I'm a curious cat. I spend a lot of time wandering the informational halls of Wikipedia collecting random facts and other trivia. When I get involved in something I usually like to get some background information on what it is that I'm doing. You can imagine that I had a lot of questions to ask when I started doing CrossFit a couple years ago - the questions piled up even higher when I joined 818's Coach's Development Program. For those of you who are inquisitive like me, here are a few good reads that I have found to be pretty helpful in my development as an athlete and coach:
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.
What's in your CrossFit bookcase? Sound off in the comments!
Rimm brushing up on the brag board.
AMRAP 4 Minutes:
4 Push-Press (115/75)
12 Squat Jumps
1 Minute Rest
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