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Old 12-03-2010, 01:19 AM   #21
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Re: "Fran" times. Whats your best

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Everyone loves a little FRAN! Tough test, but a great one to really see where you stand in the CrossFit world. Got my best with 2:33, video below. Upon further review, there may have been a close pull up or two near the end there (what do you guys think?). I know I'll be hitting this again in January some time, perhaps going chest to bar is the REAL test!

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Thats an awesome time and great effort. Your pull up technique is where you save lots of time. Its hard to judge because of the angle of the camera but it seems you are a few inches off the right height at the top. All of our crossfit guru friends will no doubt clarify that 100%. If you did as you said with chest to bar then no one could question you at all and I am sure you would smash a great time.
Nice effort and great vid.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:18 AM   #22
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Re: "Fran" times. Whats your best

Here's my most recent.

2:38 Fran (wfs)

Down from 3:06, and first time going unbroken.
Funny, the faster my Fran has gotten the less it hurts, as you'll see on the video.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:39 AM   #23
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Here's my most recent.

2:38 Fran (wfs)

Down from 3:06, and first time going unbroken.
Funny, the faster my Fran has gotten the less it hurts, as you'll see on the video.
It's the exact opposite for me--as mine has gone from 6:06 2+ years ago to 2:55 as of a few months ago, it's gotten twice as painful and taken me twice as long to shake it off and return to normal functioning ability. After the last one I felt like I was trying to breathe through Jello.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:44 AM   #24
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It's the exact opposite for me--as mine has gone from 6:06 2+ years ago to 2:55 as of a few months ago, it's gotten twice as painful and taken me twice as long to shake it off and return to normal functioning ability. After the last one I felt like I was trying to breathe through Jello.
Interesting! Very solid drop in time too, btw.
The last two especially, 3:06 and 2:38 really haven't been all the bad. I'd rather do them than an all out 500m row. I actually did a tabata row 20 min after 2:38 fran and it left me in a heap on the ground for a while.
My forearms burn after Fran, but I think what it's telling me is there is more in the tank. Just gotta go at each movement with more sense of urgency.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:03 AM   #25
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Interesting! Very solid drop in time too, btw.
The last two especially, 3:06 and 2:38 really haven't been all the bad. I'd rather do them than an all out 500m row. I actually did a tabata row 20 min after 2:38 fran and it left me in a heap on the ground for a while.
My forearms burn after Fran, but I think what it's telling me is there is more in the tank. Just gotta go at each movement with more sense of urgency.
Tabata row 20 mins after fran??? Respect.
The burn on the forearms is sick.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:55 AM   #26
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Funny, the faster my Fran has gotten the less it hurts, as you'll see on the video.
I agree with this. The reason Fran is painful for most people is because they reach aerobic failure and muscular endurance failure. Whereas the faster you get, the less chance you have of reaching failure, making it hurt less.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:18 PM   #27
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4:42 - I have a vid posted on my FBook Page

I hate this workout more than anything.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:09 AM   #28
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4:42 - I have a vid posted on my FBook Page

I hate this workout more than anything.
Hate!!! Thats a strong word. Solid time though so it cant be that bad.

Send the link for the video. Would be keen to check it out.

May have to close out the year with a solid time. 2 weeks to go.

Time + form = happy end of the year
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:36 AM   #29
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It never gets easier IMO. My first shot at it took me 3-something and it hurt. When I got in the low 2's it was absolute torture. I had a headache and felt nauseous for hours afterward. Same thing for Tabatas on the erg. It always leaves me a crumpled heap on the floor whereas my less conditioned training partners seem okay after just a few minutes. Maybe I'm just weird, I dunno.
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It never gets easier IMO. My first shot at it took me 3-something and it hurt. When I got in the low 2's it was absolute torture. I had a headache and felt nauseous for hours afterward. Same thing for Tabatas on the erg. It always leaves me a crumpled heap on the floor whereas my less conditioned training partners seem okay after just a few minutes. Maybe I'm just weird, I dunno.
Could be an issue of not understanding where their limits are and how hard they can push......or you're just getting soft Kev!
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