Strength Training

  1. Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training - This book was life changing for me. This is how I fell in love with the barbell, which is now a staple and the primary focus of my training and coaching.

Sports Performance


  1. The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger - Like the book says, this is the encyclopedia of bodybuilding, some even say, the bible of bodybuilding. Arnold is the reason many of us are into fitness. He's a childhood idol of mine and he knows his stuff. This book has stood the test of time and the information contained in here is still on point.

Olympic Weightlifting

  1. Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches by Greg Everett - Yup, this is how I became obsessed and learned how to Oly Lift. To this day, my favorite thing to do in the gym. As far as I'm concerned, Greg Everett is one of the best coaches out there. Watching his athletes train shows you the grace and precision behind what makes a good Oly Lifter.