CrossFit legend Rich Froning and top CrossFit Coach Chris Hinshaw recently toured through Europe, delivering seminars and intensive training sessions for athletes that wanted to take their performance to the next level.
BOXROX caught up with them in Berlin. Both Rich and Chris are humble, down to earth guys with tremendous passion and dedication for what they do.
Check out Part 1 and Part 2, and stay tuned for this extensive series of in depth interviews. It will show the human side of these two titans within CrossFit, whilst also giving you many chances and tips to learn from two of the best individuals in the game.
RICH FRONING BOXROX SERIES PART 1 – RICH AND CHRIS ON TOUR
In the this video BOXROX talked to Rich Froning about the tour, his impressions of Europe and what he thinks of the CrossFit scene over here.
RICH FRONING BOXROX SERIES PART 2 – PERFORMANCE
In Part 2, Rich opened up on why he feels he is so competitive, finishing second at the 2017 CrossFit Games, the pressure of competing and much more.
“No smiles on the podium, that’s just who I am I can’t smile if I get second place.”
He goes into depth about how he motivates himself psychologically to train and compete.
“The second place medal was definitely a motivator for the whole season. I hung it on the barn wall so everyday we trained we got to have that thing in our face and see it…”
Get all the details in the video below.
Recognizable by the tattoo of Galatians 6:14 scrawled from his left armpit to his hip, Rich Froning Jr. was dubbed the Fittest Man in History after winning four back-to-back individual CrossFit Games championships (2011-2014). Seemingly unbeatable, he also won the worldwide Open for three consecutive years (2012-2014), and when he retired from individual competition after the 2014 season, he captained his affiliate’s team, CrossFit Mayhem Freedom, to two back-to-back Affiliate Cup championships in 2015 and 2016. After a disappointing (his own words) second place finish at the 2017 CrossFit Games in the team division, he then went on to reclaim victory and the top spot in 2018.
Chris Hinshaw is a former All American swimmer and an experienced professional triathlete with top international finishes including a 2nd place overall finish at the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships, 2-time member of Team USA at the Hawaiian Ironman, 2nd place overall finish at the Ironman World Championships in Canada, and a 1st place overall finish at Ironman Brazil.
He is THE Endurance coach for the Crossfit community, working with athletes such as Mat Fraser, Katrin Davidsdottir, Rich Froning and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet among many others.
All videos were shot and created by Matt Melling.
The location for the shooting, training and interview took place at Myleo CrossFit in Berlin.