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Kevin Johnson 07-06-2013 06:13 AM

doing my first fran today
 
lol, i know it's not a big deal, but i figure this is sort of what people use as a benchmark wod, so i wanted to give it a go. hopefully i won't do too horrible...will post a video of it afterwards. the plan is to do it, then go on maybe a 30 min. road bike ride, then practice double unders. we'll see how i feel about that once it's over, ha.

Kevin Johnson 07-06-2013 08:02 AM

Re: doing my first fran today
 
woo, got 5:45, that was awful lol. how is this time for a first ever? vid coming

Tristan Hoyle 07-06-2013 12:47 PM

Re: doing my first fran today
 
Check out this thread with everyone talking and discussing their Fran times. I would say that's very good for a first try at it!

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=62575 (WFS)

Kevin Johnson 07-06-2013 04:25 PM

Re: doing my first fran today
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihHe3...=youtube_gdata

Tristan Hoyle 07-06-2013 05:07 PM

Re: doing my first fran today
 
Thrusters need a lot of work. You need to stand up fully and the bar needs to drive back behind your ears with completely locked elbows for the rep to count. I understand the first try, but you seem relatively got already, so range of motion is paramount before you try for speed.

Mark E. Wallace 07-06-2013 09:24 PM

Re: doing my first fran today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tristan Hoyle (Post 1177138)
Thrusters need a lot of work. You need to stand up fully and the bar needs to drive back behind your ears with completely locked elbows for the rep to count. I understand the first try, but you seem relatively got already, so range of motion is paramount before you try for speed.

+1 on the thrusters comment. I stopped watching after the round of 21.

You will do fine once you fix this, but I would have literally no-repped all of your thrusters in the round of 21.

Camera angle made it hard to be sure, but some of the pullups might have been questionable as well. It was hard to tell if your chin was higher than the bar.

- Mark

Kevin Johnson 07-07-2013 06:34 AM

Re: doing my first fran today
 
Thanks for the honest comments. Yeah, at first when I watched it I was thinking wow, it sure felt like I was going higher w/ my barbell push than that! lol. Time to go back for something to work on :)

Jeff Enge 07-07-2013 08:14 AM

Re: doing my first fran today
 
If you just lock your arms out every rep, you shouldnt have to think at all about how high you push. That seems pretty simple.

Steven Wingo 07-07-2013 12:34 PM

Re: doing my first fran today
 
You'd be surprised at how much it will help you to be a member of a quality box with a coach helping you, particularly as your learn the movements. Even thrusters, a relatively simple movement, take some work to learn. The olympic lifts, particularly the snatch, are much more complex and learning them won't come easy without someone helping you.


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