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It s time to get off the beaten path Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world Talk about a bucket list here are natural wonders the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand or a baobob tree in South Africa that s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably Architectural marvels including the M C Escher-like stepwells in India Mind-boggling events like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia Turkmenistan s 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh eccentric bone museums in Italy or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches still on display in Devon England Created by Joshua Foer Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird the unexpected the overlooked the hidden and the mysterious Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is And with its compelling descriptions hundreds of photographs surprising charts maps for every region of the world it is a book to enter... anywhere and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer Anyone can be a tourist ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer more
In this candid and riveting memoir for the first time ever Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world s most iconic game-changing and profitable brands Young searching fresh out of business school Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission import high-quality low-cost running shoes from Japan Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year 1963 Today Nike s annual sales top 30 billion In this age of start-ups Knight s Nike is the gold standard and its swoosh is more than a logo A symbol of grace and greatness it s one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world But Knight the man behind the swoosh has always been a mystery Now in a memoir that s surprising humble unfiltered funny and beautifully crafted he tells his story at last It all begins with a classic crossroads moment Twenty-four years old backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa wrestling with life s Great Questions Knight decides the unconventional path is the only one for him Rather than work for a big... corporation he will create something all his own something new dynamic different Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way the crushing setbacks the ruthless competitors the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes Above all he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike with his former track coach the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman and with his first employees a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers Together harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive transformative power of sports they created a brand and a culture that changed everything more
Who are you when life is steady Who are you when storms come Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection a broken dream or heartbreak And while this is not an easy space to go through when we are grounded in the truth we can endure the tough times In this powerful book Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment criticism and intense media scrutiny Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos Tebow was traded to the New York Jets He was released after one season In Shaken Tebow talks about what he s learned along the way building confidence in his identity in God not the world This moving book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways Though traveling hard roads is not easy it s always worth it Your Circumstances do not Define You Your Identity Does What do you do when life takes an unplanned detour When the unexpected happens When doubt or negativity tries to rise above your faith Most of us can relate to these questions Through a dynamic lens of story and insight Heisman trophy... winner Tim Tebow tells what he s learned during the highs and the lows of his journey in the NFL Shaken also features practical wisdom from the pages of Scripture and moving narratives of individuals from celebrities to cancer patients who have impacted Tebow s life Their inspiring stories will encourage you also to tackle fear overcome bitterness and take on the obstacles life throws at you more
Celebrate wild America The magic of the water s edge at Big Sur in Northern California A trumpeter swan swimming in the early morning fog over Wonder Lake in Denali National Park Sunlight streaming through the bald cypresses in a Louisiana swamp A flock of snow geese covering the sky in Montana AUDUBON NATURE CALENDAR showcases a dozen North American natural treasures and landscapes with exquisite full-color portraits and fascinating text America the pristine America the dramatic America the unforgettable each of these images is a tribute to the power and beauty of nature
A New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools covering combustion devices containers and cordages--this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness Inside you ll also discover detailed information on Choosing the right items for your kit Manufacturing needed tools and supplies Collecting and cooking food Protecting yourself from the elements With Canterbury s guidance you ll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation you ll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you ve never imagined
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 more
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 more
From world-class marathoner and 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky comes a whole foods flavor-forward cookbook and New York Times bestseller that proves food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time Finally here s a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance and that counting calories obsessing over protein and restrictive dieting does more harm than good Packed with more than 100 recipes for every part of your day mind-blowing nutritional wisdom and inspiring stories from two fitness-crazed women that became fast friends over 15 years ago Run Fast Eat Slow has all the bases covered You ll find no shortage of delicious meals satisfying snacks thirst-quenching drinks and wholesome treats all made without refined sugar and flour Fan favorites include Can t Beet Me Smoothie Arugula Cashew Pesto High-Altitude Bison Meatballs Superhero Muffins Kale Radicchio Salad with Farro and Double Chocolate Teff Cookies
What Doesn t Kill Us traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us Our ancestors crossed the Alps in animal skins and colonized the New World in loin cloths They evaded predators and built civilizations with just their raw brainpower and inner grit But things have changed and now comfort is king Today we live in the thrall of constant climate control and exercise only when our office schedules permit The technologies that we use to make us comfortable are so all encompassing that they sever the biological link to a changing environment Now we hate the cold and the heat We suffer from autoimmune diseases And many of us are chronically overweight Most of us don t even realize that natural variation--sweating and shivering--is actually good for us What Doesn t Kill Us uncovers how just about anyone can reclaim a measure of our species evolutionary strength by tapping into the things that feel uncomfortable When we slightly reimagine how how our body fits into the world and then we can conditioning ourselves to find resilience in unfamiliar environments The feeling that something is missing from our daily routines is growing and has spawned a movement Every... year millions of people forgo traditional gyms and push the limits of human endurance by doing boot camp style workouts in raw conditions These extreme athletes train in CrossFit boxes compete in Tough Mudders and challenge themselves in Spartan races They are connecting with their environment and whether they realize it or not are changing their bodies No one exemplifies this better than Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof whose remarkable ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study Because of him scientists in the United States and Europe are just beginning to understand how cold adaptation might help combat autoimmune diseases and chronic pains and in some cases even reverse diabetes Award winning investigative journalist Scott Carney dives into the fundamental philosophy at the root of this movement in three interlocking narratives His own journey culminates in a record bending 28-hour climb up to the snowy peak of Mt Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers more
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 efficiencymore
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