"Ken helped my confidence and showed me a new way to think. I'm training better than ever."
Steve Israel, New England Patriots
No matter what sport you enjoy or at what level you play, you have the potential for a peak performance and reaizing that potential is the goal of everyone who makes athletics part of their lives. And while you can benefit from the advice of tennis and golf pros, marathon runners, and skiing instructors, the edge you seek to maximize your performance isn't in your stroke, your pace, or your posture it's in your mind.
In The Mental Edge, Kenneth Baum describes the program he uses to sharpen and maximize the sports performances of thou sands of professional and amateur athletes across the country...
? Performance Talk
Proper Visualization and Perception Stretchers
Identifying and Conquering Obstacles
A Commitment to Consistent and Resilient Action
Your mind is your most valuable piece of equipment, your strongest muscle? and your best shot at peak performance for life.
Kenneth Baum is one of the premiere sports performance consultants in the country. A former staff member at the Elite Training Institute in Los Angeles, a training center for the U.S. Olympic Team, he conducts seminars in all parts of the United States and Canada, and addresses thousands of people a year on how to improve sports performance. His clients have included players from the Seattle Supersonics, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, and the U.S. World Cup soccer team.
Table Of Contents:
Foreword by Karch Kiraly vii
Finding the Mental Edge 1
Merging Science and Sports 21
Perception Stretchers 37
Defining Your Desire 57
A Picture of Excellence 77
Building on Your Own Success 95
The Power of Concentration 117
Moving Closer to Peak Performance 137
Going Beyond Normal 153
The Mental Edge: Now and in Your Future 167
Additional Reading 175