This fitness craze has moved out of the realm of fad and into the mainstream. Every city has at least one gym devoted exclusively to cross fitness. A friend of mine opened one here about three years ago. While my friend is a cool guy, I will say that the types attracted to it are a bit bizarre. Fantastically fit, but quite bizarre. They all seem to have a certain insecurity that is masked over with this overreaching regimen. Not surprisingly, I would estimate that about 20% of the participants that I know here are closet cases. I came very close to a relationship with one guy in the program, and then he pulled back completely, in a gay panic. He was very handsome and we had a lot in common, but alas, it was not enough.
Nonetheless cross fitness is a wonderful place to look for the best all-around bodies. They usually have great legs as well as upper bodies, which is very important to me. Love me some great legs!
One day I was walking through the bookstore and I was stopped dead in my tracks by a magazine called The Box. No, it was not a fanzine devoted to the James Marsden/Cameron Diaz freakzoid movie. It was all about cross fitness, and on its cover was one of the most beautiful men I've seen in quite a long time....
RICH FRONING, JR.
So, like any good little gay boy, I did some research to find out that Rich Froning is not just a beautiful cover man, and not just a cross fitness expert, the winner of the title of Fittest Man in the World.
I will readily admit that I am not quite certain that the contest for this title is as international as the winning nomenclature suggests, but, for the sake of argument, I think we can all agree that Rich Froning certainly looks like the fittest man in the world.
He doesn't seem to be overcompensating for anything, so I will exclude him from such an equation. Is it any wonder that cross fitness magazines are snatching up pictures of him to grace their covers?
The headline of these pages is only preaching to the choir....
Rich is also the spokesman for BSN nutritional supplements...
Rich is 5' 10" or 178 cm, and weighs 190 pounds. You can see his workout regimen by clicking on this sentence. Born in Cookeville, Tennessee, July 21, 1987, Rich is a workout coach for his alma mater, Tennessee Tech University and lives in the same hometown, where he is happily married and is also a volunteer fireman.
Here is a series of pics of Rich in action, doing all the things that cross fitness people must do in order to be deemed cross fit...
RUNNING WHILE LIFTING
(I told you that these people are crazy)
PUSHING & PULLING
JUMPING & LEAPING
This is a picture of Rich Froning:
1) competing in the cross fitness championship
2) competing in a triathalon
3) competing in the Iron Man competition
4) participating in the hottest Where's Waldo ever!
|For those who have asked the question, THIS is why men have nipples, too!|
WITH HIS BUDS
AND JUST PLAIN SHOWING OFF!
And why shouldn't he show off? He's earned the rewards for his hard work, and we reap some benefits, too. Just look at this man....
If there's a flaw on him, I'd sure like to spend my time finding it with a magnifying glass. Just point me in the right direction...
RICH FRONING, JR.: A man of fitness, endurance and beauty!