Chalked Up

Author: Jennifer Sey
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061859966
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fanciful dreams of gold-medal glory led Jennifer Sey to the local gymnastics club in 1976. A natural aptitude and a willingness to endure punishing hard work took her to the elite ranks by the time she was eleven years old. Jennifer traveled the country and the world competing for the U.S. National team, but the higher she set her sights—the world championships, the 1988 Olympics—the more she began to ignore her physical and mental well-being. Jennifer suffered devastating injuries, developed an eating disorder, and lived far from family and friends, all for the sake of winning. When her parents and coaches lost sight of her best interests, Jennifer had no choice but to redefine her path into adulthood. She had to save herself. Chalked Up delivers an unforgettable coming-of-age story that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt not good enough and has finally come to accept who they were meant to be.

Female Olympian and Paralympian Events

Author: Linda K. Fuller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319767925
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Female Olympian and Paralympian Events is a groundbreaking book that examines women’s sports in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which have long been underappreciated and under-analyzed. The book begins with a brief background on women’s participation in the Olympic Games and their role relative to the International Olympic Committee, then introduces the underlying Gendered Critical Discourse Analysis theory used throughout the book’s analysis before delving into a literature review of female Olympians and Paralympians’ events. It includes a listing of noteworthy “firsts” in the field, followed by individual discussions of twenty-eight Summer and seven Winter events, analyzed according to their historical, rhetorical, and popular cultural representations. Women’s unique role(s) in the various events are discussed, particular athletes and Paralympic events are highlighted, and original tables are also included. At the end of each section, affiliated organizations and resources are included in this invaluable referential volume.

Playing Scared

Author: Sara Solovitch
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408854562
Format: PDF
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Stage fright is one of the human psyche's deepest fears. Over half of British adults name public speaking as their greatest fear, even greater than heights and snakes. Laurence Olivier learned to adapt to it, as have actors Salma Hayek and Hugh Grant. Musicians such as Paul McCartney and Adele have battled it and learned to cope. Playing Scared is Sara Solovitch's journey into the myriad causes of stage fright and the equally diverse ways we can overcome it. As a young child, Sara studied piano and fell in love with music. As a teen, she played Bach and Mozart at her hometown's annual music festival, but was overwhelmed by stage fright, which led her to give up aspirations of becoming a professional pianist. In her late fifties, Sara gave herself a one-year deadline to tame performance anxiety and play before an audience. She resumed music lessons, while exploring meditation, exposure therapy, cognitive therapy, biofeedback and beta blockers, among many other remedies. She practiced performing in airports, hospitals and retirement homes. Finally, the day before her sixtieth birthday, she gave a formal recital for an audience of fifty. Using her own journey as inspiration, Sara has written a thoughtful and insightful cultural history of performance anxiety and a tribute to pursuing personal growth at any age.

Best Practice for Youth Sport

Author: Robin S. Vealey
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492585467
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Although the physical and psychological benefits of youth participating in sport are evident, the increasing professionalization and specialization of youth sport, primarily by coaches and parents, are changing the culture of youth sport and causing it to erode the ideal mantra: “It’s all about the kids.” In Best Practice for Youth Sport, readers will gain an appreciation of an array of issues regarding youth sport. This research-based text is presented in a practical manner, with examples from current events that foster readers’ interest and class discussion. The content is based on the principle of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), which can be defined as engaging in decisions, behaviors, and policies that meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of children and youth based on their ages and maturational levels. This groundbreaking resource covers a breadth of topics, including bone development, burnout, gender and racial stereotypes, injuries, motor behavior, and parental pressures. Written by Robin S. Vealey and Melissa A. Chase, the 16 chapters of Best Practice for Youth Sport are divided into four parts. Part I, Youth Sport Basics, provides readers with the fundamental knowledge and background related to the history, evolution, and organization of youth sport. Part II, Maturation and Readiness for Youth Sport Participants, is the core of understanding how and why youth sport is different from adult sport. This part details why it is important to know when youth are ready to learn and compete. Part III, Intensity of Participation in Youth Sport, examines the appropriateness of physical and psychological intensity at various developmental stages and the potential ramifications of overtraining, overspecialization, overstress, and overuse. The text concludes with part IV, Social Considerations in Youth Sport, which examines how youth sport coaches and parents can help create a supportive social environment so that children can maximize the enjoyment and benefits from youth sport. In addition to 14 appendixes, activities, glossaries, study questions, and other resources that appear in Best Practice for Youth Sport, the textbook is enhanced with instructor ancillaries: a test package, image bank, and instructor guide that features a syllabus, additional study questions and learning activities, tips on teaching difficult concepts, and additional readings and resources. These specialized resources ensure that instructors will be ready for each class session with engaging materials. Ancillaries are free to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/BestPracticeForYouthSport. Best Practice for Youth Sport provides readers with knowledge of sport science concerning youth sport and engages them through the use of anecdotes, activities, case studies, and practical strategies. Armed with the knowledge from this text, students, coaches, parents, administrators, and others will be able to become active agents of social change in structuring and enhancing youth sport programs to meet the unique developmental needs of children, making the programs athlete centered rather than adult centered so that they truly are all about the kids.

