100 muscle-building, fat-burning recipes, with meal plans to sculpt your warrior body Ever wonder how professional MMA fighters in the UFC prepare their bodies for fights? The real training often starts in the kitchen, where the right meals at the right times can give fighters everything they need to be ready for their next match. Fighters fuel their bodies with precise nutrients delivered at specific times to achieve their functional physiques--and now you can too. The Fighter's Kitchen provides expert guidance on what and when to eat, and it helps you understand how our bodies use what we eat to burn fat and build lean, strong muscle. Through phased weekly meal plans, expert insight on how and when to take full advantage of your body's muscle-building capabilities, and 100 delicious recipes, you'll find yourself looking ring ready even if you have no plans to step into one.
100 muscle-building, fat-burning recipes, with meal plans to sculpt your warrior body Ever wonder how professional MMA fighters in the UFC prepare their bodies for fights? The real training often starts in the kitchen, where the right meals at the right times can give fighters everything they need to be ready for their next match. Fighters fuel their bodies with precise nutrients delivered at specific times to achieve their functional physiques--and now you can too. The Fighter's Kitchen provides expert guidance on what and when to eat, and it helps you understand how our bodies use what we eat to burn fat and build lean, strong muscle. Through phased weekly meal plans, expert insight on how and when to take full advantage of your body's muscle-building capabilities, and 100 delicious recipes, you'll find yourself looking ring ready even if you have no plans to step into one. ---------- "Chris has been my in-camp nutritionist for two-plus years and has worked with me for five training camps in a row. With his help and cooking skills, I've been able to train harder and make weight easier. I was instantly amazed with how much food I was able to eat and still lose weight. Many of the recipes in this book are not only healthy, but they also look and taste great!" - Daniel Jacobs, current IBF world middleweight boxing champion and former WBA world middleweight boxing champion "This book helped me lean up and perform better during training and competition without feeling like I'm on a diet or having cravings. The recipes Chris give you are simple, delicious, and nutritious. It's an easy-to-follow lifestyle and the results have been amazing for me-and they'll be tremendous for you." - Aung La Nsang, professional MMA fighter and current ONE world middleweight champion and ONE world light heavyweight champion "Chris Algieri is one of the biggest and most fit boxers at his weight class and is a world champion. He makes me confident that not only will I make weight, but I will also perform at my peak performance. He made specific adjustments for my body type and has a great understanding of individual needs. This book will be a great resource for anybody." - Dennis Bermudez, retired UFC fighter "Chris has helped me with my diet for my entire 10-year career in mixed martial arts. He has helped with my day-to-day nutrition in and out of fight camps, my weight-cut protocol, and my rehydration program for after weigh-ins, which to me are the most important. Chris doesn't only tell you what to eat and when to eat it, but he also breaks down how every person's body is different and reacts to certain foods different and he explains why I should eat certain foods and why eating them at a specific time is so important. Having him on my team absolutely gave me a tremendous advantage over my competition. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my diet." - Ryan LaFlare, retired UFC fighter "I've been an athlete my entire life, but nutrition has always overwhelmed me. We live in a culture of fad diets. Consumers are taught to believe you need to starve in order to lose weight. As a result, the public, like me, gets overwhelmed and discouraged. We tend to starve ourselves to lose weight, and when we can't take it anymore, we binge. Chris's book has made it finally possible for me to break that cycle. I realize eating healthy doesn't mean I have to be hungry. It doesn't have to be boring. Not only do I notice a difference in my physical appearance, but the difference in my mood is also amazing. I can think clearer and feel generally happier just by finally finding a way to maintain healthy eating habits. I think this book serves value to not only those competing but also to anyone looking to make positive changes in their health!" - Sarah Thomas, 2018 New York Golden Gloves winner "Having known Chris and seeing the way he eats for a few years now, I've seen with my own eyes the superhuman capabilities it gives someone when they get their nutrition on point. I absolutely love that he's not only finally sharing a taste of his secret recipes but also a ton of educational content so one can make it relevant to their own lifestyle and delivered using a system that seems very simple to implement." - Avril Mathie, professional boxer and Miss Swimsuit USA International 2015
Fighters fuel their bodies with precise nutrients delivered at specific times to achieve their functional physiques--and now you can too. The Fighter's Kitchen provides expert guidance on what and when to eat, and it helps you understand how our bodies use what we eat to burn fat and build lean, strong muscle. Through phased weekly meal plans, expert insight on how and when to take full advantage of your body's muscle-building capabilities, and 100 delicious recipes, you'll find yourself looking ring ready even if you have no plans to step into one.
