High Ten

High Ten, by Martin Rooney

From Amazon

Hardcover, 304 Pages

Whether you’re leading a sports team or leading a bunch of people working in cubicles, the goal is to win. The key to that? Creating a winning culture.

– Chris Shugart

Velocity Diet Plan E-Book - 75 Pages

Velocity Diet Plan – 75 Pages (Digital)

From Biotest

This fat-loss plan isn’t for everyone. It’s only for those who are fed-up and want to rip the excess fat off rapidly, all while preserving lean muscle tissue. The neat side effect? V-Dieters often lose their former cravings and “rewire” their taste buds to prefer healthier foods. That means the fat stays off. By Biotest.

Attempts Dan John

Attempts, by Dan John

From Amazon

Essays on Fitness, Health, Longevity, and Easy Strength

Dan John distills his 60-plus years of coaching, lifting, and life experience into a collection of more than 50 quick-reading essays. Includes 10 appendices of added content and workouts.

– Chris Colucci

In the FLO

From Amazon

Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life

The female cycle is more than just “that time of the month.” This book teaches women to capitalize on this hormonal orchestra and become their healthiest, happiest, leanest, and most energetic selves. Eye-opening.

– Dani Shugart

The Wealthy Fit Pro’s Guide to Getting Clients and Referrals

From Amazon

Practical tips from the industry’s leading voices.

Fitness is a tough biz. These tips and tactics will help. This one is recommended by T Nation coach Andrew Coates, who also contributed his in-the-trenches expertise to the book.

– Chris Shugart

Coach to Coach

From Amazon

An Empowering Story About How to Be a Great Leader

T Nation contributor and super coach, Martin Rooney, teaches you how to bring out the best in people, whether you’re a coach, a trainer, a boss, or a parent.

– Chris Shugart

Stillness Is The Key

From Amazon

Slow Down to Charge Ahead

Stop letting other people jerk your emotions around. Stop getting distracted from what you need to be doing. Read this, quiet your anxious mind, put things into perspective, and seize the day.

– Dani Shugart

The Align Method

From Amazon

5 Movement Principles for a Stronger Body, Sharper Mind, and Stress-Proof Life

Fix your injury-prone body, gain a better posture, and have more mobility. This book is full of new info you probably haven’t heard before. Bonus: It’s actually fun to read.

– Dani Shugart

The Like Switch

From Amazon

An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over

You’ve got the strong body, now let’s build your relationships, your career, and everything in between. Improve your LQ (Likeability Quotient) and just about everything gets better.

– Chris Shugart

Can’t Hurt Me, by David Goggins

From Amazon

Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

David Goggins is the only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller. Oh, and he’s a record-breaking endurance athlete who was named “The Fittest (Real) Man in America” by Outside magazine. Need more? He did all of this after enduring a childhood wracked by poverty, abuse, and prejudice.

Now, when that kinda guy offers you some life advice, you’d be wise to shut up and listen.

When we asked T Nation Instagram fans to name the one book that influenced them the most, this one came out on top. – Chris Shugart


Sprint 8 Cardio Protocol, by Phil Campbell

From Amazon

Maximal Results, Minimal Time. Go Beyond High-Intensity Interval Training

Hey, want to do something in the gym that’s boring AND doesn’t really work all that well? Then do slow cardio. Doesn’t that sound like fun? No? Then this book is for you.

It’s all about sprint-intensity training. These types of workouts promise to recruit all three muscle fiber types, including both types of fast-twitch muscle fibers, “thereby conditioning the anaerobic and aerobic processes of the heart muscle in many different ways.”

On top of that, the workouts will trigger a tsunami of natural growth hormone release that’s equivalent to injecting it. And you’ll only need three, 20-minute workouts a week.

Okay, yeah, the book’s ad copy is a little over the top, but it was recommended to us by Christian Thibaudeau, who knows a thing or two about training, so it’s worth looking into. – Chris Shugart

Extreme Ownership, by Jocko Willink

From Amazon

How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

The problem with leadership and management books is that they all start to sound the same. The same tired analogies, the same cliché platitudes, the same inspiring (but ultimately meaningless) drivel that makes you throw up in your mouth a little… or a lot. That’s what makes this book a breath of fresh air: it’s none of those things.

In short, this book takes SEAL leadership tactics and training to the masses, and it does it in a way that’s practical and immediately applicable. It’s inspiring and real, and the war-story narratives will keep you flipping those pages. – Chris Shugart