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On Fitness
Maximum Strength by Eric Cressey

Science and Practice of Strength Training by Vladimir Zatsiorsky and William Kraemer

The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise by Alex Hutchinson


On Running

An Accidental Athlete: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Middle Age by John “The Penguin” Bingham

A Race Like No Other: 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York by Liz Robbins

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman

Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr.

PRE: The Story of America’s Greatest Running Legend by Tom Jordan

Running with the Buffaloes by Chris Lear

Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth by Adharanand Finn

Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind by Sakyong Mipham

The Complete Book of Running by Jim Fixx

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe

The Silence of Great Distance by Frank Murphy

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Why We Run by Bernd Heinrich


On Diet & Nutrition

Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us by Matt Fitzgerald

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes

Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work by Yoni Freedhoff

The Paleo Diet for Athletes: The Ancient Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance by Loren Cordain and Joe Friel