Firebreather Fitness: Work Your Body, Mind, and Spirit into the Best Shape of Your Life

Firebreather Fitness: Work Your Body, Mind, and Spirit into the Best Shape of Your Life

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Overview

Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson’s program to help you get into the best shape of your life—physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Former SWAT officer, DEA Special Agent, U.S. Army Captain, and founding CrossFit athlete and coach, Greg Amundson is a globally recognized leader in functional fitness conditioning and anti-inflammatory foods and diet. Known as CrossFit’s “original firebreather”, Amundson shares his secrets, advice, and the experiences that helped him forge his Firebreather Fitness—a fitness of body, mind, and spirit.

Amundson’s Firebreather Fitness program will help you align your physical, mental, and spiritual training so you can gain strength, unlock potential, and live a high-performance, super-healthy life. Firebreather Fitness includes

· Integrated 21-day training programs that include innovative workouts, key mental drills, and warrior yoga to get you into top condition

· Performance standards that keep your workouts challenging—and let you compete with athletes on your level

· More than 40 exercises with clear technique photographs and advice

· Scaling options to make workouts easier or harder, depending on your level of fitness

It takes more than a hard body to excel at work, in the gym, and in life. Firebreather Fitness folds in the cutting-edge mental toughness training and time-tested spiritual practices that guide Amundson and the athletes he coaches. Amundson’s smart and effective guides to goal-setting, pain tolerance, honing purpose and focus, and exerting control over your mental state offer invaluable tools to help meet any challenge.

Packed with practical advice, vetted training methods, and Amundson’s guided workout programs, Firebreather Fitness is a must-have resource for athletes, coaches, law enforcement and military professionals, and anyone interested in pursuing the high-performance life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715663
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 01/05/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,247,979
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Greg Amundson is a former SWAT officer, DEA Special Agent, U.S. Army Captain, and one of the founding athletes and coaches of CrossFit.Known in CrossFit as the “original firebreather”, Amundson hasspent over fourteen years in Military and Law Enforcement service, including details as a Special Weapons and Tactics Team Operator (SWAT) and Sniper in Santa Cruz County, a Captain in the US Army, a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and an Agent on the Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST) Team. A former owner of the very first CrossFit gym, Greg has traveled around the world teaching CrossFit movement, theory, and application. He owns the gym CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz and Krav Maga Santa Cruz.

TJ Murphy isa veteran journalist, endurance athlete, CrossFitter, and former editorial director of Triathlete , Inside Triathlon , and Competitor magazines. He is author of Inside the Box, and co-author of Unbreakable Runner. He is a five-time Ironman® finisher and a 2:38 marathoner.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

01 The Firebreather Way

02 Firebreathing: A Three-Tiered Approach

BODY

03 Foundational Movements

04 Getting Started

05 Taking It Outside

06 Power Nutrition

MIND

07 Harnessing the Power of Your Mind

08 Finding Your Purpose

09 Setting and Reaching Your Goals

10 Self-Talk

11 Rechanneling Your Thoughts

12 Breathing Through Stress

SPIRIT

13 Building a Spiritual Practice

14 Building Strength and Resilience

15 Yoga: A Physical and Spiritual Practice

16 Satvana: Firebreather Yoga

PLANS

17 Firebreather Fitness: 21-Day Plans

STANDARDS

18 Firebreather Standards: Taking It to the Next Level

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

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