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Old 01-31-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
will schrenk
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I was wondering what books on training and fitness were favorites? What about Pavel's book Power To The People?

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Old 02-01-2004, 05:22 AM   #2
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Here's my current "Training & Nutrition Library":
-All issues of Milo: a journal for serious strength athletes (a treasure trove of awsome articles and even more inspiring photos!)
-The Strongest Shall Survive - Bill Starr
-Sport Stretch - Michael Alter
-Explosive Lifting for Sports - Harvey Newton
High Powered Plyometrics - James Radcliffe & Robert Farentinos (The best book I have seen on plyometrics - again some excellent photos)
-Stretching - Bob Anderson
- The Insider's Tell-All Handbook on Weight-Training Technique - Stuart McRobert
-Brawn, Beyond Brawn, and Further Brawn - Stuart McRobert
-Dinosaur Training - Brooks Kubik
-The Complete Stretching Book - Paul Uram
-Complete Conditioning for Football - Michael Arthur & Brian Bailey
-Keys to Progress - John McCallum
-Power Eating - Susan Kleiner
-Mastering the Zone, A week in the Zone, Omega Rx Zone - Barry Sears
-The Schwarzbein Principle - Diana Schwarzbein
-How I gave up my low-fat diet and lost 40 pounds - Dana Carpender
-Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution - Robert Atkins
-Living the Low Carb Life - Jonny Bowden (the book that "changed my mind" about low carb eating! I believe Bowden does an excellent job explaining the reasons for and the physiological effects of low carb eating in a manner that is easily understood, but not watered down.)
-The South Beach Diet - Arthur Agatston
-Volumemetrics - Barbara Rolls (not low carb, but I still think it has valuable info)
-Fighting Back - Rocky Bleier (inspiration!)
-The Edge - Howard E. Ferguson (incredible collection of inspirational quotes from sports and historical figures)
-Climbing Your Best - Heather Reynold Sagar
-Extreme Alpinism - Mark Twight (Crossfitter!)

Good luck in your training and reading!

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Old 02-01-2004, 08:40 AM   #3
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All Pavel's books are great practical guides to fitness. Mel Siff's Supertraining is a great strength science book, although it's a little hard to find: [Click on books and then on Strength Training.]


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Old 02-01-2004, 03:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the ideas and info!
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Old 02-03-2004, 09:23 AM   #5
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you can also order supertraining at they ship pretty quickly.

a few other good books are the weightlifting encyclopedia by arthur dreschler and the science and practice of strength training by VM Zatsiorsky.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:40 AM   #6
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Re: Books

[QUOTE=Scott McAndrews;115616]=
-Fighting Back - Rocky Bleier (inspiration!)

I just found an old copy of this and read it. I second the recommendation. It is an excellent book about Rocky Bleier, who was injured in Vietnam and fought to get back into game shape and play in the Super Bowl for the Steelers. Very inspirational and made me long for the days when someone my size could play in the NFL.

I've also ordered Starr's The Strongest Shall Survive, which I have heard great things about.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:18 AM   #7
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Re: Books

The Last two Books that really inspired me were "Never Gymless" and "Infinite Intensity" by Ross Enamait.

"Never Gymless" is primarily about the equipment free approach to hard training.
Whereas "Infinite Intensity" focuses on the integration of free weights sandbags etc..
As he writes on his site:
You will not find any fluff, wasted space, or nonsense.
and that's definitely true.
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