The Key Elements of Great Fitness

Read These Five Athletics Books

To be fit, make sure that you exercise all parts of your body. The truth is most likely that you have been spending much time in the gym while neglecting an important muscles of your body.It is important to remember that the brain requires exercise for it to expand just like other muscles. Challenging your mind will help it to expand. One of the ways of exercising your mind is to read books especially the fiction ones. Irrespective of your preference for the fiction or non-fiction books, these five books for athletic fitness freak in you are a must read.

Born to Run by Chris McDougall is a book for any runner looking for inspiration. McDougall, a foreign correspondent for the associated press was a passionate runner. When he began experiencing knee pain, he researched on tools that could alleviate such problems like the compression socks and special shoes. He unearthed a tribe of super-runners in the Mexican mountains who ran with old tired treads strapped to their feel. He did extensive research and discovered how and why humans are built to run. Take this book and you will not put it down.

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown is a more history inclined. It tells the story of the men crew at the University of Washington that went to Berlin Olympics on the brink of WWII. The gold winning crew came for a shipyard and logging background. Here, heavy themes of teamwork and perseverance’s are laced throughout the book.

There is the Blind Side written by Michael Lewis which has a fantastic storytelling flow. The book revolves about Michael Oher, an African American boy. He was taken under the wing of football-loving and wealthy family in America. He starts football and notice his agility, speed and size fit for offensive and therefore becomes the defense for the quarters back are blind side. This book is good for persevering in the face of adversity while giving it all the best.

The Thrive by Brendan Brazier is the fourth book in this list. It is meant for all the vegetarian athletes who are out there. His passion for plant-based diet led him to write a book on the topic and found the Vega sports performance products. This was determined to provide that clean eating was sufficient for all athletic activities even building muscle mass.

Ryan Holiday wrote the Obstacle is the way that aims at helping you if limitations are holding you back in your workouts. You learn how to work on things that you control while giving a cold shoulder to what is above your ability.