The Genius of Athletes

The Genius of Athletes

Wherever you are in your own ambitions—from the “middle muddle” to the final stretch—The Genius of Athletes will put you right in the zone.

Author: Noel Brick

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615196425

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Whatever your biggest goals are in life, learning to think like an athlete is a game changer. If you ask research psychologist Noel Brick and bestselling fitness author and journalist Scott Douglas, the “dumb jock” stereotype is way out of bounds. Modern advances in sports psychology confirm what fans have known all along: No world-class athlete—whether an Olympic runner, swimmer, or cyclist, or a pro basketball, baseball, or football player—gets to the top without a strong mental game. Champion competitors have unique ways of taking stock of a situation, self-motivating, and even thinking about time. Cutting-edge discoveries (including those by Dr. Brick) reveal exactly how they do it—and how we can, too. You don’t need to be facing a literal hurdle to use elite athletes’ tool kits of strategies: They can help you stick the landing at a job interview or get your thesis to the finish line. Brick and Douglas pair groundbreaking science with a highlight reel of instructive moments from across the sports realm to show how legendary marathoner Meb Keflezighi runs on self-talk and how making if-then plans at practice buoyed Michael Phelps to a gold medal at the Olympics. Wherever you are in your own ambitions—from the “middle muddle” to the final stretch—The Genius of Athletes will put you right in the zone.
Categories: Self-Help

The Performance Cortex

The Performance Cortex

The trail begins with the groundbreaking work of two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball who are upending the traditional ways scouts evaluate the speed with which great players read a pitch.

Author: Zach Schonbrun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101986349

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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“A must-read for the cerebral sports fan…like Moneyball except nerdier. Much nerdier.” --Sports Illustrated Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, crush a baseball? Why can't modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are? On a quest to discover what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential, journalist, sports writer, and fan Zach Schonbrun interviewed experts on motor control around the world. The trail begins with the groundbreaking work of two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball who are upending the traditional ways scouts evaluate the speed with which great players read a pitch. Across all sports, new theories and revolutionary technology are revealing how the brain's motor control system works in extraordinary talented athletes like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Lionel Messi; as well as musical virtuosos, dancers, rock climbers, race-car drivers, and more. Whether it is timing a 95 mph fastball or reaching for a coffee mug, movement requires a complex suite of computations that many take for granted--until they read The Performance Cortex. Zach Schonbrun ushers in a new way of thinking about the athletic gifts we marvel over and seek to develop in our own lives. It's not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It's about the million-dollar brain.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Genius of Flexibility

The Genius of Flexibility

After stretching the arms of one of my athletes one day, he exclaimed, “I feel as if there's less junk in this arm. I could do anything with this arm now.

Author: Robert Donald Cooley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439188793

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Stretches for sixteen unique muscle groups with physiological and psychological benefits. The Technique: RESISTANCE STRETCHING® offers immediate, cumulative, and permanent increases in flexibility, takes the pain out of stretching, and protects you from injuring yourself by overstretching.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Genius Decision

The Genius Decision

In a New Yorker article , Malcolm Gladwell investigates the physical genius of
athletes and neurosurgeons . “ What sets physical genius apart from other people
... is not merely being able to do something but knowing what to do — their ...

Author: Klaus Ottmann

Publisher: Spring Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015060078626

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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While there is no essentialist quality of genius, the postmodern artist can reach the extraordinary by way of an active-passive Genius Decision, which is engaged in an activity of failure in its desire to represent the nonrepresentable.
Categories: Philosophy

Genius Act

Genius Act

GPE would be legal for athletes to use in the conditioning and recovery from injury. GPE will be composed of equal parts testosterone (for men) estrogen ...

