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Old 08-29-2007, 08:41 PM   #1
Gene Marshall
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Fran pr.

Fran with 95lb barbell, full pullups: 5:17 time. On the 21 reps i blew through these so fast, and then the pull ups for 15 reps it took me 4 or 5 sets on 9 reps not much better. Terrible. I need alot of work on those. Only my second time doing fran. My first time was 6 minuts+ so I should be happy with this. I should video the next time I do this so You guys can help me with some sugestions on how to get through the pullups better and probably get a good laugh at how they slow down so much after the first set.
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:44 AM   #2
Ben Kaminski
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Re: Fran pr.

Nice improvement. If you aren't doing kipping pullups then learning those will improve your time. If you are kipping, practice your kip form and this will make you more efficient when you are tired.
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:16 AM   #3
Neal Dickey
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Re: Fran pr.

Nice work Gene. I just PR'd today with 5:06. The last time I did in 6:36.

Keep it up!
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:54 PM   #4
Derek Maffett
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Re: Fran pr.

I would love to be able to Fran that fast. I just tried it today and it took me 22:45. If only I could shave about nineteen minutes off of that.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:03 PM   #5
Randy Gruezo
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Re: Fran pr.


Be happy, not should.... Never take away anything from progress no matter how minute it is. Oly competitors hope to shave tenths to hundreths of a sec of their time. You did at least a 45 sec improvement.

The best thing about CF is that once your body starts adapting to the stress you know you are capable of more. However, some fall into the trap of overdoing it. More is definitely not better...It's easy to overtrain on CF.

Steady and gradual progress should be the aim. The tortoise beat the hare you know.

Anyhow great job again
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