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Elastic Habits: How to Create Smarter Habits That Adapt to Your D...
by Stephen Guise

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

November 09, 2019

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<p><strong>SALE: Only 99 cents for a limited time!</strong><br /></p><p><strong>Elastic habits are easier to form, more impactful, more fun, and more resilient than habits formed with any other strategy.</strong><br /></p><p>These flexible habits are just as easy to form as a mini habit, but with 3x the results (or more). To explain how and why this is possible, here's a hypothetical scenario involving my greatest fear in the world... bears.<br /></p><p>Imagine you鈥檙e trail running in the woods, trying to set a new personal best time. Out of the corner of your eye, you see a large brown object moving towards you with great speed. And now it鈥檚 upon you. You gaze up in horror at a roaring mother grizzly bear. What do you do?<br /></p><ol><li>Continue running (adrenaline boost!)</li><li>Tackle the bear</li><li>Play dead</li><li>Call out 鈥淛umanji鈥?lt;br /></li></ol><p>Go ahead and play dead. It gives you the best chance of surviving a grizzly attack. But if you treated this situation as we are taught to treat goals and habits, you wouldn鈥檛 have that option. You鈥檇 have just one option, because most goals and habits are unchanging. So here鈥檚 your one option.<br /></p><p>1. Continue running (certain death)<br /></p><p>You had a plan (trail running), but your environment changed (momma bear). Whenever that happens, you must <em>adapt</em> to the unexpected situation for the best result. In the case of a bear attack, it can save your life. In the case of behavior change, it can save your habits.聽<br /></p><p>This concept doesn鈥檛 only apply in a negative way, either. There will be times in which a situation is <em>more</em> favorable than anticipated, in which case, adapting to seize the opportunity is in your best interest. But if you follow any other habit book鈥檚 advice, they will tell you to do the same thing every day, to be inflexible.聽<br /></p><h3><strong>The Result of Static Habits</strong><br /></h3><p>If your static habit is small, you鈥檒l achieve remarkable consistency (mini habits). But on days in which you can do more, it will feel (and possibly be) <em>wrong</em> to aim for something that easy. Over time, this may frustrate you.<br /></p><p>If your static habit is large, you鈥檒l have occasional big wins, but whenever life sends you a figurative grizzly bear, you鈥檒l fail and your habit may die young.<br /></p><p>Small habits are the best choice if you choose to form a static habit, but here鈥檚 why you shouldn鈥檛.<br /></p><h3><strong>The Power of Elastic Habits</strong><br /></h3><p>No two days are the same. By making your habits elastic, you can adapt your aim to conquer every unique day of your life. You will still be surprised by the crazy happenings of life, no doubt, but you will no longer be <em>unprepared</em> for them.<br /></p><p>Elastic habits give you an answer for every situation. They destroy excuses naturally, by saying, 鈥淥kay. How about doing this instead?鈥?If normal habits are a hammer, elastic habits are your grandfather鈥檚 garage, a magical place with a tool for every need. It鈥檚 not a burden to have a hammer, a wrench, <em>and</em> a screwdriver鈥攜ou simply select the one you need for the job.<br /></p><p>In this book, you鈥檒l find a comprehensive framework of elasticity for habit building. Elastic materials are stronger than rigid, brittle materials because they can adapt to pressure. The same is true for habits. Any dread or sense of monotony you鈥檝e felt about forming habits will disappear, because this system is dynamic and exciting.<br /></p><p>Your elastic habits can survive threats and thrive in favorable circumstances. There鈥檚 no downside because they鈥檙e simply a smarter version of the habits we typically try to form. <br /></p><p><strong>Read <em>Elastic Habits</em>, and you鈥檒l soon discover the power and freedom of smarter, flexible habits that adapt to your day.</strong></p>
Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised and Updated Edition
by Pavel Tsatsouline

