The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541458161
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 728,848
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Simon Marshall, PhD, trains the brains of endurance athletes and fitness enthusiasts to become happier and more mentally resilient. He is the performance psychologist for BMC Racing, a World Tour professional cycling team.

Lesley Paterson is a three-time world champion in off-road triathlon, an Ironman triathlon champion, a professional mountain biker, and endurance coach.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

THE BASICS

1 Hello, Brain! A peek inside your 3-pound lump of crazy

HEART: Hone your passion, motivation, and identity

2 I Wish I Felt More Like an Athlete: Tackling the flawed thinking around your athletic identity

3 I Don’t Think I Can: Building confidence and self-belief

4 Setting Goals Is Not Your Problem: The secret of doing

WINGS: Deal with obstacles, setbacks, and conflict

5 Other Athletes Seem Tougher, Happier, and More Badass Than Me: The power and peril of comparison

6 I Feel Fat: Dealing with body image in a world of athletes

7 I Don’t Cope Well with Injury: How to respond to setbacks, big and small

8 People Are Worried About Me: Exercise dependence and the incessant need to do more

FIGHT: Get stuck in with new battle skills

9 I Don’t Like Leaving My Comfort Zone: How to cross the fear barrier

10 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Leave Me Behind: Resisting the urge to quit

11 I Need to Harden the F*ck Up: Learning to embrace the suck

12 I Keep Screwing Up: Developing Jedi concentration skills to become a better athlete

13 I Don’t Handle Pressure Well: How to cope with stress, anxiety, and expectations on race day

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Index

About the Authors

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