Categories

 > Sports & Outdoors > Extreme Sports

839 results were found

Sort by:

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Perf...
by Steven Kotler

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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.
Manaslu: the Japanese Mountain.
by Chakra Karki

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Manaslu, illustrated climbing history.
The Saga of the Tijuana Barbell Club
by , Adam benShea

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

February 06, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
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 />
Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle...
by Dana L. Ayers

Language

English

Pages

169

Publication Date

August 29, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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.
Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons L...
by John Kretschmer

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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>
A Guide to Improvised Weaponry: How to Protect Yourself with WHAT...
by , Adam Slutsky

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

March 06, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Defend yourself with salad tongs, hairbrushes--and even a dirty diaper!<BR><BR>A sidewalk thief tries to steal your wallet, but you are unarmed. What do you do? With <i>A Guide to Improvised Weaponry</i>, you'll know how to protect yourself--even if all you have are your car keys and a candy bar. Written by Green Beret and combat expert Terry Schappert, this book teaches you how to turn your lipstick, your wristwatch--even the shoes on your feet--into strategic self-defense tools. Traditional weapons can be expensive, dangerous, and in the blur of an attack, easily turned against you, but with his life-saving advice, you can avoid these risks and defend yourself by deploying the hidden tactical uses of 100 ordinary items.<BR><BR>Whether you're out grocery shopping, riding in an elevator, or enjoying a stroll through the park, <i>A Guide to Improvised Weaponry</i> shows you how to control your environment and become your own bodyguard--ready and able to act when you need to.
Bodybuilding: The Ultimate Guide to Building Muscle Mass and Incr...
by S Daly

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

August 07, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>Imagine, in as little as 12 weeks from now you could have the body of your dreams!</b><br /><br />Whether you are an experienced bodybuilder, a seasoned competitor, a teen bodybuilder, a female bodybuilder or just someone who enjoys resistance training then you’ve got to grab this book. <br /><br />Inside I cover everything from the basics of bodybuilding, weight training tips and proven methods of training that will help to transform your physique in a matter of mere weeks. <br />I wrote this book to bust all those myths out there, its time people went back to the basic training styles of the golden days of Arnold Schwarzenegger.<br /><br />•You don’t need to spend a fortune on bodybuilding gear<br />• You don’t need to do overly complicated training plans<br />• You don’t need to spend hours in the gym everyday<br />•You don’t need to do the constant bulk and shedding cycle<br />•You DO need to stop listening to those myths and by this book!<br /><br />Every level of experience is catered for and The Ultimate Guide to Bodybuilding will help you achieve your personal best. This book is about taking control of your body once and for all and transforming the way you train forever. <br /><br /><b>The reality is you CAN achieve that “Grecian” Hollywood style body and your life does not have revolve around it.</b><br /><br /><em>BONUS: Meal Plans plus FREE Teen Bodybuilders and Female Bodybuilders Guide!<br /><br />Click the BUY button now to take the first step towards a bigger, leaner and sexier you! <em><br /></em></em>
Alone on the Wall
by Alex Honnold

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

November 09, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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>
Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons
by Bryon Powell

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

April 12, 2011

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Marathons have become too easy for some runners. What was once the pinnacle of achievement in a runner’s life is now a stepping stone for extraordinary adventure in ultramarathoning. The number of ultrarunners—those running distances of 50k (31miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or 100 miles—is growing astronomically each year.<br /><br />Dean Karnazes’ Ultramarathon Man and Chris McDougall’s Born to Run have inspired tens of thousands to try these seemingly superhuman distances. But to date, there has been no practical guide to ultramarathoning. Now, Bryon Powell has written Relentless Forward Progress, the first how-to manual for aspiring ultrarunners. Powell covers every aspect of training for and racing ultra distances. This encyclopedic volume prepares runners for going farther than they have ever gone before and, in the process, shows them that they are capable of the “impossible.”<br /><br />About the Author<br /><br />Bryon Powell is a former Washington, DC, attorney who left his job to devote himself to running ultramarathons full time. He publishes the popular trail running and competes in ultras nationwide. His articles have also been published in Outside, Running Times, Trail Runner, Competitor, and UltraRunning. Bryon is a contributing editor at Trail Runner and is an advisory board member of the American Trail Running Association. He lives in Park City, Utah. As a runner, he has twice placed in the top ten at the Leadville 100 (’06 & ’09), twice won the under-30 age group at the Western States 100 (’05 & ’06), and was part of the first American team to place in the top three at Morocco’s Marathon des Sables (’09).<br />

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

Kind Reader Monthly Drawing (March 2017)

Congratulations to February 2017's winner Henry H. of New York, USA.

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com