Total Mind Body Training: A Guide to Peak Athletic Performance / Edition 1

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Total MindBody Training is a complete guide to using the power of your mind to enhance your martial arts practice. Dr. Jordan takes you step by step through the correct methods for meditation, visualization and other methods of mental practice, explaining the scientific reasoning behind these traditional practices.

Written in an easy to follow format, it breaks the road to peak performance into five steps: developing goals, tuning in to your body rhythm, attaining focus in training, using visualization to improve performance and attaining the peak performance state. You will learn to relax during movement and breathe most efficiently, to visualize performances and create routines that call upon the peak performance state at will.

Dr. Jordan presents a revolutionary approach to accelerated peak performance training. Drawing on research breakthroughs in psychology, neurology, physiology and athletics, he gives you the tools to unlock your potential.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880336069
  • Publisher: Turtle Press Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Goals and Motivational Force
  • The Training Journal
  • Establishing Goals
  • Setting Goals Effectively
  • The Power of Belief
  • Motivating Force
  • Steps to Creating Motivation
  • The Time Factor
  • Plan to Action
  • Pitfalls

Chapter 2: Performance through physiology

  • Mind, Physiology and Emotion
  • Peak Physiology
  • Modeling
  • Sensing the Body
  • The Flow State
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Benefits of Proper Respiration
  • The Rhythm of Breath
  • Quality of Movement
  • Muscle Tension
  • Muscle Relaxation

Chapter 3: Performance through focus

  • Action Questions
  • Self Talk
  • Affirmations in Action
  • One Pointed Attention
  • Listening to the Body

Chapter 4: Performance through visualization

  • Relaxation
  • Precision
  • Moving Holograms
  • Effective Visualization
  • Mental Rehearsal
  • Visualization During Injury

Chapter 5: Performance through ritual

  • Creating Ritual from Memory
  • Creating a Ritual
  • Creating Ritual in Training
  • Sequential Repetition
  • Ritual in Action
  • Negative Rituals
  • Appendix A: Your Training Journal
  • Appendix B: Guided Visualization
  • Appendix C: Sample Affirmations
  • Glossary
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