Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence / Edition 1

Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence / Edition 1

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by Gary Mack, David Casstevens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071395970

ISBN-13: 9780071395977

Pub. Date: 06/03/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Praise for Mind Gym

"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."
--Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain

"Mind Gym hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major

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Praise for Mind Gym

"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."
--Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain

"Mind Gym hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."
--Ken Griffey Jr., Major League Baseball MVP

"I read Mind Gym on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."
--Jason Kidd, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner

In Mind Gym, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." Mind Gym will give you the "head edge" over the competition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071395977
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/03/2002
Edition description:
List
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
25,687
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 4.96(h) x 0.64(d)

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Mind Gym 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, easy read, practical insights. Lessons learned can be applied to far more areas of life than sports.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it even helped me with my sports
Kimmaayy More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mind Gym is about and athlete's guide to success and excellence. It is a very helpful book for athlete's who cannot get over the hump and become great through the mental side of the game. The message that jumped out of the book at me was the fact that how much of the game is mental. Gary Mack does a great job in describing this to his readers by saying "what you think affects how you perform". I absolutly loved this book because of the things Gary Mack introduced to me and opening my eyes to somthing that was right infront of me. One down fall of this book to me was the way Mack explained how to overcome some of these mental problems. He didnt explain why these problems exist or how to overcome them, maybe because everyone is different in dealing with them, but that was also some of the fun in exploring yourself and strengthening your mind. I would recomend this book to anyone who is at all competative. Whether that is in the work place or in a sport, this book can help you perform at your best. My overall rating in five stars
Savannah10 More than 1 year ago
i've been reading mind gym for years i love it very much. i read it before every basketball game i play. Everyone on my team bought the book because i loved it so much. it's inspirational and amazing. Any sports fan, player, or lover should buy and read this book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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I am an all type leader delfox i chose you!!!!
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It van show if you really want to be in the game or just to watch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His is my new gym. I accept any challengers.
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Thid book is stupid who reads this crap
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Easy read that athletes of all ages and skill levels should read.
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