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

The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion [EPUB]
The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion by Simon Marshall, Lesley Paterson
2017 | EPUB | 5.72MB

The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races.

You donít have one brainóyou have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that accesses your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and thatís when bad things happen; you get crazy nervous before a race, you choke under pressure, you quit when the going gets tough, you make dumb mistakes, you worry about how you look.

What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you donít want? What if you could feel confident, suffer like a hero, and handle any stress? You can.

The Brave Athlete from Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson will help you take control of your brain so you can train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport. Dr. Marshall is a sport psychology expert who trains the brains of elite professional athletes. Paterson is a three-time world champion triathlete and coach. Together, they offer this innovative, brain training guide that is the first to draw from both clinical science and real-world experience with athletes.

That means you wonít find outdated ďpositive self-talkĒ or visualization gimmicks here. No, the set of cutting-edge mental skills revealed in The Brave Athlete actually work because they challenge the source of the thoughts and feelings you donít want. The Brave Athlete is packed with practical, evidence-based solutions to the most common mental challenges athletes face. Which of these sound like you?

  • Why do I have thoughts and feelings I donít want?
  • I wish I felt more like an athlete.
  • I donít think I can.
  • I donít achieve my goals.
  • Other athletes seem tougher, happier, and more badass than me.
  • I feel fat.
  • I donít cope well with injury.
  • People are worried about how much I exercise.
  • I donít like leaving my comfort zone.
  • When the going gets tough, the tough leave me behind.
  • I need to harden the f*ck up.
  • I keep screwing up.
  • I donít handle pressure well.

With The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion, you can solve these problems to become mentally strong and make your brain your most powerful asset.