A Day With Ben Smith

By Ben Smith

In Athletes, CrossFit Games, HD Videos

June 30, 2012

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Call it “CrossFit cul-de-sac,” unofficially. It’s where Ben Smith, his brother, his cousin and his friends work out: his parents’ house in Chesapeake, Va.

The 22-year-old Smith won this year’s Mid Atlantic Regional after finishing third at last year’s Reebok CrossFit Games.

This day revolves around three workouts, where Smith takes the lead training his family and friends.

“I think working out with anybody is going to push you to work out harder,” he says. “I don’t think you need somebody who’s in front of you beating you all the time. You should be able to push yourself if you really want it that bad.”

Smith recently graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. With no job yet, his focus is on winning the Games this year.

“For the next month, I’m going to give everything I got and train every single day, all day,” he says. “When it comes time for the Games, I’m going to do my best and see how things go.”

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Additional reading: CrossFit Radio Episode 186 by Justin Judkins, published Aug. 24, 2011.

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4 Comments on “A Day With Ben Smith”


wrote …

Great video!!! Totally pulling for Ben this year as a fellow garage gym'er!


wrote …

CrossFit is lucky to have Ben Smith. Good kid and the real deal. Keep rollin' your own Ben and good luck!


wrote …

I met Ben and his family out at dinner about a month ago. I asked him how he was going to do at the games this year. Without hesitation he said "I'm going to win it!" I believe! I'm a big fan and will be the first member of the Ben Smith box.


wrote …

I was in Charlotte this past weekend with my sister who was completing level 1 CF. I met a young man who told me about Ben Smith. More specifically that Ben built his own platform and saved a great deal of money. I am getting ready to open up my own facility and wanted to contact Ben to see if he has schematics for the platform construction. Do you have an email address for Ben? I can be reached at koakesb912@embarqmail.com. Thank you

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