What Are The Best Fitness & Strength Training Books? Do we recommend the classics in our bibliography, such as ‘Anatomy Of Fitness And Strength Training’ and ‘My Shredded Lifestyle’, or completely different fitness books? Here you will find the best recommendations full of fitness exercises, schedules, nutrition tips, workouts and information about muscle growth and, for example, dry training. Read along…

Discover the best fitness books and strength training books

For anyone looking to delve into a more active lifestyle, this list of the best fitness books and strength training books is a good place to start. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Fitness & Strength Training of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Fitness Books & Strength Training BooksAuthor
Starting StrengthMark Rippetoe
Bigger Leaner StrongerMichael Matthews
Thinner Leaner StrongerMichael Matthews
A Guide to Flexible DietingLyle McDonald
Peak PerformanceSteve Magness and Brad Stulberg
Muscle for LifeMichael Matthews
The Triathlete’s Training BibleJoe Friel
5/3/2001Jim Wendler
The Little Black Book of Workout MotivationMichael Matthews
Strength Training AnatomyFrédéric Delavier

The updated top 10 list: the best books about fitness

Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body

If you are interested in a shortcut to build lean muscle and burn that stubborn fat you can’t seem to get rid of, then we suggest you read ‘Bigger Leaner Stronger’. Following the method described in this book will help you reach your physical goals.

Ignite the Fire: The Secrets to Building a Successful Personal Training Career (Revised, Updated, and Expanded)

We recommend this book to anyone who wants to build a personal training career and be successful at it. Learn how to get clients, work on your reputation, and get an income from being a PT.

The Complete Mediterranean Diet Cookbook 2021: The Ultimate Quick and Easy Guide on How to Effectively Lose Weight Fast, Affordable Recipes that Beginners and Busy People Can Do

This cookbook focuses on the Mediterranean diet, and besides offering meals that are healthy and packed with flavor, they will also make you feel fit in body and mind.

Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition

The illustrations in the book do the trick according to us. You not only learn new exercises, but will also know why they are effective for you which part of your body.

Fitness Over Fifty: An Exercise Guide from the National Institute on Aging 

Anyone who stays active in life will be able to grow old in a healthier way. This book specializes in activities for men and women over 50. It addresses exercises, motivation, and nutrition.

Galloway’s Book on Running: 3rd Edition

Jeff Galloway is an Olympic athlete, and in this book he shares his passion for running with those who want to start running or are interested in perfecting their running skills.

100 No-Equipment Workouts Vol. 1: Easy to Follow Home Workout Routines with Visual Guides for all Fitness Levels (1)

We like this book, because you don’t need to invest in special equipment to do the exercises, and you don’t need an expensive subscription to the gym. Stay in the comfort of your own home while getting fit.

Fat Loss Happens on Monday: Habit-Based Diet & Workout Hacks 

If you want to start focusing on what works instead of what doesn’t, then this is your book to start getting in shape. The book is filled with workouts and recipes that work.

The Muscle Mindset : Master Fitness & Workout Motivation To Keep You On Track To Big Gains

Getting started is not difficult, but sticking to your workout plan is a whole different subject. This book by Joe Patton teaches you how to get your mind in sync with your fitness goals.

Coaching Rules: A How-to Manual for a Successful Career in Strength and Fitness 

We like this book because it shows you how to make an actual career out of offering personal fitness training services or being a group instructor. Learn how to be the best fitness coach you can.

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