Sunday, June 19, 2011

Strengh Training Books

Let's face it.  Most fitness magazines suck.  They tell you to do 10,000 crunches and slave over the treadmill.  And when you don't get results they entice you to buy yet another useless issue and the vicious cycle starts all over again.

And then you have the internet.  The internet could be a good friend or a sneaky bastard.  It feeds you with a wealth of information.  But not all of the information are legit.  You have to sift through a lot of junk to get to the gems.

As for me, I prefer to read books to get some credible facts.  Ehem... since I got myself an iPad I have procured quite a few fitness books.  Some of which I've already read through.  And many more still to be read.  Here's a list of what I've read and what I'm about to read:

  1. Power to the People - Pavel Tsatsouline (I recommend that anyone who is interested in strength training to read this book first and foremost)
  2. Enter the Kettlebell - Pavel Tsatsouline
  3. Starting Strength - Mark Rippetoe
  4. The Poliquin Principles - Charles Poliquin
  5. Beyond Bodybuilding - Pavel Tsatsouline
Yeah I know.  I have quite a few of Pavel Tsatsouline's books.  He has a way of explaining complex fitness science concepts in a simple way.  It makes learning easier.  And it makes the information stick in your head.  That's what good teachers do.  

Do you have any fitness books that is a particular favourite?  Care to share?


Mohd Shahril said...

Thats why they called him the 'evil russian' hahaha..

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Mohd Shahril said...

List of books

1)Starting Strength - Mark Rippetoe (of course)
2)Practical Programing for Strength Training - Mark Rippetoe
3)The Poliquin Principles - Charles Poliquin
4)Muscle Revolution - Chad Waterbury
5)Power to the People - Pavel Tsatsouline
6)The Westside Barbell Book of Method - Louie Simmons
7)531: The simplest and most effective training system for raw strength - Jim wendler