Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
By Gary Mack & David Casstevens
- Release Date: 2002-06-24
- Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence Gary Mack & David Casstevens Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Drawing on his work with some of the top teams in professional sports, noted sport psychology consultant Gary Mack shares with you the same techniques and exercises he uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." These 40 accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes will help you gain the "head edge" over the competition.
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User reviews about this book
By Clash lead
Great book for life in general! Important lessons are taught in this book.
Love What You Do ~ Do What You Love
By Oh Happystar
Sounds So Simple
Believe In Yourself
Trust ~ Trust ~ Trust
A must read!
By Coach Duck
I love this book. There are so many nuggets that apply to every aspect of coaching, competing, mentoring and success. It was a great read and I will refer back to it for many years during my coaching career.
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
By Mind Gym
I never thought I could learn so much from a book. It is the best book about sports I have ever read. I have read the book four times, and it never gets old. I learn something new everytime.
Very very good read
I've read this book off and on for the last year or so. Sometimes rereading sections and getting something totally different from it each time. This book has helped me tremendously in my career as well as cycling!
Best Book of All Time
This is a life changing book, a must read for all athletes.
Everyone can learn something from this book. It's truly a great read.
By Hale #29
I am a 16 year old athlete and I play football for my high school. I knew that the mental part of sports was important but had no idea about the depth of it. This book has changed my view in sports and life. I believe after reading this book my athletic abilities have gone up 50% if not higher. This book is amazing. I recommend this to every athlete of all ages. Reading this I've realized my dreams can come true. BEST BOOK EVER.
My baseball coach told me about this book about halfway through my senior year. I always had plenty of talent for high school baseball, and yet I was only batting about .200 and about 8th in the lineup. I started reading this book and doing the exercises and the second half of my season was a complete turn around. I batted about .475 the rest of the year, got moved to 2nd in the lineup, and my fielding improved as well.
I enjoyed reading Mind Gym. It's message is universal, the key to success is within all of us. Despite antidotes from MLB players we now know used performance enhancing drugs, the stories reinforce my belief that the key to success is to push yourself. Visualization techniques are mentioned as a big part of the planning process successful athletes use to create a self fulfilling prophecy of their goals. A very quick read.