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Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Stra...
by Christie Aschwanden

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> Sports and Fitness Bestseller<br /><br /><br /><br />An eye-opening exploration of how the human body can best recover and adapt to sports and fitness training.</strong></p><br /><p>In recent years <em>recovery</em> has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers.</p><br /><p>In <em>Good to Go</em>, acclaimed <em>FiveThirtyEight</em> science writer Christie Aschwanden takes readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world. She investigates whether drinking Gatorade or beer after training helps or hinders performance; she examines the latest trends among athletes, from NFL star Tom Brady’s infrared pajamas to gymnast Simone Biles’ pneumatic compression boots to swimmer Michael Phelps’s “cupping” ritual; and she tests some of the most controversial methods herself, including cryochambers, float tanks, and infrared saunas.</p><br /><p>At a time when the latest recovery products and services promise so much, <em>Good to Go</em> seeks answers to the fundamental question: Do any of them actually help the body recover and achieve peak performance?</p>
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 Secret of Life: A Memoir Of Getting Younger
by Dr. Zeev Gilkis

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

February 24, 2019

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<h3><b>From a diagnosis of advanced stage cancer, to competing in a triathlon at the age of 68</b></h3><p>Dr. Gilkis’ unique memoir and life-changing message is: physical activity is for everyone at any age and it can improve the quality of life as well as physical and mental health, dramatically. This message comes from Gilkis’ deep personal understanding due to his own choices, which he suggests everyone implement!</p><p>In this book, Dr. Gilkis dismantles the myth that sporting activities are only for the young and strong, or that it has to be an unpleasant and difficult task. It shows how sporting activities can be almost effortless while being a source of joy and satisfaction. “A little is a lot” is the message the author wants his readers to receive, so each and every one – at any age and physical state, can be encouraged to start!</p>
Fitness Hacking: 21 Power Tactics That Will Transform Your Workou...
by Marc McLean

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English

Pages

203

Publication Date

February 15, 2019

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<b><p>Finally Get The Amazing Results You Deserve For Your Hard-Earned Gym Efforts</p></b><br /><p>Have you been training hard, eating clean, doing everything you’re supposed to do…but still not getting the fitness results you want?</p><br /><p>Are you seeing small changes in your body, but not the lean muscle and fat loss the health magazines or the expensive PT promised you?</p><br /><p>Are you frustrated - and feel like you’ve tried everything to desperately hit those fitness goals?</p><br /><p>You HAVEN’T.</p> <br /><p>Your one-hour gym session is only one piece of the puzzle.</p><br /><p>The fact is: most men and women only achieve a fraction of what’s possible from their workouts because they’ve not optimised everything else.</p><br /><p>I’m talking about four key areas…fine tuning your workout programme, a leftfield approach to nutrition for strength and performance, enhanced recovery, and mastering your mindset.</p> <br /><p>The secret to you finally smashing your fitness goals is maximising your workouts through a series of highly-effective Fitness Hacks in all four of these areas.</p><br /><p>Put the correct powerful tactics into practice…and you can absolutely become the strongest, leanest, healthiest, and most confident version of yourself.</p><br /><p>I’m Marc McLean, author of the top-selling <i>Strength Training 101</i> book series, and an online fitness coach with more than 20 years’ worth of experience in weight training.<br /><p><i>Fitness Hacking: 21 Power Tactics That Will Transform Your Workout Results</i> includes the best of the best of what I’ve learned over the past two decades.</p><br /><p><b>There’s more packed into this book than you’ll learn in many $300-$400 online fitness courses.</p></b><br /><p><b>You could easily save even more money that might otherwise be wasted on ineffective training programmes, fad diets that end in failure, or dodgy supplements that get you nowhere.</p></b><br /><p><b>The proven fitness hacks in this book can take your results to a whole new level.</p></b><br /><p>They all add up to create shifts over the course of any given week, and BIG positive changes at the end of a 10-12 week fitness programme.</p><br /><p>In <i>Fitness Hacking: 21 Power Tactics That Will Transform Your Workout Results</i> I reveal the very best tactics I’ve learned, implemented, and seen work wonders with countless coaching clients.</p><br /><ul>You’ll discover: <br /><li>How to manipulate your hormones and burn fat on autopilot</li><br /><li>A workout you can complete at home in under 5 mins that’ll keep burning fat all day long</li><br /><li>Ultra-effective workouts that can be done in 15 mins and 30 mins</li><br /><li>A roadmap to becoming a pro at chin-ups…even if you’ve never completed one in your life</li><br /><li>The key to healthy eating and ditching fad diets forever</li><br /><li>Common foods that might be hurting your results – and healthier alternatives</li><br /><li>Why proper recovery is crucial and how you can maximise yours</li><br /><li>Why finding 5 ‘teachers’ could help transform your fitness - and life</li></ul><br /><p>And there’s much more inside. These uncommon fitness hacks are tried, tested, and backed by science.</p><br /><p>This is the first time this wide selection of highly-effective hacks in fitness and nutrition, workout recovery, and mindset mastery have ever been brought together.</p><br /><p><b>*** There are also several bonus video demonstrations to help you put everything into practice and get best results. ***</b></p><br /><p>Want to learn how to maximise your workout results and finally reach your fitness goals? <b>Order your copy of <i>Fitness Hacking</i> right now to get started.</b></p>
Beneath The Muscle: Unleash Your Inner Champion
by Lauren Powers

