books & dvds

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.
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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.
Interested in paleo nutrition, but think you can't do it because of time and/or money? Think again. Slow cooking is a fantastic option and this book is full of amazing paleo recipes.
For six bucks you can get an incredibly useful book on sandbag training from sandbag guru Matthew Palfrey. This is a discount just for Breaking Muscle readers, so get it while it lasts.
So you’ve read "Run Like a Mother" and are ready to start training for your first race. If you want to take your ‘mother running’ to the next level, then "Train Like a Mother" is the book for you.
"Run Like a Mother" is a must-read for moms who want to start or continue running without added stress and neglected piles of dirty dishes.
Although it was written in 2005, this book has a great deal of useful information on nutrition, weight-cutting, and meal planning for grapplers, wrestlers, and MMA fighters.