The Hero Workouts

The Hero Workouts Author Carter Henry
ISBN-10 9781578266593
Year 2017-07-18
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hatherleigh Press
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The Hero Workouts presents a collection of exercise routines honoring the valiant men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. Each workout is dedicated to a fallen hero and includes the true account of their life and service. Bell, Gallant, Pike, Legion 8, Jenny. These are the names of workouts created as a tribute to men and women who lost their lives in service to their country. A new book, The Hero Workouts presents a definitive collection these honorific workouts dedicated to their memory. The Hero Workouts features over 100 workouts each named for a fallen hero and includes the story of their personal lives and battle action. The story behind the Hero Workouts is one that needs to be told. Each workout is named after a fallen soldier or group of soldiers. Just among the selection include Bell, Gallant, Pike, Legion 8, Full Maltz, Griff, Bull, Willy, Joshie, Gator, The Don, Operation Red Wings, Murph, JT, Luce, 31Heroes, Faas Fit, Big Andy, The Jonas Project Memorial WOD, Indian 617, JAG 28, Rocket, Jenny, War Frank, Badger... and more than 100 are featured in The Hero Workouts. Started in the Crossfit community, the Hero Workouts are rooted in honor. By participating in these workouts, one gains the opportunity to revere an individual who has made the ultimate sacrifice. Taking the time to remember these men and women or to learn who they were can be part of a healing process, either on a personal level or in response to a collective loss we all feel. The stories behind the workouts are emotional and moving... stories of courage, family, loss, and grief collected and expressed by researcher and writer Carter Henry, herself an active duty sailor in the United States Navy. Carter Henry has agreed to donate 100% of her earnings from the sale of The Hero Workouts to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). SOWF provides college scholarships for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces, family & educational counseling, and financial grants to severely-wounded Special Operations Forces service members. The Hero Workouts is an exceptional publication, unique and inspirational, one every American should read and reflect upon.

The Hero Workouts

The Hero Workouts Author Cameron Kovarek
ISBN-10 1578266580
Year 2017-01-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Hatherleigh Press
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"The Hero Workouts is a compendium of exercise routines inspired by CrossFit's Workout of the Day (WOD). Each workout is paired with a true story of an individual fallen serviceman or woman. The book honours these heroes."

365 WODs

365 WODs Author Blair Morrison
ISBN-10 9781592336371
Year 2015-06-15
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Fair Winds Press (MA)
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Burpees, Deadlifts, Snatches, Squats, Box Jumps, Kettlebell Swings, Double Unders, Lunges, Push Ups, Pull Ups, and More! 365 WODs features a new workout for each day of the year that's perfect for any CrossFit lover.

Spartan Warrior Workout

Spartan Warrior Workout Author Dave Randolph
ISBN-10 9781569757918
Year 2010
Pages 158
Language en
Publisher Ulysses Press
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DO YOU HAVE THE STRENGTH--TO STOP AN ENTIRE ARMY? In just one month, the high-intensity workouts in this book can give you the jaw-dropping physique of history's greatest soldiers. Spartan Warrior Workout takes you from merely being in shape to having the strength and endurance to withstand the ultimate test. Whether you're a veteran in the weight room or a new recruit, Spartan Warrior Workout will challenge you like nothing you have ever tried before: * Arms and shoulders are sculpted with kettlebell cleans and presses * Abs are toned with windmills and planks * Back and butt are strengthened with kettlebell swings and pull-ups * Chest is chiseled with bench presses and push-ups * Legs and glutes are shaped with jumping lunges and squats More than just exercises, the book's guidelines on active rest, pre-hab and nutrition will help keep your body healthy and fueled as you push yourself to the limit and reach higher levels of fitness.

Civilian Warriors

Civilian Warriors Author Erik Prince
ISBN-10 9780698154001
Year 2013-11-18
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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No company in our time has been as mysterious or as controversial as Blackwater. Founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince in 1997, it recruited special forces veterans and others with the skills and courage to take on the riskiest security jobs in the world. As its reputation grew, government demand for its services escalated, and Blackwater's men eventually completed nearly one hundred thousand missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both the Bush and Obama administrations found the company indispensible. It sounds like a classic startup success story, except for one problem: Blackwater has been demonized around the world. From uninformed news coverage to grossly distorted fictional portrayals, Blackwater employees have been smeared as mercenaries, profiteers, jackbooted thugs, and worse. Because of the secrecy requirements of Blackwater's contracts with the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA, Prince was unable to speak out when his company's opponents spread false information. But now he's able to tell the full and often shocking story of Blackwater's rise and fall. In Civilian Warriors, Prince pulls no punches and spares no details. He explains his original goal of building an elite center for military and law enforcement training. He recounts how the company shifted gears after 9/11. He honors our troops while challenging the Pentagon's top leadership. And he reveals why highly efficient private military contractors have been essential to running our armed forces, since long before Blackwater came along. Above all, Prince debunks myths about Blackwater that spread while he was forced to remain silent-myths that tarnished the memory of men who gave their lives for their country but never got the recognition they deserved. He reveals new information about some of the biggest controversies of the War on Terror, including: • The true story of the Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad. • The actual details of Blackwater's so-called impunity in Iraq. • The events leading up to the televised deaths of Blackwater contractors in Fallujah. Prince doesn't pretend to be perfect, and he doesn't hide the sometimes painful details of his private life. But he has done a great public service by setting the record straight. His book reads like a thriller but is too improbable to be fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

