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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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Pdf:Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.Moneyball reveals a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of Major League teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win.... How can we not cheer for David?

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Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success

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Pdf:Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success.Why have all the sprinters who have run the 100 meters in under 10 seconds been black? What's one thing Mozart, Venus Williams, and Michelangelo have in common? Is it good to praise a child's intelligence? Why are baseball players so superstitious? Few things in life are more satisfying than beating a rival. We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field or at the ballot box, in the office or in the classroom. In this bold new look at human behavior, award-winning journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed explores the truth about our competitive nature: why we win, why we don't, and how we really play the game of life. Bounce reveals how competition - the most vivid, primal, and dramatic of human pursuits - provides vital insight into many of the most controversial issues of our time, from biology and economics, to psychology and culture, to genetics and race, to sports and politics. Backed by cutting-edge scientific research and case studies, Syed shatters long-held myths about meritocracy, talent, performance, and the mind. He explains why some people thrive under pressure and others choke, and weighs the value of innate ability against that of practice, hard work, and will. From sex to math, from the motivation of children to the culture of big business, Bounce shows how competition provides a master key with which to unlock the mysteries of the world.

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The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal, and the Big Business of College Basketball

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Pdf:The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal, and the Big Business of College Basketball.From acclaimed New York Times Magazine author Michael Sokolove, the astonishing inside story of the epic corruption scandal that has rocked the NCAA and exposed the rot and hypocrisy at the heart of big-time college sports.At a lavish annual event in late August 2017, the University of Louisville athletic director, who made more than five million dollars in compensation in 2016, announced an extension of his school's sponsorship deal with Adidas: $160 million for another 10 years. The invitees were city's gentry - horse breeders, bourbon distillers, partners at big law firms, the state's governor, Matt Bevin, and its most powerful politician, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. One month later, the FBI revealed it had reached the endgame of a sprawling investigation of large-scale corruption involving Adidas, Louisville, and a host of other colleges in which large payments were laundered from Adidas through a network of coaches and fixers to athletes and their families to induce them to go to Adidas-branded college programs. In short order, Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino (salary: eight million dollars) and athletic director Tom Jurich were fired, and fear and trembling swept through the world of big-time college athletics. Because there is another shoe, as it were, and it will fall.In The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino, Michael Sokolove lifts the rug on the Louisville scandal and places it in the context of the much wider problem: the farce of amateurism in big-time college sports. In a world in which even assistant coaches can make high-six and seven-figure salaries as long as they keep the "elite" athletes coming in, shoe deals can reach into the nine figures, and everyone is getting rich but the players, can it be surprising that unscrupulous parties would pay athletes, creating in effect a black market in young men, a veritable underground railroad of talent? But a few bad apples are one thing. In The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino, Michael Sokolove shows an elaborate, systematic machine involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in illicit payments and connecting at least one of the largest apparel companies in the world with schools across the country. The Louisville-Adidas scandal has revealed a web of conspiracy whose scope has shaken big-time college sports to its core, delivering a devastating blow to the fantasy of amateurism, of "scholar athletes". A Shakespearean drama of greed and desperation involving some of the biggest characters in the arena of sports, The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino will be the definitive chronicle of this scandal and its broader echoes.

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Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won

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Pdf:Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won.In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost. Drawing from Moskowitz's original research, as well as studies from fellow economists such as bestselling author Richard Thaler, the authors look at: the influence home-field advantage has on the outcomes of games in all sports and why it exists; the surprising truth about the universally accepted axiom that defense wins championships; the subtle biases that umpires exhibit in calling balls and strikes in key situations; the unintended consequences of referees' tendencies in every sport to "swallow the whistle," and more. Among the insights that Scorecasting reveals: Why Tiger Woods is prone to the same mistake in high-pressure putting situations that you and I are Why professional teams routinely overvalue draft picks The myth of momentum or the "hot hand" in sports, and why so many fans, coaches, and broadcasters fervently subscribe to it Why NFL coaches rarely go for a first down on fourth-down situations--even when their reluctance to do so reduces their chances of winning. In an engaging narrative that takes us from the putting greens of Augusta to the grid iron of a small parochial high school in Arkansas, Scorecasting will forever change how you view the game, whatever your favorite sport might be.

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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Pdf:Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game."I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story." But the idea for the book came well before I had good reason to write it - before I had a story to fall in love with. It began, really, with an innocent question: how did one of the poorest teams in baseball, the Oakland Athletics, win so many games? With these words Michael Lewis launches us into the funniest, smartest, and most contrarian book since, well, since Liar's Poker. Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the front offices of major league teams, and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers and physics professors. These numbers prove that the traditional yardsticks of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. This information has been around for years, and nobody paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland Athletics. Billy paid attention to those numbers, and this book records his astonishing experiment in finding and fielding a team that nobody else wanted. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win...how can we not cheer for David?

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The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse

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Pdf:The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse.With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions. It took 108 years, but it really happened. The Chicago Cubs are once again World Series champions. How did a team composed of unknown young players and supposedly washed-up veterans come together to break the Curse of the Billy Goat? Tom Verducci, twice named National Sportswriter of the Year and cowriter of The Yankee Years with Joe Torre, will have full access to team president Theo Epstein, manager Joe Maddon, and the players to tell the story of the Cubs' transformation from perennial underachievers to the best team in baseball. Beginning with Epstein's first year with the team in 2011, Verducci will show how Epstein went beyond "Moneyball" thinking to turn around the franchise. Leading the organization with a manual called "The Cubs Way", he focused on the mental side of the game as much as the physical, emphasizing chemistry as well as statistics. To accomplish his goal, Epstein needed manager Joe Maddon, an eccentric innovator, as his counterweight on the Cubs' bench. A man who encourages themed road trips and late-arrival game days to loosen up his team, Maddon mixed New Age thinking with Old School leadership to help his players find their edge. The Cubs Way takes listeners behind the scenes, chronicling how key players like Rizzo, Russell, Lester, and Arrieta were deftly brought into the organization by Epstein and coached by Maddon to outperform expectations. Together, Epstein and Maddon proved that clubhouse culture is as important as on-base percentage and that intangible components like personality, vibe, and positive energy are necessary for a team to perform to their fullest potential. Verducci chronicles the playoff run that culminated in an instant classic Game Seven. He takes a broader look at the history of baseball in Chicago and the almost supernatural element to the team's repeated loses that kept fans suffering but also served to strengthen their loyalty. The Cubs Way is a celebration of an iconic team and its journey to a World Championship that fans and listeners will cherish for years to come.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times

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Pdf:Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times.The New York Times best seller! From the number one New York Times best-selling author of This Town, an equally merciless probing of America's biggest cultural force, pro football, at a moment of peak success and high anxietyLike millions of Americans, Mark Leibovich has spent more of his life tuned in to pro football than he'd care to admit. Being a lifelong New England Patriots fan meant growing up on a steady diet of lovable loserdom. That is until the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era made the Pats the most ruthlessly efficient and polarizing sports dynasty of the modern NFL, and its fans the most irritating in all of Pigskin America. Leibovich kept his obsession quiet, making a nice career for himself covering that other playground for rich and overgrown children, American politics. Still, every now and then Leibovich would reach out to Tom Brady to gauge his willingness to subject himself to a profile. He figured that the chances of Brady agreeing were a Hail Mary at best, but Brady returned Mark's call in summer 2014 and kept on returning his calls through epic Patriots Super Bowl victory and defeat, and a scandal involving Brady - Deflategate - whose grip on sports media was as profound as its true significance was ridiculous. So began a four-year odyssey that took Mark Leibovich deeper inside the NFL than anyone has gone before. From the owners' meeting to the draft to the sidelines of crucial games, he takes in the show at the elbow of everyone from Brady to big-name owners to the cordially despised NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell. Ultimately, Big Game is a chronicle of "peak football" - the high point of the sport's economic success and cultural dominance but also the time when the dark side began to show. It is an era of explosive revenue growth but also one of creeping existential fear. Players have long joked that NFL stands for "not for long", but as the true impact of concussions becomes inescapable background noise, it's increasingly difficult to enjoy the simple glory of football without the buzzkill of its obvious consequences.And that was before Donald Trump. In 2016, Mark's day job caught up with him, and the NFL slammed headlong into America's culture wars. Big Game is a journey through an epic storm. Through it all, Leibovich always keeps one eye on Tom Brady and his beloved Patriots, through to the 2018 Super Bowl. Pro football, this hilarious and enthralling book proves, may not be the sport America needs, but it is most definitely the sport we deserve.One of Mother Jones' Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018

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The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty

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Pdf:The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty.Derek Jeter and the "Core Four" have passed the torch to a new generation of Yankees superstars - featuring Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, and Greg Bird - who have powered through the minors to become stars on baseball's biggest stage. Joined by reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, this thrilling group is poised to chase championship titles for years to come.  The Baby Bombers details the inside strategy of the Yankees' pivot to a younger, more exciting roster, the players' fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, their memorable 2017 playoff run, their amazing assaults on the record books, and a unified mission to hoist the franchise's 28th World Series trophy.  Through new, in-depth interviews, veteran reporter Bryan Hoch fleshes out the transition from Jeter to Judge, scoring behind-the-scenes insights from general manager Brian Cashman, former manager Joe Girardi, executives and scouts, members of the current roster, opponents, and Yankees legends of the past.  Winning baseball in the Bronx will resume with postseason hero Aaron Boone in the manager's chair, aiming to steer the franchise to its 41st World Series appearance.

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Sixty & Beyond: Super Secrets Of Self-Defense For Senior Citizens

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Pdf:Sixty & Beyond: Super Secrets Of Self-Defense For Senior Citizens.Sixty & Beyond is designed to provide senior citizens with unique strategies and techniques to avoid and escape physical and criminal attacks.Harry Hammer, the author of this book - and a senior citizen himself - draws on his forty two years as an award winning PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics Training System) Instructor Trainer, as well as time-proven skills that are central to his iconic Fighting Arts self-defense system.When followed, this book will give you the ability to transition from a vulnerable, ideal victim (“sheep”) to a Hard Target Survivor. Learn these life-preserving principles in an entertaining sequence of true stories, interviews, and an introduction to key strategies that will be simple and easy to understand, and perform, no matter your age.Here are some examples of what you will encounter in this book:Introduction To The Fighting Arts No-Fear Survival SystemOld Age And Treachery: being older is not necessarily a disadvantageAre You An Ideal Victim?The Power Of Prevention: being aware and alertThe Deadly Interview: focusing on the almost inevitable distraction technique that precedes nearly every attack on a senior citizenWinlogy For Older Folks: how to avoid and escape, or to effectively defend oneself

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My World

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Pdf:My World.Peter Sagan, at just 28 years of age, is already one of cycling's greatest riders of all time. With four Tour de France points jersey victories, three road-race world championships, the 2018 Paris-Roubaix, and multiple spring classics among Sagan's palmares, the world of cycling agrees that this intense, yet fun-loving rider is among the most dominant and fun-to-watch riders of his generation. In My World, for the very first time, bike racing fans will have the opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes of Sagan's cycling life, revealing the full extent of his dedication to competition and determination to win. They will learn about his relationship with fellow riders, his heroes, and how he copes with the expectation of success. He will share technical details about his preparation, dissect the art of the sprint, and analyze the tactics that play out during a fiercely competitive stage or race. If the rainbow jersey comes with a curse, what happens when you win three? Meet the real Peter Sagan in My World and find out why cycling's most interesting personality never takes winning too seriously.

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Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning: Training for an Ultramarathon, from 50K to 100 Miles and Beyond

Pdf Sports Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning: Training for an Ultramarathon, from 50K to 100 Miles and Beyond

Pdf:Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning: Training for an Ultramarathon, from 50K to 100 Miles and Beyond.Ultramarathons don't leave much room for mistakes. Don't learn the hard way: Get a jump on training for an ultramarathon with Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning, a comprehensive handbook to running 30 to 100 miles and beyond, authored by one of the most experienced and recognized athletes in the sport.  Hal Koerner is among America's best ultrarunners, with podium results in more than 90 ultramarathons. In his smart, down-to-earth handbook, Koerner shares hard-earned wisdom, field-tested habits, and insider tips to help you prepare for your ultra.  You'll find guidance on exactly what you need to know to prepare for ultramarathon, including:  Best gear for ultrarunning  Fueling and hydration guidelines  Choosing an ultra  Trail-running technique  First-aid advice  Beating altitude, storms, and heat  Race-day game plans  Crew and pacer tips  Mental strategies to get you to the finish line  The guide offers three detailed training plans to prepare for 50K, 50-mile to 100K, and 100-mile ultramarathons.  Start your ultra with confidence and finish it strong with Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning!PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea

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Pdf:Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea.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 often challenging 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.  In Sailing a Serious Ocean, 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.  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.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Bodybuilding Encyclopedia: The Science, Ditch the Cardio, Keto Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Mindset, Burn Fat, Build Muscle Mass, 5 Books in 1

Pdf Sports Bodybuilding Encyclopedia: The Science, Ditch the Cardio, Keto Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Mindset, Burn Fat, Build Muscle Mass, 5 Books in 1

Pdf:Bodybuilding Encyclopedia: The Science, Ditch the Cardio, Keto Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Mindset, Burn Fat, Build Muscle Mass, 5 Books in 1.From the author of best-selling books Ultimate Bodybuilding Training and Ditch the Cardio.Slim waistVisible absRound, broad shouldersDefined, V-shaped backVisiblly muscular chestMuscular and vascular armsNicely shaped muscular legsThese are the key characteristics of an aesthetic ripped physique that Bodybuilding Encyclopedia focuses on developing. If you want to build muscle, get strong, toned, and lean fast without resorting to dangerous pills, fad diets, wasting time in the gym...it doesn't matter how old you are or what shape you are in now...you want to listen this audiobook. Here's the deal: Burning fat, building muscle, and staying in fantastic shape is not as complicated as the "experts" make it out to be.Say good-bye to:Jogging for hours on endCrazy 300-bpm workouts that can be dangerousLiving in the gym to get a "six-pack"You also don't have to live on low-carb island or restrict yourself to water and skipping meals just to lose weight and gain it all back.This audiobook is also for those frustrated from weight training who aren't getting the results they should be getting.... I want you to find out the missing pieces that are holding you back so you can finally get the results you deserve.Lastly, Bodybuilding Encyclopedia is not just about muscle. It incorporates mind-set training and exercise routines you can use in your lifestyle without slaving away in the gym with no results. Gain control over your body, develop self-confidence, self-mastery, and maximize your potential. Make the positive changes to your physique now. 

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26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career

Pdf Sports 26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career

Pdf:26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career.Four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi shares lessons learned from each of the 26 marathons he's run in his storied career.When Meb Keflezighi ran his final marathon in New York City on November 5, 2017, it marked the end of an extraordinary distance-running career. As the first person in history to win both the Boston and New York City marathons as well as an Olympic marathon medal, Meb's legacy is forever cemented. Meb's last marathon was also his 26th, and each of those marathons has come with its own unique challenges, rewards, and outcomes. In 26 Marathons, take on those legendary races alongside Meb - every hill, bend, and unexpected turn of events that made each marathon an exceptional learning experience, and a fascinating story.26 Marathons offers the wisdom Meb has gleaned about life, family, identity, and faith in addition to tips about running, training, and nutrition. He shows runners of all levels how to apply the lessons he's learned to their own running and lives. Equal parts inspiration and practical advice, 26 Marathons provides an inside look at the life and success of one of the greatest runners living today.

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University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education

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Pdf:University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education.The dramatic exposé of how the University of Oregon sold its soul to Nike, and what that means for the future of our public institutions and our society.In the mid-1990s, facing severe cuts to its public funding, the University of Oregon - like so many colleges across the country - was desperate for cash. Luckily, the Oregon Ducks' 1995 Rose Bowl berth caught the attention of the school's wealthiest alumnus: Nike founder Phil Knight, who was seeking new marketing angles at the collegiate level. And so the University of Nike was born: Knight has so far donated more than half a billion dollars to the school in exchange for high-visibility branding opportunities.But as journalist Joshua Hunt reveals in University of Nike, Oregon has paid dearly for the veneer of financial prosperity and athletic success that has come with this brand partnering. Hunt uncovers efforts to conceal university records, buried sexual assault allegations against university athletes, and cases of corporate overreach into academics and campus life. Encompassing more than just sports and the academy, University of Nike is a riveting story of our times.

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Done Deal

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Pdf:Done Deal.Whether it is a manager being sacked, the signing of a new star player, television rights, negotiations, extreme player misconduct or the million-pound club takeovers, lawyers remain at the heart of all football business dealings. Written by leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey, who has dealt with all these incidents firsthand, this book explores the issues - from pitch to boardroom - that shape the modern game and how these impact leagues, clubs, players and fans.Made up of more than 50 stand-alone essays, the book includes real-life club and player examples and insider anecdotes as well as high-impact features exploring the 'Ways a Player Can Engineer a Big Money Transfer', 'How Agents Tap-up Players' and 'How much would it cost to buy Lionel Messi?' The book draws on the author's considerable experience and feature contributions from leading journalists and Premier League footballers.Not scared to explore the underbelly of football, the book covers areas such as bribes, player strikes, drug use, underhanded tactics and the way agents, clubs and players can manipulate the system. This highly accessible book will provide football fans with a clearer and entertaining understanding of all on- and off-field football matters.

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F-k it All and Go Sailing: Everything You Need to Know to Use Sailing to Get Away from Life

Pdf Sports F-k it All and Go Sailing: Everything You Need to Know to Use Sailing to Get Away from Life

Pdf:F-k it All and Go Sailing: Everything You Need to Know to Use Sailing to Get Away from Life.Are you tired of life? Ready to walk away from it all just for a little while? Do you dream of white sandy beaches and blue waters? It is time to say F--k it All and Go Sailing. Go find out where the sky meets the ocean. Take in scenic views of the mountains. Watch the whales as the spout water. It doesn't matter what you do as long as your phone is off, your stress is gone, and you get a break from life. Need to know more? This book is designed to help you sail away from it all.From it you will learn:All you need to know about sailingThe top places to go sailingNautical terms you NEED to knowTips on how to find a boat for youThe latest developments in equipmentSafety guidelinesSailing activitiesHow to maintain your boatWorldwide rulesHow to discover the best spots

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In the Zone: How Champions Think and Win Big

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Pdf:In the Zone: How Champions Think and Win Big.Discover the untapped power of the human mind.How do champions like Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Usain Bolt suppress their fear of failure and find the belief to win? How did Michael Phelps and Jessica Ennis-Hill visualise their own futures? What exactly is 'The Zone'? And how do you get there?Drawing on over 100 exclusive interviews with the world's elite stars of sports, ranging from boxing to rugby union, Formula One to the Paralympics, Clyde Brolin sets out to discover the secrets of true success and show how they can be used by all of us in our own lives, whoever we are.

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On Jiu Jitsu

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Pdf:On Jiu Jitsu.We will develop only the strength our environment demands of us. When our environment fails to challenge our depths, we are tasked to create one that does. Practitioners across the globe continue to use jujitsu as a tool for personal development. For many, the jujitsu academy is the one place in which we purposefully practice virtuous action. On Jiu Jitsu seeks to codify the mechanisms by which jujitsu shapes the individual, as the character traits required to achieve mastery in sport are the same that our highest humanity requires. It is the hope of the author that the articulation of these benefits will ensure the listener's continued practice of self-mastery through this sacred medium.

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The Making of the Masters: Clifford Roberts, Augusta National, and Golf's Most Prestigious Tournament

Pdf Sports The Making of the Masters: Clifford Roberts, Augusta National, and Golf's Most Prestigious Tournament

Pdf:The Making of the Masters: Clifford Roberts, Augusta National, and Golf's Most Prestigious Tournament.The Masters. For any golf fan, the words evoke the immortal greats of the game and their quest for the most prized trophy of all - the green jacket of Augusta National Golf Club.  But behind the legendary links and timeless traditions is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood figures in the history of the Masters and Augusta National: Clifford Roberts, the club's chairman from its founding in 1931 until shortly before his death in 1977. Roberts's meticulous attention to detail, his firm authoritarian hand, and his refusal to settle - even for perfection - helped build the Masters into the tournament it is today, and Augusta National into every golfer's idea of heaven on earth.

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The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey

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Pdf:The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey.An energetic, lyrical, genre-defying account of the 2017 tennis season.  In The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey, the award-winning poet - and Paris Review sports columnist - Rowan Ricardo Phillips chronicles 2017 as seen through the unique prism of its pivotal, revelatory, and historic tennis season. The annual tennis schedule is a rarity in professional sports in that it encapsulates the calendar year. And like the year, it's divided into four seasons, each marked by a final tournament: the Grand Slams.  Phillips charts the year from winter's Australian Open, where Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal renewed their rivalry in a match for the ages, to fall's U.S. Open. Along the way, Phillips paints a new, vibrant portrait of tennis, one that captures not only the emotions, nerves, and ruthless tactics of the point-by-point game but also the quicksilver movement of victory and defeat on the tour, placing that sense of upheaval within a broader cultural and social context. Tennis has long been thought of as an escapist spectacle: a bucolic, separate bauble of life.   The Circuit will convince you that you don't leave the world behind as you watch tennis - you bring it with you.

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Death of the Territories: Expansion, Betrayal and the War That Changed Pro Wrestling Forever

Pdf Sports Death of the Territories: Expansion, Betrayal and the War That Changed Pro Wrestling Forever

Pdf:Death of the Territories: Expansion, Betrayal and the War That Changed Pro Wrestling Forever.For decades, distinct professional wrestling territories thrived across North America. Each regionally based promotion operated individually and offered a brand of localized wrestling that greatly appealed to area fans. Promoters routinely coordinated with associates in surrounding regions, and the cooperation displayed by members of the National Wrestling Alliance made it easy for wrestlers to traverse the landscape with the utmost freedom.  Dozens of territories flourished between the 1950s and late '70s. But by the early 1980s, the growth of cable television had put new outside pressures on promoters. An enterprising third-generation entrepreneur who believed cable was his opportunity to take his promotion national soon capitalized on the situation.  A host of novel ideas and the will to take chances gave Vincent Kennedy McMahon an incredible advantage. McMahon waged war on the territories and raided the NWA and AWA of their top talent. By creating WrestleMania, jumping into the pay-per-view field, and expanding across North America, McMahon changed professional wrestling forever.

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The Next Distant Sea: The 28-Foot Sailboat Atom Continues Her Second Circumnavigation

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Pdf:The Next Distant Sea: The 28-Foot Sailboat Atom Continues Her Second Circumnavigation.Narrated in his own voice, in this third book about his travels aboard the 28-foot sailboat Atom, James Baldwin creates an ode to the sea and to those who venture upon her in small voyaging sailboats. The Next Distant Sea continues the memoir of his second adventurous circumnavigation as begun in his earlier book Bound for Distant Seas. Known for books and magazine articles about his earlier solo voyages, the author here describes the struggles and rewards of navigating distant seas, the joys and challenges of interacting with foreign cultures, as well as the love and loss of an intoxicating island girl. Beginning in Hong Kong, The Next Distant Sea takes listeners to diverse destinations, through the lesser-traveled islands of the Philippines and Indonesia, to far-flung island outposts in the Indian Ocean, including a lengthy exploration of mysterious Madagascar, then on to newly postapartheid South Africa. Along the way Baldwin's personal journey is interwoven with tales of the extraordinary and often outlandish characters he befriended, from a man who crossed the Pacific alone in a dugout canoe, to a vagabond trader who traveled to the poorest ports of east Africa in an engineless steel junk, to a young sailor who tragically lost his life. By melding their stories and his own, Baldwin provides valuable insight into the individualist, minimalist, and libertarian mind-set of the voyaging vagabond. The Next Distant Sea is essential listening for all who would go to sea in small boats.

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Mind Hack Your Golf: Improve Your Game

Pdf Sports Mind Hack Your Golf: Improve Your Game

Pdf:Mind Hack Your Golf: Improve Your Game.How would you like to take charge of your mind and play your golf on your own terms? While most mental-skills guides for golf adopt a narrow focus on teaching skills that target performance, this audiobook uses a holistic approach and provides tools to organize your thinking. You will learn to direct your mind with focused purpose to help you achieve your goals.Mind Hack Your Golf explores the five Ps of a great golf mind:Preparation - focuses on building self-awareness as one of the essential key ingredients that will help you to develop the golf champion mind-set.Practice - introduces you to mindfulness practices, concentration techniques, self-talk, and imagery that helps to build your mental-skills tool kit.Performance - highlights the stages of skill development and the importance of managing your emotions so you can consistently perform without fail.Pursuit - explores the benefits of positive emotional states and identifies core values that build character while promoting enjoyment and success.Progress - promotes an action-learning approach that encourages you to keep things simple while focusing on specific aspects of practice.The tips, tricks, and strategies in this audiobook will provide a solid platform for you to create your own mind mastery. All you have to do is implement the tactics in this audiobook to take your golf game to the next level.

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Mental Toughness: Change Your Mental State

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Pdf:Mental Toughness: Change Your Mental State.It is time to get serious about life and get some mental toughness!Are you tired of dealing with the emotional baggage of everyone around you? Are there times when you feel manipulated into making decisions that you would not normally make? Do you feel powerless when handling some of the tougher situations in life? Download this audiobook today, and you will learn: What mental toughness is and how it can help you and others How emotions work and keep you tied downWhy emotional hijacking and manipulation works How anger makes you look and feel weakHow to improve mental focus The seven top good habits that you need to get to stay mentally toughHow to conquer self-doubt How to improve critical thinking skillsHaving mental toughness skills will completely transform the way you think about problems and situations that normally keep you stressed and anxiety-ridden. Download this audiobook now and find out: How to determine if you are experiencing irrational emotions How to get control of your emotional stateHow to set goals for maximum success How to discover limiting beliefs and change them to positive onesHow to change your mental state with activities like meditation You can lead a positive life that is free of many of the constraints that a lack of focus and emotional control bring about. Buy this audiobook to help you develop the skills that you need for mental toughness, and you can expect: Better control over emotional responses Higher levels of focus and concentrationAn increased positive frame of mind and feelings of calm Feel energized to tackle any situation or problemMental toughness is a state of mind that will help eliminate the drama out of your life so you can focus on getting more things done. You can lose those feelings of emotional manipulation and control. Take the steering wheel and make the changes that you need to masterfully glide around any obstacle thrown your way. Even the toughest situations will seem nearly effortless. 

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The Winning Element: An Athlete's Guide to Maximizing Mental & Physical Performance

Pdf Sports The Winning Element: An Athlete's Guide to Maximizing Mental & Physical Performance

Pdf:The Winning Element: An Athlete's Guide to Maximizing Mental & Physical Performance.The Winning Element: An Athlete's Guide to Maximizing Mental & Physical Performance is the ultimate athlete development program! Whether you are looking to make the varsity team or the Olympic team, this book will accelerate your growth, shorten your learning curve, and help you achieve your success faster than you ever imagined. In The Winning Element, Deanna Schneyer shares her framework for peak performance that beautifully blends and balances the mind and the body. The Winning Element clearly lays out the critical mental and physical skills needed to elevate your performance and perform at your best when it matters most. This book is a powerful resource for athletes and coaches that goes beyond sharing the current science in topics like hydration, nutrition, movement, recovery, confidence, energy management, self-talk, visualization, resilience, goal setting, and habit formation. With over 100 proven strategies, athletes are empowered to experiment and thrive on their own terms, in their own way. This practical and actionable book makes the athlete journey seem less treacherous and more adventurous! Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as Coach Deanna teaches you how to clarify your vision, trust your internal compass, navigate the landscape, plot your course, master the elements, and thrive in every stage of your athlete journey. Athletes at all levels are often inundated with the pressure to perform and play at a higher level while simultaneously juggling school, work, and a social life. The motto of "train harder" often leads to burn out, injury, and a decrease in participation in sports and fitness later in life. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to teach athletes the science of performance enhancement, and more importantly, the strategies of how to train smarter so they can unlock their potential and excel on and off the court, field, track, course, mat, or any other performance domain. The strategies and resources in this book are essential reading for anyone who is ready to take their game and life to the next level. Let this book inspire and empower you to level up, and become unstoppable! As a free bonus, The Winning Element: An Athlete's Guide to Maximizing Mental & Physical Performance has a robust book resource website that provides additional research, links to supplemental products, access to exclusive interviews with professional athletes/coaches, and downloadable worksheets, exercises, and extras. Join the Athlete Journey: www.BeTheWinningElement.com #bethewinningelement #athletejourney Get the implementation tool: The 365-Day Dynamic Planner: www.BeTheWinningElement.com/store PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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Guided 5K Fitness Training Plan: Guided Running Workouts to Train You to Go from Walk to Run, and Have You Running a 5K in 5 Weeks!

Pdf Sports Guided 5K Fitness Training Plan: Guided Running Workouts to Train You to Go from Walk to Run, and Have You Running a 5K in 5 Weeks!

Pdf:Guided 5K Fitness Training Plan: Guided Running Workouts to Train You to Go from Walk to Run, and Have You Running a 5K in 5 Weeks!.If you want to run a 5K in just five weeks or less, then pay attention....You either want to learn and train for your first 5K ever or you are already a runner and have a 5K coming up for which you need to train. In either case, you might be looking for something to guide you through the training process and get you there. In this Guided 5K Fitness Training Plan, you will be guided through 25 workouts that are designed to have you running a 5K in just five weeks!Here is what this guided audio training includes:A total of 25 guided running workoutsEach workout is around 30 minutes or less, which is great for people with busy schedulesMotivation in every workout to get you all the way to running that 5KA PDF printout of the 25 workouts complete with every workout broken down on one page to look at or take with you on the goEven if you have never run a 5K in your life, you can learn to run a 5K in just five weeks with this Guided 5K Fitness Training Plan.If you want to be guided through training to run a 5K in just five weeks, scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button. This is exactly what you need to get there. I look forward to seeing you inside! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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101 Unbelievable Facts About Running That Will Motivate You to Get Up and Run!

Pdf Sports 101 Unbelievable Facts About Running That Will Motivate You to Get Up and Run!

Pdf:101 Unbelievable Facts About Running That Will Motivate You to Get Up and Run!.Warm up your mind and put yourself in the mood to get up and run! After listening to this you will find that you have the motivation and desire to start running! The 101 unbelievable facts in this audiobook will make you laugh, think, and sometimes wonder "how is that even possible?"Nevertheless, you will enjoy learning new facts about a pastime you have been dreaming of taking up! Not only will these facts be informative, but they will also provide you with vital information about the decisive impact running has on our short- and long-term health! This information is perfect for anyone that wants to start running or pick it back up again after a long break! This motivational book contains:Surprising factsWeird factsShocking factsHistorical factsFunny factsHealthy factsMotivational facts+ bonus chapter "12 Tips for Newbie Runners"You won't believe how quickly you will be running again after listening this audiobook! 

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Snowboarding: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Snowboarding: Extreme Sports Winter Adventure Collection

Pdf Sports Snowboarding: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Snowboarding: Extreme Sports Winter Adventure Collection

Pdf:Snowboarding: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Snowboarding: Extreme Sports Winter Adventure Collection.Have you always wanted to try snowboarding? Are you worried that you don't know much about the sport or what you'll need to get started? This book will help to build your confidence!Snowboarding is an exciting sport that has gained in popularity in recent years and is perfect for a wide range of ages and abilities. The thrill of hurtling downhill at speed, performing a range of tricks, or simply enjoying being outdoors with friends is one of the great attractions of it.In Snowboarding: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Snowboarding, you can learn most things about snowboarding with chapters that include:Getting startedChoosing a snowboarding instructorSnowboarding trick fundamentalsSnowboarding safetyAvoiding common snowboarding injuriesSnowboarding destinationsSnowboard preparation tips And moreWith the knowledge you'll gain, you will be ready to take your first outing to the slopes and enjoy your first session with a lot more confidence than if you just turn up. Then, as you gradually build your confidence and ability through practicing the sport, you can refer back to chapters to consolidate your knowledge further. Get a copy of Snowboarding: The Ultimate Guide today, and start learning the basics now!

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26 Marathons: What I've Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life From Each Marathon I've Run

Pdf Sports 26 Marathons: What I've Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life From Each Marathon I've Run

Pdf:26 Marathons: What I've Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life From Each Marathon I've Run.Review “26 Marathons gives great insight about the ups and downs in marathon running and how to cope with them. As Meb shows, dealing with these marathon experiences help us become better in our lives.” --Eliud Kipchoge, Marathon World Record Holder and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist     “Meb’s 26 Marathons is like opening a treasure chest full of inspiring stories that give behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mental and physical joys and obstacles that elite-level racing can bring. His advice on training, overcoming injuries, and adversity is for everyone. It’s pure gold!” --Shalane Flanagan, 2017 TCS NYC Marathon Champion   “26 Marathons is a fantastic book. It tells the story of Meb Keflezighi’s career by documenting his marathons, but it’s not really about running. It’s about life! About setting goals and pursuing them, and how to continue to strive to excel in the midst of satisfaction and disappointments.  Meb drives home the fact that winning in life isn’t defined by coming in first place. This book is not just for runners. It will help you no matter what your passion in life might be.” -- Tony Dungy, Super Bowl Winning Coach, NFL Hall of Famer, and New York Times bestselling author   “Meb is as great a champion as I've ever known, and an even better person. 26 MARATHONS is the perfect roadmap for your journey to the top of the mountain. This radiantly brilliant treatise on life through sport, family, faith, perseverance and persistence epitomizes everything that I strive for, and on a path that Meb has already traveled. Thank you, for shining the light, for being the true giant among us, and for showing us that tomorrow is worth the effort to get there.  Run on, beam on, teach on, carry on.”  -- Bill Walton, Former NBA champion & MVP   “This book is a gift from Meb. I couldn’t put it down as memories flooded back and his vivid descriptions put us in the races with him. Reading this a race at a time or by the years, first timers and pros alike will be inspired to “run to win” on and off the roads.” --Mary Wittenberg, Former CEO NYRR, Virgin Sport   'I've watched Meb build a legendary career in distance running, one marathon at a time.  “26 Marathons” is a captivating look at each race from his professional marathon career and the valuable lessons they taught him about running and life.'   --John Legere, CEO T-Mobile Read more About the Author MEB KEFLEZIGHI's victory at the 2014 Boston marathon made him the first American man to win the race in 31 years. A four-time Olympic marathoner, Meb is also the founder of the MEB Foundation, which funds programs that promote fitness and other positive lifestyle choices for children. He lives in San Diego, CA. Read more

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Training and Racing with a Power Meter

Pdf Sports Training and Racing with a Power Meter

Pdf:Training and Racing with a Power Meter.Review “Training and Racing with a Power Meter is the ultimate guide to training with power. Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan are, without a doubt, the most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to power meters.” ― Joe Friel, world-recognized endurance sports coach and author of The Cyclist's Training Bible“Training and Racing with a Power Meter is a comprehensive look at the technological and physical aspects of power and fatigue-based testing. It also includes coaching and training sessions to target weaknesses highlighted by the data. It’s essential reading.” ― BikeRadar.com“Training and Racing with a Power Meter presents useful information on how to delve deeper into the numbers and recognize patterns that surface over a season. Every triathlete can benefit from the book’s in-depth info and detailed graphs showing the numbers you need to kill the competition.” ― Triathlete magazine“Training and Racing with a Power Meter has enough scientific detail and analysis to satisfy even the most demanding numbers junkie while remaining readable and useful to even the casual power enthusiast.” ― Canadian Cycling magazine“By far the best instruction manual I’ve seen is Training and Racing with a Power Meter.” ― Stephen Cheung, PhD, PezCyclingNews.com“Training and Racing with a Power Meter is the most logically structured and comprehensive manual in print on how a rider can get maximum performance improvement from this device.” ― Active.com Read more Book Description The third edition of Training and Racing with a Power Meter offers a critical update to cycling’s most important and widely used training tool. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Swim Speed Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes: The Breakout Plan for Your Fastest Freestyle (Swim Speed Series)

Pdf Sports Swim Speed Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes: The Breakout Plan for Your Fastest Freestyle (Swim Speed Series)

Pdf:Swim Speed Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes: The Breakout Plan for Your Fastest Freestyle (Swim Speed Series).Review 'Swim Speed Workouts is the pool version of in-home workout videos. The cards can be used by beginning to experienced swimmers or triathletes training independently of a coach, or provide easy illustrations of drills and tubing exercises for coaches to share with their swimmers.' -- USA Swimming's SPLASH magazine'Freestyle gone funky on you? Stuck in a rut where you can't seem to get faster? Swim Speed Secrets could be the cure for the freestyle blues. Master swimmers and coaches at every level can learn something from this book' ]Both the book and [the Swim Speed Workouts] training program are outstanding.' -- USMS Swimmer magazine'Four-time Olympian Sheila Taormina took the lessons she taught in her recent book Swim Speed Secrets and developed a 16-week workout plan in the new Swim Speed Workouts.' -- Triathlete magazine'Our testers, ranging from beginner to advanced swimmers, enthusiastically agreed that Swim Speed Workouts is a great pool-side companion. The water proof, step-by-step workouts come in a collection of individual cards and fit seamlessly into any training program.' -- TriEdge.net'Sheila T. is just 5' 2' but she swims like she is 6' 2.' We still use her as a model for our swimmers today on how to swim the strokes.' -- Jack Bauerle, Team USA Olympic Swim Coach and Head Coach of the University of Georgia swim team'With Sheila's help, you can stop swimming for survival and start swimming like a pro.' -- Laura Bennett, 2010 ITU #1-ranked swimmer, four-time ITU World Triathlon Championship medalist, Olympian, and two-time U.S. triathlon champion'Sheila Taormina's ideas on swimming have influenced me and my swim coaching more than anyone else. Her knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm are unmatched.' -- Siri Lindley, ITU Triathlon World Champion and coach to triathlon world champions and Olympic medalists'Sheila possesses a great depth of knowledge and passion about swimming that she has often shared with me and many other athletes.' -- Leanda Cave, ITU Triathlon World Champion and ITU Long-Distance Triathlon World Champion'As a lifelong coach, the four-time Olympian shares what she's learned with clarity and authority, explaining all of the small details that go into mastering freestyle.' -- LAVA magazine'There is no one in our sport more accomplished in swimming than Sheila Taormina. She needs no introduction, and she now shares her breakout plan for the fastest freestyle with swimmers and triathletes who need help in that arena.' -- Slowtwitch'Sheila Taormina may be the greatest athlete in the modern Olympic era. She's the only person I know who has made four Olympic teams in three different sports.' -- Jim Richardson, Head Coach of the University of Michigan women's swim team Read more From the Back Cover MASTER YOUR FASTEST FREESTYLESwim Speed Workouts will build your fastest freestyle ever. Drawing from her unrivaled career as a 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion, Sheila Taormina's 16-week swim training plan offers 50 waterproof workouts that develop the critical elements of the world's fastest freestyle swimming technique: - a high-elbow catch, - feel for the water, - a powerful core drive, - superior swimming fitness.Swim Sheila's essential workouts--and break out to your fastest freestyle. SHEILA TAORMINA is an internationally recognized swimming coach. At just 5' 2,' Taormina spent her racing career refining an exceptional freestyle swimming technique that she teaches in dozens of swimming camps around the world each year.Also available: Download the first week of workouts from VeloPress. Learn more about swim speed in Sheila's book Swim Speed Secrets. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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My Triathlon Adventures: Blank Lined Journal With Calendar For Triathletes

Pdf Sports My Triathlon Adventures: Blank Lined Journal With Calendar For Triathletes

Pdf:My Triathlon Adventures: Blank Lined Journal With Calendar For Triathletes.Are you looking for a gift for a friend who loves a multisport race with three continuous and sequential endurance races?This blank lined journal with a calendar is perfect for anyone who thinks triathlon is the best sport for them. Details for this journal include: 6x9 inches, 138 pages with blank lined journal and 12 ready to fill in blank calendar months (total 150 pages), perfect to keep track of any activity. It has a matte finished cover and includes white interior paper.If you are looking for a different journal or notebook, make sure to click on the author name for other great journal ideas.

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Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers

Pdf Sports Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers

Pdf:Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers.Review 'Read this book if: you struggle with your own endurance goals but know you are capable of far greater output. Buy this book for friends who: have a penchant for type II or type III fun. Live for the uphill slog and have big lofty dreams of mammoth ascents.' --StillStoked.comSteve House is one of the World’s best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston is an Olympic-level, cross country ski coach. Along with Kilian, they have written a must-read book for anyone serious about the uphill – Training for the uphill athlete. --StillStoked.comThis book provides a rigorous, scientific, and individualized approach to training andcoaching for competitive mountain sport endurance athletes and coaches, as well as for beginners. -- Foreword Reviews Read more Review Training For The New Alpinism is THE training book for mountaineers of all levels and ambitions. -- www.mountainjourney.comBasically, whatever your level, from elite athlete to aspiring wannabe, Training for the New Alpinism is an essential resource to move forward with your fitness and understand what’s next. -- www.offpistemag.com, about Training for the New Alpinism Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean

Pdf Sports Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean

Pdf:Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean.Review 'Laird is a hero, if you want him to be. That’s up to your perception. He challenges himself, and he challenges those around him. He shows us that the deeper we puncture into life, the more vibrant the colors get. The Laird Hamilton I know--real, faulty, moody, deeply loving, and communal—comes through on every page of Liferider.” – Josh Brolin, Award-Winning Actor   'Laird Hamilton is a true individualist unafraid to carve his own path. These thoughtful mediations offer a unique window — illuminating and inspiring — into one of America's great innovators.” – Rory Kennedy, Documentary Filmmaker   “When Laird Hamilton surfs, you must watch. When he speaks, I listen. And when he writes a book I’m damn sure gonna read it. Twice.” – Eddie Vedder, Grammy Award-Winning Lead Vocalist of Pearl Jam“A powerful message from Laird on what it means to ‘go beyond’ and how it canbe applied by all. He hones in on the dualities of life and death, focusing on what’s most important: making the most of the time we have, and living aloha, connected to andcaring for each other and our environment.”—Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman serving Hawaii's 2nd district“This book is like a one-on-one chat with Laird, a personal conversation about his philosophies. You can’t be champ without an untamable fire inside, and you can feel that here. His spirit is raw and to the point. As athletes retire and sail into the sunset, Laird keeps pushing, finding and finding new ways to improve.”—Joakim Noah, Two-time NBA All-Star Read more About the Author Laird Hamilton is regarded as one of the world’s best known big wave surfers. Over the last decade, Laird has transcended surfing to become an international fitness icon and nutrition expert. Many of today’s top professional athletes and celebrities look to Laird for training guidance, including instruction in his unique underwater resistance workouts. He has appeared in a number of feature films and documentaries, most recently Take Every Wave, a biographical feature documentary. In addition to his film work, Laird has appeared on numerous television shows including Oprah’s Master Class, 60 Minutes, CONAN, The Late Show with Steven Colbert, and Ellen. Laird lives with Gabby and his daughters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai and in Malibu, California   Julian Borra has worked for over thirty years as a creative writer in the media and communications industry at Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, and as the founder of his consulting firm, Thin Air Factory Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Running: A Beginner’s Guide on How to Start Running for Health, Fitness and Mental Toughness

Pdf Sports Running: A Beginner’s Guide on How to Start Running for Health, Fitness and Mental Toughness

Pdf:Running: A Beginner’s Guide on How to Start Running for Health, Fitness and Mental Toughness.Get a good running start with this clear-cut beginner's guide!  Recreational running has enjoyed a resurgence in the last 40 years or so. A book simply called Jogging was published in the United States in 1966. It was so successful that recreational running began to pick up steam. During the '70s, around 25 million people worldwide took up running for fitness and social recreation. Why did it become so popular? For starters I challenge you to find another form of exercise in which you can burn 100 calories in under 10 minutes. Then there is the social factor. Running is an excellent way to meet and bond with people in groups. If you are single and looking for someone with an active lifestyle, a running group is a much better bet than a bar. Another huge factor is that running as a sport has a very low barrier of entry - anyone can lace up some shoes and get started within the day! Whether you are looking to improve your health, lose some of that pesky belly fat or develop the mind of a hardened warrior, running is a great activity to include in your training program. During the course of this introductory guide, we will take a look at what you need to know as a beginner, as well as provide you with the information you need to become an intermediate. During the course of this audiobook you will learn about:The many benefits of runningHow to find the correct clothes and shoes to wear for your first runThe correct techniques you need to know to stay injury free and progress faster How to plan and execute your very first runThe proper foods to eat before and after a sessionThe most common injuries and how to avoid themHow to track your progress and manage your downtimeHow and what to stretch before and after a runAnd more! Take your health, fitness, and mental toughness to the next level!

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Deer Whisperer: Hunting Season Journal Or Notebook Featuring A Calendar Of 2019 For Successful Game Hunter

Pdf Sports Deer Whisperer: Hunting Season Journal Or Notebook Featuring A Calendar Of 2019 For Successful Game Hunter

Pdf:Deer Whisperer: Hunting Season Journal Or Notebook Featuring A Calendar Of 2019 For Successful Game Hunter.Looking for a Gift for someone special? Grab one of our awesome Hunting Season Journals for a big or small game hunter in your life who's interested in hunting deer, ducks, turkeys, pheasants, bucks, hogs, grunts or elks. Our planner features a calendar, showing each day of the year 2019 with dates and enough space to take down notes. Product details: 6 x 9 inches - 54 pages, one for every week of the year. For more Diaries related to this one please click on our publishing name Fpoe Hunting Publishing.

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Turkey Hunting Tales, Tips and Tactics: Your Guide To Spring Success

Pdf Sports Turkey Hunting Tales, Tips and Tactics: Your Guide To Spring Success

Pdf:Turkey Hunting Tales, Tips and Tactics: Your Guide To Spring Success.Jace Bauserman is an award-winning outdoor writer and self-proclaimed turkey junkie. Every spring, Bauserman finds himself wandering public and private tracks of dirt around the country in hopes of doing battle with a few toms. Bauserman has taken the wild turkey Grand Slam and has hunted turkeys in thirteen different states. This book will provide you with the know-how to tackle turkeys on private or public ground with a stick-and-string or shotgun. Specific information about each of the four wild turkey subspecies is included, as is advanced tips and tactics on how to effectively hunt each species. Give this book a ready and your spring success rate will soar! Born and raised on the plains of southeast Colorado, Bauserman became obsessed with the wild turkey at a young age, and it’s a passion that has only grown. Bauserman lives in La Junta, Colorado, with his loving wife, Amy, and three amazing children, Hunter, Abbey and Brody. Bauserman credits his bowhunting success and the ability to live his outdoor dream to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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Under Pressure: Diving Deeper with Human Factors

Pdf Sports Under Pressure: Diving Deeper with Human Factors

Pdf:Under Pressure: Diving Deeper with Human Factors.Review 'This is currently the most important topic for modern sport diving'. Professor Simon Mitchell'As we explorers descend deeper, farther and longer, the more the subject contained in this excellent book becomes relevant'  Richard Lundgren, Explorer, Co-Founder of GUE, Fellow of the Explorers Club 'This essential volume has condensed the decades plus of hard work, dedication and commitment shown by Gareth. I have and will continue to apply what I learned from my training with Gareth in Human Factors to all my instructor and student level classes'  Phil Short, Explore FRGS  Read more

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This Tide Waits

Pdf Sports This Tide Waits

Pdf:This Tide Waits.About the Author Carl T. Cone is a law professor and writer in Statesboro, Georgia and has been a practicing attorney, a prosecutor, and a college professor for 30 years. This Tide Waits is Cone's first fiction work, and involves two families whose lives intersected and witnessed the pioneers of a land-clearing, swamp-draining wetland. They saw the area evolve from cat-fishing, colorful Seminole Indians, steamboat trade on Lake Okeechobee, and the winter vegetables grown year-round, to the Cuban immigrants from the early 1960's and the sugarcane grown in South Florida. Cone weaves the scuba diving visits to Key Largo of a contemporary family with those from two generations before, beginning in the early 1920's. This riveting and informational account will introduce the reader to the pioneers of South Florida near Lake Okeechobee, that is completely alien from the Florida thought of today. pioneers Read more

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The Diver's Tale

Pdf Sports The Diver's Tale

Pdf:The Diver's Tale.Review ‘When it comes to celebrating the depressive/compulsive nature of the British diving condition, there is no writer like the talented Mr Lyon… I cannot recommend it highly enough’— SCUBA magazine.  Read more About the Author Nick Lyon was born in Plymouth to seafaring parents and has been obsessed with the underwater world since childhood. After unsuccessfully pioneering the use of cardboard diving equipment in the bath, he went on to learn to dive properly in 1982 and, to his great surprise, eventually became qualified as an instructor trainer with the British Sub-Aqua Club. He has worked as the Southwest Regional Coach for the BSAC and has twice won the Alan Broadhurst Award for displaying the highest standards of diving conduct whilst performing an underwater rescue. He spent 28 years working as an operating theatre practitioner before leaving the NHS to write and dive full-time. He has written over 100 articles for SCUBA magazine, including a monthly column. This is his first book. He is married to Julie, a teacher and diver and has two children from his first marriage. His other interests include cooking, polar exploration and trying to play Iron Maiden songs on the bass guitar. He lives in a small village in Cornwall which is probably the best place for him. He has a small flatulent dog called Skipper. Read more

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My Underwater Adventures: Blank Lined Journal With Calendar For Scuba Diving Memoirs

Pdf Sports My Underwater Adventures: Blank Lined Journal With Calendar For Scuba Diving Memoirs

Pdf:My Underwater Adventures: Blank Lined Journal With Calendar For Scuba Diving Memoirs.Are you looking for a gift for someone who likes to spend some of his/her time on underwater diving?This blank lined journal with a calendar is perfect for scuba divers to write their thoughts and some diving experiences. Details for this journal include: 6x9 inches, 138 pages with blank lined journal and 12 ready to fill in blank calendar months (total 150 pages), perfect to keep track of any activity. It has a matte finished cover and includes white interior paper.If you are looking for a different journal or notebook, make sure to click on the author name for other great journal ideas.

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Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving Guide

Pdf Sports Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving Guide

Pdf:Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving Guide.Erik Petkovic’s Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving Guide is packed with tales of maritime disasters: sailing ships and steamers which foundered, succumbed to storms, collided or were engulfed in flames. There are ships which sank more than once, were involved in wars, slave escapes and catastrophic collisions, plus daring stories of deep salvage, valuable cargoes, submarines, experimental engineering and unidentified wrecks. The guide brings to life the rediscovered history of the ships, passengers and crews.Then there are the dives themselves. Some of the wrecks are remarkably intact for their age. Amongst the features which can be seen are wooden ships’ wheels, standing masts, rudders, propellers, portholes, engines, boilers and steamship hogging arches. Each chapter describes the history, current condition, location, dimensions, hazards and highlights of an individual wreck. The author’s original research, contributor photos and archive materials help bring these 19 enticing, challenging, rarely dived wrecks to life.Reviews ‘Meticulously researched, nicely composed, beautifully illustrated. I wish I had written this book.’– Gary Gentile‘Erik researches a story the way a detective examines a crime scene, then tells it in a way that makes you feel as though you were there. This book is the blending of his investigative talents and some of the world’s top wreck diving photographers, about Lake Erie’s most mysterious and beautiful deep-water shipwrecks. This is not just a diver’s guidebook but includes facts that have never been published before as only Erik can uncover, and the tales to go with them, uniquely bringing to life what must have been going through the minds of people onboard when all hope was lost. Any technical diver considering diving on any of these wrecks should first read this one-of-a-kind book!’–Joe Porter, Publisher, Wreck Diving MagazineThe Author Erik A Petkovic is a technical wreck diver and maritime historian specializing in shipwreck research. He has been published in multiple international dive magazines and is the author of Shipwrecks of Lake Erie: Volume One (2018). A highly sought-after speaker, Erik is available for presentations and seminars. He currently works in Washington DC and resides in Southern Maryland with his wife and two sons.

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Dive Logbook: Scuba Diver Log

Pdf Sports Dive Logbook: Scuba Diver Log

Pdf:Dive Logbook: Scuba Diver Log.The perfect gift for all diving enthusiasts! Our fancy and high quality dive logbook offers space for 100 dives. DetailsAt the beginning of the logbook, details of the person, emergency contact and insurance can be provided. For the respective dives the logbook offers ready-made fields for:Dive No.DateCountryDive SiteAir InAir OutEAN %WeightSuiteTime InTime OutDive TimeDepth2 additional text fields provide space to write down conditions and observations. On the last pages you will find a checklist to fill in and enough space for personal notes.NoteMore designs can be found under the title by clicking on "SaltyHairBooks". 

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Snorkeling St. Kitts

Pdf Sports Snorkeling St. Kitts

Pdf:Snorkeling St. Kitts.SNORKELING ST. KITTS was created over a 5 year-period to celebrate the beauty of the marine life of St. Kitts. St. Kitts is not at the top of most underwater photographers' "need to snorkel" list; however, overlooking St. Kitts and neighboring Nevis is a mistake. These islands are a unique and worthy underwater photography destination. This book is my effort to show the world why I love snorkeling St. Kitts so much. I hope my passion for the area is evident in my book and makes you want to go out and photograph the marine life yourself. There is no other book on snorkeling St. Kitts. Let this book be your inspiration and underwater guide.

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Codigo Federer, El (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Sports Codigo Federer, El (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Codigo Federer, El (Spanish Edition).Enero de 2018: Roger Federer consigue su vigesimo Grand Slam, entrando asi definitivamente en el Olimpo y la Historia como la gran leyenda del tenis y del deporte en general. Este libro es un recuento de los cerca de cien titulos conquistados en veinte anos de carrera. Veinte anos en los que Stefano Semeraro ha sido testigo, le ha animado y le ha entrevistado en varias ocasiones en la inmensa mayoria de torneos que Roger ha ganado por todo el mundo; desde Roma hasta Shangai, de Wimbledon a Nueva York le ha seguido muy de cerca para conocerle y descifrarlo. El resultado no solo es una biografia de Roger Federer, sino tambien se trata casi de una novela que nos habla de sus victorias (muchas) y de sus (pocas) derrotas; «una novela» enriquecida por los testimonios y las anecdotas de quien ha podido encontrar a Federer en las pistas de tenis y ha compartido con el su vida de tenista profesional. Los retratos de sus adversarios mas fuertes, desde Agassi a Djokovic, de Nadal a Murray, y las estadisticas del experto Luca Marianantoni, que se encuentran al final del libro, completan el cuadro de la carrera profesional del Genio de Basilea. / January 2018: Roger Federer gets his twentieth Grand Slam, definitely entering Olympus and History as the great legend of tennis and sports in general. This book is a recount of the nearly one hundred titles conquered in twenty years of his career, tournaments that he has won all over the world.

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The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey

Pdf Sports The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey

Pdf:The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey.About the Author Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of Heaven and The Ground. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and the GLCA New Writers Award for Poetry, and of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in New York City. Read more

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Thriving in the Tennis Business: Simple Steps to Succeed in the Sport

Pdf Sports Thriving in the Tennis Business: Simple Steps to Succeed in the Sport

Pdf:Thriving in the Tennis Business: Simple Steps to Succeed in the Sport.If you are interested in a tennis career, or want to learn more about the tennis business, this audiobook will help you fulfill your dream. A tennis career has been the life's passion of Scott Smith, a 2013 USPTA California District five-time pro of the year. He has coached hundreds of students who have won countless awards. As playing tennis improved their physical and mental abilities, the smiles and joy in the faces of his students has been Scott's most cherished reward. In this helpful, inspirational, detailed audiobook, Scott Smith shares with you the knowledge he has accumulated over 45 years of coaching tennis in Colorado and California. The many enjoyable anecdotes he relates are proof that tennis is much more than the simple act of hitting the ball over the net. Tennis is a game where ladies and gentlemen engage in the process of becoming better citizens, better human beings, no matter if winning or losing.

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The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) - Full-Size Edition: From Beginner to Black Belt: Current Edition, Complete & Unabridged - Build Your Warrior Ethos! MCRP 3-02B (Carlile Military Library)

Pdf Sports The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) - Full-Size Edition: From Beginner to Black Belt: Current Edition, Complete & Unabridged - Build Your Warrior Ethos! MCRP 3-02B (Carlile Military Library)

Pdf:The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) - Full-Size Edition: From Beginner to Black Belt: Current Edition, Complete & Unabridged - Build Your Warrior Ethos! MCRP 3-02B (Carlile Military Library).FROM BEGINNER TO BLACK BELTCurrent edition: REPLACES the obsolete "Close Combat" manual / LINE system. All-new photograph illustrations - not the old version with line drawings.The ideal foundation for any self-defense or close-quarters combat (CQC) training program: rigorously designed by the USMC's world-class Close Quarters Combat experts to enable anyone of any ability to achieve lethal hand-to-hand fighting skills easily and rapidly, MCMAP takes martial arts from around the world and distills them into an unbeatable combination of core disciplines that will, with training, repetition and cultivation, enable you to defeat any opponent.BUILD YOUR WARRIOR ETHOSFull-size format - BIGGEST edition available: 8.5" x 11" - clear, detailed print, no more tiny text!Complete & unabridged: 270+ pagesCreated & trusted by the US Marine Corps' fighting troops - the tip of the spear in power projection around the world."Batteries last hours, books last decades. Get the print edition!"CONTAINS:MCMAP FUNDAMENTALS BREAK-FALLS BAYONET TECHNIQUES UPPER BODY STRIKES LOWER BODY STRIKES CHOKES THROWS COUNTERS TO STRIKES COUNTERS TO CHOKES & HOLDS UNARMED MANIPULATION ARMED MANIPULATION KNIFE FIGHTING WEAPONS OF OPPORTUNITY GROUND FIGHTING GROUND CHOKES REAP THROWS UNARMED VS HANDHELD WEAPONS FIREARM RETENTION FIREARM DISARMAMENT NECK CRANKS COUNTER-PISTOL TECHNIQUES IMPROVISED WEAPONS TRAINING SAFETYWARNING: Techniques described in this manual can cause serious injury or death. Practical application in the training of these techniques must be conducted in strict adherence with training procedures outlined in this manual. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.OVERVIEW:The focus of Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) is the personal development of each Marine in a team framework using a standardized, trainable, & sustainable close combat fighting system. As a weapon-based system, all techniques are integrated with equipment, physical challenges, and tactics found on the modern battlefield. The MCMAP is designed to increase the warfighting capabilities of individual Marines and units, enhance Marines’ self-confidence and esprit de corps, and foster the warrior ethos in all Marines. The MCMAP is a weapon-based system rooted in the credo that every Marine is a rifleman and will engage the aggressor from 500 meters to close quarter combat. The MCMAP:Enhances the Marine Corps’ capabilities as an elite fighting force.Provides basic combative skills for all Marines.Applies across the spectrum of violence. Strengthens the Marine Corps warrior ethos.The motto of MCMAP best states the essence of the program: “One mind, any weapon.” This means that every Marine is always armed even without a weapon. He is armed with a combat mindset, the ability to assess and to act, and the knowledge that all Marines can rely on one another.The Marine Corps was born during the battles that created this country. Drawing upon the experiences of the first Marines, we have developed a martial culture unrivaled in the world today. This legacy includes not only our fighting prowess but also the character and soul of what makes us unique as Marines.Search for 'CARLILE MILITARY LIBRARY' to find more TOP-FLIGHT, SQUARED-AWAY publications for your professional bookshelf!Published in the U.S.A. by CARLILE MEDIA.Information purposes only.

