Mind & MuscleBook - 2001
You've got more than 600 muscles in your body and they`re all competing for your attention. You spend hours in the gym, you carefully plan every meal, you take the appropriate nutritional supplements, and you get plenty of rest. What more can you do to achieve your body's full potential?There's one aspect of training that even very committed bodybuilders and strength-training enthusiasts often overlook: mental training. Mental preparation and attitude during training and competition are what separate good athletes from superior athletes. If you are a serious bodybuilder committed to developing muscle size, ripped definition, and symmetrical enhancement, you must include mental training in your program.> Mind & Muscle> will help you develop the mental outlook and skills you need to succeed as a bodybuilder. The book is designed to show serious bodybuilders and high-level strength training enthusiasts how to incorporate mental exercises into a physical workout. It contains the best and most specific mental-training information tailored to strength development and bodybuilding, from the most basic goal setting for body shaping to the most advanced psyching techniques for competing.Author Blair Whitmarsh explains how mental training works with muscle training to produce visible results. And > Mind & Muscle> goes beyond theory. It's also a hands-on workbook that brings mental training into the world of muscle training to produce real results. Easy-to-use exercises and self-tests show you how to assess and develop your psychological strengths. You'll learn, develop, and practice specific psychological techniques such as- short- and long-term goal setting,- positive thinking and affirmation,- performance profiling,- motivational strategies,- relaxation and complete breathing,- arousal control techniques,- attention control techniques,- self-coaching, and- mental rehearsal and visualization.> Mind & Muscle> also contains a thoroughly guided sample workout that combines mental techniques with physical work, as well as motivational tips for bodybuilders.Just as you train your muscles by lifting weights, you can develop mental skills by practicing them diligently and consistently. You can build the body you've always wanted when you harness the power of > Mind & Muscle> .
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2001
Characteristics: vii, 287 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Uniform Title: Mind and muscle