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Ignite the Fire
The Secrets to Building a Successful Personal Training Career (Revised, Updated, and Expanded)
Jonathan Goodman - Feb 10, 2015 (first published in 2012)
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"A look at personal training that goes beyond the textbooks."...
Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - Aug 07, 2008 (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 sales...
Starting Strength
Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition
Mark Rippetoe - Nov 10, 2011 (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...
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie - Jan 03, 2020 (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...
Strength Training Anatomy
Frederic Delavier - Mar 09, 2010 (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....
Becoming a Supple Leopard
The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance (2nd Edition)
Kelly Starrett - May 19, 2015 (first published in 2013)
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The Ultimate Sales Machine
Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies
Chet Holmes - May 27, 2008 (first published in 2007)
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Chet Holmes helps his clients blow away both the competition and their own expectations. And his advice starts with one simple concept: focus! Instead of trying to master four thousand strategies to improve your business, zero in on the few essential skill areas that make the big difference.The Ultimate Sales Machine shows you how to tune up and so...
Functional Movement Systems
Gray Cook - May 16, 2020 (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...
The New Rules of Lifting for Women
Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess
Lou Schuler - Dec 26, 2009 (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 ...
On Writing Well
The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
William Zinsser - May 09, 2006 (first published in 1976)
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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, b...
Building a StoryBrand
Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
Donald Miller - Oct 10, 2017
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New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach readers how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses.Donald Millers StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolution...
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Beyond Brawn, Revised by Stuart McRobert
Rhabdo by Joseph P Cannon
Strength Training for Fat Loss by Nick Tumminello
The Clarity Project by Liam Thompson
Day by Day by Kevin Mullins
Fitness at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond by Michael Spitzer
The New Power Eating by Susan Kleiner
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Essentials of Human Nutrition by Jim Mann
Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism by Sareen S. Gropper
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Complete Guide to Stretching by Christopher M. Norris
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Train Insane by Val Catanzarite
The World's Best Known Marketing Secret 4th Edition Building Your Business by Referral by Mike Macedonio (Author) Ivan Misner (Author)
Supertraining, 6th Edition by Mel C. Siff
Sport Psychology by Mark Allen
The Diet Fix by Yoni Freedhoff M.D.
Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? by Alex Hutchinson
Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards
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