“A Way of Life”

By Elijah Muhammad

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, Videos

March 10, 2012

Video Article

Three years after his basketball career at Tennessee Tech University, Elijah Muhammad is 20 lb. bigger—in a good way.

Muhammad has been “doing CrossFit and training hard with No. 1 and No. 6,” he says with a smile.

“No. 1” is Rich Froning Jr., who won the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, and “No. 6” is Dan Bailey, who finished in sixth place at the Games.

Muhammad is a strength-and-conditioning graduate assistant coach at the university. The institution also employs Froning as assistant strength coach and Bailey as a strength-and-conditioning graduate assistant.

“They whoop on me all the time,” Muhammad says. “Them guys can move, man.”

Spending time with Froning has opened his eyes to training not just the body but also the mind and spirituality, Muhammad says.

“Every hurdle that comes in his way, he overcomes it,” he explains. “He’s a tough guy.”

6min 42sec

Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 210 by Justin Judkins, published Feb. 8, 2012.



7 Comments on ““A Way of Life””


wrote …

Awesome vid! I love how you guys are working hard and doing it for the Glory of our Lord! God Bless!


wrote …

Great vid. Keep grinding!


wrote …

awesome video....love hearing his commitment and love of crossfit and how he passionately passes it down to his younger athletes.....loved hearing how much stronger those kids are and how there is less injury...good testament to crossfit and his coaching abilities!

well done video!!


wrote …

Excellent job guys! Whatever you do, do it all for the Glory of God. 1 Cor 10:13


replied to comment from Justin Newell

1 Corinthians 10:31 my friend!


wrote …

I love watching the WODs with the Tennessee Tech. Awesome looking facility.
Met Rich Froning in Toronto and just the most humblest guy. Took the time to chat with whom ever had questions for him.

Great 12.2 WOD btw Elijah.


wrote …

Word...it's definitely a way of life! Well said and great vid!

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