Required Reading

These are a list of couple books that surround the ideas of fitness, health, self improvement, and state of mind. These are novels that have helped me achieve my goals, live a healthier and smarter life, improve on a daily basis, make me happier, and fill and brain with knowledge. I recommend these books the most because they are full of great info, provoke thought and ideas, entertaining to readers, and simple to digest. Feel free to browse through this list and let me know what you think about these books. Also contact me if you recommend any I should read! Thanks!

4 Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss
4 Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Body is a basically a guide on how to achieve every major fitness and wellness goal. Topics discussed include building muscle, fat loss, injury prevention, better sleep, better sex, and much more! I really enjoyed this book and methods preached because they are simple and they work. However, Tim does make some unrealistic claims to sell his methods in this book. Great read for health and wellness nuts, nonetheless. Click on the picture to find out more!

Encyclopedia Of Bodybuilding
Arnold’s Encyclopedia Of Bodybuilding

For all the Iron Addicts out there! This is the encyclopedia of all things bodybuilding coming from the Iron God himself. Arnold! He breaks down all the things that made him successful from customized diets to specialized routines to goal-oriented mindsets. The large book has it all. It is a must read for anyone looking to start their bodybuilding career, looking to build muscle, and learn from the best. This book is how Arnold did it and the advice he gives along the way. Click on the cover picture to learn more.

The Purposeful Primitive by Marty Gallagher
The Purposeful Primitive by Marty Gallagher

This is my favorite fitness book. I enjoy volume training. However, my ideal body mold would be lean dense muscle, ripped athletic build, and strong as hell. Almost there 😉 This book shows you exactly how to achieve that. It is as beautifully written as it is informational. The case studies on historic power lifters and athletes enhanced my arsenal of knowledge and challenged my opinions about fitness and nutrition. A must read for serious strength trainers and power lifters. Click the cover picture about to learn more about this book!

Starting Strength by Mark Rippitoe

If you are in the planning phase and looking for routines that match up with your goals this book is must read as well. Especially, if you have never weight lifted before. This book emphasizes the use of compound movements for beginners and breaks down the form of all of the exercises. It also has a strength routine and diet suggestions for beginners to maximize the “novice effect” plus build muscle quickly and effectively. Click on the cover picture to learn more.

Getting Things Done by David Allen
Getting Things Done by David Allen

This book is all about goal setting and action plan tactics to help readers determine, plan, execute, and achieve their goals. This is for anyone looking to conquer a personal goal or challenge and looking for ways to be more effective in doing so. He also has many anxiety relieving tactics that enhance the means to take action. If you are a productivity nut, this book will be your jam. Click on the cover picture to learn more.

 

Racing Toward Excellence by Muzaffar Kan and Jan Sramek
Racing Toward Excellence by Muzaffar Kan and Jan Sramek

This is one of the best books I have read on how to perform at your best. It shows what makes top performers what tick. This book also tackles a lot of personal issues and will provoke thought. It challenges popular theory and social customs. The author will force you to ask yourself “What do really want out of my life?” “How can I get it?” “What is stopping me?” “What am I pretending not to know?”I read this book when I was studying abroad in Spain my junior year of college. Along with my cultural clashing experiences in Barcelona, this book challenged my thoughts on what I really want out of the near future. It also provides a systematic guideline on how to  execute on your action plans. This is really is a book that will provide some type of guidance at any age because it shows you howto improve in every important aspect of your life. I love this book and it is an easy read. Be prepared for your mind to be challenged. Click the book cover for more info.

Living Lean: The Dolce Diet
Living Lean: The Dolce Diet

This book basically is surrounds the nutrition behind an athletic and healthy lifestyle. The keywoord here is “lifestyle”, not just a diet. He breaks down how to achieve that nutritious lifestyle. He goes over specific foods and exercise routines to achieve results. Dolce’s advice works, speaking from experience. Read this along with The Purposeful Primitive and Starting Strength and you will more about strength training and dieting than 95% of people. Click on the cover picture to learn more.

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