Be Ironfit

Author: Don Fink
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493017837
Size: 54.81 MB
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The third edition of the best Ironman triathlon training book in the market, this updated volume contains time-efficient training methods that have been honed over the years and have been proved to aid anyone in achieving their athletic dreams—from beginners to experienced competitors. This edition contains all new training plans, new swim sessions, new athlete profiles, and state-of-the-art flexibility and core strength regimens. Be Iron Fit contains: * The essential workouts with exercise photography * The training cycle * Core training * 30-week training programs * Effective time management * The principle of gradual adaptation * Effective heart-rate training * Proper technique * Equipment tips * Race and pre-race strategies * Mental training * Effective goal setting and race selection * Nutrition * And much more.

Ironfit Secrets For Half Iron Distance Triathlon Success

Author: Don Fink
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493004190
Size: 44.64 MB
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Why is the Half Iron-Distance the most popular triathlon distance? Because it is the perfect length for busy athletes with demanding career and family responsibilities. Full Iron-Distance races require such painstaking planning and sacrifice that it’s difficult to keep life in balance. The Half Iron-Distance is accessible, while remaining challenging. Also known as the “70.3” for the sum of its 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and 13.1 mile run, the half-iron triathlon is not simply a race for which an athlete can use a full-iron training regimen chopped in half. Doing so would in no way approach maximizing an athlete’s performance. The races are performed at completely different intensity levels, with completely different approaches. As a result, the training is completely different. IronFit Secrets to Half Iron-Distance Triathlon Success does for the half-iron what Be IronFit has done for the full-iron. It provides three sixteen-week training programs—Competitive, Intermediate, and “Just Finish”—and details everything an athlete needs to know to successfully prepare for and maximize performance at this racing distance. In as little as four months, any athlete can be physically and mentally ready for the world’s most popular triathlon challenge.

Ironfit Strength Training And Nutrition For Endurance Athletes

Author: Don Fink
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762791748
Size: 65.49 MB
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Fully illustrated with depictions of proper exercise technique, this book contains exciting strength training programs based on sport (e.g., triathlon, running, cycling, swimming) and levels from beginner to advanced. For the marathon runner, triathlete, duathlete, distance swimmer, or cyclist, these programs will complement any other training regimen an athlete follows. Written without confusing jargon, IronFit® Stregth Training… provides concise and easy-to-follow information. Don and Melanie Fink of IronFit® have coached hundreds of athletes over several decades at all levels, from weekend warriors to world champions. Their innovative approaches to strength training and nutrition not only complement an athlete’s sport-specific training, but they do so in the most time-efficient and enjoyable way possible. Multi-sport and multi-leveled, this book provides 27 specific program schedules – 9 sports and 3 levels each to give readers: 1) A progressive strength and core training program for their specific sport and level. 2) A mind and body preparation program to maximize benefits. 3) A traveling strength and core program for travel with little or no equipment. 4) A fueling and hydration routine to maximize performance before, during, and after competition. 5) A healthy eating and lifestyle plan.

Vegan For Life

Author: Jack Norris
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738214973
Size: 42.98 MB
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Are you considering going vegan, but you're not sure how to start? Are you already committed to an animal-free diet, but are unclear about how to get proper nutrients? Vegan for Life is your comprehensive, go-to guide for optimal plant-based nutrition. Registered dietitians and long-time vegans Jack Norris and Virginia Messina debunk some of the most persistent myths about vegan nutrition and provide essential information about getting enough calcium and protein, finding the best supplements, and understanding the "real deal" about soy. Covering everything from a six-step transition plan to meeting calorie and nutrient needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding, Vegan for Life is the guide for aspiring and veteran vegans alike, complete with an easy-to-use food chart, tasty substitutions, sample menus, and expansive resources.

