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Inside the Empire - Bob Klapisch Cover Art

Inside the Empire

Inside the Empire The True Power Behind the New York Yankees by Bob Klapisch

A riveting look at what is really said and done behind closed doors with the New York Yankees, the most famous and wealthiest sports franchise in the world   Using the 2018 baseball season as the backdrop, Inside the Empire gives readers the real, unvarnished “straight-from-the-gut” truth from Brian Cashman, Aaron Boone, Giancarlo Stanton, C.C. Sabathia—even Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine—and many more.   This is baseball’s version of HBO’s award-winning NFL series “Hard Knocks.” Klapisch and Solotaroff take you deep into the Yankees clubhouse, their dugout, and the front office and pull back the curtain so that every fan can see what really goes on. Bottom line? You may think you know everything about the storied franchise of the New York Yankees and what makes them tick. But Inside the Empire will set the record straight, and drop bombshells about iconic figures along the way. There’s never been a baseball book quite like it.

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2019 Little League Baseball® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies - Little League Cover Art

2019 Little League Baseball® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies Tournament Rules and Guidelines for All Divisions of Little League Baseball® by Little League

The 2019 Official Little League Baseball® Rulebook includes:  - Significant Rule Changes for 2019 - General Information (Chartering, Divisions of Play, FAQs etc…)  - Official Regulations - Field Diagrams - Official Playing Rules - Tournament Rules and Guidelines  - Operating Policies The book covers the Little League Tee Ball, Minor League, Major League, Intermediate (50-70), Junior League, and Senior League Divisions. Visit LittleLeague.org/Rules for the more information about these rule updates.

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Born to Run - Christopher McDougall Cover Art

Born to Run

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

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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Relentless - Tim S Grover Cover Art

Relentless

Relentless From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S Grover

For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats—Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life—and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire. Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In “The Relentless 13,” he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients—“don’t think”—and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, Relentless shows you how even the best get better . . . and how you can too.

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Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf - Ben Hogan, Herbert Warren Wind & Anthony Ravielli Cover Art

Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf by Ben Hogan, Herbert Warren Wind & Anthony Ravielli

A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print,  Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons  outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game instantly.

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After the Miracle - Art Shamsky Cover Art

After the Miracle

After the Miracle The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets by Art Shamsky

The inside account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets—a consistently last-place team that turned it all around in just one season—told by ’69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates as they reminisce about what happened then and where they are today. The New York Mets franchise began in 1962 and the team finished in last place nearly every year. When the 1969 season began, fans weren’t expecting much from “the Lovable Losers.” But as the season progressed, the Mets inched closer to first place and then eventually clinched the National League pennant. They were underdogs against the formidable Baltimore Orioles, but beat them in five games to become world champions. No one had predicted it. In fact, fans could hardly believe it happened. Suddenly they were “the Miracle Mets.” Playing right field for the ’69 Mets was Art Shamsky, who had stayed in touch with his former teammates over the years. He hoped to get together with star pitcher Tom Seaver (who would win the Cy Young award as the best pitcher in the league in 1969 and go on to become the first Met elected to the Hall of Fame) but Seaver was ailing and could not travel. So, Shamsky organized a visit to Tom Terrific in California, accompanied by the #2 pitcher, Jerry Koosman, outfielder Ron Swoboda, and shortstop Bud Harrelson. Together they recalled the highlights of that amazing season as they reminisced about what changed the Mets’ fortunes in 1969. With the help of sportswriter Erik Sherman, Shamsky has written After the Miracle for the 1969 Mets. This is a book that every Mets fan—and every baseball fan—must own.

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This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them) - Steve “Dangle” Glynn Cover Art

This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them)

This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them) How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan by Steve “Dangle” Glynn

Steve Dangle’s incredible odyssey, from self-starting Leafs lover to sports-media star How do you turn ranting about hockey into a career? Steve “Dangle” Glynn is a YouTuber, podcaster, and sports personality from Toronto, who managed to turn a 16-second online rant about the Maple Leafs into a career in sports media. From video blogging in his parents’ house at 19 to yelling on televisions across Canada at 28, Dangle has been involved with some of the most important sports companies in the country. In between tales of Steve’s adventures, both online and off, This Team Is Ruining My Life is also a kind of how-to (or how-not-to) guide: in an ever-evolving media landscape, sometimes you have to get creative to find the job you want. This is Steve Dangle and his accidentally on purpose journey through sports media so far.

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2019 Softball Rules Book - NFHS Cover Art

2019 Softball Rules Book

2019 Softball Rules Book by NFHS

Contains the official rules for softball, and are designed to explain all aspects of the activity.

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The Mamba Mentality - Kobe Bryant Cover Art

The Mamba Mentality

The Mamba Mentality How I Play by Kobe Bryant

The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant—a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant has decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” The Mamba Mentalit y takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever. For the first time, and in his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career. Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer. The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.

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2019 NFHS Baseball Rules Book - NFHS Cover Art

2019 NFHS Baseball Rules Book

2019 NFHS Baseball Rules Book by NFHS

Contains the official rules for baseball, and are designed to explain all aspects of the game.

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The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown Cover Art

The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

The #1  New York Times –bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.” For readers of  Unbroken , out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

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Alone on the Wall (Expanded edition) - Alex Honnold Cover Art

Alone on the Wall (Expanded edition)

Alone on the Wall (Expanded edition) by Alex Honnold

Including two new chapters on Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of the iconic 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo Yosemite's El Capitan—to scale the wall without rope, a partner, or any protective gear—completing what was described as "the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport" (National Geographic) and "one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever" (New York Times). Already one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, Honnold has now been hailed as "the greatest climber of all time" (Vertical magazine). Alone on the Wall recounts the most astonishing achievements of Honnold’s extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger. Now Honnold tells, for the first time and in his own words, the story of his 3 hours and 56 minutes on the sheer face of El Cap, which Outside called "the moon landing of free soloing…a generation-defining climb. Bad ass and beyond words…one of the pinnacle sporting moments of all time."

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The Match - Mark Frost Cover Art

The Match

The Match The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever by Mark Frost

In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era-Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan-against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. The year: 1956. Four decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

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2019 Little League Softball® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies - Little League Cover Art

2019 Little League Softball® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies

2019 Little League Softball® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies Tournament Rules and Guidelines for All Divisions of Little League Softball® by Little League

The 2019 Official Little League® Softball Rulebook includes:  - Significant Rule Changes for 2019 - General Information (Chartering, Divisions of Play, FAQs etc…)  - Official Regulations - Field Diagrams - Official Playing Rules - Tournament Rules and Guidelines  - Operating Policies The book covers the Little League Tee Ball, Minor League, Major League, Junior League and Senior League Divisions. Visit LittleLeague.org/Rules for the more information about these rule updates.

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The Jordan Rules - Sam Smith Cover Art

The Jordan Rules

The Jordan Rules The Inside Story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls by Sam Smith

The New York Times Bestseller Updated With a New Introduction. In The Jordan Rules: The Inside Story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, former Chicago Tribune sports writer and current Bulls.com contributor Sam Smith chronicles the excitement and tension of the Chicago Bulls' first championship season, and presents a fascinating eyewitness account of Michael Jordan on and off the court.   Updated with a new introduction by Smith describing his experiences covering the Bulls to capture the stories for the original book in 1992, and how the book came to be, The Jordan Rules will let readers in on Jordan’s power struggles with management, the players who competed with His Airness for Air Time, in their own words (Scottie Pippen, Horace Grant, Bill Cartwright), how Phil Jackson coached “Michael and the Jordanaires" to their first title, behind-the-scenes feuds, including Jordan punching a teammate in practice, and more. Relive the thrills of the first championship season of the Chicago Bulls, and get an inside look the incomparable Michael Jordan in The Jordan Rules.

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2018-19 NFHS Soccer Rules Book - NFHS Cover Art

2018-19 NFHS Soccer Rules Book by NFHS

Contains the official rules for soccer, and are designed to explain all aspects of the game.

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2019 Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Book - NFHS Cover Art

2019 Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Book

2019 Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Book by NFHS

Contains the official rules for Track and Field and Cross Country, and are designed to explain all aspects of the activity.

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Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger - Michael Matthews Cover Art

Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger

Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger The Advanced Guide to Building Muscle, Staying Lean, and Getting Strong by Michael Matthews

INTRODUCING THE SEQUEL TO THE BESTSELLING BOOK  BIGGER LEANER STRONGER! If you want to build as much muscle as naturally possible...be able to bench press, squat, and deadlift gargantuan amounts of weight...and maintain a ripped, beach-ready physique year round...then you want to read this book.    If you've been lifting weights for any period of time, you've probably wondered...    What does it really take to make the jump from a "good" physique...from being "kinda strong"...from looking "athletic"...to having an outstanding looking, extraordinarily strong, ripped body that just makes people say "WOW"?    You know...the type of body that makes people wonder if you're on steroids or just a genetic freak.   The type of body that fills you with self-confidence and pride of achievement.   The type of body that most of us guys dreamt of having before we ever touched a weight.   Well, this book was written to show you exactly how to make it through the "intermediate lifter" phase smoothly, with an incredible physique to show for it, and then continue to make gains and enjoy your training as an advanced lifter.   Furthermore, this is not an updated version or rehash of  Bigger Leaner Stronger . It's a true sequel--it builds on the principles taught in  Bigger Leaner Stronger and takes your knowledge to the next level. Here's a "sneak peek" of what you'll find inside Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger... How to accurately pinpoint the weak points in your physique that, when corrected, dramatically improve your proportions and overall aesthetics The science of proper training periodization with a program specifically built for intermediate and advanced weightlifters Whole-body mobility routines that will not only help prevent injury, but improve performance as well 8 scientifically proven ways to break through weightlifting plateau Exactly how to get shredded (6 to 7% body fat) without frying your muscles or sanity How to maintain single-digit body fat percentages year-round with ease...and still make gains in the gym In-depth guides to various popular dieting styles like intermittent fasting, carb cycling, and Paleo And more... Simply put, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger is nearly 300 pages of neatly organized dietary and training lessons, insights, and principles...backed by decades of anecdotal evidence and over 250 scientific studies...and 100% geared toward helping you push your body to its genetic potential in size, performance, and aesthetics. SPECIAL BONUS REPORT FOR READERS! With this book you'll also get a free 175-page bonus report from the author called The Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger Challenge . In this bonus report, you'll find product recommendations, a full year's worth of workouts, recipes from the author's cookbooks, and more!   Buy this book today and learn what most guys will never know about building extraordinary amounts of muscle and tremendous strength while staying lean...and all without superhuman genetics, living in the gym, or using steroids.

