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Taming the Bent Press: A Guide to the King of Lifts Digital By Iron Tamer Dave Whitley
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A complete guide to learning the bent press, the old school method for putting maximal weight overhead with one hand. Whether you are an experienced bent presser or brand new to it, this book has got... More > you covered. This is the culmination of over a decade of practice and research. You wanna get strong?< Less
"It seemed like a good idea..." The story of Bobby on a Bike By Neil C Smith
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"It Seemed Like a Good Idea" is a detailed, informative and witty account of not just remarkable distances and climbs, but the human story of overcoming personal challenges. Covering 2... More > Canada to Mexico rides, a trip across the UK and the massive cycle across the USA. A must read for any cyclist and traveller.< Less
Sanshinkai-Aiki Karate Training Manual By Jessie Bowen
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This book is part of a series of books dedicated to black belt excellent. Our Sanshink-Aiki Karate training course uses our natural fascination for mixed martial arts (MMA), karate, taekwondo, aikido... More > and other martial arts to teach a practical, responsible self-defense program with numerous other benefits, both physical and mental.< Less
Taiji, Xingyi, Baguaquan Throwing By Way of Our Modern Masters By Mark Small
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This is a Chinese martial arts primer on using taiji, xingyi and baguaquan principles for throwing an opponent. It represents over 40 years of experience on the author's part, and it is packed with... More > useful knowledge. There are lineage charts, an extensive bibliograhy, index and glossary. The last chapter has descriptions of 37 applications detailed in over 100 photos of throwing techniques. Master Chen Yun-ching of Taiwan has written the forward. One chapter compares and contrasts Yang Family and Chen Pan-ling taijiquan forms; another sets out leverage-to-resistance principles; another shows how to use the Ba Men or Eight Gates; another explains the use of Silk Reeling Qigong for martial purposes; another explains the pre- and post-heaven bagua patterns as overlaid by the Lo River Map; another deals with san shou free fighting strategies; another sets out a series of exercises to use in training.< Less
Sinmoo Hapkido Curriculum Handbook By Sean Bradley
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Complete curriculum handbook for the martial art, Sinmoo Hapkido as taught by its founder Dojunim Ji Han-Jae and interpreted by his long-time student, 7th degree black belt, Dr. Sean Bradley. It is... More > based on numerous hours of study and training. This book covers foundational information and also covers the entire curriculum from white belt to fourth degree black belt including physical techniques, meditation practices, and philosophy. The book is divided into two parts. The first explains history and philosophy integral to understanding the art of Sinmoo Hapkido. The second part of the book outlines each rank with all the requirements needed for progression. It lists all of the self-defense techniques, strikes, kicks, meditation exercises, weapon techniques, study points, conditioning drills, and philosophy.< Less
Mind Your Golf - Building the Base By Adam Naylor
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This workbook is designed to lay a foundation for a mental game that leads to consistent play and quality practices. In essence it contains four core concepts: challenge is good, fill the mind's... More > eye, manage your body, and create a mindful pre-shot routine. There more concepts and ideas encompass the mental game during various levels of player development, but these four concepts will lay the base off of which genuine mental toughness will arise.< Less
The Dribble Drive Offense By Coach M. Olesen
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Kentucky Wildcats’ coach John Calipari called it “Princeton on Steroids”, and nearly got crucified for it, but it has taken his teams to the Final Four time and again. It was... More > labelled as a street-ball offense, but as people have gotten to know the offense Vance Walberg worked on for 15 years it has become clear that this is a great invention that won't go away. The offense is renowned for developing players and players love to play in it. In 195 pages this book details: • The fundamentals • The reads and X's and O's • How to enter into it, off the break or from a half court set • 90 pages of drills, including Vance Walberg's and John Calipari's drills • Plays, entries and quick hitters • Playing against sagging/switching defences Coach Olesen has coached basketball since 1995, in three different European countries and on American camps. He's a professional basketball coach, coaching both children and adults. More information and eBook version available on www.coachdribbledrive.com< Less
Brian's Flying Book 2nd Edition By Brian Lansburgh
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Flier and film maker Brian Lansburgh has long had a reputation for his iconoclastic methods of flight instruction. Now it’s all presented in this eye-opening book which smashes many long-held... More > but largely indefensible flight training beliefs. In “Brian’s Flying Book”, readers will be treated to several flight training maneuvers which will sharpen their flying skills and provide a lot of fun along the way. In “Brian’s Flying Book” you’ll also learn some new terms, such as “Whuffos”, along with some fun flying exercises such as “Sky Doodles”, “Whoopee Stalls” and “Slaloms”. Brian will also introduce readers to his tradition-breaking “Landing in a Turn” and, of course, the “Dead Stick” landing. Not a book for the hidebound pilot, “Brian’s Flying Book” will be a refreshing change for fliers and even some non-fliers who are looking to learn more about the fascinating world of aviation.< Less
The Practical Guide To Long Range Hunting Cartridges By Nathan Foster
