The two resources below I do not receive any kind of commission on if you decide to make a purchase. I just have used them myself and think they are great resources for anyone who may be interested.
Flexible Dieting 2.0 by Krissy Mae Cagney is probably my favorite book on nutrition.
This book explains how to implement and use flexible dieting in order to reach your goals.
Flexible dieting is similar to what many people know as “If it fits your macros” however, it has much more focus on be nutritionally healthy.
Overall I am a huge fan of flexible dieting having used it myself in the past and it is the basis behind my own diet and what I recommend to other.
It can be strict enough for you to meet your goals, however, it stresses that this is a lifestyle. It’s not a diet you will try for a little while then move on.
Because it is a lifestyle change, it gives the user freedom to enjoy foods we all enjoy. For example, if you want pizza for dinner, that’s fine, you just need to plan for it.
If you want to learn more about it, I highly encourage you to check out Krissy’s book.
Advanced 5 x 5 is Elliott Hulse’s rendition of the popular 5 x 5 training program.
5 x 5 is itself a great program, but Elliott takes it to a whole other level by explaining how to use and change it as you progress as a lifter.
I’ve used this program in the past and have seen great results, and periodically go through phrases in which I go back to 5 x 5 training.
If you are just starting out or getting back to training, I highly suggest starting with a 5 x 5 routine.
This kind of program is great at building not only a great deal of strength, but also muscle as well. It is a very good, well rounded program.