Surprise, Your Coach is Out Sick and Mat Fraser is Filling In

November 14, 2019 by
Photo courtesy of Nike.
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This is one time you really hope you didn’t decide to hit the snooze button and go back to sleep. Thursday at 7:15 AM, 14 athletes at CrossFit Lutèce were standing around waiting for their coach who was running late. 

…then in walks Mathew Fraser. Not Matthieu Frasér, a 5’ 7” shaved head doppelgänger, but four-time Fittest Man on Earth, destroyer of WODs, the actual Mathew Fraser. And he was there to coach the workout before heading over to the Eiffel Tower for a photoshoot and some interviews.

The workout

20 minute EMOM (40 on, 20 off)

10 Cal concept 2 bike damper 10
Into max jumping air squats

9 Dumbbell deadlift
7 Dumbbell cleans

5 Dumbbell front squats
Max STO in remainder

10 cal row
Max burpees over erg


So why’s he in Paris? Fraser’s doing some promotional work with Nike in the lead up to the Fittest Freakest Challenge in February. Word is Nike will be dropping a country-wide challenge with the chance to win VIP passes to the Freakest Challenge in February. Rumor is Fraser will be back at the competition next year. 

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