Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography

Author: Usain Bolt

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007523653

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet.


What Shapes a Sporting Champion?

Author: Ben Oakley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472902173

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 6013


What does it really take to make the podium? Which of the biological, environmental and psychological factors really shape a champion's route to the top? To answer these questions, Ben Oakley has taken the original step of combining existing research with a study of leading athletes' autobiographies. Looking at the early histories and initial challenges of serial champions in their own words, Podium sheds new light on their commonalities. A similar focus in training, similar influences around them and, above all, similar mental attributes are revealed ? and tales of individual brilliance are given a fresh twist. From Ian Thorpe, Usain Bolt and Chrissie Wellington to Victoria Pendleton, Lionel Messi and Roger Federer, all we see is a smooth progression to glory, but each is a rocky path punctuated by critical episodes, and it is the response to these events that can transform talented people into winners. Podium is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the big names at the peak of their respective sports, and essential for coaches or parents of the next budding star. This enthralling read will enrich your interpretation of champions' lives and provide a map of the complex paths through sport to the podium.

Great Moments in Olympic Track and Field

Author: Karen Rosen

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629686565

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5601


Perhaps no sporting event has told more amazing stories than the Olympic Games. Great Moments in Olympic Track and Field tells the stories of surprise and dominance, of inspiration and determination, of persistence and overcoming adversity. Title includes colorful descriptions of memorable moments old and new, a list of great Olympians in track and field, Great Moment sidebars, and frequent subheads. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Good to Go

How to Eat, Sleep and Rest Like a Champion

Author: Christie Aschwanden

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509827668

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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The NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING account of the new frontier of sports recovery science, which shows what we should and shouldn't be doing between exercising to achieve maximum performance. 'Christie Aschwanden is simply one of the best science writers in the world. Whether you’re striving for a personal best or simply wondering about that post-workout beer, Good to Go is the definitive tour through a bewildering jungle of scientific (and pseudo-scientific) claims that comprise a multi-billion dollar recovery industry.' - David Epstein, bestselling author of The Sports Gene. All athletes from Olympians to weekend warriors must toe the line between training and recovery to maximize the benefits of workouts and reach optimal performance. For the longest time, coaches and training manuals have emphasized training. But now sports science is homing in on an even more fundamental part: recovery. The aim of training is to force the body to adapt to stress, and this adaptation is what makes you fitter and better able to perform. But to adapt, you need to optimize recovery too. You only benefit from training that you can recover from, and the ability to recover determines how much training your body can handle. Recovery, the science shows, is a crucial component of exercise training and it’s starting to look like it may be the most important one. Good to Go is the first definitive account of this new frontier in sports and exercise science. This developing science informs not only professional athletes and sports teams, but also people who are exercising for health or fitness and those who are aiming to take a little off their personal record. Good to Go will take readers on an intimate, light-hearted journey through the science of exercise recovery, from ice-baths and cryogenic freezing chambers to the science behind Usain Bolt’s love of chicken nuggets and Tom Brady’s recovery pyjamas. In the same vein as David Epstein’s The Sports Gene and Bill Gifford’s Spring Chicken, Good to Go assesses the science and claims of a wide variety of recovery methods and potions, and debunks the junk to give a clear picture of what we should actually be doing to look after our bodies better between exercising.

Fat Boy an Autobiography

Author: Cathy Weirather


ISBN: 098350900X


Page: 16

View: 1822


Fat Boy is a Bichon Frise who was adopted from an animal shelter. He is a curious little pup who gets into all kinds of mischief. You'll fall in love with him before the end of the book. "Fat Boy, An Autobiography" is a sweet bedtime story for the whole family!


Collateral Reminiscences, Arguments in Important Causes, Speeches, Addresses, Lectures, and Other Writings, of Samuel A. Foot ...

Author: Samuel Alfred Foot

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (State)

Page: N.A

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