Killer Core Workout for Runners

Author: Heather Sansom
Publisher: Equifitt.com Publishing
ISBN: 0981339166
Release Date: 2015-08-05
Genre:

The first complete core exercise training plan specifically for runners. There are thousands of core exercises available out there, but without a plan they won't take you very far. Getting a stronger core needs more than random exercise-of-the-week, or a single great routine. You can't do the same routine week after week to progress. You know it doesn't work that way when you are training to run either. If you are middle-aged or have an injury to manage, doing random exercises in fits and starts can actually put you at risk for injury. Building a strong core specifically for running is done the same way you train for running: gradually, in logical progressions that build a base of stability before increasing complexity, speed or endurance. You don't just want to go faster, further or over cooler terrain. You want to move better, have healthy joints, avoid injury. This book contains a week-by-week six week progressive training plan, with new exercises introduced each week. No more need to guess how many to do, whether you are doing the exercises correctly, or when it's time to move on. No more boredom. You start seeing results quickly. This book is suitable for competitive runners, as well as amateur joggers; walkers and hikers. (Anyone propelling themselves on their own two feet, needs core strength to support joint health and movement.) Many of the exercises and progressions have been used successfully in a back injury rehab program, and with competitive and distance athletes. The workout plan wraps up with a guide to help you continue your core training so that it is fun, effective, and smart. Once you have completed this plan, you will know how to choose and combine other exercises you find, to maintain and build your core strength and running stamina 'smart'. More information about the book: http: //coreforrunners.weebly.com More information about coaching with author Heather Sansom: www.heathersansom.ca (online or distance coaching available for fitness, sport conditioning, or life coaching to reach your health and wellbeing goals)

Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks

Author: Heather Sansom
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570768309
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Regardless of discipline, level of expertise, training philosophy, body shape, or fitness level, all riders do better—in horse-related activities on the ground and in the saddle—when they take care of their bodies and maintain their fitness. While riding is a great way to enjoy an active lifestyle, on its own it is not enough to condition and tone the body to the degree we need, and then the horse must make up the fitness gap in our physical partnership. If our reflexes are slow, if our bodies fatigue, if our position collapses, if tension patterns appear, then the horse suffers repetitive asymmetrical strain or develops compensatory movement habits. It is for his good, as well as ours, that certified personal trainer and riding coach Heather Sansom has developed an utterly achievable 9-week plan to give every rider the straightness, suppleness, strength, and stamina she needs to rider her best. With hundreds of one-of-a-kind illustrations depicting accurate musculature on the rider’s body, and dozens of proven exercises organized in a progressive fitness program with easy-to-use schedule charts, Sansom’s book is the key to enjoying the ride, being fair to your horse, and getting into fabulous shape—in nine weeks!

Riding Through Thick and Thin

Author: Melinda Folse
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570766589
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Many if not most women have been locked in a battle with their bodies for as long as they can remember. And when it comes to riding horses, they drag their arsenal of self-doubt with them every time they step into the saddle. Some quit riding completely. Others ride, but are frustrated by their lack of progress as riders or what they see as poor performance. They succumb to silent self-torment as they wonder how they look, what others think, and whether they have any business on the back of a horse if their jeans feel a little too tight. Regardless of seat size, riding discipline, or the degree — or even truth — of the body issues with which they struggle, the scars on female self-image in our society run deep and wide. So with the humor and big-sisterly swagger that readers and reviewers have come to love, Melinda Folse, author of bestseller The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife Horses, has decided to step in with a delightful, insightful, fulfilling new book. Riding Through Thick and Thin delves to the bottom of the issues that have long held women hostage, bringing together experts, research, resources, and stories to encourage, inspire, and empower. Readers will find some answers that may surprise them: Believe it or not, this is not about losing weight or getting fit (although if that’s a point of interest, there’s a section packed with helpful tools and ideas). This book is more about what’s going on in every woman’s mind — and it taps new findings in neuroscience to reveal that permanent change to deeply ingrained body image issues is not only possible, but it may be much easier than we think.

