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Best Fitness Books

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Best Fitness Books
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Bigger Leaner Stronger
The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
Michael Matthews - 2019-03-15 (first published in 2011)
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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 into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe.You don't need to spend h...
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Starting Strength
Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition
Mark Rippetoe - 2011-11-10 (first published in 2005)
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Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training is the new expanded version of the book that has been called "the best and most useful of fitness books." It picks up where Starting Strength: A Simple and Practical Guide for Coaching Beginners leaves off. With all new graphics and more than 750 illustrations, a more detailed analysis of the five most impo...
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The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding
The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised
Arnold Schwarzenegger - 1999-11-05 (first published in 1985)
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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 latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competit...
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Becoming a Supple Leopard
The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance (2nd Edition)
Kelly Starrett - 2015-05-19 (first published in 2013)
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LEARN HOW TO HACK HUMAN MOVEMENT Join 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 joints, and rehabilitate inj...
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Strength Training Anatomy
Frederic Delavier - 2010-03-09 (first published in 1998)
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The third edition of Strength Training Anatomy offers the most compelling artwork ever applied to a strength training resource. Packed with over 600 anatomical illustrations of muscles from each major muscle group, the updated edition features 48 additional pages, 12 new exercises, and 18 stretches....
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Thinner Leaner Stronger
The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body
Michael Matthews - 2019-04-12 (first published in 2012)
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MICHAEL MATTHEWS' #1 BESTSELLING WOMEN'S FITNESS BOOK WITH OVER 250,000 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 pills and powders...regardless of your age... then you want to read this book....
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4-Hour Body
An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman
Timothy Ferriss - 2011-01-01 (first published in 2000)
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Do you want to lose fat, double testosterone, get the perfect posterior or give your partner a fifteen-minute female orgasm? Whatever your physical goal, The 4-Hour Body eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body.And you don't need t...
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Ready to Run
Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally
Kelly Starrett - 2014-10-21
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Are You Ready to Run?Is there a bridge from the injury-ridden world of the modern runner to the promised land that barefoot running and Born to Run have led us to believe exists? Can we really live the running life free from injury? Is there an approach designed to unlock all the athletic potential that may be hidden within? Can we run faster, long...
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ROAR
How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life
Stacy Sims - 2016-07-05
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Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one.Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it’s no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. This book teaches you e...
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You Are Your Own Gym
The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises
Mark Lauren - 2011-01-04 (first published in 2010)
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From an elite Special Operations physical trainer, an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere program for getting into amazing shape   For men and women of all athletic abilities!   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 on...
No Sweat by Michelle Segar
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Practical Programming for Strength Training by Mark Rippetoe
Ignite the Fire by Jonathan Goodman
The Triathlete's Training Bible by Joe Friel
Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? by Alex Hutchinson
Overcoming Gravity by Steven Low
The World's Fittest Book by Ross Edgley
Complete Calisthenics by Ashley Kalym
What to Eat by Marion Nestle
The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell
Spartan Fit! by Joe de Sena
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, 5th Ed by Roberta Larson Duyff
The Fitness Mindset by Brian Keane
Live Young Forever by Jack Lalanne
Strength Training for Fat Loss by Nick Tumminello
Glute Lab by Bret Contreras
Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan
Peak by Marc Bubbs
Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf
100 No-Equipment Workouts Vol. 1 by Neila Rey
Own the Day, Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus
The One-Minute Workout by Martin Gibala
Men's Health Your Body is Your Barbell by BJ Gaddour
The Workout by Gunnar Peterson
Marathon by Hal Higdon
The First 20 Minutes by Gretchen Reynolds