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From world-class marathoner and 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky comes a whole foods flavor-forward cookbook 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
The 1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany now in a premium mass market edition Available just in time for The 80th anniversary of the boys gold medal win as well as the 8 2 broadcast of the PBS American Experience documentary The Boys of 36 and the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics 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
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
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
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
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting William Burroughs on controlled substances Updike on adultery a coming-of-age story seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard Sports IllustratedIncluded in President Obama s 2016 Summer Reading List Barbarian Days is William Finnegan s memoir of an obsession a complex enchantment Surfing only looks like a sport To initiates it is something else a beautiful addiction a demanding course of study a morally dangerous pastime a way of life Raised in California and Hawaii Finnegan started surfing as a child He has chased waves all over the world wandering for years through the South Pacific Australia Asia Africa A bookish boy and then an excessively adventurous young man he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds some of them right under our noses off the coasts of New York and San Francisco It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu He shows us a world turned upside down for... kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them Youthful folly he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay on Maui is served up with rueful humor As Finnegan s travels take him ever farther afield he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria Throughout he surfs carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing unprecedented lucidity Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story an intellectual autobiography a social history a literary road movie and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting little-understood art Praise for Barbarian Days Without a doubt the finest surf book I ve ever read But on a more fundamental level Barbarian Days offers a clear-eyed vision of American boyhood Like Jon Krakauer s Into the Wild it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world The New York Times Magazine Incandescent I d sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer in part because nothing I ve read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under But it s also about a writer s life and even more generally a quester s life more carefully observed and precisely rendered than any I ve read in a long time Los Angeles Timesmore
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
When it comes to the gun control debate there are two kinds of data data that s accurate and data that left-wing billionaires politicians and media want you to believe is accurate In The War on Guns economist and gun rights advocate John Lott turns a skeptical eye to well-funded anti-gun studies and stories that perpetuate false statistics to frighten Americans into giving up their guns
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
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Look for special features inside Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more In boyhood Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent As a teenager he channeled his defiance into running discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics But when World War II began the athlete became an airman embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943 When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean against all odds Zamperini survived adrift on a foundering life raft Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean leaping sharks thirst and starvation enemy aircraft and beyond a trial even greater Driven to the limits of endurance Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity suffering with hope resolve and humor brutality with rebellion His fate whether triumph or tragedy would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will Appearing in paperback for the first time with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q A with the author Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind body and spirit brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand... Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award Extraordinarily moving a powerfully drawn survival epic The Wall Street Journal A one-in-a-billion story designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid It is amazing unforgettable gripping harrowing chilling and inspiring New York Staggering mesmerizing Hillenbrand s writing is so ferociously cinematic the events she describes so incredible you don t dare take your eyes off the page People A meticulous soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life The Washington Post Ambitious and powerful a startling narrative and an inspirational book The New York Times Book Review Magnificent incredible Hillenbrand has crafted another masterful blend of sports history and overcoming terrific odds this is biography taken to the nth degree a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times The Dallas Morning News An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity Entertainment Weekly A tale of triumph and redemption astonishingly detailed O The Oprah Magazine A masterfully told true story nothing less than a marvel Washingtonian Hillenbrand tells this story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter s pace Time Hillenbrand is one of our best writers of narrative history You don t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book you just have to love great storytelling Rebecca Skloot author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksmore
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