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What's the best book about sports nutrition?

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Supplements' started by wisedude, May 16, 2009.

  1. wisedude

    wisedude Active Member

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    Hey, guys, I was wondering what the best book is about lifting/sports nutrition for gaining mass? I'm a pretty scientific minded guy, and would love to really become an expert on the subject... Just need some good reading though!
     
  2. Nowhereman

    Nowhereman Well-Known Member

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    I don't want to throw around the word "best"out there. But. I feel Alan Aragon's book Girth Control is very strong. Very scientific in it's presentation. It is not light reading.

    I've enjoyed Aceto's book and Venuto's Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle, I'm trying to think of others but I have to go through my stuff (even if there is some stuff I ignore in there)

    I don't think anyone could create THE definitive book on nutrition since there are so many countering arguments out there. You take what you can from the resources you pull together.
     
  3. wisedude

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    If you could only choose one book to get that is fairly comprehensive, reasonably scientific, but still not a very dense read, which would you choose? I'm looking to buy just one at the moment
     
  4. Nowhereman

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    Hmm, Alan Aragon (the author of the book I mentioned above) was asked the question recently on BB.com (for e-books).


    I think Lyle's Rapid fat loss handbook is an e-book. Tom Venuto also has an e-book which has some good basic info. Leigh Peele's Fatloss Troubleshoot is excellent. As for training e-books, I think Eric Cressey has some good stuff, might also look into Mike Robertson, but I'm not positive whether the latter 2 guys have books available in e-format.

    I haven't seen if Venuto how/if Venuto has updated his e-book (I purchased an older version). But to say this book is the best...well it's a pretty good START.
     
  5. 1FastGTX

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    ^^Good post.

    Aragon's book is a great read in my opinion. As Nowhereman said, it's not light reading (I had to re-read several sections, lol), but OP I think you would appreciate and enjoy it. I've found several sections in it to be useful for me.

    Aceto's book (Championship Bodybuilding, I think it is called) was also pretty good, but I was able to find more helpful information in Girth Control.
     
  6. wisedude

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    Isn't Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle more geared towards successful weight loss? I'm looking for something to help me bulk

    Thanks for the responses guys
     
  7. Nowhereman

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    Nope, Burn the Fat (shed fat) Feed the Muscle (gain LBM) :)

    I think its a good addition to ones library but its a start not THE definitive book. It does focus a lot on Macro nutrient %'s. Aragon's book focuses on the needs per gram, which I think is more practical. It also seems that it's what more and more people are doing. Counting grams.
     
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    So you guys think that Girth Control is worth it for $50? That's kind've pricey... but I am definitely intrigued.
     
  9. wisedude

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    I just finished reading Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle... need more.. What is a good second book to read?
     

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