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 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. Book Review: 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 Book Review: Peak Performance. Rating: Content 4 Presentation 4

Gonzalez, Tony, with Dulan, Mitzi. 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. Book Review: 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. Book Review: 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.
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