If you’re noticing yourself with extra time on your hands lately, then it might be the perfect opportunity to catch up on that towering to-read pile you’ve been meaning to get to. Learn something new and stay motivated to keep fit with these five CrossFit books — a few of which were penned by some of your favorite athletes.
The Top 5 CrossFit Books to Read Right Now
1. How I Became the Fittest Woman on Earth, by Tia-Clair Toomey
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Thank-you to everyone that has brought my book to my workshops for me to sign! ✍️ I have love writing little notes in there for you to read whenever you need them. 😘🥰 Next stop Italy 🇮🇹. ———————————————————————— If you would like to get your hands on my book in paper form or electronic head to my website (www.tiaclair.com). You can also find it on Amazon! ———————————————————————— Any questions or inquiries please contact my publisher @leasel.southwick and she will be able to help you out. 💋
She won the CrossFit Games (for the first time) at 24 years old, but Tia’s journey started long before that. Her autobiography takes you behind the scenes and gives you a real look into what it’s like — and what it takes — to be the fittest woman on the planet.
For many years, Toomey kept her head down, put in the work, and stayed relatively quiet. But her success (and this book) say something loud and clear: Tia isn’t going anywhere.
2. Dottir: My Journey to Becoming a Two-Time CrossFit Games Champion, by Katrin Davidsdottir
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Still a pinch-me moment. Can’t believe this book has come to actual LIFE 💥😍👋🏼👀 #DOTTIR – Less than two weeks & it is OUT! So excited & just proud of this. I have always learned the most from other peoples stories & experiences, they have so often given me belief in MYSELF & showed me what is possible! So I wanted to share my journey .. so far! – A lot of you have been asking about book signings & I have THREE of them planned so far: Mon Aug 5th: Madison, WI Tue Aug 6th: Chicago, IL Thu Aug 29th: Boston, MA – Hope I get to see as many of you there as possible! ❤️ xxx // You can preorder on amazon & audible on the link I put in my bio!
Davidsdottir won the Games in 2015 and 2016, and her autobiography details what it’s taken to make it this far in the sport of functional fitness. From training and nutrition to goal-setting and mental toughness, learn more about the how former champion lives her life both inside and out of the gym.
3. First: What It Takes to Win, by Rich Froning
Is there any figure in CrossFit more known than Rich Froning? At every turn, Froning seems to defy the odds, proving the impossible to be possible.
Dig into his autobiography for training tips, motivational techniques, and spiritual insights. His guidance will offer you direction in any challenge life throws your way — whether it’s at the gym, at work, or at home.
4. The WOD Handbook
Alright, fine, so this is a slightly different kind of book. But it’s one you might be interested in, nonetheless.
The WOD Handbook is more than 300 pages of WODs (nearly 200 of them!) plus descriptions, detailed illustrations, and space to record your times, weights, and reps.
It’s everything you need in one convenient handbook.
5. Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes, by Ben Bergeron
Coach Ben Bergeron knows a thing or two about success. After all, he’s coached some of the most highly skilled and successful athletes in CrossFit.
Regardless of your sport of choice, though, you can benefit from his incredible insight. Learn what it takes to achieve excellence, including the unique character traits required for walking alongside the best of the best.
6. Bonus! Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight
Everyone knows the name Nike, but few know anything about the man behind it. Knight gets candid and gutsy, talking about his journey starting from when he decided to build his own business at the age of 24.
There were many risks and setbacks along the way, but it’s safe to say that Knight finished with a huge triumph that continues to this day.
Which book will you read first? Let us know in the comments section below.
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