Rich Froning Jr CrossFit Elite Athlete Profile

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 190 lbs.

Started CrossFit: July 2009

Training Facility: CrossFit Mayhem

Coach/Trainer: Self

Occupation: Trainer

From: Cookeville, Tennessee

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Supplements: He uses BSN SYNTHA-6 Protein Powder

Typical Training Week:

Olympic and Power Lift 5 days a week; Metcons 6 days a week

Diet: Paleo, Steves Original Paleo. He Drinks whole milk and also likes peanut butter. His wife Hillary’s diet. He also mixes Progenex Recovery and Progenex More Muscle for the extra effect. You can read more on the whole Rich Froning peanut butter phenomenon in the CrossFit Journal.

Video – Rich Froning Jr. at the CrossFit Games

Rich Froning wears the Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 training shoe

CrossFit Stats:
Fran: 2:13 (previous 2:15)
Cindy: 31
Grace: 1:11 (previous 1:30)
Helen: 8:58
Max Pull-ups: 75 (previous 55)
Fight Gone Bad: 508

CrossFit Games 2013 Highlights

Rich Froning uses Wrist Wraps for his CrossFit workouts – Here

Weightlifting stats:
Deadlift: 545 (previous 480)
Bench: 335 (in 2012)
Squat: 445 (previous 405)
Snatch: 300 (previous 235)
Front squat: 375
Shoulder press: 205
Squat Clean:
Clean: 152kg (335 lbs) (stat from March 2012)
Clean and Jerk: 370 (previous 345)

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Filthy Fifty: 23:00
Fight Gone Bad: 375
Back Squat: 365

1st Place CrossFit Games 2014
1st Place CrossFit Games 2013
1st place CrossFit Games 2012
1st place CrossFit Games 2011
1st Place, 2010 CrossFit Games Deep South Sectional
1st Place, 2010 CrossFit Games Dirty South Regional
2nd Place, 2010 CrossFit Games

Rich Froning Apparel
Everyone wants to know what Rich Froning wears – He wore Oakley Jury Sunglasses in the CrossFit Games 2013 and has been seen sporting them around at many events.
CrossFit T shirt Galatians

Tattoo on his side: “Galatians 6:14”
Galatians 6:14 (NIV) May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Video – Garage Games 2012

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Rich Froning Workout Routine
Rich constantly varies his workouts with no particular rhyme or reason and follows basic CrossFit protocol (constantly varied workouts with intensity).

He has made the switch from Oly weightlifting shoes to Reebok Nano’s in 2013.

A question that is asked a lot is “What necklace does Rich Froning wear?”

He wears the Phiten Titanium Necklace

Rich Froning wikipedia

Twitter – @rich_froning


He appeared in a recent issue of People magazine number where he talked about his nutrition, workouts and faith in God.

Jason Khalipa and Neal Maddox are two of Rich’s biggest competitors and are both close behind him in the CrossFit Open 2013.

Neal Maddox CrossFit Elite Athlete Profile. Josh Golden is currently in the lead ahead of Rich Froning in the CrossFit Open 2012. Josh Golden CrossFit Elite Athlete Profile

Jason Khalipa currently leads the CrossFit Open 12.4 workoutJason Khalipa CrossFit Elite Athlete Profile. pat Barber is also ranking high in the CrossFit Open. Read more about Pat Barber here.

An interesting question we got on the website was “what does a pro crossfitter bench?”. The answer is that they probably don’t know as many of them don’t bench press. It is not a very functional exercise. When was the last time you laid on your back and had to press something up? In wrestling you press your opponent up but that is often to the side at an angle. You are better off using a sand bag than a barbell.

To answer the question of “How much does Rich Froning bench press?”. Rich bench pressed 335 lbs in 2012.

Question: Does Rich Froning drink alcohol? We don’t believe that he drinks alcohol both from his faith and that he is an elite athlete.

Question: What protein does he use? Rich used Progenex, then BSN, and now Advocare supplements.

Question: what hand guards does rich froning use? Check out these gymnastic grips that Rich uses for high intensity pull up workouts.

Question: Where can i buy rich froning american flag nano crossfit shoes? Check outReebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 Froning shoes HERE

Question: How does he stack up against pro weightlifters? He would be near the podium or on the podium for national Olympic lifting.

Question: What does he have to say about crossfit haters? Huh?

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