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Fitness-industry hero Steve Kamb on his 3 favourite fitness and fiction books

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There is no shortage of competition in the fitness space. Especially now that anyone can have a blog up and running in a day or two and start preaching their latest new miracle way to get in shape. So it is quite a feat what Steve Kamb has done with Nerd Fitness, which started as a simple blog on fitness and nutrition. It is now one of the largest and most engaged fitness communities anywhere, with hundreds of thousands of members.

Like many of the great things in the world, it started as a side-project more for fun than anything. But it became clear that Steve’s concept really resonated. In Steve’s words:

“I didn’t see anybody helping out people like me: people with desk jobs that love nerd culture, games, books, and movies, but also know they need to make healthier choices in their day to day lives.”


But don’t discount the simplicity of Steve’s methods. You can put the results of Nerd Fitness up against any of the popular fitness or diet programs out there. The Nerd Fitness community has no shortage of members who have lost dozens, even over a hundred pounds following Steve’s simple advice.

You can follow Steve at, on Twitter @nerdfitness and Instagram @nerd_fitness.

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Why We Get Fat And What to Do About It

by Gary Taubes

“Gary Taubes has consistently impressed me with his writing, research, and logical arguments when it comes to why we get fat.

Some of his claims in this book are a stretch, but everything in it will make you say, “Interesting perspective, definitely food for thought (ha!)”

Before you dive into this book, check out Gary’s What if its All Been a Big Fat Lie? in the New York Times to see if you like his style: I found this book easier to get through than the great Good Calories Bad Calories.”

The Four Hour Body

by Tim Ferriss

“Although I don’t agree with every one of Tim’s opinions nor all of the claims in the book, he has created an incredibly vast and diverse reference of that shows what we’re capable of, if we’re willing to work for it.

Rather than an end-all, be-all fitness book, I found The Four-Hour Body to make me constantly say: ‘Wow I didn’t even think about that, time to start experimenting with my own workouts.’”

The Pillars of the Earth

by Ken Follett

“One of my favorite books of all time. Who knew building a church could be so exciting?

This is a book I legitimately couldn’t put down until I finished…which was unfortunate because it’s 900+ pages and weighs quite a bit.

Love, treason, murder, mystery, action, Pillars of the Earth has it all. I’m a sucker for historical fiction, which is probably why I love Assassin’s Creed so much.

This book was turned into a Starz mini-series that was pretty well done – watch after reading!”