Best Sports Training Books
Here you will get Best Sports Training Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable (Tim Grover Winning Series)
Author: by Tim S. Grover
For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greatsMichael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of lifeand made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.
Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In The Relentless 13, he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life.
Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clientsdon’t thinkand shows you that anything is possible.
2. Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition
Author: by Mark Rippetoe
The Aasgaard Company
Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training.
Now, after six more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, the updated third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in SS:BBT3.
And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to everyone: young and old, male and female, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak and already strong.
3. Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition
Author: by Frederic Delavier
With new exercises, additional stretches, and more of Frdric Delavier’s signature illustrations, you’ll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform during strength exercises. This one-of-a-kind best-seller combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice.
Many books explain what muscles are used during exercise, but no other resource brings the anatomy to life like Strength Training Anatomy. Over 600 full-color illustrations reveal the primary muscles worked along with all the relevant surrounding structures, including bones, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue.
Like having an X-ray for each exercise, the anatomical depictions show both superficial and deep layers and detail how various setup positions affect muscle recruitment and emphasize underlying structures. New pages show common strength training injuries in a fascinating light and offer precautions to help you exercise safely.
Author and illustrator Frdric Delavier is the former editor in chief of the French publication PowerMag. He is a journalist for Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to Men’s Health Germany and several other strength training publications.
4. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.: Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes: A Cookbook
Author: by Shalane Flanagan
Cook the recipes that Shalane Flanagan ate while training for her 2017 TCS New York City Marathon historic win! IACP AWARD FINALISTThe New York Times bestseller Run Fast.Eat Slow. Taught runners of all ages that healthy food could be both indulgent and incredibly nourishing.
Now, Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky are back with a cookbook that’s full of recipes that are fast and easy without sacrificing flavor. Whether you are an athlete, training for a marathon, someone who barely has time to step in the kitchen, or feeding a hungry family, Run Fast.Cook Fast.Eat Slow.
Has wholesome meals to sustain you.Run Fast.Cook Fast.Eat Slow. Is full of pre-run snacks, post-run recovery breakfasts, on-the-go lunches, and 30-minutes-or-less dinner recipes. Each and every recipefrom Shalane and Elyse’s signature Superhero muffins to energizing smoothies, grain salads, veggie-loaded power bowls, homemade pizza, and race day barsprovides fuel and nutrition without sacrificing taste or time.
5. The Science of Hitting
Author: by Ted Williams
Simon & Schuster
Baseball’s last .400 hitter share[s] his secrets in this primer still used at all levels of the game. Paul Dickson, author of Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick Now fully revised with new illustrations and diagrams, the classicand still the greatestbook on hitting from the last baseball player to break the magic .
400 barrier, Ted Williams. Ted Williams was arguably the greatest pure hitter who ever lived. A lifelong student of hitting, he sought advice from every great hitterand pitcherhe met. Drawing on that advice, as well as his own legendary life in baseball, Williams produced the all-time batting classic, The Science of Hitting.
Using its detailed illustrations, anecdotes, and concise coaching, players of all skill levels will learn how to improve their fundamentals and gain keen insights into the finer points of hitting, including: -How to Think Like a Pitcher and Guess the Pitch -The Three Cardinal Rules for Developing a Smooth Line-Driving Swing -The Secrets of Hip and Wrist Action -Pitch Selection -Bunting -Hitting the Opposite Way The Science of Hitting is a must-read for all baseball players looking to improve their turn at bat and for all coaches and parents teaching the sport.
6. The Runner's Kitchen: 100 Stamina-Building, Energy-Boosting Recipes, with Meal Plans to Maximize Your
Author: by Emma Coburn
Alpha (December 22, 2020)
Whether you’re training for your first 6-mile run or preparing for your latest marathon, this sports nutrition guide will help you achieve your running goals! Get ready to power your runs with recipes from Olympian Emma Coburn. Packed with delicious, wholesome meals that will sustain you through the toughest workouts, it’s the ultimate cookbook for runners!
Inside the pages of this recipe and meal planning book for athletes, you’ll find: 100 satisfying recipes from Emma’s kitchen – from breakfast to desserts – all with complete nutritional information 7 day meal plans for peak training, race week, and recovery Insights into Emma’s personal nutrition philosophy and training schedule This cookbook is packed with mouthwatering recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snacks and sweet treats, all with complete nutritional information.
