30 Daily Football Devotionals: Robert B. Walker
It´s difficult to imagine today-when the Super Bowl has virtually become a national holiday and the National Football League is the country´s dominant sports entity-but pro football was once a ramshackle afterthought on the margins of the American sports landscape. In the span of a single generation in postwar America, the game charted an extraordinary rise in popularity, becoming a smartly managed, keenly marketed sports entertainment colossus whose action is ideally suited to television and whose sensibilities perfectly fit the modern age. America´s Game traces pro football´s grand transformation, from the World War II years, when the NFL was fighting for its very existence, to the turbulent 1980s and 1990s, when labor disputes and off-field scandals shook the game to its core, and up to the sport´s present-day preeminence. A thoroughly entertaining account of the entire universe of professional football, from locker room to boardroom, from playing field to press box, this is an essential book for any fan of America´s favorite sport.
Mit seinem Buch Core Performance hat Mark Verstegen die Fitnessindustrie revolutioniert und funktionelles Training sowie die gezielte Stärkung der Rumpf- bzw. Core-Muskulatur populär gemacht. In seiner Funktion als Gründer und Präsident der Elite-Trainingszentren EXOS, vormals Athletes´ Performance, hat Verstegen in den vergangenen Jahren Topathleten aus Fußball, Football und Baseball sowie Elitesoldaten der U.S. Special Operations Forces auf ihre Einsätze vorbereitet. Auch die Fitness der deutschen Fußballnationalmannschaft bei den Welt- und Europameisterschaften liegt seit Jahren in seiner Verantwortung. Endlich enthüllt der Fitnessexperte und Bestsellerautor nun das Trainingsprogramm, das er bei den Profis anwendet: ein forderndes System, das es dem Spitzensportler ermöglicht, seine maximale Leistungsfähigkeit auszuschöpfen und im sportlichen Wettkampf auf höchstem Level zu bestehen. Für dieses Buch hat Verstegen sein Konzept in harte, aber leicht umsetzbare Workouts überführt, die dem Trainierenden Schnelligkeit, Explosivität und Kraft verleihen, aber auch seine Bewegungsmuster effizienter werden lassen und die Verletzungsgefahr verringern. Dieses Programm ist perfekt für all jene, die so hart an sich arbeiten möchten wie die Superchampions des Spitzensports oder Spezialeinsatzkräfte bei Elitekampftruppen.
If only someone had listened... When the supposed suicide of famous Scottish football coach Harry Nugent hits the headlines, the tabloids are filled with tributes to a charitable pillar of the community that gave so much back to sport and to those less fortunate. But something isn´t right. Normally celebrities are queuing up to claim to have had a very special relationship with the deceased, but investigative journalist Oonagh O´Neil is getting the distinct impression that people are trying to distance themselves from Harry. Oonagh´s investigation leads her to uncover a heartbreakingly haunting cover-up that chills her to the core... and places her in mortal danger from those willing to protect their sadistic and dark secrets at any cost... Perfect for fans of Patricia Gibney, Angela Marsons and Cara Hunter.
Daniel Davey is the man who fuels many of Ireland´s elite athletes. A performance nutritionist for Leinster Rugby and Dublin senior footballers, he has seen first-hand how consistently eating good food can lead to trophies, personal bests and incredible physiques. The good news is that it´s not just in elite sport that you can raise your game through diet. Here, Daniel translates the science of nutrition into easy-to-follow information and simple, delicious recipes that will help you align your food choices with your nutrition and energy requirements. In this book, you can choose from lower carbohydrate, lower calorie recipes for rest and recovery days and higher carbohydrate, higher calorie recipes to energise and fuel your body on exercise days. Whether you want to reduce body fat, increase muscle mass or simply eat food that makes you feel healthy, energetic, strong and confident, the recipes and information in this cookbook will ensure you are primed to reach your personal best. ´Daniel opened my eyes to the importance of nutrition to my performance. My diet and work with Daniel were integral to my return from long-term injury. His passion for food and gaining an edge is infectious and it has driven us all to be better athletes.´ Bernard Brogan, Dublin Senior Footballer ´Daniel not only gave me an insight into what was needed in terms of nutrition for performance but explained it simply and backed it up with incredible detail and science. By far the best performance nutritionist I´ve ever worked with!´ Seán O´Brien, Irish International Rugby Player ´I always looked for an edge when it came to my preparation for performance, and nutrition became a core element of this later in my career and this was mainly due to the support, education and guidance of Daniel Davey. Daniel has been key to helping me form the habits I need for peak performance.´ Paul Flynn, Dublin Senior Footballer