Weight: 190 lbs.
Started CrossFit: July 2009
Training Facility: CrossFit Mayhem
From: Cookeville, Tennessee
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
Fran: 2:13 (previous 2:15)
Grace: 1:11 (previous 1:30)
Max Pull-ups: 75 (previous 55)
Fight Gone Bad: 508
CrossFit Games 2013 Highlights
Rich Froning uses Wrist Wraps for his CrossFit workouts – Here
Deadlift: 545 (previous 480)
Bench: 335 (in 2012)
Squat: 445 (previous 405)
Snatch: 300 (previous 235)
Front squat: 375
Shoulder press: 205
Clean: 152kg (335 lbs) (stat from March 2012)
Clean and Jerk: 370 (previous 345)
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
Check out CrossFit WOD Warrior Shorts @ Amazon.com
He has made the switch from Oly weightlifting shoes to Reebok Nano’s in 2013.
He wears the Phiten Titanium Necklace
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.
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?