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The Smarter Athlete

Author : Eduardo Anorga
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Today's athletes not only have more competitors, they have to face tougher competition. In this environment it seems everyone is strong, naturally talented, and willing to work extremely hard. If you want to win, you need to be smarter than the competition. But how do you know which training techniques optimize your strength and endurance, or how to structure practice sessions to improve your skills and avoid injury? There is an abundance of valuable scientific information, but busy athletes don't have the time to read esoteric journals or dozens of books about sports science. This results in a huge gap between what is known to work and what most athletes are doing. Unfortunately, much of this gap is being filled by pseudoscientific, commercially driven hype. Author Eduardo Añorga, MD, draws on his medical experience to provide athletes with a comprehensive guide to obtaining maximum performance results, covering topics such as: · Injury prevention · Strategy development · Staying focused · Challenging environments · Strength training · Improving stamina · Sports nutrition · Psychological factors Concise and reliable, The Smarter Athlete: Your Guide to Peak Performance is an invaluable training tool for any athlete.

IronFit s Marathons after 40

Author : Don Fink
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The only marathon training guide athletes forty and older will ever need Updated with full-color exercise photography; cutting-edge training, strength, core, and flexibility programs; and specific instruction for the most popular version of the marathon, the Half-Marathon, this book starts with s simple premise: training methods for younger athletes no longer work for athletes over forty. Melanie and Don Fink present step-by-step action plans for faster times, fewer injuries, and more enjoyment for the Master’s marathoner. Including profiles of successful older athletes, this book also provides ways to avoid common training and racing mistakes, recovery methods unique to forty-plus athletes, secrets to staying injury-free, and much more.

The Smarter Science of Slim

Author : Jonathan Bailor
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As our knowledge of the human body becomes ever more exact, scientists have made remarkable leaps forward in many fields. Yet for one question that many of us would like answered--What causes the body to burn fat?--we find all sorts of confusing claims. Since we know so much about how our body works, can't science tell us the answer? As it turns out, science already has.I have spent over ten years reading thousands of fat-loss studies. Not theories promoted by diet gurus. Only the proven data.My investigation uncovered all kinds of scientific findings: - Studies stating how certain foods cripple our ability to burn fat - Scientists showing how to burn fat while eating more food - Researchers revealing how to get all the benefits of traditional exercise in a tenth of the time - Physiologists finding out how eating less sets us up to gain fat in the long run - Doctors discussing how a few minutes of a new form of exercise immunizes us against fat gain - Endocrinologists explaining how we fix the underlying condition causing us to gain fat We deserve to know the proven facts about fat loss, but who has time to read tens of thousands of pages of scientific studies? The study took me more than a decade. It should not take you that long because the facts have been summarized in this book. They have also been simplified, so anyone who wants to lose weight can understand them. Make no mistake. Tons of clinical studies have shown the best way to trim off those unwanted pounds.It is time to stop listening to marketing myths about how to lose weight. We tried it. It failed. It is time to move on to a smarter science of slim.?Proven and practical.? ?Dr. Theodoros Kelesidis Harvard & UCLA Medical Schools ?The latest and best scientific research.? ?Dr. John J. Ratey Harvard Medical School ?An important piece of work.? ?Dr. Anthony Accurso Johns Hopkins ?Smart and health promoting.? ?Dr. JoAnn E. Manson Harvard Medical School ?The last diet book you will ever need to buy.? ?Dr. Larry Dossey Medical City Dallas Hospital ?Revolutionary, surprising, and scientifically sound.? ?Dr. Jan Friden University of Gothenburg ?Compelling, simple, and practical.? ?Dr. Steve Yeaman Newcastle University ?Stimulating and provocative.? ?Dr. Soren Toubro University of Copenhagen ?Amazing and important research.? ?Dr. Wayne Westcott Quincy College ?Brilliant. Will end your confusion once and for all.? ?Dr. William Davis Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology, author of Wheat Belly ?Bailor's work stands alone.? ?Maik Wiedenbach World Cup and Olympic Athlete ?Bailor opens the black box of fat loss and makes it simple for you to explore the facts.? ?Joel Harper Dr. Oz Show fitness expert ?A groundbreaking paradigm shift. It gets results and changes lives.? ?Jade Teta, ND, CSCS author of The New ME Diet

