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Awsome

I love this book it even helped me with my sports

posted by Anonymous on January 23, 2013

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Practice, practice, practice

Pracice, practice, practice
¿Believing in yourself is the paramount to success for any athlete.¿ Mind Gym, written by Gary Mack with David Casstevens and published by McGraw-Hill, is an athlete¿s guide to inner excellence. Throughout the book, there are many things ...
Pracice, practice, practice
¿Believing in yourself is the paramount to success for any athlete.¿ Mind Gym, written by Gary Mack with David Casstevens and published by McGraw-Hill, is an athlete¿s guide to inner excellence. Throughout the book, there are many things to ¿check off¿ before becoming a winner. Gary Mack takes an athlete beyond the game and explains how their mind influences their performance as much as their physical skill does.
The first thing Mack wants one to practice are the seven c¿s. The seven c¿s are competitive, confident, control, committed, composure, courage, and consistency. According to Mack, if one practices the seven c¿s, they will master mental toughness. The seven c¿s are just one example of things he mentions in the book. He has several principles that an athlete should learn to go by.
Mind Gym is written by Gary Mack but throughout the book many famous athletes give personal insight on what they have had go wrong and how they overcame it. Some of the athletes include Tiger Woods, Mark McGuire, Greg Maddux, Charles Barkley, and many many more.
Overall, the book has a very good message that many athletes could benefit from but it¿s not my type. I thought the book was very dry and very slow moving. I just couldn¿t get into it. In other words, it was boring. I did learn some good things from it but it was just too informative.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to build their mental muscle. I think it¿s better for young adults and adults because of the fact that it is so informative and dry. I would rate it two and a half athletes out of five athletes.

posted by Jamie1309 on December 10, 2008

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    Really inspiring book! Mind Gym (an athlete's guide to inner excellence)

    In the book, "Mind Gym", it talks about different professional athletes and how they felt about winning and losing games. The quotes given by the different players were definitely correct. The athletes in the book would explain different rules that you could use to make you and your team be more mentally tough and win games. This book tells you the basics and even more, on how to become a better player, a player who is having fun and is helping his team win games. One key point of the book was that it is really important that you dont make bad decisions that will affect your ability to play when you are playing a sport you love. This book also describes ways of getting your mind set; how to prepare your mind for a game and be mentally focused. This book has some good lessons to learn and that will help me and my teammates get through games and win them. In the book their was some challenges that every famous sport player had with the sport they played. They weren't all the same problems, some were related and some were different since a bunch of the famous players played different sports than the others. Mind Gym is a book that couldn't really be compared to fiction writing because this book is explaining how rules work in different situations and teaching you tecniques about a sport famous people play or played. I would definately reccomend this book to people who have a dream to do something big with there sports carerr.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Mental Floss Mental physique is the new way in making an ath

    Mental Floss




    Mental physique is the new way in making an athlete excel beyond their peers and impress coaches alike. Mind gym goes through 40 different steps to improve your mental game. My personal favorites are envisioning myself playing good and creating a routine that helps in making you successful.  Gary Mack and David Casstevens have a great writing style.  The book kept me intrigued and still stayed simple enough for me to understand. I will be testing the methods in the months to come but I am confident already in positive results.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2009

    Good read

    There are several good ideas and tips in the book for athletes to apply to the mental aspect of their game.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2003

    Greatly Helped me

    This book has added so much releive to my sprinting and my worries. I recommend this book since it gives an idea of how success comes your way however it does miss certain exercises that might help you reach that point.

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