My UPDATED Book Recommendations (Flexibility, Bodyweight Strength, Calisthenics + More)

My UPDATED Book Recommendations (Flexibility, Bodyweight Strength, Calisthenics + More)



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This video shares my updated book recommendations for more information with developing flexibility and mobility, strength for bodyweight skills and philosophy/psychology.

See you in the next video!


  1. Zorro on November 27, 2022 at 10:17 am

    could you please share a link of your shirt "skilfull, mobile, mindful" love that, its awesome. Want to buy this.

  2. Gwennhadu on November 27, 2022 at 10:18 am

    It was a really great video ! Interesting to see your favourite books, thank’s. I’ll buy overcoming gravity with your link 🙂

  3. stephen farrell on November 27, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Fear and loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S Thompson. Very funny book.

  4. Basas Julius on November 27, 2022 at 10:22 am

    He has mustache now😇

  5. Daniel Nickerson on November 27, 2022 at 10:23 am

    That mustache is top notch

  6. Miguel Alonso García on November 27, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Hi and thanks for your videos, they have helped me a lot since quarantine 🙂
    I saw you’re growing a moustache for Movember and actually I’ve been wanting to ask for this for quite some time and I think this is the best moment to do so. Could you make a video with exercices for men who have or have had varicocele? It’s not one of the main issues Movember is about, but certainly one that connects with mental health issues such as depression. I had surgery a couple of years ago and it would help me a lot, as well as many others who have it but feel ashamed to talk openly
    about these problems.
    Thanks again for your channel. You are really helping me change my habits and understand how my body works 🙂

  7. Iron Gamer on November 27, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Have u watched Dominion?

  8. MsBaldSoprano on November 27, 2022 at 10:26 am

    You should keep the stache it makes you look more british.

  9. Daniele Riccadonna on November 27, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Hi Tom. Maybe not directly related to training, but one of my favorite book for fitness is "Essentials of kinesiology for the physical therapist assistant" (Mansfield and Neumann), very useful to have a clear picture of how the body function.
    It worths every penny even just for the beautiful drawings 👌🏻

  10. Andrew Taylor on November 27, 2022 at 10:27 am

    If you want to understand yourself and others, look at "On Human Nature" by E.O. Wilson. For functional strength and endurance, I like "Simple and Sinister" by Pavel Tsatsouline. Pavel also recently had over an hour session on Joe Rogan that was incredibly informative; Pavel has digested decades of scientific literature on training and can very clearly and simply state the conclusions, which don’t always coincide with common "wisdom".

  11. Garry Davey on November 27, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Hey the guy from strength side recommended you

  12. ficolas2 on November 27, 2022 at 10:28 am

    I don’t wanna talk shit, but I’m glad you took becoming a suple leopard from the list. I really disliked that book, it gives itself way too much credit, and has some almost cult like pseudoscience stuff.

  13. Mantis Calisthenics on November 27, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Scientific principles of strength training

  14. Jothi Das on November 27, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Please make a video on knock knees fix or knee valgus fix. It’s been a long time since l have been requesting for it. Please please please. 🙏

  15. lastnamebase on November 27, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Three books that I continuously recommend to others are Essentialism by Greg McKeown, David Goggin’s autobiography and Mindset by Carol Dweck! All worth a re-read every so often!

  16. Surjeet Kandasi Fitness on November 27, 2022 at 10:33 am

    "How not to Die" by Dr.Michael gregor but you might not like it as it focusses heavily on plant based diet😀

  17. Jeremy Parrish on November 27, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Thanks for recommendations and thanks to other subscribers for recommendations. I have a basic stretching book by Joe Yoon, called Better Stretching, and find it pretty good, to follow some stretching. Another basic bodyweight training book I like is the Esquire guide to bodyweight training, by Adam Schersten. I am looking to add books and my knowledge base , so I will try some of these books. thanks again!

  18. Chris Watts on November 27, 2022 at 10:35 am

    world’s fittest book by Ross Edgley was full of great stuff and I liked the overall idea of teaching principles rather than specific workouts etc. General mindset wise Extreme Ownership is a must read.

  19. Train Inspired on November 27, 2022 at 10:36 am

    Very interesting! I love books!

  20. Manny on November 27, 2022 at 10:36 am

    1)8 steps to pain free back by Esther Gokhale – best book for fixing posture.
    2)Normal breathing the key to vital health by Arthur Rakimov – based on Dr Buteyko’s work on breathing, far better than oxygen advantage which is based on buteyko it self.
    3)The Peat Whisperer by Danny Roddy – good book to start with to learn about bioenergetic way of eating i.e. to maximize cellular oxygenation, ATP creation and steroidogenesis.

  21. Ajaysanthosh on November 27, 2022 at 10:38 am

    You starting to look like Benedict cumberbatch!

