The Winning Element: An Athlete’s Guide to Maximizing Mental & Physical Performance is the ultimate athlete development program! Whether you are looking to make the varsity team or the Olympic team, this book will accelerate your growth, shorten your learning curve, and help you achieve your success faster than you ever imagined. In The Winning Element, Deanna Schneyer shares her framework for peak performance that beautifully blends and balances the mind and the body. The Winning Element clearly lays out the critical mental and physical skills needed to elevate your performance and perform at your best when it matters most. This book is a powerful resource for athletes and coaches that goes beyond sharing the current science in topics like hydration, nutrition, movement, recovery, confidence, energy management, self-talk, visualization, resilience, goal setting, and habit formation. With over 100 proven strategies, athletes are empowered to experiment and thrive on their own terms, in their own way. This practical and actionable book makes the athlete journey seem less treacherous and more adventurous! Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as Coach Deanna teaches you how to clarify your vision, trust your internal compass, navigate the landscape, plot your course, master the elements, and thrive in every stage of your athlete journey. Athletes at all levels are often inundated with the pressure to perform and play at a higher level while simultaneously juggling school, work, and a social life. The motto of ´´train harder” often leads to burn out, injury, and a decrease in participation in sports and fitness later in life. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to teach athletes the science of performance enhancement, and more importantly, the strategies of how to train smarter so they can unlock their potential and excel on and off the court, field, track, course, mat, or any other performance domain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deanna Schneyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143640/bk_acx0_143640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There has been a huge debate on whether CrossFit should be considered a sport or not, and I took the gigantic step to solve this debate. One could say the sports-savvy fan will eventually watch ESPN at least once in their lifetime. What happens one day when his Sports Center is cut off by a CrossFit competition? Is this the next sport? Are CrossFit people alowed to call themselves athletes? What defines an athlete, and under what circumstances is one aloud to call themselves ´´professional´´ in an activity? I solve this debate from a neutral, non-biased perspective and get to the bottom of what CrossFit should be labeled. I am a certified professional trainer certified by the National Federation of Professional Trainers (Accredited by the NCAA), certificate number 44582. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027899/bk_acx0_027899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written for the athlete, Triumph! is a guide that helps you understand how to approach your sport philosophically and practically. Kunz explains how to focus your energy and play with confidence through ART (alignment, rules, and technique), understand the politics of sports, and manage relationships that surround you as an athlete. Apply the lessons learned in Triumph!, gain a competitive edge, and become a winner on and off the field. With forewords from legendary national championship football coaches Lou Holtz and Ara Parseghian.´´Coaches, you´re going to want to give a copy of Triumph! to every one of your players. It´ll not only help them compete at a higher level, but it will also make you a better coach!´´ (Coach Ted Marchibroda, NFL head coach, Baltimore Colts 1975-1979, Indianapolis Colts 1992-1995, Baltimore Ravens 1996-1998_´´An incredible book! The lessons in Triumph! transcend sports and are relevant to everyday life. You´ll definitely want to read it more than once. I know I did!´´ (Ron Wallace, former VP of UPS International)´´The lessons contained in this book may start out having to do with sports, but they apply to all aspects of life. The stories in Triumph! are entertaining, but the lessons are priceless. This is a book about winning, written by a man who is a true winner in every sense of the word.´´ (Tom Annexstad, former Valdosta State QB, businessman, vice president/director of development of The Annexstad Family Foundation) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Kunz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136788/bk_acx0_136788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s more than a game; it´s more than money; it´s your life! This audiobook will help aspiring professional athletes and their families avoid the curse that oftentimes comes with the professional sports culture. Why do so many NFL and NBA athletes struggle to lead productive, successful lives when they retire? Why do they invest in their talent but not their life? Don’t they know their playing days have an expiration date? The bigger question is: Why don’t college athletes prepare to be professionals like they prepare to be professional athletes? Why do they repeat their predecessors’ mistakes? Isn’t that insanity? By studying this playbook, aspiring and rookie NBA and NFL athletes will be able to create a blueprint to prepare them to navigate the world of professional sports and successfully transition into the final stage of their lives. This playbook takes a proactive approach in addressing the common issues that plague athletes, enabling them to move forward strategically and with purpose. This is your opportunity to change your thinking so you can change the game! By listening to this audiobook, you will give yourself a better shot at surviving the lights! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ashley Nero. