Any given number : the ultimate sports debate : who wore it best, from 00 to 99
by Bill Syken
Any Given Number delivers SI's authoritative take on who is the best of the best, from No. 00 to No. 99, breaking down the contenders to name an ultimate winner at each number. It also reveals little-known facts about a digit's history and colorful anecdotes about why an athlete chose it, alongside the stellar photography that is the hallmark of Sports Illustrated.
Learning to Breathe Fire: The Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness
by J.C. Herz
"Explains the science of maximum effort, why the modern gym fails an obese society, and the psychic rewards of ending up on the floor feeling as though you're about to die, [tracing] CrossFit's rise from a single underground gym in Santa Cruz to its adoption as the workout of choice for elite special forces, firefighters, and cops, to its popularity as the go-to fitness routine for regular Joes and Janes"--Dust jacket flap.
Sports illustrated NFL QB : the greatest position in sports
by Greg Kelly
NFL QB examines every aspect of this storied position through original essays, classic prose from the magazine's rich archives and insights from Hall of Fame players, all set against the most striking photographs ever taken on the subject. Every record holder is represented and reevaluated. The big arms, the elusive scramblers, the two-minute magicians, the crossover cultural stars, even the notorious flameouts, are all showcased.
Why a curveball curves : the incredible science of sports
by Frank Vizard
An absorbing and enlightening inside look at sports secrets--now in an updated and expanded edition! What makes an athlete successful? Why do some players excel? In this new, expanded edition, the experts at Popular Mechanics, along with top athletes, coaches, and sports journalists, explore the science behind everything from the perfect curveball and Phelps's kick to gene doping. There's great new coverage on the recent doping scandals that rocked the Tour de France, as well as a new chapter on lacrosse, and the clear, understandable explanations come from people who really love their game. You'll even learn how to bend it like Beckham--or at least how Beckham did it. This book is for both the player and the fan, helping athletes become better prepared and giving enthusiasts a more complete appreciation of the subtle nuances of competition.