“Inside the Box is a pulse-pounding exploration of the gritty, high-intensity sport of CrossFit, the fast-growing fitness revolution that is turning the traditional gym workout upside down.
Every day in thousands of CrossFit boxes around the country, a motley crew of fitness seekers, endurance athletes, soccer moms, biggest losers, and military personnel race to complete short, grueling workouts. They see big results in little time, shedding pounds and carving out a new physique. CrossFit’s intense atmosphere of camaraderie and competition converts its faithful into super-fit devotees to the “sport of fitness.”
In Inside the Box, veteran journalist T.J. Murphy takes up CrossFit to find out why it works, how it feels, and whether it can fix his broken-down body. In the process, Murphy discovers a fascinating fitness phenomenon with a culture all its own.”