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Recommended Reading: Ready to Run

This book is an absolute necessity for those looking to improve their running form and to steer clear of overuse injuries. Dr. Kelly Starrett makes biomechanics accessible and implementable. The tools and tips contained within will increase your longevity as a runner. As I’ve said so many times, “running shouldn’t hurt.” This book is a […]

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Recommended Reading: Deep Work

I find that there is a stark contrast between the quality of work I do when I’m focused completely and when I’m even slightly distracted. Whether it’s writing, studying, programming, training, or engaging in important relationships, I get more out of everything when I dedicate my mind to them. Each of these statements may seem […]

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Recommended Reading: Abundance

High performers care about the world in which they live. I personally sought out Abundance to quiet my own mind about where the world is going. Diamandis and Kolter put forth awesome arguments that remind us that we can all make a difference if we know where to look. We are all more powerful than […]

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Recommended Reading: Antifragile

On the surface this book is about economics. However, I find that the lessons contained herein teach us a. how the world works and b. how we can become better versions of ourselves. One of the ideas that Taleb uses frequently is that biological systems (e.g. humans) are the only systems that actually get better […]

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Recommended Reading: The Web That Has No Weaver

The next decades of medical practice will look different than they do today. Acceptance of the ideas of Traditional Chinese Medicine is on the rise. This is not news to many athletes who already have found success with acupuncture, herbal remedies, and a whole-person approach to health care. Understand TCM from an American professor who […]

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Recommended Reading: Beyond Training

Ben Greenfield is certainly a leader in the health, fitness, and “anti-aging” communities. This book is full of “hacks” and insights into enhancing performance on all fronts in life. I recommend this book to all of those curious athletes who want to get everything out of their bodies possible. Trust me, the discussions we have […]

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Recommended Reading: The Paleo Diet

Loren Cordain is the researcher from Colorado State University who originally proposed the ideas of the Paleo diet. Before offering criticism of anything, I believe it’s essential to understand the original source of information. This is more essential reading for those beginning or enhancing their journey toward a holistic and healthy lifestyle based upon ancestral […]

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Recommended Reading: The Jungle Effect

There is no such thing as the traditional diet or the ancestral diet. There is only your ancestral, traditional diet. What food works well with our unique body chemistry (read: biochemistry, genetics, epigenetics, environment, etc.) is a complex puzzle. But, what this doctor discovered was that returning patients to the diet of their grandparents resulted […]

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Recommended Reading: Flow

This is absolutely essential for athletes–or truly any high performer–who wants to understand how to operate at peak performance. When we are absolutely engulfed in a project, in a training session, in a conversation, our psychology is different. Our biochemistry is different. We are in a flow state.

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Recommended Reading: Mastery

Robert Greene is known for innovative juxtaposing of classic literature and analytical application. Mastery is no exception. Remember that everything we hear has already been said before. Perhaps no one was listening the first time. Perhaps we simply need to hear it again in a different way. This book explores how true mastery really happens: […]

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