Core performance is a great all round book and one of the first ones that I purchased. it takes you through a program that will get your whole body strong and fit. It is comprehensive and a great guide. Anyone looking to start some strength training, and to get fit, needs to have a look at core performance. Mark Verstegen trains a lot of athletes and knows how to get the most out of your body. it is an excellent read, and it covers all aspects of your training program, and comes at a very affordable price. Here is a product review, the link will take you through to amazon.
The Core Performance: The Revolutionary Workout Program to Transform Your Body & Your Life
This program has transformed me from a skinny college baseball player with little power into one of the best-conditioned players in Major League Baseball.-Nomar Garciaparra, shortstop, Chicago Cubs This is the best decision I have ever made with regard to improving and educating myself as an athlete. I just wish I had made it sooner.-Mia Hamm, Olympic and world-champion soccer player Core Performance, the breakthrough fitness program that has already shipped more than 50,000 copies in hardcover, is the first program that delivers strength and muscle mass, endurance and a lean body, balance and flexibility, athletic quickness and power-all in less than an hour a day. How? By giving you a personal coach who has worked with some of the most famous and successful athletes in the world today.