Louis

Author: Louis Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409145573
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In 2008, Louis Smith was the first Briton in over 100 years to win an Olympic medal in individual gymnastics. In 2012 he followed up that triumph with two more. Since then, Louis has been crowned the winner of STRICTLY COME DANCING with his partner Flavia and he is now setting his sights on designing his own clothing range. Now you can follow him backstage to see what it is like to be one of the UK's hottest new stars. Louis was brought up by his mum in Peterborough and ever since he could walk he wanted to run. He was diagnosed with ADHD and needed a positive outlet for his energy so on his fourth birthday he began gymnastics classes. His strength, flexibility and talent were spotted almost immediately and so began the early starts, the late finishes and the weekends spent in the gym. Louis won his first medal at 14 and all the hard work and financial sacrifice were put into perspective. Louis wanted to win and represent his country at the Olympics. From that point, there was no looking back. Here, in his own official book, Louis tells the story of his amazing journey in full. Beautifully designed and jam packed full of exclusive unseen photos of Louis on and off the gymnastics and dance floors, plus private captured moments, the incredible story of Louis's rise to fame is a must-have for any true fan and the perfect gift for Christmas.

Good Stock

Author: Sanford D'Amato
Publisher: Agate Publishing
ISBN: 157284728X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Good Stock is the story of Sanford "Sandy" D'Amato's journey from young Italian kid who loved to cook to unknown culinary student with a passion for classical French cuisine to one of the most respected chefs and restaurateurs in the country. Featuring more than 80 recipes and full-color photography throughout, Good Stock weaves together memoir and cookbook in an beautiful and engaging package. Sanford, the restaurant D'Amato opened in 1989 and sold to his longtime chef de cuisine in December 2012, has been one of the highest-rated restaurants in America over the past 20 years, earning accolades from Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Esquire, Wine Spectator, Zagat Guide, and the James Beard Foundation. D'Amato has cooked for the Dalai Lama and the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and was one of 12 chefs chosen by Julia Child herself to cook for her 80th birthday celebration. The story of Sanford and Sandy D'Amato is in part the story of America's embrace of fine dining and its acceptance of chefs as master craftsmen. Over the past quarter century, America has seen a rise in the prominence of "celebrity chefs," to the extent that it's difficult to remember a time when becoming a chef was considered a backup plan more than a craft. That transformation began in the 1970s, right around when Sanford D'Amato was studying at the fabled Culinary Institute of America. This was a time when American cooks were by and large being frozen out by French chefs who didn't believe the Americans had what it took to create great cuisine. D'Amato, through persistence, skill, and the help of his mentor, Chef Peter Von Erp, became the first American cook at Le Veau d'Or and worked under Chef Roland Chenus through the groundbreaking opening of Le Chantilly. Soon the heyday of classic French cuisine began to waned, as rising chefs like D'Amato began leading the spread "New American" dining. To D'Amato, though, the Midwest always signified home. His culinary inventiveness was inspired in part by his childhood home, located above his grandparents' grocery store on the lower east side of Milwaukee. It was a small apartment constantly filled with the sights of carefully prepared delicacies, the smells of rich foods on the simmer, and the many tastes of generations-old Italian recipes. Drawing on this influence, as well as his rigorous training in classic French technique, D'Amato eventually opened Sanford in the same space his grandparents' grocery store occupied. In telling his story, D'Amato studs his narrative with 80 of his favorite recipes. The book features both personal photos from his background and career as well as beautiful images of finished recipes. Readers of Good Stock will come to believe, as D'Amato does, that to create great food, it doesn't matter if you're preparing a grilled hot dog or pan-roasted monkfish-- what matters is that you treat all dishes with equal love, soul, and respect, and try to elevate each dish to its ultimate level of flavor. Good Stock combines Midwestern charm with international appeal as the perfect book for aspiring chefs, culinary students, and foodies everywhere.