Author: DeAngelo Parker

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312943131

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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The Genius Act aims to provide a blueprint for the creation of a New World economy. It was originally intended to be presented to Congress to be enacted as a legislative act that would provide solutions to all of the 21st Century's socioeconomic problems. While legislative is still a viable option I hope that some of the economic and tax reforms discussed are developed into new industries. I hope that the Genius Act will spark a movement that will create a new economic paradigm of wealth generation. It will boldly introduce the "Trickle Out" economic theory that will create a nation of "Genius Society" millionaires and captains of industry to rival the Industrial Revolution. By creating technological innovations like the Water GRID and GENIUS ID we can create an economic New World.
Categories: Business & Economics

Darwin s Athletes

Darwin s Athletes

... that our inquiry into black athleticism's cultural status must begin. ... rejecting the idea of having the 'genius' of the Negro race represented by a ...

Author: John Milton Hoberman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395822920

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

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Argues that the prominence of African American athletes provides fuel for sterotypes
Categories: Social Science

Boys

Boys

Athletic. Extremes. GET TO THE POINT If your son is a superjock or a nonathlete ... True athletic genius, like other aspects of genius, is present at birth.

Author: William Beausay

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418534639

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Author William Beausay believes it is possible to turn normal boys into exceptional adults who are anything but average. Boys! encourages parents to raise sons who are truly winners in life. In this expanded and revised edition, Beausay takes a hard look at some of the issues facing parents today, including raising boys solo, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, smart discipline, handling bullies, and much more. With down-to-earth wisdom and practical suggestions, Beausay equips parents to deal with the tough issues that their sons will encounter on their journey to manhood.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Anabolic Steroids and the Athlete 2d ed

Anabolic Steroids and the Athlete  2d ed

In this case, the downside is the abuse of human growth hormone for athletic purposes and for forcing ultimate height gains for still immature athletes by ...

Author: William N. Taylor, M.D.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476603902

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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The first edition of this work, published in 1982, concentrated on the athlete’s use of and the physician’s knowledge of, anabolic steroids. This fully updated second edition discusses the continuing controversy over their use in competitive sports. An introduction of the use and abuse of anabolic steroids is followed by chapters on such topics as anabolic steroid compounds, the anabolic-to-androgen ratio, basic principles of muscle building, current anabolic steroid preparations, anabolic steroid regimes used by athletes, the enhancement of athletic performance, adverse physical effects and mental health risks, the classification of anabolic steroids as controlled substances, growth hormones and other anabolic hormones, the limits of urine drug testing, medical applications of anabolic steroids, muscle building and ergogenic supplements, and addictions.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Next Gen Leader

The Next Gen Leader

To become a pro athlete requires elements of genius, particularly if an athlete plays both football and baseball during the same season, as Brian, Deion, ...

Author: Robert McMillan

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601634832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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While today’s global economy is experiencing a significant cycle of outsourcing across industries, leadership cannot be outsourced; it must be organically transformed. The Next Gen Leader will show you how to discard outworn traditions and become the next-generation leader you were born to be! It is a system designed to help you maximize individual, team, and organizational leadership potential, regardless of your position, pay, or power. The Next Gen Leader will introduce you to: Assessments to identify and master leadership networks and styles. Leadership traits, features, and profiles to maximize individual, team, and organizational success. Secrets to increase performance, value, and productivity, leading to advancement, promotion, and increased pay. Coaching exercises to accelerate and measure progress, performance,and results.
Categories: Business & Economics

Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals

Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals

confirmed by the many victories gained in later days at Olympia by athletes from the cities and islands of the East, and by the numerous athletic festivals ...

Author: E. Norman Gardiner

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528790949

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 682

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First published in 1910, this book explores the subject of athletics festivals in ancient Greece, looking in detail at its history as well as the exercises commonly seen at such occasions. “Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals” is highly recommend for those with an interest in athletics and is not to be missed by collectors of related literature. Contents include: “Introductory”, “Athletics in Homer”, “The Rise of the Athletic Festival”, “The Age of Athletic Festivals, Sith Century B.C.”, “The Age of Athletic Ideal, 500–440 B.C.”, “Professionalism and Specialization, 440–338 B.C.”, “The Decline of Athletics, 338–146 B.C.”, “Athletics Under the Romans”, “The Olympic Festival, etc. Macha Press is republishing this classic work now in a new edition complete with the extract 'Classical Games' by Francis Storr.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Genius in All of Us

The Genius in All of Us

The annual high school Boys' and Girls' Athletic Championships is as important to Jamaicans as the Super Bowl is to Americans. "Think Notre Dame football," ...

