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Your Favorite Lifting Book


#1

What books have helped you out the most for your lifting and what did they do?
Mine were Starting Strength (form/philosophy) and 531(philosophy).

I'm looking for a top weightlifting book too.


#2

Beyond Bodybuilding by Pavel Tsatsouline. Its a collection of articles he's written in a kind of Q and A format along with a couple programs through ought the book. My favorite so far.


#3

Has anyone read Tommy Kono's "Weightlifting, Olympic Style"? Would you recommend it?


#4

Dinosaur Training made a huge impact on me early on in my lifting.


#5

Maximum strength by cressey was the first strength program I ever did, after that I was hooked.


#6

The Development of Physical Strength by Anthony Ditillo made me totally rethink my training.


#7

Book of Methods


#8

I really like "science and practice of strength training" as an educational type book, and CT's "black book" as more of a training book


#9

Supertraining by Mel Siff


#10

Not that much fun to read...

As far as mine goes, probably have to say some of more applicable texts. Thibs theory and methodology is a personal fav, although many on the shelf get re-read every week.


#11

Not an easy read by any means, but that's not why I enjoyed it.


#12

I really liked it, especially the biog section.

Chris


#13

Coach's Strength Training Playbook, by Joe Kenn. I have pimped this thing so many times i've lost count.


#14

without a doubt science and practise of strength training by vladimir m. zatsiorsky.
ive read it many times and i learn someting new everytime.
but if your not really interested in the science of strength training its not the book for you.


#15

Wouldn't say I have a "favorite" strictly speaking but Starting Strength is up there.

I would also recommend Delavier's book "Anatomy of Strength Training" (don't laugh - it's convenient to see the muscle group(s) you are working in nice pretty pictures)


#16

Keys to the Inner Universe by Bill Pearl, oldschool but still applicable.


#17

The Poliquin principles would have to be my favourite.


#18

WTF seriously, nobody mentions "Practical Programming for Strength Training" by Mark Ripetoe & Lon Kilgore?
Best book I ever read on the topic. Tells you what you NEED to know.

1) "Practical Programming for Strength Training" by Mark Ripetoe & Lon Kilgore
2) "Starting Strength" by Rippetoe and Kilgore
3) "Strong Enough: Thoughts from 30 years of barbell training" by Mark Rippetoe
4) "Super Squats" by Randall Strosen


#19

Old school... "The Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding" by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not saying its flawless, but great reference for exercises. The actual "programs" I never used, but I did start building my routine with this book as a guide years ago. I've certainly tweaked things over the years but a lot of the foundation is still there.


#20

i have to pick two..

1) supertraining
2) dinosaur training

supertraining is by far the best book i ever read... i've never read the bible, but i'd bet money supertraining is better.

dinosaur training is by far the best book i ever read... after you read that book, you just never act like a pussy ever again.

peace