What a treat! In this episode, Coach Dave is joined by Triathlete Pro Lesley Paterson (@lesleydoestri) and her husband, the uber-brilliant Dr. Simon Marshall (@pssjm3). They discuss Dr. Simon and Lesley’s new book, The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion. It’s an incredible sports psychology book that helps athletes understand how your brain can be your best friend or your worst enemy. If you have ever said any or all of the following, this book is for you:
- I wish I felt more like an athlete.
- I feel fat.
- When the going gets tough, the tough leave me behind.
- I don’t think I can.
- I don’t cope well with injury.
- I need to harden the f*ck up.
- Setting goals is not my problem, acting on them is.
- People say that I am dependent on exercise or have an addiction.
- I keep screwing up my races because I lack focus.
- Other athletes are just tougher, happier, or more bad ass than I am.
- I don’t feel like leaving my comfort zone or pushing myself.
- I don’t handle pressure well. I get overly stressed and anxious the closer I get to race day.
In the book, Dr. Simon and Lesley take us through strategies and tactics related to dealing with these issues. They help us understand how our brain is functioning during these times and provide us with exercises to deal with them.
Order the book today. You won’t regret it. Here is an Amazon link for you to do so: http://amzn.to/2rGOW1a
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