HWPO: Hard Work Pays Off (Paperback)
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Transform your body and mind with the definitive guide to building peak strength, endurance, and speed, from the five-time CrossFit Games champion and Fittest Man on Earth
No matter your level of fitness, no matter if you’ve never attempted CrossFit before, this book is your total training manual.
Mat Fraser is undisputedly the fittest man in CrossFit history for winning the CrossFit Games an unprecedented five times. A student of engineering, Fraser optimized his body like a machine, and his absolute dedication to the training program he designed for himself is now legendary. For years, every single decision he made was weighed against the question: "Will this help me win?" If the answer was no, he didn't do it. If it would give him even the slightest edge or advantage, he would—no matter the cost. Fraser became a master of identifying his weaknesses and then seeking out training methods to improve them, and he's idolized in the fitness community for his relentless pursuit of peak performance. It's not hard to see why he achieved so much success—but how is a different question.
Throughout his career, Fraser has been highly guarded about his specific training techniques (after all, sharing them would not help him win the CrossFit Games). But with his recent retirement from competition, Fraser is finally ready to open up about his path to the podium. HWPO reveals the workouts, training hacks, eating plans, and mental strategies that have helped make him a champion. It's an incredible resource of elite training strategies, illustrated workouts, and motivational stories, and it's a glimpse into the mind of one of the world's greatest athletes.
About the Author
Mathew Fraser is the Fittest Man on Earth: the most successful and dominant CrossFit athlete in history, a five-time CrossFit Games Champion (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) and the only six-time individual podium finisher. Prior to his CrossFit career, Fraser was also the 2009 Junior National Champion Weightlifter. He has since retired from competition to spend more time with friends, family, and fiancée, Sammy Moniz.
Praise for Mat Fraser
“Mat Fraser isn’t just the first and only 5-time ‘Fittest Man on Earth’ . . . he has cemented his status in many people’s minds as the greatest CrossFit athlete in history.”—Rogue Fitness
“The LeBron James of CrossFit.”—TMZ Sports