Author: David Shenk

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385532655

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Is true greatness obtainable from everyday means and everyday genes? Conventional wisdom says no, that a lucky few are simply born with certain gifts. The new science of human potential suggests otherwise. Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent, and intelligence, and take a look at the amazing new evidence. Here, interweaving cutting-edge research from numerous scientific fields, David Shenk offers a new view of human potential, giving readers more of a sense of ownership over their accomplishments, and freeing parents from the bonds of genetic determinism. As Shenk points out, our genes are not a “blueprint” that dictate individual destinies. Rather we are all the product of interplay between genes and outside stimuli—a dynamic that we can influence. It is a revolutionary and life-changing message.
Categories: Psychology

The Executive Athlete

The Executive Athlete

What is the difference in the genius of Tiger Woods, compared to Pavarotti or Jack Welch? How do we account for their top-tier, world-class accomplishments?

Author: Richard F. Gerson

Publisher: Human Resource Development

ISBN: 9781599961224

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

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"Executive athletes" practice and compete, win some and lose some. Then they do it all over again - just like athletes. The Executive Athlete is all about the similarities between executives who want to achieve high levels of performance and athletes who play at the top of their game. Dr. Gerson has spent years coaching, testing and training business people to use sport psychology to better their performances. He's found you get measurable performance improvements if you treat and train business people like athletes. He takes you inside the minds of athletes and shows you how they mentally train themselves. You'll learn how to use those same mental training techniques on yourself and in your business setting so you can play at the top of your game. Learn how to make failure work for you, coach yourself and others out of a performance slump, overcome self-doubt and negative attitudes - and hundreds of other tips for becoming a superstar from within.
Categories: Business & Economics

AWAKEN THE GENIUS WITHIN YOU

AWAKEN THE GENIUS WITHIN YOU

Creative Visualization is the basic technique underlying positive thinking and is frequently used by athletes to enhance their performance.

Author: SUNIL SHARMA

Publisher: Sunil Sharma

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 119

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This book is purely a guide, a coach for students to make them more effective at exams and help them score better grades. This is a must have book for every student.This book is full of tricks and strategies used by a top scorer consciously or unconsciously to succeed in their exams.If you have a human brain which can crank up to give top notch performance in exams then this book is for you.Enjoy reading.
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The Genius Within

The Genius Within

brain can be improved with neuroenhancement, then smart drugs and brain stimulation should be able to help athletes to compete by upping their intelligence.

Author: David Adam

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509805044

Category: Psychology

Page:

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Man Who Couldn't Stop. 'Witty, sharp and enlightening . . . This book will make you smarter' Adam Rutherford. What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill? In The Genius Within, bestselling author David Adam explores the ground-breaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works – to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent. Sharing his own experiments with revolutionary smart drugs and electrical brain stimulation, he delves into the sinister history of intelligence tests, meets savants and brain hackers and reveals how he boosted his own IQ to cheat his way into Mensa. Going to the heart of how we consider, measure and judge mental ability, The Genius Within asks difficult questions about the science that could rank and define us, and inevitably shape our future.
Categories: Psychology

The Athlete s Way

The Athlete s Way

DASHBOARD GENIUS UPSIDE DOWN AND ROUND - N - ROUND Our physical body possesses a wisdom ... monitoring hearing , sight , smell , taste , 92 THE ATHLETE'S WAY.

Author: Christopher Bergland

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429995092

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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"The Athlete's Way is amazingly informative and complete with a program to get and keep you off the couch. Bravo, for another exercising zealot who has written a book that should be read on your elliptical or stationary bike. He pushed me to go farther on a sleepy Sunday." - John J. Ratey, M.D., author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science in Exercise and the Brain, and co-author of Driven to Distraction
Categories: Health & Fitness

How to Tap Into Your Own Genius

How to Tap Into Your Own Genius

Athletes hear their genius a thousand times a game . If they had to consciously
think out every move and play , they would be paralyzed in their tracks .
Effortlessly , the good athlete moves , turns , stops , coordinates arms , legs , and
eyes ...

