The 100 Best Strength Training Books

"This is the book that I wish I'd had when I began my training" is a common opening sentiment expressed by many authors of strength training books. This list, on the other hand, is the list of books I wish I'd had when I began training. It would have saved me a lot of time. The list contains the 100 best books for weightlifting. It's primarily aimed at beginners interested in sports based strength training; but has more detailed and academic books for the more advanced lifter, has texts on other subjects relevant to strength training, and contains some of the important works on bodybuilding too.

If you are a beginner, you will want to get Starting Strength and Pavel's Power to the People. These texts will help you make gains quickly, but, more importantly, Starting Strength will set you off on the right path to continue making gains once you've progressed from being a beginner to being an intermediate lifter.

Intermediate lifters should consider reading Practical Programming for Strength Training, The Science and Practice of Strength Training, and Periodization Training for Sports. These will take your understanding to the next level. Practical Programming is particularly good, combined with Starting Strength, as it covers how workout routines should develop as you gain strength and experience.

When considering which book to read it's worthwhile to do a little research into the author and text yourself. For example, try reading comments on Amazon, especially the negative ones; and try Googling for online reviews.

As strength training fits under the umbrella of Sports Science and has many other disciplines relevant to it, such as nutrition, flexibility and mobility, there are many good books on these subjects included too.

If you have an opinion on any of the books on this list, or if you've an opinion as to what books are missing from the list, please express it in the comments section below.





Starting Strength

1. Starting Strength

By Mark Rippetoe | Used Price: 50% Off

Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and ... More »

Practical Programming for Strength Training

2. Practical Programming for Strength Training

By Mark Rippetoe; Lon Kilgore

Practical Programming offers a different approach to exercise programming. Based on a combined 70+ years of academic expertise, elite-level coaching experience, and the observation of thousands of novice trainees, the authors present a chronological analysis of the response to exercise as it varies through the training history of ... More »

Science and Practice of Strength Training

3. Science and Practice of Strength Training

By Vladimir Zatsiorsky; William J. Kraemer

This new second edition of Science and Practice of Strength Training comes with many additions and changes. A new coauthor, Dr. William Kraemer, joins Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky in expanding on the principles and concepts needed for training athletes. Among Dr. Kraemer's contributions are three new ... More »

Power to the People

4. Power to the People

By Pavel Tsatsouline | Used Price: 70% Off

How to get super strong without training to muscle failure or exhaustionHow to hack into your 'muscle software' and magnify your power and muscle definition How to get super strong without putting on an ounce of weightOr how to build massive muscles with a classified Soviet Special Forces ... More »

Supertraining

5. Supertraining

By Mel C. Siff; Yuri Verkhoshansky

Supertraining 6th edition expanded version by Prof. Yuri Verkhoshansky and Dr. Mel Siff Dr. Verkhoshansky has decided to self-publish this new expanded version and has asked UAC to be the exclusive worldwide distributor. This new edition contains more than 70 pages of never before published material from Dr. ... More »

Fit

6. Fit

By Lon Kilgore; Michael Hartman; Justin Lascek

Fitness is hard. Very hard. Everyone knows it is, but everyone is also willing to risk time and money on the mythology of easy fitness. If anyone, ANYONE, tells you that there is an “EASY” way to fitness, they just want your money. FIT is a book ... More »

Physiology of Sport and Exercise

7. Physiology of Sport and Exercise

By W. Larry Kenney; Jack Wilmore; David Costill

The leading textbook for undergraduate exercise physiology courses, Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, has been fully updated in both content and design. The authors, all distinguished researchers and past presidents of the American College of Sports Medicine, ... More »

Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning

8. Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning

By Dan John

Coach Dan John breaks down the most complicated concepts of strength training and high-performance athletics in his personal, no-nonsense, thought-provoking and motivating style. Workout routines, Olympic lifting guidance, Highland Games, track and field and Strongman events are all covered, in addition to weight training philosophy for the general ... More »

Strength Training Anatomy

9. Strength Training Anatomy

By Frederic Delavier | Used Price: 50% Off

With new exercises, additional stretches, and more of Frédéric Delavier’s signature illustrations, you’ll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform during strength exercises. This one-of-a-kind best-seller combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice. Many books explain what muscles ... More »

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

10. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

By National Strength and Conditioning Association

Now in its third edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most comprehensive reference available for strength and conditioning professionals. In this text, 30 expert contributors explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning as well as their applications to athletic performance. ... More »

