In his acclaimed national best seller, A Fighter's Heart, Sam Sheridan took listeners with him as he stepped through the ropes into the dangerous world of professional fighting. 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.
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A definite read if you have ever wondered what "mental" toughness is. It was much more relatable than I expected, another great piece from Mr. Sheridan.
Needs a lot better performance. Very blandly read. No voice modulation at all for different characters. Sometimes you can't tell if the author is sharing his own experience or is it someone he is interviewing.
The book itself is nothing special. Apart from a couple of chapters there isn't much the author has to offer. in the select few chapters that were interesting there were some good insights into a fighter's mind. otherwise it was repetitive and boring. although the author was trying to present the interviews as he took them and left the inferences on the reader a great book would have offered the author's take on the people he met. his inferences and his insights. coupled with a bad reading performance this was a pretty poor book.
Explores a definitive answer. to the question of what is the meaning of mental awareness and an inside look into the natural urges for meaning and conquest.
After reading many books in the regards of fighting and Athletes. This book perfectly illustrates in a simplist non mystical manner the inside of a fighters mind. it's beautiful.
Many interesting people were interviewed and talked about in this book. Too bad that the writer was not able to extract anything interesting out of them. Many words were spoken, but very little was said. Too bad.
Absolute pleasure to listen to.
Amazing insight into a fighters mind and what it takes to be the best, inspirational and motivational.
Highly recommend to martial artists, fighters and the general public alike.
enjoyed this insight, clear and goes into varying detail. Will listen again at some point.
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