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Black Belt Fitness for Life

Black Belt Fitness for Life Author Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang
ISBN-10 9781462915248
Release 2015-08-11
Pages 160
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Develop and maintain a healthy body using advanced Taekwondo training principles. In Black Belt Fitness for Life, Grandmaster Tae Sun Kang applies his four decades of experience to guide you through an innovative method of fitness using Taekwondo principles. Whether you're a beginner or veteran to stretching and exercise, you can easily follow Grandmaster Kang's 7-week routine based on the belt system of Taekwondo, an ancient Korean martial art. With each week of the regimen, you will learn new skills and techniques that culminate in mastery of the techniques necessary to continue exercising and eating right for life. Through the use of Taekwondo stretches and movements, this black belt "Combined Dynamic Stretching" method will improve your flexibility and balance, stamina and strength, as well as your focus and mental health. You'll stretch multiple parts of your body at the same time, improving circulation and building mental strength while warming up to minimize injuries. As part of his holistic approach to health and fitness, Grandmaster Kang also outlines an eating plan designed to help you lose weight naturally. Unlike extreme diets and workouts that emphasize drastic results quickly, the Grandmaster's approach is a balanced, easy-to-follow, and—most importantly—realistic plan designed for your life. Friend and longtime student of Grandmaster Kang, actor Michael Imperioli wrote the foreword for the book and shares his experience in training under Grandmaster, as well as the benefits he has received in following Grandmaster's philosophy.

Wes Cole s Healthy Habits

Wes Cole s Healthy Habits Author Wes Cole
ISBN-10 9781590136669
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 224
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This dynamic wellness guide presents the definitive solution for taking control of diet and fitness, guaranteeing healthy changes for life. The detailed plan is broken down into four cycles, providing supportive guidance for gradually altering eating habits and eliminating harmful substances that promote weight gain. An active lifestyle is encouraged through realistic suggestions, until daily fitness becomes second nature. Formulating a patient and supportive approach to optimal health, this handbook promises a lifelong transformation, one proactive step at a time.

The Perfume Burned His Eyes

The Perfume Burned His Eyes Author Michael Imperioli
ISBN-10 9781617756429
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 270
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"An edgy coming-of-age romp set in New York City." --Parade magazine, Parade Picks "Screenwriter and Emmy-winning actor Imperioli's first novel is the atmospheric coming-of-age story of 17-year-old Matthew, whose mother moves them from Queens to a posh apartment in Manhattan in 1976...Matt is not an atypical teenager--think Holden Caulfield without the cynicism--but, often afraid and awkward, he is a reactor, not an actor, until the end of the novel, which, without foreshadowing, comes as a harrowing surprise...Imperioli can definitely write, and he gets high marks for the verisimilitude and empathy that he evokes in this fine crossover novel." --Booklist, Starred Review "Imperioli's book follows a Queens teen named Matthew as his shattered family moves from Jackson Heights to Manhattan, where he finds an unlikely mentor in a drug-addled Lou Reed." --New York Post "A restless Queens teenager becomes the protégé of music legend Lou Reed in Imperioli's energetic debut novel...Matthew's first-person narrative is full of endearing vulnerability, immediacy, and authenticity. This is a sweet and nostalgic coming-of-age novel." --Publishers Weekly "Imperioli's lived-in details about the city help make the world feel realistic...[The novel] is an immersive trip into its narrator's memories of a turbulent time. Some fictional trips into 1970s New York abound with nostalgia; this novel memorably opts for grit and heartbreak." --Kirkus Reviews "Imperioli delivers a spot-on coming-of-age novel...A winner." --Library Journal "Even though [Lou] Reed looms large throughout--the novel even takes its title from Reed's 'Romeo Had Juliette,' from his 1989 solo album New York--the book is much less about him and more about Matthew's own journey through adolescence in the seedier corners of 1970s New York." --Stereogum "Compelling...Lou Reed appears as a major character; he's an unlikely father figure to the teenage protagonist, Matthew, who's trying to find himself in 1976 Manhattan. The iconoclastic--and at the time, troubled--rocker inspires Matthew artistically, even as he coaxes him to walk on the wild side." --Maclean's "Imperioli makes his literary debut with The Perfume Burned His Eyes, a novel in which 16-year-old narrator Matthew becomes enmeshed with the late rock legend Lou Reed and his trans muse Rachel." --Bay Area Reporter, Spring fiction reading list Included in the Authors Round the South "Spring 2018 Read This! Next List" Matthew is a sixteen-year-old living in Jackson Heights, Queens, in 1976. After he loses his two most important male role models, his father and grandfather, his mother uses her inheritance to uproot Matthew and herself to a posh apartment building in Manhattan. Although only three miles away from his boyhood home, "the city" is a completely new and strange world to Matthew. Matthew soon befriends (and becomes a quasi-assistant to) Lou Reed, who lives with his transgender girlfriend Rachel in the same building. The drug-addled, artistic/shamanic musician eventually becomes an unorthodox father figure to Matthew, who finds himself head over heels for the mysterious Veronica, a wise-beyond-her-years girl he meets at his new school. Written from the point of view of Matthew at age eighteen, two years after the story begins, the novel concludes with an epilogue in the year 2013, three days after Lou Reed's death, with Matthew in his fifties.

