Best sports health & safety books according to redditors

We found 52 Reddit comments discussing the best sports health & safety books. We ranked the 8 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Sports Health & Safety:

u/ruat_caelum · 23 pointsr/preppers

I'd going to answer in two posts here, this one will link stuff to websites or amazon for physical books. The other will be more discussion based. (e.g. this is just a raw data dump.)

I have used some google foo and I'm willing to post links, note that many of these will overlap (that is they have the same free PDFs or HTML pages etc.) Others are a bit further out there, e.g. magnetic pole reversal etc.

You get the point though people compiled whatever they though the world might need after aliens, the clintons took your guns, or trump and putin nuke everybody, global warming, plague, etc. Since it takes a massive amount of work to put these together and most people are not dedicated enough to do so, they all have the flavor of whatever the person building them thought was most important.

Here is a list, use from it what you can. Including in the list are things like RACHEL, hardware hotspot for wifi that any computer can connect to, like a library box or pirate box. Many of these resources are focused on and in use in 3^rd world nations. things like the one laptop per child might be a perfect resource to allow some technology designed cheaply but ruggedly to have to access this stuff.

cd3wd torrent magnet link. 2012 version

dropbox link for torrent files for the above if the magnet or trackers aren't working.

Pole shift library magnet link

Need 55 gigs of wikipedia offline? get it at this link

u/GracefulShutdown · 16 pointsr/baseball

Here's the book that you shouldn't read. Remember, don't read it.

u/TheBaker · 14 pointsr/Survival

SAS Survival Guide:

I've admittedly only used the iPod App, but I'd recommend it on that alone and I'm led to believe the book is just as good if not better.

u/raptorman3054 · 8 pointsr/AskReddit

The SAS Survival Handbook

More useful than you'll ever realize.

u/docb30tn · 7 pointsr/preppers

Fierce_Fox is right. FM manuals such as FM-217-76 Survival.....may be somewhat outdated but the information is reliable.
As a Medic/EMT my prepping focuses on my skill set with everything else falling close in line. I have a lot of information in digital format; both on USB and a small external drive. I have a small tablet that is in my BoB for reading documents and such.
At a minimum, here are my suggestions:
FM 21-76 Survival - Department of the Army
SAS Survival Guide -
The Pocket Prepper's Guide - Bernie Car
The Complete Disaster Home Preparation Guide - Robert Roskind
How To Survive the End of the World As We Know It-James Wesley,Rawles
Bug Out - Scott B. Williams
When There Is No Doctor - Gerard S. Doyle, MD -
The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide - Joseph Alton, MD & Amy Alton, ARNP -
Last, but not least, The Zombie Survival Guide - Max Brooks
The last one is more humor but it does have many great points and ideas.
A library that covered everything would be very heavy and take up a bit of space. For the minimum, at least 1-2 books on everything one will need to survive will still be a lot. These books should be read, reread, and read again. We can't memorize everything, but having this to go back on when needed is a great addition. There's tons of information online and downloadable for free.
Depending on one's skill set, then they may not need as much. Teach others in a group is a must. Can't have one person be the ONLY one who can do 'this' skill. IMO, research should always be the first step. So much information out there and it's free.

u/drake42pi · 7 pointsr/booksuggestions

I know they're pretty generic, but if you haven't read them, try out Lord of the Flies, Life of Pi, or Robinson Crusoe.

Additionally, if you find technique intriguing, look for a copy of SAS Survival Handbook

u/isperfectlycromulent · 6 pointsr/preppers

I'd say the SAS Survival Guide book is a good one to have. This one is small enough to fit in a pocket too.

u/GeneralMalaiseRB · 6 pointsr/preppers

Here's a few of mine that I really like. I have way more than these, but I'm not sure I'd recommend all of them, per se. Anyhow, should give you some ideas.

Security - Talks about small unit tactics with small arms and so forth.

Butchering and cooking wild game - If you hope to hunt for food, you gotta know what to do with it after shooting it.

