How much power does your human engine have? How much power do you need for cycling in different conditions? How can you optimize your training and racing performance? How can you use power meters to improve your results? What are the ultimate limits of human performance? The Secret of Cycling answers all of these questions. All factors determining the performance in cycling are explained step by step: training, nutrition, body weight, bike weight, wheels, frame, aerobars, power meters, wind, hills, temperature, the world hour record and much more. Many graphs, tables and examples from practice make it very easy to understand for the reader.
Are you ready to start keeping track of the runs that you take, how long they are, your endurance level? In Your Personal Running Journal, 1972 Olympian Jeff Galloway details how to set up a successful training program. You will learn how to monitor progress, and how to schedule each workout. Keep record of your running progress by using the 52 week daily journal entries. They also come with easy-to-use data analysis tables.
Your Guide to the National Parks, 2nd Edition is an award-winning guide. It is completely updated for the 2017 edition and includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you’ll need to explore the United States National Parks.
An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries, kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information–including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials–serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.
Taleisin’s Tales reflects back to the first miles Lin and Larry Pardey gained together on their second boat; one they built lovingly with teak carvel planking over sawn black locust frames. The book begins with the boat launch and the transition from their cherished Seraffyn, and includes details from outfitting, provisioning and final detailing during the early months Lin and Larry spent getting to know their new bluewater cruiser, as well as moments of melancholy as they let go of attachments to their first trusty boat that took them around the world. Taleisin’s Tales takes the reader through those initial cautious 1000 coastal miles between California and the Sea of Cortez.
Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary: Vocabulary for the ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement Exams, GMAT, and more.
The books include the following features:
With more than 200 of the most challenging words found on standardized test, this is not a phone book size list of words that are rarely, if ever, used in essays or on tests.
Relevant, vivid, and memorable examples from popular movies, television, literature, music, historical events, and recent headlines
A Fast Review with quick definitions
A Final Review with critical reading and sentence completion questions similar to those found on standardized tests
Words are our tools for learning and communicating. A proficient and robust vocabulary is critical to success in school, business, the professions, AND standardized tests such as the AP Exams, ACT, SAT, and GMAT. Even the most dedicated students dread memorizing long lists of seemingly random words. Like its companion books, Direct Hits Essential Vocabulary and Direct Hits Core Vocabulary, Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary offers an approach that places the words in a context students can easily understand and remember.
Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary focuses on the sophisticated vocabulary expected of Advanced Placement high school students and college students.
As a mountain climbing guide, it is Vern Tejas’s job to climb the tallest mountain on each continent. Always rebellious, Tejas never met a challenge he couldn’t overcome, even the daunting task of climbing Mount Everest. In fact, he climbed all of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents more than ten times each. In his story, Seventy Summits you will read about the beauty, danger, and surprising freedom of mountain climbing and what it has given him throughout his life.
Military spouses also deserve a career! The challenge for military spouses is being relocated every two to four years. Finding permanent, career positions with frequent relocations is difficult. But the one employer with positions and careers at every military base is the US Government. The Stars Are Lined Up for Military Spouses is dedicated to helping military spouses navigate the complex federal job application system.
Arthur Lydiard is known as the greatest track coach of all times. Since the outstanding success of his New Zealand athletes Snell, Halberg and Magee at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Arthur Lydiard’s name has been synonymous with the best training methods used by the world s top middle and long distance runners. His schedules precipitated an athletic revolution, stressing as they did physiological conditioning as a prerequisite to sporting effort, and long-duration even-pace running at a strong speed as the means of achieving this.
Lamar Lowery and Chris Lowery are experts in functional training. Together, they have teamed up to write Functional Fitness at Home where they give you effective exercises that can easily be done at home or outside using your own body weight. But that’s not all, you can also use small exercise equipment. The workouts and training circuits are compiled in such a way that a fitness enthusiast can use them and attain desired results. Beginners need not shy away because these workouts have also been structured for beginners to achieve good and visible results while improving their performance considerably.
The Complete Guide to Fencing by Berndt Barth, Emil Beck, and Claus Janka is a teaching and reference book that covers the most important concepts of training theories in the sport of fencing and their methodical applications. The Complete Guide to Fencing is a unique collaboration between internationally renowned sports training scientists – and some of the world’s most successful fencing trainers. All of the teaching methods, scientific findings, training theories, and training methods featured in the book are presented in a manner that is easy to understand, and easy to put into practice.
The Coaches’ Guide to Mind Mapping, an interactive coaching learning resource specifically designed to support the learning process of coaches, is a tool that will help you become an expert coach. This book draws on soccer for examples, but it explains a technique that can be universally applied within any sport. The demands of modern-day coaching require coaches to know and deliver a greater deal of knowledge to players, the mind mapping technique aims to support the coaching process by helping you to identify and develop your ability to recall technical and tactical knowledge from memory.