Taller Slimmer Younger

Taller  Slimmer  Younger Author Lauren Roxburgh
ISBN-10 9781101886182
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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From the A-list bodyworker, trainer, and alignment expert dubbed “the body whisperer” by Goop comes Taller, Slimmer, Younger—a powerfully simple daily foam roller routine to help you sculpt longer, leaner muscles, stand an inch taller, look ten pounds slimmer, and renew your body and mind. Are you ready to roll? ALIGN YOUR BODY, ALIGN YOUR LIFE There’s a new buzzword in the fitness world: fascia. It’s the connective tissue that wraps around your muscles and organs and helps keep everything in place. But in our increasingly busy and often stressful lives, tension and toxins are often stored within our fascia, resulting in serious long-term consequences including poor posture, excess weight, acute anxiety, and chronic pain. Fitness and alignment expert Lauren Roxburgh—who has worked with such stars as Gwyneth Paltrow, Gabby Reece, Melissa Rauch, and Baron Davis—has the solution to keep your fascia supple, flexible, and strong. Using only a foam roller, you can reshape and elongate your muscles for a leaner, younger look, while also releasing tension, breaking up scar tissue, and ridding yourself of toxins. In just fifteen minutes a day, Roxburgh’s 21-day program will guide you through a simple series of unique rolling techniques that target ten primary areas of the body, including the shoulders, chest, arms, legs, hips, butt, back, and stomach. The result is a healthy, balanced, aligned body that not only looks but feels fantastic. Advance praise for Taller, Slimmer, Younger “As an athlete with a lifelong passion for fitness and wellness, I am always looking to get an edge in my body, and Lauren Roxburgh has helped me do just that. Lauren’s philosophy will rejuvenate your body and spirit, helping you look and feel lighter and brighter, reducing stress and tension, while dramatically improving your stance in your body and also in your life!”—Gabby Reece, U.S. beach volleyball champion “This book is sure to become the body bible for anyone who wants to live a healthy, fit, and balanced life.”—Melissa Rauch, actress, The Big Bang Theory and True Blood “Lauren’s method has rejuvenated my spirit, giving me more energy and strength, which has allowed me to perform better on and off the court.”—Baron Davis, two-time NBA all-star “Lauren’s method sculpts the body’s soft tissues, slimming and streamlining whatever part you work. She’s a ‘body whisperer!’”—Goop “If you’ve never tried foam rolling, I highly recommend it. [Lauren Roxburgh’s] program is designed to improve posture, release tension and stress, activate and strengthen the core, and heal from the inside out. When I was a model, I used a foam roller to lengthen my muscles. I’m so excited to get back into it once I give birth! Oh, and Goop dubbed her ‘The Body Whisperer.’ Enough said.”—MollySims.com

100 Deadly Skills

100 Deadly Skills Author Clint Emerson
ISBN-10 9781476796055
Year 2015-10-13
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From far-flung locations to our very own backyards, danger and disaster can strike at any moment, and survival comes down to preparation and knowing your enemy. Adapted by a retired Navy SEAL from the world of special operations, this manual draws on the unique skill set of a clandestine operative to radically improve your chances of coming out on top - whether you're faced with an active shooter or the zombie apocalypse. These one hundred deadly skills, which all rely on low-tech or "no-tech" tools (because complicated instructions are the last thing you need when facing imminent peril), include creating an every day carry kit; evading an ambush; escaping an automobile trunk; defeating handcuffs; making an improvised gas mask; disabling digital tracking devices; tricking facial recognition software; winning a knife fight; and surviving a grenade attack.--COVER.

