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Old 07-05-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
Kevin Johnson
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books on crossfit, mobility, paleo...

just curious...with all the free info out there online, is it really all that more beneficial to buy books on these subjects? it seems there are tons of free articles, videos, etc. online for free already, that it almost makes these books unnecessary. unless there is stuff in them that is way better than what is out there for free? just a thought i had.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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Re: books on crossfit, mobility, paleo...

Becoming a supple leopard was worth the money and the time to read

Mobility is something that there seems to be a void in.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:08 AM   #3
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Re: books on crossfit, mobility, paleo...

Benefit of books is that they present information in a more organized and linear way. Navigating the old (not sure about the new) MobilityWOD site, for example, was TOUGH, and I have doctoral training in anatomy, kinesiology, etc! The Supple Leopard book, on the other hand, has all the same stuff in it, but presented 1000% more organized. Obviously the two things are two different animals, but the point is that books are written with organization in mind whereas findings videos here and there can be helpful, but don't help you much in terms of putting down a foundation to build from as you educate yourself.

I think they're both useful, but in different ways.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:48 AM   #4
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Re: books on crossfit, mobility, paleo...

What's nice about books is that I don't have to keep stacks and stacks of printed out articles. I can quickly reference something or lend it out (murrr) to a fellow coach, parent or athlete.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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Re: books on crossfit, mobility, paleo...

Ditto what everyone else has said about Supple Leopard. Well worth the money because of its size and color images.

I also recommend It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig as good introduction to paleo and Whole 30. This is a book that I've leant to friends and family at least a half dozen times. While not strictly paleo, Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma is a great read about modern food systems and their impact on health and the environment.
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