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To achieve success at long ranges, you need the right cartridge! But how do we define which cartridge will best suit our needs? Those of you who read the Practical Guide To Long Range Hunting Rifles... More > were given a crash course in reality versus common belief. In this second book, The Practical Guide To Long Range Hunting Cartridges, author Nathan Foster continues to cast away myths and get to the core of matters. This is not some monotonous text book looking at cartridge line ups, repeating the same old information. As the book heading suggests- this is a practical guide to help you choose which cartridge suits you, step by step.< Less
Weight Training Class Workbook By Istvan Javorek
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Javorek "Complex" Conditioning Weight Training Class Workbook
Run to Win: The Mongoose System: Coaching Middle School & Youth Basketball By Beau James Brock, Karen Recurt Kyler, L. Thomas Szekely
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The Mongoose System is not only a possible way to coach middle school and youth basketball, but the optimum way to coach at this level! This book has been written to teach you how to coach the... More > System to middle school and youth basketball teams. Other books on the System have been organized for college and high school level teams, and we wanted to provide the lessons we have happily learned to you for your kids at the middle school level. We have written this book for you. You picked this book up because no matter how much you already know about basketball, you know there is more to learn. If you are a parent or teacher just starting out in coaching, you have picked this up to begin to learn to coach. If you have already coached for 5 years, you may be looking for a new approach to the game. If you have coached 10 years or more, you know that the more you know about the game, the more there is to learn.< Less
Out from the Center: Seattle Neighborhood Walks By Jared Curtis
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A collection of essays describing walks from the geographical center of Seattle WA, with destinations that include neighborhood parks, public art installations, and other local sites of interest.
The Practical Guide to Long Range Hunting Rifles By Nathan Foster
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The Practical Guide to Long Range Hunting Rifles draws on Nathan's vast experience and provides a completely fresh approach to the subject of the long range hunting rifle. This book educates the... More > reader about basic rifle engineering and the physics involved through 31 topics to the final result - the ultimate long range hunting tool. The style of writing pulls no punches and covers everything a reader needs to know before selecting a long range rifle and during the set up process, regardless of whether the reader is selecting a factory rifle or selecting the components for a custom rifle build. Suitable for people of all backgrounds regardless of their shooting experience, this book removes the head aches from the rifle accuracy game and gives you the knowledge you need to fully understand what it takes to achieve a truly accurate and reliable long range rifle.< Less
Kagetora Ha Special Weapons Kukri-The Blade of Nepal By Dr. Carlos Febres
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The Kukri is a Nepalese knife with an inwardly curved edge, used as both a tool and as a weapon in Nepal and neighboring countries of South & Southeast Asia. Traditionally it was, the basic... More > utility knife of the Nepalese people.< Less
The Practical Guide To Bolt Action Rifle Accurizing And Maintenance By Nathan Foster
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The how to of rifle accuracy and maintenance…. In the first book of our series, we studied the fundamentals of rifle design, rifle accuracy and the pitfalls and traps that can befall us. With... More > the theory laid, we can now get down to the business of rifle accurizing. You will not find the information within this book elsewhere, The Practical Guide To Bolt Action Rifle Accurizing and Maintenance is a stand alone book offering unique and highly practical information. Each section is laid out step by step with summary tables to help the reader achieve the goal of obtaining an accurate and reliable rifle. The Practical Guide To Bolt Action Rifle Accurizing and Maintenance is suitable for people of all backgrounds, removing the headache from the rifle accuracy game. Filled with detailed photos and descriptions, this book is packed full of helpful information. No stone is left unturned and no information is held back.< Less
The Middle Fork: Trout Tales By Griff Marshall
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The Middle Fork captures one man's passion for fly-fishing as he travels the rivers in search of a deeper meaning beyond the mundane, where the tug on a line from a wild trout awakens a new... More > excitement and a new possibility each time it occurs.< Less
In His Grip: A True Story of a Team That Will Take You Down and Lift You Up By Greg Hicks
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“A very interesting and enjoyable read.” Dan Gable, Wrestling Olympic Champion, World Champion, NCAA Champion, coached Iowa to nine NCAA team championships, US Olympic Coach “God... More > often uses the least likely people, like wrestlers, to glorify Himself. The stories are funny - the characters are real.” Kyle Rote, Jr., National Soccer Hall of Fame, Champion of ABC Superstars, motivational speaker “An incredible history lesson… that God used AIA Wrestling to alter the landscape of the sport. A remarkable book.” Tim Johnson, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wrestling Broadcaster for Big Ten and ESPN Networks In His Grip tells the true story of how a group of athletes came together to create a new team with an important mission. This group of athletes would become National Wrestling Team Champions as well as Olympic and USA World Championship team members, but that is not what motivated them.< Less
Sid Abel's Hawks By Brian Dimler
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The story of the 1952-53 and 1953-54 Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League.
