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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight

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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.
The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Ot...
by Cameron Diaz

Language

English

Pages

303

Publication Date

December 29, 2015

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<p>Cameron Diaz shares her formula for becoming happier, healthier, and stronger in this positive, essential guide grounded in science and inspired by personal experience, a #<strong>1 <em>New York Times</em> bestseller</strong>.</p><p>Throughout her career, Cameron Diaz has been a role model for millions of women. By her own candid admission, though, this fit, glamorous, but down-to-earth star was not always health-conscious. Learning about the inseparable link between nutrition and the body was just one of the life-changing lessons that has fed Cameron’s hunger to educate herself about the best ways to feed, move, and care for her body. In <em>The Body Book, </em>she shares what she has learned and continues to discover about nutrition, exercise, and the mind/body connection.</p><p>Grounded in science and informed by real life, <em>The Body Book</em> offers a comprehensive overview of the human body and mind, from the cellular level up. From demystifying and debunking the hype around food groups to explaining the value of vitamins and minerals, readers will discover why it’s so important to embrace the instinct of hunger and to satisfy it with whole, nutrient-dense foods. Cameron also explains the essential role of movement, the importance of muscle and bone strength and why we need to sweat a little every day.</p><p><em>The Body Book</em><strong><em> </em></strong>does not set goals to reach in seven days or thirty days or a year. It offers a holistic, long-term approach to making consistent choices and reaching the ultimate goal: a long, strong, happy, healthy life.</p>
The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body
by Patrick Roth

Language

English

Pages

259

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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<p>Back pain manifests itself in many different forms, attacks without warning, and damages its victims’ physical and emotional health. Everyone suggests a different cure for the effects of a weak core: surgeons want to cut, chiropractors want to adjust, physical therapists want to perform physical therapy.  In <em>The End of Back Pain,</em> neurosurgeon Patrick Roth, M.D., reveals that, more often than not, back pain is caused by a set of underdeveloped core muscles that control the stability and alignment of the spine that are not being used. He details a specialized exercise program to strengthen and develop those muscles to relieve, control, and even prevent chronic pain.</p><p><em>The End of Back Pain</em> helps patients view the body from a totally different perspective, and inspires readers to push their bodies in order to cure its maladies. After years of treating back pain, Dr. Roth has seen time and time again that a back that is not used to its full capacity is a back that is unhealthy. When we don’t use our backs, we are not utilizing the core set of muscles designed to help us stay strong, increase stamina, and look our very best.</p>
Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultima...
by Michael Matthews

Language

English

Pages

356

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>
Starting Strength
by Mark Rippetoe

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

November 07, 2013

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Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, has sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after four more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, this third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in SS:BBT3. And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to everyone: young and old, male and female, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak and already strong. Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, their appearance, and their quality of life. SS:BBT3 is your complete guide to developing strength -- the foundation of athletic performance and the key to long-term health.<br /><br />-- Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training.<br />-- The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained.<br />-- All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts, and the biomechanics behind them.<br />-- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch.<br />-- Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven effective in four years of seminar, military, and group instruction.<br />-- How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health.<br />-- How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress.<br />-- Completely indexed.<br />-- The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.
Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultim...
by Michael Matthews

Language

English

Pages

474

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>
131 Method: Your Personalized Nutrition Solution to Boost Metabol...
by Chalene Johnson

Language

English

Pages

394

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<b><b>Chalene Johnson</b>, <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author and award-winning entrepreneur who's built and sold several multimillion-dollar lifestyle companies, offers a revolutionary fitness program with proven success based on her successful online program of the same name.</b><br /><br /><b>Diets are dumb. You aren't.</b><br /><br />Your personalized plan for gut health, wellness, and weight loss<br /><br />You're smart. You're sick of gimmicks and trendy diets that leave you with frustration and a slower metabolism. The 131 Method gets to the root of the problem--gut health--and delivers a personalized solution to wellness, hormone balance, and permanent weight loss based on the Nobel Prize-winning science of autophagy and diet phasing. Finally, a science-based solution that's actually doable!<br /><br />Following her own health scare, health and wellness expert Chalene Johnson set out to understand the science and individuality of metabolism. Working with renowned researchers, doctors, and registered dietitians, she developed a simplified 3-phase plan for health promoting weight loss. This proven methodology was tested with more than 25,000 individuals. Now she distills the essentials of her hugely successful online program into the 131 Method book.<br /><br />1 Objective (set by you!), 3 Weeks of Diet Phasing, and 1 Week to Fast and Refuel. 131 Method guides you through Chalene's three-phase, 12-week solution, helping you personalize every step of the way. You'll:<br /><br />  <b>*</b>  Lose weight without slowing your metabolism<br /><br />  <b>*</b>  Improve gut health and boost immunity<br /><br />  <b>*</b>  Fix cravings and reset hormones<br /><br />  <b>*</b>  Discover 100 delicious, easy recipes<br /><br />The 131 Method isn't a one size fits all diet, it's how to eat a diet that works! You'll get everything you need to change your thinking, transform your body, and improve your life . . . for good!
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible ...
by Timothy Ferriss

