Swim Smooth: The Complete Coaching System for Swimmers and Triathletes

Rework your method and turn into a greater swimmer with this amazing new method of freestyle swimming. Written for either health and aggressive swimmers, Swim soft includes the newest breakthroughs in swimming that will help you notably enhance your pace, entertainment, and luck. hundreds and hundreds of full-color images and 3-dimensional photographs assist you placed idea into perform whereas targeted recommendation bargains support for intermediate, complicated, and elite swimmers alike. The book's process permits you to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your stroke and drills and coaching guidance allow you to utilize a while within the water. Swim successfully. Swim quick. Swim delicate.

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Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team

By Rob Fleder

Winners of twenty-seven international sequence titles, the hot York Yankees are the integral activities dynasty. Love them or hate them, they can't be overlooked through a person who professes to be keen on the good online game of baseball.

With Damn Yankees, Rob Fleder, former government Editor for Sports Illustrated journal, deals a undying choice of unique essays by means of essentially the most renowned modern writers in America—from Pete Dexter to Jane Leavy, from Roy Blount Jr. to Colum McCann—each piece targeting one uniquely colourful topic: the fanatically adored/resoundingly despised “Bronx Bombers.”

Funny, relocating, provocative, insightful appreciations and detractions—from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle to Derek Jeter—Damn Yankees deals twenty-four attention-grabbing takes at the so much storied franchise of baseball’s significant Leagues.

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

By Travis Macy

Travis Macy summited glacial peaks within the French Alps, rappelled into titanic limestone caves in China, and ran via parched deserts in Utah. such a lot famously, he received one of many country's marquee ultra-distance occasions: Leadman, a high-altitude sequence of super-long-distance races, culminating with a 100-mile mountain cycling race and a 100-mile path run. Macy comprehensive it with out unprecedented power, velocity, or flexibility, and with no high-tech functionality labs or performance-enhancing drugs.

His mystery? an exact and specific outlook he calls the "Ultra Mindset," rules for lifestyle which are neither mysterious nor the only province of ascetics or elite athletes: include worry, rewrite tales we inform ourselves, and grasp the artwork of looking support, between others. by means of using the rules akin to "It's All strong psychological Training," "When you haven't any selection, something is possible," and "Never quit...except for those who may still hand over" to different components of lifestyles, a person can locate luck that differently could have appeared impossible.

Coauthored with award-winning working author and journalist John Hanc, The extremely Mindset blends fascinating own memoir with actionable, research-based suggestion. Dramatic tales of Macy's far-flung stories within the specialist endurance-racing international lead into correct frame of mind ideas, reflective self-assessments, brain- and body-enhancing exercises and actions, and compelling case stories. Macy's tales continue the pages turning as you forge your personal profitable outlook for achievement in enterprise, activities, and life.

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Britain and the Olympic Games: Past, Present, Legacy

By Matt Rogan, Martin Rogan

Britain and the Olympic video games strains the background of Britain's love affair with the Olympic video games and exhibits precisely why the Olympic stream used to be re-born the following. It seems at how London 1948 re-kindled the Olympic flame and established that the video games may possibly force social swap in Britain. London 1948 created the industrial version for the Olympic flow for the 20th century. extra importantly, it taught us that recreation issues to society. because the Olympic video games returns to Britain in 2012, the parallels in context with 1948 are stark. For the Berlin airlift, learn Afghanistan and Iraq. For political manipulation in Berlin 1936, learn Beijing. regionally, monetary recession, public debt and questions of infrastructure legacy problem the 2012 establishing Committee within the related manner they have been challenged in 1948. Britain wishes a lift. Father and son crew, Matt Rogan and Martin Rogan heavily learn the major issues attached to the video games – from successful the Olympic video games for London to...

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The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment

By Peter H. Hansen

The background of climbing has lengthy served as a metaphor for civilization positive. as soon as upon a time, the Alps have been an inaccessible habitat of specters and dragons, till heroic men—pioneers of enlightenment—scaled their summits, categorized their strata and plant life, and banished the phantoms perpetually. a desirable interdisciplinary learn of the 1st ascents of the key Alpine peaks and Mount Everest, The Summits of contemporary Man surveys the far-ranging value of our encounters with the world’s so much pleasing and forbidding heights.

