I like to read. There’s a lot to gain from reading. You may have training experience but so do other people. I met one trainer once that despised “book worms” and quite arrogantly waved away my arguments as “typically book worm that think you know shit just because you’ve read it somewhere” (I cited something I’ve learned from Charles Poliquin). That will sadly keep him from developing his skills as a trainer. He didn’t know I was not only more educated than him, but also older and more experienced. Even so, through a decent conversation I could probably learn a lot from him, but because of his arrogance and ignorance we can’t exchange knowledge and learn from each other. If you want to learn and grow as a trainee or trainer you need to be humble and open to other peoples ideas and experiences no matter how smart you think you are.
The books I list on this page are all books I’ve read. Some are science books used in my studies. Some are old classics that I love to read and highly recommend, just keep in mind that they didn’t know much about physiology back in the days, so don’t take it too seriously. The most interesting about the old books is that hardly anything that anyone comes up with today – is new.
Strength training and athletic development
Rehab and movement