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High Performance Youth Swimming provides an in-depth view of the physiological, biomechanical, and multifaceted underpinning of swimming success, with a focus on youth. Considerations of both growth and maturation processes and the intricacies of the swimming training environment are core throughout the book. Divided into sections on physiology of swimming, motor control, biomechanics, and long-term well-being, the book also includes chapters from international contributors on: Strength and conditioning Skill acquisition Overtraining Burnout Respiratory health This volume is for those interested in enhancing their art of coaching through a deeper understanding of the science of swimming, including swimming coaches, those who wish - and question how - to best support youth swimming performance, or anyone interested in swimming science more generally.
The Kiteboarding Manual is your complete practical guide to this fast-paced and addictive sport, which will be part of the Olympics from 2024. It'll get you started with the kite and take you through to flying it on the water, jumping, tricks and racing, as well as covering weather, wind and tide theory and helping you select the right kit. Sections cover: The origins of kiteboarding and massive rise in popularity in recent years How a kite flies and basic weather principles as well as background on tides and currents, waves, and wind vs tide Getting started on land - LEIrigging, assembly, launching and flying, body-dragging How to master your board skills -turns, stopping, rules of the road Going upwind, riding toeside, turning and transition Moving fast and riding waves; learning to tack and gybe Details on all kiteboarding disciplines from speed kiting to kiting on land How to improve your performance and enjoy incredible airtime! Packed with step-by step photo sequences explaining the basic moves all the way through to more advanced tricks, and including information on competitions and becoming an instructor, this is a book no kiter will want to be without.
A century ago, great flocks of waterfowl darkened the skies, and duck hunting had primarily one purpose: to put food on the table. It was an era when such carvers as Nathan Cobb, Elmer Crowell, and Harry V.N. Shourds created decoys, not for the sake of art, but simply to help harvest food. In Making Decoys, authors Grayson Chesser and Curtis Badger help you perpetuate the tradition started by these old-time carvers by teaching you to hand make the simple yet functional decoys of yesteryear. They provide detailed, step-by-step instructions, numerous color and black-and-white photographs, and the basic techniques necessary to make gunning decoys. This book is being published in conjunction with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Founded as a college community in 1887, Pacific Beach was a rural suburb of San Diego during the first part of the twentieth century. WWII brought a five-fold increase in its population and it became a community of family homes. In the latter part of the century those homes were increasingly replaced with apartment buildings, and the population changed to young people looking for "fun in the sun." That trend has only increased in this early part of this century. Old structures disappear on a daily basis, replaced with businesses catering to a younger crowd. Only a few homes survive from the town's earliest years and a handful of business buildings from the 1920s. Unlike the solid brick buildings in the East, structures in Pacific Beach change, and change, and change again. Color photos of "the old Pacific Beach" are a treat to young and old.
A certain mixture of whimsy and derring-do is required to shove off down (or up) the New River or Gauley with scant protection aside from a helmet, life vest and one's compatriots. It's a choice that could be so easily avoided, but that wouldn't make sense to the proud and colorful characters who've long been shooting these rapids, some of the most popular and treacherous in the country. Here, Jay Young, a rafting guide turned writer, leads readers through the local lore and history of the rivers, where much to the delight of those brave enough to face these rapids the ordinary almost never occurs.
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike, paddle, or bike ride? Best Outdoor Adventures Asheville details forty of the best hikes, paddles, and bike routes within an hour's drive of the Land of the Sky (along with extra information on climbing and camping adventures), perfect for the urban dweller and suburbanite who may be hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home.
Like the instant classic "The Last American Man, Fearless" is the
story of a remarkable individual who accepts no personal
limits--including fear. Freya Hoffmeister, a forty-six-year-old
former sky diver, gymnast, marksman, and Miss Germany contestant,
left her twelve-year-old son behind to paddle alone and unsupported
around Australia--a year-long adventure that virtually every expert
guaranteed would get her killed. She planned not only to survive
the 9,420-mile trip through huge, shark-infested seas, but to do it
faster than the only other paddler who did it.
This is a new edition of Greg Louganis's 1995 #1 New York Times
bestselling autobiography and Literary Guild Selection. It is the
unflinchingly honest first-person account of a man breaking free of
a lifetime of silence and isolation.
Fresh-water boaters will find life-saying information on how to maintain control in emergency situations. Written specifically for powerboaters, this book details what to do encountering heavy weather and on-board, or loss of position. Readers as engine failure, man overboard, or loss of position. Reader will also learn how to prevent accidents and catastrophes by learning how to identify storms before they arise.
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