November 5, 2008

Wednesday 081105

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
10 Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 10 reps

Post rounds completed to comments.

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"Fran" 1:53 by Jason "Rhabdo" Kaplan, CrossFit Montclair - video [wmv] [mov]

Posted by lauren at November 5, 2008 6:58 PM
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Gorgeous WOD!

Comment #1 - Posted by: Anders in Philly at November 4, 2008 7:13 PM

:01::53... Wow, Can't wait to go home & watch the video!

Get some...

Comment #2 - Posted by: DJ at November 4, 2008 7:13 PM

I was expecting Fran. Almost right...

Comment #3 - Posted by: lelak at November 4, 2008 7:15 PM

Can't wait for this one!!!

And 1:53...that is out of control. Nice!

Aloha,

Jordan

Comment #4 - Posted by: 27/m/170...Jordan at November 4, 2008 7:15 PM

I am neck and neck with this kid on the first 3 thrusters. After that he got me by about 5 or 6 minutes.
Great video. Great CrossFit Gym. And most of all A Great State of New Jersey.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Steven@CrossFitAffliction at November 4, 2008 7:15 PM

Cool!

Comment #6 - Posted by: Kevin Seiwell at November 4, 2008 7:16 PM

holy f*%& pushing the limits of human performance. Way to go jason.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Justin Gibbs at November 4, 2008 7:16 PM

The dude smashed it. That was rad.

Day 9 of push-ups. fun fun fun.

Comment #8 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at November 4, 2008 7:17 PM

Damn all these pull ups the last few weeks. Oh well 3...2...1...here we go.

Comment #9 - Posted by: Stan M/36/69"/215 at November 4, 2008 7:17 PM

those pullups count?

Comment #10 - Posted by: cb at November 4, 2008 7:18 PM

#11 cb

wait... those were pullups?

Comment #11 - Posted by: head at November 4, 2008 7:21 PM

Wow great time! But how about the picture? I love the skiing pic! The seasons almost here, first ski season post CF for me. Can't wait.

Comment #12 - Posted by: erik lilliedahl at November 4, 2008 7:21 PM

THAT WAS SICK!
#11 those pullups were all clearly chin over bar - i don't know what standard you were expecting

i'd like to see him compete in the crossfit games

Comment #13 - Posted by: dan at November 4, 2008 7:22 PM

Epic picture today... I can't wait for the snow to start falling!!
crossfit will have my legs in the best shape ever for this ski season

Comment #14 - Posted by: nick 6'4''/195/18 at November 4, 2008 7:22 PM

Very impressive, Rhabdo! Keep killin' it!

Comment #15 - Posted by: RV-KY at November 4, 2008 7:23 PM

w...t...f...

that was absolutely amazing. If there wouldnt have been a running clock there i wouldnt have believed that was real time. wow

Comment #16 - Posted by: Jeff_IN at November 4, 2008 7:23 PM

what is he screaming while lying on the floor?

Comment #17 - Posted by: dan at November 4, 2008 7:23 PM

Wow! That is a badass video. Just finished my Level 1 Cert in West Palm Last weekend. I learned so much more than i thought i would. Pat, Chuck, John, Drew were all great teachers. Crossfit is all i can think about since then. Im way more addicted now!

Comment #18 - Posted by: neil at November 4, 2008 7:24 PM

he sort of looks like robb wolf!

Comment #19 - Posted by: dan at November 4, 2008 7:24 PM

Awesome. Even though I have done a sub-3 minute Fran, I can't fathom doing what Mr. Kaplan just did. Wow.

I'm hoping he breaks top 5 at the games. It will be more evidence that excelling at Fran-like WODs translate well to other endeavours.

Comment #20 - Posted by: Herm @ CF Los Altos, CA at November 4, 2008 7:24 PM

Well done!

Question I have is where did all those people come from?

Comment #21 - Posted by: Football Ready at November 4, 2008 7:24 PM

where do i get one of those cool LED Clocks.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Steven@CrossFitAffliction at November 4, 2008 7:24 PM

I have now been doing crossfit for a week and I'm already straight-veining the kool-aide. Constantly checking the comments and message boards and hitting the refresh button every other minute from 8:30 til the WOD is posted. Can't wait to give this one a try tomorrow.

Comment #23 - Posted by: JPD - M/26/5'10"/170 at November 4, 2008 7:24 PM

#18 HAHA, he was yelling "No more!! No more Fran!!"

Comment #24 - Posted by: Adam at November 4, 2008 7:25 PM

Hate hate hate,

that was sick, don't even begin to doubt a performance like that. Anyone have stats on that guy? Body weight, height, age? I know alot of our videos are traditionally with folks who are in the mid-range of age (25-35), but with the growing popularity of crossfit I'm seeing more people in the lower brackets putting up monster times

Comment #25 - Posted by: DL at November 4, 2008 7:26 PM

Awesome Job Jason,

And yes, the chin cleared the bar they were pullups. He was legit. Inspiring to go for a new PR

Comment #26 - Posted by: Cody Lee Johnson at November 4, 2008 7:27 PM

Yowsers! Nice work, dude!!! At 1:53 I think I'd be finishing up thruster 4. Maybe 5, if, you know, I was feelin it. Yeah...

WOD tomorrow night.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Scott Andresen at November 4, 2008 7:27 PM

He's screaming "NO MORE FRAN, EVER!"

Funny, thats what Freddy C. said after his 2:38.

Understandable - what the hell is there to shoot for?

Comment #28 - Posted by: CraigH at November 4, 2008 7:27 PM

#18 - I am pretty sure he was saying, "NO MORE FRAN!!! EVER!!!"

That is incredible. We all knew it was possible. Was just a matter of who and when.

For everyone trying to diminish the respect due for completing FRAN in under 2 mins, try and do it at that intensity and film it so we can critique your pull-ups.

Comment #29 - Posted by: Baryn Haas at November 4, 2008 7:28 PM

I would have liked to see him get lower on the squat section of the thruster. He's already short and yet not touching the butt ball on many reps doesn't seem low enough. That said, he could kill me on any WOD, but not ready to crown him the Fran king yet. His effort was most outstanding and deserves all the credit in the world. He's a badass to be sure.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Brendan at November 4, 2008 7:28 PM

Here we go again. Nice performance, no doubt. No doubt chin is not clearing the bar on the first 2-3 reps of each set. Also, I don't consider 90 degree squats "full" squats. What is the purpose of the darn ball with all these Fran videos? In his case, it limited his range of motion. Get rid of it and get full squats. I'm sure I'll get blasted but I'm a form Nazi. Show me that same time with full squats and complete pull-ups. I'll eat my words.

Comment #31 - Posted by: silverback at November 4, 2008 7:28 PM

#21 The shot is only a very small portion of the 5k SQFT gym.

Congrats again Rhabdo and I am glad I could reset the bar for you in the video! you are an animal man and an inspiration to us all at GFCM!

wROCK!

Comment #32 - Posted by: Wrob at November 4, 2008 7:28 PM

Going to go for Brisbane's 5,5,5,5,5 Deadlifts tomorrow. This looks like an awesome rest day WOD, depending on the rest of the training cycle.

Semper Fidelis and God Bless.

Comment #33 - Posted by: Cody Lee Johnson at November 4, 2008 7:29 PM

Going to go for Brisbane's 5,5,5,5,5 Deadlifts tomorrow. This looks like an awesome rest day WOD, depending on the rest of the training cycle.

Semper Fidelis and God Bless.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Cody Lee Johnson at November 4, 2008 7:29 PM

Have a read of this:
www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sex_news_sports_funny/the_truth_about_crossfit

That's an awesome video.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Peter Sheeran at November 4, 2008 7:30 PM

Nice work Jason!

Comment #36 - Posted by: Speal at November 4, 2008 7:30 PM

That's one hell of a Fran. Something to aspire to...

These pull-ups and thrusters are gonna feel great after I made up the max cleans and Michael today...

Get some!

Comment #37 - Posted by: Joseph at November 4, 2008 7:31 PM

Okay, that was without a doubt an impressive performance and this cat is a bona fide fire-breather when it comes to Fran but I gotta be the first to say that many of those reps were not legit.

I'm not a hater in any way, I love to see people pushing the limits but the form can't be sacrificed for time. Ever. First off, lose the ball; there's no need to use it outside of a training tool and Jason isn't a tall guy so it's shortening his thruster depth. Next the last rep of every thruster is short because he pushes it out and away without locking it out. Lastly in the last round of pull-ups he was short on about half of them.

I'm not playing the bad guy here so before you ask me what my Fran time is (a painful 3:24) and tell me I'm jealous (I'm not. Maybe.) I'm just speaking my mind. Jason is a legit guy and I love seeing his pals jump on him after he finished but I have to see someone performing at their best with the best form for it to be truely legit.

Comment #38 - Posted by: gaucoin at November 4, 2008 7:33 PM

#11 and 12. This is by no means an aggressive comment but if you do not recognize the pull ups, they are called butterflies. Legitimate and executed well by CrossFit standards.

Comment #39 - Posted by: Gregg Arsenuk at November 4, 2008 7:33 PM

When Speal says "Nice work!" on your Fran time... you're there.

Comment #40 - Posted by: Herm @ CF Los Altos, CA at November 4, 2008 7:34 PM

Oops, looks like some folks beat me to the punch. Take it easy on us...

Comment #41 - Posted by: gaucoin at November 4, 2008 7:36 PM

Monster Fran. No doubt. My best is double your 1:53.

I thought CF changed the PU standard to chest to bar? Am I wrong here?

but whatever. Still a monster Fran.

Comment #42 - Posted by: KLowe at November 4, 2008 7:39 PM

that ... was ... just ...silly.
that's nuts seriously that guy is a machine

Comment #43 - Posted by: billy at November 4, 2008 7:42 PM

Nice work Jason! That was SICK!

Comment #44 - Posted by: sleeveless in seattle at November 4, 2008 7:44 PM

That was amazing and inspiring! Nice work Jason!

Comment #45 - Posted by: cadams at November 4, 2008 7:44 PM

It's a comment board and such a forum is constructed for healthy criticism and differentiating opinion. All of which helps to raise the bar for all of us and is why we will continue to outperform the fitness industry at large. That said I cannot disagree more with the contention that Rhabdo's form is questionable.

Comment #46 - Posted by: Gregg Arsenuk at November 4, 2008 7:45 PM

Rhab- you are awesome.

Comment #47 - Posted by: caitlin at November 4, 2008 7:45 PM

Like a pit crew at the Daytona 500, one huge difference between 2:08 and 1:53 was transitions. Great Job brother, definitely earned the right for no more Fran. Anyone that has issues with that effort should post a video response of them doing Fran better. Otherwise give him the respect he has earned. On time and in the right place, Great Job.

