Recommended Reading

I love to read and am always looking to grow through my reading; be it from knowledge, wisdom, motivation, or simple enjoyment.

Here I list a collection of books, in no particular order, that I have found to be extremely impacting, each in their own ways.
I am recommending these books solely based on the fact that I enjoyed them and hope to spread that enjoyment!

Feel free to leave comments on how you like them and your own recommendations below also!

Becoming a Supple Leopard

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"Join the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches; learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your human potential, live pain free... and become a Supple Leopard."

Learn more about Becoming a Supple Leopard

-Note: The author, Dr. Kelly Starrett, also posts videos to his website called MobilityWOD.

"The MobilityWOD is designed to help you hack your body’s mechanics and provide the tools to perform basic maintenance on yourself."

Visit MobilityWOD
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Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the Age of Distraction

"It’s about finding simplicity in this Age of Distraction.

"It’s about finding the focus you need to create, to work on what’s important, to reflect, to find peace.

"And it comes in two flavors: free and premium."

Learn more about Focus and download the free version

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SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

"Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

"In SPARK, John Ratey, MD embarks upon a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, illustrating that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to menopause to Alzheimer's. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, that has put the local school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run.

Learn more about SPARK
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Body by Science

"Body by Science challenges everything you thought you knew about exercise and takes you deep inside your body’s inner workings–all the way down to the single cell–to explain what science now knows about the role of exercise in human health. With the help of medical diagrams and step-by-step photos, exercise scientist Doug McGuff, M.D., and weight-training pioneer John Little present a revolutionary new workout protocol that fully leverages the positive effects of high-intensity, low-frequency weight training, while avoiding the negative effects of traditional aerobic-centric exercise.

"By using a proper science-based approach to exercise you can be on your way to achieving the following in as little as 12 minutes a week:

  • "Build muscle size and strength
  • "Optimize cardiovascular health
  • "Ramp up your metabolism
  • "Lower cholesterol
  • "Increase insulin sensitivity
  • "Improve flexibility
  • "Manage arthritis and chronic back pain
  • "Build bone density
  • "Reduce your risk for diabetes, cancer, heart attack, and more"

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Getting Things Done

"In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential.

"In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to:

  • "Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty
  • "Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
  • "Plan projects as well as get them unstuck
  • "Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed
  • "Feel fine about what you're not doing
"From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down."

Learn more about Getting Things Done
Amazon link for Getting Things Done
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The Art of Manliness Book

"While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous.

"Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential."

Learn more about The Art of Manliness Book

-Note: The Art of Manliness is also a website, dedicated to blogging articles.

"It features articles on helping men be better husbands, better fathers, and better men."

Visit the Art of Manliness website

The 4-Hour Body

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"The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, fixated on one life-changing question:

"For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?"

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