• Good to Go
    Good to Go
    All athletes from Olympians to weekend warriors must toe the line between training and recovery to maximize the benefits of workouts and reach optimal performance. For the longest time, coaches and training manuals have emphasized training. But now sports science is homing in on an even more fundamental part: recovery.

    The aim of training is to force the body to adapt to stress, and this adaptation is what makes you fitter and better able to perform. But to adapt, you need to optimize recovery too. You only benefit from training that you can recover from, and the ability to recover determines how much training your body can handle. Recovery, the science shows, is a crucial component of exercise training and it's starting to look like it may be the most important one.

    Good to Go assesses the science and claims of a wide variety of recovery methods and potions, and debunks the junk to give a clear picture of what we should actually be doing to look after our bodies better between exercising.

    ISBN: 9781509827657
    Publication date: 21/03/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Aschwanden, Christie
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • How to Win
    How to Win
    In his entertaining and informative new book, Sir Clive Woodward analyses the events of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, offering his unique perspective on the performance of players and coaches, from Owen Farrell and Kieran Read, to Eddie Jones and Steve Hansen.

    HOW TO WIN: Talent Alone is Not Enough is much more than the story of a tournament, however. It is the distillation of a philosophy of leadership developed during a lifetime in high-performance environments, from the rugby field to the boardroom. Tapping into his experience of winning the 2003 World Cup, being a part of the leadership team that delivered Olympic Success in 2012 and lessons drawn from Japan 2019, the author delivers a go-to manual in how to improve both individual and team performance in order to reach the pinnacle in sport and in business.



    Every individual position in rugby requires a unique set of skills, knowledge and expertise that collectively form a balanced team; the same is true in any successful business or organisation. From 1 to 15, the former England and British and Irish Lions coach identifies the key attributes and uses these defining traits to explain his collaborative 'Teamship' leadership style.



    With a fascinating blend of analysis, insight and anecdote, and the highs and lows of a memorable Rugby World Cup as the setting, Clive reveals how to lead the culture of a winning team - in any context.

    ISBN: 9781529339390
    Publication date: 26/11/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Woodward, Clive
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Keeping Your Head in the Game Untold Stories of the Highs and Lows of a Life in Sport
    Keeping Your Head in the Game Untold Stories of the Highs and Lows of a Life in Sport
    Elite athletes play out their lives in the most public of arenas. Everything they do is analysed in real time and then picked apart in the pub and in the press afterwards. 'Why did they miss that penalty?', 'What made them fall at the first jump?', 'That press conference was a bit weird.' We can all speculate, but what's really going on?

    In Keeping Your Head in the Game we peer into this highly confidential world. We follow the journeys of ten athletes in their therapy sessions with sports psychotherapist Gary Bloom, from a rugby player arrested for a drunken brawl, through a homesick cricketer on tour, to a snooker player struggling with his feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.

    Structured around the emotions we all experience on a daily basis - shame, anger, fear, jealousy and envy, love -chapter by chapter, the inner traumas that have an impact on the performance of these sports personalities are revealed, explained and resolved. Seeing how they overcome their demons is a powerful way of tackling your own and, as Gary says, happier players play better - in sport and in life.

    ISBN: 9780241451311
    Publication date: 25/02/2021
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Bloom, Gary
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Kieran Read My Story
    Kieran Read My Story
    Kieran Read first played for the All Blacks as a 23-year old in 2008 and since then has amassed more than a century of test appearances in the famous jersey. Now, after a stellar provincial, club, and international career - including back to back World Cup victories - the New Zealand captain writes openly and honestly about his time in the game. Read takes to these pages with his trademark determination, lifting the lid on the unique pressures of succeeding as captain the most celebrated All Black of all time. He outlines the decisions that shaped his career and uncovers the skills of the coaches who shaped him, while offering readers an inside account of how the world's greatest team functions and thrives. A rugby player cannot reach the pinnacle of the sport without negotiating the many avenues of adversity on the roadmap to triumph. Read unpacks the emotional toll of injury and the ignominy of defeat, neatly illustrating the intense experience of representing a rugby-obsessed nation while delivering a masterclass in how manage the many demands on the mind and on the body. Forthright and frank, Read's well-respected views on the game and its future are a must-read for rugby fans, and his take on the myriad personalities and the peccadilloes of his teammates, coaches and opponents will be sure to surprise and delight. From the playing fields of Papakura to the world champion podium, Read has faced every challenge head on. His life story is no exception.