Author: Thomas Dale Cowan

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 0671530712

Category: Psychology

Page: 156

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Suggests exercises designed to increase one's levels of awareness, teach visualization techniques, and promote a fresh outlook on life and its problems
Categories: Psychology

The Genius of Jewish Celebrities

The Genius of Jewish Celebrities

Although overshadowed by the tragic murder of 11 Israeli athletes in the Olympic village, Spitz's unworldly achievements in Munich elevated him to the rank ...

Author: Dr. Robert Yaronne

Publisher: Robert Yaronne

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 191

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This book unlocks the secrets to the hidden personalities of the most famous Jewish superstars in the world. You'll be astonished to see what is revealed as he delves into and deciphers the mystery of the psyches of some of the greatest minds in entertainment, politics, science, sports, finance, literature and philosophy. In this revolutionary, insiders look into the life of the star, Dr. Yaronne uncovers never before exposed details of celebrity lives from Hollywood to Israel, and beyond. The information within this book contains the key to the secrets that their handwriting can't hide.
Categories: Psychology

The Genius Checklist

The Genius Checklist

Nine Paradoxical Tips on How You Can Become a Creative Genius Dean Keith ... require superlative intellectual capacity—such as outstanding athletes.

Author: Dean Keith Simonton

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262347174

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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What it takes to be a genius: nine essential and contradictory ingredients. What does it take to be a genius? A high score on an IQ test? Brilliant physicist Richard Feynman's IQ was too low for membership in Mensa. Suffering from varying degrees of mental illness? Creativity is often considered a marker of mental health. Be a child prodigy like Mozart, or a later bloomer like Beethoven? Die tragically young, like Keats, or live to a ripe old age like Goethe? In The Genius Checklist, Dean Keith Simonton examines the key factors in creative genius and finds that they are more than a little contradictory. Simonton, who has studied creativity and genius for more than four decades, draws on both scientific research and stories from the lives of famous creative geniuses that range from Isaac Newton to Vincent van Gogh to Virginia Woolf. He explains the origin of IQ tests and the art of estimating the IQ of long-dead historical figures (John Stuart Mill: 200; Charles Darwin: 160). He compares IQ scores with achieved eminence as measures of genius, and he draws a distinction between artistic and scientific genius. He rules out birth order as a determining factor (in the James family alone, three geniuses at three different birth-order positions: William James, firs-tborn; Henry James, second born; Alice James, born fifth and last); considers Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 hour rule; and describes how the “lone” genius gets enmeshed in social networks. Genius, Simonton explains, operates in ways so subtle that they seem contradictory. Genius is born and made, the domain of child prodigies and their elders. Simonton's checklist gives us a new, integrative way to understand geniuses—and perhaps even to nurture your own genius!
Categories: Psychology

Running Is My Therapy

Running Is My Therapy

In Running Is My Therapy, longtime runner Scott Douglas shows how endurance running is also the best form of exercise to develop a healthier brain.

Author: Scott Douglas

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615194452

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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A lifelong runner’s groundbreaking guide to fighting depression and anxiety, one run at a time Everyone knows that running builds stronger muscles and a healthier heart. In Running Is My Therapy, longtime runner Scott Douglas shows how endurance running is also the best form of exercise to develop a healthier brain. A natural antidepressant, running reinforces the benefits of therapy and triggers lasting, positive physiological changes. In fact, some doctors now “prescribe” a running regimen as part of their first-line treatment plan for depression. Marshaling expert advice and a growing body of research, Douglas explains how we can all use running to improve mental health—and live happier.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Famous American Athletes of Today

Famous American Athletes of Today

Yet someone — and again , strangely , Gene doesn't remember the name of his
savior - a doctor with the ingenuity and near - recklessness of the genius - breed ,
happened along . He told the despairing boy that , with luck , he might be able ...

Author: Frank Waldman

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510023229252

Category: Athletes

Page: 352

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Categories: Athletes