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.

Spartan Warrior Workout

Author: Dave Randolph
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 9781569757918
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness

DO YOU HAVE THE STRENGTH--TO STOP AN ENTIRE ARMY? In just one month, the high-intensity workouts in this book can give you the jaw-dropping physique of history's greatest soldiers. Spartan Warrior Workout takes you from merely being in shape to having the strength and endurance to withstand the ultimate test. Whether you're a veteran in the weight room or a new recruit, Spartan Warrior Workout will challenge you like nothing you have ever tried before: * Arms and shoulders are sculpted with kettlebell cleans and presses * Abs are toned with windmills and planks * Back and butt are strengthened with kettlebell swings and pull-ups * Chest is chiseled with bench presses and push-ups * Legs and glutes are shaped with jumping lunges and squats More than just exercises, the book's guidelines on active rest, pre-hab and nutrition will help keep your body healthy and fueled as you push yourself to the limit and reach higher levels of fitness.

I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior

Author: Howard E. Wasdin
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250017499
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six—a secret unit made up of the finest soldiers in the country, if not the world. This is the dramatic tale of how Howard Wasdin overcame a tough childhood to live his dream and enter the exciting and dangerous world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers. His training began with his selection for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S)—the toughest and longest military training in the world. After graduating, Wasdin saw combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. But he was driven to be the best of the best—he wanted to join the legendary SEAL Team Six, and at long last he reached his goal and became one of the best snipers on the planet. Soon he was fighting for his life in Africa, hunting the Somalian warlord Aidid. But the mission fell apart when his small band of soldiers found themselves cut off from help and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it become known, left 18 American soldiers dead and 73 wounded. This is Howard Wasdin's story of overcoming numerous obstacles to become an elite American warrior.

Warrior Workouts

Author: Stewart Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 1578267102
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre:

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.

Fallen Angels

Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590409433
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam. Reissue.

Natural Born Heroes

Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307742223
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

Christopher McDougall's journey begins with a story of remarkable athletic prowess: On the treacherous mountains of Crete, a motley band of World War II Resistance fighters--an artist, a shepherd, and a poet--abducted a German commander from the heart of the Axis occupation. To understand how, McDougall retraces their steps across the island that birthed Herakles and Odysseus, and discovers ancient techniques for endurance, sustenance, and natural movement that have been preserved in unique communities around the world. His search takes us scrambling over rooftops with a Parkour crew in London, foraging for greens with a ballerina in Brooklyn, tossing heavy pieces of driftwood on a Brazilian beach with the creator of MovNat--and, finally, to our own backyards. Natural Born Heroes will inspire readers to unleash the extraordinary potential of the human body and climb, swim, skip, throw, and jump their way to heroic feats.

Rogue Heroes

Author: Ben Macintyre
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9781101904176
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: History

The incredible untold story of WWII’s greatest secret fighting force, as told by our great modern master of wartime intrigue Britain’s Special Air Service—or SAS—was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield map of World War II’s African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel’s desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind enemy lines and sabotage their airplanes and war material. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. He faced no little resistance from those who found his tactics ungentlemanly or beyond the pale, but in the SAS’s remarkable exploits facing the Nazis in the Africa and then on the Continent can be found the seeds of nearly all special forces units that would follow. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to SAS archives to shine a light inside a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy. The result is not just a tremendous war story, but a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most.

Portraits of Courage

Author: George W. Bush
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780804189781
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

#1 New York Times bestseller | Amazon "Best Books of the Month" A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally. Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries—both visible and invisible—that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has "little awareness" of the issues facing them and their families. Each painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted, written by the President. Readers can see the faces of those who answered the nation’s call and learn from their bravery on the battlefield, their journeys to recovery, and the continued leadership and contributions they are making as civilians. It is President Bush’s desire that these stories of courage and resilience will honor our men and women in uniform, highlight their family and caregivers who bear the burden of their sacrifice, and help Americans understand how we can support our veterans and empower them to succeed. President Bush will donate his net author proceeds from PORTRAITS OF COURAGE to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative works to ensure that post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war.

Horse Soldiers

Author: D. Stanton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476780191
Release Date: 2014-01-06
Genre: History

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Captive Warriors

Author: Sam Johnson
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0890964963
Release Date: 1992
Genre: History

Chronicles the author's experiences from the time he was shot down over North Vietnam in 1966 through his seven years as a P.O.W and eventual homecoming in 1973

Cross Training Wod Bible

Author: P. Selter
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 149607145X
Release Date: 2014-03-09
Genre: Health & Fitness

Here is A Preview Of What the 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 used555 Cross Training WODs (workouts)And Much More! Here is A Preview of the 555 Workouts the Cross Training WOD Bible contains:Beginner workouts 'The Girls' – benchmark workouts Heroes – benchmark workouts Bodyweight workouts Running based workouts Rowing based workouts Kettlebell workouts Olympic lifting workouts Strongman workouts Short 'N' heavy workouts Minute by minute workouts Bi-element workouts Tri-element workouts Four or more workouts Hybrid workouts AMRAP workouts Epic endurance challenges – designed to obliterate even the toughest endurance athletes There really is something for everybody in here!

Unlikely Warrior

Author: Georg Rauch
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374301422
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"A YA memoir of an 18-year old part-Jewish youth who, despite his heritage, is drafted into Hitler's army and sent to serve on the Russian front"--

Rise of the Warrior Cop

Author: Radley Balko
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610392129
Release Date: 2013-07-09
Genre: Social Science

The last days of colonialism taught America's revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America's cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as an other—an enemy. Today's armored-up policemen are a far cry from the constables of early America. The unrest of the 1960s brought about the invention of the SWAT unit—which in turn led to the debut of military tactics in the ranks of police officers. Nixon's War on Drugs, Reagan's War on Poverty, Clinton's COPS program, the post–9/11 security state under Bush and Obama: by degrees, each of these innovations expanded and empowered police forces, always at the expense of civil liberties. And these are just four among a slew of reckless programs. In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians' ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative shows how over a generation, a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the values of a free society.

Tactical Mobility

Author: Gwen Lawrence
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 1578266688
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

The newest in the Tactical Fitness series by legendary expert Stewart Smith, USN (SEAL) and yoga experts Gwen Lawrence and Nick Benas, USMC, Tactical Mobility provides a comprehensive workout program designed to increase flexbility and reduce injuries. A perfect fit for anyone who wants to reach the highest level of fitness.

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.