Moshe Wisniak grew up malnourished and fatherless outside Warsaw at a time when Jews and Poles lived in poverty and violence. When Moshe's brothers emigrate to Paris in the 1930s, it means a new life for the whole family, who follow soon after. A decent job, a lovely young wife, and a hobby as an amateur boxer vastly improve Moshe's prospects until the day he is rounded up and sent to Auschwitz. There he is tortured, starved, and most shockingly, asked to entertain Nazi soldiers by boxing against dying prisoners. Moshe wants to survive without killing his comrades, but how? Based on the memoir of his family friend, Jean-Jacques Greif has taken the facts and turned them into a gripping novel about life and death in Auschwitz.
Henry Nissen was a champion boxer, the boy from Amess Street in working-class Carlton who fought his way up to beat some of the world’s best in the 1970s. Now, he works on the Melbourne docks, loading and unloading, taking shifts as they come up. But his real work is on the streets. He’s in and out of police stations and courts giving character statements and providing support, working to give the disaffected another chance. And all the while, in the background is the memory of another fighter, his mother—and her devastating decline into madness. The Fighter is a moving and poetic portrait of a compassionate man, but also a window onto the unnoticed recesses of Melbourne. Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, storyteller, educator and human rights advocate. His books include Jewels and Ashes, The Fig Tree, Café Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns and Violin Lessons. He lives in Melbourne. ‘Written in Zable’s lyrical style, The Fighter reads like a novel. The text provides many aesthetic pleasures; it also has heart and soul. This is an excellent addition to the literature on the survivors of war, focussing on the grief their families inherit.’ Books + Publishing ‘A master storyteller.’ Australian Book Review ‘His ability to see the beauty in the ordinary in a world obsessed with the extraordinary informs every aspect of Zable’s writing.’ Australian ‘Arnold Zable is a writer who turns the unnoticed and the overlooked into something fine and lustrous.’ Courier-Mail ‘Arnold Zable is a long-distance athlete among novelists, and his command of his material is superb...Years of reflection and his own life experiences have contributed to the mastery with which Zable explores the themes of displacement, loss, nostalgia and homecoming in all of his books.’ Canberra Times ‘Arnold Zable performs his own masterclass in literary shadowboxing in The Fighter...[He] has a superb eye for detail and it serves the narrative exceptionally well...Zable channels the story of an ordinary man, a good man, who, to this day, is still winning on points.’ Saturday Paper ‘[Zable] takes the art of the novel—the attention to tone, rhythm and perspective—and applies it to the true story of Nissen...This book is about more [than boxing]: endeavor, belonging and redemption...It’s also about Melbourne, its light and shade, and the people who fall between the cracks and the ones who survive.’ Herald Sun ‘A poignant tale of fortitude, love and sorrow...Arnold Zable draws an evocative portrait of post-war Carlton, underpinning his story of the compassionate man and the forces that moulded him.’ Chronicle ‘A truly inspiring slice-of-life tale...[Zable] skilfully peels back the layers of Henry’s troubled mum Sonia and the effect it has had on the family.’ Adelaide Advertiser ‘Nissen is an unlikely hero, and Zable recreates his world with the utmost respect...The Fighter is an autumnal book, with leaves of many colours and limbs heavy with fruit. It offers a rich sense of the ways in which pain can mellow and create community.’ Australian Book Review ‘A study of loss, memory and displacement embodied in the lives of the previous generation, the refugees from Nazism and the war in Europe...In Zable’s sensitive hands, each individual story of survival belongs to all.’ Australian ‘The Fighter does not merely echo the slang of Melbourne’s once mean, working-class streets or the cries and clangs of its equally mean docks, but it also utterly inhabits its protagonist’s voice and perspective. This book is an intriguing, compelling, moving and lyrical hybrid between memoir and fiction, just like the many lives of its subject, Henry Nissen. Boxer, dock worker, social worker, son, brother, husband and father, Jew and Australian, Nissen’s life story is, literally, stranger than fiction — and more heart-breaking and inspiring than any novel could ever imagine. Zable unflinchingly tells Nissen’s inspiring and affecting story. In vivid, evocative prose he celebrates not only Nissen’s many unprecedented achievements in the boxing ring and his tireless, selfless work with Melbourne’s most desperate, but also the achievements of his family, friends, and community. Skilfully juxtaposing the intersections between boxing, fighting and survival, good luck and bad, sanity and madness, this sensitively written book is ultimately a paean of hope and dignity, generosity and optimism, courage and love.’ Judges’ comments NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
When a pair of fighters step into an illegal ring, sometimes only one walks out. This is the story of two men from radically different backgrounds, but with one thing in common. For Rob, it’s a question of talent and duty. For Paul, it’s one of fear. In the bloody world of bare-knuckle boxing the stakes are mercilessly high. Testing the difficult relationships between fathers and their sons, The Fighter explores the lengths to which these men are driven for self-knowledge, and the depths they will plumb in order to belong.
Avery Caldwell will do anything to save her younger brother from the violent world of fighting. Only one thing stands in her way: renowned fighter Mason Burton. Avery already lost one brother to fighting and she’s determined to save the other. All she has to do is persuade his trainer, superstar Mason Burton, to talk her baby brother out of the ring. She wasn’t counting on Mason being the tallest, strongest, sexiest man she’s ever seen, but that won’t change her mind. She’ll just have to ignore her unexpected feelings for the charming fighter and do what she came to do. Mason’s used to women lining up for him at the side of the ring, but one look at Dustin Caldwell’s overprotective sister is all it takes for him to fall hard. With long blond hair and the face of an angel, she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. He knows she hates everything about fighting, but Mason refuses to tap out. With her stubborn determination, it won’t be easy proving that the circuit isn’t as dangerous as she fears. But convincing her to fall for a fighter may just be the fight of a lifetime. Release Schedule =============== Book 1 - The Fighter's Fierce Temptation - 7th May Book 2 - The Fighter's Stubborn Lover - 14th May Book 3 - The Fighter's Secret Child - 21st May Book 4 - The Fighter's Defiant Lover - 28th May
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “A CLASSIC OF WAR REPORTING…THERE IS NO DOWNTIME IN THIS RELENTLESS BOOK.”—The New York Times * “REMARKABLE…A MEMORIAL IN PAGES.”—The Washington Post * “GRIPPING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING.”—USA Today * “EVOCATIVE.”—Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review) * “IT JOINS THE BEST WAR LITERATURE THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER PRODUCED.”—Sebastian Junger, bestselling author of Tribe and War Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers’s unvarnished New York Times bestseller is a chronicle of modern combat, told through the eyes of the fighters who have waged America’s longest wars: “A classic of war reporting…there is no downtime in this relentless book” (The New York Times). More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001, and C.J. Chivers reported on both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant. Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared. The Fighters is a “gripping, unforgettable” (The Boston Globe) portrait of modern warfare. Told with the empathy and understanding of an author who is himself an infantry veteran, The Fighters is “a masterful work of atmospheric reporting, and it’s a book that will have every reader asking—with varying degrees of urgency or anger or despair—the final question Chivers himself asks: ‘How many lives had these wars wrecked?’” (Christian Science Monitor).