From everything bagels and naan flatbread to protein-packed chocolate mousse and cinnamon cookies, this flavor-forward cookbook proves that food can be delicious and nourishing at the same time. The Runner’s Kitchen shows you that fueling for performance doesn’t have to mean flavorless foods.
7. Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-25B
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)
This official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handbook provides basic knowledge essential for pilots on topics like decision making, aerodynamics, flight controls, weather theory, airport operations, and more. This updated handbook introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their pilot training.
Written for the pilot preparing for a Remote, Sport, Private, Commercial, or Flight Instructor Pilot Certificate, it is a key reference for all the information necessary to operate an aircraft and to pass the FAA Knowledge Exam and Practical Test.
The table of contents includes:Introduction to FlyingAeronautical Decision-MakingAircraft ConstructionPrinciples of FlightAerodynamics of FlightFlight ControlsAircraft SystemsFlight InstrumentsFlight Manuals and Other DocumentsWeight and BalanceAircraft PerformanceWeather TheoryAviation Weather ServicesAirport OperationsAirspaceNavigationAeromedical FactorsThis handbook introduces readers to flying and a history of flight, then explores the role of the FAA, criteria for earning the various pilot certificates, how to plan their flight education, and the examinations associated with earning a pilot certificate.
8. The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive
Author: by Jim Afremow
Even among the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn’t necessarily translate to a superior on-field experienceits the mental game that matters most.
Sports participationfrom the recreational to the collegiate Division I levelis at an all-time high. While the caliber of their games may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: the desire to excel. In The Champion’s Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including: How to get in a “zone,” thrive on a team, and stay humble How to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is droppedWith hundreds of useful tips, breakthrough science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world’s top trainers, The Champion’s Mind will help you shape your body to ensure a longer, healthier, happier lifetime.
9. Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised and Updated (2nd Edition)
Author: by Pavel Tsatsouline
Six years after the publication of the original S&S people are still getting great results from the program and the book has never left the Amazon weight training best-seller list. So why another edition? Pavel answers with a quote from a novel: You know our motto: “We never let well enough alone.” This is Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised & Updated Edition or simply S&S 2.0.
Learn how to use the extreme hand-held gym from the man who started the kettlebell revolution. Simple & Sinister will physically prepare you for almost anything life could throw at you, from carrying a piano upstairs or holding your own in a street fight.
Simple & Sinister will forge a fighter’s physique because the form must follow the function. Simple & Sinister will give you the strength, the stamina, and the suppleness to play any sport recreationally and play it well. If you are a serious athlete, Simple & Sinister will serve as a perfect foundation for your sport-specific training.
If you are a serious lifter, Simple & Sinister will build your strength, rather than interfere with it. Simple & Sinister will achieve all of the above while leaving you plenty of time and energy to do your duty, your job, practice your sport, and have a life.
10. Practical Programming for Strength Training
Author: by Mark Rippetoe
The Aasgaard Company
There is a difference between Exercise and Training. Exercise is physical activity for its own sake, a workout done for the effect it produces today, during the workout or right after you’re through. Training is physical activity done with a longer-term goal in mind, the constituent workouts of which are specifically designed to produce that goal.
Training is how athletes prepare to win, and how all motivated people approach physical preparation. Practical Programming for Strength Training 3rd Edition addresses the topic of Training. It details the mechanics of the process, from the basic physiology of adaptation to the specific programs that apply these principles to novice, intermediate, and advanced lifters.
Each chapter completely updated -New illustrations and graphics -Better explanations of the proven programs that have been helping hundreds of thousands of lifters get stronger more efficiently -Expanded Novice chapter with the details of 3 different approaches to the problem of getting stuck and special approaches for the underweight and overweight trainee -Expanded Intermediate chapter with 18 separate programs and 11 detailed examples -Expanded Advanced chapter with detailed examples of 9 different programs -Expanded Special Populations chapter with example programs for women and masters lifters training through their 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s -Day-to-day, workout-to-workout, week-by-week detailed programs for every level of training advancement -The most comprehensive book on the theory and practice of programming for strength training in print Printed in a new larger format for better display of the programs, PPST3 will be an important addition to your training library.
