Recommended Reading & Listening for Athletes of all types
A compilation of our favorite podcasts, books, and other resources for competition and training.
On Mindset and Mental Performance
WHOOP | Mental Performance World-renowned sports psychologist Dr. Jim Loehr discusses energy, stress, and finding purpose .
This podcast dives deep into mental toughness, how to manage your energy levels and overcome stress, performing in the moment, preparation and good habits, motivation, and more.
HIDDEN BRAIN | Stage Fright The pressure. The expectations. The anxiety. If there’s one thing that connects the athletes gathering for the Olympic games with the rest of us, it’s the stress that can come from performing in front of others. Hidden Brain talks with cognitive scientist Sian Beilock about why so many of us crumble under pressure –– and what we can do about it.
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal | Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Published in 2003, this book is still relevant today. A highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy more skillfully both on and off the job by laying out key training principles and a powerful, step-by-step program that will help you to:
* Mobilize four key sources of energy
* Balance energy expenditure with intermittent energy renewal
* Expand capacity in the same systematic way that elite athletes do
* Create highly specific, positive energy management rituals to make lasting changes
Above all, this book provides a life-changing road map to becoming more fully engaged on and off the job, meaning physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned.