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Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age
by Jeff Bercovici

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English

Pages

293

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<DIV><B>A lively, deeply reported tour of the science and strategies helping athletes like Tom Brady, Serena Williams, Carli Lloyd, and LeBron James redefine the notion of “peak age.”</B><BR /><BR /> Season after season, today’s sports superstars seem to defy the limits of physical aging that inevitably sideline their competitors. How much of the difference is genetic destiny and how much can be attributed to better training, medicine and technology? Is athletic longevity a skill that can be taught, or a mental discipline that can be mastered? Can career-ending injuries be predicted and avoided?<BR />  <BR /> Journalist Jeff Bercovici spent extensive time with professional and Olympic athletes, coaches and doctors to find the answers to these questions. His quest led him to training camps, tournaments, hospitals, anti-aging clinics and Silicon Valley startups, where he tried out cutting-edge treatments and technologies firsthand and investigated the realities behind health fads like alkaline diets, high-intensity interval training, and cryotherapy. Through fascinating profiles and first-person anecdotes, Bercovici illuminates the science and strategies extending the careers of elite older athletes, uncovers the latest advances in fields from nutrition to brain science to virtual reality, and offers empowering insights about how the rest of us can find peak performance at any age.</DIV>
Reborn on the Run: My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons
by Catra Corbett

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. Catra is the first American woman to run over one hundred miles or more on more than one hundred occasions and the first to run one hundred and two hundredmiles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, completing it in twelve days, four hours, and fifty-seven minutes. <br /> </br> And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict. <br /> </br> After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight. She gives up drugs and moves back home with her mother, abandoning her friends, her boyfriend, and the lifestyle that she came to depend on. Her only clean friend pushes her to train for a 10K with him, and surprisingly, she likes it?and decides to run her first marathon after that. </br> </br> In <i>Reborn on the Run</i>, the reader keeps pace with Catra as she runs through difficult terrain and extreme weather, is stalked by animals in the wilderness, and nearly dies on a training run but continues on, smashing running records and becoming one of the world?s best ultrarunners. Along the way she attempts suicide, loses loved ones, falls in love, has her heartbroken, meets lifelong friends including her running partner and dachshund TruMan, and finally faces the past that led to her addiction.
The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing
by Philip Maffetone

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English

Pages

529

Publication Date

September 22, 2010

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<div>Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier, or other athlete seeking greater endurance? The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing teaches athletes how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free for many productive years. Dr. Philip Maffetone’s approach to endurance offers a truly “individualized” outlook and unique system that emphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat burning, weight loss, sustained energy, and a healthy immune system. Good nutrition and stress reduction are also key to this commonsense, big-picture approach.<BR><br /> In addition, Dr. Maffetone dispels many of the commonly held myths that linger in participatory sports—and which adversely impact performance—and explains the “truths” about endurance, such as: <ul> <li> The need to train slower to race faster will enable your aerobic system to improve endurance </li> <li> Why expensive running shoes can actually cause foot and leg injuries </li> <li> The fact that refined carbohydrates actually reduce endurance energy and disrupt hormone balance </li> <li> And more. </li> </ul> If you are looking to increase your endurance and maximize your athletic potential, <I>The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing</I> is your one-stop guide to training and racing effectively.</div>
Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Art...
by Jason Thalken

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English

Pages

184

Publication Date

November 01, 2015

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<b>CRUSHES MYTHS. UTTERLY BRILLIANT!</b><br /><br /> <b>An in-depth look into the physics behind martial arts</b><br /><br /><br /><br /> Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book gives you an “unfair advantage” by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work. Did you know?<br /><br />• Momentum is for knocking people over<br /><br />• Energy is for breaking bones and causing pain<br /><br />• A haymaker travels 3.14159 times farther than a jab<br /><br />• You are only an “object” when you are rigid<br /><br /><br />Fight Like a Physicist blends inquiry, skepticism, and irreverent humor—all while punching holes in myth and mysticism.<br /><br />Highlights include<br /><br />• Making physics your “unfair advantage,” in the ring and on the street<br /><br />• Examining center of mass, pi, levers, wedges, angular momentum, and linear momentum for martial artists<br /><br />• Reducing traumatic brain injury in contact sports<br /><br />• Exposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets<br /><br />• Overturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assault<br /><br />• Busting up Hollywood action clichés<br /><br />Fight Like a Physicist reads like a manifesto on the rational practice of martial arts. It’s intelligent, fun, and dangerous—and nothing short of iconoclastic.
The Emergency Survival Manual: 294 Life-Saving Skills
by Joseph Pred

