I find reading about lifting, nutrition, mobility, and all other things fitness related very interesting. Just thought it would be good to have a thread (I looked for one but may not have gotten the search quite right) that amasses some of the better titles.
To start it off:
Starting Strength by Rippetoe
Practical Programming by Rippetoe
5/3/1 by Wendler
Supertraining by Mel Siff
Science and Practice of Strength Training by Zatsiorsky
Periodization by Tudor Bompa
Feel free to give your opinions of mine and add some of your own.[/quote]
SS and PP by Rippetoe are good. So is 531.
Supertraining taught me almost nothing, partly because most of it is very boring and is far, FAR more science than application. Same goes for the other two, but not as much.
I will add Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto and anything by Chris Aceto.
I could definitely see that complaint with the last three. I personally greatly enjoy the science side of it (I was only a few hours away from getting a second bachelors in Kinesiology just from taking classes that I found interesting). So maybe that is why I found them so appealing. Periodization Training for Sport by Bompa appears to do a little better job with the application but I have only thumbed through it.