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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interesting, inspirational, enlightening
Where Rich recounts his fall at his first crossfit games and how it made him a better athlete, and all roundperson.
At his second crossfit games when he describes overcoming his previous failure.
Yes, it was very difficult to pull myself away from this audiobook
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
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.
What a great down to earth Man! Read once and listened once. I recommend it to all :)
"This is a great book. Rich is a true Christian"
This is a true testimony of human character.
Rich is a true role model for all young men.
"Rich Froning CrossFit Machine"
And much more importantly a Christian testimony. Love that brother. Great insight into the games competitions and his training, diet, and spiritual journey.
"Very good book about crossfit and faith."
I really enjoyed listening to his story. it helped me evaluate my faith and what I put first.
"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.
"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.
loved it! it was exactly what I needed to read and hear at this point in my life.
"Inspiration for Life... not just Crossfit"
Hearing about Rich's mental strength and focus was awesome... because at the end of the day that will out perform our physical strength.
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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