Recommended Reading and Resources - Chris McCombs

Recommended Reading and Resources

F5F94DB3-966E-4E97-ABD6-F9C76D452A1CHere’s some resources I think you might dig. From books and blogs on happiness, to mediation tools, nutrition and training programs, career, lifestyle design and all other kinds of cool stuff. Enjoy…


The Power of Now – A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment – My favorite book of all time, have read many times over the years and recommend to everyone.

The Happy Movie – LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie. Highly recommended for anyone interested in more happiness.

The Happiness Advantage – The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work. One of my favorite books.

The Charge – Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive

Loving What Is – Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. They changed mine, that’s for sure

A Complaint Free World – How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted. A great way to live

Radical Honesty – How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

Zen Habits – Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

The Joe Rogan Experience – MMA, stand-up comedy, training, nutrition, mind expansion, wild animals and awesome guests. Hands down the best podcast on the net.

The Altucher Confidential – Ideas for a world out of balance. Great blog, great writer.

High Existence – A blog and community of conscious individuals centered around pondering, exploring & expanding this wondrous experience called life

The Bulletproof Executive – Supercharge your body, upgrade your brain, be bulletproof


Live Off Your Passion – An exact repeatable process and proven framework for finding your passions, choosing the most lucrative option and building a career around doing work that genuinely excites you

Build Your Own Empire in 1 Year – How to build a meaningful lifestyle business in one year by doing YOUR thing every day.

Unconventional Guides – Unconventional guides to help you make a living doing what you love on your own terms

Career Renegade  how to make a great living doing what you love

Personal Training Business Start-Up Kit – Everything you need to start your PT Biz from the ground up… this thing is jam packed, if you’re just getting started, start here


The Minimalists – A great website on living the minimalist lifestyle

The Power of Less – The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential… in Business and in Life


The 4-Hour Workweek – Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

The Blog of Tim Ferris – One of the best blogs on the net

The Good Life Project – Don’t just build a living, build a life


The New Psycho-Cybernetics –  Best book I’ve ever read on tweaking our subconscious minds for a better life experience


Daring Greatly – How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – A great book on overcoming your fears. Profound.


The War of Art – Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Turning Pro – Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work


Holosync – Increase your threshold for stress… deal with the ups and downs of life  more easily and protect yourself from serious physical and emotional problems caused by stress. Create whole-brain thinking… dramatically increase mental abilities, creativity, learning ability, focus and concentration. Be happier, more peaceful, more compassionate, more at ease.

On Being a Man

The Way of the Superior Man – A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire

Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha – A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life: Build More Muscle. Burn More Fat. Have More Sex

Health and Fitness

The 4-Hour Body – An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

Nutrition Programs

The Paleo Solution –  The Paleo Solution incorporates the latest, cutting edge research from genetics, biochemistry and anthropology to help you look, feel and perform your best.

Carb Back Loading – Get complete access to the custom meal plans, templates you can use to apply Carb Back-Loading to your and your client’s schedules, challenges, and goals

Carb Cycling – Scientifically Proven Macro-Patterning Method helps you to lean out while eating lots of carbs

Eat Stop Eat – The Original Breakthrough Intermittent Fasting Diet Plan By Brad Pilon, MS

Renegade Diet – The Renegade Diet is a new kind of approach to dieting, based on research and millions of years of evolution. It goes against everything you think you know about nutrition and is, quite simply one the most effective body-recomposition plan ever created.

Metabolic Cooking – Fat loss cookbook

Renegade Recipe Guide – The first plant based recipe guide that focuses not only taste; but also maximal performance and long term health and longevity.

Nutrition Products

Alpha Brain – BRAIN CANDY – Alpha BRAIN is the ideal brain food. Containing nutrients designed to help the body elevate levels of major neurotransmitters, Alpha BRAIN can help you to actualize your mind’s true potential.

ONNIT Supplements and Foods – Brain and body health for the happy human

BioTRUST Nutrition – BioTRUST uses only top-quality, all-natural ingredients that are free from hormones, antibiotics, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and preservatives, containing the precise Scientific Dose™ of each key ingredient for real results.

Upgraded Self – Supercharge your body, upgrade your brain and be bulletproof

Bulletproof™ Upgraded™ Coffee – Drink coffee the smart way

Vitamix – Professional Series 750 Juicer with 64 oz container, Brushed Stainless Finish – Juicing is the one of the best ways to improve your health and overall sense of well-being. Vitamix makes the best juicers.

Training Programs

Accelerated Muscular Development – Build muscle and get shredded FAST

Bodyweight Burn – Great body-weight workouts – no gym or equipment required

Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0 – Learn how to build muscle the REAL way

Underground Strength System – A no non-sense proven road-map for developing brute strength and granite hard muscles

Brawn – Brawn is the exact training style I used in my 20’s to go from an ectomorph to a big fucking dude

Super Hero Workout – Build a body that can fight crime, thwart evil and save the world (=

Training Products

ONNIT Training Equipment – Kettlebells, battle ropes, steel clubs, steel maces, steelbells, medicine balls, pull-up bar, weighted vests… great stuff to train your body with, you can’t go wrong with ONNIT

TRX Suspension Training – A must have piece of training equipment for a kick-ass workout, anytime, anywhere

Resistance Band Training – When it comes to Resistance Band Training, Dave Schmitz is the man, and his products and programs are second to none

Fat Gripz – Great training tool for developing grip strength and a bad-ass handshake

Heavy Grip –  Real grippers, not those piece of shit plastic ones you see in the sporting goods stores. Full Set of 6 – 100 – 350 Pounds.

For Fitness Professionals

Resources For Personal Trainers – Training, Nutrition, Marketing, Sales, Business Building, Productivity, Billing, Email Marketing and Management, Equipment, Education, Certifications, Software, Fitness Toys and Much More… All in one handy place for you (=


Vice Videos – Cutting-edge news of what’s REALLY going on in the world without being spoon-fed bullshit from the mass media conglomerates

Good Times

American – The Bill Hicks Story – A great story about one of the funniest mother fuckers to ever walk this planet

Get in the Van – Two hours and thirty four minutes of sheer awesomeness as told by Henry Rollins.

Seven Deadly Sins – Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good. Great book about the crazy life and views of Corey Taylor, front man of Slipknot and Stone Sour. Amazing writing, some of the best use of metaphor I’ve ever seen