The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding - by Arnold Schwarzenegger (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 832Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Bodybuilding & Weight TrainingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon & SchusterAge Range: AdultAuthor: Arnold SchwarzeneggerLanguage: English About the Book Now in paperback, the new, totally updated edition of the definitive guide to today's most popular fitness activity. 850 photos & line drawings. Book Synopsis From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book--a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as "the bible of bodybuilding." Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos of some of bodybuilding's newest stars. Plus, all the features that have made this book a classic are here: -Arnold's tried-and-true tips for sculpting, strengthening, and defining each and every muscle to create the ultimate buff physique -The most effective methods of strength training to stilt your needs, whether you're an amateur athlete or a pro bodybuilder preparing for a competition -Comprehensive information on health, nutrition, and dietary supplements to help you build muscle, lose fat, and maintain optimum energy -Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries -Strategies and tactics for competitive bodybuilders from selecting poses to handling publicity -The fascinating history and growth of bodybuilding as a sport, with a photographic "Bodybuilding Hall of Fame" -And, of course, Arnold's individual brand of inspiration and motivation throughout Covering every level of expertise and experience, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding will help you achieve your personal best. With his unique perspective as a seven-time winner of the Mr. Olympia title and all international film star, Arnold shares his secrets to dedication, training, and commitment, and shows you how to take control of your body and realize your own potential for greatness. From the Back Cover From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book -- a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as "the bible of bodybuilding".Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos of some of bodybuilding's newest stars.Plus, all the features that have made this book a classic are here: -- Arnold's tried-and-true tips for sculpting, strengthening, and defining each and every muscle to create the ultimate buff physique-- The most effective methods of strength training to suit your needs, whether you're an amateur athlete or a pro bodybuilder preparing for a competition-- Comprehensive information on health, nutrition, and dietary supplements to help you build muscle, lose fat, and maintain optimum energy-- Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries-- Strategies and tactics for competitive bodybuilders from selecting poses to handling publicity-- The fascinating history and growth of bodybuilding as a sport, with a photographic "Bodybuilding Hall of Fame"-- And, of course, Arnold's individual brand of inspiration and motivation throughoutCovering every level of expertise and expertise and experience, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding will help you achieve your personal best. With his unique perspective as a seven-time winner of the Mr. Olympia title and an international filmstar, Arnold shares his secrets to dedication, training, and commitment, and shows you how to take control of your body and realize your own potential for greatness.
Science of Running - Annotated by Chris Napier (Paperback)
Edition: AnnotatedNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Running & JoggingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)Age Range: AdultAuthor: Chris NapierLanguage: English About the Book Interrogates "the anatomy and physiology of the runner, showing how running involves and affects every system in the body--including the effect of oxygen on the muscles. The book breaks down the runner's stride scientifically, showing what's going on under the skin at every stage of the running cycle, highlighting common injury risks based on a runner's natural gait, and showing how to correct them"--Provided by publisher. Book Synopsis Discover the hard science that will help you run faster, endure for longer, and avoid injury. Analyze your running style and learn how to enhance your gait for optimum efficiency and safety. Transform your performance with exercises cartnearing strength, flexibility, and recovery - each exercise annotated to reveal the muscle mechanics so you know you're getting it right. Understand the science behind your body's energy systems and how to train to maximize energy storage and conversion. Follow training and exercise programs tailored to different abilities and distances, from 5K to marathon. Whether you are new to running or an experienced runner, this book will help you achieve your goals and stay injury-free. About the Author Chris Napier earned a diploma in Sport Physiotherapy in 2007 and is now Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, with a PhD in running biomechanics and injury prevention. In addition to working on research projects, Chris continues to be a practicing physiotherapist with Restore Physiotherapy and Athletics Canada. He has competed at the national level as a successful middle-distance runner, earning medals at the Canadian Track & Field Championships in 1996 and 1997. He is also an accomplished marathon runner with a personal best time of 2 hours, 33 mins.Twitter: @runnerphysio
Why We Swim - by Bonnie Tsui (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Swimming & DivingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Algonquin BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Bonnie TsuiLanguage: English About the Book "Bonnie Tsui looks at our love affair with the water, from evolution to mythology, from survival and well-being, from community swim clubs to competitive races, and she goes around the world to explore its significance in many cultures"-- Book Synopsis A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020 A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle * San Francisco Chronicle A Best Book of the Year: NPR's Book Concierge * Washington Independent Review of Books "A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water. I was enchanted by this book." --Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksAn immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming--and on human behavior itself. We swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits. We swim for pleasure, for exercise, for healing. But humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not natural-born swimmers. We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; now, in the twenty-first century, swimming is one of the most popular activities in the world. Why We Swim is propelled by stories of Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein's palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck. New York Times contributor Bonnie Tsui, a swimmer herself, dives into the deep, from the San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, investigating what it is about water that seduces us, despite its dangers, and why we come back to it again and again. Review Quotes Featured in San Francisco Chronicle's 10 books by Bay Area authors that should be on your holiday list" A Goodreads Science & Technology Award Finalist "[An] enthusiastic