Comment #48 - Posted by: whit. at November 4, 2008 7:46 PM

that was some sick stuff right there son good job. Has anyone read the Outside magazine this month about the gym jones character dissing crossfit and its methodologies yet he is still doing crossfit. doesn't make much sense. seems like truth is truth no matter how you look at it, this stuff works, thats the bottom line, contradicting bastard.

Comment #49 - Posted by: daffy at November 4, 2008 7:47 PM

Amazing work.

Comment #50 - Posted by: Brett_nyc at November 4, 2008 7:47 PM

#39 Gregg,

Hey man, it was a very good performance, no doubt and I don't doubt you as it seems most everyone is taking the pullups as legitimate. I'm not "certified" in CF, so I thought that the standard was bar to collarbone and have been training as such. Not sure if his chin was over on each, but it seemed close enough.
I don't kip except on the last couple reps when I do the Retarded Frog kip, probably explains my dismal time of 3:30 :(. Butterfly might be worth looking into.

Comment #51 - Posted by: head at November 4, 2008 7:51 PM

awesome pic! I can't wait for ski season out here in Colorado.

Comment #52 - Posted by: drmurrow at November 4, 2008 7:53 PM

New to crossfit, just been on a couple of days. Is '65 pound Thruster' two 65# dumbbells or a 65# bar?

Comment #53 - Posted by: chumpy at November 4, 2008 7:54 PM

That video was amazing. I could care less about his pullups that work capacity and determination is unreal.

Comment #54 - Posted by: Erich M at November 4, 2008 7:55 PM

Great job Jason but, In my opinion butterfly pull-ups are taking it too far. I find kipping pull-ups are a nice happy medium. There is still something to be said for the benefit of being able to rock out 30 or 40 dead hang pull-ups.

Comment #55 - Posted by: Chris L at November 4, 2008 7:55 PM

Is anyone familiar with a version of wall ball done with a kettle bell? I am one of the few at the gym I go to who is into Crossfit, but one of the instructors (a non-Crossfit person) showed an exercise with a kettle bell and called it wall ball. Any help would be appreciated.

Comment #56 - Posted by: chris at November 4, 2008 7:58 PM

Watching a 1:53 fran has momentarily lifted my spirits from an Obama-induced depression. I will continue my self-medication tomorrow with some olympic lifting and running and swimming intervals.

I remember we used to think that around 2:20 was the limit for Fran. I wonder how low the record will go now?

Comment #57 - Posted by: cfogc at November 4, 2008 7:59 PM

I think crossfit athletes will need to start using clocks that measure to within a 1/100 sec much like olympic sprinters. Eventually it will get to a point were it will be a huge deal when someone shaves .08 sec off the record Fran time. I do think that there will need to be some standardization in pull-up form when these times start getting really competitive.

Comment #58 - Posted by: No Name at November 4, 2008 8:00 PM

Unreal on Fran, WOW... I could only wish.

Comment #59 - Posted by: mike m/34/5'10"/185 at November 4, 2008 8:01 PM

Thanks to all who enjoyed the video, I love Crossfit and I am very happy I quit bodybuilding style a long time ago. However my biceps are still nice and big, nahmane?

Comment #60 - Posted by: Rhabdo at November 4, 2008 8:01 PM

aren't thrusters supposed to be taken below parallel? or is it just that you're supposed to touch your butt to the med ball? if that's the case then it's a thruster is a bit easier for someone who's 5'7" than say...6'2".

Comment #61 - Posted by: BigBen M/6'2"/21/205lb at November 4, 2008 8:03 PM

I can't comprehend what I just saw. Well sub 3 Fran's aren't going to be as cool as they used to be. Ridiculous!

Comment #62 - Posted by: Adam/TempleOwl at November 4, 2008 8:06 PM

#51 Head
3:30 is more than impressive especially if performed without a kip. I forget what journal I read it in or in what video I may have heard it, But working a dead hang wont help your kip. Yet working your kip will help help both. And keep in mind that the Kip and Butterfly incorporate coordination. One of the 10 fitness skills of CF. Def get your butterfly on!

Comment #63 - Posted by: Gregg Arsenuk at November 4, 2008 8:13 PM

Chris 56

I don't think it's a good idea to throw a kettlebell at the wall in your gym and and then tell everyone you're doing a wall ball.

Comment #64 - Posted by: Andy P 200 pound 6'3" 41 yoa guy (not 200 anymore; been sick) at November 4, 2008 8:13 PM

M/50/ 163
Above and beyond. That dude must eat razorwire for breakfast. My hats off to you. I am working like hell to get FRAN under 10 min.
CAV
CFJAX

Comment #65 - Posted by: CAV at November 4, 2008 8:14 PM

but, what did he do for a warm up?! people constantly post super sweet assed times but, what are they doing for a warm up?! when i do the CFWU then a WOD, my WOD time totally sucks. i've asked this same question at every crossfit gym i've been to & i get the same answer, as long as you're times are improving, that's all that matters.

Comment #66 - Posted by: TFDCrazyEyes 35 y/o M 6' 180# at November 4, 2008 8:14 PM

#48

So what you're saying is, unless you can put up a Fran time equal to or better than 1:53, you can't post a comment on his performance. Hmmmm. I guess all pro athletes can/should fire their coaches, since NONE of THEM are nearly capable of performing the same tasks (i.e. Charlie Weis). That makes no sense.

Though we on the board, and those in the CF community, are not his coach, much can still be learned from objective observers. I'm quite sure everyone is on his side and respects his performance.

Comment #67 - Posted by: Brendan at November 4, 2008 8:16 PM

Way to go, Jason! Awesome work.

Rhabdo for President in 2012!

Comment #68 - Posted by: Keith W. at November 4, 2008 8:17 PM

Great job Rhabdo!! Everyone who is finger pointing about pullup height or squat depth can go vote for McCain. Intensity will bring you to the edge and maybe Rhabdo was close to the edge but he definitely did not go over the edge. Every pullup will not be pretty when you are pushing the envelope. Anyone that does keep them looking pretty does not have a 1:53 fran.

Great job Rhabdo!!!

Comment #69 - Posted by: Big L at November 4, 2008 8:19 PM

Great photo. Snow, baby, snow. I can't wait to apply the Crossfit!

Comment #70 - Posted by: deepsnow at November 4, 2008 8:21 PM

Big L, what you said is very true. (but i was pro -mccain haha) theres no doubt that the intensity is there and i believe some sacrifice of form is acceptable in occasions of THAT high intensity if im not mistaken..
great job jason that was sick!

Comment #71 - Posted by: marco polo at November 4, 2008 8:27 PM

So i was gone for the weekend and didnt do any of the previous WOD, so yesterday i did the 1 RM for Thristers and Double with the Continuous pull-up WOD. Needless to say, i wasn't expecting the WOD today to involve more Thrusters and Pull-ups. I think this is Gods way of motivation me to not miss workout days to go party n drink my ass off on halloween.

Comment #72 - Posted by: Peaches | M | 21 | 170lbs / 5'9 | Ontario, Canada at November 4, 2008 8:28 PM

that's incredible.

Comment #73 - Posted by: Ryan P at November 4, 2008 8:31 PM

Yeah, nice job on Fran, but what's your Diane time, Jason?
Just kidding... awesome job. I like that he says 'No more Fran ever again' at the end.

Comment #74 - Posted by: Susan at November 4, 2008 8:33 PM

Mad ups player.
Let your game speak.

Comment #75 - Posted by: Ant_cfdc_DALLAS,TX at November 4, 2008 8:37 PM

So Brendan what you're saying is that you possess the depth of knowledge and understanding of human performance to attempt to discredit his effort? You're saying that you possess the credentials and experience of coaches like Charlie Weis? I didn't think so, I know that I'm not attempting to say those things. Comment all you want, I'm just saying to those above me that Jason kicked some teeth in on that workout and no one can really say otherwise or attempt to question his accuracy. The vid speaks for itself. 1:53 is legit and unless others can execute at that intensity with greater accuracy they really have no business attempting to downgrade his status, bickering over butterfly pullups.
And that's all I have to say about that.

Good job Jason, don't listen to the pissing contests over the vid, Fastest Show On Earth.

Comment #76 - Posted by: whit. at November 4, 2008 8:39 PM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment #77 - Posted by: Ian at November 4, 2008 8:41 PM

Good evening everyone,

Obama has won it!!!! I will leave my only comment on this...I have read everything I could on Obama, I serve in the military, I have researched most if not all of the subjects that covered this election and I felt inspired. He now is coming into one of the most turbulent presidencys in history, and I hope that inspiration leads to action. Rheortic is just that...the people have spoken...this was the largest turnout in voting history and they voted Democrat.

God Bless America...let us now stop with the back biting and get back to being one of the greatest nations in the world.

Rhabdo I am proud of you...way to go bro...

Have a great evening and I wish the best to all of you.

Comment #78 - Posted by: T at November 4, 2008 8:43 PM

Ew.

Comment #79 - Posted by: Dylan M 5'10 165 at November 4, 2008 8:44 PM

Jeez, I felt like puking just watching that video.

That was an impressive effort. Total kudos to Rhabdo for a magnificent display of will and might.

Crossfit workouts are so subjective. We argue amongst ourselves about a few inches of movement.

What is Fran?

A thruster. Hip below parallel at the bottom of the front squat and the load back in line with the frontal plane at the top of the lift.

A pull-up. Arms fully extended at the bottom and chin over the bar to finish the rep.

So we have seen a historic Crossfit moment where an athlete has completed Fran in less than 2 minutes, yet we still debate what we have seen.

My very humble opinion- Why the fascination with a sub 2 minute Fran? I don't get it. In our quest to be fast, have we sacrificed legit?

How about a standard for Fran that no one can argue?

1- No medicine ball to squat on. Hip should go just slightly below the knee or lower.

2- The top of the thruster is the bar in line with the mid line.

3- No butterfly pull-ups. Honestly, am I the only one that notices that almost everyone misses the chin over the bar on the first rep? The butterfly is just too subjective and hard to judge.

We pride ourselves in being the best fitness protocol on the planet. Shouldn't we be the best legit fitness protocol on the planet?

Technique--Consistency--Intensity

We are all in agreement that some technique is lost when you ratchet up intensity, but what is the definition of "some" ?

On a side note- I guess I will have to come out of Fran retirement. My last Fran effort was done using a medicine ball to gauge squat depth.

Comment #80 - Posted by: freddy c._one world at November 4, 2008 8:53 PM

WOW a sub 2 Fran and a Black President on the same night....I can hardly contain myself. Rhabdo.....haters haters haters they are healthy to have!!!!! Makes you work even harder. You are a true athlete it has been an honor to see you introduced to crossfit and tear it up the way you do!!!