The Two wheeled Athlete

Author : Ed Burke
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Going Long

Author : Joe Friel
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Internationally recognized triathlon coach and best-selling author Joe Friel teams up with ultra-endurance guru Gordon Byrn in Going Long, the most comprehensive guide to racing long-course and Ironman-distance triathlons. Combining science with personal experience, Friel and Byrn prepare anyone, from the working age-grouper to the podium contender, for success in triathlon's ultimate endurance event. Whether you are preparing for your first long-course triathlon or your fastest, Going Long will make every hour of training count. 40 sport-specific drills to improve technique and efficiency Updates to mental training Key training sessions, workout examples, and strength-building exercises A simple approach to balancing training, work, and family obligations A new chapter on active recovery, injury prevention and treatment Going Long is the best-selling book on Ironman training. Friel and Byrn guide the novice, intermediate, and elite triathlete, making it the most comprehensive and nuanced plan for Ironman training ever written. Going Long is the best resource to break through an Ironman performance plateau to find season after season of long-course race improvements.

No Meat Athlete Revised and Expanded

Author : Matt Frazier
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No Meat Athlete is the plant-based guide you need to perform at your very best, no matter where you are on your fitness journey. Combining proven training plans, easy yet innovative recipes, and motivational stories into a unique fitness guide, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer, No Meat Athlete is perfect for all athletes, from beginner to elite, who want to enjoy the health benefits of a meatless lifestyle. Veganism, already a top food trend and diet, is taking off in the sports world. The lifestyle has been adopted by Olympians, body builders, and boxers, as well as top athletes in the NBA and NFL. Hollywood is on board, too. James Cameron (director of Avatar and Titanic) has produced a film on the topic called The Gamechangers, which follows vegan athletes, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Olympian Kendrick James Farris, and surfer Tia Blanco.In No Meat Athlete, author, blogger, and hundred-mile ultramarathoner Matt Frazier will show you the many benefits to embracing a plant-based athletic lifestyle, including: Weight loss, which often leads to increased speed Easier digestion and faster recovery after workouts Improved energy levels to help not only athletic performance, but your daily life Reduced impact on the planet In this revised and updated edition, you'll also find new recipes, advice, and an all-new 12-week strength training plan designed to improve your overall fitness. Section I of the book provides practical advice for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, while ensuring you are getting all the nutrition you need. In Section II, Matt delivers training manuals of his own design for runners of all ability levels and ambitions, including tips for creating healthy habits, improving performance, and avoiding injuries. No Meat Athlete is your road map to top-notch performance, the plant-based way!

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No Meat Athlete

Author : Matt Frazier
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Combining the winning elements of proven training approaches, motivational stories, and innovative recipes, No Meat Athlete is a unique guidebook, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer for the beginner, every day, and serious athlete who wants to live a meatless lifestyle. Author and popular blogger, Matt Frazier, will show you that there are many benefits to embracing a meat-free athletic lifestyle, including: - Weight loss, which often leads to increased speed- Easier digestion and faster recovery after workouts- Improved energy levels to help with not just athletic performance but your day-to-day life - Reduced impact on the planet Whatever your motivation for choosing a meat-free lifestyle, this book will take you through everything you need to know to apply your lifestyle to your training. Matt Frazier provides practical advice and tips on how to transition to a plant-based diet while getting all the nutrition you need; uses the power of habit to make those changes last; and offers up menu plans for high performance, endurance, and recovery. Once you've mastered the basics, Matt delivers a training manual of his own design for runners of all abilities and ambitions. The manual provides training plans for common race distances and shows runners how to create healthy habits, improve performance, and avoid injuries. No Meat Athlete will take you from the start to finish line, giving you encouraging tips, tricks, and advice along the way.

