It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen Fran.  The reason, I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to program it.  Basically, what do I program it with?  No one wants to front squat before Fran, and she leaves you too smashed to really do quality skill work afterwards.  I’ve had this 1RM jerk dialed in for a while, and it hit me, this is the time for Fran!  Heavy jerks and light thrusters are a great training stimulus, and the jerk isn’t nearly as taxing as a squat or deadlift.  Perfect!  Or at least we’ll find out if it is tomorrow.JM_CrossFit_20121031_0502-M

March 1, 2013
15 Minutes to Establish a 1RM Jerk

Thrusters (95#/65#)

*10 Minute Cap

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  9 comments for “Fran

  1. Garo
    February 28, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    7:35 RX (I did it this morning)

    First time doing Fran.
    I told myself I would do the first set of thrusters and all the pullups unbroken…I got to 16, and broke up the pullups for the last 2 sets. This WOD is tough but I am only about 5 or 6 minutes away from the Froning’s and Khalipa’s of the world.

  2. Shorty
    March 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Max Split Jerk: 90 kg (PR)

    This felt really good today, and Sam had some great tips. I think I could have gone almost 5 kg higher, but didn’t have enough time.

    8/1/11: 8:45 Rx
    10/28/11: 7:50 Rx
    3/1/13 6:11 Rx

    Great work 6 am crew!

  3. Brennan
    March 1, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Max split jerk: 45kg
    “Fran”: 10:40 with 65# and blue+skinny red for pull-ups

    Had to add the second band in mid first round, got burned more than I thought. But, I’m pretty sure that’s the first time I’ve used the prescribed weight in a WOD.

    Thanks, Fran…first time is always special ;)

  4. Sam B
    March 1, 2013 at 9:44 am

    sj: 92kg could have gone higher
    fran: 7:11 rx
    first time doing this. really tough. need to work on more efficient pull-up movement.

  5. Cal
    March 1, 2013 at 10:50 am

    i have some technique work to do on the split jerk, big time.

    SJ: 115# (and i can push press 100# for 3…)

    WOD: 7:20 Rx. Holy hell that was not fun. I PR-ed by 21 seconds over my time from the L1 last May, so I’m happy about that! I think I’m already sore though… :)

  6. Mike G.
    March 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Jerk – 110kg. about 10 pounds off my max~

    Fran – 5:07 Rx!
    2/12 – 6:24 Rx
    5/11 – 6:58 Rx

  7. POPE
    March 1, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    PUSH JERK – 90kg (new PR by 20kg!)

    FRAN – 6:16

    (was moving at a decent enough clip and felt like dying at the end, so scaling to 75#, two blues for pullups seemed about right)

  8. Cynthia
    March 1, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    10/28/11: 20k, green and red bands, 8:12
    3/1/13: RX, 8:50

    I would have liked my time to go down as much as my scaling has gone up, but I ran into a few issues. First, I fell apart mentally in the round of 15, then I finished the whole mess with an unintentional dismount on the penultimate pull up. If you missed it, here’s a completely accurate instant replay:

    Next time, Fran. Next time.

  9. Rachel
    March 2, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Max split jerk 60 kg
    WOD: 9:27 with 65# and a blue and red band

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