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Maximum Climbing : Mental Training for Peak Performance and Optimal Experience,9780762755325

Maximum Climbing : Mental Training for Peak Performance and Optimal Experience



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The definitive resource to brain-training for climbingby an internationally recognized expert As physical as climbing is, it is even more mental. Ultimately, people climb with their mindshands and feet are merely extensions of their thoughts and will. Becoming a master climber requires that you first master your mind. InMaximum Climbing, America's best-selling author on climbing performance presents a climber's guide to the software of the brainone that will prove invaluable whether one's preference is bouldering, sport climbing, traditional climbing, alpine climbing, or mountaineering. Eric Horst brings unprecedented clarity to the many cognitive and neurophysical aspects of climbing and dovetails this information into a complete program, setting forth three stages of mental training that correspond to beginner, intermediate, and elite levels of experience and commitmentthe ideal template to build upon to personalize one's goals through years of climbing to come.

Author Biography

Eric J. Hörst, an accomplished climber for more than thirty years and a performance coach for twenty, he has helped countless climbers refine their techniques through his six books that have sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide, including Training for Climbing and other FalconGuides; his many magazine articles; his climbing performance Web site (; and his podcasts. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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