Don McGrath: Vertical Mind



E a very useful tool in upping my game and honestly helping to replace negative scripts in my head The section on co creative coaching was interesting with how talking can help or hinder progress and really could be useful in any type of relationship Now to apply it to my climbing The best book on climbing I have read The authors are highly ntertaining I honestly laughed out loud while reading it and they offer tons of ways to think about the way you climb as well as activities to train and reinforce new ways of thinking and perceiving I have already started implementing many of the activities and thought processes into my climbing training and I ve seen changes and gains already The mental aspect of climbing is at least as important as both the physical and technical If you re looking for a way to develop your mental skills definitely read this book Pretty good but I liked Espresso Lessons From the Rock Warrior s Way better Really good tactics for conuering the climbing mindsetUnfortunately only giving it 3 as I listened to it on audio and found it very hard to listen to the narrator. Nd xercises in a simple to follow training framework your path to harder climbing has never been clearer If you are a climber who wants to climb harder and have fun climbing then Vertical Mind is reuired reading Well what's stopping you Pick it up and get training today.

Y desire to improve your climbing ability this is an absolute must read We focus so much on the physical component of training but this sheds light on the mental capacities that must be developed to further your progress On top of aiding my climbing mind I feel like it has also brought awareness to maladaptive scripts I use in other activities as well It provides a great framework to focus on progress and help you to improve Suffers from the same issues as most self help books Lots of buzzwords and psychology slapped on haphazardly Many self help books marketed as psychology based will gather very theory that might possibly be related and then apply them liberally with no care of how relevant they actually are in an attempt to lend credibility While there is no doubt a lot of sound theory here it was an absolute slog with an Snowbound Bride (Harlequin Men in Uniform Miniseries) extra large helping of fluff to round out the page count uoting Deepak Chopra does nothing to lend to the credibility missed a good summary at thend of the bookotherwise great insights Very insight read into the psychology of climbing and fear I think this will Imbing performance while also demonstrating how to train and overcome fears and anxiety that hold you back Finally they teach climbing partners how to Cowboys Baby (Ranching Family, engage in co creative coaching and helpach other improve as climbers With numerous and practical step by step drills

SUMMARY Vertical Mind

Great read that I would recommend to pretty much Between the Land and the Sea (Marinas Tales, everyone who is willing to improve their lives or athletic performance Sure this is a climbing book so mostxamples are focused on climbing and most issues discussed are climbing related but almost verything can be translated to any other althletic activity or life in generalClimbing is a strange For me it is purely a hobby I am not ven a good climber by any means not internationally not locally not at my gym and not Gone for Soldiers even among my friends however it is still a big part of my life and my identity This has led to numerous problems forxample fear of failure and ven unhealthy amount of time spent climbing or training for climbing This was not a cover to cover read for me but I ve picked it up a couple times to read certain chapters that are applicable to struggles I ve been having It s a really useful read The climbing rope coil brain on the cover is really cool too Too bad it isn t shown here on Goodreads p Its good information however the jokes are not needed This book is incredibly thought provoking and a stellar read If you have an. In Vertical Mind Don McGrath and Jeff Elison teach rock climbers how to improve their mental game so they can climb better and have fun They teach how the latest research in brain science and psychology can help you retrain your mind and body for higher levels of rock cl.

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