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MUSTANG RIVER (Books 1-2)
by Bev Pettersen

Language

English

Pages

476

Publication Date

November 30, 2019

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From award-winning author Bev Pettersen comes TWO heart-pounding romances where rugged alpha protectors collide with strong unforgettable women. Don't miss this special edition of the Mustang River Ranch suspense series!<br /><b><i>"Diving into a Bev Pettersen book is always a delicious treat!" Lori Ryan New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author</i></b><br /><b><br />Shadows of the Mountain (Book 1)</b><br /><br /><b><i>Winner, Write Touch Readers' Award Contest, Best Romantic Suspense 2018<br />"A thrilling romantic western suspense, full of action, drama and of course, love!" Reader Views</i></b><br /><br />A wary former SEAL is hired to protect the President's daughter on a routine three-day horseback ride. But when they are attacked by ruthless assassins, he and his beautiful but suspicious trail guide must team up in order to protect their innocent charge. As they lead their pursuers on a dangerous decoy, they learn to lower their guard and trust each other. Can they survive long enough to have a chance at love, or will either of them leave the mountain alive?<br /><br /><b>Along Came A Cowboy (Book 2)</b><br /><br /><b><i>Readers' Choice Award, Romantic Suspense 2019<br />A hot cowboy, a twisted killer, and one very resilient woman.</i></b><br /><br />A burned-out rodeo champ vows to steer clear of female fans, especially artificial cowgirls with their bright lipstick and plastic smiles. The luxury ranch's wilderness chase offers the perfect opportunity to escape. He doesn't count on being asked to track an attractive woman, and certainly not one who has never dirtied her designer jeans. And while her surprising pluck might prove enough to capture his heart, the Montana backwoods conceals many dangerous predators... Not all of them are four-legged.
Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero
by Christopher McDougall

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><b>"A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor . . . McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." --John Grogan, author of <i>Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog</i></b><br /><br /><b>From the best-selling author of <i>Born to Run</i>, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, and, in the process, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection.</b></b><br /><br />When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.<br /><br />Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. An entire community comes together to help save Sherman and, along the way, Chris shows us the joy of a life with animals.
Born to Run
by Christopher McDougall

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

May 04, 2009

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<b>The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.</b><br /><br />An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?<br /> <br />Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
by Stephen Guise

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

December 22, 2013

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<h3><strong>***A Worldwide Bestseller in 18 Languages!***</strong><br /></h3><h4><strong></strong><strong>Lasting Change for Early Quitters, Burnouts, the Unmotivated, and Everyone Else Too</strong><br /></h4><p>When I decided to start exercising consistently 10 years ago, this is what <em>actually</em> happened:<br /></p><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><p>Like most people who try to change and fail, I assumed that <em>I</em> was the problem. 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 /></p><p><em>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.</em><br /><br />I was right.<br /></p><h3><strong>Is There A Scientific Explanation For This? </strong><br /></h3><p><strong></strong>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 <em>Mini Habits--</em>we've been doing it all wrong.<br /></p><p>You <em>can</em> 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. They don't work because they all 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 /></p><h3><strong>What's A Mini Habit?</strong><br /></h3><p>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. 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 /></p><h3><strong>Aim For The First Step</strong><br /></h3><p><strong></strong>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. 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'll won't shoot because it's too far away. But when you aim for the step in front of you, you might just keep going and reach the moon.<br /><br /><strong>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.</strong> 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. The <em>Mini Habits</em> system works because it's how our brains are designed to change.<br /></p><p>I relished the opportunity to share this life-changing strategy with the world. I loved writing <em>Mini Habits. </em>Read it now and discover how smaller habits can bring bigger results.<br /></p>
To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, a...
by Jedidiah Jenkins

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • “With winning candor, Jedidiah Jenkins takes us with him as he bicycles across two continents and delves deeply into his own beautiful heart.”<i>—</i>Cheryl Strayed, author of <i>Wild </i>and <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i></b><br /> <br />On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being funneled into a life he didn’t choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent sixteen months cycling from Oregon to Patagonia. He chronicled the trip on Instagram, where his photos and reflections drew hundreds of thousands of followers, all gathered around the question: What makes a life worth living? <br /><br />In this unflinchingly honest memoir, Jed narrates his adventure—the people and places he encountered on his way to the bottom of the world—as well as the internal journey that started it all. As he traverses cities, mountains, and inner boundaries, Jenkins grapples with the question of what it means to be an adult, his struggle to reconcile his sexual identity with his conservative Christian upbringing, and his belief in travel as a way to wake us up to life back home.<br /><br />A soul-stirring read for the wanderer in each of us, <i>To Shake the Sleeping Self </i>is an unforgettable reflection on adventure, identity, and a life lived without regret.<br /> <br /><b>Praise for <i>To Shake the Sleeping Self</i></b><br /><br />“[Jenkins is] a guy deeply connected to his personal truth and just so refreshingly present.”<b><i>—</i>Rich Roll, author of <i>Finding Ultra</i></b><br /> <br />“This is much more than a book about a bike ride. This is a deep soul deepening us. Jedidiah Jenkins is a mystic disguised as a millennial.”<b>—Tom Shadyac, author of <i>Life’s Operating Manual</i></b><br /><br />“Thought-provoking and inspirational . . . This uplifting memoir and travelogue will remind readers of the power of movement for the body and the soul.”<b><i>—Publishers Weekly<br /></i></b>
Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyw...
by Steven Low

