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The Best Fitness Books To Read in 2019

The Best Fitness Books To Read in 2019

Fitness books can be a wonderful source of inspiration and information.

They can provide a useful boost to your motivation levels and ensure that you are exercising in a way that is safe and efficient.

In this post, I’ll be sharing some excellent health and fitness books which will help you reach your fitness goals this year.

The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss is an entrepreneur, author and podcaster who has devoted much of his life to developing “life hacks” for everything from productivity to financial management.

In the 4-Hour Body, Tim explains how you can dramatically improve your body in as little as 4 hours each week.

The book shares dozens of tips relating to healthy eating, exercise, meditation, and sex.

It’s an easy read and you are guaranteed to find at least one useful tip that you carry forward for the rest of your life.

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

This is an inspiring book ideal for anyone who runs as a part of their workout program.

Author Christopher McDougall discusses the science of long distance running and how the human body adapts to extreme forms of exercise.

He also documents the stories of runners who are competing in one of the world toughest ultra-endurance races.

It is a highly motivational book that will have you strapping on your running shoes everyday.

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The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger

This book is essential reading for anyone who uses weights for strength or to build muscle mass.

In the book, Arnold takes the reader through everything relating to weight training including nutrition, psychology, injury prevention, and training methods.

The book includes dozens of photos which will help to ensure you are performing each exercise correctly.

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Live Young Forever: 12 Steps to Optimum Heath, Fitness & Longevity by Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne was one of the most widely respected fitness experts on the planet when he passed away in 2011 at 96 years of age.

In this book, he details the methods which have helped him remain fit, healthy, and strong for many decades.

It is a very enjoyable read, with Jack’s passion for health and fitness being very apparent.

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Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body by Michael Matthews

In this best selling book, author Michael Matthews explains how to build a body that is athletic, supple, and powerful.

It is useful for anyone who wants to lose weight or build muscle as quickly as possible using techniques that have been proven to be safe.

Despite the title, this book is also ideal for women who want a more athletic physique.

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Complete Calisthenics: The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Exercises by Ashley Kalym

Bodyweight exercises are extremely effective for building strength, losing weight and improving flexibility.

In this book, Ashley Kalym explains how to perform dozens of different bodyweight exercises and build a routine that is extremely effective for reaching your personal fitness goals.

It also provides some excellent nutritional advice.

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Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training by Mark Rippetoe

Starting Strength is one of the best instructional books for barbell exercises ever written.

It describes how to perform dozens of different exercises using written instructions and informative illustrations.

Even if you have been lifting weights for a long time, this book can be useful for helping you improve your form and achieve better gains.

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The One Minute Workout by Martin Gibala

If you are a busy person with work and family obligations, it can be difficult to squeeze in a workout each day.

This book can help by explaining how to incorporate high intensity interval training (HIIT) into your workout sessions.

HIIT is a very efficient way of working out which can achieve fitness improvements in much less time.

Using bursts of high intensity exercise is also useful for boosting your peak athletic performance.

The book goes through the science of HIIT before sharing some useful training tips.

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I hope you enjoyed The Best Fitness Books To Read in 2019.

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Stephen Coleclough
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Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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