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You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises
by Mark Lauren

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

January 04, 2011

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<b>From an elite Special Operations physical trainer, an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere program for getting into amazing shape<br />  <br /> For men and women of all athletic abilities!</b><br />  <br /> As the demand for Special Operations military forces has grown over the last decade, elite trainer Mark Lauren has been at the front lines of preparing nearly one thousand soldiers, getting them lean and strong in record time. Now, for regular Joes and Janes, he shares the secret to his amazingly effective regimen—simple exercises that require nothing more than the resistance of your own bodyweight to help you reach the pinnacle of fitness and look better than ever before.<br /><br />Armed with Mark Lauren’s motivation techniques, expert training, and nutrition advice, you’ll see rapid results by working out just thirty minutes a day, four times a week—whether in your living room, yard, garage, hotel room, or office. Lauren’s exercises build more metabolism-enhancing muscle than weightlifting, burn more fat than aerobics, and are safer than both, since bodyweight exercises develop balance and stability and therefore help prevent injuries. Choose your workout level—Basic, 1st Class, Master Class,and Chief Class—and get started, following the clear instructions for 125 exercises that work every muscle from your neck to your ankles. Forget about gym memberships, free weights, and infomercial contraptions. They are all poor substitutes for the world’s most advanced fitness machine, the one thing you are never without: your own body.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <BR>In this instant<i> </i>and tenacious 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.<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.
Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultima...
by Michael Matthews

Language

English

Pages

362

Publication Date

January 05, 2014

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<h2><b>MICHAEL MATTHEWS' <u>#1 BESTSELLING</u> NATURAL BODYBUILDING BOOK WITH OVER <u>400,000</u> COPIES SOLD.</b></h2><br /><b>If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible <u>without</u> steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements ... <u>regardless of your age</u> ... then you want to read this book.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is <u>the shortcut.</u></b></h2><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> spend hundreds of dollars per month on the <u>worthless supplements</u> that steroid-fueled bodybuilders “swear by.”</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to build muscle mass. Muscle building is <u>much simpler</u> than that.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> spend a couple of hours every day doing tons of weight training sets, supersets, drop sets, etc. In fact, this is a great way to get <u>nowhere.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> grind out hours of boring cardio to shed <u>ugly belly fat</u> and get a six-pack. You don’t HAVE to do any cardio, actually.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> obsess over "clean eating" and avoid "unhealthy" foods to get ripped. <u>Flexible dieting</u> is the real “secret” of effective bodybuilding nutrition.</li><br />Those are just a few of the <u>harmful lies and myths</u> that keep guys from ever achieving the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they <u>truly desire.</u><br /><br />And in this book you re going to learn something most guys will <u>never know</u> ...<br /><br /><h2><b>The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on <u>10 to 15 pounds</u> of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes a <u>few months.</u></b></h2><br />Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book:<br />​<br /><li>The <u>7 biggest</u> muscle building myths and mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated.</li><br /><li>How to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy <u>eating foods you love</u> and never feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."</li><br /><li>An all-in-one training system that delivers <u>MAXIMUM results for your efforts</u>, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, thick, powerful legs, and bulging arms...spending no more than <u>3 to 6 hours</u> in the gym every week...doing workouts that <u>energize you, not wipe you out.</u></li><br /><li>A no-BS guide to supplements that will teach you what works and what doesn't, and save you <u>hundreds if not THOUSANDS</u> of dollars each year.</li><br /><li>How to master the "inner game of fitness" and develop the <u>self-discipline and willpower</u> it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process!).</li><br /><li>The 3 simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally <u>force your body</u> to grow bigger and stronger.</li><br /><li>How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat foods" that you love every week like <u>pasta, pizza, and ice cream.</u></li><br /><li>And a whole lot more!</li><br /><h2><b>Imagine...just 12 weeks from now...being <u>constantly complimented</u> on how great you look and asked how the heck you’re doing it...</b></h2><br />Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day...<br /><br /><b>The bottom line is you <u>CAN</u> achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body <u>without</u> having your life revolve around it.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</b></h2><br />With this fitness book you'll also get a <u>FREE 98-page bonus report</u> with a year of Bigger Leaner Stronger bodybuilding workouts as well as the author's personal product and supplement recommendations and more!<br /><br /><h2>Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!</h2>
The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace Ame...
by Michael Pillsbury

