The Franimal


Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:

95 pound Thruster


Graham Holmberg 2:17, Kristan Clever 2:49 (65lbs)

Post time and improvement from last attempt to comments.

Scaling Suggestions from Brand X:
Fran done well is a 3-5 minute workout. Try choosing a weight that will let you do the workout with good form in that time.  Be warned, the difference between sub 5 and sub 3 in metabolic cost is enormous. (usually intermidiate weights are 65-75# for men, and 35-45# for women)

Another very valid way of scaling this if you are able to lift 95/65#’s for a few reps but 21-15-9 seems daunting, would be to use the rx’d weight but scale the reps:

12-9-6 Thrusters, 95/65#

21-15-9 Pull ups

If you can manage this in 3-5 minutes with good form, the next time this comes up you might try:

15-12-9 thruster 95/65#
21-15-9 Pull ups
Use appropriate weight and sub Beginner Pull ups, Assisted Pull ups or Jumping Pull ups as necessary!
The Monstrosity laughs at weighted Pull-ups!

Watch Graham Holmberg (2010 Winner of the CF Games, aka, the Fittest Man on the Planet) perform Fran in 2:17 wmv/ mov

Funny line I heard from a guy, “I aspire to be as good as an Elite female CrossFitter at some point.”  Watch one of my whiteboard rivals, Miranda Oldroyd, performing the WOD.  A must watch for the ladies…all the way to the end!  wmv/ mov

Basics of the Thruster wmv/ mov


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Cooking and preparing your own food is a skill that is essential to living a healthy life and one that will empower you.  It seems odd for some to spend so much time and energy on cooking and eating, but I find it an absolute pleasure.  Indulge your hunter gatherer self.  Check out the PCF Nutrition Blog, ask questions and start cooking every day!

Non-cooks think it’s silly to invest two hours’ work in two minutes’ enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.   – Julia Child


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