Natural Born Heroes

Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

Author: Christopher McDougall

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307742229

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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"Author of the phenomenal national best seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall now travels to the Mediterranean where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete and in the muscles and minds of fitness enthusiasts everywhere. While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: How did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world. Just as Born to Run inspired casual runners to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into nature, Natural-Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to leave the gym and take their fitness to nature doing cross-training, mud runs, parkour and free-running to bound--and climb, swim, skip, wade, and jump--their way to heroic feats"--
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Natural Born Heroes

The Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

Author: Christopher McDougall

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847659330

Category: Self-Help

Page: 488

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When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.
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Born to Run

Author: Christopher McDougall

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307271914

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
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The Index ...

A Weekly Paper

Author: Benjamin Franklin Underwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Secrets and Societies

Author: Dave Brohman,Joseph D. Carriker,Conrad Hubbard,Rhiannon Louve,William Timmins

Publisher: White Wolf Pub

ISBN: 9781588461834

Category: Fiction

Page: 95

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The Power Behind the Throne Cults, cabals, merchant prince families, leagues of assassins and many more vie for power in the Scarred Lands. In Secrets and Societies, you will find information on the history, organization, leadership and secrets of such diverse groups as the Cult of the Ancients -- the chosen assassins of the evil goddess Belsameth; the Exemplars -- Hedrada's stern and utterly incorruptible champions; the Legion of Crimson -- the most famous mercenaries on the continent; the Courtesans of ldra -- who gain power through pleasure, and more. Monks, wizards, warriors, thieves, merchants, knights... all have their secrets and now they're revealed. Compatible with 3rd Edition Rules Sword and Sorcery "TM" books are published under the Open Gaming License and are 100% compatible with 3rd Edition rules and the D20 System. This setting sourcebook for the Scarred Lands can also be dropped into any fantasy campaign.
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Oedipus Tyrannus

Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge

Author: Charles Segal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Oedipus Tyrannus: Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge, 2/e, is an accessible yet in-depth literary study of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (Oedipus Rex)--the most famous Greek tragedy and one of the greatest masterpieces of world literature. This unique volume combines a close, scene-by-scene literary analysis of the text with an account of the play's historical, intellectual, social, and mythical background and also discusses the play's place in the development of the myth and its use of the theatrical conventions of Greek drama. Based on a fresh scrutiny of the Greek text, this book offers a contemporary literary interpretation of the play, including a readable, nontechnical discussion of its underlying moral and philosophical issues; the role of the gods; the interaction of character, fate, and chance; the problem of suffering and meaning; and Sophocles' conception of tragedy and tragic heroism. This lucid guide traces interpretations of the play from antiquity to modern times--from Aristotle to Hegel, Nietzsche, Freud, Lacan, Levi-Strauss, Girard, and Vernant--and shows its central role in shaping the European conception of tragedy and modern notions of the self. This second edition draws on new approaches to the study of Greek tragedy; discusses the most recent interpretative scholarship on the play; and contains an annotated up-to-date bibliography. Ideal for courses in classical literature in translation, Greek drama, classical civilization, theater, and literature and arts, Oedipus Tyrannus: Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge, 2/e, will also reward general readers interested in literature and especially tragedy."
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