Finished a Sub-8 Minute Fran

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Fran is THE CrossFit standard workout.  It’s a workout that produces a ton of power output (lots of work in a little amount of time).  The workout as prescribed is:

Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:
95 pound Thruster
Pull-ups

Because it combines a weightlifting movement with a body-weight gymnastics style movement, it punishes both big and small athletes.

I have done this workout a few times, but today, I finally got a time that was under 8 minutes (7:46).  I felt like my lungs were going to burst, and I had a sore throat for the rest of the day from the heavy coughing (the almost puking, gag effect I get) following the workout.  I wish this was an exaggeration.

That being said, the best guys in the world do it in around 2 minutes.  So, I have a lot of room for improvement.  :)  See you at sub-7!

Cool Stuff:
Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches
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