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Old 02-01-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
Júlíus Magnússon
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Every now and then I order books from Amazon. Thing is, I live in Iceland, so to save on shipping costs I like to order ****loads of stuff at a time.

So, I'm about to place an order and I'd love some recommendations for reading material.

The best Zone book in your opinion? Enter the Zone? (Because it seems to be sold out at the moment on Amazon.)

Olympic lifts, I'm really desperate for one of those. Something like Starting Strength for the Olympic lifts would be ****ing awesome.

The second edition of Starting Strength. I have the first one and love it. Lost count of how often I've read the squat chapter. Is getting the second edition worth it if you already read the first one to pieces?

Any other recommended reading? It doesn't have to be related to the topics above. Or even CrossFit directly.

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Old 02-01-2008, 11:15 PM   #2
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Re: Recommended Reading

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Any other recommended reading? It doesn't have to be related to the topics above. Or even CrossFit directly.
How about Mark Rippetoe's other books Practical Programming or Strong Enough?
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:21 PM   #3
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Saell og Blessadur. (forgive my crappy spelling)

Didn't Kjartan (Once of Gym80 and the last few years of Laugar) once do a bunch of Oly lifting? I know he was deep into Judo, but if memory serves he was a pretty accomplished Oly lifter as well at one point.

You might also ask Inga at Sporthusid for suggestions on who to contact. She's a great lady (if you dont already know her, you very well might).

If you dont mind my asking: where do you train now? Isnt there a CF Box there yet?

... want to open one with me? I still own my house in Breidholt, maybe its about time...


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Old 02-03-2008, 07:21 AM   #4
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I recommend Mastering the Zone

For Oly lifts - "Explosive Lifting For Sports" Harvey Newton. Excellent book. He now has a dvd too, which I am going to order.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #5
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Bryan, thanks. I'll definitely go for the Harvey Newton book. Would go for Mastering the Zone but it's not in stock on Amazon. And neither is Entering the Zone.

David, hey. Thanks for the heads up. I'm training at World Class Laugar so I'll look around for Kjartan.

Still no CF box, yet, and university's keeping me too busy to start one. :P

You live here in Iceland? Where do you train?
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:39 PM   #6
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"The Sole Survivor" Told be the only surviving Seal member, Marcus Luttrell.
Lt. Michael Murphy, a member of the seal team on this mission, received the medal of honor for his extraordinary heroism.

Not workout releated but one of the best books in a long time.
"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify."
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:24 AM   #7
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Re: Recommended Reading

I just finished "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes, and recommend it highly.
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