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Old 02-15-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
Rich Hunter
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Lightbulb Fran...and a good laugh...

Who says a noob can't be good for something? In this case, a good laugh. Enjoy.

I've read about the "3 rounds for time of" numbers and what they mean, but forgot about all that yesterday. So, as I was completing Fran, I realized that I was doing too much and interpreting the WOD literally...I attempted 3 sets of 21/21, 15/15 and 9/9...it took me about 45 minutes and yes, I used a pull-up machine for the last round and couldn't lift more than just the bar on my last set...135 pull ups and thrusters...and the whole time I was asking myself how in the hell some people did it in 3-10 minutes...Thank God for rest days...I have no idea what my original time was and I don't care.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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Re: Fran...and a good laugh...

Well, next time you do it, just make sure you get a better time

So now we have:
Fran
Heavy Fran
Franlanta
and new comer Fran Hunter
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:59 PM   #3
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Re: Fran...and a good laugh...

That's happened to a lot of other people.
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:10 AM   #4
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Re: Fran...and a good laugh...

Dude, that cracked me up!

I can only imagine the excruciating pain, and the perplexed yet pained look on your face as your performed your 94th pull up wondering how the heck someone can get a 3 minute Fran!

Thanks for the laugh
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:35 AM   #5
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Re: Fran...and a good laugh...

thanks for sharing that!

now just think how easy Fran will be next time!
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:34 PM   #6
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Re: Fran...and a good laugh...

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Who says a noob can't be good for something? In this case, a good laugh. Enjoy.

I've read about the "3 rounds for time of" numbers and what they mean, but forgot about all that yesterday. So, as I was completing Fran, I realized that I was doing too much and interpreting the WOD literally...I attempted 3 sets of 21/21, 15/15 and 9/9...it took me about 45 minutes and yes, I used a pull-up machine for the last round and couldn't lift more than just the bar on my last set...135 pull ups and thrusters...and the whole time I was asking myself how in the hell some people did it in 3-10 minutes...Thank God for rest days...I have no idea what my original time was and I don't care.
Hoo boy! What a a thing to discover after the fact! These guys are right. Now, there may be Fran spinoffs that are scarier. Recover well, my fellow newbie.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:56 AM   #7
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Re: Fran...and a good laugh...

Same thing happened to me. It was my first CF exercise and it took about 40 minutes to finish it. I can still feel the pain in the forearms and back.
(Sorry about the english mistakes, it's not my native language)
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:43 PM   #8
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Re: Fran...and a good laugh...

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Same thing happened to me. It was my first CF exercise and it took about 40 minutes to finish it. I can still feel the pain in the forearms and back.
(Sorry about the english mistakes, it's not my native language)
Your English looks fine to me.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:25 PM   #9
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Re: Fran...and a good laugh...

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Same thing happened to me. It was my first CF exercise and it took about 40 minutes to finish it. I can still feel the pain in the forearms and back.
(Sorry about the english mistakes, it's not my native language)

Oh, man. That's awful. By the way your English is very good.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:50 PM   #10
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Re: Fran...and a good laugh...

Yeah, your english is better then mine.

Derek is right. My first fran took around 45 min! I didn't know I did anything wrong until I looked at the posts/times and realized something was terribly wrong!!
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