Freedom All The Way Up

Author: Christian J. Barrigar
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 9781460293843
Release Date: 2017-05-19
Genre: Philosophy

Freedom All The Way Up proposes four intertwined elements that make up the meaning of life—self-worth, purpose, identity, and hope. Materialism (atheism) claim the universe has no meaning, so there is no larger purposeful story into which we can place ourselves—we are left on our own to construct meaning for our lives. Barrigar argues, though, that the universe possess God’s meaning and purpose—to provide the space and conditions by which to bring about the existence of agape-capable beings in agape-loving relationships with God and with others. In effect, the universe is a great ‘freedom system’ designed by God with freedom built in ‘all the way up’, from the Big Bang to the emergence of big brains and free will. Barrigar describes the emergence of this system through his novel agape/probability account of God’s design for the universe, which integrates such disciplines as quantum physics, statistical mechanics, probability theory, evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, and game theory. This system sets up the conditions for a fundamental choice between autonomous freedom, which focuses principally on self, and agapic freedom, which focuses principally on God and on others. Materialism chooses autonomous freedom, but thereby introduces nihilism into each of the elements of meaning. In turns out that nihilism is a much greater problem for Materialism than suffering is for Theism. In contrast, agapic freedom infuses self-worth, purpose, identity, and hope with God’s agape-love, dispelling Materialism’s inherent nihilism. Freedom All The Way Up provides a dramatic new proposal for God and the meaning of life in our scientific and humanist age.

Die Schrift des Todes

Author: C.J. Sansom
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104034829
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Genre: Fiction

*** Platz 1 der englischen Bestsellerlisten *** Matthew Shardlake ermittelt in seinem sechsten Fall Tudor-London, Sommer 1546: Die Ära König Heinrichs VIII neigt sich ihrem Ende zu. Unerbittlich bekämpfen sich Katholiken und Protestanten, die Jagd auf Ketzer wird immer gnadenloser. In dieser aufgeheizten Situation wird Matthew Shardlake in den Palast der Königin gerufen. Er soll ein brisantes Buch wiederfinden, das sie verfasst hat und das aus ihren Gemächern gestohlen wurde. Der Inhalt dieses Werkes könnte sie aufs Schafott bringen. Doch bevor Shardlake und sein Gehilfe Jack Barak die Suche aufnehmen, wird in London ein Drucker tot aufgefunden. Bei ihm findet sich eine Seite des Buches.

Der Pfeil der Rache

Author: C.J. Sansom
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104010755
Release Date: 2011-07-14
Genre: Fiction

Juni 1545: Michael Calfhill war Lehrer bei der Familie Hobbeys und wurde nicht müde, auf das schreiende Unrecht hinzuweisen, das den beiden Mündeln Emma und Hugh widerfuhr. Doch nun ist er tot – erhängt. Die Ermittlungen in diesem Fall führen Matthew Shardlake nach Portsmouth, wo die gesamte englische Flotte vor Anker liegt. Gefahr und Angst liegen in der Luft, denn eine Invasion der Franzosen wird befürchtet. Als Shardlake das Geheimnis der Hobbeys zu ergründen versucht, ist auch sein Leben bedroht.

The Stories of William Sansom

Author: William Sansom
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571279722
Release Date: 2011-06-16
Genre: Fiction

'William Sansom [1912-1976] was once described as London's closest equivalent to Franz Kafka. He wrote in hallucinatory detail, bringing every image into pin-sharp focus... Sansom writes of head-aching hatreds and hopeless ecstasies, of malevolent objects and wasted lives... Sansom's publisher described his work as "modern fables", but what makes them so ripe for rediscovery is their freshness and currency.' Christopher Fowler, Independent 'The worlds William Sansom surprises into life are populated with gentle stranglers and murderous lovers, with beasts that think like men and men who dream themselves into beasts. Their environs are often menacing and unfailingly strange...' Time This stunning collection, introduced by Elizabeth Bowen, offers a gleaming array of Sansom's finest fables, among them 'The Wall', 'A Contest of Ladies', 'Displaced Persons', 'Various Temptations', 'A Saving Grace', 'A Woman Seldom Found', and 'The Vertical Ladder.' ''The Vertical Ladder'... a short story about a man climbing a very high ladder and becoming more and more afraid... is a masterpiece, at once pure thought and pure action, [one] of the best short stories of the twentieth century.' B.R. Myers, Atlantic 'A Sansom story is a tour de force... Here is a writer whose faculties not only suit the short story but are suited by it - suited and, one may feel, enhanced... In the narration there must be an element of conjury, and of that William Sansom is an evident master.' Elizabeth Bowen (from her 'Introduction')

