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Simon Marshall Phd, Lesley Paterson, “The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion”
On Rope by Allen Padgett, Bruce Smith
Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide Book by Craig Luebben
The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and Strife on the World’s Highest Mountain by Mark Horrell
Joseph A. Reaves, “Taking in a Game: A History of Baseball in Asia”

Simon Marshall Phd, Lesley Paterson, “The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion”

2017 | ISBN-10: 1937715736 | 240 pages | EPUB | 36 MB
The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races.
You don’t have one brain–you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that’s when bad things happen; you get crazy nervous before a race, you choke under pressure, you quit when the going gets tough, you make dumb mistakes, you worry about how you look.
What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don’t want? What if you could feel confident, suffer like a hero, and handle any stress? You can.
The Brave Athlete from Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson will help you take control of your brain so you can train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport. Dr. Marshall is a sport psychology expert who trains the brains of elite professional athletes. Paterson is a three-time world champion triathlete and coach. Together, they offer this innovative, brain training guide that is the first to draw from both clinical science and real-world experience with athletes.
That means you won’t find outdated “positive self-talk” or visualization gimmicks here. No, the set of cutting-edge mental skills revealed in The Brave Athlete actually work because they challenge the source of the thoughts and feelings you don’t want. The Brave Athlete is packed with practical, evidence-based solutions to the most common mental challenges athletes face. Which of these sound like you?
– Why do I have thoughts and feelings I don’t want?
– I wish I felt more like an athlete.
– I don’t think I can.
– I don’t achieve my goals.
– Other athletes seem tougher, happier, and more badass than me.
– I feel fat.
– I don’t cope well with injury.
– People are worried about how much I exercise.
– I don’t like leaving my comfort zone.
– When the going gets tough, the tough leave me behind.
– I need to harden the f*ck up.
– I keep screwing up.
– I don’t handle pressure well.
With The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion, you can solve these problems to become mentally strong and make your brain your most powerful asset.

On Rope by Allen Padgett, Bruce Smith

Language: English | 1987 | ISBN: 0961509325 | 342 pages | PDF | 96,7 MB
From dust jacket notes: “If you need to go up and down fixed ropes, this is the book you’ve been waiting for. On Rope is already being hailed as the bible of vertical or single rope techniques (SRT). Its 300 plus pages contain the most definitive text on rope techniques yet published, supported by over 425 detailed drawings, eight comprehensive comparison charts, three how-to workshops, and an extensive glossary….On Rope is sponsored by the Vertical Section of the National Speleological Society – the group whose members have pioneered the development of new rope techniques for nearly 30 years. It is the creation of two active members of the Vertical Section whose wide ranging experiences include vertical cave exploration and search and rescue on a national level. On Rope covers everything you need to know from ropes, knots, and harnesses, to ascending, descending, and belaying – plus a detailed program for training and practicing ropework. On Rope is equally valuable for beginning and advanced users of vertical rope techniques….”

Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide Book by Craig Luebben

Language: English | 2007 | ISBN: 1594850062 | 355 pages | PDF (conv.) | 29,3 MB
This entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series, for intermediate-to-advanced climbers, presents modern anchoring ideas and techniques for top-roping, rappelling, sport climbing, traditional rock climbing, and mountaineering-all in one comprehensive guide. Luebben covers the finer points of all types of commonly used anchors: removable anchors including hexes, wired nuts, tri-cams, expanding wedges, expandable tubes, and cams; natural anchors such as trees and boulders; and fixed anchors like bolts and pitons. Photos show a variety of gear placements, accompanied by discussion of the pros and cons of each.
The author Craig Luebben has undergone internationally recognized training and certification exams in the highest levels of professional guiding. Although the content of this book does not officially represent American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) guiding techniques, the AMGA does endorse the author, who is a certified guide, and the content of this book which provides the most current techniques used in the craft of technical mountaineering.

The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and Strife on the World’s Highest Mountain by Mark Horrell

English | November 24th, 2016 | ASIN: B01LWS5KSN, ISBN: 0993413064 | 149 pages | EPUB | 0.96 MB
In April 2014 Mark Horrell went on a mountaineering expedition to Nepal, hoping to climb Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, which shares a base camp and climbing route with Mount Everest.
He dreamed of following in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, by climbing through the infamous ice maze of the Khumbu Icefall, and he yearned to sleep in the grand amphitheatre of Everest Base Camp, surrounded by towering peaks.He was also intrigued by the media publicity surrounding commercial expeditions to Everest. He wanted to discover for himself whether it had become the circus that everybody described.
But when a devastating avalanche swept across the Khumbu Icefall, he got more than he bargained for. Suddenly he found himself witnessing the greatest natural disaster Everest had ever seen.
And that was just the start. Everest Sherpas came out in protest, issuing a list of demands to the Government of Nepal. What happened next left his team confused, bewildered and fearing for their safety.

Joseph A. Reaves, “Taking in a Game: A History of Baseball in Asia”

2004 | ISBN-10: 0803290012, 0803239432 | 220 pages | PDF | 119 MB
In Taking in a Game, Joseph A. Reaves examines the development of baseball in Korea, the Philippines, Mainland China, and Taiwan, as well as the more widely known story of baseball in Japan. In this entertaining and informed account, Reaves covers everything from baseball in Qing Dynasty China in the nineteenth century to the 2000 Sydney Olympics bronze-medal match between Japan and Korea. Reaves guides the reader through a history of Asian baseball, the cultures that surround it, and the future of what has become a great Asian game.

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