Secrets Of Sports Psychology Revealed

Author: Rick Wolff
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510716386
Size: 20,80 MB
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The world of sports psychology and in the introduction of mental skills coaches has exploded into the athletic mainstream over the last few decades. Before then, the attitude regarding such training was extremely conservative and “old school”—the prevailing philosophy was that “any athlete who needs to talk with a shrink needs to have their head examined.” Fortunately, with today’s modern athletes, the dark ages of mental training in sports have gone away and times have changed for the better. But as with any growing industry, there are lots of new and untested pathways to one’s mental performance training in practices and games. But depending on who you talk to, the advice that is given can vary widely—and sometimes, even be contradictory. The Secrets of Sports Psychology Revealed by Rick Wolff, one of the pioneers in the field of sports psychology, is based upon his many years of clinical, hands-on work with top professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports. He provides real insight into what does—and doesn’t—work. Specifically: Do pre-game visualization techniques really work? Is it OK to be superstitious, or are those rituals counterproductive? Does taking a deep breath or two in a tight situation really help? What’s the best way to learn how to make adjustments in one’s game? These direct questions, and many others, are presented and answered in this easy to use how-to guide aimed directly at athletes and coaches. The answers are right to the point and are based upon the author’s observations and work over the years with top athletes.

Choke

Author: Sian Beilock
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416596186
Size: 13,83 MB
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Explains the brain science behind why some people "choke" under pressure, examining how attention and working memory guide human performance; how experience, practice, and brain development interact; and how these interconnected elements react to stress.

Mental Combat

Author: Phil Pierce
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515339151
Size: 13,80 MB
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Finally! An easy way to use the science of Sports Psychology to Skyrocket Your Performance!You may already know that Pro Athletes use the power of Sports Psychology to boost motivation, manage nerves and become top performers. The problem is that many of these techniques are kept secret and other guides are heavy and full of jargon. So how can you use the simple power of Sports Psychology techniques to revolutionize your performance today? Clearly you need more than just a system, you need the right kind of system. Not just the science behind mental strength but a super-simple, step-by-step guide to unlocking the power of your brain. As a bestselling author, martial arts and fitness coach, I've been lucky enough to work with some of the best experts around the world. With input from top instructors and researchers I discovered easy tactics that can be effortlessly used by everyone. From fitness fans, runners and gym athletes to combat styles like boxing, MMA, and martial arts. Even the busy office worker can dominate any competitive or stressful event in minutes! This is "Mental Combat"... and once applied to your training it quickly revolutionizes performance - every time! What Is Mental Combat?Mental Combat is a simple, easy set of tactics for unlocking the full power of your brain and body. Moreover, it gives you the proven scientific benefits of Sports Psychology without needing to understand the complex history and theories. Whilst traditional guides can be heavy and difficult to follow, Mental Combat is a simple, tactical approach. Perfect for martial artists, fitness fans, gym enthusiasts and even the busy office worker! Stressful, nerve-wracking events become a walk in the park when transformed using the right techniques. A busy and cluttered mind becomes laser focused. Would you like to know the quickest and easiest way to experience the incredible benefits of mental training? The Easy New Way To Get Started with Mental TrainingInside "Mental Combat" you'll discover... How to "psych-out" an opponent. "Mind Hacks" for instant, rock-solid confidence and cool. Powerful motivation and concentration skills. Revealed: the body position to banish nerves quickly and easily. The truth behind meditation. (and why it's easier than you think). How to unlock the power of your brain for any event. The secret to managing victory, like a pro. The secret to handling defeat... and coming back stronger. How you can use Sports Psychology tactics even if you don't do sports! And much more! Want To See For Yourself How Mental Combat Can Transform Your Performance? Click and grab your copy of Mental Combat now to see you've been missing! To say thanks for checking out this book you can claim your free guide: "3 Steps to Explosive Power" FREE from my website. Just visit: www.BlackBeltFit.com Tags: Martial Arts, Sports Pscyhology, Mental Toughness, Mental Training.

