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How Bad Do You Want It?

Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle
Lu par : Matt Fitzgerald
Durée : 8 h et 29 min
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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19/02/2017

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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  • Rod
  • 05/04/2016

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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  • Mama D
  • 14/03/2016

Great information, horrible delivery

If you could sum up How Bad Do You Want It? in three words, what would they be?

Great information, but the author really should have hired a professional narrator. Instead of a relaxed conversational tone, every sentence is barked out in drill-instructor fashion. Exhausting and unpleasant to listen to.

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  • andrea
  • 09/11/2016

Great book

This book, the philosophy it presents, as well as the narrated stories are second to none. The only thing that made it hard for me to follow was the narration. Even though it is the author himself, it is not the ideal voice from my point of view.

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  • 08/07/2016

Analytical, but a bit too much so.

I liked the book. The audio is clear and very easy to understand. The material in some spots gets boringly analytical and I found myself spacing off. If it had shorter stories about each athlete, and a more personal and emotional connection to them, I think it would've been better. So I liked it, but can't whole heatedly recommend it, unless you really geek out on psychology.

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  • Peter Rode
  • 15/03/2016

Average book but drawn out

Narration felt like a long lecture. The book would have been much better with a better narration. Still, a couple good chapters ended up being drawn out far too long.

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  • Kate S
  • 07/01/2017

Inspiring & motivating read

Even though the book specifically discusses the psychology behind the athlete's mindset, this can be applied to any scenario where you want to achieve to your highest potential.
Packed fully with scientific research and written in a way I felt I was at breaking point on the Tour de France, or collapsing in KONA, I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to take their goals to the next level.

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  • Jim
  • 06/09/2017

A series of barely linked anecdotes

Would you try another book from Matt Fitzgerald and/or Matt Fitzgerald?

No

Would you ever listen to anything by Matt Fitzgerald again?

No. Matt’s voice cracks. It becomes increasingly more difficult to listen to as the book roils on.

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Fewer stories, fewer details on the stories. Color of shirt? Number of burgers? Shade of sand? None of these added to the quality, they worked to fill the story.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It has those inspirational stories about others who have faced more challenges than most of us listening to the book ever will

Any additional comments?

Skip this one

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  • Yasuke
  • 25/02/2019

Mr. Matt Fitzgerald do to yourself a huge favor. Do not read any of your books ever again, please!

I always finished no matter what, but I couldn’t do it wit this one. The author doesn’t deserve even not a start in performance. Good histories but horrible performance!

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  • HDsquared
  • 21/10/2018

Powerful Content - lackluster Narration

The meat and potatoes of the book is full engaging and overwhelmingly positive. Each chapter brings a new level of build up but the narration falls a little short. I would still recommend this audio book version if you weren’t able to sit with the book though.

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  • Kiwiness
  • 09/04/2016

Good for Motivation.

Each individual story is a fantastic read / listen. I knew most of the athletes spoken about but a lot of the details of their "fight" for success was new to me. The narration by the author himself was very fitting, it is always so much more enjoyable to listen to someone who knows what he is talking about than listening to someone who is just reading a book out loud who has virtually no idea what it is they are reading. At the end of the book I had the feeling I didn't really learn too much in the practical sense. The author did indeed mention at the beginning at the book that it is not a "how too" book with practical tasks or exercises for the reader to undertake. It is basically a book where each chapter is a different story about an athlete who has employed mind power to override muscular power in a way to achieve something which they would not have thought possible beforehand.

The motivational value is brilliant, and I will definitely read select chapters again in future whenever my motivation is low. However I am missing that extra part on how can I reach this "mind overriding muscle" condition myself. Only asking myself the question "How bad do I really want it?" doesn't show me how to do it. Of course if I am competing I really want it badly, that is my answer in most every race I enter. But how do I do it? I can't just switch my mind on to override.

Apart from this I would recommend this book to anyone, especially endurance athletes looking for a motivational boost. This book will do that.

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  • Markus Wünsch
  • 25/12/2019

Nice!

Very enjoyable because of the biographical accounts. Not another 'if you follow these rricks you will be a new person etc.

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  • Di Robert Scherling
  • 06/12/2019

It was worth it

It was worth reading it to get an insight into endurance athletes mental states. Sure, it is neither a scientific nor a medical book, but a collection of personal stories under a common theme. As an ambitioned hobby athlete I can imagine how to become an Olympic medal winner. But for me that's not worth it.