Black Belt Negotiating

Black Belt Negotiating Author Michael Soon Lee
ISBN-10 0814400752
Release 2007
Pages 241
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This book is packed with quizzes, scripts, checklists, and even a Negotiating Rating Sheet for continual self-assessment. Grounded in authentic martial arts tactics, this book turns novice bargainers into black belt negotiators who can get whatever they want out of any situation. It trains readers in martial arts-based negotiation fundamentals, including: Read Your Opponent; Counter an opponent's moves by homing in on what technique they're using; and hit them with the perfect response. Don't Fear the Blow - Black Belts aren't afraid of being hit or they would never step onto the mat. Get over your fear of bargaining, and the fight is already won. Identify Vital Striking Points - Weaken others' positions by identifying what's most important to them...and bring down even the biggest opponent.

Journey to Black Belt

Journey to Black Belt Author Omar L Rashed
ISBN-10 1943740097
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 206
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The battles of life require balance, inside and outside the dojo. Hear 22 essential maxims, see them applied both in training and everyday life situations, experience the growth of a student from the shaky beginning (not the rose-tinted end), and feel how these maxims can apply to you.

America s Next Great Trainer

America s Next Great Trainer Author Rob Fletcher
ISBN-10 0692755411
Release 2016-08-06
Pages 242
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"Rob basically took his own soul and put it into my son's future."--Skip Quillen Restaurant owner, Pazzo, Chops, Yabba Bar and Grille"With Rob it wasn't just about fitness, it was about growing as an individual."--Loretta Young, Florida Realtor"I was going through really tough times in school. At home my life fell apart. I learned from Rob that getting knocked down is not the problem--it's getting back up to fight harder and stronger. To never give up or quit! I cannot thank Rob enough for that!" --Sgt. Ernesto Rancel, Jr., (USMC) Training Coordinator"Rob, If we had more of you, we would live in a better world. Your devotion, your motivation, your love, your commitment give me goose bumps! I can feel it all, all the way to California!" --Nat Bardonnet, Celebrity A-List Trainer for Halle Berry & Robert Downey, Jr.You can be in the your best shape of your life. You can transform yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. All it takes is a commitment, some guidance and direction on how to get there. In 2009, I founded ANGT, America's Next Great Trainer, inspired by my own personal journey as a trainer, coach and instructor. Great trainers do much more than sculpt and tone a body. They build the will to win in the game of life and push you to be the absolute very limit of what you can be. The value of a trainer is priceless, and the transformation stories are endless. Whether the goal is to lose 20 or more pounds, overcome an injury, win an athletic scholarship, build confidence and self esteem, or achieve the dream of winning an Olympic gold medal, Great trainers make it happen! They are the greatest asset to a happier, healthier and stronger America. This book will share my story, workouts, advice, tips, and empowering stories of transformation from some of the most respected names in health, fitness, medicine, sports performance, nutrition and motivation.