Comment #81 - Posted by: big Z at November 4, 2008 8:54 PM

all this bickering back and forth about ROM - maybe we should start using the CF games standards - speal had 3:00 flat as opposed to his 2:05 regular fran.

i'd say someone who posts a 2:30 with the CF games standards > just under 2 min with reg fran

Comment #82 - Posted by: dan at November 4, 2008 8:55 PM

#72 Peaches

hahaha sooo true. im also a bit of a hurtin unit this week thanks to halloween lol. anyways, where abouts are you from in Ontario? do you train out of an actual crossfit? just curious...I train out of Crossfit London.

oh and by the way, that guy is l e g i t.

Comment #83 - Posted by: jrock 19/m/190 at November 4, 2008 8:59 PM

The video speaks for itself. Inspiring in my opinion, flat out awesome effort, what an accomplishment.

FU&K OBAMA!!!!!

Comment #84 - Posted by: wayne at November 4, 2008 9:00 PM

Ahhh, the butterfly kip controversy. Do you all not remember the first time you saw a kipping pullup and thought (perhaps to yourself), "isn't that cheating?". Most people (outside CrossFit, obviously) think that any kipping for a pullup is cheating, why split hairs about which styles of kipping are cheating and which aren't? Huge effort, Jason, don't listen to the haters.

Comment #85 - Posted by: Richard at November 4, 2008 9:01 PM

Awesome picture, so pumped for the season to start up here in BC, got a New Years trip at Kicking Horse/Revelstoke planned.

Crazy performance in the video, absolutely amazing. I'm new to CF, have only done Fran once as Rx'd with a weak time 13min about a month ago, going to try again this weekend and see if I can get sub 10. Inspiring video.

Comment #86 - Posted by: grambo at November 4, 2008 9:06 PM

We got what we deserved tonight- an ObamaNation. Please start ironing your white flags of surender.

Oh, and on another cantankerous note, that Fran, although a spectacular effort and show of strength, don't count.

Comment #87 - Posted by: Pleepleeus at November 4, 2008 9:06 PM

#83 Freddy C:

Can someone please post a 'perfect' fran. I don't care if it is 10 minutes I just want someone to post a perfect Fran. CF site, Youtube where ever just post it.

Has it ever happend?

At the CF games there where 1 million judges and still people where disatisfied.

Do you think people will agree 100% on it? If you elimitate the time factor and still people can not meet the 'standards' on each and every rep...what then?

Comment #88 - Posted by: Paul DC at November 4, 2008 9:09 PM

This WOD looks fun, should be especially challenging because i suck at pullups. Does anyone have any tips on getting better at them?

Comment #89 - Posted by: Bernardo G at November 4, 2008 9:10 PM

History was made Tonight...

OBAMA!

Great Job J.

Comment #90 - Posted by: Darren at November 4, 2008 9:11 PM

COACH-- QUESTION...
Did the order of the exercises in this workout change from last time??? Weren't the thrusters first the last couple times through (check compare dates)? Does the flip flop matter?

Do we complete the workout this way now, Coach?

Wonder if this comment will even be noticed with all the Fran hoopla going on...

Comment #91 - Posted by: drew at November 4, 2008 9:14 PM

....what Freddy C said.

Comment #92 - Posted by: KLowe at November 4, 2008 9:20 PM

I don't know about anyone else, but I believe that a posting on the main page by the administrators and creators of crossfit themselves would represent the legitimacy of the workout.

Haters can hate all they want. As someone who has known Rhabdo for years and to know the intensity he trains with, there's no way he'd short change this workout or any other for a time. As someone who witnessed it and judging by the fact that he accomplished this time after his 2:08 only a few weeks ago, not only do I believe that he can push this time even lower, its only a matter of time...


Comment #93 - Posted by: Dr. J at November 4, 2008 9:21 PM

Slice it, dice it, criticize, or commend... Jason rules! No denying an Intensity/Work Output few if anyone (in the world) can match....Great JOB

Comment #94 - Posted by: randy@crossfitdenver.com at November 4, 2008 9:26 PM

YES WE CAN!!!!!

AWESOME!!!!

Comment #95 - Posted by: yeswecan at November 4, 2008 9:27 PM

Man, I just got a 4:30 Fran (which was nearly a 4 minute PR) and felt pretty good about it. I guess I've got a long way to go, lol. Nice job Rhabdo!

As for butterfly pullups (my method of choice). How can we defend kipping pullups to all the haters out there and then go and regulate how you do your kipping? Isn't the goal to move a large load over a distance quickly? Isn't that being accomplished by the butterfly? I'm okay with setting certain general pullup standards like chest to the bar, or chin must be within a few inches of the bar at max height, etc, to make them easier to judge. But to say that the butterfly needs to be thrown out because it's hard to standardize seems silly...it doesn't make it an inefficient method of moving your body at all. It's quick, it's fluid, it's legit.

Comment #96 - Posted by: Casey C at November 4, 2008 9:44 PM

I am amazed by the video but disappointed by some of the responses. Any comment that starts with "I don't mean to hate"- well lets be honest you do mean to hate. I thought crossfit was about pushing yourself to the fullest and supporting each other. This video was a representation of someone who not only performed Fran in under 2 minutes, but of a person who has done the same workouts as you, sweated it out each day till he wants to puke, maybe he is faster & stronger, but seriously, get a life- be proud of a crossfit comrade - congrats Rhab

Comment #97 - Posted by: sparkles at November 4, 2008 9:48 PM

I am amazed by the video but disappointed by some of the responses. Any comment that starts with "I don't mean to hate"- well lets be honest you do mean to hate. I thought crossfit was about pushing yourself to the fullest and supporting each other. This video was a representation of someone who not only performed Fran in under 2 minutes, but of a person who has done the same workouts as you, sweated it out each day till he wants to puke, maybe he is faster & stronger, but seriously, get a life- be proud of a crossfit comrade - congrats Rhab

Comment #98 - Posted by: sparkles at November 4, 2008 9:48 PM

Nice job Jason!!

Now that you have obviously set yourself in the upper 5% of the Crossfitters we are going to demand that you give up some of your hard-earned gains and give them to those who don't want to put forth the effort or to those who put forth no effort at all. After all, it's in the interest of fairness and let's be honest, it's just plain patriotic.

Comment #99 - Posted by: Rauterki at November 4, 2008 9:53 PM

That was impressive but the pullups were kinda sketchy...

Comment #100 - Posted by: Steven Willis (M/20/5'9"/175) at November 4, 2008 10:00 PM

This community has taught me much more than fitness. The rest days have taught me my extreme lack of knowledge on how this country works and why the Republican party is our backbone....BUT
I will ask you this question. Has there ever been a man who has inspired more people my age and more people of varied backgrounds to step up and make this country better? Could the honarable John McCain unite people the way our President can?

Freddy C.
I want higher standards! What Jason did is amazing and you can count the people that could do what he did on your hand, but I think Jason would agree that higher standards are always what we want. I look forward to watching him do a sub 2 minute Fran with no ball for the squat and with all his pull-ups with his chin well above the bar(I don't care how he gets there as long as he gets there).

Comment #101 - Posted by: Adam/TempleOwl M/20 at November 4, 2008 10:02 PM

good speed. although i dont think the crease in his hip dropped below his knee once... therefore, none of the thrusters "counted".

Comment #102 - Posted by: Kevin S. at November 4, 2008 10:07 PM

someone get the wheelchair ready for speal.

i love this wod.

OBAMA!

have to watch the video tomorrow, slow internet at home..

Comment #103 - Posted by: nadia shatila at November 4, 2008 10:08 PM

Wow, a sub-2 Fran. Congratulations!
I felt all Jason's reps were legitimate and consider you to have the new record. I only wonder if Jason trains for the Fran or just trains regular Crossfit? Either way I am impressed, moreso if he just follows the mainpage WODs though.

Another thing, I know Crossfit is not a big fan of endurance athletes, but I had the honor and privilege to watch Marshall Ulrich finish his 3100-mile Trans-continental run today on the steps of City Hall in New York City. 52 days averaging nearly 60 miles a day. The mental strength he possesses to be able to complete an incredible feat like that is mind-boggling.

Comment #104 - Posted by: Shane S at November 4, 2008 10:10 PM

Rhabdo that was great. Man I cannot believe anyone actually got a sub 2 fran. AWESOME

I have to agree with Freddy C.

I want to know why everyone is so obsessed with fran? I have too fallen victim to this obsession with fran. I think its a great work out. The scariest, hardest 3 minutes anyone can face. I love it and hate it. However, CrossFit is the sport of fitness not the sport of fran. CrossFit specializes in punishing the specialist. The goal is to increase work capacity across broad time and modal domains. That being said, I would like to see people shifting their attention to other named workouts. It seems like people are always doing fran. How about working on a sub 7 helen, 450+ on the fight gone bad, sub 20 filthy fifty, or shredding the murph, or mr joshua.

Maybe now that Rhabdo has done a sub 2 fran we can put that one in the shelf for a bit and focus on all the other great w.o.d.'s

Comment #105 - Posted by: David_K_CrossFitElPaso at November 4, 2008 10:12 PM

Sad day for America.

I will respect the office that Obama has rightfully earned and can only hope and pray that he does his best to keep this country safe from the terrorist scum who daily plot our destruction. Too much has been sacrificed, too much blood has been shed by brave Americans to just have it all thrown away.

Proud to have voted for you Senator McCain. You are a true American hero.

Comment #106 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at November 4, 2008 10:14 PM

Jason,
When you put a video out there you open yourself to praise and criticism. Handling both sides equally well is the challenge.....

Nice.

Comment #107 - Posted by: Chuck C at November 4, 2008 10:17 PM

Day 6 of 50/150/300

Legs are getting stronger and the stamina is definitely up in both upper and lower body.

Rhabdo - amazing

Comment #108 - Posted by: rhinodc at November 4, 2008 10:18 PM

Did this one today:
SLC "500" Workout

50 Body Weight Deadlift
50 Push Ups
50 Sit Ups
50 Thrusters (half body weight)
50 Tuck Jumps
50 Hang Cleans (half body weight)
50 Free Body Weight Squats
50 Chin Ups
50 Box Jumps (18")
50 Knees to Elbows (or knee raises)

STAMPS FOR THE GREY CUP!!!!

cheers all

Comment #109 - Posted by: GoStampsGo at November 4, 2008 10:19 PM

Very impressive performance Jason.

A few words regarding the form vs. intensity argument...