    ISBN: 9781988516677
    Publication date: 07/11/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Stevenson, Scotty
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Longest Day Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast
    Longest Day Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast
    Matt Calman's most consistent tool for dealing with problems throughout his life was alcohol. But it got to the stage where he was no longer willing to put up with the dark side of his drinking. So he quit.

    But the problems that had been simmering away for most of his life merely came to a head. It led to a major depressive phase with panic attacks and thoughts of suicide.

    After reaching rock-bottom, Matt began the slow climb to rebuild himself with a much stronger foundation. Finally he was ready to find something, or for something to find him. It could have been anything. It just happened to be the Coast to Coast Multisport World Championships, the toughest endurance race in New Zealand.

    The Longest Day outlines Matt's path back from the depths of depression, his struggles to learn to run, cycle and kayak at an elite level, and the culmination of all that training: his Coast to Coast race. The book explores the parallels between the inner landscape (his journey to wellbeing) and the outer landscape (the world around him and tackling the Coast to Coast). Through his training he learns about process rather than outcome, and how true success and enjoyment is embedded in the journey (not the destination).

    Matt is a brave, honest writer with a talent for articulating what is going on inside his head.

    ISBN: 9781988547305
    Publication date: 04/02/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Calman, Matt
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Magic the Gathering
    Magic the Gathering
    Over the course of its 25-year history, Magic: The Gathering--the world's first and most popular trading card game--has redefined the fantasy genre through its exploration of diverse, fantastic worlds. And traversing those worlds are Planeswalkers, heroes who have sworn to defend the Multiverse from harm. Magic: The Gathering: Rise of the Gatewatch is a visual history and celebration of Magic's first team of Planeswalkers--Jace Beleren, Ajani Goldmane, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, Nissa Revane, Liliana Vess, and Teferi. The Gatewatch's character histories, from their origins through their final confrontation with Nicol Bolas, are presented here via the very best card, packaging, and convention-exclusive artwork, all of it reproduced together here for the first time, some seen for the first time outside of the card frame. Rise of the Gatewatch is a giftable visual reference guide sure to appeal to new and longtime Magic fans alike.

    ISBN: 9781419736476
    Publication date: 02/04/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Wizards Of The Coast
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • Nine Lives Expeditions To Everest
    Nine Lives Expeditions To Everest
    Robert Mads Anderson is an elite mountaineer with a solitary goal: to conquer Everest. After nearly getting killed on his first expedition, Anderson then led a team up a new route without oxygen or Sherpa support, climbed solo on the remote North Face and finally guided a team to the top of the world. Incorporating a who's who of internationally recognised climbers, this book traces the story of Everest, from the big, nationally supported expeditions of the 1980s; through the small teams forging new routes and climbing solo; to the commercially guided expeditions of today. Set against the majestic backdrop of the world's tallest peak, Anderson's nine Everest expeditions set over 18 years defines what truly drives a human being to the greatest of heights.
    Including a foreword by Peter Hillary and featuring 32 pages of colour photography, chosen from a broad selection of images that have appeared in magazines such as National Geographic Adventure and Sports Illustrated.

