Lionel Messi is the greatest player of his generation – perhaps of all time. The talisman of a Barcelona team that has dominated Spanish and European football, and the winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or an unprecedented four times in a row, he is fast, elusive and mesmerising.
Luca Caioli draws on numerous exclusive testimonies to tell Messi’s story, including his parents and extended family, his coaches, those who have played alongside him and even Messi himself.
Messi is a revealing portrait of football’s most exciting star, updated to include the electrifying 2012/13 season in which the humble young sportsman rewrote the record books to the delight of fans across the globe.
Modern fitness is not just about how we move our bodies; it’s about how we move our brains as well. Whole Motion offers a complete picture of how to strengthen your resolve, gain laser-sharp focus, boost your ability to remember, calm your anxiety levels, master your emotional responses, and embody your body like never before. Author Derek Beres uncovers the latest research in how the brain is affected by a number of different exercise formats. The book offers sample workouts designed to give your brain the greatest stimulation and regeneration possible.Whole Motion is divided into two main sections. In the Movement section, Beres looks at the movement science and neuroscience behind Feldenkrais, strength training, HIIT, yoga, and meditation. He reveals the latest research behind each movement discipline and incorporates anecdotal examples from clients and students. He also includes information on when and why to perform each exercise.In the Mind section, Beres investigates the other side of fitness: nutrition, regeneration, flow, and disruption, as well as how to choose music for optimal workouts and the neurological cost of distraction. This section is the lifestyle component, focusing on how to create the best environment to achieve a sense of completeness in brain and body.
Breasts grow naturally during puberty and can change throughout the course of your life. They usually start developing when you’re between the ages of 8 and 13, but they can continue to grow into your early twenties and can change size and shape due to age, weight and pregnancy. Although the size of breasts is mostly determined by your DNA, other factors, such as weight, muscle mass, and age, can affect their appearance. Although the best solution is to wait and give your breasts time to grow, you can also try a few different methods to enhance them naturally, including eating certain foods and doing particular exercises.
Walking meditation has been practiced for centuries in many parts of the world. Some practices are strict and ritualized, others more free and easy.
In “This Step Home”, writing directly from his half-century of meditation practice, Jeff Falconer provides step-by-step instruction in a simple and accessible style of walking meditation. The everyday act of walking, along with a relaxed awareness of one’s breath, one’s body in motion, and one’s surroundings, can quickly reward the mindful walker with deep calm, clarity and renewed harmony with the natural world. Walking meditation can be enjoyed in a single room, on a mountain trail, or on a busy city street. Cultivating this easy discipline can transform such common tasks as walking the aisles of a store, walking the halls at work, or standing in line at the bank.
Inspired at every turn of his meditative path to simplify and distill his practice down to the essentials, Falconer has developed a non-denominational approach, wherein no new beliefs need to be added and no existing beliefs shed. While many beneficial forms of meditation are connected to larger systems of religious or philosophical thought, it is Falconer’s experience that meditation can be quite satisfying with no such affiliations.
Short and sweet, this booklet can be read in a day, or opened at random to a page or paragraph for inspiration. It will fit easily into pocket, purse or backpack, and is an excellent companion for any ambulatory adventure. For both beginning and experienced meditators, or for folks who are merely curious and considering a practice of mindfulness, “This Step Home” will provide valuable insight and encouragement, in a friendly voice free of dogma or hierarchy.
“This Step Home” is intended to be a breath of fresh air, and it is.
“This is a ‘PERFECT GAME’ for the reader.” —Lee Thomas, Former Major Leaguer and All Star, now Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles
Jim Smith spent forty years on ballfields and courts all over the Mid-Atlantic. He called blocks and charges, balls and strikes, assigned hundreds of officials, and enhanced the stature of sports officiating wherever he worked. Here he shares his decades of blessings and bruises, both real and metaphoric, in a humorous, fast-paced record of his umpiring life. For those on the periphery of baseball and for those with plenty of dust on their own cleats, these stories will make readers laugh and rethink the umpire’s role. Smith offers an inside look at the colorful characters that coach, umpire, and criticize in the world of baseball. Just sweep off the plate and find what’s beneath.
The complete weightlifting workout diary-from bestselling author, body sculpting expert, and champion bodybuilder Hugo Rivera
Hugo Rivera gives you the tools you need to keep your training workout on track with this sturdy, take-along diary that will help you plan your regimen and measure your progress effectively. You'll find lots of space to log all of the key elements of your training and make the most of every workout, plus Rivera's expert weight-training guidance and tips that will keep you focused and inspired.
• Includes Hugo's Five Directives for good training and four 12-week weightlifting plans that have everything spelled out for you with no guesswork
• Provides plans for weight-training beginners, veterans, and those aiming for a celebrity-style body, as well as a 30-minute plan for people with busy work and/or parenting schedules
• Includes space to log the date, days since last workout, time and length of workout, and cycle, cardio exercises (time, distance/intensity, heart rate), and strength exercises (muscle group, weights and reps, types of sets)
• Features a helpful spiral binding that lies flat and stays open, plus a durable, glossy cover- just what a book needs to survive a sweaty gym
The ideal addition to your gym bag, The Weight Training Diary helps you achieve results by taking the guesswork out of your workout regimen and allowing you to focus on ways to identify and achieve your bodybuilding and fitness goals.
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