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

February 03, 2015

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<p><b>One of the U.S. government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise – and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower.</b></p><p>For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop its scientific and military capabilities, and take its place on the world stage, in the belief that China's rise will bring us cooperation, diplomacy, and free trade. But what if the "China Dream" is to replace us, just as America replaced the British Empire, without firing a shot?</p><p>Based on interviews with Chinese defectors and newly declassified, previously undisclosed national security documents, <i>The Hundred-Year Marathon</i> reveals China's secret strategy to supplant the United States as the world's dominant power, and to do so by 2049, the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. Michael Pillsbury, a fluent Mandarin speaker who has served in senior national security positions in the U.S. government since the days of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, draws on his decades of contact with the "hawks" in China's military and intelligence agencies and translates their documents, speeches, and books to show how the teachings of traditional Chinese statecraft underpin their actions. He offers an inside look at how the Chinese really view America and its leaders – as barbarians who will be the architects of their own demise.<br />Pillsbury also explains how the U.S. government has helped – sometimes unwittingly and sometimes deliberately – to make this "China Dream" come true, and he calls for the United States to implement a new, more competitive strategy toward China as it really is, and not as we might wish it to be. <i>The Hundred-Year Marathon</i> is a wake-up call as we face the greatest national security challenge of the twenty-first century.</p>
Starting Strength
by Mark Rippetoe

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

November 07, 2013

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Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, has sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after four more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, this third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in SS:BBT3. And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to everyone: young and old, male and female, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak and already strong. Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, their appearance, and their quality of life. SS:BBT3 is your complete guide to developing strength -- the foundation of athletic performance and the key to long-term health.<br /><br />-- Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training.<br />-- The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained.<br />-- All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts, and the biomechanics behind them.<br />-- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch.<br />-- Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven effective in four years of seminar, military, and group instruction.<br />-- How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health.<br />-- How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress.<br />-- Completely indexed.<br />-- The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.
Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
by Stephen Guise

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

December 22, 2013

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<b>***A Worldwide Bestseller in 17 Languages!***</b><br /> <div>                 <div><b>Lasting Change For Early Quitters, Burnouts, The Unmotivated, And Everyone Else Too</b></div><div></div><br /><div>When I decided to start exercising consistently 10 years ago, this is what <i>actually</i> happened:</div><div><ul><li>I tried "getting motivated." It worked sometimes. </li><li>I tried setting audacious big goals. I almost always failed them.</li><li>I tried to make changes last. They didn't.</li></ul></div><div></div><br /><div>Like most people who try to change and fail, I assumed that <i>I</i> was the problem. </div><div></div><br /><div>Then one afternoon--after another failed attempt to get motivated to exercise--I (accidentally) started my first mini habit. I initially committed to do one push-up, and it turned into a full workout. I was shocked. This "stupid idea" wasn't supposed to work. I was shocked again when my success with this strategy continued for months (and to this day). <i>I had to consider that maybe I wasn't the problem in those 10 years of mediocre results. Maybe it was my prior strategies that were ineffective, despite being oft-repeated as "the way to change" in countless books and blogs. </i><br /><br />I was right.</div><div></div><br /><div><b>Is There A Scientific Explanation For This? </b></div><div>As I sought understanding, I found a plethora of scientific studies that had answers, with nobody to interpret them correctly. Based on the science--which you'll find peppered throughout <i>Mini Habits--</i>we've been doing it all wrong. </div><br /><div></div><div>You <i>can</i> succeed without the guilt, intimidation, and repeated failure associated with such strategies as "getting motivated," New Year's Resolutions, or even "just doing it." In fact, you need to stop using those strategies if they aren't giving you great results. They don't work because they all require you to fight against your subconscious brain (a fight not easily won). It's only when you start playing by your brain's rules and taking your human limitations seriously--as mini habits show you how to do--that you can achieve lasting change.</div><br /><b>What's A Mini Habit?</b><br />A mini habit is a very small positive behavior that you force yourself to do every day; its "too small to fail" nature makes it weightless, deceptively powerful, and a superior habit-building strategy. You will have no choice but to believe in yourself when you're always moving forward. The barrier to the first step is so low that even depressed or "stuck" people can find early success and begin to reverse their lives right away. And if you think one push-up a day is too small to matter, I've got one heck of a story for you!<div><br /><b>Aim For The First Step</b><br />They say when you aim for the moon, you'll land among the stars. Well, that doesn't make sense, as the moon is closer than the stars. I digress. The message is that you should aim very high and even if you fall short, you'll still get somewhere. I've found the opposite to be true in regards to productivity and healthy behaviors. When you aim for the moon, you'll won't shoot because it's too far away. But when you aim for the step in front of you, you might just keep going and reach the moon.<br /><br /><b>I've used the Mini Habits strategy to get into the best shape of my life, read 10x more books, and write 4x as many words.</b> It started from requiring one push-up from myself every day. How ridiculous is that? Not so ridiculous when you consider the science of the brain, habits, and willpower. The <i>Mini Habits</i> system works because it's how our brains are designed to change.</div><div></div><br /><div>I relished the opportunity to share this life-changing strategy with the world. I loved writing <i>Mini Habits.</i> You'll see my passion in the content as well as the overall quality and presentation of the book. <br /><br /><b>Note:</b> This book isn't for eliminating bad habits (though some principles could be useful for breaking habits). Mini Habits is a strategy to create permanent healthy habits. Some categories include: exercise, writing, reading, thinking positively, meditating, drinking water, eating healthy foods, etc.</div></div><div>            </div>
Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free
by Susan Peirce Thompson

