Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Training - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Sports Training. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Training - August 2021

An all-new production of the phenomenal best seller, now featuring exclusive new conversations with the authors! For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats - Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life - and 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 clients - “don’t think” - and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, Relentless shows you how even the best get better...and how you can too.

  • Author: Tim S. Grover
  • Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture, Motivation & Self-Improvement

                 

2. Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Training - August 2021

Featuring a foreword by Malcolm Gladwell Writing from both the cutting edge of scientific discovery and the front-lines of elite athletic performance, National Magazine Award-winning science journalist Alex Hutchinson presents a revolutionary account of the dynamic and controversial new science of endurance. The capacity to endure is perhaps the key trait that separates champions and determines great performance in any field - from a 100-meter sprint to a 100-mile ultramarathon, from summiting Everest to acing finals. But what if everything we've been taught about endurance was wrong? What if we all have more potential than we think to go farther, push harder, and achieve more? Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the vein of Malcolm Gladwell - who forewords the book - Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests that the seemingly physical barriers you encounter are mediated as much by your brain as by your body. But it's not "all in your head." For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores - pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel - he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and muscle by telling the riveting stories of men and women who've approached (and sometimes surpassed) their own ultimate limits. As the longtime "Sweat Science" columnist for Outside and Runner's World as well as a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and New York Times , Hutchinson draws on his background as a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist. But the lessons he draws from traveling to labs around the world and trying out new endurance-boosting techniques like electric brain stimulation and brain endurance training are surprisingly universal. Endurance, he writes, is "the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop" - and we're always capable of pushing a little farther.

  • Author: Alex Hutchinson
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Science & Engineering, Science, Biological Sciences, Anatomy & Physiology

                 

3. Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Training - August 2021

With new exercises, additional stretches, and more of Frédéric 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 Frédéric 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.

  • Author: Frederic Delavier
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; Third edition (March 9, 2010)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness
  • ISBN: 978-0736092265
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.6 x 10.05 inches

                 

4. Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Training - August 2021

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. Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, their appearance, and their long-term health. With over 150,000 copies in print in three editions, Starting Strength is the most important method available to learn the most effective way to train with barbells -- the most important way to improve your strength, your health, and your life. -- Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training. -- The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained. -- All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts, and the biomechanics behind them. -- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch. -- Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven effective in four years of seminar, military, and group instruction. -- How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health. -- How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress. -- Completely indexed. -- The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.

  • Author: Mark Rippetoe
  • Publisher: The Aasgaard Company; 3rd edition (November 11, 2011)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness
  • ISBN: 978-0982522738
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.75 x 10.98 inches

                 

5. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.: Quick-Fix Recipes for Hangry Athletes: A Cookbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Training - August 2021

Cook the recipes that Shalane Flanagan ate while training for her 2017 TCS New York City Marathon historic win! IACP AWARD FINALIST The 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 recipe—from Shalane and Elyse’s signature Superhero muffins to energizing smoothies, grain salads, veggie-loaded power bowls, homemade pizza, and race day bars—provides fuel and nutrition without sacrificing taste or time.

  • Author: Shalane Flanagan
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; Illustrated edition (August 14, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1635651911
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 0.89 x 10.27 inches

                 



6. How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Training - August 2021

The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades and now science is learning why it’s true. In his fascinating new book How Bad Do You Want It? , coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness. Fitzgerald puts you into the pulse-pounding action of more than a dozen epic races from running, cycling, triathlon, XTERRA, and rowing with thrilling race reports and revealing post-race interviews with the elites. Their own words reinforce what the research has found: strong mental fitness lets us approach our true physical limits, giving us an edge over physically stronger competitors. Each chapter explores the how and why of an elite athlete’s transformative moment, revealing powerful new psychobiological principles you can practice to flex your own mental fitness. The new psychobiological model of endurance performance shows that the most important question in endurance sports is: how bad do you want it? Fitzgerald’s fascinating book will forever change how you answer this question and show you how to master the psychology of mind over muscle. These lessons will help you push back your limits and uncover your full potential. How Bad Do You Want It? reveals new psychobiological findings including: Mental toughness determines how close you can get to your physical limit. Bracing yourself for a tough race or workout can boost performance by 15% or more. Champions have learned how to give more of what they have. The only way to improve performance is by altering how you perceive effort. Choking under pressure is a form of self-consciousness. Your attitude in daily life is the same one you bring to sports. There's no such thing as going as fast as you can—only going faster than before. The fastest racecourse is the one with the loudest spectators. Faith in your training is as important as the training itself. Athletes featured in How Bad Do You Want It? : Sammy Wanjiru, Jenny Simpson, Greg LeMond, Siri Lindley, Willie Stewart, Cadel Evans, Nathan Cohen and Joe Sullivan, Paula Newby-Fraser, Ryan Vail, Thomas Voeckler, Ned Overend, Steve Prefontaine, and last of all John “The Penguin” Bingham

  • Author: Matt Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: VeloPress (October 27, 2015)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Sports & Outdoors

                 

7. FAR/AIM 2021: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM Federal Aviation Regulations)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Training - August 2021

All the Information you Need to Operate Safely in US Airspace, Fully Updated If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM . In today’s environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system. In the newest edition of the FAR/AIM , all regulations, procedures, and illustrations are brought up to date to reflect current FAA data. This handy reference book is an indispensable resource for members of the aviation community, as well as for aspiring pilots looking to get a solid background in the rules, requirements, and procedures of flight training. Not only does this manual present all the current FAA regulations, it also includes: A study guide for specific pilot training certifications and ratings A pilot/controller glossary Standard instrument procedures Parachute operations Airworthiness standards for products and parts The NASA Aviation Safety reporting form Important FAA contact information This is the most complete guide to the rules of aviation available anywhere. Don’t take off without the FAR/AIM !

  • Author: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (March 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1510760424
  • Dimensions: 6 x 2.7 x 9 inches

                 

8. Airplane Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-3B


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Training - August 2021

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 operations Cockpit management Flight standards Preflight assessment of the aircraft Rick and resource management The four fundamentals of flying Before-takeoff check Integrated flight control Slow flights Stall recognition and characterization Spins Takeoff Airport traffic pattens Approaches and landings Ground reference maneuvers Night operations And much more Updated 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.

  • Author: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (July 25, 2017)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1510712836
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches

                 

9. The Runner's Kitchen: 100 Stamina-Building, Energy-Boosting Recipes, with Meal Plans to Maximize Your


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Training - August 2021

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. It means finding a balance that allows you to provide your body with the fuel it needs to perform and recover while still enjoying the foods you love.  Learn what Emma eats to gain strength and speed with scrumptious meals designed to improve your running performance. Discover tips on what to eat before, during, and after your runs for peak performance and quick recovery.  Serious Running Requires Serious Fuel How you fuel is just as important as how you train to reach your full potential as an athlete. From getting the right nutrients to help boost your performance to recovery-friendly recipes, this book will equip you with all the information you need to get the most from your training. It’s the perfect gift for runners and athletes.

  • Author: Emma Coburn
  • Publisher: Alpha (December 22, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Kitchen Appliances
  • ISBN: 978-1615649006
  • Dimensions: 7.69 x 0.46 x 9.19 inches

                 

10. Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised and Updated (2nd Edition)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Training - August 2021

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. Russian kettlebell power to you!

  • Author: Pavel Tsatsouline
  • Publisher: StrongFirst; 2nd edition (September 30, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness
  • ISBN: 978-0989892438