Reading is the key to knowledge and bank account size often correlates to the size of your library. Therefore, check out these fitness reads from last week!

Is The Maximum Effort Method Killing Our Athletes? By Anthony Mychal on Bret

This article attempts to answer the question “how much is enough” regarding maximal strength and athletes. This is an interesting dilemma, as nearly everyone can benefit from being stronger. The issue lies whether the benefits of increasing strength at the expense of increased injury risk and decreased time to perform skill specific activity is worth strength benefits. The dialogue is fantastic as well!

20 Ways to Sustain Motivation from The Power of Less by Leo Babauta by Eric Bach

I dive head first into the topic of motivation, which drives us to seek and destroy our goals. Unfortunately, motivation wavers and the occasion tip to re-gain motivation is needed to keep us on the track to success.

 Fish Oil: What it is and How to Use it By Eric Bach

Fish oil can literally save your life and drastically help your training. Read on to find out how!

8 Reasons Why Women Should Train by Nia Shanks

Most women are cardio queens and rarely train the way they need to in order to build the body they desire. Nia lists out 8 great benefits to training for Women in an inspiring, fact filled article. Check out Nia’s blog for a ton of great information!

Timed Arm Blast By Tim Henriques

Who doesn’t like a nice looking set of arms? Try out timed sets for a change of pace. *Timed sets are also good for other body parts and especially conditioning!

65 Rules for Successful Living by John Romaniello

This post isn’t for everyone, but if you are a fan of Roman’s writing style and want a good laugh with some quality information read on.

38 Essentials for the Ultimate Bad Ass Training Facility by Jason Ferruggia

More or less this is my ultimate wish list if I were to start my own gym. I am not fazed by gimmicky equipment or shiny new cardio; give me some unconventional bars and some heavy duty equipment to get results. This is an awesome list and insight from arguably one of the top names in fitness.

Man is Wolf To Man by Eric Auciello

This article covers the harsh but true reality of men and our competitive nature. We all have a competitive fire and aggression that when pitted against each other drives us to achieve more, this is clear in cases of physical activity.
That’s it for good reads for the week, if you come across any others leave the link in the comment section below!

About Eric Bach Performance

Eric Bach is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Precision Nutrition Level 1 (PN1) with a degree in Kinesiology Concentrated in Human Performance and Emphasizing Sports Performance from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. A former collegiate Strength Coach Eric now resides in Denver, Colorado. Eric coaches clients at Forza Fitness and Performance Center and trains everyone from weekend warriors and post rehabilitation patients to professional athletes. Eric developed his passion for fitness through a competitive sports career which included competitive Olympic lifting, Football, Track and Field, and Powerlifting. Eric is a self proclaimed fitness nerd who enjoys reading, eating, deadlifting, and living a healthy and fullfilling life while helping others dominant their lives in and out of the gym. Eric can be contacted at for all consultations and questions

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