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I don’t have time to run. The run will hurt or make me tired. I am too busy to run today. If you are always looking for any excuse to not go running, or put off starting a running regime, this book is for you!Athletes and people who just want to stay fit and exercise need to train their mind just as much as the body! It s easy to find excuses and stay at home, but with Jeff Galloway s mental training strategies you will find yourself staying motivated and setting and reaching new goals in no time.I
Personal protection is a hot topic today, and current, complete information on the handguns used for it is in great demand. This Gun Digest new release provides just that. Handgun enthusiasts or anyone looking to find out about handguns for personal defense will find everything they need to know in that pages of this comprehensive guide and reference. Readers will learn the basics of selection and use of handguns for personal defense. The book covers uses of revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, ammunition, holsters, firearms training options, buying a used gun and much more.
Your Guide to America’s Favorite FirearmFrom the sporting clays courses to hunting fields cast and west, Americans love their shotguns. Now Gun Digest brings you a dedicated look at modern sporting shotguns. With everything from tips to improve your shooting to ideas for dampening recoil, the Gun Digest Book of Sporting Shotguns gives you what you need to be a better shotgunner and shows you what’s available on the market right now.
Tracing the history of the National Football League during World War II, this book delves into the severe player shortage during the war which led to the merging of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles, creating the Steagles.
Your ultimate guide to overcoming losses and injuries and achieving greatness―on and off the field.Leading sports psychologist Jim Afremow, author of The Champion’s Mind, knows what makes good athletes great, especially when they come back to win after facing devastating injuries, tough obstacles, or seemingly insurmountable odds. Making a comeback isn’t just about raw talent or athletic ability―it’s the mental game that counts most.In The Champion’s Comeback, he offers winning strategies for athletes of any age or skill level to get mentally psyched for competition, quickly rebound after a loss, and overcome injuries (and the fear of re-injury).
Revisit the sport’s most magical moments, from title tear-ups, shocks and famous knockouts to bizarre dramas. Here are hundreds of ring highlights, all mixed in with a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistibly dippable boxing diary with an entry for every day of the year. It’s not just the stunning punches and smart one-liners that makes the history of the fight game so absorbing. Boxing is never far from controversy or hyperbole, surviving fixes and numerous scandals while producing some of sport’s most famous names from Dempsey to Louis, from Ali to Tyson, from Lennox Lewis to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
In today’s hypercompetitive world, contact sports bring about fierce rivalries between fans, between players, and even between countries. From the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines in grid iron football, to the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks in rugby, to Real Madrid and Barcelona in association football (soccer), contact sports incite a passion few other games can replicate. Though these modern contests of brawn might vary in ways both subtle and significant, they draw on a common history that dates back centuries.
GREAT PLAYS START WITH EVEN GREATER WORDSEffectively communicating key ideas can be all that separates victory from defeatPerfect Phrases for Coaches arms you with winning phrases for dealing with any team-on and off the field-without reverting to the same old clichés heard a million times.Whether it’s the first day of practice or the final moments of the big game, regardless of the sport being played, every coach must address his or her team and staff clearly to get their attention and to get results.
Achieve your full potential on the street or on the racetrack! Bondurant shares his vast experience of teaching thousands the skills of high performance driving. This book is filled with Bob’s unique insights and valuable advice on the fine points of cornering, double-clutching, and shifting as well as cadence braking, throttle steering, and more. Filled with all-new photos of the latest cars and training devices.
Karting is the single largest form of motor racing in the world, and for most drivers it has been the starting point for a career in racing. Almost every current F-1, CART, and IRL driver has some kind of karting experience, and many current professional drivers continue to race karts to keep their driving skills finely honed. All of the vital techniques such as selecting the best lines, and using braking and reference points are covered in fine detail. The book explains how to learn and understand each racecourse, and it illustrates the differences between decreasing, constant, and increasing radius turns, as well as positive, flat, and negative camber turns.
History is made every November in central Indiana when DePauw and Wabash meet to do battle for the Monon Bell. Relive the classic moments of the oldest college football rivalry of its kind. In this hard-hitting collection, author Tyler James highlights the coaches and players who gained glory capturing the Bell. Deep historical research and personal interviews with players provide an intimate look into the epic games that live on in legend. Along with players and coaches, the fans receive due recognition for their part in this time-honored rivalry.
Detroit, mid-1930s: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, gun-loving baseball fan Dayton Dean became ensnared in the nefarious and deadly Black Legion. The secretive, Klan-like group was executing a wicked plan of terror, murdering enemies, flogging associates, and contemplating armed rebellion. The Legion boasted tens of thousands of members across the Midwest, among them politicians and prominent citizens—even, possibly, a beloved athlete.Terror in the City of Champions opens with the arrival of Mickey Cochrane, a fiery baseball star who roused the Great Depression’s hardest-hit city by leading the Tigers to the 1934 pennant.
A Close-Up Look at the Global Phenomenon of Competitive Video GamingEsports is one of the fastest growing—and most cutthroat—industries in the world. A confluence of technology, culture, and determination has made this possible. Players around the world compete for millions of dollars in prize money, and companies like Amazon, Coca Cola, and Intel have invested billions. Esports events have sold out Los Angeles’s Staples Center, Seoul’s World Cup Stadium, and Seattle’s KeyArena. Hundreds of people have dedicated their lives to gaming, sacrificing their education, relationships, and even their bodies to compete, committing themselves with the same fervor of any professional athlete.
