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The Incomplete Book of Running
Sagal, Peter
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On the verge of turning forty, Peter Sagal - brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition towards heft, and a sedentary star of public radio - started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and further, running fourteen marathons and logging tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the United States and the world, including the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he crossed the finish line moments before the bombings.In The Incomplete Book of Running, Sagal reflects on the trails, tracks, and routes he’s traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear - in St. Louis, in February - or attempting to “quiet his colon” on runs around his neighborhood - to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners, and the triumphant post-bombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014. With humor and humanity, Sagal also writes about the emotional experience of running, body image, the similarities between endurance sports and sadomasochism, the legacy of running as passed down from parent to child, and the odd but extraordinary bonds created between strangers and friends. The result is “a brilliant book about running…What Peter runs toward is strength, understanding, endurance, acceptance, faith, hope, and charity” (P.J. O’Rourke).


Meb for Mortals
Keflezighi, Meb
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With his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how someone two weeks away from his 39th birthday, who had only the 15th best time going into the race, could defeat the best field in Boston Marathon history and become the first American man to win the race in 31 years. Meb For Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More important, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career, which in addition to the 2014 Boston win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.


Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries
Kuzma, Cindy
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Written by a leading mental skills coach and contributing writer to Runner's World (US), this is a practical guide to building the psychological resilience that athletes need to recover from injury and rebound stronger.Injuries affect every athlete, from the elite Olympian to the weekend racer. In the moment, a traumatic crash, a torn muscle, or a stress fracture can feel like the most devastating event possible. While some athletes are destroyed by the experience, others emerge from their recovery better, stronger, and more confident than ever.The key to a swifter, stronger comeback is the use of mental skills: psychological tools that enable an athlete to take control of their recovery and ultimately use the experience to their advantage. Injury and other setbacks are inevitable - but with training, overcoming them skillfully and confidently is possible.This book will provide a clear, compelling explanation of psychological recovery from injury and a practical guide to building mental resilience. Weaving together personal narratives from star athletes, scientific research, and the specialized clinical expertise of mental skills coach Carrie Jackson Cheadle, it will contain more than 45 Mental Skills and Drills that athletes can use at every phase of their recovery process. These same strategies can help athletes who aren't currently injured reduce their vulnerability to injury, and enable any individual to reach new heights within their sport and beyond.


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The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing
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The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing
Flood, Jim
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The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing is the first thoroughly comprehensive training manual to focus on this unique form of training. Highly illustrated with detailed training plans, tips and techniques, this book is written for the serious athlete, home indoor rower, outdoor rower and regular gym user alike, and is a must-have for any personal trainer, fitness professional or coach.Whether you are attracted by the weight-loss benefits of the rowing machine or using it to coach cross-training athletes, this book will help you get the best from each session while, crucially, remaining injury-free.


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The Pregnant Athlete
Dion, Brandi
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The Go-To Guide to Keep You Active and Healthy During Your Pregnancy and BeyondWhether you're a professional athlete or a dedicated weekend warrior, you're serious about your sport and your commitment to fitness. But now that you're pregnant, you may be getting conflicting health and exercise advice from your family, friends, and doctors. With all the concerns and misinformation, it's hard to know where to turn for accurate, supportive guidance so you can have a safe, healthy pregnancy and maintain a high level of fitness. Now, in The Pregnant Athlete, triathlete/trainer mom Brandi Dion, fitness professional Steven Dion, and OB/GYN Joel Heller have teamed up to offer:• Practical information on how your body changes each month, and how to gauge your own limits• Flexible workout plans for strength, cardiovascular conditioning, agility, and balance for each stage of pregnancy and the postpartum period• Facts and tips about eating well to support pregnancy and fuel your workouts• The truth about old wives' tales and common pregnancy myths and misconceptionsWith expert advice and medical insights from an OB/GYN, useful information for the pregnant athlete's partner, and inspiring stories from other athletic moms-to-be, The Pregnant Athlete will help you stay happy, healthy, and in top form during your pregnancy and beyond.


