So yesterday was a big Crossfit milestone for me. I completed my first ever Fran (scaled). Now if you’re not a Crossfiter, than you probably are wondering what that means and why it’s significant. When I first joined Crossfit, not only did I learn new movements and exercises, I also learned a whole new language. Fran refers to one of the “girl” workouts. (Literally, workouts named after girls) I should mention that these workouts are not named after anybody specific, they are just names given to specific workouts. In the own words of the founder of Crossfit, Inc Greg Glassman, ” I thought that anything that left you flat on your back, looking up at the sky asking ‘what just happened to me?’ deserved a females name.” – See more at: http://blog.codyapp.com/crossfit-wod-meanings-girls-heros/#sthash.DcLfEdUG.dpuf. (Nice, huh?)
Now, back to Fran.Fran is a benchmark workout that is designed to measure your progress. The workout itself sounds simple-90 reps, 21-15-9 of thrusters and pull-ups (21 thrusters, 21 pull-ups, 15-15, ect) as fast as you possibly could. Sounds easy right? Sorry, did I say easy? I meant ‘deadly.
I always heard people talking about it, and in very formidable tones. When I saw it posted for the WOD I figured it was finally my time to test it out and see if it was as bad as the hype. It was. I was able to complete it using a barbell and banded pull-ups in 7:20. I was pretty thrilled with this time considering how slow I am at pull-up’s, My goal by the end of the summer is to be able to do at least one strict pull-up. Everyone say a prayer for me.