Strength Basics

Getting stronger, fitter, and healthier by sticking to the basics. It's not rocket science, it's doing the simple stuff the right way.

Book, DVD, & Equipment Reviews

All the book reviews, listed alphabetically by author.

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I have starred (*) books that are highly recommended.

Barber, Tiki Barber and Carini, Joe with Hays, Scott. Tiki Barber's Pure Hard Workout: Stop Wasting Time and Start Building Real Strength and Muscle. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 4

Basedow, John. Fitness Made Simple. Rating: Content 2 Presentation 4

Berardi, John. The Metabolism Advantage. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Berardi, John, and Fry, Michael. Grappler's Guide to Sports Nutrition. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 4

Bradley, Lloyd. The Rough Guide to Men's Health. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 4

Brezine, Corona. What Happens to Your Body When You Are Weight Training. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 4

* Brookfield, John. Mastery of Hand Strength. (1st edition). Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5

Capouya, John. Real Men Do Yoga. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 4

*Carter, Paul. LRB-365. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 4

Cerqua, Pete. The 90 second Fitness Solution. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 4

* Cosgrove, Rachel. The Female Body Breakthrough. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 4

* Cressey, Eric with Fitzgerald, Matt. Maximum Strength: Get Your Strongest Body in 16 Weeks with the Ultimate Weight-Training Program. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5

Delavier, Frederic. Strength Training Anatomy (2nd edition). Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Delavier, Frederic. Strength Training Anatomy (3rd edition). Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5

DeStefano, Rob (DC), with Bryan Kelly, M.D. and Joseph Hooper. Muscle Medicine. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Evans, William. Biomarkers. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 3

Fahey, Thomas. Basic Weight Training for Men and Women. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 3

Ferruggia, Jason. Fit to Fight: An Insanely Effective Strength and Conditioning Program for the Ultimate MMA Warrior. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 4

* Fleck, Steven J. and Kraemer, William J. Optimizing Strength Training. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 4

Gaede, Katrina, Lachica, Alan, and Werner, Doug. Fitness Training for Girls. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Garcia, Leah. Knack Weight Training For Women. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 3.

Garfield, Charles A. and Bennet, Hal Zina Peak Performance. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 4

Gonzalez, Tony, with Dulan, Mitzi. The All-Pro Diet Rating: Content 3 Presentation 3

* Green, Nate. Built for Show: Four Body-Changing Workouts for Building Muscle, Losing Fat, and Looking Good Enough to Hook Up. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5

Groves, Barney. Powerlifting. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 3

Hartmann, J. and Tunnemann, H. Fitness and Strength Training for All Sports. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Horton, Tony. Bring It!. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 4

Incledon, Lori. Strength Training For Women. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 4

Iyengar, B.K.S. Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health. Rating: Content: 4 Presentation 5

Jacobs, A.J. Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection. Rating: Content 2 Presentation 3.

* Jamieson, Joel. Ultimate MMA Conditioning. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5.

* John, Dan. From the Ground Up!!!. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5 (FREE EBOOK!)

* Kennedy, Robert. Encylopedia of Bodybuilding. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 4

Klawans, Harold L., M.D. Why Michael Couldn't Hit. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 4

Leamont, Steve. Muscles in Minutes: The Positive Power of Negative Training. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 4

Little, John. The Art of Expression the Human Body (Bruce Lee Library) Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Little, John. Max Contraction Training : The Scientifically Proven Program for Building Muscle Mass in Minimum Time. Rating: Content 2 Presentation 2

McGillicuddy, Michael. Massage for Sport Performance. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5.

McRobert, Stuart. Beyond Brawn. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 3

Mejia, Michael. Men's Health Better Body Blueprint: The Start-Right, Stick-to-It Strength Training Plan. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 4

Mejia, Michael. Men's Health Gym Bible. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 4

Mejia, Michael, and Berardi, John. Scrawny to Brawny. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Murphy, Myatt. Men's Health The Body You Want In The Time You Have. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 2

* Pearl, Bill. Getting Stronger. Rating Content 5 Presentation 4

Phillips, Bill, and D'Orso, Michael. Body For Life. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 4

* Pollan, Michael. Food Rules. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5

Porter, David. The Official Gold's Gym Beginner's Guide to Fitness. Rating: Content 2 Presentation 3

* Reifkind, Tracy. The Swing!. Rating: Content 5, Presentation 4.

* Reynolds, Gretchen. The First 20 Minutes Rating: Content 4, Presentation 4.

* Rippetoe, Mark and Kilgore, Lon. Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 2nd edition. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5

Rivera, Hugo and Villepigue, James. The Body Sculpting Bible Express - Men's Edition. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 4

* Rooney, Martin. Training For Warriors. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5

* Schuler, Lou and Cosgrove, Alwyn. The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5

* Schuler, Lou with Forsythe, Cassandra, and Cosgrove, Alwyn. The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5

Shryer, Donna. Peak Performance - Sports Nutrition. Rating: Content 2 Presentation 4

Skup, Ted. Death, Taxes, & Push-ups Rating: Content 2 Presentation 2

Smith, Chip. Football Training like the Pros. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Staley, Charles. Muscle Logic: Escalating Density Training. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Stallone, Sylvester. Sly Moves : My Proven Program to Lose Weight, Build Strength, Gain Will Power, and Live your Dream. Rating: Content 1 Presentation 3

Strossen, Randall J. IronMind: Stronger Minds, Stronger Bodies. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 4

Tsatsouline, Pavel. Enter the Kettlebell. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Tsatsouline, Pavel. The Naked Warrior Rating: Content 4 Presentation 4

Tsatsouline, Pavel. Power to the People! : Russian Strength Training Secrets for Every American. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 3

U.S. Navy (ed). The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Fitness and Nutrition. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 2

Vella, Mark. Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Verstegen, Mark and Williams, Pete. The Core Performance: The Revolutionary Workout Program to Transform Your Body & Your Life. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Vindum, Tina. Tina Vindum's Outdoor Fitness. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 5

Weiss, Adam. The BackSmart Fitness Plan. Rating: Content 2 Presentation 3

* Wendler, Jim. 5/3/1. Rating: Content 5 Presentation 5

Zehr, E. Paul. Becoming Batman. Rating: Content 3 Presentation 5

Zinczenko, David with Spiker, Ted. The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 4

Zinczenko, David with Spiker, Ted. The Abs Diet Get Fit Stay Fit Plan: The Exercise Program to Flatten Your Belly, Reshape Your Body, and Give You Abs for Life!. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 3

This list will be updated as new reviews are added.

This is a list of all non-book, non-article reviews - DVDs and products in general.

DVDs

Cressey, Eric and Robertson, Mike. Magnificent Mobility

Bell, Chris. Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

Hartman, Bill and Robertson, Mike. Inside/Out: The Ultimate Upper Body Warm-up

Rippetoe, Mark. Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training

Products

Cap 20kg Kettlebell

Captains of Crush grippers

Tyler Grips

This review list will be updated as I review more equipment and DVDs.
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