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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 - Feb 10, 2015 (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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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...
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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 salespe...
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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....
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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...
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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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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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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...
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Practical Programming for Strength Training
Mark Rippetoe - Jan 14, 2014 (first published in 2006)
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There is a difference between Exercise and Training. Exercise is physical activity for its own sake, a workout done for the effect it produces today, during the workout or right after you're through. Training is physical activity done with a longer-term goal in mind, the constituent workouts of which are specifically designed to produce that goal. ...
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Anatomy Trains
Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists
Thomas W. Myers - Feb 25, 2014
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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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Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle
Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World
Tom Venuto - Dec 10, 2013 (first published in 2003)
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This manual will reveal to you all the secrets of permanent fat loss. It is written by a man who has discovered these secrets the hard way - through long years of trial and error. Using the information in this manual will allow you master the art and science of losing body fat by a shorter and less costly route; by “modeling” those who have gone be...
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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...
Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy by Bret Contreras
Conscious Coaching by Brett Bartholomew
Advances in Functional Training by Michael Boyle
Personal Trainer Pocketbook by Jonathan Goodman
The New Rules of Lifting for Women by Lou Schuler
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
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
Motivational Interviewing by William R. Miller
New Functional Training for Sports by Michael J. Boyle
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
Principles of Muscle Building Program Design by Nick Mitchell
Easy Strength by Pavel Tsatsouline
Strength and Conditioning Bible by Nick Grantham
Get Buffed! Ian King's Guide to Getting Bigger, Stronger and Leaner! by Ian King
Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf
Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
Science and Practice of Strength Training, Second Edition by Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
Permission Marketing by Seth Godin
Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer
To Sell Is Human by Daniel H. Pink
The Dictionary of Body Language by Joe Navarro