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The Complete Book of Road Cycling and Racing

by Willard Peveler

Ride faster, fitter, smarter, and farther. Every road rider has goals. Yours may be to begin racing, to become more competitive, or to win a specific tour. Not interested in racing? Perhaps you want to complete your first century ride, improve your overall fitness, or ride father and faster just for the sheer joy of flying on two wheels. No matter what your goals, The Complete Book of Road Cycling and Racing gives you all the information you need to become a better, more performance-focused cyclist. Written by an accomplished racing coach, cyclist, and exercise physiologist, this book shows you how to: Fit the bike to your body for maximum efficiency and comfort; Ride safely in a group; Cope with any weather or altitude; Maintain your bike; Prepare for races of all types; Master racing strategies and tactics; Train efficiently and stay in peak condition year-round; And much more.

The Complete Book of Running

by James F. Fixx

The purposes of this book are, first, to introduce you to the extraordinary world of running, and second, to change your life. If you are not yet a runner, it will show you how to become healthier and happier than you have ever imagined you could be. It will do so no matter how out of shape or fat or old or ungraceful you are, and no matter how many times you have tried other exercise regimens and failed. With proper preparation and a few elementary precautions, practically anyone who can walk can run.

The Complete Book Of Running For Women

by Claire Kowalchik

More women than ever are discovering the unique benefits of running -- for stress relief, weight management, endurance, and self-esteem. Women's bodies are not the same as men's, and though we can train just as hard and with the same passion for excellence, we have certain special concerns. Finally, there is a comprehensive guide exclusively for women who experience the pure joy of running, or want to. It's the simplest, fastest, most accessible way to fitness and good health known to woman. You don't need a partner, equipment, or even much time. Now, Claire Kowalchik, former managing editor of Runner's World magazine, answers every question about the overwhelmingly popular activity that builds endurance, melts fat, and even prevents illness. In this total running book for women, you'll learn: How to get started and stay motivated What to eat for optimal nutrition How to run during pregnancy and after menopause Why running is the most effective form of exercise How to prevent and treat injury What to wear -- from sports bras to running shoes How to prepare for everything from a 5K to a marathon Authoritative and friendly, The Complete Book of Running for Women is a sourcebook for both beginners and long-time runners. Along with wisdom drawn from the author's personal experience, you'll find advice from the experts: coaches, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, doctors, and other women runners. Including question-and-answer sections and a complete list of resources, The Complete Book of Running for Women tells you everything you need to know to be off and running toward better health and richer living.

Complete Book of Snowboarding

by K. C. Althen

The Complete Book of Snowboarder answers every conceivable question readers may have about getting started and keeping going. Featuring invaluable tips from world-class pros, killer action photographs, and clear how-to illustrations,

Complete Book of Striped Bass Fishing

by Nick Karas Fred Golofaro

Striped bass - in fresh and salt water - are one of the world's greatest gamefish, and The Complete Book of Striped Bass Fishing is the fullest, most authoritative, most helpful book ever written on the species. Nick Karas, one of the world's great experts on the striped bass, offers proven techniques for more successful fishing. He details fishing from the surf; from boats; from bank, pier, jetty, and bridge - with all kinds of tackle and methods. And he takes an especially careful look at the growing popularity of fly rodding for stripers, fishing at night, and even how to catch striped bass in fresh water. An entire section of the book is devoted to tackle - where he takes a thorough look at the best rods, reels, lines, hooks, live and natural baits, artificial lures, accessory equipment of all kinds, bass boats, and the most innovative and practical beach vehicles. The Complete Book of Striped Bass Fishing offers a comprehensive look at every aspect of the striped bass, making it a book that no one who fishes for this great gamefish will want to be without, and the essential book for all striped-bass enthusiasts.

Complete Book of Surf Fishing

by Al Ristori

A comprehensive full-color guide to catching more and bigger fish. Fishing from beach or rocky coastline presents challenges not faced by anglers who head out to sea. Whether you seek striped bass along the rocky shorelines of the Northeast, bluefish on the Jersey shore, pompano in warm Southern waters, or exotics around the world, this is the indispensable guide to the world of surf fishing. Written to open new frontiers to the old hand and provide advice to novice surf fishermen, The Complete Book of Surf Fishing will be a boon to all coastline anglers. Surf veteran and expert Al Ristori covers the basics of traditional surfcasting, with well-illustrated instruction on casting big rods and big water. You'll learn about: Choosing the best tackle Effective casting techniques Selecting and fishing artificial lures Best bait techniques Knots and rigs Surf buggy basics Fish-finding strategies Accessories for fishing afoot Most importantly, Ristori shows you how to make the best use of your time on the water to catch more and bigger fish!