Elite Minds How Winners Think Differently To Create A Competitive Edge And Maximize Success

Author: Dr. Stan Beecham
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259836177
Size: 14,53 MB
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ELITE MINDS THINK ALIKE. Discover the winning secrets of the world’s most successful people. As a top-level sport psychologist and performance consultant, Dr. Stan Beeham knows what it takes to succeed—on the playing field, in the board room, and in all aspects of life. This award-winning book takes you inside the minds of major-league athletes, Olympic medal winners, and world-class business leaders to reveal the key motivators and mental processes that drive people to victory. Learn how to: RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN to think like a winner. CONQUER YOUR FEARS and go after your goals. ACHIEVE PEAK PERFORMANCE and reach your full potential. BECOME WHO YOU WANT TO BE mentally, physically, personally and professionally. Whether you’re a self starter, team player, or corporate leader, you can apply these proven mind techniques to any field or endeavor—quickly, easily, and effectively. Filled with power-boosting mental exercises, positive attitude adjusters, and inspiring true stories of individual success, the book provides all the tools you need to set your goals, sharpen your focus, and achieve your personal best. It’s like having your own private coach cheering you on every step of the way. If you can think it, you can do it—with the game-changing power of Elite Minds. Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award—Updated and Expanded Edition

Less Than A Minute To Go

Author: Dr. Bill K. Thierfelder
Editor: TAN Books
ISBN: 1618902342
Size: 12,94 MB
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My friend Bill Thierfelder, a great leader and motivator, puts the words and descriptions to what we leaders try to do every day to challenge ourselves and our teams to be at our best, all the time. —Coach Mike Krzyzewski, from the Foreword Dr. Bill Thierfelder knows what it takes to win. As a student at the University of Maryland he dominated the high jump, winning fame as an All-American and Irish national champion. Later he earned his doctorate in sports psychology. He became a private coach and mentor to the world's top athletes...and revealed to them his hard won secrets for success. In Less Than a Minute to Go: The Secret to World-class Performance in Sport, Business and Everyday Life, Thierfelder, now President of Belmont Abbey College, reveals the secrets to: • Becoming a world-class performer • Preparing your mind to win • Making peak performance a common occurrence • Playing with a passion that never ends But Thierfelder does more than give peak performance techniques. In these pages he shows why sports are worthy of our deep attention and effort, whether as athletes or as avid spectators and fans. He shows how sports can and should engage the highest parts of our nature that, in fact, only when we are so engaged can we truly excel. And he reveals how sports train and prepare us for other arenas...where we all are players and where our choices have more significance than any World Series or Super Bowl. Join Dr. Bill Thierfelder in an exploration of sport—and of life—as you have never considered them before. Let this world-class athlete, mentor and coach teach you what he has taught so many others, from college students to superstars: How to give your very best when the clock is ticking...everything is on the line...and you have Less Than a Minute to Go.

Mental Training For Peak Performance

Author: Steven Ungerleider
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 9781594860287
Size: 16,18 MB
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Features suggestions and mind exercises to help athletes in many sports, including cycling, golf, running, swimming, tennis, and weightlifting.

Choke

Author: Sian Beilock
Editor: Constable & Robinson Ltd
ISBN: 9781849016452
Size: 13,94 MB
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In the tradition of Steven Pinker’s How the Mind Works, popular psychologist Sian Beilock, an expert on performance and brain science, reveals the astonishing new science of why we choke under pressure. She explains what happens in the body and mind when everything clicks and the perfect golf swing, tricky mathematical problem, or high-pressure business pitch suddenly become easy.With surprising insights on every page, Beilock examines how: attention and working memory guide human performance; how experience and practice, innate factors, and brain development interact to create our abilities;how these interconnected elements react to stress – explaining counterintuitive realities, like why the cleverest students do worst on standardized tests; why we may learn foreign languages best when we’re not paying attention; why early childhood athletic training can backfire; and how our emotions can make us both smarter and dumber.the mind and body are in even closer communication than was ever thought – and breaks new ground on top of 30 years of integrative health investigations.

