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Concussion
by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Language

English

Pages

297

Publication Date

November 24, 2015

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The riveting, unlikely story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who first identified CTE in professional football players, a discovery that challenges the existence of America’s favorite sport and puts Omalu in the crosshairs of football’s most powerful corporation: the NFL</b><br />  <br /> <b>Now a major motion picture starring Will Smith</b><br /><b> </b><br />Jeanne Marie Laskas first met the young forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in 2009, while reporting a story for <i>GQ</i> that would go on to inspire the movie <i>Concussion</i>. Omalu told her about a day in September 2002, when, in a dingy morgue in downtown Pittsburgh, he picked up a scalpel and made a discovery that would rattle America in ways he’d never intended. Omalu was new to America, chasing the dream, a deeply spiritual man escaping the wounds of civil war in Nigeria. The body on the slab in front of him belonged to a fifty-year-old named Mike Webster, aka “Iron Mike,” a Hall of Fame center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the greatest ever to play the game. After retiring in 1990, Webster had suffered a dizzyingly steep decline. Toward the end of his life, he was living out of his van, tasering himself to relieve his chronic pain, and fixing his rotting teeth with Super Glue. <i>How did this happen?,</i> Omalu asked himself. <i>How did a young man like Mike Webster end up like this?</i> The search for answers would change Omalu’s life forever and put him in the crosshairs of one of the most powerful corporations in America: the National Football League. What Omalu discovered in Webster’s brain—proof that Iron Mike’s mental deterioration was no accident but a disease caused by blows to the head that could affect everyone playing the game—was the one truth the NFL wanted to ignore.<br />  <br /> Taut, gripping, and gorgeously told, <i>Concussion</i> is the stirring story of one unlikely man’s decision to stand up to a multibillion-dollar colossus, and to tell the world the truth.<br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>Concussion</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br />“A gripping medical mystery and a dazzling portrait of the young scientist no one wanted to listen to . . . a fabulous, essential read.”<b>—Rebecca Skloot, author of <i>The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks</i></b><br /><br />“The story of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s battle against the NFL is classic David and Goliath stuff, and Jeanne Marie Laskas—one of my favorite writers on earth—makes it as exciting as any great courtroom or gridiron drama. A riveting, powerful human tale—and a master class on how to tell a story.”<b>—Charles Duhigg, author of <i>The Power of Habit</i></b><br />  <br /> “Bennet Omalu forced football to reckon with head trauma. The NFL doesn’t want you to hear his story, but Jeanne Marie Laskas makes it unforgettable. This book is gripping, eye-opening, and full of heart.”<b>—Emily Bazelon, author of <i>Sticks and Stones</i></b>
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable C...
by Jeff Passan

Language

English

Pages

373

Publication Date

April 05, 2016

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<p>Yahoo’s lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports—the pitching arm—and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors.</p><p>Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers—five times more than the salary of every NFL quarterback combined. Pitchers are the game’s lifeblood. Their import is exceeded only by their fragility. One tiny band of tissue in the elbow, the ulnar collateral ligament, is snapping at unprecedented rates, leaving current big league players vulnerable and the coming generation of baseball-playing children dreading the three scariest words in the sport: Tommy John surgery.</p><p>Jeff Passan traveled the world for three years to explore in-depth the past, present, and future of the arm, and how its evolution left baseball struggling to wrangle its Tommy John surgery epidemic. He examined what compelled the Chicago Cubs to spend $155 million on one arm. He snagged a rare interview with Sandy Koufax, whose career was cut short by injury at thirty, and visited Japan to understand how another baseball-mad country treats its prized arms. And he followed two major league pitchers, Daniel Hudson and Todd Coffey, throughout their returns from Tommy John surgery. He exposes how the baseball establishment long ignored the rise in arm injuries and reveals how misplaced incentives across the sport stifle potential changes.</p><p>Injuries to the UCL start as early as Little League. Without a drastic cultural shift, baseball will continue to lose hundreds of millions of dollars annually to damaged pitchers, and another generation of children will suffer the same problems that vex current players. Informative and hard-hitting, <em>The Arm</em> is essential reading for everyone who loves the game, wants to keep their children healthy, or relishes a look into how a large, complex institution can fail so spectacularly.</p>
The Running Revolution: How to Run Faster, Farther, and Injury-Fr...
by , Kurt Brungardt

Language

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>
Beautiful Body: Learn exciting exercise tips for getting that gre...
by Divino Alexandria

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English

Pages

67

Publication Date

January 21, 2018

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Most daily physical activity is looked at as light to moderate in intensity level. There are particular health advantages that may only be achieved with more strenuous physical action, however.<br /><br /><br />Betterment in cardiovascular fitness is one illustration. Jogging or running supplies greater cardiovascular advantage than walking at a leisurely pace, for example.<br /><br /><br />In addition, enhanced fitness doesn't simply depend on what physical activity you do, it likewise depends upon how vigorously and for how long you carry on the activity. That’s why it’s crucial to exercise inside your target heart rate range when doing cardio, for instance, to reach a certain level of intensity level. Get all the info you need here.<br />
How To Warm-Up Properly For Strength Training: A Complete Guide!
by Ryan J. Mathias

