Recommended Reading

Listed below are weightlifting, strength training, and general fitness products used by Coach Harvey Newton. Be sure to check out his review and then add them to your workout!


Cycling Anatomy

Cycling Anatomy
By Shannon Sovndal, MD
Available at Human Kinetics: $21.95

Coach Newton's Review: This is a good book and it is destined to be popular with cyclists and triathletes. I’ll get to details shortly, but let me digress a bit in order to provide some history related to this book... Read more

 

Facilitated Stretching - 3rd Edition

Facilitated Stretching - 3rd Edition
By Robert E. McAtee & Jeff Charland
Available at Human Kinetics: $24.95

Coach Newton's Review: Flexibility is often a crucial ingredient in developing optimal muscular action. Although a chapter on flexibility was planned for my first edition of Explosive Lifting for Sports, the idea was nixed as we approached publication. Flexibility... Read more

 

Science and Practice of Strength Training - 2nd Edition

Science and Practice of Strength Training - 2nd Edition
By Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky & William J. Kraemer
Available at Human Kinetics: $54.00

Coach Newton's Review: When the first edition of Science and Practice of Strength Training appeared in 1995, strength coaches quickly grabbed this text and searched for “secrets” from the former... Read more

 

Strength Training for Young Athletes - 2nd Edition

Strength Training for Young Athletes - 2nd Edition
By William J. Kraemer & Steven J. Fleck
Available at Human Kinetics: $19.95

Coach Newton's Review: One of the most solidly referenced books on youth resistance training is Strength Training for Young Athletes (second edition). Kraemer and Fleck were pioneers when their first edition appeared in 1993. Youth resistance training continues... Read more

 

Designing Resistance Training Programs - 3rd Edition

Designing Resistance Training Programs - 3rd Edition
By Steven J. Fleck & William J. Kraemer
Available at Human Kinetics: $57.00

Coach Newton's Review: Are you preparing for a degree in exercise science? Or prepping for a national fitness certification test? Just interested in knowing what reps... Read more

 

Fitness Professional’s Handbook - 5th Edition

Fitness Professional’s Handbook - 5th Edition
By Edward T. Howley & B. Don Franks
Available at Human Kinetics: $72.00

Coach Newton's Review: Are you interested in getting certified by the American College of Sports Medicine? This new title is actually the fifth edition of what used to be called... Read more

 

Principles and Practice of Resistance Training

Principles and Practice of Resistance Training
By Michael Stone, Meg Stone, & William Sands
Available at Human Kinetics: $69.00

Coach Newton's Review: It has been 20 or so years since Mike Stone, noted weightlifting and strength scientist, has published a book. During that time... Read More