SAS Survival Guide - Really tiny dimensions that make this easy to toss in my BOB.

Composting - If you plan to garden, you're gonna need to compost. I also have various gardening books such as container gardening, organic gardening, gardening according to the Mormons, etc. The Mormons have a lot of great homesteading-oriented books. Here's one called The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers

Bushcraft - Never hurts to learn some knots and be able to make simple things out of natural materials.

Organization and Planning - I'm reading this one now. Touches on a lot of areas of things to think about that you gotta plan for. A good amount of stuff I hadn't really thought about before.

u/SoxAndBass · 4 pointsr/fantasybaseball

After reading Jeff Passan's "The Arm", even as a Sox fan I have stopped wishing TJ on Tanaka. Glad to see he's been able to play without it. Seriously.

BTW, if you haven't read The Arm, you should.

u/lynxreader · 3 pointsr/bicycling

in theory, you ride as if you were just another vehicle on the road, following the same rules of the road as any other vehicle.

in practice, it's a bit more nuanced than that. just choosing which part of the traffic lane to ride in is almost an art, and this art is a subclass of communications --- by picking where in the lane you ride, you're signalling something or other to the other road users, including cars. what's being signaled and how, is a complicated story.

i'd recommend reading Robert Hurst's The Art of Cycling --- not because it's perfect (it isn't) or because Hurst's always right (it's easy to disagree with a lot of his points), but because he gets that nuancedness, that sort of art, and tries to explain it fairly well. and he gets closer to right than to wrong most of the time, too.

EDIT: Hurst's book has apparently received a new edition since the one i got and liked. from reading the new edition's preface, i think it's worth updating the link.

u/_atxeagle_ · 3 pointsr/Everest

I agree with this list of Top 10 Documentaries on Mountaineering. Not exactly on point for what you wanted. Not sure it really exists at this point.


I really liked Meru. If you don't mind reading here are a few books that got me into it:


Into Thin Air.

No Shortcuts to the Top.

The Climb.


Training Books:


Training for New Alpinism

Climbing: Training for Peak Performance.

u/chrono13 · 3 pointsr/collapse

One book? I don't think you'll find that all in one book. Some to consider:

u/ItsAConspiracy · 2 pointsr/WingChun

I'm not a WC practitioner, just find the topic interesting. But I recently read a book about the physics of martial arts that made an interesting point about gloves.

It said there are two ways to do strikes: by emphasizing momentum, or by emphasizing energy (i.e. physical energy, not woowoo "energy").

Momentum is mass velocity. A momentum strike has a lot of mass behind it but doesn't necessarily have to move super fast. The point of it is to transfer momentum to your opponent, moving their body. It's how you knock people out, by rotating their head. Gloves don't reduce the effect of momentum strikes.

Energy is mass
the square of velocity. Since velocity is squared but mass isn't, an energy strike emphasizes high speed over getting a lot of weight behind the strike. The point of an energy strike is to do local tissue damage. Gloves dramatically reduce the effectiveness of energy strikes, by spreading out the area and time of impact.

My impression as an outsider is that WC strikes are more on the energy side of the spectrum; if that's true, then maybe the glove objection would have some validity. Boxing and muay thai are heavily momentum-based, which explains why competitors with gloves always end up using those types of strikes.

(Feel free to call me the worst neckbeard, here I am talking about geeky physics and I don't even practice WC.)

u/LiquidCoax · 2 pointsr/Survival

That's a great book. I've had it for years too. Has a lot of great LandNav and climate survival info.

For anyone interested (Only $8):

u/sandhouse · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/ryanmercer · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

> SAS Survival Guide, by John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Hell this thing has a little bit about everything, including surviving sharks.

u/bolsonator · 2 pointsr/nfl

League of Denial. Excellent journalism, extremely depressing.

u/hkp2000 · 2 pointsr/Survival

I forgot to add this book. It's tiny enough to pack easily and got me out of the sticks a few times. It also makes for a fun lecture to pass some time.

u/Odyessus56 · 2 pointsr/Survival

What do people think of the survival tin as suggested by Lofty?

