Before becoming a coach CrossFit was a hobby and a fun way to stay active. I spent a lot of time watching behind the scenes videos from past Games and marveling at the things the top athletes would do. I learned that going to the gym and working hard is just one of the things that makes up a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few of my favorite reads for athletes who are looking to compliment their sweat equity with some good information:
The Paleo Solution - Robb Wolf: If you've participated in one of our paleo challenges you have probably been advised to buy this book. It's a pretty good read and keeps the science jargon to a minimum. If you're looking to change your dietary habits this is your bible.
Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training - Mark Rippetoe: A textbook style analysis of how to train with a barbell that will benefit both novice and advanced athletes alike. The text itself is very comprehensive and the specific mechanics of the movements are covered in depth. If getting strong is a goal, Mark Rippetoe probably has the advice you need.
Becoming A Supple Leopard - Kelly Starrett: I took K-Star's seminar a few months ago and found it to be pretty useful in diagnosing some of my own mobility issues. This book, which is a collection of information presented on his blog and in his mobility seminars, goes over how our joints move and how to be a more efficient, limber athlete.
Talk To Me Johnnie - John Welbourn: This blog is written by John Welbourn, a former NFL lineman and the founder of CrossFit Football. His posts have a lot to do with competing, working hard and being a badass. Read up.
Timmy going for a stroll!
A. 1RM Back Squat
B. AMRAP 12 Minutes:
32 Double Unders
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