Lots of good advice from someone who has been both near the top of the endurance sports world as well as the absolute bottom after a horrific bike crash, and also brings a coaching perspective The chapters cover topics like Proper Goal Setting, Keeping it Fun, Building Your Team, Improving Motivation, etc I found a lot of it very helpful and honestly I probably need to read it again at this point. 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 K 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 This book was recommended by my coach when I asked about a good read on developing mental toughness Written by a professional athlete for athletes and weekend warriors alike this book offers a true wealth of hands on practices of how to set and achieve your sports goals, how to dream big without setting yourself up for disaster, how to deal with setbacks, restlessness of a taper, finding meaning and purpose when going gets tough and many other big and small issues that every athlete encounters and deals with in the course of his or her sports life A must read for all sports enthusiasts A couple of good nuggets, otherwise, ehnothing groundbreaking in sports psych. This is an outstanding book for athletes, regardless of level of activity competition, for how to mentally and physically deal with the entire process, outside of training competition and inside of it I found quite a few of the mental aspects to be very helpful for non athletic parts of my life, including work or any other challenge Well written, and very instructive So negative, didn t enjoy. This is an awful book I m sure she had the best of intentions but this book is terrible In a book about mental toughness the concept isn t even mentioned until about halfway through the book Instead of stories supported by evidence or research, we get a ringside seat to Zieger telling us her athletic biography and detailing the many issues she had following her 2009 bike crash It seems as if she still has unresolved issues with this incident and it dominates the book That crash or its aftermath is mentioned in almost every chapter Most of the advice she provides here is simply good training practices not about mental toughness although she fails to dig deep enough for this to be a solid book on training The tools she claims to be providing as part of a champion mindset are not revolutionary Things like confidence and ownership seem too obvious What really is this books downfall is the failure to provide concrete exercises or tools to develop this mindset She does mention meditation and mantras as useful tools but still does not provide enough details on how to actually implement those practices into your training I was sorely disappointed There is much value in Fitzgerald s How Bad Do You Want It in terms of actual tools for mental toughness for endurance athletes. pretty enjoyable read, though nothing really amazing don t give up, don t make excuses, use positive self talk, know the difference between normal wear and tear you fight thru and an actual injury, and so on As she occasionally acknowledges, most of what happens in competition is dictated by your actual training and genetics if you slack in training but do mindfulness meditation, imitate Deena Kastor by reminding yourself defne yourself today on the start line, and commit to racing with a joyful smile and grateful attitude..you ll still race poorly because your body isn t ready for it.lots and lots of triathlon examples and many anecdotes from her own eventful career plus those of a few of her friends Colleen De Reuck comes up often than a random sampling of great endurance athletes would imply for instance Makes some effort to connect with regular people, but occasionally lapses into assuming everyone is a pro detailed tips on how to lead your team of rehab people, massage therapist, chiro, personal coach, etc etc suggest a target audience with high SES and a lot of time to devote to their sport. I really like the book Don t give up No excuses Don t blame others Positive mantras Do your best.The author is a world class triathlete and Runner I listened to the audio version of this book and thought it was read well by the author You may find for much of the book you re thinking, I knew that Every time it encourages better thinking it helps you improve performance Some may say it s about positive thinking than mental toughness Zeiger would say accept the difficult issue and continue to give best effort Sometimes it is hard to stay focused when trouble occurs.
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- 272 pages
- The Champion Mindset
- Joanna Zeiger
- 13 February 2017 Joanna Zeiger