Resources Vault.

Nothing replaces proper training, a good textbook, mentorship, live lectures, conferences and continuous education, but in the fitness industry, things change rapidly making it a challenge to keep updated with research and knowledge.

When time is scarce, following the right professionals can make a difference.

To be fair, my ‘fitness related’ list has over 400 people/pages/websites that I personally follow.

These are only some of my personal favorites along with the most popular ones, listed in no specifical order except for the very first one, because the very best personal trainer in the world (call me biased but my favorite since like forever!) sure deserves that spot.

Feel free to let me know what you think, which one is your favorite, and if you think I missed any that should be added to our very own personal ‘ resources vault’.

 P/S: The picture is the vault of the basement at the central library in Kansas City, Mo.

 

Best people/pages/sites to follow:

Best Personal Trainer in the world: 

Melkor:

 

Øystein Lund:

https://www.facebook.com/oystein?fref=ts

 

Lyle McDonald (Bodyrecomposition group/site):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/810890695609053/

http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/

Nick Tumminello:
Nick Tumminello Fitness page

 

Brad Schoenfeld:

https://www.facebook.com/brad.schoenfeld.cscs?fref=ts

http://www.lookgreatnaked.com/index.php

 

Iraki Nutrition:

https://www.facebook.com/irakinutrition

 

Alan Aragon:

https://www.facebook.com/alan.aragon.796?fref=ts

https://alanaragon.com/

 

Lars Avemarie:

https://www.facebook.com/lars.avemariepersonligtranare?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/smertespecialisternedk/?pnref=lhc

James Krieger:

http://weightology.net/weightologyweekly/

Stephan Guyenet:

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.no/

Maui Athletics: 

https://www.facebook.com/mauiathletics/

Nia Shanks:

https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulBadassFanpage/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/niashanks?fref=ts

http://www.niashanks.com/

 

Disrupt your diet (Fit2pointo):

https://www.facebook.com/disruptyourdiet/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/fit2point0/?fref=ts

BPFA Body Positive Fitness Alliance:

 

 

Science Driven Nutrition (Brad Dieter):

https://www.facebook.com/sciencedrivennutrition/?pnref=lhc

 

Bret contreras:

https://www.facebook.com/bretcontrerasfitness/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

 

Eric Helms:

http://muscleandstrengthpyramids.com

https://www.youtube.com/Team3DMJ

http://www.3dmusclejourney.com/

 

Jordan Syatt:

https://www.facebook.com/syattfitness/?pnref=story

Paul Ingraham (pain science):

https://www.facebook.com/painscience/?fref=ts

 

Mark Rippetoe:

https://www.facebook.com/mark.rippetoe.7/?fref=ts

 

Greg Nuckols:

http://strengtheory.com/

 

Mike Israetel:

https://www.facebook.com/michael.israetel?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/RenaissancePeriodization/?ref=br_rs

 

Menno Henselmans (Bayesian Bodybuilding):

https://www.facebook.com/BayesianBodybuilding/?pnref=lhc

Jeff Nippard:

https://www.facebook.com/jeffnippard/?fref=nf&pnref=story

https://www.youtube.com/jeffnippard

 

Tony Gentilcore:

https://www.facebook.com/gentilcore?fref=ts

Dean Somerset:

 

 

TMCD Health and Nutrition:

https://www.facebook.com/TmcdHealthAndNutrition/?fref=nf

 

Examine.com:

https://examine.com/

 

Precision Nutrition:

https://www.facebook.com/insidePN/?fref=ts

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/

 

Jamie Hale:

http://jamiehalesblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-nonsense-detection-kit.html

https://www.facebook.com/jamie.hale.7792?fref=ts

http://maxcondition.com/blog/

Georgie Fear (One by one nutrition):

https://www.facebook.com/georgie.fear?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/onebyonenutrition/?pnref=lhc

 

Will Levy (podcast):

http://willlevy.com/this-weeks-best-podcasts-for-training-nutrition-and-health/

 

Yoni Freedhoff-Weighty matters:

https://www.facebook.com/WeightyMatters/?fref=ts

 

Asker Jeukendrup:

http://www.mysportscience.com/

 

Jose Antonio:

http://www.theissnscoop.com/

 

Complete Human Performance:

https://www.facebook.com/CompleteHumanPerformance/about/

James Fell:

http://www.bodyforwife.com/

 

