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Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.: Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes

Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.: Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes Lowest new price: $16.50
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Author: Shalane Flanagan

Cook the recipes that Shalane Flanagan ate while training for her 2017 TCS New York City Marathon historic win!

The New York Times bestseller Run Fast. Eat Slow. taught runners of all ages that healthy food could be both indulgent and incredibly nourishing. Now, Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky are back with a cookbook that’s full of recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing flavor. Whether you are an athlete, training for a marathon, someone who barely has time to step in the kitchen, or feeding a hungry family, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. has wholesome meals to sustain you.

Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is full of pre-run snacks, post-run recovery breakfasts, on-the-go lunches, and 30-minutes-or-less dinner recipes. Each and every recipe—from Shalane and Elyse’s signature Superhero muffins to energizing smoothies, grain salads, veggie-loaded power bowls, homemade pizza, and race day bars—provides fuel and nutrition without sacrificing taste or time.

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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike Lowest new price: $11.83
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Author: Phil Knight

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this instant and tenacious bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), illuminating his 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.

Bill Gates named Shoe Dog one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.”

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 car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. 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 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. In Shoe Dog, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the 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 transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything.

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Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance Lowest new price: $30.28
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Author: Kelly Starrett
Brand: Starrett Kelly

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 efficiency

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  • Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain Preventing Injury and Optimizing Athletic Performance

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Becoming Ageless: The Four Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger Than Ever

Becoming Ageless: The Four Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger Than Ever Lowest new price: $21.75
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Author: Strauss Zelnick

 

How would you like to have the mind, body, and spirit of someone half your age, and add more years to your life? Or have people stare in disbelief when they discover how old you really are? How would you like to become...ageless? 
You can. It's possible. And the proof is inside this very book. Becoming Ageless: The Four Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger Than Ever is the result of years of research into the science of longevity, written by a man who looks and feels eternal. He made it work, and it will work for you. 
On this easy and effective plan, you'll: 
* Lose stubborn belly fat and watch the pounds melt away. 
* Enjoy amazing meals, workouts, and a sense of community. 
* Look and feel noticeabley younger—for life!
Developed by media mogul Strauss Zelnick—founder of the private equity firm Zelnick Media Capital (ZMC) and Chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.—the strategies contained inside are the same ones he used to evolve from a skinny business executive to "America's fittest CEO." 
In Becoming Ageless, you'll discover: 
* An easy and effective program for everyone that will help you flatten your gut and become healthier than you ever thought possible. 
* Delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make recipes including hearty breakfasts, easy-to-make lunches, filling dinners, and even desserts. 
* A full workout plan that will sculpt your body and help you prevent back pain and sleep better. 
* A holistic mind/body approach that really works. Look and feel better than ever without deprivation dieting, counting calories—or ever feeling hungry! 
With Becoming Ageless, you'll feel fitter, sharper, and more energized than ever before—with the body of someone half your age! 

 

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Complete Sports Training: Speed, Strength and Conditioning for Today's Athlete

Complete Sports Training: Speed, Strength and Conditioning for Today's Athlete Lowest new price: $29.95
Author: Athletes Acceleration

Complete Sports Training

Speed, Strength & Conditioning for Today's Athlete

Complete Sports Training is the ultimate guide to sports performance training and athletic development.


Athletes Acceleration has brought in the leading experts in strength & conditioning for sport covering the foundations for improved athletic performance:

- Program Design - Robert dos Remedios

- Warm-Up and Mobility - Bobby Smith & Pat Livesey Jr.

- Speed and Agility - Lee Taft

- Power Development / Jump Training - Adam Feit

- Strength Training & Olympic Lifting - Wil Fleming

- Sports Conditioning - Mike Boyle

- Training Youth Athletes - Dave Gleason

- Training the Female Athlete - Dr. Sharon Wentworth


Complete Sports Training gives you the step-by-step system on how to design and implement a comprehensive strength & conditioning program for your athletes.


CHASING GREATNESS

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The Incomplete Book of Running

The Incomplete Book of Running Lowest new price: $17.37
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Author: Peter Sagal

“Sagal has created a new genre—the five-minute-mile memoir. Combining commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning, smart, honest, and affecting. Whether you are a runner or not, it will move you.” —Susan Orlean

In the midpoint of life, I found myself lost, in a dark place. So I tried to figure out exactly how many miles I had run to get there...

So begins The Incomplete Book of Running, a funny, wise, and powerful meditation about running and life from Peter Sagal, longtime columnist for Runner’s World and the host of NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, that shares stories, advice, and warnings he’s learned over his long and checkered career on the pavement.

