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

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

1. Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body


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

#1 International Bestseller This 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. You don't need to: Obsess over "clean eating" and avoiding "unhealthy" foods to get toned. Instead, you can get and stay fit eating the foods you love . Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep gals from ever achieving the lean, strong, and sexy body they truly desire. And in this book you'll learn something most women will never know: The exact methods of eating and exercising that make losing 10 to 15 pounds of stubborn fat and gaining lean muscle a breeze . . . and it only takes a few months . Here are just a few of the things you’ll discover in this book: The 10 biggest fat loss and muscle building myths and mistakes that keep gals overweight, weak, and confused. The 3 scientific laws of muscle growth and fat loss that literally force your body to get fitter , leaner , and stronger . (And no, they have nothing to do with “muscle confusion,” “functional training,” or any other pseudoscientific nonsense.) How to create flexible meal plans that empower you to transform your body eating the foods you love —without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet." A paint-by-numbers training system for building sculpted legs . . . toned arms . . . and a beautiful backend . . . with only 3 to 6 hours of exercise per week. A no-BS guide to supplements that’ll save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars on useless (and sometimes even dangerous) pills, powders, and potions. And a lot more! Imagine . . . just 12 weeks from now . . . being constantly complimented on the changes in your physique and asked how the heck you're doing it. Imagine enjoying higher energy levels, fewer aches and pains, and better spirits. And imagine feeling that your fitness is finally under your control . . . and permanently . The bottom line is you can get that "Hollywood babe" body without following strange or restrictive diets or living in the gym. This book shows you how . So, scroll up, click the “buy” button now , and begin your journey to a fitter , leaner , and stronger you.

  • Author: Michael Matthews
  • Publisher: Oculus Publishers; 3rd edition (April 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness
  • ISBN: 978-1938895319
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.8 x 9.9 inches

                 

2. Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Weight 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

                 

3. The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised


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

From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book—a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as “the bible of bodybuilding.” Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos of some of bodybuilding's newest stars. Plus, all the features that have made this book a classic are here: -Arnold's tried-and-true tips for sculpting, strengthening, and defining each and every muscle to create the ultimate buff physique -The most effective methods of strength training to stilt your needs, whether you're an amateur athlete or a pro bodybuilder preparing for a competition -Comprehensive information on health, nutrition, and dietary supplements to help you build muscle, lose fat, and maintain optimum energy -Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries -Strategies and tactics for competitive bodybuilders from selecting poses to handling publicity -The fascinating history and growth of bodybuilding as a sport, with a photographic “Bodybuilding Hall of Fame” -And, of course, Arnold's individual brand of inspiration and motivation throughout Covering every level of expertise and experience, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding will help you achieve your personal best. With his unique perspective as a seven-time winner of the Mr. Olympia title and all international film star, Arnold shares his secrets to dedication, training, and commitment, and shows you how to take control of your body and realize your own potential for greatness.

  • Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Revised, Updated edition (November 5, 1999)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0684857213
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.7 x 10.88 inches

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Weight 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. Yoga Anatomy


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

The best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded, and better than ever! With more asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition of Yoga Anatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself. From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked. Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practicing yoga for years, Yoga Anatomy will be an invaluable resource—one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light. With Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition , authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally recognized experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork, have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors, and enthusiasts alike.

  • Author: Leslie Kaminoff
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; Second edition (October 28, 2011)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness
  • ISBN: 978-1450400244
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches

                 



6. Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time: So Is Cardio, and There’s a Better Way to Have the Body You Want


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

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Do you want to lose fat, gain muscle and build the body of your dreams without having to step foot in a gym or on a treadmill? This book has the answer you've been searching for. No matter your age, sex, or conditioning status, this book will help you look and feel your best. And guess what? 10 MINUTES IS ALL YOU NEED & YOU WON'T EVEN HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR HOUSE! If you're like most people that have tried fruitless weight lifting or tedious cardio, your body probably feels the negative effects - like aching, painful joints and the inability to lose stubborn fat. Or perhaps you have: Spent years in the gym but struggle to gain muscle , lose belly fat and see real results. When you take your shirt off, it doesn't even look like you workout. Tried all the fad diets that just leave you hungry , frustrated and not losing any weight. Seen all the muscular athletes in the gym and wonder what you're doing wrong . Wandered around the gym feeling defeated and confused about what exercises will help you achieve your dream body. Suffered through injuries and pain from lifting weights with bad form and engaging in dangerous exercises. Well, we're glad you found this book. In Weight Lifting is a Waste of Time , authors Dr. John Jaquish and Henry Alkire present their scientifically proven approach that debunks myths surrounding traditional weightlifting and fad dieting. Enter the "Tony Stark of the Fitness Industry" John Jaquish, PhD, is well known for inventing what is now considered the most effective bone density building medical technology on the market. This discovery led to his second invention, X3: the world's most powerful muscle building device based on variable resistance. X3 is proven to develop muscle much faster than conventional weight lifting, all with the lowest risk of joint injury. Some of the world's most elite athletes train with X3, including dozens of Olympians, NFL players, and NBA players. By the end of this book, you'll know and understand clear and simple steps to gain muscle, burn fat, and refuel your body. FINALLY! You can feel confident at the beach and in the mirror —and you can do so at home. With the methods and tools laid out in this book, you can achieve the bigger, leaner and stronger body you've always wanted. Here's a quick sneak peek of what you'll learn: Everything you've learned about weight training from bodybuilders and influencers is wrong. We'll explain how weightlifting does irreversible damage by overloading joints and underloading muscle. You don’t need to spend endless hours in the gym to get your dream body. X3 provides the most effective at-home workout, no matter your age or sex. You can grow muscle 3 times faster with the X3 workout system without taking harmful supplements or going to the gym. Fad diets like Keto simply don't work , and what nutrition system is scientifically proven to help keep the weight off. Prolonged cardio keeps you fatter longer (and what to do instead). Are you ready to get the knowledge and tools you need to become the healthiest, leanest, most muscular version of yourself? Scroll up and click "Buy Now"!

