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The Quick and the Dead: Total Training for the Advanced Minimalis...
by Pavel Tsatsouline

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

July 31, 2019

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<P>You are strong or used to be.<BR><br /><P>You take pride in your all-around physical development—but have precious little time for it. <BR><br /><P>You are serving your country, raising a family, training for a sport… You have been around too long to be fooled by pop fitness "high intensity" fads.<BR><br /><P><i>The Quick and the Dead</i>is designed for an advanced minimalist like you. A culmination of five years of research and experimentation, it distills cutting-edge science to a straightforward protocol of only two basic exercises you mastered years ago: kettlebell swings and power pushups.<BR><br /><P>Q&D delivers. A highly ranked pro boxer sums up its effects: “I had even greater speed and explosiveness and I was able to maintain this for the whole match… I had gas to sell.”<BR><br /><P>A military special operator, on the wrong side of 40, reports: “a speed increase in all my powerlifts… pain relief in all of my injuries… an increase in my endurance while doing combatives… increased striking power…”<BR><br /><P>Q&D can be a minimalist’s stand-alone total training regimen—or be plugged into any athlete’s regimen. It takes only 12–30min, two to three times per week.<BR><br /><P>Additional benefits may include:<BR><br />- Increased testosterone<BR><br />- Decreased cortisol<BR><br />- Improved heart rate variability<BR><br />- Reduced body fat<BR><br />- Improved soft tissue quality<BR><br /><br /><P>All this without getting "smoked"—because you need energy to fight, work, play, live.<BR><BR><br /><br /><P><b>About the Author</b><BR><br /><P><b>Pavel Tsatsouline</b> is a former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor and Subject Matter Expert to elite US military and law enforcement special operations units. Pavel is the chairman of StrongFirst.com, a global school of strength offering instructor certifications and user courses in kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight strength training.
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
by David J. Epstein

Language

English

Pages

351

Publication Date

May 28, 2019

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<b>What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think.</b><br /><br />Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But if you take a closer look at the world's top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, you'll find that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. <br /><br />David Epstein, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Sports Gene</i>, studied the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields--especially those that are complex and unpredictable--generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They're also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can't spy from deep in their hyperfocused trenches. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive. <br /><br />Our obsession with getting a head start is understandable; early specialization feels efficient. But Epstein marshals an enormous body of scientific research to argue that we should all actively cultivate inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, <i>Range</i> explains how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience, interdisciplinary thinking, and delayed concentration in a world that increasingly incentivizes, even demands, hyperspecialization.
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate-Di...
by Peter Wohlleben

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><strong>The first book in <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Peter Wohlleben’s The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy. Book two, <em>The Inner Life of Animals</em>, is available now, and the third book, <em>The Secret Wisdom of Nature</em>, is coming in Spring 2019.</strong></p><br /><p>Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.<br /><br />After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.<br /><br /><em>Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard</em></p><p><em>Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.</em></p>
Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultima...
by Michael Matthews

