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The Athlete Inside

The Athlete Inside

Author: Sue Reynolds

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506458816

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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Four years ago, Sue Reynolds was morbidly obese at 335 pounds. After being on yo-yo diets almost all her life, she tried one more time without much hope for positive results. But this time was different. She was fed up with not being able to do things because of her size. She was tired of not being able to tie her own shoes, fit in restaurant booths, or walk more than a few feet. She was ready. The Athlete Inside follows Reynolds's journey as she lost 200 pounds and found an athlete hiding inside her body. From her first walk to the neighbor's mailbox to finishing sixth at the World Triathlon Championship, Reynolds discovered the joy of conquering fear and pride to find that the best version of herself had been there all along. A world-class triathlete and a grandmother, Reynolds is proof that you can transform your life at any age. Her story is one of hope, tenacity, and faith, as she committed to doing whatever it took to be among the best triathletes in the world. It's a story about a unique intergenerational relationship between Reynolds and the young coach who earned her trust and helped her develop fitness and confidence. It's a story about the power of kindness and the spiritual growth Reynolds experienced as she realized the compassion that surrounded her was the face of God. Ultimately, it's the story of how each of us can discover amazing gifts and talents within ourselves.

The Athletic Trap

The Athletic Trap

Author: Howard L. Nixon

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421411958

Category: Education

Page: 233

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The unrivaled amount of cash poured into the college athletic system has made sports programs breeding grounds for corruption while diverting crucial resources from the academic mission of universities. This title clarifies the structure of this trap, describes how higher education institutions fall into it

Muay Thai Basics

Muay Thai Basics

Author: Christoph Delp

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583946893

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Muay Thai, also referred to as Thai boxing, combines fitness training, self-defense, and competitive sport. In this hands-on guide, renowned trainer Christoph Delp presents the sport’s history, development, rules, and equipment. In the techniques section, he first details basic skills such as the correct starting position and footwork. Next he offers a complete list of all the attacking techniques and a selection of effective defensive and counterattacking strategies. All techniques are presented step-by-step by Thai champions from the famous Sor Vorapin gym in Bangkok, showing readers the fine details of each technique. The training section provides detailed information about the structure, content, and planning of training regimens and this includes historical training methods, a stretching program, and training schedules. Suitable as both a self-training guide and a supplement to club training, Muay Thai Basics offers authoritative instruction for Thai boxers and other martial arts enthusiasts.

The Sociology of Sports

The Sociology of Sports

Author: Tim Delaney

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476644097

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 490

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This third edition takes a fresh approach to the study of sport, presenting key concepts such as socialization, race, ethnicity, gender, economics, religion, politics, deviance, violence, school sports and sportsmanship. While providing a critical examination of athletics, this text also highlights many of sports' positive features. This new edition includes significantly updated statistics, data and information along with updated popular culture references and real-world examples. Newly explored is the impact of several major world events that have left lasting effects on the sports realm, including a global pandemic (SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19) and social movements like Black Lives Matter and Me Too. Another new topic is the "pay for play" movement, wherein college athletes demanded greater compensation and, at the very least, the right to profit from their own names, images and likenesses.

Repairing the Athlete's Image

Repairing the Athlete's Image

Author: Joseph R. Blaney

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739138991

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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This book presents case studies of various athletes, sports, and public relations scenarios with prescriptive advice for those attempting to repair athletic reputations. This invaluable study is an essential resource for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in sports communication and popular culture.

Strength Training for Soccer

Strength Training for Soccer

Author: Daniel Guzman

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492598343

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION

Page: 273

View: 614

"This book is an authoritative, practical guide to designing resistance training programs for soccer. It provides principles of resistance training, exercise descriptions, program design guidelines, and sample programs"--

Inside Team Sky

Inside Team Sky

Author: David Walsh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471133336

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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The inside story of Team Sky's challenge for the 2013 Tour de France. After the victory of Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky in the 2012 Tour de France, the pressure was on the team to repeat their success in 2013. When Wiggins had to pull out of the defence of his yellow jersey, attention moved to Chris Froome, who had finished as runner-up the year before. Could he bring about back-to-back victories for the UK and for Team Sky? With team principal Sir Dave Brailsford at the helm, the levels of expectation were high. Nothing less than a win would do. Embedded within the team was top sportswriter David Walsh, who had been covering the sport for four decades. The Sunday Times writer had done more than any other journalist to reveal the lies of Lance Armstrong, he has the reputation for exposing the dark secrets that cycling would want to keep hidden. His inside story, from how Team Sky prepared for the Tour de France through to Froome's emphatic victory, is supported by insights from all the key members of the team, and provides a definitive account of a dramatic race that gripped cycling fans around the world.

Go Design Patterns

Go Design Patterns

Author: Mario Castro Contreras

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786461902

Category: Computers

Page: 402

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Learn idiomatic, efficient, clean, and extensible Go design and concurrency patterns by using TDD About This Book A highly practical guide filled with numerous examples unleashing the power of design patterns with Go. Discover an introduction of the CSP concurrency model by explaining GoRoutines and channels. Get a full explanation, including comprehensive text and examples, of all known GoF design patterns in Go. Who This Book Is For The target audience is both beginner- and advanced-level developers in the Go programming language. No knowledge of design patterns is expected. What You Will Learn All basic syntax and tools needed to start coding in Go Encapsulate the creation of complex objects in an idiomatic way in Go Create unique instances that cannot be duplicated within a program Understand the importance of object encapsulation to provide clarity and maintainability Prepare cost-effective actions so that different parts of the program aren't affected by expensive tasks Deal with channels and GoRoutines within the Go context to build concurrent application in Go in an idiomatic way In Detail Go is a multi-paradigm programming language that has built-in facilities to create concurrent applications. Design patterns allow developers to efficiently address common problems faced during developing applications. Go Design Patterns will provide readers with a reference point to software design patterns and CSP concurrency design patterns to help them build applications in a more idiomatic, robust, and convenient way in Go. The book starts with a brief introduction to Go programming essentials and quickly moves on to explain the idea behind the creation of design patterns and how they appeared in the 90's as a common "language" between developers to solve common tasks in object-oriented programming languages. You will then learn how to apply the 23 Gang of Four (GoF) design patterns in Go and also learn about CSP concurrency patterns, the "killer feature" in Go that has helped Google develop software to maintain thousands of servers. With all of this the book will enable you to understand and apply design patterns in an idiomatic way that will produce concise, readable, and maintainable software. Style and approach This book will teach widely used design patterns and best practices with Go in a step-by-step manner. The code will have detailed examples, to allow programmers to apply design patterns in their day-to-day coding.

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport

Author: John D. Barrow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448129546

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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What can maths tell us about sports? 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport sheds light on the mysteries of running, jumping, swimming and points scoring across the whole sporting spectrum. Whether you are a competitor striving to go faster or higher, or an armchair enthusiast wanting to understand more, this is a fascinating read with one hundred short pieces that range across a wide number of sports. Find out: * Why high-jumpers use the Fosbury Flop, * How fast Usain Bolt can ultimately run and how he could break his records without running any faster, * Whether there is a limit to human performance, * Who the strongest man or woman is, pound for pound, * Why there are so many different scoring systems in sport, * If a 100-kilogram mass weighs more in London than it does in Singapore, * What the best strategy for taking football penalties is, * What the effect of those banned skin-tight swimsuits are, * Why golf balls are dimpled, * And last, but not least, why does the bounce of a Superball seem to defy Newton's laws of motion. Written for anyone interested in sport or simple maths, this book will enrich your understanding of sport and enliven your appreciation of maths.