Finn did the unthinkable. He left. Just as my parents abandoned me, he left to live a better life. It took so long to pick up the pieces, but I've sworn to never fall in love again. And to never take Finn back...no matter how much he begs.
'You will not be disappointed' - Daily Mail From the author of Desperation Road, longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2017 The acres and acres of fertile soil, the two-hundred year old antebellum house, both gone. And so is the woman who gave it to him. The foster mother who saved Jack Boucher from a childhood of abandonment now rests in a hospice. Her mind eroded by dementia, the family legacy she entrusted to Jack is now owned by banks and strangers. And Jack's mind has begun to fail, too, as concussion after concussion forces him to carry around a notebook of names that separate friend from foe. But in a single twisted night Jack is derailed. Losing the money that will clear his debt with the queen of Delta vice, and forcing Jack into the fighting pit one last time – the stakes nothing less than life or death. Praise for Michael Farris Smith 'Smith’s fiction is full of hard people in tough situations, but his obvious love of language and innately rhythmic prose lift his stories to a higher level' - Big Issue 'Every once in a while an author comes along who's in love with art and written language and imagery... writers like William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy and Annie Proulx. You can add Michael Farris Smith's name to the list' - James Lee Burke, New York Times bestselling author of Creole Belle and The Tin Roof Blowdown 'Cinema written all over it... A particularly good novel if you like whispering 'Sh*t...' in an incredulous voice' - Shortlist 'One of those wonderful and rare books that's both a page turner and a novel of great depth and emotion. The Fighter is Southern Noir at its finest ' - Ace Atkins, bestselling author of the Quinn Colson series 'The Fighter is a book I wish I'd written but am deeply grateful I got to read. It is a masterful portrait of place and character and how one influences the other, with language that is both brutal and tender at once' - Attica Locke, author of Black Water Rising and Pleasantville
One of Britain's outstanding novelists, Tim Parks is also a provocative, entertaining and accomplished essayist. This new collection's title is drawn from D. H. Lawrence's fundamental belligerence, and how all the significant relationships in his life, including those with his readers and critics, were characterised by intense intimacy and ferocious conflict. Elsewhere there are literary essays on tension and conflict in the work of Beckett or Hardy, Bernhard and Dostoevsky, amongs others. Parks is also known for his acerbic chronicles of Italian life and here are essays on Mussolini, Machiavelli and the Medici. Besides discussing questions of history, politics and literature, The Fighter also takes on that most serious tussle: World Cup football.
The Village of the Horsemen gets attacked; a few men get killed and the women become imprisoned. Hayley Houseman, one of the Leaders of the Horsemen, gets sold on the slave market to Prince Alban of Taragon. She escapes the harem of the prince and finds the Temple of Freedom in the hills of Taragon in accompany of her two new friends Arthur and Rick. At the Temple she gives birth to a son, the only son of Prince Alban. After she recovered, she gathered some men around her, building the group of the Fighters of Freedom and she rides out in order to get revenge...
The exciting conclusion to The Fighter Queen saga.The war has crossed the galaxy, but the Confederacy is deadlier than ever. The next campaign will be against Vega 3, where Onja hopes to find her father still alive; and if she survives that one, the final invasion â€œ the Sirian home world, where her mother and sister disappeared 27 years ago.
December 7th, 1942. Over 300 Japanese warplanes destroy the Pacific fleet in Pearl Harbor. A day that will live in infamy. With those words, President Roosevelt declares war on the Axis powers during WWII. On that fateful day, 2 Army soldiers, 1 sailor/cook, and a Hollywood actress' lives are forever dramatically changed. Ravaged during the initial onslaught, they are reborn by mythology, science, & intestinal fortitude. As the Nazis & Japanese pillage the world, "The Fighters" train. The time has come, and their baptism of fire shall be in North Africa. But, the Germans are waiting with "specials" of their own. Most of which aren't quite......human!
