Vern Gambetta is, as far as I am concerned, one of the forefathers of this entire industry and is riding a career approaching 4 decades. I recall at a Perform Better Summit a few years back, Vern mentioned that he had to that date (August 1) read 106 books on the year. His recommendation at the time turned out to be one of my favorites–The Talent Code–that I’ve since read and listened to three times so I was very excited to hear his top recommendations of all time. Coach Gambetta did not disappoint. Enjoy.
Bosch, Frans., and Klomp, Ronald. Running – Biomechanics and exercise Physiology Applied in Practice. London. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. 2005
Davids, Keith. Button, Chris. Bennett, Simon. Dynamics of Skill Acquisition – A Constraints-Led Approach. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishing Company. 2008
Olbrecht, Jan. The Science of Winning – Planning, Periodizing and Optimizing Swim Training. Swim Shop, Luton, England. 2000
Drabik, Jo’zef Ph.D., Children & Sports Training, Island Pond, Vermont: Stadion Publishing Company, Inc. 1996
Logan, Gene A. and McKinney, Wayne C. Kinesiology. Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers. 1970
Scholich, Manfred. (1986) Circuit Training. Berlin: Sportverlag
Kreighbaum, Ellen and Barthels, Katharine M. Biomechanics – A Qualitative Approach for Studying Human Movement. Fourth edition. Boston, Allyn and Bacon. 1996.
Lieber, Richard L. (2002) Skeletal Muscle Structure, Function & Plasticity – The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation. Second Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincot Williams & Wilkins.
McArdle, William D. Katch, Frank I. And Katch, Victor L. (2001) Fifth Edition. Exercise Physiology – Energy, Nutrition and Human Performance. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Todd, Mabel E. The Thinking Body. Princeton Book Company Publishers. Highston, NJ. 1937
Wilt, Fred. (1964) Run Run Run
Harre, Dietrich. Principles of Sports Training – Introduction to the Theory and Methods of Training. Sportverlag. Berlin 1982
Thank you, Vern Gambetta.