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AWESOME TRANSFORMATIONS – Chandler Smith Before CrossFit (and His Top 7 Training Tips)

Check out the fittest man in the US army before he found CrossFit and learn from his valuable lessons about training and success.

Chandler Smith came second overall at the Granite Games last weekend, looking to land a spot on the podium at the 2021 CrossFit Games. Smith has been consistently rising through the ranks of CrossFit in recent years. 

YEARDIVISIONOVERALL RANK (WORLDWIDE)OVERALL RANK (BY COUNTRY)
2020Men22nd12th United States
2019Men40th20th United States
2018Men128th1st Bulgaria

Who is Chandler Smith?

A former Army vet, Chandler Smith is aiming for his third Games invite this year with his performance at the Granite Games, following a sixth place finish in 2020 and just missing out on the in-person COVID-safe event in Aromas, CA.

Chandler Smith Before CrossFit

Lessons From Chandler Smith

Chandler’s rise in the scene has been down to hard work and determination. Check out these training tips from Chandler Smith to help you become the best you can be.

1. Learn From Your Life Experiences

Chandler Smith is no longer in the army, but when he was he had to balance a hectic work/life/training balance with his career and training commitments. He took what he learned and applied this to CrossFit. You can do the same.

If you have a background in running then don’t worry about finding it harder to succeed at strength based WODs, instead focus on the extra engine capacity that you’ve developed in the past and use that to your advantage. Extract positively from elements in your own personal history. 

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