Episode 061: 15 Books You Should Read featuring Brendon Rearick

Brendon Rearick drops in to discuss fifteen standout books he has read and or listened to over the last year. Brendon is a strength coach in the San Francisco area who works with clients on a daily basis. He also helps coach other coaches through the Certified Functional Strength Coach program with Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. Brendon is also co-owner of Movement as Medicine with fellow strength coach Kevin Carr. In this episode of the Pillars of Health, Brendon categorizes the books he has read into the following areas.

Book Links

Leadership & Business

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

Radical Candor by Kim Scott

Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss & Tahl Raz

Boss Life by Paul Downs

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Coaching & Training

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

SparkGo Wild by John J. Ratey

Back Mechanic by Dr. Stuart McGill

Fun/Thought Provoking

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday

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Dan McGinley is a strength and conditioning coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Massachusetts. Dan recently spent eighteen months living and working in China with some top level Chinese athletes. Dan immersed himself in the culture and the language in order to improve his transition from life in the USA to life in China. Some of the topics covered in episode thirty four include:

  • Dan’s preferred training shoe for the gym
  • Arriving in China and initial thoughts
  • Adapting to life in a foreign country
  • How life differs in China compared to the US
  • Communicating effectively in a foreign country
  • The major social differences
  • The athlete experience and how it differs in China to the USA
  • Biggest lessons learned abroad
  • Funniest story from the trip
  • How Dan manages the four pillars of health


Show Notes

Book: “Sleep Smarter” by Shawn Stevenson

Application: Insight Timer for meditation

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