5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength

11. 5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength

By Jim Wendler

5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength, 2nd Edition The success of the 5/3/1 Method has been nothing short of extraordinary. For the 3 years, the response towards this simple but brutally effective training system has been overwhelming. This is because it ... More »

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

12. The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

By Arnold Schwarzenegger | 60% Off

From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book -- a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as "the bible of bodybuilding." Inside, Arnold covers the very ... More »

Designing Resistance Training Programs

13. Designing Resistance Training Programs

By William J. Kraemer; Steven Fleck | Under $1.00

In this updated, revised, and expanded third edition of Designing Resistance Training Programs, two of the world's leading experts on strength training explore how to use scientific knowledge to develop personalized training programs. With this text, you'll be able to- design scientifically sound resistance ... More »

Olympic Weightlifting for Sports

14. Olympic Weightlifting for Sports

By Greg Everett | Used Price: 50% Off

From the author of what has been called the best book on Olympic weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches, comes Olympic Weightlifting for Sports. This book focuses on athletes and coaches outside of the competitive weightlifting world to present a method of teaching the ... More »

The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition

15. The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition

By Anita Bean

The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition is the definitive practical handbook for anyone wanting a performance advantage. This fully updated and revised edition incorporates the latest cutting-edge research. Written by one of the country's most respected sports nutritionists, it provides the latest research ... More »

Athletic Body in Balance

16. Athletic Body in Balance

By Gray Cook | Used Price: 50% Off

Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. Traditional conditioning builds a fitness base, but modern sports training takes into account athletic movement patterns. Athletic Body in Balance is the first guide of its kind to ... More »

Becoming a Supple Leopard

17. Becoming a Supple Leopard

By Kelly Starrett; Glen Cordoza | 50% Off

LEARN HOW TO HACK HUMAN MOVEMENTJoin the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches; learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your human potential, live pain free…and become a Supple Leopard.Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat body stiffness and achy ... More »

The MAX Muscle Plan

18. The MAX Muscle Plan

By Brad Schoenfeld | Used Price: 50% Off

Blast through training plateaus, add lean muscle, and achieve your best body ever with The M.A.X. Muscle Plan. M.A.X. is an acronym for Mitogen Activated Xtreme training, a scientifically proven program to help you maximize your muscle potential and transform your ... More »

Periodization Training for Sports

19. Periodization Training for Sports

By Tudor Bompa; Michael Carrera | 60% Off

Sports conditioning has advanced tremendously since the era when a “no pain, no gain” philosophy guided the training regimens of athletes. Dr. Tudor Bompa pioneered most of these breakthroughs, proving long ago that it's not only how much and how hard an athlete works but ... More »

Strength Training for Sport

20. Strength Training for Sport

By William J. Kraemer; Keijo Hakkinen | 80% Off

A high-quality complement to the handbooks on particular sports, the handbookon Strength Training for Sport presents both the basic concepts and theoretical background for sports-specific strength training as well as the practical consideration in designing the overall program. Separate chapters deal with periodization, gender differences, detraining, and over ... More »

Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training

21. Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training

By Thomas Kurz | Used Price: 50% Off

Use our method to attain maximum height in your kicks and to be able to kick at that height with no warm-up! Learn: * How to stretch safely and quickly to achieve and maintain your maximum flexibility * How to make your muscles grow stronger and longer so ... More »

Easy Strength: How to Get a Lot Stronger Than Your Competition-And Dominate in Your Sport

22. Easy Strength: How to Get a Lot Stronger Than Your Competition-And Dominate in Your Sport

By Pavel Tsatsouline; Dan John

How To Look Like Tarzan, Play Like Tarzan-And Win Like TarzanHeadline:What It Takes to Stack the Strength-Deck in Your Favor "If football were played in the weight room or on the track, I could guarantee that each year, the team that won the championship would NOT be the ... More »

Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills

23. Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills

By Terry McMorris | Used Price: 50% Off

Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills provides students with the theoretical and practical background that is necessary for an understanding of the basics of skill acquisition and performance. This understanding is founded on the student's existing knowledge of sport and leads into the subject, using a student centred, ... More »

Beyond Brawn

24. Beyond Brawn

By Stuart McRobert

This is the third edition of one of the all-time finest bodybuilding books. BEYOND BRAWN is 512 pages and 23 chapters of information about every facet of bodybuilding, and strength training in general. This book is not just for novices. It can save you years of wasted toil ... More »

