Recommended Books and DVDs on Strength-Training & Nutrition
What are you reading right now?
I love learning, and have always been surrounded by a fantastic collection of books, videos and magazines.
This is certainly the case when it comes to health & fitness works - it's fair to say that I've checked out a lot of them over the years. Sharing everything from basic exercise techniques to the many, many ways to fine-tune your diet.
Here are a few personal favourites.
The Primal Blueprint
Confused about what to eat, how much to eat; even when to eat? This book will help you get the most out of your food plan.
Diesel Crew Bending eBook
Jedd 'Napalm' Johnson
If you're new to the world of nail bending, this is the perfect book to get. It'll show you the exact techniques you'll need to get started right away. Written by world-class bender Jedd Johnson.
Card Tearing eBook
Jedd 'Napalm' Johnson
This is a fantastic book. If you've ever considered learning this incredible strength feat, the Card Tearing eBook
is the perfect place to start. Love it.
Functional Correction Manual
If you ever wake up with that 'just run over by a truck
' feeling, you need a copy of Tim Hull's Functional Correction Manual
. Not only will it help you to locate and repair the problem, it'll give you a hand in preventing it happening in the future.
Dr John Berardi
When it comes to body transformation - whether that's a increase in strength, packing on a bit of muscle or losing a bit of excess fat - this is the perfect place to start. Dr Berardi's Precision Nutrition
Bruce Lee : The Art of Expressing the Human Body
Bruce Lee & John Little
If you've ever watched a Bruce Lee film and marveled at his strength, speed, agility, endurance, flexibility or muscularity, this book should take pride of place in your collection. Unlike many other writings covering everything from Lee's training methods to nutrition, this book is based not on the recollections of people around him; but on Lee's own notes. Brilliant.
Strength Training Anatomy
This is a fantastic book. As Josh explains, it superbly shows what's going on while you train. Love it.
101 Fitness Myths
A superb combination of fitness mythbusting and no-nonsense advice. If you're not quite sure where to start, grab this.
Of course, there are also a number of DVDs. Again, here are a few personal favourites.
Dave clearly demonstrates the extraordinary potential of this simple conditioning tool. With no more than an empty keg (or partially-filled if preferred
), a small training area and a bit of determination there is a wealth of power available. It really is incredible.
Just got your first kettlebell and wondering how to use it? Steve's your man.
When it comes to learning how to use Clubs
(or the Clubbells in this case
), a little instruction goes a long, long way. And this is certainly the way to do it.
Logan Christopher & Bud Jeffries
Bending, tearing and a whole lot more. Love it.
This is the inimitable Dan John at his storytelling best, sharing an enormous amount of training wisdom in the process. Fantastic.
Comprising no fewer than three content-packed DVDs, Logan shares a wealth of exercises, variations and training methods in The Definitive Guide to Kettlebell Juggling
. It really is essential viewing for anyone looking to get into this amazing activity.
'Unbreakable' Adam Glass
If you've ever seen 'Unbreakable
' Adam T Glass in action, you'll appreciate just how valuable this is.
No matter what your strength-training goals are, if you're looking to become stronger, these are well worth checking out. Dive in.
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