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Semi-Tough: A Novel
by Dan JENKINS

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

March 03, 2015

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<div><b>"Dan Jenkins is a comic genius."--Don Imus</b><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>Made into a hilarious and timeless film starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, and Jill Clayburgh, and recently named number seven on <i>Sports Illustrated</i>'s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time, <i>Semi-Tough</i> is Dan Jenkins's masterpiece and considered by many to be the funniest sports book ever written. <br /></div><div><br /></div><div>The novel follows the outsize adventures of Billy Clyde Puckett, star halfback for the New York Giants, whose team has come to Los Angeles for an epic duel with the despised "dog-ass" Jets in the Super Bowl. But Billy Clyde is faced with a dual challenge: not only must he try to run over a bunch of malevolents incarnate, but he has also been commissioned by a New York book publisher to keep a journal of the events leading up to, including, and following the game. <br /></div><div><br /></div><div>Infused with Dan Jenkins's characteristic joie de vivre and replete with cigarettes, whiskey, and wild women, <i>Semi-Tough</i> is an uproarious romp through a lost era of professional sports that will have any armchair quarterback falling out of his or her recliner in hysterics on a semi-regular basis.</div>
The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Perf...
by Tom Brady

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>The #1<i> New York Times</i> bestseller by the 6-time Super Bowl champion</b><BR> <BR> <b>The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady—the 6</b><b>-time</b><b> Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at </b><b>41</b><b> years old—a gorgeously illustrated and deeply practical “athlete’s bible” that reveals Brady’s revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages.</b><BR><BR>In modern sports, some athletes have managed to transcend their competition in a way that no one will ever forget: Jordan. Jeter. Ali. Williams. These elite legends have changed the game, achieved the unthinkable, and pushed their bodies to unbelievable limits. Joining their exclusive ranks is Tom Brady.<BR> <BR>“Brady is the healthiest great champion the NFL has ever had, both physically and mentally” (Sally Jenkins, <i>The Washington Post</i>). The longtime New England Patriots quarterback, who in 2017 achieved his fifth Super Bowl win and fourth Super Bowl MVP award, is widely regarded as an athlete whose training and determination pushed him from a mediocre draft position to the most-revered and respected professional football player of his generation.<BR> <BR>In <i>The TB12 Method</i>, Tom Brady explains how he developed his groundbreaking approach to long-term fitness, presenting a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to his personal practice. Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living—and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady’s own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, <i>The TB12 Method </i>also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices that dramatically decrease the risk of injury while amplifying and extending performance, as well as quality of life.<BR> <BR>After using his methods for over a decade, Brady believes that the TB12 approach has made him—and can make any athlete, male or female, in any sport and at any level—achieve their own peak performance. With instructions, drills, photos, in-depth case studies that Brady himself has used, as well as personal anecdotes and experiences from on and off the field, <i>The TB12 Method</i> is the only book an athlete will ever need, a playbook from Brady himself that will change the game.
Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time
by Ian O'Connor

Language

English

Pages

521

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<DIV><B>A<I> NEW YORK TIMES</I> BESTSELLER</B><BR /><BR /> The definitive biography of the NFL’s most enigmatic, controversial, and yet successful coach<BR /><BR />             Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL—the infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, he’s led the team to five Super Bowl championship trophies. In this revelatory and robust biography, readers will come to understand and see Belichick’s full life in football, from watching college games as a kid with his father, a Naval Academy scout, to orchestrating two Super Bowl–winning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, to his dramatic leap to New England, where he has made history.<BR /><BR />             Award-winning columnist and <I>New York Times </I>best-selling author Ian O’Connor delves into the mind of the man who has earned a place among coaching legends like Lombardi, Halas, and Paul Brown, presenting sides of Belichick that have been previously unexplored. O’Connor discovers how this legendary coach shaped the people he met and worked with in ways perhaps even Belichick himself doesn’t know. Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots. But there is so much more—from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft to his ability to earn the unmitigated respect of his players—if not their affection. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty. Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this book circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time, and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work.</DIV>
Weight Room Wisdom: Lessons In Leadership From 99 Strength Coache...
by Ron McKeefery

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

March 01, 2019

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As Strength and Conditioning Coaches we all know that writing the workout is the easy part. Getting athletes to buy into the workout, the culture, and to you as a coach is what's hard. <br /><br />Through my years of coaching my favorite moments are those with the athletes before our after a lift, when we get the chance to talk with them about being a better human. Using stories to teach them life lessons that will help them to be the best athlete they can be, but more importantly lessons that will stick with them long after athletics. Stories that will inspire them to be the best version of themselves. <br /><br />Weight Room Wisdom is a collection of inspirational stories used by 99 of the top Strength and Conditioning Coaches in the world. A combination of metaphorical, experiential, and personal stories they have used to inspire their athletes for years. This book is for any coach that aspires to make an impact in their athletes life. Those that strive to break up the monotony of typical coaching cliches with skilled storytelling.
Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships and Buil...
by Michael Lombardi