Ready, set, reload!With ammo shortages on retailer’s shelves, unprecedented firearms sales across the country, and burgeoning numbers of new shooters, reloading is growing in leaps and bounds. Handbook of Reloading Basics, written by industry experts Robin Sharpless and Rick Sapp, is aimed squarely at the new handloaders and simplifies both the equipment and the process. Inside this bench-handy reference you’ll find: Step-by-step instructions for reloading metallic cartridges and modern shotshells Press selection–single-stage, turrets and progressives explained Component breakdown–primers, cases, hulls, powder, wads and bullets Dozens of illustrative photos and a comprehensive resource listing.B
Sport is perceived to have the potential to alleviate a variety of social problems and generally to ‘improve’ both individuals and the communities in which they live. Sport is promoted as a relatively cost effective antidote to a range of social problems – often those stemming from social exclusion – including poor health, high crime levels, drug abuse and persistent youth offending, educational under-achievement, lack of social cohesion and community identity and economic decline. To this end, there is increasing governmental interest in what has become known as ‘sport for good’.A
On a chilly day in 1917, the National Hockey League was formed, and in the years since, it has been a mainstay of American sports. This illustrated reference delves deep into the history of the league to bring out essential information on all the top players, teams, and events. Visually exciting and information-packed, it’s the work of an insider who not only looks at today’s superstars, but offers a rare glimpse into legends of old-including a trip back to a game during World War II and the Soviet Union’s powerhouse “Big Red Machine” teams.
Drones, quadcopters, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): whatever they’re called, remotely-controlled aircraft have changed the way we see the world, the way we manage crops, the way we sell real estate, and the way we make war. This book contains tutorials about how to understand what drones can do, and projects about how to make your own flying craft, from some of the earliest practitioners in the field.
Through the life story of Heinz Hoher, player, coach, manager, scout and sports director, Ronald Reng tells the dramatic story of the rise of the Bundesliga over the last fifty years since it was founded in 1963. During that period, football has grown from a game where a club’s directors, puffing on cigars, would join the players in their dressing room at half time, to today’s highly paid environment, where Red Bull are trying to break into one of the most successful sporting brands in the world.F
This beautiful, eclectic collection of first-person stories from bamboo rod-making legend Hoagy B. Carmichael explores various important parts of his life and how they tie into the sport of fishing. Growing up in Beverly Hills with a famous jazz musician for a father, young Hoagy wasn’t exactly destined to become a fisherman. But by the age of nine he had a subscription to Field and Stream magazine, and regularly rode his bicycle to the local “sport shop of the stars” in town. With strong and exciting prose, Carmichael takes readers through these early years and those that followed, where he not only honed his passion for fly fishing, but also his skills as a rod builder, fly fisherman, and author.
Acclaimed as a magisterial, classic work, A Social History of English Cricket is an encyclopaedic survey of the game, from its humble origins all the way to modern floodlit finishes. But it is also the story of English culture, mirrored in a sport that has always been a complex repository of our manners, hierarchies and politics. Derek Birley’s survey of the impact on cricket of two world wars, Empire and ‘the English caste system’, will, contends Ian Wooldridge, ‘teach an intelligent child of twelve more about their heritage than he or she will ever pick up at school.’
A hilarious collection of rude, crude, famous, and infamous "sledges"—a must-have for every cricket tragic. In these days of cricketing correctness and codes of behavior being handed down by the Cricket Police, here is a salute to the good old days when games were won and lost by whatever means available. With a great one-liner on every page, this is a collection of crude, rude, famous, and infamous sledges from the world of cricket. It’s a book that will complement every household’s throne room.
Applying the vivid metaphor of "Fire on Ice", author Nelson "Chris" Stokes begins his account of the Jamaica Bobsleigh Team, citing its spectacular crash at the 1988 Calgary Olympics to its triumphs across world competition. Once a novelty portrayed in the motion picture Cool Runnings, the team has become a phenomenon, quite unlike any other sporting enterprise, prompting journalists and sports historians to rave about its indomitable spirit, its uncanny survival, its crowd-pleasing collective personae.
Boxing is one of the oldest and most exciting of sports: its bruising and bloody confrontations have permeated Western culture since 3000 B.C. During that period, there has hardly been a time in which young men, and sometimes women, did not raise their gloved or naked fists to one other. Throughout this history, potters, sculptors, painters, poets, novelists, cartoonists, song-writers, photographers and film-makers have been there to record and make sense of it all. In her encyclopaedic investigation of the shifting social, political and cultural resonances of this most visceral of sports, Kasia Boddy throws new light on an elemental struggle for dominance whose weapons are nothing more than fists.
A man, a bike and the open road. What could be simpler? Certainly not the Tour de France, the annual travelling circus which for more than a century has been the ultimate test of sporting endurance.There’s been pain. There’s been joy. There’s been death. There’s been derring-do of mythic proportions. There’s been cheating. There’ve been drugs. There’ve always been drugs. And there’s always been the Daily Telegraph. On the peaks of Mont Ventoux, Alpe D’Huez and Col du Galibier, in amongst the picnicking, partying crowds, whizzing through London in 2007’s wondrous opening stage, dropping in and out of the peloton, the Telegraph has been there for every turn of the wheel.
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