Holistic Strength Training For Triathlon

25. Holistic Strength Training For Triathlon

By Andrew Johnston

Much more goes into a successful strength training program than reps and load. How one thinks, breathes, eats, drinks, and sleeps has just as much impact on a person's vitality as how one moves. Indeed, failing to get the biochemistry right dooms even the best exercise prescription to ... More »

Weightlifting Programming: A Winning Coach's Guide

26. Weightlifting Programming: A Winning Coach's Guide

By Greg Everett; Bob Takano

This the most thorough English-language book available on the subject of program planning for Olympic-style weightlifting. Takano covers the theoretical and practical issues, the biological and mathematical underpinnings, and provides a straightforward process for developing training programs with plentiful examples. Bob Takano s book, "Weightlifting Programming: A Winning ... More »

Sculpting Her Body Perfect

27. Sculpting Her Body Perfect

By Brad Schoenfeld | Used Price: 80% Off

The best is now even better!Sculpting Her Body Perfect has helped hundreds of thousands of readers improve muscle tone, sculpt their physiques, and tone up hard-to-reach and troublesome body areas. This third edition of Sculpting Her Body Perfect not only provides the exercises you need ... More »

Charlie Francis Training System

28. Charlie Francis Training System

By Charlie Francis

The Charlie Francis Training System was a project set out to teach coaches how to coach. Francis was an Olympian in the 100 m in Munich in 1972 and once ranked number 5 in the world in the 100meters. His frustration as a frequently injured athlete fueled his ... More »

Recovery for Performance in Sport

29. Recovery for Performance in Sport

By Christophe Hausswirth; Inigo Mujika

In today’s competitive sport environment, discovering effective methods of facilitating optimal athletic performance is paramount to success. The recovery period is essential in maintaining athletes’ physical and psychological well-being and crucial in the pursuit of intense physical training and satisfying performances. Recovery for ... More »

Athletic Development: The Art & Science of Functional Sports Conditioning

30. Athletic Development: The Art & Science of Functional Sports Conditioning

By Vern Gambetta | Used Price: 90% Off

Athletic Development offers a rare opportunity to learn and apply a career full of knowledge from the best. World-renowned strength and conditioning coach Vern Gambetta condenses the wisdom he's gained through more than 40 years of experience of working with athletes across sports, age groups, ... More »

Every Day Is Game Day: The Proven System of Elite Performance to Win All Day, Every Day

31. Every Day Is Game Day: The Proven System of Elite Performance to Win All Day, Every Day

By Mark Verstegen | Used Price: 50% Off

Noted sports performance expert and bestselling author of Core Performance, Verstegen reveals the training program he uses with elite athletes and U.S. Special Operations Forces.   As founder and president of EXOS, Mark Verstegen has trained the world’s top athletes in sports ... More »

Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches

32. Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches

By Greg Everett

Companion DVD Also Available Now - Olympic Weightlifting: A DVD Guide to Learning & Teaching the Olympic Lifts Olympic Weightlifting is a comprehensive guide to learning and instructing the Olympic and related lifts. Includes sections on teaching progressions, lift analyses, error correction, programming, competition, supplemental exercises, warm-up ... More »

Build a Better Athlete: What's Wrong with American Sports and How To Fix It

33. Build a Better Athlete: What's Wrong with American Sports and How To Fix It

By Michael Yessis

Are great athletes born or does practice make perfect? Are science and technique just as important as athletic ability? The truth is that anyone can improve their athletic performance. This book shows you how in simple and easy-to-read format. Renowned biomechanist/kinesiologist Dr. Michael Yessis dissects the current standards ... More »

High-Performance Sports Conditioning

34. High-Performance Sports Conditioning

By Bill Foran | Used Price: 70% Off

Today's athletes are breaking records that many thought were untouchable—in large part due to the major advances in sports training. High-Performance Sports Conditioning combines these superior modern methods with sample training programs, workouts, and drills to serve as the only conditioning guide you'll ... More »

Movement: Functional Movement Systems

35. Movement: Functional Movement Systems

By Gray Cook

Movement is a vivid discovery, a fundamental and explicit teaching in which the return to basics takes on a whole new meaning. In it, author Gray Cook crosses the lines between rehabilitation, conditioning and fitness, providing a clear model and a common language under which fitness and rehabilitation ... More »

Mass Made Simple: A Six-Week Journey into Bulking

36. Mass Made Simple: A Six-Week Journey into Bulking

By Dan John

What does it take to build solid power and size? Gaining lean body mass is the Holy Grail and the Lost City of Gold and the Atlantis of bodybuilding. It gets talked about a lot, but few seem to unlock the secrets. In the past few decades, Dan John, author ... More »

