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Best Personal Trainers Books

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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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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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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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Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - 2008-08-07 (first published in 1984)
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Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say "yes" to another's request). Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a salespe...
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How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie - 2020-01-03 (first published in 1936)
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You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie's first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice th...
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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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Anatomy Trains
Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists
Thomas W. Myers - 2014-02-25
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The new edition of this successful book continues to present a unique understanding of the role of fascia in healthy movement and postural distortion which is of vital importance to bodyworkers and movement therapists worldwide. Fully updated throughout, Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists will be ideal for all t...
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Conscious Coaching
The Art and Science of Building Buy-In
Brett Bartholomew - 2017-03-08
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In the world of strength and conditioning, learning how to move others-not just physically, but also psychologically and emotionally-is paramount to getting the most out of them. People are the ultimate performance variable, and understanding how to effectively blend knowledge of proper training with the nuances of human behavior is integral to hel...
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Functional Movement Systems
Gray Cook - 2020-05-16 (first published in 2010)
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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 professionals can work together. By using sys...
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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...
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto
The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
Personal Trainer Pocketbook by Jonathan Goodman
Change Maker by John Berardi
Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy by Bret Contreras
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell
Advances in Functional Training by Michael Boyle
NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training by National Academy of Sports Medicine (Nasm)
Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy by Brad Schoenfeld
Strength and Conditioning Bible by Nick Grantham
Essentials of Human Nutrition by Jim Mann
Back Mechanic by Stuart McGill
The New Rules of Lifting by Lou Schuler
Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf
Olympic Weightlifting by Greg Everett
Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
Men's Health Your Body is Your Barbell by BJ Gaddour
Permission Marketing by Seth Godin
To Sell Is Human by Daniel H. Pink
The Dictionary of Body Language by Joe Navarro
No Sweat by Michelle Segar
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
The Body by Bill Bryson
The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Bigger Leaner Stronger by Michael Matthews
The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries
Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
Positioning by Al Ries
This Is Marketing by Seth Godin
Motivational Interviewing by William R. Miller
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig Urban
Never Let Go by Dan John
New Functional Training for Sports by Michael J. Boyle
The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan S Kennedy
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition With Web Resource by Unknown by
Muscles by Florence Peterson Kendall
ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription by American College of Sports Medicine
Viralnomics by Jonathan Goodman
The Hungry Brain by Stephan J. Guyenet
Principles of Muscle Building Program Design by Nick Mitchell
Easy Strength by Pavel Tsatsouline
Strength Training for Fat Loss by Nick Tumminello
Day by Day by Kevin Mullins
The New Power Eating by Susan Kleiner
How to be an Awesome Personal Trainer by Ben Coomber
The Wealthy Fit Pro's Guide to Getting Clients and Referrals by Jonathan Goodman
Get Buffed! Ian King's Guide to Getting Bigger, Stronger and Leaner! by Ian King
The Complete Book of Personal Training by Douglas Brooks
The Diet Fix by Yoni Freedhoff
Captivate by Vanessa van Edwards
The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by Al Ries
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
You Are Your Own Gym by Mark Lauren
How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy! by Paul Chek
Contagious by Jonah Berger
Drive by Daniel H. Pink
Science and Practice of Strength Training, Second Edition by Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
The Personal Trainer's Big Book of Programs by Alwyn Cosgrove, Craig Rasmussen
How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer
The Dip by Seth Godin
Definitive Book Of Body Language by Allan Pease
Supertraining by Yuri V. Verkhoshansky
Designing Resistance Training Programs, 4th Edition by Steven J. Fleck
Nassim Nicholas Taleb by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Instant Millionaire by Mark Fisher
The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler