Summary

The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades, and now science is learning why it's true. In his fascinating new book, How Bad Do You Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness.
Fitzgerald puts you into the pulse-pounding action of more than a dozen epic races from running, cycling, triathlon, XTERRA, and rowing with thrilling race reports and revealing postrace interviews with the elites. Their own words reinforce what the research has found: Strong mental fitness lets us approach our true physical limits, giving us an edge over physically stronger competitors. Each chapter explores the how and why of an elite athlete's transformative moment, revealing powerful new psychobiological principles you can practice to flex your own mental fitness.
The new psychobiological model of endurance performance shows that the most important question in endurance sports is: How bad do you want it? Fitzgerald's fascinating book will forever change how you answer this question and show you how to master the psychology of mind over muscle. These lessons will help you push back your limits and uncover your full potential.
©2015 Matt Fitzgerald (P)2016 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By james abel on 13-12-16

The Greatest audio book for sports people

The narrator wasn't great but the book was gripping so, that didn't really matter. Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alexander on 27-10-16

Methods through story's.

The book is an unreal lesson on mental toughness through the story's of others and their lives.
Bare with the first chapter, then get stuck into the awesomeness of the book!!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rod on 05-04-16

Great inside it's worth the listen

A number of people have commented that the performance is terrible. I've listened to a lot books on audible and there are other books that I haven't been able to finish listening to because the narrator was so terrible. This is not one of those books. Clearly the author is not Charlston Heston but his voice narration doesn't detract from the outstanding and inspiring message of the book. The benefits of listening to the book far outweigh any deficiency in the narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 19-02-17

Great but....

The information was great and the compilation of the stories was incredible, but the narrative was a strong monotone, with no changes in emotion. My suggestion is to have someone else do it, or get a narrative coach... At the end I loved the book...

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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