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Unplayable Lies - Dan Jenkins Cover Art

Unplayable Lies

Unplayable Lies (The Only Golf Book You'll Ever Need) by Dan Jenkins

In  Unplayable Lies,  Dan Jenkins takes us on a tour of the links as only he can do it. Here, Dan delves into the greatest rounds of golf he's ever seen, the funniest things said on a golf course, the rivalries on tour and in the press box, the game's most magical moments--and its most absurd. Filled with well-known characters like Tiger Woods, to others like Titanic Thompson--gambler, golf hustler, accused murderer, legendary storyteller-- Unplayable Lies  is an ode to the game of golf and the people who play it. But it is Dan Jenkins, so nothing--even the game itself--can escape his wrath, his critical eye, or his acerbic pen. This is Dan Jenkins at his best, writing about the sport he loves the most.

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Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine - Scott Gummer Cover Art

Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine

Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine The Curious Quest That Solved Golf by Scott Gummer

The remarkable true story of a lone genius whose quest to unlock the science behind the perfect swing changed golf forever In 1939, Homer Kelley played golf for the first time and scored 116. Frustrated, he did not play again for six months; when he did he carded a 77. Determined to understand why he was able to shave nearly 40 strokes off his score, Kelley spent three decades of trial and error to unlock the answer and to recapture that one wonderful day when golf was easy and enjoyable. In 1969, Kelley self- published his findings in The Golfing Machine: The Computer Age Approach to Golfing Perfection . The bestselling instruction books of the day required golfers to conform their swings to the author's ideals, but Homer Kelley configured swings to fit every golfer. He found an enthusiastic disciple in a Seattle teaching pro named Ben Doyle, who in turn found an eager student in 13-year-old prodigy Bobby Clampett. Clampett's initial success in amateur golf shined a bright spotlight on Homer Kelley and The Golfing Machine , but when the young star suffered a painfully public collapse and faltered as a pro, critics were quick to blast Kelley and his complex and controversial ideas. With exclusive access to Homer Kelley's archives, author Scott Gummer paints a fascinating picture of the man behind the machine, the ultimate outsider who changed the game once and for all of us.

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Bigger Leaner Stronger - Michael Matthews Cover Art

Bigger Leaner Stronger

Bigger Leaner Stronger The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body by Michael Matthews

MICHAEL MATTHEWS' #1 BESTSELLING NATURAL BODYBUILDING BOOK WITH OVER 400,000 COPIES SOLD. If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements ... regardless of your age ... then you want to read this book. Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut. You don't need to: spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid-fueled bodybuilders “swear by.” You don't need to: constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to build muscle mass. Muscle building is much simpler than that. You don't need to: spend a couple of hours every day doing tons of weight training sets, supersets, drop sets, etc. In fact, this is a great way to get nowhere. You don't need to: grind out hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a six-pack. You don’t HAVE to do any cardio, actually. You don't need to: obsess over "clean eating" and avoid "unhealthy" foods to get ripped. Flexible dieting is the real “secret” of effective bodybuilding nutrition. Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep guys from ever achieving the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire. And in this book you re going to learn something most guys will never know ... The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes a few months. Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book: ​ The 7 biggest muscle building myths and mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated. How to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy eating foods you love and never feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet." An all-in-one training system that delivers MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, thick, powerful legs, and bulging arms...spending no more than 3 to 6 hours in the gym every week...doing workouts that energize you, not wipe you out. A no-BS guide to supplements that will teach you what works and what doesn't, and save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year. How to master the "inner game of fitness" and develop the self-discipline and willpower it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process!). The 3 simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally force your body to grow bigger and stronger. How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat foods" that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream. And a whole lot more! Imagine...just 12 weeks from now...being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you’re doing it... Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day... The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body without having your life revolve around it. SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS! With this fitness book you'll also get a FREE 98-page bonus report with a year of Bigger Leaner Stronger bodybuilding workouts as well as the author's personal product and supplement recommendations and more! Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!

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The Impossible Climb - Mark Synnott Cover Art

The Impossible Climb

The Impossible Climb Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life by Mark Synnott

If you loved watching Free Solo , you’ll be enthralled by Mark Synnott’s deeply reported, insider perspective of Alex Honnold’s historic achievement and the culture and history of climbing. “One of the most compelling accounts of a climb and the climbing ethos that I've ever read.”—Sebastian Junger In Mark Synnott’s unique window on the ethos of climbing, his friend Alex Honnold’s astonishing “free solo” ascent of El Capitan’s 3,000 feet of sheer granite, is the central act. When Honnold topped out at 9:28 A.M. on June 3, 2017, having spent fewer than four hours on his historic ascent, the world gave a collective gasp. The New York Times described it as “one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever.” Synnott’s personal history of his own obsession with climbing since he was a teenager—through professional climbing triumphs and defeats, and the dilemmas they render—makes this a  deeply reported, enchanting revelation about living life to the fullest. What are we doing if not an impossible climb? Synnott delves into a raggedy culture that emerged decades earlier during Yosemite’s Golden Age, when pioneering climbers like Royal Robbins and Warren Harding invented the sport that Honnold would turn on its ear. Painting an authentic, wry portrait of climbing history and profiling Yosemite heroes and the harlequin tribes of climbers known as the Stonemasters and the Stone Monkeys, Synnott weaves in his own experiences with poignant insight and wit: tensions burst on the mile-high northwest face of Pakistan’s Great Trango Tower; fellow climber Jimmy Chin miraculously persuades an official in the Borneo jungle to allow Honnold’s first foreign expedition, led by Synnott, to continue; armed bandits accost the same trio at the foot of a tower in the Chad desert... The Impossible Climb is an emotional drama driven by people exploring the limits of human potential and seeking a perfect, choreographed dance with nature. Honnold dared far beyond the ordinary, beyond any climber in history. But this story of sublime heights is really about all of us. Who doesn’t need to face down fear and make the most of the time we have?

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Gridiron Genius - Michael Lombardi Cover Art

Gridiron Genius

Gridiron Genius A Master Class in Winning Championships and Building Dynasties in the NFL by Michael Lombardi

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

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Bowled Over - Michael Oriard Cover Art

Bowled Over

Bowled Over Big-Time College Football from the Sixties to the BCS Era by Michael Oriard

In this compellingly argued and deeply personal book, respected sports historian Michael Oriard--who was himself a former second-team All-American at Notre Dame--explores a wide range of trends that have changed the face of big-time college football and transformed the role of the student-athlete. Oriard considers such issues as the politicization of football in the 1960s and the implications of the integration of college football. The heart of the book examines a handful of decisions by the NCAA in the early seventies--to make freshmen eligible to play, to lower admission standards, and, most critically, to replace four-year athletic scholarships with one-year renewable scholarships--that helped transform student-athletes into athlete-students and turned the college game into a virtual farm league for professional football. Oriard then traces the subsequent history of the sport as it has tried to grapple with the fundamental contradiction of college football as both extracurricular activity and multi-billion-dollar mass entertainment. The relentless necessity to pursue revenue, Oriard argues, undermines attempts to maintain academic standards, and it fosters a football culture in which athletes are both excessively entitled and exploited. As a former college football player, Oriard brings a unique perspective to his topic, and his sympathies are always with the players and for the game. This original and compelling study will interest everyone concerned about the future of college football.

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Ice Hockey Guide: Basic Rules - Steve Robertson Cover Art

Ice Hockey Guide: Basic Rules

Ice Hockey Guide: Basic Rules by Steve Robertson

Learn more about the high powered, fast paced game of professional hockey. The rules are often misunderstood and confused. Ice Hockey Guide – Basic Rules breaks down rules and rink configurations and explains penalties and other causes for the officials to stop play. This easy-to-read guide contains everything for the fan and non-fan alike to understand and enjoy the sport of ice hockey. Each section stands alone, so it can be used as a handy reference guide. The National Hockey League expansion of the last decade and the increased television coverage exposed millions of new fans to hockey. The Stanley Cup is now seen in over 170 countries, while annual sales of NHL merchandise today exceed $1 billion. Yet hockey remains one of the least understood sports. With the help of this guide, you can learn to follow the excitement of America's fastest-paced sport in no time at all.

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The Ball is Round - David Goldblatt Cover Art

The Ball is Round

The Ball is Round A Global History of Soccer by David Goldblatt

The definitive book about soccer, from the author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of soccer's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates soccer's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Best American Sports Writing 2013 - Glenn Stout & J. R. Moehringer Cover Art

The Best American Sports Writing 2013

The Best American Sports Writing 2013 by Glenn Stout & J. R. Moehringer

J. R. Moehringer, a Pulitzer Prize–winning feature writer and the author of  The Tender Bar,  has selected the best in sports writing from the past year. Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, this collection showcases those journalists who are at the top of their game.

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Aikido : An Introduction to Aikido Martial Arts - Ken Kato Cover Art

Aikido : An Introduction to Aikido Martial Arts

Aikido : An Introduction to Aikido Martial Arts by Ken Kato

This Aikido book saves you, time and money by showing you the best tips for those who want an Introduction to Aikido Martial Arts, it contains useful information for those who want to learn how to learn Aikido. Download this book now!

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Why Baseball Matters - Susan Jacoby Cover Art

Why Baseball Matters

Why Baseball Matters by Susan Jacoby

Baseball, first dubbed the “national pastime” in print in 1856, is the country’s most tradition-bound sport. Despite remaining popular and profitable into the twenty-first century, the game is losing young fans, among African Americans and women as well as white men. Furthermore, baseball’s greatest charm—a clockless suspension of time—is also its greatest liability in a culture of digital distraction. These paradoxes are explored by the historian and passionate baseball fan Susan Jacoby in a book that is both a love letter to the game and a tough-minded analysis of the current challenges to its special position—in reality and myth—in American culture. The concise but wide-ranging analysis moves from the Civil War—when many soldiers played ball in northern and southern prisoner-of-war camps—to interviews with top baseball officials and young men who prefer playing online “fantasy baseball” to attending real games. Revisiting her youthful days of watching televised baseball in her grandfather’s bar, the author links her love of the game with the informal education she received in everything from baseball’s history of racial segregation to pitch location. Jacoby argues forcefully that the major challenge to baseball today is a shortened attention span at odds with a long game in which great hitters fail two out of three times. Without sanitizing this basic problem, Why Baseball Matters remind us that the game has retained its grip on our hearts precisely because it has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to reinvent itself in times of immense social change.

