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Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Per...
by Alex Hutchinson

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p></p><p><strong>"Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." —Adam Grant • "This book is AMAZING!" —Malcolm Gladwell</strong></p><p><em>Limits are an illusion: a revolutionary book that reveals the secrets of reaching the hidden extra potential within us all</em></p><p><strong>Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell</strong></p><p>The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field—from a 100-meter sprint to a 100-mile ultramarathon, from summiting Everest to acing final exams or completing any difficult project. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of?</p><p>Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell—who contributes the book’s foreword—award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body. This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance—and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought.</p><p>But, of course, it’s not “all in your head.” For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores—pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel—he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who’ve pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways.</p><p>The longtime “Sweat Science” columnist for <em>Outside</em> and <em>Runner’s World</em>, Hutchinson, a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist, was one of only two reporters granted access to Nike’s top-secret training project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, an extreme quest he traces throughout the book. But the lessons he draws from shadowing elite athletes and from traveling to high-tech labs around the world are surprisingly universal. Endurance, Hutchinson writes, is “the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop”—and we’re always capable of pushing a little farther.</p>
Speal: A David and Goliath Story
by , Andréa Maria Cecil

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English

Pages

215

Publication Date

February 11, 2018

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<div><span>The typical male CrossFit competitor is 5'9" and 190 pounds. Chris Spealler is 5'5" and 140 pounds. Such daunting facts would make most declare defeat before trying. Chris didn't buy the odds, though. Instead, he forged his own modern-day David-and-Goliath story.</span></div><div><span> </span></div><div><span><i>Speal</i> is Chris's account of struggle and perseverance, despite being "too small." What others did with ease, he seemed to do with sheer grit and will. And his actions put him among CrossFit's elite.</span></div><div><span> </span></div><div><span>His is not a story of a gifted athlete whose natural talent granted him acclaim, but rather of one man who refused to back down and inspired an entire community in the process. </span></div>
Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Reso...
by , Glen Cordoza

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English

Pages

1515

Publication Date

February 03, 2018

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<b>Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content!</b><br /><br />Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In <i>Becoming a Supple Leopard</i>, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWOD.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use.<br /><br />Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? <i>Becoming a Supple Leopard</i> lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul.<br /><br />Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. <i>Becoming a Supple Leopard</i> makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body.<br /><br />Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard.<br /><br />This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to:<br />- Move safely and efficiently in all situations<br />- Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions<br />- Restore normal function to your joints and tissues<br />- Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition<br />- Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch<br />- Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises<br />- Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns<br />- Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow<br />- Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries<br />- Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations<br />- Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency<br />
Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free
by Susan Peirce Thompson Ph....

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English

Pages

325

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<p><b>A <I>NEW YORK TIMES</I> BESTSELLER</b></p><p>Foreword by John Robbins, author of the international bestseller <i>DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA</i></p><p>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:</p><p><b>It’s because the brain <i>blocks</i> weight loss.</b></p><p>Bright Line Eating (BLE) is a simple approach designed to reverse that process. By working with four “Bright Lines” — clear, unambiguous, boundaries — 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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Through the lens of Susan’s own moving story, and those of her Bright Lifers, you’ll discover firsthand why traditional diet and exercise plans have failed in the past. You’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—from weight loss to maintenance and beyond—and offers a dynamic food plan that will work for anyone, whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, paleo, or none of the above.</p><p><i>Bright Line Eating</i> frees us from the obesity cycle and introduces a radical plan for sustainable weight loss. It’s a game changer in a game that desperately needs changing.</p>
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the 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>Young, searching, 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 Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year, 1963. 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 more than a logo. A symbol of grace and greatness, it’s 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. Now, in a memoir that’s surprising, humble, unfiltered, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. It all begins with a classic crossroads moment. Twenty-four years old, backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa, wrestling with life’s Great Questions, Knight decides the unconventional path is the only one for him. Rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, something new, dynamic, different. Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors, the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes. Above all, he recalls the foundational 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 redemptive, transformative power of sports, they created a brand, and a culture, that changed everything.
The Body Reset Diet: Power Your Metabolism, Blast Fat, and Shed P...
by Harley Pasternak

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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<p>America has gone way overboard trying to beat the bulge. We've tried every diet out there--low-carb, low-fat, all-grapefruit--and spent hours toiling on treadmills and machines, to no avail. It's time for readers to hit the reset button and start over with a new perspective on weight loss.</p><p>In <i>The Body Reset Diet,</i> celebrity trainer and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Harley Pasternak offers readers the ultimate plan for a thinner, healthier, happier life. This three-phase program focuses on the easiest, most effective way to slim down: blending. The 5-day jump-start includes delicious, expertly crafted smoothies (White Peach Ginger, Apple Pie, and Pina Colada, to name a few), dips, snacks, and soups that keep readers satisfied while boosting their metabolism. Over the following 10 days, the plan reintroduces healthy combinations of classic dishes along with the blended recipes to keep the metabolism humming, so readers will continue to torch calories and shed pounds.</p><p>The plan also explains how the easiest form of exercise--walking--along with light resistance training is all it takes to achieve the celebrity-worthy physique that we all desire. No equipment necessary! Whether readers are looking to lose significant weight or just those last 5 pounds, <i>The Body Reset Diet</i> offers a proven program to reset, slim down, and get healthy in just 15 days--and stay that way for good!</p>
The Best Freestyle 2018 Weight Loss Cookbook : The Ultimate Weig...
by Anthony Young