Aren't we confusing a breakdown in technique/form with a breakdown in standards? When Coach et. al. speak of working in the 80/20 realm, they're referring to 80% good reps and 20% where form breaks down. Form, however, is different from a standard that defines a movement. For instance, going from a full hang--i.e. arms fully extended--at the bottom to chin above the bar is a standard for a pull-up, but how you accomplish that is form. When we discuss a breakdown of form, we should be discussing the latter, not the former. For instance, a breakdown in form would be failing to keep your rhythm with the kip. Failing to meet the standard, however, is failing to perform the movement. We can look at thrusters the same way. The standard is full squat--i.e. crease of hip below knee--to full extension overhead--i.e. active shoulders, bar in the frontal plane. How one accomplishes that movement is form. A breakdown in form would be something like coming up on your toes, but failing to lock out at the top or failing to reach the proper depth on the squat is NOT a breakdown in form. It is a failure to meet the standard and any such rep should not count.

Comment #110 - Posted by: CR at November 4, 2008 10:20 PM

That was unreal! Awesome job Rhabdo.

All the dudes out there whining about his effort make me chuckle. Seriously, you all sound like a boyfriend hating on Brad Pitt because his girlfriend thinks he's hot. Get over it. Rhabdo just owned that workout. End of story.

Besides, he had 7 seconds to spare. He could have cleaned everything up a bit and still broken 2 minutes.

Congratulations on a historic effort. Take a well-deserved break from Fran...

Comment #111 - Posted by: Reno_Ty at November 4, 2008 10:21 PM

Congrats Rhabdo, you rock! What's with all the right wingers in Crossfit? I thought we were all into competence... Big L said it best. Maybe there should be Dems vs Repubs in the Crossfit games... a better way to settle political differences... that said I smile when I say "President Obama"

Comment #112 - Posted by: John Z at November 4, 2008 10:25 PM

Congrats president-elect Obama. What a day for America. A true turning point. Either way you think about it.

Comment #113 - Posted by: murlin at November 4, 2008 10:27 PM

Peter, #35

That was a pretty interesting take on CrossFit. It seemed to be entirely from a bodybuilder's perspective, which I admittedly have no experience with. When someone's primary goal is hypertrophy and bagging lingerie models, CrossFit may not work so well.

The perspectives of bodybuilders, soldiers, MMA fighters, and emergency responders has been well documented here, but do any athletes outside of these fields have a unique perspective? I'd be interested to hear from soccer, football, rugby, basketball, tennis, etc. players who have had good or bad experiences with the program. CrossFit is derived as much from those training programs as it is from gymnastics, powerlifting, etc.

Comment #114 - Posted by: Richard at November 4, 2008 10:43 PM

26/f/5'2/130#

crap... i am gonna be hatin life tomorrow.

breakfast: run 6 miles = 45 minutes

then practiced some deadlifts ...

then 8 hours later went to group class at Valley CrossFit where Becca put us thru a "warm-up" of 3 heats of rowing alternated with squats;

1) @ damper 4-5 = 1:52
25 x wall squats (toes touch wall, squat as low as possible with good form)
2) @ damper 10 = 1:55
25 x wall squats ("bring your stance in closer" she said)
3) @ damper 1 = 1:54
25 x wall-squats

and then......

"Linda lite"
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 rep rounds of:
deadlift 1.5 x bwt (195#)
db thruster approx .4 x bwt (2 x 25# dbs)
med ball cleans (guys 20#, gals 16#)
time = 17:19

gawd my back is hatin me rite now. damn wall squats killed the mid back, rows killed the back/hip/leg extensors, and then havin to pull 1.5 x bwt on the deads w/hamstrings far from full power cuz of all of yesterday's fun.... just an awful session of suffering. hahaa! i luv it!!

Comment #115 - Posted by: cleverhandz at November 4, 2008 11:05 PM

note: those were 500m rows

Comment #116 - Posted by: cleverhandz at November 4, 2008 11:08 PM

8 rounds

Comment #117 - Posted by: boria at November 4, 2008 11:17 PM

oh yeah, and... "barack obama: not my president" shirts are for sale now! please send all inquiries to me.

Comment #118 - Posted by: jay at November 4, 2008 11:19 PM

# 104

Well said David...

Comment #119 - Posted by: Brian--CrossFit Ramstein at November 4, 2008 11:26 PM


"God Bless America...let us now stop with the back biting and get back to being one of the greatest nations in the world."

T.(comment #81) I agree with you. It’s time for some headlines to be positive for a change. Let every American’s personal success lead to the success of our nation. Rhabdo's achievement was sensational, regardless of the criticism. What is more important than the critique by those on this forum is that this pursuit and successful achievement will motivate others to pursue excellence. The slightest epiphany can come from anywhere and at anytime. So I hope that the desire to succeed is evident in one’s Fran time, as well as, into the other aspects every day life.

Comment #120 - Posted by: manny at November 4, 2008 11:41 PM

Absolutely amazing bro!! Beats my 1:57!!! Insane!!! Funny cause thats exactly what I said when I finished! NO MORE FRAN!! EVER!!! ahahaha... Congrats bro!

Comment #121 - Posted by: Miguel CFSD at November 4, 2008 11:47 PM

Just a couple thoughts:

Rhabdo, maybe your form wasn't perfect, but that was one hell of a show. Dang, man.

What an incredible day for this country. I'm not Obama's biggest fan, but the man won. And if George Bush can congratulate the man, the rest of you can grow some class.

Comment #122 - Posted by: BrettL at November 4, 2008 11:49 PM

To conclude the ligitamacy of the "performance" is Yes if it gets posted by coach then consider it the official record! My video of 1:57 wasnt posted because the angle of the video did not show me going over the bar. Which was our fault since the guy filming was walking around and cheering me on.

That performance was absolutely amazing Jason!! Dont let anyone take anything away from you bro! I can put Fran behind me because I cannot go any faster than 1:57! You are the record holder now!! GREAT JOB!!!!


Comment #123 - Posted by: Miguel CFSD at November 5, 2008 12:03 AM

Insane !

Comment #124 - Posted by: Petr R. at November 5, 2008 12:03 AM

i really am rather surprised by the negative criticism jason's getting. yes its negative, be real. i mean come on, whether his form was to the tee or not, i dont think it diminishes his performance the least bit. that video is straight out amazing. and for people to say that a certain time on fran only means a certain time on fran, isnt that why theres a message board for each day? to congratulate performances on that specific wod/video..? helens or murphs or filthy 50s or whatever it may be can be talked about on their days. why bring them up in cases like these? it was great performance on one of our many workouts. people have all the right to stress this performance's greatness as much as they want to. now constructive criticism would be a whole other matter. comments like "hey thats great just try to go lower on the squats next time" instead of "a 1:53 means a 1:53 fran. thats all." are completely different things. i dont know i just see it unfair to jason who did a hell of job if you ask me.

Comment #125 - Posted by: marco polo at November 5, 2008 12:04 AM

I am so proud of America tonight. Settle down right wingers that doesn't mean I'm not proud every other day it just that tonight is history. A black man(technically 1/2 black but in the world; seen as black) as president is fantastic, wether you believe in his politics or not. In no other country could a minority so maligned in its history come so far in just a handful of generations. From slavery to commander in chief in so few years, historically speaking. The son of an immigrant, a self made man, pulling himself up by his smarts and work ethic is exactly what the founding fathers wanted for Americans. The politics aside this a great moment for us all.

If you can't see the importance of what happened tonight you are not fully embracing the ethos of being American.

Now its time to put up or shut up Mr. President elect.

Comment #126 - Posted by: erik lilliedahl at November 5, 2008 12:08 AM

Haven't seen a vid in a month since my connection here is so crappy that I've refused to pay $35 for a month's worth of disconnects and frustrations. They say they're putting in fiber but I'm not holding my breath ...

So I obviously haven't seen the vid, but there's no reason to hate. I'm talkin' bout hating on the people who say "nope, great effort, but reps weren't performed to standard." That's their opinion and they're entitled to it.

That said, let's focus on something more positive like my shiny new Helen PR!

Helen - as rx'd
I6: 9:25 (PR by 32 sec.)
LT: 8:15 (smoking big PR)

Very satisfied & will keep up the intervals. The running portion felt significantly easier. I've earned a scoop of ice cream.

Comment #127 - Posted by: InfidelSix at November 5, 2008 12:15 AM

I was waiting for his freakin skin to peel off so and see his metal exo-skeleton!

and all the haters are welcome to beat that...talk is cheap!

Comment #128 - Posted by: Foose at November 5, 2008 12:40 AM

30/m/185/5.10

WOD

11 rounds + 10 pullups

steady pace throughout, grip on pullups was limiting factor

Comment #129 - Posted by: cam birtwell at November 5, 2008 12:51 AM

10 kipping pullups
10 65lb thrusters

20:00

12 rounds

Comment #130 - Posted by: johnathon in seattle 27/5'8/165 at November 5, 2008 12:59 AM

I agree with some of the pups being a bit short but as for the thrusters I thought they looked fine. Seriously time to get back into workin on butterflies....

Comment #131 - Posted by: Brandon at November 5, 2008 1:07 AM

for those who want a little more info on jason before running their mouths.
http://www.againfaster.com/again-faster-tv/

Comment #132 - Posted by: chris at November 5, 2008 1:14 AM

nice work rhabdo! that was sweet

Comment #133 - Posted by: jamesthered at November 5, 2008 1:34 AM

Holy SH*T!

Nice Work... I am truely inspired...

WOW!

Comment #134 - Posted by: Ray at November 5, 2008 1:35 AM

Most epic picture...hopefully I'll be out of Baghdad and back in Colorado in time to catch the end of the season. Good work out today, but think I'll go w/ the Navy SEAL WOD - As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of: 5 thrusters (95#), 7 hang power cleans (95#), and 10 sumo deadlift high pulls (95#). Good luck to all in every endeavor you encounter today...including the WOD.

Comment #135 - Posted by: vikingblood81 at November 5, 2008 2:21 AM

Incredible job Jason! I am in awe.

Comment #136 - Posted by: Gillian Mounsey at November 5, 2008 2:38 AM

Looking forward to cranking this puppy out. A great morning indeed....349 to 147.... I think the population spoke loud and clear as to the direction this country needs to go. That said, if McCain had pulled it out...would have been a vast improvement over the train wreck we currently have! It was a win/win

Comment #137 - Posted by: will_g at November 5, 2008 2:40 AM

Jason, that was insane, great job! Some of the reps were not PERFECT, and I suppose you should expect people to point that out, but still an incredible display of horse power.

HOWEVER ... WHY THE HELL DO AFFILIATES CONTINUE TO USE THAT F-ING BALL?!?!?! GET RID OF IT.

Comment #138 - Posted by: Anthony Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton at November 5, 2008 2:43 AM

CONGRATULATIONS U.S.A.!!

Comment #139 - Posted by: ECHO at November 5, 2008 2:46 AM

8 rounds...its on the wall, will be looking for this next time

M/39Y/200lbs/5'8"

Comment #140 - Posted by: manny at November 5, 2008 2:47 AM

Congrats.

but one question: Did Jason train only to do a sub-2 minute Fran. If yes, then doesn't this go against the CrossFit philosophy? If no, then extremely impressive.