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Swim Speed Secrets

Swim Speed Secrets Master the Freestyle Technique Used by the World's Fastest Swimmers by Sheila Taormina

Sheila Taormina’s Swim Speed Series is America’s favorite guide to faster swimming. In this new edition of the best-selling Swim Speed Secrets , the 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion reveals the swim technique used by the world’s fastest swimmers.Taormina’s guidance is clear and easily understood so any swimmer or triathlete can learn and master the fastest way to swim. Over the course of four Olympic Games and throughout her career as a world champion triathlete, Taormina refined her winning technique through a close study of the sport, examining the world’s best swimmers using underwater photographs, video analysis, and historical archives. From Johnny Weissmuller to Michael Phelps, Taormina found that the world’s fastest swimmers share two common elements: high stroke rate and a high-elbow underwater pull. Though she stands just 5’ 2” tall, Taormina honed her swimming technique to victory and shares her Swim Speed method in Swim Speed Secrets . Many swimmers and triathletes neglect the underwater pull, distracted by low stroke count or perfecting less critical details like body position, streamlining, and roll. Swim Speed Secrets,2nd Ed. focuses on the most crucial element of swimming—producing power—to help swimmers and triathletes overhaul their swim stroke and find the speed that’s been eluding them. With a commonsense approach that comes from decades of intense practice and hands-on coaching experience, Taormina shows swimmers how to transition to faster swimming. Featuring 4 completely new speed secrets, new drills, and an all-new chapter, Swim Speed Secrets offers Taormina’s essential guidance and new discoveries that are vital for swimmers, triathletes, and coaches: · Crystal-clear photographs and descriptions of the underwater freestyle stroke. · New elite swimmers: Step-by-step breakdowns of the strokes of the world’s fastest swimmers including Peter Vanderkaay, Allison Schmitt, Jack Conger, Margaret Kelly, Townley Haas, and more. · New levels of detail on the stroke path, stroke timing, hand speed change, and over-water recovery. · NEW! Undeniable, real-world visual proof of the curvilinear, or S-curve, stroke path in elite swimmer strokes using Taormina’s patent pending grid analysis tool. · NEW! A simplified guide to stroke rate and “gears” to guide every swimming workout. · New drills to cultivate a sensitive, faster, and more effective feel for the water. · Dryland and strength building exercises to develop arm position and upper body musculature. Sheila Taormina’s Swim Speed Secrets blows up the old myths that have held swimmers back. Her best-selling Swim Speed Series—including Swim Speed Secrets , Swim Speed Strokes , and Swim Speed Workouts —brings the focus back where it belongs: to a powerful freestyle swim stroke. With Taormina’s method, triathletes and swimmers can stop swimming for survival and break through to new levels of swimming speed and confidence in the water.

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Rush to Glory - Tom Rubython Cover Art

Rush to Glory

Rush to Glory FORMULA 1 Racing's Greatest Rivalry by Tom Rubython

The greatest duel in Formula One: the 1976 season between Austrian Niki Lauda and Britain's James Hunt. 

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Jackie Robinson - Anne Schraff Cover Art

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson An American Hero by Anne Schraff

When rookie first baseman Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he was doing something no black man had done in the 20th century: playing major league baseball. Many people didn’t want him there. In the days and weeks to come, fans would shower him with racist slurs; opposing players would spike him; death threats would arrive in the mail. But through it all, Jackie Robinson knew that by defying the racists, he was opening up baseball to a long line of talented young men who would come after him, men who had been denied their chance before. He would be the man at the front of the line.

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Descent

Descent My Epic Fall from Cycling Superstardom to Doping Dead End by Thomas Dekker

The Award-Winning, International Best-Seller “I have success, money, women. I’ve been lionized by the public and the press. The world is at my feet. I’ve spread my wings and here I am, soaring above everything and everyone. But in reality, the descent has already begun.” At age 20, Thomas Dekker was already earning €100,000 a year—as an amateur bike racer. The next year, he turned pro and his salary quadrupled then rose again to €900,000 as he established his position as a super-domestique among Europe’s wealthiest superteams. The sport marveled at Dekker’s rise as the young racer set his ambitions on capturing cycling’s biggest prizes for himself. Before long, though, Dekker found himself corrupted by money, dazzled by fame, and cracking under the relentless pressure to perform at a superhuman level. In his tell-all book DESCENT: My Epic Fall from Cycling Superstardom to Doping Dead End , Dekker reveals a sordid way of life full of blood bags, drugs, prostitutes, and money. DESCENT tells the story of a yearslong bender that exposes the brutal truth of his life as a professional cyclist. And Dekker is not alone; he names those who fell with him and those who aided in his downfall. In DESCENT , we take an unflinching look at the European peloton as it roars through its modern boom years—the height of the EPO era—and what we see is shocking. You won’t be able to turn away from this page-turning read about one man’s rise, fall, and redemption and what his story reveals about professional sports.

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Boxing Champions of the Heavyweight Division 18822010 - Ronald J. Curtis Cover Art

Boxing Champions of the Heavyweight Division 18822010

Boxing Champions of the Heavyweight Division 18822010 by Ronald J. Curtis

The heavyweight division is the top prize of all the different weight divisions in boxing. There were many fighters who were short, tall, big, small, great, and not so great. There were some who were better known than kings, presidents, or other leaders. Ronald Curtis will tell you, in a short and concise manner, how they got there and what made these fighterschampions.

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Miyagi Golf

Miyagi Golf Wax-On Wax-Off for GOLF by Don Peterson

Miyagi Golf is a step-by-step golf swing training system developed by PGA Top 50 Teacher Don Peterson. Author of “Baseball Golf” and “Start Golf Now”, Don continues to expand his training concepts that have come from a career spanning more than 30 years. Don’s students include major champion Todd Hamilton (2004 Open Champ) comedian Jeff Foxworthy, NFL legend Brett Favre, and many Atlanta area junior golf champions.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park - Dolores Kong & Dan Ring Cover Art

Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring

Day hikes in Maine's Acadia National Park, the first national park east of the Mississippi and one of the most popular destinations in the park system.

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Pitching Isn't Complicated: The Secrets of Pro Pitchers Aren't Secrets At All - Dan Blewett Cover Art

Pitching Isn't Complicated: The Secrets of Pro Pitchers Aren't Secrets At All by Dan Blewett

The PERFECT Pitching Book for coaches and players who want to learn the right way to pitch. Pitching Isn't Complicated is a book of advanced pitching drills, concepts and strategy, explained in simple, easy-to-understand terminology. If you're a young player to learn or a coach trying to do better for his players, this book will teach you everything you need to know, and nothing that you don't. Complex guru-speak is rampant in the baseball industry these days, and this book does NOT preach in scientific terms. In the Book You'll Learn: - Stretch and windup mechanics used by the pros - How to assess and correct pitching mechanics - The most effective pitching drills to fix problems and form a routine - Pitch grips and action for the fastball, curveball, two-seamer, cutter and changeup - Command basics and how to improve control - Mental training techniques for pitchers - Situational pitching - Pitch-call and pitch sequencing strategy - How to form a good routine - Professionalism and dealing with failure - Advice on strength training, arm care and injury prevention - Pitching Isn't Complicated is a concise, simple explanation of the pitching maxims that every pitcher must have to pitch at an elite level. Coach Dan Blewett has combined his playing and coaching experience into a book that is both practice and appropriate for players of all ages and coaches of all experience levels. Read Pitching Isn't Complicated today -- Buy now and don't look back!

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The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists - Bert Randolph Sugar & Teddy Atlas Cover Art

The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists

The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists by Bert Randolph Sugar & Teddy Atlas

What were the ten most fantastic knockouts in boxing history? Which pugilist had the greatest jab of all time? What were the sport's most intense rivalries? Who scored the biggest upsets in the sport's annals? Which fighters have the best nicknames? These questions and many others are answered in this bold collection of ranked lists from two of boxing's most popular commentators. Each list has an introductory paragraph followed by a number of ranked entries, with each entry featuring a brief explanation of ranking plus entertaining and enlightening background information. Also included are original lists contributed exclusive to this book by more than 25 top personalities from boxing and beyond, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, and more.

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Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court - John Wooden Cover Art

Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden

NATIONAL BESTSELLER "I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs."--John Wooden Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden. In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher. These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic.

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Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition - Kelly Starrett Cover Art

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance by Kelly Starrett

Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content! Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries--all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In "Becoming a Supple Leopard," Dr. Kelly Starrett--founder of MobilityWOD.com--shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use. Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? "Becoming a Supple Leopard" lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul. Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. "Becoming a Supple Leopard" makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body. Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free--and become a Supple Leopard. This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to: - Move safely and efficiently in all situations - Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions - Restore normal function to your joints and tissues - Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition - Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch - Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises - Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns - Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow - Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries - Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations - Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency

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The Soul of a Team - Tony Dungy Cover Art

The Soul of a Team

The Soul of a Team A Modern-Day Fable for Winning Teamwork by Tony Dungy

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

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Total Immersion - Terry Laughlin Cover Art

Total Immersion

Total Immersion The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier by Terry Laughlin

Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water. Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features: · A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills—practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga—that can help anyone swim more enjoyably · A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable · Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form · A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.

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Putting Out of Your Mind - Bob Rotella Cover Art

Putting Out of Your Mind

Putting Out of Your Mind by Bob Rotella

This old adage is familiar to all golfers but is especially resonant with Dr. Bob Rotella, the bestselling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and one of the foremost golf authorities today. In Putting Out of Your Mind, Rotella offers entertaining and instructive insight into the key element of a winning game—great putting. He here reveals the unique mental approach that great putting requires and helps golfers of all levels master this essential skill. Much like Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, Putting Out of Your Mind is an informative and valuable guide to achieving a better golf game. While most golfers spend their time trying to perfect their swing so they can drive the ball farther, Rotella encourages them to concentrate on their putting—the most crucial yet often overlooked aspect of the game. Great players are not only aware of the importance of putting, they go out of their way to master it, and mastery can only begin with the understanding of the attitude needed to be a better putter. Rotella's mental rules have helped some of the greatest golfers in the world become champion putters and, for the first time, are now available to golfers everywhere. With everything from true-to-life stories of such greats as Davis Love III, David Duval, and Brad Faxon to dozens of game-changing practice drills, Putting Out of Your Mind is the new bible of putting for amateurs and pros alike.

