Inside The Box: How Crossfit ® Shredded The Rules, Stripped Down The Gym, And Rebuilt My Body

Paperback | September 1, 2012

byT.J. Murphy

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InInside 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 Boxis 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.

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InInside 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 ...

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ENTER THE WORKOUT REVOLUTION.When veteran journalist T.J. Murphy joined a local CrossFit® gym, it wasn't to chase a story. Hobbled and limping, the 47-year-old felt more like 100, with legs wrecked from years of running. Desperate to reclaim his fitness and strength, he signed up with nothing to lose. InInside the Box, Murphy puts his body to the test to find out whether CrossFit really works. IS ...

T.J. Murphy is a veteran journalist, endurance athlete, CrossFitter, and former editorial director of Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, and Competitor magazines. He is author of Triathlete Magazine's Guide to Finishing Your First Triathlon and contributor to Start to Finish: 24 Weeks to an Endurance Triathlon. His writing has also appeared in Outside magazine and Runner's World. He is a five-time IronmanÃÆ â¬Å¡ (tm) fini...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.03 × 6.22 × 0.8 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Prologue

1 The Encoounter: The Many Paths to CrossFit
2 The Unknown and the Unknowable: What Is CrossFit All About?
3 Inside the Box: The World Within a CrossFit Affiliate
4 Making the Invisible Visible: CrossFit's Focus on Movement and Mobility
5 Two Oars in the Water: CrossFit's One-Two Punch of Diet and Exercise
6 CultFit: The Community and Sociology of CrossFit
7 Irene's Journey: A Case Study
8 The Jet Stream of High Performance: The Making of a Firebreather
9 My Date with Fran

Epilogue: The Future of CrossFit

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Exercises

About the Author