Mental Athlete

ISBN-10: 0736046542

ISBN-13: 9780736046541

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Kay Porter
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Description: Improved mental ability means improved sports performance. Athletes who excel do so not just because of their physical abilities but because of their mental awareness, preparation, and skills as well. The Mental Athlete will help improve your overall performance by providing the tools, guidance, and practical insight you need to sharpen your mental skills.This conditioning manual for the mind will help youfurther enhance mental strengths and address weaknesses through effectiveself-assessments,increase confidence in personal abilities and avoid the fear of failure,heighten awareness of inner-thought processes and learn ways to improve them,andbe free of inhibitions to initiate action and to respond intuitively andpositively to challenges.No matter what sport you play and at what level you play, you will find this practical, reader-friendly book useful because it not only lets you know what you need to do to improve your mental abilities, but it also shows you how to improve them. It contains exercises, tests, and worksheets that help you move through the steps of mental achievement.In addition, The Mental Athlete contains the following features:Sections that cover specific sports and issuesSport-specific visualizations for football, soccer, volleyball, and manyother sportsInformation on issues such as team building; recovering from injuries; andletting go of mistakes, losses, anger, and fearTake full advantage of your physical skills by fully developing your mental skills-the aim of The Mental Athlete!

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 7/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Essentials for Effective Mental Training
Embodying the Essentials
Training Yourself
Developing Mental Training Skills
Improving Your Competitive Edge
Achieving the Mental Edge
Gauging Your Mental Aptitude
Measuring Your Aptitude
Putting Your Results in Perspective
Taking Steps Toward Positive Thinking
Logging Your Thoughts
Identifying Your Goals
Talking Positively
Preparing Your Mind and Body for Mental Training
Finding Balance Through Relaxation
Achieving Your Peak
Unleashing the Power of the Mind
Beginning to Visualize
Creating a Visualization
Writing a Visualization
Visualizing As an Individual
Visualizing As a Team
Seeing Ahead
Optimizing Your Performance
Focusing Attention
Overcoming Burnout
Feeding the Mind
Troubleshooting Performance Blocks
Negatively Speaking
Facing Your Fears
Taking Risks
Breathing Through a Block
Managing Anger
Feeling External Pressures
Struggling With Illness
Fighting Back Fatigue
Injuring Another Athlete
Psyching Yourself Up
Overcoming Your Blocks
Mental Training for Specific Needs
Coping With an Injury
Coaching Young Athletes
Being Female
Mental Training for Life
Getting What You Want Out of Life
Putting a Program Together
Taking the Program With You
Becoming the Best You Can Be
References
Index
About the Author
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