The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide

37. The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide

By Patricia A. Deuster

This up-to-date guide to physical fitness was researched and prepared by specialists to provide information on attaining the physical strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness demanded of Navy SEALs.Anyone can benefit from the clearly written and well-illustrated instructions, which cover cardiorespiratory conditioning, running and swimming, strength training, flexibility, calisthenics, ... More »

Enter The Kettlebell

38. Enter The Kettlebell

By Pavel Tsatsouline | Used Price: 50% Off

Kettlebell Training... The Closest Thing You Can Get to Fighting, Without Throwing A Punch Federal Counterterrorist Operator The kettlebell. AK-47 of physical training hardware. Hunk of iron on a handle. Simple, sinister, brutal and ferociously effective for developing explosive strength, dramatic power and never-say-die conditioning. ... More »

Strength Training for Young Athletes

39. Strength Training for Young Athletes

By William J. Kraemer; Steven Fleck | Under $1.00

Young superstar athletes have dispelled long-standing misconceptions that strength development should start in the late teens. But much discussion has continued regarding what type of training is most beneficial. Strength Training for Young Athletes provides all the answers as the authoritative guide to strength development ... More »

Cardio Strength Training

40. Cardio Strength Training

By Robert dos Remedios | Used Price: 80% Off

Cut workout time in half and get double the results! If you’re a guy with little time to work out and pounds of fat to burn, the thought of having to spend hours in the gym lifting weights and doing cardio can be a daunting proposition. Now, Cardio Strength ... More »

The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess

41. The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess

By Lou Schuler; Cassandra Forsythe; Alwyn Cosgrove

A revolutionary fitness plan for women, focusing on weightlifting to create a lean, strong, feminine physique  In The New Rules of Lifting for Women, fitness experts and authors Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove continue their wildly popular New Rules of Lifting series with a comprehensive strength training, ... More »

Essentials of Human Nutrition

42. Essentials of Human Nutrition

By Jim Mann; Stewart Truswell

Nutrition is one of the most important determinants of individual and public health. An increasingly informed public expects its health and food professionals to be able to offer clear, evidence-based advice on diet and associated health implications, but how can established nutrition principles be extracted from the extensive ... More »

Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction

43. Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction

By Dean Sewell; Philip Watkins; Murray Griffin

Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction provides a broad-based foundation in the major areas that underpin the scientific study of sport and exercise science, thus helping undergraduate students to develop a sound understanding of human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, metabolism, biomechanics and psychology related to sport, exercise and health. ... More »

Exercise Physiology: Human Bioenergetics and Its Applications

44. Exercise Physiology: Human Bioenergetics and Its Applications

By George Brooks; Thomas Fahey; Kenneth Baldwin

Considered a standard in the field, this text integrates Bioenergetics into every chapter and provides a comprehensive survey of current data and research in exercise physiology. In-depth discussion of all areas of exercise physiology makes this text an invaluable resource for students in exercise science, kinesiology, sports medicine, ... More »

Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness

45. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness

By Lee E. Brown; Vance A. Ferrigno | 70% Off

Not only are modern athletes larger and more muscular than their predecessors, but they also move with a swiftness and power never seen before. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is the workout guide and DVD package you need in order to perform a step ahead of the ... More »

Neuromechanics of Human Movement

46. Neuromechanics of Human Movement

By Roger Enoka

Drawing on the disciplines of neurophysiology and physics, Neuromechanics of Human Movement, Fourth Edition, explores how the nervous system controls the actions of muscles to produce human motion in relation to biomechanical principles. This contemporary approach is much different from the traditional approach, which focuses ... More »

Power, Speed, Enducance

47. Power, Speed, Enducance

By Glen Cordoza; Brian MacKenzie | 60% Off

Power, Speed, ENDURANCE is a highly effective training system that has catapulted thousands of endurance athletes to the next level. Developed by CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and featuring instruction from some of the world's top endurance and CrossFit coaches, Power, Speed, ENDURANCE unveils techniques, drills, and training ... More »

Women's Strength Training Anatomy

48. Women's Strength Training Anatomy

By Frederic Delavier | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

With information on strengthening and toning the legs, buttocks, abs, and back, Women's Strength Training Anatomy provides full-color, detailed anatomical illustrations of exercises for these hard-to-shape areas. What makes this book unique is that readers can see the muscles at work during each ... More »

