The Mental Athlete

The Mental Athlete 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 T

  • Title: The Mental Athlete
  • Author: Kay Porter
  • ISBN: 9780736046541
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 conditioningImproved 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 you further enhance mental strengths and address weaknesses through effective self assessments, increase confidence in personal abilities and avoid the fear of failure, heighten awareness of inner thought processes and learn ways to improve them, and be free of inhibitions to initiate action and to respond intuitively and positively 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 issues Sport specific visualizations for football, soccer, volleyball, and many other sports Information on issues such as team building recovering from injuries and letting 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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    1. An incredibly insightful & helpful book for refraining your mind for success in ANY part of life, even if you're not an athlete, loved it!

    2. Marquis McMahanMr. MascioEnglish 2 Period 53/13/15 The Mental AthleteIn the book the mental athlete the author Kay Porter, catch the reader’s eyes throughout the power of sports. The Mental Athlete will help improve your overall performance by providing the tools, guidance, and practical insight you need to sharpen your mental skills. The Mental Athlete provides exercises, self-tests, and worksheets that facilitate mental training for sports performance. You learn to identify your strengths an [...]

    3. Un buen libro de contenido didáctico. Es un apoyo interesante para el entrenamiento mental, sin embargo comete varios errores pedagógicos y filosóficos, confunde el espiritismo con la vida espiritual, para fines dialécticos la autora maneja al cuerpo y la mente como si fueran cosas diferentes, hubiera preferido una lectura con un conocimiento más profundo en el tema antropológico y de unidad de vida. La motivación servicial, trascendental o motivación altruista nunca es manejada. Tambié [...]

    4. The mental athlete by Kay Porter is an amazingly profound and amazingly informative book about sports psychology. As an athlete myself, I found this book amazingly helpful in many areas, Specially pre-competition techniques. The book recommended various tips, and tricks to calm your nerves down and how to reach your goals. It mentioned visualization techniques, breathing exersizes and many other small tricks that really help you be the athlete you want to be. Kay Porter, the author, is a world f [...]

    5. In my personal opinion this a great book for athletes. If your not an athlete I could easily see you being lost and bored in this book. This is because it talks about individual sports and the struggles/blocks you go through in those sports. For me being an athlete, I absolutely loved the book and have learned so many techniques to help me get through my struggles and hardships throughout the season. I hope others enjoy the book as much as I did.

    6. Definitely worth a read for athletes and coaches alike. Touches briefly on importance aspects of the mind/mental state on performance and has some great activities that athletes can do to assess their current state of mental performance and then develop plans for change.Some of the material is now outdated, and it does not cover things in depth. But a good overview/introduction to mental skills training for athletes.

    7. I think most of us have heard some of these techniques to peak performance mentioned in this book. Although,upon a cursory look at these techniques, a normal reaction might be "heard that, done that, not a big deal", these techniques can only be verified through intense effort and focus. However, this is an interesting and compelling read that could perhaps change one's life if one is truly dedicated and willing to change the way one thinks and feels about himself.

    8. Great mental exercises. A little outdated now, but definitely a good read for athletes. I took it a chapter at a time through my shoulder rehab and found it to be tremendously helpful and inspiring.

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