11. Airplane Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-3B
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include:Ground operationsCockpit managementFlight standardsPreflight assessment of the aircraftRick and resource managementThe four fundamentals of flyingBefore-takeoff checkIntegrated flight controlSlow flightsStall recognition and characterizationSpinsTakeoffAirport traffic pattensApproaches and landingsGround reference maneuversNight operationsAnd much moreUpdated to include the most current information, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license.
It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.
Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body (Muscle for Life Book 2)
Author: by Michael Matthews
January 6, 2014
#1 International BestsellerThis book has helped tens of thousands of women build their best body ever.Will you be next? If you want to get fitter, leaner, and stronger without crash dieting, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym …
You want to read this book. Because here’s the deal:Building lean muscle and burning stubborn fat isn’t nearly as complicated you’ve been led to believe. This book is the shortcut.And guess what? You don’t need to: Spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements, “detoxes,” or “skinny teas.” Most pills, powders, and potions do absolutely nothing.
You don’t need to: Constantly change up your workout routine to gain lean muscle in all the right places. Muscle building is much simpler than that. You don’t need to: Waste a couple of hours in the gym every day grinding through grueling workouts you hate.
In fact, this is a great way to get nowhere. You don’t need to: Slog away at boring cardio to shed ugly belly, hip, and thigh fat and get a beach-ready body. In fact, you probably don’t have to do any cardio to get the body you really want.
13. Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength (Second Edition)
Author: by Steven Low
Battle Ground Creative
Commonly referred to by readers as an “exercise Bible,” Overcoming Gravity is a comprehensive guide that provides a gold mine of information for gymnastics and bodyweight strength training within its large 8. 5″x11″ size and nearly 600 pages. Steven Low takes the reader on a journey through logically constructing a strength-oriented bodyweight workout routine.
With a highly systematic approach, he delves into the physiology behind strength training equips the reader to adequately prepare their body for the rigors of bodyweight training. This book covers much ground that other books do not, offering information health and injury management, factors that contribute to a successful routine, and actual program implementation.
If you prefer your health and fitness books to include scientific data, comprehensive sample programming, and effective recommendations, Overcoming Gravity is the ideal choice for your library. This Second Edition has been revised, expanded, and re-organized to read easier, provide more content, and offer easily accessible next-steps for beginner, intermediate, and advanced populations.
14. Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
Author: by Alex Hutchinson
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Foreword by Malcom Gladwell”Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits.” Adam GrantDiscover the revolutionary account of the science and psychology of endurance, revealing the secrets of reaching the hidden extra potential within us all.
This updated paperback edition features a new afterword. The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of?
Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwellwho contributes the book’s forewordaward-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body.
This means the mind is the new frontier of enduranceand that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought. But, of course, it’s not all in your head. For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explorespain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuelhe carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who’ve pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways.
15. Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition
Author: by Bob Anderson
Stretching is the most popular fitness book in the world, having sold over 3 million copies in 40 years. It has been translated into 23 languages. In this new edition there are stretches for improving the bad posture attributable to cell phone usage (“tech neck), and for people using computers.
This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym all of which are commonplace now.
It features stretching routines specific to a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. There is a new section titled Stretches for the Digital World, with stretches for people using cell phones and/or computers, as well as tips for better posture and stretches to do in an office environment.
16. Daniels' Running Formula
Author: by Jack Daniels
Train for your next race with the man who has been called the world’s best running coach. With more than 55 years of experience, Jack Daniels is a legendary figure in the running community. Named the National Coach of the Year by the NCAA and honored as the Division III Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Century, Daniels has mentored some of the greatest names in running, including Jim Ryun, Ken Martin, Jerry Lawson, Alicia Shay, Peter Gilmore, Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, and Janet Cherobon-Bawcom.
In Daniels’ Running Formula, he has shared training advice with hundreds of thousands of runners. Now in this updatedand definitivefourth edition, he again refines his methods and strategies to help you run faster and stronger. Building upon his revolutionary VDOT system, Daniels incorporates new insights gained from studying participants in his unique Run SMART Project.
You’ll be guided through the components that make the training formula work and then learn different types of trainingincluding treadmill training, fitness training, and training at altitude or in other challenging environmentsalong with age-related modifications for runners from ages 6 to 80.