Mind Pump: The Psychology of Bodybuilding

Tom Kubistant, Author Human Kinetics Publishers $15.95 (185p) ISBN 978-0-88011-296-3
""Bodybuilding has one of the most direct mind-body links of any sport or activity,'' argues Kubistant, a sports psychologist specializing in motivation. A bodybuilder, he also writes on mental training for various bodybuilding magazines, and here he expands on his contributions to The Best of Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness and The Weider System. Like those titles, this illustrated handbook is for the committed bodybuilder, not those curious about the men and women who pursue this specialty. But unlike the Weider collections, this work focuses on effectively applying the mind to pumping iron; a complete system of mental training, Kubistant convinces, is central to the success of all but the most genetically gifted. Although the author takes the jargon of iron pumpers too seriously, his facility with its usage as well as his commonsensical notions should engage savvy bodybuilders of both sexes. (March)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1988
Release date: 03/01/1988
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