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Neve nera (Versante Est) (Italian Edition)
by Andrea Vincenzo Lucchi

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Italian

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Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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RACCONTO LUNGO (53 pagine) - NARRATIVA - Un appassionante racconto delle scalate del Point Lenana e del Nelion, in Africa, realizzate dall'autore nel 2013.L'autore racconta in queste pagine la sua prima spedizione in Africa avvenuta nel febbraio 2013, durante la quale sale due tra le vette più alte del continente africano: Point Lenana (4985 metri) e Nelion (5188 metri). Questa vol­ta ad accompagnarlo, oltre all'esperto Andrea Borca, già suo compagno nelle imprese sulle Ande e in Himalaya, ci sarà anche la moglie Alessia. La dicotomia del titolo, scrive nell'introduzione Giorgio Salvador, Presidente del Club Alpino Italiano della sezione di Vittorio Veneto, è una di quelle dicotomie che "solo l'Africa sa concretizzare, facendo vivere emozioni e avventure diverse negli stessi luoghi, passando dal deserto ai piedi delle montagne, alle loro cime innevate. Affascinanti contraddizioni ambientali, come la "vertical bog" o brughiera verticale, i senici e le lobelie giganti, oppure il Diamond Couloir, ghiacciaio di diamante del monte Kenya, deserti infuocati e cime ghiacciate sul filo dell'equatore". Nato in una piccola isola del Mare del Nord nel 1976, Andrea Vincenzo Lucchi segue fin da giovane le orme del non­no, maestro di sci e gestore del rifugio "Città di Vittorio Veneto", cominciando a praticare l'alpinismo nel gruppo del Monte Rosa dove consolida la sua passione fatta di ghiaccio e quota. Questo sarà il trampolino di lancio per le sue spedizioni sulle Ande, in Himalaya e nel continente africano. Dopo la pubblicazione di "Andar per Ande" (Il Marcopolo edizioni), ha continuato a inseguire e ad alimentare la sua passione per l'alpinismo, salendo numerose vette nelle Dolomiti e nelle Alpi, con gli sci ai piedi d'inverno e le mani nude d'estate.
The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Perf...
by Steven Kotler

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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<p><b><i>Wall Street Journal</i> Bestseller</b></p><P>In this groundbreaking book,<i> New York Times</i>–bestselling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow,” an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.<p>Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream,<i> The Rise of Superman</i> explains how these athletes are using flow to do the impossible and how we can use this information to radically accelerate performance in our own lives. <p>At its core, this is a book about profound possibility; about what is actually possible for our species; about where—if anywhere—our limits lie.
Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle...
by Dana L. Ayers

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English

Pages

169

Publication Date

August 29, 2015

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<h3><b>Witty, observant, and full of cringe-worthy confessions and heartwarming encouragement, <i>Confessions</i> celebrates both running and life.</b></h3><br /><br />Part <i>Bridget Jones</i>, part <i>Forrest Gump</i>, Dana Ayers chronicles her awkward mishaps and adventures in transitioning from childhood bookworm to accidental accomplished athlete. Over the last ten years, Ayers has completed a vast array of races. She runs them all while admittedly not getting much faster, much thinner, or much more disciplined—though she has managed to be on national television, split open her pants, and get electrocuted. Ayers intersperses her hilarious yet relatable struggles with insights about how and why she keeps running.<br /><br />A self-proclaimed ambassador of slow runners, Ayers has completed dozens of endurance challenges, including Tough Mudder, the Ragnar Relay, Muddy Buddy, Warrior Dash, Run Amuck, the Army Ten-Miler, the Country Music Marathon, and many more mud runs, obstacles courses, and races. Her race descriptions will entertain seasoned runners and non-runners alike. Woven into the chaos of her running adventures is compassionate reassurance for anyone who feels like they aren’t fast enough, athletic enough, or strong enough to finish a tough race.<br /><br />Though told with humor, <i>Confessions’</i> stories share an underlying theme of Ayers’ serious reverence for the sport of running and the running community. Ayers describes experiences such as participating in a 1,000-mile relay for Boston Marathon bombing victims, and being overcome by emotion while observing wounded veterans struggling to finish a race. Her stories prove how life-enriching it can be to physically fight for something and to cheer on others who are doing the same.<br /><br />For anyone who has considered trying a marathon, an obstacle race, or simply taking up running for the first time, Ayers is your ambassador. If she can do it, you can too.
HOW TO SURVIVE IN DIFFERENT CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONDITIONS:...
by James Wi

