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The Mental Edge: Maximize Your Sports Potential with the Mind-Body Connection

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No matter what sport you enjoy or what level you play, you have the potential for a peak performance—and realizing that potential is the goal of everyone who makes athletics part of their lives. And while you can benefit from the advice of tennis and golf pros, marathon runners, and skiing instructors, the edge you seek to maximize your performance isn't in your stroke, your pace, or your posture—it's in your mind. Kenneth Baum describes the program he uses to sharpen and maximize the sports performances of ...

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Overview

No matter what sport you enjoy or what level you play, you have the potential for a peak performance—and realizing that potential is the goal of everyone who makes athletics part of their lives. And while you can benefit from the advice of tennis and golf pros, marathon runners, and skiing instructors, the edge you seek to maximize your performance isn't in your stroke, your pace, or your posture—it's in your mind. Kenneth Baum describes the program he uses to sharpen and maximize the sports performances of thousands of professional and amateur athletes across the country:
• Power Talk
• Proper Visualization and Perception Stretchers
• Performance Cues
• Identifying and Conquering Obstacles
• A Commitment to Consistent and Resilient Action Your mind is your most valuable piece of equipment, your strongest muscle—and your best shot at peak performance for life

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399524813
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 163,770
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2002

    Great book!

    Thank you Mr. Baum. I read about one of your employees in my hometown newspaper. I went onto your website and checked around. I came to the book store and liked what I saw so I bought the book. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! Your book is helping me so much! Thank you! Embarrasingly enough, I didn't know some of the older athletes in your book. I started asking my summer coach. He gave me a 'for fun' assignment of going to the library this summer and looking all this stuff up. (Ok, so my mom phreaked when I told her I was going to the library, and she spied on me to make sure I was there and not getting into trouble.) I know I'm telling maybe stuff that don't mattter, but I'm hoping that you will actually read this..... You have all these stories about how your book have improved peoples's game. I'm going to tell you something different here. My dad is amazed that I know about some of the players in some of the sports that I do. Some of them even before I was born. He and I are closer because we have something kinda in common now. That's pretty cool huh? Anyways, thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2000

    Mental Edge: Maximize Your Sports Potential with the Mind-Body Connection

    I am a top NFL athlete always looking to improve. My improvement this exhibition season is so obvious I earned the starting position for the first time. My coaches all comment on my confidence and lack of errors. The difference between this year and last is like the difference between night and day. The Mental Edge should be read by every serious athlete. It makes a difference!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2000

    Mental Edge: Maximize Your Sports Potential with the Mind-Body Connection

    I play High School Baseball and hit a plateu. I bought The Mental Edge and used the techniques and began to hit better the next day.My season turned out good and I made all league for the first time.I'm a junior and can't wait for legion ball and next season.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2000

    Mental Edge: Maximize Your Sports Potential with the Mind-Body Connection

    I've read them all from Gallways inner books from the 70's to todays Toughness Training and Zennis. The Mental Edge is by far the best one ever written. Very easy to follow and apply for any sport. You can tell Ken Baum is an athlete and brings an athletes perspective to make it real. My golf game has improved and my wife is not happy. Why? She feels my new found confidence will lead me to think I can make the seniors tour or some other crazy idea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2000

    Mental Edge: Maximize Your Sports Potential with the Mind-Body Connection

    Begin like you want to finish, has helped me sink more tough putts than any technique I've ever tried. The Mental Edge is full of useable techniques that improves your game quickly. THE BEST SPORTS PERFORMANCE BOOK ON THE MARKET!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2000

    Mental Edge: Maximize Your Sports Potential with the Mind-Body Connection

    I was burning out when my friend gave me his copy of The Mental Edge. I read it all the first night and was stoked. I got my own copy so I could mark it up as a reference when I did the exercises. I'm having fun again and my times got better. (finally!) I bought 3 books for a couple of friends and they are so stoked. We are all thrashin!

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