Wreaths for All Seasons

Steve Sherman, Author Penguin Books $10.95 (160p) ISBN 978-0-8289-0586-2
Although successful athletes credit attitude, motivation and visualization for many of their accomplishments, few jocks spend even as much as 5% of training time in mental preparation, athletic mental trainer Loehr contends. Development of that element of sports is the purpose of this step-by-step guide to what the author calls the Athletic Training System. Although the text sometimes reads like a long locker-room lecturecomplete with jargon (ideal performance state, positive energy flow, etc.)there is useful advice about self-concepts, muscle-relaxation, meditation and controlling emotions that make this worthwhile for the committed athlete. In a brief forword, Arthur Ashe asserts that Loehr's mental-discipline principles have been invaluable for him both on and off the tennis court. (May
Reviewed on: 09/29/1986
Release date: 10/01/1986
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