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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: The Ultimate Guide to Beginning BJJ (Martial Arts - MMA, Mixed Martial Arts, Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

3rd Edition Just Released! No Increase In Cost! Limited Time Offer At This Price!Getting started in Brazilian jiu jitsu can be daunting. But training martial arts is one of the most beneficial things I've ever done, mentally and physically, but getting over the beginner's hump was where a chunk of those benefits come from. Thankfully the Internet now allows us to learn more easily from those who came before us.Here is what you will learn in Beginning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Ultimate GuideWhat is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? (An Introduction)Why Train BJJ?What should I look for in a good BJJ gym? What happens in a typical BJJ class?Is BJJ right for Women?How should I wash my gi? How often should I train BJJ, as a beginner?Is BJJ just a sport, or will it teach me self-defence? I'm really out of shape: Do I need to get fitter before starting BJJ? What are the belt ranks in BJJ? I'm getting frustrated with my lack of progress: how can I overcome this? I get tired quickly when sparring: what can I do? I'm scared of sparring what should I do?How do I avoid injuries in BJJ? I'm worried about getting cauliflower ear. How do I avoid it? Some basic techniques that can be used in both BJJ and MMA (with videos)A Guide To Rolling (Sparring)A full guide to competing in your first BJJ CompetitionReturning from an InjuryWhy do so many students stop training? And how to stop it from being youEffective Beginner BJJ Techniques (with Videos)And much much more Would You Like To Know More?Download and begin your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey.Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button. Product Tags: brazilian jiu-jitsu, brazilian jiu jitsu, jiu jitsu, gracie jiu jitsu, bjj, vale tudo, royce gracie, judo, mma, mixed martial arts, ufc, jujitsu, no holds barred, renzo gracie, roger gracie, royler gracie

Weight Training: A Beginners Guide to Building a Leaner, Bigger, Stronger Body, Naturally and Easily (The Bigger Leaner Stronger Muscle Series Book 1)

Book 1 in the The Bigger Leaner Stronger Muscle SeriesYou've definitely come to the right place If you want to lose fat, build up muscle definition, and look great - fast. And, I can tell you exactly how to do it without using pills, potions, steroids, or wasting copious amounts of time cranking it up in the gym, or spending your hard-earned cash on supplements that don't even work...In fact, I'm going to give you some fantastic insight on how to do it both easily and effectively, with science in mind, to back it all up. Building muscle and burning fat isn't really as complex as the fitness industry would have you believe. Guess What?You don't need to spend money on a countless array of workout supplements other fitness fanatics swear by. You don't need to continually make changes in your routine and workouts.You don't need to spend arduous hours doing reps, sets, and super sets.You don't need to add ridiculous amounts of cardio to your regime.You don't need to eat boring foods to kick-start your muscle building efforts.And… in this title, you're going to learn secrets that most people will never know... because they're actually tried, tested, and scientifically proven to work. And, I've even done them myself, with excellent results, over many years!You'll Also Learn:All about muscle science, and how unique it is to your overall success.How to keep a positive mindset, for a winning formula!The 3 Pillars; without these you're absolutely lost.The biggest bodybuilding myths that can set you in the wrong direction.How to work out for your specific body type. Yes, this works wonders!Basic training principles to put you ahead of the game, no matter what your goals are.The untold key to super strength gains; be the best you can be, long-term! Just like a real-life superhero!How diet influences your training, overall.A fantastic must-do training program!Much, much more!Imagine... just a few months from right now...being noticed by the people you know, and even the ones you don't. They'll totally want to know ALL your secrets…Yes, you totally can achieve that shredded, muscular look you've only ever dreamed about. And I'm gonna tell you everything I know to get you there! I can't wait! With over a decade of tried and tested experience, my name is Vince Kowalski, and I'm going to get you the dream body you've always wanted. Knowledge is power… so, I'll see you on the inside. I can't wait to share everything with you in there…

Super Strength: The Secret to Gaining Strength - Without Moving a Muscle (The Bigger Leaner Stronger Muscle Series Book 4)

Book 4 in the The Bigger Leaner Stronger Muscle SeriesDid you know that it's within our capabilities to bend steel with our very-own hands?! And what if I told you it's as easy as 10 minutes of training a day? Yep!Hey there; I'm Vince Kowalski and I believe all of us were meant to be superheroes! Yes, this title teaches readers how to build the strength and resilience of a superhero… the strength you were born to use. But these skills have been scattered far and wide, historically speaking; held closely secret, and/or communicated in a piece-meal fashion that has left most of us frustrated, and far from reaching our true strength potential and true viability.This book teaches the reader about the old, secret, strongman exercises, the ones you need in order to build a body with super-human abilities. And once you understand the concept of how it all works, you can start to build a body without limits. And we'll also take a big look at some of the great heroes in history, they'll definitely inspire you to do more, and to be the best version of you that you can possibly be! It's time to go and find your cape. Are you ready? Great… let's go!

