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The Spartan Way: Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better.
De Sena, Joe
Determined to yank 100 million people off their couch cushions to start living instead of being passive observers of life, Joe De Sena has one ultimate goal: to help improve everyone’s physical and emotional health by teaching them the tenets of Spartan living from ancient Greece: simple eating, smart training, mastering resilience, and an all-out commitment to achieving a goal.Like Spartan training, living The Spartan Way requires endurance to reach your finish line, the goal that inspires and drives you to succeed no matter what obstacles are thrown in your path. De Sena believes you can gain that endurance in just thirty-six days by following the ten Spartan Core Virtues, timeless principles to help you embrace adversity and overcome any challenge, and making them a permanent part of your own personal core.The Spartan Core Values include: • Self-Awareness - Know yourself• Commitment - Be dedicated• Passion - Discover your purpose• Discipline - Practice diligence• Prioritization - Put your house in order• Grit - Push your limits• Courage - Face your fears and your failures• Optimism - Look for the positives• Integrity - Act honestly• Wholeness - Live as a SpartanDe Sena turned this philosophy into a lifestyle - and so can you. With The Spartan Way, you’ll discover your true north, unleash the warrior within, and transform your life to 10X your maximum potential.
A Tooth From the Tiger's Mouth
A renowned expert in Chinese sports medicine and martial arts reveals ancient Eastern secrets for healing common injuries, including sprains, bruises, deep cuts, and more. 158 line drawings throughout.
Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries
Written by a leading mental skills coach and contributing writer to Runner's World (US), this is a practical guide to building the psychological resilience that athletes need to recover from injury and rebound stronger.Injuries affect every athlete, from the elite Olympian to the weekend racer. In the moment, a traumatic crash, a torn muscle, or a stress fracture can feel like the most devastating event possible. While some athletes are destroyed by the experience, others emerge from their recovery better, stronger, and more confident than ever.The key to a swifter, stronger comeback is the use of mental skills: psychological tools that enable an athlete to take control of their recovery and ultimately use the experience to their advantage. Injury and other setbacks are inevitable - but with training, overcoming them skillfully and confidently is possible.This book will provide a clear, compelling explanation of psychological recovery from injury and a practical guide to building mental resilience. Weaving together personal narratives from star athletes, scientific research, and the specialized clinical expertise of mental skills coach Carrie Jackson Cheadle, it will contain more than 45 Mental Skills and Drills that athletes can use at every phase of their recovery process. These same strategies can help athletes who aren't currently injured reduce their vulnerability to injury, and enable any individual to reach new heights within their sport and beyond.
The Incomplete Book of Running
On the verge of turning forty, Peter Sagal - brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition towards heft, and a sedentary star of public radio - started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and further, running fourteen marathons and logging tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the United States and the world, including the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he crossed the finish line moments before the bombings.In The Incomplete Book of Running, Sagal reflects on the trails, tracks, and routes he’s traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear - in St. Louis, in February - or attempting to “quiet his colon” on runs around his neighborhood - to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners, and the triumphant post-bombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014. With humor and humanity, Sagal also writes about the emotional experience of running, body image, the similarities between endurance sports and sadomasochism, the legacy of running as passed down from parent to child, and the odd but extraordinary bonds created between strangers and friends. The result is “a brilliant book about running…What Peter runs toward is strength, understanding, endurance, acceptance, faith, hope, and charity” (P.J. O’Rourke).
Meb for Mortals
With his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how someone two weeks away from his 39th birthday, who had only the 15th best time going into the race, could defeat the best field in Boston Marathon history and become the first American man to win the race in 31 years. Meb For Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More important, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career, which in addition to the 2014 Boston win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.
The premier magazine devoted to the increasingly popular triple-event sport presents the proven, definitive guide to boosting your fitness and getting that extra edge to do your best. Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide offers 42 complete training plans for every variety of triathlete, from absolute beginner to elite veteran, for every distance from sprints to Ironman. Features: helpful charts and photos; detailed schedules and guidelines; weekly goals; coaching tips; off-season training plans; supplemental stretching, strength, and power exercises.