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125382/bk_acx0_125382_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mental training is just as important as physical training when it comes to success in sport. Like physical fitness, mental toughness is something that can be taught and learned. Yet many young athletes have not learned the psychological skills needed to develop their best game. This audiobook was made specifically for young athletes interested in improving their performance and reaching their potential in sport. Bring Your ´´A´´ Game introduces key strategies for mental training, such as goal-setting, pre-performance routines, confidence building, and imagery. Each of the 17 chapters focuses on a single mental skill and offers key points and exercises designed to reinforce the concepts. The audiobook encourages athletes to incorporate these mental skills into their daily lives and practice sessions so they become second nature during competition. Whether used at home by student athletes or assigned by coaches as part of team development, Bring Your ´´A´´ Game will help young performers develop a plan for success and learn to deal with the challenges of pursuing excellence in sport.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013706/bk_tant_013706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´re an athlete hard in training, you´re going to be at risk for a wide number of different conditions that you need to learn about so that you can not only work to prevent them (best case scenario), and so that you can learn to treat them if you do in fact find yourself suffering. Most athletes are not taking the preventative methods they need to be with some of the more common sports injuries that can occur and as such, they can become impacted quite easily. If you want to make sure that you don´t end up sidelined at any point, taking you entirely away from your training, you need to know about these conditions. So let´s walk you through what the 20 most common sports ailments happen to be and then provide some advice on what you can do to prevent them and treat them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liz Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037998/bk_acx0_037998_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Featuring interviews by former NBA player Etan Thomas with over 50 athletes, executives, media figures, and more - and interwoven with essays and critiques by Thomas - We Matter shares the personal tales and opinions of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, Steve Kerr, Oscar Robertson, Mark Cuban, Michael Bennett, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Swin Cash, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Webber, Jemele Hill, Anquan Boldin, Jamal Crawford, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, Shannon Sharpe, James Blake, John Carlos, Laila Ali, Michael Eric Dyson, Joakim Noah, Eric Reid, Adam Silver, Soledad O´Brien, John Wall, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Bradley Beal, Tamika Catchings, Curtis Conway, Harry Edwards, Chris Hayes, Chamique Holdsclaw, Scoop Jackson, Bomani Johnes, Shaun King, Jimmy King, Ted Leonsis, Thabo Sefolosha, Ilyasah Shabazz, Torrey Smith, Kenny Smith, Michael Smith, David West, Michael Wilbon, Jahvaris Fulton (brother of Trayvon Martin), Emerald Snipes (daughter of Eric Garner), Allysza Castile (sister of Philando Castile), Valerie Castile (mother of Philando Castile), and Dr. Tiffany Crutcher (sister of Terence Crutcher). This volume will be an inspiration for many different people: sports junkies; young readers who need words of encouragement from their favorite athletes; parents seeking positive messages for their children; activists who want to hear athletes using their voices to address social justice; and schools that need motivational material for their students. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/011929/bk_reco_011929_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. A widely respected public speaker and coach, Mumford is sharing his own story and the strategies that have made these athletes into stars in The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance. His proven, gentle but groundbreaking mindfulness techniques can transform the performance of anyone with a goal, be they an Olympian, weekend warrior, executive, hacker, or artist. Mumford´s deeply moving personal story is unforgettable. A basketball player at the University of Massachusetts (where he roomed with Dr. J, Julius Erving), injuries forced Mumford out of the game he loved. The meds that relieved the pain of his injuries also numbed him to the emptiness he felt without the game and eventually led him to heroin. After years as a functioning addict, Mumford enrolled in Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn´s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, and made meditation, on and off the cushion, the center of his life. He kicked drugs, earned a master´s degree in counseling psychology and began teaching meditation to inmates and others. When Michael Jordan left the Chicago Bulls to play baseball in 1993, the team was in crisis. Coach Phil Jackson, a long-time mindfulness practitioner, contacted Dr. Kabat-Zinn to find someone who could teach mindfulness techniques to the struggling team - someone who would have credibility and could speak the language of his players. Kabat-Zinn led Jackson to Mumford and their partnership began. Mumford has worked with Jackson and each of the eleven teams he coached to become NBA champions. His roster of champion clients has since blossomed way beyond basketball to include corporate executives, Olympians, and athletes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. D. Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007846/bk_brll_007846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of US national champions and World Cup Nordic skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston demonstrate that following a carefully designed regimen is as effective for alpinism as it is for any other endurance sport and leads to better performance. They deliver detailed instruction on how to plan and execute training tailored to your individual circumstances. Whether you work as a banker or a mountain guide, live in the city or the country, are an ice climber, a mountaineer heading to Denali, or a veteran of 8,000-meter peaks, your understanding of how to achieve your goals grows exponentially as you work with this audiobook. Chapters cover endurance and strength-training theory and methodology, application, and planning, nutrition, altitude, mental fitness, and assessing your goals and your strengths. Chapters are augmented with inspiring essays by world-renowned climbers, including Ueli Steck, Mark Twight, Peter Habeler, Voytek Kurtyka, and Will Gadd. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Wayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015531/bk_tant_015531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.