Healthy Habits: Fit in 5, No Gym Needed- Five Weeks of Daily Weight Loss Workouts That Will Melt Belly Fat, Boost Your Productivity and Revitalize Your ... Wake Up Early, How to Get Abs)

It's time to revolutionize your life. No more excuses. No more second guessing yourself. NO GYM NEEDED. The road to achieving your health and fitness goals starts with this 5-week program!Have you got 5-10 minutes a day for a fat scorching workout? In 5 short weeks I GUARANTEE that if you fully commit yourself to this fitness program you will notice a massive change in how you look and feel You've got nothing to lose by downloading this book today. Especially with my limited time FREE GIFT offer that can be found at the start of the book. Get your copy of "Ultimate Lifestyle Enhancement" today! Are you curious as to what "Healthy Habits" has to offer you? Here's a sneak peak of what you'll find inside - A brief intro about who I am and why you should listen to me - My FREE GIFT to you!- a motivational self commitment challenge - Tips for getting started on the 5-week fitness program- In depth explanations of every single exercise discussed in the book, including super burpees, kneeling supermans, pikes, speed skaters and vertical jumps - a super detailed 5-week fitness program that is sure to melt belly fat and leave you feeling fantastic- Each day you will be given a new workout to complete. The workouts will be completely explained and there will be a 'notes' section for each workout that will answer potential questions you might have about that particular workout - Each week you will complete a fitness indexing workout. This indexing workout will be the same each week and it is designed so that you can track your progress and compete against yourself!- a debriefing once the fitness program is complete. Here you will find tips and tricks on how you can maintain a healthy lifestyle -a free bonus sample of another one of my health and fitness books!- and much more Only you can make the necessary changes in your life that will lead you down a path of health and happiness. My goal is to help you along the way as best I can. If you're ready to take action then stop hesitating and download "Healthy Habits: Fit in 5, No Gym Needed- Five Weeks of Daily Weight Loss Workouts That Will Melt Belly Fat, Boost Your Productivity and Revitalize Your Mind!" RIGHT NOW This book could very well be the change you've been looking for. Scroll up and download it right now while the idea of enhancing your life is still fresh in your head! TAGS------weight loss, remove negative thinking, stress relief, healthy habits, productivity hacks, superfoods, morning habits, healthy living, time management, no gym needed, morning ritual, healthy eating, getting things done, butt workout, how to get abs

Yoga 101: Yoga Poses For Beginners You Should Try In 2021

When you’re brand new to yoga, it can feel intimidating and be difficult to know exactly where and how to get started. Our Yoga for Beginners guide was created specifically for you—to give you all the tips, guidelines, and recommendations you will need to start a successful yoga practice.Beginners can take many forms, and the same can be said for yoga. What you’re facing may not be the same as what I am, and your experience may be very different from my own. It’s important to note that no one is ever too far gone—or too inexperienced—to start a yoga practice. Many people make this mistake, and it is one of the most common reasons for why people quit doing yoga.If you’re brand new, it would be wise to ask for help. No one wants a yoga injury! But also remember: even if you feel like you’re failing at a pose, you are not alone on that mat. Even if there is no one in the studio or in the room with you practicing, there is always someone out there who cares about your practice and success. As long as you’re in the moment and willing to give your practice a chance, you’ll see that yoga is for everyone.This book is dedicated to every person who has ever felt that way, and to the many people out there still doing yoga.Yoga is a practice. A lifetime of yoga really and truly starts with one breath. It’s about finding balance in our bodies and minds. It’s about flexibility, strength, and peace. It’s about releasing our thoughts and emotions so that we can refocus on the present moment; our bodies, our breath, our surroundings.There are many things to do in this world but none of them means anything without peace of mind. Yoga is a great tool to relieve stress, mental fatigue, and emotional burnout. Yoga helps us discover how we can be more in tune with our bodies, our thoughts, and our feelings.Yoga is not just a physical exercise; it’s also an intellectual practice which gives us the opportunity to connect more fully with ourselves. It makes you think about the things that are really important in your life so that you have less time to worry about the things that aren’t