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English

Pages

217

Publication Date

March 04, 2019

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<h2>Wish you had the courage to stand out from the crowd? Discover a legendary athlete's life-changing guide to embracing your inner strength. </h2><p>Do you always feel like you're hiding your true self? Are you too afraid of cyberbullies and armchair critics to share your unique talents? Renowned fitness celebrity Lauren Powers rose above debilitating addiction and became a bodybuilding champion at an age when most contenders retire. With multiple titles and film roles under her belt, Powers is living proof that you can turn your true passions into reality. </p><p><i>Beneath the Muscle</i> is your inspirational handbook to letting your true talents shine. Inspired by Powers' crushing battles against haters and her incredible victories, this book reveals the author's formula for authentic success. No matter your shape, size, or status, the book's winning combination of self-care routines and positive psychology can take you from underdog to champion. </p><h3>In <i>Beneath the Muscle</i>, you’ll discover:</h3><ul><li>An intimate look into Powers' struggles and triumphs to inspire your own journey to success</li><li>Methods for honing your true passion and purpose</li><li>Actionable strategies for overcoming obstacles on the path to your dreams</li><li>Tactics for combating the negative attention of critics to focus on what matters</li><li>Techniques to cultivate a healthy goal-oriented mindset and much, much more! </li></ul><p><i>Beneath the Muscle</i> is your personal trainer in the pursuit of greatness. If you like pushing boundaries, real-world inspirational stories, and actionable advice from a trusted expert, then you’ll love Lauren Powers’ heartfelt guide to self-acceptance and lifelong achievement. </p><h2><u>Buy <i>Beneath the Muscle</i> to embrace a powerful new you today! </u></h2><br />
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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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.
The Running Revolution: How to Run Faster, Farther, and Injury-Fr...
by , Kurt Brungardt

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English

Pages

240

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>
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!
Brain Damaged: Two-Minute Warning for Parents
by , Darren Hamblin

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English

Pages

362

Publication Date

March 30, 2019

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PRAISE for BRAIN DAMAGED<br /><br /><br /><br /> “The families of Faces of CTE have shared their real life struggles that so many have faced who lived and then died from CTE. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is an insidious disease that was first uncovered nearly a century ago and ignored by the many leagues that profit from football. This is a battle that is not anti-football, but pro-athlete. If we fail as a society to hold those accountable for failing to warn of the true dangers of repeated trauma, then we all will have to pay the price for those leagues that profited and left these athletes without any future medical care.” <br /><br /><br />- Jason Luckasevic, attorney, Goldberg, Persky & White, and first attorney to file a concussion case lawsuit against the NFL<br /><br /><br />“Brain Damaged is a genuine labor of love by those who paid the ultimate price that will help us do better in protecting kids in sport.”<br /><br />- Larry Mallory former NFL player<br /><br />“So often, the conversation surrounding CTE focuses on policies and procedures. Brain Damaged puts the personal impact of the degenerative brain disease front and center, where it should be. It is a moving, informative, and important resource for anyone who is invested in sports safety – a category that everyone should be a part of.”<br /><br /> - Lindsay Gibbs, sports reporter for ThinkProgress<br /><br />"Fans of football love to extol the benefits of the sport. This book forces people to consider the immense costs imposed on its players. Increasingly, people are realizing that these costs often greatly exceed the reported benefits. The stories told in this booklet only describe what football did to players in the past, but also illustrate who football likely will have to change if it hopes to continue into the future."<br /><br />- David Berri, professor of Economics, Southern Utah University, author of "Wages of Wins" and "Sports Economics"<br /><br />“Heartbreaking yet hopeful, Brain Damaged outs a brave, human face on the tragedy of brain injuries in youth sports, and serves both as a cautionary tale and common sense tool for parents of young athletes"<br /><br />- Bob Harkins, editor MSN.com, creator of razed Sports podcast<br /><br />SUMMARY<br /><br />The hits come again and again. On football and soccer fields. On the hockey ice. In the rodeo arena. For the young and the aging, for amateurs and professionals, the results are the same. With each blow to the head, the brain sloshes around like the yolk inside of a raw egg. The invaluable, delicate tissue of the organ that defines who we are is bruised, sometimes torn and bleeding. The damage is permanent, but may take years to show itself to the victims and their loved ones. These are the stories of the parents, wives and relatives who watched their fathers, sons and brothers become scattered puzzle pieces before their eyes, unable to make them whole again because of a loss of control, of mental acuity, or even the will to live. Through their loss also comes the resolve to create change, to erase the stigma of brain injury, and forge a new path on which our brains are more valued than the fleeting profit and adulation that come in a mere game. ABOUT THE AUTHORS The families of Faces of CTE that came together to take grief and a pursuit for justice to make a difference in youth sports include: Kimberly Archie, Tiffani Bright, Jo Cornell, Debbie Pyka, Marcia Jenkins, Kim Jenkins, Darren Hamblin, Nikki Langston, Deb Ploetz, Kira Hoffman, Michele & Michael Grange, Cyndy Feasel, Keana McMahon, Leanne Pozzobon, Mary Seau & Solomon Brannan. Each chapter author has lost a loved one who was confirmed via brain autopsy of having brain damage, including CTE.
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable C...
by Jeff Passan

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English

Pages

349

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>

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