2nd fittest male on the planet-CrossFit® athlete Sam Kwant
🎧 New podcast episode 14 Sam Kwant
Sam Kwant just finished the 2020 CrossFit® Games where he finished 2nd place behind Matt Fraser which we feel makes him the 2nd fittest male on the planet!
In this episode Sam Kwant walks us through the process of qualifying for the games in the 2020 year and how the experience was based on the past years. With part of the qualifying portion taking place at your home gym and the finals bring held in CA with the top 5 women and Men competing for the title!
Sam was an unknown In the CrossFit® community when he made the games In 2016 as the youngest athlete. In 2017 he came back and finished 20th. After sustaining a knee injury in 2018 and taking the year off to rehab he came back even stronger In 2019 where he finished in 13th place.
A lot of people may have ben overlooking Sam in 2020 but he cam roaring back to finish in 2nd place!
What a day in the life of a CrossFit® athlete? Well Its a lot of gym time and a full time commitment! 10am too 1pm...home for some recovery time and nutrition and back to the gym from 3pm to 6pm is an average day as his training for the games escalates.
We have heard many elite athletes say it but Sam lives it when it comes to recovery and attributes his commitment to recovery is 50% of the reason for his success!
CrossFit® is a family affair working mostly out of Sams family training facility where Dad and brother are involved.
How much is recovery a part of his total routine or is it being played up by industry?
Sam says its 50% gym 50% recovery and considers it a huge part of huge injury prevention for him. firefly™ has been specifically great for him especially for his knees.
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