Language

English

Pages

593

Publication Date

December 14, 2010

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Customer Reviews
<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> teaches you how to reach your peak physical potential with minimum effort. </b><br /><b><br /></b>Is it possible to:<br />• Reach your genetic potential in 6 months?<br />• Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours?<br />• Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing?<br /><b> </b><br /><b>Indeed, and much more.</b> <br /><br /><i>The 4-Hour Body</i> is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The 4-Hour Workweek,</i> fixated on one life-changing question: <br /><b><br />For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?<br /></b><br />Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. From the gym to the bedroom, it’s all here, and it all works.<br /><br /><b>You will learn (in less than 30 minutes each):<br /></b><br />• How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails<br />• How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends) <br />• How to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice <br />• How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of <i>total</i> gym time <br />• How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested <br />• How to produce 15-minute female orgasms <br />• How to triple testosterone and double sperm count<br />• How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks <br />• How to reverse “permanent” injuries <br />• How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months <br />• How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit<br />        <br />And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue.<br /><br /><b>That’s exactly what <i>The 4-Hour Body</i> delivers.</b>
The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace Ame...
by Michael Pillsbury

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

February 03, 2015

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<p><b>One of the U.S. government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise – and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower.</b></p><p>For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop its scientific and military capabilities, and take its place on the world stage, in the belief that China's rise will bring us cooperation, diplomacy, and free trade. But what if the "China Dream" is to replace us, just as America replaced the British Empire, without firing a shot?</p><p>Based on interviews with Chinese defectors and newly declassified, previously undisclosed national security documents, <i>The Hundred-Year Marathon</i> reveals China's secret strategy to supplant the United States as the world's dominant power, and to do so by 2049, the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. Michael Pillsbury, a fluent Mandarin speaker who has served in senior national security positions in the U.S. government since the days of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, draws on his decades of contact with the "hawks" in China's military and intelligence agencies and translates their documents, speeches, and books to show how the teachings of traditional Chinese statecraft underpin their actions. He offers an inside look at how the Chinese really view America and its leaders – as barbarians who will be the architects of their own demise.<br />Pillsbury also explains how the U.S. government has helped – sometimes unwittingly and sometimes deliberately – to make this "China Dream" come true, and he calls for the United States to implement a new, more competitive strategy toward China as it really is, and not as we might wish it to be. <i>The Hundred-Year Marathon</i> is a wake-up call as we face the greatest national security challenge of the twenty-first century.</p>
Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free
by Susan Peirce Thompson

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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Bright Line Eating has helped thousands of people from over 75 countries lose all their excess weight <i>and</i> keep it off. Are you ready to join them?<br /><br />In this book, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. shares the groundbreaking weight-loss solution based on her highly acclaimed Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and biology, <i>Bright Line Eating</i> explains why people who are desperate to lose weight fail again and again:<br /><br /><b>It’s because the brain <i>blocks</i> weight loss.</b><br /><br />Bright Line Eating (BLE) is a simple approach designed to reverse that process. By working with four &ldquo;Bright Lines&rdquo; &#8212; clear, unambiguous, boundaries &#8212; Susan Peirce Thompson shows us how to heal our brain and shift it into a mode where it is ready to shed pounds, release cravings, and stop sabotaging our weight loss goals.<br /><br />Best of all, it is a program that understands that willpower <i>cannot</i> be relied on, and sets us up to be successful anyway.<br /><br />Through the lens of Susan&rsquo;s own moving story, and those of her Bright Lifers, you&rsquo;ll discover firsthand why traditional diet and exercise plans have failed in the past. You&rsquo;ll also learn about the role addictive susceptibility plays in your personal weight-loss journey, where cravings come from, how to rewire your brain so they disappear, and more. Susan guides you through the phases of Bright Line Eating &#8212;from weight loss to maintenance and beyond &#8212;and offers a dynamic food plan that will work for anyone, whether you&rsquo;re vegan, gluten-free, paleo, or none of the above.<br /><br /><i>Bright Line Eating</i> frees us from the obesity cycle and introduces a radical plan for sustainable weight loss. It&rsquo;s a game changer in a game that desperately needs changing.<br /><br /><i>&ldquo;Bright Line Eating ushers in an end to cravings, an end to dieting, an end to that constant, exhausting, soul-sucking loop in your head about food and calories and pounds. . . . Living Happy, Thin, and Free is your birthright.&rdquo; &#8212; Susan Peirce Thompson</i>

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