The back of the book’s summary is so perfect, I’m going to quote it
“In Mind Gym, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your athletic performance as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes — many of whom he has worked with — you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental “muscle”.”
Think about having personal interviews with Mark McGuire and other all-star athletes and you are just picturing the beginning of Mind Gym.
I personally wish someone would have gave me this book when I was about 10. I probably would achieved more in sports as a well as other areas of life. It is a great introduction to mindset and is a must read for athletes.
Anyone who likes psychology or meta-cognition (thinking about thinking), or sports will have an amazing time with this book. The younger someone can read this the better.
Like I said, I highly recommend this for any athlete and especially children, but this book is great for everyone. There is a lot to learn from Gary Mack and all the elite athletes he quotes in this book. Everyone has something they can teach you and the best of the best can teach you a lot about mindset.
The quick chapters make it easy to read a few before bed and soak in well with effort. The author uses imagery and has a fantastic style of writing that is easy to read. I also like how he can reference his own personal experiences helping people.
This book also gives you a behind the scenes look at the conversations and attitudes of amazing athletes you have always watched. It’s quite interesting.
I really have nothing bad to say about this book.
I give it a solid 8/10 with no real complaints about the book. Get it here.