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Books to Read

Dinosaur Training - Brooks Kubik (Strength Training)
Brawn - Stuart McRobert (Strength Training)
Starting Strength - Rippetoe (Strength Training)
Never Let Go - Dan John (Strength Training)
Maximum Strength - Cressey (Strength Training/Warm-up sequences)
Unbreakable - Keith Scott (dealing with injuries/keeping yourself healthy)
Precision Nutrition - Berardi (Nutrition)
Fat Loss Troubleshoot - Leigh Peele (Nutrition)

Ive got plenty more, but those are the ones I personally refer back to the most.

I just bought brother iron sister steel and so far so good, I was also looking to buying Nate Green’s built for show.

[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
Chi-Towns-Finest wrote:
“Building the Classic Physique the Natural Way by Steve Reeves”

That title jumped out to me, I looked on amazon and they only have hard covers for $45. Is it worth grabbing or should I look around a bit?

I definitely wouldn’t order from stevereeves.com. I had a distasteful and dismissive customer service experience with them when I tried to order a year and a half ago. I ended up ordering two paperback copies (one for a friend) from www.home-gym.com, but it looks like they don’t carry it any more.

$45 seems to be about the going rate for it now, but whether that’s an acceptable price is your call. Hardcover or paperback is just a matter of preference.

There’s definitely some solid info to glean from it, as well as a pretty good bio of Reeves and a “Q + A”-type section. If you “believe in” full body training, I’d say it’s a must-read. Even if you don’t, it’s interesting as hell to see what the guy has to say.[/quote]

Thanks for the reply.

I ended up buying these three titles:

Starting Strength
Brother Iron, Sister Steel
Education of a Bodybuilder

Can’t wait to get my hands on some new material!

[quote]murph_13 wrote:
power training by robert dos remedios is great. totally changed the way i work out. [/quote]

Is it just me, or did that book suck?

[quote]Eielson wrote:
murph_13 wrote:
power training by robert dos remedios is great. totally changed the way i work out.

Is it just me, or did that book suck?[/quote]

Robert Dos Remedios is a highly respected coach and thus I will not say anything other than “It didn’t work for me… at all”.

Books by Rippetoe and Ferruggia are the shit.

anything thing from Vladimir Issurin, Yuri Verkhoshansky, Tudor Bompa, Mell Siff, Vladimir Zatsiorsky, Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Charlie Francis…

[quote]duffyj2 wrote:
Eielson wrote:
murph_13 wrote:
power training by robert dos remedios is great. totally changed the way i work out.

Is it just me, or did that book suck?

Robert Dos Remedios is a highly respected coach and thus I will not say anything other than “It didn’t work for me… at all”.[/quote]

I don’t doubt that he is a good coach, I just didn’t think the book was that good. It seemed to be mainly pictures and mostly useless charts.

[quote]duffyj2 wrote:
Eielson wrote:
murph_13 wrote:
power training by robert dos remedios is great. totally changed the way i work out.

Is it just me, or did that book suck?

Robert Dos Remedios is a highly respected coach and thus I will not say anything other than “It didn’t work for me… at all”.

Books by Rippetoe and Ferruggia are the shit.[/quote]

Ferriggia’s attitude in his books is simply too good. He transmits the hardcore attitude to the reader which is what many people fail to do

[quote]myself1992 wrote:
duffyj2 wrote:
Eielson wrote:
murph_13 wrote:
power training by robert dos remedios is great. totally changed the way i work out.

Is it just me, or did that book suck?

Robert Dos Remedios is a highly respected coach and thus I will not say anything other than “It didn’t work for me… at all”.

Books by Rippetoe and Ferruggia are the shit.

Ferriggia’s attitude in his books is simply too good. He transmits the hardcore attitude to the reader which is what many people fail to do[/quote]

If that’s what you want get Dinosaur training. It’ll give you calluses just reading it. :wink:

anybody remember the name of the book that explained all the science of peri workout nutrition?

I realize I’m bringing this thread back from the dead, but I didn’t want to start a new one.

Actually, I’m glad I didn’t-- this is already a good thread.

I stumbled upon this list: www.johnberardi.com/articles/reviews/books.htm

I hope it helps anyone who’s curious. JB’s list alone will take years to finish.

good find