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5.0 out of 5 stars A Transcendent Book
This is a terrific resource for anyone interested in the transcendent experience of sports, that place in athleticism where time slows and everything becomes effortless. If you have the slightest interest in transcendence through action, buy this book now!
Published on May 4, 2007 by Rich Poley

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2.0 out of 5 stars Little practical value
I purchased "In The Zone ..." seeking practical and applicable information
to help me understand *how* to achieve zone athletic performance. I found
this book disappointing and found little, if any, practical application.

Zone coaching or application is overwhelmed by endless annotated footnotes
documenting scientific papers and athletes'...
Published on June 21, 2012 by Chuck Heinrich


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Transcendent Book, May 4, 2007
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Rich Poley (Boulder, Colorado) - See all my reviews
This is a terrific resource for anyone interested in the transcendent experience of sports, that place in athleticism where time slows and everything becomes effortless. If you have the slightest interest in transcendence through action, buy this book now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for what it is: a catalog of flow experiences, November 17, 2012
This review is from: In the Zone: Transcendent Experience in Sports (Kindle Edition)
The purpose of this book is not to provide practical how-to advice on getting into the zone in your sports endeavor, so if that's what you are looking for you will be disappointed. (See Flow in Sports: The keys to optimal experiences and performances for this.) The purpose of this book is to catalog the varieties of "flow" that numerous athletes have experienced, and at this it succeeds marvelously. I am fascinated with the phenomenon, and this book features tons of quotes, excellent grouping of the documented experiences by characteristic, and solid organization and writing to tie it all together. I had already done quite a bit of research on the concepts of flow and play before coming across this book, and I found it an excellent supplement due to the inclusion of so many first-person accounts as well as the documentation of so many other qualities of the experience that I had never considered before. As a bonus, it provides an extensive bibliography for those who are researching the topic, which I am. Really, there is no other book that puts such an extensive collection together; for more analysis and interpretation you will of course want to look elsewhere, but this is certainly the best place to get a strong sense of how (and how diverse!) the experience feels to its participants.

A brief thank you for the authors for what seems like painstaking work in collecting and organizing all of these experiences. Excellent job!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Little practical value, June 21, 2012
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This review is from: In the Zone: Transcendent Experience in Sports (Kindle Edition)
I purchased "In The Zone ..." seeking practical and applicable information
to help me understand *how* to achieve zone athletic performance. I found
this book disappointing and found little, if any, practical application.

Zone coaching or application is overwhelmed by endless annotated footnotes
documenting scientific papers and athletes' personal testimony attesting to
the Zone's existence.

While this may be a useful research compendium, it is not - in my view - a
worthwhile read for those seeking their own path to Zone performance.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quotes, April 9, 2010
The book is almost entirely made up of quotes from elite athletes. Also, more than 140 of the 320 pages consist of the bibliography and index. Typical Murphy.
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