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The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind Do You PDFEPUB #187 not the body Elite athletes have known this for decades and now science is learning why it s true In his fascinating new book How Bad Do You Want It coach Matt Fitzgerald examines than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughnessFitzgerald puts you into the pulse pounding action of than a dozen epic races from running cycling triathlon XTERRA and rowing with thrilling race reports and revealing post race interviews with the elites Their own words reinforce what the research How Bad PDF has found strong mental fitness lets us approach our true physical limits giving us an edge over physically stronger competitors Each chapter explor. In my uest to gain an edge in my fitness goals I picked up this book I'm interested in the aspects of psyche that separate those who excel and are willing to put themselves into that dark space of pain and disorientation in order to accomplish their goals and those of us who try hard but are just ok and are in fact ok with being ok if that makes sense I know enough to know that the mental game is most of it I wanted this book to include practical application on how to train that mental side how to want it The author primarily focuses on endurance events distance runs triathlons biking but I think the principles apply to anything that reuires a degree of exertion and will power to continue He keeps the book interesting throughout with his analysis of competitions and competitors who overcome the barriers to victory This includes changing their own mindset I can't do this; overcoming negative influences you can't do this; triumphing over environment and upbringing think Jamaican bobsled team; as well as overcoming physical disabilities and the effects of injuries The stories are inspiring and often led me to YouTube to watch actual footage of the events the author describes The main takeaway I got is that how we approach an event how we proceed through it pacing and how or if we finish has everything to do with perceived effort and almost nothing to do with physiological factors except that the we train the less effort we will theoretically have to expend And our perceived effort is effected by our surroundings the support we have past experiences of similar events and a hundred other contributors This is where the training can take place in a self awareness of and optimizing of those contributors that decrease our perception of effort and perhaps by mind games that trick us into thinking it isn't in fact that hard I enjoyed the book The small application I've implemented when approaching physical events is to tell myself I've done this before and I didn't diepass outthrow up so I can do it again And this time I can do it a little bit better

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How Bad Do You Want It Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over MuscleNs have learned how to give of what they have The only way to improve performance is by altering how you perceive effort Choking under pressure is a form of self consciousness Your attitude in daily life is the same one you bring to sports There's Bad Do You Want It? eBook #180 no such thing as going as Bad Do You Want It? eBook #180 fast as you can only going faster than before The fastest racecourse is the one with the loudest spectators Faith in your training is as important as the training itselfAthletes featured in How Bad Do You Want It Sammy Wanjiru Jenny Simpson Greg LeMond Siri Lindley Willie Stewart Cadel Evans Nathan Cohen and Joe Sullivan Paula Newby Fraser Ryan Vail Thomas Voeckler Ned Overend Steve Prefontaine and last of all John The Penguin Bingha. Part story part science Matt Fitzgerald weaves a compelling spell as he makes the argument that mental fitness is the key to performance in endurance sports Conventional wisdom says you can runbikewhatever as hard as you can for as long as you can efficiently consume and process oxygen but conventional wisdom doesn't account for when good athletes choke or conversely when unexpectedly gritty performances show up and blow better athletes out of the water Fitzgerald argues that your limit is defined by your perception of effort which is controlled in your brain Cultivating skills and habits that promote mental fitness is the way to peak performance he arguesAs a runner who is still learning how I work despite being at it for the better part of two decades I was riveted He finds 12 amazing stories across running cycling triathlon rowing etc and uses each one to illuminate a particular coping skill that helps change the brain's relationship to perception of effort I was blown away and inspired As I prep yet again for a half marathon where I want to show the kind of performance I believe I'm capable of I'm already thinking about these thoughts will influence this training cycle and beyond

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FREE READ Ð How Bad Do You Want It? Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle ↠ ✭ [PDF] ✪ How Bad Do You Want It? Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle By Matt Fitzgerald ✺ – The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind not the body ElitEs the how and why of an elite athlete s transformative moment revealing powerful new psychobiological principles you can practice to flex your own mental fitnessThe new psychobiological model of endurance performance shows that the most important uestion in endurance sports is how bad do you want it Fitzgerald s fascinating book will forever change how you answer this uestion and show you how to master the psychology of mind over muscle These lessons will help Bad Do You PDFEPUB #191 you push back your limits and uncover your full potentialHow Bad Do You Want It reveals new psychobiological findings including Mental toughness determines how close you can get to your physical limit Bracing yourself for a tough race or workout can boost performance by % or Champio. I definitely believe that training your brain is a huge part of being successful in competitive sports That is what the author is arguing He then takes a case study from a real life sports example each chapter and gives a strategy or observation that he thinks helped them overcome their mental struggle I felt like the author drew a lot of cause effect conclusions that weren't necessarily logical and made his strategy fit the story but nevertheless there were some worthwhile ideas My take away How bad do I want it Not bad enough apparently I'm sorry but reading about all the professional athletes dedicating their lives to the sport made me realize I am ok just ploddingpedaling along at my sub par rate I will never be at that level