Last Minute Summer Reading List for Fitness Geeks

Getting stronger and fitter isn’t just about training. If you’re a fitness geek, don’t miss these books we’ve read and reviewed!

Looking for a way to beat the summer heat and also expand your training knowledge? Exercise your mind with these fitness books, read and reviewed by Breaking Muscle experts. We’ve covered books on a wide range of topics, from kettlebells, to pregnancy, to sandbag training and Olympic weightlifting!

Book Review: “Kettlebells For Women,” by Lauren Brooks (Becca Borawski)

The new book from kettlebell queen Lauren Brooks gives you a big bang for your buck. With over 300 photos, detailed movement explanations and a three month plan for getting toned and strong.

Book Review: “The Gift of Fear,” by Gavin de Becker (Traver H. Boehm)

Self-defense is something marketed to us frequently by martial arts schools, but what is real self-defense? This book, The Gift of Fear, teaches you the REAL tools that can save your life.

Book Review: “Kettlebell RX,” by Jeff Martone (Becca Borawski)

Jeff Martone’s new book is an excellent resource for coaches and athletes. Not just a great resource on kettlebells, but on human movement, coaching, and programming.

Book Review: “Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports,” by Matthew Palfrey and Wesley Murch (Tom Kelso)

Designed for MMA fighters, but applicable for anyone – this eBook is loaded with tons of useful exercises. It is straight-forward, well-organized, and surprisingly easy to read.

Book Review: “Olympic Weightlifting For Sports,” by Greg Everett (Becca Borawski)

Greg Everett’s first book is considered a “must have” by many coaches in the weightlifting world. His new book was written specifically for athletes who are NOT competitive weightlifters.

Book Review: “Beyond Broccoli” by Susan Schenk (Logan Gelbrich)

Talking nutrition can be like debating politics or religion – heated! In “Beyond Broccoli” ex-raw food vegan Susan Schenk discusses the reasons why she returned to meat eating.

Book Review: “Kettlebell Mommy” by Yoana Teran Casabianca (Nicole Crawford)

“Kettlebell Mommy,” by Yoana Teran Casabianca, is an informative resource and a practical training guide for moms who want to continue training with kettlebells during their pregnancy.

Book Review: “The Ageless Body” By Andrea Ducane (Becca Borawski)

Andrea DuCane’s new book makes strength training accessible to mature individuals. Perfect for the older, deconditioned or beginner individual.

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