Wednesday, August 8, 2012
WOD with FRAN
21 Thruster 95lbs/Pull ups
15 Thruster 95lbs/Pull ups
9 Thruster 95lbs/Pull ups
Fran is one of CrossFits' benchmark workouts. Everyone in the CrossFit community strives to destroy Fran. I know I will get asked by everyone "Why Fran?". Fran is Greg Glassmans' first workout ever created just shy of 2000 and has become a staple in the community.
I have only done it three times, each time my times have gotten better, but are no where near where I expected.
The first time I did Fran it was as prescribed with strict pull ups and super insufficient thrusters coming in about 17 minutes. My Second attempt was a little better. I did the thrusters with an axle and the pull up with a basic kipping method coming in just under 9 min at 8:48. After a good amount of practice different parts of these movements. I got stronger in my push press and front squat, then learned the butterfly pull up and the value of really opening my hips, I did Fran in just under six minutes. I plan on nocking of as much time as possible each time I do Fran.
Mile for time