The Resilient Athlete
A Self-Coaching Guide to Next Level Performance in Sports & Life
Written by Andrejs Birjukovs
Category: Sports & Recreation - Training; Health & Fitness - Exercise; Sports & Recreation - Reference
Format: Trade Paperback Original, 320 pages
On Sale Date: 10/03/2023
The Resilient Athlete presents a step-by-step self-coaching framework designed to build foundational fitness and develop athletic resilience while optimizing your training for sports, athletics and adventure.
Training for a physical challenge or towards a performance goal can be daunting, and the journey fraught with potential setbacks. Constant stress can take a toll on the body and even impact athlete mental health.
Which is why, resilient athletes think long-term. They are looking to build lifelong fitness, not just shine in a single race. They build themselves from the ground up to withstand any pressure, be able to jump on any opportunity and uncover their full potential - as an athlete and a human.
The Resilient Athlete presents a series of self-coaching sessions, much like ones you would have with a performance coach. These are not geared towards one particular sport, but rather focus on creating an ultimate athletic experience - one where physical and emotional states are in balance with purpose.
The Resilient Athlete covers all aspects of performance - from building foundational fitness to lifestyle optimization and - none the less - developing an “athlete mindset”.
Inside you’ll find:
• Strategies to cultivate the winner’s mindset, improve emotional health and well-being and grow in self-confidence
• Systems to adopt a healthy & active lifestyle, reduce mental stress and naturally improve energy levels
• Training tactics used by professional athletes & coaches to improve athletic performance and break through training & workout plateaus
• Actionable tips to incorporate into your daily training to improve mobility, build functional strength and move pain free
Resilience is a force that drives someone to push through the hard bits and simply refuse to quit - neither in a race nor in life. It’s that secret sauce allowing an athlete to show up every day, put in the work, progress over the years and do it all with passion.
Are you a professional athlete looking to develop mental strength and gain an edge over the competition? A student seeking to cultivate a winner’s mindset to overcome life challenges more effectively? A busy parent trying to get more return from your cardio and strength training? A competitive athlete aiming to return from injury safely and build fitness pain free? Or simply someone who wishes to improve energy levels on a daily level to have a happier and more fulfilling life?
The self-coaching framework of The Resilient Athlete is designed to help YOU build that resilience while optimizing your lifestyle for sports and adventure. Take the opportunity to optimize your fitness and uncover your athletic potential.
About the AuthorAndrejs Birjukovs is a certified coach and multisport athlete with a background in swimming, kayaking, marathon and trail running, as well as long-distance triathlons. Throughout his professional athlete and coaching careers, Andrejs has learned the value of reinventing oneself through physical exercise and lifestyle changes. He is an IRONMAN certified coach and runs The Athlete Blog where he shares his training and coaching experience with the world. Praise for The Resilient Athlete "A moving and insightful take on what it means to challenge your body, mind and soul in taking on an incredible endurance challenge." —David Kilgore, professional ultra trail runner "...will help anyone improve and become the best version of themselves." —Laura Ikauniece, professional track and field athlete, WC bronze & EC silver medalist and 2-time Olympian "...shows that to reach your full potential, not only as an athlete but as a whole person, you need to live a different kind of lifestyle—a resilient lifestyle." —Roberts Akmens, professional sprint kayaker, WC & EC medalist and Olympian "...a masterpiece and a must-read for all athletes who want to use sport as an upgrade for their live.” —Hans Bruns, online entrepreneur and trail runner "...loaded with concepts, tools and exercises to become your best self, all 'chunked' into pieces that are easy to adapt and implement." —Jeffrey Thomas, business investor and lifestyle athlete "Resilience is more than just physical, and this book reassures us that we all have the potential and capability to harness this superpower within us." —Symone Genovezos, dietitian and runner