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The Sports Gene - David Epstein Cover Art

The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein

In high school, I wondered whether the Jamaican Americans who made our track team so successful might carry some special speed gene from their tiny island. In college, I ran against Kenyans, and wondered whether endurance genes might have traveled with them from East Africa. At the same time, I began to notice that a training group on my team could consist of five men who run next to one another, stride for stride, day after day, and nonetheless turn out five entirely different runners. How could this be? We all knew a star athlete in high school. The one who made it look so easy. He was the starting quarterback and shortstop; she was the all-state point guard and high-jumper. Naturals . Or were they? The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? The truth is far messier than a simple dichotomy between nature and nurture. In the decade since the sequencing of the human genome, researchers have slowly begun to uncover how the relationship between biological endowments and a competitor’s training environment affects athleticism. Sports scientists have gradually entered the era of modern genetic research. In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle. He investigates the so-called 10,000-hour rule to uncover whether rigorous and consistent practice from a young age is the only route to athletic excellence. Along the way, Epstein dispels many of our perceptions about why top athletes excel. He shows why some skills that we assume are innate, like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball or cricket batter, are not, and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like an athlete’s will to train, might in fact have important genetic components. This subject necessarily involves digging deep into sensitive topics like race and gender. Epstein explores controversial questions such as: • Are black athletes genetically predetermined to dominate both sprinting and distance running, and are their abilities influenced by Africa’s geography? • Are there genetic reasons to separate male and female athletes in competition? • Should we test the genes of young children to determine if they are destined for stardom? • Can genetic testing determine who is at risk of injury, brain damage, or even death on the field? Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

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The Art of the Short Game - Stan Utley & Matthew Rudy Cover Art

The Art of the Short Game

The Art of the Short Game Tour-Tested Secrets for Getting Up and Down by Stan Utley & Matthew Rudy

?The hottest instructor in golf? ( Sports Illustrated ) takes on old-school gurus with a far more accessible, intuitive, and innovative approach to those essential chip shots, pitches, and bunker rescues. Veteran golfers know that the secret to a lower score is a solid short game, but mastering those small strokes can be maddening?even for the pros. One of golf?s most revered instructors, Stan Utley now reveals the step-by-step tactics behind his revolutionary short-game techniques in The Art of the Short Game . After introducing readers to his groundbreaking philosophy that explains why most players don?t see all the shots available to them near the green, Utley moves on to shatter conventional wisdom about stance, grip, and ball position. From choosing the right clubs (including a checklist of must-haves that should always be in your bag) to spin reduction during chipping and fearless sand play, The Art of the Short Game demystifies the most aggravating shots on the links. Though Utley?s primer features a full set of drills, accompanied by more than seventy-five photos, his approach is far removed from the monotonous, mechanical instruction of yesteryear. Giving a time-tested secret weapon to every golfer at every level, Utley?s short-game methods turn trouble shots into triumph.

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Ballplayer - Chipper Jones & Carroll Rogers Walton Cover Art

Ballplayer

Ballplayer by Chipper Jones & Carroll Rogers Walton

Atlanta Braves third baseman and National Hall of Famer Chipper Jones—one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball history—shares his remarkable story, while capturing the magic nostalgia that sets baseball apart from every other sport.   Before Chipper Jones became an eight-time All-Star who amassed Hall of Fame–worthy statistics during a nineteen-year career with the Atlanta Braves, he was just a country kid from small town Pierson, Florida. A kid who grew up playing baseball in the backyard with his dad dreaming that one day he’d be a major league ballplayer.     With his trademark candor and astonishing recall, Chipper Jones tells the story of his rise to the MLB ranks and what it took to stay with one organization his entire career in an era of booming free agency. His journey begins with learning the art of switch-hitting and takes off after the Braves make him the number one overall pick in the 1990 draft, setting him on course to become the linchpin of their lineup at the height of their fourteen-straight division-title run.   Ballplayer takes readers into the clubhouse of the Braves’ extraordinary dynasty, from the climax of the World Series championship in 1995 to the last-gasp division win by the 2005 “Baby Braves”; all the while sharing pitch-by-pitch dissections of clashes at the plate with some of the all-time great starters, such as Clemens and Johnson, as well as closers such as Wagner and Papelbon. He delves into his relationships with Bobby Cox and his famous Braves brothers — Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz, among them—and opponents from Cal Ripken Jr. to Barry Bonds. The National League MVP also opens up about his overnight rise to superstardom and the personal pitfalls that came with fame; his spirited rivalry with the New York Mets; his reflections on baseball in the modern era—outrageous money, steroids, and all — and his special last season in 2012.   Ballplayer immerses us in the best of baseball, as if we’re sitting next to Chipper in the dugout on an endless spring day.

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Weight Lifting & Weight Training - Mary Bryant Cover Art

Weight Lifting & Weight Training

Weight Lifting & Weight Training by Mary Bryant

Forget all you know about Weight Lifting and Weight Training! The most information-packed book on this subject -  Weight Lifting & Weight Training is THE blueprint, and the only book you'll ever need, to know more! Enjoy this amazing book - packed with latest info and updated for 2019 - this publication goes straight to the point, using just the right amount of words, to give you what you need to understand about Weight Lifting & Weight Training - in a matter of minutes. Clear, practical solutions and answers you can benefit from for the rest of your life. Stop looking for answers, focus on real solutions and give Weight Lifting & Weight Training a try - TODAY!

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Five-Point Play - Mike Krzyzewski & Donald T. Phillips Cover Art

Five-Point Play

Five-Point Play Duke's Journey to the 2001 National Championship by Mike Krzyzewski & Donald T. Phillips

The story of Duke University's 2000-2001 championship basketball season is one of a young inexperienced team, insurmountable odds, and the visionary coach that brought them to victory.

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With Winning in Mind - Lanny Bassham Cover Art

With Winning in Mind

With Winning in Mind The Mental Management System, 3rd Edition by Lanny Bassham

With Winning in Mind is a great book for anyone interested in having a consistent mental performance under pressure. Written by an Olympic Gold medalist it will give you an introduction to Mental Management and is packed with techniques for competitors. Learn how performance is a function of three mental processes, how to control the mind under pressure and how to train for competition. Learn the secrets of Olympic Champions. The information provided in this book is being used by people from many different backgrounds including PGA Tour winners, Olympic Champions, Miss USA winners and the elite of the sports and business community.

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Astounding Sea Stories - Tom McCarthy Cover Art

Astounding Sea Stories

Astounding Sea Stories Fifteen Ripping Good Tales by Tom McCarthy

Great writings about adventure, danger, and survival—from fiction classics to the official report on the Titanic .   Including both fiction and nonfiction, this collection is a fascinating read for those who imagine testing their mettle in an ice-encrusted boat with Ernest Shackleton, searching for the Northwest Passage with Franklin’s doomed crew, or battling angry pirates. You’ll find true accounts by stoic and hardy sailors who persevered in the face of travails that would have given even Job pause—as well as vivid and exciting fiction by Jack London, Herman Melville, Arthur Conan Doyle, and more.

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The Book of Basketball - Bill Simmons & Malcolm Gladwell Cover Art

The Book of Basketball

The Book of Basketball The NBA According to The Sports Guy by Bill Simmons & Malcolm Gladwell

Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell   Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more* *Including even more footnotes! Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining hoops addict known to millions as ESPN.com’s Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA. From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens—and then closes, once and for all—every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons’s one-of-a-kind five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players in the history of pro basketball. And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing: The Secret of Basketball. Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game’s finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.

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The TB12 Method - Tom Brady Cover Art

The TB12 Method

The TB12 Method How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance by Tom Brady

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

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Skateboarding Made Simple Vol. 1 - Aaron Kyro Cover Art

Skateboarding Made Simple Vol. 1

Skateboarding Made Simple Vol. 1 Master the Basics of Skateboarding by Aaron Kyro

Professional skateboarder Aaron Kyro breaks down the basics of skateboarding in this easy to follow book with clear video descriptions.  The most detailed how-to skateboard video ever made is now in book form!  All 50 minutes of the full "Skateboarding Made Simple Vol. 1" video tutorial are included.  The tricks are broken down into chapters and the step-by-step process for each trick is clearly laid out for you to follow.  In this book you will learn the basics of riding your skateboard as well as how to Ollie, Frontside 180, Backside 180, Pop Shove-it, Frontside Pop Shove-it, Heelflip and Kickflip.  Follow the steps in this book and progress super fast in your skateboarding now!

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Harvey Penick's Little Red Book - Harvey Penick Cover Art

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf by Harvey Penick

The twentieth anniversary edition of this classic work—the bestselling golf instruction book of all time and hailed as “the golfer's equivalent of The Elements of Style ” ( The New York Times )—includes a new introduction by a prominent golfer, twenty new illustrations, and never-before-published materials from the Penick family archives. The most beloved golf book of all time, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game, from beginners to seasoned pros. The legendary Harvey Penick, whom Sports Illustrated called the “Socrates of the golf world,” began his golfing career as a caddie in Austin, Texas, at the age of eight, and over the course of nearly a century worked with an amazing array of champions. In this classic book, which is named for the red notebook he always kept, Penick’s simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away the hypertechnical jargon that’s grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best. This twentieth-anniversary edition features a treasure trove of rare images from the Penick family archives, commemorates Penick’s lasting achievement with a moving new foreword by 2012 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III—whose father learned the game under Penick’s tutelage—and reminds golfers everywhere to “take dead aim.”

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Hornady 10th Edition Handbook of Cartridge Reloading - Hornady Manufacturing Company & Neal Emery Cover Art

Hornady 10th Edition Handbook of Cartridge Reloading

Hornady 10th Edition Handbook of Cartridge Reloading by Hornady Manufacturing Company & Neal Emery

New bullets, new powders, new cartridges and more! The 10th Edition Hornady® Handbook of Cartridge Reloading features over 1,000 pages of reloading data, techniques and bullet information. From 17 caliber varmint cartridges to large dangerous game loads, the hand loader has access to over 200 different calibers featuring a variety of loads for the full line of Hornady® bullets. The 10th Edition also features an impressive lineup of new and expanded data. New powders include: Power Pro 2000 MR, IMR 4451 and 7977, CFE Pistol, BE-86, Reloader 23, 26, 33 and 50, Accurate LT-30 and 32, and some offerings from Shooters World. Popular established powders like Reloader 17, Superformance,® and LeverEvolution® have also been expanded to more cartridges. The latest Hornady® bullets, such as the ELD-X® and ELD® Match line, have been incorporated into the data. Plus, we’ve added more GMX®, SST® and FTX® offerings. New cartridges include the 280 Ackley Improved, 7x64 Brenneke and the 338 Federal. Well over 1,300 load combinations were shot to update and expand the reloading pages in this edition. Like previous editions, the handbook offers explanations of internal, external and terminal ballistics. We have also highlighted some of our online tools including the Hornady® Standard Ballistic Calculator (ballistic coefficient based) and the patent pending 4DOF™ Ballistic Calculator (drag coefficient based). Whether you’re a novice or seasoned hand loader, these resources provide everything needed to successfully reload your favorite cartridges. Please be sure to check www.hornady.com/errata for corrections to the load data.