  22. J Anderson on November 27, 2022 at 10:38 am

    "Constructive Living" by David K. Reynolds.

  23. ガブリエル17 on November 27, 2022 at 10:39 am

    When I squatting my knees is hurting what do I do

  24. Phil on hands on November 27, 2022 at 10:40 am

    More philosophy stuff pls!

  25. D Pilon on November 27, 2022 at 10:42 am

    I have not read it, but isn’t the author of the first book a misogynist that murdered his wife and killed himself? Am I thinking of the wrong dude?

  26. Tobias Kre on November 27, 2022 at 10:43 am

    Mornin’. The all mighty joey d led me to your channel and I really enjoy the vids so far, but I do have some questions. How do I pick the right stretching routine for me? I’m in a uni now and I always sat a lot in general, never been really able to touch my toes for the past five to ten years. Kind of lost when it comes to picking which routine to go for in your playlist, should I just go with a full body stretching routine?

  27. Louis _ on November 27, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Why we sleep!!! Dope book

  28. Gaurav Aneja on November 27, 2022 at 10:46 am

    stoner by james williams

  29. Guilherme Sampaio on November 27, 2022 at 10:46 am

    "[…] when he was more sane." Why’s the need to say something like that about a person with whom you apparently learned a lot of things?

  30. lee helppie on November 27, 2022 at 10:48 am

    i’m a beginner in calisthenics training and the book i recommend is convict conditioning. if you have no clue on how to get started this book simplifies the process. there are six basic moves to master with easy to difficult progressions from 1-10. the author emphasizes not skipping steps, but following the progressions methodically to avoid injury. so far, it’s working for me.

  31. Mahmoud Shalaby on November 27, 2022 at 10:52 am

    You look like Otis from sex education but fitter and cooler

  32. The WonkyOne on November 27, 2022 at 10:53 am

    Nice. Id like to hear from you more on mindset + maybe some resourses that tought you about coaching <3

  33. The Thought Chapter on November 27, 2022 at 10:55 am

    Dat moustache!

  34. Kurt Krienke on November 27, 2022 at 10:56 am

    The prio system by Kristoffer Lidengren is a great program for upper body calisthenics, very underappreciated

  35. Alacrityness on November 27, 2022 at 10:56 am

    When elliot hulse was more sane? Since when was the man crazy?

  36. Beke Daniel on November 27, 2022 at 10:58 am

    I would really like to know what do you think about Supple Leopard from Kelly Starret. Honestly, I was surprised that it was not on the list, since you mention two stretching books, but that is kind of the ultimate mobility book, that does not only reduce mobility to stretching.

  37. JJ on November 27, 2022 at 11:01 am

    The art of resilience by Ross edgely is a must read. Sport science x psychology/resilience.

  38. Stefan Krieken on November 27, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Read KWML for curiosity and I’m telling you guys this is the best book I’ve read in a long time, really thought provoking, ty Tom❤️

  39. Bryce on November 27, 2022 at 11:02 am

    I was going to add Overcoming Gravity Second Edition but as I was writing it, it came up in the video. This book is great for defining progressions for calisthenics movement both static holds and dynamic progression, I agree this is the most important part of the book.

  40. Alexander Stiff on November 27, 2022 at 11:02 am

    Hey Tom, what do you hang your rings from?

  41. Davie Boy on November 27, 2022 at 11:03 am

    Do you have a weighted dip/pull up strength program? Or can anyone recommended a decent strength program?

  42. Steve00 Alt on November 27, 2022 at 11:05 am

    I thought it was mr beast from the thumbnail lol

  43. Tom Merrick on November 27, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Whilst making this video I thought, let’s start a book club! Maybe a monthly video, book voted for by you guys and a review livestream/video for feedback. What do you think?

  44. Beke Daniel on November 27, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Supple Leopard – Kelly Starret
    Mark Rippetoe – Starting Strength
    Ross Edgley – The Words Strongest Book (Possibly his new book Resilience as well, but I haven’t read it yet).

  45. Jeibi on November 27, 2022 at 11:11 am

    What are the odds that this guy’s name sounds like Turmeric.

  46. swimmer savina on November 27, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Any books about nutrition?

  47. LuisGomune on November 27, 2022 at 11:14 am

    Tom Perfect Merrick <3

  48. A. Wanga on November 27, 2022 at 11:15 am

    I didn’t expect you to start with king warrior magician lover. I’ve found out about a few years ago while watching Elliot hulse. Great recommendation!

    EDIT: I spoke to soon. It seems you also found out about it via Elliot.

  49. Nathanaël Duranthon on November 27, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Thibaudeau is pronunced "Teebodo", with no stress on any syllable (as often in French). "o", "au" and "eau" are pronunced the same : "o"
    About the books, I was most influenced by Pavel Tsatsouline’s.