CHANGING GYMNASTIC CULTURE by Dr. Dave Tilley
Firstly, I am no gymnast but I am obsessed with the human body how it moves, adapts and the physics and anatomy behind it, this amazing read by Dr. Dave Tiley covers just that!
Although the study is based around gymnastics as a sport, the knowledge provided within this book can be applied to other disciplines and training as a whole.
Some of my favourite chapters were:
- The update of flexibility and stretching methods
- Energy Systems Training and Metabolic Performance
- Evolving Strength and Conditioning to a Hybrid Model that Blends Expert Opinion and Current Science
- Sports medicine
- Constructing Positive Training Environments and Cultures over Toxic Environment’s
I would highly recommend this read to anyone who already has a deep understanding of the human body and energy systems and is serious about furthering their knowledge.
BECOMING A SUPPLE LEOPARD by Dr. Kelly Starrett
An oldie but a Goldie! This book is an amazing read for anyone wanting to get serious about their training journey and become a master of their own movement patterns. Dr Kelly Starrett breaks down all the vital strength based movements and how to create optimal force with the correct form in order to move and live pain free. The book really helps you to understand mobility and movement with its easy approach to training.