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English

Pages

165

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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Weight Watchers Freestyle Cookbook 2018!<br /><br />The Ultimate Weight Watchers Freestyle Cookbook, The New Effective Way To Lose Fats! Enjoy Healthy, Tasty, & Clean Eating Recipes! <strong>PLUS BUNDLE BONUS!!</strong> (Smart Points Recipes, Smart Points cookbook, Weight Watchers Flex plan)<br /><br /><strong>Attention!!: This is a REAL BARGAIN of 2 Manuscripts,( A 2 in 1 Book For your Weight Loss)</strong><br /><br />Weight Watchers Freestyle 2018 is the newest update to your diet plan. The new measurement system that includes Zero point food items is making an astonishing change in the way you manage your weight. <br /><br />It is a new and better way to diet! By following this book, you’ll find it easier than ever to lose weight and keep it away for good! With this <strong>bonus 2 books in 1 deal</strong>, you will definitely be satisfied with this bargain, and gain a treasure trove of useful information, <strong>your path to losing weight will be visible soon!</strong><br /><br /><strong>Grab your Copy of this Weight Watchers Free Style Cookbook 2018 NOW and enjoy the Bundle bonus too!!</strong>
Starting Strength
by Mark Rippetoe

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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

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

December 22, 2013

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<b>***A Worldwide Bestseller in 17 Languages!***</b><br /><br /><b> Lasting Change For Early Quitters, Burnouts, The Unmotivated, And Everyone Else Too</b> <br /><br />When I decided to start exercising consistently 10 years ago, this is what actually happened: <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>Like most people who try to change and fail, I assumed that I was the problem.<br /><br />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).<br /><br /><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 />My suspicions were correct.<br /><br /><b>Is There A Scientific Explanation For This?</b><br />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 Mini Habits--we've been doing it all wrong.<br /><br />You can 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.<br /><br />Most popular strategies don't work well because they 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.<br /><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.<br /><br />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!<br /><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. <br /><br />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 won't do anything because it's too far away. But when you aim for the step in front of you, you might keep going and reach the moon.<br /><br />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. 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.<br /><br /><i>The Mini Habits system works because it's how our brains are designed to change.</i><br /><br /><b>Notes:</b> <ul><li>This book isn't for eliminating bad habits (some principles could be useful for breaking habits). Mini Habits is a strategy to create permanent healthy habits in: exercise, writing, reading, thinking positively, meditating, drinking water, eating healthy foods, etc.</li></ul>
Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultima...
by Michael Matthews

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English

Pages

357

Publication Date

January 05, 2014

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<h2>THE #1 BESTSELLING NATURAL BODYBUILDING BOOK WITH OVER 400,000 COPIES SOLD</h2><p><strong>If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book.</strong></p><p>Here's the deal:</p><p>Building muscle and burning fat isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. </p><ul><li>You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless workout supplements that steroid-fueled bodybuilders “swear by.”</li><li>You don't need to constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to build muscle mass. Muscle building is much simpler than that.</li><li>You don't need to 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 nowhere.</li><li>You don't need to grind out hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a six-pack. You probably don’t have to do ANY cardio, actually.</li><li>You don't need "clean eating" to get ripped and you don't need to avoid "cheat" foods. Flexible dieting is the real “secret” of effective bodybuilding nutrition.</li></ul><p>Those are just a few of the harmful myths that keep guys like you from ever achieving the ripped, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies you truly desire. </p><p>And in this book you're going to learn something most people will never know...</p><p><strong>The exact muscle building nutrition and training methods that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes a few months.</strong></p><p>This book reveals things like...</p><ul><li><strong>The 7 biggest muscle building mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated.</strong></li><li>How to lose fat and build muscle eating all the foods you love...without <em>ever </em>feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."</li><li><strong>An all-in-one bodybuilding routine that will give you a big, full chest…a wide, tapered back…bulging arms…and thick, powerful legs...in just 3 to 6 hours of exercise per week...doing weight training workouts that you actually look forward to.</strong></li><li>A no-BS guide to bodybuilding supplements that will save you from wasting THOUSANDS of dollars each year on bunk science and marketing hype. </li><li><strong>How to master the "inner game" of fitness and develop the self-discipline you need to build the body of your dreams. If you like bodybuilding motivation, this is for you!</strong></li><li>What to eat before and after your workouts to build muscle fast. It’s the “little” things like this that make bodybuilding diet plans maximally effective.</li><li><strong>How to burn fat and build lean muscle while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream.</strong></li><li>And a whole lot more!</li></ul><p>Imagine...just 12 weeks from now...being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you’re doing it...</p><p>Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day...</p><p><strong>The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body without having your life revolve around it.</strong> </p><h2>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</h2><p>With this fitness book you'll also get a free 98-page bonus report that contains a year's worth of Bigger Leaner Stronger bodybuilding workouts as well as Mike’s personal product and supplement recommendations and more!</p><h2>Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!</h2><br />

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