Yoga For Beginners: Gentle Poses For Relaxation And Healing

What we know today as yoga is a relatively recent form of the ancient practice. Introduced to America in the early 1900s, modern yoga is a mix of ancient Indian indigenous cultural practices and asanas, blended with modern gymnastics, physical therapy, and naturopathy. Modern yoga was designed to help individuals become more self-aware, tuned into their body’s needs, while opening up to both feelings and intuition. At the same time, it provides a full-body workout, including strength training and stretching. Contrary to popular belief, yoga is not a religion, although some people have included it as part of their religious practices. That is understandable, because this form of exercise is highly effective at removing distractions, calming the emotions, and clearing the mind, which lays a foundation for increased spiritual awareness. In this book, however, the focus will be on the physical aspects of yoga practice and how they can benefit your mind and your emotions. The majority of yoga positions stimulate the glandular system, encouraging your internal organs to function efficiently. This exercise practice also promotes deep, controlled breathing, which encourages a centered, peaceful mind and a calm, alert spirit. The consistent practice of yoga can lead to many amazing physical, mental, and emotional benefits that you definitely don’t want to miss out on! While we will detail specific potential benefits of yoga in the next chapter, here are a few of the things you can look forward to when you put into practice the poses in this book. Yoga: · Protects your body from a multitude of physical conditions, ranging from migraines to heart disease. · Keeps your bones and skeletal support system strong. · Boosts your mental health and supports the functioning of the neurological system and other “invisible” body parts. · Is a cost-effective way to stimulate your mental health, your physical health and your spiritual well-being. · Can be very easy to master. · Can be practiced by nearly anyone, anywhere. Yoga comes in a variety of forms and levels of difficulty, ranging from very basic to extremely complex. Hatha Yoga, the most popular form, is what you are probably most familiar with. It focuses on posture, movement, and breathing. Other types of yoga focus intensely on breathing and meditation while others focus on aspects of wisdom and traditions associated with various forms of religion. This book, however, will focus primarily on Yoga for beginners.

Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making (The Build Muscle, Get Lean, and Stay Healthy Series)

If you’ve ever felt lost in the sea of contradictory training and diet advice out there and you just want to know once and for all what works and what doesn’t—what’s scientifically true and what’s false—when it comes to building muscle and getting ripped, then you need to read this book.Let me ask you a question. Do any of the following claims sound familiar?“I have bad genetics—I’m a ‘hardgainer.’”“You have to work your abs more to get a six-pack.”“When doing cardio, you want your heart rate in the ‘fat burning zone.’”“You have to do cardio for 20 minutes before your body starts burning fat.”“Don’t eat at night if you want to lose weight.”“Steroids make you look great.”“I’m overweight because I have a slow metabolism.”You’ve probably heard one or more of these statements before, and the sad truth is lies like these have ruined many people’s fitness ambitions. There are many, many more.Thanks to the overwhelming amount of fitness pseudo-science and lies being pushed on us every day by bogus magazines and self-styled “gurus,” it’s becoming harder and harder to get in shape. Muscle Myths was written to debunk the most commonplace and harmful gimmicks, fads, myths, and misinformation in the health and fitness industry. Here are just some of the things you’ll learn in this book:Why you don’t have to cut carbohydrates (carbs), or fat, or eat weird combinations of food to lose weight.The truth about supplements and why 99% of them are a complete waste of money (and the few that are actually scientifically proven to work).What it actually takes to “tone up”—and it’s not doing “shaping exercises” (these don’t exist) or doing a million reps every workout.Why women shouldn’t be training differently than men if they want the lean, toned, and sexy type of body that they see in magazines, TV shows, and movies.The scientific secrets of getting a six-pack. Forget 6-minute gimmicks, doing endless crunches, and hours of grueling cardio—it’s actually pretty easy when you know what you’re doing.Training and diet methods that will completely shatter any perceived “genetic barriers” that you think are holding you back from building a muscular, lean physique that you love.The proper way to stretch so you don’t sap your strength and risk injury. (Most people do this wrong and suffer the consequences without even realizing it.)And much more.With the information in this book, you can save the money, time, and frustration of buying into misleading diet plans and products that promise unattainable results. You can become your own personal trainer and start getting real results with your diet and exercise.Scroll up and click the “Buy” button now to learn the no-BS truth of how to look good and feel great without having to endure tortuously restrictive diets or long, grueling exercise routines.

Yoga: 40 Exercises for Beginners

Flexibility, balance, relaxation ... The benefits of yoga are numerous! These exercises for beginners enable you to practice this multifaceted discipline at home. They will help to relieve stress, strengthen your muscles and your mind so that you can focus on yourself and free yourself from tension.

