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The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable C...
by Jeff Passan

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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>
Prepping For Life: The balanced approach to personal security and...
by Grant Cunningham

Language

English

Pages

252

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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<b>Are you a little overwhelmed by preparedness?</b><br />The airwaves and internet are always full of bad news, and it seems as though the bad news is increasing. Each day brings a new threat to your health, safety, and happiness, while authorities and experts urge you to “be prepared.”<br /><br />But just how should you prepare? How do you plan to survive in the midst of your already busy life? How do you know what to prepare for first? It seems an impossible task, and so most people end up doing nothing out of sheer frustration.<br /><br />Prepping for Life: the balanced approach to personal security and family safety is a groundbreaking book that introduces you to Adaptive Personal Security, a structured yet flexible method to prepare for a wide range of dangers without being overwhelmed. It gives you the tools you need to understand what and how to prepare while maintaining a happy life balance!<br /><br />Survival preparations are not "one size fits all." The Adaptive Personal Security method understands that and helps you prepare for the dangers you face in your life — not someone else's. Prepping for Life shows you what Adaptive Personal Security is and how to tailor it to your life. You'll learn how to prepare for a “worst-case” scenario without turning your home or lifestyle upside-down.<br /><br />Inside the book you’ll find:<br /><ul><br /><li>An introduction to the Adaptive Personal Security approach</li><br /><li>The phases of Adaptive Personal Security: Anticipate, Deter, Detect, Respond, and Recover</li><br /><li>Why you need to plan (and how to do it)</li><br /><li>Identifying the dangers and risks in your life</li><br /><li>The Adaptive Personal Security Matrix — the key to keeping on track and making progress</li><br /><li>Why 80% preparation is preferable to 100%</li><br /><li>The dangers you impose on yourself</li><br /><li>How to Equip, Train, Maintain, and Optimize over time</li><br /><li>The importance of lowering your exposure</li><br /><li>The risk/reward equation and how it affects your preparedness</li><br /><li>Becoming a harder target no matter what the danger</li><br /><li>Early warning systems for a wide range of threats</li><br /><li>The role for Situational Awareness</li><br /><li>Planning for self-defense and home/family defense</li><br /><li>Dealing with the severe trauma emergency</li><br /><li>The risk of fire, both home and wild</li><br /><li>Planning for natural and man-made disasters</li><br /><li>A look at public attacks and how to avoid them</li><br /><li>Bugging out and bugging in</li><br /><li>The emergency kits you really need</li><br /><li>A threat many don’t consider: job loss</li><br /><li>What is The End Of The World As We Know It?</li><br /><li>The legal, financial, and psychological aspects of recovery</li><br /><li>Being “Everyday Ready”</li><br /><li>How to know when you’ve done "enough"</li><br /></ul><br />From defending against criminals to surviving natural disasters, the Adaptive Personal Security approach shows you how to Anticipate, Detect, Deter, and Respond to the kinds of dangers you face in your life. You’ll learn how to equip, train, and maintain your preparations with a minimal amount of disruption in your life. <br /><br />Get <b>Prepping for Life</b> and you’ll be prepared and ready — every day!
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>
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>
NCLEX: Fundamentals of Nursing: Easily Dominate The Test With 105...
by Chase Hassen

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English

Pages

67

Publication Date

August 22, 2015

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<h1>Free Bonus Book Included | Limited Time Offer!</h1><br /><h2>105 Nursing Practice Questions & Rationales to EASILY Crush the NCLEX!</h2>
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>
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.
Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete
by Jill Castle

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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>
The Pain-Free Back: Gentle Qigong Movements for Healing and Preve...
by Jwing-Ming Yang

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

September 01, 2017

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<b>The spine is the root of all motion, and a helthy back is vital to well-being.</b><br /><br />According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, nearly 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives. For many, the condition progresses to the point where they will have to manage pain for years to come. Some will have little choice but to rely on prescription medication.<br /><br /><br /><br />But for the millions of others with back pain, there is hope. By committing to a series of simple exercises, we can remain loose and flexible. We can prevent and heal injuries to maintain a strong, healthy back.<br /><br /><br /><br />Motion is the key, and in this book Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming will get you moving. You will regain natural, pain-free motion and balance with qigong, a timeless Chinese art that promotes healing, flexibility, and balance. The gentle, meditative movements emphasize proper motion in coordination with breath, making qigong the right choice for preventing, treating, and healing back pain.<br /><br /><br /><br />This book presents <b>54 gentle qigong movements</b> to help you loosen, stretch, strengthen, heal and maintain a strong back for a lifetime.<br /><br /><br /><br />You will learn<br /><br /><br /> • What qigong is and why it is a good choice for healing and maintaining a healthy back<br /><br /> • 3 back-loosening movements<br /><br /> • 12 back-stretching movements<br /><br /> • 30 back-healing movements<br /><br /> • 7 movements for immediate relief<br /><br /> • 2 back-strengthening movements<br /><br /> • A 12-step plan for keeping your back healthy.<br /><br /><br /><br />Many people rely on acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, and even surgery. By committing to a simple qigong practice, you can begin to take care of your own back, with less reliance on others.<br /><br /><br /><br />Pain-free motion is the goal, and qigong movements will help you accomplish that goal.
Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Art...
by Jason Thalken

Language

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.

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