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Old 03-04-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Rich Froning

Dude is killing it at BW and WL, even against purported specialists in specialist workouts. Came out of relative obscurity in 2010 CF Games (I know he did ok in '09 too). What gives? Volume, youth, skill, overhead strength? It's all speculation sure, but I'm curious what people think.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:35 AM   #2
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You forgot to add BAMF genes!
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:44 AM   #3
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Re: Rich Froning

Oh yeah, and how his dad had him doing hard manual labor regularly growing up. I guess it could be those things, but come on a lot of these guys have BAMF genes and have worked/trained their whole lives (albeit not CF to varying degrees).
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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Dude is killing it at BW and WL, even against purported specialists in specialist workouts. Came out of relative obscurity in 2010 CF Games (I know he did ok in '09 too). What gives? Volume, youth, skill, overhead strength? It's all speculation sure, but I'm curious what people think.
Milk...p'nut butter...progenex. Rows every day because he hates rowing...OL and PL 5 days/week, metcon 6 days/week... Tons of hard work.
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Re: Rich Froning

Grew up on a farm, played collegiate baseball, current asst. strength coach for TTU, and he basically lives in the their training facility.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mRbkhRJJug WFS
That video shows the caliber athlete that he is. Good watch.
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Re: Rich Froning

obviously training, genetics, diet all matter a great deal. being young so he can recover quickly helps too. but i wonder if there are other, non training, external factors that might also play a huge part. life factors, if you will. it seems to me that Rich might be less distracted by other outside factors. many of the competitors are are running a business, coaching, traveling to do certs, making commercials, writing articles, etc. plus many of them are married and maybe even have kids. not that any of those are bad. but it doesn't seem the Rich does as much of that as alot of other people (i know he does some of it). but maybe it allows him to be for single minded and have to adjust his routine less. add to that the fact that he is surrounded by other young motivated athletes at his job that can push him and encourage him. i don't know... just a thought
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seems to me that Rich might be less distracted by other outside factors. many of the competitors are are running a business, coaching, traveling to do certs, making commercials, writing articles, etc. plus many of them are married and maybe even have kids.
Very good point. I also believe that it's some what because he's surrounded by collegiate football players for a majority of the time, he is constantly pushed. He's an inspiration and role model, no matter what.
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Re: Rich Froning

Rich is a specimen, but I feel that as the weeks progress the events will bring a lot of newcomers into higher rankings. Due to the number of competitors growing at such a high rate, a lot of other "specimens" will start to surface. I can't wait to see the 2012 games.
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Grew up on a farm, played collegiate baseball, current asst. strength coach for TTU, and he basically lives in the their training facility.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mRbkhRJJug WFS
That video shows the caliber athlete that he is. Good watch.
This looks like a great video. Kind of long (1 hr+) I'll have to watch it later. I had to remove the extra http: at the beginning to get the link to work. I fixed it in the above copy.
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obviously training, genetics, diet all matter a great deal. being young so he can recover quickly helps too. but i wonder if there are other, non training, external factors that might also play a huge part. life factors, if you will. it seems to me that Rich might be less distracted by other outside factors. many of the competitors are are running a business, coaching, traveling to do certs, making commercials, writing articles, etc. plus many of them are married and maybe even have kids. not that any of those are bad. but it doesn't seem the Rich does as much of that as alot of other people (i know he does some of it). but maybe it allows him to be for single minded and have to adjust his routine less. add to that the fact that he is surrounded by other young motivated athletes at his job that can push him and encourage him. i don't know... just a thought
He may not run an affiliate, have a wifey or kids, but collegiate level strength and conditioning coaches put in A LOT of hours.
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