked my way through this entire programme I can tell you it is actually an excellent resource that I have personally found incredibly helpful. Due to the fact this toolkit is only available in audio format I found the repetition of key themes, ideas and catchphrases helpful and essential as there is no written text to reinforce and back it up. I had to relisten to many sections and took notes. I wanted the main messages to sink in and so yes, he repeats alot of them such as it starts with you and positive and negative portal but I found that helpful as way of learning as I listened. I used this as an actual course for self improvement and the sections on getting control of your emotions and building mental resilience have truly helped me. It isn't like any of his other books. If you have read those then you will rehear stories from those because this book is aimed at a different reader who might not be coming to it with any background info and you can't assume they have read his other books. Overall, if you are looking for a practical programme to change yourself and you are really interested in working on sorting yourself out, this is ideal.

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Inspirational Book

Well put together book, Will inspire reader to make changes in life , Must Read

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No real help

Totally wast of time. No real advices for life. He repeat again and again the same things.