As the woman who trained the great Best Mate to win three consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups, no one could be better qualified than Henrietta Knight to discover what makes today's top jumps trainers succeed.
From eccentric, outspoken Yorkshireman Mick Easterby, to elegant, aristocratic Venetia Williams, from Irish wizard, Willie Mullins, to perfectionist champion trainer, Paul Nicholls and young pretender, Dan Skelton, here is a dazzling cast of extraordinary characters, all with their quirks and foibles, but with one single-minded ambition – finding first-class horses and training them to win big races.
Henrietta shares their dramatic journeys, methods and secrets of working in a tough, competitive industry. For the trainers, every win reignites the thrill of the sport and a craving for success that never dies. Their stories are fascinating, each one illustrated with unique photographs from private albums.
A fascinating and quirky look at the history of cycling as seen through 100 objects that changed the bicycle as we know it. From the laufmachine to the Brompton, learn about the evolution of the bicycle from two wheeled toy of the aristocracy through to the boom years of the cycling revolution today. Find out why newspapers are so integral to the story of cycling, why the yellow jersey is yellow and why steak was so important to keep a ride comfortable back in the day.
Taking one hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of cycling and the bikes themselves, this book provides a fascinating insight into the history of cycling. From the earliest prototype bikes through to the speed machines we know today, it also covers key technological developments and the more esoteric - from the Arc de Triomphe and liquorice allsorts via ballbearings and Shimano gears.
Beautifully documented with lively and insightful text, this is the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life, giving an alternative insight into the two wheeled revolution.
Notable luminaries throughout history have been inspired and humbled by the simple joy of riding a bicycle. For centuries, this powerful connection between people and bikes has driven humans forward as inventors, travelers, and thinkers. From Susan B. Anthony and Mark Twain to Eddy Merckx and Greg LeMond, collected here are entertaining, inspiring, and philosophical thoughts about cycling from writers (and riders) reflecting on the pleasures, power, and freedom of the bicycle. With beautiful black-and-white photos and illustrations on every spread, this elegant collection of quotations is sure to motivate anyone to get on their bike and enjoy the ride.
This beautifully illustrated and well-organised book shows you how to trim your sails and rig for maximum performance afloat. With a revolutionary approach to sail and rig tuning, this book tackles the practical and realistic elements of tuning your boat as well as the theory of sail aerodynamics. The book covers the many variations in boat, sail and rig design. It has become the bible on tuning, and is a great read for all sailors.
How to Get the Most from Your Tai Chi Practice
The Tai Chi Book is a detailed guide for students who've learned a Tai Chi form and want to know more. It also introduces beginners to the principles behind great Tai Chi, and answers common questions that all of us have.
The Tai Chi Book shows you how to use Tai Chi to gain strength in your bones, muscles and vital organs, how to improve your balance and flexibility, and how to achieve remarkable vitality.
The author also introduces complex elements of Tai Chi, including ways to develop the relaxed strength known as sung, how to cultivate and feel Chi, how to train mindfulness, and a helpful chapter on being a student.
In addition, the author explores the debate over Tai Chi breathing patterns, explains in detail proper body alignment, and tells why Pushing Hands is more important than you might think.
The Tai Chi Book is your guide to the fullest health benefits of Tai Chi and to higher levels of skill and ability.
Like two books in one, basic and advanced Tai Chi training.
Find out how to choose and relate to a teacher.
Develop remarkable vitality and longevity.
Includes the Cheng Man-ch'ing short form.
More than one hundred photos and illustrations.
Gain muscle, and take your training to the next level!
If you're trying to build muscle and sculpt a physique, you know that you need more volume than you did when you first started, but the trick is adding that volume intelligently -- otherwise it's just "junk" volume.
So, what do you do?
This six-day bodybuilding training program is designed specifically to help trainees "graduate" to a full, proper 6-day program.
This book is for:
● Trainees who have never tried a 6-day bodybuilding program before.
● Trainees who have tried a 6-day program, but found it was too much and they couldn't recover.
● Trainees who haven't been getting the results from their current programs.
● Personal trainers who don't want to give their clients cookie cutter programs.
● Anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of program design.
About the Training Program
The program in this book is a 15-week program, comprised of three 5-week cycles. It uses the famous 5X5 rep scheme, but balances that with 1) hypertrophy-focused work and higher rep schemes, and 2) weeks of active recovery built right into the program.
The book contains two versions of the program: the regular version, and an "advanced" version you can return to later on.
(There are instructions in the book for using the program "as-is," and what to do before moving on to the advanced version of it.)
Is this program just for bodybuilders?
Anyone can do the program; you don't need to be interested in the stage to get a lot out of it.
Is this for natural trainees?
Yes, all my programs are.
Is it for men or women?
Both. The program will work for men and women; it is designed for those who want to sculpt a better physique.
Who is this program not for?
Someone who doesn't have six days per week to train. Put another way, the answer to "Well, can I do this program, but only do it three days a week?" is "NO." This is a six-day program. The recovery time, the density of training, and so on, only work when you do the program as written.
Also, if your goal is to "get strong," or increase your 1 rep max, this program is quite possibly for you. You will get stronger on the program, but that's really not its primary goal. Depending on the trainee, the program might be what a strength-focused trainee needs, just in terms of changing it up, but that's not guaranteed.
Again: it's for those who want a balanced, aesthetically pleasing physique.
How do I know I'm ready for this program?
Briefly, you should have some experience training four days per week or five days per week. For example, don't jump straight from a 2x/week program like "Starting Strength" into this one. But you canjump from most traditional bodybuilding split programs into this one.
Buy your copy of Your First Proper Six-Day Bodybuilding Training Program now and get more out of your training.
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