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Fearless Golf

Fearless Golf Conquering the Mental Game by Dr. Gio Valiante

A detailed plan for conquering the FEAR that sabotages swings and ruins psyches, from the pioneering psychologist whose techniques have benefited Davis Love III, Justin Leonard, and numerous other world-class golfers. As Jack Nicklaus once observed, fear is the golfer’s greatest enemy, inspiring Tiger Woods to "refuse" to give in to this debilitating emotion. It can turn professionals into jelly and dominate the games of most amateurs. It alters swing paths, causes “tap-in” putts to go awry, and transforms a golfer from a brilliant shot-maker on the practice range into an incompetent hack on the course. Most golfers understand this, but do not have the tools to overcome it. That’s where Dr. Gio Valiante comes in. A pioneering sports psychologist, Valiante has studied the sources of an athlete’s fear, investigated the physiological and neurological impact of fear on performance, and, most important of all, developed a groundbreaking program for conquering it. With Valiante's help and by applying Fearless Golf, Justin Leonard went from three consecutive missed cuts to three consecutive top tens, and Chad Campbell recently moved from 98th in the world to 7th. Davis Love III went from zero wins in 2002 to four wins in 2003, and Chris DiMarco made the 2004 Ryder Cup Team. Emphasizing the need to replace a fixation-on-results with a commitment to mastery of one’s body and one's mind, Valiante’s approach will not only help golfers reach their true potential, it will make playing every round fun again. Through concrete confidence and mastery drills, he presents specific ways readers can break free of fear’s grasp and perform at their best—even under the most extreme pressure. With detailed quotes and anecdotes given exclusively to Dr. Valiante from the best players in the game—including Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, and other tour professionals, Fearless Golf is the ultimate guide to the mental game, the hottest topic in golf today.

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The Juggernaut Method 2.0 - Chad Wesley Smith Cover Art

The Juggernaut Method 2.0

The Juggernaut Method 2.0 Strength, Speed, and Power For Every Athlete by Chad Wesley Smith

Learn the secrets about performance training that will make you faster, stronger, more explosive and better conditioned than your competition. The Juggernaut Method 2.0 offers total strength and athletic development for anyone from the Elite level power lifter, strongman, football player, fighter, or anyone looking to become unstoppable. For a limited time, save $20 and receive the Juggernaut Prowler Manual, full of videos and conditioning

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Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th Edition - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Assoc., Inc. Cover Art

Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th Edition

Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th Edition by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Assoc., Inc.

Learn the essentials of seamanship from one of the world's premier boating organizations Developed and refined through 40 years of Coast Guard Auxiliary training courses, Boating Skills and Seamanship is your perfect introduction to recreational boating's fundamentals. Great for beginning and intermediate powerboaters alike, it offers you the basics of choosing, equipping, and handling a small to midsize powerboat. This updated edition of the Coast Guard Auxiliary's classic boating skills manual will answer all your questions on: Selecting the right boat--whether a 10-foot skiff or a 35-foot cruiser Essential equipment, both required and recommended The latest electronic navigation Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and private communication services, e.g., SPOT devices and others Stability and safe loading Boat handling and seamanship on coastal and inland waters Trailering a boat Navigation and the rules of the nautical road And much more! Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), with chapter review questions and answers, Boating Skills and Seamanship is the ideal study and reference guide for anyone taking a state boating license exam or seeking better boating skills and knowledge.

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Don't Put Me In, Coach - Mark Titus Cover Art

Don't Put Me In, Coach

Don't Put Me In, Coach My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench by Mark Titus

An irreverent, hilarious insider's look at big-time NCAA basketball, through the eyes of the nation's most famous benchwarmer and author of the popular blog ClubTrillion.com (3.6m visits!). Mark Titus holds the Ohio State record for career wins, and made it to the 2007 national championship game. You would think Titus would be all over the highlight reels. You'd be wrong.   In 2006, Mark Titus arrived on Ohio State's campus as a former high school basketball player who aspired to be an orthopedic surgeon. Somehow, he was added to the elite Buckeye basketball team, given a scholarship, and played alongside seven future NBA players on his way to setting the record for most individual career wins in Ohio State history. Think that's impressive? In four years, he scored a grand total of nine—yes, nine —points. This book will give readers an uncensored and uproarious look inside an elite NCAA basketball program from Titus's unique perspective. In his four years at the end of the bench, Mark founded his wildly popular blog Club Trillion, became a hero to all guys picked last, and even got scouted by the Harlem Globetrotters. Mark Titus is not your average basketball star. This is a wild and completely true story of the most unlikely career in college basketball. A must-read for all fans of March Madness and college sports!

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Code of Points

Code of Points USA Gymnastics Xcel Program by USA Gymnastics Xcel Program

The Xcel Code of Points is the official rule book for the Xcel Program.  This book is a complete guide for coaches and judges. In addition to all of the rules and regulations the Xcel Code of Points includes illustrations of all allowable skills and examples of routines.  A must-have for anyone involved in the Xcel program.

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Advances in Functional Training

Advances in Functional Training Training Techniques for Coaches, Personal Trainers and Athletes by Michael Boyle

In the seven years since the publication of his first book, Functional Training for Sports, new understanding of functional anatomy created a shift in strength coaching. With this new material, Coach Boyle presents the continued evolution of functional training as seen by a leader in the strength and conditioning field.

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Wind Reading Basics for the Tactical Shooter - Frank L Galli Cover Art

Wind Reading Basics for the Tactical Shooter

Wind Reading Basics for the Tactical Shooter by Frank L Galli

Wind reading is the most difficult part of long range precision rifle shooting. We break down the formulas, walk you through using a ballistic computer, and give you all the information in one place. From videos, to useful charts, we make it simple to get started. It’s all about having a plan, and we give you that plan. 

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Heavy Bag Training - Sammy Franco Cover Art

Heavy Bag Training

Heavy Bag Training Boxing - Mixed Martial Arts - Self Defense by Sammy Franco

Heavy Bag Training is a unique book that teaches you everything you ever wanted to know about using the heavy bag for boxing, mixed martial arts, self defense and personal fitness.  Throughout Heavy Bag Training, Sammy Franco provides the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to maximize the benefits of the heavy bag. Topics covered in this book include: selecting a good heavy bag, benefits of heavy bag training, setting up the bag, training safety tips, buying heavy bag gear, hand wrapping techniques, the fighting stance, mobility and footwork, how to punch correctly, hand strengthening exercises, the three ranges of fighting, kicking, punching and grappling techniques, heavy bag training methodologies, time based heavy bag workouts, how to design your personal workout, includes beginner, intermediate and advanced heavy bag workout programs, features over one hundred different punching and kicking bag combinations, workout tips and much more! If you want to get the most out of your heavy bag workouts then this is the book for you!

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The Passion of Tiger Woods

The Passion of Tiger Woods An Anthropologist Reports on Golf, Race, and Celebrity Scandal by Orin Starn

Perhaps the best golfer ever, Tiger Woods rocketed to the top of a once whites-only sport. Endorsements made him a global brand and the world’s richest athlete. The child of a multiracial marriage, Woods and his blond, blue-eyed wife, Elin Nordegren, seemed to represent a new postracial America. Then, in late 2009, Woods became embroiled in a sex scandal that made headlines worldwide. In this concise yet far-reaching analysis, Orin Starn brings an anthropologist’s perspective to bear on Tigergate. He explores our modern media obsession with celebrity scandals and their tawdry ritualized drama, yet he offers much more than the usual banal moralizing about the rich and famous. Starn explains how Tiger’s travails and the culture of golf reflect broader American anxieties—about race and sex, scapegoating and betrayal, and the role of the sports hero. The Passion of Tiger Woods is required reading for all those interested in the high-stakes world of professional golf, the politics of sports and celebrity, and the myths and realities surrounding the flawed yet riveting figure who remains among the most famous athletes of our time.

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Training and Eating the Vince Gironda Way - Greg Sushinsky Cover Art

Training and Eating the Vince Gironda Way

Training and Eating the Vince Gironda Way by Greg Sushinsky

Vince Gironda—the name resounds throughout bodybuilding, still. This accomplished bodybuilder and master trainer left a wealth of ideas and methods on training and nutrition that still has relevance today. Though many of Vince’s concepts are known, they’re often not well understood. That’s where this little book comes in. Originally written as two separate articles on Gironda’s training and nutrition, they’ve been combined due to readers’ requests. This modest volume of concentrated material gives a condensed introduction of Vince’s principles on training and nutrition for beginning bodybuilders, yet there are also surprising insights on Vince’s methods and ways to apply them even for advanced bodybuilders. This handy guide takes you on a quick trip through Vince’s methods of training, including some of the exercises he used and why he used them. Also featured is a unique physique analysis, which bodybuilders can apply to their own training. The nutrition section features clear explanations of Vince’s dietary principles and how to apply them. There are also insights into the reasons for the exercises and diets. Rarely has Vince’s material been tied together so clearly, so concisely, in ways that shows how to apply it. Natural bodybuilders especially will find this volume helpful. Anyone searching for better drug- free ways to train and eat will be able to apply these methods to their bodybuilding. The author, an experienced natural bodybuilder and trainer, has spent years researching, using and experimenting with Vince’s methods, and brings his insights to you in this book. Many advanced bodybuilders who are experts in the methods of Vince Gironda have praised this book as “a little gem.” Get in on the Vince Gironda training and eating ways, right now!

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Dabo's Dynasty - Larry Williams Cover Art

Dabo's Dynasty

Dabo's Dynasty Clemson's Rise to College Football Supremacy by Larry Williams

From the beginning of the season, Dabo Swinney's rallying cry was "joy." Each week for opponents, though, was another joyless occasion against a big orange machine that found its high gear midseason. The results shook the foundation of college football. In 2015 and 2016, the Tigers needed to bring their own guts to achieve great things. In Swinney's tenth season, they brought their own sledgehammers. Larry Williams, who has covered Clemson and Swinney since 2004, unearths revealing anecdotes from Dabo's tenure and shares how a season dominated by Alabama hype ended up overwhelmed by a Clemson tide.

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Easy Paracord Projects

Easy Paracord Projects by Authors of Instructables

"Easy Paracord Projects" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 20 different paracord projects. Learn to make survival bracelets, watchbands, a dog collar and much more. All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by our creative community, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily make these yourself.

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I Feel Like Going On - Ray Lewis Cover Art

I Feel Like Going On

I Feel Like Going On Life, Game, and Glory by Ray Lewis

In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Ray Lewis—legendary Baltimore Ravens linebacker and one of the greatest defensive players of his generation—holds nothing back on the state of football as well as his troubled childhood, his rise to athletic greatness, the storm that threatened to ruin his NFL career, and the devastating injury that nearly cost him a final moment of glory. Ray Lewis is undeniably one of the biggest names in football—not only for his seventeen years in the NFL, but also for the dramatic events that nearly brought his career to a halt in 2000. In his memoir, Lewis shares honest accounts of his difficult childhood and delves into the anguish and controversy that he found away from the game. But these heartbreaks gave him the courage to trust in God and continue his dream to play for the NFL and win the Super Bowl. From a rookie player to a football veteran, Lewis has experienced everything imaginable during his football career, and has become one of the best defensive players in the history of the NFL. I Feel Like Going On is the story of his incredible journey, and a sincere look at the most popular sport in America from one of football’s most revered players.

