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Toughness Training for Life: A Revolutionary Program for Maximizing Health, Happiness and Productivity Paperback – October 1, 1994
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- Carol R. Nelson, Ball St. Univ. Lib., Muncie, Ind.
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About the Author
BOB ANDELMAN is also the coauthor of Built from Scratch, The Profit Zone, and Mean Business.
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From his more than 30 years of experience and applied research, Dr. Loehr believes the single most important factor in successful acheivement, personal fulfilment and life satisfaction is the strength of one's character. He strongly contends that character strength can be built in the same way that muscle strength is built throught energy investment.
Jim Loehr is also well known for his individual work with top-flight athletes and Olympians. A sampling of his elite clients from the world of sport include: golfers Mark O'Meara and Justin Rose; tennis players Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario; boxer Ray Mancini; hockey players Eric Lindros and Mike Richter; and Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen.
Dr. Loehr has a masters and doctorate in psychology, serves on several scientific boards, and is a full member of the American Psychological Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology.
Top Customer Reviews
How do we balance our stress and recovery cycles so that we maximize our growth potential?
This is one of my favorite books, because I, like everyone, am constantly seeking order and battling frustration...
He has other books along these lines, but this is the newest and most comprehensive.
Instead this book teaches that stress is key to personal growth. Loehr defines a "Toughness Response" to pressure - biochemical, psychological, and behavioral - and instructs us on how to develop it. The author's sports performance background is readily apparent: the book, while easily readable, alternates between scientific discourse and a life coaching tone.
Loehr makes it clear that if we want to perform ideally under pressure, we must be willing to train for it. The essential message is that we can achieve the "Toughness Response" by carefully monitoring, understanding, and finally managing the ebb and flow of stress in our lives through discipline, training, healthy habits, and positive thinking. For those who are interested, Loehr even suggests a specific regimen in which readers take dozens of daily personal statistics from low and high pulse to productivity level to sleep quality to emotional state to exercise levels. But this book will still benefit those who are not willing to make that organizational commitment.
While it's common sense, I was refreshed by the reminders to strive for an ideal balance of challenge and rest and to make an effort to benefit from life's unexpected variety.
sets up reader to develop life program
filled with great stories and inspiration
breaks down the way to do training for life
assumed that people could do this with ease
Would recommend this book to anyone seeking a way to discipline their life for the better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jim Loehr's system for managing toughness and energy was really helpful for me. This is one of his earlier works, still good, but I would recommend "The Power of Full... Read morePublished 6 months ago by al
Stress cycles are Healthy! It's good reading and the message is great but the same info is restated in 1000 different ways. I still enjoyed.Published 9 months ago by ohioguy
I have read thousands of Health and Fitness books if I could only have ONE
This would be it- Fitness Expert/ RN
I met Dr. Jim Loehr at the Nick Bolletieri tennis academy in Bradenton Fla. some 20 years ago. His mid day talks on mental toughness to the juniors were more valuable and... Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by PMLP