The Complete Book of Surf Fishing

by Al Ristori

Fishing from beach or rocky coastline presents challenges not faced by anglers who head out to sea. Written to open new frontiers to the old hand and provide advice to novice surf fishermen, The Complete Book of Surf Fishing will be a boon to all coastline anglers. Author and licensed charter captain Al Ristori covers the basics of traditional surfcasting, with well-illustrated instruction on casting big rods in big water. He covers the gamut of tackle that does duty in the surf-conventional gear, spinning gear, fly tackle, and light tackle-and discusses the full range of bait, lures, and flies. Most importantly, he tells you how to find fish. Whether you are casting on the East Coast, Gulf Coast, or West Coast, with Ristori's tips and tricks and decades of know-how, you will know where the fish are when they are most likely to bite. Everyone needs advice from an experienced fisherman once in a while, and now no angler plying the surf will have to do without.

The Complete Book of Swimming

by Phillip Whitten

Experts agree that swimming is the best and most complete form of excercise. Here is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to the sport.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Complete Book of the Olympics (Revised Edition)

by David Wallechinsky

Complete with final results for every Olympic event since 1896 and in-depth profiles of many sports legends, as well as dramatic accounts of breathtaking contests and humorous tales of forgotten heroes and heroines, here is a richly informative, one-of-a-kind book for everyone in the grip of the Olympic fever.

The Complete Game

by Ron Darling

Darling, who helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series, is considered one of the most articulate and insightful broadcasters in baseball. Now, he presents an engaging, practical, and philosophical exploration of the art, strategy, and psychology of pitching.

Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition

by Chad Adams

Hot guns and hotter action, that's what you get and more in The Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition, by the master of the craft himself, 3-Gun Nation's own Chad Adams. This explosive, high-octane sport is setting the world of shooting sports on fire. Now, with The Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition, novices and experts alike have an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the match design kings, the wildly wonderful guns and gear, and the hot-shot accuracy superstars that are thrilling crowds everywhere. Inside you'll find: The fascinating history behind the sport, from its not-so-humble beginnings with the controversial Soldier of Fortune organization to the bright lights and big money payouts of today's championship shoot in Las Vegas and the rockin' TV show that are introducing an entirely new crowd of X-tremers to the sport. Gun and gear highlights that cover the minimalists to the custom works and novel inventions bringing new meaning to the term "speed shooting." Highlights from the first two years of the sport in front of the camera, the thrilling coverage that is 3-Gun Nation, rocking TV consoles everywhere on the NBC Sports Network. And more! Maybe you've dabbled in IPSC, IDPA, and the other sports that came before 3-Gun. Or maybe you've never even heard of "speed shooting" but wondered if there was more to you and your guns than punching holes in paper. Either way, The Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition will have you hooked. Game on!

Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition

by Chad Adams

Hot guns and hotter action, that's what you get and more in The Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition, by the master of the craft himself, 3-Gun Nation's own Chad Adams.This explosive, high-octane sport is setting the world of shooting sports on fire. Now, with The Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition, novices and experts alike have an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the match design kings, the wildly wonderful guns and gear, and the hot-shot accuracy superstars that are thrilling crowds everywhere.Inside you'll find:The fascinating history behind the sport, from its not-so-humble beginnings with the controversial Soldier of Fortune organization to the bright lights and big money payouts of today's championship shoot in Las Vegas and the rockin' TV show that are introducing an entirely new crowd of X-tremers to the sport.Gun and gear highlights that cover the minimalists to the custom works and novel inventions bringing new meaning to the term "speed shooting."Highlights from the first two years of the sport in front of the camera, the thrilling coverage that is 3-Gun Nation, rocking TV consoles everywhere on the NBC Sports Network.And more! Maybe you've dabbled in IPSC, IDPA, and the other sports that came before 3-Gun. Or maybe you've never even heard of "speed shooting" but wondered if there was more to you and your guns than punching holes in paper. Either way, The Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition will have you hooked. Game on!

Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition

by Chad Adams

Hot guns and hotter action, that's what you get and more inThe Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition, by the master of the craft himself, 3-Gun Nation's own Chad Adams. This explosive, high-octane sport is setting the world of shooting sports on fire. Now, withThe Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competition, novices and experts alike have an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the match design kings, the wildly wonderful guns and gear, and the hot-shot accuracy superstars that are thrilling crowds everywhere. Inside you'll find: The fascinating history behind the sport, from its not-so-humble beginnings with the controversial Soldier of Fortune organization to the bright lights and big money payouts of today's championship shoot in Las Vegas and the rockin' TV show that are introducing an entirely new crowd of X-tremers to the sport. Gun and gear highlights that cover the minimalists to the custom works and novel inventions bringing new meaning to the term "speed shooting. " Highlights from the first two years of the sport in front of the camera, the thrilling coverage that is 3-Gun Nation, rocking TV consoles everywhere on the NBC Sports Network. And more! Maybe you've dabbled in IPSC, IDPA, and the other sports that came before 3-Gun. Or maybe you've never even heard of "speed shooting" but wondered if there was more to you and your guns than punching holes in paper. Either way,The Complete Guide to 3-Gun Competitionwill have you hooked. Game on!

