Chris Powell on … Hitting PRs

In this Web exclusive, Chris Powell, host of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” and self-proclaimed CrossFit fanatic, weighs in on his favorite PR — and what he’s working toward next.


What PR are you most proud of?

Oh gosh. Well, I squat-cleaned 305. It was my 2015 New Year’s resolution to get over 300 pounds in the squat clean. So I nailed it this summer, but now I’m aiming for 315, and it’s gonna happen. There’s something about having three wheels on the bar and being able to squat-clean that, it definitely commands a lot of respect, so that’s something I’m gunning for.

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Any other goals?

I’m gunning for a sub-3 “Fran,” which right now it’s at 3:19. And if anyone wants to see me suffer on YouTube, they can see me get that. [Ed note: We’ll make it easy for you: see below] It’s one of the most painful-looking Frans you’ll ever see. I also want to be able to do 15 muscle-ups in a row. I’m still a ways away from that. My max now is I’ve knocked out nine. I’m slowly getting there.

For more on Chris Powell, pick up the December issue of The Box on newsstands November 10, 2015.