The Hero Workouts

Author: Carter Henry
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 9781578266593
Release Date: 2017-07-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

Tactical Cross Training Wod Bible

Author: P. Selter
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1502759632
Release Date: 2014-10-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

Regardless of your gender, age or current fitness level you're about to discover a variety of hardcore functional fitness based workouts to build a fortress of a physique that will stand the test of time If you want the body of a Spartan Warrior you have to train like one! These workouts are the key Here is A Preview Of What the Tactical Cross Training WOD Bible contains: A comprehensive list of the health benefits of Cross Training The importance of Tactical Training explained In depth terminology to help you understand the abbreviations and lingo used in Cross Training How to scale the workouts to your current level or needs 150 Tactical Cross Training WODs (workouts) And Much More!

365 WODs

Author: Blair Morrison
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 9781627881814
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

Challenge your body with the ultimate resource of daily workouts. Fast-paced exercise programs based on high intensity interval training are sweeping the nation. Their recipe for success is the WOD, or workout of the day. Planks, squats, crunches, pushups are all great, but changing up a routine can be challenging, and it can be difficult to find a resource for so many different workouts. Until now. 365 WODs features a new workout for each day of the year. With endless variety, you'll never become bored with your fitness routine. You'll find: - Instructions and step-by-step photos for 40 fundamental movements, allowing you to perfect your technique and avoid injury - A choice between beginner, intermediate, and advanced difficulty levels for each WOD - A glossary so you can make sense of common terminology and acronyms - Workouts for the gym, at home, and on the road The ultimate resource of exercises, 365 WODs will help you push your limits all year long. "Blair is among the best athletes, teachers, and coaches in our industry." - Ben Alderman, owner CrossFit Iron Mile - www.crossfitironmile.com

Unlikely Warriors

Author: Lonnie M. Long Gary B. Blackburn
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475990577
Release Date: 2013-05
Genre: History

Traces the activities of the Army Security Agency and its members during the Vietnam war.

Warrior Workouts Volume 3

Author: Stewart Smith
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 9781578267651
Release Date: 2018-08-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

Get fit now with these awesome collections of workouts designed by a Navy SEAL for maximum fitness, strength, endurance and total conditioning. "Pain is weakness leaving the body" say the Navy SEALs and Warrior Workouts, Volume 3 will not disappoint. Developed and tested by best-selling fitness author and expert Stewart Smith, the workouts in Warrior Workouts, Volume 3 will challenge you like no other exercise program available. Whether you are an everyday athlete or aspire to greatness, Warrior Workouts, Volume 3 will leave no man standing! Drawn from essential training and workout plans used for police officers, military spec ops, and firefighters to keep them optimally fit, the book offers more workout collections for result-driven fitness. If the only easy workout was yesterday's then this collection delivers.

Civilian Warriors

Author: Erik Prince
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698154001
Release Date: 2013-11-18
Genre: History

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.

Fallen Heroes

Author: Dafydd ab Hugh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671041144
Release Date: 1999-07-14
Genre: Fiction

Fallen Heroes When a troop of alien warriors demands the return of an imprisoned comrade -- a prisoner no one on Deep Space Nine™ knows anything about -- Commander Benjamin Sisko has a deadly fight on his hands. Under sudden attack from the heavily armed warriors, Sisko and his crew struggle desperately to repel the invaders and save the lives of everyone on board. Meanwhile, a strange device from the Gamma Quadrant has shifted Ferengi barkeeper Quark and Security Chief Odo three days into the future to a silent Deep Space Nine. To save the station they must discover what caused the invasion to take place -- and find a pathway back through time itself.

Warrior Workouts Volume 1

Author: Stewart Smith
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 9781578267118
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

The absolute best in result-driven fitness regimens, drawn from the same essential training and workout plans used for police officers, military, and firefighters to keep them fit and in optimum physical condition. Get fit now with these awesome collections of workouts designed by a Navy SEAL for maximum fitness. Developed and tested by best-selling fitness author and expert Stewart Smith, these workouts will challenge you like no other exercise program available. Whether you are an everyday athlete or aspire to greatness, Warrior Workouts will leave no man--or woman--standing! Warrior Workouts features challenging workouts, including: Spartan Run/PT: A brutal run to push your limits! Spec Ops Leg Day: Leg day will never be the same! Devil’s Mile: Take on the devil with this crazy workout! Blue Falcon Workout: Go head-to-head with a friend and see who wins! The Upper Body Round Robin: Your favorite workouts—remixed! Hellacious 100s: 10 workouts, 1000 reps, ZERO breaks! Sandbaby 500 with Kettlebell and TRX: Put your whole body to the test with this unforgettably tough workout! • CLEAR, PROVEN RESULTS FROM LEGENDARY FITNESS EXPERT. Combining comprehensive exercise information with instructional photos and diagrams, Warrior Workouts takes all of former Navy SEAL Stew Smith's teaching experience and puts it in your hands. • ONLINE SUPPORT THROUGH GETFITNOW PLATFORM. Comprehensive online support via social media, community forums, and website featuring additional content such as exclusive exercise videos, nutritional tips, live updates from authors, and more. • REACH YOUR ABSOLUTE PHYSICAL PEAK. Designed to push the human body to the brink, Warrior Workouts challenges you to dig deep and find strength you never knew you had. • COMPLETE FITNESS PLAN FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS. Warrior Workouts contains a comprehensive workout schedule designed to drive you beyond the limits of your strength, speed and endurance to achieve never-before-seen results.

