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Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence [Kindle Edition]

Gary Mack , David Casstevens
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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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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Praise for Mind Gym

"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."
--Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain

"Mind Gym hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."
--Ken Griffey Jr., Major League Baseball MVP

"I read Mind Gym on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."
--Jason Kidd, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner

In Mind Gym, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." Mind Gym will give you the "head edge" over the competition.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 276 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (3 Jun 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006B7LP1O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #168,816 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Read 11 Dec 2008
By John
Format:Paperback
This book is exceptional. I actually found this book by accident, but I'd like to put it another way, this book found me. Forget those who criticise it for its American sports examples, look beyond that. Apply it to your entire life. This book is simple. It draws on all those great sayings you've heard at some stage in your life. I reccommend you read a chapter of it every morning. Its a brilliant motivator. The only problem is, this read can't go on forever.....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars On the head, son 16 May 2008
By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Gary Mack's book on the importance of your thinking processes in sport (and by extension in life) has two problems. Firstly, if you don't know American sports in the Nineties then many of the names in his anecdotes will be unfamiliar. Secondly, for those who do know American sports in the Nineties some of the teams he has advised are not exactly stellar. But this just means you need to read with care, and if you don't share the inordinate interest with golfers (or cannot avoid the thought that this is just sport, what about life?) you can go straight to the summary points at the end of each chapter. These are annoyingly smug and even more annoyingly they do seem to work.

Mack uses many of the processes of NLP with an helpful dollop of commonsense. So please don't be put off by the anecdotes concerning unknown but obviously revered athletes. He packs much the same message as an Anthony Robbins book but in much less space.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I hope my competitiors dont read this..... 18 Dec 2006
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Once you get past the perhaps unfamiliar American sports, anic dotes etc, the message is simple and clear. It's not a cook book full of formulas, but straight to the point. and it does get results.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for the tube 28 April 2014
Format:Paperback
Lots of short chapters which was nice for someone who doesn't have much time on their hands. Each story has some something interesting to say which made me consider how I was mentally working best when doing my sport.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite Good 29 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
didn't hook me as much as i thought it would. still has a lot of good points but does tend to waffle on a bit.
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