Feuer der Vergeltung

Author: C.J. Sansom
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104037059
Release Date: 2015-07-23
Genre: Fiction

England, 1540: Die Suche nach der Wunderwaffe Es ist Mai anno 1540, genau drei Jahre nach den Vorfällen im Kloster Scarnsea. Matthew Shardlake hat sich aus Cromwells Dunstkreis enttäuscht zurückgezogen, nachdem er dessen Intrigen und Machenschaften auf die Schliche gekommen war. Er lebt seitdem unbehelligt in London und soll als Rechtsanwalt eine junge Frau aus gutem Hause vertreten, der vorgeworfen wird, ihren Cousin ermordet zu haben. Die junge Frau schweigt zu alldem. Matthew ist aber von ihrer Unschuld überzeugt und versucht mit allen Mitteln, sie dem Foltertod zu entreissen. In dieser Zeit tritt auch Cromwell wieder in sein Leben: Dessen Stern ist bei Heinrich VIII. im Sinken begriffen, nachdem er diesem die deutsche Prinzession Anne von Kleve als Ehefrau vermittelt hat. Heinrich VIII. ist entsetzt über diese Wahl und hat sich schon wieder in Catherine Howard, ein Teenager und pikanterweise die Nichte des Herzogs von Norfolk, verliebt. Um sich die Gunst des Königs wieder zu sichern, braucht Cromwell etwas Spektakuläres, wobei Matthew Shardlake ihm helfen soll. In London geht das Gerücht um, dass es Leute gibt, die wissen,wie man ein griechisches Feuer entfacht - eine willkommene Waffe im heraufziehenden Krieg gegen Spanien und Frankreich. Shardlake soll die Formel besorgen - koste es, was es wolle.

Das Buch des Teufels

Author: C.J. Sansom
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104007168
Release Date: 2010-07-13
Genre: Fiction

Der Nr.1 Bestseller aus England und ›Der beste Sansom überhaupt‹ The Times Der Ostertag des Jahres 1543 wird für Anwalt Matthew Shardlake zum schlimmsten Tag in seinem Leben. Denn an diesem Morgen findet er die brutal zugerichtete Leiche seines Freundes Roger Elliard in einem Brunnen. Bald darauf wird ein neues Opfer gefunden, ebenso brutal zugerichtet, und wie Elliard liegt auch dieser Leichnam in blutrotem Wasser. Ein Glaubenseiferer, der auf diese Weise das Ende der Welt herbeiführen will? Oder einer, der vom Teufel besessen ist? Und welche Rolle spielt das Buch der Offenbarung nach Johannes mit seinen apokalyptischen Prophezeiungen? Matthew Shardlake fürchtet, dass es noch weitere Opfer geben wird.

Alles Begehren

Author: Ruth Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9783959677653
Release Date: 2018-05-02
Genre: Fiction

Die Nummer 1 aus England Jeder kennt diesen einen Moment, der die Weichen neu stellt und alles verändert. Und wenn man das Leben zurückspulen könnte wie eine VHS-Kassette, dann würde man auf diesen Moment spulen - um sich anders zu entscheiden. 1985: Callum ist ein glücklich verheirateter Familienvater. Die Studentin Kate ist bildschön und gewohnt, sich das zu nehmen, was sie braucht. Sie begegnen sich - und begehren einander mit solch einer Macht, dass es ihrer beider Leben beinahe zerstört. Aber nur beinahe. Siebzehn Jahre später treffen sie sich wieder. Das Leben hat auf den Moment der Entscheidung zurückgespult. Sie können noch einmal wählen. Doch das Leben verfolgt einen eigenen Plan. »Ruth Jones ist eine hervorragende Menschenkennerin, die weiß, warum wir die Fehler begehen, die wir begehen. Ich habe mit jedem einzelnen Charakter mitgefühlt. Man kann diesen Roman nicht aus der Hand legen.« Jojo Moyes »Ruth Jones lotet in ihrem großartigen Debüt "Alles Begehren" die Abgründe von Leidenschaft und Ehebruch aus.« Für Sie »Und wenn man das Leben zurückspulen könnte, dann würde man dorthin spulen - um sich diesmal anders zu entscheiden. Doch noch nie zuvor wurde von diesem einschneidenden, alles verändernden Augenblick so eindringlich erzählt wie in "Alles Begehren".« Leserin