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Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Powerlifting books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Practical Programming for Strength Training (2014)

 Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should ReadThere is a difference between Exercise and Training. Exercise is physical activity for its own sake, a workout done for the effect it produces today, during the workout or right after you’re through.
Author(s): Mark Rippetoe, Andy Baker

10/20/Life Second Edition: The Professional’s guide to building strength has gotten even bigger and better (2017)

 Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should ReadIf you like Starting Strength or 5/3/1, you’re going to 10/20/Life! 10-and-20 weeks at a time, for a lifetime of positive momentum in training and in LIFE. This philosophy is a life-long approach for any level of lifter or athlete. Many recreational lifters utilize the protocols in this book to have a better plan in the gym, with no plans to ever compete.
Author(s): Brian Carroll

Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition (2011)

 Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should ReadStarting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education.
Author(s): Mark Rippetoe, Jason Kelly

5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength (2nd Edition) (2011)

 Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should ReadThe success of the 5/3/1 Method has been nothing short of extraordinary. For the 3 years, the response towards this simple but brutally effective training system has been overwhelming. This is because it works.
Author(s): Jim Wendler

The Raw Westside Bundle: Using The Conjugate Method for Raw Powerlifting (2017)

 Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should ReadThis bundle includes THREE books, plus a bonus section for frequently asked questions about using the Westside system for raw lifting.You get:”Powerlifting: The Westside System For Raw Lifting”. The original #1 best selling short guide detailing what EXACT adjustments to make to the Westside system for raw lifting.”Westside for Raw Powerlifting: Periodization 101″.
Author(s): Jacob Rothenberg

5thSet for Powerlifting: Methodology for Training & Competition: Second Edition (5thSet Methodology) (2017)

 Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should Read5thSet is an easy to use training system for the sport of powerlifting. That includes a periodization model, a system for routine composition, procedural guidelines to transition from and to different phases within a mesocycle or between mesocycles, and very precise instructions concerning execution.
Author(s): Swede Burns

Powerlifting: A Scientific Approach (2015)

 Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should ReadPowerlifting: A Scientific Approach is the Holy Grail of powerlifting information. Written in the 80’s by world famous Fred “Dr. Squat” Hatfield, it remains one of the best books ever written on the subject. Packed full of charts and rare pictures of powerlifting legends, Powerlifting covers the correct way to train and design your program, how to safely diet, nutrition for powerlifting success, procedures and tricks of weighing in, and how to prepare for the day of the meet.
Author(s): Hatfield Ph.D., Frederick C

All About Powerlifting (2014)

 Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should ReadIf you like lifting weights, if you want to learn more about strength training – you will love this book. Powerlifting is a sport that tests your constitution, discipline, dedication, and pushes your body to its limits while yielding great physical results at the same time. Powerlifting is helping athletes of today reach new heights and shatter records previously believed untouchable.
Author(s): Tim Henriques

How To Deadlift 600 lbs. RAW: 12 Week Deadlift Program and Technique Guide (How To Lift More Weight Series) (2018)

 Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should ReadAre you tired of always deadlifting the same weight, making little to no progress? Do you wish you could deadlift 600 lbs or more? Or do you want to learn how to master both your conventional and sumo deadlift technique; including how to correct both the biggest and most detailed mistakes so many people make? Start from any level and set a NEW Deadlift max every 12-Weeks! First, you don’t need special supplements, crazy overload techniques or piles of food to increase your Deadlift.
Author(s): Ryan J. Mathias

Powerlifting Over 50: Mastering the Skills for an Empowered Body and Life (2016)

 Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should ReadPowerlifting training can skyrocket a man’s strength, health and confidence. This book is for the mature athlete or fitness enthusiast who wants to experience the huge benefits of power training. Competing is optional. For mature athletes, there are always some risks associated with lifting “big iron”. Great gains are possible if an athlete follows the “training smart” system in this book.
Author(s): Richard Schuller

Strength Training Revolution: Grow Bigger and Stronger with the 4-Step Training System that Redefines Strength for Intermediate-Advanced Barbell, Powerlifting and Strength Athletes (2019)

 Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should ReadIf you’ve encountered plateaus with your current strength training program and you can’t seem to get over this slump no matter what you do, then keep readingWhat’s your max squat? How much ya bench? What’s your best deadlift?
Author(s): Andy Xiong

Best Powerlifting Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some powerlifting books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Powerlifting : the complete guide to technique, training, and competition

Author(s): Bryan Mann; Dan Austin
ID: 3055414, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 21 Mb, Format: pdf


Author(s): Vas Relax
ID: 2808752, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Powerlifting: The Complete Guide to Technique, Training, and Competition

Author(s): Dan Austin, MSCC and Bryan Mann, PhD, CSCS
ID: 2875410, Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2020, Size: 81 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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