Looking to take your fitness to the next level?
One great way is to study up and gain valuable knowledge from others. During your bus ride to work or when you have some down-time on the weekend, be sure to check out these fitness books to help guide your journey.
1. Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body by Michael Matthews
Finally, a book that breaks it all down into terminology and methodology for real people!
According to Matthews, you don’t necessarily have to shell out ridiculous amounts of cash on supplements that you can’t even pronounce. Achieving and maintaining a sculpted physique is not nearly as complicated as many believe. This book reveals simple secrets to packing on 10 to 15 pounds of solid, lean muscle mass in about 8 to 12 weeks. Cut through the confusion with this easy-to-read plan of action.
2. Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body by Michael Matthews
Counterpart to “Bigger Leaner Stronger,” this book targets the female physique by spelling out exactly how to drop fat while adding muscle tone.
The carefully selected exercises in this book are designed to target all of the female trouble spots, such as the thighs, abs and backs of the arms. Boost your metabolism without giving up all of your indulgences, stay healthy and explore the science behind losing one to two pounds of fat per week.
3. Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Running with the Revolutionary 3-Run-a-Week Training Program by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr and Ray Moss
Becoming a better runner doesn’t necessarily mean logging more mileage.
Avoid burnout while taking your runs to a whole new level. Whether you’re brand new to the sport or are a seasoned runner, this book has something for everyone. This brand new edition includes training plans for everything from a 5K to a full marathon. The foundation of this innovative running plan includes three quality runs designed to improve your endurance, lactate threshold pace and overall leg speed. Two aerobic workouts are built in to boost your cardiovascular endurance while preventing over-training.
4. Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life by Ben Greenfield
The perfect blend of exercise and nutrition counsel from a holistic practitioner, “Beyond Training” helps you ramp up your workouts while ensuring that you get the fuel that your body needs.
In this book, Greenfield explores common issues, including decreased mental clarity, poor gut health, hormonal issues, joint pain, and heart problems, which plague a vast majority of the population. He offers solutions that can help you reach peak performance while not overtaxing your body.
What fitness books do you recommend? Let us know in the comments!
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