Judo Training Methods

49. Judo Training Methods

By Donn F. Draeger | Used Price: 50% Off

A product of over over twenty years of exhaustive research, Judo Training Methods is a comprehensive examination of the martial sport of judo. Although the examples are geared toward judo, the training and conditioning methods set out are valuable for all martial artists and athletes, whatever their art ... More »

The Sport of Olympic-Style Weightlifting, Training for the Connoisseur

50. The Sport of Olympic-Style Weightlifting, Training for the Connoisseur

By Carl Miller

This book consolidates Carl Miller's extensive knowledge gained while pursuing his life's work in Olympic-style weightlifting. There are scientific principles behind Olympic-style weightlifting, and Miller's 50 years of lifting, researching and coaching provide valuable insight into the process of Olympic lifting. Whether you are an advanced lifter or ... More »

Powerlifting

51. Powerlifting

By Dan Austin; Bryan Mann | 50% Off

Powerlifting. The name says it all—strength, power, intensity, concentration, determination. The sport’s physical and mental demands are unlike any other, as are its athletes who must always be committed and focused on success. Now, hall of famer and nine-time world powerlifting ... More »

Dynamic Stretching

52. Dynamic Stretching

By Mark Kovacs | Used Price: 70% Off

RAISE YOUR GAME WITH THIS REVOLUTIONARY STRETCHING PROGRAMToday’s fitness experts have discovered that both stretching and how you stretch can affect how well you perform on the field, court or track. That is why so many top trainers recommend dynamic stretches.Dynamic Stretching teaches how to effectively prepare your ... More »

Explosive Plyometrics

53. Explosive Plyometrics

By Michael Yessis

Explosive Plyometrics can give you the speed and power you need for any sport. This is the definitive book on what are real explosive plyometrics. Keep in mind that although explosive plyometrics uses jumps, not all jump exercises are plyometric. This book gives you the true explosive plyometric ... More »

Bigger Leaner Stronger

54. Bigger Leaner Stronger

By Michael Matthews

INTRODUCING MICHAEL MATTHEWS' #1 BESTSELLER WITH OVER 70,000 COPIES SOLD!If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book.Here's the deal: Getting ... More »

Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body

55. Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body

By Michael Matthews

INTRODUCING MICHAEL MATTHEWS' #1 BESTSELLER WITH OVER 20,000 COPIES SOLD!If you want to be toned, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, "good genetics," or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...regardless of your age... then you want to read ... More »

Optimizing Strength Training: Designing Nonlinear Periozation Workouts

56. Optimizing Strength Training: Designing Nonlinear Periozation Workouts

By William J. Kraemer; Steven Fleck | 70% Off

The strength training strategy of linear periodization has long been recognized as an efficient system of resistance training. But—until now—no one had researched and explored the potential benefits of a nonlinear periodization training program. Authors William Kraemer and Steven Fleck delve into nonlinear, or undulating, ... More »

Explosive Power and Jumping Ability for All Sports

57. Explosive Power and Jumping Ability for All Sports

By Thomas Kurz; Tadeusz Starzynski | 50% Off

"Explosive Power and Jumping Ability for All Sports" tells how to develop explosive power, special endurance for explosive movements, speed, coordination, and flexibility. It shows ready-made progressions of exercises for an amazing variety of major sports, including all track-and-field events, ball games, and martial arts, and many more. ... More »

Strength Training Past 50

58. Strength Training Past 50

By Wayne Westcott; Thomas R. Baechle | Under $1.00

Increase your strength to improve your health, your appearance, and your performance—with Strength Training Past 50! Strength training has numerous advantages for the active adult, including enhanced athletic performance and reduced risk of disease, including decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Strength Training Past ... More »

The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle

59. The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle

By Lou Schuler; Alwyn Cosgrove | Under $1.00

Ten unique programs for fat loss, muscle gain, and strength improvement for beginners and elite lifters. Want to get more out of your workout and spend less time in the gym? Many guys devote so many hours to lifting weight yet end up with so little to show ... More »

Strength Training for Faster Swimming

60. Strength Training for Faster Swimming

By Blythe Lucero | Used Price: 60% Off

In order to enhance your performance, swimming alone is not enough. An effective strength training is crucial if you want to improve your swimming times. This book shows you what types of strength training benefit swimming and how to develop a winning routine. It includes swim-specific strength-training and ... More »