The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game

by Steven Rinella John Hafner

A comprehensive big-game hunting guide for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts, with more than 400 full-color photographs, including work by renowned outdoor photographer John Hafner Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to hunting--from hunting an animal to butchering and cooking it--the host of the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his own expertise with us, and imparts strategies and tactics from many of the most experienced hunters in the United States as well. This invaluable book includes * recommendations on what equipment you will need--and what you can do without--from clothing to cutlery to camping gear to weapons * basic and advanced hunting strategies, including spot-and-stalk hunting, ambush hunting, still hunting, drive hunting, and backpack hunting * how to effectively use decoys and calling for big game * how to find hunting locations, on both public and private land, and how to locate areas that other hunters aren't using * how and when to scout hunting locations for maximum effectiveness * basic information on procuring hunting tags, including limited-entry "draw" tags * a species-by-species description of fourteen big-game animals, from their mating rituals and preferred habitats to the best hunting techniques--both firearm and archery--for each species * how to plan and pack for backcountry hunts * instructions on how to break down any big-game animal and transport it from your hunting site * how to butcher your own big-game animals and select the proper cuts for sausages, roasts, and steaks, and how to utilize underappreciated cuts such as ribs and shanks * cooking techniques and recipes, for both outdoor and indoor preparation of wild game

The Complete Guide to Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu

by Stuart Alve Olson

Developed by Wang Lang over 300 years ago, Praying Mantis Kung Fu is the only martial art based on the fighting skills of an insect. This fascinating system utilizes swift, methodical movements for defense and offense, and is well respected as an art that helps practitioners develop great strength and perseverance. The Complete Guide to Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu provides an in-depth look at the history and practice of this remarkable martial art. Author Stuart Alve Olson, a student of T. T. Liang, draws on the lineages of Masters Feng Huan-I and Wang Han-Fon, but includes detailed description of all major schools, styles, and lineages. The first half of the book focuses on tactics and theory; the second half contains step-by-step descriptions of the fundamental Praying Mantis stances, exercises, footwork, and kicks, clearly illustrated by more than 200 photographs. What sets this book apart from other works on Praying Mantis is its philosophical depth; author Olson gives a clear account of the development of the art and the Taoist principles from which it arose. This book provides the basis for not only mastering the martial art of Praying Mantis Kung Fu but also mastering oneself--the true goal of all martial arts.

The Complete Guide to Saltwater Fishing

by Al Ristori

This complete book contains valuable information on more than 125 popular saltwater gamefish species. Includes tips and insights on selecting the correct rods and reels for each gamefish, an overview on terminal tackle, easy-to-follow illustrations of knots and rigging, conventional and fly-fishing techniques, a lowdown on boats and marine electronics, and a section on marine conservation and how you can help protect our gamefish populations.

The Complete Guide to Soccer Fitness and Injury Prevention

by Donald T. Kirkendall

What are the best fuel foods for soccer players? What training regimen will best prepare young soccer players and improve their resistance to injuries? This comprehensive guide to health and fitness for soccer players offers expert advice for soccer teams at all levels. With decades of combined experience treating and training elite soccer players, exercise physiologist Donald Kirkendall and orthopedic specialist William E. Garrett Jr. present complex issues in an easy-to-understand format. The book addresses the physical and mental demands of the game, including the differences between boys' and girls' games and the differences in the levels of play in youth, college, and professional leagues; nutrition fundamentals, including food, drink, and vitamin supplements; physiology and training methods, with an emphasis on the basic elements of flexibility, speed, strength, and conditioning; and injury treatment and prevention.For players looking to step up their game, for parents who want to keep their kids healthy, and for coaches seeking the advice of the pros, this guide is an indispensable reference to keep handy on the sidelines.This comprehensive guide to health and fitness for soccer players offers expert advice for soccer teams at all levels. With decades of combined experience treating and training elite soccer players, Donald Kirkendall and William E. Garrett Jr. present complex issues in an easy-to-understand format. They discuss training practices, physical problems soccer players often encounter, and ways to treat and prevent injury. For players looking to step up their game, for parents who want to keep their kids healthy, and for coaches seeking the advice of the pros, this guide is an indispensable reference to keep handy on the sidelines.Topics covered include:* Important differences between boys' and girls' games* Best foods and fluids for maximum performance* Basic training concepts* Speed training tips* Training considerations specific to female athletes* Muscle soreness* Treatment of head, knee, leg, ankle, foot, and other injuries* When to return to play after an injury-->