Language

English

Pages

494

Publication Date

January 05, 2014

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<h2>This book has helped thousands of men build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next?</h2><br />If you want to get muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible <b>without steroids, good genetics, extreme dieting, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym</b> . . . regardless of your age . . . you want to read this book.<br /><br />Here's the deal:<br /><br /><h2>Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. <u>This book is the shortcut.</u></h2><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b>Spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid-fueled bodybuilders "swear by." Most pills and powders do <u>absolutely nothing.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Constantly change up your weightlifting routine to gain muscle mass quickly and effectively. Muscle building is <u>much simpler</u> than that.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Waste a couple of hours in the gym every day grinding through grueling workouts. In fact, this is a great way to get <u>nowhere.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Slog away at boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a six-pack. In fact, you don't have to do <u>any cardio</u> to get the body you really want.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Obsess over "clean eating" and avoiding "unhealthy" foods to get ripped. Instead, you can get the body you want <u>eating the foods you love.</u></li><br />Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep guys from <u>ever achieving</u> the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire.<br /><br />And in this book you're going to learn something <b>most guys will never know</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze . . . <u>and it only takes a few months.</u></h2><br />Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book:<br /><br /><li>The <b>10 biggest fat loss and muscle-building myths and mistakes</b> that keep guys fat, weak, and frustrated.</li><br /><li>The 3 scientific laws of muscle growth and fat loss that literally <b>force your body to get bigger, leaner, and stronger.</b> You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to build muscle and lose fat once you know what you're doing.</li><br /><li>How to create flexible diet plans that help you <b>transform your body composition eating the foods you love</b> . . . and without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."</li><br /><li>A paint-by-numbers training system that will help you build a <b>big, full chest . . . a wide, tapered back . . . thick, powerful legs . . . and strong, bulging arms</b> . . . spending no more than 3 to 6 hours in the gym every week...doing challenging, fun workouts that you enjoy.</li><br /><li>A no-BS guide to supplements that will show you what works and what doesn't, <b>saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year</b>.</li><br /><li>And a whole lot more!</li><br />Imagine . . . <b>just 12 weeks from now</b> . . . being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you're doing it . . .<br /><br />Imagine enjoying the added benefits of <b>high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits</b>, and knowing that you're getting <b>healthier every day</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The bottom line is you CAN get that <u>"Hollywood hunk" body</u> without following boring, bland "bodybuilder" diets or living in the gym. This book shows you how.</h2><br /><b>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</b><br /><br />With this men’s fitness book, you'll also get a <b>FREE 56-page reference guide</b> with all of the book's key takeaways, a year's worth of <i>Bigger Leaner Stronger</i> workouts, 10 premade meal plans for cutting and lean bulking, and more!<br /><br /><b>Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!</b>
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.
Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultim...
by Michael Matthews

Language

English

Pages

475

Publication Date

January 06, 2014

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Customer Reviews
<h2>This book has helped thousands of women build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next?</h2><br />If you want to be fit, lean, and strong as quickly as possible <b>without crash dieting, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time</b> in the gym . . . <u>regardless of your age</u> . . . you want to read this book.<br /><br />Here's the deal:<br /><br /><h2>Losing fat and building lean muscle isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. <u>This book is the shortcut.</u></h2><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements, "detoxes," or "skinny teas." Most pills and powders do <u>absolutely nothing.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Constantly change up your workout routine to get lean, defined muscles. It's <u>much simpler</u> than that.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Waste a couple of hours in the gym every day grinding out grueling workouts. In fact, this is a great way to get <u>nowhere.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Slog away at boring cardio to shed ugly belly, hip, and thigh fat. In fact, you probably don't have to do <u>any cardio</u> to get the body you really want.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Obsess over "clean eating" and avoiding "unhealthy" foods to get fit. Instead, you can get the body you want <u>eating the foods you love.</u></li><br />Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep gals from ever achieving the lean, toned, sexy, and healthy bodies they <u>truly desire.</u><br /><br />And in this book you're going to learn something <b>most women will never know</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes losing 10 to 15 pounds of fat while building lean, sexy muscle a breeze . . . <u>and it only takes 8 to 12 weeks.</u></h2><br />Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book:<br /><br /><li>The <b>10 biggest fat loss and muscle-building myths and mistakes</b> that keep women overweight, weak, and frustrated.</li><br /><li>The 3 scientific laws of lean muscle growth and fat loss that literally <b>force your body to get fitter, leaner, and stronger.</b> You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to build lean muscle and lose fat once you know what you're doing.</li><br /><li>How to create flexible diet plans that help you <b>transform your body composition eating the foods you love</b> . . . and without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."</li><br /><li>A paint-by-numbers training system that will help you <b>add lean muscle to all the right places and get sexy, athletic curves</b> . . . spending no more than three to six hours in the gym every week . . . doing challenging, fun workouts you enjoy.</li><br /><li>A no-BS guide to supplements that will show you what works and what doesn't, <b>saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year</b>.</li><br /><li>And a whole lot more!</li><br />Imagine . . . <b>just 12 weeks from now</b> . . . being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you're doing it . . .<br /><br />Imagine enjoying the added benefits of <b>high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits</b>, and knowing that you're getting <b>healthier every day</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The bottom line is you CAN get that <u>"Hollywood babe" body</u> without following boring, bland "bodybuilder" diets or living in the gym. This book shows you how.</h2><br /><b>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</b><br /><br />With this women's fitness book, you'll also get a <b>FREE 56-page reference guide</b> with all of the book's key takeaways, a year's worth of <i>Thinner Leaner Stronger</i> workouts, 10 premade meal plans for cutting and lean bulking, and more!<br /><br /><b>Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a fitter, leaner, and stronger you!</b>
The Egg and I
by Betty MacDonald

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 01, 2016

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<p>When Betty MacDonald married a marine and moved to a small chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, she was largely unprepared for the rigors of life in the wild. With no running water, no electricity, a house in need of constant repair, and days that ran from four in the morning to nine at night, the MacDonalds had barely a moment to put their feet up and relax. And then came the children. Yet through every trial and pitfall—through chaos and catastrophe—this indomitable family somehow, mercifully, never lost its sense of humor.</p><p>A beloved literary treasure for more than half a century, Betty MacDonald's <em>The Egg and I</em> is a heartwarming and uproarious account of adventure and survival on an American frontier.</p>
Ball Four (RosettaBooks Sports Classics)
by Jim Bouton

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

March 20, 2012

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Ball Four: The Final Pitch is the original book plus all the updates, unlike the 20th Anniversary Edition paperback. <br /><br />When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries.<br /><br />Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four. Fans liked discovering that athletes were real people--often wildly funny people. Many readers said it gave them strength to get through a difficult period in their lives. Serious critics called it an important document.<br /><br />David Halberstam, who won a Pulitzer for his reporting on Vietnam, wrote a piece in Harper’s that said of Bouton: “He has written… a book deep in the American vein, so deep in fact that it is by no means a sports book.”<br /><br />In 1999 Ball Four was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the “Books of the Century.” And Time magazine chose it as one of the “100 Greatest Non-Fiction” books.<br /><br />Besides changing the image of athletes, the book played a role in the economic revolution in pro sports. In 1975, Ball Four was accepted as legal evidence against the owners at the arbitration hearing, which lead to free agency in baseball and, by extension, to other sports.<br /><br />Today Ball Four has taken on another role--as a time capsule of life in the sixties. “It is not just a diary of Bouton's 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and Houston Astros,” says sportswriter Jim Caple. “It's a vibrant, funny, telling history of an era that seems even further away than four decades. To call it simply a “tell all book” is like describing The Grapes of Wrath as a book about harvesting peaches in California.”<br /><br />This ebook version of Ball Four includes the first edition, the 1980, 1990 and 2000 updates, and 138 photos.<br /><br />ABOUT THE AUTHOR<br /><br />Jim Bouton was born in Newark, NJ, in 1939. He grew up in Rochelle Park, a blue-collar town that was too small for Little League. The result was that kids learned to play baseball without uniforms, parents, coaches, or umpires.<br /><br />In high school, his nickname was “warm up Bouton” because he never got into the games. Advised that becoming a major league pitcher was “unrealistic,” Bouton wrote his Careers Week report on the life of a forest ranger. He got a C on his report and an A on the cover--a nice drawing of a squirrel in a tree.<br /><br />Bouton was an All-Star pitcher and won 20 games for the Yankees in 1963. The next year he won 18 games and beat the Cardinals twice in the World Series. Eventually a sore arm got him sold to the Seattle Pilots--for a bag of batting practice balls. That’s when he began taking notes for his diary Ball Four, published in 1970.<br /><br />In the 1970s he was a top-rated TV sportscaster in New York City, acted in a Robert Altman film called The Long Goodbye, and made a brief comeback with the Atlanta Braves.<br /><br />In 2003 Bouton wrote and self-published Foul Ball, a diary of his battle to save a historic ballpark in Pittsfied, MA. Bouton says he only writes when he’s bursting to say something. “Ball Four was a book I wanted to write,” he says. “Foul Ball was a book I had to write.<br /><br />Today Bouton lives in a forest in western Massachusetts.
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.
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer

Language

English

Pages

231

Publication Date

September 21, 2009

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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter.  How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of <i>Into the Wild</i>.<br /><br />Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir.  In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his  cash.  He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented.  Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away.  Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.<br /><br />Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life.  Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless.  Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons.<br /><br />When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris.  He is said  to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, <i>Into the Wild</i> is a <i>tour de force</i>. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

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