Mark Verstegen pioneered the concept of integrated performance training, and over the last fifteen years, he has brought that system to the world's top athletes, teams, and sports organizations. If you've ever wanted to train and perform like the top champions in sports or the most elite fighting forces, this is the book for you. More than a decade ago, Verstegen's groundbreaking book, Core Performance, revolutionized the fitness industry and made core conditioning and functional training mainstream. Every Day Is Game Daypresents his most hardcore program yet. Borrowing heavily from regiments he created for the military, NFL combine hopefuls, and the 2014 World Cup champion German national soccer team, Verstegen offers tough but easy-to-follow workouts that will help you: become faster, more explosive, and more powerful move with greater efficiency and with far less potential for injury strengthen the core muscles of the hips, torso, and shoulders create a lean, powerful physique that's resistant to long-term deterioration revolutionize, revitalize, and relentlessly hone your mind-set, nutrition, movement, and recovery Every Day Is Game Dayshows you how to raise the bar in every aspect of your life in order to achieve and sustain high performance. Far more than just a diet and exercise book, Every Day Is Game Dayis an integrated lifestyle system that will enable you to establish daily rituals to fuel your success - all day, every day.
The Pregnant Athlete
The Go-To Guide to Keep You Active and Healthy During Your Pregnancy and BeyondWhether you're a professional athlete or a dedicated weekend warrior, you're serious about your sport and your commitment to fitness. But now that you're pregnant, you may be getting conflicting health and exercise advice from your family, friends, and doctors. With all the concerns and misinformation, it's hard to know where to turn for accurate, supportive guidance so you can have a safe, healthy pregnancy and maintain a high level of fitness. Now, in The Pregnant Athlete, triathlete/trainer mom Brandi Dion, fitness professional Steven Dion, and OB/GYN Joel Heller have teamed up to offer:• Practical information on how your body changes each month, and how to gauge your own limits• Flexible workout plans for strength, cardiovascular conditioning, agility, and balance for each stage of pregnancy and the postpartum period• Facts and tips about eating well to support pregnancy and fuel your workouts• The truth about old wives' tales and common pregnancy myths and misconceptionsWith expert advice and medical insights from an OB/GYN, useful information for the pregnant athlete's partner, and inspiring stories from other athletic moms-to-be, The Pregnant Athlete will help you stay happy, healthy, and in top form during your pregnancy and beyond.
The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius
Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, crush a baseball? Why can't modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are?On a quest to discover what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential, journalist, sports writer, and fan Zach Schonbrun interviewed experts on motor control around the world. The trail begins with the groundbreaking work of two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball who are upending the traditional ways scouts evaluate the speed with which great players read a pitch. Across all sports, new theories and revolutionary technology are revealing how the brain's motor control system works in extraordinary talented athletes like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Lionel Messi; as well as musical virtuosos, dancers, rock climbers, race-car drivers, and more.Whether it is timing a 95 mph fastball or reaching for a coffee mug, movement requires a complex suite of computations that many take for granted--until they read The Performance Cortex. Zach Schonbrun ushers in a new way of thinking about the athletic gifts we marvel over and seek to develop in our own lives. It's not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It's about the million-dollar brain.
Train Like an Action Hero: Be Fit Forever
Are you ready to take your exercise and fitness routine to the next level? Then take a lesson from internationally renowned action hero Dolph Lundgren. Dolph has created a personal philosophy of fitness based on martial arts, yoga, strength training, biochemical research, professional sports, and over forty starring roles in classic action films. Dolph Lundgren: Train Like an Action Hero - his autobiographical training guide - features weekly training programs, daily menu planners, guides to equipment and gear, fantastic photos from behind the scenes of Hollywood action movies, and much more!
Strength and Conditioning for Triathlon: The 4th Discipline
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The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing
The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing is the first thoroughly comprehensive training manual to focus on this unique form of training. Highly illustrated with detailed training plans, tips and techniques, this book is written for the serious athlete, home indoor rower, outdoor rower and regular gym user alike, and is a must-have for any personal trainer, fitness professional or coach.Whether you are attracted by the weight-loss benefits of the rowing machine or using it to coach cross-training athletes, this book will help you get the best from each session while, crucially, remaining injury-free.
