CrossFit is a cultural phenomenon that has broken through its fad label to be a legitimate addition to the fitness landscape. Beginning its roots in the garage of founder Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai, the movement has spawned thousands of CrossFit gym spaces today. CrossFit is more than a fitness regime, but it encompasses a true lifestyle that has pulled in many fans and just as many detractors. "Inside the Box" brings veteran author T.J. Murphy into this fascinating world and immerses him into everything CrossFit; how it works, why it works, how it feel and whether it is able to fix his broken-down body.
Through his first day entering a CrossFit “box”; brick walled and rubber floored industrial complexes filled to the brim with weights, barbells, kettlebells, ropes, rings and bars, Murphy discovers what it’s like and what it takes to be a CrossFitter. Over thousands of burpees, pull-ups, box jumps and clean and jerks, Murphy examines the appeal of the still booming CrossFit industry, the science behind the fitness program and how it seems to capture the hearts of so many seemingly disparate individuals.
If you’ve never been a part of the CrossFit community, or even if you are, Inside the Box is a fascinating and empowering look into the world of sculpted bodies, spent athletes dripping in sweat and the powerful camaraderie that seems to develop through mutual endorphin filled workout sessions. It will leave those with no experience a strong desire to test the waters of this incredible world and those with experience a strong affirmation of why they’ve decided to take part and stay with this gritty and intense sport.