The list author says: "Here is an exhaustive list of the best books on these subjects. These are the No B.S. books and DVDs you want to get if you are serious about making headway with the iron and changing your body (and mind) for the best! The strongest muscle is the one between your ears... fathead!"
"The BEST book on correct exercise form on the major lifts. Bar none! This book will show you the right ways to get strong. Anyone in the know uses this book, regardless of which machine your "trainer" wants you using."
"The accompanying DVD that supplements the book. It's sold seperately, but extremely cheap considering you get to see Rip's coaching in real time, with real lifters and all different body types. Just watching this video will improve your lifting technique."
"The Best Periodization Routine to get you strong out there. This book is so incredibly user friendly, that the author literally lays the routines, reps, sets, weights, etc. out for you. Get your foundation in Starting Strength and then move onto this."
"Another very good starting point after having read Starting Strength. Eric is a genius when it comes to warm-ups, mobility, and maximal strength production (he trains athletes). If you want to be the best you can be and stay injury free, read this one."
"This is it. The only book you really need to understand the science behind gaining muscle mass. A lot of other ones out there are filler- here's the prize at the bottom of the box. Explains the 'whys' better than any other book."
"This is a fantastic book by the late Mel Siff. Excellent info on what is actually essential out there. Much more reader friendly than his other book "Supertraining" which is also a must have, but is even more dense than "Science and Practice...". KNOW what is true and what is not true."
"Have to include something about Arnold. Read the first half, which is his autobiography for a great insight into the perfect training mentality to get results in the gym and in life. Can't argue with the Austrian Oak... he IS the American Dream."
"Great movie, and very cheap here! See what made Arnie a legend. Great insight into Bodybuilding as a sport back when it was a lot less roided out, plus a candid series of interviews with Scwarzenegger about the film and bodybuilding life."
"Debatable loading parameters, but not debatable results. 20-rep breathing squats and lots of food will put weight on you, period. Although, I'd switch out a carton of eggs for the milk, personally. Combine this with, "Keys to Progress" and "Strength and Bulk""
"Once again, the iron game is mental and not just physical. Also, though I can't find it on Amazon anymore, THE book on Strongman training is by Julie Havelka and called "Personal Best" It is available on her website."
"Looking to get lean, strong, happy, fulfilled and healthy? Why not eat, live and move like a caveman??? They were pretty fit... they had to be to live. The best book on diet and how a lot of "healthy foods" make you fat on the market. Also probably the only book on the "Total Package"!"
"Great supplements don't have to taste and mix like garbage. Best protein I've found on the market, it tastes fantastic and at less than forty bucks at 77 servings it's a steal! Stick that in your pipe and smoke it "Chain Gym Supplement Shops"!"
"Get a sturdy black foam roller, as they are the most dense, and they last forever, unlike the white ones which lose their firmness. A black Foam Roller will break up scar tissue like nobody's business... make it hurt so good."
"Fantastic Book on Functional Anatomy which includes an anatomical roadmap. Moreso than "Strength Training Anatomy". Though, the new third addition of that is also very good. This book is great for coaches and trainers. Structure and function are extremely important!"
"Good book also by Strossen about the strongest lifter and strongest man in History! For a book by Anderson himself google "Secrets of My Strength". Which is also a great book. If you want to be a champion, model them!!!"