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<b>Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level. From personnel to practice to game-day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football.</b><br /><br />Why do some NFL franchises dominate year after year while others can never crack the code of success? For 30 years Michael Lombardi had a front-row seat and full access as three titans--Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick--reinvented the game, turning it into a national obsession while piling up Super Bowl trophies. Now, in <i>Gridiron Genius</i>, Lombardi provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and <i>win</i>--and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side time and again. <br />     In reality, very few coaches understand the philosophies, attention to detail, and massive commitment that defined NFL juggernauts like the 49ers and the Patriots. The best organizations are not just employing players, they are building something bigger. <i>Gridiron Genius </i>will explain how the best leaders evaluate, acquire, and utilize personnel in ways other professional minds, football and otherwise, won't even contemplate. How do you know when to trade a player? How do you create a positive atmosphere when everyone is out to maximize his own paycheck? And why is the tight end like the knight on a chessboard? <br />     To some, game planning consists only of designing an attack for the next opponent. But Lombardi explains how the smartest leaders script <i>everything</i>: from an afternoon's special-teams practice to a season's playoff run to a decade-long organizational blueprint. Readers will delight in the Lombardi tour of an NFL weekend, including what really goes on during the game on and off the field and inside the headset. <i>First stop</i>: Belichick's Saturday night staff meeting, where he announces how the game will go the next day. <i>Spoiler alert</i>: He always nails it.<br />     Football dynasties are built through massive attention to detail and unwavering commitment. From how to build a team, to how to watch a game, to understanding the essential qualities of great leaders, <i>Gridiron Genius </i>gives football fans the knowledge to be the smartest person in the room every Sunday.
The Soul of a Team: A Modern-Day Fable for Winning Teamwork
by Tony Dungy

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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<b>From the <i>New York</i> <i>Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Mentor Leader</i> and <i>Quiet Strength</i> comes a book sure to transform your team or organization!</b><br /><br />For most people, succeeding in life requires mastering the art of teamwork. Whether at work, school, church, or home, virtually everyone is part of a team—and when they work well, teams can accomplish more than individuals working by themselves.<br /><br />But not all teams are created equal. When a team isn’t functioning well, individual strengths can be undermined and weaknesses accentuated, making the work environment a terrible place to be. So what does a truly effective team environment look like, and how can you create one within your own organization?<br /><br />As a former Super Bowl–winning coach, Tony Dungy is an expert at building and bringing out the best in a team. Drawing on his experiences from years of coaching and working with other leaders, this football fable lays out four essential principles practiced by truly effective teams. Telling the story of a fictional NFL team looking for a turnaround, <i>The Soul of a Team</i> not only identifies some of the most common issues that hold a team back but also lays out a game plan for winning teamwork. Whether you aspire to be a better leader or a stronger team player, <i>The Soul of a Team</i> will show you how to contribute to a stronger, healthier, more productive team destined for success.
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by , David Casstevens

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p> <p>"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."<br /><br />--<b>Ben Crenshaw</b>, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain</p> <p>"<i>Mind Gym</i> hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."<br /><br />--<b>Ken Griffey Jr.</b>, Major League Baseball MVP</p> <p>"I read <i>Mind Gym</i> on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."<br /><br />--<b>Jason Kidd</b>, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner</p> <p>In <i>Mind Gym</i>, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." <i>Mind Gym</i> will give you the "head edge" over the competition.</p>
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
by Jon Krakauer

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English

Pages

482

Publication Date

August 30, 2009

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<b>This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.</b><br /><br />Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of post-9/11 patriotism. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, a legend was born. But the real Pat Tillman was much more remarkable, and considerably more complicated than the public knew...<br /><br />A stunning account of a remarkable young man's heroic life and death, from the bestselling author of <b>Into the Wild</b>, <b>Into Thin Air</b>, and <b>Under the Banner of Heaven</b>.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The System: Soviet Periodization Adapted for the American Strengt...
by , Jeremy Hall

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

October 18, 2018

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Despite a seemingly endless supply of training programs promising enhanced athletic performance, the same questions inevitably plague strength and conditioning coaches. How do you initiate an athlete’s strength program and progress it over the course of not just a season, but a career? How will you know when it is time to progress, and how can you avoid the consequences of overtraining? How can you develop an athlete’s work capacity while increasing strength, power, and speed without completely sacrificing one quality for another?<br /><br />The answer to all of those questions lies in the systematic approach to program design outlined in The System.<br /><br />Hall of Fame strength coaches Johnny Parker, Al Miller, and Rob Panariello have spent their entire careers studying, testing, and refining the best practices and methods of Soviet-era sports science into a modern, practical approach to strength and conditioning for long-term athletic development. Their system of scientific programming and coaching produced not only powerful and resilient athletes, but also dominant championship teams spanning over three decades.<br /><br />Their distilled lessons and experiences will teach you:<br /><br /> ~ A structured approach to advance a novice athlete to a stronger and more powerful performer<br /><br /> ~ Why simplicity in exercise selection is one key to athletic development<br /><br /> ~ The critical training variables that can make or break progress<br /><br /> ~ How planned—not random—variations in training will yield progressive and sustained physical gains<br /><br /> ~ How to integrate lifting, running, and jumping together to build explosive athletes<br /><br />This book provides more than just a system of principles for optimal strength and conditioning program design. Rather, it provides an education in both the science and the art of coaching and will help you develop what the authors call the “Eye of the Coach” to ensure continued success for both you and your athletes.
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable
by , Dave Zirin

Language

English

Pages

268

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p>Super Bowl Champion and two-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man without a censor. One of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet, he is also a fearless activist, grassroots philanthropist, and organizer.</p><p>Written with award-winning sportswriter and author Dave Zirin, <em>Things That Make White People Uncomfortable</em> is a sports book for our times, a sports memoir and manifesto as hilarious as it is revealing.</p><p>Bennett, a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, has gained international recognition for his public support for the Black Lives Matter Movement and women’s rights. Bennett donates all his endorsement money and half of the proceeds from his jersey sales to fund health and education projects for poor underserved youth and minority communities, and has recently expanded his reach globally to provide STEM programming in Africa.</p><p>Dave Zirin has been called the “finest, most important writer on sports and politics in America,” by Dr. Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at the Harvard Divinity School. He is sports editor for <em>The Nation</em> and author of several titles for Haymarket Books, including his critically acclaimed book <em>The John Carlos Story</em>, written with 1968 Olympian John Carlos.</p>

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