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 06, 2015

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Assess. Respond. Protect. From break-ins to basement flooding to broken bones, in the Emergency Survival Manual you’ll find everything you need to be prepared for any emergency that comes your way.<br /><br />Who’s better suited to write a book about handling emergencies than an Emergency and Risk Management Consultant and the CEO of Mutual Aid Response Services (MARS). Joseph Pred is the go-to-guy for assessing and handling emergencies. When you combine his knowledge with that of the experts at Outdoor Life magazine what do you get? An epic book filled with lifesaving skills. This book also covers what to do before the first responders arrive…or if they never do. <br /><br />Basic Tools & Skills: Everything you need to know to assess and start handling an emergency. From stocking a first aid kit and treating burns, cuts and broken bones, to protecting yourself when using pepper spray and performing CPR.<br /><br />Home and Family Safety: Protect your house and keep you and your family safe. Learn how to deal with a lost child, handle house fires, public transit scares, car accidents, and help a sick or hurt pet. <br /><br />Community Safety: All the ways to help your neighbors and keep your community safe. From what to do if you see a house being broken into and dealing with school tragedies, to coping with a major natural disaster and handling a toxic spill – and everything in between.<br /><br />When disaster strikes you want to be ready, and you can be with the Emergency Survival Manual. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift!
Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Af...
by Chas Smith

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

June 12, 2018

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<div><b>From the author of <i>Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell</i>, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction</b><BR><BR>It is likely not terribly surprising that surfers like to party. The 1960-70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one of mild outlaws. Tanned boys who refused to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water.<BR><BR>As the surf brands accidentally morphed into a multimillion, then multibillion dollar industry beginning in the 1980s, however, the derelict portrait began to harm business. In order to achieve wild year-on-year growth that came to be expected surf trunks, t-shirts and sunglasses had to be sold en mass through Midwestern mall stores. Moms in Des Moines did not want corn-fed junior to be a delinquent. And so the external surf image of the 1980s, 90s into the present became Kelly Slater and Laird Hamilton. Health, vitality, bravery, clean-living, positive and pure with heavy doses of puritanism.<BR><BR>Internally, though, surfing had moved on from booze and weed to its heart’s true home, its soul’s twin flame. Cocaine’s rise in American popular culture as the choice of rich, white elites was matched, then quadrupled, within surf culture. The parties got wilder, the nights stretched longer, the stories became more ridiculously unbelievable. And there has been no stopping, no dip in passion.<BR><BR>The surfer and his lover are entwined in gorgeously dysfunctional embrace. A forbidden love like Romeo and his Juliet and few, if any, outside the insular surf world knew or know about this particular rhapsody. A byzantine ethic keeps interlopers far away. Bad behavior is also kept very well-hidden, even from insiders, but evidence of psychosis rears its head from time to time. Overdoses, bar fights, surf contests and murders and cover-ups.<BR><BR><i>Cocaine + Surfing</i> peels the curtains back on a hopped up, sometimes sexy sometimes deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders. It also explores where dreams go when they die.<BR></div>
The Running Revolution: How to Run Faster, Farther, and Injury-Fr...
by , Kurt Brungardt

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

September 30, 2014

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<b>From a two-time Olympic coach and creator of the Pose Method who has trained the running elite, an essential guide for all runners seeking to go faster and farther without injury</b><br /><br /> Christopher McDougall’s <i>Born to Run</i>—and the wildly popular natural running trend it sparked—changed the way we think about running, but it has also prompted many questions: Have we been running the wrong way? And, have we been running in the wrong kind of shoe? What is the safest type of foot strike? How many types are there? And what is a foot strike anyway? No existing guide has clearly addressed these concerns—until now. <i>The Running Revolutio</i>n provides both beginning and experienced runners with everything they need to know in order to safely and efficiently transition to and master a safer and more biomechanically efficient way of running that is guaranteed to improve performance and minimize wear and tear on the body.  <br /><br /> More than a one-size-fits-all guide, <i>The Running Revolutio</i>n provides readers with clear instructions, complete with helpful illustrations, that they can easily integrate into their unique running histories in order to run safely, intelligently, and efficiently for many years to come.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Journey Into Yin Yoga, A
by Travis Eliot

