Stamina Rower Review - Bookshelf
The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world.
Course Correction recounts the physical and psychological barriers Gilder overcame as she transformed into an elite athlete who reached the highest echelon of her sport.
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Wild meets The Boys in the Boat, a memoir about the quest for Olympic gold and the triumph of love over fear Forty years ago, when a young Ginny Gilder stood on the edge of Boston’s Charles River and first saw a rowing shell in motion, it was love at first sight. Yearning to escape her family history, which included her mother’s emotional unraveling and her father’s singular focus on investment acumen as the ultimate trophy, Gilder discovered rowing at a pivotal moment in her life. Having grown up in an era when girls were only beginning to abandon the sidelines as observers and cheerleaders to become competitors and national champions, Gilder harbored no dreams of athletic stardom. Once at Yale, however, her operating assumptions changed nearly overnight when, as a freshman in 1975, she found her way to the university’s rowing tanks in the gymnasium’s cavernous basement. From her first strokes as a novice, Gilder found herself in a new world, training with Olympic rowers and participating in the famous Title IX naked protest, which helped define the movement for equality in college sports. Short, asthmatic, and stubborn, Gilder made the team against all odds and for the next ten years devoted herself to answering a seemingly simple question: how badly do you want to go fast? Course Correction recounts the physical and psychological barriers Gilder overcame as she transformed into an elite athlete who reached the highest echelon of her sport. Set against the backdrop of unprecedented cultural change, Gilder’s story personalizes the impact of Title IX, illustrating the life-changing lessons learned in sports but felt far beyond the athletic arena. Heartfelt and candid, Gilder recounts lessons learned from her journey as it wends its way from her first glimpse of an oar to the Olympic podium in 1984, carries her through family tragedy, strengthens her to accept her true sexual identity, and ultimately frees her to live her life on her terms.
Viking Warrior Conditioning, The Scientific Approach to Forging a Heart of Elastic Steel: an Application of the Theory Behind Proper VO2max Training
This is the guide to using the kettlebell for optimal VO2max conditioning. Kenneth Jay's protocols have benefited me and my clients greatly.-Brett Jones, Master RKC, CSCS, CK-FMSA great book by one of the best young minds in fitness.
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Based on painstaking, original research on subjects ranging from untrained folks to members of the Danish Olympic team, Viking Warrior Conditioning is a foolproof blueprint for achieving Olympian conditioning in record time-while simultaneously improving one's body composition dramatically. Kenneth Jay, the warrior sage equally at ease with a heavy kettlebell and with a force plate, shows you the way.-Pavel Tsatsouline, author of Enter the Kettlebell!Kenneth Jay has produced what may be the most eye-opening work on VO2max training available today. Jay begins by taking the reader through the fundamental scientific principles of top-level conditioning. His down-to-earth writing takes the abstractions of calculations and puts them into the tangibles of training. Continuing with a step-by-step description of his Viking Warrior Conditioning regimes, Jay walks the reader through the fine details of his method. His progression of kettlebell training regimens is designed to take you from weekend wanna-be to victorious Viking. Educational, entertaining, enlightening, and inspirational, Viking Warrior Conditioning is sure to be a well read and re-read part of any elite coach, trainer, athlete, or warrior's library!-Mark Cheng, L.Ac., Ph.D., Senior RKC, Contributing Editor: Black Belt MagazineIf you want to understand the why and the how of kettlebell training for conditioning then this is the book! This is the guide to using the kettlebell for optimal VO2max conditioning. Kenneth Jay's protocols have benefited me and my clients greatly.-Brett Jones, Master RKC, CSCS, CK-FMSA great book by one of the best young minds in fitness. Against a bleak backdrop of fraudulant fitness product hucksters and in this era of No Brain - No Pain personal trainers, the Pain Dane does indeed have a brain- a big one -and this book is as welcome as a cool breeze ripping through a room full of stale cigar smoke.-Marty Gallagher, author of The Purposeful Primitive