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101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up

Pdf Sports 101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up

Pdf:101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up.Review 'You may not want to grow up until you’ve checked off each of these thoroughly marvelous outdoor adventures.' (Carmela LaVigna Coyle, author of Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? picture book series)“Lace your boots and come as you are! Stacy and Jack provide readers with activities that span the divide from “easy entry” to “epic adventure.” There’s an adventure waiting for every kid!” (Dawn Suzette Smith, co-author of Whatever the Weather)“I LOVE this book, and you will, too. The mother/son team is an exceptional idea, which in 101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up, is brilliantly executed.” (Ken Leinbach, executive director of the Urban Ecology Center and author of Urban Ecology: A Natural Way to Transform Kids, Parks, Cities, and the World)“101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up is an exceptional, innovate read for young learners! This is a must-have read for any home or classroom library!” (Joe 'Mr. D' Dombrowski, 5th grade teacher and international educational speaker)“Nature’s magic keeps many of us young at heart. Children who use this book properly risk living a life so full of adventures they just might forget to ‘grow up.’” (Michael Oswald, author of Your Guide to the National Parks) Read more About the Author Stacy Tornio has written more than a dozen books about nature, gardening, and the great outdoors, and she collaborated with her teenage son, Jack Tornio, on this book. They live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and are always looking for new outdoor adventures. Read more

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Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing

Pdf Sports Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing

Pdf:Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing.About the Author Donald McRae is an award-winning author of eleven non-fiction books which have featured compelling boxers, pioneering heart surgeons, and legendary trial lawyers. He has twice won the UK's William Hill Sports Book of the Year for Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing and In Black White: The Secret History of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens. McRae is a three-time Interviewer of the Year winner and he has twice won the Feature Writer of the Year for his work in The Guardian - most recently in 2018. Having been born and raised in South Africa, McRae's writing career began when, aged 21, he started a music magazine while working as a white teacher in the black township of Soweto. This led to him being offered work in London - and over the last thirty years his writing has been as versatile as it has been commended. His books have been praised consistently for their intimacy of tone and breadth of research as he draws the reader deep inside the heads of his extraordinary subjects. Whether writing a memoir of life under apartheid, a sporting biography or riveting drama set in the courtroom or surgical theatre, the humanity of Donald McRae's characters is always evident. Read more

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The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points: The Science and Technique of Pressure Point Fighting - Defend Yourself Against Pressure Point Attacks!

Pdf Sports The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points: The Science and Technique of Pressure Point Fighting - Defend Yourself Against Pressure Point Attacks!

Pdf:The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points: The Science and Technique of Pressure Point Fighting - Defend Yourself Against Pressure Point Attacks!.About the Author Rand Cardwell has studied numerous disciplines for over 20 years and is an expert on the application of traditional Chinese medicine to the martial arts. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a certified instructor of Isshin-ryu Karate, Ryuku Kempo and Torite-Jutsu. Patrick McCarthy is a 9th Dan and recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the civil fighting traditions of Okinawa. His translation of The Bubishi is considered the definitive version. Read more

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Dear Coach, Thanks for Being my Coach: Funny humorous present or Gag Gift ~ Journal, beautifully lined pages Notebook

Pdf Sports Dear  Coach, Thanks for Being my Coach: Funny humorous present or Gag Gift ~ Journal, beautifully lined pages Notebook

Pdf:Dear Coach, Thanks for Being my Coach: Funny humorous present or Gag Gift ~ Journal, beautifully lined pages Notebook.Perfect as a humorous present for your favorite Coach. Great for any occasion where gifts that provoke laughter are appropriate. High quality binding, premium design, perfect size 7" x 10" 108 High quality binding, premium design, paperback cover, beautiful matte finish looks. PERFECT gift under $1

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Boxing: A Cultural History

Pdf Sports Boxing: A Cultural History

Pdf:Boxing: A Cultural History.Review “A treasure trove for boxing historians and aficionados. . . . At nearly five hundred densely packed pages . . . Boxing: A Cultural History would seem to include everything that has ever been written, depicted, or in any way recorded about boxing.” (Joyce Carol Oates New York Review of Books)'Boddy intelligently takes up—via art, literature, film, and the media—the many issues that have historically veined the sport: ’nationality, class, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, and different versions of masculinity,’ plus dialectics like ’brawn versus brains, boastfulness versus modesty, youth versus experience.’ Her reach is considerable, but so is her grasp. The result is a sweeping critical history and a perfect power-to-weight ratio.' (Atlantic)'Splendid and surprising. . . . The illustrations in Boxing alone are worth the price of the book. . . . The author’s research is thorough, and her writing is sharp and crisp. ’Boxing’ easily pierces the aforementioned haze that surrounds the sport and gets to the crooked heart of the allure.' (Julia Keller Chicago Tribune)'I’ve had a sneak preview of Kasia Boddy’s huge, lithe Boxing: A Cultural History, which is out in the spring from Reaktion. Boddy is the kind of writer whose intelligence can bring together and reveal the patterns and resonances between such unlikely contenders as Plato, Scorsese, Fielding, Dickens and Keith Haring. It’s a beautifully illustrated, expert, readable and startling expression of the dualities of all things. Boddy is the champion!' (Ali Smith Guardian)'If one author deserves real praise for stamina, it is Kasia Boddy. The research she has put into this book, combined with her awesome understanding of Western culture, is staggering. She can write with authority about everything from classical Rome to the Dada movement of the 1920s, from the work of George Bernard Shaw to Samuel Pepys’ diary. . . . Her book is a magnificent achievement.' (Leo McKinstry Sunday Telegraph)“A penetrating, sparky, and powerfully intelligent work of artistic, sporting, and cultural history. . . . When you get to its final page you will find that you have not merely been entertained but enlightened, too. A literary knockout.” (Times, Sports Books of the Year)'Boddy’s book is a superb work of scholarship, spanning ancient Greece to Mike Tyson. Its reproduced lithographs and colour plates make the book, in its way, a handsome work of art in itself. . . . Boddy referees this heavyweight 15-rounder with elegance, aplomb, and rigor.' (Jonathan Rendall New Statesman)'Compendious, and thoroughly fascinating. . . . An excellent, well-written and beautifully illustrated book.' (David Flusfeder Daily Telegraph)'Future champs may well carry Boddy’s book in their sports bags along with their gloves, gum shields, and genital protectors.' (Reg Gadney Literary Review)'Fascinating tome. . . . The breadth and rigour of her research is astonishing. A lecturer in English at the University College London, she is just as sure-footed on the intricacies of boxing as in their depiction in literature, painting, film, and television. . . . This is no dissertation dressed up in book form. Boddy seamlessly weaves together tales of fighting men with tales of the arts, placing them squarely within historical context. . . . She is a more reliable chronicler of boxing than the ringside hack.' (Gavin Evans Financial Times) Read more About the Author Kasia Boddy is a lecturer in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge and has published widely on British and American literature and film. She is the author of The American Short Story Since 1950 and Geranium, the latter also published by Reaktion Books, and the editor of The New Penguin Book of American Short Stories. Read more

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The Definitive History of World Championship Boxing: Featherweight to Welterweight

Pdf Sports The Definitive History of World Championship Boxing: Featherweight to Welterweight

Pdf:The Definitive History of World Championship Boxing: Featherweight to Welterweight.1st Edition reviews: “This treasure is destined for the boxing reference Hall of Fame. A masterful entry.” - Don Cogswell, President of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO). "The word 'magnificent' really doesn’t do justice in trying to describe boxing historian Barry Hugman’s epic series" - Mike Silver, The Ring magazine. “…a truly incredible body of work…” - Boxing News. This epic series is the result of more than 30 years of research by world renowned boxing historian Barry J. Hugman, who has scoured libraries, newspapers and relevant institutions across several countries to pull together the most complete history of world championship boxing. From the 1870s to December 2018, all newly discovered and known world championship bouts have been chronologically listed, together with the result and brief fight summary and, where known, the venues, scorecards and referees are provided too. It’s a story of amazing fights, questionable decisions, riots, police intervention, scandals, and bravery, featuring countless legends of the ring. This volume focusses on the Featherweight, Junior Lightweight, Lightweight, Junior Welterweight and Welterweight divisions.

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The Definitive History of World Championship Boxing: Junior Middleweight to Heavyweight

Pdf Sports The Definitive History of World Championship Boxing: Junior Middleweight to Heavyweight

Pdf:The Definitive History of World Championship Boxing: Junior Middleweight to Heavyweight.1st Edition reviews: “This treasure is destined for the boxing reference Hall of Fame. A masterful entry.” - Don Cogswell, President of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO). "The word 'magnificent' really doesn’t do justice in trying to describe boxing historian Barry Hugman’s epic series" - Mike Silver, The Ring magazine. “…a truly incredible body of work…” - Boxing News. This epic series is the result of more than 30 years of research by world renowned boxing historian Barry J. Hugman, who has scoured libraries, newspapers and relevant institutions across several countries to pull together the most complete history of world championship boxing. From the 1870s to December 2018, all newly discovered and known world championship bouts have been chronologically listed, together with the result and brief fight summary and, where known, the venues, scorecards and referees are provided too. It’s a story of amazing fights, questionable decisions, riots, police intervention, scandals, and bravery, featuring countless legends of the ring. This volume focusses on the Junior Middleweight, Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Cruiserweight, and Heavyweight divisions.

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The Definitive History of World Championship Boxing: Mini Flyweight to Junior Featherweight

Pdf Sports The Definitive History of World Championship Boxing: Mini Flyweight to Junior Featherweight

Pdf:The Definitive History of World Championship Boxing: Mini Flyweight to Junior Featherweight.1st Edition reviews: “This treasure is destined for the boxing reference Hall of Fame. A masterful entry.” - Don Cogswell, President of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO)."The word 'magnificent' really doesn’t do justice in trying to describe boxing historian Barry Hugman’s epic series" - Mike Silver, The Ring magazine.“…a truly incredible body of work…” - Boxing News. This epic series is the result of more than 30 years of research by world renowned boxing historian Barry J. Hugman, who has scoured libraries, newspapers and relevant institutions across several countries to pull together the most complete history of world championship boxing. From the 1870s to December 2018, all newly discovered and known world championship bouts have been chronologically listed, together with the result and brief fight summary and, where known, the venues, scorecards and referees are provided too. It’s a story of amazing fights, questionable decisions, riots, police intervention, scandals, and bravery, featuring countless legends of the ring. This volume focusses on the Mini Flyweight, Junior Flyweight, Flyweight, Junior Bantam, Bantam and Junior Featherweight divisions.

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Judo Formal Techniques: A Basic Guide to Throwing and Grappling - The Essentials of Kodokan Free Practice Forms

Pdf Sports Judo Formal Techniques: A Basic Guide to Throwing and Grappling - The Essentials of Kodokan Free Practice Forms

Pdf:Judo Formal Techniques: A Basic Guide to Throwing and Grappling - The Essentials of Kodokan Free Practice Forms.Review 'The most detailed explanation of Judo that has ever been published.' —The Japan Times'Exceptionally well written....No detail is left unexplained.' —Yomiuri Shimbun Read more About the Author Donn F. Draeger (1922-1982) is one of the world's leading authorities on the Asian martial arts and was a highly regarded figure in Japan. Licensed in Japan as a teacher of numerous martial arts, he wrote prolifically on the subject. His many publications include The Weapons and Fighting Arts of Indonesia, Shaolin Lohan Kung-fu and the six-volume Practical Karate series. Tadao Otaki (1908-1998) was Professor of Physical Education at Tokyo Education University. He was recognized for his long experience as a Judo instructor to everyone from beginners to Olympic champions and his contributions to its teaching methods. Neil Ohlenkamp has been a Judo instructor for over 45 years. He is a 7th degree black belt and was head coach of the U.S. Judo squad at two Paralympic Games. He is a member of the Kodokan Judo Institute and head instructor at the Encino (CA) Judo Club. He is the author of Judo Unleashed: Essential Throwing & Grappling Techniques for Intermediate to Advanced Martial Artists. Read more

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10 Tips for Boxing

Pdf Sports 10 Tips for Boxing

Pdf:10 Tips for Boxing.The best tips to improve in boxing.It all boils down to how you use your footwork in boxing. You don't have to do laps around the ring to get away from punches, yet it doesn't mean you have to always stand in front of your opponent. Here are 10 of the best tips on how you can improve your boxing footwork.

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Filipino Stick Fighting Techniques: The Essential Techniques of Cabales Serrada Escrima

Pdf Sports Filipino Stick Fighting Techniques: The Essential Techniques of Cabales Serrada Escrima

Pdf:Filipino Stick Fighting Techniques: The Essential Techniques of Cabales Serrada Escrima.About the Author Mark V. Wiley is a writer, editor and publisher who has written for numerous martial arts and health publications. He has made numerous trips to the Philippines to research Filipino fighting arts and was certified as a master of Cabales Serrada Escrima by Grandmaster Angel Cabales in 1990. Darren G. Tibon is a Serrada Escrima Grandmaster and former student of Angel Cabales. An instructor of Serrada Escrima, he is a co-founder of the Angel's Disciples Escrima Association in Stockton, California, which promotes the art of Serrada Escrima and the values of Angel Cabales. Read more

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The Book of Five Arts: Martial Arts Training Manual

Pdf Sports The Book of Five Arts: Martial Arts Training Manual

Pdf:The Book of Five Arts: Martial Arts Training Manual.From Al Case, inventor of Matrixing Martial Arts Technology, comes the ultimate Martial Arts book: 'The Book of Five Arts.'Five martial arts, including forms, two man forms, matrixing charts, showing how the martial arts evolve from had to soft.Myamoto Musashi, centuries ago, wrote the Book of Five Rings. It has become the standard for martial arts strategy.In The Book of Five Arts Al has described five arts, enabling the reader to actually go through the martial arts and see the whole picture. This will enable them not to just read about a strategy and wonder how it works, but experience the strategy and KNOW how it works.There are matrixing charts and procedures throughout the book. These charts take out all the blank spots, enabling the reader to see how to make a martial art perfect. The reader will be able to use this data to fix his own martial art. Most important, the reader will finally see the complete procedure for making the martial arts into one art, how they fit together and why.The book is 164 pages with over 300 illustrationsArts include:Matrix KarateShaolin ButterflyButterfly Pa Kua ChangMatrix Tai Chi ChuanMonkey Boxing

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Jacobs Beach: The Mob, the Garden and the Golden Age of Boxing

Pdf Sports Jacobs Beach: The Mob, the Garden and the Golden Age of Boxing

Pdf:Jacobs Beach: The Mob, the Garden and the Golden Age of Boxing.About the Author Kevin Mitchell is the boxing and tennis correspondent for the Observer and The Guardian. He is the author of War, Baby, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and the co-author of Frank Bruno's autobiography Frank, which won the Best Autobiography category of the British Sports Book Awards. Read more

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Ultimate Boxing Workout: Authentic Workouts for Fitness

Pdf Sports Ultimate Boxing Workout: Authentic Workouts for Fitness

Pdf:Ultimate Boxing Workout: Authentic Workouts for Fitness.About the Author Andy Dumas is the coauthor of five books on boxing and fitness, a Certified Canadian Boxing Coach, a Fitness Consultant, and a sought-after fitness presenter. He has hosted and produced a number of TV fitness and sports shows. He is also a trainer with the World Boxing Council. Jamie Dumas is coauthor of five books on boxing and fitness. She holds a degree from the University of Waterloo in Kinesiology and is a former ballet dancer and renowned fitness coach. Read more

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Boxing Nostalgia: The Good, the Bad and the Weird

Pdf Sports Boxing Nostalgia: The Good, the Bad and the Weird

Pdf:Boxing Nostalgia: The Good, the Bad and the Weird.About the Author Alex Daley writes the popular history-themed 'Yesterday's Heroes' column for British boxing's trade magazine, Boxing News. He is the author of Fighting Men of London: Voices from Inside the Ropes and Born to Box: The Extraordinary Story of Nipper Pat Daly. Alex was awarded the 2018 Reg Gutteridge Award for services to boxing media. Read more

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Karate: The Art of Empty Hand Fighting: The Groundbreaking Work on Karate

Pdf Sports Karate: The Art of Empty Hand Fighting: The Groundbreaking Work on Karate

Pdf:Karate: The Art of Empty Hand Fighting: The Groundbreaking Work on Karate.Review 'Karate: The Art of 'Empty Hand' Fighting is a classic work from the man who brought true karate to the world. Always demanding perfection, it was an honor to train and learn from Nishiyama Sensei.' —Ray Irving, Counties Shotokan Karate Association (NZ)'The first complete and most authoritative book on the technique of unarmed self-defense…A fully illustrated manual giving step-by-step explanations of all the fundamentals of karate.' —Robert Klaverkamp, UPI'As Nishiyama Sensei's first graduated U.S. Instructor, I am convinced that Karate: The Art of 'Empty Hand' Fighting is an important tool for every student and instructor of karate and should be in the library of anyone interested in the art.' —Lester Ingber, Japan Karate Association/All American Karate Federation Alumnus Read more About the Author Hidetaka Nishiyama is an important figure in the history of karate in the U.S. He was a student of Gichin Funakoshi, the legendary founder of Shotokan Karate, and was instrumental in bringing Karate to America and other Western countries. He helped establish the Japan Karate Association (JKA) in the U.S. and trained the organization's first American instructors. He was the founder of the All American Karate Federation (AAKF) and International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF). Among his notable students were All-Japan Karate champions Hiroshi Shirai and Takeshi Oishi. He received many honors including a posthumous award to the rank of 10th Dan. Richard C. Brown is a senior American member of the Japan Karate Association (JKA). Ray Dalke is a former student of Hidetaka Nishiyama and holds the rank of 8th Dan making him the highest ranking American in Shotokan Karate. He worked at the University of California, Riverside for 30 years where he coached the Shotokan Karate team to five National Championships. Read more

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Taekwondo Grappling Techniques: Hone Your Competitive Edge for Mixed Martial Arts [DVD Included]

Pdf Sports Taekwondo Grappling Techniques: Hone Your Competitive Edge for Mixed Martial Arts [DVD Included]

Pdf:Taekwondo Grappling Techniques: Hone Your Competitive Edge for Mixed Martial Arts [DVD Included].About the Author Tony Kemerly, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Science at High Point University. His martial arts experience includes the rank of black sash in Blue Dragon Kung Fu, and black belt ranks in Taekwondo with the World Taekwondo Federation, the International Taekwondo Federation, and Living Defense Martial Arts. Dr. Kemerly lives in High Point, North Carolina. Steve Snyder owns and operates a full-time martial arts studio with his wife in High Point, North Carolina. Among his many belts is a fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo. Read more

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Storing Food Without Refrigeration

Pdf Sports Storing Food Without Refrigeration

Pdf:Storing Food Without Refrigeration.About the Author Long ago, Carolyn realized that there were two essential ingredients for great trips: sleeping well and eating well. Food didn't have to be fancy, but it shouldn't be a gray blob, either. Over the years, trips have progressed from weekend Girl Scout camping trips to more rugged adventures on three continents lasting as long as four months. Both through her own trial and error and advice from others, Carolyn has refined her techniques for storing foods and cooking tasty meals, sometimes with a tiny refrigerator, sometimes with a cooler and sometimes with no way to cool food. From 2002 to 2008, Carolyn lived aboard Que Tal, a Tayana 37 sailboat and cruised full time with her 117 husband. In 2010, she created her website, The Boat Galley, to help others navigate the challenges of provisioning, storing food and cooking aboard a small boat. In response to reader questions, the site has expanded to include buying a boat and gear, living on a boat, cruising and chartering, boat work and potential problems. In 2012, she and Jan Irons published The Boat Galley Cookbook, a collection of 800 everyday recipes and cooking tips they'd each collected while cruising with their husbands. It has become the go-to galley reference book for cruisers... and many RVers and campers also appreciate the easy from-scratch recipes and extensive substitutions and variations to suit what's on hand. In 2016 she began a podcast on Boat Radio. Carolyn, her husband Dave and dog Paz now live aboard their second cruising sailboat, Barefoot Gal. Read more

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North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

Pdf Sports North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

Pdf:North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail.Review 'Pure suspense, adventure, and inspiration. When Scott Jurek went into the woods to create his masterpiece, no one knew if he would make it back out again. He was America's greatest ultra athlete, a runner whose brains and singular intensity led him to years of extraordinary victories. But this time, Jurek was pushing himself into realms more dangerous than Death Valley, more treacherous than Mexican canyons, and only slightly less crazy than the time he chased after a wild bear. His story of plunging into the wilderness in pursuit of a dream is both heartwrenching and spellbinding.'―Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes'Scott Jurek's record-setting journey on the Appalachian Trail was the most punishing, most demanding, most grueling feat I've ever personally witnessed. By mile 2,000, he was a hollowed-out, broken-down carapace of a person. And unless he found something, some way not just to keep going but to speed up, he was going to miss the record. Over those final 200 miles, I watched him dig deeper than I thought humanly possible: he not only claimed the fastest known time, but - most impressively - never failed to greet a fellow blaze-hiker with a smile and a cheery, 'How far ya' going?' Now, reading his immersive and engaging book, where he asks and pushes himself to find the answers to all of the 'whys,' I almost don't want his suffering to end, just so I can enjoy another chapter.' ―Aron Ralston, adventurer and author of 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place'When Scott first shared with me that the AT would be his next record setting challenge, I was in awe at the stamina it would require and the precision in planning and preparation that it would ultimately entail. Scott, and Jenny, are both living proof that what you dream you can also make manifest. Read this book and redefine your own personal limits.'―Christy Turlington Burns, Founder & CEO Every Mother Counts'What sucks you in is the fact that the Jureks' daily struggles matter. Their candid sharing of each day's minutia places you on the trail alongside them.'―American Trail Running Association'North chronicles the highs and lows of an epic journey, both inward and outward.'―New York Post'North will cement Jurek's position and reputation. It is a heartfelt, honest, exciting account of an inner, metaphorical journey.'―The Daily Camera'Like his first book, Eat and Run, Jurek's journey is nothing less than inspirational.'―Live Kindly Read more About the Author Scott Jurek, one of the greatest runners of all time, has claimed multiple victories in the historic 153-mile Spartathlon, the Hardrock Hundred, the Badwater 135-Mile Ultramarathon, and the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, which he won a record seven straight times, among many others. He has been named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and one of Sports Illustrated's Fittest 50. The New York Times bestselling author of Eat and Run and a main character in the book Born to Run, Jurek has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and ESPN Magazine. A passionate vegan, he lives in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado with his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Raven. Read more

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Krav Maga Combatives: Maximum Effect

Pdf Sports Krav Maga Combatives: Maximum Effect

Pdf:Krav Maga Combatives: Maximum Effect.About the Author David Kahn is the United States chief instructor for the Israeli Krav Maga Association. He has trained all branches of the US military in addition to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. David is certified by the State of New Jersey Police Training Commission. He has been featured in Men's Fitness, GQ, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Penthouse, Fitness, Marine Corps News, and on Armed Forces Network and Military.com. He is the author of five previous books and resides in Princeton, NJ. Read more

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Bowling Score Book: Keep Track Of Scores During Your Bowling Game With Your Club, Friends Or Family

Pdf Sports Bowling Score Book: Keep Track Of Scores During Your Bowling Game With Your Club, Friends Or Family

Pdf:Bowling Score Book: Keep Track Of Scores During Your Bowling Game With Your Club, Friends Or Family.Have a great time while bowling with your team, friends or family and note down the scores. By clicking on "look inside" you can get familiar with the score sheets that you can use on your regular Saturday evening or tournaments. There is space for up to 9 players on one sheet and has 100 pages. Makes a great gift for your husband or family. 

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I Am An Ice Hockey Loving Girl.: Show Your Love For the Sport With This Ladies Notebook.

Pdf Sports I Am An Ice Hockey Loving Girl.: Show Your Love For the Sport With This Ladies Notebook.

Pdf:I Am An Ice Hockey Loving Girl.: Show Your Love For the Sport With This Ladies Notebook..Ice hockey themed Notebook. Are you or your children bored with standard writing supplies, but your teachers or job require them? add a little fun with our cool, custom, fun, unique design and interior featuring your favorite subject! ice hockey. This pattern comes with a unique custom ice hockey themed interior, perfect for a gift for fans or just for self use at work or home or your children at kindergarten, elementary, middle or high school classes.Ice Hockey design120 pagesLined pages6 in x 9 in (15.2 x 22.9 cm)Soft matte effect coverPerfect writing pad for class notes, lists, a journal, or a diary even everyday use.

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Benevolent Breeze: Trawler Trash, Book 11

Pdf Sports Benevolent Breeze: Trawler Trash, Book 11

Pdf:Benevolent Breeze: Trawler Trash, Book 11.Breeze realizes his lifestyle is not sustainable in the long run. The constant turmoil is taking its toll on his aging mind and body. During a particularly stressful moment, he has the sudden inspiration to make a radical change. Events conspire to postpone the start of his new life. With Brody at his side, he embarks on one last wild nautical adventure. Could this be the end for Breeze?

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Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring

Pdf Sports Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring

Pdf:Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring.Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring is a very readable book on boat anchoring. It is loaded with valuable information on anchoring tackle, anchoring technique, tying up and rafting, anchoring etiquette, as well as the occasional anecdote - simply stated a must have for any boater or sailor!The third expanded edition of Happy Hooking - the Art of Anchoring features:More gearMore photosMore illustrationsMore independent reviewsExperience from both sides of the AtlanticPersonal anecdotes based on many thousands of miles of sailing and countless times anchoringUnless you are far offshore, at some point or another you are going to need to 'park' your boat. Just like knowing how to stop your car before you start is perhaps the most important part of driving, we feel that anchoring is perhaps the most important skill you can and should acquire in boating. Anchoring a boat can be a lovely dance in a harbor, or a painful and often embarrassing display of Homo sapiens’ inability to plan or communicate. We will endeavor to help you find a combination of tackle and technique best suited for your circumstances when anchoring your vessel. By outlining how different anchors work, the pluses and minuses of different adjunctive pieces of equipment, the current thinking about how to deploy this equipment, and how to select an anchorage, we hope you will be armed with enough information to make some informed decisions about what might work best for you.If you could take only one piece of advice from these pages with you on your travels, perhaps you will remember what Tommy Moran, an old salt in the West of Ireland, advised time and again:“Anchor as though you plan to stay for weeks, even if you intend to leave in an hour.”Happy Hooking!EDITORIAL REVIEWS:Ocean Cruising ClubThe definitive textbook on the subject.Cruising Club of America“Happy Hooking” is well organized, well-illustrated, and easy to read. It should be mandatory reading for novice sailors and charter operators would do well to place copies throughout their fleet. This would be an excellent gift to up-and-coming boaters.Captain John Jamieson, Author of Skipper Tips and Seamanship SecretsThe single most important guide to anchoring for the modern sailor of the 21st century. Easy to read and filled with super clear illustrations and drawings. Add “Happy Hooking—The Art of Anchoring” to your onboard list of “must have guides” for safe anchoring—wherever in the world you choose to cruise!SailWorld.comMight be compulsory reading for the new sailor. Even the most experienced will find much new material here.Latitudes & Attitudes SeafaringThis is the bible for all things anchoring.Irish Cruising ClubIt is hard to imagine a more comprehensive study of the topic. This is a remarkably easy book to read.AMAZON REVIEWS (2nd ed): Happy Hooking is the best book on anchoring techniques and equipment I have found to date - full of practical advice and enjoyable to read as well. Right up to date with all the latest gear. Anchoring bible - A must to all sailors. An Essential Learning & Safety Manual. So easy to read and comprehend, full of common-sense advice and tips. Given that personal, crew and boat safety is a major issue in choosing an anchorage and the subsequent anchor setting, this book is a fantastic safety manual on the subject. Well written and interesting, packed full of good advice. I'll keep it on board for everyday reference. Many thanks to the authors Great Resource. Every boater should have one. Keep it on your boat. Well explained with picture diagrams. We have bought this book for our friends who are novice and experienced boaters. An excellent book. Very detailed and very clear.

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The Boat Cookbook 2nd edition: Real Food for Hungry Sailors

Pdf Sports The Boat Cookbook 2nd edition: Real Food for Hungry Sailors

Pdf:The Boat Cookbook 2nd edition: Real Food for Hungry Sailors.About the Author Fiona Sims has written for The Times, Delicious, Decanter, Food & Travel, and more. The food, wine and travel writer has interviewed many of the world's top chefs, including Alain Ducasse, Gordon Ramsay and Rene Redzepi, and travels the world regularly visiting wine regions and exploring local cuisines. She and her husband Mark split their time between London and Yarmouth, and she sails regularly from the south coast with her Dad on his 29ft Westerly, always cooking on board. She is also the author of The Boat Drinks Book, published by Bloomsbury. Read more

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Sailing the Ogre: A Log of a Woman Wanderer: Annotated

Pdf Sports Sailing the Ogre: A Log of a Woman Wanderer: Annotated

Pdf:Sailing the Ogre: A Log of a Woman Wanderer: Annotated.Mabel Stock, her brother Ralph, and their friend buy a 45-foot gaff-rigged sailboat after World War I and from 1919 to 1920 sail it half-way across the world. They are one of the first cruising yachts to transit the Panama Canal in the Ogre sailboat. They go on to sail the South Pacific. This is one of the earliest accounts of a sailing yacht cruise authored by a woman. Mabel Stock joins the ranks of the Captain J. C. Voss and Joshua Slocum as an earlier pioneer of long-distance cruising in small sailing yachts. Mabel Stock and other crew sail from England to Spain, the Canary Islands, Barbados, Panama, the Galapagos, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, Tahiti, Palmerston Atoll, and Nukualofa, Tonga.This was first published under the title of A Log of a Woman Wanderer in 1923 by William Heinemann Ltd., London. The 2019 Oxriver Publishing edition edited by Dr. Linus Wilson is annotated to bring out the historic significance of the text. This new version is edited to improve its readability for modern sailors. Mabel Stock died in 1941. This was her only book. In the text is a rare biography of the author created from consulting government documents and other, original source material.

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Detailed Guide to Kayaking: Kayaking Book for Beginners

Pdf Sports Detailed Guide to Kayaking: Kayaking Book for Beginners

Pdf:Detailed Guide to Kayaking: Kayaking Book for Beginners.Are you one of the many people who want to go kayaking but don't know the basics? Everything you need to know about the successfully kayaking is included in this guide:Choices in how to kayakUnderstanding the difference between kayaking and canoeingKayaking for competitionWhat you need to know before buying a kayakWhich type of kayak is best suited for lakesThe basics of kayakingHow to launch your kayakSafety in kayakingAnd much more

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Escape Under Sail: Pursue Your Liveaboard Dream

Pdf Sports Escape Under Sail: Pursue Your Liveaboard Dream

Pdf:Escape Under Sail: Pursue Your Liveaboard Dream.About the Author Leonard Skinner, Mary Cooney and her teenage twins live and travel aboard a 39-foot sailboat, Faoin Spéir. Since embarking as liveaboards they have developed one of the most subscribed Irish sailing channels on YouTube. Leonard has written for Yachting Monthly, Practical Boat Owner and the American magazine Good Old Boat. Read more

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The Frozen Frontier: Polar Bound through the Northwest Passage

Pdf Sports The Frozen Frontier: Polar Bound through the Northwest Passage

Pdf:The Frozen Frontier: Polar Bound through the Northwest Passage.About the Author Jane Maufe is the four times great niece of Sir John Franklin, who was lost (along with his 129 crew) trying to chart and navigate a route through the Northwest Passage in 1845. Jane and David achieved the first ever transit through the most northerly route and it was the first by a woman. Leaving Northern Ireland in August, it took them just under 20 days to reach Alaska via the McClure Strait --a remarkable achievement.David Scott Cowper is an intrepid British seafarer who holds numerous records. He was the first man to sail solo around the world in both directions, and the first to circumnavigate the world via the Northwest Passage singlehandedly--a journey that took over 4 years. Read more

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Grease Junkie: A book of moving parts

Pdf Sports Grease Junkie: A book of moving parts

Pdf:Grease Junkie: A book of moving parts.'Think fast. Think big. Think the unthinkable!'As you'll discover in his incomparable memoir, inventor, mechanic, TV presenter and walking tall as the definition of the British eccentric, Edd China sees things differently.An unstoppable enthusiast from an early age, Edd had 35 ongoing car projects while he was at university, not counting the double-decker bus he was living in. Now he's a man with not only a runaround sofa, but also a road-legal office, shed, bed and bathroom. His first car was a more conventional 1303 Texas yellow Beetle, the start of an ongoing love affair with VW, even though it got him arrested for attempted armed robbery.A human volcano of ideas and the ingenuity to make them happen, Edd is exhilarating company. Join him on his wild, wheeled adventures; see inside his engineering heroics; go behind the scenes on Wheeler Dealers.Climb aboard his giant motorised shopping trolley, and let him take you into his parallel universe of possibility.

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Just Ride: Racing 2,725 Miles to Mexico

Pdf Sports Just Ride: Racing 2,725 Miles to Mexico

Pdf:Just Ride: Racing 2,725 Miles to Mexico.My body was broken, and my mind was just barely hanging on. The last five days were filled with endless mountain passes, inclement weather, physical ailments, extremely limited sleep, and mental breakdowns. At this moment, however, I sat at the top of a spectacular, remote Montana mountain pass with the sun setting over the western horizon. The waning light offered magnificent vistas in every direction with rich greens, whites, purples, and yellows soaking up the last rays of the day. The faint smell of a previous storm and the wet tundra provided an unbelievable soothing sensation. The moment was perfect. I was at peace. Everything was right, and I was reminded why I chose to attempt this incredible and crazy adventure.The Tour Divide, a 2,725-mile mountain bike race along the Continental Divide from Banff, Alberta, Canada to the Mexican border crossing at Antelope Wells, New Mexico, demanded will-breaking efforts day after day, but the race also returned brief moments of euphoria. Most of the time the race felt impossible, and I loved it!Just Ride is an adventure story of the 2018 Tour Divide. The book details the resilience and amazing adaptability of the human body and mind, and it gives a realistic and often raw account of the physical and mental toll required to finish the race in less than 17 days. The route, the conditions, the gear, the strategy, the training, the mental struggles, the embarrassing moments, and the physical battle are all described throughout a story that offers a genuine look into what was experienced and felt throughout the ultimate test of mountain bike endurance.In addition, Just Ride summarizes data that were collected before, during, and following the race. The huge amount of collected data tell a story of how the body broke down and how it remarkably adapted to the 2,725-mile ordeal. The book also details how the mind was central to creating and breaking down the barriers that impeded progress each day.The Tour Divide was an incredible adventure that offered the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. In the end, the race boiled down to one simple task: Just Ride.

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The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman: A Bone-shaking Tour through Cycling’s Flemish Heartlands

Pdf Sports The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman: A Bone-shaking Tour through Cycling’s Flemish Heartlands

Pdf:The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman: A Bone-shaking Tour through Cycling’s Flemish Heartlands.Cycling is wildly popular all over Belgium, but in the northern, Dutch-speaking half of the country it is part of the psyche. Flanders is the size of East Anglia with population a tenth of that of Great Britain, yet this small corner of north-west Europe has produced eight winners of the Tour de France, five times as many professional riders as Italy or Spain.Blending reportage, interviews, observation, biography and history and written with affectionate humour by a committed Belgophile, The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman tells the story of Flanders' neurotic love affair with bike racing, from tough early heroes such as Jules Vanhevel – wounded by mortar fire in the First World War and leading the world championship road race until he collided with a cow – to latter-day ironmen such as Tom Boonen, three-times winner of the Tour of Flanders and owner of a pet donkey named Kamiel.

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Rail-Trails Pennsylvania: The Definitive Guide to the State's Top Multiuse Trails

Pdf Sports Rail-Trails Pennsylvania: The Definitive Guide to the State's Top Multiuse Trails

Pdf:Rail-Trails Pennsylvania: The Definitive Guide to the State's Top Multiuse Trails.About the Author Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to converting former railroad corridors to public, multiuse recreational trails that offer easy access to runners, hikers, bicyclists, skaters, wheelchair users, and equestrians. It serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, more than 22,000 miles of open rail-trails across the country, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built―with a goal of ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire. To find out more about Rail-Trails, check out the Conservancy's official website at railstotrails.org. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Capital Area Greenbelt County: Dauphin Endpoints: Loop trail from Linglestown Road at Industrial Road north end to S. Cameron St. at S. 13th St. at south end Mileage: 20.5 Type: Greenway Roughness Index: 1 Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete, Crushed Stone Uses: Biking, Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Fishing, Cross-Country Skiing, Mountain Biking Every year, tens of thousands take to the Capital Area Greenbelt surrounding Harrisburg to play, exercise, and commute. The greenway trail completely encircles Pennsylvania’s capital city as it connects parks, museums, and a stretch of gardens and woods along the Susquehanna River. Originally conceived by landscape architect Warren Manning in the early 1900s to improve livability in what was a gritty steel town, the greenbelt project was forgotten as more pressing matters arose and many residents migrated to the suburbs. Then in 1991, the volunteers with Capital Area Greenbelt Association (CAGA) resurrected the spirit in those plans and began building trails using wood chips or gravel. Today, the greenbelt has been adopted by local and state agencies and private foundations and benefits from state grants totaling millions of dollars. The 20.5-mile Capital Area Greenbelt comprises paved and crushed rock paths, wide sidewalks next to streets, low-traffic streets, and road shoulders. Wayfaring signs with mileage markers direct visitors throughout. Six intersections were slated in 2018–19 for safety upgrades, such as pedestrian-activated flashing beacons, improved crosswalks, and curbs and buffers to separate pedestrians from traffic. In addition, the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association has added novice- to expert-level singletrack throughout the greenbelt that can be accessed from many points. A central place to start is City Island in the Susquehanna River. You’ll find parking here, as well as recreational activities. The eastern half of the circa 1890 Walnut Street Bridge carries pedestrians to the greenbelt’s Riverfront Park; ice floes washed away the western span in 1996. Crossing the bridge, turn left to head upstream through Riverfront Park. You can view up State Street to the State Capital Dome in 0.3 mile and come upon the waterfront Sunken Garden and Peace Garden in the first 2 miles. Just past 3 miles follow the signs onto Vaughn Street, Green Street, and Sixth Street to follow the greenbelt through neighborhoods north of downtown to Linglestown Road. Here a side trail was scheduled to open in 2019 that heads to the left another 1 mile upriver to Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, overlooking the Susquehanna. To stay on the main greenbelt, turn off Linglestown Road at Industrial Road and look for the Wildwood Park entrance on the left. The trail takes the east shore of the lake through the woods. You’ll enter the Harrisburg Area Community College campus at about 8 miles, and then enter the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Expo Center at 9.5 miles. The left fork at 10.5 miles takes you on a side trail for nearly 2 miles up Asylum Run through Veterans Park. The right fork continues alongside and on Pine, Stanley, and North Parkway Drives to the grounds of the National Civil War Museum. The trail follows a creek and takes a couple of short side streets to the Five Senses Garden at mile 15. As you continue, watch on the right for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, accessible only from the trail. You’ll return to the Susquehanna River in another 2.5 miles through the woods surrounding Spring Creek. The Walnut Street Bridge is less than 3 miles from here. If you’d like to experience the trail with a large group, the Tour de Belt mass bike ride is held in June. Groups of four or more bicyclists or hikers can arrange for a private tour with CAGA. Contact: caga.org Directions To reach parking on City Island from I-83, take Exit 43 onto Second St. Go 0.8 mile, and turn left onto Market St., crossing the bridge. Go 0.5 mile, and turn right to exit the bridge at the City Island sign. Follow the ramp to parking. Facing Harrisburg, the Walnut Street Bridge is to the left. To reach the north trailhead at Wildwood Park from I-81, take Exit 67B to US 322/US 22. Go 1.8 miles, and exit toward PA 39 Linglestown/Rockville, and turn left onto PA 39/Linglestown Road. Go 0.1 mile, and turn left onto Industrial Road. Go 0.2 mile, and look for trailhead parking on the left. Read more

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Three Weeks, Eight Seconds: Greg Lemond, Laurent Fignon, and the Epic Tour de France of 1989

Pdf Sports Three Weeks, Eight Seconds: Greg Lemond, Laurent Fignon, and the Epic Tour de France of 1989

Pdf:Three Weeks, Eight Seconds: Greg Lemond, Laurent Fignon, and the Epic Tour de France of 1989.About the Author Journalist Nige Tassell has written extensively about sports for a range of titles, including FourFourTwo, The Guardian, 220 Triathlon, The Word and BBC History. He was the editor and writer of World in Motion and is the author of The Bottom Corner. Read more

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Rail-Trails New Jersey & New York: The Definitive Guide to the Region's Top Multiuse Trails

Pdf Sports Rail-Trails New Jersey & New York: The Definitive Guide to the Region's Top Multiuse Trails

Pdf:Rail-Trails New Jersey & New York: The Definitive Guide to the Region's Top Multiuse Trails.About the Author Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to converting former railroad corridors to public, multiuse recreational trails that offer easy access to runners, hikers, bicyclists, skaters, wheelchair users, and equestrians. It serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, more than 22,000 miles of open rail-trails across the country, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built―with a goal of ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire. To find out more about Rail-Trails, check out the Conservancy's official website at railstotrails.org. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Keuka Outlet Trail County: Yates Endpoints: Elm St./NY 54A beween Burns Terrace and Lake View Cemetery (Penn Yan) to Seneca St. between Main St. and Margaret St. (Dresden) Mileage: 6.7 Type: Rail-Trail Roughness Index: 1–2 Surfaces: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel Uses: Walking, Biking, Wheelchair Accessible, In-Line Skating, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling The Keuka Outlet Trail offers a sinuous route of nearly 7 miles between Penn Yan and Dresden in New York’s Finger Lakes Region. The rail-trail follows a railroad corridor that traced a former canal dug along the natural drainage of Keuka (KYOO-ka) Lake Outlet from Seneca Lake to Keuka Lake. Today, the scenes of former millsite ruins along the watercourse add another dimension to the natural beauty of cascading waterfalls and rocky ravines. Settlers moved into the area in the late 1780s, and by 1790 the first mill began operation on Crooked Lake Outlet, as it was then called, based on the “crooked” shape of Keuka Lake. By 1830 as many as 40 mills and 12 hydropower plants operated along the stream. New York’s canal-building boom led to construction in 1833 of the Crooked Lake Canal, which required 27 locks along its course. The canal never made money and was abandoned in 1873. The Penn Yan and New York Railroad Co. opened a branch in 1884 that used the towpath as its corridor. Later renamed Fall Brook Railroad, it was acquired by New York Central, which stopped using the route after extensive damage from Hurricane Agnes in 1972. From Penn Yan, the trail climbs an easy grade to Dresden. Both towns are tourism destinations with plenty of services. The first 1.3 miles in Penn Yan are paved, and the remainder of the Keuka Outlet Trail is gravel, ballast, and dirt. The Friends of the Outlet have installed numerous interpretive signs along the route; you can also visit its website to learn about trail events. Snowmobiling is allowed east of Penn Yan. Penn Yan is named for its early transplants from Pennsylvania (PENN) and New England (YAN-kees). The trail begins at a sports complex at Keuka Lake’s northern tip and joins the Keuka Outlet in 0.4 mile. Crossing under Main Street at 0.7 mile, one of the area’s first mills―Birkett Mills―still operates across the stream. After Cherry Street, you’ll soon be on the unpaved portion of the trail. You’ll pass nearly a dozen old lock sites along the canal, as well as seven former millsites, some deteriorated to crumbling brick walls or a set of rusty gears. At 3.5 miles, you’ll likely hear the roar of Seneca Mills Falls before you see it, as it drops more than 40 feet in three cascades at the former paper millsite, now a popular picnic area. This is the only spot where you’ll leave the old towpath and drop into the former canal channel as you pass through Lock 17. The trail follows the creek through a narrow glacier-cut gorge for the next 3 miles. The Cascade Mill waterfall appears 1.3 miles past Seneca Mills Falls and is one of the few millsites on the eastern half of the trail. A covered picnic pavilion here educates visitors with interpretive displays. At 3.1 miles past Seneca Mills Falls, you’ll cross under the NY 14 overpass on your way to the Dresden trailhead in another 0.2 mile. Seneca Lake is 0.5 mile east. Contact: keukaoutlettrail.org Directions To reach the trailhead in Penn Yan from I-90, take Exit 42 and turn right onto NY 14 after passing through the tollbooth. Go 0.7 mile and turn right onto Cross Road, and then go 1.8 miles and turn left onto Pre-Emption Road/County Road 6. Go 18.4 miles and turn right onto NY 54/Clinton St. Go 1.5 miles, turn left onto Main St., and then go 0.2 mile and turn right onto Elm St./NY 54A. Go 0.5 mile and look for Penn Yan Sports Complex on the left. The trail starts at the rear of the parking lot. To reach the trailhead in Dresden from I-90, take Exit 42 and turn right onto NY 14 after passing through the tollbooth. Go 5.4 miles and turn right onto NY 14/Seneca St., and then go 0.2 mile and turn left onto NY 14/S. Main St. Go 13.2 miles and turn left onto Main St., and then go about 200 feet and turn right onto Seneca St. Go 0.2 mile and look for parking and the trail on the right. Read more

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Back in the Frame: How to get back on your bike, whatever life throws at you

Pdf Sports Back in the Frame: How to get back on your bike, whatever life throws at you

Pdf:Back in the Frame: How to get back on your bike, whatever life throws at you.About the Author Jools Walker (a.k.a. LadyVelo) is the cycle-style blogger behind www.VeloCityGirl.co.uk that launched in March 2010 when she bought her Pashley Princess 'Frankie' and assumed that would be the only bike she'd ever want. A familiar face and website on the cycling scene, Jools' blog and social media presence has evolved from being her 'tiny corner of the internet' to inspiring women around the world to get back on the saddle and ride. She now finds herself talking about cycling culture on the sofas of BBC Newsnight, writing about it in nationwide publications and giving talks at women's cycling events across the [email protected] Read more

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Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado's Front Range

Pdf Sports Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado's Front Range

Pdf:Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado's Front Range.Review 'Pete is an excellent, easy to read writer – he takes you right into his love of hiking and treats the reader to wonderful antidotes, historical tidbits, and explanations of each hike. The section introductions could form a nice Sunday afternoon read all by themselves and save the hiking for another day. The pictures alone are worth spending some time “armchair” hiking. There are stunning photographs of each hike, shot with suburb quality. Pete always seemed to encourage the reader to try something new and made even the more difficult hikes seems accessible.'―Carol White, RoadTripAmerica.com 'Each hike description includes a number of inspirational good quality photos. There is just enough colorful detail or historical background to add an extra dimension to each hike. There is also a handy directory at the end of the book that will point the reader to different categories of hikes, (kid-friendly, rigorous, and so on), to help in selecting hikes. An excellent guide for a newbie and a valuable reference for a local looking for something new and perhaps a bit out of the way.'―Joel Smith, Goodreads.com (Pete Kj) Read more About the Author Pete KJ began explorations at age three in the wooded ravine that was his backyard in Seattle. He also began a lifelong writing habit. Backyard expanded as Pete stomped all over the Cascades and Olympics as a youth, and headed onward to the Pyrenees, Alps, Himalayas, and Andes. Peace Corps service in Africa cemented his deep desire to always be out in the world, and when he finally sat in a cubicle as a chemical engineer, it was in places like Puerto Rico and India. Long absent from the cubicle, he moved on to raise kids, travel the world with them, and write about it―and also write novels. Career originally brought Pete to Colorado in the 1990s; its gravity and beauty drew him back and continue to captivate him. In his continuing quest to experience everything this remarkable region has to offer, Pete has hiked hundreds of trails in the front range and beyond. (Pete KJ) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman: A Bone-shaking Tour through Cycling’s Flemish Heartlands

Pdf Sports The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman: A Bone-shaking Tour through Cycling’s Flemish Heartlands

Pdf:The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman: A Bone-shaking Tour through Cycling’s Flemish Heartlands.Review “Absolutely splendid ... full of wonderful things” ―BBC Radio 5 Live“Harry Pearson's class and wit were the reason I wanted to start writing in the first place. To read his words on cycling and Flanders, two of the best things in the world, is a joy.” ―Ned Boulting Read more About the Author Harry Pearson has been shortlisted for both the William Hill and the Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph prizes. Slipless in Settle was the 2012 MCC Book of the Year. The Far Corner has been named as one of the fifty greatest sports books of all time by both the Times and the Observer. His book, A Tall Man in a Low Land is the bestselling English language travelogue about Belgium. Read more

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One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels

Pdf Sports One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels

Pdf:One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels.About the Author Jonathan Vaughters began his cycling career in Colorado, eventually racing alongside Lance Armstrong on the infamous US Postal Service team. In the wake of the doping scandals that have plagued the sport, he founded what has become the US-based Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team, which he still manages as it competes at cycling's highest level. Read more

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Mountain Biking for Kids: Mindset Development Guide

Pdf Sports Mountain Biking for Kids: Mindset Development Guide

Pdf:Mountain Biking for Kids: Mindset Development Guide.Imagine understanding the importance of mindset before advancing your personal skill level. The amount of growth we experience as youth is tremendous and has a permanent impact on the development of our future. Mountain biking is a combination of physical discipline, technique, and mindset, all of which young riders need to grasp, not just for the sport, but more importantly the life lessons.This book is more than brilliance in basics. It combines mental and physical ideologies to nurture the mindset of young mountain bikers. Even if you are already knowledgeable about mountain biking this guide is sure to leave you with gems to apply and remember.The perfect balance between fun and structure, from this audiobook you will discover:Speed controlBalancing strategyEnjoying the rideEncountering obstaclesShifting & cadenceMountain bike maintenanceThrill vs riskAnd much much more!Upgrade the skills and mindset of youthful mountain bikers with this easy-to-follow guide.Simply click the ADD TO CART button to buy this audiobook now!

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Nichts als die Wahrheit: Der Fall Lance Armstrong und die Aufarbeitung eines der größten Betrugsskandale in der Geschichte des Sports

Pdf Sports Nichts als die Wahrheit: Der Fall Lance Armstrong und die Aufarbeitung eines der größten Betrugsskandale in der Geschichte des Sports

Pdf:Nichts als die Wahrheit: Der Fall Lance Armstrong und die Aufarbeitung eines der größten Betrugsskandale in der Geschichte des Sports.Ein Hörbuch mit Ausschnitten aus zahllosen Exklusiv-Interviews mit namhaften Betroffenen, Zeugen, Informanten und Experten. Umgesetzt im Format eines Hörspiels - mit akustischen Gestaltungselementen und eigens komponierter Musik.

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Archery from A to Z: An Introductory Guide to a Sport Everyone Can Enjoy

Pdf Sports Archery from A to Z: An Introductory Guide to a Sport Everyone Can Enjoy

Pdf:Archery from A to Z: An Introductory Guide to a Sport Everyone Can Enjoy.About the Author CHRISTIAN BERG is editor of Petersen’s Bowhunting magazine, the nation’s leading bowhunting publication, and host of the popular Petersen’s Bowhunting Radio podcast. An avid archer, Christian’s job has allowed him to spend the last decade learning from and collaborating with many of the nation’s foremost archery experts. Christian lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, two sons and a spoiled Labrador retriever. Read more

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WWE SmackDown 20 Years and Counting

Pdf Sports WWE SmackDown 20 Years and Counting

Pdf:WWE SmackDown 20 Years and Counting.Relive the greatest moments, biggest superstar debuts, and key matches of WWE SmackDownThis action-packed anniversary edition covers 20 years of WWE's popular blue brand-SmackDown. Spectacular full-color photographs from WWE's own archive capture the most unforgettable moments, both in the ring and behind the scenes.Key matches are explored in depth: relive the moment when Triple H and Shawn Michaels double-crossed The Rock for the WWE Championship, John Cena's rivalry with Undertaker, Rey Mysterio's awe-inspiring debut, and Stone Cold Steve Austin's disastrous run-in with Booker T in a supermarket. This dynamic book celebrates all the most exciting matches, celebrity appearances, and controversies in SmackDown history. Packed with vital stats and info on your favorite WWE Superstars, WWE SmackDown: 20 Years and Counting will get you ready to "lay the smack down!" for another 20 years.TM & © 2019 WWE. All Rights Reserved.

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Paddling Wisconsin: A Guide to the State's Best Paddling Routes (Paddling Series)

Pdf Sports Paddling Wisconsin: A Guide to the State's Best Paddling Routes (Paddling Series)

Pdf:Paddling Wisconsin: A Guide to the State's Best Paddling Routes (Paddling Series).From the Back Cover Paddling Wisconsin pulls together 40 excellent paddling adventures, offering destinations evenly spread throughout the state. The focus is on recreational paddling and so all trips avoid complicated put-ins, portages, and dangerous expert sections, while offering something unique in terms of setting, geology, and wildlife. While most trips involve rivers, there are also a few notable lake paddles that offer scenery and exploration opportunities one won't find anywhere else. Rivers range from the mighty Mississippi to the humble trout-waters of the White River. Each paddle provides a map of the route. Paddle summaries – including the route itself and the character of the waterway at large – are clear and detailed so paddlers will know exactly what to expect. Quick information makes the logistics of each paddle clear for accurate trip planning and includes explicit directions to landings with GPS coordinates. Short write-ups -- about history, geology, and other attractions – are interspersed throughout the book. Look inside to find: The book doesn't just focus on rivers but also includes a few extraordinary lake and marsh paddles that cannot be found elsewhere. The destinations are evenly spread out throughout the state and cover all of the not-to-be-missed waterways, plus several lesser known or oft-overlooked paddles. The author is a Wisconsin native with several other outdoor titles to his name. All the trips in the book could ostensibly be done by beginners and none would be characterized as hardcore paddles or requiring a helmet. Read more About the Author Kevin Revolinski is the author of several guidebooks including 60 Hikes Madison, Backroads and Byways of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide (formerly The Wisconsin Beer Guide: A Travel Companion). His travel memoir The Yogurt Man Cometh: Tales of an American Teacher in Turkey is now in its fourth printing and has been translated into Korean and Turkish awaiting a 2012 release (hopefully). His articles and photography have appeared in many worldwide publications including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Sydney Morning Herald. He is an avid hiker, loves to cook, reads as much literature and nonfiction as possible, writes short stories, plays several musical instruments, speaks Spanish, some Italian and some Turkish. Revolinski lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Read more

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Amazing Animals Who Changed the World (Little Heroes)

Pdf Sports Amazing Animals Who Changed the World (Little Heroes)

Pdf:Amazing Animals Who Changed the World (Little Heroes).About the Author Heidi Poelman received her degrees in communication from Brigham Young University (BA) and Wake Forest University (MA). Heidi is the author of the Little Heroes series, A is for Abinadi, A is for Adam, I Can Love Like Jesus, The Two-Minute Secret to Staying in Love, and A Mother's Greatest Gift. She particularly enjoys writing about inspiring people and ways to strengthen families. She seeks inspiration by seeing new places, playing outdoors, and getting lost in a good book. Heidi and her husband, Scott, live in Utah with their four bright-eyed children. Read more

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Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance: Advice and Inspiration from the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame Coach of 7 NCAA Championship Teams

Pdf Sports Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance: Advice and Inspiration from the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame Coach of 7 NCAA Championship Teams

Pdf:Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance: Advice and Inspiration from the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame Coach of 7 NCAA Championship Teams.Review 'The title of Valorie Kondos Field's book, Life is Short, Don't Wait to Dance, offers wise advice, a metaphor and a tribute all at once. The coach of UCLA's women's gymnastics team built her extraordinarily successful career on encouraging self-direction and being 1% better each day at a form of expression that feeds your soul.'―Los Angeles Times'Life is Short Don't Wait to Dance is an incredible book.'―Kristyn Burtt, host To The Pointe'Coach Val was smart enough to have been naïve enough to not know what she could not accomplish. Ballerina to championship gymnastics coach--will certainly finds a way.'―Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO of Under Armour'Valorie Kondos Field's scope goes well beyond gymnastics... Miss Val is the life coach we all need in our corner, be it the boardroom or in the arena. I encourage all CEOs who want to tap into their fullest potential to become a student of Coach Val.'―Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management'Miss Val's not-as-you-would-expect approach to coaching has positioned her to ink 7 NCAA Championships. Her success has inspired many who have witnessed her gifts and genius as a coach, mentor and healer.'―William D. Parham, Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Mental Health and Wellness Program for NBA Players Association'Miss Val is a force of nature. Her journey to the top is a riveting story. Her demand for personal excellence and her ability to create belief in her student athletes provides for a great read and success model for all.'―Sue Enquist, Founder of ONE Softball, Former UCLA Head Softball Coach, 11-time National Champion'After years of observation I can say with unbridled respect and full-throttled enthusiasm it is Miss Val's turn! She truly is one of the brightest beacons of light in the gymnastics world!'―--Kathy Johnson Clarke, Sports Commentator, 1984 Olympic Medalist'Miss Val's coaching technique really appealed to me because it was very different than elite gymnastics. She always reminds me before meets, never take life for granted and to cherish every moment.'―Simone Biles, 4x Olympic Gold Medalist'She nurtures that kind of potential into so much excellence that even standing in a room with her and listening to her speak can bring you to a level you didn't even know you had in you.'―Johnny Kim, International Cirque Artist'It's really easy to give up when things are not going your way, or when things are challenging, or when you have adversity or struggle, but she always stays positive.'―Nastia Liukin, Olympic Gold Medalist Read more About the Author Valorie Kondos Field is the head coach of the UCLA Women's Gymnastics team. She has led her team to seven NCAA Championship titles and 29 Pac-12 and NCAA Regional titles. This preeminent coach was recently named the Pac-12 'Coach of the Century,' and in 2010, she became one of only two active coaches to be inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame. Read more

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Abused: Surviving Sexual Assault and a Toxic Gymnastics Culture

Pdf Sports Abused: Surviving Sexual Assault and a Toxic Gymnastics Culture

Pdf:Abused: Surviving Sexual Assault and a Toxic Gymnastics Culture.Review I just read the whole book in one sitting and it moved me to tears. As a fellow gymnast who has gone through the entire USA Gymnastics Program (level 3 through the Olympics and NCAA), there were numerous instances when Rachel describes life as a student-athlete that I could 100% relate to. Her attention to detail can almost make you, the reader, feel her pain, both physically and emotionally. This memoir is an emotional deep-dive into what can happen 'behind-the-scenes' of gymnastics, and while every gymnast's career is completely unique to them, the overall culture of USA Gymnastics that we've seen up to this point HAS TO CHANGE in order for this to NEVER happen again. I stand with all of the survivors and hope they are all finding their paths toward healing. You are so incredibly strong. (Corrie Lothrop, 2008 U.S. Olympic team member and University of Utah gymnastics alumna)I couldn’t put this down! The pain, disbelief, and darkness Rachel has gone through is something unforgettable. As a former gymnast, I can relate with her as she takes you through the lessons and hardships gymnastics can teach you. Being an athlete takes sacrifice and pain, but Rachel explains the culture of gymnastics perfectly in her book. She makes you laugh, cry, and reflect through ups and downs on her journey as you learn about her powerful reflection of the gymnastics world and the challenges that come with it. (Kytra Hunter, two-time alternate for the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, 25-time All-American, and four-time individual NCAA national champion)I could not put this book down for a moment. As a fellow retired gymnast and teammate of Rachel’s, this book hits home because of the honesty with which she tells her story. Rachel courageously confronts her experience with convicted sexual offender Larry Nassar and the abuse of power within the sport. At the same time, she acknowledges the lessons she learned and wrestles with her overall feelings towards gymnastics, something all former gymnasts must do. This is a must-read that will make you cry, laugh, and most importantly... think. (Bailey Abernathy, University of Minnesota Gymnastics alumna)The cover reads “abused” but when you read the contents you’ll learn Rachel Haines is “unbreakable.” While others might fold in the face of career-altering injuries and continuous abuse, Haines never backed down. From the first word to the closing sentiments, you are invited to relive her most vulnerable moments and heal along with her. An empowering story from a warrior of an author, this is a must-read for young athletes and women everywhere. (Morgan Short, co-author, Splintered Souls: An Anthology of Poems)This is so much more than just a story about gymnastics. It is a vibrant memoir, a look behind the curtain, a transparent self-analysis, and a call to action. Rachel has taken years of turmoil and pain and translated it into a moving story. We are there with her on the floor, on the beam, in practice, in moments of doubt, and moments of triumph. It is an enrapturing book which provides a catharsis for its author and a necessary wake-up call for gymnastic culture, sports culture, and our larger society as whole. Go on this journey with Rachel, you will not be left unchanged. (Tim Van De Walker, lead enrollment counselor, Bethel University)Rachel's words give readers a glimpse of what it was like to grow up in the gymnastics world, the challenges faced, and the toxicity of the culture that evolved and that was tolerated for so long. She graciously leads you through her story of innocence, joy, hardship, sexual abuse, uncertainty, acceptance, growth, and the raw emotion felt throughout the process. Her vulnerability is inspiring, her perspective is encouraging, and her call to action is something to stand behind. #NoMore (O'Malley Bosanic, VOSH Missionary Leader)This book is a powerful reflection of Rachel’s challenges in the gymnastics world. Knowing Rachel for years, I never would have guessed the pain she has experienced. She continues to be a strong and positive individual, and I commend her for coming forward with her story. This is a must-read that will bring you to tears of both heartbreak for her hardships and joy for her growth along the way. (Liz VanderLaan, Boston College, Masters of Social Work) Read more About the Author Rachel Haines was a two-time member of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team, a two-time National Champion, and a Division I college gymnast at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in child psychology and a Master’s of Education degree in family social science. Haines lives in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, a suburb of the Twin Cities. Read more

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Lacrosse Coach Because Badass Miracle Worker Isn't an Official Job Title: White Floral Lined Journal Notebook for Female Lacrosse Coaches, Instructors, Teams

Pdf Sports Lacrosse Coach Because Badass Miracle Worker Isn't an Official Job Title: White Floral Lined Journal Notebook for Female Lacrosse Coaches, Instructors, Teams

Pdf:Lacrosse Coach Because Badass Miracle Worker Isn't an Official Job Title: White Floral Lined Journal Notebook for Female Lacrosse Coaches, Instructors, Teams.Looking for a great gift idea for your lacrosse coach? Need a new journal in your life?This Unique and Funny Journal Notebook is sure to please and make the perfect Christmas or birthday present for men or women. 100 6” x 9” Lined Pages are provided for you to put your thoughts, hopes, experiences, likes, and dislikes.With a glossy, full-color soft cover, this lined notebook is as practical as it is cool. And is the ideal size for lined journals for kids, journals for women to write in and makes an excellent birthday journal notebook gift. It could also be used as a diary to record all your creative self-expression such as poetry, short stories or self-help affirmations.Happy Cricket Press journals are perfect for:Birthday GiftsChristmas GiftsCo-worker/Boss Gifts Journals & PlannersDoodle DiariesHomeschool Planners for KidsFood DiariesSheet MusicCreative Writing NotebooksGifts for Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Cousins, Brother, SisterRetirement GiftsSchool NotebooksGraduation GiftsThank You GiftsTeacher GiftsInspirational JournalsMom Daughter JournalJournaling For KidsBlank Books & JournalsBeer and Weight Loss LogsKeepsake JournalsAnd much more........Place your order today!