Our obsession with “who received to the head first” could have began in 1786, the yr Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard climbed Mont Blanc and inaugurated an period during which Romantic notions of the elegant spurred climbers’ aspirations. within the following many years, hiking misplaced its progressive cachet because it grew to become linked as an alternative with bourgeois open air rest. nonetheless, the mythic tales of mountaineers, threaded via with subject matters of imperialism, masculinity, and ascendant Western technological know-how and tradition, seized the mind's eye of artists and historians good into the 20th century, supplying grist for level exhibits, poetry, movies, and panorama paintings.

this present day, we are living at the threshold of a sizzling planet, the place melting glaciers and emerging sea degrees create ambivalence in regards to the conquest of nature. lengthy after Hillary and Tenzing’s ascent of Everest, although, a twin of sleek guy ultimate at the mountaintop keeps its foreign money. Peter Hansen’s exploration of those continual photos shows how tough it really is to visualize our courting with nature in phrases except domination.

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Climbing: Because It's There (Philosophy For Everyone)

By Fritz Allhoff, Stephen E. Schmid

Mountaineering - Philosophy for everybody offers a suite of intellectually stimulating new essays that tackle the philosophical concerns in terms of probability, ethics, and different features of mountain climbing which are of curiosity to every body from beginner climbers to pro mountaineers.

-Represents the 1st number of essays to completely deal with the numerous philosophical points of climbing

-Includes essays that problem typically permitted perspectives of mountain climbing and mountaineering ethics

-Written accessibly, this publication will entice all people from amateur climbers to pro mountaineers

-Includes a foreword written by means of Hans Florine

-Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, 2010

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Das Reboot: How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World

‘Football is a straightforward online game; 22 males chase a ball for ninety mins and on the finish, the Germans consistently win’ –Gary Lineker

13 July 2014, global Cup ultimate, the final ten mins of additional time: Germany ahead Mario Götze, receiving a floated move from his overseas teammate André Schürrle, jumps just a little to satisfy the ball and cushion it together with his chest. touchdown on his left foot, he is taking a step along with his correct, swivels, and in a single fluid movement, with no the ball touching the floor, volleys it previous the onrushing Argentine goalkeeper into the a long way nook of the internet. The target wins Germany the area Cup for the 1st time in virtually twenty-five years. within the aftermath, Götze seems dazed, not able to appreciate what he has done.

In Das Reboot, journalist and tv pundit Raphael Honigstein charts the go back of German soccer from the overseas barren region of the overdue Nineteen Nineties to Götze’s second of genius and asks how did this occur? How did German soccer remodel itself from its effective, yet unappealing and defensively minded traditions to the free-flowing, attacking soccer that was once on exhibit in 2014? the reply takes him from California to Stuttgart, from Munich to the Maracaná, through Dortmund and Durban. filled with particular interviews with the major protagonists, Honigstein’s publication lifts the lid at the secrets and techniques of German football’s good fortune.

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The Concussion Crisis: Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic

By Linda Carroll, David Rosner

THE CONCUSSION concern brings an explosive yet mostly unseen epidemic out of the shadows. It places a human face on a urgent public wellbeing and fitness difficulty via poignant tales of athletes (from the peewees to the pros), infantrymen, and others whose lives were without end replaced by means of jolts to the top and mind. Weaving their cautionary stories with a transparent and obtainable rationalization of the advancing technological know-how and drugs, The Concussion drawback is the definitive exploration of the invisible harm at the back of today’s alarming headlines. newshounds Linda Carroll and David Rosner sound an pressing warning sign to each kinfolk and argue for altering a macho tradition that refuses to regard concussion heavily because the tense mind damage it truly is.

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Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman's Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream

Hillary Clinton acknowledged that Find a Way would stick with her in the course of the common election:  “When you’re dealing with giant demanding situations on your existence, you could take into consideration Diana Nyad getting attacked via the deadly sting of field jellyfishes. And approximately the rest turns out attainable in comparison.”  

When Diana Nyad arrived at the shore of Key West after fifty-three hours of grueling swimming throughout an epic ocean, she not just set a global record—becoming the 1st individual to swim the shark-infested waters among Cuba and Florida without cage for protection—she additionally succeeded in enjoyable a dream she first chased at age twenty-eight and in the end accomplished whilst she was once sixty-four.  

Now, in a riveting memoir, Diana stocks a lively account of what it takes to stand one’s fears, have interaction one’s passions, and not ever hand over. For it doesn't matter what lifestyles may perhaps throw at you, or what percentage occasions you could have skilled defeat, it's regularly possible—as lengthy as you decide to residing lifestyles to the nth measure, no regrets—to “find a way." 

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