TRANSFORMATION – Chandler Smith before CrossFit & His 7 Top 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 Chandler Smith came forth at the 2020 Rogue Invitational, behind only Patrick Vellner, Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson and Noah Ohlsen.

He also finished 6th at the 2020 CrossFit Games and in 15th place at the 2019 CrossFit Games (his rookie year) and has been consistently rising through the ranks of CrossFit in recent years. 

Chandler Smith in the CrossFit Open

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

WHO IS CHANDLER SMITH?

CHANDLER SMITH BEFORE CROSSFIT

LESSONS FROM CHANDLER SMITH

Add the following lessons into your training to improve your performances. 

7. LEARN FROM YOUR OTHER SPORTING AND LIFE EXPERIENCES

Chandler Smith balances a hectic work/life/training balance with his Army and training commitments. He takes what he has learnt and re-applies 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. 

“I wrestled my last match five years ago, and even with all that’s happened since then, I still feel that most any good qualities I have as an athlete were developed in my time on the mats with @armywp_wrestling . As I work back into normal training starting today, I’m grateful for the mental and physical resilience the sport beat into me, and equally proud of my former prep-stars @benny_heavens, @luke_weiland plus the rest of my USMAPS dudes for how far they’ve taken the program over the last four years. Beat Navy, again.”                          

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