Firebreather Fitness WOD: 111221 with Greg Amundson

In this video, CrossFit's Original Firebreather Greg Amundson demonstrates the WOD 111221. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA6lEW-lVNE Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson's program to help you get into the best shape of your life, physically, mentally, and...

Firebreather Fitness Exercise: Concept2 Row Technique

In this video, CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson, demonstrates good technique for using the Concept2 Rowing Machine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gJQCoEXNWE Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson's program to help you get into the best shape of your...

Firebreather Fitness WOD: 100 Pull-ups for Time with Greg Amundson

In this video, CrossFit's Original Firebreather Greg Amundson demonstrates 100 Pull-Ups for time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW8guMqNGr8 Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson's program to help you get into the best shape of your life, physically, mentally, and...

How Satvana Yoga, or “Warrior Yoga”, Benefits CrossFit Athletes

How Satvana Yoga, or “Warrior Yoga”, Benefits CrossFit Athletes

There is no shortage of versions and interpretations of yoga. While the poses—the operating language of yoga—are generally the same, yoga teachers have created different forms of the practice to serve different peo­ple, different needs, and different goals. My own...

Firebreather Fitness Exercise: GI Jane (Burpee & Pull-Up)

Firebreather Fitness Exercise: GI Jane (Burpee & Pull-Up)

In this video, CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson, demonstrates proper technique to Rx a G.I. Jane CrossFit exercise, which is a combination of a Burpee and a Pull-Up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2bZIzmz5w0 Firebreather Fitness is Greg...

Greg Amundson’s Favorite Outdoor WODs: Stair Chasers

Greg Amundson’s Favorite Outdoor WODs: Stair Chasers

You don’t need to do every workout inside the box! Taking things outside is fun and it can really recharge your motivation. The principles of the Firebreather Fitness program provide a framework for you to develop your own programming, adding your unique perspective,...

Greg Amundson’s Favorite Outdoor WODs: Raw Strength

Greg Amundson’s Favorite Outdoor WODs: Raw Strength

You don’t need to do every workout inside the box! Taking things outside is fun and it can really recharge your motivation. The principles of the Firebreather Fitness program provide a framework for you to develop your own programming, adding your unique perspective,...

Why CrossFit Athletes Should Try—and Master—New Sports, Part 2

Why CrossFit Athletes Should Try—and Master—New Sports, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a story Greg Amundson tells in his new book FIREBREATHER FITNESS. Don't miss Part 1! Despite having plenty of strength, power, stamina, and an assortment of skills in the gym, I had my Achilles’ heel: double unders. I didn’t like doing them and,...

Greg Amundson’s Favorite Outdoor WODs: Anywhere/Anytime

Greg Amundson’s Favorite Outdoor WODs: Anywhere/Anytime

You don’t need to do every workout inside the box! Taking things outside is fun and it can really recharge your motivation. The principles of the Firebreather Fitness program provide a framework for you to develop your own programming, adding your unique perspective,...

Why CrossFit Athletes Should Try—and Master—New Sports, Part 1

Why CrossFit Athletes Should Try—and Master—New Sports, Part 1

This is Part 1 of a story Greg Amundson tells in his new book FIREBREATHER FITNESS.  Have you ever wanted to learn to surf? Or do a marathon or an ultramarathon? Or join a soccer league? Do you think your exercise program gets in the way? Quite the opposite—the...

Praise for Firebreather Fitness and Greg Amundson

Praise for Firebreather Fitness and Greg Amundson

“Greg Amundson is about as motivating and motivated a human being as there exists. I met Greg in 2007 and his energy was immediately infectious. Not only was he probably the fittest guy I knew of at the time, but his lifestyle and way of coaching were one of the first...

Firebreather Fitness WOD: 20170419

Today's original WOD from CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson. Complete 3 rounds of this circuit for time: Standing weighted alternate lunge, 50 reps (25 each leg - 15 to 25 lbs dumbbells) Push-up 50 Rope Climb 4 X up Firebreather Fitness is Greg...

Firebreather Fitness Exercise: Rope Climb Technique

In this video, CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson, demonstrates the most efficient and safest technique to climb a rope. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUnz80am7sU Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson's program to help you get into the best shape of...

Firebreather Fitness WOD: 20170412

Today's original WOD from CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson. Hang from pull-up bar and slowly raise knees to elbows and lower again slowly to hang, 5 reps Clean and Jerk 15 reps Same knee raise 10 reps Clean and Jerk 10 reps Knee raise 15 reps Clean and...

Power Nutrition for Firebreathers

Power Nutrition for Firebreathers

This article is a short selection from the Power Nutrition chapter from Greg Amundson's new book FIREBREATHER FITNESS. When it comes to body composition, nutrition is number one. Exercise and activity are definitely important, but altering your metabolic machinery...

Firebreather Fitness Exercise: The Muscle-Up

In this video, CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson, demonstrates good technique to complete a CrossFit Muscle-Up exercise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_0hNtkxzfQ Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson's program to help you get into the best shape of...

Firebreather Fitness WOD: 20170330

Today's original WOD from CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson. Complete three rounds of this circuit: Two minute maximum repetitions double unders. Twenty pull-ups. Twenty dips. Rest two minutes. Notes: Record time to completion for each round....

The Four Movement Patterns of Firebreather Fitness

Several years ago, I realized that the essential movement patterns that I needed to train could be reduced to four categories of movement: open, close, push, pull. I discovered that as long as I touched base with these patterns consistently, I was ready for action....

