October 21, 2019

Training Resources

Over the years I have collect a great number of titles on topics that support a healthy lifestyle (I have read most of them cover to cover … some more than once) … what follows is a list of the titles in my training library.  Note: A few titles are so exceptional as to include a brief notations or recommendation and I have included my comments accordingly:

Anatomy & Training Fundamentals:

Baechle TR, Earle RW, eds.  Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning.  3rd ed.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 2008.

Clark M, Lucett S, and Corn, R, eds.  NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training.  3rd ed.  New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Wolters Kluwer); 2008.

Friel J.  Total Heart Rate Training.  Berkeley: Ulysses Press; 2006.

Muscolino JE.  Musculoskeltal Anatomy Coloring Book.  St. Louis: Mosby; 2004 (owner of www.learnmuscles.com).

Muscolino JE.  The Muscular System Manual: The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body.  2nd ed.  St. Louis: Mosby; 2005.

Neuman DA.  Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Physical Rehabilitation.  St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

Vella M.  Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Professionals.  New York: McGraw-Hill; 2006.


Carroll J.  The Mayo Clinic Williams-Sonoma Cookbook.  New York: Time Life; 1998.

Cordain L.  The Paleo Diet. (Revised Ed.) Hoboken: Wiley; 2011.

Esselstyn R.  The Engine 2 Diet.  New York: Grand Central Life & Style (Hachette Book Group); 2009.

Friel J, Cordain L.  The Paleo Diet for Athletes.  New York: Rodale: 2005.

Heidi S, Chernus A. The Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance.  Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2010.

Herbert V.  Total Nutrition: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need.  New York: St. Martin’s Griffin; 1995.

Hyman M.  The Ultra-Metabolism Cookbook.  New York: Scribner (Simon & Schuster); 2007.

Hyman M.  The UltraSimple Diet.  New York: New York: Pocket (Simon & Schuster); 2007.

Hyman M.  Ultra-Metabolism.  New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster); 2006.

Hyman M.  The UltraMind Solution.  New York: New York: Pocket (Simon & Schuster); 2009.

Kleiner SM.  The Powerfood Nutrition Plan (previously Power Food).  New York: Rodale; 2006.

McDougall J.  The McDougal Program for Maximum Weight Loss.  New York: Plume (Penguin); 1995.

McDougall M.  The McDougal Health-Supporting Cookbook. (Vol. 1)  Piscataway: New Century; 1985.

Netzer C.  The Complete Book of Food Counts. 8th Edition.  New York: Bantom Dell (Random House); 2009.

Ornish D.  Eat More, Weigh Less.  New York: HarperCollins; 1993.

Pollan M.  In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.  New York: Penguin; 2008.

Pollan M.  Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.  New York: Penguin; 2009.

Pritikin N.  Nathan Pritikin Diet for Runners.  New York: Simon & Schuster; 1985.

Pritikin N.  The Pritikin Program for Diet & Exercise.  New York: Grosset & Dunlap; 1979.

Seebohar B.  Nutrition Periodization for Endurance Athletes.  Boulder: Bull Publishing; 2004.

Weil A.  Healthy Aging.  New York: Knopf (Random House); 2005.

Weil A.  The Healthy Kitchen.  New York: Knopf (Random House); 2002.


Bernhardt G, Hansen N.  Swim Workouts for Triathletes.  2nd ed.  Boulder: Velo Press; 2011.

Hannula D, Thornton, N.  The Swim Coaching Bible.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 2001.

Laughlin T.  Triathlon Swimming Made Easy.  New Paltz: Total Immersion; 2002.

McLeod I.  Swimming Anatomy.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 2010.

McLeod I.  Swimming Anatomy.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 2010.


Burke E.  Serious Cycling, 2nd Edition.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 2002.

Sovndal S.  Cycling Anatomy.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 2009.


Dreyer D.  Chi Running.  New York: Fireside; 2004.

Galloway J.  Marathon: You Can Do It.  Bolinas: Shelter Publications; 2001.

McGee B.  Magical Running.  Boulder: Bobbysez Publshing; 2000.

McGee B.  Running Sports Essentials: Mobility, Potentiation, Core Strengthening and Stretching.  Boulder: Bobbysez Publshing; 2000.

McGee B.  Run Workouts: For Runners and Triathletes.  Boulder: Velo Press; 2009.

Puleo J, Milroy P.  Running Anatomy.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 2010.


Bernhardt G.  Training Plans for Multisport Athletes.  Boulder: Velo Press; 2000.

Buxton K.  The Triathlete’s Guide to Off-Season Training.  Boulder: Velo Press; 2004.

