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Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Crossfit books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Cross Training WOD Bible: 555 Workouts from Beginner to Ballistic (2014)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHere is A Preview Of What the Cross Training WOD Bible contains: A comprehensive list of the health benefits of Cross Training In depth terminology to help you understand the abbreviations and lingo used 555 Cross Training WODs (workouts) And Much More! Here is A Preview of the 555 Workouts the Cross Training WOD Bible contains: Beginner workouts ‘The Girls’ – benchmark workouts Heroes – benchmark workouts Bodyweight workouts Running based workouts Rowing based workouts Kettlebell workouts Olympic lifting workouts Strongman workouts Short…
Author(s): P Selter

2. Cracking the CrossFit Open: How to Outperform Your Peers in Every Workout (2017)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWhether you’re a beginner or an experienced athlete, this book will help you improve faster in the key CrossFit workouts and movements. It provides you with the tools to outperform your peers, both in the Workout of the Day (WOD) and in the next CrossFit Open. If you are serious about CrossFit, read this book and begin training in a better way. Included in the book: Full table of contents: Introduction PART I: APPROACH Chapter 1: Strategy Chapter 2: Tactics Chapter 3: Psychology PART II: TRAINING Chapter 4: Principles Chapter 5: Consistency Chapter 6: Workouts Chapter 7: Programming PART III: RECOVERY…
Author(s): Oliver Norris, Christina Roth

3. Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes (2017)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your BookshelfCrossFit trainer Ben Bergeron has helped build the world’s fittest athletes, but he’s not like other coaches. He believes that greatness is not for the elite few; that winning is a result, not a goal; and that character, not talent, is what makes a true champion. His powerful philosophy can help anyone excel at all aspects of life.Using the dramatic competition between the top contenders at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games® as a background, Ben explores the step-by-step process of achieving excellence and the unique set of positive character traits necessary for leveling up to…
Author(s): Ben Bergeron

4. WODZILLA: The Ultimate WOD Compilation 700+ Cross Training Workouts (2014)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your BookshelfLooking for the Ultimate WOD Book? You’ve Found it! If you’re looking for the ultimate compilation of WODs, suitable for anyone including those just getting into cross training all the way up to athletes at an elite level then this is the book for you! Featuring over 700 workouts you’ll never be short of a WOD, whether you want to focus on bodyweight training, do some intense Russian kettlebell training or perform some heavy Olympic lifts WODZILLA has you covered! Here is A Preview of what WODZILLA Contains: 10 Warm up WODs to get your muscles ready to work 78…
Author(s): Ben Morgan

5. Learning to Breathe Fire: The Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness (2015)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf One of the most illuminating books ever on a sports subculture, Learning to Breathe Fire combines vivid sports writing with a thoughtful meditation on what it means to be human. In the book, veteran journalist J.C. Herz explains the science of maximum effort, why the modern gym fails an obese society, and the psychic rewards of ending up on the floor feeling as though you’re about to die.  The story traces CrossFit’s rise, from a single underground gym in Santa Cruz to its adoption as the workout of choice for elite special forces, firefighters…
Author(s): J.C. Herz

6. High Intensity Interval Training: Burn Fat Faster with 60-Plus High-Impact Exercises (Idiot’s Guides) (2015)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHigh-Intensity Interval Training is a new workout trend that involves short, intense bursts of exercise, followed by periods of lower-intensity exercise or rest. In turn, the body burns more calories in a shorter period of time than traditional exercise routines. Idiot’s Guides: High-Intensity Interval Training is a full-color, step-by-step guide that is packed with over 80 exercises, structured routines, and intense programs that can be done anywhere, anytime….
Author(s): Sean Bartram

7. Cross Training: 1,000 WOD’s To Make You Fitter, Faster, Stronger (2015)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your BookshelfCross Training – 1,000 WOD’s To Make You Fitter, Faster, StrongerThis is your one-stop guide to Cross Training. This book will not only introduce you to this amazingly effective and often transformative sport, but it offers you 1,000 sample workouts to choose from. I will also show you how to design your on WOD’s. So, once you’ve worked your way through all 1,000 WOD’s, you can continue to develop your own. The pain never ends!I break down the 1,000 WOD’s into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced workout categories. Within each of these categories you will find several more subcategories, encompassing all of the sports…
Author(s): TJ Williams

