Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I am fresh off of today's WOD and boy was it a good one. At first glace, if you have never done this WOD you think it will be easy and be leaving you wanting more to do. Surely such a simple couplet with with only a 95 pound lift could not be that physically demanding, or could it? In case you haven't guessed or you just have never heard of this WOD, it is called "Fran". It consists of

21 Thruster 95 lbs (womens weight 75lbs)
21 Pull ups
15 Thrusters 95 lbs
15 Pull ups
9 Thrusters 95 lbs
9 Pull ups

Done for time

A thruster for those of you who do not know is a front squat with a push press in one fluid motion. The pull ups are typically done in a kipping fashion in order to achieve the fastest possible time. Some people will comment that a kipping pull up is not really a pull up and it is cheating. I would have to greatly disagree with that statement and then challenge the person to perform a set to exhaustion and see how they do. If kipping is cheating then ever gymnast in the world is a cheater for kipping to support or any other position. It is merely a different motion to performing an athletic movement. 

On a side note I will be moving this week and that much closer to opening up for classes! 

For your viewing pleasure a classic video of Fran from youtube.

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