Have you ever wondered how the best athletes in the world achieve astounding success? What separates them from everyone else? In The Champion’s Mind, performance psychologist Jim Afremow reveals their secrets. Afremow has worked with Olympians and professional athletes across a range of sports, including runners, swimmers, cyclists, golfers, and NBA stars. Using case studies and anecdotes from his own experience counseling champions such as Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady , Afremow illustrates how to cultivate the psychological edge over any competitor. He offers advice on prepping mentally for competition; managing stress ; developing focus; creating rituals ; dealing with injuries or setbacks; monitoring one’s moods; eating right for peak performance ; using visualization techniques ; strengthening confidence ; riffing off other competitors’ energy . . .and more so that we can all apply these principles to our own lives. No matter your age or skill level—from weekend warrior to elite athlete—The Champion’s Mind will help you reach your greatest potential on the playing field …and beyond!
For who is this book for ?
This book is for any athlete who wants to be their best. It shows how Olympians and professional athletes in different sports achieve success through various techniques that can be applied to anyone’s life.
- The Champion’s Mind provides athletes of all skill levels with the tools they need to achieve success.
- The book is written in a relatable and easy-to-follow manner, making it perfect for readers who are looking to improve any aspect of their lives.
- This text is an excellent resource for coaches, trainers, and parents who want to learn how they can better support their athletes emotionally and mentally.
- The book is a little repetitive
- The examples given are mostly from athletics and may not be as relatable to other readers
- It could do more in terms of providing practical tips or exercises that the reader can apply
Learn more about the author
Jim Afremow, PhD, is a sports psychologist and performance coach who has worked with Olympians and professional athletes across a range of sports. He is the author of The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive.
“This book is a must-read for any athlete at any level. Jim’s wealth of knowledge and experience as both a psychologist and an athlete shines through on every page, making it easy to understand why the best athletes in the world are champions.”
“The Champion’s Mind is a great read for any athlete, at any level. Jim Afremow does an excellent job of breaking down the psychological skills needed for success in sport and provides clear examples on how to apply these skills. This book will help you understand what it takes to be a champion both mentally and physically.”
“I’m a huge fan of Jim Afremow and have read all his books. This one is my favorite so far! It is well written, motivating, and easy to read.”
“I read this book with great interest, as I am a long time runner and have completed many endurance races. The insights that Jim shares on how Olympians and other elite athletes approach competition are incredibly insightful.”