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Are You Ready to Run?
Is there a bridge from the injury-ridden world of the modern runner to the promised land that barefoot running and Born to Run have led us to believe exists? Can we really live the running life free from injury? Is there an approach designed to unlock all the athletic potential that may be hidden within? Can we run faster, longer, and more efficiently?
In a direct answer to the modern runner’s needs, Dr. Kelly Starrett, author of the bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance, has focused his revolutionary movement and mobility philosophy on the injury-plagued world of running.
Despite the promises of the growing minimalist-shoe industry and a rush of new ideas on how to transform running technique, more than three out of four runners suffer at least one injury per year. Although we may indeed be Born to Run, life in the modern world has trashed and undercut dedicated runners wishing to transform their running. The harsh effects of too much sitting and too much time wearing the wrong shoes has left us shackled to lower back problems, chronic knee injuries, and debilitating foot pain.
In this book, you will learn the 12 standards that will prepare your body for a lifetime of top-performance running. You won’t just be prepared to run in a minimalist shoe–you'll be Ready to Run, period.
In "Ready to Run", you will learn:
- The 12 performance standards you must work toward and develop on an ongoing basis
- How to tap into all of your running potential and access a fountain of youth for lifelong running
- How to turn your weaknesses into strengths
- How to prevent chronic overuse injuries by building powerful injury-prevention habits into your day
- How to prepare your body for the demands of changing your running shoes and running technique
- How to treat pain and swelling with cutting-edge modalities and accelerate your recovery
- How to equip your home mobility gym
- A set of mobility exercises for restoring optimal function and range of motion to your joints and tissues
- How to run faster, run farther, and run better
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Men's Journal Health Book of the Year
In Unbreakable Runner, CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and journalist T.J. Murphy examine long-held beliefs about how to train, tearing down those traditions to reveal new principles for a lifetime of healthy, powerful running.
Unbreakable Runner challenges conventional training tenets such as high mileage and high-carb diets to show how reduced mileage and high-intensity training can make runners stronger, more durable athletes and prepare them for races of any distance.
Distance runners who want to invigorate their training, solve injuries, or break through a performance plateau can gain power and resilience from MacKenzie's effective blend of run training and whole-body strength and conditioning.
CrossFitters who want to conquer a marathon, half-marathon, or ultramarathon will find endurance training instruction with 8- to 12-week programs that combine CrossFitTM workouts with run-specific sessions.
Unbreakable Runner includes CrossFit-based training programs for race distances from 5K to ultramarathon for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners. Build a better running body with this CrossFit Endurance-based approach to running training.
In Inside the Box, veteran journalist and marathoner T.J. Murphy goes all in to expose the gritty, high-intensity sport of CrossFit.
Murphy faced a future with a permanent limp from one too many marathons. Desperate to reclaim his fitness and strength, the 47-year-old signed up for his first CrossFit workout with nothing to lose. Anaerobically blasted by each workout of the day, Murphy discovered a sweat-soaked fitness revolution that's transforming bodies and lives.
CrossFit is the sport of fitness, a radical new approach to exercise that is turning the traditional gym workout upside down. Every day at thousands of CrossFit gyms across America, fitness seekers of all shapes and sizes flex their inner athlete by racing to finish fast-paced workouts. Each workout mixes weight lifting and gymnastics into an explosively effective and addictive new way to lose weight and carve out a new physique.
Inside the Box is Murphy's journey through CrossFit. From staggering newcomer to evangelist, Murphy finds out how it feels, why it's so popular, whether it can fix his broken body.
Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson’s program to help you get into the best shape of your life—physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Former SWAT officer, DEA Special Agent, U.S. Army Captain, and founding CrossFit athlete and coach, Greg Amundson is a globally recognized leader in functional fitness conditioning and anti-inflammatory foods and diet. Known as CrossFit’s “original firebreather”, Amundson shares his secrets, advice, and the experiences that helped him forge his Firebreather Fitness—a fitness of body, mind, and spirit.
Amundson’s Firebreather Fitness program will help you align your physical, mental, and spiritual training so you can gain strength, unlock potential, and live a high-performance, super-healthy life. Firebreather Fitness includes
· Integrated 21-day training programs that include innovative workouts, key mental drills, and warrior yoga to get you into top condition
· Performance standards that keep your workouts challenging—and let you compete with athletes on your level
· More than 40 exercises with clear technique photographs and advice
· Scaling options to make workouts easier or harder, depending on your level of fitness
It takes more than a hard body to excel at work, in the gym, and in life. Firebreather Fitness folds in the cutting-edge mental toughness training and time-tested spiritual practices that guide Amundson and the athletes he coaches. Amundson’s smart and effective guides to goal-setting, pain tolerance, honing purpose and focus, and exerting control over your mental state offer invaluable tools to help meet any challenge.
Packed with practical advice, vetted training methods, and Amundson’s guided workout programs, Firebreather Fitness is a must-have resource for athletes, coaches, law enforcement and military professionals, and anyone interested in pursuing the high-performance life.
In der Garage von Fitnessguru Greg Glassman hatte alles angefangen – heute gibt es weltweit mehr als 4000 Einrichtungen, in denen CrossFit betrieben wird. Diese "Boxen" sind ehemalige Lagerhallen, Industrieanlagen oder Hinterhöfe, die mit Matten, Kettlebells, Gewichten, Seilen, Medizinbällen und Lkw-Reifen ausgestattet sind. Die CrossFitter führen Kniebeugen, Kastensprünge oder Gewichthebeübungen in einem vorgegebenen Zeitraum so oft wie möglich aus. Das Training ist extrem anstrengend, danach sind die Athleten schweißgebadet und dank maximaler Endorphinausschüttung glücklich wie nie. Die hochintensiven Workouts verbessern die Fitness in allen Bereichen und führen zu schnellem Gewichtsverlust und einem definierten Körper.
Im Gegensatz zu normalen Fitnessstudios ist das Gemeinschaftsgefühl in den Boxen sehr ausgeprägt und spornt die CrossFitter stets zu neuen Höchstleistungen an. Mit Leidenschaft und Ehrgeiz widmen sie sich ihrem Training und ihrer Ernährung und erfinden sich in ihrem verwandelten Körper ganz neu. In der Box wirft ein Licht auf dieses faszinierende Phänomen, das Leben retten kann und die Fitnesswelt im Sturm erobert.
In diesem Buch beschreibt Murphy, was mit ihm geschah, als er mit Cross-Fit begann. Hält der Hype, was er verspricht? Ist CrossFit gesund? Funktioniert es?