Stretching

61. Stretching

By Bob Anderson | Used Price: 60% Off

This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, ... More »

Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength

62. Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength

By Irene Lewis-McCormick | 60% Off

If you’re looking for a guide to strength training that addresses your needs—not your boyfriend’s or husband’s—then look no further! A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength is created for women, by a woman. Designed to target the unique ways your body works ... More »

Scrawny to Brawny: The Complete Guide to Building Muscle the Natural Way

63. Scrawny to Brawny: The Complete Guide to Building Muscle the Natural Way

By Michael Mejia; John Berardi | Under $1.00

A state-of-the-art weight-lifting and nutritional blueprint for "skinny" guys who want to pack on muscleLet's face it, naturally skinny guys are at a distinct genetic disadvantage when it comes to building muscle mass. But with the proper advice, these "hardgainers" definitely can realize their fitness goals. In Scrawny ... More »

Convict Conditioning

64. Convict Conditioning

By Paul Wade

How to Bust Free of All Weakness-Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival Strength Paul Wade has laid out a brilliant 6-set system of 10 progressions which allows you to master these elite levels. And you could be starting at almost any age and in almost in any condition! Paul ... More »

Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell

65. Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell

By John D. Fair

From the 1930s to the 1980s, the capital of weightlifting in America was York, Pennsylvania, the home of the York Barbell Company. Bob Hoffman, the founder of York Barbell, propagated an ideology of success for Americans seeking physical improvement. Often called the "Father of World Weightlifting," Hoffman was ... More »

Anatomy of Movement

66. Anatomy of Movement

By Blandine Calais-Germain

Anatomy of Movement presents a dynamic, integrated approach to the study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system and their functional relationship to the movements of the human body. In clear and concise text illustrated with more than a thousand graphic drawings, the author guides the reader ... More »

The Biochemical Basis of Sports Perfomance

67. The Biochemical Basis of Sports Perfomance

By Robert J. Maughan; Michael Gleeson

Some understanding of the biochemistry of exercise is fundamental to any study of the factors that contribute to sports performance. It is the physical, chemical and biochemical properties of cells and tissues that determine the physiological responses to exercise, and yet the teaching of exercise biochemistry is poorly ... More »

The Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

68. The Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

By Robert J. Maughan

This new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, delivers an up-to-date, state of the art presentation of the scientific aspects of conditioning, injury prevention, and competition. The book covers the key areas of scientific knowledge in sport ... More »

The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet

69. The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet

By Robb Wolf | Used Price: 70% Off

Do you want to lose fat and stay young, all while avoiding cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and a host of other illnesses? The Paleo Solution incorporates the latest, cutting edge research from genetics, biochemistry and anthropology to help you look, feel and perform your best. Written ... More »

Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science

70. Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science

By Peter Reaburn; Ben Dascombe; Rob Reed

If you are studying exercise and sports science, or a related course, then this book will be an indispensable companion throughout your entire degree programme. This 'one-stop' text will guide you through the wide range of practical, analytical and data handling skills that you will need during your ... More »

Training for Warriors: The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout

71. Training for Warriors: The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout

By Martin Rooney | Used Price: 90% Off

To be a warrior, you must train like a warriorDiscover the training secrets that have produced World Champions in MMA, Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Judo. More than 750 color photos will show you how to perform hundreds of exercises designed to specifically target each area of ... More »

The Biomechanics of Back Pain

72. The Biomechanics of Back Pain

By Michael A. Adams; Nikolai Bogduk; Kim Burton

Authored by experts of international renown, the new edition of The Biomechanics of Back Pain forms a bridge between the latest research and the effective clinical management of patients with back problems. Now published for the first time in full colour, this popular volume now has a bonus ... More »

You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises

73. You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises

By Mark Lauren; Joshua Clark | 60% Off

From an elite Special Operations physical trainer, an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere program for getting into amazing shape. As the demand for Special Operations military forces has grown over the last decade, elite trainer Mark Lauren has been at the front lines of preparing nearly one ... More »

Triathlon for the Every Woman

74. Triathlon for the Every Woman

By Meredith Atwood

Triathlon for the Every Woman is a hilarious, fun and informative read--full of expert advice, training tips, and stories to turn a tired, busy woman into a tired, busy woman TRIATHLETE--no matter her size, age or place in life. Meredith Atwood, an overweight and overworked wife, mother ... More »