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Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska: Anchorage Area, Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su Valley

Pdf Sports Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska: Anchorage Area, Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su Valley

Pdf:Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska: Anchorage Area, Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su Valley.About the Author Lisa Maloney has lived in Alaska for more than 25 years. A former hiking columnist for The Anchorage Press, she also covered a nationwide hiking and backpacking beat for About.com, served as a senior editor at Alaska magazine, authored the award-winning travel guidebook Moon Alaska, and contributes outdoor and lifestyle articles to a number of publications. Find her at www.maloneywrites.com; or Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @HikingAlaska. Read more

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Hike the Parks: Redwood National & State Parks: Best Day Hikes, Walks, and Sights

Pdf Sports Hike the Parks: Redwood National & State Parks: Best Day Hikes, Walks, and Sights

Pdf:Hike the Parks: Redwood National & State Parks: Best Day Hikes, Walks, and Sights.About the Author John Soares grew up near Redding, hiking in the Sierra before going on to explore trails all over the world. He is the author of several guidebooks, including 100 Classic Hikes: Northern California, now in its fourth edition, and Day Hiking: Mount Shasta, Lassen & Trinity Alps Regions. Visit him online at NorthernCaliforniaHikingTrails.com and on Facebook @JohnSoaresHikingGuidebookAuthor. Read more

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ICC Cricket World Cup England & Wales 2019: The Official Book

Pdf Sports ICC Cricket World Cup England & Wales 2019: The Official Book

Pdf:ICC Cricket World Cup England & Wales 2019: The Official Book.About the Author Chris Hawkes played professional cricket for Leicestershire CCC, as well as sampling club cricket around the world, before moving into publishing. He edited the bestselling Cricketer's Who's Who annual for many years and went on to write a number of books, including the Cricket World Cup Guide 2007, Rugby World Cup Guide 2011, World Cricket Records, The Ryder Cup, and 1,001 Sporting Records. Read more

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Playfair Cricket Annual 2019

Pdf Sports Playfair Cricket Annual 2019

Pdf:Playfair Cricket Annual 2019.About the Author Ian Marshall took over as Editor of the Playfair Cricket Annual in 2009, having previously worked on 15 editions of the annual in his role as a book publisher. During his 30-year publishing career, he has worked with some of cricket's greatest players, including Mike Atherton, Sir Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Stuart Broad, David Gower, Justin Langer, Dennis Lillee and Sir Garry Sobers. He still occasionally plays cricket, and has toured Africa, India and Sri Lanka. Read more

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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2019

Pdf Sports Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2019

Pdf:Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2019.Review “a treasure to relish” ―Sunday Express“By a distance the greatest book ever published” ―Philip Collins, Waitrose Weekend“There is no debate over the quality of the publication ... Fine reading” ―The Cricketer“As intriguing and indispensable as ever” ―Evesham Observer“Even at the age of 155, Wisden intends to keep on turning. It still sets the standard, whether it's bought as a gift, a decoration, an encyclopaedia or a huge magazine. The Wisden Almanack is all things to all men. And to all women.” ―Rob Smyth, ESPN“Wisden lands on the doorstep with a joyous thud. Its daffodil-yellow cover is the signal to anticipate the delights of spring and summer and its contents are always a treasure to relish. The oldest of sporting annuals has captured the rare trick of remaining for ever young” ―Jim Holden, Sunday Express Read more About the Author This is Lawrence Booth's eighth year as Editor of Wisden, although he has contributed for many years. He is also cricket writer for the Daily Mail and author of several critically acclaimed cricket books. He is one of the most respected and well liked authorities in the modern game. @the_topspin Read more

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Pushing the Boundaries: Cricket in the Eighties: Playing home and away

Pdf Sports Pushing the Boundaries: Cricket in the Eighties: Playing home and away

Pdf:Pushing the Boundaries: Cricket in the Eighties: Playing home and away.Review A feast of anecdotes―The ObserverAnecdotes are funny, original and astounding, often all three...He [Pringle] has delivered with interest on his promise to avoid a bog-standard, self-serving work; if he pushed boundaries in his career he has flattened them completely with this honest addition to cricket literature.―The CricketerAs Pringle spent the decade as [Ian] Botham's understudy ... it makes for a fascinating and hilarious read.―Daily TelegraphFormer England Test bowler's eye-popping and hilarious account of cricket in the 80s is as doused as a sherry trifle.―GuardianPringle's tale is both a love letter to the greatest player of his generation, Sir Ian Botham and an engaging romp in which cricket only plays a walk-on part. That despite the author's playing record that included 30 Tests, 44 ODIs, six County Championships with Essex and a World Cup final, a CV that most would be proud to take to the grave.―Michael Atherton, The TimesA fascinating and hilarious read. Like Chris Lewis, Andrew Flintoff, Ben Stokes and many more [Pringle] was originally hailed as the new Botham, before winding up as a very junior version. In his storytelling though, he might just have the edge on the great man.―Daily Telegraph Read more About the Author Derek Pringle was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, where he first learnt to play cricket on matting pitches. He attended St Mary's School, Nairobi, then Felsted School in Essex, before reading Geography and Land Economy at Cambridge, where he captained the university at cricket and won three blues. While still an undergraduate he was selected to play Test cricket for England in 1982, a feat achieved previously by Ted Dexter, 24 years earlier. He also appeared, briefly, in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, as Cambridge's vice-captain of athletics.He played 30 Tests and 44 one-day internationals for England, appearing in two World Cups, one as a losing finalist in 1992. His cricket career at Essex, which spanned 15 years, included five County Championship titles, three John Player League titles, a NatWest Trophy and countless friendships. He retired from the game in 1993.A second career, as a journalist, saw him appointed cricket correspondent for the Independent, then the Daily Telegraph, a role he fulfilled until 2014. He now works as a freelance writer. His hobbies include photography and collecting vinyl records, of which he has several thousand - the latter perhaps explaining why he has never married. He has a son whose musical tastes he is trying to shape. He lives in Cambridge. Read more

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Master's Highland Games Training Manual

Pdf Sports Master's Highland Games Training Manual

Pdf:Master's Highland Games Training Manual.Master's Highland Games divisions have grown exponentially in the last few years. The sport is driven by participation and this group is the most active of any. Mr Kerry Overfelt has developed a training manual specifically directed at this population of Highland Game thrower's. Explore all aspects of training and throwing in this book, with funny stories and personal anecdotes interjected to keep the reader entertained.

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The Great Shoots: Britain's Finest Shooting Estates - Past and Present

Pdf Sports The Great Shoots: Britain's Finest Shooting Estates - Past and Present

Pdf:The Great Shoots: Britain's Finest Shooting Estates - Past and Present.About the Author Brian P Martin is among Britain's most successful country and natural history writers. He has written over twenty-five books to date, including the bestselling Tales of the Old Gamekeeper. Brian has contributed to numerous magazines including his weekly column 'Rusticus' which ran in the Shooting Times and The Countryman. Read more

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Running on Ketones: A 90 Day Daily Keto Diet Tracker Journal, Ketogenic Macros, Food and Exercise Fitness Diary Planner, Diet Record Log Notebook and ... Calendar To Help You Reach Your Body Goals

Pdf Sports Running on Ketones: A 90 Day Daily Keto Diet Tracker Journal, Ketogenic Macros, Food and Exercise Fitness Diary Planner, Diet Record Log Notebook and ... Calendar To Help You Reach Your Body Goals

Pdf:Running on Ketones: A 90 Day Daily Keto Diet Tracker Journal, Ketogenic Macros, Food and Exercise Fitness Diary Planner, Diet Record Log Notebook and ... Calendar To Help You Reach Your Body Goals.Are you looking to lose weight, track your meals, workout, and weight loss journey all in one place? Are you confused by the Ketogenic diet and wonder how in the world to track your carbs?Then our 90-day keto diet tracker book is the simply perfect for you! This keto weight loss and fitness journal helps you to break down your daily food intake, calories, protein, carbs, fat, Exercises, and so much more so that you can achieve your fitness goals faster! It also has a mood tracker to identify the meals that affect you negatively and also a pace to record your sleep quality, weight, craving levels, water intake, supplements, exercises and much more.With this Keto Food Journal and fitness Planner you will be able to:Use the 90-day format so you can create new, long-lasting habits!Your macros and water intakeTrack your mood, weight Track your sleep qualityUse the food nutrient table to eat rich healthy meals in case you don’t want supplementsRecord your craving and hunger levelsUse the exercise log to write exercises done Record supplements takenRecord your before and after body measurements.Use the blank fitness calendar to create your workout planIt is 7.5 x 9.25 in and provides enough space to jot down everything needed.If you are serious about keto nutrition and staying on track then keto fitness journal is simply a must have for you. Cute, simple, intuitive and portable –get one for yourself, friends and family members! Keeping track of your goals has never been easier! Give it a try and see the results!

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We Were Kings: A Deep Dive Inside the Lives of Professional Beach Volleyball Players

Pdf Sports We Were Kings: A Deep Dive Inside the Lives of Professional Beach Volleyball Players

Pdf:We Were Kings: A Deep Dive Inside the Lives of Professional Beach Volleyball Players.We see them every four years, these sun-kissed, muscle-bound athletes, shirtless or bikini-clad. How glamorous it must be, to live the life of a professional beach volleyball player, for your office to reside west of the Pacific Coast Highway. Kings of the beach, they were called once, these professional beach volleyball players. And indeed, they lived up to the name - sponsors! Endorsements! Commercials! Millions in prize money. Icons to a rebel culture.Yet when the Summer Olympics come to a close, beach volleyball disappears from the public eye, and what the rest of the world fails to see once again becomes reality: It is a remarkable struggle, a wondrous grind, to live the life of a professional beach volleyball player. It is cramming six to a one-bedroom apartment, of sleeping under piers before tournaments, of stealing sandwiches from the players' tent to save an extra buck. It is the pressure of winning a tournament just to make rent or, for that matter, just to afford the next meal. It is flying to a tournament in Shanghai, not knowing if you'll be able to feed your wife and newborn when you return, all in the hopes of keeping the beach dream alive.Featuring interviews and arresting accounts of more than 100 beach volleyball players, award-winning writer and professional beach volleyball player Travis Mewhirter tells the stories, for the first time, of the modern player, lifting the curtain for the inside story of life as a professional beach volleyball player and the pursuit of being a king of the beach once more.

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I Am An Ice Hockey Loving Chick: The Perfect Notebook For The Lady Who Loves The Sport Of Ice Hockey.

Pdf Sports I Am An Ice Hockey Loving Chick: The Perfect Notebook For The Lady Who Loves The Sport Of Ice Hockey.

Pdf:I Am An Ice Hockey Loving Chick: The Perfect Notebook For The Lady Who Loves The Sport Of Ice Hockey..Ice hockey themed Notebook. Are you or your children bored with standard writing supplies, but your teachers or job require them? add a little fun with our cool, custom, fun, unique design and interior featuring your favorite subject! ice hockey. This pattern comes with a unique custom ice hockey themed interior, perfect for a gift for fans or just for self use at work or home or your children at kindergarten, elementary, middle or high school classes.Ice Hockey design120 pagesLined pages6 in x 9 in (15.2 x 22.9 cm)Soft matte effect coverPerfect writing pad for class notes, lists, a journal, or a diary even everyday use.

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Amazing Racers: The Story of America's Greatest Running Team and its Revolutionary Coach

Pdf Sports Amazing Racers: The Story of America's Greatest Running Team and its Revolutionary Coach

Pdf:Amazing Racers: The Story of America's Greatest Running Team and its Revolutionary Coach.About the Author Marc Bloom is an award-winning track and field journalist. He was a senior writer for Runner's World magazine and is the author of ten books, including Run with the Champions and God on the Starting Line.  He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Read more

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Volleyball In My Veins, Jesus In My Heart: Notebook

Pdf Sports Volleyball In My Veins, Jesus In My Heart: Notebook

Pdf:Volleyball In My Veins, Jesus In My Heart: Notebook.A Great Gift For Volleyball Players and CoachesIf you're looking for a gift for the volleyball player on your list or a neat gift for the coach, this is a great notebook. The lined notebook provides ample room to jot down plays, to make a to-do list, or just to doodle endlessly while waiting at practice. Knee pads, shorts, and socks are a great gifts, but this composition book lets the star keep track of everything important.Need more motivation both on and off the court? Can’t keep your plays and notes straight? Notebooks are quick and easy way to do this and more.Add to cart now:* Uniquely designed cover* Plenty of space for stickers and notes* Easy portability with soft cover so you can throw it in a gym bag or backpackOrganize Your Game Notes and Spy On The CompetitionWrite down those plays that you just can’t remember or, better yet, when you’re out scouting use it to jot down your competition’s plays, their key players, and, most importantly, where the concession stand is.Track Your StatsWe all know how important tracking stats is, so why not do it in this awesome volleyball journal. Product Details:° 100 8.5 x 11” wide ruled pages° High quality 55# paper

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Real Men Drink Aftershave: A Colourful History of the Rugby World Cup

Pdf Sports Real Men Drink Aftershave: A Colourful History of the Rugby World Cup

Pdf:Real Men Drink Aftershave: A Colourful History of the Rugby World Cup.Since its inception in 1987, the rugby union World Cup has gone from being a cheerful, amateurish kick-about to one of the world's premier sporting events, third only to the football World Cup and the Olympics in terms of global reach. Along the way it has mirrored the sport's occasionally painful march into the professional era, with commensurate advances in the standard of play but also, some would argue, a loss of innocence as the marketing men have moved in on an increasingly lucrative property. But the competition is still - mostly - about the game itself. And Real Men Drink Aftershave is the real tale of the rugby World Cups - the players' stories - the funny, the irreverent, the real, and the fascinating tale of the history of the competition from the perspective of those who took part. From the players who got drunk all the way through the 1987 World Cup to the high-level training programmes and sophisticated tactics of 2003 - here is the full story. Written by one of the game's foremost insiders and observers, Real Men Drink Aftershave is destined to become the definitive history.

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In the Line of Fire: The Inside Story from the Lions Head Coach

Pdf Sports In the Line of Fire: The Inside Story from the Lions Head Coach

Pdf:In the Line of Fire: The Inside Story from the Lions Head Coach.About the Author Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, in 1963, Warren Gatland played rugby for the provincial side Waikato for eight years, and made 17 non-international appearances for the All Blacks, before turning to coaching.He was the Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions squad which recorded an epic and thrilling Test series draw this summer against the mighty All Blacks. The result was the first time the Lions had not lost a series in New Zealand since 1971.Gatland also led the Lions on their triumphant tour of Australia in 2013, and he served as Assistant Coach on the 2009 tour of South Africa.He has been Head Coach of Wales since 2007, and in that time the Welsh have won the Grand Slam twice and the Six Nations three times.During his career, Gatland has also coached Connacht and the Irish national team, as well as Wasps. Read more

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A World Champion's Guide to Running the Beer Mile: A Manual and Memoir of Running, Chugging, and (Not) Throwing Up

Pdf Sports A World Champion's Guide to Running the Beer Mile: A Manual and Memoir of Running, Chugging, and (Not) Throwing Up

Pdf:A World Champion's Guide to Running the Beer Mile: A Manual and Memoir of Running, Chugging, and (Not) Throwing Up.Review 'When you hear about the Beer Mile and see how these guys do it, in the time they do it in, it's undeniably fascinating. Most of us can't drink four beers in five minutes on the couch. These guys run a mile. Hear the account from one of the guys who became the best in the world at a niche sport that has fascinated North America.' —Darren Rovell, Senior Executive Producer, The Action Network   Read more About the Author Lewis Kent grew up in Mississauga, Ontario where he found his passion for running. In 2012, Kent began school at the University of Western Ontario, where he competed in both cross country and track and field. With the legal drinking age in Canada being 19, Kent and his fellow beer milers had a two-year head start on the American competition. Kent ran his first beer mile in April of 2014, finishing fourth in a local race in a time of 6:11. He set his first of three beer mile world records on August 7th, 2015 in a time of 4:55.78.He won the Beer Mile World Classic two weeks later on August 22nd, 2015, and shortly after signed the first ever professional beer mile contract with Brooks Running. The deal sparked major media buzz, with ESPN, TMZ, BroBible, and other major media sites publishing the story. It led to Kent making an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show on November 30th. The next day, he ran at the FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships, winning in a world record time of 4:47.17. Kent currently lives and trains in Ontario, Canada. Read more

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To Be a Runner: How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking on a 5-K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)

Pdf Sports To Be a Runner: How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking on a 5-K Makes  You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)

Pdf:To Be a Runner: How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking on a 5-K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place).Review “Great summer beach read for the thinking runner...engrossing...if you're looking for the ideal running-related summer read, look no further than To Be a Runner. It is characterized by a rare combination of lightness and substance that makes it a pleasure to read.” —Matt Fitzgerald, Competitor.com“Attention all runners. If running is your life, your lifeline, your escape, or even if you're hopelessly caught up in the What Makes Sammy Run rat race – this is your book.” —New York Times best-selling author James Patterson“Anyone who has run has a story to tell as a result and usually behind that story is an important life lesson if we have open eyes to see it. To Be A Runner shares lessons that have been learned through the rocky, hard, sweat-filled miles as well as those miles that float by effortlessly, with extreme joy, and elation. Running is the ultimate school master. I learn something about myself, others, and life every time I lace up my shoes and head out the door. Whether you are a seasoned runner that can relate to the lessons shared in To Be A Runner or are just a beginner looking to avoid some of those painful lessons that those who have gone before can attest to you will be sure to find some gold nuggets to take with you for your next run around the block.” —Ryan Hall, Olympian and American record holder in the half-marathon and cofounder of a The Steps Foundation, a growing community of radical runners stepping together to end global poverty“Martin Dugard on running is like reading Anne LaMott on faith, John Grisham on law, or William S. Burroughs on drugs. He is entertaining, enlightening and inspiring. Read this book, but keep your running shoes close by. Because when you put it down, you're gonna want to go find a trail.” —Austin Murphy, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer“Martin Dugard has filled every role a runner can--athlete, teammate, coach, adventurer, wanderer--and, as such, writes with a perspective any runner can appreciate. Whether you're a beginner or an ultra-runner, you'll see yourself in this book, which is a testament to the important places that running takes you.” —Dimity McDowell, co-author, Run Like A Mother: How to Get Moving and Not Lose Your Family, Job or Sanity Read more About the Author MARTIN DUGARD, a New York Times #1 bestselling author and lifelong runner, has written about running and endurance sports for more than thirty years. He is also the coauthor of the narrative nonfiction Killing series, works of history with eighteen million copies in print. In addition, he is the head cross-country coach at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Judo Advantage: Controlling Movement with Modern Kinesiology. For all Grappling Styles (Martial Science)

Pdf Sports The Judo Advantage: Controlling Movement with Modern Kinesiology. For all Grappling Styles (Martial Science)

Pdf:The Judo Advantage: Controlling Movement with Modern Kinesiology. For all Grappling Styles (Martial Science).About the Author Steve Scott is an expert in grappling martial arts. He has decades of training and experience in judo, sambo, and jujitsu. He holds a seventh dan in judo and a seventh dan in Shingitai jujitsu. He is a member of the US Sambo Hall of Fame. As a coach, he has developed hundreds of national and international medal winners, as well as members of world, Pan American, and Olympic teams. Steve Scott resides in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more

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My Pro Wrestling Journal: Notebook for Wrestlers and Pro Wrestling fans, record match results, promos, title wins, indie shows, career diary

Pdf Sports My Pro Wrestling Journal: Notebook for Wrestlers and Pro Wrestling fans, record match results, promos, title wins, indie shows, career diary

Pdf:My Pro Wrestling Journal: Notebook for Wrestlers and Pro Wrestling fans, record match results, promos, title wins, indie shows, career diary.*My Pro Wrestling Journal is the perfect notebook for Pro Wrestlers and Pro Wrestling Fans alike!*Wrestlers can record their pro wrestling career in one easy to use journal! Record your matches, promos, segments, opponents, dates, match types, title wins, event name, venue and notes. Pro Wrestling fans can record live events, indie wrestling shows, wrestling TV Shows, PPV events and fantasy bookings! Record your matches, promos, segments, opponents, dates, match types, title wins, event name, venue and notes. Whether you are a Wrestler or Wrestling fan - this notebook is for you. Note all your matches from your independent wrestling career or as a fan record matches from WWE, Impact, NJPW, ROH, AEW and all wrestling events in this functional notebook. It's the perfect gift for anyone that loves professional wrestling. Makes an excellent gift for all occasions, Christmas and Birthdays. Use for note taking, keeping match results, career diary or journal, recording match stats, journaling, writing and recording ideas.• Size: 8.5 x 11 inches• 108 pages to record 200+ Matches, Promos and Segments• Glossy soft cover (R..A..W..design)• Printed on white paper

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Keto Diet Cookbook for Beginners: 600+ Healthy Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet (Ketogenic Diet for Beginners)

Pdf Sports Keto Diet Cookbook for Beginners: 600+ Healthy Low-Carb, High-Fat  Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet (Ketogenic Diet for Beginners)

Pdf:Keto Diet Cookbook for Beginners: 600+ Healthy Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet (Ketogenic Diet for Beginners).Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered if you could ever lose those fats and get yourself an awesome physique? How about being free of conditions like high blood pressure and less than ideal cholesterol levels to enjoy a wholesome, healthy and active life?If that sounds good, step up and get ready to dive into the world of the Keto Diet!What Does the Keto Diet Give You:A healthy way to burn fat, and keep it off for realExperience weight loss within weeks that stays lostFreedom from Hunger and better appetite controlIncreased energy to go about your daily routinesImproved cholesterol readingsReduction in blood sugar and blood pressureEat savory foods that you crave while losing weight! And Much More!Recipes Include: Pumpkin Coffee CakeEasy Baked EggsBuffalo MeatballsCrab-Stuffed MushroomsItalian Chicken ChiliCurry Beef StewPhilly CheesesteakPork Lettuce CupsAmazing Asian Pulled PorkChicken and Bacon Lasagna Roll-upsGarlicky Tuna CasseroleLemon Ricotta TorteChocolate Almond FudgeHomemade Root BeerBacon cheeseburgerCopycat FrostyCorn dogsCurryPhoTom ka gaiCarne asadaGnocchiCalzonesCannoliGeneral Tso’sAnd many more!So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to facts and prove the benefits to you. Click "Buy now" and start your new life!

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Eggshells: Pro Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome

Pdf Sports Eggshells: Pro Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome

Pdf:Eggshells: Pro Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome.Three decades. Hundreds of matches. Countless stories.With huge global attention and a legacy of significant moments, the Tokyo Dome is inarguably one of professional wrestling's most iconic venues. Over three decades, 10 different wrestling promotions have staged over 60 shows in the building. Now, Chris Charlton (Lion's Pride: The Turbulent History of New Japan Pro Wrestling) tells the story of those stories.From UWF to NJPW, from the biggest gate in Japanese wrestling history to the biggest empty arena match, Eggshells goes show by show and blow by blow. Extensive research uncovers behind the scenes information never before seen in English, and exclusive interviews with Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega and many more reveal insight never before available anywhere. This is an exhaustive but accessible guide that does the "Big Egg" the justice it deserves.

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KB's Complete Monday Nitro Reviews Volume VII

Pdf Sports KB's Complete Monday Nitro Reviews Volume VII

Pdf:KB's Complete Monday Nitro Reviews Volume VII.A comprehensive look back at every episode of WCW Monday Nitro and Thunder from January – June 2000. Things are going very badly for WCW as they roll into the new millennium. The wrestling isn’t great but the booking is even worse, and it’s about to go flying off a cliff into a ball of fire. A lot of that can be attributed to the creative department, which we’ll certainly be looking at in some extreme detail. In this book, every episode of both shows in the first half of 2000 is reviewed in full, complete with analysis, ratings and complete content included.

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100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know)

Pdf Sports 100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know)

Pdf:100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know).About the Author A former professional wrestler, Bryan Alvarez has been editor and publisher of the Figure Four Weekly newsletter since 1995, now part of Wrestling Observer. He hosts numerous radio shows, such as Wrestling Observer Live and Figure Four Daily, and is the coauthor of the best-selling classic The Death of WCW. Read more

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The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing: Using Shinrin-Yoku to Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb Your Way to Health and Happiness

Pdf Sports The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing: Using Shinrin-Yoku to Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb Your Way to Health and Happiness

Pdf:The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing: Using Shinrin-Yoku to Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb Your Way to Health and Happiness.About the Author Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, M.D is an Integrative Medicine physician from Cedar Falls, Iowa and board certified by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (as well as the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology). She currently serves as medical director for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and leads workshops that combine hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking with the practice of Shinrin-Yoku. She also speaks nationally and internationally on the subjects of nature therapy and integrative medicine.Dr. Bartlett Hackenmiller has been quoted and featured in numerous publications on the subject of nature therapy, including Prevention magazine, WebMD, the Boston Globe, Prevention Australia, and the American Airlines American Way Magazine, among others. She holds additional certifications in herbal medicine and is a certified forest therapy guide. Suzanne lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Read more

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The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A journey into the heart of the world's toughest sport

Pdf Sports The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A journey into the heart of the world's toughest sport

Pdf:The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A journey into the heart of the world's toughest sport.About the Author Adharanand Finn is the author of Running with the Kenyans (2012) and The Way of the Runner (2015). The first of these was the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year, won Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Award. He is a journalist at the Guardian and also writes regularly for the Financial Times, the Independent, Runner’s World, Men’s Health and many others. Read more

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Concentration: Focus like a Hawk on Its Prey by Using Secret Concentration Techniques

Pdf Sports Concentration: Focus like a Hawk on Its Prey by Using Secret Concentration Techniques

Pdf:Concentration: Focus like a Hawk on Its Prey by Using Secret Concentration Techniques.Feeling a little scatter-brained or unfocused? Learn how to deal with it by using these methods.If you recognize any of the following situations, you are in the right place:You try to concentrate on a task, but you constantly get interrupted or distractedYour productivity is at an all-time lowYou tend to focus on multiple things at the same time, but it's not workingYou want to achieve more in as little time as possibleYou have a hard time managing your time, emotions, or attention span Do not worry, my friend. Help is on the way! With proven methods, we will tackle these problems. In a nutshell, you will learn: The seven steps to complete concentrationImproving your performance and productivity through focusingHow memory improvement relates to concentrationMeditation compared to concentrationThe easiest methods to help you improve your attention span fast  What are you waiting for? Do yourself a favor, buy now and start listening. 

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Grounded in Gratitude: A Call to Action

Pdf Sports Grounded in Gratitude: A Call to Action

Pdf:Grounded in Gratitude: A Call to Action.Are you falling short of your living your best life? Are you living small, but dreaming big? Are you fed up with Sunday nights alone, Monday mornings at a job you can't stand, and long hours at the gym without noticeable results? Let us help you! The authors of the Amazon best-selling Jailhouse Strong series provide a guided journey of improvement that turns dreams into goals and goals into reality. With reflective thought, direct planning, and intentional action, you will be shown the way to enhance seven areas of your life, ranging from athletics to finance to relationships. This process of enrichment gives you the tools to chip away the loose pieces and reveal your best self!

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Mental Toughness for Runners: A Complete Guide

Pdf Sports Mental Toughness for Runners: A Complete Guide

Pdf:Mental Toughness for Runners: A Complete Guide.About the Author Dr. Michele Ufer is an internationally sought-after expert in sports and management psychology and a successful ultrarunner. As speaker, coach, and mental trainer, he motivates athletes, executives, and other high performers, promoting top performance. As a runner and someone who pushes his own boundaries, he is attracted by challenges beyond the marathon distance or at great heights. Whether it's a desert, rainforest, Himalayas, or the polar circle, Michele Ufer is at home on the most extreme running tracks. He has regularly achieved top 10 ratings. Read more

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Triumph!: An Athlete's Guide to Winning on and off the Field

Pdf Sports Triumph!: An Athlete's Guide to Winning on and off the Field

Pdf:Triumph!: An Athlete's Guide to Winning on and off the Field.Written for the athlete, Triumph! is a guide that helps you understand how to approach your sport philosophically and practically. Kunz explains how to focus your energy and play with confidence through ART (alignment, rules, and technique), understand the politics of sports, and manage relationships that surround you as an athlete. Apply the lessons learned in Triumph!, gain a competitive edge, and become a winner on and off the field. With forewords from legendary national championship football coaches Lou Holtz and Ara Parseghian."Coaches, you're going to want to give a copy of Triumph! to every one of your players. It'll not only help them compete at a higher level, but it will also make you a better coach!" (Coach Ted Marchibroda, NFL head coach, Baltimore Colts 1975-1979, Indianapolis Colts 1992-1995, Baltimore Ravens 1996-1998_"An incredible book! The lessons in Triumph! transcend sports and are relevant to everyday life. You'll definitely want to read it more than once. I know I did!" (Ron Wallace, former VP of UPS International)"The lessons contained in this book may start out having to do with sports, but they apply to all aspects of life. The stories in Triumph! are entertaining, but the lessons are priceless. This is a book about winning, written by a man who is a true winner in every sense of the word." (Tom Annexstad, former Valdosta State QB, businessman, vice president/director of development of The Annexstad Family Foundation)

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The Cycling Mind: The Psychological Skills for Peak Performance on the Bike - and in Life

Pdf Sports The Cycling Mind: The Psychological Skills for Peak Performance on the Bike - and in Life

Pdf:The Cycling Mind: The Psychological Skills for Peak Performance on the Bike - and in Life.Review “The training is done. The work is in the legs. You've eaten right and rested well. But your head can make or break everything. Don't neglect it!” ―Joanna Rowsell Shand Read more About the Author Dr. Ruth Anderson is a highly experienced sports psychologist who specializes in working with elite sports people. She has worked at the last three Olympic Games and is currently in charge of the psychology services for Great Britain Cycling Team. Ruth Anderson previously held the position of Head of Sport Psychology for the Australian Olympic Team and is the Director of MiND HQ, which provides psychology services to individuals and teams, giving them the knowledge and skills required to achieve optimal performance on and off the sporting field. Ruth has completed her PhD investigating the optimal psychological state for peak performance. @MiND_HQ Read more

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Composition 4x4 Graph Paper 100 Pages / 200 Lined Sheets 7.44 x 9.69 Inches: Skateboard Composition Notebook Teen & Kids School Notebook Skateboarding Composition Book Sports Recreation Notebook

Pdf Sports Composition 4x4 Graph Paper 100 Pages / 200 Lined Sheets 7.44 x 9.69 Inches: Skateboard Composition Notebook Teen & Kids School Notebook Skateboarding Composition Book Sports Recreation Notebook

Pdf:Composition 4x4 Graph Paper 100 Pages / 200 Lined Sheets 7.44 x 9.69 Inches: Skateboard Composition Notebook Teen & Kids School Notebook Skateboarding Composition Book Sports Recreation Notebook.Skateboard Composition Notebook• Flexible Cover• 100 Sheets / 200 Pages• 4x4 Graph Paper• Versatile size for your purse, tote bag, desk, backpack, school, home or work at 7.44 x 9.69 Inches.• Uses: Homework, Homeschooling, Designing, Arts, Math, Science, Doodling, Organizing, To Do List, Dream Journal and BrainstormingNotebooks and Journals are the perfect gifts for adults and boy and girls for any gift-giving occasion:• Birthday• Christmas• Milestone Celebration• Anniversary• Valentines Day• Teacher Appreciation Week• Secretary Day• Home Warming• & just to show appreciation!

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The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls

Pdf Sports The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls

Pdf:The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls.The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls is a rock ‘n’ roll collection of ocean infused adventures; so named after the colourful characters and exotic destinations John discovers in his global quest to ride the perfect wave. These stories share John’s unique journey from youthful bodysurfer in South Africa to the thundering tubes of Hawaii’s North Shore and into the wilderness of Namibia and Mozambique. Reviews“This book brims with a wanderlust that drives John to hunt down waves in remote and unusual places. The result? A life of extraordinary adventures. A visceral turn of phrase – delivered with humour – takes us with him on this wild and crazy ride.”Steve Pike – Founder Wavescape Media“John’s dedication to surfing makes this a completely authentic read.” Grant ‘Twiggy’Baker – Multiple Big Wave World Surfing Champion“John’s empathy and connection with people shine through in his wonderful character descriptions.” Tom Hewitt – MBE Founder Surfers Not Street Children“The way John thinks and writes about the ocean is unique. This book allows us to share in his extraordinary relationship with Mother Nature.” Olivia Symcox – Head Shark Angels SA “I could not put your book down. It is authentic, introspective and mystically philosophical – thank you for sharing your amazing story and liberating the free spirit in your reader!” Roshni Gajjar – Business Strategy Consultant

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Surf Session Diary: Track every session in the surf in one place with his handy guide for travelling and local surfers, with swell, wind, tide for your custom surf journal and diary.

Pdf Sports Surf Session Diary: Track every session in the surf in one place with his handy guide for travelling and local surfers, with swell, wind, tide for your custom surf journal and diary.

Pdf:Surf Session Diary: Track every session in the surf in one place with his handy guide for travelling and local surfers, with swell, wind, tide for your custom surf journal and diary..Keep a record of all your surf sessions for all your surfing travels and trips. Keep secret spots secret by recording all the info in this essential diary! Makes your next surf even better as you can fine-tune all of the conditions for the perfect session with just your friends when everyone else is missing out! Get more from your surfing with this simple but effective diary, log and journal for every surfer.

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Lonely Planet Nicaragua (Travel Guide)

Pdf Sports Lonely Planet Nicaragua (Travel Guide)

Pdf:Lonely Planet Nicaragua (Travel Guide).Lonely Planet Nicaragua is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Kayak through Central America's largest mangrove forest, experience life on a coffee farm, or chill out on idyllic white-sand beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nicaragua and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Nicaragua: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, land & wildlife, arts, cuisine Over 45 maps Covers Managua, Masaya, Los Pueblos Blancos, Granada, Southwestern Nicaragua, Leon, Northwestern Nicaragua, Northern Highlands, Caribbean Coast, San Carlos, Islas Solentiname, the Río San Juan and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Nicaragua, our most comprehensive guide to Nicaragua, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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Surfing Sports Nutrition Journal: Daily Surfing Nutrition Log and Diary For Surfer and Instructor - Notebook

Pdf Sports Surfing Sports Nutrition Journal: Daily Surfing Nutrition Log and Diary For Surfer and Instructor - Notebook

Pdf:Surfing Sports Nutrition Journal: Daily Surfing Nutrition Log and Diary For Surfer and Instructor - Notebook.This Surfing Nutrition Journal is perfect for the surfer who takes their training seriously in order to achieve success and get results. Diet and nutrition is a vital component of any training regime and keeps the surfer on track with performance goals.This log has daily tables to record weight, intake of macronutrients and water and to record the intake as a percentage of daily goals. This ensures that a nutrition plan is adhered to and that any changes to the diet can be fine tuned and recorded to optimize performance. It is compact enough to be carried around to aid ease of use.Ideal for an instructor, dad, mom, son, daughter or anyone that simply loves surfing and serious training. Makes a great Father's day, Mother's day, Christmas or Birthday gift.Click on the author link to see our other surfing logs and diaries in the series - Training Log, to record technique and skills worked on, and Strength and Conditioning Log, to record strength and aerobic exercises worked on.Size: 6 x 9 in.120 PagesGlossy soft coverPrinted on white paper

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The Royal Sport

Pdf Sports The Royal Sport

Pdf:The Royal Sport.This is a new edition of Jack London's classic chapter on surfing entitled "The Royal Sport", first published in his famous book called The Cruise of the Snark. 

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The Artistry of the Skier & The Fundamental Skills (Alpine Skiing Book 1)

Pdf Sports The Artistry of the Skier & The Fundamental Skills (Alpine Skiing Book 1)

Pdf:The Artistry of the Skier & The Fundamental Skills (Alpine Skiing Book 1).The Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) has its roots in Montana in 1961. In the 80s the American Teaching System was developed and four skills were identified as critical to skiing: balancing, edging, rotation and pressure. It was indeed a breakthrough reducing the complexity of skiing to four concepts. Ski teaching, like the technology around us, continues to evolve and in 2014 the PSIA reframed the skills and established five fundamentals with the caveat that “balance” was the result of the proper application of them. This work is not a “how to” book but, rather, one that seeks to explore both the art and science of skiing. My hope is that this integrated perspective will provide useful insights for teaching professionals and skiing enthusiasts.

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Skiing Manual: The essential guide to all kinds of skiing (Haynes Manuals)

Pdf Sports Skiing Manual: The essential guide to all kinds of skiing (Haynes Manuals)

Pdf:Skiing Manual: The essential guide to all kinds of skiing (Haynes Manuals).About the Author Bill Mattos has written numerous books and hundreds of magazine articles, mostly on canoeing, kayaking, skiing and other adventure related matters. He is slowly fulfilling an ambition to paddle on every continent and in every ocean. He's competed in a wide variety of disciplines, including to World Championship level in Kayak Freestyle and Pilot Gig Racing, has won National and Eurocup events including several times the prestigious Bitches Rodeo in Wales, and has surfed the fearsome Teahupo'o wave in French Polynesia, which had never before been ridden by kayakers. Bill has worked as an engineer, rigger, designer, stuntman, actor, model, company director, photographer and videographer, all providing varied input and inspiration for his first love of writing. He currently lives in the French Alps where he can be found on the water almost every day, albeit often of the frozen variety. For more information check out billmattos.com Read more

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The Call of the Road

Pdf Sports The Call of the Road

Pdf:The Call of the Road.Review Praise for Chris Sidwells:‘An intriguing read for almost any reader, not only those who are interested in cycling’ Tuam Herald‘[An] engaging and accessible account of the race’s history’ Sunday Business Post Read more About the Author Chris Sidwells is a freelance journalist, author and photographer who specialises in all aspects of cycling. His books have been translated into nearly twenty languages and been bestsellers in the UK and abroad. Chris contributes to Cycling Weekly and Cycle Sport, as well as Men’s Fitness, Cycling Plus, Cyclingnews.com and the Sunday Times. An active racing cyclist, Chris attained gold medal standard in the 2000 Etape du Tour and is a qualified coach. Read more

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The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book: How to Prep Your Bike Like the Pros

Pdf Sports The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book: How to Prep Your Bike Like the Pros

Pdf:The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book: How to Prep Your Bike Like the Pros.About the Author Luke Edwardes-Evans is a UK-based journalist who regularly contributes articles to Cycling Weekly. He is the coauthor (with Serge Laget) of the bestselling Official Treasures of the Tour de France as well as Le Tour de France: The Official History. Read more

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Skydiving: Full Flight

Pdf Sports Skydiving: Full Flight

Pdf:Skydiving: Full Flight.This audiobook was written primarily for the fun jumper who wants to gain from another jumper's experiences in the sport.It is a memoir-type look at a skydiver's 50 years of jumping, relating his experiences, including his worst mistakes and close calls, as well as the joys experienced in the sport. The audiobook includes the lure of skydiving, jumping round parachutes in the '60s and early '70s, jumping squares up to the present, and how to improve the sport. It includes jumps that reveal the author's inattention to detail, neglect, and outright misjudgment that could easily have resulted in death.The lessons learned are applicable to any level of skydiver.

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River Fever: Adventures on the Mississippi, 1969-1972

Pdf Sports River Fever: Adventures on the Mississippi, 1969-1972

Pdf:River Fever: Adventures on the Mississippi, 1969-1972.About the Author Will Bagley has a degree in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz (1971). Following several jobs, Bagley turned to history full time in 1995. He has since become the author or editor of twenty-plus books, including Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. For his historical studies, he has received awards from the Mormon History Association, the Utah Arts Council, the John Whitmer Historical Association, the Western Writers of America, and Westerners International, among others. He is the series editor of Kingdom in the West: The Mormons and the American Frontier. In 2014, he was named a lifetime Fellow of the Utah State Historical Society. He resides in Salt Lake City. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. “Below St. Louis the liberated river deepened, narrowed, and picked up speed. As it surged southward, it became less populated and poorer. The towns were fewer, funkier, and farther apart: we saw river walls and dying main streets and heard soft rural Missouri accents. At night we sought protection behind towheads or in chutes, a foot above the rushing water, dreaming about rivers only to wake up and drift all day down the immense and mysterious river. We drew closer to the weather and nature and ourselves every day. We saw an America we hadn’t known existed.” Read more

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The SmarterCharter CATAMARAN Guide: Caribbean: Insiders' tips for confident BAREBOAT cruising

Pdf Sports The SmarterCharter CATAMARAN Guide: Caribbean: Insiders' tips for confident BAREBOAT cruising

Pdf:The SmarterCharter CATAMARAN Guide: Caribbean: Insiders' tips for confident BAREBOAT cruising.Make your bareboat charter easier, simpler, and more fun for family and friends. Two 20-year veterans of the Caribbean charter trade share their hard-learned tips about what to do, how to do it, and what to avoid while enjoying the pleasures of the world's favorite sailing destination. Whether it's your first time or a repeat trip, you will get a fresh perspective and encouragement to try new destinations and new ways of getting there.

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The SmarterCharter CATAMARAN Guide: Caribbean: Insiders' tips for confident BAREBOAT cruising

Pdf Sports The SmarterCharter CATAMARAN Guide: Caribbean: Insiders' tips for confident BAREBOAT cruising

Pdf:The SmarterCharter CATAMARAN Guide: Caribbean: Insiders' tips for confident BAREBOAT cruising.Make your bareboat charter easier, simpler, and more fun for family and friends. Two 20-year veterans of the Caribbean charter trade share their hard-learned tips about what to do, how to do it, and what to avoid while enjoying the pleasures of the world's favorite sailing destination. Whether it's your first time or a repeat trip, you will get a fresh perspective and encouragement to try new destinations and new ways of getting there.

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Seven at Sea: Why a New York City Family Cast Off Convention for a Life-Changing Year on a Sailboat

Pdf Sports Seven at Sea: Why a New York City Family Cast Off Convention for a Life-Changing Year on a Sailboat

Pdf:Seven at Sea: Why a New York City Family Cast Off Convention for a Life-Changing Year on a Sailboat.Erik and Emily skillfully reveal that it is possible to live big on a shoestring budget while giving their family an astonishing education in adventure, creativity, purpose, and grit.Working the night shift as a temp in a high-rise cubicle, Erik Orton knew something had to change. He felt the responsibility of providing for his wife and their five children, the youngest with Down syndrome, but craved a life that offered more than just surviving.Watching the sailboats on the Hudson River during his sunset dinner breaks, Erik dared to dream. What would it be like to leave the hustle of the city and instead spend a year on a sailboat, somewhere beautiful, as a family? Despite having no sailing experience, his wife Emily's phobia of deep water, and already stretching every dollar to pay rent and buy groceries, the family of seven turned their excuses into reasons and their fears into motivation. Sure, they would miss their friends, they could go broke, they could get injured or die. Worst of all, they could humiliate themselves by trying something audacious and failing. But the little time they still had together as a family, before their oldest daughter left for college, was drifting away. The Ortons cast off the life they knew to begin an uncertain journey of 5,000 miles between New York City and the Caribbean, ultimately arriving at a new place within themselves.A portrait of a captivating and resilient family and a celebration of the courage it takes to head for something over the horizon, this is a deeply compelling story, told alternately by Erik and Emily, for all those who dream of leaving routine in their wake.

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Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father

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Pdf:Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father.Review “Sea Trial is a riveting account of two intertwined voyages of adventure and introspection. Brian Harvey writes with wit, intelligence, dry modesty and high style as he tells the stories of a hazardous and difficult sea passage and an exploration of his father’s long-ago malpractice trial. A fascinating and wholly engaging book.” ― Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling Godforsaken Sea'Sea Trial is gripping from the very first page. You need to be a good navigator to circumnavigate Vancouver Island, with a ragged western coastline known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. You also need to be a skilled writer to navigate the shoals, cross-currents, and uncertain weathers of such an ambitious floating memoir. Brian Harvey is both.' ― Gary Geddes, author of the bestselling Sailing Home and Medicine Unbundled Read more About the Author Brian Harvey grew up on the West Coast of Canada. His first full-length book for a general audience (The End of the River, ECW) was published in 2008 and was followed by three works of fiction. He lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and his main interests are playing the piano and working on his boat. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Cruising in Seraffyn, Tribute Edition

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Pdf:Cruising in Seraffyn, Tribute Edition.Review Lin's fresh faced style makes this subject comprehensible and absorbing to a landlubber... --New York Times Book ReviewLoaded with practical cruising advice, interesting anecdotes, and sometimes even excitement and suspense... --Library JournalAn acute observer and fine writer. Their life on Seraffyn is at a level of simplicity and self-releance that Thoreau would findadmireable. --Philedelphia Enquirer Read more About the Author Lin and Larry Pardey voyaged on board their own Canadian Flagged, self-built boats, racing, delivering and repairing other people s boats for over 49 years. Over the years they have each voyaged more than 200,000 miles including both west to east and east to west circumnavigations and voyages to more than 75 countries. From the far northern reaches of Finland to their record earning voyage contrary to the wind below the great southern capes, their voyaging has helped them acquire a breadth of knowledge few other boating authors possess. The majority of the voyaging has been done on an earn-as-you-go budget that could be well within the reach of the majority of people who dream of setting sail. Their strengths are neatly symbolized by the boats that they have built. Each one is romantically traditional with swooping sheer lines and is completely dependent on the wind in her generous sailplan. And yet each carries the best, strongest, most seamanlike gear. Like their vessels, their writings are founded on a marriage of the spirit of romantic adventure that spurs them on and the practical up-to-date seamanship that keeps them and their boats safe. They have been called the Enabler s and it is said their books and DVD s inspired thousands of sailors to stop dreaming and start doing. Lin and Larry have authored 12 books which have been published in the United States, New Zealand and England; several have been translated into German, Russian, Italian and Japanese. Lin s most recent book, Bull Canyon, a Boatbuilder, a Writer and Other Wildlife has been called, Highly significant and romantic.. by Publishers Weekly. Articles by Lin and Larry have appeared in Pacific Yachting, Sail Magazine, Cruising World, Woodenboat (USA), Good Old Boat, Practical Boat Owner, Yachting Monthly, Classic Boat Magazine (UK), Cruising Helmsman (Australia), South African Yachting, Nautica (Brazil), Boating New Zealand, Trade-a-Boat New Zealand and New Zealand Yachting. Among the Awards given to Lin and Larry Pardey are: Mauritanian Legion of Honour, as Captain of first American team to sail across the Sahara Desert in a land yacht,1966. Cruising Sailors to contribute most to the sport of Sailing - voted by readers of Sail Magazine 1990. International Oceanic Award - presented by Royal Institute of Navigation sponsored by Little Ship Club 1996 - in recognition of Larry's voyaging using traditional methods of navigation. Ocean Cruising Club Award - for contributions to Seamanship for small boat sailing. Presented to Lin Pardey 1996. Geoff Pac Memorial Award- to both Lin and Larry for fostering and encouraging ocean cruising in small yachts Cruising World Hall of Fame-2000 Ocean Cruising Club Merit Award To Lin and Larry for inspiring voyages including a west-about rounding of Cape Horn Seven Seas Cruising Club Service Award To Lin and Larry for their lifetime voyaging achievements 2004 Cruising Club of America Far Horizons Award- To Lin and Larry for life time achievements and contributions to seamanship 2009 Sail Magazines Top 40 Sailors who made a Difference 2010 -As America s first couple of cruising, Lin and Larry have inspired countless sailors. Yachting Monthly Top 25 Sailing Heroes, 2012 Records-Smallest boat to have circumnavigated contrary to the prevailing winds around all the great southern capes. Only couple to have circumnavigated both east-about and west about on boats they built them selves, using traditional means of navigation and having no engine nor sponsorship. Lin maintains a newsletter, podcasts and shares cruising tips at their site - landlpardey.com Read more

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Falling

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Pdf:Falling.Falling is a sobering, amusing, and often poetic meditation on the wonders and risks of working aloft. Rigger Brion Toss takes you into a world of masts, towers, stadiums, pure air, and adrenaline as he recounts more than 40 years worth of stories of things gone awry at altitude. From dropped tools to collapsed towers to near-fatal falls, the litany of accidents and near-accidents is long...and the sometimes miraculous outcomes are both instructive and thought-provoking. Not a technical manual, Falling is nonetheless a must-have companion in the library of anyone working at heights. "Brion Toss is a rigging master, a fine writer, and a perfectionist. In this book he is also a courageous man, who dares to focus on failures! Now, as the man who walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers, falling is not in my vocabulary - and yet I must confess: mistakes have been my greatest teachers. We learn from disasters much more than from victorious achievements. So read and learn (and be frightened), so that you do not fall prey to inattention and amateurism - so that you do not fall, period. Thus join me at shouting to the guy aloft: 'Bravo Brion!'" (Philippe Petit, Man on Wire)"All who have met Brion know he has a way with words. This is fully on display in this delightful little book, rich with experience and loaded with fascinating stories. It will entertain, and perhaps educate, anyone who has ever gone aloft." (Nigel Calder, Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual)

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Slow Boat to the Bahamas

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Pdf:Slow Boat to the Bahamas.Slow Boat to the Bahamas is a funny look at getting the sailing bug, preparing for, and going on the big trip with a four-year-old and a four-pound dog.

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Seven at Sea: Why a New York City Family Cast Off Convention for a Life-Changing Year on a Sailboat

Pdf Sports Seven at Sea: Why a New York City Family Cast Off Convention for a Life-Changing Year on a Sailboat

Pdf:Seven at Sea: Why a New York City Family Cast Off Convention for a Life-Changing Year on a Sailboat.Review They will persuade you that 'unconventional' is a synonym for 'individual' and have you contemplating why you would accept an off-the-rack version of your life, when you can tailor-make your one. You'll finish Seven at Sea daring to seek a discovery-driven voyage to your dream life, or the dream-of-a-lifetime. A fun, inspiring read.-- 'Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself'The Ortons storytelling of their particular path guides all readers-not just those who dream of seafaring-through lessons on living, loving, and life. They share their hurdles with candor and warmth, and just enough discomfort to remind you they're real: stretching beyond their comfort zone in the joyful and daunting extremes of life on an adventure. The way that Erik and Emily consider, evaluate, and take on challenges they face is instructive for all, and required reading for those who dream of adventuring as a family.-- 'Behan Gifford, author of Voyaging with Kids'We don't need more stuff to be happy...we need less. The lessons of love, determination, and dreaming big wait for you in this adventure on the sea. You will find yourself sailing through each page, lost in the beauty of this family's voyage. It gives you the courage to do the same in your own life's travels.-- 'Chester Elton, New York Times bestselling author'Erik and Emily skillfully show it is possible to live big on a shoestring budget while giving their family an astonishing education in adventure, creativity, purpose, and grit.-- 'Linda and Richard Eyre, #1 New York Times bestselling authors 'The book is distilled from journals Erik and Emily kept during their trip, which give honest accounts of their difficulties and triumphs. Readers looking for a vicarious sailing experience should try this.-- 'Booklist' Read more About the Author Erik Orton is an Emmy Award-winning writer and Broadway tour manager based in New York City. His original musical, Berlin, won the CINE Golden Eagle Award, Bronze Telly, and an Emmy Award. He has directed theater productions all around the country, including at Radio City Music Hall, and has managed Broadway shows and tours, including Wicked, Les Miserables, and The Phantom of the Opera. Erik is married to Emily Orton. They live in New York City with their five children. Emily Orton is a former middle school teacher who now writes and blogs about living simply and the benefits of homeschooling. She is certified as a boat captain, which enabled the family to begin their journey. Emily is married to Erik Orton. They live in New York City with their five children. Read more

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Sail Up The Pacific: New Zealand to Hawaii on a 48 Foot Sailboat (Travels of Bill and Laura)

Pdf Sports Sail Up The Pacific: New Zealand to Hawaii on a 48 Foot Sailboat (Travels of Bill and Laura)

Pdf:Sail Up The Pacific: New Zealand to Hawaii on a 48 Foot Sailboat (Travels of Bill and Laura).This book details the voyage of Bill (and friends Jack and Todd) on Capaz - a 48’ sailing ketch – sailing “up” the Pacific from New Zealand to Hawaii over a 2-month period. Starting from Bay of Islands, New Zealand, they sail to Tonga, American Samoa, Suwarrow and Penrhyn (Cook Islands), Kiribati (Christmas Island) and Hawaii. Included are over 50 beautiful, full-color pictures of the trip

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Sail Away: Leave Work for the Last Time and GO SAILING! (Travels of BIll and Laura)

Pdf Sports Sail Away: Leave Work for the Last Time and GO SAILING! (Travels of BIll and Laura)

Pdf:Sail Away: Leave Work for the Last Time and GO SAILING! (Travels of BIll and Laura).This book chronicles the travels of Bill and Laura Soulier on their 43’ sailing ketch Second Wind. Bill and his wife Laura sail from the United States through the Caribbean for over a year to South America. These travels are from the detailed Blog that they kept almost every day - from boat purchase to 4 months working on the boat, sailing to Florida, then leaving the United States to sail the Caribbean to South America, until just over a year later when they leave the boat in Trinidad for 3 months. Details of their travels include many beautiful pictures which they share in the book.

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The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

Pdf Sports The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

Pdf:The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance.Review “A riveting, thought-provoking, and often funny journey deep into the heart of the fastest-growing corner of the endurance world, from running’s foremost cultural explorer. If you’ve ever wondered what draws people to venture beyond 26.2 miles―or been tempted yourself―The Rise of the Ultra Runners is a must-read.” - Alex Hutchinson, author of 'Endurance'“Engaging. Drops us deep behind lines in the land of the rising sun.” - Newsweek Read more About the Author Adharanand Finn is the author of Running with the Kenyans and The Way of the Runner. The first of these was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Award. He is a journalist at the Guardian and also writes regularly for the Financial Times, the Independent, Runner’s World, Men’s Health, and many others. He lives in England. Read more

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Follow the Dragons: Discovering the Love of Ultrarunning and Myself

Pdf Sports Follow the Dragons: Discovering the Love of Ultrarunning and Myself

Pdf:Follow the Dragons: Discovering the Love of Ultrarunning and Myself.After surviving a traumatic childhood, multiple arrests, six years in high school, and time in drug rehab, Kyle Robinson manages to become a lawyer and business owner. But when he becomes disillusioned with society's version of success, Kyle throws out the old rule book to happiness and blazes his own path to true fulfillment by doing what any reasonable man in his late 30s would do: He buys a cargo van, builds a bed in the back, and drives west in search of himself, his tribe, and an adventure. Kyle's quest takes him through remote areas of the Pacific Northwest, California, Utah, and beyond, where he befriends a group of trail runners and comes face-to-face with his demons. As Kyle wrestles with the trauma and memories of his troubled past, he is transported to another world as he explores the mountains for the first time, gets a crash course in outdoor survival, and falls in love. Follow the Dragons is a raw, soul-searching portrait of a man finding his way, challenging what people are capable of no matter their past, and coming to the realization that a grand arrival to fulfillment is intangible. Instead, what matters most is our continued growth and appreciation for life as it unfolds along the way.

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The Combat Sports Strength and Conditioning Manual: Minimalist Training for Maximum results

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Pdf:The Combat Sports Strength and Conditioning Manual: Minimalist Training for Maximum results.Plenty of well meaning combat sports athletes and coaches use strength and conditioning programs designed for other sports and constantly feel overworked and fatigued, while others ignore resistance training entirely out of fear or ignorance. But by using the system outlined in this manual, you can be a part of the small group that trains intelligently to become the best athlete and fighter you can be. Scientific research and years of personal experience have gone into this complete guide to strength and conditioning for combat sports athletes. Inside you will learn to:-Program effective and efficient workouts-Periodize your training for long term success-Maximize strength, power, and mobility-Use the correct loading schemes to achieve your specific goals-Peak out at just the right time-Cut weight properly-Build elite level conditioning-Develop insane neck strength to reduce head trauma-Eat for performance and health-Train your mind for competitionIf you are an MMA fighter, boxer, wrestler, kickboxer, jiu-jitsu practitioner, or martial artist of any kind, this book has everything you need apply proper strength and conditioning to your sport!

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Lien Bo: Continuous Step: Northern Style (Northern Shaolin Style)

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Pdf:Lien Bo: Continuous Step: Northern Style (Northern Shaolin Style).This is an elementary northern style hand set that is simple in nature but deep in content. The set is part of the curriculum for many schools specializing in the northern styles. For some schools, this may be the first set taught in their kung fu curriculum. This basic set also teaches the strong stances necessary to achieve success in kung fu practice. The more one ponders this set, the more one will see. The set can be done gently and with focus for beginners and the elderly, and the tempo can be increased for the more vigorous among us. If one is going to learn this set, learn it perhaps four moves at a time. Lastly, in the sequence of photos at the end of the book, they are to be followed from left to right.

