During the 1990s, as New York was transformed from a crumbling city into a vibrant metropolis, the New York Mets were anything but vibrant. Beginning in 1999, the team waged a battle to recapture the hearts of New York baseball fans from their crosstown rivals, and they came closer to succeeding than anyone dared dream. At the same time, mayor Rudy Giuliani—architect of this new New York and those rivals’ biggest cheerleader—was engaged in his own battles to win a Senate seat and to save his sagging legacy as savior of the city. Yells For Ourselves chronicles the 1999 and 2000 seasons of the New York Mets, and explores how local and national politics were interwoven with the obsessions of a baseball-mad city. It paints a picture of this forgotten time in the history of baseball and New York, when new ballparks, rapid expansion, and “enhanced training methods” caused a home run explosion; when rising free agent salaries separated teams into the Haves and Have Nots; and when a politico’s answer to the question Mets or Yankees? could make global headlines. Above all, Yells For Ourselves captures what happened when an underdog struggled to find an identity in a city with no room left for lovable losers.
The good guys of professional wrestling take the spotlight in this comprehensive examination of the memorable characters who inspired fans,providing insight into what makes a great hero. Compiled using firsthand interviews with hundreds of wrestlers, managers, promoters, and historians, these entertaining profiles document wrestling's golden boys from the 1930s to today. It discusses the roles of wrestling superstars that include Hulk Hogan, Dusty Rhodes, and The Rock as well as lesser-known figures, including Tiger Jeet Singh and Whitey Caldwell. With more than 100 action-packed photos, this engaging and informative book invites both devoted fans and newcomers to the sport to appreciate the rich history of these esteemed performers.
“52 Marathons In 52 Weeks: How to Run a Marathon Every Week For a Year” by Karl Gruber is the definitive guide on how to go about preparing yourself to run one 26.2 mile race – a marathon – for 52 straight weeks. Gruber stands on a platform of integrity of his expertise in writing about this topic in that he himself successfully accomplished running 52 marathons in 52 weeks in 1996 – 1997. While it may seem that this topic represents a small niche of runners, the running of multiple marathons on a regular basis has seen massive growth and popularity in the past twenty years.
The popularity of running numerous marathons on a regular basis, and running longer and longer distances non-stop, has seen an exponential growth within the global running community over the last two decades.
In this guide, you will learn:
- How to train your body properly to prepare for the physical rigors of running 52 marathons in 52 weeks
- How to handle, organize, and deal with the logistics of such a gargantuan effort
- What training program works best to get you into peak shape to run 52 marathons
- Proper nutrition, and tips on staying fueled, hydrated, and rested
- How to deal with your critics and naysayers
- How to maintain a positive and self-confident attitude during the long year of running marathons
About the Expert:
Karl Gruber is the 9th man in the world to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks. He was inspired to run a marathon every week for a period of a year to raise awareness for leukemia. Now, Karl shares his incredible lessons through this "52 Marathons in 52 Weeks" guide. Gruber is also published author, speaker, and life coach.
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A fun, easy, and economical route to fitness and health: “This book will give women everywhere the guidance they need” (Grete Waitz, nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon). Women’s fitness pioneer Kathrine Switzer has been on her feet for over fifty years. She knows how running or walking is the fastest, easiest, and least expensive road to fitness for women of any age. For women over forty in particular, it’s vital to fit an exercise regimen into their busy lives, and ensure they can stay active and healthy for many years to come. No matter how inexperienced or old you are, Switzer will guide and ease you into a new exercise schedule, making the time you give yourself the best part of your day—and your future life. Recommendations for shoes, clothing, injury prevention, nutrition, motivation, and finding the time in your life will keep you exercising safely and comfortably. For women over forty, Switzer’s expert running and walking programs are specifically designed for you, enabling you to keep healthy and enjoy life to the fullest for decades to come. “For many over-forty women, this book will be a passport to the best years of their lives.” —Joan Benoit Samuelson, Olympic gold medalist and US marathon record holder
Boxing is well-known for its training regime, which produces some of the strongest, fittest athletes in the world. 'Boxing fitness', a recent development in personal fitness, has adapted elements of this training into a safe, enjoyable and effective workout. A non-contact discipline, it's fun and suitable for everyone.
In essence, it's a great cardiovascular workout that also helps develop strength, speed, co-ordination, balance and flexibility. In this book, two experts describe the techniques involved - a circuit that includes shadow boxing, skipping, punch bag and focus-pad work - and explain how a regime can be tailored to address each individual's fitness goals, whether it be weight loss, general toning, increased stamina or improved strength.
The unique structure of a boxing fitness session evokes the traditional
boxing experience, adding an authentic touch to a modern exercise regime that's suitable for men and women, young and old. Whether you're a cross-training athlete or simply want to enjoy a great workout, this clear and well-illustrated guide will help you reach the top of your game.
Golfing With Dad is a heartwarming collection of golf's best players' favorite memories with their fathers and how those memories shaped them not only as players but as the men and women they are today. Many professional golfers have been greatly influenced by their fathers, and some of the very best have contributed interviews to this special book, edited by longtime Golf magazine editor David Barrett. The fourteen stories included in Golfing With Dad were contributed by Brad Adamonis, Stewart Cink, Ray Floyd, Bill Haas, J. J. Henry, Peter Jacobsen, Christina Kim, Brittany Lincicome, Kristy McPherson, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Kevin Streelman, and Tom Watson.
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