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First: What It Takes to Win

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Publisher's Summary

Reigning CrossFit world champion Rich Froning is "the fittest man on Earth". He's fast, he's strong, and he's incredibly disciplined. But it takes more than physical strength to compete and win at an elite level. It takes incredible mental and spiritual toughness as well. And it is the precise balance of all three that makes Rich Froning a champion.

In First, listeners follow Rich as he trains for and competes in back-to-back CrossFit world championships. Along the way Rich shares invaluable training tips, motivational techniques, and spiritual insights that, in keeping with the CrossFit philosophy, will prepare you to respond to any real-life physical, mental, or spiritual challenge.

©2013 Rich Froning (P)2015 Tantor

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    Dale 19/01/2017
    Dale 19/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "If I wasn't a fanboy already..."
    Where does First rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I don't really listen to biography's or stories, I'm more of a informative, education, self-help kind of book reader but this was brilliant. This is one of those books you don't want to put down, every part of the Rich Froning story is engaging.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First?

    Not so much moment, but a particular tone to the book is just how humble Rich is, if your big into Crossfit or even if your a novice you'll know of the name Rich Froning. Throughout this book though through his pain and struggle, his rise and successes his humbleness really shines through.


    What about Sean Pratt’s performance did you like?

    I'll be honest, his voice and accent worked well with the book. Having studied a million videos of Rich on Youtube initially it took some getting used to as you just expect to hear Rich but it didn't take long and Sean was very engaging.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I picked this up because I started Crossfit and who better to study than the greatest to ever do it, but I gained so much more. Overall I guess what I wanted to get out of this was just what kind of mindset to get into to achieve in the sport and if that's what you want I recommend picking up this book because I certainly got that... but I got so much more, it's not just about excelling in Crossfit that I got from this, I got how to excel in any area of life and to always stay humble and keep things in balance.


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    joshiep 07/11/2016
    joshiep 07/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Well worth a listen"

    Listened to this because of crossfit but it had much more to it than crossfit alone. Well worth listening to!

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    JemmaAnn 23/10/2016
    JemmaAnn 23/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting look into the life of Rich Froning"

    I would recommend this book to any Crossfit fans.
    Rich comes across as extremely likeable and a truly devoted family man who adores his wife. It's read extremely well by the narrator and you start to imagine that you are right there in the action of the Reebok Crossfit Games.

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    Daniel Johnston 30/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspiring!"

    Great story! You'll be inspired by Richards journey and the mindset needed to become a winner!

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    Conor 02/12/2015
    Conor 02/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "A must for Crossfit/Froning fans"
    If you could sum up First in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, inspirational, enlightening


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First?

    Where Rich recounts his fall at his first crossfit games and how it made him a better athlete, and all roundperson.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    At his second crossfit games when he describes overcoming his previous failure.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it was very difficult to pull myself away from this audiobook


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  • D. E. Weerasinghe
    Colombo,Sri Lanka
    16/10/15
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    "highly dissapointed"

    If you are a Rich Fronin fan boy then by all means get it. But if you are someone looking to oush your own performace to the next leevel you will get nothing here. Fronin describes in detail his childhood, all his competitipns in minute detail and praises God. Thats it!! No motivation, inspiration, and hardly any training tips. so unless you are a die hard fan of his pass this one up. Long and tedious too

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Samire
    10/01/16
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    "Inspiring"

    It is amazing to see how Rich's faith helped him to change his priorities. After putting God first, he was able to win the games twice(when this book was written), then twice more has an individual and once as a team. What an amazing way to glorify God by being the best at what he does.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rusty
    20/07/15
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    "Fantastic"

    What a great down to earth Man! Read once and listened once. I recommend it to all :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • aaron
    01/02/17
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    "Slam full of Jesus and Christian rhetoric."

    Buyer beware. Only buy if you don't mind constant references to Jesus. I don't have an issue with religion, but this is a fitness book. I didn't expect to find it here, and I wouldn't have bought it if I had known.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BATTLEZONECROSSFIT
    16/01/17
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    "Rich Froning gets another win in the great book"

    Such stands by his training and his faith and he inspires even older people to train harder and live for Christ better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Basil
    13/12/16
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    "Amazing!"

    loved it! it was exactly what I needed to read and hear at this point in my life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris Hanson
    04/01/16
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    "Inspiration for Life... not just Crossfit"
    What made the experience of listening to First the most enjoyable?

    Hearing about Rich's mental strength and focus was awesome... because at the end of the day that will out perform our physical strength.


    Any additional comments?

    This isn't some Rich Froning reveals the ultra secret ways of being the best at Crossfit. This books simply tells the story of Rich Froning journey into Crossfit while also teaching some cool life lessons. I enjoyed it.

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  • Angela Andrews
    05/11/15
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    "loved this audio book."

    narrator was decent. easy to follow and didn't mind listen I g to him. the story and spiritual journey of Rich is what kept me tuned in though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sheena
    29/10/15
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    "narrator didn't work for this story"

    narrator didn't fit Rich Froning and for an avid crossfitter, didn't seem familiar with CF terminology so sounded awkward when talking about certain movements such as HSPUs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kayce
    19/06/15
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    "Perfectly Said!"

    I'm a father raising four boys and immediately want them to read this book. What an inspiring truth filled journey!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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