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Below is a list of 125 health and fitness books Alex has read

This is probably 95% complete since 2011.  Some I have read 2 or 3 times.  My top 3 health and fitness books are here.

Health-based training there is one author that stands out, Phill Maffetone and this is an example of one of his good books
The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing – Phill Maffetone

Secondly, health-based and fun running inspiration to run, I suggest
Born To Run – Christopher McDougall

Third, to really understand how pro cyclists think and train I suggest
Faster: The Obsession, Science, and Luck Behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists – Michael Hutchinson

Other favorites in BOLD BELOW

Category Title Author Purchased
Cycling Cyclocross for Roadies: How and Why to Get Started Darren Cope 6-Jan-18
Cycling Rainbows in the Mud: Inside the Intoxicating World of Cyclocross Paul Maunder 6-Jan-18
Cycling Faster: The Obsession, Science, and Luck Behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists Michael Hutchinson 26-Dec-17
Cycling Cutting-Edge Cycling Hunter Allen 23-Dec-17
Cycling Core Performance: The Revolutionary Workout Program to Transform Your Body and Your Life Mark Verstegen 23-Dec-17
Cycling 48 and Counting Jonathan Clements 18-Dec-17
Cycling Going Clipless. A Beginners Guide to Clipless Bike Pedals (Beginners Road Cycling Techniques Book 2) Peter Crump 18-Dec-17
Cycling The Power of Positive Pedaling: A Couple’s Stories and Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Cycling the World Janet Cady Zebrack 18-Dec-17
Cycling Bike Snob Abroad: Strange Customs, Incredible Fiets, and the Quest for Cycling Paradise BikeSnobNYC 18-Dec-17
Cycling Get Fast!: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride (Bicycling) Selene Yeager 18-Dec-17
Cycling Pilgrim Spokes: Cycling East Across America (Cycling Reflections Book 2) Neil M Hanson 18-Dec-17
Cycling Over The Hill And Around The World: A Baby Boomer’s Ride To The End Of The Earth Darby Roach 18-Dec-17
Cycling Spandex Optional Bicycle Touring: How to ride long distance, the cheap and easy way Peter Rice 25-Nov-17
Cycling Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Cyclists: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Bicycle Workouts Lisa Purcell 25-Nov-17
Cycling It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels Robert Penn 25-Nov-17
Cycling The Rules: The Way of the Cycling Disciple The Velominati 25-Nov-17
Cycling Sportiveur: A Beginner’s Guide To Training For, Completing and Enjoying Your First Sportive Andrew Montgomery 25-Nov-17
Cycling The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair: For Road & Mountain Bikes Todd Downs 24-Nov-17
Cycling Ride Your Way Lean: The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and Getting Fit on a Bike Selene Yeager 22-Nov-17
Cycling How to Get Lean, Strong & Bulletproof: Be More Awesome than You Were in Your 20s… Without Obsessing About Food Tim Blake 22-Nov-17
Cycling Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100–and Beyond, revised edition Roy M. Wallack 18-Nov-17
Cycling Bicycling Magazine’s Century Training Program: 100 Days to 100 Miles Marla Streb 18-Nov-17
Cycling The Bicycling Big Book of Training: Everything you need to know to take your riding to the next level Danielle Kosecki 18-Nov-17
Cycling A Concise Guide to Serious Recreational Cycling: Riding as a Lifetime Fitness and Social Activity Mark Smith 18-Nov-17
Cycling Mid-life Cyclists Chris McHutchison 18-Nov-17
Cycling The Ultimate Bicycle Owner’s Manual: The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists Eben Weiss 12-Nov-17
Cycling The Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path BikeSnobNYC 12-Nov-17
Cycling Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling BikeSnobNYC 12-Nov-17
Cycling The Power Meter Handbook: A User’s Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes Friel Joe 8-Nov-17
Cycling The Indoor Cycling Guide: How to improve your fitness and speed with turbo trainers and rollers (Iron Training Tips) Brett Lee Scott 8-Nov-17
Cycling How To Get In Shape Fast With Stationary Bike Workouts You Can Do At Home Alan Freed 8-Nov-17
Cycling Bike Shorts: Your Complete Guide to Indoor Cycling Marisa Michael 6-Nov-17
Cycling Fast After 50: How to Race Strong for the Rest of Your Life Friel Joe 6-Nov-17
