Book Gains

If you’re looking for an all-in-one page list of book inspirations for Chronicles of Fitness blog posts, than look no further.   You’ll find descriptions and links to blog posts that those books were utilized in.


Food in Medieval Times  by Melitta Weiss Adamson provides a great insight on European food culture along with sections about habits, etiquette, and food preparation trends across the continent.  The impact of religion on the kinds of foods prepared, food rituals, and the hierarchy of food consumption are all delved into.  It was the main inspiration for the Peasant Gains blog post.

Leningrad:  Tragedy of a City Under Siege, 1941-1944 by Anna Reid inspired our post on starvation and how we can draw allusions from the deprivation of those innocent people of Leningrad and some of the extreme dietary nightmares we see in the fitness industry.

Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons A fully illustrated Guide to Siege Weapons and Tactics by Konstantin Nossov is a treasure of Monte Cristo in cool, unusual war tactics used in history.  So ingenious that it inspired a post on how canniving resistance can be in our lives.  Sprig in inspiration from Steven Pressfield and you have a siege by resistance.  

Augustus: First Emperor of Rome  by Adrian Goldsworthy is an incredible biography of Rome’s first true emperor, Augustus Caesar.  We’ve talked about Augustus a few times already on this blog, even going into detail about his eating habits  and how it impacted his political success.  Augustus’ life is a story that should motivate us to play the long game in life and not dive in for the short on.

Born to Walk: Myofascial Efficiency and the Body in Movement By James Earls

A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving With More Skill And Less Pain by Todd Hargrove

Roman Body Armour by Hilary and John Travis

Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism By Sareen S. Gropper and Jack L.  Smith

A History of Ukraine the Land and Its Peoples by Paul Robert Magocsi

This Blessed Land: Crimea and the Crimean Tatars  by Paul Robert Magocsi