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EC's Book Shelf


I remember a post not to long ago, I think it was a thread started by Shugs where EC replyed by listing everysingle book on his book shelf. I'm very interested in what he's got and I've searched and search and I can't find aything. Do anyone remember the thread? I have a feeling it was a Prime Time one. Any help?


I'll repost it later tonight. I've actually gotten several more since then.




how was stamford saturday night EC?


bumping in case EC forgot


bumping again :smiley:


Sorry for the delay.

Kinetic Anatomy by Behnke

Release Your Pain by Abelson et al.

Sports Injury Management by Anderson et al.

Basic Biomechanics (4th Ed.) by Hall

Brunnstrom's Clinical Kinesiology by Smith et al.

Manual of Structural Kinesiology by Thompson and Floyd

Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness by Brown/Ferrigno/Santana

The Strength Coach's Playbook by Kenn

Total Body Functional Profile by Gray

Fundamentals of Orthopedics by Saunders

McMinn's Atlas of Human Anatomy (5th Ed.) by Abrahams et al.

Essential Clinical Anatomy (2nd Ed.) by Moore and Agur

Performing in Extreme Environments by Armstrong

The Science of Martial Arts Training by Staley

Human Anatomy and Physiology by Marieb

The Poliquin Principles by Poliquin

Modern Trends in Strength Training by Poliquin

Bromocriptine PDF by MacDonald

Ultimate Diet 2.0 PDF by MacDonald

Theory and Applications of Modern Strength and Power Methods by Thibaudeau

Strength Training Anatomy by Delavier

The Westside Seminar Manual (with four videos) by Tate and Simmons

Strength Training for Sport by Kraemer

Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook by Clark (NOT a good book)

Supertraining (5th Ed.) by Siff

Essentials of Strength and Conditioning (2nd Ed.) Baechle and Earle

Facts and Fallacies of Fitness by Siff

Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance (4th Ed.) by Powers and Howley

Optimal Muscle Training by Kinakin

Mastery of Hand Strength by Brookfield

Elite Fitness Dynamic Squat Manual by Tate and Simmons

Elite Fitness Training with Bands Manual by Tate and Simmons

Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis by Desai

Sport Mechanics for Coaches by Carr

Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance by McGill

Training for Warriors by Marty Rooney

Maxcondition by Jamie Hale

Jumping into Plyometrics by Chu

Fundamentals of Special Strength-Training in Sport by Verkhoshansky

The Esgocue Method of Health Through Motion by Esgocuse

Science of Sports Training by Kurz

Facilitated Stretching (2nd Ed.) by McAtee and Charland

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Davies

Bigger, Faster, Stronger by Shepard

Managing the Training of Weightlifters

Complete Conditioning for Baseball*

Complete Conditioning for Soccer*

*These two aren't very high-level texts, but they're okay from a research standpoint.

The Endless Web: Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality by Schultz

Science and Practice of Strength Training by Zatsiorsky

Strength and Power in Sport, edited by Paavo Komi for The Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine of the IOC, 2002

Scrawny to Brawny by Mejia and Berardi

The Stress of Life by Selye

Gourmet Nutrition by Berardi

Speed Trap by Francis

Charlie Francis Training System by Francis

Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement by Knudson

Mechanics of Sport: A Practitioner?s Guide by Carr

The Neuroscience of Human Movement by Leonard

Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement by Hamill

PNF in Practice by Beckers

Under the Bar by Tate

Starting Strength by Rippletoe

My roommate has a lot of nutrition texts that I can reference as well. I might have forgotten a few, too.


wow what a collection. which of them do you think could help me with discus throwing and shot puting.


Every book will get your closer to your goal in one way or another. I've never heard of anyone regressing from reading.

I'd start with Zatsiorsky.


Which would be your top five on bodybuilding?


Everything on the list that deals with functional anatomy. Not many bodybuilders understand how the body really functions; this explains why they're injured so often.