Comment #141 - Posted by: Dan - New Hope at November 5, 2008 2:50 AM

Considering Jason's last time, I think basically he focused on cutting down his transitory time to help out and pushed himself to go all out. Form is a factor but was it much different than his last time.

Squatting with the ball is just something they must do during the certs to focus on getting low for most people new to squatting. Personally, having a ball behind me would worry me in heavy squats if I lose it and trip over it and the fact that I'm so damn short it would be somewhat silly anyways.

Comment #142 - Posted by: Blair Lowe at November 5, 2008 3:03 AM

Rhabdo great job shut the haters up at the games

Comment #143 - Posted by: Ryan"berserker"Hansen at November 5, 2008 3:05 AM

Like some others, I cannot believe that form is accepted as legit, BUT what a truly amazing effort regardless.

I cannot comprehend ever being able to push myself or get to a level where I am capable of doing that. (current best time of 3.42).

Nice work mate.

Also, agree with others, why do people use balls for this!! And if you do, you should ensure you get to eat each time, but really, I would have thought you should be going below parallel as others have said.

Cheers all.

Comment #144 - Posted by: Nick at November 5, 2008 3:13 AM

Rhabdo,
Absolutely amazing!

Comment #145 - Posted by: Steve at November 5, 2008 3:20 AM

I'm not bashing the performance, it was awesome. My beef with these videos is that Crossfit preaches virtuosity and quality movement time and time again, and if that video had been from someone not "in" with the community he would have caught 100% grief. Remember when the Mens Health videos were on? You gave that guy crap for foward inclination on thrusters and wearing a tight shirt! When it's someone's video who is outside the community it is under a microscope, but inside we let glaring form flaws and short reps go? Rhabdo is a BAD MAN! He kills it, but I have a hard time calling that legit. Even at 2:00 flat he is a monster. Amazing video. my comments were dealing with the willingness of the community at large to let it go, not just here but in many of the videos. Form breaks down at intensity, but there has to be a consensus on what is legit.

Comment #146 - Posted by: Jayson at November 5, 2008 3:41 AM

m/28/6'1/191

as rx'd

8 rounds

Comment #147 - Posted by: matt b grand cayman at November 5, 2008 3:42 AM

Just for everyones' information I do not do Crossfit only for fran. Short story short after my 2:08 attempt and the virtual fran video I wanted to see if I could actually go under 2:00. I agree with the form tips, but I survived. I don't feel I am better than anyone else, I just wanted to see if I could do it. For a week I played around with variations of fran or threw in thrusters to different wods from dot com. At our gym we always follow HQ, only on rest days of course.

Comment #148 - Posted by: Rhabdo at November 5, 2008 3:48 AM

13 rounds + 10 thrusters

Comment #149 - Posted by: Jake Anderson at November 5, 2008 4:04 AM

M/58/175

12Rds

Used 85lbs for thrusters

Comment #150 - Posted by: Corben at November 5, 2008 4:06 AM

New posters, been doing crossfit for about 1 month together. We are in the military, deployed right now and the only ones doing crossfit in our gym. We are loving the odd looks that people are giving us as we run around the gym grunting and groning nearly falling down because our legs feel like noodles. Keep the workouts coming we are hungry for more.

Jasmine - 6 rounds complete
F/25/5'6"/120

Zorba - 7 rounds complete and 10 thrusters
M/27/6'3"/205

Mario - 9 rounds complete
M/27/6'2"/180

Comment #151 - Posted by: Jasmine, Zorba and Mario at November 5, 2008 4:11 AM

37/M/200

As Rx'd

10 rounds

Comment #152 - Posted by: CalmLikeaBomb at November 5, 2008 4:13 AM

m/41/72/175
as rx'd, 9 rounds + 2 pull ups.

Last time started with thrusters, and was 9 rounds, 10 thrusters, and 5 pull ups - though the pull ups were 40-60# assisted. These were all good, grip was what got me.

Comment #153 - Posted by: Derek at November 5, 2008 4:14 AM

25/M/5'9"/184

13 rounds

Comment #154 - Posted by: LT Mahne at November 5, 2008 4:15 AM

as rx'd

9 rounds and 9 pulls

Comment #155 - Posted by: Pete m/24/5'10"/162 at November 5, 2008 4:33 AM

Adam/Temple Owl/20yo #100

Ummm...John F. Kennedy?

Comment #156 - Posted by: bingo at November 5, 2008 4:34 AM

Jason, Your humbleness in addition to your intensity is why you are held in high regard to all of us at GFCM. And it is what makes you an elite CrossFitter.

Comment #157 - Posted by: Gregg Arsenuk at November 5, 2008 4:36 AM

11 rounds as rx'd

Comment #158 - Posted by: Barry Weidner-CrossFit Generation at November 5, 2008 4:41 AM

Rhabdo, I knew you'd be the 1st to break the 2-min mark. Well done sir.

Comment #159 - Posted by: James CF Addiction at November 5, 2008 4:44 AM

F/24/5'4"/125

12 Rounds

45lb thrusters

Comment #160 - Posted by: Jenna at November 5, 2008 4:44 AM

So pretty much this guy is going to be badass status for the rest of his life.

Comment #161 - Posted by: Jose Nieves at November 5, 2008 4:46 AM

Re: sub-2:00 "Fran"

Crossfit is a continuously evolving entity. Some of our benchmark WOD's have evolved to become something that is not exactly as written. The best example is "Grace", 135# C&J as written, but which is now generally described by Coach and others at HQ as "two hands on the bar, from the ground overhead, anyway."

"Fran" for record breaking purposes has evolved into thrusters to a ball, bar overhead and elbows locked out, chin over the bar anyhow. This trip was no short jump but rather a slow meandering journey, at least from what I've witnessed in almost three years (and looking back at older video of the CF OG's). As such Rhabdo competes against all previous posted efforts keeping to the same "standard" so as to be doing the same WOD.

And rocks it.

FWIW I don't do "Fran" to a ball (I don't own one) and I don't do butterfly kips (my shoulder won't allow them), but I do not question either the comparison between my "Fran" and Jason's, nor do I question the legitimacy of Jason's record--he performed the WOD as it has evolved. Could/should we alter the standards going forward, perhaps adapt the Games standard (hip crease below knee, visible ear in front of elbow at lock-out, C2B)? Sure. Why not? Freddy C makes very good points. But if we do let's also acknowledge as did Tony Budding at the Games that it is a new and different WOD, or a new and different "Fran", and give credit where credit is due.

Strong work, young man.

Comment #162 - Posted by: bingo at November 5, 2008 4:48 AM

34/M/186

14 Rounds

Comment #163 - Posted by: JoeCam at November 5, 2008 4:48 AM

32/185/5'10"
Can't do thrusters due to rotator cuff
crapping the bed a couple of weeks ago.
Instead, did 8 rounds of:
10 Pull ups
10 Push ups
10 Front squats 95#
Was hoping for 10 rounds, but there's always
next time. Gotta stop sucking.
-Crossfit 4 life till death

Comment #164 - Posted by: BobNJ at November 5, 2008 4:54 AM

You guys are ridiculous, the form looked perfectly fine to me. If you want to bicker about form then stop doing kipping pull-ups.

Comment #165 - Posted by: Eric Duechle at November 5, 2008 4:56 AM

CFIT Warmup sub pushups for pullups x3

7 rounds with 35 lb DB (70 lb total)

this one goes to the goat category

27m 6'5" 230#

Comment #166 - Posted by: jwardman at November 5, 2008 5:03 AM

37/193/5'9"

11 rounds + 5 pullups

Comment #167 - Posted by: ferb44 at November 5, 2008 5:04 AM

That was truly insane...we should all aspire to be so intense!!

Comment #168 - Posted by: HAMMERHEAD 1-2A at November 5, 2008 5:06 AM

Congratulations Jason and Obama.

You both achieved what many thought was impossible.
Many people are happy for you and encouraged by your achievements.
Alas, many people are also disappointed and wish to criticise and condemn.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion but remember it says more about yourself than it does about Jason or Obama.

I read yesterday that Obama has a great great great great grandfather from Moneygall in Tipperary in Ireland.
Any of the Republicans that dont like an African-american as President of the United States, you could always look at him as being an Irishman :)

Comment #169 - Posted by: gerard mcaulife at November 5, 2008 5:15 AM

age 42
bwt 212#
10 rnds
did 95# thrusters instead of 65#.

Comment #170 - Posted by: Mike R at November 5, 2008 5:17 AM

38/m/238
9 rounds

Comment #171 - Posted by: Andy at November 5, 2008 5:22 AM

10 rds

Comment #172 - Posted by: Kirk Elder at November 5, 2008 5:26 AM

freddy, gaucoin and others

fantastic effort jason!

i would call it legit. his range of movement certainly seems as good as speal's 2:05 fran. the angle of the camera doesn't let us see a head through lock out but i think he's doing it (except for the last rep where he is actually throwing the bar). if speal's squat depth is legit using a med ball then certainly jason's is. as for the pull ups, his chin seems over the bar to me. the first rep is closer to the bar than the others but its there.

i agree with others on the over focus on fran. seems to me other benchmark wods are as good or better tests of fitness (helen and elizabeth). i say the legit sub 2 has been done. let's move on.

Comment #173 - Posted by: ken c at November 5, 2008 5:27 AM

As RX'd:
11 Rounds, 5 Thrusters

The pull-ups were kicking my ass today.
Thrusters werent fun but not as bad as PU.

Comment #174 - Posted by: BWhite at November 5, 2008 5:29 AM

oh, and "no more fran!!" was hilarious.

and i guess its better to do fran when the temp is near freezing. how cold was it in that box with all those people bundled up?

Comment #175 - Posted by: ken c at November 5, 2008 5:34 AM

Damn impressive!!!

Congrats!

Comment #176 - Posted by: Max at November 5, 2008 5:37 AM

as rx'd

10 rounds (nine first unbroken) + 5 pull-ups

Comment #177 - Posted by: cesar_m/28/176/75 at November 5, 2008 5:39 AM

10 rounds

Comment #178 - Posted by: Orie at November 5, 2008 5:48 AM

Numbers from 5,5,5,5,5 deadlifts today

225/5
275/5
295/5
315/5
340/5 PR

Semper fidelis and God Bless

Comment #179 - Posted by: Cody Lee Johnson at November 5, 2008 5:49 AM

just watched the video again with a buddy who went through the Level I cert with me and he stated that if we had done the pullups as Rhabdo did, the trainers wouldn't have counted half of them.

I agree. If one of those pullups was not to standard then the 1:53 is not valid. Several of those pullups seem to be not to standard.