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Champions Train Losers Complain Notebook: Blank Lined Journal 6x9 - Motivational Fencing Training Book Sport Gift for Fencers

Pdf Sports Champions Train Losers Complain Notebook: Blank Lined Journal 6x9 - Motivational Fencing Training Book Sport Gift for Fencers

Pdf:Champions Train Losers Complain Notebook: Blank Lined Journal 6x9 - Motivational Fencing Training Book Sport Gift for Fencers.Great gift idea if you love to stab your duelist or opponent. Perfect swordsmanship gift for your father, son, uncle, grandpa, daddy or best friend for Christmas, Birthday or any occasion.

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Without An Attack There Is No Victory Notebook: Blank Lined Journal 6x9 - Motivational Fencing Training Book Sport Gift for Fencers

Pdf Sports Without An Attack There Is No Victory Notebook: Blank Lined Journal 6x9 - Motivational Fencing Training Book Sport Gift for Fencers

Pdf:Without An Attack There Is No Victory Notebook: Blank Lined Journal 6x9 - Motivational Fencing Training Book Sport Gift for Fencers.Great gift idea if you love to stab your duelist or opponent. Perfect swordsmanship gift for your father, son, uncle, grandpa, daddy or best friend for Christmas, Birthday or any occasion.

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This Girl Runs On Jesus And Karate: 6x9 Ruled Notebook, Journal, Daily Diary, Organizer, Planner

Pdf Sports This Girl Runs On Jesus And Karate: 6x9 Ruled Notebook, Journal, Daily Diary, Organizer, Planner

Pdf:This Girl Runs On Jesus And Karate: 6x9 Ruled Notebook, Journal, Daily Diary, Organizer, Planner.Whether you are looking for a diary or daily planner this versatile journal is the perfect fit for your needs. In short, this notebook can be used formally or informally to secure your thoughts or bits of information or detailed notes.Lined 6x9 journal with 120 blank pages. This is the perfect birthday, Christmas or any occasion gift. Can be a great gift for bosses, colleagues, co-workers, friends and family to take notes in, to doodle, to sketch or put stickers.

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Kendo For Fun: Americanized Eagle Kendo Instructional Textbook

Pdf Sports Kendo For Fun: Americanized Eagle Kendo Instructional Textbook

Pdf:Kendo For Fun: Americanized Eagle Kendo Instructional Textbook.“Kendo for Fun” is exactly what the title states. In 1994, 1995 and 1996 I was studying kendo and training in it regularly; however, my commitment to my empty hand American Eagle Style and the growth of my students within that style took precedence. But I did not stop promoting kendo and the beauty and power that it teaches to my instructors and black belt students. Over the years we have had workout classes and seminars in kendo and its history. My number one student in this area has been Master Nicholas Chuff, one of my empty hand instructors. He was the overseer and instructor for my school’s kendo workouts and over the past two years has encouraged this book to be written for our workout class participants. Kendo is truly a unique area of the traditions of the sword. We are not a traditional kendo school and our style of kendo is called “Americanized Eagle Kendo”. It has come about to meet the needs of my instructors and students in my empty hand and Iaido styles. Some of these individuals have serious knee challenges or lower back limitations, leaving them unable to execute some of the ceremonial traditions and demands of traditional kendo. Existing on the outside of the circle of traditional kendo, our style allows them to participate and enjoy this magnificent discipline. This book includes traditional and slightly altered stances, body postures, basic strikes, basic blocks, four kumi tachi, two three point sparring exercises, and the kendo kata “Falcon Stoop”. The book also presents the kendo armor, how to put it on and take it off as well as maintenance. Reading this book also prepares individuals to participate in our classes, understand our stretching, and provides information on where to look for a traditional kendo school if they desire. The martial arts is all about enjoying life and taking in as much as possible. We have fun practicing kendo, which in turn gives us a terrific workout as it improves our balance, strength and focus.--Stances--Philosophy--Stretching--Class Structure--Postures--Basic Blocks--Basic Strikes--Bogu (Armor): Maintenance, Putting On, Removing, Storing--Kumi Tachi --Partner Drill Sequences--Glossary--ResourcesAND Much More

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Ving Tsun for the 21st Century: A fighting chance in a changing world.

Pdf Sports Ving Tsun for the 21st Century: A fighting chance in a changing world.

Pdf:Ving Tsun for the 21st Century: A fighting chance in a changing world..An honest book about life and martial arts. Ving Tsun, Wing Tsun or Wing Tjun are the names used throughout the world for this beautiful art. However, in Hong Kong it is written as Ving Tsun. The Ving Tsun Athletic Association headquarters was opened in 1967.After 28 years of security work – personal, club and venue, as well as many years in private security - I believe I have the experience to guide you through the dos and don’ts of what can and what will happen in real-life street violence.Reason the book was written When I set out to write this book I didn’t want it to be one where I told the reader how tough I was. Nor did I want it to be all about techniques, or me telling you This is the gospel set in stone’. I wanted to make sure the depth was there for all to see. It has been my real-life experience, as well as having such a great Sifu explaining so much and in such great depth during my time spent with Ip Ching in Hong Kong, that makes me think I am more than qualified to cast an educated eye. This isn’t just a Ving Tsun book, this is a book about certain experiences of violence of which Ving Tsun forms a significant part.During my early encounters of violence and reality of street fighting, my interest was sparked about certain fighting arts and made me ask the question “Would they work in real brutal street situations?”.Benefits I’d like to think I can give you a different perspective without you having to live my indifferent life. The world is changing very quickly, and in my educated humble opinion I don’t think for the better. I truly believe we all have a duty to our loved ones and our friends, to go through life having honest, educated and quiet - when possible - opinions. People like me have lived, as I said, a different life and seen enough violence to understand we shouldn’t go through life wearing those rose tinted glasses.I’ve made some awful mistakes in the past that I believe I would never get away with in today’s society of namby-pamby liberal gumpf. However, it has given me a hands on view that helps me guide you, the reader, away from the mistakes we can all fall into.Target Audience If you are a student of Ving Tsun, whatever lineage, but would like an insight into the Ip Man Lineage through Ip Mans son, Ip Ching, then this book has the essence from many lessons I’ve had the pleasure of attending with my Sifu, Ip Ching.

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Women's Self-Defense in a Changing World

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Pdf:Women's Self-Defense in a Changing World.This book can make a difference in how you feel about yourself and how you live your life. Who were we thinking about when we wrote this Women’s Self-Defense Book? We were thinking of educated, active women who realize their importance. Whether you have taken your focus and strengths into the competitive career world or committed your unique abilities to the complexity of guiding a family through the maze of changing life experiences, this book will change your perceptions of how to respond to encroaching outsiders and ultimately how to respond to that once in a lifetime assault situation.This book has the key, and the key is knowledge. Based on over 50 years of seminars held in high schools, colleges, YWCAs, rape crises centers, community centers and educational TV presentations, this book approaches the topic and skills of Women’s Self-Defense from a fresh new perspective. Clifford Crandall Jr., a New York State educator known worldwide for his videos, books and seminars, is joined with Lynn Jessee and her medical background and personal passion to help people live safer, more productive lives. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING. The Key is Knowledge and the key is within this BOOK.100's of step-by-step photographs and descriptionsChapter 1 - IntroductionChapter 2 - Prevention and AvoidanceChapter 3 - Before a Physical ResponseChapter 4 - Being Prepared Mentally and EmotionallyChapter 5 - Preparing Yourself PhysicallyChapter 6 - Self-Defense Anatomy: Understanding the Tools and TargetsChapter 7 - Individual Technique SkillsChapter 8 - Practical ApplicationsChapter 9 - Legal and Ethical Considerations after an Assault

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Color Me Hot: A Bad Boy Romance: The Black Mountain Bikers Series, Book 6

Pdf Sports Color Me Hot: A Bad Boy Romance: The Black Mountain Bikers Series, Book 6

Pdf:Color Me Hot: A Bad Boy Romance: The Black Mountain Bikers Series, Book 6.What happens when a spur-of-the-moment decision to go home with a man Pepper Hornsby barely knows leads to the most fulfilling night of her life?Bruce Carter sat across from her in the diner, and their conversation was completely spontaneous and lighthearted. Their flirting was a little hotter and held more substance. Bruce took Pepper home, and she couldn't wait to get him out of his clothes and into bed.Little did she know what he had in store for her that night. Pepper was no blushing virgin - she was very experienced. But the things Bruce introduced to her that night left a lasting impression on her and changed her usual behaviors in the period after the one-night stand.Was Bruce interested in more than than one night? Would he have another exceptional night to share with Pepper? Would he perhaps want to share more than that?

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Notebook: mountain bike Notebook / Journal for mountain bikers, cyclists and bicycle fans, men and women

Pdf Sports Notebook: mountain bike Notebook / Journal for mountain bikers, cyclists and bicycle fans, men and women

Pdf:Notebook: mountain bike Notebook / Journal for mountain bikers, cyclists and bicycle fans, men and women.Beautiful notebook for mountain bikers and cyclists. This small but fine notebook is suitable for leisure and work, always and everywhere for things, ideas or thoughts which need to be noted down, e.g. the best mountain bike tours. Whether for yourself or as a gift for cycling enthusiastic men and women, partners, friends, mummies and dads or work colleagues. Especially suitable for a birthday, for Christmas or simply as a nice gift for your loved ones. Also a nice gift idea for Mother's Day or Father's Day.The book has 110 white lined pages and comes in the format 6x9 inches (corresponds to approx. DIN A5). Have fun with it.

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Best Bike Rides Minneapolis and St. Paul: Great Recreational Rides In The Twin Cities Area

Pdf Sports Best Bike Rides Minneapolis and St. Paul: Great Recreational Rides In The Twin Cities Area

Pdf:Best Bike Rides Minneapolis and St. Paul: Great Recreational Rides In The Twin Cities Area.About the Author Steve Johnson is a self-propelled recreation junkie and fan of all things outdoors. A regular contributor to Backpacker and regional magazines across the country, some of Steve’s other work include Minnesota Waterfalls, Loop Hikes Colorado, and Bicycling Wisconsin. Steve lives in Kenyon, Minnesota. Read more

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Speed Read Tour de France: The History, Strategies, and Intrigue Behind the World's Greatest Bicycle Race

Pdf Sports Speed Read Tour de France: The History, Strategies, and Intrigue Behind the World's Greatest Bicycle Race

Pdf:Speed Read Tour de France: The History, Strategies, and Intrigue Behind the World's Greatest Bicycle Race.About the Author John Wilcockson has covered the Tour de France 45 times and written more than a dozen books. In 2017, he received the AIJC’s Outstanding Achievement in the field of Cycling Journalism Award. Wilcockson has been the editor-in-chief of five cycling magazines, including VeloNews and Winning: Bicycle Racing Illustrated, and he is currently editor-at-large of Peloton Magazine. He was the first cycling correspondent for The Times and The Sunday Times of London; he has contributed to publications as diverse as Outside, Men’s Journal, The New York Times, and The Guardian; and he has appeared frequently on national TV news programs, including CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, ABC, and NBC. His most successful books include John Wilcockson’s World of Cycling, 23 Days in July (an ESPN Book of the Year), and Lance (a New York Times bestseller). He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Read more

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Broken Open: Mountains, Demons, Treadmills And a Search for Nirvana

Pdf Sports Broken Open: Mountains, Demons, Treadmills And a Search for Nirvana

Pdf:Broken Open: Mountains, Demons, Treadmills And a Search for Nirvana.David Clark is a formerly obese alcoholic and fast food junkie who found a new life in running. Now, thirteen years after his transformation, he shares his inspiring story of taking running to the extreme edge of his physical and spiritual breaking points. Having run more than a hundred races, including the Leadville 100-Mile Trail Run and the Hardrock 100, David has achieved unimaginable success in the ultramarathon world, considering his humble start. From barely finishing his first 5k to running 100 miles in less than eighteen hours, David shatters the notion that the front of the pack is a birthright. Among his many outlandish adventures, David talks about doing ten epic events in one year to celebrate his tenth year of sobriety. This mind-bending year of running included running the Boston Marathon four times in one day, running 343 laps around a high school track and running 48 hours on a treadmill. You will feel like you are running alongside him as he navigates his vision quest--all the while hallucinating and breaking from reality in one of the most epic Badwater 135 race experiences ever told. David's story is raw, honest and pure adrenaline-laden inspiration as he shares his unique brand of Americana and Heavy Metal Buddhism. This book has far more to offer and than just miles travelled and mountains climbed. It's about trying to find a way station of balance somewhere in a world of extremes. It's about running to create a legacy and develop your own inner strengths. After reading Broken Open, you'll never doubt how strong you can be, how much you can endure, or whether or not you are capable of finding true happiness.

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The Fear of Water Cure: How to Overcome Your Fear of Water for Life

Pdf Sports The Fear of Water Cure: How to Overcome Your Fear of Water for Life

Pdf:The Fear of Water Cure: How to Overcome Your Fear of Water for Life.You're about to discover proven steps and strategies on how to get over your aquaphobia and finally do things that you are not able to accomplish because of your fear of water. Many people revere and fear water because of the way it can be majestic and yet dangerous. When it is at an extreme, aquaphobia may interfere with one's otherwise normal life. People with aquaphobia do realize that the fear they have for water is not entirely rational; however, that fear is something that they cannot control. The intensity of fear instilled by aquaphobia ranges from mild to crippling depending on a person's experience as well as the frequency and degree of exposure to the stimulus. The effects can be as minor as the lack of confidence around water or as extreme as having very intense negative feelings because of it every single time (chronic water phobia). The good thing is, aquaphobia can be treated just like the other social phobias. Once the possible causes of a person's aquaphobia are determined, treatment strategies shall be recommended to help the person overcome aquaphobia permanently. Here is a preview of what you'll learn....Aquaphobia and its causesTreatment strategies for fear of waterWater exercises for overcoming aquaphobiaDownload this audiobook today!

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BJJ Training Journal: Jiu Jitsu Training Session Gift Journal For Purple Belts.

Pdf Sports BJJ Training Journal: Jiu Jitsu Training Session Gift Journal For Purple Belts.

Pdf:BJJ Training Journal: Jiu Jitsu Training Session Gift Journal For Purple Belts..BJJ Training Journal. Jiu Jitsu Training Session Gift Journal For Purple Belts. The perfect way to plan and track your progress on your BJJ journey. Ideal gift for people who are dedicated to their Jiu Jitsu training. Maximise your time spent on the mats and you will be a brown belt in no time. 6 x 9 sectioned training journal to record techniques, sparring opponents and session details. 6 x 9 notebook. 150 pages.

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The Incomplete Book of Running (Thorndike Press Large Print Lifestyles)

Pdf Sports The Incomplete Book of Running (Thorndike Press Large Print Lifestyles)

Pdf:The Incomplete Book of Running (Thorndike Press Large Print Lifestyles).Review Praise for The Book of Vice: 'In this investigation of our human frailty, Peter Sagal combines intellect, sympathy, moral perspective, and common sense to produce--of all things--laughter. [In] the English morality plays of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries . . . 'Vice' was the devil's comic sidekick. Peter Sagal is ours.' --P.J. O'Rourke 'Sagal . . . charms readers with the same wit, humility, and observational prowess he uses to win over the dipso-, nympho-, and assorted other maniacs he encounters.' --RadarPraise for The Incomplete Book of Running 'Sagal has created a new genre--the five-minute-mile memoir. Combining commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning, smart, honest, and affecting. Whether you are a runner or not, it will move you.' --Susan Orlean 'This is a brilliant book about running, and it's brilliant even if you never have--and never want to--move faster than a shuffle. Ostensibly, Peter's subject is the physical activity itself. (Feh, as far as I'm concerned.) In fact the book is a manifesto on the redemption of escape. And, even more so, a meditation on the direction of flight. Whatever you're running from, you're running to something else. What Peter runs toward is strength, understanding, endurance, acceptance, faith, hope, and charity.' --P. J. O'Rourke 'Peter Sagal is the funniest person on radio (quick reminder, I am on television). I enjoy listening to Peter on Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! on the weekend while chopping vegetables for soup. It will be nearly impossible to do that while reading this book, so if someone could bring me some carrots and onions in half-inch dice, that'd be great.' --Stephen Colbert 'Peter Sagal's insightful and open-hearted book about running will make you wish he was your long run buddy. This book not only demonstrates the ways in which running shapes a life, but also how life, in all its beauty and pain, shapes the run. I loved it.' --Lauren Fleshman 'Look, everything Peter Sagal says he knows is written on an index card supplied to him by a member of his staff. If he, himself, wrote any kind of guide to running, it'd be incomplete.' --Tom Hanks Read more

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The Fat Adapted Running Formula: A Step-By-Step Guide To Becoming A Fat Adapted Runner

Pdf Sports The Fat Adapted Running Formula: A Step-By-Step Guide To Becoming A Fat Adapted Runner

Pdf:The Fat Adapted Running Formula: A Step-By-Step Guide To Becoming A Fat Adapted Runner.Are you a runner who wants to push yourself even further?Are you constantly looking for the ultimate fuel that can power you through endless miles?Did you know that it exists in your own body?For many runners, the search for external fuels that will help them to ever greater performances is always ongoing. Magic pills and performance-enhancing supplements are just that; short term fixes that rarely work. But there is something that we all have that can make an enormous difference.In this book, The Fat Adapted Running Formula, you will discover that the stored body fat within you is the key for greater overall performance, as well as:Allowing you to run further than ever beforeUsing less effortRegulating your weightRidding you of sugar cravingsBecoming healthierSaving money on quick fix optionsAnd more… If all of that sounds good then you’re right. It is. And with The Fat Adapted Running Formula, you could be running further, faster and more efficiently than you ever have before.Get a copy today and see how it could work for you!

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Monday Motivation: 52 Weeks of Inspiration to Keep Moving

Pdf Sports Monday Motivation: 52 Weeks of Inspiration to Keep Moving

Pdf:Monday Motivation: 52 Weeks of Inspiration to Keep Moving.Monday Motivation: 52 Weeks of Inspiration to Keep Moving is a running journal that isn’t just for runners. With colorful weekly motivational quotes from authors, artists, entrepreneurs, poets, actors, musicians, podcasters, as well as coaches and runners, this undated journal is ideal for anyone looking for encouragement to keep moving, while capturing their dreams and achieving their goals. Includes colorful graphics with wisdom from: Kathrine Switzer, Henry Ford, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lucille Ball, Kara Goucher, Jimmy Buffett, and more.

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Robin Emery: Maine's First Lady of Road Racing

Pdf Sports Robin Emery: Maine's First Lady of Road Racing

Pdf:Robin Emery: Maine's First Lady of Road Racing.About the Author Ed Rice grew up in Bangor and has been an arts critic for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Maine Times, and Maine Public Broadcasting System’s “Maine Things Considered”. He has taught journalism and communication studies at several colleges, as well as taught high school English and coached cross country. He lives with his wife, Susan, in New Brunswick, Canada. Read more

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Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks (Travel Guide)

Pdf Sports Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks (Travel Guide)

Pdf:Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks (Travel Guide).Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go hiking and camping in the Backcountry in Banff; mountain-biking and horseback riding in Jasper, or wildlife spotting in Glacier; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks Travel Guide: User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, and conservation Over 52 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes Covers Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Glacier National Park, Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, Bow Valley, Backcountry, Kananaskis Country, Lake O'Hara, Jasper Town, Blackfeet Indian Reservation and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these Canadian national parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Travel Guide)

Pdf Sports Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Travel Guide)

Pdf:Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Travel Guide).Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot wolves and grizzlies in Lamar Valley, watch geysers erupt in Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin, or get out on the water in a kayak or canoe at Jackson Lake; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks Travel Guide: User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation Over 47 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes Covers Yellowstone National Park area, Mammoth Country, Roosevelt Country, Canyon Country, Lake Country, Norris, Geyser Country, Bechler Region, Grand Teton National Park area, Jackson and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton , our most comprehensive guide to these two parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking to visit more national parks? Check out USA's National Parks, a new full-color guide that covers all 59 of the USA's national parks. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks (Travel Guide)

Pdf Sports Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks (Travel Guide)

Pdf:Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks (Travel Guide).Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon& National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike the Cable Mountain trail in Zion, ride a horse or mule through Bryce or go swimming or tubing in Zion's Virgin River; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Zion & Bryce Canyon& National Parks and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks Travel Guide: User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, and conservation Over 65 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes Covers Zion National Park, St George, Snow Canyon State Park, Cedar City, Glendale, Bryce Canyon& National Park, Red Canyon, Panguitch, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon& National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking to visit more national parks? Check out USA's National Parks, a new full-color guide that covers all 59 of the USA's national parks. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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Ultimate Skiing

Pdf Sports Ultimate Skiing

Pdf:Ultimate Skiing.Review 'I have been teaching, training, and coaching for over 20 years. Ron LeMaster's insights in Ultimate Skiing have helped create better experiences for everyone I work with on the slopes.' Katie FryManaging Director, Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen and SnowmassPSIA and AASI National Education Teams Manager 'Ultimate Skiing explains how to ski smoothly, strongly, and confidently. Through Ron LeMaster's insights from analyzing and coaching the best skiers in the world, you will improve your skills for better days out on the hill.' Daron RahlvesHahnenkamm Champion, World Champion, Olympian, 12-Time World Cup Winner, XGames Champion 'Ultimate Skiing provides the definitive description of the inner workings of ski technique and performance. Ron LeMaster's expert instruction, complete with tools and drills to assess and adapt ski technique, is your ticket to skiing like the professionals.' Dee ByrneVail Snowsports School Director Read more About the Author Ron LeMaster has spent more than 30 years as a ski instructor and race coach. Certified and accredited by the Professional Ski Instructors of America, LeMaster is a technical advisor to the U.S. ski team and Vail Ski School, and he lectures frequently about technique and biomechanics to ski schools and teams around North America, South America, and Europe. A regular contributor to skiing magazines, LeMaster also has written technical guides for the Professional Ski Instructors of America. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science. LeMaster lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he enjoys skiing and cycling. Read more

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Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California

Pdf Sports Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California

Pdf:Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California.About the Author A sponsored ski athlete, Jeremy Benson brings expertise, enthusiasm, and years of research to this exciting new guidebook. In addition to writing books (see Mountain Bike: Tahoe), Jeremy is a contributor to Powder, Skiing, Mountain, and Tahoe Quarterly magazines, as well as TetonGravity.com, PowderMag.com, ESPN.com, and SkiingMag.com. He holds several certifications: AIARE Avalanche Level 2, EMT Basic, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. He currently resides in Truckee, California, with his wife, Heather. Read more

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All-Mountain Skier : The Way to Expert Skiing

Pdf Sports All-Mountain Skier : The Way to Expert Skiing

Pdf:All-Mountain Skier : The Way to Expert Skiing.From the Back Cover 'Covers more information than a week's worth of private lessons.'--Ski magazine The All-Mountain Skier takes you to the most difficult places on the mountain--bumps, steeps, and trees--and helps you conquer them. If you yearn for speed, gravity-defying jumps, or fluid grace on challenging terrain, here is your step-by-step guide to becoming an expert all-mountain skier. This second edition contains all the information you need on the latest equipment--including shaped skis, boots, bindings, and footbeds--to perform like a pro on crud, hardpack, powder, and ice. 'Wow! This book can help you conquer the steeps of Valdez, the peaks of the Alps, the powder of Alta, and everything in between. A blizzard of information that will truly change the way you ski.'--Gordy Peifer, U.S. (2000) and Canadian (1998) Freeskiing Champion, ski film star Read more About the Author R. Mark Elling is certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America as a Level III Alpine Instructor and Level II Backcountry Guide. He has worked full-time in the ski industry since 1989, including six seasons as a guide at Mount Bailey Snowcat Skiing and assistant director of the ski school at Montana Snowbowl. Since 1996, he has been a product test for Ski and Skiing magazines, and he helps teach professional bootfitting seminars for Masterfit University. He has written articles for Skiing, The Professional Skier, and many other travel and sports publications. Read more

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Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (Travel Guide)

Pdf Sports Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (Travel Guide)

Pdf:Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (Travel Guide).# 1 best-selling guide to Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks* Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go fishing in Yosemite Valley; canoeing and kayaking in Mammoth Lakes, or horseback riding in King's Canyon; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Travel Guide: User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation Over 42 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes Covers Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, King's Canyon Point, Badger Pass, Wawona, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy, Sierra National Forest and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking to visit more national parks? Check out USA's National Parks, a new full-color guide that covers all 59 of the USA's national parks. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. *Best-selling guide to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

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Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski Tours In New England And New York

Pdf Sports Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski Tours In New England And New York

Pdf:Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski Tours In New England And New York.About the Author David Goodman, an award-winning writer, skier, and mountaineer, has written for numerous national publications, including SKI Magazine and Backcountry. He is the author of Backcountry Skiing Adventures Vermont and New York and Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Classic Ski and Snowboard Tours in Maine and New Hampshire. Read more

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Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book: A Guide To Staying Safe In Avalanche Terrain (Allen & Mike's Series)

Pdf Sports Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book: A Guide To Staying Safe In Avalanche Terrain (Allen & Mike's Series)

Pdf:Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book: A Guide To Staying Safe In Avalanche Terrain (Allen & Mike's Series).From the Back Cover With more and more people heading into the winter backcountry on skis, snowshoes, and snowmobiles, avalanche safety is of paramount importance. Allen & Mike’s Avalanche Book distills the sometimes overly technical information of snow science into a user-friendly format with helpful illustrations and easy-to-understand text. With years of experience as NOLS instructors to draw on, Allen O’Bannon and Mike Clelland team up to give winter recreationists the information they need to stay safe in the backcountry, including how to prepare for your trip, proper equipment and how to use it, snowpack assessment, choosing safe travel routes, decision making, and rescue scenarios. Written for both aspiring winter backcountry travelers and experts alike, this book is a must-read for anyone who loves to experience the solitude and beauty of the snowy mountains. Read more About the Author Longtime NOLS instructor Allen O'Bannon is on the board of directors of the American Institute for Avalanche Rersearch and Education (AIARE). Mike Clelland is a NOLS instructor and illustrator. Their other books include Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book and Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips.  Read more

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Fodor's Vienna and the Best of Austria: with Salzburg & Skiing in the Alps (Travel Guide)

Pdf Sports Fodor's Vienna and the Best of Austria: with Salzburg & Skiing in the Alps (Travel Guide)

Pdf:Fodor's Vienna and the Best of Austria: with Salzburg & Skiing in the Alps (Travel Guide).Review “Fodor’s is pitched a few notches higher….aimed at a fairly discerning traveler with an appetite for background and the occasional surprise.” – New York Times “The Fodor’s guides are notable for their ratings of sights, restaurants, shops, accommodations and attractions.” – Chicago Tribune “In terms of comprehensiveness of coverage, the very accessible format, and the enthusiastic tone, this series remains one of the best on the market.” – Booklist “Fodor’s super-informative guidebooks are known for accuracy and attention to detail.” – Sacramento Bee “Fodor’s can help you plan the perfect adventure.” – Arizona Republic Read more About the Author For over 80 years, Fodor's Travel has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler's trip. We hire local writers who know their destinations better than anyone else, allowing us to provide the best travel recommendations for all tastes and budget in over 7,500 worldwide destinations. Our books make it possible for every trip to be a trip of a lifetime. Read more

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Run or Die

Pdf Sports Run or Die

Pdf:Run or Die.Review 'The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation.' - New York Times'Trail running's first true breakout star...[Jornet] has yet to find a record he can't shatter.' - Runner's World'Rarely has a top-of-the-world athlete offered such candor, honesty and wisdom while still in his or her prime as Kilian Jornet does in Run or Die...His time in the mountains has made him a wise old soul and a great storyteller...An intriguing read.' - Competitor magazine'Kilian Jornet is the world's best.' - Outside'An engaging read...Kilian is...the best mountain runner of any distance from one vertical kilometer to 100 miles, having won most every big race and set fastest known times on the biggest of peaks around the world.' - Running Times'We are brought into the heart and soul of who many consider the fastest ultrarunner to hit this planet. The story is raw. It is rough, and it is emotional. [The casual runner] may not feel the pain, the anguish, the push and pull of the emotions, but I can guarantee the mountaineer, adventurer, ultrarunner, or long distance athlete who ponders what sport and adventure truly mean to them will appreciate and take in what it means to be Kilian Jornet.' - Active.com'Jornet unspools a dream-like narrative of his thoughts on running in present-tense storytelling that brings the reader along on such romps as an eight-day crossing of the Pyrenees, a 165-km passage of the Tahoe Rim Trail, and a couple of record-breaking mountain climbs...Readers hungering to find meaning in their own running experiences will find poetry to savor here.' - Canadian Running magazine'Jornet also proves his ability as a talented writer and budding philosopher, effectively describing each scene with honesty and moving self-realizations. Readers will not only be able to visualize the beautifully painted mountain scenes, but will find themselves drawn into his adventures; tasting the mountain air and seeing the glint of first light with Kilian as their guide.' - TriEdge.com'For us mortals in the loneliness of a long run when every muscle just wants to lay down on the grass perhaps it is best to ask,'What would Kilian do?' and run another mile.' - ForeWord Reviews'An inside story on some of the seemingly superhuman accomplishments of the best endurance mountain runner in the world.' - Triathlon Magazine Canada Read more From the Back Cover RUN OR DIE 'The most dominating endurance athlete of his generation.' -- 'The New York Times' An exceptional athlete. A dominating force. An extraordinary person. Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro faster than any other human being, and struck down world records in every challenge that has been proposed, all before the age of 25. Redefining what is possible, Jornet continually pushes the limits of human ability, astonishing fans with his near-superhuman fitness and ability. Jornet adores the mountains with the same ferocity with which he runs them. In 'RUN OR DIE' he shares that passion, inviting readers into a fascinating world rich with the beauty of rugged trails and mountain vistas, the pulse-pounding drama of racing, and a fierce love for sport and the landscapes through which he runs. In turns inspiring, insightful, candid, and deeply personal, this is a book written from the heart of the world's greatest endurance runner, for whom life presents one simple choice: Run. Or die. Kilian Jornet Burgada is a world champion ultrarunner and ski mountaineer. The 25-year-old Spaniard was born and raised in the Catalan Pyrenees, and trains in Chamonix, France, when he is not racing around the globe. 'Trail running's first true breakout star...[Jornet] has yet to find a record he can't shatter.' -- 'Runner's World' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide)

Pdf Sports Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide)

Pdf:Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (Travel Guide).Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go rafting on the Colorado River, ride a mule down into the Grand Canyon, or view it from above on a helicopter ride around the canyon's rim; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Grand Canyon National Park and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet Grand Canyon Travel Guide: User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation, and Native Americans Over 32 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes Covers Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Valle, North Rim, South Rim, Havasupai Reservation, Hualapai Reservation, Flagstaff, Sedona, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Colorado River and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park, our most comprehensive guide for exploring the Grand Canyon, is perfect for those interested in both the top and off-the-beaten path experiences. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, Revised and Even Better!: 123 Amazing Tips To Improve Your Tele-Skiing (Allen & Mike's Series)

Pdf Sports Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, Revised and Even Better!: 123 Amazing Tips To Improve Your Tele-Skiing (Allen & Mike's Series)

Pdf:Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, Revised and Even Better!: 123 Amazing Tips To Improve Your Tele-Skiing (Allen & Mike's Series).From the Back Cover This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips is the ultimate guide for anyone who's ever yearned to master the subtleties of the telemark turn. Here you will find 123 clear, concise, all-around amazing telemark tips complemented by often hilarious and always helpful illustrations. In the decade since the book's original publication, telemark skiing has evolved enormously. This edition reflects the new gear, the new teaching, and the new style. For beginners and experts alike, it is a must-have for tele-skiers who really want to shred. Read more About the Author Allen O'Bannon grew up in Portland, Oregon and first learned to ski on the sloped of Mount Hood. In the mid-80s he made not only a transition to the mountains of the west, but also to a pair of freeheel bindings. Allen has worked for the National Outdoor Leadership School since 1987 and is a senior instructor in the NOLS winter program. Unable to find a real job, he turned to writing this book to support his ski habit. He currently resides for part of the year in Victor, Idaho.Mike Clelland never went to Art School, studying Mad Magazine instead. Mike grew up in the flat plains of Michigan, then spent ten years (as a Yuppie!) in New York City. In 1987 he thought it might be fun to be a ski bum in Wyoming for the winter. Unfortunately, after living and skiing in the Rockies, he found it quite impossible to return to his previous life in the Big City. Mike is presently living in a shed in Idaho where he divides his time between illustrator and NOLS instructor. Read more

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Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die: Downhill Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

Pdf Sports Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die: Downhill Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

Pdf:Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die: Downhill Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations.About the Author Chris Santella is a freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Portland, Oregon. A regular contributor to the New York Times and Forbes.com, he has also contributed to the New Yorker, Travel & Leisure, Golf, American Lawyer, and Delta Sky. Santella is the author of nine other titles in the Fifty Places series, as well as STC’s Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales and Why I Fly Fish. Read more

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Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado

Pdf Sports Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado

Pdf:Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado.About the Author Brittany Walker Konsella is an avid outdoors enthusiast and former freestyle skiing competitor and coach.Frank Konsella is a former ski racer and International Freesking & Snowboarding Association (IFSA) Big Mountain competitor. He writes about the outdoors (biking, hiking, and skiing) with Brittany. The Konsellas live in Crested Butte, Colorado, and blog at 14erskiers.com. Read more

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Strong Is the New Beautiful: Embrace Your Natural Beauty, Eat Clean, and Harness Your Power

Pdf Sports Strong Is the New Beautiful: Embrace Your Natural Beauty, Eat Clean, and Harness Your Power

Pdf:Strong Is the New Beautiful: Embrace Your Natural Beauty, Eat Clean, and Harness Your Power.Review “While engaging readers with stories of her own successes and failures, Vonn presents a regimen that’s authentic, accessible, and inspiring.” (Library Journal) Read more About the Author Lindsey Vonn is an Olympic gold medal—winning alpine ski racer and a member of the U.S. Ski Team. The most successful female skier in history, she holds four overall World Cup titles. She was also an NBC news correspondent during the 2014 Winter Olympics, and is the founder of the Lindsey Vonn Foundation. She is currently training for the 2018 Winter Olympics, for which she has been named an International Games Ambassador. She lives in Vail, Colorado. Read more

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Ski Tips for Kids: Fun Instructional Techniques With Cartoons (Skills for the Youngest Learners)

Pdf Sports Ski Tips for Kids: Fun Instructional Techniques With Cartoons (Skills for the Youngest Learners)

Pdf:Ski Tips for Kids: Fun Instructional Techniques With Cartoons (Skills for the Youngest Learners).About the Author Mike Clelland is a NOLS instructor and illustrator who studied Mad magazine rather than go to art school. He has numerous books with his name on them, including Allen & Mike's Telemark Tips, Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book, and Ultralight Backpackin' Tips. He lives in Victor, Idaho.Alex Everett is a PSIA level 3 alpine ski instructor and children's specialist at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. He lives in Victor, Idaho. Read more

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Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series)

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Pdf:Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series).Martin Volken and his co-authors provide skiers with all the tools and knowledge they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountains. The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning wilderness trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing. For those skiers ready for a more technical, high alpine environment, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, including roped climbing, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, climbing on bare rock, and more. In addition to mastering techniques, Backcountry Skiing also features information on recent evolutions in ski equipment; avalanche safety tips; a primer on mountain weather and glaciers, trip planning tools, a discussion of emergency situations, nutrition and fitness advice, and winter camping basics.Throughout this guide, a special emphasis is put on being well-informed and making good decisions-whenever you strap on your skis and skins and head out into the backcountry.

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If I Live Until Morning: A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation

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Pdf:If I Live Until Morning: A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation.Review AWARD-WINNING FINALIST IN THE 2018 BEST BOOK AWARDS  sponsored by American Book Fest; Travel: Guides & Essays category. EDITOR'S PICK, 5-STAR REVIEW, STORY CIRCLE BOOK REVIEWS,September 2018. '...an inspiring book, and well-written. Highly recommended for all who love mountains, nature and life.'--Story Circle Book Reviews. 'Simply a breathtaking read. Author Jean Muenchrath is a verbal master.'--Marcia Reece, #1 Amazon best selling author, Secrets of the Marriage Mouse. Jean Muenchrath's powerful memoir, If I Live Until Morning, can only be described as compelling and inspirational. It is a well-written story of how tragedy can lead to the road to transmuting trauma, and ultimately to an enlightenment path for the sake of all sentient beings. Anyone who loves mountains, Himalayan cultures, Nature, and the spiritual quest, ...will enjoy and be inspired by this book.'--Debra Denker, author Sister's on the Bridge of Fire, War in the Land of Cain, and Weather Menders.'With their expedition nearly completed, a fall at 13,000 feet catapults Jean on another odyssey. Her battle for survival transforms into a quest to manifest her highest dreams and aspirations when challenged with immense odds.  This hero's journey takes Jean from pain and despair to understanding and forgiveness, and the reader shares this struggle with Jean in this remarkable true story.  Jean's deep love for nature and the high peaks shines through on every page, while her intrepid determination and spirit will inspire every reader.'--Susan McDuffie, author The Muirteach MacPhee Mysteries Read more From the Author Dear Readers:To live our dreams is to experience our lives more fully.  Let me inspire you to walk towards your dreams and into the space where they become reality. Let me give you the courage to persevere through challenges and to be receptive to new paths.  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Breakthrough on the New Skis: Say Goodbye to the Intermediate Blues

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Pdf:Breakthrough on the New Skis: Say Goodbye to the Intermediate Blues.About the Author Lito Tejada-Flores was born at 13,000 feet in the Bolivian Andes, and has spent much of his life in high places, rock climbing and mountaineering in Yosemite Valley, the Alps, Alaska and Patagonia. Since the 60s he has pursued his non-stop passion for skiing, and has been lucky to be able to share his love of skiing through writing, teaching and filmmaking. Lito first published his innovative approach to mastering expert skiing in the book, Breakthrough on Skis, which became the best-selling ski instruction book of all time. An expanded version, Breakthrough on the New Skis, took Lito’s ideas one step farther. And in a companion series of skiing videos, Lito convincingly illustrated his idea that expert skiing is no harder than intermediate-level skiing, just different. When not skiing, or thinking about skiing, Lito keeps busy as a publisher, graphic designer, environmental activist, and occasionally, poet. He lives half the year in Chilean Patagonia, half the year in the Colorado Rockies, with his true love, wilderness photographer, Linde Waidhofer. Read more

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Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series)

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Pdf:Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series).Review 'Backcountry Skiing is a brain-dump of some of the most dialed ski mountaineers in the U.S..' -- Backcountry Magazine 'Impressive volume.' -- AmericanTrails.org '[A] backcountry bible.' -- --Skiing Magazine 'Backcountry Skiing is strongly recommended for anyone contemplating skiing mountain terrain in winter conditions anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.' -- The Midwest Book Review'Great content, quality writing, excellent photos, attractive layout--it's the best and most authoritative book on ski touring and ski mountaineering.' --Wenatchee Outdoors by Andy Dappen Read more About the Author Martin Volken received his IFMGA certification in his native Switzerland and is the owner of Pro Ski and Guiding Service in North Bend, Washington. He has been guiding all facets of mountaineering since 1992 in the United States and abroad. He has pioneered several first ascents, ski descents, and ski mountaineering traverses in the North Cascades. Martin has appeared on the cover of Outside magazine as well as in several other industry publications. He is involved in product development for K2 and Outdoor Research and is an examiner for the American Mountain Guides Association. He resides in North Bend with his wife, Gina and his two daughters, Andrea and Christina. Martin has also published Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Pass, a guidebook for the Snoqualmie Pass area in Washington State. Scott Schell is a certified AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide and has guided extensively throughout the United States, including Alaska, as well as in Canada and Europe. An avid ski mountaineer, Scott has been involved in avalanche and guiding education as an instructor and trainer for AIARE and a former AMGA ski discipline instructor. As the former manager of Pro Ski Service in Seattle, he saw the need for a ski mountaineering book that would provide a comprehensive source for the backcountry skier. While toting his cameras throughout North America and Europe, Scott has captured many memorable and compelling images through the trained eye of both a photographer and mountain guide. To learn more about Scott's work, please visit www .schellphoto.com. Scott's passion for ski mountaineering, alpine climbing and the outdoors is only surpassed by his affection for his longtime partner, Margaret. Margaret Wheeler is a ski, alpine, and rock climbing guide who has led trips throughout Europe and North America. An active member of the guiding community, she is an instructor of guide training for the AMGA and serves on its board of directors. She is involved in avalanche education through her work as an AIARE instructor and trainer. In the development of her ski mountaineering career, Margaret has been a member of several women's expeditions pioneering first ski descents in India and the Altai mountains of Mongolia. In 2006, she became the second woman in the United States to complete her IFMGA/UIAGM certification. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Dartmouth College and a master's in mechanical engineering from University of Washington. When she's not in the mountains, Margaret works part-time for a Seattle-based engineering fi rm, and lives in Snoqualmie, Washington, with her long-time squeeze, Scott. Read more

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Finding Ultra: Revised and Updated Edition

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Pdf:Finding Ultra: Revised and Updated Edition.Finding Ultra is Rich Roll's incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever. One cool evening in October 2006, the night before he was to turn 40, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly 50 pounds overweight at the time and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Plunging into a new way of eating that made processed foods off-limits and prioritized plant nutrition and daily training, Rich morphed - in a matter of mere months - from out-of-shape midlifer to endurance machine. Ninety days into his physical overhaul, Rich left the house to embark on a light jog and found himself running a near marathon. It was time to scale up his goals. Finding Ultra recounts Rich's remarkable journey to the elite Ultraman World Championship competition, which pits the world's fittest humans against each other in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. Following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the Epic5 Challenge - five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week. But this is much more than an edge-of-the-seat look at a series of jaw-dropping athletic feats and much more than a practical training manual for those who would attempt a similar transformation. Yes, Rich's account rivets, and yes, it instructs, providing information that will be invaluable to anyone who wants to change their physique; but this book is most notable as a powerful testament to human resiliency, for as we learn early on, Rich's childhood posed numerous physical and social challenges, and his early adulthood featured a fierce battle with alcoholism. Ultimately, Finding Ultra is a beautifully written portrait of what willpower can accomplish. It challenges all of us to rethink what we're capable of and urges us, implicitly and explicitly, to go for it. This revised and updated edition of Finding Ultra includes a new and original foreword, a bonus chapter, and updated resources. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life

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Pdf:Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life.About the Author Ben Greenfield is a coach, author, speaker, ex-bodybuilder, and Ironman triathlete. His science-based approach to discovering a potent balance between health and performance has revolutionized the way thousands of athletes and exercise enthusiasts around the world live, train, and eat. Ben now works with athletes, CEOs, and soccer moms alike, helping them achieve amazing feats of physical endurance without destroying their bodies in the process. In 2008, the National Strength and Conditioning Association voted Ben America's top personal trainer. He holds a master's degree in exercise physiology and biomechanics from University of Idaho, and is a certified sports nutritionist (C-ISSN) and a certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS). He has more than a decade of experience teaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports how to be healthy on the inside and on the outside -- and coaches people of all ages and backgrounds on performance, fat loss, nutrition, lifestyle management, and wellness. In addition to being the head coach and nutritionist for Pacific Elite Fitness and the Rock Star Triathlete Academy, Ben is a consultant for WellnessFX, the host of the Get-Fit Guy and Ben Greenfield Fitness podcasts on iTunes, the author of more than a dozen programs and books for optimizing health and performance, and the owner of EndurancePlanet.com, the world's top endurance sports entertainment website. He also trains and mentors physicians, personal trainers, and physical therapists from around the globe via his mastermind Superhuman Coach Network at SuperhumanCoach.com. Read more

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The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.

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Pdf:The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed..Review Praise for Coach Joe Friel and The Triathlete’s Training Bible“Joe Friel is arguably the most experienced personal cycling coach in the U.S.” ― Bicycling magazine“What Time Noakes’s Lore of Running was for running, Friel’s Triathlete’s Training Bible is for triathlon.” ― Runner’s World“One of the most trusted coaches in triathlon.” ― LAVA magazine“Joe Friel is one of the world’s foremost experts on endurance sports.” ― Outside magazine“To say that Joe Friel knows a thing or two about how to ride a bicycle and stay fast would be a severe understatement.” ― Road Bike Action“Joe Friel’s wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding and he has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with all athletes from beginners to elite professionals.' ―Siri Lindley, elite triathlon coach and world champion triathlete “25 years of active multisport coaching has proven that Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. As a multiple triathlon world champion, I would consider Joe as one of the leading figures in triathlon coaching today. Joe’s professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology has helped many endurance athletes of all abilities reach their full athletic potential.” ―Simon Lessing, 5-time Triathlon World Champion“The Triathlete’s Training Bible is a fantastic guide. You can't go wrong using the advice in this book.” ― Scott “The Terminator” Molina“Joe Friel has spent most of his life in devotion to the understanding and teaching of sport. Joe has managed to focus on the key components to athletic success while weeding out the noise. This book will play a substantial role in helping you take the next step as a triathlete.” ― Justin Daerr, professional triathlete“As a triathlon coach, 2004 Olympian, and former top-ranked triathlete in the world, I’ve used The Triathlete’s Training Bible as one of my key references. Joe Friel’s training books have made the once “crazy” sport of triathlon accessible to the public while also guiding seasoned athletes to their full potential.” ― Barb Lindquist'The Triathlete's Training Bible combines scientific research with the experience of a top endurance coach to provide the best training resource book available.' ―Gale Bernhardt, 2004 Team USA Olympic Triathlon Head Coach“The Triathlete’s Training Bible can help you train for any distance and is most useful to newbies and self-trained athletes who want traditional training advice.” ― Library Journal“A valuable resource and training tool for triathletes.” ―TriSports.com“As an athlete with the unique ability to race multiple Ironman races every season, I have always been trouble for any triathlon coach. To coach myself successfully, I needed a reliable and strong tool. I searched all sources carefully until I found the one―The Triathlete’s Training Bible by Joe Friel. Whatever my problem, there is always a solution in this book. This book makes my understanding of training, racing, and recovering more complete with every page.” ― Petr Vabrousek, professional triathlete“The Triathlete’s Training Bible is an invaluable tool for every triathlete looking to improve.” ― Clas Bjorling, professional triathlete'The Triathlete's Training Bible is a 'must read' for both athletes and coaches…It captures the essence of multisport training by outlining both the science and the art of the sport in a detailed, yet practical format. It is one of the most valuable resources I have on my bookshelf.' ―Libby Burrell, USA Triathlon National Program Director“Whether you’re a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the leading authority on triathlon training.” ―Ryan Bolton, Ironman winner & 2000 USA Olympic Team“Joe Friel is among the deans of triathlon coaching and the newest edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible will be of great benefit to all triathletes interested in performance improvement.“ ― George M. Dallam, Ph.D., former USA Triathlon National Teams Coach, co-author of Championship Triathlon Training“Joe Friel is constantly enhancing his education in the sport. In his books, Joe uses the information of the athletes he personally trains, the coaches who confide in him, and the large amounts of research he digests from triathlon and other endurance sports.” ― Wes Hobson, former USA Triathlon National Team member and U.S. sprint triathlon champion“In his usual upbeat, reader-friendly style, Joe brings to bear a further understanding of the art and science of triathlon.” ― Steven Jonas, MD, author of Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals and co-author of Championship Triathlon Training'Any author who includes the word bible in the title risks comparison to a very high standard. The original was divinely inspired, after all. Those with some tri experience who lack the time or the budget to hire a coach should find this book just what is needed to improve performance. Do I hear a chorus of hallelujah?' ― IMPACT Magazine“Friel has combined scientific and technical information with his considerable experience as an athlete and coach of novices, elite amateurs and professionals, to create this very useful reference for triathletes of all types. It would be very surprising if you did not find something useful in The Triathlete’s Training Bible.” ― Triathlon Magazine Canada“With nearly three decades of coaching experience, Friel explains the science of training in a language you can understand in the newly released third edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible, effectively giving you the tools to become your own coach.” ― AmateurEndurance.com“Very well written and very easy to understand…The takeaways are invaluable…Joe Friel is one of the gurus of triathlon.” ― A Triathlete’s Diary Read more Book Description The best-selling triathlon training guide gets a complete overhaul in this all-new, completely rewritten and redesigned edition that will upgrade every triathlete’s training approach. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Brave Athlete: Calm the F-k Down and Rise to the Occasion

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Pdf:The Brave Athlete: Calm the F-k Down and Rise to the Occasion.The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. You don't have one brain - you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that accesses your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that's when bad things happen; you get crazy nervous before a race, you choke under pressure, you quit when the going gets tough, you make dumb mistakes, you worry about how you look. What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don't want? What if you could feel confident, suffer like a hero, and handle any stress? You can. The Brave Athlete from Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson will help you take control of your brain so you can train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport. Dr. Marshall is a sport psychology expert who trains the brains of elite professional athletes. Paterson is a three-time world champion triathlete and coach. Together, they offer this innovative brain training guide that is the first to draw from both clinical science and real-world experience with athletes.

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How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle

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Pdf:How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle.Review 'To be a great athlete, you need more than natural ability; you need mental strength to keep going when your body wants to quit. In his new book, writer Matt Fitzgerald dives into the research behind these coping skills and highlights the top athletes who use them. Anyone, whether pro or everyday exercisers, can use these tactics to push further.' – Men's Journal'Fitzgerald has been writing about the psychology of endurance performance for more than a decade now and is really one of the pioneers in terms of trying to take this body of research out of the laboratory and into the field for everyone to try. His latest book examines a series of notable races through the lens of Samuele Marcora’s “psychobiological” theory of endurance. The races make it a fun read, and the psychology is thought-provoking.' – Runner's World magazine'At the highest level of sport, it's often not physiology but psychology that separates the best from the rest. Matt goes well beyond just telling stories of great athletes (though he's really good at doing that, too) and delves deep into cutting-edge brain science to show us all how we can strengthen our own mental muscle.' -- Huffington Post, Best Health and Fitness Books in 2015“The mind is the next frontier for significant performance gains…Mental fitness, says Fitzgerald, means becoming your own sports psychologist and developing coping mechanisms to help you suffer better. Which, while not entierly satisfying, is a good start.” ― Outside magazine'A book every that every endurance athlete should own…A page-turning read both for the narrative content and hard information…For all athletes drawn to pushing up against the red line to see what they've got.' -- LAVA magazine'Fitzgerald has done an exemplary job in making physiology and psychology understandable with contemporary research framing a creative and entertaining book that makes the subject come alive through charismatic writing.' – Canadian Running magazine'How Bad Do You Want It? really brings to life how important psychology is for endurance performance.' -- Samuele Marcora, PhD'Harnessing the power of the setback is a powerful motivation. How Bad Do You Want It? recognizes the fact that we all have the power to adapt and be better than before.' – Willie Stewart'Think of it as the mind-over-matter guide to racing. Fitzgerald’s book dissects pivotal races and features top endurance athletes…illustrating how elite athletes rally their mental strength ― and amateur athletes can, too.' – Austin-American Statesman'Imagine you could get into the mind of an elite athlete and use their skills to improve your sporting potential. That's the premise of Matt Fitzgerald's How Bad Do You Want It?' – Triathlon Magazine Canada“Fitzgerald’s presentation digs into the very soul of his athletes to uncover innate traits and learned behaviors in ways that draw the reader right into the competition being described. This is a fantastic group of stories being told with literary skill far beyond most sports books… All the profiled athletes and all the masterful storytelling and all the research presented to back up the concepts he is illustrating become a cohesive effort by Fitzgerald to document the connections between the showcased sporting accomplishments and the mental fitness skills that propel those successes. Fitzgerald forms the foundation for constructing your own arsenal.” ― Oregon Distance Runner“How Bad Do You Want It perfectly introduces the exciting new understanding emerging in the world of sports psychology and exercise physiology. Fitzgerald uses key examples from some of the world’s most famous and celebrated athletes…to distill down highly scientific concepts and cutting edge theories into real world examples and situations that anyone can grasp. A superb book…If you want to succeed at your next race, to break through to a new PR, or reach a new level in your running, then I highly suggest this book. It will give you many of the latest tools and theories for doing just that, written in a way that allows you to apply them to your running, from the first to the last page.” ― Colorado Runner“Fitzgerald is a skilled writer and the drama and excitement of the various races really jump off the pages. If you are feeling a bit unmotivated about running, this would be a great book to pick up, as you are likely to be inspired by all of the thrilling stories.” ― Run Oregon'This fascinating book explains why perception of effort is so crucial to maximizing athletic performance. The mental toughness behind a dozen breakthrough endurance performances in cycling, running, triathlon, and rowing is analyzed through spectacular storytelling, first-person interviews, and powerful new psychobiological theory. Fitzgerald has a gift for making exercise science come alive with pulse-pounding stories of elite athletes engaged in the most pivotal races of their lives.' – Saltmarsh Running Read more Book Description The greatest athletic performances take place in the mind, not the body. How Bad Do You Want It? explores some of the greatest moments in endurance sports to mine concrete habits and tactics we can use to cultivate our own mental strength. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

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Pdf:Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself.An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich. Plunging into a new way of eating that made processed foods off limits and prioritized plant nutrition and daily training, Rich morphed-in mere months-from out-of-shape midlifer to endurance machine. Ninety days into his physical overhaul, Rich left the house for a light jog and found himself running a near marathon. It was time to scale up his goals. How many of us take up a sport at age forty and compete for the title of the world's best within two years? Finding Ultra recounts Rich's remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman World Championship competition, which pits the world's fittest humans against each other in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. Following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the Epic5 Challenge-five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week. This is more than an inside look at a series of jaw-dropping athletic feats or a practical training manual for those who would attempt a similar transformation. Yes, Rich's account rivets and instructs, providing information that will be invaluable to anyone who wants to change their physique; but this book is most notable as a powerful testament to human resiliency, for as we learn early on, Rich's life has posed numerous physical and social challenges, including a fierce battle with alcoholism. Ultimately Finding Ultra is a beautifully written portrait of what willpower can accomplish. It challenges us to rethink what we're capable of and urges us, implicitly and explicitly, to "go for it."

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80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels

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Pdf:80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels.About the Author Matt Fitzgerald is an endurance sports writer, coach, and nutritionist. He is a coach and spokesperson for PEAR Sports and former senior editor at Triathlete and Competitor. Fitzgerald has contributed to Men's Health, Outside, Runner's World, Shape, and other publications. He lives in Northern California with his wife.David Warden is an internationally recognized endurance coach and author. Owner of a successful independent triathlon coaching business, David is also a co-head coach of Team IronCowboy. His current and former clients include a duathlon age-group world champion, a Guinness world record holding triathlete, and multiple full and Ironman 70.3 World Championship qualifiers. David's personal athletic resume includes 34 triathlon and duathlon victories and the top American finisher at Ironman Mallorca 70.3. David lives with his wife and three children in Utah. Read more

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The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

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Pdf:The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion.Review “Lesley Paterson is one of the most mentally tough professional athletes I know, and Simon Marshall knows why. Their special sauce has finally been bottled and the strategies described in The Brave Athlete promise to help athletes of all abilities become dirty fast.” ―Tim Don, World Champion triathlete“Forget marginal gains, Dr. Simon Marshall understands the most important part of performance: the athlete’s mind. His expertise is an invaluable resource to help athletes master theirs.” ―David Bailey, PhD, Head of Performance at BMC Racing Team“My training background and philosophy evolved under the coaching of Lesley and the mental slapping of Simon.” ―Jessica Cerra, professional cyclist“I have admired Dr. Simon Marshall’s talent as a scientist and a communicator for more than two decades. In The Brave Athlete, he brings this talent to the fore as he translates psychological science into meaningful strategies to help athletes become more confident, motivated, and calm.” ―Dr. Kirsten Davison, Professor of Public Health, Harvard University“At the Leeds Triathlon Centre, we pay as much attention to psychology as we do to physiology. Few things are simple in sport but in The Brave Athlete, Simon and Lesley tackle the complexities of getting the best from yourself in a clear and engaging way.” ―Jack Maitland, Head Triathlon Coach, Leeds Beckett University“The Brave Athlete will take you deep inside yourself so that you can identify what you thought were your limits and, with Simon and Lesley’s help, smash them to smithereens.” ―Bob Babbitt, host of Babbittville Radio, USA Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee“Simon and Lesley get to the heart of what it takes to be a brave athlete. It’s about creating a mindset that goes to bat for you rather than against you. The Brave Athlete is an invaluable guide to help you sort your head out. Plus it’s funny. Really bloody funny.” ―Flora Duffy, World Champion triathlete“Marshall and Paterson, in some kind of post-Western duo, limn their own version of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Only the guns and whiskey are replaced with doctoral degrees and world titles. In The Brave Athlete they challenge the reader to draw swords on the psychic battlefields of sport but do so with the gift of Continental mirth and compassion.” ―Scott Tinley, two-time Ironman World Champion, author, and teacher“Working with Lesley and Simon has been one of the biggest life-changing experiences.” ―Mauricio Méndez, XTERRA World Champion and Ironman 70.3 champion“Simon and Lesley bring years of training at the world-class level, in multiple sports, together with years of working in academia―all in the real world.” ―Janel Holcomb, professional cyclists and coach“Lesley's passion for helping others grow and enjoy a deeper sense of satisfaction with their lives is evident in everything she does. In her book, she expertly addresses the concerns and setbacks so many people face in their pursuits, and outlines a simple and elegant strategy for helping anyone become their very best.” ―Ben Hoffman, Professional Triathlete and Ironman Champion“I always struggled with my inner self and demons during races. Simon taught me not only how to deal with those demons, but how to manipulate them in such a way to take my racing to an entirely different level.” ―Kyle Hummel, Ironman 70.3 Age Group World Champion“The formula for this book is a winner and can be applied to any challenging situation.” ―Dr. Jacqueline Kerr, Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California at San Diego“Dr. Simon Marshall and World Champion Lesley Paterson remind us that that the best kind of sport psychology is when evidence-based science meets the minds of real athletes. The Brave Athlete bridges this gap with humor and compassion, whilst revealing tenacity for moving forward. This book shows us how to cope with common demons that threaten to disrupt our performances and enjoyment of sport.” ―Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius, Professor & Chair, Sport Psychology, JFK University“Combining their experience in triathlon, psychology, and writing, Lesley and Simon are a force to be reckoned with. They’re brilliant and hilarious.” ―Mitch Thrower, Founder and Chairman of Events.com, Author, and 22x Ironman Triathlete“The tools I've learned from Simon are simply priceless, and to have it all encapsulated into a book for everyone to read is critical reading for any athlete looking to perform at their very best.” ―Amy Dixon, Paralympic Hopeful, ITU World Ranking: #5“Lesley has also shown me the ability to suffer like no other with the strategies outlined in The Brave Athlete. With these skills, neither family or sport is jeopardized, bringing a much-needed balance to my life.” ―Brandon Mills, age-group mountain biker“Dr. Marshall has such way of explaining the human mind, in the simplest terms and why we think the way we do. Both of them were there day one when I fought the biggest battle of my life: breast cancer, and I’m still winning. Simon and Lesley are coaches who ‘walk the talk’!” ―Marison Beniek, age group triathlete and breast cancer survivor Read more Book Description The Brave Athlete is a practical, step-by-step guide that solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Triathlete's Training Diary: Your Ultimate Tool for Faster, Stronger Racing, 2nd Ed.

Pdf Sports The Triathlete's Training Diary: Your Ultimate Tool for Faster, Stronger Racing, 2nd Ed.

