Written by a leading mental skills coach and a contributing writer to Runner’s World, Rebound is a practical guide to building the mental skills athletes need to recover from injury and rebound stronger.
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Injuries affect every athlete, from the elite Olympian to the weekend racer. In the moment, a traumatic crash, a torn muscle, or a stress fracture can feel like the most devastating event possible. While some athletes are destroyed by the experience, others emerge from their recovery better, stronger, and more confident than ever.
Rebound offers a roadmap to work toward a swifter, stronger comeback using mental
skills, psychological tools that allow you to take control of your recovery and ultimately use the experience to your advantage.
Weaving together personal narratives from more than 40 athletes, scientific research, and the specialized clinical expertise of certified mental performance consultant Carrie Jackson Cheadle, Rebound contains more than 45 Mental Skills and Drills athletes can use at every phase of their recovery process. These same strategies can help athletes who aren’t currently injured reduce their vulnerability to injury and enable any individual to reach new heights within their sport and beyond.
Injury and other setbacks are inevitable—but with training, you can learn to overcome them skillfully and confidently. Rebound will show you how.
What People Say
“From this day forward, Rebound will be assigned reading for every athlete I coach who gets injured.”—Matt Fitzgerald, author of 80/20 Running
“A terrific new book focusing on an under-appreciated but essential aspect of sports medicine, the athlete’s brain.”―Jordan D. Metzl MD, 35-time marathon runner and author of Dr. Jordan Metzl’s Running Strong
“A must-read for the injured athlete, and highly recommended for coaches as well—I plan to utilize the mental drills in Rebound in my own coaching.”―Kaitlin Gregg Goodman, pro runner for the Boston Athletic Association High Performance Team and adidas, coach at Training Joyfully