Stu Phillips:

https://www.facebook.com/stu.phillips.587?fref=ts

 

The Rational PT:

https://www.facebook.com/therationalpt/?fref=ts

ROBERTSON TRAINING SYSTEMS:

http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/

Fred Hatfield:

https://www.facebook.com/fred.hatfield.9?fref=ts

Personal Trainer Development Center (the PTDC):

https://www.facebook.com/theptdc/?fref=ts

Strength of evidence podcast:

http://strengthofevidence.com/2012/08/

Walden Behavioral care:

https://www.facebook.com/waldenbehavioralcare/?pnref=lhc

Contact Matt Stränbërg: https://www.facebook.com/mjs2292?fref=ts

 

Support group for recovery from over-exercising and disordered eating:

(This group is wonderful, you have to request to join yourself, can’t add people or be added by someone else, and be patient, they only add people in batches, so you’ll have to wait for your turn, it’s worth the wait )

https://www.facebook.com/groups/108315962672267/

 

Sciece Basedicine:

https://www.facebook.com/ScienceBasedMed/?fref=ts

 

Quackwatch:

https://www.facebook.com/Quackwatch/?fref=ts

 

Nutri-Search (Search for credible nutrition sources):

http://www.nutrisearch.info/#gsc.tab=0

Collection Of 300+ Protein Studies: Hypertrophy, Protein Synthesis, Fat Loss, Health, And More:

http://sci-fit.net/2017/collection-300-protein-studies/

 

Full academic papers (Sci-Hub): 

http://sci-hub.cc/

https://www.facebook.com/SciHubLinks/

The Library Genesis has reached 2 million files (Free Textbooks):

http://libgen.io

Bookshelf:

https://snyderphysicaltherapy.com/for-clinicians/bookshelf/

 

Coursera (Think again-How to avoid fallacies):

https://www.coursera.org/learn/logical-fallacies

Khan Academy:

https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

MIT School of Engineering: “The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.”
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/

200 universities just launched 560 free online courses. Here’s the full list:

https://medium.freecodecamp.org/200-universities-just-launched-560-free-online-courses-heres-the-full-list-d9dd13600b04

1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities:

http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

 

The World FactbooK:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Project Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/

 

More resources:

http://www.irakinutrition.com/blog/resources-to-keep-yourself-updated/

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2017/08/05/textbooks/

Free textbook: 

 

Fundamentals of Biomechanics:

http://www.profedf.ufpr.br/rodackibiomecanica_arquivos/Books/Duane%20Knudson-%20Fundamentals%20of%20Biomechanics%202ed.pdf

 

Molecular Biology of the Cell:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21054/?term=molecular%20biology%20of%20the%20cell

From the already famous ‘Lars Lists’:

“Essential Reading for health professionals

With Brad Schoenfeld, Nick Tumminello, Bryan Chung, Armi Legge, Paul Ingraham, Todd Hargrove, Anoop Balachandran, Jamie Hale and Alan Aragon”

The Strength of Evidence Podcast: Evidence 101
http://strengthofevidence.com/2012/08/

A scientific approach to fitness
http://bretcontreras.com/a-scientific-approach-to-fitness/

No, you’re not entitled to your opinion
http://theconversation.com/no-youre-not-entitled-to-your-opinion-9978

Three Reasons It Matters Why A Treatment Works
https://www.bettermovement.org/blog/2015/three-reasons-it-matters-why-a-treatment-works

What is a evidence-based training approach
http://www.strengthandconditioningresearch.com/2012/05/25/is-your-training-approach-evidence-based/

B.S Detection 101 For Fitness Professionals with Nick Tumminello�https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDG8VToOPh4

The Dirt on Clean Eating
http://wannabebig.com/diet-and-nutrition/the-dirt-on-clean-eating/

The Role of Anecdotes in Science-Based Medicine
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-role-of-anecdotes-in-science-based-medicine/

Saying, “It works for me,” is exactly like saying, “I have a tickling fetish.”
http://evidencebasedfitness.net/saying-it-works-for-me-is-exactly-like-saying-i-have-a-tickling-fetish/

Evidence and innovation
http://evidencebasedfitness.net/evidence-and-innovation-behind-or-not/

How-to-read and understand a scientific paper
http://violentmetaphors.com/2013/08/25/how-to-read-and-understand-a-scientific-paper-2/