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English

Pages

282

Publication Date

May 09, 2018

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Take time to decompress. Relieve stress. Reduce anxiety. Face the challenges and joys of life with steadiness and grace. That is what A Journey Into Yin Yoga will help you do. <br /><br /><br /><br />Join world-renowned yoga instructor Travis Eliot as he guides you through this contemporary and effective approach for strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. You will learn about the origins and practice of yin yoga, a passive approach in which poses are held for a few minutes to target the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. You will slowly and mindfully transition between poses as you gently allow those tissues to stretch, facilitating better circulation and joint health and improving flexibility. Throughout, you will learn the benefits, contraindications, alignment points, and modifications so you can adjust the poses to your needs and body type. <br /><br /><br /><br />Eliot also explains eight breathing techniques and eight meditation practices for improved focus, reduced stress, and enhanced clarity. Ten ready-to-use sequences allow you to target specific goals, including better sleep, spine flexibility, and healthy hips, knees, and shoulders. <br /><br /><br /><br />A Journey Into Yin Yoga presents over 50 yin yoga poses with stunning photos and detailed instruction, along with inspiring quotes, stories, and interviews from celebrities, doctors, and athletes. You will be inspired to discover your unique path to improved mental and physical strength and balance. <br /><br /><br /><br />CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. A Journey Into Yin Yoga Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the A Journey Into Yin Yoga With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.<br /><br /><br /><br />“Travis Eliot’s special delivery of the practice of yin yoga has added a quality and dimension to our yoga community that’s irreplaceable!” <br /><br />—Bryan Kest, Founder of Power Yoga <br /><br /><br /><br />“A Journey Into Yin Yoga is a must read for any serious yoga student!” <br /><br />—Tiffany Cruikshank, Founder of Yoga Medicine <br /><br /><br /><br />"Yin has been life changing for me; however, I give the initial credit to Travis Eliot. He has this innovative ability to guide students to deeply hear the voice of yin and to taste and see the everlasting life-changing qualities of yin. I am eternally grateful for his unique ability to guide all of us on this yin journey.” <br /><br />—Suzanne Imbruno Cobb, Owner of Panacea Yoga Studios <br /><br /><br /><br />“Travis Eliot’s A Journey Into Yin Yoga elevates the science and practice of yin to a new level. Increased information demonstrating the importance of vagus nerve stimulation in controlling inflammation and lowering stress levels makes this a vital book for our times. Whether you are a regular practitioner of yoga, run marathons, do both, or are a couch potato, the information and poses in the book are accessible to you and are a must have for a healthy life!” <br /><br />—Marilyn A. Solsky, MD, Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology <br /><br /><br /><br />“Travis Eliot is an All-Star in the yin yoga world!” <br /><br />—A.J. Pollock, Major League Baseball Player (Arizona Diamondbacks) and All-Star <br /><br /><br /><br />“Travis Eliot has a really inspiring balance of insightful wisdom, dynamic encouragement, and a fun sense of humor. The importance of real dudes embracing yin practice for our well rounded well-being can’t be overstated. Travis’ teachings bring genuine love and offer a practice that is healing, inspiring, and effective. Bros, get your yin up!” <br /><br />—Stic of dead prez, Hip Hop Artist, Founder of RBG Fit Club, Healthy Gangsta <br /><br /><br /><br />“Travis Eliot’s vast knowledge of yin, and the science behind it, comes through, along with his personal dedication and passion. I highly recommend A Journey Into Yin Yoga!” <br /><br />—Bernice Chao, Creative Director and President of TEDxCulverCity
Running Past Fifty: Advice and Inspiration for Senior Runners
by Gail Waesche Kislevitz

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English

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Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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Running brings joy and health benefits to all participants, especially those of the baby boomer generation. But when legs get sore, joints feel achy, and old age creeps up, sometimes senior runners need a little extra motivation to get out of the door and on the road. In <i>Running Past Fifty</i>, lifelong runner Gail Waesche Kislevitz provides helpful tips and motivation from thirty-six runners aged fifty or older.<br /><Br><br /></br> <br />Presenting time-tested recommendations, Kislevitz interviews some of the nation’s greatest senior runners. Included here are exclusive interviews with greats such as Ed Whitlock, who, at the age of eighty-five, set an age-division world record of 3:56 in the marathon; Bill Rodgers, winner of four Boston Marathons and four New York City Marathons; George Hirsch, chairman of New York Road Runners; Olympian and author Jeff Galloway; world record holder Sid Howard; and runner and women’s pioneer runner and advocate Kathrine Switzer<br /><Br><br /></br> <br />And legendary runners aren’t the only ones running well into seniority. Kislevitz also offers motivational stories from average runners who hit the pavement frequently and refuse to let their age stop them from competing regularly.<br /><Br><br /></br> <br />Baby boomer runners may be slower than they once were, but they show no signs of slowing down. Inspiring and insightful, <i>Running Past Fifty</i> is the perfect read for every one of them.
Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack
by Jill Grunenwald

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

January 03, 2017

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<div>In the fall of 2012, quirky and cat-loving Cleveland librarian Jill Grunenwald got an alarming email from her younger sister: her sister was very concerned with Jill’s weight and her overall mental and physical health. Having always struggled with her weight, Jill was currently hitting the scales at more than three hundred pounds. Right then, Jill looked in the mirror and decided that she needed to make a life-style change, pronto. She enrolled in Weight Watchers and did something else that she—the girl who avoided gym class like the plague in high school—never thought she’d do; Jill started running. And believe it or not, it wasn’t that bad. Actually, it was kind of fun.<BR><BR>Three months later, Jill did the previously unthinkable and ran her very first 5k at the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo. Battling the infamous hills of the course, Jill conquered her fears and finished—but in dead last. Yep, the police were reopening the streets behind her. But Jill didn’t let that get her down—because when you run for your health and happiness, your only real competition is yourself.<BR><BR>Six years and more than one hundred pounds lost later, Jill is still running and racing regularly, and she is a proud member of the back of the pack in every race that she has entered. In <I>Running with a Police Escort</I>, Jill chronicles her racing adventures, proving that being a slow runner takes just as much guts and heart as being an Olympic champion. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, <I>Running with a Police Escort</I> is for every runner who has never won a race but still loves the sport.<BR><BR>Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.<BR><BR>In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a <I>New York Times</I> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.<BR><BR></div>

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