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Mental and Physical Fitness for Sailing (Sail to Win) Paperback – 9 Dec 1993
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From the Back Cover
SAIL TO THE LIMIT.
Sailing has moved on from the days when flair was all you needed to win an international championship. Today it's really tough out there, and you need to reach the peak of your mental and physical potential if you are to be successful. This book shows you how.
Part 1 and 2 describe the psychological strategies that world-class sailors use in training and competition. They are liberally illustrated with examples contributed by top sailors who use the techniques - and find them essential.
- Set goals for confidence-building and competition
- Learn effective self - talk and straight thinking
- Make stress work for you, not against you
- Harness the power of visualisation
- Learn to stay focused so you can cope with distractions
- Build and maintain on-the-boat relationships that really work
Part 3 focuses on physical fitness, a topic which many sailors neglect at their peril. It is based on a non-technical and very practical approach, and is comprehensively illustrated with action photographs.
- Plan your own fitness programme
- Aerobic and anaerobic fitness - get the balance right
- Recognise the value of rest and recovery in a fitness programme
- Learn how to train on the water, in the gym, and on simulators
- Understand nutrition, the most neglected topic in training and competition
About the Author
Alan Beggs is a psychologist with wide experience at all levels of sporting endeavour. He is the RYA Honorary Sport Psychologist, and has worked with many of Britain's best - known Olympic and international sailors. John Derbyshire, a former PE teacher, achieved international success as a sailor before he became an RYA Olympic coach, with responsibility for fitness. John Whitmore has had a long and distinguished career as a racing driver and as a tennis and ski coach, and has taught many performers to master the mental demands of sport at the highest level.
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9 July 2012
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This isn't a comprehensive slab on physical or mental fitness for sailing. It is an easy to read and enjoyable starting point however. I paid peanuts for it, and would probably not have shelled out full price. Well worth a read though. Especially if you have perhaps not done much physical training before, or (like me) you are intrigued about adapting your exercise programme to specialise a little towards sailing.
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