This is the classic CrossFit couplet that has inspired and hooked so many CrossFitters over the years. So simple, yet so potent. The intention is for this to be brutally fast. The fastest times world-wide are completed unbroken and under 2 minutes. Scale accordingly. However, as always, there’s is room to gut out Rx’ing a benchmark such as this at a load or degree of difficulty that’s at the edge of your ability so you might also consider that when deciding what your “Fran” will look like today. Top athletes complete the reps unbroken and with minimal rest but your (and my) Fran might be very different. If you can do the 21 thrusters unbroken but then you wind up in a world of shit for the 21 Pull-Ups, then you should probably break those Thrusters up! Do you rest too much during the 15s? Have a strategy to minimize rest like: 3-5 breaths between sets or a controlled 3-5 count in your head. In any case, have a plan that is honest to your level of ability. Let your judge know your plan and ask them to help keep you to it. And as always, have fun!
Sub Jumping Pull-Ups or scale volume as needed. Use lighter bars and larger bumps as available to save the 10s and 15s!
Post time and Rx to comments.
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Here’s a fun video featuring CrossFit athletes talking about their first CrossFit workouts. What was your first? Tell us in the comments!
Hail to the Team at CrossFit Queens
Our friends at CrossFit Queens are organizing the next in their series of “Hail to the…” competitions, Hail to the Team! This partner competition takes place on Saturday, July 15th from 12 to 5pm and it will feature 25 men’s and 25 women’s teams of 2 in the Scaled and Rx categories. There will be 3 workouts plus a final workout for the top teams. Coach KHarpz and Katie E. have already signed on as a team, and we encourage more of you to represent CFSBK! The workouts are very doable. For example, here’s Event 2:
15 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
30 Wall Balls 30/20
15 Jumping Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
30 Wall Balls 20/14
Partner A performs entire workout, and then tags Partner B into to do the same. Score is total time. There is a 12 minute cap.
What are you waiting for? Find a partner and sign up!
GO HERE for more info and to register.
CrossFit Journal at CFSBK
A little heads-up: a crew from CrossFit Journal will be at the gym this week, Monday through Sunday, to shoot content for a series about affiliation, best practices, and lessons learned from affiliates that have been operating for a decade (that’s us!). They arrive today and will begin production on Tuesday. Say “hi” and get ready for your 15 minutes of fame!