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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Bright Line Eating has helped thousands of people from over 75 countries lose all their excess weight <i>and</i> keep it off. Are you ready to join them?<br /><br />In this book, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. shares the groundbreaking weight-loss solution based on her highly acclaimed Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and biology, <i>Bright Line Eating</i> explains why people who are desperate to lose weight fail again and again:<br /><br /><b>It’s because the brain <i>blocks</i> weight loss.</b><br /><br />Bright Line Eating (BLE) is a simple approach designed to reverse that process. By working with four &ldquo;Bright Lines&rdquo; &#8212; clear, unambiguous, boundaries &#8212; Susan Peirce Thompson shows us how to heal our brain and shift it into a mode where it is ready to shed pounds, release cravings, and stop sabotaging our weight loss goals.<br /><br />Best of all, it is a program that understands that willpower <i>cannot</i> be relied on, and sets us up to be successful anyway.<br /><br />Through the lens of Susan&rsquo;s own moving story, and those of her Bright Lifers, you&rsquo;ll discover firsthand why traditional diet and exercise plans have failed in the past. You&rsquo;ll also learn about the role addictive susceptibility plays in your personal weight-loss journey, where cravings come from, how to rewire your brain so they disappear, and more. Susan guides you through the phases of Bright Line Eating &#8212;from weight loss to maintenance and beyond &#8212;and offers a dynamic food plan that will work for anyone, whether you&rsquo;re vegan, gluten-free, paleo, or none of the above.<br /><br /><i>Bright Line Eating</i> frees us from the obesity cycle and introduces a radical plan for sustainable weight loss. It&rsquo;s a game changer in a game that desperately needs changing.<br /><br /><i>&ldquo;Bright Line Eating ushers in an end to cravings, an end to dieting, an end to that constant, exhausting, soul-sucking loop in your head about food and calories and pounds. . . . Living Happy, Thin, and Free is your birthright.&rdquo; &#8212; Susan Peirce Thompson</i>
Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultim...
by Michael Matthews

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

January 06, 2014

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<h2><b>MICHAEL MATTHEWS' <u>#1 BESTSELLING</u> WOMEN'S FITNESS BOOK WITH OVER <u>250,000</u> COPIES SOLD.</b></h2><br /><b>If you want to be toned, lean, and strong as quickly as possible <u>without</u> crash dieting, “good genetics,” or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on pills and powders...<u>regardless of your age</u>... then you want to read this book.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Building lean muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is <u>the shortcut.</u></b></h2><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> starve yourself with very-low-calorie diets to lose stubborn hip, belly, and thigh fat and <u>keep it off.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to have muscle definition. Getting toned is <u>much simpler</u> than that.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> spend hundreds of dollars per month on <u>worthless</u> workout supplements, "cleanses," or fat loss pills.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> grind out hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and <u>get a lean core.</u> You don’t HAVE to do any cardio, actually.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> obsess over "clean eating" and avoid "unhealthy" foods to get fit. <u>Flexible dieting</u> is the real “secret” of effective fitness nutrition.</li><br />Those are just a few of the <u>harmful lies and myths</u> that keep women from ever achieving the lean, toned, strong, and healthy bodies they <u>truly desire.</u><br /><br />And in this book you re going to learn something most women will <u>never know...</u><br /><br /><h2><b>The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes losing 10 to 15 pounds of fat while building lean, sexy muscle a breeze…and it only takes <u>8 – 12 weeks.</u></b></h2><br />Here are just a few of the things you're going to learn in this book:<br /><br /><li>The <u>5 biggest</u> fat loss myths & mistakes that keep women overweight, frustrated, and confused.​</li><br /><li>How to build lean muscle, lose fat, and get healthy <u>without ever</u> feeling starved, deprived, or like you’re “on a diet.”</li><br /><li>An all-in-one training system that delivers <u>MAXIMUM results for your efforts</u>, helping you get those lean, sexy curves in all the right places...spending no more than <u>3 to 6 hours</u> in the gym every week...doing workouts that <u>energize you, not wipe you out.</u></li><br /><li>A no-BS guide to supplements that will teach you what works and what doesn't, and save you <u>hundreds if not THOUSANDS</u> of dollars each year.</li><br /><li>How to master the "inner game of fitness" and develop the <u>self-discipline and willpower</u> it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process!).</li><br /><li>The 3 simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally <u>force your body</u> to get stronger and more sculpted.</li><br /><li>How to get abs while still indulging in the "cheat foods" that you love every week like <u>pasta, pizza, and ice cream.</u></li><br /><li>And a whole lot more!</li><br /><h2><b>Imagine...just 12 weeks from now...being <u>constantly complimented</u> on how great you look and asked how the heck you’re doing it...</b></h2><br />Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day...<br /><br /><b>The bottom line is you <u>CAN</u> achieve that "Hollywood babe" body <u>without</u> having your life revolve around it.<br /><br /><h2><b>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</b></h2><br />With this fitness book you'll also get a <u>FREE 98-page bonus report</u> with a year of worth of Thinner Leaner Stronger bodybuilding workouts as well as Mike’s personal product and supplement recommendations and more!<br />​<br /><h2>Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a thinner, leaner, and stronger you!</h2></b>
The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Prac...
by Martin Berkhan

