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Sunday 091011
Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:
95 pound Thruster
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Compare to 090213.

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“Fran” should be quick and painful:


  • SCALING OPTIONS for “Fran”, courtesy of the CrossFit Brand X forums. Note what they have to say about how long “Fran” should take and the different ways in which this workout can be scaled to maintain intensity:
    Big Dawgs:
    As Rx’d
    Women use 65#’s
    Fran done well is a 3-5 minute workout. This time try choosing a weight that will let you do the workout with good form in that time. Be warned, the difference between sub 5 and sub 3 in metabolic cost is enormous.
    (usually intermediate weights are 65-75# for men, and 35-45# for women)
    We have been recommending trying one of these other variations:
    5 sets of 9 each exercise or
    9 sets of 5 each exercise
    Another very valid way of scaling this if you are able to lift 95/65#’s for a few reps but 21-15-9 seems daunting, would be to use the rx’d weight but scale the reps.
    Thrusters, 95/65#
    Pull ups
    If you can manage this in 3-5 minutes with good form, the next time this comes up you might try:
    thruster 95/65#
    Pull ups
    Use appropriate weight
    sub Beginner Pull ups, Jumping Pull ups or Ring Rows as necessary.

  • Lt Gabe

    After all of the Fran talk yesterday from coach this was inevitable.

  • torch

    Shoulder feels a lot better, but still wanted to keep it safe, so:
    KB Fran – 2 1-poods (as per Jeff Martone)

  • Alexei

    9:31 RX’d
    Felt bad.

  • Hari

    7:43 (PR)
    (68,54), (55, 42), (61, 48), (7, 5)

  • GabeK

    6:27 Rx’d

  • kj

    6:15 Very far from Rx’ed
    Jumping pull-ups, 35#
    The jumping pull-ups were a smart sub. Pull-ups with a band still take me a ridiculously long time. However, I could have handled more weight.

  • Martin P

    8:21 Rxd.
    First time at Rxd – previous was 9:19 @ 75LB 🙂

  • Mike K

    4:48 rx’d

  • Tony

    6:28 with 65lbs. Thanks sophie, Gabe and Michelle for cheering me on.
    The best line came from michelle’s son. “mom you can go heavier for Fran”

  • Avery

    Didn’t feel like doing a one-armed Fran today, so I did a 20 minute AMRAP each round consisting of:
    30 double unders
    15 GHD sit ups
    15 GHD back extensions
    10 jumping chest to bar pull ups
    6 rounds + 30 double unders + 15 GHD sit ups

  • Sophie

    Fran at 65# 8:04
    thanks Gabe and Tony for yelling at me to go faster:)

  • Reagan

    As Rx’d
    Black Box (213,213)

  • michelle

    Sophie- again-u r my hero
    thanks to all who had to wait out my very long Fran and who cheered my 9 single pullups on. took me 1:21 longer than my February time with same weight . I clearly have work to do. As my son duly noted.