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The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the...
by Diana Marcum

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

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<p><b>From a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer comes an exuberant memoir of personal loss and longing, and finding connection on the remote Azorean Islands of the Atlantic Ocean.</b></p><p>Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her—and her career is stalled—when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their annual return to the remote Azorean Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, where bulls run down village streets, volcanoes are active, and the people celebrate <i>festas</i> to ease their <i>saudade</i>, a longing so deep that the Portuguese word for it can’t be fully translated.</p><p>Years later, California is in a terrible drought, the wildfires seem to never end, and Diana finds herself still dreaming of those islands and the <i>chuva</i>—a rain so soft you don’t notice when it begins or ends.</p><p>With her troublesome Labrador retriever, Murphy, in tow, Diana returns to the islands of her dreams only to discover that there are still things she longs for—and one of them may be a most unexpected love.</p><p><i>An Amazon Charts Most Read book.</i></p>
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><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER • "Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." —Adam Grant</strong></p><p><em>Limits are an illusion: a revolutionary book that reveals the secrets of accessing your hidden extra potential</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>
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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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.<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.
Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviatio...
by Keith O'Brien

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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<DIV>“<B>Riveting.</B>”<B> —<I>People</I></B><BR /><BR /> “<B>Mr. O'Brien . . . has recovered a fascinating chapter not just in feminism and aviation but in 20th-century American history.”</B> —<I><B>Wall Street Journal</B></I><BR /><BR /><B>The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s — and won</B><BR />  <BR /> Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi‑day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. <I>Fly Girls</I> recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky.<BR /><BR /> O’Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high‑school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue‑blood family’s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men — and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all.<BR />  <BR /> Like <I>Hidden Figures</I> and <I>Girls of Atomic City</I>, <I>Fly Girls</I> celebrates a little-known slice of history in which tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness.</DIV>
Stop Starting Over: Transform Your Fitness by Mastering Your Psyc...
by Devan Kline

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English

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Publication Date

July 18, 2018

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Lose, gain, fast, feast, work out, and give up. Too often, the quest for a fitter lifestyle can feel like a never-ending cycle of failure. The truth is that the key to changing your body isn’t finding a magic exercise or diet strategy—it’s about fundamentally changing your mindset.<br /><br />Devan Kline, founder of Burn Boot Camp, takes an integrative approach to fitness that transcends workout and diet routines. By identifying deeply rooted psychological obstacles, he has helped countless people build a healthier and more fulfilled life. In Stop Starting Over, he draws on personal experiences, coaching lessons, and practical strategies you can use to create lasting change and never start over again!<br /><br />• Design your life<br />• Create lasting change<br />• Discover your passion and purpose<br />• Turn belief into action and results<br />• Conquer common excuses<br />• Develop life-transforming strategies<br />• And more<br /><br />Success is 90 percent psychology and 10 percent strategy. With Devan’s techniques, you’ll master your mind, body, and spirit to build the happy, healthy life you deserve!
Tiger Woods
by , Armen Keteyian

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<b>“A confident and substantial book...It has torque and velocity...It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball. I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It’s a big American story.” —<i>T</i><i>he New York Times</i></b><BR> <BR><b>Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—a sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon.</b><BR><BR>In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. Married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children, he was the winner of fourteen major golf championships and earning more than $100 million annually. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years—one that unraveled in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving-night car crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. Still, the world has always wondered: Who is Tiger Woods, really?<BR> <BR> In <i>Tiger Woods</i>, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The System</i>, look deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to that question. To find out, they conducted hundreds of interviews with people from every facet of Woods’s life—friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, coaches, business associates, physicians, Tour pros, and members of Woods’s inner circle.<BR> <BR> From those interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. We read an inside account of Tiger’s relationship with his first love, Dina Gravell, and their excruciating breakup at the hands of his parents. We learn that Tiger’s longtime sports agency, International Management Group (IMG), made $50,000 annual payments to Tiger’s father, Earl Woods, as a “talent scout”—years before Tiger was their client. We discover startling new details about Earl, who died in 2006 and to this day lies in an unmarked grave. We come along as Tiger plunges into the Las Vegas and New York nightclub worlds alongside fellow superstars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. We are whisked behind the scenes during the <i>National Enquirer</i>’s globetrotting hunt to expose Tiger’s infidelity, and we get a rare look inside his subsequent sex-addiction treatment at the Pine Grove facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.<BR> <BR> But the portrait of Woods that emerges in Tiger Woods is far more rewarding than revelations alone. By tracing his life from its origins as the mixed-race son of an attention-seeking father and the original Tiger Mom—who programmed him to be “the chosen one,” tasked with changing not just the game of golf but the world as well—the authors provide a wealth of new insight into the human being trapped inside his parents’ creation. Most of all, we are reminded, time and time again, of Woods’s singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominate his sport for nearly twenty years.<BR> <BR> But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the answers in an extraordinary biography that is destined to become the defining book about an authentic American legend—and to linger in the minds of readers for years to come.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gol...
by Daniel James Brown

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 04, 2013

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36”<br /><br /></b>For readers of <i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.<br /><br /> It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
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>
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 /><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>Note:</b> 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.<b><br /><br />Lasting change won't happen until you take that first step into a strategy that works. Give Mini Habits a try. You won't look back.</b>
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>

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