A non-fiction thriller by international bestselling author Blaine Harden (Escape from Camp 14) that explores the world's most repressive state through the intertwined lives of two North Koreans, one infamous, one obscure: Kim Il Sung, the former North Korean leader and No Kum Sok, once the state's youngest jet fighter pilot. Shortly before the Korean War ended, No Kum Sok met Kim Il Sung, who congratulated him for his flying skill and his courage. A few months later, No Kum Sok stole a Soviet-made MiG-15 and flew it to a US airfield in South Korea. Beginning with the arbitrary division of Korea in 1945 and ending two months after the shaky armistice that halted combat in the Korean War, The Great Leader & the Fighter Pilot is an ambitious and gripping book which digs deeply into the character of the Kim family dictatorship. At once an irresistible adventure story and an authoritative guide to the notorious state, it explains why North Korea remains so isolated, why it created and maintains a vast gulag of concentration camps, and why it is still so angry at the western world.
A few years ago, Rachel strutted around the ring wearing next to nothing. Now she’s back with Beck’s baby… and he’s not letting her go. Ex-ring girl Rachel St. Martin used to love the thrill of MMA, but there was only one fighter she ever fell for. With his deep blue eyes and rippling muscles, Beck Burton stole her heart. But when she got pregnant, one taste of his explosive temper was enough to know she couldn’t have him around her child. She already lived through that with her own father. She swore she’d never go back, but with baby Chaz in need of a bone marrow transplant, Beck may be her son’s only chance. Beck has had more than his share of ring bunnies, but gorgeous, red-haired Rachel is the only woman he’s never been able to forget. When they fought two years ago, he had no idea she’d walk out on him for good. He may have lost his cool then, but she should have known he only uses his fists inside the ring. Now she wants nothing more from him than a transfusion, but if Beck can get his anger issues under control, he may get a chance to win back her and his son. It’s a challenge he’d hate to lose.
Martial arts teaches effective techniques of self-defense. Due to the demanding training, you will strengthen your body, mind and spirit. Grip strength, throwing, punching, kicking, pushing and falling techniques improve your physical fitness, but as a martial artist you learn much more during your training: Aikido, Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, Wing Tsun as well as other martial arts represent a philosophy of life. This philosophy will support you during the challenges that life throws at you. With every training session, you work on becoming a better version of yourself. That way you benefit from an inner peace, which nobody can take away from you. Numerous values and virtues of martial arts can easily be transferred to life situations. As a result you strengthen your character from several angles. Convince yourself of the 77 reasons why ambitious martial artists always stay faithful to their training and never give up.
Oliver Lincoln III sells combat fighters for his dad "s defense plant. His sister is murdered by the Sirian secret police after learning of a plan to invade Vega. While on Vega to sell defensive fighters, he "s trapped in the middle of an interplanetary war. The Fighter Queen saga starts here.139,000 words (roughly equivalent to 424 pages in mass market paperback format) Rated "R"
Tangled with the Fighter is book 1 of A Beatdown and Bent Over Romance trilogy. Books 2 and 3, Tangled with the Boxer and Tangled with the Warrior are available everywhere now! I thought my life couldn't possibly get worse. Then I met him. He doesn't care that I'm a single mom struggling to keep my head afloat to provide for my daughter, that my life has no room for a washed-up MMA fighter, that the last thing I need in my life is a bad boy—an arrogant, womanizing, wrong-in-all-the-right-ways bad boy. He thinks that just because he's hired me to keep his house in order, that I'm his to boss around. He thinks he knows me, knows what I want, what I crave, what I fantasize about. He thinks I'm his to enjoy. That he's going to make me beg and scream. The worst part of it all? I think he might be right.