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The Boys of Summer - Roger Kahn Cover Art

The Boys of Summer

The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn

This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. This is a book about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when their glory days were behind them. In short, it is a book about America, about fathers and sons, prejudice and courage, triumph and disaster, and told with warmth, humor, wit, candor, and love.

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Coastal Cruising Made Easy

Coastal Cruising Made Easy by The American Sailing Association

Coastal Cruising Made Easy is not only the official textbook for the ASA Basic Coastal Cruising Standard (ASA 103), but also the definitive go-to resource for all sailors who enjoy cruising and destination oriented sailing. The text is published in full color and contains striking sailing photography from well-known photographer Billy Black, and world-class illustrations from award-winning illustrator Peter Bull. One of the text's most distinguishing features is its user friendly "spreads" in which instructional topics are self-contained on opposing pages throughout the book. This easy to read learning tool follows the critically acclaimed Sailing Made Easy, which Sailing Magazine called "best in class" upon its release in 2010. Sailing Made Easy is the #1 resource in basic sailing education, and Coastal Cruising Made Easy is poised to become the industry standard in intermediate sailing education.

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The Rock Warrior's Way - Arno Ilgner Cover Art

The Rock Warrior's Way

The Rock Warrior's Way Mental Training For Climbers by Arno Ilgner

Mental training is scarcely covered in the climbing literature, yet it is as important to performance as strength, flexibility, and technique. In his unique approach to mental training, Arno Ilgner draws essential elements from the rich "warrior" literature, as well as from sports psychology, and combines these with his extensive climbing experience to create The Warrior’s Way ®. - Here is a comprehensive program for learning how to focus your mental resources during a challenging climb. It includes step-by-step guidance on motivation analysis, information gathering, risk assessment, mental focus, and deliberate transition into action.

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Kinetic Golf - Nick Bradley & Butch Harmon Cover Art

Kinetic Golf

Kinetic Golf Picture the Game Like Never Before by Nick Bradley & Butch Harmon

In Kinetic Golf , Nick Bradley uses 115 extraordinary photographs, accompanied by clear, direct text, to raise the bar on golf instruction and give golfers—amateur or professional—a unique way of actually feeling their way to mastering the game. Offering insights that words alone cannot convey, the book provides a vastly improved golf game as the reward. Drawing upon his deep knowledge of trade and Tour secrets, Bradley shows how to build a powerful and consistent game while also debunking many of the myths that cloud the confidence and hinder the performance of the novice and developing golfer. Throughout Kinetic Golf , Bradley boils down the very essence of swing motion and technique, blends it with a feeling, and then creates an image that says it all. Take one look, and you’ll get the picture.

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Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance - Valorie Kondos Field & Steve Cooper Cover Art

Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance

Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance Advice and Inspiration from the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame Coach of 7 NCAA Championship Teams by Valorie Kondos Field & Steve Cooper

Highly acclaimed UCLA Women's gymnastics coach of 7 NCAA championships Valorie Kondos Field shares insights on how to use uniqueness and authenticity to achieve success. Former professional ballerina Valorie Kondos Field--or Miss Val, as she's affectionately known--has never tumbled, flipped, or even played any type of organized sports, and yet she has been able to craft a legendary coaching career through curiosity, creativity, attention to detail, and unwavering care for the overall well-being of her athletes. For Miss Val, it's not about winning and losing, it's about choreographing your life and owning the choices you make. Miss Val has shaped her UCLA Gymnastics program as a life skills class and now she's sharing those lessons with you, whether you're an athlete, business leader, or simply someone who wants to own their destiny. Miss Val's philosophies are timeless. Her coaching style is unorthodox. Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance is a thought-provoking, fun journey through the anecdotes of the 35-year career of a dancer/choreographer turned athletic coach. The book includes unforgettable stories of the Olympians and athletes with whom she's worked-including the inspirational journey of Katelyn Ohashi, whose joyful transformation under the tutelage of Miss Val was evident to the world when her perfect 10 floor routine went viral -- reaching over 100 million viewers. Other triumphs include Olympian Jamie Dantzscher, who found her confidence at UCLA and learned the tools to combat her previous abuse; and sensation Christine Peng Peng Lee, who helped the Bruins clinch the 2018 NCAA championship with back-to-back 10's. Miss Val also shares her favorite memories of her mentor, legendary basketball coach John Wooden, as well as her thoughts on Larry Nassar and the gymnastics sexual abuse scandal. Miss Val reveals how her coaching journey had a rocky start before she found her own best approach. In time she realized that her dance background wasn't a detriment, it was a gift. When she embraced this, Miss Val led the Bruins to victory. Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance is packed with great advice for anyone on a quest for success, delivered in Miss Val's reassuring and inspirational tone. She took the same approach to her breast cancer diagnosis, explaining how she made that struggle into one of the best years of her life. For Miss Val, it's all about attitude. Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance is a powerful book that shows you how to make the leap of faith in choosing your own path to greatness.

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The Parachute and Its Pilot - Brian Germain Cover Art

The Parachute and Its Pilot

The Parachute and Its Pilot The Ultimate Guide for the Ram-Air Aviator by Brian Germain

The Parachute and Its Pilot 5th Edition is the singular resource for canopy flight information. Whether you re a new jumper looking to further your education or an expert canopy pilot seeking tips on advancing your techniques, this book has something for you. The book is jam-packed with information compiled over twenty years of skydiving experience and offers technical, straightforward explanations of ram air parachute flight. Written by one of the industry's leading parachute designers, The Parachute and Its Pilot is a must-have handbook for every skydiver.

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Lower Your Golf Score: Simple Steps to Save Shots - John Hoskison Cover Art

Lower Your Golf Score: Simple Steps to Save Shots

Lower Your Golf Score: Simple Steps to Save Shots by John Hoskison

Think like a pro and you will shoot lower scores. The art of saving shots on the golf course is a skill; and like any skill it can be improved. No matter what your handicap!  Whatever you struggle with—wasted shots around the green, inaccurate iron shots, missed fairways or too many shots lost in the sand—the unique coaching advice offered by PGA European Tour Player and Golf Pro John Hoskison will improve your game.  Shooting lower scores requires control of the ball, and your mind. John's techniques, learned on the PGA circuit, will keep you relaxed and calm under pressure, even when disaster strikes. Use John's proven 'swing thoughts' to keep the ball on the fairway, chip closer to the flag and putt better on the greens. Replace fear, anger, and doubt with John's step-by-step process for preparing for a round, practicing for maximum benefit and employing the tactics needed for shooting lower scores. REVIEWS: "John taught himself a great technique and knows as much about the golf swing as anyone I've met." ~Nick Mitchell, Former European Tour PGA Player "I went to John for the usual stuff; head in hands, not knowing what shot was coming next. John kept it simple… got me back enjoying my golf again." ~Mick Fitzgerald, TV Sports Presenter—Former National Hunt Jockey "John has solid orthodox technique and is a great student of the game. He always told me 'simple is best'." ~Andrew Murray, European Tour—1989 European Open Champion OTHER TITLES by John Hoskison A Golf Swing You Can Trust ABOUT John Hoskison John is a former European Tour member and two-time PGA Cup player v USA. He led England in the European Team Championships and was elected Surrey Professional Golf Association Captain. In 1992, John completed the Club Professionals Grand Slam including the national title, and went on to earn a place on the European PGA Seniors Tour. In May 2008, he played in his first event in Poland. After a year of injury, John placed third in the 2012 British Senior PGA Professional Championships.

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Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition - Jonathan Eaton Cover Art

Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition

Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition by Jonathan Eaton

The leading authoritative boating reference for close to a century. Includes up-to-date information on boating laws, regulations and safety tips, as well as complete discussions of weather, tide, currents, and navigation--addresses every issue that a boater faces.

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The Baby Bombers - Bryan Hoch Cover Art

The Baby Bombers

The Baby Bombers The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty by Bryan Hoch

Now updated to include the Yankees’ 100-win 2018 season! The meteoric rise of the new generation of superstar Yankees, including Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, and Luis Severino—from the “inside baseball” strategy in assembling the roster, their fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, and a mission to hoist the franchise's twenty-eighth World Series championship trophy. 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 Gleyber Torres—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-baseball strategy of the Yankees’ pivot to a younger, more exciting roster, the players’ fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, their memorable 2017 and 2018 playoff runs, their amazing assaults on the record books, and a unified mission to hoist the franchise’s twenty-eighth 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 has resumed with postseason hero Aaron Boone in the manager’s chair, aiming to steer the franchise to its forty-first World Series appearance. Featuring nearly fifty photographs, The Baby Bombers tracks the rise of today’s Yankees from fresh-faced rookies into a group that is destined for pinstriped greatness.

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Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast - David Goodman Cover Art

Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast

Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast 50 Classic Ski Tours in New England and New York by David Goodman

Twenty years after his first guidebook became a cult classic among Eastern powder skiers and garnered two national awards, David Goodman has expanded and completely updated his “bible of Eastern backcountry skiing” for a new generation of -adventurers. This is the comprehensive guide to 50 classic backcountry ski tours in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, and Massachusetts, which range from day trips to hut-to-hut ski adventures. Learn about what gear to bring, the essential backcountry skills that you will need, and fascinating ski history. Whether you are a seasoned cross-country or telemark skier looking for a new challenge, or a downhill skier or snowboarder ready to explore the backcountry, this book will lead you to the best powder in the Northeast. Inside You’ll Find: •   Description, distance, elevation, difficulty rating, and topographic map for each tour •   The only comprehensive guide to skiing and snowboarding in -Tucker-man Ravine •   Information on avalanche awareness, gear, safety, and first aid •   Legendary classics such as the Teardrop, Thunder-bolt, Catamount, and Wildcat Valley trails •   Hut-based ski tours throughout the Northeast Praise for Backcountry Skiing Adventures “David Goodman has rewritten the bible. Readers benefit from the author’s meticulous nose for powder and first tracks. Goodman’s guide delivers the goods.” — Powder Magazine   About the Author David Goodman is an award-winning writer, skier, mountaineer, and bestselling author. He has written for numerous national publications, including Outside , National Geographic Adventure , SKI , and Backcountry .

