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Enhancing Performance: Mental Training for Coaches, Athletes, and Parents by Dan Yarmey
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,300. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports Psychology
This book describes the methods and mental skills necessary for optimal performance in individual and team sports. Forty brief chapters representing such topics as attention and concentration, goal-setting, imagery, mental preparation, and mental toughness are covered. The book will be of interest to coaches, college and club level athletes, high school players, and athletes' parents
Best Hiking in Southwest Colorado around Ouray, Telluride, Silverton and Lake City by Diane Greer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,010. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
An opinionated guide to the best hikes in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado around Ouray, Telluride, Silverton and Lake City. The hikes range from 6 to 12.5 miles per day. The guide describes the base camps, identifying local service, nearby attractions and non-hiking day activities. Trails include detailed descriptions, ratings, elevation profiles, maps and photos.
The Liar The Cheat and The Thief - Deception and the Art of Sword Play by Maija Soderholm
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 34,680. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
You don't fight bodies, you fight minds. Maija Soderholm of Sonny Umpad's Visayan Corto Kadena and Larga Mano System presents the details of one of the most important and least understood aspects of personal combat: How to control the opponent's mind. The Liar the Cheat and The Thief explores the drills and mindset of one of the last modern duelists. A Sun Tzu said "All warfare is deception".
Downright Filthy Pitching Book 1 - The Science of Effective Velocity by Perry Husband
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 31,860. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
Downright Filthy Pitching - The Science of Effective Velocity is the study of baseball pitch speeds and how location changes the reaction time of the hitter. This science answers why pitchers are great one day and aweful the next and why hitters fall into slumps with no answers. For the first time there is scientific proof that will teach pitchers how to go from 'Nasty' to 'Downright Filthy'.
Assault on Lake Casitas by Brad Alan Lewis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,910. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Rowing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Lewis’s story is more than a book about a man attempting to win a gold medal in a sport that offers little more than personal rewards. It is about challenging convention, overcoming defeat and working outside of an established system. Assault on Lake Casitas is a compelling tale of competition at the highest possible level and the emotions that fuel obsession.
Lido for Time by Brad Alan Lewis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Rowing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Olympics
If you liked 'Assault on Lake Casitas', you might be interested in 'Lido for Time'. In Lido I wrote up the entries from my 1983-84 training journal. Then I opened a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and wrote up the reasons behind certain workouts, what was going on that day, who I was feuding with at the moment, that sort of thing. Lots of fun stuff contained withing AND a top notch waffle recipe.
Principles-Based Instruction for Self-Defense (and Maybe Life) by Rory Miller
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,910. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Violence & harassment, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Rory Miller's meditations on effective methods to prepare students for sudden violence. Necessary areas of expertise. Types of teaching methods and their advantages and drawbacks. Trouble-shooting challenging students. Instructor ethics. Working with professionals and elite groups. Deriving your core principles and designing your personal curriculum.
My Trinities by Tim Sims
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,110. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
NEWLY REVISED for next year's hiking season! The most comprehensive guide to Northern California's most spectacular wilderness area, the Trinity Alps (plus a lengthy chapter on the Russian Wilderness). Over 200 lakes, all major peaks and trails, plus extensive off-trail info. Geology, botany, birds, human history, swimming holes, bear dens, life-or-death narratives, and humor throughout. Photos!
Cabal Fang: Complete Martial Arts Study Course from Querent to Elder by Robert Mitchell, Jr
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 124,170. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts, Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism
Fully illustrated and truly complete! At over 120,000 words -- that's 300+ pages -- this massive volume contains everything you need to start learning the world's most innovative, transformative, and unique martial art. The drills alone -- over 100 of them! -- are worth the price of admission. Cabal Fang is "full context martial arts" -- a modern temple martial art for a new age.
Father of Ice Mountains by John Quillen
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 25,140. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
A 2011 ski ascent of 24,747 foot Muztagh Ata in the Chinese Pamirs. We follow in the footsteps of legendary climber Eric Shipton for an expedition to the top of the "Ice Mountain Father". Frostbite and fistfights are all part of the landscape here in China's back of beyond.
