The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

By: Lesley Paterson (author), PhD Marshall (author)Paperback

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A practical, step-by-step guide to 25 common problems-not just another book on visualization and positive self-talk. Dynamic husband-and-wife team offer an ideal mix of coach and athlete experience. Each author can reach different markets: Paterson is well-known and popular in triathlon. Dr. Marshall works with an elite American cycling team.

About Author

Dr. Simon Marshall trains the brains of endurance athletes and fitness enthusiasts to become happier and more mentally tough. He is former Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and Professor of Exercise Science at San Diego State University where he was Director of the Graduate Program in Sport & Exercise Psychology. He has published over 100 scientific articles on the psychology of exercise and has been cited in the scientific literature over 10,000 times. He has served as invited expert on exercise science for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Cancer Society. He is currently the Performance Psychologist for the BMC Racing team, an elite WorldTour professional cycling team. As the sherpa-husband of professional triathlete Lesley Paterson, he is the founding member of Team S.H.I.T. (Supportive Husbands in Training), and competes in triathlon or cycling events as the husband of Lesley Paterson. Lesley Paterson is a professional mountain biker, 3-time world champion in off-road triathlon, an Ironman (R) triathlon champion, endurance coach, and foul-mouthed Scots lassie. Growing up in Scotland, Lesley was the only girl on an all-boys rugby team, which is where she nurtured her love of dirt and dirty words. Banned from the team when puberty struck, she took up cross-country running and triathlon and was soon winning national titles and competing internationally. Lesley founded Braveheart Coaching to train and inspire endurance athletes to compete with passion, toughness, and an unwavering "Braveheart" spirit in overcoming obstacles. Paterson is a trained actress, a screenwriter, and personal trainer to Hollywood actors.


Preface Introduction THE BASICS 1 Hello, Brain! A peek inside your 3-pound lump of crazy HEART: Hone your passion, motivation, and identity 2 I Wish I Felt More Like an Athlete: Tackling the flawed thinking around your athletic identity 3 I Don't Think I Can: Building confidence and self-belief 4 Setting Goals Is Not Your Problem: The secret of doing WINGS: Deal with obstacles, setbacks, and conflict 5 Other Athletes Seem Tougher, Happier, and More Badass Than Me: The power and peril of comparison 6 I Feel Fat: Dealing with body image in a world of athletes 7 I Don't Cope Well with Injury: How to respond to setbacks, big and small 8 People Are Worried About Me: Exercise dependence and the incessant need to do more FIGHT: Get stuck in with new battle skills 9 I Don't Like Leaving My Comfort Zone: How to cross the fear barrier 10 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Leave Me Behind: Resisting the urge to quit 11 I Need to Harden the F*ck Up: Learning to embrace the suck 12 I Keep Screwing Up: Developing Jedi concentration skills to become a better athlete 13 I Don't Handle Pressure Well: How to cope with stress, anxiety, and expectations on race day Epilogue Acknowledgments Index About the Authors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781937715731
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781937715731
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 1937715736

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