Top 97 Weight Training Books

Weight training is a common type of strength training for developing the strength and size of skeletal muscles. It utilizes the force of gravity in the form of weighted bars, dumbbells or weight stacks in order to oppose the force generated by muscle through concentric or eccentric contraction. Weight training uses a variety of specialized equipment to target specific muscle groups and types of movement. wikipedia

  1. Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe
  2. Practical Programming for Strength Training by Mark Rippetoe
  3. Science and Practice of Strength Training by Vladimir Zatsiorsky
  4. Power to the People by Pavel Tsatsouline
  5. Supertraining by Mel C. Siff
  6. Fit by Lon Kilgore
  7. Physiology of Sport and Exercise by W. Larry Kenney
  8. Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning by Dan John
  9. Strength Training Anatomy by Frederic Delavier
  10. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning by National Strength and Conditioning Association
  11. 5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength by Jim Wendler
  12. The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger
  13. Designing Resistance Training Programs by Steven Fleck
  14. Olympic Weightlifting for Sports by Greg Everett
  15. The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition by Anita Bean
  16. Athletic Body in Balance by Gray Cook
  17. Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett
  18. The MAX Muscle Plan by Brad Schoenfeld
  19. Periodization Training for Sports by Tudor Bompa
  20. All About Powerlifting by Tim Henriques
  21. Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training by Thomas Kurz
  22. Easy Strength: How to Get a Lot Stronger Than Your Competition-And Dominate in Your Sport by Pavel Tsatsouline
  23. Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills by Terry McMorris
  24. Beyond Brawn by Stuart McRobert
  25. Holistic Strength Training For Triathlon by Andrew Johnston
  26. Weightlifting Programming: A Winning Coach’s Guide by Bob Takano
  27. Sculpting Her Body Perfect by Brad Schoenfeld
  28. Charlie Francis Training System by Charlie Francis
  29. Recovery for Performance in Sport by Christophe Hausswirth
  30. Athletic Development: The Art & Science of Functional Sports Conditioning by Vern Gambetta
  31. Every Day Is Game Day: The Proven System of Elite Performance to Win All Day, Every Day by Mark Verstegen
  32. Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches by Greg Everett
  33. Build a Better Athlete: What’s Wrong with American Sports and How To Fix It by Michael Yessis
  34. High-Performance Sports Conditioning by Bill Foran
  35. Advances in Functional Training by Mike Boyle
  36. Mass Made Simple: A Six-Week Journey into Bulking by Dan John
  37. Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes by Mark McClusky
  38. Enter The Kettlebell by Pavel Tsatsouline
  39. Strength Training for Young Athletes by William J. Kraemer
  40. Cardio Strength Training by Robert dos Remedios
  41. Strong Curves: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body by Bret Contreras
  42. Essentials of Human Nutrition by Jim Mann
  43. Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction by Philip Watkins
  44. Exercise Physiology: Human Bioenergetics and Its Applications by George Brooks
  45. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness by Lee E. Brown
  46. Neuromechanics of Human Movement by Roger Enoka
  47. Power, Speed, Endurance by Brian MacKenzie
  48. Women’s Strength Training Anatomy by Frederic Delavier
  49. Judo Training Methods by Donn F. Draeger
  50. The Sport of Olympic-Style Weightlifting by Carl Miller
  51. Powerlifting by Dan Austin
  52. Dynamic Stretching by Mark Kovacs
  53. Explosive Plyometrics by Michael Yessis
  54. Bigger Leaner Stronger by Michael Matthews
  55. Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body by Michael Matthews
  56. Movement: Functional Movement Systems by Gray Cook
  57. Explosive Power and Jumping Ability for All Sports by Tadeusz Starzynski
  58. Strength Training Past 50 by Wayne Westcott
  59. The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle by Lou Schuler
  60. Strength Training for Faster Swimming by Blythe Lucero
  61. Stretching by Bob Anderson
  62. The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess by Lou Schuler
  63. Scrawny to Brawny: The Complete Guide to Building Muscle the Natural Way by Michael Mejia
  64. Convict Conditioning by Paul Wade
  65. Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell by John D. Fair
  66. Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
  67. The Biochemical Basis of Sports Perfomance by Robert J. Maughan
  68. The Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport by Robert J. Maughan
  69. The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide by Patricia A. Deuster
  70. Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science by Peter Reaburn
  71. Training for Warriors: The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout by Martin Rooney
  72. The Biomechanics of Back Pain by Michael A. Adams
  73. You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises by Mark Lauren
  74. Daniels’ Running Formula by Jack Daniels
  75. Strength Training for Sport by William J. Kraemer
  76. Dumbbell Training for Strength And Fitness by Matt Brzycki
  77. Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis by Tim McGarry
  78. Special Strength Training by Yuri Verkhoshansky
  79. Triphasic Training: A systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance by Cal Dietz
  80. Strength Training for Women by Lori Incledon
  81. A Practical Approach To Strength Training by Matt Brzycki
  82. Block Periodization by Vladimir Issurin
  83. The New High Intensity Training by Ellington Darden
  84. Understanding Nutrition by Eleanor Noss Whitney
  85. High-Intensity Training the Mike Mentzer Way by Mike Mentzer
  86. Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength by Steven Low
  87. Sport Stretch: 311 Stretches for 41 Sports by Michael J. Alter
  88. Functional Training Handbook by Craig Liebenson
  89. Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance by Stuart McGill
  90. Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance by William D. McArdle
  91. The Art of Hojo Undo: Power Training for Traditional Karate by Michael Clarke
  92. Periodization by Tudor Bompa
  93. Ultimate MMA Conditioning by Joel Jamieson
  94. Brother Iron, Sister Steel: A Bodybuilder’s Book by Dave Draper
  95. Championship Weightlifting by Tommy Kono
  96. High Powered Plyometrics by James C. Radcliffe
  97. The Purposeful Primitive by Marty Gallagher

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