Oct Featured Product 'The Rock Warriors Way' by Arno Ilgner

Posted: 10-08-2008

The Rock Warrior’s Way: Mental Training for Climbers (Paperback) by Arno Ilgner
Rock Warriors Way
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A fabulous book that I recently read that would be stimulating for both climbers and non-climbers alike. Arno has an expansive knowledge of warrior literature. He articulates the crucial points applicable to bettering not only our climbing, but our lives in general. While reading his book, I found myself reflecting upon past decisions that I have made, patterns to which I have fallen prey, identifying conscious decisions I have undertaken to deliberately change myself and how I can modify my mental approach to my life, relationships with people, career as well as my personal relationship with climbing. I have been recommending it to all of the attendees of my youth performance training camps and adult clinics. -TF
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Product Description: Desiderata Institute (2006) Second Edition.

Mental training is scarcely covered in the climbing literature, yet it is as important to performance as strength, flexibility, and technique. In his unique approach to mental training, Arno Ilgner draws essential elements from the rich “warrior” literature, as well as from sports psychology, and combines these with his extensive climbing experience to create The Rock Warrior’s Way.

Here is a comprehensive program for learning how to focus your mental resources during a challenging climb. It includes step-by-step guidance on motivation analysis, information gathering, risk assessment, mental focus, and deliberate transition into action.

Poor use of attention creates fear, which can manifest itself as anything from performance anxiety to sheer terror. By using attention more purposefully we can understand how fear is created, deal with it effectively, and free ourselves to get back in touch with a far more powerful motivating force: our love of climbing. We can then create the kind of unbending intention that leads to outstanding performance. The Rock Warrior’s Way is a revolutionary program for climbers who want to improve both their performance and their enjoyment of climbing.

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