What Business Can Learn From Sport Psychology

Author: Martin Turner
Editor:
ISBN: 9781909125346
Size: 19,50 MB
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How are the best athletes in the world able to function under the immense pressure of competition? By harnessing the potential of their minds to train smart, stay committed, focus, and deliver winning performances with body and mind when the time is right. The mental side of performance has always been a crucial component for success - but nowadays coaches, teams, and athletes of all levels and abilities are using sport psychology to help fulfil their potential and serve up success. It goes without saying that business performance has many parallels with sporting performance. But did you realize that the scientific principles of sport psychology, used by elite athletes the world over, are being used by some of the most successful business professionals? Performance - in any context - is about utilizing and deploying every possible resource to fulfil your potential. This book is about getting into a winning state of body and mind for your performance - whatever that might be - sales pitches, presentations, leadership, strategic thinking, delivery, and more. In What Business Can Learn From Sport Psychology you will develop the most important weapon you need to succeed in business: your mental approach to performance. This book reveals the secrets of the winning mind by exploring the strategies and techniques used by the most successful athletes and professionals on the planet. As you read this book you will learn about practical and powerful techniques and refine your mental approach to business performance. Based on decades of scientific research, the authors' professional experiences, and the experiences of winning athletes and business professionals, this book is a practical and evidence-driven resource that will teach you how to deal with pressure, break through adversity, embrace challenges, project business confidence, and much more. - Discover and Utilize sport psychology techniques to Maximize your potential and that of your organization - Develop ways to not just cope but Thrive under pressure - Harness the power of your mind to avoid Overthinking; Seize your Opportunities - Understand the Power of Communication, Preparation, and Pre-Performance Routines - Prevent destructive thoughts from taking hold - Learn how to Self-Regulate in pressure situations through Relaxation and Activation Exercises - Full of practical guidance, and tried-and-tested performance methodologies Who are the authors? Dr Martin Turner is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology in the School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise at Staffordshire University. Martin is an active researcher and a Chartered practitioner psychologist. He consults with professional athletes, teams, and coaches, and works extensively with business professionals and management in multinational organizations. Dr Jamie Barker is Associate Professor of Applied Performance Psychology at Staffordshire University, and a Chartered psychologist. Jamie is an active researcher and contributor to the Centre for Sport, Health, and Exercise Research (CSHER), works with business leaders and professionals across many disciplines, and is the co-author of the acclaimed Bennion Kearny title: The Psychology of Cricket: Developing Mental Toughness, amongst others.

The Winning Mindset

Author: Damian Hughes
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509804382
Size: 20,30 MB
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In The Winning Mindset, Professor Damian Hughes, the acclaimed author of Liquid Thinking and How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson, draws on both his lifetime experience and academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to reveal the best ways to create a winning mindset in both personal and professional life. Having worked with some of the top teams in the UK, and watched some of the best coaches in the country at work, Hughes distils the five keys principles that separate the best coaches and teams from the rest: Simplicity; Tripwires; Emotions; Practical; Stories: STEPS. The role of a sports-team leader is fascinating, complex and tough. Fantasy football leagues may convince us that success is all about buying players and selecting a team. In reality, it is about creating winning environments - recruiting, developing and nurturing talent, effectively communicating a shared vision with a diverse collection of individuals, delivering on enormous expectations from a range of stakeholders, overcoming significant challenges, handling pressure and staying focused throughout: a set of challenges familiar to leaders in all sectors.

Ninety Percent Mental

Author: Bob Tewksbury
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738234931
Size: 17,91 MB
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Former Major League pitcher and mental skills coach for two of baseball's legendary franchises (the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball. In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher's strategy changes throughout a game. He also offers an in-depth look into some of baseball's most monumental moments and intimate anecdotes from a "who's who" of the game, including legendary players who Tewksbury played with and against (such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux), game-changing managers and executives (Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean), and current star players (Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, Rich Hill). With Tewksbury's esoteric knowledge as a thinking-fan's player and his expertise as a "baseball whisperer", this entertaining book is perfect for any fan who wants to see the game in a way he or she has never seen it before. Ninety Percent Mental will deliver an unprecedented look at the mound games and mind games of Major League Baseball.