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Baseball

by Johnny Bench Larry Burke

In this book, Johnny Bench brings the game of baseball back to the fans and introduces it to newcomers. In his inimitable, authoritative voice, Bench explains the rules, history and lore of baseball in terms anyone can understand and appreciate.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Defense

by Chris Harris

This book guides the reader to adopt various self-defense techniques for different challenging unsafe situations.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walking for Health

by Erika Peters

This guide walks readers through an easy, safe, and inexpensive way to fitness, discussing the importance of stretching, what clothing to wear, and where to walk safely, and offers walking programs that readers can co-ordinate their lives around, or fit into their busy schedule.

Complete Kendo

by John Donohue

A thorough introduction to the Japanese martial way of the sword,Complete Kendo covers every aspect of the discipline, from equipment and terminology to technique and strategy. Complete Kendo is a thorough introduction to the Japanese martial way of the sword and a guided tour of the principles and philosophy upon which the art is founded. John Donohue covers everything from the care and handling ofhakama, the pleated trousers worn bykendoka (practitioners of kendo), to the methods of cultivating the meditative state ofmushin (no mind), all in an easy conversational dialogue that is a great pleasure to read. Structured to echo the organization of theBook of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi, this kendo book is a modern version of the swordsman's primer by a martial artist skilled not only in the art of kendo but, like Musashi, in many traditional Japanese martial arts, and with a superb understanding of the martial tradition and culture of Japan. The author uses lessons learned from a long career of teaching martial arts and academic subjects to impart clearly and concisely the fundamentals of kendo and the martial way. With explanatory line drawings by Kathleen Sweeney illustrating significant points of discussion, kendo katas, a handy glossary of kendo terminology and related concepts, and an unusually helpful bibliography,Complete Kendo is an essential volume for every kendoka's personal library.

Complete Krav Maga

by John Whitman Darren Levine

EVERY MOVE, EVERY TECHNIQUE"Darren Levine has my unqualified support and gratitude for hiscontributions to Krav Maga." --Imi Lichtenfeld, founder of Krav MagaThe official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, Krav Maga offersyou an easy-to-learn yet highly effective self-defense system that emphasizesinstinctive movements, practical techniques and realistic training scenarios.Based on the principle that it is best to move from defense to attack as quicklyas possible, Complete Krav Maga teaches fast-escape maneuvers combined with powerful counterattacks. Whether you are big or small, male or female, young or old, you can use Krav Maga to protect yourself by exploiting an assailant's vulnerabilities. Learning Krav Maga will give you the fitness, skills and confidence to feel safer and more secure every day.All the moves in Complete Krav Maga--from beginner Yellow Belt to advanced Brown Belt--are described in depth and illustrated with step-by-step photos:*BeginnerPunches, kicks, knee strikes and basic defense movements*IntermediateFurther self-defense moves, counterattacks, and defenses against knives, guns and sticks*AdvancedAll weapon defenses, groundfighting techniques and advanced strikes

The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual

by Ashley Martin

The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual is for beginners who want to explore options in terms of disciplines and veteran martial artists looking to expand their knowledge into other martial arts arenas.Author Ashley P. Martin provides a catalog of the various martial arts being taught worldwide and where each one is focused. He then covers the basics of hand-to-hand techniques within each of those disciplines, from strikes to ground fighting. Finally, he offers information on the overall health and well-being of the martial artist, including important nutritional information and stretching techniques. The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual provides a solid foundation for beginners and is a key supplement to the veteran martial artist's library.

The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual

by Ashley Martin

The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual is for beginners who want to explore options in terms of disciplines and veteran martial artists looking to expand their knowledge into other martial arts arenas.Author Ashley P. Martin provides a catalog of the various martial arts being taught worldwide and where each one is focused. He then covers the basics of hand-to-hand techniques within each of those disciplines, from strikes to ground fighting. Finally, he offers information on the overall health and well-being of the martial artist, including important nutritional information and stretching techniques. The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual provides a solid foundation for beginners and is a key supplement to the veteran martial artist's library.

The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual

by Ashley Martin

The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual is for beginners who want to explore options in terms of disciplines and veteran martial artists looking to expand their knowledge into other martial arts arenas.Author Ashley P. Martin provides a catalog of the various martial arts being taught worldwide and where each one is focused. He then covers the basics of hand-to-hand techniques within each of those disciplines, from strikes to ground fighting. Finally, he offers information on the overall health and well-being of the martial artist, including important nutritional information and stretching techniques. The Complete Martial Arts Training Manual provides a solid foundation for beginners and is a key supplement to the veteran martial artist's library.

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