Favorite Strength Training Books

Jeremykots

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I have a few days off coming up and want to read some new stuff, I already have most of Pavel’s stuff and a lot of other newer titles. Any recommendations?
 

Pavel Macek

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Master Certified Instructor
Old books

- Alan Calvert, Super-Strength
- Edgar Mueller, Goerner The Mighty
- Ed Spielman, The Mighty Atom: The Life and Times of Joseph L. Greenstein

New books

- Patrick McKeown, The Oxygen Advantage
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile
- William B. Irvine, A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
 

Chrisdavisjr

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I just picked up a copy of The System: Soviet Periodization Adapted for the American Strength Coach by Johnny Parker, Al Miller and Rob Panariello with Jeremy Hall (amazon link)*.

It's a weighty tome and I've only just started to read it, but I am really into it so far.

*This book is available from other retailers.
 

Harald Motz

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I already have most of Pavel’s stuff
me too
I have a few days off coming up and want to read some new stuff
a maybe boring recommendation with potentially interesting experience to re-read some old stuff to find something new.

personally I find as my Favorit (strength) books which I tend to read in throughout the years. These are books where I can put some aspects into practice over long(er) periods of time otherwise it would be just entertaining fiction:

- Easy Strength by Dan John and Pavel
- Kettlebell Simple and Sinister
- Za-Zen die Praxis des Zen by Taizen Deshimaru
- Zen Mind Beginners Mind by S. Suzuki

as I am a proud owner of the StrongEndurance manual for some weeks now, I enjoy putting read stuff into some solid practice.

An unpublished masterpiece is the (G)alactic handbook of Aerobics: simple guidelines for lifelong programming.
 

ali

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I just picked up a copy of The System: Soviet Periodization Adapted for the American Strength Coach by Johnny Parker, Al Miller and Rob Panariello with Jeremy Hall (amazon link)*.
Just listened to a podcast with one of the authors on Scott Rdella.
He describes himself as an ol' cotton picker from mississippi, I reckon it's Pavel doing his best southern accent. Sounds very SF.
One for Santa.
 

JCavin

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Although not really strength, Exuberant Animal is a nice read for a different take on fitness in general.
 

Martin Joe

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Recommended Books:

* Overcoming Gravity - 2nd Edition. (Calisthenics) By Steven Low

* Tactical Barbell (Classic Strength training) By K. Black.



/Martin Joe
 

wespom9

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Certified Instructor
Most of Dan John's books are incredible. Easy Strength gets an extra up vote from me, such an amazing book. I also read "The System" as @Chrisdavisjr noted above. It's interesting, not life changing but lots of good information.

Not strength training, but great new book I just read: Atomic Habits by James Clear
 

kurt perham

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AntiFragile. Anything by Rippetoe (starting strength and the offshoots) and of course anything by Dan John
 
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