Free Online Sources:

T Nation

Great source of information from some of the top strength coaches.

Elite FTS

Another source of information from strength coaches.


A search engine for research

Google Scholar

A search engine for research

Blogs: blogs are a great place to get information on a multitude of fitness topics.


Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning by NSCA

Gives good overview of strength and conditioning. A great book to refer back to.

Show and Go by Eric Cressey

Great program if you are looking to get strong and just feel great.

Practical Programming for Strength Training by Mark Rippetoe

If you want to learn how to progress your program from beginner to elite then this book is a must read.

Athletic Body in Balance by Gray Cook

A book full of movement screening and exercises to help correct imbalances with the body.

Cardio Strength Training by Robert dos Remedios

Do you want to burn fat but can’t spend hours in the gym. Well Coach Dos will tell you how to burn fat and gain strength while only spending 20 to 30 minutes in the gym.

Olympic Weightlifting for Sports by Greg Everett

If you are looking to develop power but aren’t trying to train for the olympics Everett will give you all the information you need  to know on how to use the olympic lifts for athletes.

Sciency Books:

Movement by Gray Cook

Gray Cook is one smart man. If you have any interest in learning the Functional Movement Screen, then this book is a must.


Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

Its a lot of sciency reading, but it contains a lot of information on how carbohydrates work  within your bodies.

Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports Nutrition  by John Ivy

If you want to learn how to optimize your results, then look no further. In this book you will learn how to time your eating to get the most out of each workout.

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It by Gary Taubes

A great book that, well, tells you the reason you get fat.

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

This book is a breath of fresh air when it come to nutrition. Pollan does a great job of explaining why the foods that we are eating should not be called food at all. He then does on to explain what is food. Great read highly recommended.


How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age By Dale Carnegie

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

Lots of great ideas on how to network

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