Taming the Bent Press By Iron Tamer Dave Whitley
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A complete guide to learning the bent press, the old school method for putting maximal weight overhead with one hand. Whether you are an experienced bent presser or brand new to it, this book has got... More > you covered. This is the culmination of over a decade of practice and research. You wanna get strong?< Less
The ESPY Golf Swing Coach By Charles W. Boatright
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Most golfers seek to get better by making their swing as simple as possible to produce distance, control, and consistency. The ESPY technique is like riding a bicycle: once you learn, you don’t... More > forget. Based on fundamental sprocket mechanics, the ESPY is an acronym for three simple Ergonomic movements, consisting of the Synch, Protract, and Yaw elements. The E is the ergonomics used to set up each S.P.Y. element of the golf swing. By learning what these mechanics are and how they create power, speed, and control, you’ll be able to: control backspin, loft, and trajectory; eliminate the negative effects of downtime and nerves; overcome common obstacles to develop a consistent swing.< Less
Lights of Summer: The Will to Play By Alexander Rebelle
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In the wake of an early December snowstorm, Aries Constantine makes his morning jog across the sand of a quiet Cape Cod beach. No one lives on the beach in the winter. Aries is all alone for his... More > morning run, or at least, he thinks so. On this cold December morning, he meets a mysterious young woman on the beach. But who is she? Where did she come from? And how does she know his secret? How does she know about the life he thought he left behind? Lights of Summer: The Will to Play is the first installment in the Lights of Summer series, a thrilling and uplifting tale of hope, love, sex, rediscovered dreams, and the sport of baseball.< Less
GOING WILD WITH FORDA BIRDS 3: 1990-1999 By John Andreoni
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A collection of Forda Bird newspaper columns from the 1990s with present-day introductions.
Teaching Trout To Talk By Stuart Bartow
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Are these places real, or mere dream? Are they illusions, tricks of the mind, fata morgana, that the angler imagines might exist? These green pools, where the brook trout are even greener, that can... More > be glimpsed just around the bend? The small stream fly angler is the fool who is ever in search of the perfect pool that no one knows about, hidden away in a brook everyone else ignores. Still, sometimes, the angler is lucky and stumbles upon that place that is ever-changing, elusive.< Less
The Dogs By Carey "Pete" Carter
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The Martinsville Football Program was punished for achieving excellence. Local principals and coaches claimed they could not compete with the program and banned them from league play for two years.... More > In the history of high school sports, this has never happened before or since. Despite this hardship, the 79 Bulldogs found a way to win.< Less
The Cordillera - Volume 6 By Christopher Bennett
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Each early June the world's toughest mountain bike race kicks off from Banff Canada. The race course follows dirt roads, muddy tracks, and snow covered mountains along the Continental Divide to the... More > Mexican border, some 2,750 miles in total. This race, this cannonball run of pain, is called the Tour Divide and is unique in the world of sport: the clock never stops and no outside support is allowed. The Cordillera is the journal of the Tour Divide. The Cordillera is about things that break - broken bodies, broken bikes, broken spirits. Between these covers are people at their lowest, their most physically and emotionally depleted. Volume 6 of The Cordillera describes the 2014 race. But as always, the Cordillera is about focusing and getting on with the job of trying to reach Antelope Wells. The common thread to all stories is the incredible strength of the human spirit, and what can be achieved if we really try.< Less