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English

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Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<br />Modern man accustomed to comfort. However, you never know what surprises tomorrow. Survival in extreme conditions is very different from ordinary life, and it makes sense to prepare in advance and to develop the necessary skills to difficult and dangerous situations not caught by surprise. This book will help you master the skills of survival in the wild. This book will help you <b>survive</b><br />
The Saga of the Tijuana Barbell Club
by , Adam benShea

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

February 06, 2017

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Riding the momentum of the Amazon bestselling Jailhouse Strong series, Josh Bryant and Adam benShea return to share a unique story about mentorship, legacy, and tradition. Told from the authors’ point of view, the reader is introduced to the world of the fabled Tijuana Barbell Club, its unforgettable characters, and its distinctive method of muscle building. A collection of groundbreaking strength training methods are woven inside of a personal narrative about the golden age of physical culture at the Tijuana Barbell Club in Old Mexico.<br />During their pursuit of high school athletic glory, the authors trained at a local gym. While working out, they meet a mysterious old lifter with a rich story to share and a legacy to be passed along. Through an ongoing dialogue, the stranger becomes a mentor and tells them about the training system utilized by the legendary group of bouncers and strongmen of the Tijuana Barbell Club. <br />Each conversation reveals another segment of the lost art of physical culture from Old Mexico. This includes Wave Loading Programs, intervals specific to bar fighting, the introduction of the rigorous Seven Day Shock Method, and many other unique training protocols. <br />The Saga of the Tijuana Barbell Club brings you into a forgotten history of strength and dispenses lessons on lifting and living which will serve you in the gym, on the street, and throughout your journey. <br /><br /><br />
Alone on the Wall
by Alex Honnold

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English

Pages

263

Publication Date

November 09, 2015

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<p>The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation.</p><br /><p>Free solo climbing is a high-stakes sport: if you fall, you die. Expert free soloist Alex Honnold isn't afraid to push the limit; one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, he has pioneered new routes, won awards, and shattered records. <em>Alone on the Wall</em> recounts the seven most astonishing achievements of Honnold's extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger.</p>
Intermittent Fasting: How a Regular Fasting Diet is Good for Your...
by Marie Thomas

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English

Pages

44

Publication Date

February 20, 2017

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HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT, IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH… NO CALORIE COUNTING!!<br /><br />Are you fed up with fad diets, yo-yo weight loss and weight gain and are you particularly tried and frustrated with counting calories?<br /><br />Well, I’ve got the solution for you… Intermittent fasting! Don’t let the word “fasting” fool you. Fasting has been around for millennia and has many, many health benefits to it. A major benefit of intermittent fasting is the ability to burn fat; that stubborn fat around your belly and everywhere else. <br /><br />Intermittent fasting is easy; no calories to count – just decide on the specific time period you want to eat or which days that you will be fasting. <br /><br />WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF THIS BOOK<br /><br />In this book, you will learn the “how” and “why” of intermittent fasting. You will learn the multiple health benefits from allowing your body to be in a fasted state.<br /> <br />You are not starving yourself, you are healing your body… Intermittent fasting is not just for losing weight, but for gaining overall health!!<br /><br />Some of the great health benefits of intermittent fasting include:<br />• Cellular repair, increase human growth hormone, protection against disease<br />• Change in hormone levels to access stored body fat easier<br />• Lose belly fat<br />• Lower risk for Type 2 diabetes <br />• Improve heart health<br />• Effect the metabolism which can lead to reduced risk for cancer<br />• Improve metabolic features that are important to brain health<br />• Can prevent Alzheimer’s disease<br />• Live a longer and healthier life.<br /><br />BONUS MATERIAL<br /><br />Also, included in this book is information about the liver, which plays a huge part in your weight loss journey. <br /><br />You will receive a list of supplements that help to accelerate your weight loss and are just darn good for you. As well as foods that naturally detox the liver and foods that contain good fats. We all need good fats as part of our daily diet for optimal health.<br />Lastly, you will receive drink and tea “recipes” that help to detox the liver and burn that stubborn body fat. <br /><br />Would You Like To Know More?<br /><br />Download now and start on your road to continuous health TODAY!<br /><br />Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'BUY' button'.<br />
Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The...
by Cory Reese

