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Old 07-13-2014, 06:35 PM   #1
Victor Sellers
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1st time Fran today

So, I did Fran for the first time today, doing Crossfit now for about 8 months, I'm a lil larger than the avg guy doing crossfit I think, I'm 6'2 250lbs. My first every Fran time today 6:38...trying to see how I fare with the rest of the folks on the board, especially the rookies like myself
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:35 PM   #2
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Re: 1st time Fran today

Pretty good. Lot's of first timers struggle with 45lbs. With your size I imagine the thrusters are pretty easy and the pullups a bit harder. For many CFer's it's the opposite.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:56 PM   #3
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Re: 1st time Fran today

Yes, the thrusters weren't to bad, pull ups are harder on me, I can butterfly 8-10 in a row, when I get a good rhythm going, which helps. Going to do it again in about 6 weeks
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:50 AM   #4
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Re: 1st time Fran today

My first Fran was between 10 and 11 minutes. Looks like you're off to a good start.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:17 PM   #5
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Re: 1st time Fran today

Thank you sir, I've been training for about 8 months now, got a great coach and I'm part of a great box, consistently good programming is where the credit is due, I'm just now starting to do the girls, will be interesting to see how they end up
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:45 AM   #6
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Re: 1st time Fran today

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...I'm just now starting to do the girls, will be interesting to see how they end up
Pregnant (if you don't use contraceptive). Sorry, I had to. :-)

Seems like you did pretty well for a first time through. Having good coaches and programming goes a long way, whether in crossfit or other sports.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:30 PM   #7
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Re: 1st time Fran today

That's a great start... congrats!

Why are you planning on trying again in six weeks? I feel like that is a pretty short period of time to make any significant improvement. I've been there, and found myself to be pretty disappointed when my time didn't improve much / at all. I'd say that you continue to follow your box's programming, add some extra strict/weighted/kipping pull up work, and maybe add some heavier (115) thrusters every now and then.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:03 AM   #8
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Re: 1st time Fran today

Nice job. My first time was 13 minutes with strict pullups in a globo gym.

I only recently got under 4min after 6 years.

I'll break 3 min yet.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:59 AM   #9
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That's a great start... congrats!

Why are you planning on trying again in six weeks? I feel like that is a pretty short period of time to make any significant improvement. I've been there, and found myself to be pretty disappointed when my time didn't improve much / at all. I'd say that you continue to follow your box's programming, add some extra strict/weighted/kipping pull up work, and maybe add some heavier (115) thrusters every now and then.
i think i have done a little better, everyone warned me on how bad it was, so i paced myself pretty good, i think i can prob break 6mins, i wanted to wait about 6 weeks, becuase i wanted to try a few of the other workouts before Fran again.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:16 PM   #10
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Re: 1st time Fran today

my 1st time was 11 min 1 1/2 later 4.15 and I'm 41 and to 235 good job keep up the good work
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