Many athletes claim that the mind is the most important part of their success. However, if you ask them how they prepare mentally, or how much time they invest every day doing it, you’ll realize that very few follow any system to train the mind.
This handbook is the solution.
It is designed for athletes that want to BOOST THEIR PERFORMANCE.
The concepts can also be easily transferred to other areas such as business, education, and even daily life.
When I was about to finish my sporting career, I decided to thoroughly investigate the questions I asked myself when I was an elite athlete:
Why do some people perform better under pressure?
Why, if everyone gets into a final with very similar marks, some perform much better than others?
How can some players control their emotions when a penalty shot is so decisive?
…And many more.
Contrary to the usual trend, in my case, first came the experience and then theory, therefore, my aim with this book is to share with you a practical and empirical method aimed to improve your performance by working on your mental techniques and strategies. It will be a game-changer.
There is no other handbook in the domain of mental preparation that applies this approach.
This handbook will lay the foundations for learning how to perform your best when it really matters.
You will not just learn what the top performers do to prepare themselves and achieve success under pressure but you will put these techniques into practice from the first to the last chapter.
Here's a sample from the handbook. No email address necessary.
A LITTLE PERSONAL STORY
DEALING WITH DIFFICULTIES
TOLERANCE TO FATIGUE AND PAIN (GROUNDWORK)
IMAGERY (VISUALIZATION OF SPECIFIC SPORT TECHNIQUE)
About the author
I am a high performance director and consultant based in San Sebastian (Basque Country, Northern Spain) where I live with my wife and three children.
I was an international kayaker for over 15 years and during that time I won two World titles with my teammates.
I got a Ph.D. in Psychology of Education specializing in sport performance psychology. I periodically work at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as a lecturer.
I also worked as a Performance Director at the Royal Spanish Canoe Federation. I was the Team Leader at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where the Spanish Canoeing team won four medals (three gold and a bronze).
At the same time, I help people who want to reach and maintain their potential in different areas related to performance.
I apply evidence-based procedures and experience based practices to help people to achieve optimal wellbeing while delivering their best performance.
Praise from others
"Competitive psychology is hugely important - it doesn't matter how physically prepared you are for competition, if you have a negative mindset (various definitions of that) you'll be firing blanks. I focused on my psychology as much as did the physical.
I'm buying this."
"Have you ever wanted to know how an elite athlete trains their mind so that when the moment comes you can be at your best?
I'm in and can't wait to see what I can learn and apply."
"By a doer, for doers."
"2x world champion, PhD in sport performance.
This is a guy who trained 24/7 for years, faced innumerable challenges against the best in the world & then followed his curiosity to study questions about mental performance."