Champions, as the familiar adage preaches, are not born—they're made. Reaching the top of any sport, or any aspect of life, takes years upon years of dedication and proper preparation. But if there's a huge pool of individuals who have undertaken the same commitment and steps towards becoming the best, what truly separates the winners from everyone else? Joanna Zeiger believes proper mental preparation is the answer. The Champion Mindset is a much-needed and long overdue look into how to program a competitor's mind to achieve optimal success. Changing behaviors and ways of thinking are never easy, but the chapters in this book aim to simplify this process to make it manageable and achievable. This book is for every athlete—from the weekend warrior, who wants to complete in his or her first 5k running race, to those who have aspirations of one day becoming Olympians and world champions. The Champion Mindset is a compendium of Zeiger's own personal journey from struggling novice swimmer to Olympian and World Champion. Through steps including: Proper Goal Setting, Keeping it Fun, Building Your Team, Intention in Training, Improving Motivation, Promoting Self-Confidence, and Mind/Body Cohesion, among others, Zeiger uses her decades of personal experience, doctoral-level research, and professional success, to prepare readers to go all-in with their mental game.
Author: Ginny Gane
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2017-07-18
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Are you struggling to make the Law of Attraction work for you? Maybe you’ve heard of the Law of Attraction (LOA), but have you identified the way it can help you? Grounded in the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ginny Gane shares a simple approach to help you live your dream life now. If you have learned the basics of LOA, but are still searching for how to really see results in your life, A Champion Mindset will help you leverage what you already know to live the life of love and freedom you desire. You have the power to purposefully create the kind of life you dream of and the techniques taught within these pages will get you there. Learn the skills that will ultimately empower you to take control of your experience and truly uncover and be all that you want to be.
Even among the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn't necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience—its the mental game that matters most. Sports participation—from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level—is at an all-time high. While the caliber of their games may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: the desire to excel. In The Champion's Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including: • How to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble • How to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence • Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped With hundreds of useful tips, breakthrough science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers, The Champion's Mind will help you shape your body to ensure a longer, healthier, happier lifetime.
Author: Christina Heilman
Publisher: Momentum Press
Release Date: 2017-10-04
Genre: Health & Fitness
Elevate Your Excellence: The Mindset and Methods That Make Champions is a peer-reviewed sport psychology text designed to help individuals enhance mental functioning to skyrocket performance and health. Whether you are an athlete, coach, exerciser, or just looking for ways to excel in another area of life, this book offers a clear pathway to optimize your mental game and become a champion in all walks of life. Both practical and palatable, this book is an essential part of your training arsenal to reach your potential and beyond.
Think back to your last big game. Remember your heart pounding when it all came down to the last moment. Would you be triumphant or frustrated? All athletes want to master the secrets of the professionals because when they are in the heat of competition, they tighten up and struggle to perform at their best. Negative thinking becomes their Achilles heel. The good news is by working with a sports psychologist, world-class athletes develop mental conditioning skills that help them reach their highest goals. In A Champion's Mindset(c), I will share 15 mental conditioning steps that help you reach your optimal performance during your biggest competitive moments. You will learn the strategies to conquer the most common challenges. These 15 mental conditioning steps will come alive through helpful techniques, practical lessons, evidence-based research and real-life entertaining stories from athletes I have coached. You will learn to: -Master the Sports Psychology Triangle -Manage stress, thoughts and emotions -Develop mental toughness -Set realistic goals -Value maintaining an optimistic attitude After working with Olympians, professionals and elite nationally ranked junior athletes, I have found the earlier in your growth as an athlete you develop and master these 15 mental conditioning steps, the more successful you will be in the competitive arena and beyond. Now is the time to take your game to the next level as you develop A Champion's Mindset(c).
HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? revisits some of the most extraordinary moments from the history of endurance sports to show how mental strength allows some athletes to perform at a level way beyond their physical limits – to will their body to do what was previously thought biologically impossible. Drawing on cutting-edge scientific research it suggests concrete habits and tactics we can use to cultivate our own mental strength, whilst providing thrilling accounts of some of the most inspiring and astonishing feats in sporting history. In 2010 Sammy Wanjiru entered the Boston Marathon suffering from injuries to his knee and his lower back, a stomach virus that prevented him from training and a lifestyle that meant he spent more time in nightclubs than on the track. He shouldn’t have even been able to finish the race, and at times he seemed as if he literally had nothing left to give, yet in an epic battle he crossed the finishing line first. How did he manage it? HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? describes a new 'psychobiological' model of endurance performance connecting the mind, body and brain. Compelling accounts from triathlon, cycling, running, rowing and swimming are viewed through the lens of this model shedding new light on what science has to say about mental fortitude in sports. Featured athletes include: Sammy Wanjiru, Jenny Barringer, Greg LeMond, Willie Stewart, Cadel Evans, Joseph Sullivan, Paula Newby-Fraser, Ryan Vail, Thomas Voeckler, Ned Overend, Steve Prefontaine
Author: Jim Afremow
Release Date: 2018-03-13
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
Award-winning coach and sports psychologist Jim Afremow has helped everyone from Olympians to professional athletes train their mind, body, and spirit. Now, in this new young adult edition of his highly praised The Champion’s Mind, Dr. Afremow is helping student athletes do—and feel—their best. Whether you are striving to balance your school and sports accomplishments, or just get that extra edge in your sport, his sage advice will be a much-needed guide in helping you navigate the field—or rink or court. New additions to The Young Champion’s Mind include such topics as:- Tips on how to get in a “zone,” thrive on a team, and stay humble- How to progress within a sport and sustain excellence long-term- Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped
Your ultimate guide to overcoming losses and injuries and achieving greatness—on and off the field. Leading sports psychologist Jim Afremow, author of The Champion’s Mind, knows what makes good athletes great, especially when they come back to win after facing devastating injuries, tough obstacles, or seemingly insurmountable odds. Making a comeback isn’t just about raw talent or athletic ability—it’s the mental game that counts most. In the new paperback edition of The Champion’s Comeback, he offers winning strategies for athletes of any age or skill level to get mentally psyched for competition, quickly rebound after a loss, and overcome injuries (and the fear of re-injury). Afremow explores the psychology of commitment and shows you how to develop the core confidence of repeat champions. Featuring unique tips and advice, including guided imagery scripts, easy-to-follow mental training exercises, and motivating stories of famous “comeback” athletes, The Champion’s Comeback is the ultimate athlete’s handbook, encouraging you to not only stay in the game but also achieve greatness, no matter what.
In Champion Minded, Allistair will help you develop the winning standards in both sports and life by teaching you the mindset, habits and discipline of a champion. With over 125 lessons and inspirational anecdotes, Champion Minded will not only improve your mental and game preparation, but motivate you to achieve excellence in your life too.
Author: Allan A Snyder
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2002-04-03
Do all champions share some fundamental characteristic that ensures success? What gives a great athlete, artist or scientist the ability to achieve extraordinary things? Is it sheer passion for what they do? Strength acquired through adversity? Can champions be crafted, or do they simply emerge through talent, personality and force of circumstances? Fifty champions from all walks of life, brought together by Professor Allan Snyder, draw on their own experience to explore the secrets of success in this inspiring, revealing and thought-provoking book.
Author: Regina D. Campbell
Release Date: 2017-08
IT'S ALL IN YOUR MIND Dr. Regina Campbell's book, Mind of a Champion, clearly explains how readers can achieve their goals and dreams. With Dr. Campbell as your guide, you can live the life of success you envision. Discover how to: - Reframe your mind to get rid of negative thoughts, pessimism, and selfdoubt-and replace all that negativity with optimism and high self-confidence; - Understand yourself and your capabilities; learn to visualize your success, and set concrete goal; - Expect positive things to happen, push yourself harder, and live in a focused and determined manner while striving toward reaching your goals. The principles in the book are applicable in every facet of one's life; whether you are in college, single, married, working in the corporate sector, or a stay-at-home parent, this book is for you. Even if you thought you were not capable of doing so, Mind of a Champion will help you to become the person you want to be, reach your highest goals, and develop your true potential. "Mind of a Champion is an enlightening guide to enhance and align spiritual, emotional, and cognitive intelligence. This book will stimulate the spirit and ignite a passion most may not realize exists. Excellent read " Dr. Kimberly Hunley, PhD, Corporate Consultant and University Professor. "Mind of a Champion incorporates biblical principles to explain concepts that take the reader through a unique journey of illumination " Ivy Chin, Corporate Executive, Sr. Vice President.