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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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    Samire 01-10-16
    Samire 01-10-16 Member Since 2016
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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
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    Rusty 07-20-15
    Rusty 07-20-15 Member Since 2014
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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
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    D. E. Weerasinghe Colombo,Sri Lanka 10-16-15
    D. E. Weerasinghe Colombo,Sri Lanka 10-16-15 Member Since 2015
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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

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Hanson 01-04-16
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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 11-05-15
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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

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    Sheena 10-29-15
    Sheena 10-29-15 Member Since 2015
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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.

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    Kayce 06-19-15
    Kayce 06-19-15 Member Since 2016
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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!!

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    David 08-05-15
    David 08-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a crossfit training/strategy book"

    I have a lot of respect for Rich Froning. He's obviously a beast physically and mentally, he's humble, and is strong in his convictions without coming across as preachy. However, this book is pretty pointless except to give his history and experience at the games. its high level and written at a third grade level. Not much depth or helpful insights.

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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
    12/2/15
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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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