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Unread 12-05-2009, 11:49 AM
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Default What books should i read to self-teach myself?

Hey guys, well let me give you a brief summary of my situation.

I'm broke....lol.

but seriously i am taking another break off of school to instead focus on getting my NASM certification. i was offered a job at the ymca i lift at and vitamin shoppe just isn't cutting it anymore.

Obviously Lyle's books are the bombz. but i would like to know other books and authors that are very knowledgeable.

i'm reading some of stuart mcrobert's and robert saplsky's work. I also read alan aragon's AARR. (i have yet to read his book)

I also know mark rippetoe is another good author.

I pretty much want to self-teach myself the biology, anatomy, and chemistry of the human body. So that i can be a more knowledgeable trainer & consultant. I'm really trying to push my health career the next few years and due to my circumstances. self-teaching is my only option right now.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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Unread 12-05-2009, 11:58 AM
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I'm not speaking from a position of authority, but Rippetoes two main books, Starting Strength and Practical Programming, are probably immensly helpfull (maybe mostly to the people you'll in the end instruct). And I learned a lot from watching Dan John videos + reading his things
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I'm not speaking from a position of authority, but Rippetoes two main books, Starting Strength and Practical Programming, are probably immensly helpfull (maybe mostly to the people you'll in the end instruct). And I learned a lot from watching Dan John videos + reading his things
thank you dude. i'm on amazon right now and there is a special package deal where u get both of mark's books and his dvd for a good price! gotta get that lol.

I also at BJ's today picked up these two books that were at a very good price compared to the Barnes & noble prices.

http://us.dk.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay...Richard_Walker

and

http://us.dk.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay...ok_Rita_Carter

both books have awesome illustrations as well, which helps me learn better.

The human brain is my favorite organ of interest.
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oh i also have Frederic Delavier's Strength Traning Anatomy. awesome book that combines human anatomy and exercise technique.
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http://forums.lylemcdonald.com/showthread.php?t=1851

http://forums.lylemcdonald.com/showthread.php?t=4128

There is also a book thread I started in this section that may have some other suggestions.
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The ISSN textbook "Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements" has a lot of the physiology and biochem stuff, although it is dry as dirt being a textbook and all
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Start with a basic exercise physiology text as it will give you a broader introduction

For undergrad level: get Wilmore and Costill
For Graduate level: Brooks, Fahey and White

Do NOT get Katch and McArdle or Fox.
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you guys (& Erin ) are awesome. thank you. i will def get on those.

Lyle i remember reading in a thread you saying NASM is actually a good certification. i believe you said this is due to their updating of research. Do you still feel this way?

the reason i'm doing NASM is because a co-worker of mine is a NASM trainer. she can get me a good deal on prices for getting certified.
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I haven't looked at certifications in years
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not a problem, thank you.
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