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Old 07-06-2013, 06:13 AM   #1
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Cool 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.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #2
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Re: doing my first fran today

woo, got 5:45, that was awful lol. how is this time for a first ever? vid coming
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
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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)
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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Re: doing my first fran today

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Old 07-06-2013, 05:07 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:24 PM   #6
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Re: doing my first fran today

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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.

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Old 07-07-2013, 06:34 AM   #7
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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
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:14 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:34 PM   #9
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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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