The Spartan Way: Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better.
De Sena, Joe
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Determined to yank 100 million people off their couch cushions to start living instead of being passive observers of life, Joe De Sena has one ultimate goal: to help improve everyone’s physical and emotional health by teaching them the tenets of Spartan living from ancient Greece: simple eating, smart training, mastering resilience, and an all-out commitment to achieving a goal.Like Spartan training, living The Spartan Way requires endurance to reach your finish line, the goal that inspires and drives you to succeed no matter what obstacles are thrown in your path. De Sena believes you can gain that endurance in just thirty-six days by following the ten Spartan Core Virtues, timeless principles to help you embrace adversity and overcome any challenge, and making them a permanent part of your own personal core.The Spartan Core Values include: • Self-Awareness - Know yourself• Commitment - Be dedicated• Passion - Discover your purpose• Discipline - Practice diligence• Prioritization - Put your house in order• Grit - Push your limits• Courage - Face your fears and your failures• Optimism - Look for the positives• Integrity - Act honestly• Wholeness - Live as a SpartanDe Sena turned this philosophy into a lifestyle - and so can you. With The Spartan Way, you’ll discover your true north, unleash the warrior within, and transform your life to 10X your maximum potential.


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Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide: Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels
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Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide: Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels
Fitzgerald, Matt
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The premier magazine devoted to the increasingly popular triple-event sport presents the proven, definitive guide to boosting your fitness and getting that extra edge to do your best. Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide offers 42 complete training plans for every variety of triathlete, from absolute beginner to elite veteran, for every distance from sprints to Ironman. Features: helpful charts and photos; detailed schedules and guidelines; weekly goals; coaching tips; off-season training plans; supplemental stretching, strength, and power exercises.


Strength and Conditioning for Cyclists: Off the Bike Conditioning for Performance and Life
Burt, Phil
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Phil Burt and Martin Evans have worked with the world's best cyclists, including the Great Britain Cycling Team, devising and implementing highly effective off the bike training plans. Now, in Strength and Conditioning for Cyclists you can benefit from their wealth of knowledge and experience and apply it to make you a stronger, faster and more robust cyclist.Use the self-assessment, inspired by the Functional Movement Screening used by the Great Britain Cycling Team, to identify your strengths and weaknesses.Discover the mobility and strengthening movements that are most applicable to your needs, maximising effectiveness and avoiding wasted time.Learn how to devise your own personalized and progressive off the bike training plan, how to schedule it into your year and combine it most effectively with your cycling.


The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius
Schonbrun, Zach
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Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, crush a baseball? Why can't modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are?On a quest to discover what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential, journalist, sports writer, and fan Zach Schonbrun interviewed experts on motor control around the world. The trail begins with the groundbreaking work of two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball who are upending the traditional ways scouts evaluate the speed with which great players read a pitch. Across all sports, new theories and revolutionary technology are revealing how the brain's motor control system works in extraordinary talented athletes like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Lionel Messi; as well as musical virtuosos, dancers, rock climbers, race-car drivers, and more.Whether it is timing a 95 mph fastball or reaching for a coffee mug, movement requires a complex suite of computations that many take for granted--until they read The Performance Cortex. Zach Schonbrun ushers in a new way of thinking about the athletic gifts we marvel over and seek to develop in our own lives. It's not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It's about the million-dollar brain.


Every Day Is Game Day: Train Like the Pros with a No-Holds-Barred Exercise and Nutrition Plan for Peak Performance
Verstegen, Mark
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Mark Verstegen pioneered the concept of integrated performance training, and over the last fifteen years, he has brought that system to the world's top athletes, teams, and sports organizations. If you've ever wanted to train and perform like the top champions in sports or the most elite fighting forces, this is the book for you. More than a decade ago, Verstegen's groundbreaking book, Core Performance, revolutionized the fitness industry and made core conditioning and functional training mainstream. Every Day Is Game Daypresents his most hardcore program yet. Borrowing heavily from regiments he created for the military, NFL combine hopefuls, and the 2014 World Cup champion German national soccer team, Verstegen offers tough but easy-to-follow workouts that will help you: become faster, more explosive, and more powerful move with greater efficiency and with far less potential for injury strengthen the core muscles of the hips, torso, and shoulders create a lean, powerful physique that's resistant to long-term deterioration revolutionize, revitalize, and relentlessly hone your mind-set, nutrition, movement, and recovery Every Day Is Game Dayshows you how to raise the bar in every aspect of your life in order to achieve and sustain high performance. Far more than just a diet and exercise book, Every Day Is Game Dayis an integrated lifestyle system that will enable you to establish daily rituals to fuel your success - all day, every day.


Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World's Greatest Athletes
Sneed, Brandon
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An intriguing blend of science and sports that explores how some of the worlds greatest athletes are utilizing the last frontier of performance-enhancing technology—the mental mapping and engineering of their own brains—for peak performance, and what it means for the future of athleticism, sports, and the rest of us.


The Cycling Mind: The Psychological Skills for Peak Performance on the Bike - and in Life
Anderson, Ruth
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The top of the podium is reserved for those athletes who train their bodies and minds to perform at their very best. One of the most important yet overlooked areas to master is an athlete's psychological skills.The Cycling Mind is an expert guide to developing the elite mindset needed for peak performance - both on and off the bike. Written by leading sport psychologist Ruth Anderson, who has worked with globally renowned Olympic and World Champion cyclists, this book will teach you everything about the psychology strategies used for elite competition. You'll discover the techniques top athletes use to excel: from race preparation to harnessing performance anxiety, and from how to perform in your optimal psychological state to how to thrive under pressure.The Cycling Mind gives you the essential tools to ride - and live life - at your personal best.


Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World's Best Athletes
Wells, Greg
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Based on the wildly popular segments broadcast during the Vancouver Olympics, Superbodies explores how genetics and DNA, the brain, muscles, lungs, heart and blood work together in extreme conditions. It's an inside look that draws on Dr. Greg Wells' research at Sick Kids Hospital and the University of Toronto and more than fifteen years experience working with Olympic athletes. Superbodies is a fascinating explanation of the human body and an easy-to-follow plan that shows how everyone can learn from the pros to improve their health and performance.


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The Obree Way
Obree, Graeme
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Graeme Obree is twice the cycling world hour record holder and twice World 4000m pursuit champion. One of the first cycling superstars, he inspired a generation of cyclists. Now in the book "The Obree Way," he shares a lifetime of experience. Written in a conversational style rather than a stuffy training manual, the book is full of fascinating insights into technique, training, equipment, psychology and diet that can help make an enthusiastic cyclist good, and a good cyclist great. Read "The Obree Way" and take your cycling to the next level, whether for the commute, for club cycling or for competition.


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The Complete Guide to Personal Training (Second Edition)
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The Complete Guide to Personal Training (Second Edition)
Coulson, Morc
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A revised and updated second edition of the popular Complete Guide to Personal Training. Aimed at anyone working as, or training to be a Personal Trainer.The text will be revised throughout, with a new chapter on fitness testing (around 32pp new content) It will also include new sections on HIIT, CrossFit, adapting exercises for outdoor spaces, as well as updates to the guidance on nutrition to reflect current thinking. It will also include updates to the Occupational Standards which have changed since the last publication in August 2013.This is a complete reference guide for fitness professionals who prescribe exercise programs to clients. This guide contains practical tips for designing a range of appropriate client exercise programs. Importantly, it focuses on the best ways you can sustain a financially successful business in this area and how you can stand out from the crowd.


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Strength and Conditioning for Triathlon: The 4th Discipline
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Strength and Conditioning for Triathlon: The 4th Discipline
Jarvis, Mark
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Trail Running: From Start to Finish
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Trail Running: From Start to Finish
Hilditch, Graeme
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Trail Running helps advise runners how to make the transition from road running to off road running, whether your intention is purely for fun or to take part in specialist off road events. Including:Information about the importance of specialist running gear required. Specialist exercises to strengthen stabilising muscles, e.g. glutes, core, to counteract the uneven running surface and prevent injury. Nutritional requirements, particularly for long distance trail runs and the importance of the correct fluid and food to carry with you. Common injuries contracted during trail running and how to prevent/treat them, List of popular trail running events - both national and International. Examples of training sessions and how certain sessions can help improve the highly specific fitness requirements of off road running.


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