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First: What It Takes to Win [Kindle Edition]

Rich Froning , Dave Castro , David Thomas
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11393 KB
  • Print Length: 301 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1414386788
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (21 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AM259DY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,814 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read. 20 Aug 2013
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This is a brilliant book. I read this over the space of a couple of evenings, if it weren't for other commitments I would have read it quicker.

I would have given this 5 stars, but as a non-Christian there were a few chapters that weren't relevant to me. Although saying this, it was nice to have an insight in to Rich`s faith and beliefs.

It's very uplifting to see someone with a very normal background becoming a Crossfit champion. It goes to show that hard work pays off and can reward you in many ways.

Overall a must for those involved in Crossfit or merely just interested to see what it takes to be named 'the fittest man in the world'.
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As the title reads, such a good book to see a snippet of his life and preparation - physically and spiritually. An atheist has now been intrigued!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 21 Nov 2013
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Really interested in Crossfit of late and decided to give this book a read to get an insight into an Elite Crossfitter & was very impressed by Rich in how he goes about competing & how strong his faith is. It has really made me look at how I live my own life & on what aspects of it I would like to improve!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 29 Jun 2014
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Perfect for a Crossfit fan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Inspirational 4 Jun 2014
By Adam
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Was really interesting in finding out about the life of the 3 time champ! Well worth a read and really enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 25 April 2014
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Quite god heavy but a great read all the same particularly his insights into childhood and his life growing up
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5.0 out of 5 stars very inspired 2 April 2014
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An open, honest and down-to-earth account as life as the fittest man earth! Very inspirational stuff that leaves you feeling like you can take on the world and win (with God's help). I'm definitely taking my fitness up to the next level after reading this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great service from Amazon 2 April 2014
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Very interesting for a newly addicted Crossfitter. Great to read from a 3 time champion and can't wait to read more about Crossfit.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Way too much religion
I bought this because I am interested in crossfit, nutrition, training etc. I did not want to be lambasted with Mr Froning' s religious views
Published 4 days ago by Steph
5.0 out of 5 stars strongly recommended
enjoyable read, strongly recommended
Published 6 days ago by chris_w
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read.
Published 1 month ago by Jim Hill
2.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read if your a Christian cross-fitter
Interesting in parts, not enough detail on the training done by Rich - techniques, examples etc and too much on his faith, which although it is clearly important to him, is covered... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mark Wilton
4.0 out of 5 stars Less God please
A good read, too much Christianity references for me but lessons in there nonetheless. Will be reading this book again.
Published 4 months ago by Kw
2.0 out of 5 stars With god's help? Come on, Froning.
Froning, you got to where you are today by incredible self control and extremely hard work. Total respect for that. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tollo
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally
Firstly I'd like to thank you for the service! book was perfect for a friends birthday, he really enjoyed it and has dragged me out to enjoy some of the work outs. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ollie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A very honest account from a truly remarkable athlete. The Christian in RF is always there and ever present in the book but it's not rammed down your throat and his writing style... Read more
Published 7 months ago by GMAP
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