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The New Toughness Training for Sports: Mental Emotional Physical Conditioning from 1 World's Premier Sports Psychologis

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For nearly a quarter of a century, top sports psychologist James E. Loehr has been training world-class athletes, from Olympic gold medalist speed-skater Dan Jansen to tennis stars Monica Seles and Jim Courier His bestselling book, Mental Toughness Training for Sports, is a classic. In The New Toughness Training for Sports, he offers a toughness program that allows you to play at the very top of your game—every time. You'll learn how to trigger you Ideal Performance State (IPS) on demand and gain the heightened ...

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Overview

For nearly a quarter of a century, top sports psychologist James E. Loehr has been training world-class athletes, from Olympic gold medalist speed-skater Dan Jansen to tennis stars Monica Seles and Jim Courier His bestselling book, Mental Toughness Training for Sports, is a classic. In The New Toughness Training for Sports, he offers a toughness program that allows you to play at the very top of your game—every time. You'll learn how to trigger you Ideal Performance State (IPS) on demand and gain the heightened physical, mental, and emotional mind-body toughness so vital to sports.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Loehr (Mental Toughness Training for Sports), who has helped train athletes for sports ranging from tennis to hockey, here concentrates on the emotional element of training, pointing out that toughness has nothing to do with the reputed killer instinct or insensitivity of the athlete. Rather, he believes that toughness depends on emotional flexibility, responsiveness and strength, and demonstrates itself in an athlete's ability to perform consistently in the upper ranges of his or her skill. Loehr discusses in detail the problems of stress, innate in any competitive endeavor, and recovery from it. Striking a balance between stress and recovery, he maintains, is a constant must-win battle. The text is supplemented by self-analysis charts and questionnaires. This book should help nearly any athlete at any level. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Loehr has written a number of books on mental discipline (e.g., Toughness Training for Life, LJ 8/93) in the past ten years. Like the others, this is essentially a self-help book for athletes. As such, it sports a host of buzzwords like "ideal performance state" (IPS), "competitive adjective profile" (CAP), and "adaptation threshold" to communicate its simple message. Toughness training aims to improve an individual's emotional flexibility, responsiveness, strength, and resiliency through imaging activities, emotional response practice, and "acting the way you want to feel." "Tough" phrases, principles, messages, and lessons are frequently set out in special type. Self-help books have an audience, and public libraries might want to consider this title by a well-known sports psychologist.-John Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, N.J.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452269989
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 239,922
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

The New Toughness Training For Sports Foreword by Chris Evert
Foreword by Dan Jansen
Introduction

1. The Real Meaning of Toughness
2. Accessing Your Performer Self
3. The Competitor as Actor
4. Are You Tough Enough?
5. Why Aren't You Tough Enough?
6. Why Can't You Tough It Out?
7. Understanding Stress and Recovery
8. Overtraining and Undertraining
9. Training Recovery
10. The Importance of Getting Your Real Needs Met
11. The Role of Awareness
12. Training in Cycles: Understanding Periodization
13. Learn from the Military
14. Getting Tough Physically
15. Getting Tough Mentally
16. Training Brain Waves
17. Challenging Your Weaknesses
18. The Endless Journey

Appendix
Recommended Reading
Index
About The Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2001

    One outstanding piece of work

    This is a great book, that goes well in depth in the psychological and physiological toughness needed to excel in sports. If you want to be the best, I would say that reading this book is a must.

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