An excellent book that focuses on the mindset aspect of Health. Although this book’s main premise is to get you to live a better life overall, Mike also includes great information about posture, how biochemistry affects mood, and the importance of good breathing technique. You will walk away from this one understanding that everything is interconnected and your mind and body are one. I loved this book so much that I made about 20 pages of notes on it, and re-read them quite often.
Dr. Osborne is not only a bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast, he is a neurosurgeon that has performed hundreds, if not thousands of operations in his career. This guy knows his shit. Period. You will learn about how activity and nutrition actually make you smarter through blood flow and proper brain chemistry. His outlook on the healthcare sector as needing a push to prevention instead of treating is also one I share and advocate in this community. A great read, and one that will make you healthier for it!
Learn the anatomy of all exercises, and how the muscle fires throughout the entire movement. A completely comprehensive look into the science side of working out. I love this stuff, and if you are anything like me, you will too.
The man himself. Arnold covers how he became a multiple-time Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe, and how his path led him to America to be one of the most revered actors of all time. He dives into the proper form and what exercises work the best for every part of the body. If your goal is to get as muscular as possible, this is the place all aspiring bodybuilders need to start.
The 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
Of course a great body can’t be built in only four hours. However, this book introduces the concept of minimal effective dose, which is an exceptionally important shift in mentality. The focus on doing the minimum for maximum results allows you to enjoy life as well as be healthy. The 80/20 rule applies to most everything in life, and diet and exercise are not exempt.