The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. When their ship was finally crushed between two ice floes, they attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.
Tells the story of the shipwreck of the Endurance in a sea of ice en route to Antarctica, and the amazing survival of all 28 members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.
In Supplements for Endurance Athletes, you can cut through all the hype and find the information you need on 20 top supplements. Find out which supplements to use--and which to avoid--to maximize your advantage. You'll learn what the supplements are, how they work, how to use them, and the precautions necessary for safe and healthy use. Some of the supplements detailed include -branched-chain amino acids, -coenzyme Q10, -carnitine, -glycerol, -glutamine, -caffeine and ephedrine, -ginseng, and -sodium citrate.Whether you're a runner, cyclist, or triathlete, let Supplements for Endurance Athletes cut through all the hype and help you find the performance edge you're looking for.
SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes provides the tools to create training programs and workouts that will pay off in competition. Endurance athletes, coaches, and multisport fitness buffs will learn how to design, schedule, execute, and monitor training programs for top results. Rob Sleamaker joins with Ray Browning, seven-time Ironman Triathlon winner, to produce a much improved version of the highly popular earlier edition. You'll learn to: - set up and manage your personalized training schedule; - use the S-E-R-I-O-U-S system of training--Speed, Endurance, Race-pace, Intervals, Overdistance, Up-hill Intervals, Strength; - add variety to your workouts; - develop a winning nutritional program; - prepare mentally for races; and - stay motivated to train and win. The authors share their expertise in a fun and informative way, drawing from their own experiences as champions. Plus, the book features the latest training advice for running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, rowing, cross-country skiing, cross training, duathlons, and triathlons. SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes is your guide to high-level fitness and performance.
Endurance in Sport is a comprehensive and authoritative work on all aspects of this major component of sports science. The book also embraces medical and sport-specific issues of particular relevance to those interested in endurance performance. The scientific basis and mechanisms of endurance - physiological, psychological, genetic and environmental - are all considered in depth. Measurement of endurance is extensively reviewed as is preparation and training for physical activities requiring endurance.
Increasing numbers of people of all ages are taking up sports and physical activity in order to counter the negative effects of modern civilization. A popular form is endurance training. This text focuses on endurance training offering advice on how to avoid injury.
Table of Contents Getting Started Chapter # 1: What is Endurance? Chapter # 2: Requirements Chapter # 3: Maximal Oxygen Uptake Chapter # 4: Economy of Motion Lactate Threshold Training Chapter # 1: Introduction Chapter # 2: Practical Approach Chapter # 3: To Sum it Up Nutrition Fat: Carbohydrates: Proteins: Conclusion References Author Bio Publisher What is Endurance? Endurance is personal to everyone; it’s what we use to bring out our top athletic potential. Still, there are multitudes of versions to the definition of endurance. Some define it as running a 10K race while some define it as riding a bike for a century. Individuals strive to show their level of endurance by competing in worldwide events like racing in the Olympics, riding a bike in the Tour de France, or going 8 hours in the lava bath in Hawaii. They do all this to show their superb mental and physical control. Endurance provides us with the physical, mental, and chemical tools required to enable the body to maintain a constant speed over long distances. It is an expression of the aerobic system of the body. This book will base its knowledge upon the fact that aerobic muscle fibers burn fat for energy, which powers all the nerves and blood vessels associated with the particular muscle to come into action. Thus, training the aerobic system can, in effect, increase a person’s endurance allowing him/her to cover 5 miles in 40 minutes, when previously it took 45 minutes, at an average heart rate of 150. This particular feature of endurance is known as aerobic speed. While endurance increases our potential output, it does so without harming the body. It is one’s ability to improve his/her athleticism without sacrificing his health at the same time. If you look closely, you will notice that consciously or not, you spend most of your life increasing your endurance and longevity at something; whether it’s sports, puzzles, or everyday chores. This book will focus on improving your physical performance by training for endurance.
The definitive collection of photographs from the Shackleton expedition includes never-before-published images from the remarkable 1914 expedition to Antarctica.
Endurance sports are an increasingly popular way of keeping fit. However, overtraining can often cause physical symptoms of overloading. This volume shows readers how to optimize their performance without experiencing these types of problems. Supplementary Training features targeted programmes composed of stretching, strengthening, co-ordination and relaxation exercises. It also presents the typical symptoms of injuries caused by cycling, swimming, and running, along with extensively illustrated exercises to counteract them. This will become an essential reference for all endurance athletes - from first time triathletes to seasoned pro's.