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English

Pages

987

Publication Date

December 26, 2019

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<p><b>Commonly referred to by readers as an "exercise Bible," Overcoming Gravity is a comprehensive guide that provides a gold mine of information for gymnastics and bodyweight strength training within its large 8.5"x11" size and nearly 600 pages.</b></p><p>Steven Low takes the reader on a journey through logically constructing a strength-oriented bodyweight workout routine. With a highly systematic approach, he delves into the physiology behind strength training equips the reader to adequately prepare their body for the rigors of bodyweight training. This book covers much ground that other books do not, offering information health and injury management, factors that contribute to a successful routine, and actual program implementation. If you prefer your health and fitness books to include scientific data, comprehensive sample programming, and effective recommendations, Overcoming Gravity is the ideal choice for your library.</p><p>This Second Edition has been revised, expanded, and re-organized to read easier, provide more content, and offer easily accessible next-steps for beginner, intermediate, and advanced populations.</p> <p><b>Notable improvements from the first edition include the following:</b></p><p><ul><li><b>Editing team to correct all previous editing errors.</b></li><li><b>Increased clarity on scientific principles and routine construction.</b></li><li><b>Updated scientific information to ensure the book aligns with current research.</b></li><li><b>Extensive information on body part splits and population modifications, allowing one to construct a routine that fits their lifestyle and skill level.</b></li><li><b>More in-depth explanation of each element of a routine.</b></li><li><b>An entirely new chapter entitled Methods of Progression to ensure plateaus are never an issue.</b></li><li><b>Expanded sample programming that includes common faults made at different skill levels.</b></li><li><b>More real-life examples of how a routine may look.</b></li><li><b>Addition of proper scapular positioning and technique for each exercise.</b></li><li><b>Upgraded images that illustrate exercises from 2D to 3D.</b></li><li><b>Modified charts with more accurate level placement and new leg exercise inclusions.</b></li></ul></p><p>For a book preview including Table of Contents, Introduction, Chapter 1-3, and Charts, see: http://stevenlow.org/book/</p><p><b>Note</b>: This book does not contain primary gymnastics skill work like cartwheels, tumbling, swings, giants, etc.</p><p><font color="red">v2.1 4/17/17: ~25 editing and illustration errors are fixed.</font></p><p><font color="red">v2.2 5/2/17: Page 38 missing fixed. Page available: http://stevenlow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Page38.pdf</font></p>
Elastic Habits: How to Create Smarter Habits That Adapt to Your D...
by Stephen Guise

