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Best Strength Training Books You Should Enjoy

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Strength Training books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

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

 Best Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyStarting 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. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after six more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, the updated third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and…
Author(s): Mark Rippetoe, Jason Kelly

2. Practical Programming for Strength Training (2014)

 Best Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyThere 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. Training is physical activity done with a longer-term goal in mind, the constituent workouts of which are specifically designed to produce that goal. Training is how athletes prepare to win, and how all motivated people approach physical preparation. Practical Programming for Strength Training 3rd Edition addresses the topic of Training. It details the mechanics of the process, from the basic physiology of adaptation to the specific…
Author(s): Mark Rippetoe, Andy Baker

3. Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition (2010)

 Best Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyWith new exercises, additional stretches, and more of Frédéric Delavier’s signature illustrations, you’ll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform during strength exercises. This one-of-a-kind best-seller combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice. Many books explain what muscles are used during exercise, but no other resource brings the anatomy to life like Strength Training Anatomy. Over 600 full-color illustrations reveal the primary muscles worked along with all the relevant surrounding structures, including bones, ligaments, tendons, and…
Author(s): Frederic Delavier

4. Strength Training (2016)

 Best Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyIn an age when information is everywhere, the challenge is finding safe, effective, and evidence-based science. Cue the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the world’s leading organization in strength and conditioning. The first release of Strength Training redefined exercise instruction with no-nonsense, straightforward science. Now the new second edition raises that bar even further. Written by a team of experts chosen by the NSCA, Strength Training combines the most valuable information with best instruction for proven results: – Assessing strength to…
Author(s): Nsca -National Strength & Conditioning Association

5. The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II: Building Strength and Power with Free Weights and Machines (2012)

 Best Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyThe anatomy of strength, size, and definition! Over 1 million readers have turned to Strength Training Anatomy for the most effective exercises in strength training. Now put those exercises to work for you with The Strength Training Anatomy Workout, Volume II. Over 500 full-color photos and 485 full-color illustrations allow you to go inside 60 exercises, 19 stretches, and 9 programmed workouts to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment,…
Author(s): Frederic Delavier, Michael Gundill

6. The Strength Training Anatomy Workout: Starting Strength with Bodyweight Training and Minimal Equipment (2011)

 Best Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyOver one million readers have turned to Strength Training Anatomy for strength training’s most effective exercises. Now put those exercises to work for you with The Strength Training Anatomy Workout. The Strength Training Anatomy Workout is your guide to creating the body and the results you want. Strengthen arms and legs; increase muscle mass; sculpt chest, back, and core; firm glutes; increase hip flexibility . . . it’s all here, and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide! Over 150 full-color illustrations allow you to get inside more than 200…
Author(s): Frederic Delavier, Michael Gundill

7. Strength Training: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Stronger, Sculpted Body (2009)

 Best Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyProviding exercises for all parts of the body and taking you step-by-step through each movement, highlighting exactly which muscle should be working when, Strength Training is the ultimate personal trainer. With an emphasis on clear demonstration of optimum technique, detailed outlines of the muscles used, and advice on avoiding common pitfalls, Strength Training provides the maximum safeguard against the danger of injury, and helps you stay at peak fitness….
Author(s): DK

8. The Muscle and Strength Pyramid: Training (2019)

 Best Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyNavigating the available fitness information online can be confusing and time-consuming at best, and a minefield of misinformation at worst. One inherent problem is that information online is always presented as supremely important and as the next ‘big thing,’ without context or any understanding of priorities.Enter The Muscle and Strength Pyramid books. The foundational concept of these books is understanding priorities and context, so you can take all the pieces of the puzzle and fit them together into an actionable plan.• Six programs for novice, intermediate, and advanced-level bodybuilders and…
Author(s): Eric Russell Helms , Andy Morgan, et al.

9. Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body (Second Edition) (2019)

 Best Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyIf you want to be fit, lean, and strong as quickly as possible   . . . regardless of your age . . . you want to read this book.Here's the deal:Losing fat and building lean muscle isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut. Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep gals from ever achieving the lean, toned, sexy, and healthy bodies they truly desire.And in this book you're going to learn something most women will never know . . .The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes   . . . and it only takes 8 to 12…
Author(s): Michael Matthews

10. Delavier’s Women’s Strength Training Anatomy Workouts (2014)

 Best Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyDelavier’s Women’s Strength Training Anatomy Workouts delivers the exercises, programming, and advice you need for the results you want. Based on the anatomical features unique to women, this new guide sets the standard for women’s strength training. 290 full-color illustrations allow you to see inside 157 exercises and 49 programs for strengthening, sculpting, and developing your arms, chest, back, shoulders, abs, legs, and glutes. Step-by-step instructions work in tandem with the anatomical illustrations to ensure understanding of maximizing the efficiency of each exercise. You’ll see how muscles interact…
Author(s): Frederic Delavier, Michael Gundill

11. 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 Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyIf 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 reading…What’s your max squat? How much ya bench? What’s your best deadlift? Can you press your bodyweight?Today, pushing quantifiable expressions of strength, like your maxes, is becoming increasingly ubiquitous.However, though strength may be specific, – it’s about resilience, capability and adaptability.It’s survival of the fittest after all, not the strongest. – technicality via neuromuscular efficiency, which happens to be the…
Author(s): Andy Xiong

12. The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised (1999)

 Best Strength Training Books You Should EnjoyFrom elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book—a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as “the bible of bodybuilding.”Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos of some of bodybuilding’s newest stars. Plus, all the features that have…
Author(s): Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins

Best Strength Training Books You Should Enjoy

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 Genesis and download some strength training 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.

Science and practice of strength training

Author(s): Andrew C. Fry; Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky; William J. Kraemer
ID: 2532537, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 23 Mb, Format: pdf

Strength Training After 40: A Practical Guide to Building and Maintaining a Healthier, Leaner, and Stronger Body

Author(s): Thompson, Baz
ID: 2903739, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: azw3

An Essential Guidebook On Building The Body: Build Muscle & Burn Fat Easily In 12 Weeks And A Healthy Way Of Eating You Can Actually Maintain: Strength Training Exercises

Author(s): Delibertis, Petrina
ID: 2912243, Publisher: UNKNOWN, Year: 2021, Size: 20 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed 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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