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

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