How Bad Do You Want It

Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781316058
Size: 71.70 MB
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HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? revisits some of the most extraordinary moments from the history of endurance sports to show how mental strength allows some athletes to perform at a level way beyond their physical limits – to will their body to do what was previously thought biologically impossible. Drawing on cutting-edge scientific research it suggests concrete habits and tactics we can use to cultivate our own mental strength, whilst providing thrilling accounts of some of the most inspiring and astonishing feats in sporting history. In 2010 Sammy Wanjiru entered the Boston Marathon suffering from injuries to his knee and his lower back, a stomach virus that prevented him from training and a lifestyle that meant he spent more time in nightclubs than on the track. He shouldn’t have even been able to finish the race, and at times he seemed as if he literally had nothing left to give, yet in an epic battle he crossed the finishing line first. How did he manage it? HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? describes a new 'psychobiological' model of endurance performance connecting the mind, body and brain. Compelling accounts from triathlon, cycling, running, rowing and swimming are viewed through the lens of this model shedding new light on what science has to say about mental fortitude in sports. Featured athletes include: Sammy Wanjiru, Jenny Barringer, Greg LeMond, Willie Stewart, Cadel Evans, Joseph Sullivan, Paula Newby-Fraser, Ryan Vail, Thomas Voeckler, Ned Overend, Steve Prefontaine

The Cyclist S Training Bible

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1948006049
Size: 30.12 MB
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The Cyclist's Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced cyclists. Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven cycling training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport. Joe has completely rewritten this new 5th Edition of The Cyclist's Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever. The Cyclist's Training Bible equips cyclists of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day. With this all-new edition, Joe will guide you to develop your own personalized cycling training program and: · train with the right intensity and volume · gain maximum fitness from every workout · change your training plan over the course of the season · make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining · build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training · improve body composition with smarter nutrition The Cyclist's Training Bible is the world's most trusted guide to cycling training. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest version of the bible of the sport. What's New in this fifth edition of The Cyclist's Training Bible? Coach Joe Friel started writing the fifth edition of The Cyclist's Training Bible with a blank page: the entire book is new. This new edition adds emphasis to personalizing training plans, incorporates new power meter techniques, improves on ways to develop technique, updates the strength training approach, speeds recovery for busy athletes, and cuts through the noisy volume of training data to focus athletes on the numbers that mean the most to better performance.

Endurance Performance In Sport

Author: Carla Meijen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135168261X
Size: 27.54 MB
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Athletes participating at all levels of endurance performance can relate to the impact of psychological factors. Whether it is motivation, self-belief, feeling nervous before a race, exercise-induced pain, sticking to a pacing strategy, or thoughts around what to focus on, there are a vast number of psychological factors which can affect endurance performance. Bringing together experts in the field from around the world, this is the first text to provide a detailed overview of the psychology of endurance performance where there is a research and an applied focus looking at both main theoretical models as well as how interventions can support an athlete’s efficacy and well-being. The authors look at regulatory processes around pain, decision-making, self-belief, emotions, and meta-cognition, before examining a range of cognitive strategies, including the use of imagery, goals, self-talk, and mindfulness techniques. With a final section of the book outlining issues related to mental health that are relevant to endurance performance, the book shows that the future of research and application of psychological theory in endurance performance in sport is bright and thriving. Aimed at researchers, students, coaches, and athletes themselves, this is essential reading for anyone wishing to better understand how our minds experience endurance in performance arenas, and what psychological techniques can be used to make us more efficient.

Just Your Type

Author: Phil Catudal
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738285471
Size: 63.10 MB
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A comprehensive plan for matching diet and fitness regimens to body types, based on the proven system of somatotypes According to fitness guru Phil Catudal, 70 percent of people exercise the wrong way. To achieve lasting fitness and health, Catudal explains, you should work with your natural-born body type and do the optimal combination of cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises and consume the right proportion of macronutrients for your physique. While fitness trends and fad diets will come and go, your body type (somatotype) is the one constant that's never going to change. Just Your Type helps anyone create an individualized workout that's tailored to their body shape and composition. Working harder isn't always the answer, but working smarter is.

Success

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Skiing Out Of Your Mind

Author: Leonard A. Loudis
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780880112680
Size: 75.55 MB
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With this unique guide, skiers will gain a better understanding of their skiing frustrations, fears, and bad habits, and how to gain control over them!

4 H Horizons

Author: Clarence Beaman Smith
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The Fra

Author: Elbert Hubbard
Publisher:
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Size: 74.79 MB
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