Cycling Bike Fit: Optimise Your Bike Position for High Performance and Injury Avoidance Phil Burt 6-Nov-17
Strength Easy Strength: How to Get a Lot Stronger Than Your Competition-And Dominate in Your Sport Pavel Tsatsouline 21-Aug-17
Strength Power to the People!: Russian Strength Training Secrets for Every American Pavel Tsatsouline 20-Aug-17
Strength The Naked Warrior: Master the Secrets of the super-Strong–Using Bodyweight Exercises Only Pavel Tsatsouline 20-Aug-17
Cycling Miles to go: A Lifetime of Running and Bicycling Adventures David Lygre 16-Aug-17
Running Daniels’ Running Formula-3rd Edition Jack Daniels 7-Jul-17
Running Running and Stuff James Adams 26-Jun-17
Running The Inner Runner: Running to a More Successful, Creative, and Confident You Jason R. Karp 23-Jun-17
Health Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement Expanded Edition Katy Bowman 18-Jun-17
Running Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated Dana L. Ayers 18-Jun-17
Running Running Until You’re 100 3rd Ed Jeff Galloway 18-Jun-17
Recovery The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery: Rest, Relax, and Restore for Peak Performance Rountree Sage 16-Jun-17
Fitness FITNESS CONFIDENTIAL: Adventures in the Weight-Loss Game Vinnie Tortorich 7-Jun-17
Diet The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet Nina Teicholz 7-Jun-17
Diet Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It Gary Taubes 7-Jun-17
Health The Oxygen Advantage: The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer Patrick McKeown 5-Jun-17
Running The Cool Impossible: The Running Coach from Born to Run Shows How to Get the Most from Your Miles Eric Orton 5-Jun-17
Diet The Low-Carb Athlete: The Official Low-Carbohydrate Nutrition Guide for Endurance and Performance Ben Greenfield 5-Jun-17
Fitness Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths Alex Hutchinson 2-Jun-17
Running Honey, Do You Need a Ride? Confessions of a Fat Runner Jennifer Graham 30-May-17
Diet Never Binge Again(tm): Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person(tm). Stop Overeating Glenn Livingston 30-May-17
Triatholon Operation Ironman: One Man’s Four Month Journey from Hospital Bed to Ironman Triathlon George Mahood 30-May-17
Strength Raising the Bar: The Definitive Guide to Bar Calisthenics Al Kavadlo 29-Jan-17
Strength Pushing the Limits! Total Body Strength With No Equipment Al Kavadlo 29-Jan-17
Strength Calisthenics: 30 Minutes to Ripped – Get Your Dream Body Fast With Body Weight Exercises and Calisthenics Cathy Harwell 29-Jan-17
Strength Calisthenics: The 20-Minute Dream Body with Bodyweight Exercises and Calisthenics John Powers 29-Jan-17
Strength Convict Conditioning 2: Advanced Prison Training Tactics for Muscle Gain, Fat Loss and Bulletproof Joints Paul Wade 29-Jan-17
Strength Calisthenics: The Ultimate Beginner’s Calisthenics Bodyweight HMW Publishing 27-Jan-17
Strength Complete Calisthenics: The Ultimate Guide To Bodyweight Exercise Ashley Kalym 27-Jan-17
Strength Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy Bret Contreras 25-Jan-17
Strength Convict Conditioning: How to Bust Free of All Weakness-Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival Strength Paul Wade 22-Jan-17
Strength You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises Mark Lauren 22-Jan-17
Diet Good Calories, Bad Calories Gary Taubes 8-Apr-16
Health Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life Ben Greenfield 26-Jan-16
Diet Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle Diane Sanfilippo 17-Jan-16
Endurance The Endurance Handbook: How to Achieve Athletic Potential, Stay Healthy, and Get the Most Out of Your Body Philip Maffetone 14-Jan-16
Running 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower Matt Fitzgerald 14-Jan-16
Running Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery David Clark 12-Jan-16
Running The Summit Seeker: Memoirs of a Trail-Running Nomad Vanessa Runs 12-Jan-16
Running Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner’s Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America Marshall Ulrich 12-Jan-16
Running Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally Kelly Starrett 10-Jan-16
Endurance Healthy Intelligent Training, 2nd Ed Keith Livingstone 6-Jan-16
Running Running with Lydiard Arthur Lydiard 5-Jan-16
Running Meb For Mortals: How to Run, Think, and Eat like a Champion Marathoner Meb Keflezighi 31-Dec-15