Ten Minute Yoga for Stress Relief, Focus, and Renewal

SHORT VERSION - TEN MINUTE ROUTINEIn our rushed, hectic, go-go-go modern world, it can be hard to remember to take care of yourself. But this one body is all each of us has to make it through an entire lifetime. What we do to our bodies - the stress we subject them to, the damage we do to the muscles and ligaments - stays with us every waking moment. We owe it to ourselves to nurture this delicate vehicle which moves us through our world.Ten Minute Yoga for Stress Relief, Focus, and Renewal is the short version of my full hour-long routine. It can be used when you travel, when you're busy, and pretty much any other time that you need to keep your time quick. Both this and my full-length yoga book are FREE on all systems.Study after study finds that yoga helps with lower back pain, depression, energy levels, balance, post-traumatic stress, focus, sleep, and much more. Whether you need to reset after a busy day or wish to have more joy in your daily life, yoga can help. It nurtures your body and embraces your soul.Join us to take that first step forward into a healthier, happier you.Namaste.Ten Minute Yoga for Stress Relief, Focus, and Renewal is intended to be free on all systems, to help those who are in need of support find a step toward a more contented life. If the system you are currently on requires a charge to download, all author's proceeds will benefit battered women's shelters. It is the short version of my longer yoga book, which is also free. Together they ensure you are able to do yoga every day no matter what life throws at you.If you have never done yoga at all, I highly recommend you start with a live human being helping you in person. That person can ensure you hold the poses in a healthy, safe way. If you don't have access to a human, at least use a video of some sort to see the poses in motion. It's like learning the harp or learning to swim - you need to see how the whole body moves. My book then helps you understand my personal sequence of poses, to create an atmosphere of stress relief and forgiveness.Feel free to contact Lisa if you have any questions about her routine - she's happy to help!

Pilates for Beginners

Pilates exercises selected for beginners to practice in your own home without machines. They will enable you to sculpt your body while improving your flexibility and sense of well-being. The results are visible after only a few sessions.

Street Self Defense - How To Win Any Fight In Under 15 Seconds!

WARNING: You Can Master These Deadly Techniques And Win Any Fight In Under 13 Seconds After You Read This Book!If you have ever been afraid or been victimized by others read this. There is violence in this world and knowing how to protect yourself and the ones you love is of vital importance. In 2021, we are going through civil unrest across the globe with the Covid-19 Pandemic. Now more than ever, violence against innocent people is rising at incredible rates. Now is the time to protect yourself and the ones you care about!This short and simple street self defense book reveals deadly and brutal self defense techniques to dominate and torment any attacker. Make a bad guy crumble at the knees and scream in pain when you learn street self defense book secrets that have been stuffed into this short, brutal, and effective guide anyone can use!It doesn't matter if you are big or small. Out of shape, in shape, old or young. This self defense information has been vital for saving peoples lives when they were the victims of crime. You don't have to live in fear any longer when you discover the instructions on how to win any fight in under 15 seconds with this street self defense book!

The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty

Reverse the effects of aging and maintain optimal health for life through the revolutionary 6 Keys program by New York Times bestselling author Jillian Michaels. With Master Your Metabolism, Jillian Michaels showed us how to take control of the metabolic machinery underneath our weight and health struggles. Now she's ahead of the curve again -- conquering the mayhem, myths, and misunderstandings associated with aging. After all, if you can decide your weight, why not your age? Scientists and doctors have identified six major age inciters: metabolism, damaged macromolecules, epigenetics, inflammation, stress adaptation, telomeres.The 6 Keys presents an ageless health, fitness, and beauty plan that addresses all six of them -- and gets them working for you instead of against you. Empowering and rigorously researched, The 6 Keys outlines powerful lifestyle interventions, dietary guidelines, exercise plans, and vanguard strategies for cultivating mindfulness that restore and protect human performance, keeping you fit, healthy, and beautiful for life.

Yoga in Bed for All Ages

Some of us need help waking up. Others have trouble falling asleep. Yet others are bedridden and wish to gently exercise each day. Yoga in Bed for All Ages is the perfect solution.These poses are specifically designed to be done in a bed. There are both sitting and lying down poses. For those who cannot sit up, alternative suggestions are provided.Study after study finds that yoga helps with lower back pain, depression, energy levels, balance, post-traumatic stress, focus, sleep, and much more. Whether you need to reset after a busy day or wish to have more joy in your daily life, yoga can help. It nurtures your body and embraces your soul.Join us to take that first step forward into a healthier, happier you.Namaste.This book Yoga in Bed for All Ages is intended to be free on all systems, to help those who are in need of support find a step toward a more contented life. If the system you are currently on requires a charge to download, all author's proceeds will benefit battered women's shelters.This book is a companion piece to my other two free books - one on full-length yoga routines and the other on a quick ten-minute yoga routine. Each provides a different avenue for including yoga in your daily life.Feel free to contact Lisa if you have any questions about her routine - she's happy to help!

