The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. 

You don’t have one brain—you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that checks your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that’s when bad things happen; you get crazy nervous before a race, you choke under pressure, you quit when the going gets tough, you make dumb mistakes, you worry about how you look.

What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don’t want? What if you could feel confident, suffer like a hero, and handle any stress? You can.

In The Brave Athlete audiobook from VeloPress partner Tantor Media, Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson narrate their book word-for-word so you can listen, take control of your brain, and train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport.

In this FREE download of the first chapter from The Brave Athlete audiobook, Dr. Marshall lays out the fundamental tension between your three brains that are constantly wrestling for control. (This online article from the book also offers a preview of Chapter 1: Hello, Brain! A peek inside your 3-pound lump of crazy.)

If you enjoy this free preview, please purchase the audiobook edition of The Brave Athlete online. To preserve bandwidth, this audiobook sample chapter is slightly lower in audio quality compared with the high quality finished audiobook.

To download this free preview, simply hit “add to cart” on this page and complete the checkout process. There will be no charge for this 18 meg mp3 download and you will receive a unique download link that will work once and which will expire in 7 days.

To see excerpts from The Brave Athlete, please visit the VeloPress Mental Training page.

More Books by Dr. Simon Marshall

The Brave Athlete by Lesley Paterson and Dr. Simon Marshall
The Brave Athlete Alter Ego Development Kit

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