Red Mittens & Red Ink: The Vancouver Olympics by Bob Mackin, Jr
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 84,350. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Olympics, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics were the Games of the Great Recession. A $6 billion-plus party that inspired a nation. But at what cost? This is more than a story of the thrill of victory and agony of defeat. It's about fear and greed, unity and division, celebration and anguish. It is red mittens and red ink.
Older Yet Faster: Optimum Running Technique For Speed And Injury Prevention by Keith Bateman & Heidi Jones
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,000. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2015 by Older Yet Faster Publications Pty Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
Based on Keith's highly successful technique-change sessions, this book deals with a runner's number one enemy, over-striding. It shows what it is, what damage it causes, and how to fix it so you can run smoother, faster, and further. Backed up with strengthening exercises by podiatrist Heidi Jones, and tips to aid your transition, this is your ticket to more successful, less injury-prone running.
Knowing the Facts about the Martial Arts by John Ankerberg
Series: Knowing the Facts. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Apologetics
Perhaps few Oriental systems have become as widely accepted in the West as the martial arts. They claim to work by unifying mind, spirit, and body chiefly through meditation and physical discipline. How the martial arts work; the fitness claims; major problems and potential dangers are examined in this book.
Running Technique by Brian Martin
Series: Running Technique Tips. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,980. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports training, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports coaching(4.92 from 12 reviews)
A practical guide for distance runners to learn and train for the fundamentals of good running technique. Recognize problems with running form that cause injury, or frustrate achievement of your goals. A complete framework of coordination training, mental cues and a training philosophy to improve running technique. Foreword by Philo Saunders PhD, Senior Physiologist, Australian Institute of Sport.
Letters to a Driving Nation - Exploring the Conflict between Drivers and Cyclists by Bruce Butler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,730. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Driver education, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Why do some drivers get so annoyed by the mere presence of cyclists on their roads? Why do cyclists react to drivers the way they do?
A Gigantic Whinge on the Celtic Fringe by Martin Edge
Price: $2.45 USD. Words: 51,680. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of a circumnavigation of Ireland aboard my 27ft yacht in 2011. From the Forth I went round Ireland anti-clockwise, which people tell me is the ’wrong way round’. Most of the journey was sailed solo. I skirted a lot of the bits of the ‘Celtic Fringe’. By sea Celtdom doesn't look so much a 'fringe' as the centre, a fact which I rant about quite a lot
Skagerrak and Back by Martin Edge
Price: $2.40 USD. Words: 32,070. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
“Skagerrak and Back” is the story of my North Sea circuit aboard my 27ft yacht. This is not a tale of astonishing derring-do and bravery in the face of insurmountable odds. Neither does it purport to be a pilot book or sailing directions. It’s just the story of an achieveable summer cruise aboard a seaworthy wee boat.
Scandalous by Jason Currill
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,210. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business ethics
Scandalous - the real story behind F1 The shocking sideshow This is the true story of an average Joe who wakes up one morning to find his world turned upside down. Betrayal and abuse of power are constantly in the headlines, part of the terrain of today’s world, and yet nothing could prepare our hero for a fate as cruel and scandalous as would befall him.
Tigers and Tamangs: How Not to Do a Nepalese Adventure Travel Reconnaissance by Mark Horrell
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: British English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Mark Horrell sets off on an adventure travel reconnaissance with his friends who own a Nepalese trekking agency. On a desperate crusade to see a tiger in Bardia National Park they experience a bizarre set of escapades involving the Nepalese Army, a tame rhino and a surreal rafting trip. After visiting the birthplace of Buddha they are then terrorised by leeches on a monsoon trek.
Yakking with the Thunder Dragon: Walking Bhutan's Epic Snowman Trek by Mark Horrell
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 9. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 28,620. Language: British English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
More people have climbed Everest than completed the Snowman Trek. Mark Horrell sets out to walk the famous long-distance trail in the magical Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, where economic welfare is measured not in Gross Domestic Product, but a commodity known as Gross National Happiness. Along the way he encounters feisty yaks and dramatic mountain landscapes. This is his travel diary.