I put this list out before Christmas on Instagram, but I thought I’d capture it here. Whilst there’s plenty of books out there in the CrossFit sphere (I’ll save those for another post) there’s something more relatable about reading a book by someone from the UK community.
“𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘌𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴” – @bicepslikebriggs
The Engine from England has been at the pinnacle of the sport of fitness for longer than many have even heard of CrossFit. Sam reflects on her own journey; from juggling training with a full time job, to making her way to her first (& far from last) Games in 2010. When you’re used to seeing someone pop up on every Netflix documentary, it can be easy to forget where they’ve come from & the challenges they’ve faced.
“𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘱” – @zackgeorge
Many will be familiar with Zack’s journey from overweight kid to the “UK’s fittest Man”. Zack takes us through this story but alongside guidance on how you can use the SWOS program to set the right goals & be better prepared to take on the inevitable challenges.
“𝘉𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘯” – @theocmethod
Ollie provides examples & ideas, drawing from some of the best minds in personal development, in handy bite size daily chunks. A collection of “Morning Ramblings” Ollie wrote the book by Building the Chain and offers a wealth of ideas for how you can build yours towards any goal.
“𝘔𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘕𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘭𝘦” – @joshsummersgill
The ink is only just dry on this from Josh so I’ve only read a handful of chapters, but it’s a good one so far. Another book with short digestible chapters that reminds you that the traits & mindset we develop in the gym can help us “move the needle” in all aspects of life.