The Rise Of Superman book preview

Over the past 30 years action sports athletes have pushed human performance farther and faster than at any other point in the 150,000-year history of our species.Think of some of the mind-blowing milestones in the last decade: Danny Way jumps the Great Wall of China on a skateboard; Laird Hamilton and Ian Walsh surf waves previously thought impossible; Travis Rice and Jeremy Jones charge Alaskan spines at super‐human speeds; JT Holmes and the Red Bull AirForce BASE jump off the Sears Tower and fly through an urban maze in wingsuits.

How did they do it? In a word, “flow.” The upcoming book by New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler, The Rise of Superman, examines the exponential growth of human performance in action sports, and documents many of the astounding athletes who use flow to push the limits of their sport.

The book is available starting March 4, 2014, and readers can pre‐order it now at Amazon.com.

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