Most golfers have been set up to fail. Trying to follow protocols that statistically stack the odds against them has led to an enormous amount of frustration and angst for most of the recreational golfers out there. Poor scores and extremely slow play have caused many golfers to lose much of their passion for golf. GITCA golf has streamlined the parameters for recreational play to allow for better scoring opportunities and much more expedient play. By adapting our guidelines and maintaining an eternally grateful mindset, everyone who tees it up will be inspired to play golf much more often with those closest to them.
'A colourful and comprehensive guide to life on the waterways. Practical, pretty and accessible, it's charmingly designed while providing excellent advice.'
BBC Countryfile Magazine
Full-time life on a narrowboat is a novelty for so many of us, and is endlessly fascinating. How do people downsize their lives and belongings into what looks like a large, crayon-coloured floating toy-box? Narrowboat Life answers all the questions we've wanted to ask about the ins and outs of liveaboard life on the inland waterways.
The book is filled with beautiful, enthralling photography of the waterways themselves, the narrowboats that occupy them and, most importantly, every nook and cranny of their insides. Should you become seduced, the author gives solid hands-on advice about how to make a narrowboat (or widebeam, cruiser or small Dutch barge) your home.
Accompanying these absorbing images, the playful and always informative text satisfies our curiosity to know, among other things:
· How do you fit all of your stuff into such a restricted space?
· How much does a narrowboat cost?
· How do you hold down a job if you're always on the move?
· Does s/he (the cat, dog, parrot) live on the boat as well?
· Is it cold in the winter?
This revised edition of Narrowboat Life features new and expanded sections on ecological living on the waterways – recycling, upcycling and living green – and living aboard in cities versus living on-land, as well as new profiles of more beautiful boats.
The brilliant, inspirational next book by the author of the incredible number one best seller First Man In.
Without fear, there's no challenge. Without challenge, there's no growth. Without growth, there's no life.
Ant Middleton is no stranger to fear: as a point man in the Special Forces, he confronted fear on a daily basis, never knowing what lay behind the next corner or the next closed door. In prison, he was thrust into the unknown, cut off from friends and family, isolated with thoughts of failure and dread for his future. And at the top of Everest, in desperate, life-threatening conditions, he was forced to face up to his greatest fear, of leaving his children and wife without a father and husband.
But fear is not his enemy. It is the energy that propels him. Thanks to the revolutionary concept of the 'Fear Bubble', Ant has learned to harness the power of fear and understands the positive force that it can become. Fear gives Ant his edge, allowing him to seek out life's challenges, whether that is at home, pushing himself every day to be the best father he can be, or stuck in the death zone on top of the world in a 90mph blizzard.
In his groundbreaking new book, Ant Middleton thrillingly retells the story of his death-defying climb of Everest and reveals the concept of the 'Fear Bubble', showing how it can be used in our lives to help us break through our limits. Powerful, unflinching and an inspirational call to action, The Fear Bubble is essential listening for anyone who wants to push themselves further, harness their fears and conquer their own personal Everests.
Have you tried and failed to will your short body to dunk a basketball? Learn how even the most vertically challenged players can slam the ball home with ease.
Have you been told you're far too short to touch the rim, let alone throw the ball down? Having trouble increasing your vertical leap no matter how much weightlifting you do?
Author James Wilson is a 30-year veteran of basketball coaching in 20 different countries. He's cracked the scientific code to allow players of any height to dunk like a pro, and now, he's here to share his secrets with you.
In How to Dunk if You’re Under 6 Feet Tall: 13 Proven Ways to Jump Higher and Drastically Increase Your Vertical Jump in 4 Weeks, you'll learn the meticulous science behind increasing your vertical leap. Through his proven step-by-step plan, you'll find out the exact techniques necessary to dunk your first basketball in just four weeks. Without weightlifting or special equipment, you'll soon be able to jam in front of your friends with either one hand or two.
In How to Dunk if You’re Under 6 Feet Tall, you’ll discover: The best exercise techniques for increasing your vertical jump in just four weeks The best basketball shoes to make you jump higher How shorter people can go from barely touching the rim to dunking with one or two hands How to jump higher without lifting weightsThe precision mechanics of the perfect jump and dunk And much, much more!How to Dunk if You’re Under 6 Feet Tall is an established expert’s ultimate guide to increasing your vertical jumps and making slam dunks a reality. If you like step-by-step programs, scientifically backed exercises, and making rapid progress, then you’ll love Wilson’s landmark audiobook.
Buy How to Dunk if You’re Under 6 Feet Tall to make those rim-rattling slams a reality today!
William Louis "Bill" Veeck, Jr. (1914-1986) is legendary in many ways-baseball impresario and innovator, independent spirit, champion of civil rights in a time of great change. Paul Dickson has written the first full biography of this towering figure, in the process rewriting many aspects of his life and bringing alive the history of America's pastime. In his late 20s, Veeck bought into his first team, the American Association Milwaukee Brewers. After serving and losing a leg in WWII, he bought the Cleveland Indians in 1946, and a year later broke the color barrier in the American League by signing Larry Doby, a few months after Jackie Robinson-showing the deep commitment he held to integration and equal rights. Cleveland won the World Series in 1948, but Veeck sold the team for financial reasons the next year. He bought a majority of the St. Louis Browns in 1951, sold it three years later, then returned in 1959 to buy the other Chicago team, the White Sox, winning the American League pennant his first year. Ill health led him to sell two years later, only to gain ownership again, 1975-1981. Veeck's promotional spirit-the likes of clown prince Max Patkin and midget Eddie Gaedel are inextricably connected with him-and passion endeared him to fans, while his feel for the game led him to propose innovations way ahead of their time, and his deep sense of morality not only integrated the sport but helped usher in the free agency that broke the stranglehold owners had on players. (Veeck was the only owner to testify in support of Curt Flood during his landmark free agency case). Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick is a deeply insightful, powerful biography of a fascinating figure. It will take its place beside the recent bestselling biographies of Satchel Paige and Mickey Mantle, and will be the baseball book of the season in Spring 2012.
A hymn to walking, the mechanical magic at the core of our humanity.
In this captivating audiobook, neuroscientist Shane O’Mara invites us to marvel at the benefits walking confers on our bodies and brains, and to appreciate the advantages of this uniquely human skill. From walking’s evolutionary origins, traced back millions of years to life forms on the ocean floor, to new findings from cutting-edge research, he reveals how the brain and nervous system give us the ability to balance, weave through a crowded city, and run our “inner GPS” system. Walking is good for our muscles and posture; it helps to protect and repair organs, and can slow or turn back the aging of our brains. With our minds in motion we think more creatively, our mood improves, and stress levels fall. Walking together to achieve a shared purpose is also a social glue that has contributed to our survival as a species.
As our lives become increasingly sedentary, O’Mara makes the case that we must start walking again—whether it’s up a mountain, down to the park, or simply to school and work. In Praise of Walking illuminates the joys, health benefits, and mechanics of walking, and reminds us to get out of our chairs and discover a happier, healthier, more creative self.
No one but Graeme Obree has the clarity of vision to get to the heart of the 'problem' of how to improve as a racing cyclist. His innovative approach took him to the top of world cycling, twice breaking the world hour record.
This practical guide to revolutionising your cycling training – applicable to all cyclists, from the weekend warrior to the serious competitor – swerves conventional wisdom and strips cycling back to its elements, always asking the question: 'What actually improves my race time?'
Fully updated, this cycling classic explains Graeme Obree's radical insights into technique, training, psychology and diet, and the clear logic behind them. It is certain to help cyclists get the most out of their training.
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