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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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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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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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The New Rules of Lifting for Women
Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess
Lou Schuler - 2009-12-26 (first published in 2005)
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Finally, a weight-training book that doesn’t treat women like weaklings! If you believe what most women’s magazines tell you, muscles can be “shaped,” “toned,” and “sculpted” with nothing more than a little dumbbell that weighs less than a can of peas. But muscles aren’t modeling clay, and the only way to transform them is to strengthen them. The N...
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Born to Run
A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Christopher McDougall - 2011-03-29 (first published in 2009)
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The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrat...
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Ignite the Fire
The Secrets to Building a Successful Personal Training Career
Jonathan Goodman - 2015-02-10 (first published in 2012)
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""Personal Trainers are now expected to be salespeople, psychologists, nutritionists, post-rehabilitation specialists, and motivational speakers. You can have all the training expertise in the world, but you must also be able to inspire passion in your clients, and develop relationships with the people you serve.""Have you ever struggled to get cli...
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Stacy Sims - 2016-07-05
You Are Your Own Gym by Mark Lauren
Overcoming Gravity by Steven Low
The World's Fittest Book by Ross Edgley
Complete Calisthenics by Ashley Kalym
No Sweat by Michelle Segar
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler
Practical Programming for Strength Training by Mark Rippetoe
Run Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan
Peak by Marc Bubbs
The Triathlete's Training Bible by Joe Friel
Spartan Fit! by Joe de Sena
Men's Health Your Body is Your Barbell by BJ Gaddour
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Live Young Forever by Jack Lalanne
Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? by Alex Hutchinson
Ready to Run by Kelly Starrett
What to Eat by Marion Nestle
The One-Minute Workout by Martin Gibala
Marathon by Hal Higdon
The First 20 Minutes by Gretchen Reynolds