Must Have Fitness and Nutrition E-Books: Part 1

Personally, I hate the term “E-Book.” It sounds derogatory. Like these books are some how lesser than other books. In my opinion, ebooks have been an amazing creation for distributing information in an instant instead of waiting for the UPS guy to how up 5 days after I paid for something. In the last 4-5 years I must have read over 60 ebooks from various authors in the fitness industry. From fat loss, to hypertrophy, to debating the benefits of unstable surface training, to a whole manual on benching, to 5/3/1, and so on. With that being said, I decided to put together a list of some of my favorites that I think everyone should have in their library.

Pro-Tip: When you buy an e-book, throw it on a USB stick, head down to your local Staples or Kinkos and have them print it out and bind it for you. Totally worth the $8-10.


1.The Fat Loss Troubleshoot


Leigh Peele’s nutrition book is jam packed full of research backed nutrition knowledge bombs that will demystify this whole eating thing we have to do to survive. To be honest after reading Leigh’s book I demanded that she come on board The FitCast Podcast as a full time host. The Fat Loss Troubleshoot covers everything from why carbs are not equivalent to tachyon radiation (you know, the stuff that is left over near space time distortions…), eating for your specific   And this is all for under $40. Not bad for something that could change your life…

2. Eat Stop Eat

Doesn’t it seem like everyone is practicing Intermittent Fasting these days? Five years ago most of these people were the ones yelling at people who didn’t eat every 2-3 hours. way back then, Brad Pilon was doing the research and leading the IF revolution before anyone even knew there was an alternative to their, “anti catabolic” and, “metabolism stoking” ways of eating.

Brad lays it all out in Eat Stop Eat. From the research to his own experimentation with IF, Brad does an incredible job using a research and fact based approach to  what at first sight looks like an extreme dieting lifestyle. One more great thing about the Eat Stop Eat setup is its flexibility. You can fast once a week, twice a week, once every 10 days, etc. Basically you find what fits your lifestyle and goals.

If you have ever been intrigued about this whole Intermittent Fasting thing, Eat Stop Eat is the book to check out.

You can also check out my review of Eat Shop Eat here: Eat Stop Eat Review

3. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

Greens Plus

Tom Venuto, like Brad Pilon, and Leigh Peele is always looking at the latest research and tweaking his techniques and programming based off a combination of said research and what works with his clients. Like Eat Stop Eat, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle has evolved over the years using the latest and greatest of information at Tom’s disposal.

One of the best things about BtF, FtM are the programs. Tom is a master at program design for fat loss. He was one of the leaders of the super set structure in programming. The workouts are balanced, challenging, and most importantly, super effective. There is a reason why this book has sold so well and created a huge following for Tom’s work.

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