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Old 12-11-2003, 11:53 PM   #1
FRANCO BELCASSIO
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anyone know of any real good instructional fitness books and videos that deal with getting in tip top physical condition, including topics on stretching, endurance, increasing muscle/losing fat, and diet?
im open to many suggestions since i need some ideas to put on my xmas list
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Old 12-12-2003, 06:39 AM   #2
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Old 12-12-2003, 08:10 AM   #3
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Weightlifting Encyclopedia

Science and Practice of Strength Training

Enter the Zone

Omega Rx Zone

The Paleo Diet

WorldClass Coaching LLC (videos covering the olympic lifts)

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Old 12-12-2003, 10:21 AM   #4
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hmmmm if crossfit made a video and book i would buy it for sure. good idea :-)
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Old 12-12-2003, 11:07 AM   #5
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the crossfit journals are like books/articles. If I had money, I would absolutely buy them.
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Old 12-12-2003, 03:41 PM   #6
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The Spiritual Journey of Joseph L. Greenstein is good. Ironmind.com has a good selection of books and gadgets. Look at the affiliate sites on the CrossFit main page; there's some good stuff there.
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Old 12-13-2003, 06:48 AM   #7
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Roy,

Contact Lauren (lauren@crossfit.com). Santa's coming early to your house, Kid.

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Old 12-13-2003, 09:10 PM   #8
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Y'all are too cool. I think it's time the kids and young adults get a break. Thank you, Crossfit, for supporting these guys.
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Old 12-14-2003, 05:48 AM   #9
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here's one on why not to lift a la bodybuilder;"diary of an unlikely bodybuilder" by samuel fussel. this book is frightening. also, my copy has been on loan for such a long time, am not sure that is exact title but author is good so can look up other titles by fussel to determine this books exact title. his tales of living in a basement with no window but two refrigerators; dieting down for cut; being unable to walk without pain due to such low bodyfat that his feet have no cushion, etc.
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Old 12-14-2003, 02:58 PM   #10
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Franco,

Here's my list suggested fitness books and video's you might want to add to your Christmas list.

Before I start though, I had a thought. I would never want to change the character of the CrossFit website. I enjoy it being "commercial free." Perhaps, though, there should be a "CrossFit/Amazon-like" bookstore. Until those CrossFit books and videos are made (?), there could be a link in the CrossFit store to a list of books that complement the CrossFit method. Then a small percentage of the purchase would go to say "thank you" to the folks at CrossFit that share so much of their time, knowledge and effort. Well, anyhow just a thought. I'll stop my "public radio" pitch.

Here's the list:

The first and best purchase would be a subscription to the CrossFit Journal http://www.crossfit.com/shop/enter.h...tml&lang=en-us. Talk about getting "the most bang for your buck."

Olympic Weightlifting:

Weightlifting, Olympic Style by Tommy Kono. The only way to get this one is by mail order from the Hawaii Kono Company, PO Box 2192, Aiea, HI 96701. Send a check or money order made payable to Hawaii Kono Company for $35.00 ($30.00 for the book plus $5.00 for S/H).

Development of the Clean & Jerk by David Webster which you can find at the IronMind.com online store @ http://www.ironmind.com/.

The Weightlifting Encyclopedia: A Guide to World Class Performance by Arthur Drechsler from A Is A Communications (I love the name of the publisher but you'd have to have read Atlas Shrugged to appreciate it) @ http://www.wlinfo.com/ or http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0965917924/ref=pd_bxgy_text_1/104- 9244050-4890316?v=glance&s=books&st=*

The Snatch the "World's Fastest Lift" and The Clean & Jerk the "World's Most Powerful Lift" are the two videos from World Class Coaching LLC @
http://www.worldclasscoachingllc.com/.

Gymnastics:

Men's Gymnastics Coaching Manual by Lloyd Readhead @ https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos...253480-3655850. The only comprehensive book I've found on the subject. Great book. Less expensive when purchased from the UK.

RINGS: Methods, Ideas, Curiosities, History by Cuk and Karacsony @ http://www.gripsetc.com/shopexd.asp?id=879. It has an excellent section on developing "strength and hold" elements of the rings. On the downside, the figures in the book are computer animations rather than real gymnasts and there are some minor grammatical errors. Overall, however, it is still a worthwhile investment. Only available from International GYMNAST Online http://www.intlgymnast.com/

Stretching:

Stretching & Flexibility by Kit Laughlin http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743200691/qid=1049662975/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2 _1/002-3846097-2946460. Very well written and illustrated.

Stretching Scientifically: A Guide To Flexibility Training by Thomas Kurz M.Sc. @ http://www.stadion.com/stretch.html.

Interval Training:

Jump Rope Training by Buddy Lee @ http://www.buddyleejumpropes.com/jumprope_book.htm. An excellent inexpensive alternative to the Concept 2. His "hyperformance" jump ropes are also great.

Hope you and others find some helpful gift ideas.

John
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