Pdf:The Triathlete's Training Diary: Your Ultimate Tool for Faster, Stronger Racing, 2nd Ed..Review Praise for Coach Joe Friel and The Triathlete’s Training Bible“Joe Friel is arguably the most experienced personal cycling coach in the U.S.” ― Bicycling magazine“One of the most trusted coaches in triathlon.” ― LAVA magazine“Joe Friel is one of the world’s foremost experts on endurance sports.” ― Outside magazine“To say that Joe Friel knows a thing or two about how to ride a bicycle and stay fast would be a severe understatement.” ― Road Bike Action“Joe Friel’s wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding and he has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with all athletes from beginners to elite professionals.' ―Siri Lindley, elite triathlon coach and world champion triathlete “25 years of active multisport coaching has proven that Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. As a multiple triathlon world champion, I would consider Joe as one of the leading figures in triathlon coaching today. Joe’s professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology has helped many endurance athletes of all abilities reach their full athletic potential.” ―Simon Lessing, 5-time Triathlon World Champion“The Triathlete’s Training Bible is a fantastic guide. You can't go wrong using the advice in this book.” ― Scott “The Terminator” Molina“Joe Friel has spent most of his life in devotion to the understanding and teaching of sport. Joe has managed to focus on the key components to athletic success while weeding out the noise. This book will play a substantial role in helping you take the next step as a triathlete.” ― Justin Daerr, professional triathlete“As a triathlon coach, 2004 Olympian, and former top-ranked triathlete in the world, I’ve used The Triathlete’s Training Bible as one of my key references. Joe Friel’s training books have made the once “crazy” sport of triathlon accessible to the public while also guiding seasoned athletes to their full potential.” ― Barb Lindquist'The Triathlete's Training Bible combines scientific research with the experience of a top endurance coach to provide the best training resource book available.' ―Gale Bernhardt, 2004 Team USA Olympic Triathlon Head Coach“The Triathlete’s Training Bible can help you train for any distance and is most useful to newbies and self-trained athletes who want traditional training advice.” ― Library Journal“As an athlete with the unique ability to race multiple Ironman races every season, I have always been trouble for any triathlon coach. To coach myself successfully, I needed a reliable and strong tool. I searched all sources carefully until I found the one―The Triathlete’s Training Bible by Joe Friel. Whatever my problem, there is always a solution in this book. This book makes my understanding of training, racing, and recovering more complete with every page.” ― Petr Vabrousek, professional triathlete“The Triathlete’s Training Bible is an invaluable tool for every triathlete looking to improve.” ― Clas Bjorling, professional triathlete'The Triathlete's Training Bible is a 'must read' for both athletes and coaches…It captures the essence of multisport training by outlining both the science and the art of the sport in a detailed, yet practical format. It is one of the most valuable resources I have on my bookshelf.' ―Libby Burrell, USA Triathlon National Program Director“Whether you’re a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the leading authority on triathlon training.” ―Ryan Bolton, Ironman winner & 2000 USA Olympic Team“Joe Friel is among the deans of triathlon coaching and the newest edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible will be of great benefit to all triathletes interested in performance improvement.“ ― George M. Dallam, Ph.D., former USA Triathlon National Teams Coach, co-author of Championship Triathlon Training“Joe Friel is constantly enhancing his education in the sport. In his books, Joe uses the information of the athletes he personally trains, the coaches who confide in him, and the large amounts of research he digests from triathlon and other endurance sports.” ― Wes Hobson, former USA Triathlon National Team member and U.S. sprint triathlon champion“In his usual upbeat, reader-friendly style, Joe brings to bear a further understanding of the art and science of triathlon.” ― Steven Jonas, MD, author of Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals and co-author of Championship Triathlon Training'Any author who includes the word bible in the title risks comparison to a very high standard. The original was divinely inspired, after all. Those with some tri experience who lack the time or the budget to hire a coach should find this book just what is needed to improve performance. Do I hear a chorus of hallelujah?' ― IMPACT Magazine“Friel has combined scientific and technical information with his considerable experience as an athlete and coach of novices, elite amateurs and professionals, to create this very useful reference for triathletes of all types. It would be very surprising if you did not find something useful in The Triathlete’s Training Bible.” ― Triathlon Magazine Canada“With nearly three decades of coaching experience, Friel explains the science of training in a language you can understand in the newly released third edition of The Triathlete’s Training Bible, effectively giving you the tools to become your own coach.” ― AmateurEndurance.com Read more Book Description From the most trusted coach in triathlon comes this next generation workout diary that’s designed specifically for triathletes to record and analyze their swim, bike, and run training, diet and nutrition, and recovery. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels

Pdf Sports 80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels

Pdf:80/20 Triathlon: Discover the Breakthrough Elite-Training Formula for Ultimate Fitness and Performance at All Levels.A breakthrough program for triathletes - beginner, intermediate, and advanced - showing how to balance training intensity to maximize performance - from a fitness expert and elite coach.Cutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called "moderate-intensity rut", spending almost half of their time training too hard - harder than the pros. Training harder isn't smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results. In 80/20 Triathlon, Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, offering concrete tips and strategies, along with complete training plans for every distance - sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman, and Ironman - to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance. Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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Strength Training for Triathletes: The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed, and Muscular Endurance

Pdf Sports Strength Training for Triathletes: The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed, and Muscular Endurance

Pdf:Strength Training for Triathletes: The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed, and Muscular Endurance.Review 'Strength Training for Triathletes shows how adding strength training to your exercise program can yield significant performance results.'  -- Triathlete magazine'A comprehensive guide to developing and following a well-rounded strength program.'  -- USA Triathlon magazine'A user-friendly manual with sport-specific exercises offered with clear step-by-step instructions and photographs for the mainstream triathlete' ¦This is a quick read reference guide that is deceptively simple and nuanced enough to' ¦keep strength training interesting.'  -- Triathlon Magazine Canada'Hagerman cuts through the fads and latest trends to bring you proven, triathlon-specific techniques. Any triathlete looking to build endurance, speed and power will benefit from Strength Training for Triathletes.'  -- TriEdge.net'Strength Training for Triathletes is easy to follow and light on jargon. All the basic principles are clearly explained without smothering you in sports science--it's a refreshingly simple approach that leaves you free to concentrate on the exercise rather than the book. Essential reading for anyone mystified by what to do in the gym.' --Tri247.com Read more From the Back Cover STRONGER MUSCLES LAST LONGERTRIATHLON'S BEST-SELLING BOOK ON STRENGTH TRAININGStronger triathletes bring more power, speed, lean mass, and muscular endurance to race day. While time is a precious commodity for every triathlete, every bit of time spent strength training pays off. Add strength training to your triathlon preparation and become a stronger, faster, more resilient athlete.Strength Training for Triathletes helps you line up a strength program focused on your individual needs. Whether you want to increase endurance on the swim, find more power on the bike, or fight fatigue on the run, the sport-specific exercises featured in this book make it easy to target your training for improved performance in any or all of the three events. Every exercise is clearly explained and fully illustrated, taking the guesswork out of good technique. Many triathletes overlook strength training until race times begin to atrophy or muscular imbalances and weaknesses turn into setbacks. A personalized strength program is the answer. If you have your sights set on racing faster and farther in the season ahead, strength training will get you there. Endurance, strength, and power are the keys to triathlon. Strength Training for Triathletes is your complete resource for building and balancing all three for superior performance season after season. Get the advantage of a personalized strength program in as few as 90 minutes a week:Improve endurance, build muscle, or increase strength and powerFocus your training on one event, or build an all-around programTarget imbalances with exercises for specific muscle groupsCreate workouts for home and travel using minimal equipmentFind the perfect mix of core, upper-body, and lower-body exercises for total body strength Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week

Pdf Sports Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week

Pdf:Your First Triathlon, 2nd Ed.: Race-Ready in 5 Hours a Week.Review 'Whether you're a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the leading authority on triathlon training.' -- Ryan Bolton, Ironman winner, Olympian 'Joe Friel's wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding and he has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with all athletes: beginners to elite professionals. If you are looking to get off to a great start in this sport, you have come to the right place!' -- Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion'Any new triathlete would greatly benefit from this book, and if you were to buy just one book for your first triathlon, this would be the one!' -- TriNewbies.com 'Joe does the hard work for the beginning triathlete by condensing, prioritizing, and simplifying all the science and practical experience which he has mastered over decades of coaching.'   -- Barb Lindquist, 2004 USA Olympic Team '25 years of active multisport coaching has proven that Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. As a multiple triathlon world champion, I would consider Joe as one of the leading figures in triathlon coaching today. Joe's professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology has helped many endurance athletes of all abilities reach their full athletic potential.' -- Simon Lessing, 5-time Triathlon World Champion 'With his book, Your First Triathlon, Joe Friel uses his expert knowledge to help new triathletes use the same training principles that have made The Triathlete's Training Bible such a success.' -- Gale Bernhardt, USA Triathlon Olympic Coach Read more From the Back Cover Get ready for your first triathlon with the sport’s #1 coach!Triathlon is the hottest new fitness challenge. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are swimming, cycling, and running their way to a healthier lifestyle. Finishing your first triathlon is an unforgettable experience, a milestone that can set you on a path to lifelong fitness.America’s top triathlon coach, Joe Friel, has a practical training plan that will get you to the starting line in race-ready shape—all in just 5 hours per week. With his friendly advice and a sensible training plan, you’ll quickly gain the fitness and the confidence to enjoy your first triathlon.Your First Triathlon offers training plans for beginners as well as plans for more experienced runners, cyclists, and swimmers. Four easy-to-use programs for sprint- or Olympic-distance events provide realistic workouts that will shape you into a triathlete.Training plans: Easy to follow in under 5 hours a week Workouts: Clearly explained for swim, bike, and run Technique: Effective drills to polish your form Tips & tricks: For race-day check-in, a stress-free swim, and laying out your gear Tri gear: What you need and don’t need Nutrition & weight loss: Practical advice for dropping extra poundsYour First Triathlon gives you the preparation and confidence you need to cross the finish line feeling great—and excited for your next race. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes: Master Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke and Backstroke for Your Fastest Swimming (Swim Speed Series)

Pdf Sports Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes: Master Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke and Backstroke for Your Fastest Swimming (Swim Speed Series)

Pdf:Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes: Master Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke and Backstroke for Your Fastest Swimming (Swim Speed Series).Review 'The best teachers in the world use various modalities to deliver information to their students. In this case, the prominent feature that makes Swim Speed Strokes special is the extraordinary still photos of today's world-class swimmers' ¦The photos are crystal clear, thorough, and presented from angles that reflect the superb knowledge-base of the author' ¦Swim Speed Strokes is the best current resource on the market. It will add to the coach's knowledge base, to the coach's internalized picture of what the strokes should look like, and it will add the exact same contribution to your athletes.'  -- American Swim Coaches Association'Swim Speed Workouts is the pool version of in-home workout videos. The cards can be used by beginning to experienced swimmers or triathletes training independently of a coach, or provide easy illustrations of drills and tubing exercises for coaches to share with their swimmers.'  -- USA Swimming's SPLASH magazine'Freestyle gone funky on you? Stuck in a rut where you can't seem to get faster? Swim Speed Secrets could be the cure for the freestyle blues. Master swimmers and coaches at every level can learn something from this book' ¦Both the book and [the Swim Speed Workouts] training program are outstanding.'  -- USMS Swimmer magazine'Four-time Olympian Sheila Taormina took the lessons she taught in her recent book Swim Speed Secrets and developed a 16-week workout plan in the new Swim Speed Workouts.' -- Triathlete magazine'Our testers, ranging from beginner to advanced swimmers, enthusiastically agreed that Swim Speed Workouts is a great pool-side companion. The water proof, step-by-step workouts come in a collection of individual cards and fit seamlessly into any training program.'  -- TriEdge.net'Sheila T. is just 5' 2' but she swims like she is 6' 2'. We still use her as a model for our swimmers today on how to swim the strokes.'  -- Jack Bauerle, Team USA Olympic Swim Coach and Head Coach of the University of Georgia swim team'With Sheila's help, you can stop swimming for survival and start swimming like a pro.'  -- Laura Bennett, 2010 ITU #1-ranked swimmer, four-time ITU World Triathlon Championship medalist, Olympian, and two-time U.S. triathlon champion'Sheila Taormina's ideas on swimming have influenced me and my swim coaching more than anyone else. Her knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm are unmatched.'  -- Siri Lindley, ITU Triathlon World Champion and coach to triathlon world champions and Olympic medalists'Sheila possesses a great depth of knowledge and passion about swimming that she has often shared with me and many other athletes.'  -- Leanda Cave, ITU Triathlon World Champion and ITU Long-Distance Triathlon World Champion'As a lifelong coach, the four-time Olympian shares what she's learned with clarity and authority, explaining all of the small details that go into mastering freestyle.'  -- LAVA magazine'There is no one in our sport more accomplished in swimming than Sheila Taormina. She needs no introduction, and she now shares her breakout plan for the fastest freestyle with swimmers and triathletes who need help in that arena.'  -- Slowtwitch'Sheila Taormina may be the greatest athlete in the modern Olympic era. She's the only person I know who has made four Olympic teams in three different sports.'  -- Jim Richardson, Head Coach of the University of Michigan women's swim team Read more From the Back Cover SWIM BETTER AND FASTER IN ALL FOUR STROKESIn her best-selling book Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian and gold medalist Sheila Taormina revealed the freestyle swimming technique used by the world's fastest swimmers. Now in Swim Speed Strokes, Taormina shows swimmers and triathletes how to swim their best in all four swimming strokes--butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. Using crystal-clear photographs and her engaging, straightforward style, Coach Taormina explains the science behind power and speed in the water, explores the elements common to every stroke, and examines stroke technique in detail in individual stroke chapters. Swim Speed Strokes features elite swimmers and Olympians, including Peter Vanderkaay, Rebecca Soni, Aaron Peirsol, Rowdy Gaines, Ashley Whitney, Vlad Morozov, Ariana Kukors, Andrew Gemmell, Laura Sogar, Nicolas Fink, Elizabeth Beisel, Doug Reynolds, and Melanie Margalis. Stunning over- and underwater photographs unveil the winning technique that has carried these athletes to the top of their sport. Whether you want to master every stroke or simply improve on your best one, Swim Speed Strokes will get you there and make you the strongest swimmer you can be. 'Sheila's book clearly unlocks the secrets.'  --Dara Torres, 12-time Olympic medalist 'With Sheila's help, you can stop swimming for survival and start swimming like a pro.'  --Laura Bennett, Olympic triathletes and U.S. national championSHEILA TAORMINA has competed in four Olympic games in three different sports--swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon. Her exceptional freestyle swimming technique helped her win a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics and the 2004 ITU Triathlon World Championship. Taormina has coached elite and age-group swimmers and triathletes for 15 years, and she conducts dozens of swim clinics around the world each year. She is the author of Swim Speed Secrets and Swim Speed Workouts. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Power Meter Handbook: A User's Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes

Pdf Sports The Power Meter Handbook: A User's Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes

Pdf:The Power Meter Handbook: A User's Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes.Review 'Renowned coach Joe Friel demystifies this training tool and offers 12 power-based workouts, as well as weekly training schedules for road races, time trials, triathlons, and century rides.' -- Bicycling magazine'One of the most trusted coaches in the sport.' -- LAVA magazine 'A simplified approach to using a power meter effectively.' -- Cycling Weekly'Joe Friel is arguably the most experienced personal cycling coach in the U.S., and his book The Cyclist's Training Bible has become, well... the Bible of the sport.' -- Bicycling magazine 'The ridiculously, underutilized power meter finally has a handbook to help you get the full benefit. Packed full of specific, useful information, if you own a power meter, [The Power Meter Handbook] is an absolute essential piece of equipment.' -- TriEdge.net 'A great introduction to using a power meter for your bike.' -- Boston.com 'Many of us have spent thousands on sophisticated power meters, so it seems another $16.95 to make sure we're using them to their fullest potential is a no-brainer. After a few chapters to make sure you understand your power meter and what those numbers you're drooling over really mean, Friel helps you determine your individual power zones and functional threshold power. From here he helps you determine when and how to train harder, build a better base, and the crux of it all: get fitter and faster to improve overall competitive performance.' -- BikeRumor.com'Training using a power meter can seem like a daunting undertaking, but coach and author of The Cyclist's Training Bible Joe Friel simplifies the process in his new book, The Power Meter Handbook.' -- Canadian Cycling magazine Read more From the Back Cover IT'S TRUE: A power meter is the best training tool you can put on your bike. Even if you have been racing for years, a power meter can take you from the middle of the pack to the podium in one season. But having a power meter is one thing; knowing how to use it is another. The Power Meter Handbook will demystify the numbers, clarify the setup, and show you how to train with power in simple terms. Joe Friel's power meter system will immediately improve your fitness, speed, and training. With The Power Meter Handbook you will: Precisely match your training to your race seasonPush your limits step by stepPinpoint your fitness changes--reliably and accuratelyPeak predictably for key eventsVastly improve your training efficiencyThe Power Meter Handbook includes weekly training schedules for road racing, time trials, triathlons, and century rides. And 12 power-based workouts will build your aerobic endurance, muscular force, sprint speed, and climbing. Train smarter and race faster with The Power Meter Handbook. It's your one-stop guide to a higher level of fitness. JOE FRIEL is the best-selling author of The Cyclist's Training Bible and The Triathlete's Training Bible and cofounder of TrainingPeaks.com. As one of America's most trusted coaches, he has trained national athletes and represented the United States at world championships. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Triathlon for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know About Training, Nutrition, Kit, Motivation, Racing, and Much More

Pdf Sports Triathlon for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know About Training, Nutrition, Kit, Motivation, Racing, and Much More

Pdf:Triathlon for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know About Training, Nutrition, Kit, Motivation, Racing, and Much More.Are you thinking about getting into triathlon or doing your first race? Have you finished a couple of races and are keen to improve your performance? Triathlon training and racing can be daunting and confusing. Many beginners are a little intimidated by everybody else who looks like they know what they are doing and have all the gear. Triathlon for Beginners is an easy-to-understand and insightful book packed with practical training tips and strategies, nutrition advice, how to develop mental toughness, and advice on triathlon gear you need. It will help you: Understand the sport of triathlon and how it works Develop a training plan that simplifies your season Train effectively, so you minimize the risk of getting injured Avoid making mistakes that cost a lot of time and money Help you feel confident when you are on the start line Decide what race length is best for you, from sprint to Ironman Buy the right triathlon kit to suit your ability and your aspirations A personal note from the author: This book is gathered from years of training and racing, not only from my triathlon experience but from the experiences of champions. I have trained with and raced with elite athletes and winners from all over the world, but I also started out not knowing what I was doing and was scared to death when I did my first race. I wish I had this book when I started out. I would have saved myself a lot of heartache and stress! I wrote this to help all triathlon rookies get over their nerves and enjoy this fantastic sport. Triathlon for Beginners is a complete start-to-finish guide that covers all areas of training and racing, including what you need to know and how to begin; how to understand the jargon of the sport; training rules and techniques; swimming, cycling, and running techniques; race etiquette; and how to get faster and better performances.

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SpeedRunner: 4 Weeks to Your Fastest Leg Speed In Any Sport

Pdf Sports SpeedRunner: 4 Weeks to Your Fastest Leg Speed In Any Sport

Pdf:SpeedRunner: 4 Weeks to Your Fastest Leg Speed In Any Sport.Review “When Pete Magill talks, smart runners listen.” —Scott Douglas, Runner’s World senior content editor“Whether you’re just starting out as a runner or starting afresh, you can do no better than heed the guidance of running’s ultimate comeback kid, Pete Magill.” —Matt Fitzgerald, author of How Bad Do You Want It? and Racing Weight“Do what Pete says and you’re sure to run stronger, healthier, and faster.” —Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner, Runner’s World editor at large“Build Your Running Body represents something new and needed in sports literature. This is the ‘right stuff’ for runners who want to get faster, enjoy running more, and stay injury-free for a lifetime.” —Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of both the New York City and Boston marathons“[Build Your Running Body is] an informative, friendly guide that all runners can grow with and will likely return to over time.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review“Build Your Running Body is the most useful, info-packed, and comprehensive training manual I’ve ever read. Coaches will find it invaluable, and runners of all levels will use it as a complete guide to reaching their goals.” —Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner and Runner’s World editor-at-large “Build Your Running Body is nothing short of the Unified Theory of Running…This book covers it all.” —Ken Stone, founder and editor of MastersTrack.com “I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again: If you want to run faster, do what Pete Magill says. It’s that simple.” —Scott Douglas, Runner’s World contributing editor, author or co-author of 7 running books, including Meb for Mortals and Advanced Marathoning Read more Book Description SpeedRunner offers a 4-week training program designed to make any athlete a faster runner―no matter the sport, age, gender, experience, or goals. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Swim Speed Secrets: Master the Freestyle Technique Used by the World's Fastest Swimmers (Swim Speed Series)

Pdf Sports Swim Speed Secrets: Master the Freestyle Technique Used by the World's Fastest Swimmers (Swim Speed Series)

Pdf:Swim Speed Secrets: Master the Freestyle Technique Used by the World's Fastest Swimmers (Swim Speed Series).Review “The concept of ‘holding’ water and generating propulsion is fundamental to swimming performance, and Sheila's book clearly unlocks the secrets of this through words and vivid underwater photos.” — Dara Torres, 12-time Olympic medalist“Master swimmers and coaches at every level can learn something from Swim Speed Secrets…Both this book and the Swim Speed Workouts training program are outstanding.” — USMS Swimmer magazine“Sheila Taormina's ideas on swimming have influenced me and my swim coaching more than anyone else. Her knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm are unmatched. Swim Speed Secrets is the best resource out there to help all different types of athletes improve their swim.” — Siri Lindley, ITU Triathlon World Champion and coach to triathlon world champions and Olympic medalists“Sheila T. is just 5' 2' but she swims like she is 6' 2'. We still use her as a model for our swimmers today on how to swim the strokes.” — Jack Bauerle, Team USA Olympic Swim Coach and Head Coach of the University of Georgia swim team“Sheila Taormina may be the greatest athlete in the modern Olympic era. She’s the only person I know who has made four Olympic teams in three different sports.” — Jim Richardson, Head Coach of the University of Michigan women’s swim team“There is no one in triathlon more accomplished in swimming than Sheila Taormina.” — Slowtwitch“Taormina’s Swim Speed Secrets is a compendium and reference, a tool box no triathlon swimmer can afford to ignore…Swim Speed Secrets is your most important swim tool.” — TriSports University“As a lifelong coach, the four-time Olympian shares what she’s learned with clarity and authority, explaining all of the small details that go into mastering freestyle.” — LAVA magazine“While I've spent the last few years training under a fantastic coach, there were still some key elements that didn't 'click' until I read [Swim Speed Secrets]. Having been on a plateau for some time, my swim has improved immensely within a few weeks.” — TriEdge.net“Sheila's book Swim Speed Secrets is the best swim manual—PERIOD!” — Ashley Whitney, Olympic gold medalist“In Swim Speed Secrets, Sheila Taormina gives a great understanding of the art of high performance swimming. With her help, you can stop swimming for survival and start swimming like a pro.” — Laura Bennett, 2010 ITU #1-ranked swimmer, four-time ITU World Triathlon Championship medalist, Olympian, and two-time U.S. triathlon champion“[Swim Speed Secrets] is a ripper! [It was] great to get a no-b.s. perspective on swimming from a champion.” — Chris McCormack, 2-time Ironman® World Champion“Sheila possesses a great depth of knowledge and passion about swimming that she has often shared with me and many other athletes. Swim Speed Secrets will be a very useful tool to anyone who wants to improve their performance in the water.” — Leanda Cave, ITU Triathlon World Champion and ITU Long-Distance Triathlon World Champion Read more Book Description 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina refines her best-selling guide that shows swimmers and triathletes the world's fastest way to swim. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey

Pdf Sports A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey

Pdf:A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey.In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A Life without Limits is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, to the trails of Argentina, and finally, across the finish line. Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story includes all the incredible challenges she has faced - from anorexia, to near-drowning, to training with a controversial coach. But to Wellington, the drama of the sport also presents an opportunity to improve people's lives. A Life without Limits reveals the heart behind Wellington's success, along with the diet, training, and motivational techniques that keep her going through one of the world's most grueling events.

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Be IronFit: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness

Pdf Sports Be IronFit: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness

Pdf:Be IronFit: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness.Review 'Most how-to books are too technical or too shallow. Don Fink manages to pen a unique combination of information, anecdotes, and readability. I enjoyed the read and learned a few valuable tidbits in the process. Well done!' --Scott Tinley, two-time Ironman World Champion'Don's book certainly made me think. A truly complete book for all abilities in the sport of triathlon that leaves no subject untouched.' --Spencer Smith, three-time Triathlon World Champion Read more About the Author Melanie and Don Fink of IronFit® (IronFit.com) have trained athletes on five continents to personal records and breakthrough performances. The author of Be IronFit, 2nd ed.: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness and Mastering the Marathon: Time Efficient Training Secrets for the 40-plus Athlete (both from Lyons Press), Don has raced more than thirty Iron-distance triathlons, Ultraman, and other contests and has recorded age-group victories and course records. Melanie is Regional Council Member of USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic, has raced 12 Iron-distance races, Ultraman, and other contests. She has age group and overall victories in triathlon, running, and open-water swimming competitions throughout the world. They live in Carroll County, New Hampshire. Read more

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Workouts in a Binder for Swimmers, Triathletes, and Coaches

Pdf Sports Workouts in a Binder for Swimmers, Triathletes, and Coaches

Pdf:Workouts in a Binder for Swimmers, Triathletes, and Coaches.From the Back Cover You won't find a more useful or durable swimming book. These waterproof pages are made to be used and abused on the pool deck, and the oversized flap will hold the workouts upright for easier viewing. Thousands of swimmers and triathletes have used the original Workouts in a Binder® to strengthen their strokes and improve their times. Now Nick and Eric Hansen deliver 100 new workouts that incorporate a full range of strokes, drills, and skill building to help you develop more power, endurance, and speed. Athletes can choose between a standard 'A workout” and a modified 'B workout,” for those with less time or stamina. Regardless of experience or ability, you'll enjoy the variety packed into these pages and the six unique training plans that help you put it all together. Nick Hansen holds a graduate degree in exercise physiology. He is a former U.S. National Team swimming coach, University of Wisconsin head coach, University of Arizona assistant coach, and the Loveland Master's team coach. Nick also served as an exercise physiologist at the University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Clinic.Eric Hansen has national and international experience as a member of the U.S. National Team as an athlete and coach. Currently he is the head men's and women's swimming coach at the University of Wisconsin. In 2004 he coached an athlete who won a gold medal and set a World Record at the Olympic Games. He was also the head coach for the 2003 Pan American Games and the 2002 Short Course World Champion ship. Eric holds a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona and a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University. Read more About the Author Nick Hansen holds a graduate degree in exercise physiology. He is a former U.S. National Team swimming coach, University of Wisconsin head coach, University of Arizona assistant coach, and the Loveland Master's team coach. Nick also served as an exercise physiologist at the University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Clinic.Eric Hansen has national and international experience as a member of the U.S. National Team as an athlete and coach. Currently he is the head men's and women's swimming coach at the University of Wisconsin. In 2004 he coached an athlete who won a gold medal and set a World Record at the Olympic Games. He was also the head coach for the 2003 Pan American Games and the 2002 Short Course World Champion ship. Eric holds a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona and a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University. Read more

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Fast-Track Triathlete: Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-Course Triathlon

Pdf Sports Fast-Track Triathlete: Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-Course Triathlon

Pdf:Fast-Track Triathlete: Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-Course Triathlon.Review “While I am a professional triathlete, I also juggle the enjoyable yet challenging commitments of family and being CEO of Picky Bars. If I simply chased a traditional program, without consideration of my life stressors, I would be sure to find myself on a journey to failure. The dynamic mindset has helped me navigate continued evolution at the world-class level, while also growing Picky Bars and being an active participant in my family.” ― Jesse Thomas, professional triathlete and CEO, Picky Bars“When, Matt Dixon of Purplepatch Fitness, a coach to athletic immortals, pens a book germane to everyday people trying to keep fit, it pays to listen since improved athletic performance has such a profound effect on one's work, sense of well-being and attitude to all aspects of life. The world's best coach of professional and amateur triathletes has distilled decades of experience in his new book Fast-Track Triathlete. It’s an intelligent explanation of how fitness can transform life and work for everyone.” ― Michael Moritz, Partner, Sequoia Capital“Each time I have tried endurance sports I have found myself quickly succumbing to a cycle of injury, while it also being a drag on my ability to fit it all in with all my other business and life commitments. The Purple Patch approach has been refreshing, and not only has allowed me to thrive in sport, but also helped my energy and mindset for life’s activities.” ― Mark Pincus, Founder and Executive Chairman, Zynga“I started the multipart journey with some goals, but also questioning how I could fit it into my busy life. Fast forward, my lens has shifted to realize that integrated the sport and positive habits is an asset to my performance in work and life, hence has become a non-negotiable tool in helping my global performance.” ― Carmel Galvin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Glassdoor“Most training philosophies simply take what the best of the best do and water it down for each level. Matt's book flips the script and looks at how to get the best performance, while not sacrificing work and life. Matt does a great job of whittling down the fat and looking at what matters the most, where do we get the most bang for our buck.” ― Peak Performance“One of the things that has struck me most about Matt Dixon and his coaching philosophy is his emphasis on quality over quantity. Many coaches load on volume and training hours, whereas Matt is able to create superior performances from his athletes on few hours of training. This translates into better overall quality of sessions, more time to recover, and more time for healthier life balance. His philosophy is one that I admire greatly.”―Sarah Piampiano, professional triathlete“Matt Dixon taught me to not view my training in isolation but rather implement a holistic focus where my program was planned in the context of maintaining a healthy body, happy family, and fulfilling life. Not only have my performances drastically improved, but also my entire triathlon experience has become far more enjoyable.”―Tim Reed, professional triathlete Read more Book Description Fast-Track Triathlete offers triathletes a plan of attack for high performance in long-distance triathlon without sacrificing work, life, and relationships. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide: Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels

Pdf Sports Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide: Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels

Pdf:Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide: Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels.About the Author Matt Fitzgerald is an endurance sports writer, coach, and nutritionist. He is a coach and spokesperson for PEAR Sports and former senior editor at Triathlete and Competitor. Fitzgerald has contributed to Men's Health, Outside, Runner's World, Shape, and other publications. He lives in Northern California with his wife. Read more

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Training and Racing with a Power Meter

Pdf Sports Training and Racing with a Power Meter

Pdf:Training and Racing with a Power Meter.Review 'Training and Racing with a Power Meter is the ultimate guide to training with power. Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan are, without a doubt, the most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to power meters.' -- Joe Friel, world-recognized endurance sports coach and author of The Cyclist's Training Bible, The Triathlete's Training Bible, and The Power Meter Handbook'Training and Racing with a Power Meter is a comprehensive look at the technological and physical aspects of power and fatigue-based testing. It also includes coaching and training sessions to target weaknesses highlighted by the data. It's essential reading.' -- BikeRadar.com'Training and Racing with a Power Meter presents useful information on how to delve deeper into the numbers and recognize patterns that surface over a season. Every triathlete can benefit from the book's in-depth info and detailed graphs showing the numbers you need to kill the competition.' -- Triathlete magazine'Training and Racing with a Power Meter has enough scientific detail and analysis to satisfy even the most demanding numbers junkie while remaining readable and useful to even the casual power enthusiast.' -- Canadian Cycling magazine'By far the best instruction manual I've seen is Training and Racing with a Power Meter. The book has enough scientific detail and analysis to satisfy even the most demanding numbers junkie, while remaining readable and useful to even the casual power enthusiast.' -- Stephen Cheung, PhD, PezCyclingNews.com'Training and Racing with a Power Meter is the most logically structured and comprehensive manual in print on how a rider can get maximum performance improvement from this device.' -- Active.com Read more From the Back Cover Power meters are not just for the pros. As equipment has improved, cyclists and triathletes at all levels are using power meters to unlock speed and endurance. But in order to get the most from the technology, you need to know how to read the feedback. Training and Racing with a Power Meter shows you how to identify your strengths and target your weaknesses with unbelievable precision. By explaining the universal concepts behind the power graphs, authors Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan will revolutionize the way you train. Begin by determining your power profile, which describes your strengths as a cyclist. Next, assess your fatigue profile to learn how you resist fatigue at 12 different exercise durations. Finally, identify the workouts that will help you build power across the board while eliminating the flat spots that are holding you back. Allen and Coggan explain how to interpret power, cadence, speed, and heart rate so that you can train optimally for road racing, mountain biking, cyclocross, triathlon, track, or BMX. Knowing how to analyze your power-meter data will enable you to create a seasonlong race schedule that plays to your strengths. Understanding your numbers will also allow you to monitor changes in fitness and precisely time your peak performance. With more than 65 power-based workouts; case studies of professional, masters, and amateur athletes; and hundreds of charts and graphs, Training and Racing with a Power Meter is the definitive guide you need to get up to speed on cycling's most important technology. Hunter Allen is an elite-level cycling coach, former professional cyclist, and owner of the Peaks Coaching Group. Andrew Coggan, PhD, is an exercise physiologist and author of countless articles on effective application of power-meter data. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing

Pdf Sports The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing

Pdf:The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing.Review 'Dr. Maffetone shares his lifetime of experience in helping athletes of all abilities become better.' ----Dr. Tim Noakes, author of 'Lore of Running''If you don't read Phil Maffetone, you're turning your back on one of the most powerful, probing minds in endurance sports. The brilliance of Maffetone's work is his re-discovery of the ancient understanding that the human engine doesn't need to be fueled on suffering, and that pain is only the penalty you pay for back-burnering your brain. The best advice you could give any athlete, no matter what their level, is to read Maffetone and start over.' ----Christopher McDougall, author of 'Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe''In the over-populated world of fitness and health books, what does this new one have to offer? The first thing that springs to mind is authority. Methodology is another element that sets the book apart. Because of its tailor-made approach, the book is good for beginners and for those who've read and seen it all, but who are still not performing their best.' --Lava Magazine Read more About the Author Dr. Philip Maffetone is an internationally recognized researcher, educator, clinician, and author in the field of nutrition, exercise and sports medicine, stress management, and biofeedback. He was named “Coach of the Year” by Triathlete Magazine and honored by Inside Triathlon magazine as one of the top twenty most influential people in endurance sports worldwide. He is the author of more than a dozen books on sports, fitness, and health. Read more

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The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition: A Cutting-Edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond ''the Wall''

Pdf Sports The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition: A Cutting-Edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond ''the Wall''

Pdf:The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition: A Cutting-Edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond ''the Wall''.Review Library Journal, March 2013'Extremely well done . . . A must for marathoners!'Portland Book Review, 4/21/13'You will gain valuable information and insight about how to fuel your body from this book.'San Francisco / Sacramento Book Review (website), 5/9/13'Written in a friendly and approachable manner and colored with many anecdotal stories from elite running history, this book is an easy and informative read that can help propel your runs to the next level.'WomanAroundTown.com, 9/7/13'Fitzgerald gives sound advice to conquer the obstacle that blocks many runners from finishing their race . . . If you know a marathoner, you'll make a fast--very fast--friend by gifting this book.'RunnersWorld.com, 12/17/2013'[Fitzgerald's] perspective on hotly contested topics in sports science is always well-informed, practical, and leavened with enough skepticism to avoid jumping on and off every passing bandwagon . . . He's entirely reasonable in differentiating between proven 'you must do this' tactics, and more speculative 'experiment with this if you're interested' tactics . . . A nice intro to endurance nutrition.' Read more About the Author Matt Fitzgerald is an endurance sports writer, coach, and nutritionist. He is a coach and spokesperson for PEAR Sports and former senior editor at Triathlete and Competitor. Fitzgerald has contributed to Men's Health, Outside, Runner's World, Shape, and other publications. He lives in Northern California with his wife. Read more

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Ageless Strength: Strong and Fit for a Lifetime

Pdf Sports Ageless Strength: Strong and Fit for a Lifetime

Pdf:Ageless Strength: Strong and Fit for a Lifetime.Review Praise for Books by Jeff Horowitz'A smart strength-training plan in which runners can learn how to strength their core and key running muscles.' ― Competitor magazine'…when I'm [running] 30, 40, 50 miles a week, the last thing I want to do is squats on legs that already feel like overcooked spaghetti…Jeff Horowitz has a solution. He's been a running coach for more than a decade and is the author of Quick Strength for Runners.' ― Philadelphia Inquirer'Running is a sport of imbalance. At no point are your feet hitting the ground at the same time. This imbalance creates an opportunity for injury. Our bodies have to be strong enough to handle the complex motion of running. If it’s not, you won’t be running too long… Trusting this program has me running stronger and faster and most importantly injury free.' ― Amplify Today'The exercise program is ideal for runners whose sole goal is running performance. Runners don’t need to lift huge weights or practice resistance training five days per week. What they do need to is to develop a modest degree of well-balanced strength.' ― BreakingMuscle.com'We all know that strength training is important. I have always said that I should do more strength training, but it wasn’t until I started trying this book that I really realized how much it can help me.  I started this book before I was back to running, and I believe without a shadow of a doubt that it has had a big impact on my running now.  I am stronger, recover easier and have less soreness overall.' ― LovingontheRun.com Read more Book Description Jeff Horowitz is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach and a personal trainer who has run more than 180 marathons and ultramarathons across six continents. Formerly an attorney, he quit law to pursue his passion for endurance sport and now works with at-risk youth in Washington, DC, and around the world. He also coaches Team Hope, a charity fund-raising training group that benefits the Hope Connections Center, which provides free counseling and services to cancer patients and survivors. Horowitz is the author of Quick Strength for Runners, Smart Marathon Training: How to Run Your Best Without Running Yourself Ragged, and My First 100 Marathons; 2,620 Miles with An Obsessive Runner. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear

Pdf Sports Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear

Pdf:Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear.About the Author Paul Assaiante has coached the men's squash and tennis teams at Trinity College in Hartford since 1994. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut. James Zug is an award-winning author of six books, including the definitive history of squash in America. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware. Read more

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Squash: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series)

Pdf Sports Squash: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series)

Pdf:Squash: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series).Review 'Squash is a must-read filled with key insights into the game. Whether you are a top-level player or a club player looking for ways to improve your game, you can get better by reading this book.' Amr ShabanaWorld No. 2 player 'A unique and informative step by step guide that will improve your squash game at any level. Keep this book in your bag at all times.' David Campion England Squash High Performance National Coach Read more About the Author Philip Yarrow has been competing in and winning squash tournaments for almost 30 years. He was a member of the under-19 junior squad in his native England. While attending Nottingham University, he was both the English Universities and British Universities champion. His school's team won the English Universities Team Championship in all three years of his time there. Philip moved to the United States in 1991 and won the National Amateur Championships in 1992 and 1993. At that time he was also building one of the best squash programs in the country as head squash professional at Chicago's Lakeshore Athletic Club. Philip is a certified coach with the English Squash Rackets Association, a certified referee in England and the United States, and a certified referee instructor in the United States. Aidan Harrison has been heavily involved in squash since he first picked up a racket at the age of eight. Originally from Yorkshire, he captained the England under-19 junior team in 1990, which won the World Junior Team Championships, and he finished third that year in the individual event. Aidan turned professional at age 16 and played on the squash tour for five years, reaching the top 50 in the world rankings. In 1993, he moved to Dallas to coach full time. He was head coach of the U.S. national junior women's team, leading it to a highest-ever fourth-place finish in the World Championships in 2001. At the same time, he was the personal coach to Michelle Quibell, who became the first American junior to win a British Open title. In 2002, he received the U.S. Olympic Squash Coach of the Year award.Aidan is a certified coach with the English Squash Rackets Association, a certified Spinning instructor and a personal trainer. He is currently the head squash professional at the Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, one of the most prestigious country clubs in the United States. Read more

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Improve Your Squash Game: 101 Drills, Coaching Tips and Resources

Pdf Sports Improve Your Squash Game: 101 Drills, Coaching Tips and Resources

Pdf:Improve Your Squash Game: 101 Drills, Coaching Tips and Resources.Review Over a hundred drills and coaching tips for improving a squash game provide important keys to understanding the drills and points of squash. Use this as a key to both learning the game and improving upon techniques: plenty of illustrations are included. -- Midwest Book Review Read more About the Author Pippa Sales has been involved with squash as a player, coach and manager for 25 years. Pippa has coached players of all levels, from beginners to world ranked professionals in Australia, England, South Africa and the United States. Read more

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Kettlebell: The Ultimate Display of Full Body Power to Build Muscle, Burn Fat, and Get Lean

Pdf Sports Kettlebell: The Ultimate Display of Full Body Power to Build Muscle, Burn Fat, and Get Lean

Pdf:Kettlebell: The Ultimate Display of Full Body Power to Build Muscle, Burn Fat, and Get Lean.Build muscle, burn fat, and get lean now! Do you want to burn fat, get leaner and have fun doing it? Kettlebell training is the best form of exercise for those who are looking to do just that and so much more. Kettlebell training is a new form of workout that's sweeping the fitness scene. With just two simple little weights, or even just one, you can get the workout you desired. This book will give you everything you need to know about kettlebell training. From what it is, to even some of the more popular kettlebell movements, all of this will be right at your disposal. From there you will be able to create a new body for yourself, and put this new workout forward that will help improve your body. In this book you will learn: What kettlebell training is Why kettlebell training is effective How to lose that belly fat How to build muscle and get lean The most effective kettlebell exercises How to get the most out of your workout And much, much more! If you are ready to take things to the next level and improve your body, grab this complete guide and get started today!

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Calisthenics: The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training

Pdf Sports Calisthenics: The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training

Pdf:Calisthenics: The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training.Calisthenics: The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training shows you how to increase your physical ability, athleticism, and build a lot of strength and power without spending hours at the gym. It relies on no equipment, making it affordable and easy for anyone to do, even from the comfort of their own home. With your body weight and some proven exercises, you will learn how to improve your strength, even as a beginner. Some of the things that you will learn include: The basics of calisthenics and the benefits to your health A list of the best foods to increase your endurance The best workouts for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users. A weekly program in calisthenics to help you get started. Power and strength are not built just at the gym. Calisthenics: The Ultimate Bodyweight Training will show you how you can build your strength, power, and athleticism using no weights and even from home! Get started today!

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The Squash Workshop: A Complete Game Guide

Pdf Sports The Squash Workshop: A Complete Game Guide

Pdf:The Squash Workshop: A Complete Game Guide.This is a comprehensive, practical manual for players, teachers, coaches, and officials at every level of the game. With step-by-step instruction, illustrated by sequence photographs and detailed color diagrams, the book includes techniques for each shot in the game, with solo and pairs practices; color photographs of the top players; details on rules and equipment; tactics, fitness, and mental approach; and aspects of coaching, refereeing, and marking.

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Squash: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series)

Pdf Sports Squash: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series)

Pdf:Squash: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series).Review 'I am very impressed with this book. Each step finishes well—-one is left feeling capable with the data provided. It is comprehensive... and very reader-friendly.'Craig BrandExecutive Director US Squash Racquets Association'Phil Yarrow's Squash: Steps to Success is the quintessential resource for the beginner squash player. Yarrow teaches the techniques of the game and makes them memorable by demonstrating how the basics apply to game conditions.'Tom JonesPublisherSquash News Read more From the Publisher 'The quintessential resource for the beginner squash player. Yarrow teaches the techniques of the game and makes them memorable by demonstrating how the basics apply to game conditions.' Tom Jones Publisher Squash News 'I am very impressed with this book. As each step finishes, one is left feeling capable. It is comprehensive... and very reader-friendly.' Craig Brand Executive Director U.S. Squash Racquets Association Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The G Spot, A Book About Squash

Pdf Sports The G Spot, A Book About Squash

Pdf:The G Spot, A Book About Squash.'Tony Griffin takes us with him on a personal journey of enquiry into key squash ideas. These he explains, follow from his concept of the G-Spot. He takes a fresh look at familiar topics and investigates what factors affect the optimal hitting experience. The question Tony poses is, ‘how to make this both natural and effective?’ His ideas, experiences and influences come together into an important work which will challenge inquisitive players and thoughtful coaches to rethink some familiar concepts. While the G-spot is all pervasive in many of the discussions, Tony also throws in advice and innovative methods on such things as how to maximise the chances of 'lucky' back corner nicks and the elimination of 'free shots´. An interesting journey, challenging analysis and entertaining anecdotes make it a timely addition to squash instructional writing.’ Ian Mckenzie Editor The Squash Player magazine " This a great book for all levels . Nice anecdotes and a good technical focus with lots of insights . A good read with a different twist from other squash books " Liz Irving Former World nº 2 and coach of 7 times World Champion Nicol David “What a fantastic resource for coaches and players alike. This comprehensive guide is a must for those who wishing to give squash enthusiasts the fundamentals of the game. Like anything mastering techniques and having a good understanding of all the facets of playing squash will not only improve your game but give you so much more enjoyment . I commend Tony on his ability to bring this all together.“ Dame Susan Devoy Winner of 8 British Open and 4 World Open Titles “Writing a coaching manual on any sport is difficult. Tony has succeeded brilliantly here by writing clear, easy to understand descriptions of how to learn to play and develop all the basic shots played in squash. His book importantly includes pairs routines, mental fitness, exercises, warm up routines and stretching, making it a complete coaching manual. The illustrations are a great addition. They capture in detail exactly what Tony is explaining. The catchy title lends itself very well to the way the book has been refreshingly written.” Ross Norman Former World Champion. “I have always believed that squash is about where and how you hit the squash ball. Tony’s book explains this simply and clearly. He also talks about some of the finer points of squash that many players do instinctively without really understanding the full reasons behind them. I love the fact that the title of a book about squash can put a smile on people’s faces.” Stuart Davenport Former World nº 3 “Tony is a wise man of our sport. He has a natural and instinctive way of understanding squash that comes from years of playing in tournaments and coaching. His experience and personal approach has allowed him to become an excellent coach. Many of my achievements are thanks to the way he is able to adapt his knowledge to each individual player. I am very happy that he has decided to share some of his “know how” in this book.” Oriol Salvia Corcoll Twelve times Catalan Champion, Two Times Spanish Champion and winner of two PSA Tournaments. “Some years ago Tony talked to me about writing a book. I am very happy that he has finally managed to do it and share his fasinating vision of our sport. He is a master at analizing the many aspects that make up squash. This is a great opportunity for all those who love playing squash to gain a deeper understanding of the game and define areas in which they can improve.” Elisabet Sadó Garriga Former British Open under 14, 16 and 19 Champion, seven times Spanish Champion and ten times Catalan Champion.

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Squash Training Log and Diary: Training Journal For Squash - Notebook

Pdf Sports Squash Training Log and Diary: Training Journal For Squash - Notebook

Pdf:Squash Training Log and Diary: Training Journal For Squash - Notebook.Squash Training Log and Diary - This training journal is perfect for any squash player who's serious about their training and about achieving success and getting results. Use it to keep a record of training sessions and as a reminder of technique and drills worked on. Keeping a record is vital in order to track progress and maintain motivation levels. Each page has sections to record drills, techniques worked on and for making notes. Ideal for a coach, dad, mom, son, daughter or anyone that simply loves squash. Makes a great Father's day, Mother's day, Christmas or Birthday gift.Use for note taking, keeping competition results, as a training diary or journal, fitness record, recording competition stats, journaling, writing, doodling, drawing, making lists and recording ideas.Click on the author link to see our other squash logs and diaries in the series - Strength and Conditioning Log, to record strength and aerobic exercises worked on, and Nutrition Log, to record dietary intake.Size: 6 x 9 in.120 PagesGlossy soft coverPrinted on white paper

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The Game of Squash: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Game and Win More Matches

Pdf Sports The Game of Squash: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Game and Win More Matches

Pdf:The Game of Squash: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Game and Win More Matches.Squash can become very addictive but what a wonderful addiction! This book was written to help beginners as well as advanced players get more out of their game and discover new ways to win more matches. Most players strive to improve, but the lack of discipline or knowledge can hold them back. That's why we designed this book to give you an easy resource for all things squash. - Who can play squash? - A basic understanding of the rules - How to choose the best squash racket - Advanced Tips and tricks for improving your game - Nutrition ideas to improve your health and energy levels - The importance of injury prevention ...and a whole lot more! If you've ever felt even mildly interested in playing squash, this is the resource for you. It will tell you absolutely everything you need to know, and encourage you to make squash a valuable part of your life. And for those of you who are seasoned players, here's a positive goldmine of secrets to help you take your game to the next level.

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Calisthenics: The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training

Pdf Sports Calisthenics: The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training

Pdf:Calisthenics: The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training.The Ultimate Bodyweight Training GuideCalisthenics—The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training shows you how to increase your physical ability, athleticism, and build a lot of strength and power without spending hours at the gym. It relies on no equipment, making it affordable and easy for anyone to do, even from the comfort of their own home. With your bodyweight and some proven exercises, you will learn how to improve your strength, even as a beginner.Some of the things that you will find in Calisthenics—The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training include:The basics of calisthenics and the benefits to your healthA list of the best foods to increase your enduranceThe best workouts for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users.A weekly program in calisthenics to help you get started.Power and strength are not built just at the gym. Calisthenics—The Ultimate Bodyweight Training will show you how you can build your strength, power, and athleticism using no weights and even from home!Get Started Today!

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Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession

Pdf Sports Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession

Pdf:Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession.When award-winning journalist Dave Jamieson's parents sold his childhood home a few years ago, he rediscovered a prized boyhood possession: his baseball card collection. Now was the time to cash in on the investments of his youth. But all the card shops had closed, and cards were selling for next to nothing online. What had happened? In Mint Condition, his fascinating, eye-opening, endlessly entertaining book, Jamieson finds the answer by tracing the complete story of this beloved piece of American childhood. Picture cards had long been used for advertising, but after the Civil War, tobacco companies started slipping them into cigarette packs as collector's items. Before long the cards were wagging the cigarettes. In the 1930s cards helped gum and candy makers survive the Great Depression. In the 1960s royalties from cards helped transform the baseball players' association into one of the country's most powerful unions, dramatically altering the game. In the '80s and '90s, cards went through a spectacular bubble, becoming a billion-dollar-a-year industry before all but disappearing, surviving today as the rarified preserve of adult collectors. Mint Condition is charming original history brimming with colorful characters, sure to delight baseball fans and collectors.

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Hockey Card Stories (Booktrack Edition): True Tales from Your Favourite Players

Pdf Sports Hockey Card Stories (Booktrack Edition): True Tales from Your Favourite Players

Pdf:Hockey Card Stories (Booktrack Edition): True Tales from Your Favourite Players.Hockey Card Stories: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*Hockey Card Stories reveals what was really going on in your favorite old hockey cards through the eyes of the players depicted on them. Some of the cards are definitely worth a few bucks, some a few cents - but every story told here is priceless. Sportsnet's Ken Reid presents the cards you loved and the airbrushed monstrosities that made you howl, the cards that have been packed away in boxes forever, and others you can't believe ever existed. Whether it's a case of mistaken identity or simply a great old photo, a fantastic 1970s haircut and 'stache, a wicked awesome goalie mask or a future Hall of Famer's off-season fashion sense, a wide variety of players - from superstars like Bobby Orr, Denis Potvin, and Phil Esposito to the likes of Bill Armstrong who played only one game in the NHL - chime in on one of their most famous cards.*Booktrack is an immersive listening experience that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music and sound effects. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Pdf Sports Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Pdf:Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? 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.

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2019 Weekly Planner: Calendar Schedule Organizer Appointment Journal Notebook To do list and Action day, skulls with flowers, 8 x 10 inch Sugar Skull ... Fairies. (Weekly & Monthly Planner 2019)

Pdf Sports 2019 Weekly Planner: Calendar Schedule Organizer Appointment Journal Notebook To do list and Action day, skulls with flowers, 8 x 10 inch Sugar Skull ... Fairies. (Weekly & Monthly Planner 2019)

Pdf:2019 Weekly Planner: Calendar Schedule Organizer Appointment Journal Notebook To do list and Action day, skulls with flowers, 8 x 10 inch Sugar Skull ... Fairies. (Weekly & Monthly Planner 2019).This is the special planner which contains an overview of the month, a notes section, The good spreads include space to write your daily schedule as well as a to-do list. You can see 7 days Mon-Sun in the couple page and also see the whole month too. - Perfect for any use. you can use for personal,work, to do list, small diary for note of the day and all purpose. - More than 20 designs in the series you can choose.See the series by click Creative art planners link above - Monthly Action plan - Best for Christmas gift and New Year gift. - Contains Jan 2019 - Dec 2019 - Light weight. Easy to carry around. Everyone need to have the best planner since the first of the year.Give it for yourself friends family and co-worker and Have a great year together.

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Flagyl (Metronidazole): The Triple Action Metronidazole Antibiotics Pills used to treat Many Infections such Ulcers, Peritonitis, Trich, Giardiasis, ... Vagina and Intestinal Infection in One Dose

Pdf Sports Flagyl (Metronidazole): The Triple Action Metronidazole Antibiotics Pills used to treat Many Infections such Ulcers, Peritonitis, Trich, Giardiasis, ... Vagina and Intestinal Infection in One Dose

Pdf:Flagyl (Metronidazole): The Triple Action Metronidazole Antibiotics Pills used to treat Many Infections such Ulcers, Peritonitis, Trich, Giardiasis, ... Vagina and Intestinal Infection in One Dose.Flagyl (Metronidazole) The Triple Action Metronidazole Antibiotics Pills used to treat Many Infections such Ulcers, Peritonitis, Trich, Giardiasis, Abdominal, Vagina and Intestinal Infection in One Dose Metronidazole belongs to the group of medications referred to as antibiotics, it is used to treat infections which is caused by particular bacteria It is commonly used for abdominal vaginal and intestinal infections as metronidazole works by killing bacteria and parasites Metronidazole is used to treat wide variety of infections and works by stopping the growth of particular bacteria and parasites Metronidazole is also called flagyl and is used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, liver, skin, joints, brain and respiratory tracts Metronidazole can also be used with other medications to treat some certain intestinal ulcer or stomach which is caused by a bacteria called H. Pylori This guide will show you important information about flagyl as well as how to take flagyl You will also be shown side effects of Viagra as well as what to avoid when taking flagyl GET THIS BOOK TODAY by scrolling up and clicking Buy Now in one click to get this guide today and treat all your infection today

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Strong: A Runner's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best Version of You

Pdf Sports Strong: A Runner's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best Version of You

Pdf:Strong: A Runner's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best Version of You.Review With Strong, Kara Goucher elevates the athlete memoir, providing readers with more than just compelling anecdotes, but techniques we can apply to our own lives. In doing so, she becomes our coach, our champion—someone not just to admire, but to emulate. I love, love, love this book. It's intimate yet emboldening, aspirational yet useful. Strong is the perfect training companion. Thank you, Kara, for sharing these lessons with us. (Sheila Monaghan, Editor-In-Chief, Furthermore from Equinox)Equal parts inspiration and tactical advice that you can put into place immediately, Strong is the ultimate guide to dreaming big and reaching your goals―whether that’s qualifying for the Boston Marathon or scoring the big promotion at work. I’ve admired Kara’s luminous energy, grace, grit and many running accomplishments from afar for many years. Coach and author are natural roles for her: There is no better person to encourage you to power onwards and upwards with confidence. (Liz Plosser, Editor-in-Chief Women’s Health)High-achieving women in any field can find themselves drained as they try to outrace self-doubt. Kara Goucher offers techniques and tools for sustainability over the long haul, whether it’s distance running or a different kind of professional goal. (Bonnie D. Ford, Senior Writer, ESPN.com)Kara Goucher is someone I’ve looked up to and admired for many years, not just because of her extraordinary running prowess and athleticism, but because of the difficulties she’s overcome and the grace in which she’s conducted her life. The principles Kara outlines in Strong are universal and can help anyone improve and get better, regardless of age or ability. Strong has both helped and inspired me, and I’m sure it will do the same for you. (Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author)It’s easy to assume that a two-time Olympian like Kara Goucher was just born confident, but it’s reassuring to learn that it’s taken years of discipline to achieve the kind of mental strength that has led her to the highest levels of sport, as well as extraordinary success outside of competition. Through lively anecdotes, Kara gives tangible techniques that all of us can implement in our personal quests for improved confidence―in running and in our daily lives, too. Strong is inspirational, motivational, and most importantly, it’s a practical guide for stoking our self-belief. (Erin Strout, journalist and author, regular contributor to Runner’s World)Goucher isn’t just one of the most recognizable runners in America; she may be the best at cultivating a fan base. (Runner’s World)Ms. Goucher has helped ignite a recent resurgence in American women’s distance running. (The Wall Street Journal)I believe that most runners--both amateur and professional--can struggle with self-confidence. It's really interesting to learn about the power of our minds and to think how mental strength and well-being can impact performance. Kara's book has inspired me to work with my mind more often, and I will continue to come back to these words by Kara and her collaborators. This is truly an amazing book that will make you stronger not only as a runner but also as a person. (Emelie Forsberg, professional ultramarathoner and author of Sky Runner) Read more From the Author “I like to keep a confidence journal. Every night after I write in my training log, I also write a sentence or two in my confidence journal about my run for that day. It might be something like, “felt great today and surprised myself by finishing my mile repeats much faster than expected.” Or it could be something like, “felt terrible today. Was way off pace but somehow found the strength to finish the workout.” It’s a way to find something positive from every single day of training. Then, the week of and night before a big race, I can look through my confidence journal and remind myself that I am ready to be on the starting line. Not only do I remind myself of all the hard workouts I nailed, but I also remind myself of all the times I fought through bad days and still found a small victory. Reviewing this journal has been super helpful in calming my nerves and gaining confidence when I go to race. It has made a huge difference in my mental preparation.” (Kara Goucher) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Reborn on the Run: My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons

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Pdf:Reborn on the Run: My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons.Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. Catra is the first American woman to run over 100 miles or more on more than 100 occasions and the first to run 100 and 200 miles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, completing it in 12 days, four hours, and 57 minutes.And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict.After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight. She gives up drugs and moves back home with her mother, abandoning her friends, her boyfriend, and the lifestyle that she came to depend on. Her only clean friend pushes her to train for a 10K with him, and surprisingly, she likes it and decides to run her first marathon after that.In Reborn on the Run, the listener keeps pace with Catra as she runs through difficult terrain and extreme weather, is stalked by animals in the wilderness, and nearly dies on a training run but continues on, smashing running records and becoming one of the world's best ultrarunners.

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The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Thing in Sports

Pdf Sports The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Thing in Sports

Pdf:The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Thing in Sports.Yahoo's lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports - the pitching arm - and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors. Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers - five times more than the salary of every NFL quarterback combined. Pitchers are the game's lifeblood. Their import is exceeded only by their fragility. One tiny band of tissue in the elbow, the ulnar collateral ligament, is snapping at unprecedented rates, leaving current big league players vulnerable and the coming generation of baseball-playing children dreading the three scariest words in the sport: Tommy John surgery. Jeff Passan traveled the world for three years to explore in depth the past, present, and future of the arm and how its evolution left baseball struggling to wrangle its Tommy John surgery epidemic. He examined what compelled the Chicago Cubs to spend $155 million on one arm. He snagged a rare interview with Sandy Koufax, whose career was cut short by injury at 30, and visited Japan to understand how another baseball-mad country treats its prized arms. And he followed two major league pitchers, Daniel Hudson and Todd Coffey, throughout their returns from Tommy John surgery. He exposes how the baseball establishment long ignored the rise in arm injuries and reveals how misplaced incentives across the sport stifle potential changes. Injuries to the UCL start as early as Little League. Without a drastic cultural shift, baseball will continue to lose hundreds of millions of dollars annually to damaged pitchers, and another generation of children will suffer the same problems that vex current players. Informative and hard hitting, The Arm is essential listening for all who love the game, want to keep their children healthy, or relish a look into how a large, complex institution can fail so spectacularly.

