Here’s a rundown of recently-published books I think are worth your attention:
Unbreakable Runner: Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong by Brian MacKenzie and T.J. Murphy
So many CrossFit athletes find themselves doing more running than they’re used to. Injuries often follow. Co-author MacKenzie, the creator of CrossFit Endurance, is the contemporary running coach I listen to. Read Unbreakable Runner. Learn. Run more strongly and with confidence. I consider this the Runners Bible of this era. www.velopress.com, www.crossfitendurance.com, www.tjmurphy.net
Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet by Jimmy Moore with Eric Westman, MD.
Unlike some low-carb, high-fat protocol-suggesting books, Keto Clarity is written by a guy who’s lived the process. Jimmy Moore has been writing and podcasting for years, in a transparent manner, about the daily ups and downs of his life. He’s pulled himself back from the brink of disaster, losing 180 pounds, transforming everything from his health to virtually his life.
Whether Keto Clarity is definitive or not is up to you to decide. I find it to be compelling reading, quite informative, and full of “moment of clarity” snippets that could be compiled and published on their own. I highly recommend Keto Clarity to everyone struggling to maintain healthy bodyweight. www.victorybelt.com, www.livinlavidalowcarb.com
Pushing the Limits: Total Body Strength with no Equipment by Al Kavadlo
Amazing body art on author Kavadlo enhances the photographic appeal of this book. I enjoy learning and practicing bodyweight exercises, and Pushing the LImits doesn’t disappoint. No matter your skill level at exercising, you’ll learn something new and cool from this book. I like it. www.dragondoor.com
Real Life Paleo by Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry was published a year ago. Misplacing it under a stack of unrelated books kept it from my eyes all this time. Hopefully I can make up for lost time, telling you how Real Life Paleo is an effective roadmap to successfully transition to a healthy Paleo lifestyle for both individuals and families. Tear-out guides assist in clear understanding. I’m impressed with the photograph accompanying each of the 175 gluten-free recipes. This isn’t art, it’s real life. Buy this book, and you’ll find Real Life Paleo soon spattered with food, as it’ll live in your kitchen. www.victorybelt.com
The Running Revolution: How to Run Faster, Farther, and Injury-Free - For Life by Dr. Nicholas Romanov
Romanov is a legendary running guru. He’s the developer of Pose Method running, adopted by many CrossFit coaches and athletes. The Running Revolution basically is a blueprint for learning how to run differently and correctly, employing the Pose Method. I most enjoyed his techniques for pain-free running, and the science behind it. You owe it to yourself to read and put into use The Running Revolution. www.penguinrandomhouse.com, https://posemethod.com/
Goggles & Dust: Images from Cycling’s Glory Days (The Horton Collection)
My hardcore knowledge of competitive cycling from the 1920s and ‘30s is limited to how damn hard the athletes worked, in unbelievable conditions, with the most primitive of equipment. The photographs in Goggles & Dust, shot in those two decades, were taken from original silver gelatin prints. They are wonderfully clear. This is crazy stuff, the true pioneers of competitive cycling captured on and off the bike. www.velopress.com www.hortoncollection.com
It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
Updating their popular (and proven) Whole 30 program, the Hartwig’s book (and, frankly, their website and community) will help anyone to be healthier, happier, and experience a dramatic upswing in their life. Indeed, It Starts With Food couldn’t be more truthful or impactful. This is common-sense, smart writing about what’s most important for all of us. www.whole30.com
Elvis & Ginger: Elvis Presley’s Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story by Ginger Alden
Unbelievable. 2014 and now this book is coming out. I grew up listening to Presley, watching his bad movies, buying his records, knowing he was The King. One of his last performances took place in the Pontiac Silverdome and I was there. An entire library of tell-all books, seemingly written by everyone who ever hung out with Elvis, have been appearing for decades. And now, the book written by the woman who found Presley’s body after he died, finally appears.
If you’re a hardcore Elvis Presley fan, you must read and own Elvis & Ginger. I’m guessing the rest of the world will take a pass. www.penguin.com
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