Check out this list of DVD’s and books that we recommend on CrossFit workouts.
Review by Ant:
This is a useful companion guide to any weightlifting or strength training program. The book Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett will help you learn how better to stretch and relieve aches and pains that come with training.
Review by Ralph:
Having done olympic lifts for the last 10 years but not having instruction on them either in about 9 had left my technique with some holes. I have always been able to get a good amount of weight up but I wasn’t efficient with my lifts. This DVD video shows just about if not every movement involved in olympic lifts in full speed as well as slow motion with an occasional pause where the point of emphasis is. When dealing with movements that are done in a split second this breakdown of the movement is vital in seeing what you want your athlete (or yourself) to be concentrating on. I recommend the Olympic Weightlifting: A DVD Guide to Learning & Teaching The Olympic Lifts for all lifters novice and experienced as we can all take something from it, well worth the investment.
Starting Strength review by Jim Wendler: I’ve been championing this book for years now and my feelings haven’t changed – this is THE book for strength training. I received a copy of the 3rd edition a couple of weeks ago and am in the process of re-reading the book. Not only is the book clear and logical but it is entertaining. Starting Strength, 3rd edition is the book you should buy your kids when they want to start lifting. This is the book you get your husband when he realizes he is way too fat. This is the book you buy yourself when you are done conforming to the ridiculous fitness trends of circuit-circus training and trendy chrome gyms.
Inside the Box: How CrossFit® Shredded the Rules, Stripped Down the Gym, and Rebuilt My Body by T.J. Murphy
Review by Snappy: I’ve been a long time fan of Crossfit, but also somewhat of a skeptic. On one hand, I love the idea of Crossfit making fitness fun, functional, and involving aspects of sttrongman and olympic lifts. But on the other hand, I’ve watched Crossfit begin to almost take claim to inventing fitness. I get annoyed every time I open a magazine and see that burpees, sand bag carries, barbell complexes, etc. are “Crossfit workouts” instead of things that have been around for ages. But Inside the Box: How CrossFit® Shredded the Rules, Stripped Down the Gym, and Rebuilt My Body showed me how I was only seeing part of the story of Crossfit. Crossfit is community, support, diet. And against some criticism, no more a cult than any other club. The book made me wish I could only afford to join!
X-TrainFit At Home Workout – Women’s Complete Fitness – 8 DVDs
Tabata Coach: Workout Music Mix for Cardio, Crossfit, Interval Training and Weight Loss; With Fitness Instructor Jessica Smith
Deekron & Motion Traxx Workout Music
THE PIT WORKOUT-SKILLS AND DRILLS
Baby Bells the Fit Pregnancy Kettlebell Workout DVD Lauren Brooks
Aylio Complete Resistance Bands Workout Set
Running Sucks: Best circuit training program; 75 fun core, strength exercises. Max fat-weight loss workout for gym or home. Aerobics, walking, cardio alternative.
True Fitness Coach Video
Bob Harper: The Skinny Rules Workout Series 3 DVD Set
Review by Tina: The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin
presents a list of 20 straight forward rules that will help you lose weight. Some of the rules are far more important than others, and some are quite obvious and should be already familiar to anyone who has invested any time at all in researching how to lose weight. For example, “Don’t drink calorie-laden beverages” is sort of a no-brainer (and yet overweight people still consume soda in vast amounts).
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