Strength Training for Triathletes

75. Strength Training for Triathletes

By Patrick Hagerman | Used Price: 90% Off

Every triathlete wants to be faster, and most know that adding strength training to their program will help them get there. In Strength Training for Triathletes, fitness phenom Patrick Hagerman explains how small changes in muscle strength add up to big race results. For triathletes, the benefits of ... More »

Dumbbell Training for Strength And Fitness

76. Dumbbell Training for Strength And Fitness

By Matt Brzycki | Used Price: 50% Off

This is not your conventional how-to book. With an emphasis on safety, it thoroughly covers all aspects of proper strength training while simultaneously debunking certain myths and misconceptions such as explosive training and sport-specific training. The book shows how to perform nearly 50 exercises with dumbbells in a ... More »

Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis

77. Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis

By Tim McGarry

Sport performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport scientists develop an objective understanding of actual sport performance, as opposed to self-report, fitness tests or laboratory based experiments. For example, contemporary performance analysis enables elite sports people and coaches to obtain live feedback of match statistics and video ... More »

Special Strength Training

78. Special Strength Training

By Yuri Verkhoshansky

From the leading scientist and expert in Sport Training, his last book: a milestone, the point of no return in the Strength Training. The most complete and up to date book in Special Strength Training (SST): Methodological foundations of special strength training, Guidelines for planning SST, SST means ... More »

Triphasic Training: A systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance

79. Triphasic Training: A systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance

By Cal Dietz; Ben Peterson

Triphasic Training is the pinnacle of sports performance training. That’s not hype. Cal Dietz, strength coach at the University of Minnesota, has the results to back up this claim – a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, over 400 All-Americans, 28 Big Ten/WCHA ... More »

Strength Training for Women

80. Strength Training for Women

By Lori Incledon | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Ready for an individualized approach to working out that produces better results? Strength Training for Women delivers with information tailored to the way your body works and responds to training, and the specific tools you need to reach your goals.More than simple descriptions of exercises ... More »

A Practical Approach To Strength Training

81. A Practical Approach To Strength Training

By Matt Brzycki | Used Price: 50% Off

This fourth edition of A Practical Approach to Strength Training is a long-awaited update of the classic book that has been a widely used resource in the fitness industry, selling nearly 35,000 copies. Many of the chapters have been overhauled with the latest information on strength and fitness; new chapters ... More »

The New High Intensity Training

83. The New High Intensity Training

By Ellington Darden | Used Price: 90% Off

Certain to become the bible of HIT-the training that revolutionized lifting with shorter, far-more-intense workouts-New High Intensity Training by Ellington Darden is the last word on how to achieve explosive growth safely, without steroids!For many dedicated bodybuilders, the weight-lifting theories of Arthur Jones are gospel. It was Jones, ... More »

Understanding Nutrition

84. Understanding Nutrition

By Eleanor Noss Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes

This best-selling introductory nutrition text is praised for its approachable narrative, engaging presentation, and careful explanations. The new Thirteenth Edition of Whitney and Rolfes' UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION takes the study of nutrition to a new level with an integrated pedagogy and an emphasis on active learning, assignable content, and ... More »

High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way

85. High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way

By John Little; Mike Mentzer | 70% Off

A PAPERBACK ORIGINAL High-intensity bodybuilding advice from the first man to win a perfect score in the Mr. Universe competition This one-of-a-kind book profiles the high-intensity training (HIT) techniques pioneered by the late Mike Mentzer, the legendary bodybuilder, leading trainer, and renowned bodybuilding consultant. His highly effective, proven ... More »

Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength

86. Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength

By Steven Low | Used Price: 50% Off

Update: Overcoming Gravity digital edition (PDF) is available in the store on the Eat Move Improve website. Additionally, Overcoming Gravity is now available on UK and European Amazons! Check your individual country's Amazon page to order. Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength is a ... More »

Sport Stretch: 311 Stretches for 41 Sports

87. Sport Stretch: 311 Stretches for 41 Sports

By Michael J. Alter | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

" This new edition of Sport Stretch is a complete guide to flexibility for both weekend warriors and elite competitors. It features more stretches than the first edition, a new user-friendly layout, and more background information on the hows and whys of stretching.The centerpieces ... More »

The Weightlifting Encyclopedia: A Guide to World Class Performance

88. The Weightlifting Encyclopedia: A Guide to World Class Performance

By Arthur Drechsler

The Weightlifting Encyclopedia Lifting weights is one of the most popular and fastest-growing athletic activities in the world today. While millions lift weights, many more would do so if they simply knew how to go about it. And those who know the most about weightlifting_serious competitive weightlifters_are not ... More »