Going Long

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716422
Size: 43.14 MB
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Internationally recognized triathlon coach and best-selling author Joe Friel teams up with ultra-endurance guru Gordon Byrn in Going Long, the most comprehensive guide to racing long-course and Ironman-distance triathlons. Combining science with personal experience, Friel and Byrn prepare anyone, from the working age-grouper to the podium contender, for success in triathlon's ultimate endurance event. Whether you are preparing for your first long-course triathlon or your fastest, Going Long will make every hour of training count. 40 sport-specific drills to improve technique and efficiency Updates to mental training Key training sessions, workout examples, and strength-building exercises A simple approach to balancing training, work, and family obligations A new chapter on active recovery, injury prevention and treatment Going Long is the best-selling book on Ironman training. Friel and Byrn guide the novice, intermediate, and elite triathlete, making it the most comprehensive and nuanced plan for Ironman training ever written. Going Long is the best resource to break through an Ironman performance plateau to find season after season of long-course race improvements.

Iron John

Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306824272
Size: 31.55 MB
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In this timeless and deeply learned classic, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it means to be a man. Bly's vision is based on his ongoing work with men, as well as on reflections on his own life. He addresses the devastating effects of remote fathers and mourns the disappearance of male initiation rites in our culture. Finding rich meaning in ancient stories and legends, Bly uses the Grimm fairy tale "Iron John"Ñin which a mentor or "Wild Man" guides a young man through eight stages of male growthÑto remind us of ways of knowing long forgotten, images of deep and vigorous masculinity centered in feeling and protective of the young. At once down-to-earth and elevated, combining the grandeur of myth with the practical and often painful lessons of our own histories, Iron John is an astonishing work that will continue to guide and inspire menÑand womenÑfor years to come.

The Bible Unearthed

Author: Israel Finkelstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743223381
Size: 76.82 MB
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In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors. In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait of ancient Israel and its neighbors. They argue that crucial evidence (or a telling lack of evidence) at digs in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon suggests that many of the most famous stories in the Bible—the wanderings of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, and David and Solomon’s vast empire—reflect the world of the later authors rather than actual historical facts. Challenging the fundamentalist readings of the scriptures and marshaling the latest archaeological evidence to support its new vision of ancient Israel, The Bible Unearthed offers a fascinating and controversial perspective on when and why the Bible was written and why it possesses such great spiritual and emotional power today.

Age Of Iron

Author: Angus Watson
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316399779
Size: 79.75 MB
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LEGENDS AREN'T BORN. THEY'RE MADE. Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary traveling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution. Now Dug's on the wrong side of the thousands-strong army he hoped to join -- and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one small child, and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that might get them all killed . . .

Iron War

Author: Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher: Quercus Books
ISBN: 1743346816
Size: 30.96 MB
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On October 14, 1989, driven by one of the most intense and lasting two-man rivalries in any sport, a pair of generational talents at the height of their powers ran a race that redefined human limits. In sweltering heat and against the extraordinary backdrop of the Hawaiian landscape, Dave Scott and Mark Allen swam 2.4 miles, cycled 112 miles and ran a marathon in a mere eight hours. So intense was the drama, the race came to be known as "Iron War"- the single most awe-inspiring sporting event ever witnessed. It was the culmination of an extraordinary rivalry between the two men who dominated triathlon in its early "wild west" days. The brash, manic Dave Scott, who excelled at the psychological manipulation of his fellow competitors, had seemed unbeatable at the island's annual Iron Man event. The younger, more fragile Mark Allen, who had won every other race going, seemed destined, as a result of inexplicable mental collapses and tragic bad luck, to never achieve triumph in Hawaii. The eventual victor would finish a mere 58 seconds ahead of his rival. More than a compelling story, Iron War is a fascinating exploration of how and why Scott and Allen pushed themselves and each other to not just withstand levels of pain most would regard as utterly unbearable, but to actively seek it out.

Lord Of Light

Author: Roger Zelazny
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060567231
Size: 57.14 MB
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Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rules their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons. Lord of Light.