Books For Bodybuilders
Seperating The Needle From The Haystack
There’s hundreds upon thousands of books out there on losing weight, building muscle, improving your mobility as well as the mental side of things…
But most books out there are crap.
Most books are designed merely to act as a pawn, a lead magnet to draw you in to sign up for the author’s thousand dollar coaching program, membership website or supplement line.
After reading hundreds of books on physical performance, recovery and mental toughness I can say that the following 5 books are some of the best out there.
If you want to build a physique that resembles a granite statue, improve your recovery times and remain injury free and also cultivate indomitable will and the mindset that anything is possible you’ll want to add these 5 books to your bookshelf…
Becoming A Supple Leopard (Mobility & Recovery)
Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard.
This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to:
Move safely and efficiently in all situations
Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions
Restore normal function to your joints and tissues
Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition
Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch
Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises
Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns
Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow
Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries
Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations
Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency
The New Encyclopaedia Of Modern Bodybuilding (Classic Bodybuilding)
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.
Unbeatable Mind (Mental Toughness)
n this revised and updated version of Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition), Mark Divine offers his philosophy and methods for developing maximum potential through integrated warrior development. This work was created through trial and error proving to thousands of clients that they are capable of twenty times more than what they believe.
The powerful principles for forging deep character, mental toughness and an elite team provided in this book are the foundation of the Unbeatable Mind ‘working in’ program of Divine’s SEALFIT Academies and renowned Kokoro Camp. They are being employed by a growing number of coaches, professors, therapists, doctors and business professionals worldwide.
Commander Divine is a retired Navy SEAL and human performance expert who works with elite military, sport and corporate teams, SEAL / SOF candidates and others seeking to maximize their potential, leading to more balanced success and happiness. The training is leading to breakthroughs in all walks of life and and cultivating a robust community of practitioners.
This book will specifically help you develop:
Mental clarity- to make better decisions while under pressure.
Concentration – to focus on the mission until victory is assured.
Awareness – to be more sensitive to your internal and external radar.
Leadership authenticity – to be a heart-centered leader and service oriented teammate.
Intuition – to learn to trust your gut and use mental imagery to your advantage.
Offensive “sheepdog” mindset – to avoid danger and stay one step ahead of the competition or enemy.
Warrior spirit – to deepen your willpower, intention and connection with your spiritual self.
Bigger Leaner Stronger (Build Muscle, Burn Fat. No BS)
If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements…then you want to read this book.
Here’s the deal:
Building muscle and burning fat isn’t nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe.
You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless workout supplements that steroid-fueled bodybuilders “swear by.”
You don’t need to constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to build muscle mass. Muscle building is much simpler than that.
You don’t need to spend a couple of hours every day doing tons of weight training sets, supersets, drop sets, etc. In fact, this is a great way to get nowhere.
You don’t need to grind out hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a six-pack. You probably don’t have to do ANY cardio, actually.
You don’t need “clean eating” to get ripped and you don’t need to avoid “cheat” foods. Flexible dieting is the real “secret” of effective bodybuilding nutrition.
Those are just a few of the harmful myths that keep guys like you from ever achieving the ripped, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies you truly desire.
And in this book you’re going to learn something most people will never know…
The exact muscle building nutrition and training methods that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze…and it only takes a few months.
This book reveals things like…
The 7 biggest muscle building mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated.
How to lose fat and build muscle eating all the foods you love…without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you’re “on a diet.”
An all-in-one bodybuilding routine that will give you a big, full chest…a wide, tapered back…bulging arms…and thick, powerful legs…in just 3 to 6 hours of exercise per week…doing weight training workouts that you actually look forward to.
A no-BS guide to bodybuilding supplements that will save you from wasting THOUSANDS of dollars each year on bunk science and marketing hype.
How to master the “inner game” of fitness and develop the self-discipline you need to build the body of your dreams. If you like bodybuilding motivation, this is for you!
What to eat before and after your workouts to build muscle fast. It’s the “little” things like this that make bodybuilding diet plans maximally effective.
How to burn fat and build lean muscle while still indulging in the “cheat” foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream.
And a whole lot more!
The Shredded Chef (Recipes To Hit Your Macros)
The Shredded Chef is more than just a bunch of recipes, though. In this book, you’re going to learn how to eat right without having to obsess over every calorie. These 9 scientifically proven rules for eating are the foundation of every great physique, and they have nothing to do with following weird diets or depriving yourself of everything that tastes good.
And the recipes themselves? In this book you’ll find 120 healthy, flavorful recipes specifically designed for athletes that want to build muscle or lose fat. Regardless of your fitness goals, this book has got you covered.
Here’s a “sneak peek” of the recipes you’ll find inside:
14 fast, delicious breakfast recipes like Zucchini Frittata, French Muscle Toast, Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes, Breakfast Pita Wrap, Baked Raisin Oatmeal, and more. Whether you’re trying to burn fat or build muscle, you’ll find recipes that will help you get there.
18 mouthwatering chicken & turkey dishes like Mike’s Mexican Meatloaf, Greek Pita Pizza, Pollo Fajitas, Pineapple Chicken, and more. Forget boring poultry dishes, even when cutting!
14 tasty beef recipes like Korean BBQ Beef, Mike’s Muscle Burgers, Beef Stroganoff, Adobo Sirloin, and more. Enjoy beef like never before with these creative recipes. You’ll even find low-calorie beef dishes perfect for losing weight!
10 savory fish and seafood recipes like Savory Soy and White Wine Halibut, Graham-Coated Tilapia, Salmon Burgers, Tuna Salad Stuffed Peppers, and more. Never again settle for flavorless, unappetizing fish and seafood–these recipes will have you singing praises for the sea!
7 hearty, healthy pasta recipes like Asparagus & Goat Cheese Pasta, Chicken Cacciatore, Beef Lasagna, Chicken Fettuccine with Mushrooms, and more. Each of the pasta dishes are high in protein, making them great muscle-building treats.
14 awesome side dishes like Wasabi Cranberry Quinoa Salad, Curry Potatoes and Cauliflower, Couscous Salad, Sweet Potato Chips, Brown Rice Pilaf, and more. You’re going to love mixing and matching these side dishes with the entrees and discovering your favorite combinations!
5 delectable desserts like Key Lime Pie, Peach Cobbler, Protein Milkshake, and more. These sugar-free desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth without the calorie overload!
And more! (I haven’t even mentioned the recipes for pork, salads, protein shakes, protein bars, and snacks…)