Vander's Human Physiology

89. Vander's Human Physiology

By Eric Widmaier; Hershel Raff; Kevin Strang

Eric Widmaier (Boston University), Hershel Raff (Medical College of Wisconsin), and Kevin Strang (University of Wisconsin) have taken on the challenge of maintaining the strengths and reputation of Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function. Moving beyond the listing of mere facts, it stresses the causal chains ... More »

Biological Rhythms and Exercise

90. Biological Rhythms and Exercise

By T. Reilly; G. Atkinson; J. Waterhouse

The effects of circadian rhythms on human performance in general and on response to exercise in particular are a well-known phenomenon. Often after a poor night's sleep or taking a "red-eye" flight into a different time-zone, one just doesn't feel like "themselves." This book aims to provide a ... More »

Clinical Sports Nutrition

91. Clinical Sports Nutrition

By Louise Burke | Used Price: 60% Off

Clinical Sports Nutrition is a complete practical and clinical reference that provides state-of-the-art sports nutrition information. Each chapter contains specific reviews followed by practice tips. Contributions come from leading academics, physicians, and sports dieticians in Australia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Finland. More »

Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance

92. Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance

By Stuart McGill

Get the latest scientific evidence on back exercise - what helps and what hurts, and why, from a world renowned authority. Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance provides professionals with the evidence base to design and prescribe the best exercise programs for the back. A complete description of a ... More »

Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance

93. Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance

By William D. McArdle; Frank I. Katch; Victor L. Katch

Since publication of its First Edition in 1981, Exercise Physiology has helped more than 350,000 students build a solid foundation of the scientific principles underlying modern exercise physiology. This Seventh Edition has been thoroughly updated with all the most recent findings, guiding you to the latest understanding of ... More »

The Art of Hojo Undo: Power Training for Traditional Karate

94. The Art of Hojo Undo: Power Training for Traditional Karate

By Michael Clarke | Used Price: 50% Off

Silver Winner – 2010 IP'S Living Now Award1st Runner Up – 2010 Eric Hoffer AwardEndorsement - 2010 IP's Highlighted Title AwardFinalist – 2010 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord MagazineFinalist – 2010 USA Best Book AwardHojo ... More »

Periodization

95. Periodization

By Tudor Bompa; G. Gregory Haff | 50% Off

Learn how to train for maximum gains with Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training. Guided by the expertise of Tudor O. Bompa, the pioneer of periodization training, and leading periodization researcher G. Gregory Haff, you'll learn how to vary the intensity and volume of training ... More »

Ultimate MMA Conditioning

96. Ultimate MMA Conditioning

By Joel Jamieson

Ultimate MMA Conditioning is foremost authority on how to get in shape for combat sports. Written by internationally renowned expert and strength and conditioning coach, Joel Jamieson, this book will give you a complete A-Z blueprint to radically improve conditioning through a unique scientifically proven approach. Top mixed ... More »

Brother Iron, Sister Steel: A Bodybuilder's Book

97. Brother Iron, Sister Steel: A Bodybuilder's Book

By Dave Draper | Used Price: 70% Off

Brother Iron, Sister Steel is a private journey into bodybuilding as only Dave Draper, former Mr. America, Mr. Universe and Mr. World, can tell it. Training techniques, exercise descriptions and nutritional strategies form the book's foundation, but what glues this book together are Dave's personal experiences and insights, ... More »

Championship Weightlifting

98. Championship Weightlifting

By Tommy Kono

Tommy Kono has won Olympic gold medals, one silver, was eight times world champion, set 26 world records spread over 4 bodyweight classes, was not subsidized, did not have fancy training quarters, coaches, or any of the things of today. How did he do it? How did he ... More »

High Powered Plyometrics

99. High Powered Plyometrics

By James C. Radcliffe; Robert C. Farentinos

Plyometrics is an essential part of strength and conditioning programs for the top athletes in nearly every sport. High-Powered Plyometrics provides the most systematic, comprehensive, and practical study of plyometrics available and can give you performance gains you never thought possible through 77 ... More »

The Purposeful Primitive

100. The Purposeful Primitive

By Marty Gallagher

Executed with the requisite tenacity, intensity and precision, Purposefully Primitive methods can and will favorably alter the compositional makeup of the human body. Primitive tools and simple modes are used to power sparse methods. We force the body to favorably reconfigure itself by generating physical and psychological fierceness ... More »

Author: David Thomson


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