Adaptation in Sports Training–Atko Viru–This book details extensively the biochemical and functional specialization processes that result from training loads. If you followed the Energy Systems thread at StrengthCoach.com, you know this one’s name arose several times.
Ultimate MMA Conditioning–Joel Jamieson–While I do have a history in martial arts, I’ve only worked with a single martial artist over the course of Boddicker Performance’s existence so it may be odd to some that I’m after a book called Ultimate MMA Conditioning. However, I’m not in it for the MMA so much as I am the energy systems theory throughout that is supposed to be outstanding. I’m looking forward to it.
Movement–Functional Movement Crew–A few weeks ago this was the “hot” product, and still probably is. I am a big proponent of the methodology, so much so, that yesterday I executed about 40 movement screens on a bunch of distance athletes to help guide the program design process.
Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques; Volume 2–Chaitow and DeLany–Having worked through the majority of volume 1, I think Volume 2 may be the best next step to complement my manual therapy education through the end of the year. They are very dense, and I find them to be best utilized during “practice” sessions with the book open and next to the table.
4 books, 4 months. Easily done.
What else deserves to be on the list?