My Recommended Workout and Fitness Books

Looking for a good fitness book?

This is a short list of the best fitness books available. I try to carefully curate all of my reading lists and you can be sure that any fitness book on this page is worth your time.


The Strength Training Anatomy Workout by Frederic Delavier – Covers over 200 exercises and 50 workouts. Includes 150 full-color illustrations to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures.

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy by Bret Contreras – Over 150 bodyweight exercises allows you to workout anytime anywhere. Accompanied with illustrations that show both primarily and secondarily muscles being worked. You’ll even learn how to modify workouts to ramp up your routine.

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger – Considered the Bible of Bodybuilding. Includes Arnold’s tried-and-true tips for building muscle, getting lean, and stepping on stage with a physique to win.

The Athlete’s Physique by Coach Jason – I’m biased, but this is an incredible resource that helps busy men and women burn fat, tighten and tone muscle so they look like an athlete and can keep pace with anything life throws at them.

Free Core Workout Guide – If you’re looking for a few ab workouts download these free routines.

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