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Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter: Training for the Performance of Life


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Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter: Training for the Performance of Life

Miranda Banks, Dr. Sam Goldstein (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-731-40663-0 September 2011 Wrightbooks 200 Pages


Through her work as a performance psychologist with elite professional sportspeople, Miranda Banks knows the challenges faced by those striving to achieve.

Enriched by real-life stories from high-performing people in sport and business, Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter provides you with a cohesive and practical framework for reaching your full potential. Using a unique combination of performance psychology, mental-skills training and behavioural modification, Miranda will inspire you to bring out your best performances.

Whether you want to climb the corporate ladder, play a better game of tennis or feel fulfilled and happy, FFSS provides you with strategies and a pathway for reaching your goals.

Foreword vii

Acknowledgements xv

Introduction xxiii

Part I — On your marks

1 What are you aiming for? 3

2 Where are you at now and what needs to be done? 35

Part II — Get set

3 Internal drivers — values and thoughts 63

4 Internal drivers — emotions and ability 91

5 External drivers 121

6 Behaviour alignment 145

Part III — Go

7 Combine and conquer 179

The final note 197

Appendix A — A success map framework 201

Appendix B — Phil Hogan’s keys for success 207

Appendix C — A progressive muscular relaxation technique 209

Index 211