By Rich Froning

  • Release Date : 2013-06-21
  • Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
  • FIle Size : 10.39 MB
Score: 4.5
From 283 Ratings
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First 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.


  • Lost & found

    By Joe from Cali
    What a great book to read,inspiring and motivating. I encourage people to read this wonderful story of Rich, it will be worth your valuable time. Enjoy!
  • Good read

    By Yupqq
    Very motivating for anyone that needs that wake up call!
  • Balanced right

    By Bubba VanB
    Great read by a man that could simply talk always about his accomplishments. Rich is a very blessed athlete but keeps a solid perspective with his balance with Christ and with competing. What a great read for any individual looking for a boost of confidence in the games of life, and how to keep Christ first with learning how to improve physically. I only wish all athletes in every sport that are on top could learn how to have the perspective of one of the most amazing athletes on the planet. What a great role model Rich has become, and an awesome example of e discipline it takes to win.
  • Superior

    By Bakey00
    Thank you Rich for standing up for what you believe in. You speak the truth and inspire many with your walk of faith. Thank you!
  • Great book

    By Jbrandonullrich
    This book is amazing and inspirational! Rich is a true Christian that anyone can come to know and love! Take it from a CrossFitter and a pastor READ THIS BOOK!
  • AWESOME story

    By m&kc
    I came across this book by a serendipitous moment. I had never heard of CrossFit until recently while buying new shoes for a workout program I had started to get into shape. The workouts creator recommended Reebok CrossFit shoes to which I googled & found out about the workouts & Rich Froning. In seeing pics of him & the Galatians 6:14 tattoo I began finding out more about the CrossFit champion & his faith. I got this book & have been blown away by the story of tragedy & triumph that led to the man that is inspiring people all over the world. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone for inspiration to push yourself, never give up & to realize what's most important in life.
  • Great read

    By NTBres
    I really enjoyed this book! Rich is the kind of athlete that all kids should look up to. Faith, family, then fitness, excellent priorities!
  • Insightful

    By ExtremeCouture
    This is a fantastic read that goes beyond the expected and takes a very insightful look into the faith of a champion.
  • First

    By Brad Cantrell
    This book is very encouraging, humbling, and inspirational. One of the best reads EVER! “And what God’s Word has taught me is that the key to truly winning is not to be first. The key to winning is to put God first.” Rich Froning, "First"
  • First

    By Charger 72
    I am not a cross fit person, but found out about it from a work colleague. I watched the games last year and saw Rich Froning win his 2nd straight championship. I bought the book out of mostly curiosity, to see what went on. I was majorly surprised on how this was not just a book about Cross-fit, but about a man's journey into different stages of his life, and how he handles it. From job choices, family tragedies, marriage, to instant fame. And through it all, he found who had been with him all of his life. GOD. Read this book, it is funny, serious, and will make you ask yourself.... what am I doing