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Old 07-20-2011, 02:49 AM   #1
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Good Reading

Hey Everyone,i've been lapping up all the good stuff in the Journal these past few months and am currently having a browse online for some books.
Just checked out Robb Wolf - The Paleo Solution,The Paleo Diet For Athletes - L. Cordain.Greg Everett - Olympic Weightlifting.
What do people think about these? as there seems to be alot of choice out there on the subjects,also any recommendations on books to buy in relation to Crossfit of course.cheers
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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Re: Good Reading

Wolf & Everett are both excellent.

Pass on the Paleo Diet for Athletes. It is a repeat of what Wolf writes and is geared towards long distance endurance athletes. Not a bad book just not valuable after Wolf's book.

I have and have read all 3.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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Correct me if I'm wrong Brendan, but paleo for athletes was written first was it not?
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Re: Good Reading

The Paleo Diet, Cordain 2002

The Paleo Diet for Athletes, Cordain & Friel 2005

The Paleo Solution, Wolf 2010

Cordain's first book is kind of dry reading. Wolf covers the same material and then some in a much more entertaining fashion.

If you read either Cordain's first book or Wolf's book you can skip "for Athletes". If you want to read it read it, I just didn't find it very helpful after reading the other books.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:57 PM   #5
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I personally like them all! Certainly suggest wolf for patients, but cordain if you are a little more used to reading "sciencey" books or articles. Either way, I do not believe you can go wrong
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:07 AM   #7
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Re: Good Reading

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Hey Everyone,i've been lapping up all the good stuff in the Journal these past few months and am currently having a browse online for some books.
Just checked out Robb Wolf - The Paleo Solution,The Paleo Diet For Athletes - L. Cordain.Greg Everett - Olympic Weightlifting.
What do people think about these? as there seems to be alot of choice out there on the subjects,also any recommendations on books to buy in relation to Crossfit of course.cheers
I haven't read all of Robb Wolf's The Paleo Solution but from what I have read I really wouldn't recommend it as it's one of the worst fad diet books I've seen in a while. I can't comment on the second edition of Cordain's The Paleo Diet as I haven't read it, but the first edition isn't that bad as far as low-carb weight loss diets go but I wouldn't recommend The Paleo Diet for Athletes under any circumstances as it's just a badly written mess. The only paleo diet book that I'd currently recommend is Deadly Harvest by Geoff Bond but like The Paleo Diet it's essentially a low-carb weight loss diet so I think you'd be better off getting a proper sports nutrition book like The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition by Anita Bean or Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook or, if you want to save a little money, you can just read through these instead -

Position of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance.

IAAF - Nutrition for Athletics.

IOC - Nutrition for Athletes.

AIS Sport Nutrition Factsheets.

*All links wfs*
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:01 PM   #9
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Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training by Rippetoe and Kilgore
Practical Programming for Strength Training by Rippetoe and Kilgore
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson
The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle
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Thanks Tamara, I have not read the last two, but I will be soon!
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