Martial Arts and Well-being: Connecting communities and promoting health

Martial Arts and Well-Being explores how martial arts as a source of learning can contribute in important ways to health and well-being, as well as provide other broader social benefits. Using psychological and sociological theory related to behaviour, ritual, perception and reality construction, the book seeks to illustrate, with empirical data, how individuals make sense of and perceive the value of martial arts in their lives. This book draws on data from over 500 people, across all age ranges, and powerfully demonstrates that participating in martial arts can have a profound influence on the construction of behaviour patterns that are directly linked to lifestyle and health. Making individual connections regarding the benefits of practice, improvements to health and well-being – regardless of whether these improvements are ‘true’ in a medical sense – this book offers an important and original window into the importance of beliefs to health and well-being as well as the value of thinking about education as a process of life-long learning.This book will be of great interest to a range of audiences, including researchers, academics and postgraduate students interested in sports and exercise psychology, martial art studies and health and well-being. It should also be of interest to sociologists, social workers and martial arts practitioners.The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Swords in the Time of Corona

When this coronavirus, SARS-CoV-19, emerged at the beginning of 2020, I didn’t worry too much about it, because I recognised it as being outside my area of control. There was nothing for me to do, so I just ignored it. Then bit by bit things started to change—the twin threats of death by plague and economic ruin came front and center into our collective awareness.As lockdown progressed it was soon obvious that many of my students were struggling. Things they depended on for their physical, mental, and economic health were simply gone. I realised that I had to focus on my core mission, which is to help my students. Normally, that means help them with their sword problems, but the whole point of practising swordsmanship is to improve your quality of life. And not all the help they needed was directly sword related.Then I thought of the things that were working for me: the mental postures learned from swordsmanship training, that were easing my way through lockdown with minimal stress. I started blogging these ideas as they came up, between March and June 2020, and before long was getting requests from readers to create a book of them. So here it is.Guy’s Lockdown Survival Guide, or, Swords in the Time of Corona. Some of the advice here is lockdown-specific, but most of it is applicable to all sorts of crises. I hope you find it useful.

Palm Stick Self-Defense Guide: What to Look for in this Devastating & Practical Defense Tool

Palm Sticks like the Kubotan and Koppo are increasingly becoming the everyday carry of choice among self-defense enthusiasts. This guide covers the basic history of Palm Sticks in the martial arts, as well as covering the potential self-defense benefits of using them. The guide also provides important practical advice on choosing effective Palm Sticks and also ordinary tools that can be used as Palm Sticks. A must read for anyone interested in personal self-defense in our increasingly hostile world.

Home Workout For Beginners: The Easy Way To Get In Shape And Stay In Shape For The Rest Of Your Life

Exercising is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. It is important to stay active throughout life. If you do it right exercising can be a very enjoyable experience as well. It is something that everyone can benefit from. No matter how fit you are you can always make improvements and master new skills. Chronic disease is very common today. Things such as diabetes type two, heart disease, hypertension also known as high blood pressure. These are things that can be managed by exercise along with proper nutrition. Being physically active can help alleviate some of the complications from these chronic diseases. Physical activity can also help prevent or reduce the risk of these conditions as well. The progress of these conditions can also be slowed down with a little physical activity. This is why it is important to start as early as possible, but its never too late!Physical activity also helps improve mood. Exercising regularly releases endorphins. Endorphins are feel-good chemicals in the brain. These chemicals make you feel better and in a happier mood. The sense of accomplishment when completing a workout or achieving a goal is also a good mood booster! By releasing endorphins and boosting your mood regular physical activity can help manage some of the symptoms of depression. You might also live a longer life being physically active. Conditioning your cardiovascular system, building muscle, and increasing your stamina and endurance serve to improve your body. If you improve your body and how it functions it will last longer. Of course, this means you live a longer and more enjoyable life! There are so many ways to workout and exercise! It can range from simple and easy to complex and difficult. It can range from beginner to advanced. There are many forms of exercise and many different gyms and types of gyms. You have bodybuilding, weightlifting, gymnastics, martial arts. You have running and team sports. It can be hard to choose where to begin when presented with so many different great options. There is a great way to start that requires no equipment, no gym membership, and very little space.This is called bodyweight training. Bodyweight training is exercising done with your own bodyweight. This includes movements such as squats, lunges, push-ups, dips, and burpees. Just to name a few. There are also many variations to most of the exercises that can be easy or even quite difficult. You can start at home for free, no excuses! This is what we are going to talk about here.