The Art of War
The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy for Themartial Artist
Paperback ISBN: 0804830800
Sun Tzu's Art of War is perhaps the best known and highly regarded treatise on strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is over two thousand years old, its principles are timeless for today's boardroom battlefields. Thirteen sections present incisive strategems from assessing the foe to proper treatment of troops to espionage. Hanshi Steve Kaufman, the widely acknowledged "Founding Father" of American Karate, translates this classic with respect for its powerful martial applications. Kaufman packs the power of the original text into straightforward prose for the benefits of all martial artists and corporate warriors.
The Athlete's Guide to Making Weight
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0736075860
Moving up or down a weight class? Switching positions within your sport? Competing in a new league or level? Are you big enough, quick enough, and strong enough? Elite athletes understand the impact that body weight and composition have on performance. Gain too much, and lose that all-important first step. Drop too much, and risk being overpowered. Here, sport dietitians Macedonio and Dunford have analyzed today's top athletes, competitive trends, and positional demands across 21 sports to help you determine--and achieve--your optimal competitive weight. Assess body composition, nutritional requirements, and your current training program. Then follow the customizable meal plans for a personalized approach to maximizing performance. Whether you need to add muscle and mass, lose body fat, or control water weight, this book will help you reach your goals without sacrificing safety or performance.--From publisher description.
The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga
50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance & Fitness
Paperback ISBN: 1934030414
Targeting athletes, who have different needs than the typical yogi, this guide complements a rigorous training schedule and includes quick, five-minute warm-ups, strength sessions for the off-season, flexibility sessions to be used in conjunction with more demanding training, and breathing exercises and meditation to improve and sharpen mental toughness. Original.
Athletic Body in Balance
Paperback ISBN: 0736042288
Exercises and programmes to improve stability, mobility, agility, strength, power, speed and endurance feature in this book. Readers can identify weaknesses in the body through seven assessment tests and are shown how to correct them for improved sports performance.
Athletic Movement Skills
Training for Sports Performance
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1450424120
Brewer, a strength and conditioning specialist, human performance consultant, and director of high performance for a baseball team, explains how to coach core movement skills to athletes of different ages and standards. He describes how the body works and how it can be improved, including movement skill development, biomotor abilities, patterns of motor system development, mechanical functions of movements, and posture; designing a progressive program for movement skill learning and physio-mechanical training; developing multidirectional speed and power with athletes in any context; and integrated programs. Exercises and drills are provided. Annotation
Develop a Winning Mindset On and Off the Court
Hardcover ISBN: 0399180850
The head basketball coach at Villanova University outlines the leadership strategies he attributes to the successes of his NCAA championship team and how they can be adapted to enable personal and professional excellence.
Baseball Italian Style
Great Stories Told by Italian American Major Leaguers from Crosetti to Piazza
Hardcover ISBN: 1683581113
Baseball Italian Style brings together the memories of major leaguers of Italian heritage whose collective careers span almost a century, from the 1930s up to today. In these first-person accounts, baseball fans will meet at an intimate level the players they cheered as heroes or jeered as adversaries, as well as coaches, managers, front-office executives, and umpires. The men who speak in this collection, which includes eight Hall of Famers (Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Ron Santo, Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, Tom Lasorda, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre) go beyond facts and figures to provide an inside look at life in the big leagues. Their stories provide a time capsule that documents not only the evolution of Italian American participation in the national pastime but also the continuity of the game and the many changes that have taken place, on and off the field. At a time when statistical analysis plays an increasingly prominent role in the sport, the monologues in this book are a reminder that the history of baseball is passed on to future generations more eloquently, and with much greater passion, through the words of those who lived it than it is by numerical data.
Basketball Can Change Your Life
A Comprehensive Guide for Coaches, Parents and Students of the Game
Paperback ISBN: 168102277x
Vilia Zilinskas, basketball star and coach for kids of all ages is a passionate leader and dream builder. She has written Basketball Can Change Your Life as the perfect guide for parents helping to develop their kid’s skills, and for school coaches looking for drills and techniques to use in practice sessions. “You can’t just tell your son or daughter to go out to the park and practice,
Paperback ISBN: 0736087370
Describes the skills and strategies for effective basketball shooting, covering long-range three-pointers, jumpers, bank shots, and free throws, and includes tips, techniques, and drill exercises for individuals and teams.