Damn Few

Damn Few Author Rorke Denver
ISBN-10 9781448169962
Year 2013-04-11
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Random House
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**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** With all the SEALs' recent successes, we have been getting a level of attention we are not used to. It's been flattering but something important has been missing from the discussion. People keep describing what we do, but no one has even scratched the surface of how and why. The unique psychology behind it. Operating in the world’s most hostile environments, the Navy SEALs are highly skilled warriors, finely tuned and ready for action. Now, for the first time, Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver offers a compelling and profound insight into the extreme bravery, borderline lunacy, and touching camaraderie of this elite brotherhood. Packed with tales from the gruelling training process and real-life operations, Rorke Denver recounts his evolution from a young SEAL hopeful pushing his way through Hell Week, into a warrior engaging in dangerous stealth missions across the globe, and finally into a lieutenant commander directing the indoctrination programmes and the “Hero or Zero” missions his graduating SEALs undertake. From hunting Osama bin Laden to hostage rescues in Somalia and momentum-shifting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the SEALs hit hard and fast, moving in and out of conflict zones without leaving a trace. Through the course of Denver’s story, you’ll see what it takes to become one of them and why they are the damn few.

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes Author Christopher McDougall
ISBN-10 9781847659330
Year 2015-04-16
Pages 488
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
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When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

Warrior of the Light

Warrior of the Light Author Paulo Coelho
ISBN-10 0061828661
Year 2009-03-17
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Warrior of the Light: A Manual is an inspirational companion to The Alchemist, an international bestseller that has beguiled millions of readers around the world. Every short passage invites us to live out our dreams, to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps bring out the Warrior of the Light within each of us. He also shows readers how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one who accepts failure, and the one whose quest leads him to become the person he wants to be. Paulo Coelho is one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Now, in the long-awaited companion to his first novel, Coelho presents a collection of philosophical stories that will delight and guide seekers everywhere.

Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels Author Walter Dean Myers
ISBN-10 0590409433
Year 1988
Pages 309
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam. Reissue.

Unlikely Warriors

Unlikely Warriors Author Lonnie M. Long Gary B. Blackburn
ISBN-10 9781475990591
Year 2013-05-14
Pages 490
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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In early May 1961, a U.S. military aircraft taxied toward a well-guarded terminal building. The plane slowed to a halt; steps were maneuvered up to its side, and the door was pulled open. The tropical night air was heavy and dank, and the moon shone dimly through high thin clouds. On board the aircraft were ninety-two members of a specially selected team. The men were dressed in indistinguishable dark suits with white shirts and dark ties, and each man carried a new red U.S. diplomatic passport inside his breast pocket. The men held copies of their orders and records in identical brown Manila envelopes, and each man’s medical records were stamped “If injured or killed in combat, report as training accident in the Philippines.” In such clandestine fashion, the first fully operational U.S. military unit arrived at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam. The unit was so highly classified even its name was top-secret. It was given a codename, a cover identity to hide the true nature of its mission. The unit’s operation was housed in a heavily-guarded compound near Saigon, and within two days of its arrival, Phase I was implemented. Its operatives were intercepting Viet Cong manual Morse communications, analyzing it for the intelligence it contained and passing the information to the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group-Vietnam. The Army Security Agency was on duty.

Navy SEAL Dogs

Navy SEAL Dogs Author Mike Ritland
ISBN-10 9781466840232
Year 2013-10-29
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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Before there was Max, there was Mike. A true story much like the touching movie, Navy SEAL Dogs explores the incomparable relationship between trainer and military dog. From the author of Team Dog, Trident K9 Warriors gave readers an inside look at the Navy SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors-who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake to save lives. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and highest skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them. This special edition re-telling presents the dramatic tale of how Ritland discovered his passion and grew up to become the trainer of the nation's most elite military working dogs. Ritland was a smaller-than-average kid who was often picked-on at school-which led him to spend more time with dogs at a young age. After graduating BUD/S training-the toughest military training in the world-to become a SEAL, he was on combat deployment in Iraq when he saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling. Ritland started his own company to train and supply working and protection dogs for the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, and other clients. He also started the Warrior Dog Foundation to help retired Special Operations dogs live long and happy lives after their service. Navy SEAL Dogs is the true story of how Mike Ritland grew from a skinny, bullied child, to a member of our nation's most elite SEAL Teams, to the trainer of the world's most highly skilled K9 warriors.

Horse Soldiers

Horse Soldiers Author D. Stanton
ISBN-10 9781476780191
Year 2014-01-06
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Unlikely Warrior

Unlikely Warrior Author Georg Rauch
ISBN-10 9780374301439
Year 2015-02-24
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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As a young adult in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauch helped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Gestapo behind false walls in their top-floor apartment and arrange for their safe transport out of the country. His family was among the few who worked underground to resist Nazi rule. Then came the day he was drafted into Hitler's army and shipped out to fight on the Eastern front as part of the German infantry—in spite of his having confessed his own Jewish ancestry. Thus begins the incredible journey of a nineteen year old thrust unwillingly into an unjust war, who must use his smarts, skills, and bare-knuckled determination to stay alive in the trenches, avoid starvation and exposure during the brutal Russian winter, survive more than one Soviet labor camp, and somehow find his way back home. Unlikely Warrior is Rauch's true account of this extraordinary adventure.