Firebreather Fitness WOD: 20170323

Today's original WOD from CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson. Perform 5 rounds of this couplet for time: Bench Press bodyweight 12 reps Pull-ups 12 reps Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson's program to help you get into the best shape of your life,...

Firebreather Fitness: Greg Amundson’s Warmup Routine

Take a look at the warm-up Greg Amundson uses before every WOD.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcj8YTG4H-Q Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson’s program to help you get into the best shape of your life, physically, mentally, and spiritually.  Firebreather Fitness...

Firebreather WOD: 20170227

Today's original WOD from CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson. Tabata Squats Rest 4 minutes Run 1 mile Rest 4 minutes Tabata Squats Notes: The Tabata Interval is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times. Take the lowest number of...

Firebreather Fitness WOD: “Heavy Fran” with Greg Amundson

In this video, CrossFit's Original Firebreather Greg Amundson demonstrates the WOD "Heavy Fran". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGX69GOQGKE Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson's program to help you get into the best shape of your life, physically, mentally, and...

Firebreather Fitness Exercise: Toes to Bar Technique

Firebreather Fitness Exercise: Toes to Bar Technique

In this video, CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson, demonstrates good CrossFit technique for the Toes to Bar exercise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV1nHBWw1eA Firebreather Fitness is Greg...

Firebreather WOD: 20170220

Today's original WOD from CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson. Five rounds for time: Three muscle-ups 25 Toes to Bar Notes: If you're new and don't know what a muscle-up is, take a look at this video. If you can't do a muscle-up yet, give us twenty-five...

Firebreather Fitness: Introduction to Goal Setting

Your goals should provide you with motivation, inspiration, and direction. Goals should fire you up! They should make you jump out of bed in the morning, and make you want to devote your free time to them. In this video, Greg Amundson shares his highly sought-after...

Firebreather WOD: 20170213

Today's original WOD from CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson. Perform three rounds of this couplet for time: Deadlift body weight 15 reps Row 500 meters Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson's program to help you get into the best shape of your life,...

Firebreather Fitness WOD: “G.I. Jane” with Greg Amundson

In this video, CrossFit's Original Firebreather Greg Amundson demonstrates the WOD "G.I. Jane". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3x7vb0CffI Firebreather Fitness is Greg Amundson's program to help you get into the best shape of your life, physically, mentally, and...

Firebreather WOD: 20170206

Today's original WODs from CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson. Clean and Jerk 21-15-12-9-6-3 and 1 reps. Notes: Add weight to each set. Rest two minutes between sets. Total loads for all 7 sets. No rest on ground during sets. Touch and go at ground....

Firebreather WOD: 20170131

Today's original WOD from CrossFit's Original Firebreather, Greg Amundson. Tabata Pull-ups Tabata Dips Tabata Pull-ups Tabata Dips Notes: Reminder: The Tabata Interval is 20 secs on/10 secs off repeated 8 times. Take up to 4:000 rest between Tabata efforts. On the...

Firebreather Fitness WOD: 20161229 #1

Firebreather Fitness WOD: 20161229 #1

20161229 Workout Of The Day (WOD) Today's original WOD from "Original Firebreather" Greg Amundson. Original WOD's were performed by Greg Amundson and many of the old-school founding athletes of the worlds first CrossFit gym in Santa Cruz, CA., circa 2001 - 2003....

Amazon Bestseller List

Amazon Bestseller List

Amazon Bestseller List Greg Amundson's book "Firebreather Fitness" makes the Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers List in the Mens Health category! For a limited time, Firebreather Athletics is offering a discounted "bundle" of the book Firebreather Fitness along with the...

No Excuses

No Excuses

Kyle Maynard is THE MAN. This warriors incredible leadership, inspiration and education in my life, has been instrumental in my journey, and was absolutely vital to writing Firebreather Fitness. It's amazing how God can fashion everything together in a pattern for...

Warrior Yoga

Warrior Yoga

Join Greg Amundson and Athletes from his gym CrossFit Amundson and Satvana Yoga in Santa Cruz, CA., on a 1 hour Warrior Yoga class. The sequence that Greg leads is directly from his book Firebreather Fitness, and in the beginning of class Greg teaches the Box...

What Is a Firebreather?

What Is a Firebreather?

After numerous requests from athletes from around the world, on August 20, 2007, I created a unique definition for the word “Firebreather” consistent with my value system, and the original values instilled in me by my father, Raymond Amundson, and the Founder of CrossFit, “Coach” Greg Glassman. My definition of Firebreather is two-pronged:

One who embraces the trials and tribulations of great physical opposition with an indomitable spirit, and
An optimistic energy associated with the heart of an athlete.
Firebreather Fitness goes beyond merely a physical program. It offers a path toward the preparation necessary not only to meet daily demands but also to improve quality of life, to reconnect with the energy and power of nature, and to develop mental and spiritual disciplines that offer tools to influence the perspective by which we see the world.

On FirebreatherFitness.org, I will introduce you to the Firebreather Fitness program in the hope that you will commit to it and enjoy the physical, mental, and spiritual gains I see in those athletes I work with at CrossFit Amundson.

Why does Firebreather Fitness develop mental and spiritual fitness? Because in my experience, life requires far more than just physical fitness. In order to really be at our best, and express the unique gifts bestowed upon us by God, we need to integrate our mind, body and spirit. Firebreather Fitness will help you do just that.

All the best

What’s Inside FIREBREATHER FITNESS?

What’s Inside FIREBREATHER FITNESS?

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...