8. Embrace the Suck: What I Learned at the Box About Hard Work, (Very) Sore Muscles, and Burpees Before Sunrise (2017)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWith irreverence, humor, and soul-touching candor, the former editor of Bicycling magazine explores the CrossFit phenomenon, the fitness revolution sweeping America, chronicling his experience "inside the box" and how he got into the best shape of his life.Lifelong amateur athlete Stephen Madden decided to put himself to the test, physically and mentally, by immersing himself in the culture, diet, and psyche of CrossFit—the fast-growing but controversial fitness regime that's a stripped-down combination of high intensity aerobic activity, weightlifting, calisthenics, and gymnastics…
Author(s): Stephen Madden

9. First: What It Takes to Win (2013)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your BookshelfReigning CrossFit World Champion Rich Froning is “The Fittest Man on Earth.” He’s fast. He’s strong. And he’s incredibly disciplined. But it takes more than physical strength to compete and win at an elite level. It takes incredible mental and spiritual toughness as well. And it is the precise balance of all three that makes Rich Froning a champion. In First, readers come alongside Rich as he trains for and competes in back-to-back-to-back CrossFit World Championships. Along the way, Rich shares invaluable training tips, motivational techniques, and spiritual insights that, in…
Author(s): Rich Froning , Dave Castro , et al.

10. New Anatomy for Strength & Fitness Training: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action Including Exercises Used in CrossFit (R), P90X (R), and Other Popular Fitness Programs (IMM Lifestyle Books) (2018)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your BookshelfUsing detailed anatomical illustrations, New Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training provides you with visual insight into what happens to the human organic machine during exercise—muscles and tendons working in concert to strengthen your body’s building blocks.With this basic knowledge of how the body works, you can buff up your body with the book’s 75+ exercises, grouped by body region and involving gym machines, free weights, and body weight/stretching, as well as yoga and Pilates. Included are comparisons of contemporary training options from CrossFit and P90X to Zumba, SoulCycle, TRX,…
Author(s): Mark Vella

11. Unbreakable Runner: Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong (2014)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIn Unbreakable Runner, CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and journalist T.J. Murphy examine long-held beliefs about how to train, tearing down those traditions to reveal new principles for a lifetime of healthy, powerful running. Unbreakable Runner challenges conventional training tenets such as high mileage and high-carb diets to show how reduced mileage and high-intensity training can make runners stronger, more durable athletes and prepare them for races of any distance. Distance runners who want to invigorate their training, solve injuries, or break through a performance plateau can gain power and…
Author(s): T.J. Murphy , Brian MacKenzie, et al.

12. Bodyweight Cross Training WOD Bible: 220 Travel Friendly Home Workouts (2014)

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your BookshelfBONUS – exclusive content upon redemption. Regardless of your gender, age or current fitness level you’re about to learn how to build a fit and healthy body without any expensive gym memberships or overhyped workout equipment No gym? No equipment? No worries! Here is A Preview Of What the Bodyweight Cross Training WOD Bible contains: A comprehensive list of the health benefits of Cross Training In depth terminology to help you understand the abbreviations and lingo used in Cross Training An explanation of what bodyweight training actually is Benefits of bodyweight training revealed ***must read!*** The essential principles of bodyweight…
Author(s): P Selter

Best Crossfit Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some crossfit books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

CrossFit Barbell and Dumbbell Exercises for Body Strength

Author(s): John Carter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub, Year: 2018, Size: 219 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2367927

The World of CrossFit

Author(s): Pete DiPrimio
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Year: 2014, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1346913

Learning to Breathe Fire: the Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness

Author(s): J.C. Herz
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony;Crown Publishing Group, Year: 2014, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2413230

CrossFit: Руководство по тренировкам

Author(s): Глассман Грег.
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1798228

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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