  • Author: Dr. John Jaquish
  • Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing (August 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness
  • ISBN: 978-1544508931
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.67 x 8.5 inches

                 

7. Rebuilding Milo: The Lifter's Guide to Fixing Common Injuries and Building a Strong Foundation for Enhancing Performance


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

Every athlete who spends time in the weight room eventually deals with pain/injury that leaves them frustrated and unable to reach their highest potential. Every athlete ought to have the ability to take the first steps at addressing these minor injuries. They shouldn’t have to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment, only to be prescribed pain medications and told to “take two weeks off lifting” or, even worse, to “stop lifting so heavy.” Dr. Aaron Horschig knows your pain and frustration. He’s been there. For over a decade, Dr. Horschig has been a competitive weightlifter, and he understands how discouraging it is to tweak your back three weeks out from a huge weightlifting competition, to have knee pain limit your ability to squat heavy for weeks, and to suffer from chronic shoulder issues that keep you from reaching your goals. Rebuilding Milo is the culmination of Dr. Horschig’s life’s work as a sports physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and Olympic weightlifting coach. It contains all of the knowledge he has amassed over the past decade while helping some of the best athletes in the world. Now he wants to share that knowledge with you. This book, designed by a strength athlete for anyone who spends time in the weight room, is the solution to your struggles with injury and pain. It walks you through simple tests and screens to uncover the movement problem at the root of your pain. After discovering the cause of your injury, you’ll be able to create an individualized rehab program as laid out in this book. Finally, you’ll be on the right path to eliminate your pain and return to the activities you love.

  • Author: Dr. Aaron Horschig
  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing; 1st edition (January 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diseases & Physical Ailments
  • ISBN: 978-1628604221
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 10.88 inches

                 

8. The Year One Challenge for Women: Thinner, Leaner, and Stronger Than Ever in 12 Months


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

This workout program 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 do this workout program . The Year One Challenge for Women is a workout journal companion to the #1 bestselling women’s fitness book Thinner Leaner Stronger . It contains a full year's worth of Thinner Leaner Stronger workouts created by Mike Matthews, and with this program, you can . . . Lose up to 35 pounds of fat, including stubborn hip , belly , and thigh fat Add lean muscle to all the right places on your body Double or even triple your whole-body strength And that’s just your first year of Thinner Leaner Stronger ! So, imagine . . . just 12 weeks from now . . . being constantly complimented on the changes in your physique and asked how the heck you're doing it. Imagine enjoying higher energy levels, fewer aches and pains, and better spirits. And imagine feeling that your fitness is finally under your control . . . and permanently . The bottom line is you can get that "Hollywood babe" body without following strange or restrictive diets or living in the gym. This book shows you how . Scroll up, click the “buy” button now , and begin your journey to a fitter , leaner , and stronger you.

  • Author: Michael Matthews
  • Publisher: Waterbury Publications, Inc.; 2nd edition (July 19, 2014)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness
  • ISBN: 978-1938895326

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Weight 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

                 

10. Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts


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

Delavier’s Women’s Strength Training Anatomy Workouts delivers the exercises, programming, and advice you need for the results you want. Based on the anatomical features unique to women, this new guide sets the standard for women’s strength training. 290 full-color illustrations allow you to see inside 157 exercises and 49 programs for strengthening, sculpting, and developing your arms, chest, back, shoulders, abs, legs, and glutes. Step-by-step instructions work in tandem with the anatomical illustrations to ensure understanding of maximizing the efficiency of each exercise. You’ll see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations of movements can isolate specific muscles and achieve targeted results. Delavier’s Women’s Strength Training Anatomy includes proven programming for reducing fat, adding lean muscle, and sculpting every body region. Whether you’re beginning a program or enhancing an existing routine, working out at home or at the gym, it’s all here and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide. The former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier has written for Le Monde du Muscle, Men’s Health Germany , and several other publications. His previous publications, including Strength Training Anatomy and Women’s Strength Training Anatomy , have sold more than 2.5 million copies.

  • Author: Frederic Delavier
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness