Gazing at each strength training book on my overstuffed bookshelves, I realize how much I've learned from the best ones, how interesting weight training books have helped me lift more, and how that one book on diet really helped me get ripped.
Weight training is one of the best methods of strength training! If you want to start weight training safely and effectively, with the best info, diet, and routines, check out the 5 Day Beginner Weight Training Course!
I also realize how much money I wasted on crap!
The best strength, diet, and weight training books are listed below. Get them if you need some extra guidance and advice. And avoid everything else.
There's a lot of drek published in the exercise/strength training field. Avoid most of it, and go hunt down the books below at you local community bookstore (or library or Amazon).
McCloud, Aaron. 2011. 5 Day Beginner Weight Training Course. e-Book.
Baechle, Thomas R. 1994. Essentials of Strength Training And Conditioning. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Delavier, Frédéric. 2010. Strength Training Anatomy. Leeds: Human Kinetics.
Kubik, Brooks D. 1998. Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and Development. Louisville, KY: Brooks D. Kubik.
McGuff, Doug, and John R. Little. 2009. Body by Science: a Research Based Program to Get The Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Rippetoe, Mark, and Lon Kilgore. 2007.Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training. Wichita Falls, TX: Aasgaard Co.
Rippetoe, Mark, Lon Kilgore, and Stef Bradford. 2009. Practical Programming for Strength Training. Wichita Falls, TX: Aasgaard Co.
Spielman, Ed. 1998. The Spiritual Journey of Joseph L. Greenstein: The Might Atom: World's Strongest Man. Cobb, Calif: First Glance Books.
De Vany, Arthur. 2011. The New Evolution Diet: What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us About Weight Loss, Fitness, and Aging. Emmaus, Pa: Rodale.
Pilon, Brad. 2007. Eat STOP Eat. Strength Works, Inc. E-Book.
Pollan, Michael. 2009. Food Rules: An Eater's Manual. New York: Penguin Books.
Taubes, Gary. 2007. Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease. New York: Knopf.
Taubes, Gary. 2011. Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It. New York: Alfred A.Knopf.
Willey, Warren. 2007. Better Than Steroids. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford.
Davies, Clair. 2004. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
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