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This Pin was discovered by am books. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. Even if you're not a CrossFitter and want to learn more about the movement's history, you'll want to check out the book Learning to Breathe Fire, by J.C. Herz. Learning to Breathe Fire book. Read 64 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The absorbing, definitive account of CrossFit's origins, i.
JC mixes history, science, and participant narratives into a great read that makes you want to set it down only long enough to go hit your next WOD even harder.
I love the description of the experience o fa WOD from page 16 of the hardback : "By round five, the depletion of every metabolic pathway, muscle fiber, and neural circuit has all internal diagnostics on the blink. There isn't even an abstract notion of heroic effort, or any abstract notion -- the part of your brain that tells stories is off line.
There is only the raw impetus to finish somehow…" This book is destined to find its way into every Crossfitter's library, and perhaps some cultural anthropologist's reading lists too.
Very well written. Whether you're a CrossFitter or not, this book will take you into the depths of how it all began and why CrossFitters continue to multiply year after year.
Apr 10, Darlene Cruz rated it it was amazing Crossfit - rest is not a part of the program, ignore the part of the brain that tells them it's impossible to keep moving.
Stopping is not an option, no finish line but to finish what you started. Combination of weightlifting, sprints and gymnastic movements and pull-ups, pushups and unweighted squats as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes.
Knee socks: Often worn, by men as well as women, during barbell WODs to protect the shins as a bar closely follows the vertical line of the body in a maximally efficient lift. Looking like a leprechaun is an acceptable trade-off when the alternative is bloody shins.
Masters: The "seniors" age division of a CrossFit competition - forty years old and up. Metcon: A "metabolic conditioning" WOD that alternates strength movements with cardiovascular stress.
Learning to Breathe Fire
For example, deadlifts and box jumps, or power cleans, double unders and pull-ups. Muscle Up: An advanced CrossFit movement, wherein the athlete grabs a pair of rings overhead and pulls up to extend the arms straight down, with rings at hip level.
Olympic lifts: The snatch and clean and jerk Overhead squat: Raising a barbell overhead with arms fully extended, lowering the body into a full squat with hips below the knees, then rising to a full standing position. Pistol: A one-legged squat, so named because the outline of the body looks like a pistol - the extended leg is the barrel and the planted foot is the grip Power clean: Raising a bar from the ground to shoulders without landing in a squat PR: Personal Record Rx'd: As prescribed, i.
The Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness
Scaled: A WOD that has been modified with the substitution of less advanced movements, lighter weight, or fewer repetitions. Snatch: Pulling a barbell from ground to overhead, with arms fully extended, in one uninterrupted movement.
Strict pull-up: A pull-up from a dead hang, with no kipping. Squat Clean: Pulling a barbell from ground to shoulders, landing in a full squat and rising to a standing position with the barbell resting on the shoulders.
Learning to Breathe Fire
Tabata: An interval scheme consisting of 20 seconds of all-out effort and 10 seconds of rest, repeated eight times for a total of four minutes. Thruster: Starting in a full squat with a barbell resting on the shoulders, rise up to a standing position with the barbell overhead and arms fully extended.
For those who started CrossFit a half-decade ago or more, when the culture amounted to little more than posting your WOD scores on the otherwise spartan CrossFit website, this book may provide a bit of nostalgia for you. Personally, I fit into a variation of the latter group, which I suspect is quite large.
Being well-entrenched in the fitness world, I knew about CrossFit early on. I would peruse their website now and again, and try the workouts that I saw.
The forums where people posted their WOD scores were what kept me returning to the website. Plenty of websites have done it since the dawn of the Internet, but the CrossFit website just felt different.
It was an entity of its own.Box jumps are typically onto a 20 or 24 inch box, although 30" box jumps are not unheard of. See more about: Diving from a standing position into a push-up, then jumping up and clapping overhead - an aerobically taxing movement, particularly for larger or taller athletes. It was pretty enlightening.
Herz expertly debunks many longstanding fitness beliefs and shows how high-intensity exercise can yield the greatest return on your workout investment. Crossfit - rest is not a part of the program, ignore the part of the brain that tells them it's impossible to keep moving. Though I've been an amateur, mostly self-taught 'CrossFitter' for several years, I am only recently meeting this larger community halfway.
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