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Recommended Performance and Program Design Books


The Weightlifting Encyclopedia: A Guide to World Class Performance

by Arthur J. Drechsler

Has to be the most informative text on the sport of Olympic-style Weightlifting. Excellent resource for both the beginner and the advanced athlete and/or coach to world class performance.  No serious weightlifter should be without this one.



Periodization Theory and Methodology of TrainingPeriodization-5th Edition: Theory and Methodology of Training

by Tudor Bompa, G. Gregory Haff

Discover how to vary the intensity and volume of training to optimize the body’s ability to recover and rebuild, resulting in better performance and less risk of injury. Translated into nine languages, this book has become one of the major resources on periodization for sport scientists, coaches, and athletes throughout the world.



The Bible of Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding

by Arnold Schwarzenegger

This is a book for anyone who works out with weights. Arnold covers both weight training, bodybuilding competition, diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training

If that isn’t enough Arnold also goes into his tried-and-true tips for sculpting, strengthening, and defining every muscle so you are able to create the ultimate physique

Simply put… If you work out this The Bible of Bodybuilding is a must


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