Carmichael C, Rutberg, J.  The Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 8 Hours a Week.  Boulder: Velo Press; 2010.

Evans M.  Endurance Athlete’s Edge.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 1997.

Fitzgerald M.  Essential Week-By-Week Training Guide.  New York: Time Warner; 2006.

Friel J.  The Triathlete’s Training Bible. 2nd ed.  Boulder: Velo Press; 2004.

Kearns B.  Breakthrough Triathlon Training.  New York: McGraw-Hill; 2006.

Maffetone, P.  The Maffetone Method, The Holistic, Low-Stress, No-Pain Way to Exceptional Fitness.  Camden: Ragged Mtn. Press, 2000.

Maffetone, P.  The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing.  New York: Skyhorse; 2010.

Molina S, Newton M, Jacques M.  One-Hour Workouts.  Boulder: Velo Press; 2010.

Verstegen M, Williams P.  Core Performance Endurance.  New York: Rodale; 2007.

Strength & Resistance Training:

Baechle TR, Earle RW, eds.  Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning.  3rd ed.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 2008.

Borges M.  Power Moves.  New York: Celebra (Penguin); 2009.

Brungardt K.  The Complete Book of Abs.  New York: Villard (Random House); 1998.

Brzycki M, ed.  Maximize Your Training.  Chicago: Master Press; 1999.

Campbell A.  Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises.  New York: Rodale; 2009.

Colker CM.  Extreme Muscle Enhancement.  2nd ed.  Manasquan: Pro Source; 2007.

Durkin T.  The Impact! Body Plan.  New York: Roadel; 2010.

Evans N.  Bodybuilding Anatomy.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 2007.

Hansen J.  Natural Bodybuilding.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 2008.

Hix, C.  Working Out.  New York: Fireside (Simon & Schuster); 1983.

Kennedy R.  Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding.  21st Century ed.  Mississauga: Robert Kennedy; 2008.

LL Cool J, Honig D.  LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout.  New York: Rodale; 2007.

McRobert S.  The Insider’s Tell-All Handbook On Weight Training Technique.  3rd ed.  Nicosia, Cyprus: CS; 2009.

McRobert S.  Beyond Brawn.  2nd ed.  Nicosia, Cyprus: CS; 2009.

Murphy M.  The Body You Want in the Time You Have.  New York: Roadle; 2005.

NSCA.  Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training.  Champaign: Human Kinetics; 2008.

Pavel, Enter the Kettlebell!  St. Paul: Dragon Door; 2006.

Randolph R.  The Ultimate Kettlebell Workbook.  Berkeley: Ulysses; 2011.

Remedios R.  Men’s Health Power Training.  New York: Rodale; 2007.

Rippetoe M, Kilgore L.  Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training.  2nd ed.  Wichita Falls: Aasgaard; 2007.

Schuler L, Cosgrove A.  The New Rules of Lifting.  New York: Avery; 2009.

Schuler L, Cosgrove A.  The New Rules of Lifting for Women.  New York: Avery; 2009.

Schwarzenegger A.  The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.  New York: Simon & Schuster; 1998.

Stanley C.  Muscle Logic.  New York: Rodale; 2005.

Vella M.  Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Professionals.  New York: McGraw-Hill; 2006.

Weider J.  Bodybuilding: The Weider Approach.  Chicago: Contemporary; 1981.

Wendler, J.  5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System to Increase Raw Strength.  (E-book, 2009).

Wender, J.  Beyond 5/3/1: Simple Training for Extraordinary Results.  (E-book, 20013).


Eng, R. ed.  Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills.  8thed.  Seattle: The Mountaineers Books; 2012.

Hörst, E.  Conditioning for Climbers: The Complete Exercise Guide.  Guilford: Falcon Guides, 2008.

Hörst, E.  Training for Climbing: The Definitive Guide to Improving Your Performance.  2nd ed. Guilford: Falcon Guides, 2008.

Ilgner, A.  The Rock Warrior’s Way: Mental Training for Climbers.  La Vergne: Desiderata Institute; 2006.

Luebben, C.  Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills.  Seattle: The Mountaineers Books; 2012.


Crowley C, Lodge H.  Younger Next Year.  New York: Workman; 2007.

Hamilton L.  Laird Hamilton Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, and, of Course, Surfing.  New York: Rodale; 2008.

Lachia, A.  Boxing’s Ten Commandments: Essential Training for the Sweet Science.  San Diego: Tracks; 2007.

Oliver, I.  Boxing Fitness.  London: Snowbooks; 2005.

Wolkodoff, N.  Core Powered Golf.  Denver: Kirk Point; 2000.