Mental Training for Peak Performance
Top Athletes Reveal the Mind Exercises They Use to ExcelBook - 1996
Mental Training for Peak Performance teaches you that sweat isn't enough.
"To play well, you have to learn to channel the emotions, both the highs and the very lows."--Pete Sampras, number-one ranked tennis player in 1994
"If you haven't done your mental homework in training, you don't have anything to fall back on when you face."--Margaret Groos, 1988 Olympic marathoner
"If you can expect the unexpected, you can emotionally lick anyone."--Benji Durden, 1980- Olympic Marathon Team
Before you can win on the track, court, links or slopes, you have to win in your head. Now, a top sports psychologist reveals the mental strategies champion athletes use to excel in a variety of sports, from cycling to downhill skiing, marathon running to mountain biking, golf to tennis.
Includes strategies used by:
Mark Plaatjes, 1993 world marathon champ
Rebecca Twigg, winner of the 1993 World Cycling Championship
Picabo Street, 1994 Olympic silver-medal skier
Chuck Hoga, professional golfer and coach to Peter Jacobson, Johnny Miller, Ray Floyd, Mike Reid and Duffy Waldorf
Janet Evans, four-time gold-medal Olympic swimmer
Mike Pigg, number two-ranked triathlete in the world