First: What It Takes to Win

First: What It Takes to Win

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By (author) Rich Froning, With David Thomas, Foreword by Dave Castro

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  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 284 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 208mm x 22mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Wheaton, IL
  • ISBN 10: 1414386788
  • ISBN 13: 9781414386782
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 7,407

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Physical Strength Can Only Take You So Far 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," readers come alongside Rich as he trains for and competes in back-to-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 and spiritual challenge.

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What does it take to be the best?Strength. Endurance. Skill. Discipline. Those are the qualities that made Rich Froning a two-time CrossFit Games champion and earned him the title of "The Fittest Man on Earth." But it takes more than sheer 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," readers come alongside Rich as he competes in back-to-back-to-back CrossFit Games and get an inside look into the CrossFit phenomenon that is sweeping the world as well as a personal glimpse into the life of the down-to-earth champion. From the infamous rope climb that cost him the title in 2010 through his subsequent wins in 2011 and 2012, Rich shares invaluable lessons, priorities, and insights that have transformed his life and career and ultimately underscore what CrossFit is all about.Most important, Rich shares the secret to his own success both in and out of the gym: when God comes "first," everything else falls into place.