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K2: The Story Of The Savage Mountain - Jim Curran Cover Art

K2: The Story Of The Savage Mountain

K2: The Story Of The Savage Mountain by Jim Curran

K2 is the world's second highest mountain, but its savage reputation is second to none. The loss of Alison Hargreaves and six companions in 1995 was a grim echo of the multiple deaths in 1986 and of earlier disasters which have become part of climbing legend. K2 has always attracted the greatest names in mountaineering. Wiessner, Houston, Bonatti, Diemberger and Bonington are among those whose lives have been permanently scarred by their experiences on it. At the same time some inspiring new routes have been achieved on the world's most difficult 8000-metre peak. Jim Curran, himself a survivor of 1986, has traced the history of the mountain from the nineteenth-century pioneer explorers down to the present, and sees a repeating pattern of naked ambition, rivalry, misjudgement and recrimination. He has also found selfless heroism and impressive route-making on the mountain that top climbers will always covet as the ultimate prize.

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Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag - Creek Stewart & Jacqueline Musser Cover Art

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit by Creek Stewart & Jacqueline Musser

Be Ready When Disaster Strikes If an unexpected emergency or disaster hits, are you prepared to leave your home--fast? You will be if you follow the advice in this book. This book shows you how to create a self-contained disaster preparedness kit to help you survive your journey from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek Stewart details from start to finish everything you need to gather for 72 hours of independent survival--water, food, protection, shelter, survival tools, and so much more. You'll find: A complete Bug Out Bag checklist that tells you exactly what to pack based on your survival skill levelPhotos and explanations of every item you need in your bagResource lists to help you find and purchase gearPractice exercises that teach you how to use almost everything in your bagDemonstrations for multi-use items that save pack space and weightSpecific gear recommendations for common disasters The book even includes special considerations for bugging out with children, the elderly, the physically disabled, and even pets. A disaster could strike your home at any moment. Are you prepared to face the devastating aftermath? Protect yourself and your family by building a Bug Out Bag today!

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Reloading for Shotgunners - Rick Sapp Cover Art

Reloading for Shotgunners

Reloading for Shotgunners by Rick Sapp

The Classic Reference - Bigger and Better than Ever One of the most respected reloading texts of all time, Reloading for Shotgunners is now bigger, more comprehensive and more profusely illustrated than ever! This all-new fifth edition includes exhaustive data for lead and non-toxic shot - and it goes well beyond the ho-hum 2-3/4" 12-gauge data contained in other books. From .410 bored to 10-gauge magnum, from 2" hulls to the mammoth 3-1/2", if it can be fired in a shotgun, it's in this book! Rick Sapp, co-author of The Gun Digest Book of Trap & Skeet, has outdone himself in creating this masterful compilation of shotgun reloading data. Whether you're a novice shotgunner or a seasoned reloader, you can't afford to be without this ground-breaking fifth edition of Reloading for Shotgunners .

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To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever - Will Blythe Cover Art

To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever

To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever A Thoroughly Obsessive, Intermittently Uplifting, and Occasionally Unbiased Account of the Duke-North Carolina Basketball Rivalry by Will Blythe

A thoroughly obsessive, intermittently uplifting, and occasionally unbiased account of the Duke–North Carolina basketball rivalry

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In the Locker Room - Tunch Ilkin & Scott Brown Cover Art

In the Locker Room

In the Locker Room Tales of the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Playing Field to the Broadcast Booth by Tunch Ilkin & Scott Brown

As a Steelers broadcaster, analyst, and former offensive tackle, Tunch Ilkin has lived and breathed Pittsburgh football for the better part of the last four decades. With In the Locker Room: Tales of the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Playing Field to the Broadcast Booth , Ilkin provides insight into the Steelers' inner sanctum as only he can. Featuring conversations with players past and present as well as off-the-wall anecdotes, this is a reader's ticket to some of the most memorable moments and characters in Steel City football history.

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FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices

FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations by Athanasios Terzis & SoccerTutor.com Tactics Manager App

FC Barcelona Training Sessions 160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations Learn to Coach your Team the 'Barca Way' This special book is in FULL COLOUR book contains tactical and technical exercises that have been formulated from the tactical situations which are presented in the book 'FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending'. This book has 2 main aims: 1. To deeply analyse how and why Pep Guardiola's Barcelona, possibly the best team of all time, used their specific tactics in different game situations. 2. Provide you with a training session for each tactical situation with progressive practices. This gives you an exclusive guide on how you can coach your team the exact phases of play used by FC Barcelona.

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The Game of Our Lives - David Goldblatt Cover Art

The Game of Our Lives

The Game of Our Lives The English Premier League and the Making of Modern Britain by David Goldblatt

The Game of Our Lives is a masterly portrait of contemporary Britain through the lens of soccer. In the last two decades soccer in the United Kingdom has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very center of British popular culture, from an economic basket-case to a booming entertainment industry that has conquered the world. What does it mean when soccer becomes so central to the private and public lives of the British people? Has it enriched this island nation or impoverished it? From the goals, to the players, to the managers, to the money, David Goldblatt describes how the English Premier League was forged by Margaret Thatcher's Britain and an alliance of the big clubs Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur the Football Association and Rupert Murdoch's Sky TV. He identifies the real winners and losers in this extraordinary period, and explains how soccer has closely mirrored the wider political and social scene. Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political changes of post-Thatcherite Britain in a more illuminating manner than soccer, and The Game of Our Lives provides the definitive social history of the EPL most popular soccer league in the world.

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Baseball Golf

Baseball Golf Learn Golf Using the Natural Motions of Baseball by Don Peterson

Learn Golf by using the natural motions of baseball. This golf training manual is full of photos and illustrations that show you exactly how to build an efficient swing using the skills you developed in baseball. TOP 50 instructor, Don Peterson began writing this book more than 25 years ago. The drills, concepts, and explanations are original and taken from more than 100,000 personal lessons. Don’s student list includes 2004 Open Champion Todd Hamilton, Champions Tour Member Tim Simpson, comedian Jeff Foxworthy, and NFL Hall of Fame member, Brett Favre.

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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning by NSCA - National Strength & Conditioning Association

Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and now in its fourth edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the essential text for strength and conditioning professionals and students. This comprehensive resource, created by 30 expert contributors in the field, explains the key theories, concepts, and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance. The scope and content of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition With Web Resource , have been updated to convey the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a strength and conditioning professional and to address the latest information found on the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The evidence-based approach and unbeatable accuracy of the text make it the primary resource to rely on for CSCS exam preparation. The text is organized to lead readers from theory to program design and practical strategies for administration and management of strength and conditioning facilities. The fourth edition contains the most current research and applications and several new features: • Online videos featuring 21 resistance training exercises demonstrate proper exercise form for classroom and practical use. • Updated research—specifically in the areas of high-intensity interval training, overtraining, agility and speed in changes of direction, nutrition for health and performance, and periodization—helps readers better understand these popular trends in the industry. • A new chapter with instructions and photos presents techniques for exercises using alternative modes and nontraditional implements. • Ten additional tests of maximum power and strength, aerobic capacity, along with new flexibility exercises, resistance training exercises, plyometric exercises, and speed and agility drills help professionals design programs that reflect current guidelines. Key points, chapter objectives, and learning aids including key terms and self-study questions provide a structure to help students and professionals conceptualize the information and reinforce fundamental facts. Application sidebars provide practical application of scientific concepts that can be used by strength and conditioning specialists in real-world settings, making the information immediately relatable and usable. The web resource provides students with lab activities in fillable form for practice and information retention. Further, both students and professionals will benefit from the online videos of 21 foundational exercises that provide visual instruction and reinforce proper technique. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition , offers an expanded ancillary package for instructors. Instructors receive access to a 61-video collection, including the 21 videos available in the web resource, plus an additional 40 videos demonstrating resistance training exercises, plyometric exercises, and exercises using alternative modes and nontraditional implements, bringing practical content to the classroom. Working along with the instructor guide and presentation package, a test package has been added to assist instructors in evaluating students’ understanding of key concepts. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition , provides the most comprehensive information on organization and administration of facilities, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, training adaptations, program design, and structure and function of body systems. Its scope, precision, and dependability make it the essential preparation text for the CSCS exam as well as a definitive reference for strength and conditioning professionals to consult in their everyday practice.

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Gun Digest Shooter's Guide To Reloading

Gun Digest Shooter's Guide To Reloading by Philip P. Massaro

Reload your own! Drawing from decades of experience, author Philip Massaro provides detailed instructions to help you successfully reload your own rifle and pistol ammunition. Inside this practical guide: Step-by-step instructions describe how to reload rifle and pistol ammunition for recreational shooting, competition and hunting Hundreds of photos support detailed descriptive instructions Hints and tips help you avoid common mistakes With the experience and guidance shared in this book, target shooters and hunters alike can enjoy the benefits of hand-tuned ammunition.

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In Bed with the Atlantic

In Bed with the Atlantic A young woman battle anxiety to sail the Atlantic Circuit by Kitiara Pascoe

In Bed with the Atlantic is a travel memoir of a young woman, Kitiara Pascoe, as she goes from never having stepped on a yacht, to sailing over 18,000 miles – across the Atlantic, around the Caribbean and then back – in three years with her partner. At first, she was dogged by doubt, a belief that she wasn’t a ‘sailor’, never would be and that she was in no way capable of such an undertaking. She believed that the ocean was out to get her, that weather needed to be battled with and that she would forever be ruled by anxieties that plagued her. Woven into the narrative of the journey’s progression are stories from Kit’s childhood and life before the voyage, explaining her battles with anxiety and the feelings of being lost as a graduate in post-recession Britain. The book also relays her struggle with reconciling a life of travel with the expectations and experiences of those back home, at an age when most of her contemporaries were starting corporate careers and families. In her courage to leave everything she knows behind, she learns the history of the islands and their people, swims with turtles, explores strange cave systems, and learns to forage for food straight from the sea. But she also encounters hardships like running out of food and water, battling against storms, trying not to be struck by lightning, and discovering the crippling loneliness of sailing an ocean for months on end. Sailing back to the UK after three years Kit realises the colossal difference that sailing has made to her life and understanding of the world. She ponders how easy it is not to do something, to protect ourselves from risks and ridicule and everything that makes us uncomfortable. But now appreciates that it is only when we take the risk, that we get the reward and that we connect not just with the world at large, but also with ourselves.