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English

Pages

265

Publication Date

October 28, 2019

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Six years after the publication of the original S&S, people are still getting great results from the program and the book has never left the Amazon weight training best-seller list. So why another edition? Pavel answers with a quote from a novel: <i>You know our motto: "We never let well enough alone." </i><P>This is <i>Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised & Updated Edition</i> or simply S&S 2.0.<p>Learn how to use the extreme hand-held gym from the man who started the kettlebell revolution.<P><i>Simple & Sinister</i> will physically prepare you for almost anything life could throw at you, from carrying a piano upstairs or holding your own in a street fight.<br />- <i>Simple & Sinister</i> will forge a fighter's physique because the form must follow the function.<br />- <i>Simple & Sinister</i> will give you the strength, the stamina, and the suppleness to play any sport recreationally and play it well.<br />- If you are a serious athlete, <i>Simple & Sinister</i> will serve as a perfect foundation for your sport-specific training.<br />- If you are a serious lifter, <i>Simple & Sinister</i> will build your strength, rather than interfere with it.<p><i>Simple & Sinister</i> will achieve all of the above while leaving you plenty of time and energy to do your duty, your job, practice your sport, and have a life.<p>Russian kettlebell power to you!
Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultima...
by Michael Matthews

Language

English

Pages

494

Publication Date

January 05, 2014

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Customer Reviews
<h2>This book has helped thousands of men build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next?</h2><br />If you want to get muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible <b>without steroids, good genetics, extreme dieting, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym</b> . . . regardless of your age . . . you want to read this book.<br /><br />Here's the deal:<br /><br /><h2>Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. <u>This book is the shortcut.</u></h2><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b>Spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid-fueled bodybuilders "swear by." Most pills and powders do <u>absolutely nothing.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Constantly change up your weightlifting routine to gain muscle mass quickly and effectively. Muscle building is <u>much simpler</u> than that.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Waste a couple of hours in the gym every day grinding through grueling workouts. In fact, this is a great way to get <u>nowhere.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Slog away at boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a six-pack. In fact, you don't have to do <u>any cardio</u> to get the body you really want.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Obsess over "clean eating" and avoiding "unhealthy" foods to get ripped. Instead, you can get the body you want <u>eating the foods you love.</u></li><br />Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep guys from <u>ever achieving</u> the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire.<br /><br />And in this book you're going to learn something <b>most guys will never know</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze . . . <u>and it only takes a few months.</u></h2><br />Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book:<br /><br /><li>The <b>10 biggest fat loss and muscle-building myths and mistakes</b> that keep guys fat, weak, and frustrated.</li><br /><li>The 3 scientific laws of muscle growth and fat loss that literally <b>force your body to get bigger, leaner, and stronger.</b> You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to build muscle and lose fat once you know what you're doing.</li><br /><li>How to create flexible diet plans that help you <b>transform your body composition eating the foods you love</b> . . . and without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."</li><br /><li>A paint-by-numbers training system that will help you build a <b>big, full chest . . . a wide, tapered back . . . thick, powerful legs . . . and strong, bulging arms</b> . . . spending no more than 3 to 6 hours in the gym every week...doing challenging, fun workouts that you enjoy.</li><br /><li>A no-BS guide to supplements that will show you what works and what doesn't, <b>saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year</b>.</li><br /><li>And a whole lot more!</li><br />Imagine . . . <b>just 12 weeks from now</b> . . . being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you're doing it . . .<br /><br />Imagine enjoying the added benefits of <b>high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits</b>, and knowing that you're getting <b>healthier every day</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The bottom line is you CAN get that <u>"Hollywood hunk" body</u> without following boring, bland "bodybuilder" diets or living in the gym. This book shows you how.</h2><br /><b>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</b><br /><br />With this men鈥檚 fitness book, you'll also get a <b>FREE 56-page reference guide</b> with all of the book's key takeaways, a year's worth of <i>Bigger Leaner Stronger</i> workouts, 10 premade meal plans for cutting and lean bulking, and more!<br /><br /><b>Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!</b>
Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion
by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ce...