I vote that the sub-2 minute Fran has not yet been broken.

Comment #180 - Posted by: Dan - New Hope at November 5, 2008 5:49 AM

Wow, awesome Fran. Looking forward to today's WOD too, I love this one.

And I for one, am looking forward to the "redistribution of wealth"*

The wealthy in this country have personally benefitted from their own ambition and hard work for long enough! It's time to spread it around!

Remember where YOUR vote was when your tax money starts being used for a "national police force as big, powerful and well-funded as our combined US military forces", or maybe universal health care for life long smokers and McDonald eaters. Also remember where it was when the new gun control initiatives are written up, and we quite right before we actually claim victory in Iraq (because we ARE about to).

There were a lot of long faces this morning at the DFAC. It's fairly safe to say most Marines are not happy about our new socialist** leader.

*actual quote

** the redistribution of wealth is pretty much the definition of socialism, so don't give me the tired rhetoric of "he's not a socialist, that just the paranoid right wing!"
Hell, I'm not even a republican, I'm a registered independent that strongly leans towards libertarian.

Comment #181 - Posted by: JWD at November 5, 2008 5:52 AM

It seems the general opinion from most is "great intensity and work capacity, who cares about form?" For those of us who believe a full squat involves hips below the knees and a pull-up to be chin above the bar without reaching, a few of his pull-ups and most of his squats were not legit. I don't understand this migration towards letting technique slide for the sake of a better time. And then everyone applauding it. I don't doubt his abilities....he would crush me in most met-con. But where are we drawing the line?

Comment #182 - Posted by: silverback at November 5, 2008 5:53 AM

It's morning in America.

Once again we have exercised our constitutional rights and voted as a nation for a new President. Some 60% of those eligible to vote went to the polls as cast their vote. For all intents and purposes no one was turned away. No voter was threatened. No towns were burned to prevent citizens from voting. Our messiest elections still set the standard for democracy on Earth.

It's morning in America and we have a new President-elect, always a history making event but more so this time because our President-elect is a Black American. As the polls closed and it became clear that this was the reality the world was watching to see our collective reaction. On Carnegie deep in inner Cleveland we watched and saw...nothing. No supporters of Barack Obama took to the streets firing their weapons to the sky in celebration. No supporters of John McCain raided the victory rallies and assaulted the celebrators. The supporters of neither side were rounded up and jailed; no murders...no beheadings.

The out-going President announced his congratulations and pledged to aid in the transition in this difficult time. The present Administration did not go all Vladimir Putin on us, clutching to power through political machinations. Heck, they didn't even go all Bloomberg on us! Likewise, those in the present Administration will return to private life, to be judged by history rather than a court convened by the next President; sentiments to the contrary are rightly consigned to ridicule, immature thoughts of the simple.

So begins the next chapter in the history of our great Republic, our American brand of democracy setting the standard for the world to follow, an example for all. Those of us who support the President-elect will cheer his efforts to effect positive change, to enhance what is great about our country. Those of us who supported his opponent will demonstrate what it means to be the loyal opposition, hopeful that our next President will remember what it was that made America great.

Yes, it's morning in America, and the sun is shining.

Still.

3-2-1...Go!

Comment #183 - Posted by: bingo at November 5, 2008 5:56 AM

WOW!!! The 1st sub 2min FRAN. Way to go!! There is a new stud in town.

Comment #184 - Posted by: Tony at November 5, 2008 5:56 AM

Legit? Hmmm...I think the video was posted to recognize his performance, as well as motivate and inspire the CF Nation. If we look at Josh's King Kong we can see he fails to lock out on every HSPU. If we watch Gillian on her beat down of Linda, I'm sure we can find flaws in her form too. And the list goes on. This, however, does not take away from any of the stellar performances.

Most CFers won't even come close to achieving these WOD times, even if they used less than acceptable form. I tip my hat to Jason, as I did to Josh and Gillian, for until I can come close to the fitness levels of these folks, I probably should spend my time in the gym.

One word of note: if we continually rip on folks shown in CF videos, by questioning their form, their use of steroids, etc, don't you think we run the risk of these folks not wanting their performances posted?

Comment #185 - Posted by: Mark at November 5, 2008 5:56 AM

continue raising the bar, do not lower it.

Comment #186 - Posted by: Dan - New Hope at November 5, 2008 5:57 AM

Holy F@%&ing S#!t Batman...

Comment #187 - Posted by: Melissa Bentley at November 5, 2008 5:58 AM

I for one will take a little more pride in putting my uniform on this morning. I'm proud of my country for voting in record numbers, for putting aside racial prejudice, and for being brave enough to try something different.

God bless America.

Comment #188 - Posted by: theresa at November 5, 2008 6:01 AM

Agreed. Great performance.

Not Fran according to CrossFit standards as they are communicated by CrossFit and CrossFit Trainers.

Comment #189 - Posted by: Dan - New Hope at November 5, 2008 6:01 AM

Nice work. Jason & the US.

Comment #190 - Posted by: kraaft at November 5, 2008 6:03 AM

Here in NJ we have high taxes, a moribund political culture that re-elects a retired Senator who replaced a disgraced Senator...but we also have Jason Kaplan. Way to go!

Comment #191 - Posted by: john wopat at November 5, 2008 6:05 AM

Jason, Awesome job on Fran...but I'm even more impressed on how humble you are!!! I think that deserves as much respect as your Fran performance.

Comment #192 - Posted by: Rudy Tapalla - CrossFit Chicago at November 5, 2008 6:06 AM

A very fine effort, certainly far better than I can do. Which misses the point completely.

Mark Twight's got it right. Without a firm standard for each exercise, times and numbers don't mean much. Some of his squats weren't below parallel and the pullups were all chin-reachers. What happened to the chest-to-the-bar standard of the Games?

This is not about "hating." It's about integrity and holding a standard that permits the comparison of apples with apples. It seems that among the Gen X and Y crowd, accustomed to getting a trophy just for showing up, any criticism, however valid, is deemed inappropriate.

Comment #193 - Posted by: Mike at November 5, 2008 6:15 AM

I see Russia is amongst the first to congratulate America's new Presidential choice. They chose this exact moment to announce their deployment of missiles to Poland's doorstep.

Let the consequences begin.

Allah have mercy on us all.

And Jason, solid. You're going down in history.

Comment #194 - Posted by: Spider Chick at November 5, 2008 6:17 AM

Used 30kg for the thrusters, got 10 rounds + 3 pullups. Feeling a bit shaky now.


Congrats Rhabdo. I love the nickname!

Comment #195 - Posted by: Ed Flood at November 5, 2008 6:18 AM

Awesome stuff Jason, smashed the 2 minute...

I did my first Fran about 6 weeks ago with a 2min 47s..... My goal is to sub 2 min Fran, but mate that was awesome!!

Keep up the great work!

Dell

Comment #196 - Posted by: Dellus (London UK) at November 5, 2008 6:20 AM

CFWU x3 (minus pull ups round 2+3)

as Rx'd with 65#

11 rounds +10 pull ups (finished off to make it 12 rounds in 20:03)

6/20/08 did the WOD with 45# and got 13.5 rounds so I am very pleased with my gains over the past few months!

TOODLES! :)

Comment #197 - Posted by: Fit Mom in CT (F38/125/5'3") at November 5, 2008 6:23 AM

14 rounds completed

that was exhausting...

Comment #198 - Posted by: James Noyes at November 5, 2008 6:27 AM

Amazing Stamina...but a little confused with the pull-ups? WOD says Pull-ups. Does that mean kipping and swinging pull-ups? Does it make a difference or is it all the same?

Comment #199 - Posted by: DL at November 5, 2008 6:32 AM

WOW, that's an awesome performance. Definitely better than I'll ever do.

I'm with the other guys, though. Not low enough on the thrusters and chin's not clearing the bar on a decent number of them.

It's STILL awesome--just makes it impossible to compare to some of the previous times we've seen where folks broke parallel and cleared the bar every time.

If we're gonna look at the WOD as a "sport" in itself, then we really need strict standards on form. Otherwise, why not shave off a few more inches and then claim a 1:40 time?

Emphasizing again--it's still beyond impressive to me.

Comment #200 - Posted by: DBD at November 5, 2008 6:32 AM

16 rounds of WOD as Rx'd. My hands and forearms are shot!!!

Comment #201 - Posted by: Mike at November 5, 2008 6:33 AM

#320 Mark and #323 Donut from yesterday.
My bad. To be specific, I did
100 135# deadlift
100 22" box jumps
100 swings with a 40lb. dumbell (not kettlebell)
for a time of 20:26.
If you do it let me know what you got and what you thought about it. I got killed on the box jumps. You can hit me on email if you like.

Comment #202 - Posted by: jbear 34/m at November 5, 2008 6:34 AM

Folks, welcome to the USSA.

Flights for a family plus basic belongings to Australia aren't too expensive. Or maybe Ireland... New Zealand?

Crap, there's nowhere else in the world to flee to for freedom. Reagan was right, "We must preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness"

The sentence has been pronounced folks, world Socialism just gained momentum like never before. Apparently the near-century long track record of failure within the Socialist system wasn't enough to convince people to give it just one more try.

Comment #203 - Posted by: Matt DeMinico at November 5, 2008 6:34 AM

Can't wait to try this at the new box!

Comment #204 - Posted by: RV-KY @ Underground Fitness, NKY at November 5, 2008 6:39 AM

No WOD for a week

Thats the consequences of tattooing an arm...

Comment #205 - Posted by: 1*1*3*8*1 (28/5'7/155/quebec) at November 5, 2008 6:39 AM

#88 Paul DC

- i think the most "perfect" Fran i've seen wuz Charity's 8:05 man-fran. 21-15-9 of rock bottom to full lockout thrusters and beautiful pull-ups chest to bar every rep.

Comment #206 - Posted by: cleverhandz at November 5, 2008 6:39 AM

m/24/5'6"/158.5 lbs

17 plus ten pull-ups as the time ran out
I would penalize myself back to 14 or 15 rounds for numerous bad thruster reps.
still burned, however I need to work on maintaining full squats throughout.
Did thrusters with two 35 lb dumbbells for first five sets, realized I couldn't maintain it, so I grabbed two 25s.
Gotta agree that butterflies use momentum to gain the first half of the pull-up, I tried them for a couple of rounds. I don't think they take as much work as others. But that doesn't take away from the accomplishment. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting lady Fran yet so I really can't compare myself to Jason. Who can? I can say, however, that I don't think I would have finished 17 rounds with perfect form in 20 minutes.

