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Read These Five Athletics Books

To be fit, make sure that you exercise all parts of your body. There is, however, the likelihood that you have been spending lots of time in the gym while ignoring some muscles. The brain just like other muscles grow when you exercise it Make a challenge for your mind so that it can grow. One of the most effective ways of challenging the mind is to read books especially the fiction ones. You got to read these five books for the athletic fitness freak in you whether you love fiction or non-fiction books.

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. While he was still researching, he came across this super runners tribe from the Mexican mountains who strapped old tired treads to their feet. His research went further to study how and why humans were built to run. It will be hard for you keep down this book once you hold it.

Daniel James Brown is the author of the Boys in the Boat which is more history inclined. It narrates the story of the men crew at the University of Washington that headed to Berlin Olympics at the onset of WWII. It tells of the crew who came from shipping yard and logging background to win the gold medal. 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. It tells of Michael Oher, an African American boy He was taken under the wing of a white family that loved football. After he began playing football, his powers in speed, size and agility makes a good offensive and therefore protects the quarters back’s blind side. This is a book that is nice for perseverance and adversity while you give it the best shot.

The Thrive by Brendan Brazier is the fourth book in this list. It is directed all the vegetarian athletes. He was passionate about plant-based diet and therefore wrote the 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.

If limitation is holding you back in your workouts, read the book by Ryan Holiday titled The Obstacle. You learn how to work on things that you control while giving a cold shoulder to what is above your ability.