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English

Pages

46

Publication Date

January 08, 2018

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<h2><b>Does your warm-up make you STRONGER,<br />or weaker?!</b></h2><br /><b><u> Proper Warm-Up is Vital for Success!</u><br />Strength is the basis for all other Training Goals. By becoming stronger you are better able to build muscle, lose weight, improve athleticism, prevent injury, and live a healthier lifestyle. <br />However, if you don't warm-up properly, you will not be able to reach your full strength potential!. Your warm-up is what prepares your body to perform at its best, and without it you are only reaching a piece of your full potential.</b><br /><br />If your goal is to get stronger, perform better, build muscle or to just utilize weights in any way,<br /><h2>cardio is not the way to warm-up, because it is NOT SPECIFIC to what you are about to do!</h2><br /><br /><h2><u>Too often I see beginners and even advanced lifters do one of two things:</u></h2><br /><b>1.) They do anywhere from a 15 minute run on the treadmill to a full cardio training session before they start their strength training.</b> (I was WRONGLY taught to do this in high school)<br /><b>2.) They walk in, load up their working set weight, and start lifting with no regards to how they are feeling that day.</b>(Not knowing any better, I did this when I first started)<br /><br /><h2><b>This eBook guides you on how to<br /><u>Warm-Up Properly</u><br />to bring out your full strength potential!</b></h2><br /><br /><h2>It only takes 15 minutes!</h2><br /><br /><h2><u>In This eBook:</u></h2><br /><ul><li>A Step-By-Step Warm-Up Routine</li><br /><li> Everything you need to know about Strength Warm-Ups!</li><br /><li> Applicable to Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, CrossFit, General Fitness, Strength Training, Calisthenics, etc.</li><br /><li> For all training levels, beginner to elite!</li><br /><li> 36+ Pages of detailed content!</li><br /><li> + a 15% OFF Discount Code to StrengthWorld.store inside!!!</li></ul><br /><br /><h3><b><i>"Are you ready to get stronger?"</i></b></h3><br /><br /><h1>Please give us a review!</h1><br /><br /><b><u>About the Mathias Method STRENGTH SYSTEM:</u></b><br /><b>The Mathias Method is a System, not a Training Program.</b> It is a Systematic approach to Strength Training that allows you to stay Healthy, Improve your Performance, and get STRONGER, all while moving towards your specific training goals. This system has been used for years, helping Strength Athletes from all over take their training to the next level. The weak get strong, and the strong get stronger!<br />This systematic approach to strength training improves your ability to, not only become STRONGER, but move better and be more athletic. By only focusing on strength many other functions, such as running, jumping and moving properly, can be negatively effected when not practiced. So we incorporate all aspects of training to make you a complete athlete. <br /><br />The Mathias Method will teach you to Warm-Up Properly for your training session, Activate the proper muscle groups to function properly, Move Properly, train for strength, to Build Muscle, Condition, and Mobilize so that nothing can hold you back from Changing Your World!<br /><br /><h2>We HIGHLY recommend this eBook for EVERYONE that is involved with strength training at ANY level!</h2><br /><br /><h2>About the Author:</h2><br /><b>Ryan J. Mathias, CPT</b><br />Ryan Mathias is a <b>National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer</b>, with a <b>Degree in Exercise Science</b> from California State University-Sacramento (CSUS). He is a <b>competitive powerlifter</b> with over 12 years of training experience, who has successfully squatted 500+lbs and deadlifted 600+lbs in the same competition reaching a 1400+lb total (RAW 220lb Class). He is also a <b>3rd Degree Black Belt</b> with numerous martial art <b>Grand Champion and World Championship Titles</b> (2007-2010, 2013-2014, 2016). The <b><u>Mathias Method STRENGTH SYSTEM</u></b> was developed over his many successes and failures throughout his broad training experiences.<br /><br /><h2>Learn more by going to the Amazon Author Page below!</h2>
Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete
by Jill Castle

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

July 08, 2015

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<p>Kids have their own nutritional needs—especially athletic kids. Yet most young athletes aren't eating properly to compete. Even if they're on a "healthy" diet, it's often supplemented by convenient but empty calories that are actually slowing them down.</p><p>Fortunately, with the right nutrition, young athletes can increase their energy, bolster their motivation, gain muscle mass, overcome fatigue, and improve their performance. <b><i>Eat Like a Champion</i></b> will help their parents:</p><p><ul><ul="disc"><li>Tailor diets for training, competition, and even off-season</li><li>Find the best food options, whether at home or on the go</li><li>Address counterproductive or unhealthy eating patterns</li><li>Understand where supplements, sports drinks, and performance-enhancing substances do—and don't—fit in</li><li>And more</li></ul></p><p>It took a registered dietitian who specializes in child and adolescent nutrition to write a book as focused and informative as this—complete with charts, recipes, and practical meal and snack ideas that can help athletic youngsters eat to win. It's a must-read for every parent of active kids ages eight through eighteen.</p>
League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth
by , Steve Fainaru