The Left Hand In The Golf Swing

Author : Bob Hill
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This is a "How To' book about improving one's athletic and golfing ability. It exposes the 'I'm too old," belief and the "I can't' charade. The better teaching in golf comes from those with an inveterate knowledge of the game, and the ability to convey it. As one who has lived the experience of improvement through strengthening the left hand, I'm able to sneak up beside the reader and say, "Oh yes you can. Yes, you CAN. SEE? You couldn't get there from HERE, but if you do THIS first, or accomplish THAT task, you'll improve enough to do THIS." And enjoy the doing of it. Sports like golf - with intricate physical mechanics - SEEM like mysteries to many because they've missed the good instruction, or listened through ears of disbelief because they weren't athletic superstars in their youth. Careful readers will understand they don't NEED to have learned golf as a child to become proficient and have fun with it as an adult. They just need to learn to transfer their personal physical talents and sports abilities into the mechanics of the golf swing. This is a process, and it's what the book is about. I've sought in the writing to simplify golf - a game in which intricacy and difficulty IS the draw, as well as the bane. The book never strays from the theme that golf is a physical game, but without spreading it thin, I maintain that athleticism is gained through diligent and guided practice, peppered with belief. The book focuses on elemental truths fundamental to successfully striking a golf ball. immutable nuggets I've come face-to-face with through experience, highlighted and punctuated by wisdom from, among others, Ted Williams, Jack Nicklaus and Muhammed Ali. Most golfers swing the clubwith a dominant right hand, because 90 percent of the population is right-handed.

Writing Smarter

Author : Keith T. Manos
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For English teachers in grades 7-12, this practical resource provides 106 step-by-step lessons with reproducibles to help all students begin writing better immediately. The lessons and activities can be easily adapted to any secondary program or text without creating extra work for the teacher. These writing improvement materials van be use with individual students or an entire class in any order. Each lesson plan is complete and self-contained, including objective, discussion guides and questions, homework options and reproducible activities, charts, lists, or samples to guide students in their own writing. For easy use, all materials are printed in a big spiral-bound format that folds flat for photocopying of student activities and organized into 13 sections. Here is a list of section topics with sample lessons: Orientation: Teamwork and Writing...Writing Portfolio...Notetaking...Thinking Skills and Writing Description: Language of the Five Senses...Analyzing Adjectives...Strong Verbs...plus a verb usage quiz Character Sketch: Description, Characterization, & Caricature...Figurative Language and Appositives...Prewriting into Paragraphs Sentence Structure: Expanding the Sentence Core...Variety in Sentences...Verbals & Variety...plus a sentence structure mastery quiz. Personal Narratives: Experience & Emotions...Description & Mood...Drafting the Personal Narrative Persuasion: Persuasion & Precise Language...Supporting Your Opinion...Writing With Style Research: Perception vs. Reality...Topic & Audience...Notes and Numbers—Gathering Research...Outlining Interviews: Celebrities, Idols & Heroes...Guidelines for Interviews...Direct Quote vs. Paraphase The News: The Five Ws...Facts vs. Opinions...Drafting the News Article...Class Newspaper Writing Letters: Parts of a Letter ... Consumer Mail...Letter of Application Short Fiction: Characters & Plots...Conflict, Climax & Resolution...Setting...Dialogue Poetry: Poetic Language...Rhyme & Rhythm...Imagery...Gimmick Poems Peer Editing: Prompts/Energizers for Introducing Peer Editing with guidelines and checklists Complete with answer keys, writing guidelines and checklists, Writing Smarter! gives you a unique store of lesson plans to help students of all abilities become self-directed writers by building on their own personal experience and interests.

