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Mental Training for Peak Performance Top Athletes Reveal the Mind Exercises They Use to Excel

ISBN-10: 1594860289
ISBN-13: 9781594860287
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

"In this brand-new edition, updated with material on today's best athletes, a top sports psychologist reveals the mental strategies champions use to win in a variety of sports-from cycling and skiing to golf and tennis "Mental Training for Peak Performance teaches you that sweat isn't enough. Before you can win on the track, court, links, or slopes, you have to win in your head. Revised and updated for the first time since 1996, famed sports psychologist Steven Ungerleider, PhD, looks at the mental aspect of sports performance today, revealing the mind exercises champion athletes use to outshine the competition. The book provides detailed descriptions of mental techniques that work, explaining how to: o build confidence with affirmations and self-talk o clear your mind with breathing and meditation o maximize performance with mental snapshots o improve your game with guided imagery o use visual rehearsal to fine-tune your style o tap in to the power of dreams With a new foreword by tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who has trained Andre Agassi, the Williams sisters, and many other star players, this is an excellent resource and guide for athletes at every level who hope to gain a competitive edge through mental training.

Dr. Steven Ungerleider, an author of six books, completed his undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, where he also competed as a collegiate gymnast. He holds masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Oregon, a post doc from the University of California, and is a licensed psychologist at GLOBAL SPORTS DEVELOPMENT.Since 1984, he has served on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry and has consulted with a number of international sport federations under the IOC.Ungerleider is a visiting scholar at the University of Texas and co-founder of the Texas Program in Sports Media. His recent books was the subject of an award winning documentary by PBS.

Foreword
What mental training can do for you
Mental training secrets of competitive athletes
Build confidence with affirmations and self-talk
Clear your mind with breathing and meditation
Maximize performance with mental snapshots
Relax to cool down - and rev up
Improve your game with guided imagery
Use visual rehearsal to fine-tune your style
Tap into the power of dreams
Get psyched without losing your edge
Cycling : improve your style and power
Downhill skiing : see - then ski - clean runs
Golf : set the stage for excellence
Marathoning : run your best race ever
Mountain biking : convert fear into power and precision
Running on road and track : optimize your performance
Swimming and diving : perfect your performance in the pool
Tennis : keep your cool on the court
Volleyball : correct the flaws in your game
Weight training : reach your power summit
Pentathlon : the ultimate in cross-training
A mental practice formula for any sport

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