Reading is still one of the best ways of acquiring knowledge. Here’s a short list of texts we recommend:

Training Theory

Periodization Training For Sports (3rd edition) by Tudor O. Bompa, Phd and Michael C. Carrera

Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training (5th edition) by Tudor O. Bompa, PhD

Reactive Training Systems (RTS) Manual by Mike Tuchscherer

Russian Sports Restoration and Massage by Dr. Michael Yessis, Ph.D. with contributions by Dr. Mel Siff

Science and Practice of Strength Training (2nd Edition) by Vlaadimir M. Zatsiorsky

Secrets of Russian Sports Fitness and Training by Dr. Michael Yessis, Ph.D.

Special Strength Training: A Practical Manual for Coaches by Yuri Verkoshansky

Sports Restoration and Massage: Secrets of the World’s Greatest Superstars by Dr. Mel Siff and Michael Yessis

Supertraining by Dr. Mel Siff and Yuri Verkoshanksy

The Weighlifting Encyclopedia by Arthur Drechsler