Books to Read


A Life Without Limits: A World Champion’s Journey by Chrissie Wellington

First: What It Takes To Win by Rich Froning

How Far Can You Go?: My 25-Year Quest to Walk Again by John Maclean

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Spartan Up! A Take No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life by Joe De Sena


The Inner Gym: A 30-Day Workout For Strengthening Happiness by Light Watkins

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World by Haemin Sunim


Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health by Drew Ramsey, MD

The Fat Loss Prescription by Spencer Nadolsky

Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle by Diane Sanfilippo

Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky

Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine The Foods That Work For You by Robb Wolf


Back Mechanic by Stuart McGill

Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance by Kelly Starrett

Gift of Injury: The Strength Athlete’s Guide to Recovering from Back Injury and Winning Again by Stuart McGill and Brian Carroll

Low Back Disorders: Evidenced-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation by Stuart McGill

Movement: Functional Movement Systems by Gray Cook

Physical Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete by James Andrews, Gary Harrelson, and Kevin Wilk

Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation: Integrating Medicine and Science for Performance Solutions by David Joyce and Daniel Lewindon


Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention by Jay Dicharry

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek

Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself by Rich Roll

Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training by Hal Higdon

Power Speed Endurance: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training by Brain MacKenzie

Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally by Kelly Starrett

The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World’s Greatest Footrace by Dean Karnazes

Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss by Dean Karnazes

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes

Strength and Conditioning

Advances in Functional Training: Training Techniques for Coaches, Personal Trainers, and Athletes by Mike Boyle

The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40 by Jonathon Sullivan and Andy Baker

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy by Bret Contreras

Can You Go: Assessments and Program Design for the Active Athlete and Everybody Else by Dan John

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning by NSCA

Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living, and Learning by Dan John

Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training by Mark Rippetoe

Strength Training for Fat Loss by Nick Tumminello

Strong Curves: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body by Bret Contreras

Strong and Sculpted by Brad Schoenfeld


Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love by Chris Kresser

Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume by Jason Wachob