The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

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From sports psychologist Dr. Jim Afremow comes the ultimate guide on how to have the champion's mindset in sports and in life.

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ISBN-13: 9781494502829
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Edition description: Unabridged CD
Sales rank: 1,046,248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jim Afremow, PhD, LPC, is a sports psychologist and licensed counselor. He has been published in top journals and peer reviewed publications, including the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and Olympic Coach Magazine. Jim lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his family.

AudioFile Earphones Award winner Eric Michael Summerer is a voice actor and producer who has narrated numerous audiobooks as well as countless instructional recordings and video games. He earned an Audie Award nomination for Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xv

Introduction: If You Can Spot Greatness, You've Got Greatness 1

Chapter 1 Be Your Own Champion 5

Chapter 2 Master the Mental Skills 29

Chapter 3 Be in it to Win It 65

Chapter 4 The Wisdom of a Champion 91

Chapter 5 Exercise, Nutrition, Pain, Injuries, and Regeneration 117

Chapter 6 Take Control of Your Personal Destiny 141

Chapter 7 Zen in the Zone 155

Chapter 8 Golden Reflections 179

Chapter 9 Your World-Class Game Plan

Chapter 10 Long-Term Survival of the Most Mentally Fit 227

Epilogue: The Ultimate Victory is Yours 239

Appendix A Be a Champion Student-Athlete 245

Appendix B Be a Champion Sleeper 247

References and Recommended Reading 249

Acknowledgments 253

Index 255

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