books & dvds

Author Dan Buettner who previously traveled the world seeking answers to achieving longevity, takes a look at how happy people become happy people and shares his discoveries.
A lot of athletes use treatments like acupuncture to stay strong and healthy. But do you know why these practices work and where they come from? "The Subtle Body" answers those questions.
"The 4 Habits of Healthy Families," by Amy Hendel, provides information, motivation, and practical tools to help families develop healthy habits together.
I recommend "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" both for its message and for its flaws. It has some great lessons about life, but it's written in a way that caused my inner seventh grader to roll her eyes.
This book includes sections from all the superstar coaches of the RKC, along with 45 kettlebell workouts. If you're a fan of kettlebells, you'll probably want to check this one out.
Tired of yo-yo dieting and binge eating? "The Self-Compassion Diet" presents an different way to approach food that is based on the Eastern concept of loving-kindness and mindfulness.
While Paul Wade remains a secretive and elusive character, the techniques he divulges in Convict Conditioning are simple, effective, and useful for athletes of all experience and strength levels.
The author of this book grew up like many Americans, eating processed foods and using food as a source of comfort. Later as a chemist, she realized the true horrors of the standard American diet.
While the recipes are good, the strength of this book is in it's detailed and straight forward explanation of paleo. It includes graphs, tear-out charts, and 30-day meal plans for a variety of goals.
TJ Murphy, former editorial director of "Triathlete" and "Competitor" magazines, wrote a book about CrossFit and his experiences. A great way for the curious to find out what exactly CrossFit is.
Looking for some good reading to kick off the new year? Check out the top 10 books we reviewed in 2012.
The title says it all: "Beautiful Badass", designed by Nia Shanks, provides video demonstrations, reliable information, and enough programming to keep you strong for a long time.
Don’t let your New Year’s resolutions fall to the wayside. Read on to discover a new book that will help you make lasting change during the most important time of the year.
"Power Speed Endurance" is the new book from CrossFit Endurance founder, Brian MacKenzie. It outlines in great detail skills including swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, and mobility.
Tired of the all-to-common approach to women's strength training? Nia Shanks has put together a comprehensive resource for women who want to know how to REALLY lift, eat, and think like a girl.
Strength and flexibility are not necessarily opposing forces. In this book, Master RKC Jon Engum teaches how anyone can achieve a more flexible, and therefore healthier, body.
The Last Headbangers has something for everyone: the most avid fan, the cultural historian, and even the disinterested family member. An honest and enlightening look at the heart of football.