I'm possibly one of the slowest readers in the world, but I do my best and like to keep up to speed with what's going on in the world of S&C, fitness, personal development and business. I've got a wide range of books and my wife bought me four new ones for Christmas. She took a peek at my Amazon wish list and knowing that I'm a nerd, bought them for me as gifts! So what did Kate get me?
1. NASM Essentials of Sports Performance Training - this looks like a good general introductory text. Probably a rival for the long established NSCA Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. I actually got this book as Christmas presents for the coaches working for me!
2. Mc Minn & Abrahams' Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy - I was shown this book by the lecturer delivering the cadaver courses that I've been attending this year. It's amazing and the quality of the images is fantastic. Oddly enough, this was a firm favourite in the Grantham Household over Christmas with everyone being fascinated by the complexity of the human anatomy!
3. Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance - I've not had a chance to look at this one on too much depth but I'm sure it's going to be well worth a read.
4. Stretch to Win - easily the best book I've found on flexibility training. Excellent information and explanations with some great flexibility complexes and drills. Loving this book!
5. My Journal - Kate picked this up for me (it's got a great cover). She said she was fed up of seeing lots of scraps of paper with writing on! This is a place I can put all of my rambling thoughts, great quotes (others, not mine) and anything else that comes into my mind!
Have you got any of these books?
Did Kate do a good job, or did she miss a book that you think is a must read?
Let me know.