Scholastic Voice

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The Student Athlete Survival Guide

Author : Marc Isenberg
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Praise for the First Edition "I was happy to contribute to this book because it's packed with vital information about what it takes to succeed in sports, school, and, more importantly, life."--Ronnie Lott, Fox Sports, former NFL star "Complete, comprehensive, and easy to read. A great benefit to any young athlete considering playing sports in college."--Rick Telander, ESPN The Magazine "If you're interested in becoming eligible, read the NCAA Guide. If you're interested in getting a meaningful education, read this book."--Dale Brown, former college basketball coach "This book reveals the inner workings of college sports so that athletes can take charge of their lives. Our young people are in trouble. Parents should read this desperately needed book to help their kids."--Bill Walton, NBC Sports, former NBA star "Excellent insights into recruitment, including rarely stated truths: a must-read for prospective student-athletes."--Janet M. Justus, former NCAA Director of Education Outreach "Athletes must prepare for college success in high school. This book shows them how--in an entertaining, inspiring way."--Dr. Kathleen Gabriel, academic advisor, University of Arizona "Every potential student-athlete should read this book prior to picking a college or university. This is one of life's most important decisions; the book helps athletes choose a place and setting where they will be happy and productive and not just consider sports. I will definitely have my sons read this guide when they reach college age."--Darrin Nelson, assistant athletic director, Stanford University "Finally, a book for student-athletes and their parents that cuts through the hype to address the real issues. Read this book before you make any decisions about college."--Bob Corb, Ph.D., sports psychologist "If an athlete doesn't want to be exploited or taken advantage of, the first step is to read this book. Then they need to take action."--Joel Corry, sports agent "This book is right on target. It helps athletes make informed decisions about all the critical issues they face from the time they enter high school through their college years and beyond."--Bob Bender, head basketball coach, University of Washington "The writing and the cartoons express key points in a way that high school and college athletes will enjoy."--Joseph Halper, former Commissioner of Recreation of New York City "This book is an excellent motivational tool for high school and college athletes who want to succeed. The book tells you exactly what you need to know and what actions you need to take."--Krista Blomquist, pro beach volleyball player "I've been involved in high school and college basketball as an athlete, coach, and parent. This book sets forth outstanding guidelines for recruiting and preparation for college."--Bill Donlon, basketball coach, Lake Forest High School "This is the most comprehensive guide to recruiting ever written. Must reading for prospective student-athletes and their families--and even coaches."--Jerry Wainwright, head basketball coach, University of North Carolina--Wilmington "Is this book had been around when I was in high school, it would have saved me a lot of grief."--Dan Kreft, pro basketball player and Web site designer "After years of interviewing athletes, I have found that the ones who are the most grounded understand self-accountability. This book teaches this important lesson."--Chris Myers, Fox Sports"This book provides a tremendous game plan for high school and college athletes to succeed on the field and in the classroom. You know if Ronnie Lott is involved, it's going to be first-rate."--Eric Allen, NFL Pro Bowl cornerback

The Sports Success Book

Author : Karl Morrow Woods
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A guide to becoming a successful athlete from junior high through the Olympics to the pros.

The Young Athlete s Handbook

Author : Youth Sport Trust (Great Britain)
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Provides information for athletes to improve their performance, strength, and stamina.

No Excuses

Author : Kyle Maynard
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He was born a congenital amputee, his arms ending at his elbows and his legs at his knees. But that didn’t stop Kyle Maynard from becoming a champion, on the wrestling mat and in his life. No Excuses is the inspiring story of Kyle’s battle against the odds. You’ll learn about the family who supported him, the coach who trained him, and the faith that strengthened him to face the toughest fights.

The Making of a Student athlete

Author : Raymond J. Lauenstein
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The College Experience

Author : Samuel Irving Bellman
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Total Training for Young Champions

Author : Tudor O. Bompa
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Collects conditioning programs for athletes between the ages of six and eighteen, offering over three hundred exercises for increasing coordination, flexibility, speed, endurance, and strength

Coach Athlete

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