Supertraining: The bible of strength training. This book belongs on the shelves of any real coach or trainer who is serious about understanding how to manipulate the body into becoming stronger, faster and bigger. Be forewarned, it's not a light read!
Starting Strength: Author Mark Rippitoe does an excellent job of explaining how to coach the squat, deadlift, overhead press, power clean and bench press. Mark has decades worth of trainning experience under his belt and it shows in his book.
Vertical Jump Development Bible: I was thorougly impressed in how Kelly Baggett put together the information in his book. He does such a great job of explaining the different facets of strength and how you can apply them to increase your vertical jump, become more agile and an all around better athlete.
Under The Bar: Retired power lifter Dave Tate writes about the mental aspect behind lifting iron and uses many of his own personal experinces to hammer home some real important lessons we all should be living day in and day out.
The Ultimate Off-Season Training Manual: Eric Cressey the author is one of my current favorite guys to read and learn from. This guy is in his early twenties and is making a huge impact on the fitnes industry. The book has some great nuggets of information pertaining to the training of athletes. This guy really knows his stuff.
The Ultimate No-Bull Speed Development Manual: Kelly Baggett authors another great book on how to increase speed and agility. Kelly really has a knack for making the complicated sound so simple.
The Black Book of Training Secrets: This is Christian Thibaudeau's first book. In it he talks about everything you need to know about strength training principles and the variables associated with lifting weights for the purpose of building up the body. You'll learn about Olmypic lifting, muscle testing strategies, the various forms of periodization, how to design your own workout programs, the list goes on. Another gem to add to your library.
The No Bull Muscle Building Plan: If you have a problem building muscle and you don't want to resort to using drugs this book will help you add on slabs of muscle without becoming a fat ass. It will definitely solve your problem.
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: In my line of work I deal with people who are all around tight throughout their body. This book really helped me have a better understanding of what might be going on in their muscles as a result of their aches and pains.
Speed Trap: This book is written by Charlie Francis who coached Ben Johnson. It goes into depth about the biggest scandal in Olympic history.
Anatomy Trains: You'll learn about the myofascial system, how it functions in releation to movement and exercise.
Ultimate Back Fitness Performance: Dr McGill is one of the worlds leading researchers on low back pain. This book is solid gold. If you want to understand and cure back pain, you must own this book.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes: I'm still reading this book. I refer back to this book all the time. It's a must have if you want to understand how muscle imbalances impact the body and how you can fix them.
Gourmet Nutrition: Dr John Berardi simply put is one of the North Americas leading sport nutrtionists.
"This is no ordinary cookbook. It’s an assault on nutrition-poor, bad-tasting food everywhere. Complete with everything from 5-star meals that will impress even the most jaded food critic, to quick fixes that will get the job done on the go, plus a section on general cooking instruction and tips, this book will forever change the way you think about nutrition. You’ll finally eat delicious meals that make you look and feel better, rather than worse."
Nutrient Timing: This book is about how to maximize meal timing and the importance of grouping various macronutrients pre and post workout.
Sports Nutrition Guide: This is one of the first books I purchased. Dr Michael Colgan talks about how vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants can impact sporting performance and physical activity. He goes indepth on a lot of other topics as well, such as protein, types of fat and how it relates to sporting performance and much more.
The New Power Program: Dr Colgan talks about the secrets he used to train champion athletes for over 25 years. Some good stuff and other stuff that is common knowledge.
Precision Nutrition: A full meal deal (pardon the pun) package that includes 7 guidebooks, a gourmet cook book, and an online audio and video resource section.
Nancy Clark's Sport Nutrition Guidebook: This book is ok, I learned some useful stuff so I can't say I didn't get my money's worth. Nothing overly special about this book that you can't find on the Internet for free.
Complete Olympic Lifting: This DVD breaks down all the basic lifts into an easy to understand manner and allows for the viewer to really understand how to apply the various progressions in each lift. I'm very happy with the DVD and would like to say that it has definitely helped me teach some of my clients how to incorporate Olympic lifts into their routines. To anyone who is looking to learn the Olympic lifts or for a product that will serve as a reference this DVD fits the bill 110%
Magnificent Mobility: This is a one of a kind DVD and is a must have for any coach or trainer looking to incorperate mobility drills into their client or athletes program.
Inside Out: Another great product by Mike Roberston and Bill Hartman that focuses on the upper body and how to warm it up properly. The DVD focuses on prehabd drills to get the shoulder complex primed for exercise and features some cool exercises as well.
Fitmoves for Sports Vol 1: Juan Carlos and associates demonstrate how to train a single individual or an entire team in under 30 minutes. Each volume features over 24 powerful sport-specific circuits using over 250 exercises.
FitMoves for Sports Vol 2: This DVD includes circuits for high power sports (football, rugby, hockey, etc.), batting, throwing, catching field sports (baseball, softball, etc.), track (sprinters, mid distance and long distance events), ski and skate sports (skiing, figure skating, etc.), cycling sports (moutain biking, road cycling, etc.), rowing and padding sports (kayaking, crew, etc.), bowling and golf.
FitMoves: A simple and easy-to-follow home exercise program to achieve better health and performance. Focus is on strengthening the core of the body and developing skills needed to perform daily activities or a favorite sport.
The Essence of Body Weight Training Vol 1 Agility, Balance, Upper Body, Strength and Power: Volume 1 addresses the major components of fitness and performance in a creative and easy-to-understand format, this video a must for any trainer with limited resources and intense training needs.
The Essence of Body Weight Training: Vol 2 Explosive Power: Volume II builds on the foundation presented in volume 1 with a strong emphasis on explosive power development.
Twist's Linked System Strength: Chest and Back: Learn how to improve and athlete's ability to transfer force from the legs through the core to the upper body, enabling them to produce greater force through skilled movement and sequential firing of the kinetic chain.
Twist's Linked System Strength: Legs and Shoulders: Utilizes an integrated approach, incorporating movement and balance to better allow the body to express force and better meet the demands of sport and daily life. Designed to drive up strength and skilfullness.
Core Stability and Rotary Power with TCI: Using the Bosu Balance Trainer, Medicine Balls, Slastix Resistance Tubing, free weights, and Stability Balls, the Twist team will coach you through progressive drills applicable for young athletes, everyday clients and advanced athletes.
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