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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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<b>In this instant<i> </i>and tenacious <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (<i>Booklist</i>, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.</b><br /><br />Bill Gates named <i>Shoe Dog</i> one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.”<br /> <br />Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.<br /> <br />But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In <i>Shoe Dog</i>, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers.<br /> <br />Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything.
Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero
by Christopher McDougall

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><b>"A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor . . . McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." --John Grogan, author of <i>Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog</i></b><br /><br /><b>From the best-selling author of <i>Born to Run</i>, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America.</b></b><br /><br />When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.<br /><br />Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community.
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible ...
by Timothy Ferriss

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English

Pages

593

Publication Date

December 14, 2010

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> teaches you how to reach your peak physical potential with minimum effort. </b><br /><b><br /></b>Is it possible to:<br />• Reach your genetic potential in 6 months?<br />• Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours?<br />• Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing?<br /><b> </b><br /><b>Indeed, and much more.</b> <br /><br /><i>The 4-Hour Body</i> is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The 4-Hour Workweek,</i> fixated on one life-changing question: <br /><b><br />For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?<br /></b><br />Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. From the gym to the bedroom, it’s all here, and it all works.<br /><br /><b>You will learn (in less than 30 minutes each):<br /></b><br />• How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails<br />• How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends) <br />• How to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice <br />• How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of <i>total</i> gym time <br />• How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested <br />• How to produce 15-minute female orgasms <br />• How to triple testosterone and double sperm count<br />• How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks <br />• How to reverse “permanent” injuries <br />• How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months <br />• How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit<br />        <br />And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue.<br /><br /><b>That’s exactly what <i>The 4-Hour Body</i> delivers.</b>
Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life
by Tim McGraw

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><strong>From Grammy-Award winning music superstar and actor Tim McGraw comes a one-of-a kind lifestyle book that melds his personal fitness transformation story with practical advice to inspire healthy changes in readers’ lives.</strong></p><p>Tim McGraw is as well-known for his unparalleled accomplishments in the entertainment industry as he is for his boundless energy—he is the embodiment of vitality and success. But only a decade ago, he found himself struggling with his health. The demands of his meteoric career and life on the road had taken a toll. McGraw came to a crossroads where knew that unless he made his physical health a priority, he would put his personal happiness and professional success at risk. In <em>Grit & Grace</em>, McGraw shares his transformation story along with encouragement, inspiration, and real-life, practical advice to help readers become healthy, strong and fit in mind and body.</p><p>For the first time, McGraw will share the details of the mental and physical routine that got him in the best shape of his life. He suggests that there is no magic formula to getting stronger and healthier: it is about making a commitment to do and be better, and holding yourself accountable each day. McGraw didn’t follow a playbook or have a squad of trainers overseeing his every step. He describes his way of getting into shape as more "maverick"--tuning into a vision of what you personally want to achieve, staying focused, and putting in the work.</p><p>McGraw says his physical transformation has ignited a whole-life transformation. "My mind is clearer, my sense of purpose is sharper, and my relationships are deeper. Consistent physical exercise helps me bring focus to my life and to the people who mean the most to me." In <em>Grit & Grace</em>, McGraw makes this transformation accessible to anyone, sharing with readers the physical and mental tools they can use to create the life they deserve.</p>
Born to Run
by Christopher McDougall

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

May 04, 2009

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<b>The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.</b><br /><br />An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?<br /> <br />Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy
by Sadhguru

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • Thought leader, visionary, philanthropist, mystic, and yogi Sadhguru presents Western readers with a time-tested path to achieving absolute well-being: the classical science of yoga.</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH</i><br /></b><br />The practice of hatha yoga, as we commonly know it, is but one of eight branches of the body of knowledge that is yoga. In fact, yoga is a sophisticated system of self-empowerment that is capable of harnessing and activating inner energies in such a way that your body and mind function at their optimal capacity. It is a means to create inner situations exactly the way you want them, turning you into the architect of your own joy.<br /><br /> A yogi lives life in this expansive state, and in this transformative book Sadhguru tells the story of his own awakening, from a boy with an unusual affinity for the natural world to a young daredevil who crossed the Indian continent on his motorcycle. He relates the moment of his enlightenment on a mountaintop in southern India, where time stood still and he emerged radically changed. Today, as the founder of Isha, an organization devoted to humanitarian causes, he lights the path for millions. The term <i>guru, </i>he notes, means “dispeller of darkness, someone who opens the door for you. . . . As a guru, I have no doctrine to teach, no philosophy to impart, no belief to propagate. And that is because the only solution for all the ills that plague humanity is self-transformation. Self-transformation means that nothing of the old remains. It is a dimensional shift in the way you perceive and experience life.” The wisdom distilled in this accessible, profound, and engaging book offers readers time-tested tools that are fresh, alive, and radiantly new. <i>Inner Engineering </i>presents a revolutionary way of thinking about our agency and our humanity and the opportunity to achieve nothing less than a life of joy.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for Sadhguru and <i>Inner Engineering</i></b><br /><br /> “Contrarian and consistent, ancient and contemporary, <i>Inner Engineering</i> is a loving invitation to live our best lives and a profound reassurance of why and how we can.”<b>—Sir Ken Robinson, author of <i>The Element, Finding Your Element,</i> and <i>Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative</i></b><br /><br /> “I am inspired by Sadhguru’s capacity for joy, his exuberance for life, and the depth and breadth of his curiosity and knowledge. His book is filled with moments of wonder, awe, and intellectual challenge. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in self-transformation.”<b>—Mark Hyman, M.D., director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</b><br /><br /> “<i>Inner Engineering</i> is a fascinating read of Sadhguru’s insights and his teachings. If you are ready, it is a tool to help awaken your own inner intelligence, the ultimate and supreme genius that mirrors the wisdom of the cosmos.”<b>—Deepak Chopra</b>
The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exerc...
by Gretchen Reynolds