Balance Your Hormones Balance Your Life

Balance Your Hormones  Balance Your Life Author Claudia Welch
ISBN-10 9780738214825
Release 2011
Pages 337
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Combines both eastern and western wellness strategies for balancing key hormones in one's body, with the ultimate goal of good health, in a book that also includes diet tips, stress-management techniques and natural sleep secrets. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Black Belts Only The Invisible But Lethal Power of Karate

Black Belts Only  The Invisible But Lethal Power of Karate Author Adam Newhouse
ISBN-10 9781483478029
Release 2017-11-23
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Black Belts Only is a game changer for modern Karate. Not only because it restores Karate to the world of Budo, where acquiring the ability to kill with one blow is the rite of passage. Not only because it explains this martial art in terms of Ki energy and Eastern concepts of Yin and Yang. But also because it revolutionizes Karate by reinterpreting Kata, which, according to Newhouse, are encrypted repositories of "means of escape" from aggressors' holds, aimed at keeping near-fight situations from escalating into full-blown fights. Through the pages of Black Belts Only, previously impenetrable techniques are interpreted, opening movements of Kata are explained, hidden conventions are unmasked. No more gobbledygook that over the years has reduced Karate to the level of common fighting or empty pageantry. In Black Belts Only, Karate comes to life. Its ancient spirit re-awakens.

The Healing Self

The Healing Self Author Deepak Chopra
ISBN-10 9780451495525
Release 2018
Pages 304
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The book brings readers the newest research and insights on the mind-body, mind-gene, and mind-immunity connections and offers a cutting-edge, seven-day action plan, which outlines the key tools everyone needs to develop their own effective and personalized path to self-healing

Yoga Sparks

Yoga Sparks Author Carol Krucoff
ISBN-10 9781608827022
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 224
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Given the popularity of yoga in this day and age, you probably know about the benefits it can have on both the mind and body. An increase in positive mood, a decrease in stress, better sleep, and fewer aches and pains are just a few. Maybe you’ve been busy, and have been meaning to try it—or maybe you have tried it but still find it difficult to fit into your schedule. The most common excuse people give for not exercising is that they have no time. Between work, family, school, and social obligations, many of us are overbooked and scrambling to get things done in our daily lives. But what if there were quick, easy yoga exercises that could be integrated into your daily routine? Yoga Sparks offers 108 quick, practical, and accessible yoga exercises that you can practice anytime, anywhere—no matter how busy or stressful your schedule. In this book, you will learn how yoga in “bite-size” pieces can become a healthy habit that can relieve emotional stress, increase your physical strength and flexibility, and help you to lead a happier, healthier life. Whether practicing relaxed breathing while in traffic, sitting with proper alignment while working at your computer, or even balancing on one leg while waiting in line, the step-by-step, breath-by-breath practices in this book will help you bring the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of yoga practice into your daily life.

Get Off Your Acid

Get Off Your Acid Author Daryl Gioffre
ISBN-10 9780738219936
Release 2018-01-09
Pages 304
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Easy, customizable plans (2-day, 7-day, and longer) to rid your diet of the acidic foods (sugar, dairy, gluten, excess animal proteins, processed foods) that cause inflammation and wreak havoc on your health. Let's talk about the four-letter word that's secretly destroying your health: ACID. An acidic lifestyle--consuming foods such as sugar, grains, dairy, excess animal proteins, processed food, artificial sweeteners, along with lack of exercise and proper hydration, and stress--causes inflammation. And inflammation is the culprit behind many of our current ailments, from weight gain to chronic disease. But there's good news: health visionary Dr. Daryl Gioffre shares his revolutionary plan to rid your diet of highly acidic foods, alkalize your body and balance your pH. With the Get Off Your Acid plan, you'll: Gain more energy Strengthen your immune system Diminish pain and reflux Improve digestion, focus, and sleep Lose excess weight and bloating, naturally With alkaline recipes for easy, delicious snacks and meals, Get Off Your Acid is a powerful guide to transform your health and energy--in seven days.

