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Mind Gym

An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
Narrated by: Kevin Young
Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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 40 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.

©2014 Gary Mack (P)2014 McGraw Hill Digital

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USA only

if you do not follow USA sport you will get lost on all the names of there sportsman. hard to follow someone talking about people you have never heard of

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  • Tanja
  • Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia
  • 27-12-2017

Overall some great tips and ideas

Overall I enjoyed this book during my morning runs and walks. It had some easy to use tips and ideas to improve the mindset of not only athletes yet people in general. An easy to listen to audio book although a bit repetitive at times.

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  • Lawrence Boehm
  • 28-08-2015

Inspiring and at the same time dated

Would you consider the audio edition of Mind Gym to be better than the print version?

I actually feel that I could have learned more if I had read the book.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The conclusion did well to tie everything together. It took awhile to get to that place - it would seem he saved the best for last.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Young – was your favorite?

There were far to many to choose one. Suffice it to say they supported well his thesis throughout the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It takes time and it would be too deep to listen in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

This is a good book. Others who I would recommend would be Nerve by Taylor Clark and The Art of Mental Training by D.C. Gonzalez. Similar books and more to the specifics on how to better exercise and train you thoughts for daily tasks.

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  • J. Formica
  • 27-02-2015

awesome read

a perfect read for an athlete in any sport! Personal I do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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  • Anna
  • 08-02-2015

Helpful

My volleyball team read this book together it helped us gain confidence and find great new ways to stay positive.

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  • L. Velarde
  • 12-08-2015

This book is not just for athletes

This book is good for any goal setting individual. Nice stories and tips. Pleasant voice.

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  • Rodrigo
  • 21-07-2015

Flattered

Great book for athletes and people looking for inspiration. You will love it too much

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  • Steve S. Powder Springs
  • 21-05-2015

This book will change athletes lives.

Learning and knowing who you are as an athlete and at what stimulus level you perform best at its a key to just the top of the iceberg. This book will change athletes abs atheletes" and there parents. ENJOY!

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  • Renee B.
  • 03-05-2015

Not just for Sports

My teenage son overheard this book and was riveted in place. A great book for life as well as for athletes. My favorite parts are too many to list - but I love to picture what the face of the high school coach who rejected Michael Jordan looked like when he saw the legend for the first time on National television !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-01-2019

Eh, would not recommend.

There was some hidden content in there, it was hard to find between all the name dropping and baseball references. I wish they had touched upon other sports or gave advice on how to achieve these goals rather than tell “inspirational” stories of others.

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  • Connley Litton
  • 16-01-2019

Not what I was expecting

I purchased this book looking for mental exercises to help me through some tough times while I was competing. Instead, all I got, was a guy name dropping and talking about all of the famous people that he had heard from or helped. I’m all for an anecdote or two to help illustrate a point, but I don’t believe that and take those illustrate quotesvery well. I was extremely disappointed. I do not recommend this read/listen.

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  • Eirik lindrupsen
  • 20-05-2018

A lot of good points in this book.

The book is structured like the think and grow rich book. Same set up where there the author come with story’s and an conclusion. It’s good nice points. There is a lot of talking about sports I have zero interests in. But again it’s just to make an example. You could put this in context in any place for performance. So I believe you’ll have that edge implementing form this book definitely!

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  • Tarran
  • 05-06-2016

Ruined by awful reader

The narrator is dull beyond the scope of reality. An otherwise useful tool is completely destroyed by this poor performance by a characature of some dodgy old texan narrating a 70's movie.

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  • Ha Nguyen
  • 28-08-2018

Okay book

A lot of stories. Not so many practical exercises. However, there are some inspiring quotes to live by.

Positive thinking doesn’t guarantee to work. Negative thinking always does.

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  • Corey Flynn
  • 20-05-2017

Informative

Excellent motivational book. The use of influential quotes and personal experiences make the read even more enjoyable.