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

October 08, 2013

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<b>“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.”</b><br />So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players -- including some of the all-time greats -- to madness.<br /><i>League of Denial</i> reveals how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage.<br />Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru tell the story of a public health crisis that emerged from the playing fields of our 21st century pastime. Everyone knew that football is violent and dangerous. But what the players who built the NFL into a $10 billion industry didn’t know – and what the league sought to shield from them – is that no amount of padding could protect the human brain from the force generated by modern football; that the very essence of the game could be exposing these players to brain damage.<br />In a fast-paced narrative that moves between the NFL trenches, America’s research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, <i>League of Denial</i> examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research -- a campaign with echoes of Big Tobacco’s fight to deny the connection between smoking and lung cancer. It chronicles the tragic fates of players like Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, who was so disturbed at the time of his death he fantasized about shooting NFL executives; and former Chargers great Junior Seau, whose diseased brain became the target of an unseemly scientific battle between researchers and the NFL. Based on exclusive interviews, previously undisclosed documents and private emails, this is the story of what the NFL knew and when it knew it – questions at the heart of crisis that threatens football, from the highest levels all the way down to Pop Warner.
Dr. Jordan Metzl's Running Strong: The Sports Doctor's Complete G...
by , Claire Kowalchik

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

March 31, 2015

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<p>Step into my office if you want to run faster, stronger, and pain-free. Whether you're a new runner training for your first race or an experienced marathoner, this cutting-edge book will keep you on the road and running faster.</p><p>With comprehensive, illustrated information on running health and injury prevention, this book also includes access to videos addressing such issues as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and runner's knee. Not only will runners be able to read about how they can treat and prevent hundreds of medical and nutritional issues, they'll be able to walk into a top-level video consultation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, from anywhere in the world!</p>
Cross Training: 1,000 WOD's To Make You Fitter, Faster, Stronger
by TJ Williams

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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<h2>Cross Training - 1,000 WOD's To Make You Fitter, Faster, Stronger</h2><br /><br />This is your one-stop guide to <b>Cross Training</b>. This book will not only introduce you to this amazingly effective and often transformative sport, but it offers you <b>1,000 workouts</b> to choose from. I will also show you how to design your on WOD's. So, once you’ve worked your way through all 1,000 WOD's, you can continue to develop your own. The pain never ends! <br /><br />I break down the 1,000 WOD's into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced workout categories. Within each of these categories you will find several more subcategories, encompassing all of the sports that influence Cross Training, and allowing for anyone to find plenty of WODs of interest. <br /><br /><b>This book isn’t just about the WODs</b>. I focus on what Cross Training is, workout frequency, implementing a weekly or monthly training plan, and the often overlooked warm ups (Preparations) and cool downs:<br /><br /><h3>Here's a Preview of What's Inside:</h3><br /><ul><li>What is Cross Training?</li><li>Benefits to Cross Training</li><li>How to use this book</li><li>Workout Programming<br />Terminology</li><li>Preparations</li><li>Bodyweight WODs / Little to No Equipment</li><li>Basic Barbell WODs</li><li>Running WODs</li><li>Single Element WODs</li><li>Double Element WODs</li><li>Intermediate Mixed WODs</li><li>Gymnastics WODs</li><li>Rowing WODs</li><li>Swimming WODs</li><li>Kettlebell WODs</li><li>Dumbbell WODs</li><li>Benchmark WODs</li><li>EMOM (Every minute on the minute) WODs</li><li>Triple Element WODs</li><li>Tabata WODs</li><li>Olympic Lifting WODs</li><li>Strongman WODs</li><li>Powerlifting WODs</li><li>Heros WODs</li><li>Chipper WODs</li><li>Create Your Own WODs</li><li>Cool Downs</li><li>And So Much More</li></ul><br /><br />Get your copy today to receive all of this information. Just Scroll to the top of the page and select the <i>Buy Button</i>
Simply Slim: Simple Secrets To Permanent Weight Loss
by Sudhakar Parthasarathy

Language

English

Pages

30

Publication Date

January 18, 2018

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Hello and welcome to our short, introductory weight loss guide for beginners. I hope you will join us right through to the end as we embark on a discovery of simple secrets to permanent weight loss.<br />According to a survey done in 2014 by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, over 70% of the population in the United States are considered overweight, obese, or extremely obese.<br />When looking at statistics like this, it’s no surprise that heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans considering it’s one of the biggest side effects of being overweight.

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