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Books are a source of information and inspiration for student-athletes seeking new ways to improve their performance. Instructional books help athletes learn sport-specific skills and strategies; proper methods for improving strength, speed and power; and other aspects, such as mental training, injury rehabilitation and team building. Both fiction and non-fiction books, whether in print or electronic form, offer inspiring stories about the best athletes, teams and events in the history of sports. Find books that interest you and that will help you improve your athletic performance.

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An Athlete's Review of 'The Golden Rules' by Michael Phelps' Coach Bob Bowman

Swim coach Bob Bowman has worked with Olympians, Paralympians and arguably the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps. The current head coach o...

By: Kyle Scadlock

Why 'All-In' Is a Great Read for Young Athletes

Howard Ferguson's book The Edge used motivational quotes from professional athletes to inspire a generation of future athletes to reach their full p...

By: Cameron Fields

Novel 'Knight of the Purple Ribbon' Is an Action-Packed Journey

The book "Knight of the Purple Ribbon: A Novel (Baron de Graffenried's Colonial Adventures)" is a historic read based on the real life adventures of the...

By: SkywordNews

Book '1:59' Examines the Sub-Two-Hour Marathon

The new athletic guide by Dr. Philip Maffetone, entitled 1:59: The Sub-Two Hour Marathon Is Within Reach—Here's How It Will Go Down, and What It...

By: SkywordNews

NFL Linebacker's Memoir Provides Inspiring Account of Battle With Cancer

What it Takes: Fighting for My Life and My Love of the Game is a new autobiography by NFL linebacker Mark Herzlich. As a junior at Boston College...

By: SkywordNews

'Spartan Up!' by Joe De Sena Shows How to Overcome Obstacles in Sports and Life

Joe De Sena, the CEO and c0-founder of the popular Spartan Race, has written a book beneficial to athletes and anyone else looking to transform them...

By: SkywordNews

Brittney Griner's New Memoir 'In My Skin' and Her Anti-Bullying App Project

WNBA player and NCAA champion Brittney Griner hasn't always been at the top of her game. Growing up, she had to deal with more than her fair share o...

By: Maddy Lucier

Jay Bilas's 'Toughness' Offers Unique Insight Into the Meaning of True Strength

Photo via Penguin In 2009, ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas wrote "Defining Toughness in College Hoops," one of the most popular articles of his ...

By: SkywordNews

'Cycle of Lies' Offers Definitive Account of Lance Armstrong's Decline and Fall

Photo via Harper Collins Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, a soon-to-be-published book by New York Times reporter Juliet Macur, offers a...

By: SkywordNews

Book Provides Gritty View of Surfing's Triple Crown

Photo Courtesy of Harper Collins Welcome to Paradise: Now Go to Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing, a soon-to-be...

By: SkywordNews