Language

English

Pages

323

Publication Date

August 16, 2018

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Never do cardio. Forget sit-ups. Eat when you want but don’t snack. Breakfast? Who needs it. Spend less than two hours a week in the gym to double your results in half the time, because less is more.<br /><br />Sound like a reasonable diet and exercise advice? To most people, it doesn’t. But as crazy as it sounds, these statements are part of the winning formula behind Martin Berkhan’s controversial Leangains method—as evidenced by hundreds of clients and thousands of success stories from Leangains devotees all over the world.<br /><br />The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected is the definitive fat loss manual and body transformation plan for people who are tired of gimmicks, BS, and the same old spiels they’ve heard countless times before. Tired tropes like “Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, and Dinner Like a Pauper,” conventional “wisdom” about our eating habits and other nonsensical beliefs has no place in this book - but they are dealt with accordingly, which is to say that The Leangains Method is the perfect gift for the dabbler who can’t tell right from wrong and is highly educational for beginners or scholars alike.<br /><br />Conceived and outlined on www.leangains.com over a decade ago, the Leangains diet is commonly known as the “16:8" diet in mainstream media. The popular diet that shook the foundation of the fitness industry, kickstarted the intermittent fasting craze and caused a nutritional paradigm shift has been plagiarized more than any other diet in recent history. But its secrets have eluded everyone, and its efficiency has never been reproduced. Until now. And when its elusive creator pulls the curtain apart and reveals the treasured terroir of the Method, you will bask at its flavors and laugh at its imitators. Rest assured.<br /><br />People are often told that there are no secrets left. That statement was wrong a decade ago when Martin Berkhan introduced intermittent fasting and made breakfast skipping a thing. And in The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected he does it again. But he doesn’t make these outlandish claims casually, and skeptics will be delighted to know that the book and its methods are fully referenced, evidence-based, and peer-reviewed by fitness industry watchdog Alan Aragon.<br /><br />The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected is chock-full of insider secrets and cutting-edge science revealed for the very first time. You’ll learn why a calorie isn’t a calorie, and how to use this knowledge to your advantage. You’ll be taught the ingredients of the most efficient legal fat-burning stack in existence—and, should you decide to use it, be able to accelerate fat loss by up to half a pound per week. After that and much more, you’ll witness the unveiling of the greatest diet secret of them all. The magic bullet, the one thing that makes all the difference. Don’t listen to what they say. It exists.<br /><br />The Leangains Method: The Art of Getting Ripped. Researched, Practiced, Perfected is the alpha and omega of fat loss, conceived at the crossroads of lived experience and brutal honesty, the everyday practicalities of dieting, and the bleeding edge of science. It’s a body transformation plan that reaches beyond bodies and into minds, perceptions, and priorities.<br /><br />Its author makes a single promise. You’ve never read a book like this before, and you’ll never read its like again.<br /><br />Author’s note: The Leangains Method extols the benefits of a high-protein diet, and the nutritional recommendations in the book reflect this. It’s therefore unsuitable for vegans and—to a lesser extent—vegetarians. A basic grasp of nutrition is also advised before purchasing this book; you should know how to count calories and understand the difference between fat, protein, and carbohydrate.
North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail
by Scott Jurek

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<b>From the author of the bestseller <i>Eat and Run</i>, a thrilling new memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.</b><br /><br />Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. <i>North</i> is the story of the 2,189-mile journey that nearly shattered him.<br /><br />When he set out in the spring of 2015, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, forbidding weather, and inevitable injuries. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, <i>every</i> <i>day</i>, for almost seven weeks. He knew he would be pushing himself to the limit, that comfort and rest would be in short supply -- but he couldn't have imagined the physical and emotional toll the trip would exact, nor the rewards it would offer.<br /><br />With his wife, Jenny, friends, and the kindness of strangers supporting him, Jurek ran, hiked, and stumbled his way north, one white blaze at a time. A stunning narrative of perseverance and personal transformation, <i>North</i> is a portrait of a man stripped bare on the most demanding and transcendent effort of his life. It will inspire runners and non-runners alike to keep striving for their personal best.<br />

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