A guide to exercise and physical activity to help achieve body wellbeing. It provides information on all types of exercise, whatever the reader's aims, fitness level, body shape, available time and budget. Diet is examined, with sample daily menus, recipes and advice on snacking and supplements.
Taking the reader through bicycle repairs in easy-to-follow stages, this book offers advice on keeping a bicycle in full working order, saving money in repair costs, and maintaining safety on the road.
`A devoted and luminously romantic history of swimming' GuardianHaunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes, from Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley's funeral to Hart Crane diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico.
The definitive A-Z guide to sports studies, containing over 1,100 authoritative entries. This wide-ranging dictionary covers the social, political, economic, and cultural theory of sport and includes biographies, web links, and appendices. An essential reference work for sports students, and for anyone with an interest in sport.
On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins became the first British man ever to win the Tour de France. Ten days later, having swapped his yellow jersey for the colours of Team GB, he won Olympic gold in the time trial, adding to his previous six medals to become the nation's most decorated Olympian of all time. This book tells his story.
Offers an introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring various key aspects and issues, from the history and development of the Paralympic movement to the economic and social impact of the contemporary Games. This book explains the importance of language and terminology in shaping our understanding of disability and disability sport.
This series is designed to supplement the actual play or coaching of dozens of sports and activities. Full color figure drawings and diagrams take the mystery from effective techniques, bringing the beginner to competitive status in a minimum time period.
Thoroughly revised throughout, with new material on developing core stability, a range of new exercises, new training programmes and an extra chapter clearly explaining the latest research in the field, this handbook continues to be the market leader from a best-selling author.
Includes the developments in the cycling world along with a thorough check and revision of all existing material. This title offers the reader a user-friendly and contemporary manual with new photography together with a refreshed page design.
In the high octane atmosphere of the Formula One pit lane, the spotlight is most often on the superstar drivers.Join McLaren's former Number One mechanic, Marc 'Elvis' Priestley as he tours the world, revealing some of Formula One's most outrageous secrets and the fiercest rivalries, all fuelled by the determination to win.
Running is more than just a sport. It is also a magical way to get offline and recover some of the joy that modern life increasingly denies us. In this book, the author sets out to discover why running means so much to so many.
The author moved to Japan to discover more about this unique running culture and what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan. In this book he reveals, what he learned - about competition, about team work, about beating your personal bests, about form and about himself.
Part diary of a year running through the Northamptonshire countryside, part exploration of why we love to run without limits, this book is an account of running in a forgotten, rural way, observing wildlife and celebrating the joys of nature.
If you complete a bike race, overcoming mountain ranges and merciless weather conditions while enduring physical and psychological agony, in the slowest time, should you be branded the loser? This title flips the Tour de France on its head and tells the forgotten, often inspirational and occasionally absurd stories of the last-placed rider.
Guy Martin, international road-racing legend, maverick star of the Isle of Man TT, truck mechanic and TV presenter, lives on the edge, addicted to speed, thoroughly exhilarated by danger. This autobiography is an intense and dramatic ride.
Written with a strong, irreverent and humourous writing voice, this book concentrates on the stories behind the legends, players and great matches of tennis history, exploring the weird, whacky, controversial and legendary moments of one of the world's most popular set of sporting events.
Shows you how to buy three Premier League points for just GBP25,000, what it's really like to face a Football Association disciplinary hearing, and why every footballer in the country shuddered when they heard about the Ched Evans case. This title also takes you on a tour of the country's Premier League clubs.
In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England's greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. In this book, he looks back on the most glorious moment of his life and England's greatest sporting achievement, taking us through the build-up to the tournament and to the final itself.
Celebrating the history of cycling from BMX and mountain biking, to track and road racing, this title is suitable for anyone with a love for cycling. It features the high-performance bikes and cycling technology, along with profiles of famous cyclists, and iconic manufacturers and brands.
Uncovers the ins and outs of women's triathlon: how to wear a sports bra under a wetsuit, the competition and camaraderie, whether getting over 'jelly legs' makes you a more resilient human being. This book is suitable for both the tri-curious and the dedicated tri-hard, and for any woman looking for inspiration.
A fond and fascinating tribute to George Finch (1888-1970), mountaineer, scientist, inventor and polymath, who pioneered the use of the artificial oxygen that enabled Everest to finally be conquered thirty years after his own attempt.
You can never take what you love too seriously. This book celebrates this fact. Instead of hydrogen to helium, it presents Pele to Sepp Blatter - 108 elements from the football pantheon arranged by their properties and behaviour on and off the pitch. It also includes a poster spaning over 150 years to offer an original perspective of the game.
Features batsmen and bowlers past and present - who have left a lasting legacy on cricket. This title includes patient and determined defensive players, from Jack Hobbs to Hanif Mohammad and Alastair Cook transitioning to fast-paced and attacking players including Shane Warne, Fred Trueman and 'white lightning' Allan Donald, among others.
Take the Alexander Technique into the pool--and improve your performance! Focusing on popular strokes, Steven Shaw shows swimmers how to release tension from their head, neck, and back. He breaks the exercises down into therapeutic movements that swimmers can practice alone or with a partner, and in water or on dry land. His insights set the stage for a more healthful swimming experience.
An account of the disaster in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised. It details the appalling treatment endured by the bereaved and survivors in the immediate aftermath, the inhumanity of the identification process and the vilification of fans in the national and international media.
This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.
This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won't get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoors. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide makes Mother Nature easier to understand than ever before.