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    DescriptionEverything you've been told about exercise is wrong. Cancel the gym membership, dump the protein shake and immerse yourself in a Boy's Own story of a group of English poets and academics and local shepherds who resisted the Nazi occupation of Crete using ancient Greek fitness techniques. Including the one-eyed English archaeologist John Pendlebury, and Paddy Leigh Fermor, this motley crew exploited the innate versatility of the body's natural movements and resources to re-create themselves as physical weapons. They ran, crawled, jumped, climbed, swam and lifted their way to superhuman strength and endurance - most notably smuggling a kidnapped German general to Egypt under the nose of a Nazi manhunt. Chris McDougall takes us to pioneering research laboratories in Germany, an assault course in the Brazilian jungle and Parisian parkour routes, exploding common exercise myths. Just as Born to Run inspired casual runners to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to take up cross-training, mud runs, parkour and free-running to bound-and climb, swim, skip, wade, and jump-their way to heroic feats.


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    Title
    Natural Born Heroes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher McDougall
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 216 mm
    Weight: 462 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846684562
    ISBN 10: 1846684560
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.4
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14810
    BIC subject category V2: VFMG
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000, HEA007000
    DC23: 613.7
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    04 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and is now a contributing editor for Men's Health. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men's Journal, and New York Times.
    Review quote
    Praise for Born to Run: Part how-to manual, part scientific treatise but throughout a ripping yarn, this book will inspire everyone who reads it to think on their feet. Independent A fascinating and true adventure story, destined to become a classic Ranulph Fiennes Not just a book for runners, but for anyone who has dreamed of venturing beyond their comfort zone Tim Butcher A really phenomenal book Jon Stewart