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Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair

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Pdf:Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair.From the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction It is likely not terribly surprising that surfers like to party. The 1960-'70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one of mild outlaws. Tanned boys who refused to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water. As the surf brands accidentally morphed into a multimillion- then multibillion-dollar industry beginning in the 1980s, however, the derelict portrait began to harm business. In order to achieve wild year-on-year growth that came to be expected, surf trunks, T-shirts and sunglasses had to be sold en masse through Midwestern mall stores. Moms in Des Moines did not want corn-fed junior to be a delinquent. And so the external surf image of the 1980s and '90s and into the present became Kelly Slater and Laird Hamilton. Health, vitality, bravery, clean living, positive, and pure, with heavy doses of puritanism. Internally, though, surfing had moved on from booze and weed to its heart's true home, its soul's twin flame. Cocaine's rise in American popular culture as the choice of rich, white elites was matched, then quadrupled, within surf culture. The parties got wilder, the nights stretched longer, the stories became more ridiculously unbelievable. And there has been no stopping, no dip in passion. The surfer and his lover are entwined in gorgeously dysfunctional embrace. A forbidden love like Romeo and his Juliet, and few, if any, outside the insular surf world knew or know about this particular rhapsody. A byzantine ethic keeps interlopers far away. Bad behavior is also kept very well hidden, even from insiders, but evidence of psychosis rears its head from time to time. Overdoses, bar fights, surf contests, and murders and cover-ups. Cocaine + Surfing peels the curtains back on a hopped up, sometimes sexy, sometimes deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders. It also explores where dreams go when they die.

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Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts (Martial Science)

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Pdf:Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts (Martial Science).Review Thalken explores how physics can be applied to martial arts.More than a body of facts, Thalken sees physics as a practical discipline: an approach that can be applied to any number of pursuits. His chosen pursuit is martial arts. As in physics, the author says, no authority or status can make a martial artist's technique effective. Testable and reproducible results hold all the power. His thesis is that by understanding the way the human body moves and balances, a martial artist can gain the upper hand on opponents who do not approach their sport scientifically. Thalken outlines the way concepts from physics reveal strategies in fighting―the center of mass is important for leg sweeps and grappling, hits that travel shorter distances will arrive with greater force and speed, etc. He also debunks common misconceptions about equipment. For example, boxing gloves are not “safer” than bare knuckles; while they distribute force over a wider area, causing fewer breaks in the skin, they allow the fist to strike with more momentum and hit hard surfaces (like the head) more frequently. He also delves into many of the myths propagated by media portrayals of martial arts as well as the pseudoscience propagated by practitioners of martial arts themselves. A relatively short book, the work is more primer than instruction manual, advocating a perspective as opposed to promoting individual exercises or training regimens. There is an infectious energy to Thalken's prose, one that sells both the no-nonsense combat analysis and the cool skepticism of the physics discussion. As a guidebook, the text has very little fat: section titles like, “Where Is My Center of Mass, and Why Do I Care?” keep readers assured Thalken isn't trying to force more information on them than needed. The author is an apt communicator of even the more abstract ideas, putting them into a simple, intuitive context. It's unclear if thinking like a physicist can actually win a fighter matches, but it certainly provides a new grammar for thinking about the ways in which our bodies move.An enlightening book for martial artists seeking a competitive edge. (Kirkus)Fight Like a Physicist is a cool concept that makes physics tangible for fans of fighting sports.As a martial arts practitioner with a doctorate in physics, Jason Thalken has an interesting perspective on fighting sports, and he applies his knowledge of scientific principles to his chosen sport in Fight Like a Physicist. Though there probably isn't quite enough material here for a full book, the early sections do a solid job explaining the physics in a relatable way that gives fighters some perspective on how to incorporate scientific knowledge to fight better.Fight Like a Physicist finds a nice middle ground in terms of the material's tone ―the writing is simple enough for its target audience to understand and apply, while it still delivers meaningful scientific concepts. For example, the book uses levers as a way to explain the relationship between distance and force, and explains how the dispersal of force on impact can make particular blows more or less effective.Thalken includes numerous charts and graphs throughout the book. Like many of the concepts he writes about, these visual representations will look familiar to anyone who took physics in high school, but may not have thought about the material since then. He throws in the occasional “math box,” to highlight mathematical concepts like the force curve or the center of mass, while using both equations and sample fight-based scenarios. Combined, these elements make Fight Like a Physicist both a useful primer and an enjoyable refresher.Though the early chapters are strong, the book does lose its way a bit late, with chapters that seem shoehorned in. Thalken includes a chapter about brain injuries affecting football players (including Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), and posits a theory about how applied force might manifest in such injuries. However, the author also has a patent pending on a new helmet―which he discloses honestly, but which does make an already tangential chapter feel like a sales pitch at times.Other sections criticize practices like tai chi for their lack of scientific basis, or advocate fighting back against criminals in dangerous real-life situations, but these parts feel unnecessary, and the tone deviates from the book's strengths. They don't quite fit the fighting-sports theme, and the science in these chapters is less than clear cut, especially when compared to the universal principles discussed earlier.At its best, in the early chapters, Fight like a Physicist is a cool concept that makes physics tangible for fans of fighting sports, and can just as easily get more science-minded readers interested in those sports. (Jeff Fleischer Foreword Reviews, March 12, 2015) Read more About the Author Jason Thalken has a PhD in computational condensed matter physics from the University of Southern California, and bachelor's degrees in physics, mathematics, and philosophy from the University of Texas. He is the inventor on eight patent applications for data science and modeling in the financial services industry, and one patent application for protecting the brain from trauma in such sports as boxing, MMA, and football. Jason has studied and competed in numerous martial arts styles since 1995 and has a black belt in hapkido under Grand Master Ho Jin Song. Jason Thalken resides in Seattle, Washington. Read more

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The Art of Doubles: Winning Tennis Strategies and Drills

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Pdf:The Art of Doubles: Winning Tennis Strategies and Drills.About the Author Pat Blaskower was ranked number one in the nation in Women's 35 Doubles, number one in Northern California in Women's Open Doubles, Women's 35 Doubles and Women's 40 Doubles. From 1985 to 1999 she coached league teams in Marin County and was the head tennis professional at the Mill Valley Tennis Club. In 1999 she moved to Connecticut where, for the past eight years, every league team she has coached has reached districts, sectionals or nationals. Read more

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Open: An Autobiography

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Pdf:Open: An Autobiography.From Booklist Agassi has always had a tortured look in his eyes on the tennis court. In 1992, when he burst onto the world sports stage by winning the Grand Slam at Wimbledon, he looked like a deer in headlights. Nobody seemed more surprised and upset by his big win that day than he did. For good reason, too. Agassi hated tennis. This is the biggest revelation in his very revealing autobiography. Agassi has hated tennis from early childhood, finding it extremely lonely out on the court. But he didn’t have a choice about playing the game because his father drove him to become a champion, like it or not. Mike Agassi, a former Golden Gloves fighter who never made it professionally, decided that his son would become a champion tennis player. In militaristic fashion, Mike pushed seven-year-old Andre to practice relentlessly until the young boy was exhausted and in pain. He also arranged for Andre, age 13, to attend a tennis camp where he was expected to pull weeds and clean toilets. The culmination of all of this parental pushing came when Andre began winning as an adult. But it didn’t make him happy. Within this framework, Agassi’s other disclosures make sense. He had a troubled marriage to Brooke Shields that didn’t last. He developed a drug problem that sabotaged his career. He was insecure about everything. Only when Andre met tennis star Steffi Graf (whom he eventually married) did things begin to change. Readers will definitely cheer when Andre finally makes peace with the game he once hated and learns to enjoy it. --Jerry Eberle Read more Review “Insightful [and] exceedingly well-written . . . [Open] has the cadence and plotting of a good novel . . . The raw energy and emotion throughout are pure Agassi.”            -Newsday Top 10 Books of 2009 “Surprisingly candid . . . The baseline bad boy serves up his harrowing anecdotes with the same force he put behind every on-court ace.”            -Entertainment Weekly 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2009 “Bracingly devoid of triumphalist homily, Agassi’s is one of the most passionately anti-sports books ever written by a superstar athlete.”            -The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2009 “Andre Agassi’s memoir is just as entrancing as his tennis game . . . By sharing an unvarnished, at times inspiring story in an arresting, muscular style, Agassi may have just penned one of the best sports autobiographies of all time. Check—it’s one of the better memoirs out there, period.”            -Sean Gregory, Time “Not just a first-rate sports memoir but a genuine bildungsroman, darkly funny yet also anguished and soulful. It confirms what Agassi’s admirers sensed from the outset, that this showboat . . . was not clamoring for attention but rather conducting a struggle to wrest some semblance of selfhood from the sport that threatened to devour him.”            -Sam Tanenhaus, The New York Times Book Review “A remarkable and quite unexpected volume, one that sails well past its homiletic genre into the realm of literature, a memoir whose success clearly owes not a little to a reader’s surprise in discovering that a celebrity one may have presumed to know on the basis of that haircut and a few television commercials hawking cameras via the slogan ‘image is everything’ emerges as a man of parts—self-aware, black-humored, eloquent.”            -Michael Kimmelman, The New York Review of Books “[A] heartfelt memoir . . . Agassi’s style is open, all right, and his book, like so many of his tennis games, is a clear winner.”            -O, The Oprah Magazine “Open describes [Agassi’s] personal odyssey with brio and unvarnished candor . . . His career-comeback tale is inspiring but even more so is another Open storyline. It could be called: The punk grows up . . . Countless athletes start charitable foundations, but frequently the organizations are just tax shelters or PR stunts. For Mr. Agassi helping others has instead become his life’s calling . . . Open is a superb memoir, but it hardly closes the books on an extraordinary life.”            -Jay Winik, The Wall Street Journal “It’s both astonishing and a pleasure to report that Andre Agassi . . . has produced an honest, substantive, insightful autobiography . . . The bulk of this extraordinary book vividly recounts a lost childhood, a Dickensian adolescence, and a chaotic struggle in adulthood to establish an identity . . . While not without excitement, Agassi’s comeback to No. 1 is less uplifting than his sheer survival, his emotional resilience, and his good humor in the face of the luckless cards he was often dealt.”            -Michael Mewshaw, Washington Post “Honest in a way that such books seldom are . . . An uncommonly well-written sports memoir.”            -Charles McGrath, The New York Times “Probably the most candid sports autobiography ever written . . . A remarkably real, tell-it-like-it-is, record-breaking read.”            -Nancy Isenberg, The [Baton Rouge] Advocate “Agassi weaves a fascinating tale of professional tennis and personal adversity . . . His tale shows that success is measured both on and off the court.”            -Doree Shafrir, New York Post  “Refreshingly candid . . . This lively, revealing, and entertaining book is certain to roil the tennis world and make a big splash beyond.”            -Publishers Weekly “Enigmatic tennis great Agassi lays it all on the line . . . Agassi’s photographic recall of pivotal matches evokes the raw intensity of watching them from the stands. Lovers of the sport will also appreciate this window into the mind of a champion . . . An ace of a tale about how one man found his game.”            -Kirkus Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Pickleball Fundamentals (Sports Fundamentals)

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Pdf:Pickleball Fundamentals (Sports Fundamentals).About the Author The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) originated in the mid-1980s and became the official governing body of pickleball in 2005. Its mission is to promote the growth and development of pickleball throughout the world. This organization provides players with official rules, sanctioned tournaments, rankings, promotional materials, and training. The number of dedicated pickleball courts in the United States is increasing 50 percent each year. Mary Littlewood taught physical education and coached various sports at the university level. She was head softball coach and head volleyball coach of the NCAA Division I program at Arizona State University. After retirement, Littlewood discovered pickleball. She began competing in the Arizona Senior Olympics, Huntsman World Senior Games, and other tournaments, earning several gold, silver, and bronze medals. This success merged with Littlewood's enthusiasm for the game and education, leading her to teach pickleball in clinics all over Arizona. She wrote The History of Women's Fastpitch Softball: The Path to the Gold, published by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. She also is the author of Teaching for Success in Pickleball, Drilling for Success in Pickleball, and Pickleball: A Guide for Teaching. She published From Rags to Riches, a memoir of her experiences at ASU from the pre- to post-Title IX years. Littlewood currently writes a Coaching Tips column for her pickleball club website. Read more

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Rafa

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Pdf:Rafa.About the Author Rafael Nadal was born in 1986 in Mallorca, Spain. Currently ranked #1 in the world, he has won 9 Grand Slam titles and a career 'Golden Slam' all four majors plus a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. He lives in Mallorca, Spain. John Carlin, originally from the UK, is currently a Senior International writer for El Pais, the world's leading Spanish-language newspaper. He wrote the book that became the feature film Invictus. Read more

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: The Lives and Careers of Two Tennis Legends

Pdf Sports Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: The Lives and Careers of Two Tennis Legends

Pdf:Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: The Lives and Careers of Two Tennis Legends.Review 'Fest is an astute observer of the sport and the two incomparable players who are front and center in his biographical account. His book is thoughtful, lucid, beautifully written, filled with rich insights.' -Steve Flink, The Tennis Channel 'Fest dives into one of the great sports rivalries of our time.' -NPR Read more About the Author Sebastian Fest is the Chief Sports Editor for the Argentine newspaper La Nacion since 2015. He previously worked in the same position for the Spanish Service of DPA, the German news agency, since 2000. He's collaborated with different media such as Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Weltwoche, and FAZ. He is the author of Enredados (Buenos Aires, 2009), a book on the misfortune of the Argentinean Team at the Davis Cup, and cowriter of the book Ni rey ni D10s: Lionel Messi, with Alexandre Julliard. Read more

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Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E

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Pdf:Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E.From the Back Cover “If you had to choose a single book to help you assess and maintain your boat gear, this would be it.” ―Practical Sailor “A major achievement. . . . It would be hard to imagine anything going wrong on a boat that couldn’t be figured out with this book.” ―Sailing World “A truly remarkable bible. . . . This book is the best of its kind.”― ――WoodenBoat “The world’s best technical reference and troubleshooting book.” ―Sailing ―Inland and Offshore “This manual will be of lasting interest to anyone who wants to know how their boat works, what has gone wrong when it doesn’t, and how it could be fixed.” ―Classic Boat “Without becoming too complex, the book covers almost every imaginable mechanical or electrical matter in the marine environment.” ―Work Boat World “Calder lives what he writes, . . . [and] what he offers . . . is practical solutions to problems associated with increasingly complex marine systems. . . . [A] bargain for anyone in the construction and repair side of the boat business.” ―Professional Boatbuilder Read more About the Author NIGEL CALDER is widely acknowledged as the world’s foremost writer on boat systems maintenance. A diesel mechanic for more than 25 years, he has also been a boatbuilder, cabinetmaker, and machinist. Calder is the author of How to Read a Nautical Chart, Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook, Refrigeration for Pleasureboats, and Marine Diesel Engines. He is a frequent contributor to boating magazines in the United States and Britain. Read more

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Pro-Knot Outdoor Knots

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Pdf:Pro-Knot Outdoor Knots.Review PROKNOT summarizes essential outdoor knots on six plastic cards that weigh less than an ounce for the set. --Backpacker Magazine, September, 2000Waterproof and durable. --Outside Magazine, June 1999 Read more From the Publisher Even if you already have a good knot book, the PROKNOT cards make a great field reference that is waterproof and nearly indestrucable! These cards are used for training by the US Departmant of Defense, Municipal Fire Departments, Boy Scout Troops, and Search and Rescue groups. Even arborist companies (for their tree climbers) use them! Being able to take these little cards out into the elements to refer to them when you need to know that knot is a real benefit. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Complete Sailing Manual, 4th Edition

Pdf Sports The Complete Sailing Manual, 4th Edition

Pdf:The Complete Sailing Manual, 4th Edition.An essential reference book for sailing enthusiasts, now in its fourth edition with a foreword by quadruple Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie.Learn the basics of sailing, master navigation, and maintain your boat with The Complete Sailing Manual, written by instructor and former British national champion Steve Sleight. This authoritative text has clear, annotated diagrams and photographs that answer questions about any sailing situation with thorough coverage of all aspects of sailing and boat ownership. Look up how to rig a dinghy, tie basic knots, or save someone who fell overboard.Revised and updated to include the latest developments in equipment, safety, and activities, including foiling, long-distance cruising, and high-speed, apparent wind-sailing, and newest technology such as modern performance systems and electronic navigation. All rules, regulations, and best practices are also up to date.From the novice to the experienced sailor, The Complete Sailing Manual is the perfect book for anyone interested in sailing.

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Sailing Made Easy

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Pdf:Sailing Made Easy.Review When I first met American Sailing Association Executive Director Charlie Nobles four years ago he told me the association was in the process of updating its instructional sailing books. Looking at the newly published Sailing Made Easy, it is easy to see that those four years were time well spent. The superbly produced textbook, which will serve as the new official textbook for the ASA's Basic Keelboat course, is the perfect tool for learning the basics of sailing. Learning to sail is primarily a visual process, and Sailing Made Easy gets it right with high-quality, detailed illustrations and photographs. Text is clear and concise, and the book's layout just makes sense, with each topic given its own two-page spread that allows students to seamlessly progress through subjects as they build on their knowledge of sailing skills. Moreover, the writing is not a stale recitation of do's and don'ts, but will hold a reader's interest, making learning fun, as it should be. That writing is thanks to a team of expert sailing instructors led by coeditors Peter Isler and Jeremy McGreary. At 120 pages, the textbook features a water-resistant cover and is color coded and indexed for easy reference. A glossary contains common sailing terms and chapter quizzes let students test their understanding of the material. --Tim Gregoire, Sailing Magazine, July 2010 Sailing education just got a face-lift. The American Sailing Association recently published Sailing Made Easy, perhaps the most comprehensive learn-to-sail guide on bookshelves today. Editors Peter Isler and Jeremy McGeary worked with lead writer Harry Munns to compile a beautifully designed and thoroughly researched manual that covers all of ASA's 101 course. The text summarizes hundreds of complex sailing concepts and is accompanied by useful illustrations and great photos. There are quizzes at the end of each chapter, and a glossary helps those new to sailing navigate their way through the extensive nautical lexicon they've just learned. Sailing Made Easy is a significant improvement over its predecessor and is best coupled with an ASA class, where you can take the lessons from the book and apply them on the water. --Meredith Laitos, Sail Magazine, June 2010Sailing education just got a face-lift. The American Sailing Association recently published Sailing Made Easy, perhaps the most comprehensive learn-to-sail guide on bookshelves today. Editors Peter Isler and Jeremy McGeary worked with lead writer Harry Munns to compile a beautifully designed and thoroughly researched manual that covers all of ASA's 101 course. The text summarizes hundreds of complex sailing concepts and is accompanied by useful illustrations and great photos. There are quizzes at the end of each chapter, and a glossary helps those new to sailing navigate their way through the extensive nautical lexicon they've just learned. Sailing Made Easy is a significant improvement over its predecessor and is best coupled with an ASA class, where you can take the lessons from the book and apply them on the water. --Meredith Laitos, Sailing Magazine, June 2010 Read more About the Author The American Sailing Association (ASA) is a leader in the sailing community with a strong emphasis on education and boating safety. We have been in the sailing business since 1983. We can say, without reservation, that this is the best learn-to-sail book available. Read more

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Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition (Chapman Piloting and Seamanship)

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Pdf:Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition (Chapman Piloting and Seamanship).Review Praise for previous editions of CHAPMAN PILOTING AND SEAMANSHIP: 'This . . . classic reference used by boating schools and recommended by the Coast Guard Auxiliary covers every imaginable topic related to both powerboats and sailing ships . . . information is presented in an easy-to-understand text and a user-friendly design.'—Publishers Weekly Read more About the Author Jonathan Eaton developed, edited, and published some 400 boating books through the course of his career as editor and publisher of McGraw-Hill's International Marine imprint of boating books. He has  created books and reference guides for the U.S. Power Squadrons, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the American Sailing Association, and West Marine. A former sailing instructor and intercollegiate dinghy racer, John crews in sailboat races aboard a Frers 33 and sails his C & C 24 along the coast of Maine whenever he can. Read more

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Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

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Pdf:Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips.From the Back Cover 'Anybody even thinking of sailing out of sight of land would want Bill Seifert aboard, whether in person or in print. As he describes what gear and skills count the most, Bill generously calls on his many experiences offshore and in boatyards. Since many of his stories are pretty funny (when they aren't painful), Offshore Sailing is one of the most winning boating books I've read--as well as one of the most helpful.'­­John Rousmaniere, author, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship and Fastnet: Force 10 Bill Seifert has sailed 100,000 offshore miles and has thirty years of experience as a yacht builder, racer, manager, and delivery skipper. He has encountered just about everything that can go wrong with every aspect of a boat, from deck to galley, electricals to plumbing, fuel pump to rigging, and he's earned a worldwide reputation as a crack nautical problem-solver. In Offshore Sailing, he shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, equipment, and seamanship dilemmas. He tells you what works and what doesn't, and step by step--with the help of detailed illustrations and photographs--fills you in on what you need to know for safe, comfortable passagemaking. Experiencing diesel engine surge-and-die syndrome (SAD)? Tip 132 tells you why it's happening and what to do about it. Worried that your bilge pump might not provide adequate pumping power in rough seas? Tip 8 shows you a simple way to measure its true pumping capacity. Want to make companionway dropboards lockable from inside and outside? See tip 71. Batteries charging too slowly or not at all? Tip 111 tells you how to locate and stop hidden power drains. Read more About the Author Bill Seifert was a project engineer at Tartan Marine Company, materials manager at Tillotson Pearson Inc., and a project manager at Alden Yachts. In 1991, he started his own yacht management company. He does prerace seaworthiness inspections for the Marion - Bermuda Race. Dan Spurr was the editor of Practical Sailor newsletter for twelve years. A former senior editor for Cruising World, he is the author of Heart of Glass: Fiberglass Boats and the Men Who Made Them, Spurr's Boatbook: Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat, and Yacht Style, among other books. Read more

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The Ashley Book of Knots

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Pdf:The Ashley Book of Knots.Amazon.com Review The Ashley Book of Knots takes us back to a time when knots saved lives and put dinner on the table. Whether out at sea or in a pioneer cabin, knots were a part of daily life, one that is nearly lost today. But in this attractive, well-organized archive of more than 3,900 different knots--presented through 7,000 illustrations--the art of knot tying lives on, both as a historical reference and a reservoir of handy knowledge. Read more About the Author CLIFFORD W. ASHLEY had two ruling passions all his life: marine painting and knot tying. A student of Howard Pyle's, he is represented in the permanent collections of museums and libraries all along the East Coast. At the time of his death he was one of the world's leading authorities on knot tying. Both these interests kept him close to the open sea, and when he wasn't trading knot knowledge with sailors, his easel was set up on wharves, decks, or shorelines. Read more

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World War Z: The Lost Files: A Companion to the Abridged Edition

Pdf Sports World War Z: The Lost Files: A Companion to the Abridged Edition

Pdf:World War Z: The Lost Files: A Companion to the Abridged Edition.Fans of Max Brooks' original abridged recording of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War will be thrilled to add this companion piece to their audio library. Offering listeners five hours of previously unrecorded content, World War Z: The Lost Files features 21 Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original abridged edition. Narrators of World War Z: The Lost Files are Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg, F. Murray Abraham, René Auberjonois, Bruce Boxleitner, Nicki Clyne, Denise Crosby, Ade M'Cormack, Parminder Nagra, Masi Oka, Kal Penn, Jürgen Prochnow, Jeri Ryan, Paul Sorvino, David Ogden Stiers, Brian Tee, and Ric Young. Max Brooks reprises his role as The Interviewer. PLEASE NOTE: World War Z: The Lost Files offers five hours of stories from characters not included in the original abridged recording, published as World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Also available from Random House Audio is World War Z: The Complete Edition, which offers these five extra hours of stories integrated with the original abridged recording.

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How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition (Includes ALL of Chart #1): A Complete Guide to Using and Understanding Electronic and Paper Charts

Pdf Sports How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition (Includes ALL of Chart #1): A Complete Guide to Using and Understanding Electronic and Paper Charts

Pdf:How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition (Includes ALL of Chart #1): A Complete Guide to Using and Understanding Electronic and Paper Charts.About the Author Niger Calder is the author of Marine Diesel Engines (1987, 1991) and Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual (1989, 1995), the success of which has made him the most sought-after marine how-to writer in the U.S. and U.K. He has published more than 800 magazine articles in SAIL, Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, Yachting World, etc., and lectures on cruising to sell-out crowds. He is also the author of The Cruising Guide to The Northwest Caribbean (IM, 1991) and Cuba: A Cruising Guide (Imray, 1996). He will be testing his newest ideas with his family during a six-month cruise to the Caribbean and South America this winter. Read more

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The Complete Sailor, Second Edition

Pdf Sports The Complete Sailor, Second Edition

Pdf:The Complete Sailor, Second Edition.About the Author David Seidman is the former executive editor of Boating, the world's largest powerboat magazine, and the author of the forthcoming The Anti-Potato Cannon and 101 Other Things for a Young Mariner to Build, Try, and Do on the Water. He has designed and built his own boats and sailed the world in others. The first person to reach Bermuda from the U.S. in an outboard-powered boat, Seidman has also crossed the Bering Strait on a personal watercraft, holds the world record for distance traveled in a boat on a gallon of gas (103 miles), has followed the route of Lewis and Clark, crossed the country twice by boat, and has traveled by boat up the Amazon and down the Yangtze and Mississippi rivers. Read more

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The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising

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Pdf:The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising.From the Back Cover “Belongs in the bookshelf of every cruising vessel.”―Blue Water Sailing “If you are serious about that extended voyage, read The Voyager’s Handbook.”―Sailing “Every now and then a new voice emerges in the world of sailing literature that stands out, a voice that is both clear and of lasting quality. The appearance of such a new voice is something of an event, and that’s what we’d call the publication of The Voyager’s Handbook.”―Blue Water Sailing This inspirational and comprehensive manual leads you step by step through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyager’s life. Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestyles―Simplicity, Moderation, and Highlife―Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, whether you’re sailing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension. Starting with the things you can’t do without―an enthusiastic crew, a seaworthy boat, and, of course, money―Leonard offers sage advice on how to select crewmembers who are truly committed to the voyage, how to choose the right boat for you, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage and making the most of every dollar spent. Managing life from a floating home and keeping that home livable, seaworthy, and safe requires you to become, among other things, the ship’s purser, engineer, doctor, cook, and cruise director. You’ll discover how to prepare for these new roles and put necessary equipment and arrangements in place before you untie your docklines. This exquisitely detailed guide also helps you master the skills you’ll need to handle a boat at sea with a small crew, including Weather forecasting Passage planning Watchkeeping Heavy-weather sailing Emergency management Midocean repairs Complete with dozens of easy-to-use graphs and tables for quick reference, along with the hard-won wisdom of experienced cruisers, The Voyager’s Handbook is the ultimate resource for anyone who is planning, preparing for, or just dreaming about a great adventure on the high seas. Since completing a three-year, 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe with her partner, Evans Starzinger, in 1995, Beth Leonard has lectured widely, written for leading sailing magazines, and outfitted a new 50-foot aluminum cutter aboard which she and Evans once again set sail in 1999. They logged an additional 50,000 miles at sea over the following six years, much of it in the world’s high latitudes, including Labrador, Iceland, Scotland, Cape Horn, and east through the Southern Ocean to Australia. See the world from your boat “A voyaging handbook with soul. Beth Leonard is a pleasure to read. No one else has captured the yin and yang of voyaging so well.”―Caribbean Compass “Required reading. Beth Leonard is a fresh and authoritative voice.”―SAIL “In her own journey, Beth Leonard has become not only a wonderful sailor, but also a fine teacher. I know this because I’ve learned so much from her.”―from the Foreword by Herb McCormick, Latitude 38 and Cruising World 'When other boats scurry back to their berths just ahead of the setting sun, you want to keep sailing. You want your tracks to be the only ones on a perfect sand beach of a deserted tropical island. You want to see the green flash, taste coconut milk from the husk, watch the fish dance at dusk, and share a feast with new friends from other cultures. This book can help you get there. It is written for coastal and limited offshore cruisers who want to make the transition to long-term voyaging. I have tried to capture everything I wish I had known on that June day when we first sailed out from under Newport Bridge.”―from the Prologue by Beth Leonard Read more About the Author Beth A. Leonard has won awards from the Ocean Cruising Club and the Cruising Club of America. A popular writer, she lectures around the country. She and her husband have circumnavigated the globe twice under sail, logging 85,000 blue water miles. Read more

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The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020

Pdf Sports The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020

Pdf:The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020.The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017 - 2020 including US Sailing Prescriptions. Includes the International Code and Race Signal flags and US Sailing Protest Form. A water-proof edition is also available.

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The 2019-2020 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands

Pdf Sports The 2019-2020 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands

Pdf:The 2019-2020 Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands.From the Inside Flap By Chris Doyle and Lexi Fisher. This guide picks up where The Cruising Guide to the Southern Leeward Islands ends and is revised and updated for 2019-2020. After 36 years in print, this book continues to be the best selling cruising guide to the Windward Islands. Features include: aerial color photos, full color sketch charts, GPS waypoints and some of the best local information available. A wide range of topics are covered in this 2019-2020 edition including the latest information on marinas, marine services, water sports, resorts and shore-side shopping, restaurants, area sights, regulations affecting the yachtsman and helpful navigational directions. Most importantly, color aerial photography is included to further assist in navigation and provide invaluable information on anchorages. A popular feature is the directory, which gives the names, phone numbers, email and website addresses of most yacht related businesses. It is organized island by island to make finding the services effortless. The guide covers the four main Windward Islands including Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada, as well as exploring many of the smaller sister islands. Additionally, the guide includes a free, color, 27' x 17' planning chart covering the Windward Islands. Read more About the Author Chris Doyle's cruising guides are among the most popular in the Eastern Caribbean. Chris attributes this to listening to his customers when they tell him what they would like to see in a guide, and following their ideas when it makes sense. In this way his guides have always been highly innovative, leading the way in color sketch charts, then computerized color sketch charts, GPS waypoints, star charts and a guide-linked website where people can find corrections, download town maps, download GPS waypoints, access navigational advisories, and get links to down island businesses. Chris was born in England, but as soon as he was finished with college he set sail in an old Colin Archer called Sugar Creek, sailed south until the butter melted, turned right and ended up in Grenada, where he became a resident, and has been so ever since. To make ends meet, he built and rented a house, day-chartered, skippered yachts, and undertook deliveries. One of these nearly turned out badly on an older 38 foot yacht when the rudder shaft sheered some 50 miles west of Saba. However, the owner had some tools on board, and Chris and owner and his party managed to steer the boat for three days by balancing the sails and during that time managed to construct a temporary external rudder, so they could arrive under their own steam. Just as well, as the yacht in question was fitted with one of the early VHF radios, which had not yet arrived down-island, so there was no way to call for help. Chris built his dream boat a few years ago in Trinidad, a 40 foot catamaran called Ti Kanot. He spends well over half the year on board, visiting all the anchorages he has to update, and is well-known in the islands where he is also a yachting correspondent for Caribbean Compass, and he also writes for the international yachting press when asked. For part of the summer he travels, usually to Vermont where he stays with his life-partner Virginia Barlow. Chris Doyle is the author of the following titles: The Cruising Guide to the Northern Leeward Islands, The Cruising Guide to the Southern Leeward Islands, The Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands, The Cruising Guide to Trinidad and Tobago, Plus Barbados and Guyana, The Cruising Guide to Venezuela and Bonaire, Leeward Anchorages, Windward Anchorages Read more

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Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell (Seafarer Books)

Pdf Sports Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell (Seafarer Books)

Pdf:Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell (Seafarer Books).Review Why would anyone want to learn celestial navigation? The answer: Because it will satisfy your soul. (Sailing)... covers everything you need to know to become an expert celestial navigator. Schlereth's approach and style is decidedly hands-on. (Cruising World)'Clear, concise description of the old-style (non-GPS) offshore navigation using a sextant, a chronometer, H.O. 249 tables, the Nautical Almanac and a plotting sheet--essential for the inevitable day when the electronics give out.'--Wooden Boat (Wooden Boat) Read more About the Author Hewitt Schlereth is an accomplished sailor and the author of several books on navigation, including Commonsense Coastal Navigation and Latitude and Longitude by Noon Sight. He is one of the foremost American authorities on celestial navigation. Read more

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Sailing For Dummies

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Pdf:Sailing For Dummies.From the Back Cover Covers the latest advances in electronic navigation Get the know-how you need to sail safely and have fun Want to sail into the sunset but don't know port from starboard? Don't worry! Now updated with the latest on boats, gear, and racing, this hands-on guide helps you chart a course to sailing success, from getting familiar with nautical terms and seamanship basics to setting sail, navigating, anchoring, and docking — even riding out a storm. Get your feet wet at a sailing school Launch a boat and maneuver under sail Navigate, anchor, and dock Charter a boat or enter races Choose and care for a boat Praise for Sailing For Dummies 'Provides an interesting read, easy instruction, and a handy reference work.' —Walter Cronkite 'Peter and JJ's enthusiasm for the thrill and fun of sailing brings the comprehensive guide to life in every chapter. Whether you're a novice or several years into this fascinating sport, the Islers' knowledge and insight will speed you along your course to sailing mastery.' —John Burnham, Editor of Cruising World magazine Read more About the Author JJ and Peter Isler have been sailing for most of their lives. JJ grew up around boats in San Diego, California, learning to sail in a little 7-foot dinghy called a Sabot. Peter started out loving powerboats and fishing (boys can be so strange!), but took up sailing after his family moved to Connecticut when he was 13 years old. The Islers are well known throughout the world of sailing as top competitors and teachers. They both have taught sailing to people of all ages and experiences. Peter played an important, early role in developing US Sailing’s educational program. He also coached at the Olympic level and helped found the American Sailing Association, which accredits sailing schools and certifies sailors and instructors. Peter has twice won the America’s Cup, serving as navigator aboard Stars & Stripes with Dennis Conner in 1987 and 1988. An accomplished small-boat sailor, Peter was Intercollegiate Sailor of the Year while at Yale University. He was the top-ranked U.S. sailor on the professional match-racing circuit for five years and has won many of the world’s major ocean races, including the Bermuda Race and the Transpac (where he navigated Morning Glory to an elapsed time record in 2005). Peter has also been very active in the media. In the 1990s, he shifted his America’s Cup energies to television, where he was a featured analyst in ESPN’s Emmy Award–winning Cup coverage in 1992 and 1995. More recently, he covered sailing for the Outdoor Life Network (OLN), including its coverage of the 2003 America’s Cup. He is the author of several books on the sport and is presently Editor at Large of Sailing World magazine. In his spare time, Peter enjoys playing guitar and keyboard with his band, The Water Brothers. JJ is the only American female (so far) to have won two Olympic medals in sailing, and she is the first female inductee in the Sailing World Hall of Fame. With crew member Pamela Healy, JJ won the Bronze Medal in the Women’s 470 class in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. In the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, she and crew member Pease Glaser won the Silver. JJ is a four-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year (in 1986, 1991, 1997, and 2000) and has won three World Championships and numerous national titles. She was the first female to compete in a number of events on the international matchracing circuit. And in 1995 she was the tactician and starting helmsman for the America3 Women’s America’s Cup team. She graduated from Yale University where she was captain of the sailing team and a collegiate All-American. Read more

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Adrift [Movie tie-in]: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea

Pdf Sports Adrift [Movie tie-in]: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea

Pdf:Adrift [Movie tie-in]: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea.Review “I find myself moved to awe-inspired tears over and over again by Tami’s story. Quite simply, she is a living example of how the power of love and the sheer will of belief can move any mountain. It’s an inspirational and empowering read.” (Shailene Woodley)Praise for Adrift (originally titled Red Sky in Mourning):   “Call this book life-affirming, a saga of human survival, a tale of loss and victory, proof of the resilience of the human spirit—it’s any of those and all of them … [it] grabs your heart and tweaks your spirit.” (BookPage)“Ashcraft emerges as a fiercely independent, strong sailor… the story certainly has enough adrenaline-pumping action to satisfy nautical adventure junkies.” (Publishers Weekly)“Amazing but true story of tragedy and survival at sea.” (Ladies’ Home Journal)“Call this book life-affirming, a saga of human survival, a tale of loss and victory, proof of the resilience of the human spirit—it’s any of those and all of them … [it] grabs your heart and tweaks your spirit.” (BookPage)“Heart-warming and heart-wrenching.” (Los Angeles Daily News) Read more From the Back Cover The heart-stopping memoir—now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin—about love, loss, and survival on the high seasYoung and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé, Richard Sharp, set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But less than two weeks into their voyage, disaster struck. Despite their best efforts to steer clear of an approaching hurricane, they became trapped in the storm’s path and found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140-knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Tami’s last memory was her fiancé’s scream, followed by darkness. She awoke hours later, alone, venturing on deck to discover only Richard’s safety line, the clasp meant to hold him broken.Adrift is a tale of love and survival on the high seas—an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Escape from the Ordinary

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Pdf:Escape from the Ordinary.About the Author Julie Bradley is the author of Escape from the Ordinary and the upcoming Crossing Pirate Waters.Julie served over twenty years in Army Military Intelligence, then sailed off with her husband for the circumnavigation adventure of a lifetime.  Julie and her engineer husband nurtured their dream of liveaboard sail cruising by reading classics such as Maiden Voyage, and The Perfect Storm.Their stack of Cruising World, Sail and Latitude 38 magazines grew to hoarder proportions until they irreversibly purged all their belongings in pursuit of their dream to sail around the world.  Until their voyage, Julie's writing consisted of Intelligence reports, but eventually she loosened up enough and her writing has since appeared in Latitude 38, Cruising World, Boating New Zealand, and in the Sunday travel section of local and regional newspapers.   Julie and her husband presently live in the high country of Arizona and 'pay back' all their good fortune by doing volunteer disaster response humanitarian work for the International and American Red Cross.  You can visit Julie and read about their disaster work around the world on her blog at juliebradleyauthor.com Read more

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Celestial Navigation: A Complete Home Study Course, Second Edition

Pdf Sports Celestial Navigation: A Complete Home Study Course, Second Edition

Pdf:Celestial Navigation: A Complete Home Study Course, Second Edition.Review BWS's regular columnist David Burch is the founder and president of Starpath Navigation in Seattle, Washington. A Fellow of the U.S. Institute of Navigation and the Royal Institute of Navigation, he has spent his career writing about and instructing mariners and sailors in the art and science of navigation. His book Celestial Navigation has recently been updated and reissued in a second edition. Although the original text was complete, Burch has been able to expand and improve the book both graphically and contextually. Designed to be a home study course in celestial navigation , the book takes you from the very basics of how to use a sextant to the most advanced calculations. The beauty of celestial navigation is the self reliance the skill provides sailors at sea. If you have a reliable time piece and a way to check time with a battery powered shortwave radio, you can determine your position on your own anywhere at sea. So, if you are days from landfall and struck by lightning, which shorts out all of your electronics, you can still make harbor safely and in a timely way using only the sun, moon and stars as your guide.Celestial navigation also links us with ancient mariners who first sailed across oceans and created the world's discovery and trading routes. These intrepid sailors were intimately familiar with the natural world around them and the significance in the earth's movement in the solar system and galaxy. Instead of sailing with heads down staring at LED screens, they sailed with eyes uplift ed to the sky, which is not a bad way to see the world. Celestial navigation is not hard. Using Burch's book as a guide, you will learn how to take and calculate noon sights, morning and afternoon sun sights, twilight moon sights and the classic dawn and evening star sights. You'll figure out how to use a nautical almanac and sight reductions tables so you can make the simple calculations. You will Learn how to use a universal plotting sheet to create lines of position , running fixes and the valuable 'cocked hats' derived from three or more star sights. And, you will learn about the heavens. You will come to know the sun and moon in ways you never did before. You will learn to identify the brighter planets and tell them apart and to identify the primary navigation stars and the constellations they reside in . Along the way, you will know your place in the world a little better, both literally when at sea and figuratively every time you stargaze on a brilliant summer night. -- Bluewater Sailing Magazine, July 2015'...the second edition of a home study course that Burch has created that enables students to learn nor just the theory, but the practice of sight reduction and plotting.Burch is one of those really smart people who has a complete grasp of things celestial. He knows, as all good teachers know, how to communicate information in a manner that is not didactic, leading the student over the intellectual hurdles to confidence and , one hopes, understanding. Th e progression of information leads the student from LAN sights, plotting and ve1y clear instructions on the use of the sight reduction tables in the Nautical Almanac. Burch is not a luddite and doesn't believe celestial navigation is more valuable than GPS. He posits, though, that the learning of celestial is a welcome exercise for the mind that could keep the mariner out of trouble should there be a snafu with the power supply aboard a vessel at sea. What makes the study of celestial navigation so interesting is that it is a subject full of nuances and subtleties that appeal to a curious mind. The understanding of celestial navigation can be a portal to a greater appreciation of astronomy, the natural world and a deeper respect for the mind s char created its constructs. Far from being a waste of time or a drawing room exercise, the study of celestial navigation can be both practical and enlightening. Certainly David Burch has contributed much to removing the mystery surrounding the subject.' -- Ocean Navigator Magazine'Among all the books in print on modern celestial navigation, including mine, this one is far and away the most comprehensive, more so than even the classic tomes-Bowditch's American Practical Navigator and Dutton's Navigation & Piloting. It is rich in graphics, detailed in explanation, extensive in examples. At logical points, there are quizzes to let you track your progress.' -- Hewitt Schlereth, Author of Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell'I just wanted again to give you feed back on your books. I have just navigated Sydney to New Caledonia,  and I was not only able to do it,  but also taught others how too as well. Considering I am self taught from your book I am very impressed--not just on being able to do it, but that this stuff actually works! ' -- Chris Q., Oct 11, 2018'Please accept my gratitude for your two books Celestial Navigation: A Complete Home Study Guide and Hawaii by Sextant. In the last twelve months, with the knowledge gained from your books and my trusty Tamaya sextant, I have cel naved across the southern ocean from Albany to Hobart and then across the Tasman Sea from Sydney to Auckland.I am a keen sailor who completes internationally in the Dragon class and have sailed from the age of nine but making fiends with the heavenly bodies has been a mind expanding experience of cosmic proportion. I am also now friends with Abel Tasman, James Cook, Matthew Flinders and William Bligh. What a gift.' --Denis C., February 2018 Read more

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Sailing to the Edge of Time: The Promise, the Challenges, and the Freedom of Ocean Voyaging

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Pdf:Sailing to the Edge of Time: The Promise, the Challenges, and the Freedom of Ocean Voyaging.Review 'A remarkable and very enjoyable cocktail of blue water, action and wisdom. Kretschmer is a fine writer and an inspiration.' - Tristan Gooley'[A] poignant, yet relatable tale … Kretschmer tells an insightful and quietly triumphant story.' - Sail Magazine'[E]vocative and profound … indispensable … fascinating … A must-have for any sailor’s library.' - The Florida Times Union' 'Kretch' as his friends call him is a successful businessman, a compelling lecturer and raconteur and a splendid writer. This new book reminds me of Joseph Conrad’s first book The Mirror of the Sea, which was a memoir from his life as a ship captain and a refection on what a life at sea can teach an observant and thoughtful person. Kretch just may by our own modern-day Conrad, which in my book is no small thing. If you love sailing, life and good writing, you’ll enjoy Sailing to the Edge of Time..' - Blue Water Sailing'Kretschmer’s style as a storyteller is well defined, but in Sailing to the Edge of Time, readers will find hints of a new side of the sailor, one that contemplates bigger questions' - Sailing Magazine'A new book from John Kretschmer is always something to look forward to, and his latest, Sailing to the Edge of Time, may be his best yet. A gifted writer, photographer, sailor, philosopher and lecturer.' - WindCheck Magazine Read more About the Author John Kretschmer is a writer, sailor, philosopher, lecturer, and businessman whose successful sail-training business aboard Quetzal takes a uniquely philosophical but hands-on approach to offshore sailing. He is the author of four highly regarded non-fiction books, including Sailing a Serious Ocean, and At the Mercy of the Sea, as well as hundreds of articles for the sailing press, Life, and the LA Times. Read more

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Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide

Pdf Sports Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide

Pdf:Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide.Review “Longtime VeloNews technical writer Lennard Zinn’s maintenance books are bibles for both pro and amateur wrenches. Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is a beast of a book and can help you remedy any problem that might arise while working on a road bike. It’s packed with in-depth explanations and useful diagrams. No workbench is complete without it.” ― VeloNews magazine“Lennard Zinn may work for ‘the enemy’, but we at BikeRadar will be the first to acknowledge his contributions to the dark art of bike fixin'. His bible for the home (and pro) mechanic is now in its fifth edition, with updates covering all the latest tech...There are almost 500 pages in this impressive volume, which is extensively illustrated to help you tackle virtually any bike repair task.” ― BikeRadar.com“Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the gold standard textbook for aspiring home mechanics. From simple tasks such as fixing a flat tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains or brakes, this book’s step-by-step guides explain the tasks and tools your newbie will need to get the job done right.” ― RoadBikeReview.com“This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old bicycles from top to bottom. Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is essential cycling gear for all road and cyclocross riders.” ― Crossbikereview.com“Lennard Zinn is an institution in the bicycle world―a legend. Legions of cyclists have learned to repair bikes from him, ridden bicycles he’s built, or used his advice as guidance on how to better enjoy the world on two wheels.” ― Bicycle Times magazine“Today's bicycles are complicated machines that can be expensive to maintain and repair. Zinn has written this book to help both the leisure bike rider and expert mechanic handle almost any problem associated with road bikes.” ― Library Journal“Lennard Zinn really is the world’s most helpful and comprehensive human when it comes to bicycle repair and maintenance.” ― Bike magazine“Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance has instructions on anything an aspiring wrench would want to know. What impresses most is Lennard’s overall approach of simplifying a task and reminding us how rewarding it is to perform our own service.” ― Podium Café “Lennard Zinn is a veritable cycling Einstein and, as a naturally gifted teacher, he has the unique ability to explain even the most difficult mechanical task. So unless you currently ride on a high-profile pro team with your own mechanic (and maybe even then), Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is an absolute ‘must-have’ book.” ― Davis Phinney, Olympic medalist, national champion, and Tour de France stage winner“We often hear that triathletes don’t do their own bike maintenance – that we don’t know (and don’t care) how to wrench our bikes. But as athletes who make a sport of flying our bikes all over the world only to build them back up with just a pair of Allen wrenches, we know all too well how important it is to know the ins and outs of bike care. Your copy of Zinn probably won’t be your every day go-to guide for bike care. But on those days when your race steed needs some serious maintenance, or even just when you’re proactively researching for a little more knowledge if the worst should strike you on the road far from home – you will be glad you have Zinn in your library.” ― AeroGeeks“Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is simple, easy to follow and the illustrations are magnificent…If you are looking for a bicycle repair manual, get this book.” ― Cycloculture“Lennard Zinn’s book might be the work that launched a 1,000 repair projects. Or, at least, it placated many home mechanics when they started cursing skipped shifts or loose headsets.” ― Canadian Cycling magazine“If ever there was a classic text on bike maintenance, this has to be it…Like its predecessors, it goes from super simple right through to complete re-builds. All are explained by a combination of Zinn’s unique humour-filled, insightful and clear text, with Todd Telander’s brilliant illustrations.” ― 220 Triathlon“Zinn is very good at taking you incrementally through the learning process―whether you are a beginner or expert mechanic.” ― Out There Monthly magazine'There really is no other bicycle repair manual like this. Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is very up to date, very clear―thanks to the profuse illustrations―and accurate and comprehensive…And it’s all in a very enjoyable format intended to be encouraging and confidence-building.' ― USCyclingReport.com“Now in its fifth edition, this is a telephone directory of a book.There is a wealth of excellent info in this rather large tome… Zinn makes little pre-supposition as to the technical abilities of his readers and it's this aspect that makes you feel that you can manage the majority of the repairs detailed in the book…While the illustrations will help you identify the myriad bits and pieces composing modern-day componentry, it is Lennard Zinn's step-by-step instructions that will get you from broken to fixed in the shortest space of time.” ― TheWashingMachinePost.net“Simple to read and follow, the illustrated, large-format paperback manual features everything from replacing a flat to repairing components. It’s a great addition to any new biker’s library but offers invaluable advice for experts, too.” ― Sports Guide magazine Read more Book Description The world's best-selling, most comprehensive, and easiest to use guide to bike maintenance and repair is updated with the newest components and reorganized for even easier use. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Simple PVC Pipe Bows: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Forming PVC Pipe into Effective and Compact Archery Bows

Pdf Sports Simple PVC Pipe Bows: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Forming PVC Pipe into Effective and Compact Archery Bows

Pdf:Simple PVC Pipe Bows: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Forming PVC Pipe into Effective and Compact Archery Bows.From the Author Dear Reader,    Archery is an amazingly rewarding sport and for many including myself, a way of life. There are many ways to get into archery, many different styles of bow and many reasons to shoot. All aspects of archery should be respected and each is rewarding.    Within these pages you will find instructions and pictures showing how I build simple bows from PVC pipe. These bows are designed to be simple, utilizing only a single PVC pipe for a single bow. Yet while simple, they offer power and performance comparable to bows that require more work and equipment to build.    While PVC is more forgiving and more easily formed into an efficient working bow than any other material, the methods explained here are not automatic or effortless. A PVC bow requires your patience and respect, just like any other bow. Rushing into it, being ill prepared or skimping on methods may result in failure.    Before I immersed myself in building bows from PVC pipe, I shaped and crafted bows from single staves of wood, multiple laminations of wood and bows of wood and fiberglass. Even after building bows for years they aren't easy. Sure it doesn't take nearly as much time and I've developed a feel for them that makes the most tedious processes go quickly, but they aren't easy to make in any way.    As a bowyer who has built hundreds of bows, I still have trouble making them all go the way I want all the time. My success rate isn't 100% and I don't think it ever will be. I work with several thousand dollars in equipment that makes building a bow in an hour possible. Yet add in the time it takes to let wood dry , glue to set, finish to cure and the constant adjustment required for each bow to reach maturity and it can takes months for a bow to go from raw wood to finished product.    As a beginner with few tools and no previous experience, it can take days if not weeks of work to reduce a stave into a working bow. The process of teaching wood to bend alone can take many hours of seemingly endless toil and adjustment. It's not difficult work and is definitely worth it, but it is strenuous and tedious work. Even after all this, a beginner with no formal instruction would be lucky to have a bow that shoots faster than 100 feet per second with a matched arrow.    Even after all the work I put into them, my selfbows don't regularly exceed 150 fps and the fastest bows barely exceed 170 fps. While some of my laminated bows do reach into the 200's, they are the exception rather than the rule. My first performance PVC bow, which took a few hours of shaping and tweaking before I had any experience with it and no guide on the subject existed, still to this day exceeds 140 fps with a matched arrow.    Over the last year I have received countless testimonial from happy owners of PVC bows they built with their own hands. It isn't easy but it's doable and more accessible than virtually any other material for the beginner. With a little practice and patience, bows that rival even commercial bows in performance and speed are possible with few tools, PVC pipe and raw determination.-Nick Tomihama Read more From the Inside Flap Welcome to Simple PVC Pipe Bows! Thank you for joining me on this journey. Believe me, building bows from PVC pipe is truly a journey. This book is an introduction to a few of the many styles and performance levels of bow that can be made from PVC pipe. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook

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Pdf:Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook.19. This is the complete edition of the official U.S.C.G. NAVIGATION RULES and REGULATIONS HANDBOOK – International & Inland. Point the code reader on your phone at the QR code in the book and the color photos and videos will open like magic. Save to the home screen and you will have them on your phone for ready reference forever.International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS);Inland Navigation Rules (33 CFR 83). The demarcation lines between inland & international.U.S.Aids to Navigation System.There are accident reports, vessel safety checks, links to follow real time shipping at sea, links to the USCG and The complete Code of Federal Regulations.This 2019 edition includes internet addresses to find updates and all other helpful sites and information. Fully illustrated showing the lights and the daysignals required in all circumstances. This 2019 edition also contains four new sections not previously included; 1. FAQ. Frequently asked questions. 2. AIS. Automatic identification system. 3. AWW. America’s waterways watch. 4. VHF channels and frequencies in U.S. CONTENTS PART A-GENERAL Rule 1-Application Rule 2-Responsibility Rule 3-General Definitions PART B-STEERING AND SAILING RULES Section/Subpart I-Conduct of Vessels In Any Condition of Visibility Rule 4-Application Rule 5-Look-out Rule 6-Safe Speed Rule 7-Risk of Collision Rule 8-Action to Avoid Collision Rule 9-Narrow Channels Rule 10-Traffic Separation Schemes/Vessel Traffic Services SECTION/SUBPART II-CONDUCT OF VESSELS IN SIGHT OF ONE ANOTHER Rule 11-Application Rule 12-Sailing Vessels Rule 13-Overtaking Rule 14-Head-on Situation Rule 15-Crossing Situation Rule 16-Action by Give-way Vessel Rule 17-Action by Stand-on Vessel Rule 18-Responsibilities Between Vessels Section/Subpart III-Conduct of Vessels In Restricted Visibility Rule 19-Conduct of Vessels in Restricted Visibility PART C-LIGHTS AND SHAPES Rule 20-Application Rule 21-Definitions Rule 22-Visibility of Lights Rule 23-Power-driven Vessels Underway Rule 24-Towing and Pushing Rule 25-Sailing Vessels Underway and Vessels Under Oars Rule 26-Fishing Vessels Rule 27-Vessels Not Under Command or Restricted in Their Ability to Manoeuvre Rule 28-Vessels Constrained by Their Draft Rule 29-Pilot Vessels Rule 30-Anchored Vessels and Vessels Aground Rule 31-Seaplanes PART D-SOUND AND LIGHT SIGNALS Rule 32-Definitions Rule 33-Equipment for Sound Signals Rule 34-Manoeuvring and Warning Signals Rule 35-Sound Signals in Restricted Visibility Rule 36-Signals to Attract Attention Rule 37-Distress Signals FAQ. Frequently asked questions e.g. what about kayaks? AIS. Automatic identification system. AWW. America’s waterways watch. VHF channels and frequencies in U.S.