Comment #207 - Posted by: tucks at November 5, 2008 6:41 AM

152 5'7.5" 33 yom

thrusters done with 70 lbs bb

15rds + 5 pullups (PR by 1 rd and 5 pullups even though the order of the exercises was reversed last time)
full rom thrusters
chin to bar pullups to compare with last time- due to ceiling height i only have room for small knee bent kip which is basicly a glorified deadhang PU with a small pop-

was a little surprised as eating was off yesterday due to stomach virus- only coffee before wo-
ready for more!

Comment #208 - Posted by: mike d at November 5, 2008 6:43 AM

F/170/5'8"

6 rounds
Did jumping pull-ups and 35# bar
I HATE thrusters!!

Comment #209 - Posted by: StartFinish at November 5, 2008 6:45 AM

Yesterday:
Snatch rep 1: 55-65-65-75-(80Fx2)-75-(80F)-75-75
Thruster rep 1: 85-95-105-110-(110F)110-110-110
(Bummer- got 80 before on snatch, close to 85 last time too)

Evening:
Clean: 85x4, 95x4, rep 1: 105-110-115F-110-110-115F-110

Yoga 80 min
Erin

Comment #210 - Posted by: in8girl at November 5, 2008 6:47 AM

wu: 3min row (850m), 3x15cfwu sans pu's

scaled: 95lb thrusters for Rhabdo

11rds + 3 thrusters

Comment #211 - Posted by: difchip/205/6'2 at November 5, 2008 6:48 AM

Motivating! I guess it's time to increase the weight on Fran...

Did anybody else notice he missed the last thruster?

Comment #212 - Posted by: Chris at November 5, 2008 6:50 AM

Does the weight of the bar (45 lbs) counts in the 65 pound for the thrusters?

Comment #213 - Posted by: Jim at November 5, 2008 6:52 AM

The order of the exercises is supposed to be reversed. Correct?

Look at the compare to for the last two times the WOD has came up...The order is thrusters, then pull-ups

Comment #214 - Posted by: Sam at November 5, 2008 6:53 AM

Matt, I'm with you.

Unfortunately the current economic times have demonstrated that even in the land of the free and the home of the brave, folks scream out to the federal government to save them.

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Frankin 1775 -- as a country, we'll get what we deserve at some point.

Most of the rest of the civilized world already did this, so I don't think there's really anywhere else better to go.

Comment #215 - Posted by: Brad at November 5, 2008 6:55 AM

Nice video...
Love the intensity but I don't think that was a legit under 2 min Fran and I'll tell you why...
1) He didn't lock out the last Thruster of each set before he threw the bar away. +1 sec per round
2) People should have to reset their own bar. If you choose to throw your bar away then when you're done the pullups you should have to go to where you throw it.
3) I thought you weren't allowed to use a ball in Fran? Clearly he is bouncing off the ball in the first 21. +some seconds
4) The time was stopped when his chin was at the bar on the last pullup. Pullups are from arms locked out over head, chin to bar, and back down. +1 second.

I know I may be looking like I'm picky, but standards are standards. I thought the new standard was chest must touch the bar on pullups? That's how we've always had to do our pullups at CF Lethbridge, even before the standard was set at Games.

Comment #216 - Posted by: Katrina - CF Lethbridge at November 5, 2008 6:59 AM

Dan - New Hope

half?! you're actually on record here stating that half of those pull ups are not to crossfit standard? full lock out at the bottom, chin over the bar. what standard do you think there is?

the people who post these videos are the crossfit trainers who trained the crossfit trainers of which you speak. do you really think that if coach and tony budding and dave castro thought jason's effort was a giant pile of half repping crap that they would have posted it for the world to see?

Comment #217 - Posted by: ken c at November 5, 2008 7:00 AM

# 193. Amen. I keep hearing..."these are stellar performances" despite strict attention to form. How can anyone argue that times/performances become less relevant once guidelines become subjective? We are not "hating" or arguing that these people are animals. So...I'll do Fran with parallel squats, near full extension on my press, and chin barely clearing with a nice chicken head reach. Will my time be faster? I would venture to say yes. Will it warrant being a "stellar" performance? I guess it depends if you care about form. Will I be satisfied? NO. Will it mean anything? NO.

Comment #218 - Posted by: silverback at November 5, 2008 7:02 AM

30/m/5'10"/215

as rx'd

9 rounds + 10 pullups (pr)

Comment #219 - Posted by: D Craig at November 5, 2008 7:02 AM

Good video......I love it when people comment on form and how there not certified CF but they still throw out their opinion on how the movement should be done......I agree you should not lose form for speed but very few people can maintain perfect form 100% of the time......even the top athletes in CF you see lose form at some point in the workout.....someone could find something wrong in anybody's form @ anytime if you looked hard enough......I doubt anyone who complained about his form could do the same legit #'s and get even close to Jason's time.....Stop being so critical.....Stay Strong

Comment #220 - Posted by: Bodyfit at November 5, 2008 7:09 AM

bw 165

12 rounds as rx'd

Comment #221 - Posted by: paulw at November 5, 2008 7:10 AM

23/m/170

as rx'd
15 rds of fun

Comment #222 - Posted by: scott at November 5, 2008 7:12 AM

1:53???????? I want a urinalysis.

GREAT JOB BROTHER

Comment #223 - Posted by: johnny b/ Crossfit Torii Beach at November 5, 2008 7:16 AM

m/5'9"/31/167

11 rounds (PR)

Comment #224 - Posted by: elliott at November 5, 2008 7:16 AM

I would like to start by stating, HE KILLED THAT WOD!! I have never seen anyone go that fast......however. If he does compete at the CF games, his chest HAS to touch the bar to count. That is the standard. Other than that....way to kick a@#!

Comment #225 - Posted by: TimfromEdmonton at November 5, 2008 7:18 AM

29/m/218

10 rds + 6 thrusters

pull-up bar was cold this AM, 34 degrees in the Pacific NW!

Comment #226 - Posted by: CAM at November 5, 2008 7:22 AM

Does the weight of the bar (45 lbs) counts in the 65 pound for the thrusters?

Comment #227 - Posted by: Jim at November 5, 2008 7:25 AM

Ken C

OK. I'll be a little more conservative with my statement. One of those puulups was not to standard. Therefore his time is meaningless.

Seems like I'm not the only one who has an issue with his Fran. All I know is that the trainers I had in Virginia Beach would have never let those pullups count.

Comment #228 - Posted by: Dan - New Hope at November 5, 2008 7:25 AM

Amazing video and effort.

Its not the critic who counts.


AS rx'd 13+10 pull ups

Comment #229 - Posted by: falloutshelter at November 5, 2008 7:27 AM

Re: Comment #194

Spider Chick,

Since you noticed Russia comments then you must have noticed the rest of the world also congratulated us on our election choice. This is an amazing day in history, try not to ruin it with bigoted remarks like "Allah help us."

Comment #230 - Posted by: James at November 5, 2008 7:35 AM

assisted pu's
40 lbs. thruster

6 rnds. complete

Comment #231 - Posted by: enterneeko at November 5, 2008 7:37 AM

Tried thrusters for the first time the other day. Put 115 lbs on the bar which is usually what I military press for 6-10 reps. Surprisingly, I was barely able to put up 5. Shouldn't it be the other way around? Anyone know of any good links/videos to help thruster efficiency?

Comment #232 - Posted by: Tom at November 5, 2008 7:37 AM

10 rd's as rx'd

Comment #233 - Posted by: DonUSMC at November 5, 2008 7:38 AM

m/37/200

I tweaked something under my armpit on cfwu dips (bar shifted on me!) so did bent-over rows inst of pu's. Still kicked my ass though. 9rds plus 5 thrusters (did those first). 2nd week on CF, clearly a long way to go. But that's why I'm drinking the kool-aid...

Comment #234 - Posted by: Chas at November 5, 2008 7:39 AM

forgot to mention that I'm starting crossfit again after a year off and gaining 20 lbs...ugh! I forgot how much fun it is to feel so bad after one of these...what's wrong with me?:)

Comment #235 - Posted by: enterneeko at November 5, 2008 7:39 AM

WOD 15 rounds + 10 pullups

1:53 Fran - Exceptional effort Rhabdo! BUT...

Why does Fran as rx'd require chin over bar BUT Fran as rx'd at the CF Games is C2B?

Moreover, using the ball on thrusters allows for a bounce at the bottom, which in turns provides momentum not generated by the body.

Comment #236 - Posted by: time 2 cf M/45/5"8"/150 at November 5, 2008 7:41 AM

Good points have been mentioned, listen here I've only been doing crossfit for 6-7 months. I decided to stay with the ball because from many videos I saw other guys using them. As for chest to bar pull ups I can do them and will probably for the rest of my life after this, but I was comparing myself to those videos trying to be equal with them. For these videos there was no chest contact so the focus was to get the chin over. To be honest I look at this as a feat not working out, I'd rather do something more nerve racking like asking a girl out on a date……. Thank you!!!!


Comment #237 - Posted by: Rhabdo at November 5, 2008 7:42 AM

Rhabdo,

Just want to emphasize again that nobody is slamming your abilities--anybody who would is a loon.

Congratulations--I think anybody would agree that it's an amazing "feat" as you put it! Heck, I could probably do half pullups and 45 lb thrusters and not get 1:53!

Comment #238 - Posted by: DBD at November 5, 2008 7:48 AM

Nice huck Spencer. Looks like HV Headwall. Great to wake up and see that pic with a blanket of new snow on the ground here.

22 days and counting....

Comment #239 - Posted by: Vince S at November 5, 2008 7:48 AM

i did them in the reverse order.

I have been off for 2 weeks, so I felt it this morning

6 rounds in 18 mins then i stopped

Comment #240 - Posted by: DD at November 5, 2008 7:48 AM

Newbie. 2nd Crossfit Workout. Completed 4 Rounds in 20, albeit with weight-assistance on the pullups.

Comment #241 - Posted by: Heliport at November 5, 2008 7:52 AM

M/52/174
As rxd = 16 rounds

Comment #242 - Posted by: Calgary Colin at November 5, 2008 7:54 AM

m/35/170

7 rounds in 18 mins--couldn't lift my arms up to the pullup bar anymore

Comment #243 - Posted by: seans at November 5, 2008 7:55 AM

8 rounds + 10 pullups and 4 thrusters

Comment #244 - Posted by: jc at November 5, 2008 7:55 AM

#238 Rhabdo

No need to explain. If we ever have a chance to meet, the beer is on me.

Comment #245 - Posted by: Mark at November 5, 2008 7:56 AM

12 1/2 rounds.

Note: Last round was just brutal, but oh so good. :)

Comment #246 - Posted by: Rosser at November 5, 2008 7:56 AM

I have a Fran question. The time isn't started in the first round until the bar is already cleaned, so why wouldn't someone set up a rack so that the bar doesn't need to be cleaned each time? It seems like that would cut a couple seconds also.