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/EDC

Here you go.

Left Side: Thin sharpie, small single blade pocket knife, gel pen, nail file, lighter, dental floss, burt's bees chapstick, tweezers, two mini clif bars, small blade/can opener/screw driver, carabiner tool included with the leatherman sidekick

Right Side: toothbrush (cut off about 1/3 to fit, use for cleaning things), bandana, leatherman sidekick, altoids first aid kit, small lighter, 5 in 1 whistle (inside is a bunch of generic box matches with the striker panel included that I took off the box and a cotton ball, camping tool

Outside (goes in right zipper pocket): 12 feet paracord, plastic bag of bandages and qtips, firesteel

SAS pocket survival manual

Also (not pictured): scarf (doubles as a blanket) and boonie hat I found at walmart for $7 (looks similar to this), 4 pack of AAA batteries (in outside flap of maxpedition fatty)

u/Snarf85 · 1 pointr/climbing

As others have said, climbing is the best training do climbing. That said, it can cause some imbalance. Check out this book, it's a bit old now but the advice is pretty good

u/amazon-converter-bot · 1 pointr/FreeEBOOKS

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u/idoescompooters · 1 pointr/hiking

I've got the best one. This. Mine came in the mail today. It's by far the #1 survival book.

u/MorphaKnight · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I'm in the process of buying it but perhaps he'd like the SAS Survival Handbook There's a regular large paperback version as well as small pocket edition for on the go. It's perfect for those interested in hiking, camping and other outdoor adventures in the wilderness.

u/mk72206 · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/explosivo563 · 1 pointr/Survival

The SAS survival handbook has a good food section. Essential book if you don't already have it.

u/spring45 · 1 pointr/todayilearned

League of Denial is a really excellent (and heartbreaking) book on this subject.

u/Neville_Lynwood · 1 pointr/eFreebies

Discipline Decoded: How You Can Take The Quality Of Your Life Several Notches Higher

FREE until July 17th

> Do you want to look back at your life without regrets knowing you’ve achieved your full potential?

>Then you need to train your mind to become DISCIPLINED.

>This book will show you what every successful person already knows about developing discipline, habits and the right mindset for a better life. Now is the time to take full control and ownership of your life.


Home Grown Legacy: Life, Ladders and Learnings in the World of Home Improvement

FREE until July 17th

> Home Depot is one of the most iconic, admired, respected and profitable companies in the U.S. The company founders, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank created a brand – and a culture that changed everything in the world of home improvement.

>In this brand new book, Home Grown Legacy, 33-year Home Depot veteran and author, Erik Dardas, boldly shares the ups, downs, as well as the dirty and often shocking details and tales of climbing the Home Depot corporate ladder; from dealing with the public to managing employees, to learning to control one’s own ego and behavior.

u/Threefirsts · 0 pointsr/nfl

While NFL players likely knew about the risk of injuries like broken bones and ACL tears, I don't think they knew that football might cause prolonged mental issues.

The issue is that the NFL tried for years to hide that connection..

I see the conflict many NFL fans have. On the one hand, everything the NFL does is driven by profit, even if its decisions put people at risk. Any altruism it displays (pink breast cancer gear, military salutes, "No More" ads) is completely opportunistic.

On the other hand, Goddamn I love watching pro football. What a great sport and what a great production.

u/okayfrog · 0 pointsr/SquaredCircle

I never assumed anything, just that it is possible.

It's kinda weird that you keep trying to downplay CTE and how damaging it can be. Benoit was pretty weird before he killed his wife and kid, but he wasn't "kill my wife and kid" weird until he killed his wife and kid. They then looked at his brain and realized it was pretty messed up.

I would highly suggest you read the book League of Denial. CTE is not just something that can be brushed under the rug.

u/gogglespizano8 · -9 pointsr/saskatchewan

Most people who support football, never played the sport or were terrible players, cause good players cant avoid the headaches.