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Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th Edition

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Pdf:Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th Edition.About the Author The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is known as 'America’s Volunteer Lifesavers.' Throughout its 65 years, the Auxiliary has worked side by side with the U.S. Coast Guard, providing assistance with search and rescue operations, maritime and environmental safety and security, and vessel safety checks. It is also the nation's largest boating educator, offering boating and seamanship courses to 100,000–150,000 members of the boating public each year. Read more

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2019 Nautical Almanac

Pdf Sports 2019 Nautical Almanac

Pdf:2019 Nautical Almanac.About the Author The UK Hydrographic Office is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) of the United Kingdom based in Taunton, Somerset, England. Their market-leading portfolio of ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions is found on more than 90% of the world’s ships trading internationally. It provides the widest official coverage of the world’s busiest international shipping routes and ports. Depended upon by mariners for over 200 years, the range includes over 15,750 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs), 3,500 Standard Nautical Charts (SNCs) and over 200 paper and digital publications. Their vision is to be a world-leading marine geospatial information agency and hydrographic office.     Read more

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Saltwater Fishing Made Easy

Pdf Sports Saltwater Fishing Made Easy

Pdf:Saltwater Fishing Made Easy.From the Back Cover Your one-stop guide for saltwater fishing in North America Whether you’re an experienced angler looking to improve your skills or a beginner just discovering the joys of saltwater fishing, this authoritative guide will help you bring in bigger and better fish every time you cast your line. Saltwater Fishing Made Easy is your all-in-one resource for fishing methods and techniques, tackle and bait, and, most important, the fish themselves. Before you go on your next fishing excursion, make sure this book is in your tackle box. Inside you will learn: Every method and technique of saltwater fishing: surf casting, fly fishing, jigging, trolling, chumming, and more What you need to know about more than 75 popular game fish found on the North American coasts, including feeding habits, preferred environments, and the best techniques for catching them Basic equipment, from rods and reels to bait and boats Step-by-step instructions for tying the 13 most useful fishing knots Proper techniques for cleaning, scaling, and filleting your catch Helpful advice in legal, ethical, and safety issues Martin Pollizotto has fished America's three coasts for more than forty years, and for five years wrote a monthly column on saltwater fishing for a local U.S. Power Squadrons division. Read more About the Author Martin Pollizotto has fished extensively on America's three coasts for 40 years and has written a monthly column on saltwater fishing for the U.S. Power Squadrons. Read more

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Power Boating For Dummies

Pdf Sports Power Boating For Dummies

Pdf:Power Boating For Dummies.From the Back Cover Your comprehensive guide to captaining your own boat Whether you're a nautical novice or an experienced boater, this friendly guide explains everything you need to know about owning and operating a power boat. From the basics of safe seamanship and docking and mooring techniques to necessary equipment, routine maintenance, and hosting guests, you'll discover how to get the most out of this exciting sport. Power up to be a boater— determine what type of boat is right for you, set your boat budget, and get trained and licensed Gear up for safety and fun — select quality safety gear, secure and protect your boat, and make a splash with watersports activities Handle your boat like a pro — tow your boat, maintain your trailer, launch and load your boat, and drive properly and safely Be a responsible boater — know boating rules and regulations, read boat lights, and understand navigation markers Keep your boat shipshape — perform maintenance and minor repairs (and know when to call a mechanic), and get your boat ready for winter and spring Open the book and find: Eight pages of color photos featuring different types of power boats available Details on all types of power boats, from fishing to sport Info on boating exams and safety courses Step-by-step instructions with illustrations for operating your boat Anecdotes from the author to help you avoid mistakes Checklists for buying new and used boats Tips on docking, rafting up, and anchoring Options and guidance on how and where to store your boat Read more About the Author Randy Vance is a lifelong boater who has made a career of writing about boating. As the operator of a small resort and marina in Missouri for more than 20 years, Vance hosted or appeared on many radio and television programs covering boating and fishing topics. During his tenure at Boating Life, the magazine and some of Vance's articles have won awards in many publishing circles. Read more

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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Pdf Sports Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Pdf:Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.Review “How many ways can you describe a wave? You’ll never get tired of watching Finnegan do it. A staff writer at The New Yorker, he leads a counterlife as an obsessive surfer, traveling around the world, throwing his vulnerable, merely human body into line after line of waves in search of transient moments of grace…It’s an occupation that has never before been described with this tenderness and deftness.”—TIME Magazine, Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2015 “A hefty masterpiece.” —Geoff Dyer, The Guardian“Terrific…Elegantly written and structured, it’s a riveting adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, and a restless, searching meditation on love, friendship and family…A writer of rare subtlety and observational gifts, Finnegan explores every aspect of the sport — its mechanics and intoxicating thrills, its culture and arcane tribal codes — in a way that should resonate with surfers and non-surfers alike. His descriptions of some of the world’s most powerful and unforgiving waves are hauntingly beautiful…Finnegan displays an honesty that is evident throughout the book, parts of which have a searing, unvarnished intensity that reminded me of ‘Stop Time,’ the classic coming-of-age memoir by Frank Conroy.” —Washington Post    “The kind of book that makes you squirm in your seat on the subway, gaze out the window at work, and Google Map the quickest route to the beach. In other words, it is, like Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, a semi-dangerous book, one that persuades young men…to trade in their office jobs in order to roam the world, to feel the ocean’s power, and chase the waves.” —The Paris Review Daily    “Fans of [Finnegan’s] writing have been waiting eagerly for his surfing memoir…Well, Barbarian Days is here. And it’s even better than one could have imagined…This is Finnegan’s gift. He’s observant and expressive but shows careful restraint in his zeal. He says only what needs to be said, enough to create a vivid picture for the reader while masterfully giving that picture a kind of movement.” —Honolulu Star-Advertiser    “That surfing life is [Finnegan’s], and it’s a remarkably adventurous one sure to induce wanderlust in anyone who follows along, surfer or not…Lyrical but not overbaked, exciting but always self-effacing. It captures the moments of joy and terror Finnegan’s lifelong passion has brought him, as well as his occasional ambivalence about the tenacious hold it has on him. It’s easily the best book ever written about surfing. It’s not even close.” —Florida Times-Union    “An engrossing read, part treatise on wave physics, part thrill ride, part cultural study, with a soupçon of near-death events. Even for those who’ve never paddled out, Finnegan’s imagery is as vividly rendered as a film, his explanation of wave mastery a triumph of language. For surfers, the book is The Endless Summer writ smarter and larger, touching down at every iconic break.” —Los Angeles Magazine    “Vivid and propulsive…Finnegan…has seen things from the tops of ocean peaks that would disturb most surfers’ dreams for weeks. (I happily include myself among that number.)…A lyrical and enormously rewarding read…Finnegan’s enchantment takes us to some luminous and unsettling places — on both the edge of the ocean, and the frontiers of the surfing life.” —San Diego Union-Tribune    “Barbarian Days gleams with precise, often lyrical recollections of the most memorable waves [Finnegan has] encountered…He carefully mines his surfing exploits for broader, hard-won insights on his childhood, his most intense friendships and romances, his political education, his career. He’s always attuned to his surroundings, and his reflections are often tinged with self-effacing wit.” —Chicago Reader    “Extraordinary…[ Barbarian Days] is in many ways, and for the first time, a surfer in full. And it is cause for throwing your wet-suit hoods in the air…If the book has a flaw, it lies in the envy helplessly induced in the armchair surf-­traveler by so many lusty affairs with waves that are the supermodels of the surf world. Still, Finnegan considerately shows himself paying the price of admission in a few near drownings, and these are among the most electrifying moments in the book…There are too many breathtaking, original things in Barbarian Days to do more than mention here—observations about surfing that have simply never been made before, or certainly never so well.” —The New York Times Book Review  “Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read… All this technical mastery and precise description goes hand in hand with an unabashed, infectious earnestness. Finnegan has certainly written a surfing book for surfers, but on a more fundamental level, ‘Barbarian Days’ offers a cleareyed vision of American boyhood. Like Jon Krakauer’s ‘Into the Wild,’ it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world.” —The New York Times Magazine   “Which is precisely what makes the propulsive precision of Finnegan’s writing so surprising and revelatory… Finnegan’s treatment of surfing never feels like performance. Through the sheer intensity of his descriptive powers and the undeniable ways in which surfing has shaped his life, Barbarian Days is an utterly convincing study in the joy of treating seriously an unserious thing…As Finnegan demonstrates, surfing, like good writing, is an act of vigilant noticing. ”  —The New York Review of Books  “Finnegan is an excellent surfer; at some point he became an even better writer. That pairing makes Barbarian Days exceptional in the notoriously foamy genre of surf lit: a hefty, heavyweight tour de force, overbrimming with sublime lyrical passages that Finnegan drops as effortlessly as he executed his signature ‘drop-knee cutback’ in the breaks off Waikiki…Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery…Finnegan is a virtuoso wordsmith, but the juice propelling this memoir is wrung from the quest that shaped him…A piscine, picaresque coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.” —Sports Illustrated  Overflowing with vivid descriptions of waves caught and waves missed, of disappointments and ecstasies and gargantuan curling tubes that encircle riders like cathedrals of pure stained glass…These paragraphs, with their mix of personal remembrance and subcultural taxonomies, tend to be as elegant and pellucid as the breakers they immortalize…This memoir is one you can ride all the way to shore.” —Entertainment Weekly  “[A] sweeping, glorious memoir…Oh, the rides, they are incandescent…I’d sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer, in part because nothing I’ve read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under. But also because while it is a book about ‘A Surfing Life’…it’s also about a writer’s life and, even more generally, a quester’s life, more carefully observed and precisely rendered than any I’ve read in a long time.” —Los Angeles Times “Gorgeously written and intensely felt…With Mr. Finnegan’s bravura memoir, the surfing bookshelf is dramatically enriched. It’s not only a volume for followers of the sport. Non-surfers, too, will be treated to a travelogue head-scratchingly rich in obscure, sharply observed destinations…Dare I say that we all need Mr. Finnegan…as a role model for a life fully, thrillingly, lived.” —Wall Street Journal “An evocative, profound and deeply moving memoir…The proof is in the sentences. Were I given unlimited space to review this book, I would simply reproduce it here, with a quotation mark at the beginning and another at the end. While surfers have a reputation for being inarticulate, there is actually a fair amount of overlap between what makes a good surfer and a good writer. A smooth style, an ability to stay close to the source of the energy, humility before the task, and, once you’re done, not claiming your ride. In other words, making something exceedingly difficult look easy. The gift for writing a clean line is rare, and the gift for riding one even rarer. Finnegan possesses both.” —San Francisco Chronicle  “Finnegan writes so engagingly that you paddle alongside, eager for him to take you to the next wave…It is a wet and wild run. He makes surfing seem as foreign and simultaneously as intimate a sport as possible…Surfing is the backbone of the book, but Finnegan’s relationships to people, not waves, form its flesh…[A] deep blue story of one man’s lifelong enchantment.” —Boston Globe  “Finnegan’s epic adventure, beautifully told, is much more than the story of a boy and his wave, even if surfing serves as the thumping heartbeat of his life.” —Dallas Morning News      “That’s always Finnegan’s M.O.: examining the ways in which surfing intertwines with anthropology, economics, politics, and, of course, writing. Finnegan is a sober, straightforward author, but the level of detail, emotion, and insight he achieves is unparalleled…A must-read for all surfers — not just because of its unblinking prose and subtle wit, but because it’s the only book that properly details what it’s like to cultivate both an award-winning career and a dedicated surfing life.” —Eastern Surf Magazine “Finnegan describes, with shimmering detail, his adventures riding waves on five continents. Surfing has taken him places he'd never otherwise have thought to go, but it also buoyed him through a career reporting on the politics of intense scarcity, limitless cruelty, and unimaginable suffering. It's a book about travel and growing up, and the power of a pastime when it becomes an obsession.” —Men's Journal “With a compelling storyline and masterful prose, Finnegan’s beautiful memoir is sure to resonate.” —The New York Observer “Fearless and full of grace.” —Outside Magazine “Irresistible.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “It’s always fabulous when an incredible writer happens to also have a memoir-worthy life; Barbarian Days bodes well.” —GQ.com “A demonstration of gratitude and mastery. [Finnegan] uses these words to describe the wave, but they might as well apply to the book. In a sense, Barbarian Days functions as a 450-page thank you letter, masterfully crafted, to his parents, friends, wife, enemies, ex-girlfriends, townsfolk, daughter—everyone who tolerated and even encouraged his lifelong obsession. It’s a way to help them—and us—understand what drives him to keep paddling out half a century after first picking up a board.” —NPR.org “[A] lyrical, intellectual memoir. The author touches on love, on responsibility, on politics, individuality and morality, as well as on the lesser-known aspects of surfing: the toll it takes on the body, the weird lingo, the whacky community. Finnegan’s world is as dazzling and deep as any ocean. It’s a pleasure to paddle into and makes for a hell of a ride.” —The Millions “As it progresses the whole book turns into a portal…It’s tempting to say that Barbarian Days will bring readers as close as they’ll get to the surf, short of actual surfing. But I had a stronger reaction: The book brought me closer than I’d ever been, or expected to get, to the real, unfathomable ocean.” —Bookforum “A dream of a book by a masterful writer long immersed in surfing culture. Finnegan recaptures the waves lost and found, the euphoria, the danger…the allure.” —BBC.com    “Panoramic and fascinating…The core of the book is a surfing chronicle, and Finnegan possesses impeccable short-board bona fides…A revealing and magisterial account of a beautiful addiction.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)  “Like that powerful, glassy wave, great books on surfing come few and far between. This summer, New Yorker writer Finnegan recalls his teenage years in the California and Hawaii of the 1960s—when surfing was an escape for loners and outcasts. A delightful storyteller, Finnegan takes readers on a journey from Hawaii to Australia, Fiji, and South Africa, where finding those waves is as challenging as riding them.” —Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Books of the Summer “A fascinating look inside the mind of a man terminally in love with a magnificent obsession. A lyrical and intense memoir.” —Kirkus “An up-close and personal homage to the surfing lifestyle through the author’s journey as a lifelong surfer. Finnegan’s writing is polished and bold…[A] high-caliber memoir.” —Library JournalFrom the Hardcover edition. Read more About the Author WILLIAM FINNEGAN is the author of Cold New World, A Complicated War, Dateline Soweto, and Crossing the Line. He has twice been a National Magazine Award finalist and has won numerous journalism awards, including two Overseas Press Club awards since 2009. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography. A staff writer at The New Yorker since 1987, he lives in Manhattan. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Sailing 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf Sports Sailing 2019 Wall Calendar

Pdf:Sailing 2019 Wall Calendar.About the Author Our location in the Wisconsin northwoods helps keep Willow Creek Press off the publishing world's radar. Around here, we're more accustomed to landing walleyes and muskies than big books and authors - events hardly worthy of note in Publisher's Weekly. But, a few years ago we did get noticed with the release of Just Labs, a unique and colorful tribute to Labrador retrievers. The book quickly became a bestseller (now with 500,000 copies in print) and frankly startled us with its success. We were not surprised for long, however, and now an entire line of popular Willow Creek Press titles evokes the myriad joys of dog and cat ownership. Today we are known for high-quality, light-hearted books and the best Just breed calendars in the country. Read more

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Anchor 2019: Classic Nautical Sailing Boating Captain Daily Weekly & Monthly Planner ( Organizer / Calendar / Diary )

Pdf Sports Anchor 2019: Classic Nautical Sailing Boating Captain Daily Weekly & Monthly Planner ( Organizer / Calendar / Diary )

Pdf:Anchor 2019: Classic Nautical Sailing Boating Captain Daily Weekly & Monthly Planner ( Organizer / Calendar / Diary ).You'll love this Nautical Sailing 2019 plannerAmazing quality book that makes an ideal gift for friends and family.Perfect book to write in daily, take notes and jot down ideas. 110 lightly-lined writing pages provide plenty of writing and doodle space.Compact size: 6'' wide x 9'' high; fits in most purses, backpacks, and totes.Acid-free archival-quality paper takes pen or pencil beautifully.Durable matte, sturdy paperback cover, perfectly bound, for an expert finish.The cover is professionally designed and the interior is high quality 60# stock.DMS Books prides itself on providing a wide variety of useful journals, notebooks and diaries for every occasion. This design is also available with plain lined, Cornell note taking system, college ruled, dot grid, story board, planner, calendar and doodle sketchbook interiors... plus many more.  Please enjoy your purchase.

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Sailing 2018 Calendar

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Pdf:Sailing 2018 Calendar.About the Author Our location in the Wisconsin northwoods helps keep Willow Creek Press off the publishing world's radar. Around here, we're more accustomed to landing walleyes and muskies than big books and authors - events hardly worthy of note in Publisher's Weekly. But, a few years ago we did get noticed with the release of Just Labs, a unique and colorful tribute to Labrador retrievers. The book quickly became a bestseller (now with 500,000 copies in print) and frankly startled us with its success. We were not surprised for long, however, and now an entire line of popular Willow Creek Press titles evokes the myriad joys of dog and cat ownership. Today we are known for high-quality, light-hearted books and the best Just breed calendars in the country. Read more

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The Seven Seas Calendar 2016: The Sailor's Calendar

Pdf Sports The Seven Seas Calendar 2016: The Sailor's Calendar

Pdf:The Seven Seas Calendar 2016: The Sailor's Calendar.About the Author FERENC MATE was born in Hungary, escaped at the age of eleven, and has lived in Budapest, Vienna, Vancouver, Laguna Beach, New York, Paris and Rome. He is the author of 15 books translated into 14 languages, including New York Times Notable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany and the Dugger/Nello historical sea adventure fiction series. He lives with his family tending their vines and olives in the hills of Tuscany. Read more

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Sailing 2017 Wall Calendar

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Pdf:Sailing 2017 Wall Calendar.About the Author Our location in the Wisconsin northwoods helps keep Willow Creek Press off the publishing world's radar. Around here, we're more accustomed to landing walleyes and muskies than big books and authors - events hardly worthy of note in Publisher's Weekly. But, a few years ago we did get noticed with the release of Just Labs, a unique and colorful tribute to Labrador retrievers. The book quickly became a bestseller (now with 400,000 copies in print) and frankly startled us with its success. We were not surprised for long, however, and now an entire line of popular Willow Creek Press titles evokes the myriad joys of dog and cat ownership. Today we are known for high-quality, light-hearted books and the best Just breed calendars in the country. Read more

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The Seven Seas Calendar 2015: The Sailor's Calendar (Thirty-First Edition)

Pdf Sports The Seven Seas Calendar 2015: The Sailor's Calendar (Thirty-First Edition)

Pdf:The Seven Seas Calendar 2015: The Sailor's Calendar (Thirty-First Edition).About the Author FERENC MATE was born in Hungary, escaped at the age of eleven, and has lived in Budapest, Vienna, Vancouver, Laguna Beach, New York, Paris and Rome. He is the author of 15 books translated into 14 languages, including New York Times Notable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany and the Dugger/Nello historical sea adventure fiction series. He lives with his family tending their vines and olives in the hills of Tuscany. Read more

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Sailing to the Mark 2018 Calendar

Pdf Sports Sailing to the Mark 2018 Calendar

Pdf:Sailing to the Mark 2018 Calendar.How to sail faster than your compatriots? How to round the mark first and find a breeze to keep you ahead? All around America, sailors are planning strategies to overcome the limits of their waterlines and finesse the right of way to tack ahead of the competition. Andrew Sims and J.H. Peterson capture the excitement of competitive sailing around the world and brings great races together in Sailing to the Mark. 13.75 x 20.6 inches, open.

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Sailing 2015 Wall Calendar

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Pdf:Sailing 2015 Wall Calendar.About the Author Our location in the Wisconsin northwoods helps keep Willow Creek Press off the publishing world's radar. Around here, we're more accustomed to landing walleyes and muskies than big books and authors - events hardly worthy of note in Publisher's Weekly. But, a few years ago we did get noticed with the release of Just Labs, a unique and colorful tribute to Labrador retrievers. The book quickly became a bestseller (now with 250,000 copies in print) and frankly startled us with its success.   We were not surprised for long, however, and now an entire line of popular Willow Creek Press titles evokes the myriad joys of dog and cat ownership. Today we are known for these high-quality, light-hearted books and feature over 40 such titles in a continually-expanding line. Read more

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The Seven Seas Calendar 2014: The Sailor's Calendar

Pdf Sports The Seven Seas Calendar 2014: The Sailor's Calendar

Pdf:The Seven Seas Calendar 2014: The Sailor's Calendar.About the Author FERENC MATE was born in Hungary, escaped at the age of eleven, and has lived in Budapest, Vienna, Vancouver, Laguna Beach, New York, Paris and Rome. He is the author of 15 books translated into 14 languages, including New York Times Notable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany and the Dugger/Nello historical sea adventure fiction series. He lives with his family tending their vines and olives in the hills of Tuscany. Read more

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2019 Daily Planner: Small Mini Calendar To Fit Purse & Pocket; Anchor Design For Sailor & Navy; Monthly & Weekly Goals Journal With Quotes, Address Book & Notes Section; Dates From Jan - Dec 2019

Pdf Sports 2019 Daily Planner: Small Mini Calendar To Fit Purse & Pocket; Anchor Design For Sailor & Navy; Monthly & Weekly Goals Journal With Quotes, Address Book & Notes Section; Dates From Jan - Dec 2019

Pdf:2019 Daily Planner: Small Mini Calendar To Fit Purse & Pocket; Anchor Design For Sailor & Navy; Monthly & Weekly Goals Journal With Quotes, Address Book & Notes Section; Dates From Jan - Dec 2019.SLIM POCKET PURSE SIZED 2019 ANCHOR DAILY PLANNER; SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR SAILORS AND NAVY PERSONNEL(Includes 6 Pages of Address Book with Birthdays & Email Address, and 7 Pages of Notes Section)👜VERY PORTABLE SIZE: Slim enough to fit into most purse with only 4" x 6". Bring it anywhere with you!⭐️ QUOTES ON THE BEGINNING OF EVERY MONTH: At the beginning of every month, there would be a ACTION quote to motivate you. The quotes include:~ You represent what you have done. So act now! ~~ Your adventures start today, if you are willing to get started. ~~ Stop talking, act. Stop saying, show. ~✅ INCLUDE IMPORTANT DETAILS: Includes 6 Pages of Address Book with Birthdays & Email Address, PLUS 6 Pages of Writing Space for Notes.👀 MONTHLY TO-DO LIST IN ONE SHOT: Every month, you are provided with a 2 page spread of that month's calendar. There is ample Writing Space for Monthly Goals & Notes.⭐️ MONTHLY REVIEW: At the end of every month, there would be a monthly review of what is working well for you and what is not. Optimize this throughout your life to gain more gratitude!❤️ UNITED STATES U.S. & UNITED KINGDOM (INCLUDES SCOTLAND, WALES, NORTHERN IRELAND) U.K. HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES INCLUDED:United States' Holidays & Observances include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Day, Chinese New Year, Lincoln's Birthday, Valentine's Day, President's Day, Ash Wednesday, Daylight Saving (begin), St Patrick's Day, Vernal Equinox, April Fool's Day, Passover, Easter, Admin Assistants Day, Ramadan begins, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Pentecost, Flag Day, Father's Day, June Solstice, Independence Day, Labor Day, Autumnal Equinox, Rosh Hashanah, Columbus Day, Halloween, Daylights Savings (End), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah Begins, December Solstice, Christmas, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa Begins.United Kingdom's Holidays & Observances include New Year's Day, Epiphany, Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, St David's Day (Wales Only), Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, St Patrick's Day (Northern Ireland Only), March Equinox, Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Monday, St. George's Day, Shakespeare Day, May Day, Spring Bank Holiday, Ramadan Begins, Father's Day, June Solstice, Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland Only), Summer Bank Holiday, September Equinox, Yom Kippur, Kiwali/Deepavali, Halloween, All Saints' Day, Guy Fawkes Day, Remembrance Sunday, St Andrew's Day (Scotland Only), First Sunday of Advent, December Solstice, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Boxing Day.2019 Calendar With US United States American Holidays & UK United Kingdom British Holidays (Jan 2019 to Dec 2019)Horizontal Monthly Calendar (2 Page Spreads) With Space to write Monthly Goals & Notes. Faciliate Big Picture Planning.Weekly Spreads with Ample Writing SpaceMonthly Review - What worked? What did not worked? And Space to Write Goals & Targets for Next MonthProduct Details:Premium Matte-Finish cover designWeekly pages (2019) for schedule appointment and keep track of your pursuit and goals.Printed on High Quality, Bright White paper stockPrinted on Chlorine-Free, Acid-Free paperPORTABLE size - 4" x 6"GET your SLIM POCKET PURSE SIZED 2019 ANCHOR DAILY PLANNER now!

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Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition

Pdf Sports Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition

Pdf:Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition.About the Author After more than 4 decades and more than 200,000 miles of ocean voyaging, ten books, 5 video programs and many awards in recognition of their contributions to seamanship, and encouragement to others in the fields of sailing and offshore cruising, Lin and Larry are probably the best known cruising sailors in the English speaking world. Read more

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The Incomplete Book of Running

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Pdf:The Incomplete Book of Running.Review Praise for The Incomplete Book of Running 'Sagal is a very good runner . . . and a very good writer. He is clever, warm, funny and engaging.' —The Washington Post “The Incomplete Book of Running has been a loyal companion. It’s funny, well written . . . filled with humility and perpetually on the scan for moments of stray grace. . . . I would go for a run with Sagal anytime.' —Dwight Garner, The New York Times “Sagal is brilliant and accomplished, but he’s also self-deprecating and funny. . . . Full of irreverence . . . Sagal is not here to make you faster, but he’ll make you smile, reflect and perhaps take the holiest of actions: those first scary steps out the door.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune 'Entertaining and poignant.' —Chicago Sun-Times “With exceptional wit and self-deprecating humor . . . Sagal is a compelling writer, and his story may well rouse some to get off the couch, lace up their sneakers, and get running.”  —Booklist 'By turns beautiful and moving, and laced with plenty of Sagal’s signature wry humor.' —MyFitnessPal Blog 'Full of rich observations.' —Chicago Magazine 'Anyone who’s ever run for fitness, for fun (are there people who do that?), for recreation, or to be a better person will appreciate Peter Sagal’s The Incomplete Book of Running. . . . In addition to taking the reader along on some races and training runs, and giving insight into the importance of a supportive running group and good nutrition, Sagal entertains with sprinklings of fascinating research. . . . The book is full of wonderful cultural references, and Sagal is creative in drawing from diverse sources to stitch together his running philosophy.' —Washington Independent Review of Books 'Hilarious and poignant.' —BuzzFeed“Sagal has created a new genre—the five-minute-mile memoir. Combining commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning, smart, honest, and affecting. Whether you are a runner or not, it will move you.”  —Susan Orlean “This is a brilliant book about running, and it’s brilliant even if you never have—and never want to—move faster than a shuffle. Ostensibly, Peter’s subject is the physical activity itself. (Feh, as far as I’m concerned.) In fact the book is a manifesto on the redemption of escape. And, even more so, a meditation on the direction of flight. Whatever you’re running from, you’re running to something else. What Peter runs toward is strength, understanding, endurance, acceptance, faith, hope, and charity.” —P. J. O’Rourke “Peter Sagal is the funniest person on radio (quick reminder, I am on television).  I enjoy listening to Peter on Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! on the weekend while chopping vegetables for soup. It will be nearly impossible to do that while reading this book, so if someone could bring me some carrots and onions in half-inch dice, that’d be great.” —Stephen Colbert “Peter Sagal’s insightful and open-hearted book about running will make you wish he was your long run buddy. This book not only demonstrates the ways in which running shapes a life, but also how life, in all its beauty and pain, shapes the run. I loved it.” —Lauren Fleshman “Look, everything Peter Sagal says he knows is written on an index card supplied to him by a member of his staff. If he, himself, wrote any kind of guide to running, it’d be incomplete.”   —Tom HanksPraise for The Book of Vice: 'In this investigation of our human frailty, Peter Sagal combines intellect, sympathy, moral perspective, and common sense to produce—of all things—laughter. [In] the English morality plays of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries . . . 'Vice' was the devil's comic sidekick. Peter Sagal is ours.' —P.J. O'Rourke 'Sagal . . . charms readers with the same wit, humility, and observational prowess he uses to win over the dipso-, nympho-, and assorted other maniacs he encounters.' —Radar Read more About the Author Peter Sagal is the host of the Peabody Award-winning NPR news quiz Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, one of the most popular shows on public radio, heard over four million listeners each week. He is also a playwright, a screenwriter, the host of Constitution USA with Peter Sagal on PBS, a one-time extra in a Michael Jackson music video, a contributor to publications from Opera News to The Magazine of the AARP and a featured columnist in Runner’s World. He’s run fourteen marathons across the United States. Sagal lives near Chicago with his wife Mara.     Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Daniels' Running Formula

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Pdf:Daniels' Running Formula.Review 'When most people see the name Jack Daniels, they picture a whiskey bottle. But runners will think about the renowned coach and exercise physiologist. At 81, Daniels has had a bigger influence on training-for-running than anyone. Indeed, he might be considered the Albert Einstein of the sport. His 1998 book, Daniels' Running Formula, unlocked the mystery of appropriate training paces for runners of all abilities. His philosophy was simple: Do the minimum amount of work for the maximum payoff.' Runner's World'In one way or another, today's serious runners abide by training principles rooted in Jack Daniels' research and philosophy and outlined in his famous book, Daniels' Running Formula.' Running Times Read more About the Author Jack Daniels has been called the world’s best coach by Runner’s World magazine. He has more than 50 years of experience coaching and mentoring some of world’s top distance runners at both the collegiate and postcollegiate levels, including Jim Ryun, Penny Werthner, Ken Martin, Jerry Lawson, Alicia Shay, Peter Gilmore, Lisa Martin, Magdalena Lewy Boulet, and Janet Cherobon-Bawcom. He also won two Olympic medals and one world championship medal in the men’s modern pentathlon. Daniels has decades of experience as a track and cross country coach at institutions such as Oklahoma City University, the University of Texas, Brevard College, and the State University of New York at Cortland. Under his guidance, Cortland runners won 8 NCAA Division III national championships, 30 individual national titles, and more than 130 All-America awards. He was named Women’s Cross Country Coach of the 20th Century by the NCAA Division III. Since 1997 Daniels has been the national running coach advisor for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program, which involves coaching thousands of marathon runners each year. He has also enjoyed coaching members of the Nike Farm Team and the Chasquis, a group of Peruvian marathoners. Daniels has logged years of graduate study and research on distance running in both the United States and Sweden. He holds a doctoral degree in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He also studied exercise science at the Royal Gymnastics Central Institute in Stockholm under renowned sport scientist Per-Olaf Åstrand. In recent years, Daniels has been an associate professor in the human movement program at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, in addition to coaching Olympic runners. Of all his accomplishments, Daniels is most proud of his two daughters and being married to his wife, Nancy. Read more

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Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary 3-Run-a-Week Training Program

Pdf Sports Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary 3-Run-a-Week Training Program

Pdf:Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary 3-Run-a-Week Training Program.About the Author Bill Pierce, listed as a marathon supercoach by Runner's World magazine, is an experienced marathoner and chair of the Health Sciences Department at Furman University. Scott Murr, an experienced marathoner and 12-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, is director of the Furman Fitness and Aquatics Center.Ray Moss is professor of Health Sciences and director of the Molnar Human Performance Laboratory at Furman University. Read more

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The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer

Pdf Sports The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer

Pdf:The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer.Review 'I've spent years in a tumultuous relationship with racing and running. In The Happy Runner Megan and David Roche share the secrets to reformulating your relationship not just with running, but with life.'--Amelia Boone, Spartan Racing World Champion'In all my years as a professional triathlete I never had a coach who put my happiness first. I will be forever grateful that I found David and Megan. Find your happiness in The Happy Runner!'--Charlotte Paul, Professional Triathlete, 2-time Ironman Champion'The Happy Runner mind-set has really helped me to stop fixating on what I want to become and instead appreciate what I have. If we don't enjoy the process, strive in the difficulties, and embrace the mundane, we will be chasing a never-ending finish line, which can only end in defeat. Regardless of your profession or athleticism, this book will remind you that we are enough; we are awesome; and anything that we do on top of that is just extra icing on top of an already delicious cake.'--Keely Henninger, 2018 Winner of the Lake Sonoma 50 Miler and Chuckanut 50K'Megan and David capture the essence of good coaching in The Happy Runner by challenging runners to zoom out and take the long view of their running. From this vantage point, motivation, goals and process all fall into place. By coupling these foundational elements firmly to compassionate self-acceptance, they empower runners to run more joyfully and more successfully. Their enthusiasm for sharing this proven route to more satisfying running is evident on every page, and their expertise shines through their athletes' success stories.'--Liza Howard, Four-Time Winner of USATF National Championships'The Happy Runner is the best running book you'll ever read because it's about so much more than just running: love, death, and above all, happiness.'--Clare Gallagher, Winner of the 2016 Leadville 100 Miler'This book has kept me in the most contented, thoughtful, and kind company through endless hours and situations. It constantly helps me to 'zoom out, ' giggle, smile, and run with total freedom in my heart.'--Meg Mackensie, Professional Trail Runner Read more About the Author David Roche started the Some Work, All Play (SWAP) team in 2013 and is a coach to some of the top trail runners in the world. He has been called one of the best ultramarathon coaches by several running media outlets. His athletes have won some of the biggest trail races, including the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run and the Hardrock 100. He is a two-time national champion, a three-time member of Team USA, and the 2014 USATF Men’s Sub-Ultra Trail Runner of the Year. He is also a contributing editor for Trail Runner Magazine. David graduated from Columbia University with a degree in environmental science and received a master's degree and law degree from Duke University. Megan Roche joined the SWAP coaching team in 2016. She is the 2016 USATF Women’s Ultra Trail Runner of the Year and Sub-Ultra Trail Runner of the Year, a four-time national champion, the North American Mountain Running Champion, and a six-time member of Team USA. She attended Duke University, where she played on the field hockey team and raced on the cross country and track teams before graduating with a degree in neuroscience. Megan received her medical degree from Stanford University in 2018. Read more

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Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance

Pdf Sports Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance

Pdf:Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance.Review Ultrarunning Magazine’s TOP PICK“Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is a breakthrough work that brings together sound scientific principles and years of coaching experience to create the definitive training manual of our time.” ― Dean Karnazes, ultrarunner and author of Ultramarathon Man“Jason Koop masterfully communicates complex science in a way that everyone can understand. So if you’re looking for a technical guide to ultras, look no further than Training Essentials for Ultrarunning.” – Bryon Powell, founder of iRunFar.com and author of Relentless Forward Progress“The best training manual ever written for our sport…Never before has the science of running ultra distances been evaluated and explored in the way that Koop does it in this book…This book may revolutionize how we train for and race long distances…In a word, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is brilliant.” ― Ultrarunning magazine“Jason Koop is one of ultrarunning’s most successful coaches.” ― TrailRunner magazine“Follow the principles Koop outlines and you will not only run your ultra, but own it as well.” ― American Trail Running Association“Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is a look inside the mind of the guy responsible for getting the world’s best ultrarunners to the podium.” ― Outside “A scientific and performance-oriented approach to ultra training and racing… Invaluable for any level of running.” ― Competitor “Many ultrarunners don’t train with a coach [because] most coaches have not raced 100 miles. Not so for Koop, who is an ultramarathon vet and understands what it takes to succeed.” ― Elevation Outdoors“Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is best for intermediate to advanced ultrarunners looking for science-driven information and in-depth explanations of training concepts.” ― TrailRunner magazine“Everyone has an inexhaustible well of grit, guts, and determination, but great training helps, too. If you want to come to Leadville and succeed, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is a book you need to read.” – Ken Chlouber, founder of the Leadville Trail 100 Run“Having Jason Koop as a coach has been exactly what I needed in order to train properly both physically and mentally.” – Kaci Lickteig, professional ultrarunner“Jason Koop ended up being the most important component of my 50/50.” ― Dean Karnazes, ultrarunner and author of Ultramarathon Man“Having Koop as my coach has simplified and amplified my training to new heights.” – Timothy Olson, professional ultrarunner and Western States 100 course record holder“Jason has helped me to be the best athlete I can be, which has often involved mental and emotional training as much as physical. I’m pretty much a wreck without him.” – Dakota Jones, professional ultrarunner“Coach Koop is quietly one of the most influential people in the sport of ultrarunning.” – Dylan Bowman, The North Face athlete, 3x Top Ten Finisher at Western States“One of the preeminent ultrarunning coaches globally…Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is Koop’s offering to those beginning in the sport and those who’ve completed countless ultras the distillation of his philosophy and approach to ultrarunning training and race preparation.” ― Impact magazine“I have been waiting a long time for a book like Jason Koop’s excellent new release, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning. Koop fills a gap in the literature with this comprehensive resource for high-performance ultrarunning, written for serious ultrarunners and coaches.” ― Sarah Lavender Smith, The Runner’s Trip“Every once in a while a training book is published that stands out as a likely candidate to become a classic. Jason Koop and Jim Rutberg have done just this…Training Essentials for Ultrarunning will take a place next to other classics like Lore of Running, Daniels Running Formula, and Hansons Marathon Method as the “go-to” book for ultrarunning training...It’s a valuable and comprehensive guide that represents a landmark in the unique and quirky realities of training for ultrarunning.” ― It’s All About the Vertical“Coach Koop details how to strategically prioritize preparation for ultras, without being distracted by popular physiological manipulation that leads to marginal performance gains. Coach Koop focuses on metrics the athlete has control over as an ultra runner, with the ultimate goal of the athlete embracing the culture of what it means to be an ultra runner.” – Holden S-H. MacRae, PhD, Professor of Sports Medicine, Pepperdine University and High Performance Physiologist for Red Bull Read more Book Description A speed revolution is coming to ultrarunning. Jason Koop, coach to elite ultrarunners, reveals his highly effective method of training for ultramarathon. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Miracle Season

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Pdf:The Miracle Season.Review Through tragedy and triumph we should all aspire to Live Like Line --Neil Hayes, author of When The Game Stands Tall and Chasing Perfection Read more About the Author Author Kathy Bresnahan was the varsity coach at Iowa City West High from 1987 2000 and 2005 2013. She took the Women of Troy to the state tournament seven times and won back-to-back state titles in 2010 & 2011. Brez, as she is affectionately known, was the State Coach of the Year in both championship seasons and was named National Coach of the Year in 2011 by PrepVolleyball.com. She was inducted into the Iowa Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2015. Bresnahan currently resides in Iowa City with her beloved dog Charlie. Read more

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The Volleyball Drill Book

Pdf Sports The Volleyball Drill Book

Pdf:The Volleyball Drill Book.Review 'In The Volleyball Drill Book, the authors have pulled together the drills and insights that have made their teams some of the best in the game. It's my pleasure to recommend this book.' Russ Rose-- Head Coach of Penn State Women's Volleyball 'The Volleyball Drill Book offers time-tested training methods and helps coaches maximize their minutes in the practice gym. It's a must-have in every coach's library.'Larry Bock-- Head Coach, Navy Women's Volleyball 'The AVCA wanted to create a book of drills that would give volleyball coaches all the tools and directions they need to run dynamic and engaging practices. Teri Clemens and Jennifer McDowell have crafted just such a book. The Volleyball Drill Book will make you a better coach!'Kathy DeBoer-- Executive Director American Volleyball Coaches Association 'The Volleyball Drill Book is a well-crafted book by two of volleyball's all-time great coaches. If you want to land the formula for success of championship programs, this book is a great place to start.' Sharon Dingman-- Head Volleyball Coach University of Iowa Read more About the Author The mission of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is to advance the sport of volleyball and its coaches.  The vision of the AVCA is for volleyball to become a mainstream sport in America and for the AVCA to be the epicenter for leadership, advocacy and professional development. The AVCA was incorporated as a private nonprofit educational corporation in 1981. The AVCA currently has over 5,600 members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as in 30 countries.  Eighty percent of college coaches are members of the AVCA, and membership at the high school and club ranks has doubled since 2006.  The AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers. Teri Clemens was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2004. In 14 years of coaching at Washington University, she compiled an impressive overall record of 529-77 and holds the NCAA DIII record for a career winning percentage of .873. Clemens led the Bears to seven national championships, including an unprecedented six consecutive titles from 1991 to 1996. Recognized as the Tachikara/AVCA DIII Coach of the Year in 1991, 1994, and 1996, Clemens is now a highly sought-after and nationally recognized motivational speaker and clinician. She has received the USA Volleyball All-Time Great Award and is also the author of Get With It, Girls! Life Is Competition. Jenny McDowell is the head coach at Emory University. With a career record of 480-122 and a winning percentage of .800 that ranks fourth all time among DIII coaches, McDowell led Emory to a national championship in 2008 and a second-place finish in 2010. She was named the AVCA National Coach of the Year in 2008 and the AVCA Regional Coach of the Year in 2004, 2005, and 2008. Before assuming her position with Emory, McDowell was an assistant coach at the University of Georgia, where she helped lead the Bulldogs to a 128-41 record and eight NCAA Tournament appearances. The first and only Georgia volleyball player to have her number retired, McDowell started the Emory Volleyball Camps, which host more than 1,200 campers each summer. Read more

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Coaching Volleyball For Dummies

Pdf Sports Coaching Volleyball For Dummies

Pdf:Coaching Volleyball For Dummies.About the Author The National Alliance for Youth Sports is America's leading advocate for positive and safe sports for children. It provides a wide range of programs for coaches, administrators, officials, parents, and young athletes. Greg Bach is the Director of Communications for the Alliance. Read more

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ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running

Pdf Sports ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running

Pdf:ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running.Review 'The most exciting and revolutionary book to hit the running community this decade.' -- Toby Tanser, author of Train Hard, Win Easy'ChiRunning is the solution we've all been looking for to maintain high performance and avoid injury.' -- Mark Cucuzzella, M.D., masters winner, 2008 Marine Corps Marathon (2:34) Read more About the Author Danny Dreyer, an esteemed walking and running coach, is a nationally ranked ultramarathon runner. He conducts workshops nationwide and lectures frequently at races and events. He is the coauthor, with Katherine Dreyer, of ChiRunning.Katherine Dreyer has more than thirty years of experience in the health, personal growth, and fitness fields. She partners with Danny to coordinate the international ChiRunning, ChiWalking, and ChiLiving programs. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Hansons First Marathon: Step Up to 26.2 the Hansons Way

Pdf Sports Hansons First Marathon: Step Up to 26.2 the Hansons Way

Pdf:Hansons First Marathon: Step Up to 26.2 the Hansons Way.Review Praise for Hansons Marathon Method and Hansons Half-Marathon Method“Keith and Kevin Hanson have been training professional and amateur distance runners for over 20 years. Last year the brothers, along with Luke Humphrey, an exercise physiologist and one of their coaches, published Hansons Marathon Method. In it, they’ve thrown out just about every standard of the marathon training program…Unlike other marathon training programs, which typically have runs of 20 miles or longer, the Hansons method tops out at 16 miles, an appealing draw.” ― New York Times“You might expect a training program devised by the Hanson brothers, Keith and Kevin, to be a little different than the usual rehashing of principles and schedules. Given the success of athletes from the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, you wouldn’t be surprised if it was effective, too.” ― Runner’s World“With his wealth of knowledge, and the Hanson’s assistance, Luke Humphrey crafts a fantastic book that is easy to digest and understand. The book is a quick read and breaks down the entire program nicely. Hansons Marathon Method is purely based on science. Every single run is an important part of the entire program. There is a strategy and logic to everything the plan calls for you to do.” ― The RUNiverse“Kevin and Keith Hanson have years of experience coaching athletes at many levels. Their knowledge of the sport is evident in their ability to continually develop athletes and take them to the next level. In addition, Luke Humphrey's science background coupled with being a top-tier marathoner brings a unique and beneficial perspective to training. Not only can Luke provide the scientific approach to the training methods, but he's done the workouts and had successful results. The results have been proven at every level, from the beginner to the elite, the Hanson's training system works. With the coaching experience of Kevin and Keith and the science background Luke brings to the table, you have an incredible wealth of knowledge, and arguably one of the best marathon coaching teams in the country.” ― Desiree Davila, Olympic marathoner“Keith and Kevin Hanson, through their passion for the sport of distance running, have developed an amazing history of successful coaching with the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Their insights into their individual athletes and coaching philosophies have enabled athletes like Desi Davila and Brian Sell to successfully compete on the world’s greatest running stages. Even more impressive is the development of what many elite coaches would call “marginally talented runners” who the Hansons have coached up to being national-caliber competitors. Many coaches have systems, but the key to success is the athlete’s belief in that system. That comes with trust. The athletes trust the process and the people directing that process. Luke Humphrey adds the science behind the process, but the implementation of the process is an art perfected one athlete at a time.” ― Greg Meyer, American distance runner and winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons“There is really no minor detail in marathon prep, as anything can be a major issue in the face of a 26-mile run. From how and when to rest, how to fuel, stretches and exercises to work on parts of the body that running misses, gear, and then formulating the actual race strategy, every key detail is addressed. Hansons Marathon Method is the kind of book a rookie marathoner can pick up and use to ensure they reach the starting line feeling like they are ready for the challenge.” ― Run Oregon Read more Book Description One of America’s most well-known running groups, the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, offers its method so anyone can achieve success in running marathons. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Ultimate Beginners Running Guide: The Key To Running Inspired

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Pdf:The Ultimate Beginners Running Guide: The Key To Running Inspired.From the Back Cover 'As an avid half marathoner, I suffered severely from a blood clot in my lung and was certain I would never run again. I turned to Running Inspired to find the confidence I needed to start over as well as expert tips on training, gear, nutrition and hydration. Most importantly, this book helped me to stay motivated and reach my goals. It is an all-inclusive resource for anyone who wants to start exercising, lose weight, or take on a new challenge in the face of adversity.' Sara Wyen Running Coach and Blogger wordstorunby.com 'This entire book can help everyone from the novice runner to the experienced marathoner. I fall somewhere in between and found the book had all the information a runner could want and need to be a better runner. If you too want to run happy, treat your body right during training, and take your running to a higher level — buy this book.' Bess Harrington Certified Personal Trainer and Blogger bessbefit.com 'I was so thankful to find Ryan Robert's book for beginner runners. Moms RUN This Town is a running club with a huge percentage of beginner runners. This easy-to-read guide is exactly what I needed to prepare my new runners with the basic knowledge they need to get started.  Readers will find all the 'must know' topics covered for beginner runners and will definitely leave feeling more knowledgeable, inspired and ready to hit the road.' Pam Burrus Chief Operating Mama Moms RUN This Town momsrunthistown.com 'Whether a beginner, an athlete returning to the sport after a break or a seasoned runner; there really is something for everyone here. Ryan has managed to put a wealth of information into this relatively small book. The fact that it takes into account the mental aspects of the sport, in addition to the physical, makes the book a winner.' Jill Whitaker Running Coach and Blogger jillwillrun.com Read more About the Author Ryan Robert, MA, writes, runs, and edits in Alaska where his main claim to fame is being able to do all three at once. As a teacher and cross-country coach for a decade, and then a firefighter and trainer for firefighters for the Forest Service, he has learned what works with athletes, and what doesn't. 

Ryan logs in almost 1500 miles a year running, and twice that back-country skiing, proving that it is truly possible to run virtually anywhere, anytime. He lives with his editor-in-chief and the two smallest critics in the world in Homer, Alaska. Read more

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Run Forever

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Pdf:Run Forever.In Run Forever, Boston Marathon winner and former Runner's World editor-in-chief Amby Burfoot shares practical advice and wisdom on how to run with greater joy and health for an entire lifetime. Everyone learns how to run at an early age. It's naturally wired into your body. Yet in recent years, running has become complicated by trendy gadgets and doctrine. With a Boston Marathon win and over 100,000 miles run on his resume, Amby Burfoot steers the sport back to its simple roots in Run Forever. From a warm and welcoming perspective, Burfoot provides clear, actionable guidance to runners of every age and ability level. Whether you are a beginner runner or experienced marathoner, Run Forever will show you how to motivate yourself, avoid injuries, increase speed and endurance, and reach your goals. Best of all, you'll enjoy optimal health throughout your life.

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Coaching Girls Lacrosse: 50 Drills Every Coach Should Know

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Pdf:Coaching Girls Lacrosse: 50 Drills Every Coach Should Know.With the rapid growth and increasing popularity of girls’ lacrosse in this country, there are many new coaches being brought to the sport with varying levels of experience. This book was designed with these coaches in mind – it contains 50 different drills that are sure to help your girls master the fundamentals of catching, throwing, shooting, ground balls, defensive and offensive skills. Every coach should have this book to help them plan productive practices that teach essential lacrosse skills. This book will help you accelerate your player’s skill level. It is contains 50 easy to understand drills. From basic catching and throwing drills that can be used in warm-ups; to more comprehensive drills the recreate game like scenarios. This book is a must have for girls lacrosse coaches nationwide.

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Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside With Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, And The University Of Colorado Men's Cross Country Team

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Pdf:Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside With Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, And The University Of Colorado Men's Cross Country Team.Review “Lear's tale of the 1998 Colorado cross country season is part tragedy, part biography and part training window to one of the country's best programs. It deserves its cult-classic status and is worthy of another read every few years.” --Running Times Read more From the Back Cover Top five Best Books About Running, Runner's World Magazine Top three Best Books About Running, readers of Runner's World Magazine (December 2009)At the outset, the 1998 cross country season appeared to hold magnificent promise for the men of the University of Colorado. With 2000 Olympic hopeful Adam Goucher poised for his first-ever NCAA cross country title and the Buffaloes shooting for their first-ever national team title, it seemed that nothing could stand in the way of their victory. But in the rigorous world of top-level collegiate sports, blind misfortune can sabotage the dreams of individuals and teams alike. Plagued by the onset of numerous injuries and the tragic loss of a beloved teammate, the Buffaloes found themselves challenged in ways they could not have foreseen. What they managed to achieve in the face of such adversity is the stuff of legend and glory.In Running with the Buffaloes, writer Chris Lear follows the University of Colorado cross country team during one unforgettable NCAA season. Through unparalleled access to team practices, private moments with the athletes, and the beliefs and teachings of Mark Wetmore - one of the country's most renowned and enigmatic coaches - Lear provides an unprecedented look a the triumphs and heartaches of a perennial national championship contender and the men who will stop at nothing in their quest for excellence. He captures the lives of these young men and offers a glimpse of what drives a gifted runner like Goucher and an iconoclastic coach like Wetmore. Running with the Buffaloes, is, at once, a celebration of a sport and an inspiration to anyone who has ever had the courage to beat the odds and follow a dream. Read more See all Editorial Reviews Product details Paperback: 288 pagesPublisher: Lyons Press; First edition (April 1, 2011)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0762773987ISBN-13: 978-0762773985 Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 139 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,557 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #34 in Books > Sports & Outdoors > Other Team Sports > #150 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Exercise & Fitness > #543 in Books > Sports & Outdoors > Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ? 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Please try again later.Lamb5.0 out of 5 starsUnbelievable November 26, 2017Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseI know many people who will get this book are runners and they will love the running parts, but I am not a runner, once was but in no way to the competitive level even close to this. I am still not sure how the author made this topic so interesting. I mean I couldn’t put the book down and there are parts that are funny, incredibly sad, intense, etc. I recommend this book to everyone. EVERYONE Read more One person found this helpful Helpful Comment Report abuseKundera5.0 out of 5 starsAs inside as inside gets June 22, 2015Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseFull disclosure, I'm a big running fan. I don't think one need be such, though, to enjoy this book. Cross-country is a strange mix of individual ambition and team cohesiveness, and here in the University of Colorado is an embedded account of a season in which both one runner and the team have a chance to be the best in the country. To add to the drama, the team has to recover--psychically and athletically--from a mid-season tragedy that is rare in the sports realm. This as inside an inside account as one can get for a college sports team, and it isn't a series of sugar-coated motivational posters like some of the 'inside' accounts of college football and basketball teams I've read. The writer himself was a phenomenal runner, which must have helped him gain access. Read more One person found this helpful Helpful Comment Report abuseMinnesota Road n TrailTop Contributor: Running4.0 out of 5 starsMakes me wish I would've tried out for cross January 21, 2013Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseI enjoyed this book. It really painted a picture of what it might be like to participate in an elite collegiate running program. The workouts seem brutal with the team riding on the edge of greatness and injury. The author does a good job portraying the thoughts of the runners and coach as the season progresses. I wish there would've been more insight to the activities of the team outside of practices and races. Some of the runners allude to the fact that their days consist of running, studying, eating and sleeping. Maybe they did have very monotonous schedules, but I remember the guys on the cross team at my college and they were pretty crazy. Then again, they weren't nearly on the same level as these guys. Overall, it's well written and is a great example of the success that can come from dedication. Read more 2 people found this helpful Helpful Comment Report abuseDylan Cornelius4.0 out of 5 starsA good solid book about a year in the life of a perennial winning cross country team October 1, 2014Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseA good diary of several months in the life of an elite team leading up to NCAA finals. Great experience of the events that can affect a team and a great story of how much things can change in just a few months time in the world of elite runners. Author didn't seem to impart a great deal of running knowledge, and it would be great if more information were offered about cross country strategy and tactics. Read more 2 people found this helpful Helpful Comment Report abuseSnowdolfin5.0 out of 5 starsMy favorite cross country running book! January 8, 2019Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseIt has been around for a long time but I finally got around to reading it. Loved it! Read more Helpful Comment Report abusemjr6155.0 out of 5 starsSurprising Drama and Emotion August 19, 2002Format: HardcoverVerified PurchaseWhen I was in High School, most of the conventional athletes looked on Cross Country runners as lesser athletes, or worse-yet, nerds that could not do any other sports. Boy, were we wrong.One thing that you learn from this book is that runners are athletes in every sense of the word, more so than successful athletes in many other sports. Lear is a gifted writer, making what many consider a boring,dry sport seem fascinating and, in most cases downright exciting. Although Lear was a schoolboy running sensation himself, that does not come out in his writing. Although he runs and keeps up with these college phenoms, he never brags about his own career or performance, barely mentioning his running past. Although this is a running book, the myriad of behind the scenes plots and personal relationships could be happening in any book, and there is enough action and plot twists to fill a good work of fiction. Believe it or not, this book will make you cheer, laugh and even cry as Lear describes the individual and team succeses and failures. His character development is probably his strongest talent, and based on my experinece , most successful runners are colorful characters. I had real trouble putting this book down, and like any good story, the ending leaves you smiling and feeling inspired. Needless to say, I recommend this book highly. Add a start (that would make 6) if you are a passionate runner yourself. Read more 5 people found this helpful Helpful Comment Report abuseAmazon Customer4.0 out of 5 starsThanks January 31, 2019Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseThanks Read more Helpful Comment Report abuseS. Baugher4.0 out of 5 starsEntertaining running diary September 24, 2015Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseEnjoyed this simple and straightforward story. It is a good motivational story and demonstrates that running requires hard work and can just between you and the road Read more One person found this helpful Helpful Comment Report abuseSee all 139 reviewsWrite a customer review Set up an Amazon Giveaway Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway This item: Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside With Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, And The University Of Colorado Men's Cross Country Team Set up a giveaway What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?Once a Runner: A NovelPaperbackJohn L. Parker Jr.4.3 out of 5 stars383$9.49 Pages with related products. 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Lacrosse Essentials

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Pdf:Lacrosse Essentials.Review 'Many of my attitudes, drills, and practice plans are a direct result of the time that I spent under the tutelage of Coach Kaley. He is the consummate teacher and coach, and his book belongs in your library!'John Danowski-- Duke University Head Coach, Three-Time National Champion 'Coaches and players, both nationally and internationally, have needed a book that details both fundamentals and the finer points of the game. Jack has achieved this goal with Lacrosse Essentials. It deserves to be in every coach's library.'Tom Hayes-- National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Rutgers University Lacrosse Coach, 1975-2000, Two-time USILA Man of the Year 'Jack Kaley is one of the all-time great coaches on the high school, college, post-college, and international levels. Lacrosse Essentials is a great source of lacrosse knowledge for all coaches.' Jack Emmer-- National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Former Army coach 'Lacrosse Essentials is a book every lacrosse coach should read in its entirety. A great resource written by two of the top lacrosse experts who have coaching experience at all levels--youth, high school, collegiate, professional, and international. The book is geared to every level of coaching. All aspects of lacrosse are covered: skill fundamentals, drills with diagrams, and schemes.'Bob Shillinglaw-- University of Delaware Lacrosse Coach, Two-Time USILA Coach of the Year 'Coach Donovan and Coach Kaley have demonstrated again why they are two of the finest lacrosse tacticians around. Lacrosse Essentials is a very thorough presentation of each aspect of our game. It's perfect for youth players and coaches. This book builds up from the fundamentals and brings you to the present-day sets for both defense and offense. I couldn't find a better coaching aid anywhere!'Greg Cannella-- University of Massachusetts Men's Lacrosse Coach, 2006 USILA Coach of the Year 'At long last the lacrosse community has received a well-written guide. Coach Kaley and Coach Donovan are great ambassadors of our game.'Dave Slafkosky-- United States Military Academy, University of Maryland Lacrosse Coach 'Lacrosse Essentials is an important addition to a limited library in our sport. Players, coaches, and fans at all levels will benefit from keeping this book nearby. Hats off to Jack and Rich for this easy-to-read chronicle of individual technique and team development.'Dom Starsia--University of Virginia Lacrosse Coach Read more About the Author Jack B. Kaley is the all-time leader in winning percentage (84%) for Division I and II universities and has been the head coach for the German national lacrosse team since 2002. His record of 185-33 at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) occurred at an academic institution that had discontinued men's lacrosse in 1978. His efforts in recruiting student-athletes to a commuter school as a part-time coach with limited resources showed positive results in the 1993 inaugural season with a No. 5 national ranking followed by an undefeated regular season in 1994, which culminated in the first of six National Championship appearances. This launched a 17-year run of excellence, which included four National Championships, a record four-time recognition as National Coach of the Year, and 75 All-American selections. Kaley amassed a 507-176 record while coaching Lynbrook High School, East Meadow High School, Long Island Lacrosse Club, Hampstead Lacrosse Club, and the German National Team. He lives in Westbury, New York. Rich Donovan is an assistant coach for the German National Lacrosse Team; the boys' lacrosse coach at The Wheatley School in Long Island, New York; and an official with the Nassau County Lacrosse Officials Association. He began his career in lacrosse at East Meadow High School in New York and then played for the University of Massachusetts (1975-78), where he was a team captain, four-year varsity starter and letter winner on a team that enjoyed two NCAA tournament appearances. He began his coaching career at the University of Massachusetts in 1979 and had subsequent coaching jobs at CW Post College from 1983 to 1985, Hofstra University from 1986 to 1995, and several high schools in Long Island from 1980 to 1982 and from 1996 to the present, and Bridgeport Barrage (Major Lacrosse League) in 2002. Richard lives in East Meadow, New York. Read more

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Runner's World Training Journal: A Daily Dose of Motivation, Training Tips & Running Wisdom for Every Kind of Runner--From Fitness Runners to Competitive Racers

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Pdf:Runner's World Training Journal: A Daily Dose of Motivation, Training Tips & Running Wisdom for Every Kind of Runner--From Fitness Runners to Competitive Racers.About the Author RUNNER'S WORLD is the world's leading running magazine, with 10 international editions and a global circulation of 3.5 million. Read more

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Spartan Fit!: 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit.

Pdf Sports Spartan Fit!: 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit.

Pdf:Spartan Fit!: 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit..From the best-selling author of Spartan Up!, a complete 30-day workout and diet plan to help you reach peak performance. Joe De Sena designed the Spartan races to test overall conditioning: strength, flexibility, endurance, and speed. His signature take-no-prisoners approach to achieving physical and mental fitness has taken the endurance world by storm and inspired millions. Now, in Spartan Fit!, De Sena breaks down that approach and gives listeners the tools they need to conquer the course and life, including: A 30-day workout and diet plan to prepare for the Spartan Sprint - or just to get you in shape Full-body workouts requiring no gym and no weights How to build on one race to the next Inspiring, motivating stories of Spartans A complete Spartan training guide, Spartan Fit! will arm listeners with the strength, knowledge, and grit to never question their potential again.

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Leading: Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United

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Pdf:Leading: Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United.After an astonishing career - first in Scotland and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club - Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading, in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draw out lessons anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success. From hiring practices to firing decisions, from dealing with transition to teamwork, from mastering the boardroom to responding to failure and adversity, Leading is as inspiring as it is practical and a go-to reference for any leader in business, sports, and life.

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Middle School Field Hockey Rules

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Pdf:Middle School Field Hockey Rules.The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is the ultimate authority for the rules governing the sport of field hockey. The FIH publishes the Rules of Hockey.Middle schools often play by rules specifically created for the complexity of the high school game because they assume they should play by the high school rules. To address this mistake, Umpire Hockey decided to create and publish a book especially for middle schools.Middle School Field Hockey Rules includes the full text of the Rules of Hockey and a list of modifications that take into account the special safety and skill level concerns regarding middle school student-athletes and the budgetary realities middle school athletic programs face that might otherwise restrict the growth of field hockey. In short, it is less expensive and safer to play field hockey games using Middle School Field Hockey Rules than those created to govern the complexities of varsity high school competitions.