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Chuvalo

Chuvalo A Fighter's Life: The Story of Boxing's Last Gladiator by George Chuvalo & Murray Greig

The inspirational memoir of the Canadian boxer who fought some of the greatest heavyweights in history, including Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, but lost everything outside the ring. From a tough Toronto childhood as the only son of immigrant parents, through a twenty-three-year career that earned him induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, to the public tragedies that decimated his family long after the cheering stopped, George Chuvalo tells his life story as only he can. Chuvalo was the longest-reigning champion in Canadian boxing history. After teaching himself the basics, he turned pro as an eighteen-year-old in 1956 and over the next twenty-three years fought some of the sport's greatest names: Joe Frazier, George Foreman and, most famously, Muhammad Ali (twice). Since retiring from the ring in 1979, Chuvalo has had to come to terms with a series of crushing body blows. His youngest son, a heroin addict, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Two other sons died from heroin overdoses. His first wife, overcome with grief, took her own life. Yet Chuvalo has stoically fought back. He formed his Fight Against Drugs foundation in 1996 and has spent the past seventeen years travelling across Canada and to parts of the United States, talking to tens of thousands of students and young adults about what happened to his family. An inspirational story of a Canadian icon, Chuvalo is both a top-flight boxing memoir and a poignant, hard-hitting story of coping with unimaginable loss.

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Let's Play Two

Let's Play Two The Life and Times of Ernie Banks by Doug Wilson

Ernie Banks was the first African American to play for the Cubs, and he quickly became one of the best players in baseball. His brilliance on the field made him a Hall of Famer, but it was his boundless optimism that made him an icon. This book presents for the first time a complete portrait of the ballplayer, the public persona, and the man.

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Quotable Wooden

Quotable Wooden Words of Wisdom, Preparation, and Success By and About John Wooden, College Basketball's Greatest Coach by John Reger

John Wooden was arguably the greatest college basketball coach of all time, a teacher as well as mentor whose handiwork produced a dynasty bridging the ’60s and ’70s. Quotable Wooden is a compilation of more than two-hundred inspiring quotes by and about Wooden. Other notables quoted include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Denny Crum, and Rick Reilly.

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The Real World User Guide for ebikes

The Real World User Guide for ebikes by Tim Sutton

This Real World User Guide tells of my (sometimes painful) experiences and e-biking realisations whilst riding some 3500kms (2000 miles) on Swiss urban and mountain trails. It also now includes some 2010 and 2011 updates on my current ebike antics/progress! Hopefully my mistakes, learned the hard way, will help you (or a loved one!) make the right decisions when buying, building or riding an expensive (and fast) electric bike. This ebook features: The Bionx 250HT ebike conversion kit and a Montague Folding Mountain bike (and a Wike Golf Trailer) but is an invaluable read for all ebikers and potential ebikers. The guide also pulls together a variety of ebike information and technical help that the author has learnt from nearly 5 years of surfing the online e-bike forum world!! And: The Big Brother section!! - Tips on Staying Alive, including the telling of my 5 very close calls to meet the Great Kahuna in the sky! Some feedback: "Great book to read if your an EV'er or just planning on it" Oct-13-10 "Cool, humourous and fun reading A+" Jul-01-10 "Thanks, great story."Mar-31-10 "Excellent read. Thank you!"Mar-29-10 "Smooth comms useful guide"Jan-22-10 "Worth every cent" Nov-30-09 "Alles OK. DANKE" Nov-20-09 "LIKE FORMAT"Nov-19-09 "Good product"Oct-27-09 "good product good price very handy thank you"Oct-20-09 "well researched & very informative. thanks" Oct-06-09 "Perfect! Thank you!"Oct-06-09 "Useful guide, just as described. Easy to use."Oct-01-09

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Acadia National Park Adventure Guide

Acadia National Park Adventure Guide by Stephanie Puglisi & Jeremy Puglisi

Dreaming about visiting one of America's most popular National Parks in your RV? Acadia National Park Adventure Guide will help you plan the perfect trip for your family! From the co-hosts and writers at RV Family Travel Atlas, this book will tell you where to find the best campgrounds, restaurants, hikes, and activities in and around Acadia National Park. Explore the world of Acadia outside of Bar Harbor and the Park Loop. Venture to the quieter side of Acadia, where you will discover the amazing beauty of Mount Desert Island without all the crowds. In addition to practical travel tips, this book includes essays and stories about the authors' visits to Acadia.

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Fighter's Body

Fighter's Body The Martial Artist's Solution to Diet, Strength, and Health by Loren W. Christensen & Wim Demeere

You have an owner’s manual for your car, your stereo, and even your blender, so why not your body? The Fighter’s Body is exactly that—an owner’s manual for your most complex piece of equipment. As a martial artist, you make special demands of your body. Have you ever wondered how that latest fad diet might affect your performance on the mat? Ever wanted to take off a few extra pounds? How about putting on muscle without slowing down? Making weight for a tournament? Losing five pounds fast? Eating better? Changing weight classes? Are you confused about supplements, vitamins, and protein shakes? Don’t know where to start? Start here. This book will answer your questions about important topics including • Why some diets are harmful for martial artists • How to calculate your protein needs for training • When and how to use supplements • How to eat at fast food places and not ruin your diet • Why it’s OK to splurge on “dirt day” • How to safely make weight for a tournament • Why HIIT training is essential to weight loss • What to eat on competition days • How to create a plan that works and stick to it Loren W. Christensen and personal trainer Wim Demeere combine their knowledge of martial arts, weight training, nutrition, diet, and exercise to answer your questions and put you on the road to becoming the best martial arts athlete you can be.

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Summary & Analysis of The Talent Code

Summary & Analysis of The Talent Code Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. A Guide to the Book by Daniel Coyle by Zip Reads

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: http://amzn.to/2BrrARd Daniel Coyle's  The Talent Code  is a groundbreaking book that reveals the truth about how talent is created--and why anyone can become truly great. Don't miss out on this ZIP Reads summary of  The Talent Code  and learn how to unlock your full potential today! What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include?   A synopsis of the original book The science behind the why the Talent Code works The three parts of the Talent Code strategy Analysis of the Talent Code Editorial Review Background on the original authors About the Original Book: Daniel Coyle’s  The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born. It’s grown. Here’s how  debunks the myth of innate talent using brain science. Coyle shares his conversations with different brain specialists and his itinerary through “tiny places that produce Everest-size amounts of talent.” In his fact-finding mission, he unearths a common larger pattern identifiable in these talent hotbeds that can be replicated in skill building exercises to produce accelerated learning. DISCLAIMER:  This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for,  The Talent Code.  ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: http://amzn.to/2BrrARd to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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Nutrición deportiva para deportistas de resistencia

Nutrición deportiva para deportistas de resistencia by Monique Ryan

Los diversos deportes de resistencia son demasiado diferentes para poder ofrecer un plan alimenticio que sirva para todos. Por este motivo, Ryan expone conceptos específicos de nutrición aplicables al atletismo, el ciclismo, el triatlón y la natación, que servirán para mejorar el rendimiento de los deportistas de esas disciplinas. Sus pautas también incluyen observaciones dietéticas para circunstancias especiales, como son la enfermedad celíaca, la diabetes y el embarazo. Una nutrición inteligente puede suponer la diferencia entre lograr una mejor marca personal y afrontar una temporada frustrante. Ya sea usted un deportista aplicado que busca contar con alguna ventaja, o un principiante que tiene dudas básicas sobre hidratación, alimentación y tácticas para el día de la competición, esta exhaustiva guía es un libro de obligada lectura para disfrutar de un rendimiento más saludable, inteligente y rápido. Sean cuales fueren las dudas que usted tiene sobre cómo alimentarse para su deporte, Nutrición deportiva para deportistas de resistencia tiene la respuesta.

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The Russian Five

The Russian Five A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and Courage by Keith Gave

Five former Soviet hockey players who wound up in Detroit in the 1990s and helped to catapult a beleaguered hockey franchise to the top of the summit played a pivotal role in that city’s celebrated comeback. They are The Russian Five, and while they changed their sport forever they also helped bridge rival cultures with their unique style of diplomacy. This is their remarkable story of espionage, defection, heartbreak and triumph – and remarkable courage after a fateful limo crash nearly killed one of them.

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Racing to the Finish

Racing to the Finish My Story by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“My book … details the living hell that was my experience with concussions. The majority of this story was kept from even my closest relationships. It wasn’t easy, but it’s time to tell it.” – Dale Jr. It was a seemingly minor crash at Michigan International Speedway in June 2016 that ended the day early for Dale Earnhardt Jr. What he didn’t know was that it would also end his driving for the year. He’d dealt with concussions before, but concussions are like snowflakes—no two are the same. And recovery can be brutal—and lengthy. As a third-generation driver in a family forever connected to the sport of stock-car racing, how could Dale Earnhardt Jr. sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else take their laps? It was one of the toughest seasons of his life—one that changed him forever. In this gripping narrative from one of professional sports’ most beloved figures, Dale Jr. shares stories from his journey: how his career and his injury have transformed him, how he made the decision to retire at the end of the 2017 season after eighteen years behind the wheel, and what lies ahead for him in the next chapter of his life. There’s no second-guessing and no regrets from Driver #88. He simply wants to go out on his own terms and make the rest of his life off the racetrack count. Junior says, “I don’t want these last races to be just about me but rather the people who made my success possible: my fans, the folks who pack the grandstands rain or shine, my teammates and crew members through the years, industry colleagues, track volunteers, friends, family, sponsors. They’ve all played a role. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

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Astroball

Astroball The New Way to Win It All by Ben Reiter

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Sports Illustrated declared on the cover of a June 2014 issue that the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, people thought Ben Reiter, the article’s author, was crazy. The Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but they were more than just bad. They were an embarrassment, a club that didn’t even appear to be trying to win. The cover story, combined with the specificity of Reiter’s claim, met instant and nearly universal derision. But three years later, the critics were proved improbably, astonishingly wrong. How had Reiter predicted it so accurately? And, more important, how had the Astros pulled off the impossible? Astroball is the inside story of how a gang of outsiders went beyond the stats to find a new way to win—and not just in baseball. When new Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and his top analyst, the former rocket scientist Sig Mejdal, arrived in Houston in 2011, they had already spent more than half a decade trying to understand how human instinct and expertise could be blended with hard numbers such as on-base percentage and strikeout rate to guide their decision-making. In Houston, they had free rein to remake the club. No longer would scouts, with all their subjective, hard-to-quantify opinions, be forced into opposition with the stats guys. Instead, Luhnow and Sig wanted to correct for the biases inherent in human observation, and then roll their scouts’ critical thoughts into their process. The numbers had value—but so did the gut. The strategy paid off brilliantly, and surprisingly quickly. It pointed the Astros toward key draft picks like Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman; offered a path for developing George Springer, José Altuve, and Dallas Keuchel; and showed them how veterans like Carlos Beltrán and Justin Verlander represented the last piece in the puzzle of fielding a championship team. Sitting at the nexus of sports, business, and innovation—and written with years of access to the team’s stars and executives— Astroball is the story of the next wave of thinking in baseball and beyond, at once a remarkable underdog story and a fascinating look at the cutting edge of evaluating and optimizing human potential.

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