The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition
Every year, roughly 2 million people participate in marathons and half marathons in the United States, and, no matter what level they are, every one of these runners has likely hit "The Wall," running out of muscle fuel in the final miles and slowing down precipitously. This setback and other common running disappointments are nutritional (or metabolic) in nature. In The New Rules, renowned fitness journalist and training coach Matt Fitzgerald cuts through the myths, distilling the most up-to-date science to help runners overcome the universally experienced nutritional barriers that prevent success in the marathon and half marathon. From basic tenets of training to nutrition guidelines, The New Rules is the first resource for runners to fully integrate nutrition with training for a complete and systematic pre-race plan. Fitzgerald's powerful and easy-to-use tools will enable runners of all levels to attain their ideal racing weight, calculate their precise daily energy needs, and formulate a custom nutrition plan.
The Playmaker's Advantage: How to Raise Your Mental Game to the Next Level
Discover how to improve your mental game, the next frontier in sports training, to become the Playmaker, no matter your age or experience.Coaches search for it. Parents dream of it. Fans love it. Athletes want it.The playmaker on any sports team possesses it: an elusive, intangible quality combining anticipation, perception, and decision-making skills. This quality raises their game above the competition and allows them to pass when no one else can, anticipate the movement of opponents, avoid costly mental mistakes, and ultimately, hold the team together.Now, for the first time, top level coaches and trainers reveal their best practices and the cognitive science research that unlock the secrets of the playmaker's keen sense of awareness. Just as tests of speed, strength, and agility have provided a baseline of physiological biomarkers, coaches can now capture cognitive metrics including attention, pattern recognition, anticipation, and the ability to take quick, decisive action during the chaos of competition.Combining sports psychology with sports science, athletes of all ages, including youth, high school, college and professional, can learn to train their brain under pressure.The Playmaker's Advantage is a groundbreaking book that will educate developing, young athletes, along with their parents and coaches, about this essential creative capability in an accessible, easy to understand method.
Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100 - and Beyond (Revised Edition)
Wallack, Roy M.
Do You Want to Ride to 100 - and Beyond? BIKE FOR LIFE!Now with training plans, worldwide adventures, and more than 200 photos.Ride a century when you turn a century: that was the promise Bike for Life offered when it was first published. A decade later, this blueprint for using cycling to achieve exceptional longevity, fitness, and overall well-being has helped tens of thousands of cyclists to ride longer and stronger. Now, nationally-known fitness journalist and lifelong endurance road and mountain biker Roy M. Wallack builds upon his comprehensive Bike for Life plan with even more practical tips and strategies to keep you riding to 100 - and beyond.
Strength and Conditioning for Cyclists: Off the Bike Conditioning for Performance and Life
Phil Burt and Martin Evans have worked with the world's best cyclists, including the Great Britain Cycling Team, devising and implementing highly effective off the bike training plans. Now, in Strength and Conditioning for Cyclists you can benefit from their wealth of knowledge and experience and apply it to make you a stronger, faster and more robust cyclist.Use the self-assessment, inspired by the Functional Movement Screening used by the Great Britain Cycling Team, to identify your strengths and weaknesses.Discover the mobility and strengthening movements that are most applicable to your needs, maximising effectiveness and avoiding wasted time.Learn how to devise your own personalized and progressive off the bike training plan, how to schedule it into your year and combine it most effectively with your cycling.
Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World's Greatest Athletes
An intriguing blend of science and sports that explores how some of the worlds greatest athletes are utilizing the last frontier of performance-enhancing technology—the mental mapping and engineering of their own brains—for peak performance, and what it means for the future of athleticism, sports, and the rest of us.