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Field Hockey: Understanding the Game

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Pdf:Field Hockey: Understanding the Game.About the Author Cris Maloney brings four decades of field hockey experience as a player, player coach, umpire, and umpire coach to the pages of this great book. Among other things, he is the author of the High-Performance Umpiring & Current Rules online course available via computer, tablet, or smartphone from UmpireHockey.com, created and serves as editor of the Ask The Umpire feature on USA Field Hockey’s website, created the JUMP IN umpire training program, founded New Jersey’s Garden State Games Field Hockey Event, and has served as the play-by-play announcer at international events hosted by USA Field Hockey. Read more

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Middle School Field Hockey Rules

Pdf Sports Middle School Field Hockey Rules

Pdf:Middle School Field Hockey Rules.About the Author This book was edited by field hockey evangelist Cris Maloney, author of FIELD HOCKEY: UNDERSTANDING THE GAME, FIELD HOCKEY: THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE, and JUMP IN: BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO FIELD HOCKEY UMPIRING. Maloney is a nationally certified Umpire Coach, who brings four decades of experience as a player, coach, and umpire to the pages of MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY RULES. Read more

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Field Hockey Techniques & Tactics

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Pdf:Field Hockey Techniques & Tactics.Review ''This is an innovative book that explains the finer points of hockey in a straightforward, logical manner while acknowledging the all-important basic skills of the game. The book is unique because it is written by a former player who has been very successful at all levels of the game. She incorporates the experience, advice, and knowledge of a number of specific skill experts who have excelled in the sport at the highest level. There is something valuable in this book for players of all ages and stages.'''''This is an innovative book that explains the finer points of hockey in a straightforward, logical manner while acknowledging the all-important basic skills of the game. The book is unique because it is written by a former player who has been very successful at all levels of the game. She incorporates the experience, advice, and knowledge of a number of specific skill experts who have excelled in the sport at the highest level. There is something valuable in this book for players of all ages and stages.''' Rechelle Hawkes OAMOlympic gold medalist (1988, 1996, 2000), former Hockeyroos captain and veteran of 279 international matches (1985-2000) '''Claire Mitchell-Taverner has successfully used her experience as a player and her association with other great players to lucidly outline how hockey can and should be played. Every hockey enthusiast can learn something from this book. I know I did.''' Dr. Richard CharlesworthFormer coach of Australian Women's Hockey Team (1993-2000)World cup champions (1994, 1998), Olympic gold medalists (1996 and 2000) ' Read more Review ' ''This is an innovative book that explains the finer points of hockey in a straightforward, logical manner while acknowledging the all-important basic skills of the game. The book is unique because it is written by a former player who has been very successful at all levels of the game. She incorporates the experience, advice, and knowledge of a number of specific skill experts who have excelled in the sport at the highest level. There is something valuable in this book for players of all ages and stages.''Rechelle Hawkes OAMOlympic gold medalist (1988, 1996, 2000), former Hockeyroos captain and veteran of 279 international matches (1985-2000)''Claire Mitchell-Taverner has successfully used her experience as a player and her association with other great players to lucidly outline how hockey can and should be played. Every hockey enthusiast can learn something from this book. I know I did.'' Dr. Richard CharlesworthFormer coach of Australian Women's Hockey Team (1993-2000)World cup champions (1994, 1998), Olympic gold medalists (1996 and 2000) ' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Field Hockey: The Beginner's Guide: B&W Edition

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Pdf:Field Hockey: The Beginner's Guide: B&W Edition.About the Author Cris Maloney is the author of Field Hockey: Understanding the Game, JUMP IN! A Beginner’s Guide To Field Hockey Umpiring, Middle School Field Hockey Rules, and Field Hockey: The Beginner’s Guide. Mr. Maloney began playing field hockey while in college, where he became a nationally certified umpire in 1977, after success as a Track & Field at Moorestown High School, Moorestown, NJ (he was a 1975 All American). In the 1980s, Maloney founded New Jersey’s Garden State Games Field Hockey Event, served as an assistant coach to two undefeated, gold medal field hockey teams in United States Olympic Committee national sports festivals, attended an Olympic Solidarity Coaching seminar offered by the International Olympic Committee where he presented his paper titled Field Hockey: The First 30-Minutes, and began doing play-by-play and color announcing at international field hockey games. Later he became a nationally certified Level II Umpire Coach. Always an innovator, in 2003 Maloney was the first field hockey assigner to use web-based technology to assign umpires to field hockey games. He was the first, in 2005, to recommend, use, and supervise the use of walkie-talkies during high school games. In 2013 he organized the first Hockey5s league in the USA. In 2014, he created a version of field hockey he calls Super6s – which is a combination of the indoor and outdoor games that favors simplified rules and continuous action that can be played by children and adults. Maloney is the owner of UmpireHockey.com, and produces on online rules course for players, coaches, and umpires. Maloney runs programs to introduce field hockey to boys and girls in central New Jersey. Read more

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Field Hockey: Thinking Outside The Box

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Pdf:Field Hockey: Thinking Outside The Box.About the Author Erica Crell is currently an assistant coach for Widener University. She is a goalkeeping coach for a local club team. She is also USFHA Level II Certified. Crell served for three years as an assistant coach and goalkeeping specialist for the University of Delaware. She played a big role in Delaware's amazing turnaround in 2009 where the team captured the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Throughout her professional career, Crell has spent time working with area field hockey teams. Prior to Delaware, Crell was a goalkeeping consultant at Lebanon Valley College where she helped lead the team to the 2004 Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament. Her first college coaching position was as an assistant coach specializing in goalkeeping for Princeton University. She helped the team win the Ivy League Division and earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Crell has also served as the head goalkeeping coach with the United States Field Hockey Association Future's Program in New Jersey for eight years and later served as an assistant coach or head coach for the program in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Read more

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The Field Hockey Psychology Workbook: How to Use Advanced Sports Psychology to Succeed on the Hockey Field

Pdf Sports The Field Hockey Psychology Workbook: How to Use Advanced Sports Psychology to Succeed on the Hockey Field

Pdf:The Field Hockey Psychology Workbook: How to Use Advanced Sports Psychology to Succeed on the Hockey Field.THE ONLY SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY WORKBOOK THAT’S EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED FOR FIELD HOCKEY PLAYERS TO BUILD MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND BOOST THEIR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE Players hear it all the time… "Field Hockey is 90% Mental, and 10% Physical” "It's All in Your Head" "The Only One that Can Stop You is You" "You have to be Mentally Tough!" But what exactly do those sayings mean??? Without something concrete, it's difficult for players to understand what it specifically takes to have a mental approach primed for success. And rather than have a debate with someone who knows nothing about mental training or sports psychology... or read about theories and mental hacks that may or may not work off some random website...why not use a detailed, interactive, and engaging workbook that shows and teaches athletes how specific Sports Psychology concepts directly impact their performance on the hockey field? That's exactly what you've found here! Through 10 Dynamic Exercises... we take athlete's on a journey through the Most debilitating Mental and Emotional Obstacles faced by the Vast Majority of Competitors including: -Decreased Levels in Motivation -Lack of Goal-Setting Capability -Suppressing Unwanted Thoughts -An Inability to get "In a Zone" -Experiencing Overwhelming Pre-Game Jitters, Nerves, and Anxiety -Overcoming Serious and Debilitating Injuries -Zero Formal Education of Necessary Mental Skills such as Mental Imagery and Self-Talk -Playing without Confidence -Not Being Able to Focus when it Matters Most When Athletes Suffer and become Victim to one or multiple issues mentioned above...it becomes Incredibly Difficult for them to maintain a positive frame of mind not only in sports but in life in general. And unfortunately in society today all athletes are under the spot light as they are judged by many of their friends, family, and peers by the level of success they have on the field, which makes it absolutely crucial for athletes to be mentally tough and resilient. Thus, after completing our workbook athletes will undoubtedly be equipped with the Mental Tools to: 1. Develop Supreme Confidence in their Skills and Abilities to Flourish 2. Build Mental Toughness and Resilience to Overcome Obstacles 3. Learn to Handle Intense Pressure and Paralyzing Adversity 4. Conquer their Crippling Fears and Severe Anxiety 5. Be Mentally Ready to Compete and Dominate their Competition 6. Come Back from Injury Better and Stronger than Before 7. Be Overflowing with Motivation and Surpass their Athletic Goals Whether you’re a male or female athlete looking for ways to improve your skills and ability (middle school, high school, or collegiate skill level)…A coach or trainer in search of avenues to improve your teams performance…or a parent trying to help your son or daughter accomplish their goals and dreams…THIS IS THE WORKBOOK YOU'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR! Choking Under Pressure During Crucial Moments of a Game, Sitting on the Bench Game after Game despite All your Hard Work and Effort, Becoming accustomed to Losing Over and Over, not Stepping Up when the team Needs it Most, and being Unable to see any Progress toward Improving and Reaching Success can be EXTEMELY PAINFUL, DISAPPOINTING, and DISCOURAGING. This STOPS TODAY! Fulfill your Potential, and Finally Play Great the way you've Always Envisioned. Available in Kindle and Paperback Edition

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How to Play Hockey: A Step-By-Step Guide (Jarrold Sports)

Pdf Sports How to Play Hockey: A Step-By-Step Guide (Jarrold Sports)

Pdf:How to Play Hockey: A Step-By-Step Guide (Jarrold Sports).This series is designed to supplement the actual play or coaching of dozens of sports and activities. Full color figure drawings and diagrams take the mystery from effective techniques, bringing the beginner to competitive status in a minimum time period. Read more

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How to Play Hockey: Learn How You Can Quickly & Easily Master Playing Hockey The Right Way Even If You’re a Beginner, This New & Simple to Follow Guide Teaches You How Without Failing

Pdf Sports How to Play Hockey: Learn How You Can Quickly & Easily Master Playing Hockey The Right Way Even If You’re a Beginner, This New & Simple to Follow Guide Teaches You How Without Failing

Pdf:How to Play Hockey: Learn How You Can Quickly & Easily Master Playing Hockey The Right Way Even If You’re a Beginner, This New & Simple to Follow Guide Teaches You How Without Failing.How to Play Hockey: Learn How You Can Quickly & Easily Master Playing Hockey The Right Way Even If You’re a Beginner, This New & Simple to Follow Guide Teaches You How Without Failing...Why is this a #1 bestseller? Because it is an easy-to-follow, easy-to-stick-to, truly simple approach to learning how to play hockey that eliminates the complexity and tendency to leave readers wanting more. If you can understand a traffic light, you can understand and apply this simple information without hard work, embarrassment or failure.Scroll to the top and Click the Buy Button Now and quickly and easily start learning how to play hockey starting right now today!

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Winning Roller Hockey: Techniques, Tactics, Training

Pdf Sports Winning Roller Hockey: Techniques, Tactics, Training

Pdf:Winning Roller Hockey: Techniques, Tactics, Training.From the Publisher 'A comprehensive overview of roller hockey with excellent tips, drills, and instruction for potential roller hockey players of all ages!' Bobby Hull Instructional Editor, Roller Hockey magazine 1994 RHI Coach of the Year 'Winning Roller Hockey is a tremendous resource. An extremely well-organized book that offers coaches and players practical teaching tools and tips in a planned teaching progression.' Paul O'Dacre Managing Director Huron Hockey School Read more About the Author Dave Easter knows what it takes to teach winning roller hockey. Currently the Manager of In-Line Hockey for the Canadian Hockey Association, he coached the Men’s Canadian National In-Line Team to silver medals in the 1995 and 1996 World Championships and also helped steer the junior team to a gold medal in the 1996 World Championships. An NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Advanced Level Hockey Coach, Easter also coached in the Western Junior B Ice Hockey League in Ontario, Canada, for five years and served as coaching coordinator for the Chatham Minor League Hockey Association in 1994. He has coached the Men’s In-Line National Team as part of his participation in the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA) Program of Excellence, the organization’s in-line equivalent of its enormously successful ice hockey program. Easter is a member of the Canadian Hockey Association and the Canadian Professional Coaching Association. An internationally respected ambassador of roller hockey, Easter also has been invited on several occasions to teach the sport in Australia. As a player, he competed for three years at the Junior B level and for four years as a member of the University of Windsor hockey team. Easter and his wife Carole live in Chatham, Ontario, with their three children: Jill, Derek, and Jenna. In his leisure time Easter enjoys golf, reading, and family activities. Dr. K. Vern Stenlund is one of the world’s leading hockey instructors. He has played professional hockey and has coached the sport at all levels. He is also a consultant to the Huron Hockey School and has recently been appointed to the position of Director, Program Development, at Huron. A first-round choice of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, Stenlund led the team in scoring with 119 points during the 1975-76 season. A second-round pick by the NHL’s California Golden Seals in 1976, Stenlund eventually played for the Cleveland Barons of the NHL as well as for the Central Hockey League’s Phoenix Roadrunners and Salt Lake City Eagles. Stenlund began his coaching career directing the London Southwest Midgets of the Ontario Minor League Hockey Association to a provincial championship in 1981-82. He has also coached at both the university and junior levels in Canada and directed the Windsor Bulldogs to a regular season title in 1990-91. Since 1992 he has been head coach of the league-champion Leamington Flyers of the Western Junior B League. Stenlund is an assistant professor of education at the University of Windsor. He received an EdD from the University of Michigan in 1994. A former area scout for the NHL’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Stenlund is a consultant for Vitality Alliance (formerly the Praxis Group of Provo, Utah). Read more

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Best Goalie Evr: Blank Lined Journal To Write In Hockey Notebook

Pdf Sports Best Goalie Evr: Blank Lined Journal To Write In Hockey Notebook

Pdf:Best Goalie Evr: Blank Lined Journal To Write In Hockey Notebook.This unique and funny journal notebook is sure to put a smile on someone's face.With a full-color soft cover this 6x9 108 lined pages paperback notebook is as practical as it is cute! The ideal size for lined journals for meetings, to do lists or even a diary. Makes an excellent gift for birthdays, Christmas, coworkers or any special occasion.

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The Art of Hurling: Insights into Success From the Managers

Pdf Sports The Art of Hurling: Insights into Success From the Managers

Pdf:The Art of Hurling: Insights into Success From the Managers.Uncovers ideas and methods from some of hurling's most successful managers. Tracing the evolution of hurling managers from the 1970s up to the present day, Whelan has spoken to some of the game's most enlightened thinkers, who not only won All-Irelands or provincial titles in unique circumstances, but often ended decades-long losing streaks, usually bringing success within a season or two.

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The Art and Science of Staff Fighting: A Complete Instructional Guide

Pdf Sports The Art and Science of Staff Fighting: A Complete Instructional Guide

Pdf:The Art and Science of Staff Fighting: A Complete Instructional Guide.Review 'A treasure trove of knowledge . . . something for every level. One of the most comprehensive staff fighting books.' (Michael Gallagher, USA Taekwondo national weapons champion)'Expertise shines through this detailed coaching text, which imparts clear instructions, a sense of motivation, and a can-do attitude.' (Melissa Wuske Foreword Reviews)'That rarest of martial arts publications . . . a fully developed training system.' (Chris Baglieri, Senior martial arts instructor) Read more About the Author Joe Varady is a fifth-degree black belt with over thirty years of experience in martial arts. He has trained in numerous Eastern and Western disciplines, including karate, judo, eskrima, boxing, fencing, and long sword. He has won numerous awards competing in full-contact weapons tournaments around the world. Joe holds a master's degree in elementary education. He is the head instructor at Satori Dojo and Modern Gladiatorial Arts. Joe Varady resides in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Read more

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Fencing: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Sports Series)

Pdf Sports Fencing: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Sports Series)

Pdf:Fencing: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Sports Series).Review 'I am very impressed. This is a very good do-it-yourself book for beginners who lack the assistance of a coach. The basics are sound; the training program should improve even an experienced fencer. I am going to use a few of the training tips myself!'Abrahamson Gï¿Å'ranMember of the technical commission, International Fencing FederationVice President, Swedish Fencing FederationSilver and bronze world championship veteran (1997, 1998)'A valuable manual both for the individual learning fencing and to stimulate and help coaches. Elaine Cheris draws on her experience as both a coach and Olympic competitor. The combination results in a book that will be of great service to those seriously wanting to fence.' Peter JacobsSecretary/ Treasurer and member of Executive Committee of the International Fencing Federation'A refreshing introduction to the sport and pastime of fencing. The book compares fencing with various sports and activities to help understand the exercises. It will help young instructors willing to embark on a unique form of coaching, teaching, and training. It stresses mobility of hands and feet and points to the importance of balance at all times. Generally, I would say we look at a democratization of fencing.' Carl SchwendeVice President of Honor and member of Executive Committee of the International Fencing Federation Read more From the Publisher “I am very impressed. This is a very good do-it-yourself book for beginners who lack the assistance of a coach. The basics are sound; the training program should improve even an experienced fencer. I am going to use a few of the training tips myself!” Abrahamson Gôran Member of the technical commission, International Fencing Federation Vice President, Swedish Fencing Federation Silver and bronze world championship veteran (1997, 1998) “A valuable manual both for the individual learning fencing and to stimulate and help coaches. Elaine Cheris draws on her experience as both a coach and Olympic competitor. The combination encourages this book will be of great service to those seriously wanting to fence.” Peter Jacobs Secretary/ Treasurer and member of Executive Committee of the International Fencing Federation “A refreshing introduction to the sport and pastime of fencing. The book compares fencing with various sports and activities to help understand the exercises. It will help young instructors willing to embark on a unique form of coaching, teaching, and training. It stresses mobility of hands and feet and points to the importance of balance at all times. Generally, I would say we look at a democratization of fencing.” Carl Schwende Vice President of Honor and member of Executive Committee of the International Fencing Federation Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Highland Broadsword: Lessons, Drills, and Practices

Pdf Sports Highland Broadsword: Lessons, Drills, and Practices

Pdf:Highland Broadsword: Lessons, Drills, and Practices.About the Author Christopher Thompson is the author of Lannaireachd:Gaelic Swordsmanship, a training manual on the use of the Highland broadsword. A resident of Portland, Maine, Thompson is the president of the Cateran Society, a national organization that promotes historical fencing with Highland weapons. Read more

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Fencing: Essential Skills Training

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Pdf:Fencing: Essential Skills Training.Fencing is a sport that demands a high degree of discipline, concentration, and co-ordination, not to mention considerable skill. In this book, Ed Rogers has provided a range of training exercises to enable fencers to practice skills in a logical and progressive manner. Covering foil, sabre, and épée in turn, the exercises work from the basics of on guard and control of the weapon, through simple attacks, to parries, ripostes, counter-ripostes, and compound attacks. The exercises can be used by two fencers of similar ability, or by coach and pupil, thereby offering an invaluable aid for students and coaches alike.

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A Basic Fencing Companion

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Pdf:A Basic Fencing Companion.About the Author Fencing Master Paul Sise, the author of A Basic Foil Companion, holds the titles of Maître d’Epee and Prevot d’Armes from the International Academy of Arms and the US Fencing Coaches Association. He also holds Level 3 Certifications in all three weapons from the USA Fencing Coaches College. He is certified as a Level 3 Armorer by the Armorers College. Paul has been a member of the US Fencing Coaches Association’s Certification and Accreditation Board since 2011. He regularly teaches coaching clinics in the New England area. He is the owner and head coach of Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy in Western Massachusetts. Read more

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Cutting with the Medieval Sword: Theory and Application

Pdf Sports Cutting with the Medieval Sword: Theory and Application

Pdf:Cutting with the Medieval Sword: Theory and Application.Review 'A landmark book. The study of the sword is an endless journey - but this essential book will take you quickly and far down that road.'- Howard Waddell, owner, Albion Swords'This is a fantastic book, and you should have a copy of it in your bookcase. If I were to list everything I like about the book, my list would have more bullet points than the book has pages. There is nothing to dislike about it.'- Keith Farrell, author of  Scottish Broadsword and British Singlestick and the award-winning AHA German Longsword Study Guide'In the end,despite my affection for and participation in the sportive side of HEMA, I'm a martial artist training to be a swordsman. Without understanding the workings of a real sword--sharp, lithe, and beautiful--how could I ever consider myself one? This book will help you bridge this gap, the same way Mike has helped me over the last seven years.'- Jake Norwood, world renowned HEMA competitor, multi-tournament champion and teacher'This book is a MUST HAVE for any Historical European Martial Arts enthusiast! I have been anticipating this book for quite a while, and Mr. Edelson delivered more than I anticipated. This is by far the best book on the principals, theory and application of the use of the European longsword ever to be released. It is so much more than learning how to cut tatami effectively.'- Tracy Mellow, author of The Flower of Battle: MS Ludwig XV1'Edelson's book is singular in its attempts to inform and guide the practitioner through a synthesis of centuries-old knowledge and modern science, to foster realistic sword training, in a clear methodical manner. It is highly recommended to any fencers of any discipline.'- Tristan Zukowski, Principal Instructor, NYHFA NYC'Clear, Concise, Technical. Edelson's skill at technical writing really shines here. I'm hard pressed to find a comparable martial arts manual that scans so easily and instructs so clearly. Like his excellent novels, it's hard not to read it from cover to cover in one sitting.'- Christian Trosclair, HEMA researcher and translator (featured on Wiktenauer)'This book lays out complicated principles and complex body mechanics in a simple, easy to understand way; this is a skill that indicates true knowledge in the subject material.'- Scott Barb, Head of Curriculum, Broken Plow Historical Fencing'Michael Edelson's decades of training in sword arts has given him not only the knowledge of how to use these weapons, but also the knowledge of how to pass on these skills to other people. This book is a valuable resource for the historical martial arts community and to anyone wanting to understand in clear terms the proper ways in which to use medieval swords.'- Phillip Martin, Cutting Instructor, Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship and frequent cutting tournament medalist. Read more About the Author Michael Edelson is a lifelong student of martial arts with over 30 years of experience. He is a world renowned practitioner and teacher of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) and is the founder and principal instructor of the New York Historical Fencing Association. He is best known for his work in body mechanics and cutting, and has taught seminars and workshops on these subjects in North America and Europe. michaeledelson.netfacebook.com/michaeledelsonauthor/ Read more

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The Swordsman's Companion

Pdf Sports The Swordsman's Companion

Pdf:The Swordsman's Companion.A complete beginner's guide to training in medieval Italian longsword. This book covers everything from choosing a sword, to warming up, to fencing. Full of set drills and clear descriptions, this book has been the standard work on the subject since it first came out in 2004. As a technical manual it has been largely superceded by The Medieval Longsword, which came out in 2014, but it is unsurpassed as a general guide to how and why you should train swordsmanship.

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The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial Arts

Pdf Sports The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial Arts

Pdf:The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial Arts.Review 'A comprehensive guide to the rewarding pursuit of historical martial arts, from choosing a source, study and research of historical manuals to developing and conducting a training program that serves your purpose best. Benefit from the experience of one of the most accomplished experts in the field. A must-read for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.' Roland Warzecha, DIMICATOR“Guy is one of the best authors writing about martial arts today. He offers a unique blend of knowledge and experience, always with an emphasis on safety. Guy really sets the standard for realizing historical training manuals, but in this book, he presents the reader with a broad based primer historical European martial arts. A great book and a good read.” — James Sanderson “Though focused on historical European sword fighting this book is an excellent handbook on learning any martial art. As a four decade student of martial arts I especially appreciated his section on developing your own drills and his constant emphasis on safety. In short a guy who knows his stuff (Couldn’t resist.) I purchased a pre-release copy that’s how I can review a book that came out yesterday.”– “Rocky” “This is a great introduction for anyone interested in getting into learning historical martial arts. Guy has many other excellent books covering various specific historical masters or weapon systems, but this book explains the thinking and process involved in recreating any historical martial art from historical sources. Guy covers topics such as how to read and interpret historical source material, how to construct a core drill, organize a practice group or teach a class as well as principles for monitoring your own skill level and determining what to focus on to improve.” — David Tehan “Once again Guy has written an excellent book on Historical Martial Arts. This one distils his 20+ years in studying historical texts and applying them using today’s training methods, to provide beginners and more advanced students alike with the skills they need to take a manuscript, interpret it and develop and deliver a training course on it. I’ve been lucky enough to train with Guy at several workshops he’s run and this book feels like I am back in one of his classes, put now I’m getting the expanded and in-depth theory as well as the practice. Well worth the read for anyone into historical martial arts or those who want to improve their training in any discipline.”– “SLW” “This is the book I wish I had when I started my journey into historical martial arts three decades ago. With the exploding popularity of the subject, we’re seeing an abundance of translations and interpretations of the source material, but very few core sources on how to actually go about using them effectively. This book organizes these elements into a foundation for a personal practice, a study group, a school, or beyond. As an experienced practitioner, it’s helped me reset my priorities and add depth to my practice. If you’re new to the field, all I can say is start here.” — Eric Mauer   Read more

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By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions

Pdf Sports By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions

Pdf:By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions.From Publishers Weekly Cohen's enthusiastic history of the sword and of swordplay captures the adventure, romance, danger and intrigue that the weapon has represented throughout world history. The narrative contains superheroes, villains, underdogs, spies, alchemists, movie stars and champions. Rather than use a purely chronological structure, Cohen (who has written for the New Yorker) takes apart many of the influences that fencing has had on society and vice versa. Barely a subject escapes his eyes: metallurgy and the quest for a sword that would hold its edge and remain strong; the damage swords can do to a body (including purposeful gashes across the cheek); judicial duels (it was believed that God would intervene on behalf of the innocent party, who would win regardless of fencing ability); the history of the Musketeers; swashbuckling movies; modern sport fencing (which countries and even families reign supreme and why), Fascists (Mussolini and many higher-ups in Hitler's regime fenced), cheating and the Olympics. Staying away from an impersonal history, the author extends his own involvement with the sport he was on the British Olympic team four times (1972, 1976, 1980 and 1984) by visiting as many of his subjects as he can, from the historically superior sword-making city of Toledo to Gretel Bergmann, a figure in a Nazi fencing scandal. There are copious playful asides as footnotes filling the reader in on wonderful facts and anecdotes. For those with even a casual interest in fencing, Cohen's work will be a delightful read; he brings the daunting breadth of the history of the sword within easy reach of the curious. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Library Journal The culture of the sword has given us everything from words like prizefight and freelance to such customs as shaking hands, the military salute, or men buttoning their coats on the right. Cohen's exuberant history of swordplay begins with an account of his own 1972 'duel' in London, then leaps into the story of civilization as measured through the evolving technology and customs around broadswords, armor, lances, foils, sabers, rapiers, and epees. Readers wanting only to escape into chivalric tales from Musketeer days will not be disappointed; however, the polished writing and masterly use of centuries of anecdote should lure them through equally vivid sections on Roman gladiators, medieval knights, Japanese Samurai, and the swashbuckling crazes in Italy, Spain, France, England, and Hollywood. (According to Cohen, a British publisher and Olympic fencer, actors Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Jr. were exceptional fencers, while Tyrone Power might not have opened a pi$ata without a sword double.) Cohen perhaps didn't need to explore the sword proficiencies of American presidents, but this is a small matter in a work so rich in social history: Cohen investigates the sword duels of Ben Johnson and Voltaire and the real source of Cardinal Richelieu's hatred of sword dueling. A fascinating story told with literary verve and the pride of a longtime practitioner; highly recommended.Nathan Ward, 'Library Journal' Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Saber Exercise 1914

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Pdf:Saber Exercise 1914.General George S. Patton, Jr. wrote this Army training manual, "Saber Exercise, 1914," while still a young lieutenant and fencing instructor at the Mounted Service School in Fort Riley, Kansas. Patton's affinity for swordsmanship came naturally. His grandfather, Confederate Colonel George Smith Patton, Sr., was mortally wounded at the Third Battle of Winchester while wielding a sword and leading his men into combat. Before writing this manual Patton had already achieved celebrity status, having placed fifth in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. His event was the Pentathlon combining military skills at which he excelled, including horseback riding and fencing. After the Olympics Patton studied in France with the finest fencing master in Europe. When Patton returned to the states he designed the Patton Saber. The War Department ordered 20,000 of them in 1913. He was next assigned to the Mounted Service School at Fort Riley where he was designated "Master of the Sword," the first Army officer to receive this honor. "Saber Exercise 1914" is an historical treasure. But it is also a fine instruction in the art of fencing, useful to contemporary students wanting to learn this age-old martial art from the master himself, George Patton.

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How To Do Chi Sao: Wing Chun Sticky Hands (Self Defense Series)

Pdf Sports How To Do Chi Sao: Wing Chun Sticky Hands (Self Defense Series)

Pdf:How To Do Chi Sao: Wing Chun Sticky Hands (Self Defense Series).From the Author I have had an interest in Martial Arts since I was a child and as a learned more about the different styles I favored a few of of them for their practical use in self defense / street fighting application. One of these is Jeet Kune Do.Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do has a strong tie to Wing Chun, and although his 'form' discards much of the drills from a great many Martial Arts one of the few it does keep is Chi Sao.Chi Sao (Sticky Hands) is a Wing Chun Kung Fu training exercise used to develop touch sensitivity (as well as having many other benefits). Enhancing this ability will enable you to read your opponent's intentions and respond to his movements much faster than you could by eye alone.The aim of this publication is to enable the users to self-learn Chi Sao in a way where it is applicable to real fighting scenarios, and to do so to a standard where they can then continue to progress on their own. It does not attempt to delve into the inner workings of Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do or any other fighting methods.I feel that it is necessary to state that my intention for this book, like all my books, is NOT to replace a trained instructor. Everyone knows that trying to teach yourself any skill from a book can never replace the value of a good instructor, and it is no different here - however - if you do not have access to an instructor (for whatever reason) and/or want some training ideas and/or tips then this book is for you. Ideally you could try the ideas out and get your instructor to correct your mistakes / help coach you to be better.It is recommended to use this book in conjunction with or as supplementary training to you choses style of martial arts.The contents of How to Do Chi Sao are given in a specific order. It starts with basic positioning, progresses through numerous drills, and then moves onto Free Flowing Chi Sao. Follow this order for maximum benefit.I hope that you find the following exercises helpful in the development of your martial arts training whether it be Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, or any other style. I truly believe that no matter what your discipline is, the practice of Chi Sao can only enhance your ability.Sincerely,Sam Fury. Read more About the Author Sam has had an interest in self-preservation and survival for as long as he can remember. This has lead to years of training and career-related experience in related subjects.He describes himself as a 'Survivalist, Minimalist, Traveler' and spends his time traveling the world and refining his skills. He has studied Martial Arts with the masters in China and the Philippines. Sam has also trained with experts in wilderness medicine, survival, alternative healing, white water rescue, climbing, parkour, and more.Now he shares his knowledge with the world through his books.Follow and Connect with Sam FuryAmazon.com/Sam-Fury/e/B00C8Z4U8S (full book catalogue)Facebook.com/AuthorSumFury (book promotions)SurvivalFitnessPlan.com (website) Read more

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Historical European Martial Arts in Its Context: Single-Combat, Duels, Tournaments, Self-Defense, War, Masters and Their Treatises

Pdf Sports Historical European Martial Arts in Its Context: Single-Combat, Duels, Tournaments, Self-Defense, War, Masters and Their Treatises

Pdf:Historical European Martial Arts in Its Context: Single-Combat, Duels, Tournaments, Self-Defense, War, Masters and Their Treatises.Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is based on reading source material to recreate the lost martial arts of Europe. While reading the treatises and performing depicted techniques helps understand HEMA, there is more to it. The sources were not written and illustrated in a vacuum, but rather in a rich and complicated world. Historical European Martial Arts in its Context places the sources in a time and place with details about single-combat, duels, tournaments, self-defense, war as well as the Masters and their treatises. Richard Marsden approaches the 'why' behind the treatises and delves into Europe's martial culture from the 14th through 18th century. HEMA is thus explored on the blood-soaked fields of battle, in the dark alleys of dangerous cities, and under the shade of trees where illicit duels might be fought.

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Impossible: Rodney Mullen, Ryan Sheckler, And The Fantastic History Of Skateboarding

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Pdf:Impossible: Rodney Mullen, Ryan Sheckler, And The Fantastic History Of Skateboarding.Review “David Foster Wallace on a skateboard.” — GQ“With its infectious enthusiasm, precise lyricism, and rigorous deeply-felt reporting, the book brings to life the sport’s historical roots, its cultural significance, and most of all, its artistic possibilities. I was hooked from the start. —Ian Crouch, The New Yorker“The last time I thought seriously about professional skateboarders, I was hoping to become one. This book blew it wide open for me. Until now, only obsessive freaks had any idea how interesting this sport is. And even obsessive freaks should stick around for the tale Louison has so lucidly spun. —John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Blood Horses and Pulphead“I’d never so much as stood on a board, let alone heard the names Sheckler and Mullen, but I found myself entranced by the fascinating cultural movement they created. The Impossible is a universal story, told in imminently readable fashion by a tremendously talented writer.' --Michael Koryta, New York Times best-selling author of The Ridge and Those Who Wish Me Dead“The book provides a deep and nuanced insight into how contemporary skateboarding has evolved and where it will go. It honors the beauty, danger, and complexity of the sport, and lays bare its physical and psychological demands, and greatness. The Impossible is some of the finest writing on skating I’ve seen. I read it in one sitting.' —Bret Anthony Johnston, best-selling author of Corpus Christi and Remember Me Like This Read more From the Back Cover Skateboarding:  the background, technicality, culture, rebellion, marketing, conflict, and future of the global sport as seen through two of its most influential geniuses Since it all began half a century ago, skateboarding has come to mystify some and to mesmerize many, including its tens of millions of adherents throughout America and the world. And yet, as ubiquitous as it is today, its origins, manners, and methods are little understood.The Impossible aims to get skateboarding right. Journalist Cole Louison gets inside the history, culture, and major personalities of skating. He does solargely by recounting the careers of the sport’s Yoda—Rodney Mullen, who, in his mid-forties, remains the greatest skateboarder in the world, the godfather of all modern skateboarding tricks—and its Luke Skywalker—Ryan Sheckler, who became its youngest pro athlete and a celebrity at thirteen. The story begins in the 1960s, when the first boards made their way to land in the form of off-season surfing in southern California. It then follows the sport’s spikes, plateaus, and drops—including its billion-dollar apparel industry and its connection with art, fashion, and music. In The Impossible, we come to know intimately not only skateboarding, but also two very different, equally fascinating geniuses who have shaped the sport more than anyone else. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself

Pdf Sports The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself

Pdf:The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself.About the Author Rodney Mullen is a former freestyle world champion with the best contest record in professional skating. He’s credited with laying the foundation for street skating and was voted the 2002 Skater of the Year. And he hates horses. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife. Read more

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Skateboarding: Book of Tricks (Start-Up Sports)

Pdf Sports Skateboarding: Book of Tricks (Start-Up Sports)

Pdf:Skateboarding: Book of Tricks (Start-Up Sports).From School Library Journal Grade 7 Up-Picking up where the authors' Skateboarding: New Levels: Tips and Tricks for Serious Riders (Tracks, 2002) left off, this book offers skaters 34 advanced tricks plus an interview with Badillo. For younger skaters seeking their roots, all the old-school favorites are covered, such as the frontside and backside boneless, judo air, airwalk, frontside 540 bertslide, and many others. There are step-by-step, captioned, black-and-white photographs for each maneuver, though the quality runs the gamut from clear and sharp to grainy and shoddy. However, Badillo never appears to wear any pads or a helmet, despite the safety disclaimer at the beginning of the book. His personal comments, such as 'ride away with the song, `Like a Virgin,' on your mind,' enhance the text. The resources section offers books, camps, skate parks, periodicals, and Web sites. Overall, this title will complement skateboarding collections, and enthusiasts will keep it in circulation.Michael Giller, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, GreenvilleCopyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more About the Author Steve Badillo is a touring pro skater and operates Skatelab Summercamp in Simi Valley, California. He is the coauthor of Skateboarder's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Skateboarding and Skateboarding: New Levels: Tips and Tricks for Serious Riders. His stunts have appeared in national ad campaigns, in music videos for bands such as Limp Bizkit, and on the MTV show Becoming Pink. He lives in Ventura, California. Doug Werner is the author of 15 books on sports and fitness, including the books in the Start-Up Sports series. He lives in San Diego, California. Read more

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Skateboarding Around The World: beautiful pictures of skateboarding

Pdf Sports Skateboarding Around The World: beautiful pictures of skateboarding

Pdf:Skateboarding Around The World: beautiful pictures of skateboarding.Skateboarding Around The World is a showcase of some of the best skateboarding pictures found. These pictures highlight skateboarding culture, history, and environment. This book is a great conversation starter and good for any office, car, or take-away. It also makes a unique gift. It is simply a book with great skateboarding photos! You cannot go wrong getting this book!

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Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder

Pdf Sports Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder

Pdf:Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder.About the Author Tony Hawk is the bestselling author of Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder. In the 1999 X Games, Tony landed the first 900 degree arial turn in skateboarding history. A stunt he had been working on for years. He has released three video games for playstation: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. He lives in Carlsbad, California, with his wife and three children. Read more

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The Answer Is Never: A Skateboarder's History of the World

Pdf Sports The Answer Is Never: A Skateboarder's History of the World

Pdf:The Answer Is Never: A Skateboarder's History of the World.From Publishers Weekly At the beginning of this slim history of skateboarding, the author makes it clear that his version will be biased, prejudiced and discriminating. Weyland has been hooked on skateboarding for more than 20 years (he is 33 years old), making objectivity all but impossible. Instead, Weyland has written what amounts to a love letter to skateboarding and its culture. He cobbles old articles and reportage from skating magazines like Skateboarder and Thrasher into a breezy narrative of the sport from its birth in 1960s California as a way for surfers to pass the time when the waves were flat to the hugely popular sport of today, regularly featured on ESPN. Along the way readers meet legends like the Dogtown Z-Boys (skating pioneers who were recently the subject of a documentary film), Steve Caballero and Tony Hawk. But the real strength of this book comes from the personal experiences he skillfully drops in the mix. He does a great job explaining how, growing up as an alienated kid, skating offered him an alternative to institutionalized jock mentality and its attendant boorishness. Through his vivid remembrances, he offers a glimpse into the rebellious skating culture in the 1980s when it was still far underground. And while Weyland lapses a bit into sentimentality over today' s commercialization of the sport, he always returns to its true spirit. As he writes, It' s slamming onto cement and getting purple hip contusions that stick to your pants for weeks, riding on rain-soaked sidewalks and arguing with old ladies and running from cops. This is a rallying cry to true skate punks everywhere. (Sept.) Forecast: Excerpts from the book will appear in skateboarding magazine Thrasher (circulation of 500,000), which should drive sales. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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The Concrete Wave: The History of Skateboarding

Pdf Sports The Concrete Wave: The History of Skateboarding

Pdf:The Concrete Wave: The History of Skateboarding.From Library Journal Forty years after its birth on the streets and in the empty swimming pools of California, skateboarding has become a legitimate sport. Legend Tony Hawk has graced a 'Got Milk?' ad, and skate parks are popping up in landlocked middle America. Although Brooke, a 'skategeezer' and member of Toronto's Metro Longboarders, wrote this for skateboarding's retired, active, and future practitioners, any sports fan will enjoy this colorful crash course. After a brief prehistory, readers ride four 'waves'Aa nod to surfingAfrom 1959 to the present. Within each, Brooke features skateboarding's inventors, investors, stars, companies, media, and technological advances in a magazine-like layout. Best of all are the smart-ass anecdotes (e.g., Bob Schmidt's 'The Day They Invented Skateboarding') by skateboarders, which originally appeared on Brooke's Skategeezer home page. A four-part appendix lists skate pros, movies, competitions, and parks. A high-speed treat, even for the gravitationally challenged. Highly recommended, duuude.AHeather McCormack, 'Library Journal' Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From the Author I have been skateboarding since 1975 and run a website called the Skategeezer Homepage. It was this site that led to the publication of this book. Read more

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Teach'n Beginning Offensive Basketball Drills, Plays, and Games Free Flow Handbook (Series 4 Free Flow books 25)

Pdf Sports Teach'n Beginning Offensive Basketball Drills, Plays, and Games Free Flow Handbook (Series 4 Free Flow books 25)

Pdf:Teach'n Beginning Offensive Basketball Drills, Plays, and Games Free Flow Handbook (Series 4 Free Flow books 25).This is a practical Handbook for youth Basketball coaches, and parents. It has 144 individual pictures and illustration variations to look at. All the skill activities and drills are numbered for easy reference between coaches and parents. Complete with diagram, illustration, and explanation for each one. It covers all the fundamentals you will need to get started in offensive youth Basketball. It also has many plays to run, training games to play, and sample practice schedules.

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Teach'n Beginning Defensive Basketball Drills, Plays, and Games Free Flow Handbook (Series 4 Free Flow Ebooks 26)

Pdf Sports Teach'n Beginning Defensive Basketball Drills, Plays, and Games Free Flow Handbook (Series 4 Free Flow Ebooks 26)

Pdf:Teach'n Beginning Defensive Basketball Drills, Plays, and Games Free Flow Handbook (Series 4 Free Flow Ebooks 26).This is a practical Handbook for youth Basketball coaches, parents. It has 118 individual pictures and illustration variations to look at. All the skill activities and drills are numbered for easy reference between coaches and parents. Complete with diagram, illustration, and explanation for each one. It covers all the fundamentals you will need to get started in defensive basketball. It also has strategies and tactics, warm up exercises, training games to play, many defensive plays to use, and sample practice schedules, .

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Maximum Sail Power: The Complete Guide to Sails, Sail Technology, and Performance

Pdf Sports Maximum Sail Power: The Complete Guide to Sails, Sail Technology, and Performance

Pdf:Maximum Sail Power: The Complete Guide to Sails, Sail Technology, and Performance.Review 'Brian's book covers it all. . . . I know you will learn a lot from reading this great book.' -- Bernard Stamm, winner of Class 1 Around Alone 2002/03'Brian's book covers what you need to know about the subject. . . in language we can all understand.' -- Ellen MacArthur OBE, 2nd place in 2000/01 Vendee Globe, UK Yachtsman of the Year'Hancock does a beautiful job blending the art and science of sail technology.' -- Gary Jobson, Americas Cup winner, ESPN commentator'This is a storehouse of information that . . . demystify[ies] the 'art' of sails, sail making and repair.' -- Skip Novak, four time Whitbread veteran, co-skipper of Innovation Explorer in The Race'[O]f inestimable value to the learner and experienced sailor alike.' -- Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, first sailor ever to solo circumnavigation non-stop Read more About the Author Brian Hancock is an expert in sails, sailmaking, and offshore ocean racing. He is a regular feature writer for Sailing, Blue Water Sailor, and Yachting World magazines and is the author of The Risk in Being Alive. He lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Read more

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Skater Girl: A Girl's Guide to Skateboarding

Pdf Sports Skater Girl: A Girl's Guide to Skateboarding

Pdf:Skater Girl: A Girl's Guide to Skateboarding.Review SURF LIKE A GIRL---1400082722-11.00-THREE RIVERS PRESS-03/2005-1800 Release To Date-- Read more Review SURF LIKE A GIRL|||1400082722|11.00|THREE RIVERS PRESS|03/2005|1800 Release To Date|| Read more

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Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons

Pdf Sports Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons

Pdf:Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons.Review 'I can think of nothing that would give me more confidence going into my first ultramarathon than having read this book. Nothing is left out.' --Matt Fitzgerald of Competitor Running'I think it's the perfect thing to give an aspiring ultrarunner, a friend who is curious about what you do, or anybody new to crewing. I'm going to keep a few copies handy for sure.' --Scott Dunlap of A Trail Runner's Blog Read more About the Author 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 ultrarunning website iRunFar.com, 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). Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Ultramarathon Man: Confession of an All-Night Runner

Pdf Sports Ultramarathon Man: Confession of an All-Night Runner

Pdf:Ultramarathon Man: Confession of an All-Night Runner.Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole, and the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and canyons of the Sierra Nevada.

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Mastering Mountain Bike Skills

Pdf Sports Mastering Mountain Bike Skills

Pdf:Mastering Mountain Bike Skills.Review 'I've known Brian for years, and he is one of the best mountain bike riders I ever rode with. Reading his book is sure to take your skills to the next level.' --Nino Schurter, MTB Olympic Gold Medalist (2016), Five-Time Cross Country World Champion 'Brian helped me achieve my dream to become a great bike racer. He showed me the dedication and discipline that one needs to make this happen. The experience Brian shares in his book will allow everyone to achieve their goals of becoming a better and safer rider.' --Cédric Gracia, 4X World Cup and World Champion 'Working with Lee changed my world of mountain biking. He simply is THE best skills coach in the world. He took me from a pathetic off-road triathlete to an elite World Cup mountain bike racer.' --Lesley Paterson, XTERRA World Champion and Professional MTB Racer Read more About the Author Brian Lopes has had an unprecedented career of more than 20 years as a professional cyclist. He has been labeled 'undisputedly, the best all-around, world-class cycling athlete' by USA Today. Brian started racing BMX at the tender age of four, turned pro at the age of 17, and competed in the BMX circuit for seven years. In 1993, he channeled his efforts into mountain biking and later earned both a fifth-place finish and recognition in the sport in his first MTB race. He then won his first NORBA National race, and he has never looked back. He has won more than 19 titles in his mountain biking career, including nine National Championship titles, six UCI World Cup wins, and four UCI Mountain Bike World Champion titles, first in 2001 and then again in 2002, 2005, and 2007. His enviable race resume made the Lopes name one of the most recognizable in the sport of cycling. Known for his flawless style and competitive drive, he is an inspiration to bikers and action sport enthusiasts around the world. Nominated in 2001 for the ESPY Action Sport Athlete of the Year award, he won the NEA (World Extreme Sports) award for Mountain Biker of the Year in 2000 and 2001. He was featured in the Sony PlayStation Downhill Domination game as himself. In 2008, he was inducted into both the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and the BMX Hall of Fame. In 2013, Brian took on the role of fitness trainer, working with the Honda, Red Bull, and Troy Lee 250 motocross team. In this capacity, Brian worked with Jessy Nelson, Cole Seely, and Shane McElrath. This opportunity allowed Brian to share his knowledge on the mental and physical fitness that racing requires. Brian is currently working as a lead athlete brand ambassador generating brand awareness, producing relevant media content, and providing insightful research and development intelligence with the goal of creating exceptional cycling products. He races at select events, and he resides in Laguna Beach, California, with his wife, Paula, and his son, Maverick. Lee McCormack is the world’s leading mountain bike skills author and instructor. He has helped thousands of mountain bikers—from beginners to experts to world champions—ride better, safer, and faster. In his role as the skill development director for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), McCormack created the curriculum and wrote the manual used to train high school mountain bike racers and their coaches throughout the United States. McCormack's website, Lee Likes Bikes, is a favorite among devoted riders. The Lee Likes Bikes MTB School helps riders worldwide learn the skills he teaches in person. (Check out the site for videos showing the skills explained in this book, as well as more advanced skills.) As the founder and CEO of RipRow, McCormack is proud to be helping riders develop their skills and fitness off their bikes as well as on their bikes. McCormack has been a mountain biker for almost 30 years, and he is still getting better, which makes mountain biking fun. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Arlette, and his twin daughters, Finley and Fiona. The whole family rides together whenever they can. Read more

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Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures from the Back of the Pack

Pdf Sports Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures from the Back of the Pack

Pdf:Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures from the Back of the Pack.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. 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. 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 allows listeners a unique perspective into the challenges and rewards of running, but it also inspires each of us to turn tragedy into triumph. "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!" (Dean Karnazes, author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner) "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." (Karl Hoagland, publisher, UltraRunning Magazine) "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." (Marshall Ulrich, author of Running On Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America)

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The Ultra Mindset

Pdf Sports The Ultra Mindset

Pdf:The Ultra Mindset.Travis Macy has summited glacial peaks in the French Alps, rappelled into limestone caves in China, and raced through parched deserts in Utah. In 2013 he famously won the Leadman Series, a combination of nearly 300 miles of high-altitude trail running and mountain biking over the course of five epic endurance races. Macy achieved all of these victories without elite professional training or even exceptional strength, speed, or flexibility. His secret? A precise outlook he calls the "ultra mindset", a set of simple principles for daily life that includes embracing fear, rewriting the stories we tell ourselves, and mastering the art of asking for help. By practicing these principles in all areas of life, anyone can successfully achieve goals that might have otherwise seemed impossible.

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Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons

Pdf Sports Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons

Pdf:Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons.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 (31 miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or 100 miles - is growing astronomically each year. Dean Karnazes's 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."

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The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life

Pdf Sports The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life

Pdf:The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life.Review 'As my endurance coach, Travis was THE reason I was able to recently complete my first ultramarathon. Travis is a regular guy who does amazing things simply by practicing what he preaches, and I guarantee this book will change your life.'—Charles Martelli, parent, sales professional, and amateur athlete'Travis coached me to victory in the 2014 Leadman Series, so I know firsthand that his mindset principles are actionable and helpful not only in my athletic endeavors but also in my business and personal life.'—Bob Africa, kidrobot CEO and Leadman ChampionCompetitor Magazine, 2/10/15Included in “13 Running Books You Should Be Reading Right Now.”GrindTV.com, 3/3/15“The book really exists to help people live more fully and reach their full potential.”Entrepreneur Magazine, 3/24/15'An inspiring read.'Endurance Racing Magazine, January 2015'Macy's stories keep the pages turning as you forge your own winning outlook for success in business, sports, and life.'Entrepreneur.com, 3/24/15“An inspiring read”Mountain Bike Tales, 4/1/15“Super motivating…regardless of whether you're into sports or not, this book has very practical insight…it was a great read.”'In his wise and engrossing book, Macy shows how the same 'Ultra Mindset' that enabled him to win some of the world's toughest races can make anyone a winner in everyday life.'—Matt Fitzgerald, author of 80/20 Running and Racing Weight'Racing through thick and thin around the world, Trav's positive outlook was second to none, and it played a big role in top finishes for our professional adventure racing team. The actionable concepts in this book are very relevant to life beyond racing.'—Robyn Benincasa, world champion adventure racer and New York Times bestselling author of How Winning Works'Immediately tangible and relevant, The Ultra Mindset uses engaging stories and clear advice to crystallize mindset principles for business and sports. I have enjoyed the results of applying these ideas to my own professional endeavors, and I'm confident you will too. Fun, motivational, actionable—that's The Ultra Mindset.'—Jack Swift, partner and managing director for Northern Lights Capital Group, elite mountain bike racer, and former West Point varsity runner and Army Ranger Read more About the Author Travis Macy has snowshoed across Canada's desolate plains, run across Mexican deserts, and trekked, kayaked, climbed, and swum through horizontal freezing rain in the Scottish Highlands. In 2013, he won the Leadman marathon/bike race in the Rockies. He is a sought-after speaker, endurance coach, and writes for Ultra Running Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, and Trail Runner Magazine. He is also a stay-at-home dad and remote high school teacher.travismacy.comOn Facebook (Travis Macy and Macy Endurance Coaching)Twitter (@travismacy)Instagram (@travismacy)John Hanc is the author of thirteen books, including the award-winning memoirs The Coolest Race on Earth and Not Dead Yet (with Phil Southerland). Hanc is also a contributing editor for Runner's World magazine, a contributing writer for Newsday, and a frequent contributor to The New York Times and Smithsonian.com. His writing covers a wide range of topics, but it usually has this in common: It's about people, past and present, who do extraordinary things. Read more

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Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Pdf Sports Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Pdf:Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner.Review 'Heart-stopping stuff. The world's #7 biggest sports bestseller.'--The Economist'Fascinating'--Sports Illustrated'Full of euphoric highs. Rusisng with Karnazes [is] like setting up one's easel next to Money or Picasso... His book describes a journey into distance running that is much less about sweat than about the emotional terrain that unfolds at the frontier of endurance.'--The New York Times'Buzz book.'--People'[Karnazes'] spirited memoir... can help mere mortals who want to push past their perceived limits or simply jump-start their sedentary lives.'--Chicago Tribune'There is clearly something Nietzschean in Karnaze's makeup...that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.'--Los Angeles Times'Iron man Dean Karnazes is no mere mortal.'--Time'Makes the extraordinary look easy.'--GQ'An exhibition of unadulterated courage and mental and physical stamina [for] anyone who likes to read about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.'--Boston Globe'Dean's masochism is a reader's pleasure.'--Publishers Weekly'The perfect escapist fantasy for couch potatoes and weekend warriors alike.'--Kirkus Reviews'Passionate'--San Francisco Chronicle'Eye-popping.'--Asociated Press'[Dean is] like a comic book superhero who remains undercover by day, every bit the unremarkable family man.'--The London Daily Telegraph'A real life Forrest Gump... [Karnazes] has pushed his body to limits that are beyond masochistic. They're inhuman.'--Newsday'Ultrarunning legend.'--Men's Journal Read more About the Author Dean Karnazes, who was named one of the Top 10 Ultimate Athletes by Outside magazine, is president of EnergyWell Natural Foods in San Francisco. Read more

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Mastering Mountain Bike Skills

Pdf Sports Mastering Mountain Bike Skills

Pdf:Mastering Mountain Bike Skills.If you want to ride like a pro, you should learn from a pro! In Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Third Edition, world-champion racer Brian Lopes and renowned riding coach Lee McCormack share their elite perspectives, real-life race stories, and their own successful techniques to help riders of all styles and levels build confidence and experience the full exhiliration of the sport. Mastering Mountain Bike Skills is the best-selling guide for all mountain biking disciplines, including enduro, pump track racing, dual slalom, downhill, cross-country, fatbiking, and 24-hour races. It absolutely captures the sport and offers everything you need to maximize performance and excitement on the trail. Learn how to select the proper bike and customize it for your unique riding style. Develop a solid skills base so you can execute techniques with more power and precision. Master the essential techniques to help you carve every corner, nail every jump, and conquer every obstacle in your path. Last, but not least, prepare yourself to handle every type of weather and trail condition that the mountain biking world throws at you. Whether you’re a recreational rider looking to rock the trails with friends, are a seasoned enthusiast, or are aspiring to be a top pro, Mastering Mountain Bike Skills will improve your ride and dust the competition. Don't just survive the trail—own the trail, and enjoy the thrill of doing it.

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Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The Pack

Pdf Sports Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The Pack

Pdf:Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The Pack.About the Author Cory Reese lives in southern Utah with his wife and three children. He has been running ultramarathons for years and is a regular contributor to UltraRunning Magazine. He is a social worker, race director, photographer, and glazed donut connoisseur. Read more

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Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier

Pdf Sports Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier

Pdf:Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier.Review Eddie Reese 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 United States Olympic Coach and Head Coach, University of Texas (six-time NCAA champions) The most valuable service a good coach provides is to sharpen your technique, not make you work harder. Terry Laughlin has done an outstanding job of simplifying that complex job, providing practical tools that will work for any coach or teacher.David Marsh 1996, 2000, and 2004 United States Olympic Coach and Head Coach, Auburn University (2003 NCAA Men's and Women's champions) Total Immersion can help anyone learn to be a better swimmer, regardless of ability. Terry Laughlin makes an improved stroke simple for the novice, yet I've seen his methods work for elite swimmers, too. Read more About the Author Terry Laughlin is the founder of Total Immersion Swimming (www.totalimmersion.net). He teaches swimming all over the world and lives in New Paltz, New York. Read more

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Eat Right, Swim Faster: Nutrition for Maximum Performance

Pdf Sports Eat Right, Swim Faster: Nutrition for Maximum Performance

Pdf:Eat Right, Swim Faster: Nutrition for Maximum Performance.About the Author 'As a parent of a swimmer, I always hated to hear the dreaded question 'what should I eat?' Abby has gathered a great deal of information in a format that is easy to understand and use. I really like that Abby is an athlete and coach herself, a swim parent and a registered dietitian, so she understands the theory and the reality of feeding our athletes and ourselves. Nutrition is part of an athlete's everyday health and a critical part of recovery. Her book is an excellent training and competition resource, complete with typical Q&A and recipes for athletes and their parents.'Tom PontingThree -time Olympic medalist for Team Canada 1984,1988, 1992... Read more

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Mind Body Skill: A Journey to Swimming Excellence (Swimmer Series)

Pdf Sports Mind Body Skill: A Journey to Swimming Excellence (Swimmer Series)

Pdf:Mind Body Skill: A Journey to Swimming Excellence (Swimmer Series).In his latest book, Olympic Coach Nick Baker challenges swimmers to create change in a BIG WAY to achieve the results they desire! A swimmer who improves their mental outlook can enhance their level of swimming performance to one degree or another. The same holds true for technique or fitness. But when a swimmer focuses on boosting all three at once, the paradigm shifts and EXCELLENCE happens!"There is beauty in a job well done, like developing yourself into the most exceptional swimmer that you can be. To pursue this mighty purpose, you must think of yourself as a three-legged stool that can only stand if all three legs are strong. In the same manner, you can only succeed to the level of your swimming ambition if your mind, body, and skill are of equal strength. Maintaining a wise balance in your training will provide you with an opportunity to develop yourself in a three-sided fashion and without weakness in one area or another. It will also compel you to climb far higher than your fellow competitors and achieve what you cherish most in swimming." - Coach Nick Baker

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99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing: Actionable information to improve your spearfishing

Pdf Sports 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing: Actionable information to improve your spearfishing

Pdf:99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing: Actionable information to improve your spearfishing.99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing is the ultimate spearfishing bookSourced from 3 years interviewing the worlds best spearos. This guide has one goal, to make you a better a spearoFully Illustrated with love by some of the worlds best spearfishing photographers as well as submission from the Noob Spearo community99 Tips is jammed packed with tips, tricks and advice from spearfishing legends like Chris Coates (South Africa), Jim Russell (California), Darren Shields (New Zealand) and many more. This book will teach you something and improve your spearfishing.To bring it all together we recruited the talented Skye Bailey. The Graphic designer behind Spearing Magazine and it looks amazing to say the least. This book was 300% funded on Kickstarter and our earliest unillustrated ebook edition of 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing still rates as one of the most popular spearfishing books on Amazon.Reader Reviews"(99 Tips is) a really good collection of tips for spearfishing. The book is well written and the authors have a good sense of humour that makes it an easy read. I am new to spearfishing and this book has a lot of information that will help me improve. I have also been working my way through the noobspearo podcast that the authors run, and although it is not necessary to understand the book, I would recommend readers also listen to the podcasts; mainly because they are good both in an informative and entertaining manner. On the podcasts they interview renowned spearfishers and a lot of the tips are direct from their mouths. A lot of the tips are covered in the podcasts but the reason I like this book is it is a concise collection of the best tips from over 40hours of interviews and triggers my memory of the more in depth discussion on the podcast. Also having the points itemised helps me to pick one or two points I want to work on when I go for a dive rather then trying to work on 10 things at once. Strongly recommend for all spearfishing enthusiasts particularly for those that are newer to the sport.” - NJ McKeon “ I was featured in a book, therefore I might be biased, but here is my opinion. The book is a very fine guide to broaden your spearfishing perspective. If you did your research then you know that there is an abundance of other pieces on spearfishing which go into nonsense like 'this is a gun. The gun has a shaft. The shaft flies towards the fish. The fish tries to get away. But here we have something very different. I think the goal of '99 Tips to Get Better At Spearfishing' is to bring to your attention the 'down to earth' knowledge and ideas about spearfishing. Meaningful stuff, something that always affected your dives but you hadn't been paying attention to it up until now. Furthermore, the book defines an interesting 'aura' for your further readings/research. Although the book is aimed at features a wide perspective on spearfishing, it has an inclination towards the ocean hunting. Which, in some cases, might not directly attribute to your (fresh water spearfishing routine) but will give you an insight on what to do in your 'ocean days'. Overall a very interesting read, which could greatly improve your underwater performance.” - Anvar Mufazalov “ After getting into the Noob Spearo Podcast I bought the 99 Actionable Tips book and have been down here in the sea of Cortez doing some hunting. My bottom times have been way up and I shot my first Pargo! Thanks for the awesome tips and support from down under!!” - Pete Denton Join the free Noob Spearo spearfishing community at noobspearo.comFind Spearfishing 'How To' articles, blogs and podcastsConnect with us on Social. Instagram | Facebook | YouTube @noobspearoThank for your interest in our book! We would love it if you leave an honest review after purchasing:)

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Swim Workouts for Triathletes: Practical Workouts to Build Speed, Strength, and Endurance (Workouts in a Binder)

Pdf Sports Swim Workouts for Triathletes: Practical Workouts to Build Speed, Strength, and Endurance (Workouts in a Binder)

Pdf:Swim Workouts for Triathletes: Practical Workouts to Build Speed, Strength, and Endurance (Workouts in a Binder).Review 'There's no need to leave Swim Workouts for Triathletes home as the waterproof pages will survive countless trips to the pool deck.' -- USA Triathlon Life magazine'Swim Workouts for Triathletes is full of workouts that will make it easy to prepare for any race and improve all-around swimming skills.' -- 3/GO magazine'This book is made to go to the pool.' -- Competitor magazine'Swim Workouts for Triathletes has given me workouts that are perfect for triathlon training in a structure that allows me to match them with my race goals… Exceptionally easy to take straight to the pool.' -- TriEssential'How many triathletes look at the swim as just a giant obstacle course before the real race begins? Gale Bernhardt and Nick Hansen offer a good solution to that problem through the release of the second edition of Swim Workouts for Triathletes. The book links training objectives with workouts in the water that will drive improved performance at your 'A' race this season.' -- TriJuice Read more From the Back Cover It’s no secret: Most triathletes are weak swimmers. Improving your swim will make you a faster, more confident triathlete. Swim Workouts for Triathletes features 80 swim workouts with the structure, variety, and drills you need to become a more efficient swimmer. Each workout is designed around a specific goal—endurance, speed, form, muscular endurance, or anaerobic endurance—making it easy to prepare for any race and improve all-around swimming skill. You can use these workouts in your current training or begin one of the swim training plans inside. The new edition also includes: The 10 best drills for improved freestyle performance 30-minute sessions to fit a quality workout into a busy day Open-water workouts to get you race-ready Beginner & advanced workout sets to suit your ability or schedule 4 training plans for sprint, Olympic & half-Ironman®, Ironman®, and general fitness Take Swim Workouts for Triathletes to the pool to help strengthen your swim and become a better triathlete. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The 100 Best Swimming Drills

Pdf Sports The 100 Best Swimming Drills

Pdf:The 100 Best Swimming Drills.About the Author Blythe Lucero has been coaching swimming for more than 25 years. She currently oversees two teams, Berkeley Aquatic Masters, and Berkeley Barracudas, where she brings her passion for swimming to the development and training of swimmers of all ages, from novice to world class. Blythe grew up in Berkeley, California, in a large athletic family. She swam competitively in her youth, achieving All-American status in college. In addition to coaching swimming, she trains Water Safety Instructors for the Red Cross. The three book series Coach Blythes Swim Workouts follows the successful book The 100 Best Swimming Drills, and Masters Swimming - A Manual. Read more

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Longer and Deeper: cross training for freediving and spearfishing

Pdf Sports Longer and Deeper: cross training for freediving and spearfishing

Pdf:Longer and Deeper: cross training for freediving and spearfishing.Longer and Deeper: cross training for freediving and spearfishingNot everyone is fortunate enough to live in a tropical paradise and dive all day. Most freedivers and spearfishers need to resort to cross training to keep in shape. Cross training is training with techniques from other sports to improve your diving.There are many exercises we can do on land to keep in shape. And in contrast to diving, cross training can be done no matter where you are, all year long. Longer and Deeper will teach you the most efficient exercises, how to schedule workouts and recovery, and how to keep track of your training. In Longer and Deeper you will learn techniques and exercises from sprinters, weightlifters and freedivers. You will learn: How your muscles workWhat to do if CO2 tables failHow to minimize dragHow to delay the onset of contractionsHow to stay fit all year longHow to adapt muscles to hypoxiaHow to reduce leg burnHow to recover from exerciseReviews "Longer and Deeper was easy to digest and interesting. It makes the dry training of freediving seem both fun and doable. Anyone can excel in this sport with land-based training.Ian Almasi, PFI freediving instructor. "A treasure for the sport!"Aolin Wang, Chinese national record holder"As a cold water diver training for depth all year can be difficult. Longer and Deeper allows me to maintain the same physical endurance throughout the year without compromising on time and money. I highly recommend it."Luca Malaguti, AIDA freediving instructor

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