If you had asked someone to characterize CrossFit, you would probably first mention the intense workouts, but not far behind is likely the CrossFit community spirit. One man who knows everything about CrossFit camaraderie is four-time CrossFit champion Rich Froning, who also happens to be a member of the four-time CrossFit winning team Mayhem Freedom.
Froning would be the first to admit this. Working as part of a team has extended his CrossFit professional career, but if you hang out with Crossfitters Froning trains, there are no days off. "It can be harmful," explains Froning, "because you always take part in competitions and always throw yourself into the ground."
"The kind of athletes that we have and the kind of athletes that we train with, nobody likes to lose and nobody will give up or give an inch, so that can wear you out a little after a while." [1
"There will be days when you can push harder than on other days, but there are also times when I can push hard, but someone else cannot push hard or vice versa. You just have to make the best of it if you can. "