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

November 09, 2019

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<p><strong>Elastic habits are easier to form, more impactful, more fun, and more resilient than habits formed with any other strategy.</strong><br /></p><p>These flexible habits are just as easy to form as a mini habit, but with 3x the results (or more). To explain how and why this is possible, let me give you a hypothetical scenario involving my greatest fear in the world.<br /></p><p>Imagine you’re trail running in the woods, trying to set a new personal best time. In the corner of your eye, you see a large brown object moving towards you with great speed. And now it’s upon you. You gaze up in horror at a roaring mother grizzly bear. What do you do?<br /></p><ol><li>Continue running (adrenaline boost!)</li><li>Tackle the bear</li><li>Play dead</li><li>Call out “Jumanji”<br /></li></ol><p>Go ahead and play dead. It gives you the best chance of surviving a grizzly attack. But if you treated this situation as we are taught to treat goals and habits, you wouldn’t have that option. You’d have just one option, because most goals and habits are unchanging. So here’s your one option.<br /></p><p>1. Continue running (certain death)<br /></p><p>You had a plan (trail running), but your environment changed (momma bear). Whenever that happens, you must <em>adapt</em> to the unexpected situation for the best result. In the case of a bear attack, it can save your life. In the case of behavior change, it can save your habits. <br /></p><p>This concept doesn’t only apply in a negative way, either. There will be times in which a situation is <em>more</em> favorable than anticipated, in which case, adapting to seize the opportunity is in your best interest. But if you follow any other habit book’s advice, they will tell you to do the same thing every day, to be inflexible. <br /></p><h3><strong>The Result of Static Habits</strong><br /></h3><p>If your static habit is small, you’ll achieve remarkable consistency (mini habits). But on days in which you can do more, it will feel (and possibly be) <em>wrong</em> to aim for something that easy. Over time, this may frustrate you.<br /></p><p>If your static habit is large, you’ll have occasional big wins, but whenever life sends you a figurative grizzly bear, you’ll fail and your habit may die young.<br /></p><p>Small habits are the best choice if you choose to form a static habit, but here’s why you shouldn’t.<br /></p><h3><strong>The Power of Elastic Habits</strong><br /></h3><p>No two days are the same. By making your habits elastic, you can adapt your aim to conquer every unique day of your life. You will still be surprised by the crazy happenings of life, no doubt, but you will no longer be <em>unprepared</em> for them.<br /></p><p>Elastic habits give you an answer for every situation. They destroy excuses naturally, by saying, “Okay. How about doing this instead?” If normal habits are a hammer, elastic habits are your grandfather’s garage, a magical place with a tool for every need. It’s not a burden to have a hammer, a wrench, <em>and</em> a screwdriver—you simply select the one you need for the job.<br /></p><p>In this book, you’ll find a comprehensive framework of elasticity for habit building. Elastic materials are stronger than rigid, brittle materials because they can adapt to pressure. The same is true for habits. Any dread or sense of monotony you’ve felt about forming habits will disappear, because this system is dynamic and exciting.<br /></p><p>Your elastic habits can survive threats and thrive in favorable circumstances. There’s no downside because they’re simply a smarter version of the habits we typically try to form. <br /></p><p><strong>Read <em>Elastic Habits</em>, and you’ll soon discover the power and freedom of smarter, flexible habits that adapt to your day.</strong></p>
The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa
by Neil Peart

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

September 01, 2004

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Dysentery, drunken soldiers, and corrupt officials provide the background for Neil Peart's physical and spiritual cycling journey through West Africa. The prolific drummer for the rock band Rush travels through African villages, both large and small, and relates his story through photographs, journal entries, and tales of adventure, while simultaneously addressing issues such as differences in culture, psychology, and labels. Literary and artistic sidekicks such as Aristotle, Dante, and Van Gogh join Peart and his cycling companions, reminding the reader that this is not just another travel book—it is a story of both external and introspective discovery and adventure.<br />
Quitters Never Win: My Life in UFC - The American Edition
by , Anthony Evans

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<b>With brand new material exclusive to this Updated American Edition, here—in his own words—is the story of the newest member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame, Britain’s own Rocky Balboa, Michael Bisping</b><br /><br /> Featuring an entirely new chapter for U.S. readers, the story of his induction into the UFC Hall of Fame, fresh insights about his fighting career, never-before-told stories about his film and TV career, and a harrowing account of his fighting off attempted kidnappers while filming in South Africa, <i>Quitters Never Win</i> tells the incredible story of how he went from rough and humble beginnings and then on to a legendary mixed martial arts career capped by winning the Middleweight Championship in one of the greatest upsets in UFC history.<br /><br /> “If I quit the first time I tasted defeat, I wouldn’t be here now,” Bisping once said.<br /><br /> The ultimate UFC underdog, Bisping fought his way to Number One contender three times, only to be knocked back each time. But he refused to give in, clawing his way to his first World Title shot at the age of 37—and becoming the first ever British UFC world champion.<br /><br /> Loaded with the humor and brutal honesty that first won him a following on the television show <i>Ultimate Fighter 3,</i> Bisping recounts his record setting 13-year fight career battling the likes of Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, and Dan Henderson. <br /><br /> The most engaging UFC color analyst in recent memory, and a budding film and television star, Bisping tells his story in a way that only he knows how.<br /><br />
ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Ph...
by , Selene Yeager

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

July 05, 2016

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Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one. <br /><br />Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it’s no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. <i>ROAR</i> is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. This book teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition, hydration, and training to your unique physiology so you can work with, rather than against, your female physiology. Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy T. Sims, PhD, shows you how to be your own biohacker to achieve optimum athletic performance.<br /><br />Complete with goal-specific meal plans and nutrient-packed recipes to optimize body composition, <i>ROAR </i>contains personalized nutrition advice for all stages of training and recovery. Customizable meal plans and strengthening exercises come together in a comprehensive plan to build a rock-solid fitness foundation as you build lean muscle where you need it most, strengthen bone, and boost power and endurance. Because women’s physiology changes over time, entire chapters are devoted to staying strong and active through pregnancy and menopause. No matter what your sport is—running, cycling, field sports, triathlons—this book will empower you with the nutrition and fitness knowledge you need to be in the healthiest, fittest, strongest shape of your life.

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