There is no shortage of fitness and training books, but only a fraction can boast validity for the fitness professional who is a committed learner. The New Year is a great time to map out a checklist of books for the upcoming year. Here are ten books that will be (or have been) released in 2016; including updated editions of previously published titles. The books are listed alphabetically by primary author and range in topics from strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, functional training and injury-prevention.

1. The New Functional Training for Sports, 2nd Edition

By Michael Boyle
Human Kinetics, available June 2016

2. Strength Ball Training, 3rd Edition
By Lorne Goldenberg
Human Kinetics, available May 2016

3. Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts
By Loren Landow
Human Kinetics, available March 2016

4. The HIIT Advantage: High-Intensity Workouts for Women
By Irene Lewis-McCormick
Human Kinetics

5. Low Back Disorders-3rd Edition with Web Resource: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation
Stuart McGill
Human Kinetics

6. Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology
By Robert Murray, W. Larry Kenney
Human Kinetics, available March 2016

7. Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core
Evan Osar and Marylee Bussard
North Atlantic Books

8. Functional Training
Juan Carlos "JC" Santana
Human Kinetics

9. Strong & Sculpted
By Brad Schoenfeld
Human Kinetics, available April 2016

10. Building Muscle and Performance: A Program for Size, Strength & Speed
By Nick Tumminello
Human Kinetics, available March 2016

Have a book suggestion to add to our must-read training books of 2016? Share below!