Soldier Dogs

Author: Maria Goodavage
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101577103
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Pets

A leading reporter offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them. People all over the world have been riveted by the story of Cairo, the Belgian Malinois who was a part of the Navy SEAL team that led the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. A dog's natural intelligence, physical abilities, and pure loyalty contribute more to our military efforts than ever before. You don't have to be a dog lover to be fascinated by the idea that a dog-the cousin of that furry guy begging for scraps under your table-could be one of the heroes who helped execute the most vital and high-tech military mission of the new millennium. Now Maria Goodavage, editor and featured writer for one of the world's most widely read dog blogs, tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers. Beyond tales of training, operations, retirement, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, Goodavage talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust, no matter how deadly the IEDs they are sniffing, nor how far they must parachute or rappel from aircraft into enemy territory. "Military working dogs live for love and praise from their handlers," says Ron Aiello, president of the United States War Dogs Association and a former marine scout dog handler. "The work is all a big game, and then they get that pet, that praise. They would do anything for their handler." This is an unprecedented window into the world of these adventurous, loving warriors.

Once a Warrior

Author: Karyn Monk
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553903287
Release Date: 2006-06-13
Genre: Fiction

Her stories are tender and sensual, humorous and deeply involving. Now Karyn Monk offers her most enthralling romance ever: a tale of a shattered hero fighting for redemption--and fighting for love... Ariella MacKendrick knew her people had only one hope for survival: she must find the mighty warrior known as the Black Wolf and bring him home to defend her clan. But when Ariella finally tracks him down, Malcolm MacFane is nothing like the hero she dreamed he would be. The fearless laird who once led a thousand men is a drunken shell of his former self, scarred inside and out, with no army in sight. Yet Ariella has no choice but to put her trust in MacFane. And soon something begins to stir in the fallen legend. A fire still rages in his warrior heart--a passion that could lead them into battle...a desire, barely leashed, that could brand a Highland beauty's soul. From the Paperback edition.

Among Heroes

Author: Brandon Webb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451475633
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Afghan War, 2001-

As a Navy SEAL, Brandon Webb rose to the top of the world's most elite sniper corps. Along the way, Webb served beside, trained and supported men he came to know not just as fellow warriors, but as friends and, eventually, as heroes. This is his personal account of eight extraordinary SEALs, who gave all for comrades and country. These are men who left behind powerfully instructive examples of what it means to be alive - and what it truly means to be a hero.

Navy SEAL Dogs

Author: Mike Ritland
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466840232
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

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.

Bodyweight Cross Training Wod Bible

Author: P. Selter
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1499315325
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Genre: Health & Fitness

BONUS – exclusive content upon redemption. Regardless of your gender, age or current fitness level you're about to learn how to build a fit and healthy body without any expensive gym memberships or overhyped workout equipment No gym? No equipment? No worries! Here is A Preview Of What the Bodyweight Cross Training WOD Bible contains:A comprehensive list of the health benefits of Cross Training In depth terminology to help you understand the abbreviations and lingo used in Cross Training An explanation of what bodyweight training actually is Benefits of bodyweight training revealed ***must read!*** The essential principles of bodyweight training Bodyweight exercises explained (including photos!) 220 Cross Training bodyweight workouts And Much More!

Fallen Angels

Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Zola Books
ISBN: 9781939126122
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Fiction

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a young adult novel about seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for the Army when unable to afford college and is sent to fight in the Vietnam War. Perry and his platoon—Peewee, Lobel, Johnson, and Brunner—come face-to-face with the Vietcong, the harsh realities of war, and some dark truths about themselves. A thoughtful young man with a gift for writing and love of basketball, Perry learns to navigate among fellow soldiers under tremendous stress and struggles with his own fear as he sees things he’ll never forget: the filling of body bags, the deaths of civilians and soldier friends, the effects of claymore mines, the fires of Napalm, and jungle diseases like Nam Rot. Available as an e-book for the first time on the 25th anniversary of its publication, Fallen Angels has been called one of the best Vietnam War books ever and one of the great coming-of-age Vietnam War stories. Filled with unforgettable characters, not least Peewee Gates of Chicago who copes with war by relying on wisecracks and dark humor, Fallen Angels “reaches deep into the minds of soldiers” and makes “readers feel they are there, deep in the heart of war.” Fallen Angels has won numerous awards and honors, including the Coretta Scott King Award, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Booklist Editors Choice, and a School Library Journal Best Book. Fallen Angels was #16 on the American Library Association’s list of the most frequently challenged books of 1990–2000 for its realistic depiction of war and those who fight in wars.

Level Zero Heroes

Author: Michael Golembesky
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250030412
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: History

A New York Times Best seller! In Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban's grip on the Valley. What started out as a routine mission changed when two 82nd Airborne Paratroopers tragically drowned in the Bala Murghab River while trying to retrieve vital supplies from an air drop that had gone terribly wrong. In this one moment, the focus and purpose of the friendly forces at Forward Operating Base Todd, where Team 8222 was assigned, was forever altered as a massive clearing operation was initiated to break the Taliban's stranglehold on the valley and recover the bodies. From close-quarters firefights in Afghan villages to capturing key-terrain from the Taliban in the unforgiving Afghan winter, this intense and personal story depicts the brave actions and sacrifices of MSOT 8222. Readers will understand the hopelessness of being pinned down under a hail of enemy gunfire and the quake of the earth as a 2000 lb. guided bomb levels a fortified Taliban fighting position. A powerful and moving story of Marine Operators doing what they do best, Level Zero Heroes brings to life the mission of these selected few that fought side-by-side in Afghanistan, in a narrative as action-packed and emotional as anything to emerge from the Special Operations community contribution to the Afghan War.