for the majority of CrossFitters (and the general public); lack of mobility and less than optimal movement patterns. Starrett runs through every movement you’ll see in your Box from burpees to squats, pull-ups to snatches, and goes into great detail about the movement patterns involved. You soon realize the commonalities between the different movements and the things you can do to improve your range of motion in each of them.
Starrett breaks the body down into 14 distinct areas which he’s goes through in detail, demonstrating common faults and mobility restrictions, how to measure them and how to improve them. Importantly Starrett spends great lengths at describing how you can find and fix the restrictions in your body. There are hundreds of pictures that demonstrate the author’s points and allow the reader to understand the stretches, exercises and issues of each one.
This book is a must read for everyone from newcomers to elite Games athletes.
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches has become the go to text for any aspiring Olympic weightlifter, CrossFitter or Coach. In the book Everett introduces the reader to every element of the squat, clean, jerk and snatch.
One of the reasons this book has become a massive seller is because not only is Everett an excellent weightlifting coach, but he’s also one heck of a good writer. Like all great coaches he has an ability to explain complex movements and methodologies in a finesse and manner that you understand.
OLYMPIC LIFTING - A Complete Guide for Coaches & Athletes
by Greg Everett
If you’ve ever had the chance to see an elite weightlifter perform a clean & jerk or a snatch in person you’ll know that it’s like poetry-in-motion – often seeming effortless. The complexity when writing about these topics is to break it down and make something which is extremely technical into something simplistic – Everett does this better than almost anyone.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Greg Everett is the owner of Catalyst Athletics, author of the books Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches and Olympic Weightlifting for Sports, writer/director/producer of American Weightlifting: The Documentary, publisher of the Performance Menu Journal and coach of the Catalyst Athletics weightlifting team in California.
WHAT OTHER ATHLETES AND EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY
Olympic Weightlifting is a comprehensive guide to learning and instructing the Olympic and related lifts. Includes sections on teaching progressions, lift analyses, error correction, programming, competition, supplemental exercises, warm-up protocols, nutrition, and sample training programs.
"Simply the best book available on Olympic weightlifting."
Don Weideman, Vice President, Pacific Weightlifting Association
"Without a doubt the best book on the market today about Olympic-style weightlifting."
Mike Burgener, USA Weightlifting senior international coach
"Outstanding, Accurate, and Concise! A must read for athletes and coaches involved in the movements."
Daniel Camargo, USA Weightlifting International Coach; President, Florida Weightlifting Federation.
"Everett's Olympic Weightlifting text is one of the best instructional books for the sport to be published in years. This is a must have for every weightlifting/strength and conditioning coach's library shelf."
Bob Takano, Member USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame
"I highly recommend the book. I would strongly argue that this book belongs on the shelf between Pavel's Power to the People and Tommy Kono's Weightlifting: Olympic Style as the three books that will lead you to the next level.
"Olympic Weightlifting: a Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches is the best book available on teaching & training Olympic weightlifting. The book is comprehensive yet digestible while being easy to follow and apply."
Josh Everett, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, University of California Riverside
"This is the book I would recommend to anyone wanting to begin the sport of Weightlifting. Greg took material that has been discussed for decades by many many great coaches and authors and managed to present it with a clarity that has rarely, if ever, been achieved. I don t care how many years you have coached, or how many lifters you have coached, no one is going to read this book without coming across a few passages that make a light-bulb go off in his head. Greg has a way of taking material that has been argued and discussed to death, and presenting it in such a clear way that it makes you wonder why anything else ever had to be written or said."
"Everetts strengths are his attention to detail and intelligent, accessible progressions. You will love this book, and it will never end up at the used bookstore."
Robb Wolf, NorCal Strength & Conditioning
Becoming a Supple Leopard; by Kelly Starrett
Speed Power Endurance; by Brian Mackenzie
Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System; by Donald Neumann
Muscles: Testing and Function, w/ Posture and Pain; by Florence Kendall
Movement; by Grey Cook
Practical Programming for Strength Training; by Lon Kilgore & Mark Rippetoe
Supertraining; by Mel Siff and Yuki Verkhoshansky
Weightlifting Programming; by Bob Takano
First; by Rich Froning Jr
After extensive debate we have finally compiled our list of the 10 Best Books for CrossFit 2015. These are all must reads for new CrossFitters or Games Athletes alike. Tell us what you think - did we miss any?
BECOMING A SUPPLE LEOPARD
by Dr. Kelly Starrett
The original text of Becoming a Supple Leopard by Dr Kelly Starratt was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, this latest version has been enhanced and expanded by Starrett with an additional 80 pages of content.
Kelly Starrett is a coach, doctor of physiotherapy, Box owner and the founder of the incredibly popular MobilityWOD, who has been pioneering a new way to look at mobility and the mechanics of human movement.
Becoming a Supple Leopard focusses in on the biggest limiting factors