They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes there are things words can express uniquely. A good book can teach you in a way that other methods simply can’t. On this episode of the GAINcast we look at a few of the books that truly helped shape us as coaches. In addition, we discuss which individuals we’d like to sit down and have a beer with.
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Below are a list of the books and people mentioned in this episode.
Books that influenced our careers
- 2:30 – Ken Doherty books: Modern Track and Field, Modern Training for Running, and Track and Field Omnibook (4th edition)
- 6:00 – Kinesiology by Gene Logan and Wayne McKinney
- 7:00 – Run, Run, Run by Fred Wilt
- 7:30 – The Playmaker’s Advantage: How to Raise Your Mental Game to the Next Level by Leonard Zaichkowsky and Daniel Peterson and The Inner Athlete by Robert Nideffer.
- 8:15 – Problem Athletes and How to Handle Them by Bruce Ogilvie and Thomas Tutko
- 9:00 – Skeletal Muscle Structure, Function, and Plasticity by Richer Lieber
- 9:45 – The Science of Winning: Planning, Periodizing and Optimizing Swim Training by Jan Olbrecht
- 10:30 – Dynamics of Skill Acquisition: A Constraints-Led Approach by Keith Davids
- 11:00 – The Thinking Body by Mabel Elsworth
- 12:00 – Textbook of Work Physiology by Per-Olaf Astrand and Exercise Physiology by William McArdle, Frank Katch, and Victor Katch.
- 13:00 – The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson ILynden Johnson series by Rober Caro
- 13:45 – The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set by Rick Atkinson
- 14:30 – Hammer Notes, edited by Kevin McGill
- 17:00 – Strength Training and Coordination: An Integrative Approach but Frans Bosch
- 17:30 – Periodization by Tudor Bompa
- 18:00 – Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky
- 18:15 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- 18:30 – Principles of Sports Training by Dietrich Harre
- 19:00 – Science and Practice of Strength Training, Second Edition by Vladimir Zatsiorsky and William Kraemer
- 20:00 – Track Technique magazine
Individuals we’d like to meet
- 22:00 – Richard Feynman
- 23:00 – Mother Theresa and Pope Francis
- 23:45 – Pep Guardiola
- 24:15 – Gregg Popovich
- 24:30 – Mihály Iglói
- 25:15 – Chuck Coker
- 27:30 – Doc Counsilman
- 29:15 – St. Ignatious
- 30:00 – Jerry Brown
- 31:00 – Hec Edmundson and Bill Bowerman
- 32:00 – Harold Connolly
- 32:30 – Malcolm Gladwell
- 33:30 – University mentors: Ronald Moore and Roland Hjorth and the value of staying put
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The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
- Check out our latest book Training Talk: Conversations with a Dozen Master Coaches for more in-depth insights on training from some of the world’s top coaches and don’t forget to join HMMR Plus to get full access to our video, article, and podcast archive here on HMMR Media. The HMMR Media bookstore also sells many other titles for coaches and athletes.
- Vern’s articles: 2018 reading list, coaching classics and books for educated coaches, 2016 books, 2016 sports books of the year, and more 2016 books, 2015 books, 2014 books, 2013 books
- We’ve also reviewed many of these books before, including episodes dedicated to The Playmaker’s Advantage and Strength Training and Coordination: An Integrative Approach, which was also reviewed here. We’ve also reviewed the Track and Field Omnibook and Science and Practice of Strength Training