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The Resilient Athlete

The Resilient Athlete


A Self-Coaching Guide to Next Level Performance in Sports & Life

“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

The true source of strength for any athlete who values performance and improvement isn’t talent, or commitment, or experience—it’s resilience.Intended for everyone seeking improved health, wellness or personal betterment, as well as any athletes looking to take their training to a new level while avoiding injury and over-training burnout, The Resilient Athlete helps you tackle your most daunting and challenging fitness goals head-on.

“A fantastic book for the self-coached athlete–crammed with actionable points that will give you a new perspective on life!” —Rachel Coe-O’Brien, physiotherapist and triathlete

Written by multisport athlete Andrejs Birjukovs, it is a step-by-step self-coaching framework designed to build on foundational fitness principles and help you develop athletic resilience, all while optimizing your training for sports, athletics and adventure.Resilient athletes are made, not born—let The Resilient Athlete show you how!• Strategically prep for new and existing challenges• Properly nourish your body for optimum performance• Pair emotional fitness with physical fitness• Break through personal plateaus and reach new heights

“…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

The book also features training tactics, schedules, and plans to help readers optimize fitness while becoming the very best they can be as an athlete. Resilient athletes are made, not born and The Resilient Athlete makes it easy for anyone to learn how to become one.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.More Praise for The Resilient Athlete“…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

“…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# # #The Resilient AthleteWritten by Andrejs Birjukovs978-1-57826-955-6, $20.00 paperback978-1-57826-956-3, $9.99 ebookPublished by Hatherleigh Press.Distributed through Penguin Random House.Available wherever books are sold.