The Blackbelt MasterMind

The Blackbelt MasterMind Author Danielle Serpico
ISBN-10 0992892406
Release 2014-05-16
Pages 155
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The Blackbelt Mastermind - 'The training of a fighter is well-known as a meticulous disciplined enterprise. True grit and hard knocks are the order of the day. You're on the canvas of life. Your muddied, semiconscious, incoherent brain is listening to the referee's 10-count. It is at this point when even courage and tenacity fail, when intestinal fortitude abandons you, that you need the one thing that every great champion who has ever stepped into the ring of life possesses - a mentor, a confidant, a coach, an angel on your shoulder. This book contains the wisdom of such a motivational figure. Danielle Serpico has earned her stripes in the jungle of life. Battling through personal, emotional and financial adversity to emerge a true champion. Her experiences chronicle her pathway to success. In this book you will find the strategies that she used to develop her acclaimed M.A.S.T.E.R. System. From an entrepreneurial businesswoman and European Martial arts champion to a Master NLP Trainer and coach, Danielle has evolved her system with one goal in mind - your success. This book contains all the practical exercises and easily assimilated techniques you need in order to develop your inner warrior. Utilizing the key principles of her system, you will learn to become the master of your mind and ultimately master of your destiny. Whether battling for victory in your personal life or in your business, the M.A.S.T.E.R. system is an easy-to-follow step-by-step personal coaching method that works. Using cutting edge NLP technology and sports psychology, this book builds a comprehensive matrix of success strategies. Foreword by New York Times Best Selling Author Raymond Aaron 'Masterful attitude, strength and tenacity equal results' is the key basis of her system. Danielle is always in your corner and has your back as you engage in your most rewarding endeavour, the creation of a wonderful and rewarding life. Filled with wonderful nuggets of advice as well as heart felt passion and emotion, this book is the perfect companion for anyone looking to make big changes in their thinking and ultimately their life. You will develop a winning mindset and gain the successes you desire while discovering the limitless power and abundance that you already possess. A must read to carry with you whenever you need someone in 'your corner'.

Dolph Lundgren Train Like an Action Hero

Dolph Lundgren  Train Like an Action Hero Author Dolph Lundgren
ISBN-10 9781629149257
Release 2014-09-09
Pages 176
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Are you ready to take your exercise and fitness routine to the next level? Then take a lesson from internationally-renowned action hero Dolph Lundgren, as he shares the personal fitness secrets gained from a lifetime of hard-fought experiences on-camera and off. Dolph has created a personal philosophy of fitness based on martial arts, yoga, strength training, biochemical research, professional sports, and over 40 starring roles in classic action films. It’s a logical, fun, and surprisingly easy path to total fitness—whether you’re at the office, with friends, playing sports, or in class. This is the ultimate lifestyle to improve your health and build your physique! Dolph Lundgren: Be Fit Forever—his autobiographical training guide—features weekly training programs, daily menu planners, guides to equipment and gear, fantastic photos from behind the scenes of Hollywood action movies, and more. DOLPH’S SPECIAL TIPS: 1. Briefing: The reasons you need to get fit 2. Mission: Personal training and health philosophy 3. Weaponry: How to best combine strength exercises, cardiovascular, and flexibility training 4. Special Ops: Stick to your goals even while away traveling 5. Fuel and supplies: The best foods and supplements to build your body 6. Fit forever: Stay in shape for the rest of your life! With detailed exercise plans and over 100 step-by-step photos, Dolph Lundgren: Be Fit Forever is the kickass guide to building a body that will look great and make you feel even better—forever.

Black Belt Leader Peaceful Leader

Black Belt Leader  Peaceful Leader Author Timothy H. Warneka
ISBN-10 0976862751
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 144
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BOOK DESCRIPTION Discover how to embody your faith with emotionally intelligent leadership skills from a peaceful martial art! "We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person." - U.S. Bishops' Reflection, "Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions" Can you practice what the U.S. Bishops preach? Is it possible to be both a Christian and a successful leader? "Yes, you can!" says leadership expert and black belt Tim Warneka-when you discover Catholic Servant Leadership, an exciting new emotionally intelligent leadership approach based on the powerful tenets of the Roman Catholic faith, Leadership Science, the Servant Leadership movement, and the revolutionary non-violent martial art of Aikido ('The Art of Peace'). With a powerful foreword by Bro. Ray Fitz, S.M., Ph.D., Past President of The University of Dayton (Ohio's largest Catholic University), BLACK BELT LEADER, PEACEFUL LEADER is designed to be used throughout the Church-in high schools, youth programs, colleges, universities, lay reading groups and seminaries. Perfect for emerging student leaders as well as adults in sacred and secular leadership positions, BLACK BELT LEADER, PEACEFUL LEADER shows you how to be an effective Catholic Servant Leader while enhancing the lives of those you lead. .,." reflects a deep Catholic sensibility and spirituality ..." - Bro. Raymond Fitz, S.M., Ph.D., Past President, The University of Dayton (Ohio's Largest Catholic University) .,." extremely powerful reading for Catholic leaders ..." - Sr. Carol Ann Killoran, D. Min. LPCC, SSJ-TOSF, Pastoral Counselor; Adjunct Faculty Member, Ursuline College .,." an invaluable book for discovering the sacred non-violent path of leadership-not only for Catholics but for every leader who cares." - Philip R. Belzunce, Ph.D., Author, HEART SHADOWS and WHAT REALLY MATTERS IS THE HEART ABOUT THE AUTHOR A lifelong Catholic, Tim Warneka is the internationally-acclaimed author of several ground-breaking leadership books. Author, keynote speaker, leadership coach and counselor, you can learn more about Tim Warneka by visiting http: //