and thoughtful work mixing history, journalism and elements of memoir . . . Tsui sets out to answer her title's question with a compassionate understanding of how that mind game stops some and a curiosity about how and why it seduces others . . . Tsui endears herself to the reader as well. Her universal query is also one of self, and her articulations of what she learns are moving." --The New York Times Book Review "Tsui's history of the human relationship with water is compelling and profound, in writing so fluid it mimics the flow of her subject . . . It captivated me from start to finish." --BuzzFeed (24 Books We Couldn't Put Down) "A cultural history of humankind's relationship to bodies of water, an exploration of the benefits and dangers of submerging one's own body in it, a highlight reel of athletic feats of swimming and diving - and so much more. Author Bonnie Tsui creates space for readers to meditate on their own experiences in the water. As I read it I found an escape, but also a connection to the water and to fellow humans who are called to it." --NPR's Book Concierge "A thoughtful inquiry into human nature." --Bustle (The 18 Most Anticipated Books Of April 2020) "Bonnie Tsui captures the joy, peril and utility of swimming, within her family and across civilizations . . . The breadth of her reporting and grace of her writing make the elements of Why We Swim move harmoniously as one." --The San Francisco Chronicle "Former competitive swimmer and current do-it-all writer Bonnie Tsui's Why We Swim . . . explores our relationship with a sport that quite literally represents quiet and flow (something we could use more of, no?) by offering a look at a grab bag of eclectic examples, like swimming samurais and an Icelandic shipwreck survivor." --Outside Magazine "This fascinating look at the positive impact swimming has had on our lives throughout history might leave most readers eager to get back in the water as soon as possible." --Booklist, starred review "Drawing on personal experience, history, biology, and social science, the author conveys the appeal of 'an unflinching giving-over to an element' and makes a convincing case for broader access to swimming education (372,000 people still drown annually). An absorbing, wide-ranging story of humans' relationship with the water." --Kirkus Reviews "Tsui opens her eclectic, well-crafted survey with a fascinating story about an Icelandic fisherman who swam six kilometers in 41 degree water after his boat capsized . . . Readers will enjoy getting to know the people and the facts presented in this fascinating book." --Publishers Weekly "Tsui is a poetic writer whose flowing, immersive prose and colorful storytelling will hold significant appeal for readers--especially swimmers--of all curiosities." --Shelf Awareness "Bonnie Tsui's Why We Swim is a love letter to swimming . . . In the tradition of memoir writers like Rebecca Solnit, Tsui examines the history of swimming as a sport, a survival skill, and even a martial art . . . Her hybrid memoir and history book traces swimming's roots around the globe while also looking at how a swim can be a meditative, transformative, and deeply personal activity." --Alta "Why We Swim is a celebration of the many varieties of joy that swimming brings to our oxygen-breathing species." --Foreword Reviews "A beautifully written love letter to water and a fascinating story. I was enchanted." --Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks "The only thing better than reading Bonnie Tsui's writing about swimming is swimming itself--and both are sublime. Why We Swim is an aquatic tour de force, a captivating story filled with adventure, meditation, and celebration." --Susan Casey, New York Times bestselling author of The Wave and Voices in the Ocean "This is a jewel of a book, a paean to the wonders of water and our place within it." --James Nestor, author of Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves "Magnificent. Only a truly great story can hold my attention and Why We Swim had me nailed to the chair . . . I love this book." --Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes "Why We Swim is a gorgeous hybrid of a book. Bonnie Tsui combines fascinating reporting about some of the world's most remarkable swimmers with delightful meditations about what it means for us naked apes to leap in the water for no apparent reason. You won't regret diving in." --Carl Zimmer, author of She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
Marathon, Revised and Updated 5th Edition - by Hal Higdon (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Running & JoggingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Rodale BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Hal HigdonLanguage: English About the Book "Now completely updated and revised--a new edition of the long-running marathon training guide that has helped more than half a million people reach their goals, including a new chapter on ultramarathons, along with material on recovery techniques, several new training programs, and advice on how to win a Boston qualifying race and improve your personal record"-- Book Synopsis Now completely updated and revised--a new edition of the long-running marathon training guide that has helped more than half a million people reach their goals. Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide is among the bestselling running books of all time for many reasons, but above all others is this one: It works. Marathon running has changed in the seven years since the fourth edition--there are more runners than ever before, the popularity of half-marathons has grown immensely, and guidelines for best recovery and diet practices have changed. This revised fifth edition includes a new chapter on ultramarathons, along with material on recovery techniques, several new training programs, and advice on how to win a Boston qualifying race and improve your personal record. At its core remains Hal Higdon's clear and essential information on injury prevention, training, and nutrition. Marathon demystifies the marathon experience and allows each runner to achieve peak performance without anguish or pain, taking the guesswork out of marathon training, whether it's for your first or fiftieth. With Higdon's comprehensive approach and tried-and-tested methods, any runner will learn how to optimize their training and achieve their marathon goals. Review Quotes "Marathon adds fresh insight and certainly exhibits endurance with its fifth edition."--Amby Burfoot, coach, author, and 1968 Boston Marathon winner "Higdon's Marathon has welcomed thousands of runners across the finish line since its initial publication in 1993. It's a must-read for both debut marathoners and veterans looking to improve their performance. Higdon's voice is synonymous with running, and the fifth edition of Marathon shows us why. This is a must-read for any runner looking to get across the finish line for the first time or the fiftieth."--Carey Pinkowski, executive director, Bank of America Chicago Marathon About the Author Hal Higdon is the author of thirty-five books and hundreds of articles for magazines as diverse as Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, Boys' Life, and The New York Times Magazine. He was among the founders of the Road Runners Club of America and a finalist in the competition to become NASA's Journalist in Space. The American Society of Journalists and Authors has presented Higdon with its Career Achievement Award.