10 Secrets to Sporting Success:Professionals reveal their mind training secrets Katie Page, Helen Clarke
What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform? And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the Sports Journalist of the Year 2016, answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport. How do we become the best that we can be as individuals, teams and organisations? Sport, with its innate sense of drama, its competitive edge, its psychological pressures, its sense of morality and its elusive quest for perfection, provides the answers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Slater. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001110/bk_hodd_001110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From a diagnosis of advanced stage cancer, to competing in a triathlon at the age of 68.Dr. Gilkis’ unique memoir and life-changing message is: physical activity is for everyone at any age and it can improve the quality of life as well as physical and mental health, dramatically. This message comes from Gilkis’ deep personal understanding due to his own choices, which he suggests everyone implement!In this audiobook, Dr. Gilkis dismantles the myth that sporting activities are only for the young and strong, or that it has to be an unpleasant and difficult task. It shows how sporting activities can be almost effortless while being a source of joy and satisfaction. ´´A little is a lot” is the message the author wants his listeners to receive, so each and every one - at any age and physical state, can be encouraged to start! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Drex. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146365/bk_acx0_146365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The true story of the game that never should have happened. Something was happening to basketball. In the wartime fall of 1943, at the little-known North Carolina College for Negroes, Coach John McLendon was on the verge of changing the game forever. Within six months his Eagles would become the highest-scoring college basketball team in America, a fast-breaking, hard-pressing juggernaut that would shatter its opponents by as many as 60 points per game. The last student of James Naismith, basketball´s inventor, McLendon had opened the door to its future. Across town, at Duke University, the best basketball squad on campus wasn´t the Blue Devils but an all-white military team from the Duke medical school. Comprised of former college stars from across the country, they dismantled every team they faced, including the Duke varsity. They were prepared to play anyone - that was until an audacious invitation arrived, one that was years ahead of anything the South had ever seen before. Based on years of research, The Secret Game is a story of courage and determination and of an incredible, long-buried moment in the nation´s sporting past. The riveting true account of a remarkable season, it is the story of how a handful of forgotten college basketball players not only changed the game forever but also helped to usher in a new America. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Ellsworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001988/bk_hach_001988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you a skilled soccer player who can´t make it big? Is it because of your lack of physical and mental fitness? This guide is your answer. This guide provides an excellent way to help with soccer fitness for players and coaches. It looks at fitness for soccer and considers how this reflects and differs from general fitness. It offers examples of ways in which players can enhance their endurance for playing soccer. It also looks at the kind of fitness specifically needed for playing soccer at the highest level our ability allows and considers the science behind the practice. Soccer Fitness considers the different aspects of getting fit for soccer. It looks at ways to develop upper body strength. There is practical guidance offered with regards to plyometrics - specific training programs to develop explosiveness of movement and subsequent speed. Pace is needed in soccer, although it is a sprint-and-jog sport. This guide offers practical ways to develop the much needed attribute of stamina as well. It is not just physical fitness that is required to be a good soccer player; mental awareness is vital. Positioning, selecting passes, making runs, and concentration are all about developing good mental fitness to help make the best decisions in a fast developing situation. This guide offers ways to enhance this. We look at the kind of discipline needed to become fit enough to play soccer at the highest level we can and how diet can aid with achieving this specific fitness for playing soccer. We hope that this guide will offer insights to help you achieve what you want in your sporting joys, whether playing at a fun amateur level at local league standard to a semi-professional level or even for those who dream of playing professionally. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie McLean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117490/bk_acx0_117490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to learn exactly how to stay sports-injury-free and learn what the pros do? Discover the secrets for successful sports injury treatment that teach you how to identify and treat that injury every time...even as a beginner! Just follow the instructions and you´ll be playing like a pro without injury in no time! Do you want to enjoy playing a sport, but are afraid of suffering debilitating injury that could cause you years of pain? Are you ready to get started on your journey to becoming a skilled sportsperson who remains free of injury? Yes? Then let´s get started! All too often a budding sportsperson will rush right out for a weekend of fun and sports, sign up and start playing an energetic sport without waiting to find out just what they should do to prevent injury. Sadly, the experience is usually less than positive and he arrives home tired and in pain from the injury he suffered. The ball or other sporting gear ends up in the rafters in the garage and the dream of achieving fun and fitness through playing a sport disappears. Another scenario that occurs frequently is going out for a game with a buddy or acquaintance presenting himself as a self-proclaimed ´´expert´´. You know the type. He knows it all and proceeds to let you know everything you are doing ´´wrong´´. Before you know it you have connected the experience with the jerk and you let the whole experience fade into oblivion never willing to try it again. It doesn´t have to be like that. You can learn all about what injuries are the most common in sports and how they should be treated for the best cure. Or better still, how to prevent them in the first place. Get peace of mind with your copy of Sports Injury and How to Treat It. The best part is you can do it without buying the wrong equipment. You can do it without the help of a ´´know it all´´. You can do it without wasting a lot of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Drake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083450/bk_acx0_083450_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The All Blacks are the world´s most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them?
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Conventional Wisdom´´, by Steve Coll: The Democrats in Charlotte.ANNALS OF WAR ´´The Silent Strike´´, by David Makovsky: Syria and Israel’s secret nuclear history. THE SPORTING SCENE ´´Quarterback Shuffle´´, by Nicholas Dawidoff: A year with the Jets. BOOKS ´´It Ain’t Necessarily So´´, by Anthony Gottlieb: The hubris of evolutionary psychology. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Sail Away´´, by Anthony Lane: A reviews of The Master. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/120912/pe_nyer_120912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.