In a period of just three years, Mat Fraser rose from obscurity to become the dominant force in the sport of CrossFit. After finishing runner-up at the CrossFit Games in his first two efforts, the 27-year-old son of Olympic athletes was crowned The Fittest Man on Earth in 2016, and shows no sign of slowing down.
Bodybuilding.com and NF Sports have joined forces to provide an exclusive look into Fraser's training and life as he prepares to defend his title, in the documentary series The Making of a Champion.
Part 16: Finale
Next week Mat will compete in his fourth consecutive CrossFit Games, and attempt to win his second consecutive title as the Fittest Man on Earth.
Part 15: Home Life
Mat Fraser doesn't want to be a coach or to own a CrossFit gym. He does CrossFit because he likes to compete at CrossFit.
Part 14: Cowards & Champions
When people discount you, embrace it. It's your chance to prove them wrong. Don't shy away from adversity. Attack your fears with advice from 2016 CrossFit Champion Mat Fraser.
Part 13: Narrow The Focus
In this week's episode, Mat Fraser discusses personal sacrifice in preparation for The CrossFit Games. See how he narrows his focus on repeating as The Fittest Man On Earth.
Part 12: Hinshaw
For some reason we thought it would be a good idea to go to the track at 1:00 PM in the afternoon, 90 degrees outside, 60% humidity, and no water. What could go wrong?
Part 11: Who's Ready To Work?
When the game plan changes, you have to learn how to adapt. Even with barbells out and sprints in, Mat came out on top of Northeast regionals. Now watch as he works towards dominating the games.
Part 10: Bleed For It
Don't wait until you're injured before seeking recovery treatments.
Part 9: Mini-Wheats, Bite Size ONLY
What does the 2016 CrossFit champion and fittest man on earth, Mat Fraser, eat for breakfast? Mini-Wheats, bite size ONLY!
Part 8: A Flash In The Pan
2016 Crossfit Champion Mat Fraser did Olympic weightlifting for 10 years and when he left the sport he hated it.
Part 7: Trust the Process
Mat Fraser took first place in the East Regional last week, collectiong 585 out of a possible 600 points. He'll spend the next two months training at home for the CrossFit Games.
Part 6: Coffee, Motorcycles, Guns, and CrossFit
When you're an elite athlete, rest days are just as important as training days. For CrossFit champion Mat Fraser, this time is all about motorcycles, guns, coffee, and stretching. Follow Mat as he recharges his body and his brain.
Part 5: Embracing Fear
Even the greats have fear when it comes to testing their limits on the competition floor. Watch Mat Fraser train for CrossFit Regionals and embrace the challenge.
Part 4: Mat Fraser Didn't Want to Do CrossFit
Originally, Mat Fraser didn't want to do "that CrossFit thing"; he just wanted to lift weights. Learn how the group aspect of CrossFit finally won him over.
Part 3: Making Weaknesses into Strengths
Mat Fraser was strong, but cardio was holding him back. That's when he decided to row and sprint until his weaknesses turned into strengths.
Part 2: A Day with the 2016 CrossFit Champ
Who are you when no one is looking? Follow a day in the life of 2016 CrossFit Games Champion Mat Fraser as he eats and trains like a champion.
Part 1: Beginnings
In the opening chapter of this documentary series, 2016 CrossFit Games Champion and elite athlete Mat Fraser shares his backstory and shows viewers a day in the life at his hometown gym.
2016 CrossFit Games Champion Mat Fraser knows what it takes to be a winner. What are you doing when no one's looking?