That’s Frantastic!

Mar 5th, 2012

Category: CrossFit

That’s Frantastic!

Don’t forget to record your Paleo Benchmark retest scores at the front desk in Southie Orange.

WOD – Paleo Benchmark
Thrusters (95/65)

L2 (80/55)
L1 (65/35)


  1. ckloucky 03/12/2012 at 4:58 pm

    first time Fran 10.47
    damn you Fran

  2. ckloucky 03/12/2012 at 4:57 pm

    10.57 first time
    deamn you Fran

  3. Davegee21 03/06/2012 at 1:46 pm

    7:11 rx no real improvent from my past times but this was rough after how beat up i am after 12.2. my legs were just shut from the snatches.

  4. Lindsay 03/06/2012 at 1:39 pm

    1/3 Fran: 7:27 25lbs, blue+red band
    3/5 Fran: 9:24 30lbs, blue band for 31 of the pull ups blue+red for others.

    I’m justifying the added time by the fact that I upped the weight and changed bands. Next Fran blue bands only!

  5. Julia 03/06/2012 at 3:06 am

    4:30 Fran 45 lbs and green band…almost 5:30 better than January

  6. Mel Mott 03/06/2012 at 2:10 am

    5:30 had some AMAZING performances!

    4:09 Rx – That’s a new PR. 🙂

  7. borg 03/06/2012 at 2:01 am

    awesome job everyone!

    4:52Rx (down from 5:50)…and, perhaps more importantly, i wasn’t a pile of worn out borg muscles for 45 minutes afterward.

  8. jason barrow 03/06/2012 at 1:43 am

    8:59 Rx
    I wasn’t here for the initial test but my previous Rx Fran was over 12 mins.

  9. haley 03/06/2012 at 1:29 am

    so many PRs in the 5:30 tonight!!!

    3:56 rx – down from 4:26 last time we did it. thanks to tara for being the best judge evaaaaa

  10. Kyle 03/06/2012 at 1:09 am

    Beginning of challenge: 8:52 RX + post-Fran puke
    Today: 5:10 + No Puke!

    Great job to Tim, ~4:30 Rx. Dominating during open gym.

  11. Kaitlyn Gambino 03/06/2012 at 1:06 am

    1st time: 10:48 RX Today: 7:20 RX

  12. Paul Lashway 03/06/2012 at 12:52 am

    Fran – 5:38 Rx, 2 minute PR….pumpedddahh! Going sub 5 next time no doubt

  13. Kate H. 03/06/2012 at 12:51 am

    1/3 Fran:
    Thrusters (35 lb.)
    Pull-ups (blue and green bands)
    Time: 9:47

    3/5 Fran:
    Thrusters (35 lb.)
    Pull-ups (green bands for 21; red & green for 15 & 9)
    Time: 8:55

    Me: happy!

  14. Whisler 03/06/2012 at 12:21 am

    Fran 6:35rx…didn’t do the initial test a couple months ago but that’s a 2 minute p ahhhh!!

  15. Crowley 03/06/2012 at 12:00 am

    Initial test: 4:55 rx
    Retest: 4:41 rx

    Not a PR but glad to see some improvement. I need to work on my pull-ups and thrusters and get this under 4!

  16. Tkelleher2 03/05/2012 at 11:36 pm

    30 days or so ago I puked before I could finish. Today 4:30rx. Pumped!

  17. Petra 03/05/2012 at 10:49 pm

    7:34 RX, down from 10:47 8 weeks ago. Those pull-ups got really slow really fast!

  18. JulieArthur 03/05/2012 at 10:38 pm

    Last time I did Fran I got 6:14 RX, today I got 5:35RX. Should have went faster on the thrusters, next time I’m going for under 5!

  19. Kev Cuomo 03/05/2012 at 8:46 pm

    3:53…chasing melberg

  20. Kev Cuomo 03/05/2012 at 8:46 pm

    3:53…chasing melberg

  21. Andrea 03/05/2012 at 7:57 pm

    Fran in Jan- 4:37rx
    Fran now- 4:16rx
    Happy that my time went down, but I would like to do it again soon to try and break 4:00. For some reason I found it necessary to cover myself with chalk every time I went up for pullups…I am the stereotypical crossfitter who thinks that excess chalk will help…in reality I wasted time with this “fairy dust”.
    Love that so many people are breaking their previous times! Awesome!

    • Andrea 03/06/2012 at 2:39 am

      went again at 6:00 and got 4:09…probably should have waited a little longer, but I love that girl, Fran!

  22. Dbibeau 03/05/2012 at 7:04 pm

    Oh Fraaaaaan how we meet again!!!!

    03 Jan 12:58 RX (first time doing it)
    05 March 9:18 RX

    Until next time Fran, I ll keep my eyes out for you!
    Mike J and Goose thanks for the encouragement!!!

  23. Mike Jones 03/05/2012 at 6:13 pm

    819 green band to 824 rx and a mean dougie with melberg.

  24. Kristin 03/05/2012 at 4:30 pm

    January 7:50 (35#, blue band)
    Today 5:14 (35#, blue band)
    Totally psyched! Next up, working toward Rx.

  25. Paul Lashway 03/05/2012 at 4:10 pm

    Whats a good Fran gameplan? Need one STAT. In January i came out guns-a-blazin then stared at my bar for a longggg time. I did 21/21 unbroken, then hit a brickwall. Want to beat my 7:35 time in a bad way. Any suggestions on a good way to break it up would be appreciated!

    • borg 03/05/2012 at 4:21 pm

      that’s exactly what i did last time. 21/21 unbroken and then dead stop. since the thrusters are easier for me, i think i am going to break up just the pull ups into 7s, just to give my arms a few seconds break, since the thrusters are easier for me. though, after all the snatches yesterday, who knows how this will go.

  26. Joe 03/05/2012 at 3:37 pm

    Fran: 6:03…went down exactly as I thought it would thanks to the Diceman’s game plan. No Fran lung, though. Did I do this wrong?

  27. Anonymous 03/05/2012 at 3:35 pm

    POST YOUR FRAN TIMES!!!!!!!!!!

  28. David Li 03/05/2012 at 2:03 pm

    What’s that ring in the picture? Spycam?!

  29. Patrick V 03/05/2012 at 12:21 pm

    Love that Fran lung! Good 5:30am class today – 6:19 Rx down from 11:11 (95/Red band).

  30. Dbibeau 03/05/2012 at 1:35 am

    Cant wait for tmrw to hit Fran!!! 2 months later… lets dance baby!!!