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Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & Ranked

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Crossfit Training books.

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  1. 365 WODs: Burpees, Deadlifts, Snatches, Squats, Box Jumps, Situps, Kettlebell Swings, Double Unders, Lunges, Pushups, Pullups, and More (2015)
  2. Training for the CrossFit Games: A Year of Programming used to train Julie Foucher, The 2nd Fittest Woman on Earth, CrossFit Games 2012 (2013)
  3. Training Day: 400+ Original WODs to Incorporate in Your Training (2017)
  4. Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (2019)
  5. Cracking the CrossFit Open: How to Outperform Your Peers in Every Workout (2017)
  6. Cross Training: 1,000 WOD’s To Make You Fitter, Faster, Stronger (2015)
  7. 8 Weeks to SEALFIT: A Navy SEAL’s Guide to Unconventional Training for Physical and Mental Toughness- Revised Edition (2014)
  8. Crossfit WOD Journal: Crossfit Workout Journal – WOD Logbook – Exercise Planner – Cross Training Tracking Diary WOD Book | Track 200 WODs + 130 Benchmarks + Personal Records | 200 Pages (Volume 8) (2018)
  9. The Strength Training Anatomy Workout: Starting Strength with Bodyweight Training and Minimal Equipment (2011)
  10. New Anatomy for Action Including Exercises Used in CrossFit (R), P90X (R), and Other Popular Fitness Programs (IMM Lifestyle Books) (2018)
  11. Creating the Ultimate Spartan Training: Learn the Secrets and Tricks Used by the Best Athletes and Coaches to Improve Your Conditioning, Athleticism, Nutrition, and Mental Toughness (2015)
  12. High Intensity Interval Training: Burn Fat Faster with 60-Plus High-Impact Exercises (Idiot’s Guides) (2015)
  13. Beginner Cross Training: From Beginner to Advanced in one year (Cross Training Series) (Volume 2) (2016)
  14. Boxing WOD Bible: Boxing Training Workouts & WODs to Increase Your Strength, Agility & Coordination for Boxing, Fitness & Fat Loss (2015)
  15. Cross Training WOD Bible: 555 Workouts from Beginner to Ballistic (2014)

365 WODs: Burpees, Deadlifts, Snatches, Squats, Box Jumps, Situps, Kettlebell Swings, Double Unders, Lunges, Pushups, Pullups, and More (2015)

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedChallenge your body with the ultimate resource of daily workouts.Fast-paced exercise programs based on high intensity interval training are sweeping the nation. Their recipe for success is the WOD, or workout of the day. Planks, squats, crunches, pushups are all great, but changing up a routine can be challenging, and it can be difficult to find a resource for so many different workouts.
Author(s): Blair Morrison

Training for the CrossFit Games: A Year of Programming used to train Julie Foucher, The 2nd Fittest Woman on Earth, CrossFit Games 2012 (2013)

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedCrossFit Champions are not made overnight. The difference between ranking in the Games, and gassing out before the Regionals, is not the quantity of training, but the quality. Good form and good programming are vital. This book is a slice of history. It is the actual regimen used to train Julie Foucher (The 2nd Fittest Woman on Earth, CrossFit Games 2012) and several other competitors, for the 2012 Games.
Author(s): Douglas Chapman , Tickled Planet, et al.

Training Day: 400+ Original WODs to Incorporate in Your Training (2017)

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedTraining Day is the result of over three years of obsessively writing and testing workouts-short and long, light and heavy, high skilled and low skilled, and everything in-between. Each workout is intended to be both fun and effective-and of course, sometimes grueling! The book is written for gym owners and athletes alike. Need a quick workout to do while on vacation? Turn to the bodyweight chapter and find a WOD you can do in your hotel room. Want to program a tough triplet for your class?
Author(s): Damect Dominguez

Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (2019)

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedIf you want to get muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible . . . regardless of your age . . . you want to read this book.Here's the deal:Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut.
Author(s): Michael Matthews

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

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedWhether 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.
Author(s): Oliver Norris, Christina Roth

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

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedCross 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.
Author(s): TJ Williams

8 Weeks to SEALFIT: A Navy SEAL’s Guide to Unconventional Training for Physical and Mental Toughness- Revised Edition (2014)

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & Ranked8 Weeks to SEALFIT plunges you into more than a workout program. Mark Divine’s stories and assignments will develop your mental, emotional, intuitive and spiritual warrior as well as your physical warrior.
Author(s): Mark Divine

Crossfit WOD Journal: Crossfit Workout Journal – WOD Logbook – Exercise Planner – Cross Training Tracking Diary WOD Book | Track 200 WODs + 130 Benchmarks + Personal Records | 200 Pages (Volume 8) (2018)

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedGREAT VALUE. Each Crossfit journal contains 200 cool workout of the day templates to track your strength, conditioning and skills. You can use your workout log for more than 8 months. Take note of every WOD and see your progress. You train hard and you must know how far you’ve come in your training. The stylish covers are a mixture of Crossfit Humor and Motivation!
Author(s): Metaphysics Mama

The Strength Training Anatomy Workout: Starting Strength with Bodyweight Training and Minimal Equipment (2011)

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedOver one million readers have turned to Strength Training Anatomy for strength training’s most effective exercises. Now put those exercises to work for you with The Strength Training Anatomy Workout. The Strength Training Anatomy Workout is your guide to creating the body and the results you want. Strengthen arms and legs; increase muscle mass; sculpt chest, back, and core; firm glutes; increase hip flexibility . . .
Author(s): Frederic Delavier, Michael Gundill

New Anatomy for Action Including Exercises Used in CrossFit (R), P90X (R), and Other Popular Fitness Programs (IMM Lifestyle Books) (2018)

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedUsing 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 machin…
Author(s): Mark Vella

Creating the Ultimate Spartan Training: Learn the Secrets and Tricks Used by the Best Athletes and Coaches to Improve Your Conditioning, Athleticism, Nutrition, and Mental Toughness (2015)

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedTo reach your true potential you need to be at your optimal physical and mental condition and in order to do this you need to start an organized plan that will help you develop your strength, mobility, nutrition, and mental toughness. This book will do that. Eating right and training hard are two of the pieces of the puzzle but you need the third piece to make it all happen.
Author(s): Correa (Professional Athlete, Coach), Joseph

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

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedHigh-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.
Author(s): Sean Bartram

Beginner Cross Training: From Beginner to Advanced in one year (Cross Training Series) (Volume 2) (2016)

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedBeginner Cross Training Cross Training – From Beginner to Advanced in one year You can lose weight or gain muscle with Cross Training. With “Beginner Cross Training” you get a workout plan that starts at the beginning and gets harder and harder every week. If you follow this training regimen, you will reach your fitness goals in 365 days. In “Beginner Cross Training” you will find the “Benchmark”-WODs.
Author(s): Michael Brauer

Boxing WOD Bible: Boxing Training Workouts & WODs to Increase Your Strength, Agility & Coordination for Boxing, Fitness & Fat Loss (2015)

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedBuild Strength, Agility, Discipline & Coordination With These Killer Boxing Workouts! By The Author Of The Original ‘Cross Training WOD Bible’ An International #1 Amazon Best Seller! Let me ask you a few quick questions… Are you tired of spending endless hours walking on the treadmill? Are you sick of following the same workout regime week after week? Are you training hard, yet struggling to see results? Do you struggle to find time to get in a proper workout?
Author(s): P Selter

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

 Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & RankedHere 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!
Author(s): P Selter

Best Crossfit Training Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are drafted 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 resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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