    ISBN: 9781988538549
    Publication date: 09/10/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Anderson, Robert Mads
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • No Spin
    No Spin
    ISBN: 9781760899202
    Publication date: 18/08/2020
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Warne, Shane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • One Life
    One Life
    Megan Rapinoe is one of the world's most talented athletes. But beyond her massive professional success on the soccer field, Rapinoe has become an icon and ally to millions, boldly speaking out on the issues that matter most. In recent years, she's become one of the faces of the equal pay movement and her tireless activism for LGBTQ rights has earned her global support.

    In One Life, Rapinoe embarks on a thoughtful and unapologetic discussion of social justice and politics. Raised in a conservative small town in northern California, the youngest of six, Rapinoe was four years old when she kicked her first soccer ball. Her parents encouraged her love for the game, but also urged her to volunteer at homeless shelters and food banks. Her passion for community engagement never wavered through high school or college, all the way up to 2016, when she took a knee during the national anthem in solidarity with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, to protest racial injustice and police brutality - the first high-profile white athlete to do so. The backlash was immediate, but it couldn't compare to the overwhelming support. Rapinoe became a force of social change, both on and off the field.

    Using anecdotes from her own life and career, from suing the United States Soccer Federation alongside her teammates over gender discrimination to her widely publicized refusal to visit the White House, Rapinoe discusses the obligation we all have to speak up, and reveals the impact each of us can have on our communities. As she declared during the soccer team's victory parade in New York in 2019, " T his is everybody's responsibility, every single person here, every single person who is not here, every single person who doesn't want to be here, every single person who agrees and doesn't agree.... It takes everybody. This is my charge to everybody. Do what you can. Do what you have to do. Step outside yourself. Be more. Be better. Be bigger than you've ever been before."

    ISBN: 9780593298725
    Publication date: 17/11/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Rapinoe, Megan
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Pilot Frixion Ball 0.7 Black
    Pilot Frixion Ball 0.7 Black
    The erasable Frixion Ball is a unique capped gel pen that contains thermo sensitive gel ink. The heat generated by friction when rubbing the paper with the special tip turns the ink invisible. With no damage to the paper, you can erase and instantly re-write over your mistakes. Perfect for everyday use at home, work or school. NOTE: Do not use Frixion on legal documents, cheques or when writing exams. 0.7mm fine tip. Black ink. Refillable with Pilot Frixion BLS-FR7 refills.

    ISBN: 4902505322709
    Price: $5.99
    Author: 20059
    Format: Not Applicable
    Price: $5.99
  • Rugby
    Rugby
    This thrilling introduction to rugby helps kids get to grips with the rules of rugby, learn rugby skills, and gen up on rugby world records. The book looks at the history of the game, and touches on the main types of rugby, including Rugby Union, Rugby League, Rugby Sevens, and Rugby Tag. There are fascinating stats on every page, with profiles of rugby heroes - past and present. Featured throughout are clear step-by-step graphics showing tips and techniques of the game, such as how to pass the ball and how to tackle.

    Feature pages zoom in on aspects of the game, including scrums and line-ups. Its playful approach draws out rugby's unique features - why is a rugby ball the shape it is? What is the haka? What's the best way to score a try? The book profiles different nations that excel at the sport, including the New Zealand All Blacks. With colourful illustrations of rugby kits, plans showing rugby positions and pitches, and with a fun quiz at the back, this book is a must for every budding rugby player or fan!

    ISBN: 9780241379325
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Price: $17.99
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $17.99
  • Rugby Skills Tactics and Rules 5th Edition
    Rugby Skills Tactics and Rules 5th Edition
    Clear, concise and authoritative. Learn how to play or coach rugby to get the most enjoyment out of the game and win!
    The complex laws of rugby are threaded throughout the book in a way that makes them simple to understand. Explanations of the basic skills for running, passing, catching, and tackling are all covered in detail. Clear diagrams help to explain critical aspects of moves and tactics. 200 variations of challenging and useful drills. Over 180 colour photos of top players from around the world. This book discusses the spirit, traditions, and social aspects of the game.

    ISBN: 9781988538457
    Publication date: 09/03/2021
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Williams, Tony
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
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