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"Fantastic ... One of the best MMA books I've ever read, and I've certainly read my fair share." --Eric O'Brien, "Way of the Warrior," ESPN radio "You don't have to care about fighting, or even know that MMA stands for mixed martial arts, to find insights into human behavior in Sam Sheridan's The Fighter's Mind."--Bloomberg"In tasking himself with peeling back the layers of a complex and multifaceted activity, [Sheridan is] raising the bar for everyone else. . . . If you want a better grip on a sport even some of its participants may not fully understand, his work is quickly becoming required reading." --Jake Rossen, ESPN.com "The Fighter's Mind is an entertaining and enlightening read and is a worthy addition to any MMA fan's bookshelf." --Dave Doyle, Yahoo! Sports "Sheridan wrote one of my favorite books of recent times, The Fighter's Heart, and is one of those writers who could write about getting the oil changed in his car and still make it riveting ... So it comes as no surprise that The Fighter's Mind is a terrific read."--Jeff Fox, MMA Manifesto"A must-read for fight fans." --Evan Holober, The Queensberry RulesTirelessly curious and game, deftly sidestepping pretentiousness and macho posturing and all the other usual traps that snare writers who delve into the form and meaning of fighting, Sam Sheridan seeks out fearsome teachers and comes away with a rare prize: a deep understanding of the mental aspect of the fighter's craft and what it can teach us about how--and how not--to live. --Carlo Rotella, author of Cut Time, An Education at the Fights"Having opened up professional fighting worldwide in the best-selling A Fighter's Heart, former Merchant Marine and Harvard grad Sheridan here plumbs the mental side of the sport. ... this should be a knockout with fight fans." --Library Journal"As accurate and perceptive an account of what makes top fighters tick as I have seen. Sam Sheridan is a great observer and with his profiles of some the top names in MMA, he cuts through the clutter and highlights what it is about these men's psychologies and thought processes that has made them so dominant. There is so much valuable information in this book that I read it once and then went back through it again with a highlighter. The chapter on legendary trainer Greg Jackson alone makes the book worth purchasing.--Donovan Craig, Editor In Chief, FIGHT! Magazine"Relevant for fighters and non-fighters alike, [The Fighter's Mind] creates new bridges between the fight community and the rest of the world."--Lockflow.com "In Sam Sheridan's The Fighter's Mind you are taken on a journey that starts in the mind of wrestling great Dan Gable and meanders through the inner psyche of today's fighters. Paradoxically, the knowledge illuminated from this fascinating journey remains timeless and true, reflecting the wisdom of the archetypal ancient warrior--truly a great contribution to the field of mental athletic peak performance." --Michael Lardon, M.D., sports psychologist and author of Finding Your Zone




The fighter's mind : inside the mental game



From a muay Thai bout in Bangkok to Rio, where he trained with jiu-jitsu royalty, to Iowa, where he matched up against the toughest in MMA, Sheridan threw himself into a quest to understand how and why we fight. In The Fighter's Mind, Sheridan does for the brain what his first book did for the body. To uncover the secrets of mental strength and success, Sheridan interviewed dozens of the world's most fascinating and dangerous men, including celebrated trainers Freddie Roach and Greg Jackson; champion fighters Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, and Marcelo Garcia; ultrarunner David Horton; legendary wrestler Dan Gable, and many more. What are their secrets? How do they stay committed through years of training, craft a game plan, and adjust to the realities of the ring? How do they project strength when weak, and remain mentally tough despite incredible physical pain? A fascinating book, bursting at the seams with incredible stories and insight, The Fighter's Mind answers these questions and many more.


Sam addresses this question by getting inside the minds of the likes of world class grappler Marcelo Garcia, mixed martial artist Randy Couture, chess expert and martial artist Josh Waitzkin, and wrestling legend Dan Gable, among others. He questions how and why his interviewees do what they do, especially when fatigue, self-doubt, and failure conspire to convince them to quit.


This fascinating book draws on Dr. Jandial's broad-spectrum expertise and brings together the best of various fields - surgery, science, brain structure, the conscious mind - all to explain the bigger picture of brain health and rejuvenation. It is a journey into his operating room, around the world on his surgical missions, inside his laboratory, and to the outer edges of neuroscience to reveal the latest brain breakthroughs that are turning science fiction into reality, translating their implications for everyday life.


The modern world bombards us with messages that we are not enough and need something outside ourselves to be fulfilled. The truth is everything we need is already inside us. We just need to uncover it. Based on the ground-breaking mindset training and culture building platform co-founded by Dr. Michael Gervais and NFL coach Pete Carroll, Compete to Create provides a blueprint to unlock your authentic self, explore the edges of your potential, and live a life of purpose and meaning.


In The Fighter's Mind, Sheridan does for the brain what his first book did for the body. To uncover the secrets of mental strength and success, Sheridan interviewed dozens of the world's most fascinating and dangerous men, including celebrated trainers Freddie Roach and Greg Jackson; champion fighters Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, and Marcelo Garcia; ultrarunner David Horton; legendary wrestler Dan Gable; and many more. What are their secrets? How do they stay committed through years of training, craft a game plan, and adjust to the realities of the ring? How do they project strength when weak and remain mentally tough despite incredible physical pain?


As kids, we are blessed with the most vivid imaginations. Growing up in a small town, your mind becomes your best friend and your own little TV set. Always when things looked the bleakest, I could turn that TV set to the most pleasurable channel. I could imagine being anything that brought me comfort and joy. My mind always seemed tuned to that basketball game. I simply would not let myself fail. As I became older, I realized that at a very young age, I was really setting goals for myself.


Understanding the criminal mind is not easy. Why do certain people commit horrible acts? Can we ever begin to understand their reasoning and motivation? Perhaps. In Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind, you will be given the rare opportunity to climb inside the mind of a criminal and examine the ideas and motivations at work. The mental state of a criminal can be affected by many different aspects of life-psychological, biological, sociological-all of which have differing perspectives and influences. You will investigate not only how these variables affect the criminal mind but also how the criminal justice system remains committed to upholding the law through diligence and an uncompromising process. Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.


Are you curious to see what it takes to educate and nurture early learners? Use your curiosity to explore the fundamentals of childcare, like nutrition and safety, but also the complex relationships caregivers have with parents and their children. Examine the various life stages of child development and the best educational practices to enrich their minds while thinking about a possible future as a childcare provider! Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.


Kirwan was particularly revealing. In between clips of him rampaging around rugby fields, he spoke honestly of his struggles with his own mind. To many, said Kirwan, his eyes narrowed, sportsmen and women can seem "super human" and "super lucky". They are living the life. Playing the game was the good bit for Kirwan; it was when he took off the black jersey, his own superman outfit, that the demons closed in and with that came "shame". The choice of word is telling for perception is all. What will people think of me? 041b061a72


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