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English

Pages

203

Publication Date

September 05, 2016

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Long before Cory Reese strapped on his first pair of running shoes, he learned the key to being a successful ultrarunner: He knew how to suffer.<br /> <br />In “Nowhere Near First,” Cory shares his deeply personal story about experiencing his father’s suicide at a young age, and how this led to a career in endurance running and a desire to live life to the fullest.<br /> <br />“Nowhere Near First” is a humorous, captivating, and uplifting account of Cory’s memorable ultramarathon experiences. Not only does Cory’s entertaining and powerful writing allow readers a unique perspective into the challenges and rewards of running, but it also inspires each of us to turn tragedy into triumph. <br /> <br />“Cory Reese writes with humor, humbleness and honesty. His story is both uplifting and real, and his tales of persistence and perseverance are sure to inspire, whether you’re at the front of the pack or nowhere near first. Regardless of the title, this book’s a winner!”
<br /><b>~ Dean Karnazes, author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner</b> <br /> <br />“Cory Reese’s book, Nowhere Near First, is an immensely entertaining and profoundly educational story about overcoming challenges to forge a meaningful life. Reese’s story is must-read for people looking to find meaning and purpose in modern-day society.” <br /><b>~ Karl Hoagland, Publisher, UltraRunning Magazine</b> <br /> <br />“Cory has penned a very personal account of overcoming hardship in his personal and athletic life. Nowhere Near First tells his story of perseverance and survival in a vivid, down and dirty way that peaks with his extraordinarily positive way of looking at life.”<br /><b>~ Marshall Ulrich, author of Running On Empty: An Ultramarathoner’s Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America</b>
Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons L...
by John Kretschmer

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<p><i>"I know you'll want to read more after you finish <b>Sailing a Serious Ocean</b>. And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean."</i> -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF <b>ROUNDING THE HORN</b></p> <p>After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the world's oceans, John Kretschmer has plenty of stories and advice to share. John's offshore training passages sell out a year in advance and his entertaining presentations are popular at boat shows and yacht clubs all over the English speaking world. John's talent for storytelling enchants his audience as it soaks up the lessons he learned during his oftenchallenging voyages. Now you can take a seat next to John--at a lesser cost--and get the knowledge you need to fulfill your own dream of blue-water adventure.</p> <p>In <i>Sailing a Serious Ocean</i>, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them. His tales of storm encounters and other examples of extreme seamanship will help you prepare for your journey and give you confidence to handle any situation—even heavy weather. Through his personal stories, John will guide you through the whole process of choosing the right boat, outfitting with the right gear, planning your route, navigating the ocean, and understanding the nuances of life at sea.</p> <p>Our oceans are beautiful yet unpredictable—water that is at one moment a natural mirror for the glowing sun can turn into a foamy, raging wall of fury. John knows our oceans, and he is one of the best teachers of taming and enjoying them. Before you set off across the big blue, turn to John for his inspirational stories and hard-learned advice and discover the serious sailor in you.</p>
Stoked!: An inspiring story about courage, determination and the ...
by Chris Bertish

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

August 01, 2015

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This is the story of how a skinny little kid from Kenilworth in Cape Town managed to travel halfway around the world without sponsorship, and then outwit, outsmart and outperform the world’s best-paid professional athletes on a day that changed his life, and the sport of big-wave surfing, forever … Big-wave surfer Chris Bertish was the first South African to brave the monster waves of Mavericks, winning the Mavericks Big Wave Invitational surfing event in the biggest and heaviest waves ever recorded in the history of the sport. That same year, he finished third on the Big Wave World Tour, despite only surfing three of the five events. Chris’s mantra is Dream it, See it, Believe it, Achieve it. With his infectious enthusiasm, Chris tells how he pulled off death-defying antics, time and again, overcame overwhelming obstacles and manoeuvred around the many random twists of fate to achieve his goals and fulfil his dreams.

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