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  1. Daveywhit

    Daveywhit Double-Digit Post Count

    What are some of your favorite Training(Strength, conditioning) books you’ve read?

    What’s your favorite non-fitness book?
  2. mikhael

    mikhael Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Strength books:
    • Simple and Sinister,
    • Timing the Bent Press,
    Non-strength books:
    • Extreme Ownership,
    • Dichotomy of Leadership.
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  3. Tjerr

    Tjerr Double-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    - Power to the People [Professional]
    - Easy Strength
    - Supertraining
    - Starting Strength
    - Practical Programming for Strength training

    - 7 Habits of highly effective People
    - Subtle art of not giving a f*ck
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  4. Pavel Macek

    Pavel Macek More than 2500 posts Master Instructor

    Strength books: Pavel's work

    Other: Oh... so many! But from the many books I have read recently, e.g. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
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  5. offwidth

    offwidth More than 5000 posts

    Training for the New Alpinism. (House/Johnston)
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  6. vegpedlr

    vegpedlr More than 500 posts


    Maffetone’s Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing
    Joe Friel’s Triathlete’s (and Cyclost’s) Training Bible
    Galloway’s Book on Running
    Steve Ilgks The Winter Athlete
    Easy Strength
    Enter the Kettlebell
    Purposefull Primitive
    Tactical Barbell
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  7. thegoldengod

    thegoldengod Triple-Digit Post Count

    +1 to everything above

    The Lean Gains Method by Martin Berkham is a pretty good book that gets into the science of fat loss and body recomposition
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  8. Abdul Rasheed

    Abdul Rasheed Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Purposeful Primitive, Marty Gallagher
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  9. Tuebor

    Tuebor Double-Digit Post Count

    1. Easy strength
    2. Tactical barbell I & II
    3. 5/3/1 forever
    4. Al ciampa's PT Manual.

    Mandatory reading
    1. Kiss or kill confessions of a serial mountain climber by Mark Twight

    2. Plutarch lives I & II

    3. Richest man in Babylon by George Clason

    4. Book of five rings by Musashi (I prefer the translation by Tokitsu)

    5. The prince by Machiavelli
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  10. conor78

    conor78 More than 500 posts

    1. Simple and Sinister
    2. Easy Strength
    3. T Barbell
    4. Starting Strength
    5. Intervention
    Non Fitness
    1. Blood Meridian
    2. The Crossing
    3. Charlie and the Chocolate factory
    4. The Testament of Mary
    5. Tolle/Peterson even draw
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  11. Daveywhit

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    That used to be my favorite winter training book!
  12. Snowman

    Snowman Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Simple and Sinister
    Easy Strength
    Al's PT manual

    Forever War
    Starship Troopers
    The Martian
  13. Antti

    Antti More than 2500 posts

    I'm not sure about the training books. I really like Purposeful Primitive @Abdul Rasheed already wrote about. I like the Pavel books but I can't pick a favourite, and I think a bigger, more holistic book by him could be in order.

    Fiction wise I believe I will have to go with Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem. I like a wide variety of books but Cyberiad stands out to me.
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  14. vegpedlr

    vegpedlr More than 500 posts

    Forgot to mention Stuart McRoberts Brawn. While bodybuilding isn’t my main interest, I still respect it, and the Brawn series helped change my thinking and get me out of the typical gym mindset.

    Why just be physical when you can be meta-physical? The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

    For fiction, Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums, and anything by Robert Ludlum.
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  15. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller More than 2500 posts

    Methinks you might enjoy "Armor" by John Steakley
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  16. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller More than 2500 posts

    The Zen Way to Martial Arts by Taisen Deshimaru (not really strength and conditioning but taught me a great deal about breath control/meditation).

    The Patrick O'Brian books

    Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
    John Brown Abolitionist: by David Reynolds

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  17. Abdul Rasheed

    Abdul Rasheed Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    As for non-fiction, I would suggest classics and Charles Dickens. Masterful, vivid description of characters and environment. I think of such books as "training" for our brain. To improve our attention span, intelligence, vocabulary, patience and what not. Give Bleak House a try, its a wonderful murder mystery. Audible makes it even more awesome.
  18. Snowman

    Snowman Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Just did a quick Google. Looks like I'll have to add it to the reading list.
  19. vegpedlr

    vegpedlr More than 500 posts

    +1 on. Neuromancer. I’ve had quite a bit of fun reading old cyberpunk and comparing their vision to our reality.
  20. q.Hung

    q.Hung More than 500 posts

    strength: all Pavel books, especially the old one, when he still used the word "comrade". so many joke is now still being used in Vietnam. And i wander why Soviet never send any kettlebell for their ally. but i disgress.

    other: i like novels. i live a boring life, so i love aventures. Alexis Zobra gave me inspiration, so did War and Peace. And i love Geogre Ohsawa books, he is like Pavel- a sensei to me. Anyone serious about Macrobiotics should read his work
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