Own the Day Own Your Life

Own the Day  Own Your Life Author Aubrey Marcus
ISBN-10 9780062684097
Release 2018-04-17
Pages 448
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The founder and CEO of Onnit, the mega lifestyle brand and one of the fastest growing companies in the country, teaches us how one single day of positive choices leads to a lifetime of concrete strategies for better living, optimal performance, and a stronger mind, body, and spirit. Human optimization thought leader Aubrey Marcus’s personal and professional mission rests on a single question: How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? Marcus answers that question in Own the Day, Own Your Life an empowering handbook that guides readers to optimize every moment of the day, from waking in the morning, through work and play, until bedtime each night. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently, and live happier. And these daily habits turn into weekly routines, ultimately becoming part of lifelong healthy choices. From workouts and diet to inbox triage, mindfulness, shower temperature, and sex, this ground-breaking manual provides simple strategies for each element of your day. Drawing from the latest studies and traditional practices from around the world, Own the Day, Own Your Life delivers an optimization philosophy, including cutting-edge life-hacking tips, nutritional expertise, brain upgrades, and fitness regiments. Own the Day, Own Your Life is a must-have "choose-your-own-adventure" guide for the everyman and everywoman—packed with pragmatic and effective strategies that empower you to enjoy your life, take charge of your health, and own the day.

Live Well With Louise

Live Well With Louise Author Louise Thompson
ISBN-10 9781473677364
Release 2018-06-28
Pages 256
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'I'm a firm believer that if you have something to say that might benefit others then you should speak up about it! There are ways to move forward and improve your outlook; small changes might just make a BIG difference, in the same way they have for me.' The last two years have been a game-changer for Made in Chelsea's Louise Thompson and she is feeling stronger than ever, both mentally and physically. In Live Well with Louise she shares her personal story for the first time, opening up about her battles with anxiety, self-confidence, her relationship with food and alcohol, and the pressures of social media. Falling in love with fitness and food have played a huge part in her journey; in the book she shares her favourite 30-minute home workouts and over 70 of the delicious recipes she loves to cook, along with lots of practical tips on how to focus on the good, simple stuff that can help us stay positive amidst the stresses and ups and downs of daily life. For Louise, a happier wellbeing is about getting stronger in every sense, eating good food, being active, discovering the things you really enjoy, learning new skills, connecting with people, embracing imperfection and letting go of the past in order to live in the present. Through her own experiences, she wants to inspire readers to make positive changes and motivate them to stay on the right path once they've found it - even when that path doesn't run smoothly. (Fitness and recipes have been developed alongside qualified professionals)

Even If it Kills Me

Even If it Kills Me Author Donovan Blair
ISBN-10 9781594395406
Release 2017-10-01
Pages 144
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This is the true story of a rock and roll musician who takes up taekwondo at forty-one years old. Doni Blair, bassist for the Toadies, knows he’s past his physical prime, but he’s determined to push himself and pursue his dream of becoming a martial artist—even if it kills him. As a kid Doni was obsessed with ninjas and kung fu movies. He and his brother took up taekwondo—there was no ninja school in Sherman, Texas. Classes were expensive, especially considering their parents’ tenuous employment status and fondness for alcohol. The family lived like “white-trash gypsies,” Blair writes, adding that he got good at moving furniture at three in the morning. The Blair kids loved taekwondo, but the family just couldn’t afford classes. Doni walked away from martial arts. Thirty years later, he’s walking back. “I’m not a kid anymore,” he writes. “I’m a middle-aged man trying to come to grips with being a middle-aged man. I’m not as fast as I used to be. It takes longer for the injuries to heal. I have to eat more bran.” Doni discovers the road to black belt is rough and, well, weird. He meets martial seekers of every sort. He has run-ins with a teenage savant who seems determined to break the author’s leg. He drives a van full of seven-year-olds for the dojang’s after-school program. They puke everywhere. Even If It Kills Me is smart and funny, introspective and irreverent. It blends rock and roll and taekwondo—two of the coolest things in the world.