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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>
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.
Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and the Plot to Destroy F...
by Merril Hoge

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

October 22, 2018

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The outcry surrounding CTE is missing something critical: the science to justify it.<br /> <br />When post-concussion syndrome forced star NFL running back Merril Hoge into early retirement in 1994, research on football-related head injuries wasn’t a priority. At the time, football was heavily influenced by a tough guy culture, and little was known about concussions and their potentially dangerous effects.<br /> <br />Then the tragic death of Hoge’s ex-teammate Mike Webster in 2002 launched a wave of fear after an autopsy determined he suffered from an obscure brain disease—chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The media pounced. Concern over player safety soon became a war on football at every level, with one scientist even declaring youth football “child abuse.”<br /> <br />In an effort to set the record straight, Hoge and board-certified forensic neuropathologist Dr. Peter Cummings explore the hidden agendas and misinformation fueling the CTE hysteria machine. Armed with extensive research, critical insight, and expert interviews, they address some of the common myths surrounding the disease, examining significant flaws in the often-cited studies and exposing the sensationalistic reporting that dominates today’s CTE dialogue.<br /> <br />Compelling, accessible, and ultimately revelatory, Brainwashed exposes the biases and unsubstantiated claims crippling true scientific advancement in the area of CTE research. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of youth sports and the survival of our nation’s most beloved game.
Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age
by Jeff Bercovici

Language

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>
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>
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>
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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<div><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span><span>USA Best Books Award WINNER - 2015</span></span></span></strong><br /></div><div><br /></div><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.
Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Stra...
by Christie Aschwanden

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English

Pages

312

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<p><strong>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>
Not for Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete
by Robert W. Turner II

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

July 06, 2018

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The NFL is the most popular professional sports league in the United States. Its athletes receive multimillion-dollar contracts and almost endless media attention. The league's most important game, the Super Bowl, is practically a national holiday. Making it to the NFL, however, is not about the promised land of fame and fortune. Robert W. Turner II draws on his personal experience as a former professional football player as well as interviews with more than 140 current and former NFL players to reveal what it means to be an athlete in the NFL and explain why so many players struggle with life after football.<br /><br />Without guaranteed contracts, the majority of players are forced out of the league after a few seasons. Over three-quarters of retirees experience bankruptcy or financial ruin, two-thirds live with chronic pain, and too many find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Robert W. Turner II argues that the fall from grace of so many players is no accident. The NFL, he contends, powerfully determines their experiences in and out of the league. The labor agreement provides little job security and few health and retirement benefits, and the owners refuse to share power with the players, making change difficult. And the process of becoming an elite football player--from high school to college and through the pros--leaves athletes with few marketable skills and little preparation for their first Sunday off the field.<br /><br />With compassion and objectivity, <em>Not for Long </em>reveals the life and mind of high school, college, and NFL athletes, shedding light on what might best help players transition successfully out of the sport.

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