Books I Recommend:
Health, Fitness, & Lifestyle

Injury-Free! Through-Line Skills for Safe and Effective Workouts by Tommy Venuti
Is fear of injury keeping you from reaching your true potential in the gym and building a strong, healthy, sexy body? In this FREE e-book, Tommy Venuti takes you through 5 skills that transcend specific exercises and, instead, apply universally to exercising. Master these skills to remain free of injury on your way to becoming Happy, Healthy, and Strong For Life! 

Healing Back Pain by Dr. John Sarno
It would not be an exaggeration to say that this book changed my life. I always felt that, for some reason, I was simply prone to hurting my back when moving (which I've done quite a lot), regardless of my strength or how well I thought I was moving. Once, after nearly a year having issues after moving apartments, I was still having back issues, despite stretching and research and blah... Then I read this book. The pain was gone in days. No joke.

AltShift: Lasting Fat Loss At Last by Jason Seib
This is the revolutionary (and I don’t use that term lightly) new diet protocol from Jason Seib. After 20+ years of experience as a trainer and health coach, Jason launched his new diet protocol that produces healthy, lasting fat loss results.

The Paleo Coach by Jason Seib
This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to achieve healthy and sustainable fat loss. I've read it multiple times and can't recommend it enough. From the basics of peak health to the psychological obstacles that can stand in your way, this book covers it all.

Becoming A Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett
This book is more of a textbook or reference guide than a traditional book, but trust me – the information is NOT just for athletes. Everyone can benefit from learning how to move better (without the help of a doctor or physical therapist). A must have for even the most casual of exercisers.

The Great Cholesterol Con by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
If you’re looking for an enlightening—and surprisingly funny—read, then look no further. The Great Cholesterol Con is an amazing, eye-opening, and easy to read work, and the information is too important not to pass along. Another must-read for everyone.

The Calorie Myth by Jonathan Bailor
This is the single best book I could recommend to explain why counting calories is a silly and fruitless endeavor. It’s an easy guide to understanding how the quality of what we eat is far more important than the quantity.

Cholesterol Clarity by Jimmy Moore and Eric C. Westman, MD
While I was not a huge fan of the layout of the book (ain’t I a great salesman?), it does a great job of explaining everything you really need to know about your cholesterol numbers. It also has interviews with 29 well-respected medical doctors who give even deeper insight into the world of cholesterol.

Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
Gary Taubes takes on “The Controversial Science of Diet and Health” in this enlightening [albeit dense] investigation into the world of health, public policy, and nutrition. Not really for the casual reader, though: it’s a fairly tough read. For something a little less science heavy, check out his follow-up book…

Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It by Gary Taubes
This book offers an easier to digest, less science-heavy version of the topics covered in Good Calories, Bad Calories. Highly recommend for some great insight into health, nutrition, and the controversial topic of carbohydrates.

Fitness Confidential by Vinnie Tortorich
This is not your typical fitness book. It’s funny, it’s charming, and it has a lot of great stories. It also goes behind the scenes of the fitness industry to shine some light on things that a lot of average Joes don’t know. Full disclosure: while I highly recommend this book and believe it provides value, I do not necessarily see eye-to-eye with Vinnie on exercise recommendations.

Books On My Own To-Read List:
Health, Fitness, & Lifestyle