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Which book on nutrition?
« on: September 01, 2010, 03:20:41 PM »
I saw two books on Kindle for my phone.. one is Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson, the other is the Paleo Diet By Cordain. I'm leaning toward Cordain's. But i saw a comment on there where a guy bashed the book saying some things in there weren't true and Cordain actually contradicted himself.
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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 07:44:18 PM »
The "back-up" to the Paleo diet is mostly pseudoscience and speculation, so I can't vouch for how good a book on it would be.  (Not saying the diet isn't effective, just saying that it's never been backed up well scientifically.)

I'd venture the same on the first book, too.

Look, at the end of the day, when it comes to training or nutrition.. if you want to read on it, it's probably not a good idea to buy books that you can get at bookstores.  These are full of guesses, speculations, and half-assed research.  It's spinning research and, at times, lying through their teeth to push an agenda.  I think you're a thousand times better off going to a college campus's bookstore and getting a textbook instead.  It's not the direct source (the research), but it's accessible reading that isn't half as biased as what you'll find elsewhere.
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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 05:36:37 AM »
Read an A&P textbook, not a nutrition textbook, imho.

Once you have a good understanding of A&P, how digestion works, how the endocrine system works and how the body metabolizes and utilizes nutrients, you can read anything else on nutrition that you would like and it will make more sense and you will have a better background to call "bullshit" on things you read in books like The Zone Diet, The Primal Blueprint, The Paleo Diet, The Blood Type Diet and any other legit nutrition textbook (which is filled with its own brand of garbage and agenda-pushing).

Understand the A&P of your body and then everything else will make much more sense.

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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 08:20:37 AM »
I agree with that.
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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 10:13:29 AM »
okay textbooks.. my local library doesn't really have any. i saw some on Amazon.. but there pretty pricey.. should I save or do you know any other sources?
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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 01:27:59 PM »
My Anatomy Physiology Course Book cost me 160 bucks used for this semester...good luck finding a 'cheap' textbook.  But yeah, just enlighten yourself and you'll find your own way.
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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2010, 02:45:06 PM »
okay textbooks.. my local library doesn't really have any. i saw some on Amazon.. but there pretty pricey.. should I save or do you know any other sources?

College campus, used.

Or... Ebay.

Expect to spend at least $80.
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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010, 08:06:27 PM »
You can usually find older editions of text books in free digital formats...A&P doesn't change much from edition to edition.

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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 06:12:45 AM »
Send a PM to KC Parsons or Jake Vigil, btw, as I am sure they have found free digital copies of some textbooks in the past.

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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2010, 02:05:11 PM »
Whenever Robb Wolf's book is released
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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 12:38:50 AM »
http://www.amazon.com/Grays-Anatomy-Anatomical-Clinical-Practice/dp/0443066841/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284367331&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.com/Human-Physiology-Stuart-Fox/dp/0073312932/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284367385&sr=1-4

There's your A&P...  Alternatively, most libraries contain a copy of Gray's Anatomy if you're not willing to shell out 150 bucks for a book (the most awesome medical book ever).  You just can't leave with it.

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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 08:36:05 PM »
I gotta alotta a&p books from a friend. Any books you'd recommend I study for my personal training certification?
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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2010, 12:45:20 PM »
some books i've found that i am contemplating.  And i will Take the NSCA-CPT Test.
 
Rob Wolff's Become a Certified Personal Trainer  17.00 $
http://www.amazon.com/Become-Certified-Personal-Trainer-Certification/dp/0071635874

NASM Essentials of Personal Training 70 $
http://www.gohastings.com/product/BOOK/NASM-Essentials-of-Personal-Fitness-Training/sku/241085171.uts

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=NSCA&x=0&y=0
--these two i'm thinking about, Both from NSCA, essentials of personal training and essentials of strength and conditioning.

I'd like to spend the least amount possible.  That's why i like Rob's.  He's a great author and cheap.  Although Since i"m going thru NSCA, it'd be good to have their PT book.
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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2010, 01:01:09 PM »
That's not the same robb wolf...

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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2010, 01:05:56 PM »
Really?! how could you tell?
glad i didn't buy it yet.
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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2010, 04:39:12 PM »
"rob wolff" is not robb wolf.

Robb Wolf only has one book which is The Paleo Solution
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Re: Which book on nutrition?
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2010, 05:53:41 PM »
oh ok. however, i did buy his new book, the paleo solution. so far, Phenomenal.
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