The Complete Guide to Boxing Fitness: A Non-Contact Boxing Training Manual (Complete Guide)
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The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition (8th Edition)
The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition is the definitive practical handbook for anyone wanting a performance advantage. Anita Bean once again succeeds in demystifying the sports person's diet in her inimitable clear and concise style. Alongside the theory, The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition is packed with practical advice--suggested menus, recipes, and eating plans relevant to all training programs. Written by one of the most respected sports nutritionists, this fully updated and revised edition provides the latest research and information to help you succeed.This eighth edition includes accessible guidance on the following topics: - Maximizing endurance, strength, and performance - How to calculate your optimal calorie, carbohydrate, and protein requirements- Advice on improving body composition - Specific advice for women, children, and vegetarians - Eating plans to cut body fat, gain muscle, and prepare for competition - Sport-specific nutritional advice
SAS and Special Forces Fitness Training: An Elite Workout Programme for Body and Mind
The SAS is probably the world’s greatest elite military unit and its soldiers are renowned for their ability to cope when under great physical and mental stress. Now you can acquire the unique range of skills taught to members of the Special Air Service through the SAS and Special Forces Fitness Training. Written by an expert author, this book offers a total fitness programme for both body and mind. Special exercises and routines will help the reader improve strength, stamina and agility. There are also chapters on diet and nutrition, to help the trainee’s body gain the maximum benefit from eating the right food and drink. The chapters on mental agility and self-defence teach the trainee to cope with the challenges of modern combat, the SAS way. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and instructive artworks and including expert advice throughout, SAS and Special Forces Fitness Training is an exhaustive, lively guide to achieving a level of fitness that will match the world’s elite military soldiers.
Bicycling Training Journal (Revised & Updated)
Bicycling Magazine Editors
A revised, expanded edition of the ultimate training journal to help cyclists of all abilities - from the top experts in the sport. The Bicycling Training Journal provides the perfect framework to help cyclists of all stripes reach their cycling goals, whether they are weight loss or world records. This revised edition includes updated tips, motivational quotes, new weight loss and training plans: the magazine has added over 50 additional pages of new material in all, a tremendous value. The journal gives readers the space to track each day's ride with room to record goals, distance covered, route, weather, and thoughts on the experience. There's even a space for readers to note favorite cycling equipment,bike set-up, and the greatest rides of the year. With all this information you'll be able to analyze your data and set new goals accordingly. The only cycling training journal with top-notch tips from seasoned experts like those from Bicycling magazine, this handsomely redesigned journal reflects the winning redesign of the magazine and includes: - Smear-proof paper and a handy spiral binding for ease of use - Ample space for readers to record facts about each day's ride - including route, distance, and time - and to note how they felt at the time - A Week-at-a-Glance feature that helps cyclists summarize their weekly training quickly and easily - Advice for cyclists on how to analyze their data and set new goals for the next year
Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World's Best Athletes
Based on the wildly popular segments broadcast during the Vancouver Olympics, Superbodies explores how genetics and DNA, the brain, muscles, lungs, heart and blood work together in extreme conditions. It's an inside look that draws on Dr. Greg Wells' research at Sick Kids Hospital and the University of Toronto and more than fifteen years experience working with Olympic athletes. Superbodies is a fascinating explanation of the human body and an easy-to-follow plan that shows how everyone can learn from the pros to improve their health and performance.
The Cycling Mind: The Psychological Skills for Peak Performance on the Bike - and in Life
The top of the podium is reserved for those athletes who train their bodies and minds to perform at their very best. One of the most important yet overlooked areas to master is an athlete's psychological skills.The Cycling Mind is an expert guide to developing the elite mindset needed for peak performance - both on and off the bike. Written by leading sport psychologist Ruth Anderson, who has worked with globally renowned Olympic and World Champion cyclists, this book will teach you everything about the psychology strategies used for elite competition. You'll discover the techniques top athletes use to excel: from race preparation to harnessing performance anxiety, and from how to perform in your optimal psychological state to how to thrive under pressure.The Cycling Mind gives you the essential tools to ride - and live life - at your personal best.
The Obree Way
Graeme Obree is twice the cycling world hour record holder and twice World 4000m pursuit champion. One of the first cycling superstars, he inspired a generation of cyclists. Now in the book "The Obree Way," he shares a lifetime of experience. Written in a conversational style rather than a stuffy training manual, the book is full of fascinating insights into technique, training, equipment, psychology and diet that can help make an enthusiastic cyclist good, and a good cyclist great. Read "The Obree Way" and take your cycling to the next level, whether for the commute, for club cycling or for competition.
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