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

April 26, 2012

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<DIV><BR><B>A cutting-edge prescription for exercise by the New York Times “Phys Ed” columnist </B><BR><BR>At one point or another, nearly every person who works out wonders: Am I doing this right? Which class is best? Do I work out enough? Answering those questions and more, <I>The First 20 Minutes</I> helps both weekend warriors dedicated to their performance and readers who simply want to get and stay fit gain the most from any workout. <BR><BR>With the latest findings about the mental and physical benefits of exercise, personal stories from scientists and laypeople alike, as well as researched-based prescriptions for readers, Gretchen Reynolds shows what kind of exercise—and how much—is necessary to stay healthy, get fit, and attain a smaller jeans size. Inspired by Reynolds's wildly popular “Phys Ed” column for <I>The New York Times</I>, this book explains how exercise affects the body in distinct ways and provides the tools readers need to achieve their fitness goals, whether that's a faster 5K or staying trim.</div>
Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You ...
by , Doug McGuff

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

December 17, 2008

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<p><b>Building muscle has never been faster or easier than with this revolutionary once-a-week training program</b></p> <p>In <i>Body By Science</i>, bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for maximizing muscle development in just 12 minutes a week. Backed by rigorous research, the authors prescribe a weekly high-intensity program for increasing strength, revving metabolism, and building muscle for a total fitness experience.</p>
ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Ph...
by , Selene Yeager

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

July 05, 2016

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Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one. <br /><br />Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it’s no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. <i>ROAR</i> is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. This book teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition, hydration, and training to your unique physiology so you can work with, rather than against, your female physiology. Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy T. Sims, PhD, shows you how to be your own biohacker to achieve optimum athletic performance.<br /><br />Complete with goal-specific meal plans and nutrient-packed recipes to optimize body composition, <i>ROAR </i>contains personalized nutrition advice for all stages of training and recovery. Customizable meal plans and strengthening exercises come together in a comprehensive plan to build a rock-solid fitness foundation as you build lean muscle where you need it most, strengthen bone, and boost power and endurance. Because women’s physiology changes over time, entire chapters are devoted to staying strong and active through pregnancy and menopause. No matter what your sport is—running, cycling, field sports, triathlons—this book will empower you with the nutrition and fitness knowledge you need to be in the healthiest, fittest, strongest shape of your life.
The No Meat Athlete Cookbook: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to ...
by , Stepfanie Romine

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<b>A <i>Sports Illustrated </i>Best Health and Wellness Book of 2017</b><br /><br /><b>Plant-powered recipes to power <i>you</i>—perform better, recover faster, feel great!</b><br /><br /> A fast-growing global movement, No Meat Athlete (NMA) earns new fans every day by showing how everyone from weekend joggers to world-class competitors can become even healthier and fitter by eating whole plant foods.<br /><br /> Now <i>The No Meat Athlete Cookbook</i>—written by NMA founder Matt Frazier and longtime health coach, yoga teacher, and food writer Stepfanie Romine—showcases 125 delicious vegan recipes, many inspired by plant-based foods from around the world. Put nourishing, whole foods on the table quickly and affordably, with:<ul><li><b>Morning meals to power your day</b> (Almond Butter–Banana Pancakes, Harissa Baked Tofu)</li><li><b>Homemade sports drinks to fuel your workouts</b> (Cucumber-Lime Electrolyte Drink, Switchel: The Original Sports Drink)</li><li><b>Nutrient-packed mains to aid recovery</b> (Naked Samosa Burgers, Almost Instant Ramen)</li><li><b>Sweets that work for your body</b> (Two-Minute Turtles, Mango Sticky Rice)</li><li><b>Oil-free options for every recipe; gluten-free and soy-free options throughout</b></li></ul>

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