Rich Froning: Dominating That Fittest Man on Earth Title, Balancing Family & Career, and Building His Business Empire
Rich Froning has dominated the title of “Fittest Man on Earth'' by winning four consecutive CrossFit Games men’s titles, and five Affiliate Cup Championships. The former firefighter from Cookeville, Tennessee, took up CrossFit in 2009 and made his Games debut a year later, finishing second overall. In 2014, after his fourth consecutive win, Rich stepped away from the individual competition to focus on his growing family, only to come back a year later starting a run of six additional podium finishes with Mayhem Freedom between 2015 and 2021.In addition to world-class athlete, Rich has added entrepreneur and media brand to his portfolio; launching Froning Farms, Buffalo Brew Coffee, and Mayhem Athlete Programming business ventures. Rich is also an integral part of the ever-growing CrossFit Mayhem and Froning Farms YouTube channels, and two podcasts: Froning and Friends and Into The Storm.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is sponsored by Momentous. Kelly first learned about Momentous when a national champion cyclocross athlete sent him a bottle of PR Lotion as a thank you gift. When one of the best athletes on the planet hands you a tool to unlock your own athletic suffering, you pay attention! Fast forward to today and Momentous is the largest supplier of nutritional support to college, pro-sports teams, and the military in the world. Micronutrient and functional nutritional support isn't a gimmick, it's a performance advantage. Whether you are looking for a high quality daily vitamin, collagen supplementation, or NSF certified protein to support working tissues, no one does it better. For more info, go to thereadystate.com/momentous and use code "TRS" for 20% OFF your first purchase.
Dave is a multiple-time USA Gymnastics National Champion and was part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team. Dave has coached gymnastics teams to multiple National Championships, was a lead coach for the CrossFit Gymnastics L1 Course where he developed the CrossFit Gymnastics Advanced Course. Dave is...
Travis Mash has been strength training for over 21 years and has been working with athletes on their strength, speed, and athletic performance for over 15 years. Travis has worked with athletes and non-athletes of all levels from NFL and Olympic hopefuls, to 7-year-olds just starting out, to a...