• Mental Combat

  • The Sports Psychology Secrets You Can Use to Dominate Any Event!
  • By: Phil Pierce
  • Narrated by: Jay Prichard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (301 ratings)

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By: Phil Pierce
Narrated by: Jay Prichard
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Publisher's Summary

Finally! An easy way to use the science of sports psychology to skyrocket your performance! You may already know that pro athletes use the power of sports psychology to boost motivation, manage nerves, and become top performers. The problem is that many of these techniques are kept secret, and other guides are heavy and full of jargon.

So how can you use the simple power of sports psychology techniques to revolutionize your performance today?

Clearly you need more than just a system; you need the right kind of system.

Not just the science behind mental strength but a super-simple, step-by-step guide to unlocking the power of your brain.

As a best-selling author and martial arts and fitness coach, I've been lucky enough to work with some of the best experts around the world. With input from top instructors and researchers, I discovered easy tactics that can be effortlessly used by everyone, from fitness fans, runners, and gym athletes to combat styles like boxing, MMA, and martial arts.

Even the busy office worker can dominate any competitive or stressful event in minutes!

This is mental combat...and once applied to your training, it quickly revolutionizes performance - every time!

What is mental combat? Mental combat is a simple, easy set of tactics for unlocking the full power of your brain and body.

Moreover, it gives you the proven scientific benefits of sports psychology without needing to understand the complex history and theories.

While traditional guides can be heavy and difficult to follow, Mental Combat is a simple, tactical approach. Perfect for martial artists, fitness fans, gym enthusiasts, and even the busy office worker!

Stressful, nerve-racking events become a walk in the park when transformed using the right techniques.

A busy and cluttered mind becomes laser focused.

©2016 Phil Pierce (P)2016 Phil Pierce

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Remaining Calm in Combat

What did you love best about Mental Combat?

The key to become an "elite" athlete/warrior: learning how to use your mind to control conflict (rather than allowing conflict to control you).

The steps to controlling conflict:
1) Recognize the conflict
2) Manage the conflict (remain present)
3) Analyze your opponent or the situation
4) React

The rest of the audiobook contains strategies for completing steps #1-4 above.

Good stuff!

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I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Great book!

Great book!! It's premise is from a martial arts perspective, but the concepts and performance tips can be universally applied in all sports and in life. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned new techniques which will definitely improve my training sessions and race day performance. As an elite amateur athlete and former NCAA All American, I consider myself pretty confident and successful, however this book will help anyone, at any level, improve their game, whatever it may be. Thank you, Phil Pierce, for sharing these insights!

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An Excellent Audiobook For Mental Motivation

MENTAL COMBAT is an exceptional audiobook on sports psychology and performance. Whether you're in a competition or not, there are some good practical skills to be learned here. Staying focused and positive is key to being successful. This book teaches you mind hacks, eliminating fear, posture, overcoming or managing anxiety as well as many other things one can do to stay ahead of your competition. This is a terrific book, written by PHIL PIERCE, that can be applied to anything you want to do. Training the largest muscle in your body; your mind.

JAY PRICHARD does an outstanding job narrating this audiobook. He speaks clearly, has a good pace, and has a positive attitude that resonates well with the listener. In my case, me. I'd definitely recommend listening to this to improve your skills as an athlete or for motivation in any endeavor.

Audiobook received in exchange for an honest review.

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Great practical guide

A quick but practical guide for upping your mental game on the individual athlete level.

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Great information

This book explains the need to train your brain for combat as well as your body, and gives you some exercises and ‘tricks’ to help you gain confidence and ‘psych out’ an adversary, both in combat and in everyday life.

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interesting and useful

felt like there was some filler trying to convince the audience that the psychology of combat is super scientific, which i guess is important for some people but I had to skip skip to try to get to the useful bits. also I felt like the advice could be fleshed out with clear examples of practical use.

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Good stuff

I was disappointed that there wasn't anything I didn't already know. That said there's some great info in this little book. Mindfulness techniques, mental training and focus techniques. Controlling panic attacks. Even meditation. I enjoyed listening even if there wasn't anything new for me. Good stuff.

The narrator was good and pleasant to listen to.


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Watered down info

the narrator was decent. I thought the info was a little elementary for what I wanted. I was hoping for a more technical approach and it sounded like a self help book the whole time. It's half my fault for not researching the book prior to listening to it, i think. I will relisten to it and maybe take notes, see if that changes my opinion.

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For anyone looking to improve life and sports mental toughness

Title says it all. Price is a steal. Essential book for sports psychology and toughness. Thank you to the author for sharing your knowledge. Please continue to pursue a second book on whatever you choose.

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Phenomenal Book‼️

Great book, learned a lot an it’s very in-depth information for the fighting arena an for everyday living.

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  • MR AJ EVANS
  • 10-12-17

Very poor

Very little useable info. Just a summary of sport psychology techniques with no instruction on how to apply them.

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  • Soud
  • 05-17-17

Most of us need it

As a psychologist I found this book helpful in my everyday experiences.
Thanks dr. Phil.

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  • kieran o sullivan
  • 05-25-16

really helpful

really helped get my mind set right for fighting, especially with my first mma fight coming up

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  • Mcdainty
  • 09-29-22

Concise and to the point.

Great content and really gives food for though. Highly recommended to everyone regardless of sport.

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  • stuey
  • 03-29-22

took away two or three really useful pointers

a lot of filler, but also some really useful stuff too. Worth listening too, for the bits I will now 100% use

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  • mark enright
  • 06-08-21

Great

I Will listen to this audible a second time nearing bjj competition. Thanks for the advice


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  • Helder Tavares
  • 04-29-21

Some useful content

This book has some useful content that can be applied in sports events and in real life situations. A bit of waffle and repetition, but definitely some take aways.

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  • M
  • 06-05-20

A good insight into this sort of thing.

A good insight into this sort of thing. This is how professionals do it.

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  • B. Craig
  • 05-21-20

positive thinking

It was very good to listen to. I found it very positive, helpful and insightful.

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  • Faryaad N.
  • 01-24-20

What a waste of my time

Being more optimistic, I gave this book a shot. If a book has 1 key point I can implement, I'm happy. I truly regret wasting my time with this general waffle.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-22

essential for martial artists

excellent will be listened to again and again, narrator could work on his pronunciation though