Running Running To The Top Arthur Lydiard 31-Dec-15
Running Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance Christopher McDougall 30-Dec-15
Running Build Your Running Body: A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners Pete Magill 28-Dec-15
Running Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind Sakyong Mipham 28-Dec-15
Running Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance (The Racing Weight Series) Matt Fitzgerald 21-Apr-14
Running The Science of Running: How to find your limit and train to maximize your performance Steve Magness 14-Apr-14
Running Hansons Marathon Method: A Renegade Path to Your Fastest Marathon Luke Humphrey 20-Jan-14
Cycling Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100 Roy M. Wallack 15-Jan-14
Cycling Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike Grant Petersen 14-Jan-14
Cycling Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage: Core Strength for Cycling’s Winning Edge Tom Danielson 8-Jan-14
Cycling The Cyclist’s Training Bible Friel Joe 8-Jan-14
Running Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach Brad Hudson 8-Jan-14
Running Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel: A trail running, ultramarathon, and wilderness survival guide for weird folks Jason Robillard 26-Aug-13
Running Running & Being: The Total Experience George Sheehan 20-Aug-13
Running Running Science Owen Anderson 20-Aug-13
Endurance Developing Endurance (Sport Performance Series) National Strength and Conditioning Association 18-Aug-13
Strength Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (The Muscle for Life Series Book 1) Michael Matthews 17-Aug-13
Diet Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss Joel Fuhrman 4-Jul-13
Endurance Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training Brian MacKenzie 27-Feb-13
Running The Long Run (Kindle Single) Mishka Shubaly 24-Dec-12
Running Runner’s World Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary Bill Pierce 22-Dec-12
Running The Marathon Method: The 16-Week Training Program that Prepares You to Finish a Full or Half Marathon Tom Holland 20-Dec-12
Running Once a Runner: A Novel Parker Jr. 20-Oct-12
Running The Art of Running Faster Julian Goater 6-Oct-12
Running The Runner’s Edge Stephen McGregor 18-Sep-12
Cycling Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Ed. Allen Hunter 4-Sep-12
Endurance Total Heart Rate Training: Customize and Maximize Your Workout Using a Heart Rate Monitor Joe Friel 28-Aug-12
Running Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons Bryon Powell 25-Aug-12
Endurance The Big Book of Health and Fitness: A Practical Guide to Diet, Exercise, Healthy Aging, Illness Prevention, and Sexual Well-Being Philip Maffetone 19-Aug-12
Health Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Leg Pain: A Self-Treatment Workbook Valerie DeLaune 18-Aug-12
Health Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes John Vonhof 16-Aug-12
Running Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and DiscoveringMyself Rich Roll 9-Aug-12
Running Advanced Marathoning – 2nd Edition Pete Pfitzinger 3-Aug-12
Running Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner Dean Karnazes 30-Jul-12
Running Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness Scott Jurek 25-Jul-12
Running The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer David A. Whitsett 20-Jul-12
Running Daniels’ Running Formula, Second Edition Jack Daniels 12-Jun-12
Endurance The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing Philip Maffetone 9-Jun-12
Running Slow Burn: Burn Fat Faster By Exercising Slower Stu Mittleman 9-Jun-12
Running RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel Fitzgerald Matt 24-May-12
Diet Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health Davis MD 22-May-12
Running The Ultimate Beginners Running Guide: The Key To Running Inspired Ryan Robert 15-May-12
Running Barefoot Running Step by Step: Barefoot Ken Bob, The Guru of Shoeless Running Roy Wallack 14-May-12
Running Born to Run Christopher McDougall 12-May-12
Strength The Body Fat Solution: Five Principles for Burning Fat, Building Tom Venuto 6-Jan-11
Strength Kettlebells For Dummies Sarah Lurie 6-Jan-11
Strength The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman Timothy Ferriss 31-Dec-10
Strength Metabolic Factor Increase Your Metabolism Into A Fatburning Furnace Jason Szova 5-Dec-10