Der Pilates Arm Chair

Author: Reiner Grootenhuis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535217255
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Der Pilates Arm Chair ist ein seltenes Pilates-Ger�t und bisher nur in wenigen, besonders gut ausgestatteten Pilates-Studios anzutreffen. Damit ist auch das Wissen um dieses Pilates Ger�t noch sehr gering. Mit diesem Trainingsmanual legt Reiner Grootenhuis das erste weltweit �ffentlich verf�gbare Nachschlagewerk f�r den Pilates Arm Chair vor.Dieses Buch richtet sich an Pilates Trainer und Trainierende gleicherma�en, die sich bereits seit einiger Zeit mit der Pilates-Methode besch�ftigen und sich mit dem Arm Chair vertraut machen m�chten.Das Manual umfasst 42 Arm Chair �bungen. Jede �bung wird auf einer eigenen Seite genau beschrieben und mit gro�en, professionell fotografierten Abbildungen jeweils in 3 Schritten sehr gut nachvollziehbar veranschaulicht. Somit kann das Manual sowohl zum erstmaligen Erlernen als auch zum Vertiefen und im t�glichen Gebrauch als Nachschlagewerk immer wieder verwendet werden.Der Pilates Arm Chair ist besonders f�r die Behandlung von Schulter- und Nackenproblemen geeignet, da hier eine Vielzahl von �bungen angeboten werden. Er eignet sich auch sehr gut f�r das Training mit Personen mit schw�cherer Arm-, Schulter- und Brustmuskulatur und �ltere Personen.Nahezu alle �bungen lassen sich auch mit Hilfe einer Box auf dem Cadillac bzw. Tower oder noch einfacher mit einem Stuhl und einem Thera-Band (r) aus�ben. Hiermit ist dieses Manual auch f�r diese Ger�te flexibel einsetzbar.

Body Mind Mastery

Author: Dan Millman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577310942
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explains how to turn the athletic training process into a path for personal growth and spiritual discovery

Wegweiser und Grenzg nger

Author: Hans Otto Horch
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3205201035
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mit über hundert Publikationen zur deutsch-jüdischen Literatur und Kultur prägte Mark Gelber wie kaum ein Zweiter die deutsch-jüdischen Studien. In seinen Arbeiten verbindet er Germanistik, Geistesgeschichte und Jüdische Studien auf das fruchtbarste miteinander. Er hat Perspektiven der Gender Studies, der Migrationsforschung oder der Postcolonial Studies in seine Arbeit integriert und so einen bedeutenden Beitrag zur inhaltlichen und methodischen Weiterentwicklung dieses Forschungsfeldes geleistet. Die in der Festschrift versammelten Studien zur deutsch-jüdischen Kultur- und Literaturgeschichte, zur jüdischen Geschichte und zur Geschichte des Zionismus sowie zur vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft folgen diesem interdisziplinären und methodisch innovativen Ansatz und sind nicht nur ein Hommage an das Werk und die Person Mark Gelbers, sondern bieten auch selbst neue Perspektiven auf die deutsch-jüdische Geschichte und Kultur.