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Bring It! – Books to Inspire Fitness

This is my first blog post for The Reader so I suppose I should introduce myself a little. I’m a Librarian and, as is expected of most librarian, I love to read. I also am passionate about fitness and lately I have found myself eagerly devouring any book related to physical health. Recently, I jumped on the Tony Horton band wagon. Maybe I am a little late to join this trend, but after watching the p90x infomercial (I only get about 5 TV channels… so yes, I watch infomercials) for about the 10th time I finally decided to see what this p90x thing was all about.

I started reading Bring It! by Tony Horton and I can only say that I was impressed. Even in writing Horton can motivate you to get off your butt and start exercising. To him it is all about effort, as long as your putting 100% into every workout it does not matter how slow you are going. Instead, you just need to Bring It! Plus, the book is full of great fitness advice – from stretching to cardio to strength training.

N ow, I’m not going to say that this book has convinced me to commit myself to the full p90x deal (I still prefer to do my own thing and I can not imagine not eating sugar or drinking coffee), but I definitely found some new workouts to add to my routine. For anyone looking for a little extra motivation, this book has lots to offer.

Aside from actual exercise books, I often find inspiration through the experiences and dedication of others. Books that I currently have on my reading list include:

Born to Run: A hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen
by Christopher McDougall

Stretch: The unlikely making of a yoga dude
by Neal Pollack

The Grace to Race: The wisdom and inspiration of the 80-year-old World Champion Triathlete known as the Iron Nun
by Madonna Buder

Source: http://www.thereader.ca/2008/03/bring-it.html

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