Just before turning forty, Sagal—brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition toward heft, and sedentary star of public radio who had exercised sporadically as a teenager—started running seriously. A decade later, what began as a simple mission to keep himself healthy had evolved into fourteen marathon finishes—including one in Boston in 2013, where he crossed the line only moments before two bombs went off—and tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the United States and the world. Running was an important part of his life, but it wasn’t until he experienced a personal crisis that he realized it had become a mode of survival.

In these pages, Sagal writes with humor and insight about the moments that have changed the way he sees the relationship between life and sport—from running a charity race in his underwear (in St. Louis, in February) and attempting to “quiet his colon” while taking a lap in his neighborhood to volunteering as a guide for visually impaired runners, causing a scandal by sneaking onto a course midrace, and making his triumphant post-bombing return to Boston in 2014. He also dives deep into the emotional experience of running, body image, the similarities between endurance sports and sadomasochism, the legacy of the sport as passed down from parent and child, and the odd but extraordinary bonds created among strangers and friends sharing the road. As time goes on and his mileage increases, he realizes that the only way to overcome obstacles is simply to keep running through them.

Candid, clear-eyed, and frequently hilarious, The Incomplete Book of Running is about more than just a man and a sport. It is a field guide to life, a collection of lessons centered around all those things that keep us moving forward: hope, persistence, practice, and love.

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Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need.

Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. Lowest new price: $11.69
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Author: Gabi Garcia

Children learn what they practice!

This engaging and interactive book guides children through the practice of naming their feelings and the sensations that accompany them. Engages children in easy, kid-friendly mindfulness activities.

Helps kids build on their capacity to be mindful, self-regulate, and develop emotional resilience.

Listening to My Body is a wonderful tool for parents, counselors and teachers! Free resources to accompany this book can be found at http://bit.ly/gabigarciabooks.

(Available in Spanish as Escuchando a Mi Cuerpo.)

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The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss

The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss Lowest new price: $5.00
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Author: Tanya Zuckerbrot
Brand: Zuckerbrot, Tanya

Updated with must-have new recipes, diet tips, and research. Discover the simple secret to permanent weight loss and optimal health, as seen on Dr. Oz.
 

Fad diets come and go, but after more than two decades of success stories and media attention, The F-Factor Diet has stood the test of time. Now hailed as the go-to lifestyle program for anyone who wants to improve their health and lose weight for good, F-Factor’s scientifically proven approach allows you to achieve results without hunger, deprivation, or denial. Change your life without disrupting your lifestyle: dine out, drink alcohol, eat carbs, and work out less from Day 1.
 
Now revised and updated with new recipes, diet tips, and research, The F-Factor Diet includes:

· An easy to follow 3-step program to shed pounds, boost energy, and increase longevity, on which men lose an average of 15 lbs., and women 10 lbs., in just one month.
· More than 75 quick and delicious F-Factor approved recipes plus a complete set of guidelines for dining out and ordering in.
· Proven tips, tools, and solutions to keep you motivated, inspired, and on track.
 
It’s time to change your life forever and join the F-Factor movement. Your journey to a happier, healthier you begins now!

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Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition

Starting Strength:  Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition Lowest new price: $22.70
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Author: Mark Rippetoe
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Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after six more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, the updated third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in SS:BBT3. And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to everyone: young and old, male and female, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak and already strong. Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, their appearance, and their long-term health. With over 150,000 copies in print in three editions, Starting Strength is the most important method available to learn the most effective way to train with barbells -- the most important way to improve your strength, your health, and your life.

-- Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training.
-- The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained.
-- All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts, and the biomechanics behind them.
-- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch.
-- Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven effective in four years of seminar, military, and group instruction.
-- How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health.
-- How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress.
-- Completely indexed.
-- The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.

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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library)

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library) Lowest new price: $7.99
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Author: Robie H. Harris
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The definitive book about puberty and sexual health for today’s kids and teens, now fully updated for its twentieth anniversary.

For two decades, this universally acclaimed book on sexuality has been the most trusted and accessible resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Now, in honor of its anniversary, It’s Perfectly Normal has been updated with information on subjects such as safe and savvy Internet use, gender identity, emergency contraception, and more. Providing accurate and up-to-date answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and STDs, It’s Perfectly Normal offers young people the information they need—now more than ever—to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.

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  • It s Perfectly Normal Changing Bodies Growing Up Sex and Sexual Health The Family Library

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