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Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook You

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

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

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouWith 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,…
Author(s): Frederic Delavier

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

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouStarting 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 biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training…
Author(s): Mark Rippetoe, Jason Kelly

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

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouOver 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 exercises and 50 workouts to see how muscles interact with…
Author(s): Frederic Delavier, Michael Gundill

4. Strength Training Past 50 (2015)

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouIncrease your strength to improve your health, your appearance, and your performance with Strength Training Past 50. Strength training offers many benefits for active adults, including enhanced athletic performance, reduced risk of disease, and decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Whether you are just getting started or have been training your entire life, Strength Training Past 50 has you covered. In the third edition of this best-selling guide, you’ll find these topics: – 83 exercises for free weights, machines, bands, and balls – 30 workouts for…
Author(s): Wayne L Westcott, Wayne Westcott , et al.

5. Practical Programming for Strength Training (2014)

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouThere 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

6. Strength Training for Triathletes: The Complete Program to Build Triathlon Power, Speed, and Muscular Endurance (2015)

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouStrength Training for Triathletes offers a comprehensive strength training program for triathlon that will help triathletes build power, speed, and muscular endurance for faster racing over any race distance. Certified USA Triathlon coach and NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year Patrick Hagerman, EdD, reveals a focused, triathlon-specific strength training program that will enable triathletes to push harder during training and on the racecourse when the effort is hardest. Triathletes who master this progressive strength training program will also become more resistant to injury, meaning fewer missed workouts. Strength Training for…
Author(s): Hagerman Ed.D., Patrick

7. The Strength Training Anatomy Workout III: Maximizing Results with Advanced Training Techniques (2019)

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouFrédéric Delavier, the mastermind of the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy phenomenon, is at it again. More than two million readers have turned to his books, including Strength Training Anatomy, to find the most effective exercises in strength training. The Strength Training Anatomy Workout provided beginners with program guidelines to develop fitness and athletic performance. The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II followed to offer serious strength trainers and bodybuilders the keys to creating lean muscle mass. Now, in The Strength Training Anatomy Workout III, Delavier and coauthor Michael Gundill pick up where…
Author(s): Frederic Delavier, Michael Gundill

8. Strength Training for Fat Loss (2014)

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouNo fads, gimmicks, or miracle claims. Just science-based programming, sensible strategies, and the results you desire. In Strength Training for Fat Loss, Nick Tumminello, renowned trainer and innovator in the field of human performance, explains how to use the 3 Cs of metabolic strength training—circuits, combinations, and complexes—to accelerate your metabolism, maximize fat loss, and maintain muscle. Inside you’ll find these features: • More than 150 exercises using barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, machines, and body weight…
Author(s): Nick Tumminello

9. The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40 (2016)

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook Youdirectly addresses the most pervasive problem faced by aging humans: the loss of physical strength and all its associated problems – the loss of muscle mass, bone mineral loss and osteoporosis, hip fractures (a terminal event for many older people), loss of balance and coordination, diabetes, heart disease related to a sedentary lifestyle, and the loss of independence. The worst advice an older person ever gets is, Take it easy. Easy makes you soft, and soft makes you dead. The Barbell Prescription maps an escape from the usual fate of older adults: a logical, programmed approach to the hard work necessary to win at the extreme…
Author(s): Jonathon M Sullivan , Andy Baker, et al.

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

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouDelavier’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…
Author(s): Frederic Delavier, Michael Gundill

11. Strength Training Nutrition 101: Build Muscle & Burn Fat Easily…A Healthy Way Of Eating You Can Actually Maintain (Strength Training 101) (2017)

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouThere are more diets out there than you’ve had hot dinners…There are countless crappy supplements promising the world…There’s all sorts of confusing advice being thrown at us about macronutrients, micronutrients…blah, blah, blah.Wouldn’t you rather just cut out the bull**** and learn a straightforward weight training diet that’ll help you gain lean muscle, keep your bodyfat levels low and maintain good health?A simplified strategy on what to eat, when, what to avoid to get the best results from your strength training program? Something that’s easy…
Author(s): Marc McLean

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

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouThe 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, the underlying structures, and…
Author(s): Frederic Delavier, Michael Gundill

13. New Functional Training for Sports (2016)

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouTrain to perform at the highest level with the lowest risk of injury. New Functional Training for Sports, Second Edition produces the best results on the court, field, track, and mat, not just in the weight room. Michael Boyle, one of the world’s leading sport performance coaches, presents the concepts, methods, exercises, and programs that maximize athletes’ movements in competition. A series of functional assessments help in determining the design of a specific plan for each athlete. Self-reinforcing progressions in exercises for the lower body, core, upper body, and ultimately…
Author(s): Michael J Boyle

14. Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy (2013)

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouIncrease strength, build mass, burn fat, and define your muscles. With full-color anatomical illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and training advice, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy is the authoritative resource for sculpting your physique without free weights, machines, or expensive equipment. Targeting all muscle zones and primary muscle regions–arms, chest, shoulders, back, core, thighs, glutes, and calves–Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy presents 156 of the most effective bodyweight exercises that can be performed anytime, anywhere….
Author(s): Bret Contreras

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

Best Weight Training Books That Will Hook YouProviding 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

Online shopping for Weight Training from a great selection at Books Store. Online shopping for Weight Training from a great selection at Books Store. Skip to main content. Try Prime Books Go Search EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Today’s Deals Your Amazon.com Gift Cards Help At number 12 on our list of the best strength training books is the appropriately titled Strength Training. The 2nd edition was released in early 2017 and has been popular with strength coaches, personal trainers and regular gym goers since publication. Books shelved as strength-training: Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training by Mark Rippetoe, Practical Programming for Strength Training by Mark Rippe Discover the best Weight Training in Best Sellers. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Weight training is a common type of strength training for developing the strength and size of skeletal muscles. It utilizes the force of gravity in the form of weighted bars, dumbbells or weight stacks in order to oppose the force generated by muscle through concentric or eccentric contraction.

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 weight 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.

Weight management for triathletes: when training is not enough

Author(s): Miller, Ingrid Loos
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2016, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1629866

Weight training without injury : over 350 step-by-step pictures including what not to do!

Author(s): Stellabotte, Fred; Straub, Rachel
Publisher: Regalis Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2087858

Strength Training Bible for Men: The Complete Guide to Lifting Weights for Power, Strength & Performance

Author(s): William Smith, David Kirschen
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press, Year: 2015, Size: 110 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1640557

Nutrition Book, How to Gain Muscle, Weight Training, How to Lose Weight, Diet book, Protein Diet Optimal Guide To Your Best Physique: Raw Truth Behind Nutrition & Training

Author(s): George, Kameron
Publisher: , Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2072328

It's 90% Diet: 101 Weight Loss Recipes

Author(s): Hronec, Christine
Publisher: Gauge Girl Training, Year: 2015, Size: 18 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2072876

Strength Training Bible for Women: The Complete Guide to Lifting Weights for a Lean, Strong, Fit Body

Author(s): David Kirschen; William Smith
Publisher: , Year: 2015, Size: 70 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2269068

The 90-Day Home Workout Plan: A Total Body Fitness Program for Weight Training, Cardio, Core & Stretching

Author(s): Dale L. Roberts
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2275804

Fitness Weight Training

Author(s): Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2014, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1157327

Fitness weight training

Author(s): Thomas R Baechle; Roger W Earle
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2014, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1196965

Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body

Author(s): Michael Matthews
Publisher: Waterbury Publications, Inc., Year: 2014, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1681008

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written 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 books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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