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Grip Strength: No-Nonsense Methods To Forge Elite Grip & Hand Strength For Weightlifting, Martials Arts & Rock Climbing

Ready to Forge Elite Grip, Hand & Forearm Strength?If so you've found the right book to turn that dream or goal into a reality.I'm Frank Sasso, and I'm not here to brag about my own feats of strong. No, I'm here to focus on you. I'm here to explain to you everything you need to know about building up grip strength the right way, which you'll then be able to apply to your craft.Whether You're A Mixed Martial Artist, Weightlifter or Rock Climber I've Got You CoveredHere's a preview of what you can expect to find within the pages of my grip strength book...An Introduction To The Different Types Of Grip StrengthGrip Strength Anatomy - What We're Actually BuildingThe Big Benefits Of Increasing Your Grip StrengthPinch Oriented Grip TrainingHand Grippers- Great For Grip Strength Or A Gimmick?How To Build The Ultimate Pinch Grip StrengthBuilding Finger Strength The Sustainable WayPut Your Training To The Test With These Grip Strength ChallengesA TON Of Easy To Follow Grip Strength Oriented ExercisesGrip Strength Training Mistakes That 99% Of Guys MakeAnd Much, Much More!Order Your Copy Now And Get Started Building World Class Grip Strength!

SEAL Survival Guide: Active Shooter and Survival Medicine Excerpt

From Cade Courtley’s SEAL Survival Guide, an excerpt of his sections on active shooter scenarios and basic survival medicine. Think and act like a Navy SEAL, and you can survive anything. The world is a dangerous place. You can live scared—or be prepared. “We never thought it would happen to us.” It's difficult to imagine encountering an active shooter situation, but the reality is that modern life is unpredictable and dangerous. Don’t live in fear or rely on luck. Learn the SEAL mindset: Be prepared, feel confident, and know exactly how to escape a life-threatening situation such as a mass shooting. Former Navy SEAL and preeminent American survivalist Cade Courtley delivers step-by-step instructions anyone can master in the illustrated, user-friendly SEAL Survival Guide. Don’t be taken by surprise. Fight back, protect yourself, and beat the odds. Check out this excerpt and then purchase the essential manual no one in the twenty-first century should be without.

Mixed Martial Arts The Basics of Jujitsu & MMA

Jujitsu is a name used for Japanese martial arts techniques.  The meaning of this word is the “art of softness” or “way of yielding”.  Jujitsu came from Japan as a way of defeat of an opponent without using any weapons.  Since hitting the opponent didn’t do much justice, they would be attacked with pins and throws.  This worked against the attacker’s energy.There are different ways that people do jujitsu.  Some of the techniques used include, holds, throwing, trapping, biting, gouging, striking and kicking.  At one time, there were self-defense schools that taught their students how to use weapons, but that is no longer the case. Jujitsu is practiced all over the world, including being used in sport form.  It has been used in the Olympic Games competitions.       Other methods of combat with jujitsu include:Striking (kicking and punching)Throwing (body throws)Restraining (pinning, wrestling)Defense moves (evading, blocking, escaping)Sport jujitsu has many forms.  One of the most popular is judo, which has been implemented into the Olympic Games.  Mixed-style competitions are the ones that are most seen at these Games.  With these competitions, there are throws, strikes and holds in order for the competitors to get points. Kata competitions, which is where competitors use techniques of the same style and get graded for how well they perform.  You will also find freestyle games where the competitors go after each other.  The defenders are graded on how well they perform.With the jujitsu system, there is more attention paid to pinning, throwing, choking and strangling techniques.  This is different than other systems of martial arts like karate.  Even though jujitsu is originally a Japanese system, there are some jujitsu schools that use some Chinese moves.   The danger of jujitsu is that with training, some of the moves can be fatal.  Students that have jujitsu classes are usually taught in an environment that is not competitive.  Because of that, there is not a lot of risk. With jujitsu, you will find five main sectors, otherwise known as the arts of training.  The five sectors are:

Boxing, Masculinity and Identity: The 'I' of the Tiger

Boxing is infused with ideas about masculinity, power, race and social class, and as such is an ideal lens through which social scientists can examine key modern themes. In addition, its inherent contradictions of extreme violence and beauty and of discipline and excess have long been a source of inspiration for writers and film makers. Essential reading for anyone interested in the sociology of sport and cultural representations of gender, Boxing, Masculinity and Identity brings together ethnographic research with material from film, literature and journalism. Through this combination of theoretical insight and cultural awareness, Woodward explores the social constructs around boxing and our experience and understanding of central issues including:masculinitymind, body and the construction of identity spectacle and performance: tensions between the public and private person boxing on film: the role of cultural representations in building identities methodologies: issues of authenticity and ‘truth’ in social science.

Stories by Foreign Authors: Russian

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Swords in the Time of Corona

When this coronavirus, SARS-CoV-19, emerged at the beginning of 2020, I didn’t worry too much about it, because I recognised it as being outside my area of control. There was nothing for me to do, so I just ignored it. Then bit by bit things started to change—the twin threats of death by plague and economic ruin came front and center into our collective awareness.As lockdown progressed it was soon obvious that many of my students were struggling. Things they depended on for their physical, mental, and economic health were simply gone. I realised that I had to focus on my core mission, which is to help my students. Normally, that means help them with their sword problems, but the whole point of practising swordsmanship is to improve your quality of life. And not all the help they needed was directly sword related.Then I thought of the things that were working for me: the mental postures learned from swordsmanship training, that were easing my way through lockdown with minimal stress. I started blogging these ideas as they came up, between March and June 2020, and before long was getting requests from readers to create a book of them. So here it is.Guy’s Lockdown Survival Guide, or, Swords in the Time of Corona. Some of the advice here is lockdown-specific, but most of it is applicable to all sorts of crises. I hope you find it useful.

Mass: Beginner. Fired Up Body Series - Vol 9: Fired Up Body

Fired Up Body Series - Mass: Book 1 - BeginnerPaul Martin & William O'Brien have over 27 years experience in health & fitness and finally decided to open their vast array of knowledge to the public again. After many years of people asking the same questions, a collection of tried and tested exercises and methods are now available.*William O'Brien MSc, PGCert, BSc(Hons), CertNatSciBodybuilding and health & fitness expert, international author and writer of numerous articlesCompetitive bodybuilder 1993-1994Latham's West Coast Championships – Intermediates 2nd place 1993Latham's UK Championships Men's 80k – 4th place 1994

Stories by English Authors: Ireland

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