book reviews

"The Paleo Coach," by Jason Seib of Everyday Paleo, is a unique resource for coaches and clients who need an extra push with paleo eating and living.
After well over a decade and a half as a personal trainer, nutritionist, and more, I actually learned some things reading this book and that is a rare thing indeed.
"Sane and Simple Nutrition" by Nia Shanks provides simple, flexible tips to help readers break free from "OCD eating habits" and the guilt that sometimes comes with following strict diets.
In his new book, "Pound for Pound," Brian D'Souza goes behind the scenes of MMA fighting and examines what other journalists won't - the exploitation of some of the sport's biggest names.
Two greats of strength training, Pavel and Andy, wrote a book that focuses on all three powerlifting movements, but specifically on how to improve your deadlift.
"Beautiful Babies" is one of my new favorite nutrition books for the reproductive years. The book is a primer in traditional nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, and feeding babies.
If you are looking for ways to introduce paleo to your family without eating sweet potato fries and chicken breast every day, "The Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook" is a must-have paleo resource.
Christopher Sommer's amazing new courses, Foundation One and Handstand One, break down complicated gymnastics techniques for the beginner. They also incorporate much needed mobility drills.
This book and DVD provide great progressions for bar-based exercises. They also made me realized what a cool guy Al Kavadlo is. I just want to hangout with the guy now.
The Healing Kitchen combines traditional wisdom, scientific research, and simple recipes to provide a good starting point for anyone who is interested in the healing power of food.
Author Dan Buettner who previously traveled the world seeking answers to achieving longevity, takes a look at how happy people become happy people and shares his discoveries.
A lot of athletes use treatments like acupuncture to stay strong and healthy. But do you know why these practices work and where they come from? "The Subtle Body" answers those questions.
I recommend "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" both for its message and for its flaws. It has some great lessons about life, but it's written in a way that caused my inner seventh grader to roll her eyes.
This book includes sections from all the superstar coaches of the RKC, along with 45 kettlebell workouts. If you're a fan of kettlebells, you'll probably want to check this one out.
Tired of yo-yo dieting and binge eating? "The Self-Compassion Diet" presents an different way to approach food that is based on the Eastern concept of loving-kindness and mindfulness.
While Paul Wade remains a secretive and elusive character, the techniques he divulges in Convict Conditioning are simple, effective, and useful for athletes of all experience and strength levels.
The author of this book grew up like many Americans, eating processed foods and using food as a source of comfort. Later as a chemist, she realized the true horrors of the standard American diet.