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p>Practice hatha yoga at home with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels for each asana (pose), anatomical illustrations, a vegetarian diet transition plan with recipes, and mindfulness techniques.</p><p>Achieve a healthy body, mental alertness, and inner serenity through the practice of hatha yoga. Combining step-by-step asanas, detailed anatomical illustrations, programs, mindfulness techniques, plant-based diet advice, and recipes, this is the complete practice and lifestyle guide for students of all abilities. Progress your way through the 12 classic asanas (poses), then continue your practice with 9 programs with 20-, 40-, or 60-minute sequences for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Master breathing and mindfulness techniques to recharge your energy levels and combat stress. Embrace a healthier way of eating with diet advice and more than 40 nutritious recipes. Written by the experts from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, this book has everything you need in one complete package.</p>
Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultim...
by Michael Matthews

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English

Pages

475

Publication Date

January 06, 2014

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<h2>This book has helped thousands of women build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next?</h2><br />If you want to get lean, defined, and strong as quickly as possible <b>without crash dieting, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time</b> in the gym . . . <u>regardless of your age</u> . . . you want to read this book.<br /><br />Here's the deal:<br /><br /><h2>Losing fat and building lean muscle isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. <u>This book is the shortcut.</u></h2><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements, "detoxes," or "skinny teas." Most pills and powders do <u>absolutely nothing.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Constantly change up your workout routine to get lean, defined muscles. It's <u>much simpler</u> than that.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Waste a couple of hours in the gym every day grinding out grueling workouts. In fact, this is a great way to get <u>nowhere.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Slog away at boring cardio to shed ugly belly, hip, and thigh fat. In fact, you probably don't have to do <u>any cardio</u> to get the body you really want.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> Obsess over "clean eating" and avoiding "unhealthy" foods to get fit. Instead, you can get the body you want <u>eating the foods you love.</u></li><br />Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep gals from ever achieving the lean, toned, sexy, and healthy bodies they <u>truly desire.</u><br /><br />And in this book you're going to learn something <b>most women will never know</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes losing 10 to 15 pounds of fat while building lean, sexy muscle a breeze . . . <u>and it only takes 8 to 12 weeks.</u></h2><br />Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book:<br /><br /><li>The <b>10 biggest fat loss and muscle-building myths and mistakes</b> that keep women overweight, weak, and frustrated.</li><br /><li>The 3 scientific laws of lean muscle growth and fat loss that literally <b>force your body to get fitter, leaner, and stronger.</b> You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to build lean muscle and lose fat once you know what you're doing.</li><br /><li>How to create flexible diet plans that help you <b>transform your body composition eating the foods you love</b> . . . and without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."</li><br /><li>A paint-by-numbers training system that will help you <b>add lean muscle to all the right places and get sexy, athletic curves</b> . . . spending no more than three to six hours in the gym every week . . . doing challenging, fun workouts you enjoy.</li><br /><li>A no-BS guide to supplements that will show you what works and what doesn't, <b>saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year</b>.</li><br /><li>And a whole lot more!</li><br />Imagine . . . <b>just 12 weeks from now</b> . . . being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you're doing it . . .<br /><br />Imagine enjoying the added benefits of <b>high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits</b>, and knowing that you're getting <b>healthier every day</b> . . .<br /><br /><h2>The bottom line is you CAN get that <u>"Hollywood babe" body</u> without following boring, bland "bodybuilder" diets or living in the gym. This book shows you how.</h2><br /><b>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</b><br /><br />With this women's fitness book, you'll also get a <b>FREE 56-page reference guide</b> with all of the book's key takeaways, a year's worth of <i>Thinner Leaner Stronger</i> workouts, 10 premade meal plans for cutting and lean bulking, and more!<br /><br /><b>Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a fitter, leaner, and stronger you!</b>
Glute Lab: The Art and Science of Strength and Physique Training
by , Glen Cordoza

