Mental Combat

The Sports Psychology Secrets You Can Use to Dominate Any Event!
Narrated by: Jay Prichard
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (247 ratings)

Audible Premium Plus

$14.95 a month

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $6.95

Buy for $6.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Finally! An easy way to use the science of sports psychology to skyrocket your performance! You may already know that pro athletes use the power of sports psychology to boost motivation, manage nerves, and become top performers. The problem is that many of these techniques are kept secret, and other guides are heavy and full of jargon.

So how can you use the simple power of sports psychology techniques to revolutionize your performance today?

Clearly you need more than just a system; you need the right kind of system.

Not just the science behind mental strength but a super-simple, step-by-step guide to unlocking the power of your brain.

As a best-selling author and martial arts and fitness coach, I've been lucky enough to work with some of the best experts around the world. With input from top instructors and researchers, I discovered easy tactics that can be effortlessly used by everyone, from fitness fans, runners, and gym athletes to combat styles like boxing, MMA, and martial arts.

Even the busy office worker can dominate any competitive or stressful event in minutes!

This is mental combat...and once applied to your training, it quickly revolutionizes performance - every time!

What is mental combat? Mental combat is a simple, easy set of tactics for unlocking the full power of your brain and body.

Moreover, it gives you the proven scientific benefits of sports psychology without needing to understand the complex history and theories.

While traditional guides can be heavy and difficult to follow, Mental Combat is a simple, tactical approach. Perfect for martial artists, fitness fans, gym enthusiasts, and even the busy office worker!

Stressful, nerve-racking events become a walk in the park when transformed using the right techniques.

A busy and cluttered mind becomes laser focused.

©2016 Phil Pierce (P)2016 Phil Pierce

What listeners say about Mental Combat

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    131
  • 4 Stars
    60
  • 3 Stars
    29
  • 2 Stars
    18
  • 1 Stars
    9
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    104
  • 4 Stars
    60
  • 3 Stars
    30
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    5
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    97
  • 4 Stars
    53
  • 3 Stars
    30
  • 2 Stars
    15
  • 1 Stars
    11

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Great book!

Great book!! It's premise is from a martial arts perspective, but the concepts and performance tips can be universally applied in all sports and in life. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned new techniques which will definitely improve my training sessions and race day performance. As an elite amateur athlete and former NCAA All American, I consider myself pretty confident and successful, however this book will help anyone, at any level, improve their game, whatever it may be. Thank you, Phil Pierce, for sharing these insights!

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

An Excellent Audiobook For Mental Motivation

MENTAL COMBAT is an exceptional audiobook on sports psychology and performance. Whether you're in a competition or not, there are some good practical skills to be learned here. Staying focused and positive is key to being successful. This book teaches you mind hacks, eliminating fear, posture, overcoming or managing anxiety as well as many other things one can do to stay ahead of your competition. This is a terrific book, written by PHIL PIERCE, that can be applied to anything you want to do. Training the largest muscle in your body; your mind.

JAY PRICHARD does an outstanding job narrating this audiobook. He speaks clearly, has a good pace, and has a positive attitude that resonates well with the listener. In my case, me. I'd definitely recommend listening to this to improve your skills as an athlete or for motivation in any endeavor.

Audiobook received in exchange for an honest review.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • EP
  • 10-11-16

Remaining Calm in Combat

What did you love best about Mental Combat?

The key to become an "elite" athlete/warrior: learning how to use your mind to control conflict (rather than allowing conflict to control you).

The steps to controlling conflict:
1) Recognize the conflict
2) Manage the conflict (remain present)
3) Analyze your opponent or the situation
4) React

The rest of the audiobook contains strategies for completing steps #1-4 above.

Good stuff!

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Great practical guide

A quick but practical guide for upping your mental game on the individual athlete level.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

interesting and useful

felt like there was some filler trying to convince the audience that the psychology of combat is super scientific, which i guess is important for some people but I had to skip skip to try to get to the useful bits. also I felt like the advice could be fleshed out with clear examples of practical use.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good stuff

I was disappointed that there wasn't anything I didn't already know. That said there's some great info in this little book. Mindfulness techniques, mental training and focus techniques. Controlling panic attacks. Even meditation. I enjoyed listening even if there wasn't anything new for me. Good stuff.

The narrator was good and pleasant to listen to.


This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Watered down info

the narrator was decent. I thought the info was a little elementary for what I wanted. I was hoping for a more technical approach and it sounded like a self help book the whole time. It's half my fault for not researching the book prior to listening to it, i think. I will relisten to it and maybe take notes, see if that changes my opinion.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

For anyone looking to improve life and sports mental toughness

Title says it all. Price is a steal. Essential book for sports psychology and toughness. Thank you to the author for sharing your knowledge. Please continue to pursue a second book on whatever you choose.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Phenomenal Book‼️

Great book, learned a lot an it’s very in-depth information for the fighting arena an for everyday living.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

straight up easy to follow guide .

straight up easy to follow guide. great tool for combat sports. will definitely listen to the book again

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MR AJ EVANS
  • MR AJ EVANS
  • 10-12-17

Very poor

Very little useable info. Just a summary of sport psychology techniques with no instruction on how to apply them.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Soud
  • Soud
  • 05-17-17

Most of us need it

As a psychologist I found this book helpful in my everyday experiences.
Thanks dr. Phil.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for kieran o sullivan
  • kieran o sullivan
  • 05-25-16

really helpful

really helped get my mind set right for fighting, especially with my first mma fight coming up

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for M
  • M
  • 06-05-20

A good insight into this sort of thing.

A good insight into this sort of thing. This is how professionals do it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for B. Craig
  • B. Craig
  • 05-21-20

positive thinking

It was very good to listen to. I found it very positive, helpful and insightful.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Faryaad N.
  • Faryaad N.
  • 01-24-20

What a waste of my time

Being more optimistic, I gave this book a shot. If a book has 1 key point I can implement, I'm happy. I truly regret wasting my time with this general waffle.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-19

Great and insightful book

A very interesting, insightful and in-depth book! The psychology aspects that not only apply to martial arts but to everyday life have been the biggest eye opener. I started to put these methods into practice as soon as I read them!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-08-18

Excellent Book fullof Actionable,Applicable Advice

An Excellent Book, Well Performed with Actionable advice not just for Combat but Also for Life.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 08-28-18

Good read

Good book lots of stratagies that can be used for fight sports just need my pdf copy 🤔

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for David Bowen
  • David Bowen
  • 07-26-18

Interesting

Some very useful insights into dealing with stress and anxiety in competition. Aimed more at physical combat but can be used for any sport in competition.