The Recommended


Welcome to the Thinking Lifter Resources page.

A list of products I strongly recommend for expanding your knowledge on training, nutrition, recovery, and mobility.

I have read and am familiar with each of my recommendations on this page.

I believe that all of these products serve their purpose well and are important for anyone interested in vastly improving their training, nutrition, and recovery.

But before we take a look at these awesome resources, an important disclosure:

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you decide to make a purchase, I will earn a small commission. Understand that none of the products below are in any way "mandatory" and you shouldn't feel pressured to spend money on them. Only do so if think that they will help you achieve your goals.

MASS is a monthly research review created for physique/strength athletes and coaches. By far, this is the best "shortcut" to stay up-to-date with the latest research.

Greg Nuckols, Eric Helms and Dr. Mike Zourdos are doing an incredible job at putting each month's issue and making them both easy to comprehend and scientifically thorough.

by Mark Rippetoe

Many know Starting Strength as a novice training program, but the book offers SO much more.

In it, you'll learn how to perform the three main lifts: the bench, squat and deadlift, as well as many others.

If you're serious about lifting, getting Starting Strength is probably one of the best investments you can make.

by Greg Nuckols & Omar Isuf

The Art and Science of Lifting books go hand in hand:

In the Art of Lifting, you get introduced to the most important aspects of lifting, as well as things you shouldn't bother yourself with.

In the Science of Lifting, you deepen the knowledge and learn how to practically apply the information into your training.

Together, these two books help you become a self-sufficient athlete.

by Brad Pilon

Eat Stop Eat is by far the best book written on the topic of intermittent fasting.

The book is heavily based on human research with over 330 citations.

Brad also does an excellent job at debunking some of the biggest marketing scams and nutrition myths in an eloquent matter.

Although the book is based on science, it is easy to read and comprehend.