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English

Pages

609

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<p>Improve your physique, build lean muscle, increase strength鈥?lt;i>Glute Lab</i> is the all-in-one glute training system that will teach you how to do all this and more.</p><p>The gluteus maximus is the largest and most versatile muscle in the human body. In addition to being aesthetically appealing and controlling a wide range of functional movements, big, strong glutes set you up to lift heavier, jump higher, sprint faster, and swing harder and can even play a role in preventing knee, hip, and lower back pain and injuries.</p><p>Your glutes influence every aspect of your physical life: from the way you look and how you feel to your ability to run, jump, cut, lift, and twist. Yet few understand how to properly build and develop this all-important muscle.</p><p>Enter <i>Glute Lab</i>. In this book, Bret "The Glute Guy" Contreras鈥擯hD, personal trainer, and bestselling author鈥攍ays out a glute training system that will help you reach your strength, performance, and physique goals. Through descriptive narrative, step-by-step images and illustrations, and easy-to-follow training programs, the Glute Guy distills the science and art of glute training into one comprehensive manual.</p><p>Whether you're a bodybuilder, physique competitor, athlete, powerlifter, CrossFitter, personal trainer, physical therapist, or simply someone who wants to improve your physique, this book contains everything you need to know about building bigger, stronger, leaner, higher-performing glutes.</p><p>In this book, you will learn:<ul><li>The fundamentals of optimal glute training</li><li>How to perform the most effective glute-building exercises</li><li>How to select exercises based on your goals and body type</li><li>Variations for the hip thrust, deadlift, and squat exercises</li><li>The science behind how muscle develops and grows</li><li>The anatomy and function of the glutes</li><li>How to design a customized glute-training program</li><li>Techniques and programs for sculpting rounder, stronger glutes</li><li>The importance of glute training for aesthetics, health, strength, and performance</li><li>How glute training can prevent knee, hip, and low back injuries and pain</li><li>Strategies for targeting different areas of the glutes and lower body</li><li>More than 30 glute burnout circuits and workouts.</li></ul></p>
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim S. Grover

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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<b>For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats鈥擬ichael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life鈥攁nd made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.</b><br /><br />Direct, blunt, and brutally honest,<b> </b>Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In 鈥淭he Relentless 13,鈥?he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. <i>Relentless </i>shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent鈥檚 weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients鈥斺€渄on鈥檛 think鈥濃€攁nd shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, <i>Relentless </i>shows you how even the best get better . . . and how you can too.
Starting Strength
by Mark Rippetoe

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English

Pages

347

Publication Date

November 07, 2013

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Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, has sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after four more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, this third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in SS:BBT3. And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to everyone: young and old, male and female, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak and already strong. Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, their appearance, and their quality of life. SS:BBT3 is your complete guide to developing strength -- the foundation of athletic performance and the key to long-term health.<br /><br />-- Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training.<br />-- The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained.<br />-- All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts, and the biomechanics behind them.<br />-- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch.<br />-- Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven effective in four years of seminar, military, and group instruction.<br />-- How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health.<br />-- How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress.<br />-- Completely indexed.<br />-- The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.
Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero
by Christopher McDougall

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><b>"A聽delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor . . . McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." --John Grogan, author of <i>Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog</i></b><br /><br /><b>From the best-selling author of <i>Born to Run</i>, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, and, in the process, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection.</b></b><br /><br />When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.<br /><br />Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. An entire community comes together to help save Sherman and, along the way, Chris shows us the joy of a life with animals.
The Joy of Movement: How exercise helps us find happiness, hope, ...
by Kelly McGonigal

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

December 31, 2019

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<b><b>The bestselling author of </b><b><i>The Willpower Instinct</i></b><b> introduces a surprising science-based book that doesn't tell us why we </b><b><i>should</i></b><b> exercise but instead shows us how to fall in love with movement.</b></b><br /><br />Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, yet many of us feel it's a chore. But, as Kelly McGonigal reveals, it doesn't have to be. Movement can and should be a source of joy.<br /><br />Through her trademark blend of science and storytelling, McGonigal draws on insights from neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology, as well as memoirs, ethnographies, and philosophers. She shows how movement is intertwined with some of the most basic human joys, including self-expression, social connection, and mastery--and why it is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.<br /><br />McGonigal tells the stories of people who have found fulfillment and belonging through running, walking, dancing, swimming, weightlifting, and more, with examples that span the globe, from Tanzania, where one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes on the planet live, to a dance class at Juilliard for people with Parkinson's disease, to the streets of London, where volunteers combine fitness and community service, to races in the remote wilderness, where athletes push the limits of what a human can endure. Along the way, McGonigal paints a portrait of human nature that highlights our capacity for hope, cooperation, and self-transcendence.<br /><br />The result is a revolutionary narrative that goes beyond familiar arguments in favor of exercise, to illustrate why movement is integral to both our happiness and our humanity. Readers will learn what they can do in their own lives and communities to harness the power of movement to create happiness, meaning, and connection.

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