What readers are saying
"In an ocean of countless fitness e-books,
The Art and Science of Lifting nailed it."
For the first time ever, I feel like I could be confident in creating my own programs and analyzing their effectiveness.Rich Toscano
These books cover everything from physical to psychological and tie the two together to give you everything you need to take out the guess work and make progress as a beginner to an advanced lifter.Adam Sayih
There's a powerful combination of common sense, readability and training science in there.Geoff Girvitz
The Art and Science of lifting took my knowledge to a whole new level. Greg and Omar cut through the fluff and show you exactly what matters and where you should focus your efforts.Tim Ross
Build a solid base for long-lasting gains
so you can stop wasting time and money.
so you can stop wasting time and money.
WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE REALLY FREAKING SMART. Most fitness or strength-related questions are most honestly answered with the phrase, “It depends.” There are very few things that are universally right or wrong, but people are still looking for spoonfed answers and cookie-cutter solutions. Unfortunately, that’s not going to get you very far.
In these two books, we want to equip you with the tools to start thinking about training the way an expert lifter or an experienced coach would. There aren’t going to be many pre-packaged answers or, say, a training routine you can implement directly. Rather, they provide you with an all-in-one handbook for navigating the minefield of online fitness information.
These books represent the cumulative knowledge gained from over a decade under the bar, the frustrations of a 5-year plateau, hundreds of classroom hours, working with hundreds of clients, and countless conversations with other lifters and coaches.
I've put in the time, the effort, and the energy to learn all the lessons contained in these books (often, unfortunately, learning those lessons the hard way).
The Art and Science of Lifting represent the culmination of that journey, and the knowledge I've accumulated along the way.
These books are designed to equip you with the information you need to succeed long-term.
There are literally hundreds of books laying out someone’s specific training program or diet. That wasn’t the purpose here. The goal was to give you the lay of the land so you’d be better equipped to evaluate books like that, articles, videos, or other resources you come across in the future.
It’s like the old saying, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” Most ebooks give you a fish. The Art and Science of Lifting teach you how to fish; they provide you with the foundational, timeless information that is always relevant and that will benefit you for the next 30 years, not just the next 12 weeks like a training plan.
What's inside: 200+ pages, 50+ infographics
Each book is about 100 pages long.
The Art of Lifting is very easy to understand, and serves as an introduction to all of the important concepts a lifter needs to worry about.
The Science of Lifting is a lot more in-depth and takes you through how to understand training holistically – how to set up your training and diet, how and when to make adjustments, how all of those factors interact with your life outside the gym, and much more. To put it mildly, it’s very dense.
However, the books also accommodate different learning styles. I'm a visual learner, so I made sure all of the key points were also illustrated in 50+ beautiful infographics.
The Art of Lifting
108 pages. 22 explanatory graphics. Broken up into two parts: Stuff That Matters, and Stuff That Doesn't Matter.
- Keys you in on the factors that really matter and make the most difference in your training progress.
- Helps you avoid common traps and pitfalls that happen when you focus efforts on the wrong things.
- Accessible and beneficial to people of all knowledge levels.
The Science of Lifting
98 pages. 35 explanatory graphics.
- Deepen your knowledge base built from reading The Art of Lifting.
- Learn how to apply model-based thinking in order to reason through issues like an expert instead of looking for black-and-white, cookie cutter solutions.
- Become self-sufficient as an athlete. Stop guessing about what might works, and start knowing and being confident in your next step.