How Bad Do You Want It

Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781316058
Size: 33.90 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 Plant Based Runner A Personal Guide To Running Healthy Eating And Discovering A New You

Author: Jonathan Cairns
Publisher: Jonathan Cairns
ISBN: 1386015091
Size: 67.52 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Quit Stalling and Losing Steam with This Personal Health Guide Have you suffered from lethargy every time you try to cultivate a healthy habit? Do you start out strong with new diets, but ultimately return to your old habits within weeks or months? Are you frustrated by your lack of forward momentum? Are you tired of starting full on but then ultimately fizzling out? Then you need the help of Jonathan Cairns, author of The Plant Based Runner: A Personal Guide to Running, Healthy Eating, and Discovering a New You. This book isn't like any other running manual you've read. It's a hard-hitting, no-nonsense but compassionate look at how to finally break through to a healthier version of yourself and cultivate a diet that makes you look and feel better long-term. Woven from Cairns' personal story, the guide explores how to get from a path of subtle destruction to a path of health and wellness. It shows you how to take your first steps, and how to keep moving forward. It offers tips on how to become a better you, mentally and physically. Specifically, this book will teach you: Where motivation comes from and how you can get more of it The power of habit and how you can build ones that actually stick How gratitude plays into your daily routines The best place to start (it isn't where you think!) How to get your head in the game for real How to resolve the cognitive dissonance that comes with making real change Which recipes will help you feel healthy and well every hour of the day What runs Cairns has completed, and what you can learn from each The best resources and training plans to turn when in doubt Why it's so important that you make meaningful change now At the end of the day, Cairns simply used running as his favorite tool to fitness and made a conscious decision to eat only what made him feel well – following rules that apply to almost any human. He sticks by the principle that food is either healing or harming us, and we need a guide to make better decisions, which is why all his recipes and running plans are enclosed. Everything is tried and tested by Cairns, from the simplest breakfast to the most elaborate post-workout meal. If you're tired of breaking down, stalling out and losing steam, it's time to make a better decision. It's time to implement simple changes that add up to incredible results. You deserve it. So don't wait. Buy this book NOW to change your life – quite literally step by step. Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!

Endurance Performance In Sport

Author: Carla Meijen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135168261X
Size: 44.95 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: 30.71 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Fugitives Of Chaos

Author: John C. Wright
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429986271
Size: 61.58 MB
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Wright's new fantasy, which began with Orphans of Chaos, and continues in Fugitives of Chaos, is a tale about five orphans raised in a strict British boarding school who begin to discover that they may not be human beings. The students at the school do not age, while the world around them does. The orphans have been kidnapped from their true parents, robbed of their powers, and raised in ignorance by super-beings no more human than they are: pagan gods or fairy-queens, Cyclopes, sea-monsters, witches, or things even stranger. The five have made sinister discoveries about themselves. Amelia is apparently a fourth-dimensional being; Victor is a synthetic man who can control the molecular arrangement of matter around him; Vanity can find secret passageways through solid walls where none had previously been; Colin is a psychic; Quentin is a warlock. Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the inexplicable universe: and they should not be able to co-exist under the same laws of nature. Why is it that they can? The children must experiment with and learn to control their strange abilities in order to escape their captors. Something very important must be at stake in their imprisonment. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Body Flex Body Magic

Author: Anja Langer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780809239306
Size: 53.65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A weight training guide for women discusses exercises, equipment, common mistakes, related injuries, and nutrition.

You Vs You

Author: Wayne Mazzoni
Publisher: Mazz Marketing Inc
ISBN: 0966355717
Size: 25.70 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Motivational book for all athletes.

Prabuddha Bharata

Author: Sunirmalananda (Swami.)
ISBN: 9788178232294
Size: 10.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Video Sourcebook

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414400990
Size: 28.31 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.