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The Mental Edge

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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, y...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Perigee Trade
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This book offers some concrete strategies for dealing with the head games of athletics, though the presentation is narrow and dry. Some of those strategies include, Visualization, Power Talk, Responding to Cues (and training them), and Success History Searches. Many of these practices are very useful.

While I was hoping to see this book apply beyond athletics, the techniques explained here really are for physical performance. Surely, anyone can use some of these techniques in the rest of their l...more
2.5 stars. Rather outdated. Some useful info on visualization but overall no longer current.
I found this book and bought it in 2003, during my first month (ever) of coaching. I've reread sections of it before, and feel now is a good time to reread in its entirety.
Julie Baylor
My game is already showing improvement! I plan to use these strategies to move to the next competitive level.
The best book I've read for the mental game in sports.
Flyin Ryan
very practical steps to optimizing brain use during sports!
Great sports psycology.
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