Training for maximum muscle growth explained
http://bretcontreras.com/training-for-maximum-muscle-growth-explained/

Calories: True as a concept, futile as a law
http://www.lookgreatnaked.com/blog/calories-true-as-a-concept-futile-as-a-law/

The myth of clean eating
http://www.completehumanperformance.com/clean-eating/

Stretching research
https://www.painscience.com/articles/stretching.php

The myth of structuralism
https://www.painscience.com/articles/structuralism.php

Understanding pain and treatment of chronic-pain
http://bretcontreras.com/a-revolution-in-the-understanding-of-pain-and-treatment-of-chronic-pain/

Pain really is in the mind, but not in the way you think
http://theconversation.com/pain-really-is-in-the-mind-but-not-in-the-way-you-think-1151

The Pain Expert series
http://www.smertespecialisterne.dk/?p=813

Some Problems with Movement “Correction”
http://www.bettermovement.org/2013/some-pitfalls-of-movement-correction/

Placebo effects are not the “power of positive thinking”
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/ted-kaptchuk-versus-placebo-effects-again/

The BS Antidote
http://jamiehalesblog.blogspot.se/2013/12/the-bs-antidote.html

Acupuncture research – the path least scientific?
http://theconversation.com/acupuncture-research-the-path-least-scientific-10273

Monday’s medical myth: detox diets cleanse your body
http://theconversation.com/mondays-medical-myth-detox-diets-cleanse-your-body-10208

The Paleo Diet: Claims Versus Evidence by Alan Aragon
http://www.nsca.com/uploadedfiles/nsca/inactive_content/program_books/ptc_2013_program_book/aragon.pdf

Alan Aragon Peer-reviewed Free full publications:

https://alanaragon.com/articles/

 

Book recommendations:

Anatomy & Physiology
1. Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies by Siegfried
2. Anatomy of Breathing by Blandine Calais-Germain
3. Anatomy Without a Scalpel av Dr Lon Kilgore
4. Trail Guide to the body by Biel
5. Kinetic Anatomy, 2nd Edition by Behnke
6. Human Anatomy & Physiology by Marieb
7. Anatomy Trains by Myers
8. Introductory Biomechanics by Kerr
9. Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement by Hamill
10. Attention And Motor Skill Learning by Dr. Gabriele Wulf 
11. Textbook of Work Physiology by Astrand och Rodahl

Strength and Conditioning 
1. Maximum Strength by Cressey
2. Functional Training for Sports by Boyle
3. Advances in Functional Training by Boyle
4. Starting Strength by Rippetoe
5. Practical Programming for Strength Training by Rippetoe
6. Athletic Development by Gambetta 
7. Low Back Disorders by McGill
8. Designing Resistance Training Programs by Kraemer 
9. Optimizing Strength Training by Kraemer

For geeks:
Supertraning av Mel Siff
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning av NSCA
Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications by Cardinale/Nosaka 
Science and Practice of Strength Training by Dr. Kraemer
Motor control by Shumway-Cook
Science and Practice Strength Training av Zatsiorsky
Biomechanics in Sport by Zatsiorsky
Strength Training for Sport by Dr. Kraemer

Diet
1. Girth Control by Alan Aragon
2. Should I Eat the Yolk? by Jamie Hale
3. Starve Mode by Leigh Peele
4. The Fat Loss Bible by Anthony Colpo
5. A Guide to Flexible Dieting by Lyle McDonald
6. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto
7. Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink

Pain and Pain Science
1. Explain pain af Butler and Moseley
2. Painful Yarns af Moseley (collection of pain stories)
3. The Challenge of Pain by Melzack and Wall
4. The Human Pain System af Lenz and Caasey
5. Maldynia – The Illness of Chronic Pain by Giordano
6. Textbook of Pain 6 Ed by Wall and Melzack
7. Handbook of Pain Management by Wall and Melzack

Change psychology
1. Changing For Good by James O. Prochaska
2. Change Anything by Kerry Patterson
3. A Toolkit of Motivational Skills by Phil Taylor & Catherine Fuller
4. Motivational Interviewing in Health Care by Miller & Rollnick
5. Influence by R. Cialdini
6. Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson
7. Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
8. Drive av Daniel H. Pink
9. The Power of Less by Leo Babauta
10. Redirect by Timothy D. Wilson
11. The Four-Day Win by Martha Beck
12. Click by Ori Brafman

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s