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Old 08-05-2013, 08:33 AM   #81
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Re: "Fran" times. Whats your best

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You have a 400# front squat? Nice!

x4 would be 380, but I see your point. No, unfortunately I don't. I guess I didn't think about the percentage in the correct fashion. 95# would be closer to 30-35% of my 1RM.

Either way, my first Fran was over 10:30 with a 175# FS, at best. I got down to around 5 minutes with my Front Squat probably around 205# (all of this was before I did any dedicated strength work). The 3:41 was a few days after doing 285x3 sets of FS.

I've managed to do Fran around 4 minutes, twice, now. The first time I had to break up the thrusters and went unbroken for pull-ups. Now, the thrusters, strength wise, felt pretty light, but I couldn't even finish all 21 pull-ups in one set.

However, can't complain too much. It will be quicker for me to get back endurance then would ever be to go gain 100#+ on a FS.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:18 AM   #82
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Re: "Fran" times. Whats your best

First time I did Fran I had to scale the thrusters to 75 lbs and did assisted pullups using the bands, finished in 9:30, that was about 5 months ago. Did Fran the other day with 95 lb thrusters and no assistance on pullups, time was 8:20, not great but slow improvement.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:51 AM   #83
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First time I did Fran I had to scale the thrusters to 75 lbs and did assisted pullups using the bands, finished in 9:30, that was about 5 months ago. Did Fran the other day with 95 lb thrusters and no assistance on pullups, time was 8:20, not great but slow improvement.
Hector, that's a huge improvement! Congratulations.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #84
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Re: "Fran" times. Whats your best

First time Fran was a year ago and was close to 7 minutes. 6 months ago I did a 4:58. A couple months ago I did 4:36. Last week I did Fran in 3:33. Was pretty rough but I definitely see room for more improvement. Sub 3 minutes is my next goal.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:43 AM   #85
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First time Fran was a year ago and was close to 7 minutes. 6 months ago I did a 4:58. A couple months ago I did 4:36. Last week I did Fran in 3:33. Was pretty rough but I definitely see room for more improvement. Sub 3 minutes is my next goal.
I think if you can get through the whole workout at a smooth and steady pace, going unbroken on all reps, you can achieve this goal. It's usually the 15 round that gets people.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:42 AM   #86
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Re: "Fran" times. Whats your best

I've done Fran like 3 times now. First was close to 10 minutes, second was like 8 minutes. Third was 6:58 or something like that. Going to work on my squat strength for a while and then revisit it. The pullups are no problem but I have to rest for days on the thrusters starting in the second round.
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