Fitness Books for Men
The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle
By: Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove
If you've ever struggled to get results in the gym, The New Rules of Lifting is for you, says Tony Gentilcore, C.S.C.S., cofounder of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts. You’ll get more than a year's worth of workouts based on six easy-to-learn foundational movements. "Whether you're an experienced lifter or just getting in shape, this book will help you reach your goals, " Gentilcore says.
The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive
By: Jim Afremow
Reaching your goals doesn’t just require physical work—it's also about keeping your mind in check. Afremow offers insightful info on how to excel in the mental game, which is equally important for professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., creator of DoseofDurkin.com.
Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living, and Learning
By: Dan John
Conflicting research and advice often makes the fitness industry difficult to navigate. Fortunately, world-renowned strength coach Dan John breaks down some of the most complex topics into plain and simple language for any athlete on any level, says Murtha. His style is both funny and smart, making for an entertaining read about everything from workout routines to his very own experience competing in the Highland Games.
Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally
By: Kelly Starrett
Millions of people take up running for the purpose of losing weight and getting back in shape. "But running is actually a complicated activity that can land you on the injured list quickly. Starrett does a great job of explaining how to live and love running injury-free, " says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., author of
The Four-Hour Body
By: Timothy Ferriss
Time-management guru Timothy Ferriss is an expert in explaining how to get the results you want in the least amount of time, says Murtha. By exploring a ton of tweaks, tips, and shortcuts, Ferriss conveys practical, usable advice to help you enhance your performance in the gym and lose fat fast.