As far as the legitimacy of the reps, I think that the discussion is great. If someone doesn't agree with what takes place in the video in regards to form, that doesn't make them a hater. We use that term too much when someone doesn't agree with us. I guess because it is easier to posting a thoughtful comments disagreeing with what was said. The posters that don't agree with the legitimacy of the reps are posting what they think in a well thought out and respectful manner. If they just said that Rhabdo sucked and everything he does is invalid; that would be hating. Most commended him on his effort, some even stated that he could "clean it up" and still make 2:00. That doesn't seem to be to vile or hateful.

Comment #247 - Posted by: Kevin Green at November 5, 2008 7:56 AM

I'm not qualified to say what is or isn't the "Crossfit Standard" for pull-ups, but here's what I found.

In the April 2003 issue of the Crossfit Journal in the article "The Pull-up" it says:

"The requirements for the CrossFit pull-up are
simple yet tough to execute. The pull-up begins
from a hang at full arm and shoulder extension
and ends, regardless of grip, with the chest pressed tightly to the bar."

Comment #248 - Posted by: Nick B at November 5, 2008 7:58 AM

11 sets

most kipping

Comment #249 - Posted by: Hale at November 5, 2008 8:00 AM

Comment #204 - I can not believe that you think that Obama is a Socialist and the end of your life as you know it is gone. Thinking about supporting others is socialist...give me a break. World socialism is dead as far as in the classic sense. A breath of fresh air is more how many of my fellow Canadians look at it. I guess that makes me a socialist...yah right.

Comment #250 - Posted by: Calgary Colin at November 5, 2008 8:01 AM

CFWU- minus pu's

7 rounds + 10 pu's
Felt TERRIBLE. Not sure what's going on but this is one of my worst work outs since I started.
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Comment #251 - Posted by: verve at November 5, 2008 8:03 AM

M/27/6'/200
12 rounds as rx'd

Comment #252 - Posted by: VZ at November 5, 2008 8:04 AM

Amy 38/63"/125ish

20 minutes AMRAP
10 pull ups
10x45# thrusters
RX'd (I think for women)?
10+1

Ripped open a big blister during round 7 - very slow going after that.

Regarding the elections ... my only consolation is that I'll be able to say "I told you so!" to so many people in three years when our country is unrecognizable. Welcome to the USSA indeed!

Comment #253 - Posted by: Neil&Amy in Blacksburg at November 5, 2008 8:04 AM

24m/155/66"

as rx'd:
13 rounds

As for the video, Congrats on a great effort, but....

It's obvious he missed quite a few reps. I don't think that's necessarily his fault. His trainer failed him. It was Jason's job to do the workout, and he did an outstanding job. It's his trainer's job to make sure every rep is legit. He obviously missed the last thruster rep, along with quite a few pullups. His trainer should have pointed that out and not let him finish the set before moving on. I know my trainer won't let me miss reps, and if he was filming a workout that would be scrutinized as much as this would he would have made sure every rep was legit.

All in all, Great performance Jason, no doubt you're an animal, but in my opinion the obvious missed reps take away from an amazing showing.

Comment #254 - Posted by: AFountain_CF Tacoma at November 5, 2008 8:04 AM

jason,

very nice work, way to push the limits.

Comment #255 - Posted by: nadia shatila at November 5, 2008 8:06 AM

m/24/190

I like this one! My hands are torn up though! Blisters everywhere!

12 Rounds as Rx'd

Jason, That was sick! That's all I have to say about that!

Comment #256 - Posted by: Pete_ Rockland, NY at November 5, 2008 8:06 AM

#248 Kevin

I wholeheartedly disagree. The video was posted because Coach thought it had merit. If this nit-picking of performances continue, who the hell is gonna want their video posted?

Jason seems to feel as if he needs to defend his performance (note the number of posts he's logged this morning doing just that). You think he wants to put up with this crap again?

It may not be "hateful," but it's surely NOT constructive. Most of the naysayers couldn't cheat their way to a 2-minute Fran, even with jumping pullups and PVC thrusters.

Comment #257 - Posted by: Mark at November 5, 2008 8:11 AM

As rx'd: 10 rounds. good session.

Comment #258 - Posted by: irish steve 27yrs 74kg 5' 10" at November 5, 2008 8:11 AM

11 rounds +1 round with time expired

Comment #259 - Posted by: Spalatro at November 5, 2008 8:11 AM

f/24/125

35 pound thrusters/jumping pullups

4 rounds in 18 mins

Comment #260 - Posted by: loriec at November 5, 2008 8:14 AM

32m/173/71"

Day 3 of CrossFit (I promise that I'll quit the count down after a week.)!

I completed 7 rounds.

Every WOD has been deceptively difficult... I LOVE it!

Comment #261 - Posted by: Jason M. EUG at November 5, 2008 8:17 AM

Hi, one question from germany, are the movies, which sometimes are posted with the "program for a day", components of the "program for a day" training?

sry for my bad english

Comment #262 - Posted by: Moritz at November 5, 2008 8:19 AM

Re: Comment #258 - Posted by: Mark

Mark, I think everybody agrees that Rhabdo is beyond amazing. It's just a matter of being able to compare apples-to-apples. Let me ask you this: Say I post a video of me doing "Fran" in 2:00, but I stop 4" short of the bottom and 2" short of lockout at the top of each thruster and ten cut off a similar ROM on the pullups. You'd call BS, right? The line is either drawn objectively at some hard standard or NO time really means anything.

The reason folks latch onto this is because an inch here or there shaves off tens of seconds for many of these workouts.

Comment #263 - Posted by: DBD at November 5, 2008 8:21 AM

as rx'ed

7 rounds + 7 thrusters

Comment #264 - Posted by: Swan at November 5, 2008 8:26 AM

9 rounds

Comment #265 - Posted by: monroe/m/52/69"/184 at November 5, 2008 8:28 AM

Awesome work Jason!!!

Comment #266 - Posted by: luca z. at November 5, 2008 8:29 AM

Funny how the women's weight changed this time on the same WOD. The last two times the women's weight was listed as 45, but BrandX had it at 40lb today. I kept with the 45lb so I could compare apples to apples.

Though setup was a bit different. Had the bar resting on a couple of benches instead of on rack, so had to hang power clean the bar up to start the thrusters.

WOD: 12 rounds plus 8 thrusters (pr)
(last time 11+10+1)

Comment #267 - Posted by: SueAnne/F/48/5'6"/131 at November 5, 2008 8:30 AM

as rx'd

13 rounds and 7 pull ups

It took my breath away ;)

Go Obama :D

Comment #268 - Posted by: Michel van Grinsven 24 / m / 175 lbs / 6'0 / Rotterdam at November 5, 2008 8:33 AM

Sick work, Jason!

There is always going to be some argument on anyone's super, duper fast time and the form used to achieve it. It's a given, we are not all going to agree on the perfect movement. That being said, I think we need to look beyond some very minor flaws and take a look at the basis of physical capacity required to finish a WOD in a record breaking time, regardless of what it is.

If Jason were flailing around like a man being electrocuted and visibly quarter squatting and pushing the barbell out front w/bent elbows at the top, I would say "No Go". But, overall it wasn't that bad. There were a couple pull ups that were a tad short and I would like to see the ball gone (Jason, I know you can replicate it w/o the ball), but still even if I made him repeat the reps, the time would have been phenomenal.

What wow's me when I watch a video of anyone, Speal, OPT, Freddy C., Bionic, or anyone else, is how much effort is going into making that WOD tick by. I have done Fran in 2'43", and I know how much it truly hurts and what my final power and force output was. I also know I had a couple flaws in my fastest Fran. So, I put that in perspective and have to shake my head at how much power and force Jason just put out to do a very, clean, albeit maybe not technically perfect "perfect" Fran, and I have to appreciate it for what it really is. Folks, the numbers are friggin' unreal - we need to recognize that fact. Large loads, long distances, shortest time. The athletic and anaerobic capacities of Jason are well represented and have to be applauded here. Would a perfect pull up and perfect thruster have increased the average output numbers? Maybe, but only negligibly, not enough for me to lose sleep over.

Our measure of fitness is power output, it is a quantifiable entity to measure performance and adaptation. There is a definite time to make sure it is perfect, but there is another time for a bit of leeway when that output will not be so drastically affected by the little stuff.

Don't get me wrong for a second, I am a form Nazi with my clients. But when it comes to a dialed in, pipe-hitter going for a PR, I'm going to give them a little leeway, as long as it isn't on the cusp of injury, bad habits, or absolutely no gain coming from the crappy form. I have stopped clients, and even myself, from PR attempts when thinngs started to seriously crumble.

If you want to question someones form in a fast Fran, take a look at the old Josh Everett v. Greg Amundson Fran face off video. Coach is watching that one from the background and I'll be the first to say it, and I think the world of both Josh and Greg, that there were some funky thrusters in there. But, in recognition of what they are accomplishing fitness-wise, I can't take it away from them and apparently, neither can Coach. I can bet we can all nitpick almost any CF video posted for some flaws, regardless of the athlete who was doing them.

I have no doubt whatsoever that Jason could do a "Slow" 3 or sub-3 minute Fran with "perfect" form and that is what I go back to in my head. Could he do it right if he had to? If yes, then carry-on, soldier. If no, then blow the whistle and try anohter day.

If we are going to get down to brass tacks each and everytime a person posts a PR video, then we should agree ahead of time that some excusability is allowed. If we are going to be holding people to a strict standard, it should be as we dial them in on the WOD itself. The progression to proficiency in CrossFit is: Mechanical competency, Consistency, and then Intensity, in that order. Once the first two are met, the third comes into play and when it's go time, at speed and major fatigue, that intensity will have a slight bit of form variation. I'm okay with that.

As a final note, I hate Fran. I said the same thing Jason did after my PR, but I know I can shave some time off and will have to go at it again....sometime....maybe....

Again, solid work, Rhabdo. This is all just my take on it and as a family, we all know we can agree to disagree from time to time and then suffer together through a WOD later on and laugh about it like siblings.

Take care and stay fit out there! -- Ian

Comment #269 - Posted by: Ian Carver - CrossFit Centurion at November 5, 2008 8:34 AM

Moritz - #263,

The videos sometimes incorporate elements of the Workout of the Day (WOD as we abbreviate it, or "program for a day" as you call it") but they are usually just educational videos on Crossfit in general or videos of extraordinary Crossfit feats that serve to motivate. It is always good to watch the videos to try and learn, but it is not necessary to actually do everything in the videos. Just worry about warming up and doing the WOD.

Hope that helps.

Comment #270 - Posted by: Swan at November 5, 2008 8:36 AM

56/M/201
After getting several PR's lately, my body rebelled today. Slept wrong and have a kink under my left shoulder blade that I couldn't get out with lots of stretches and warmup. Pullups were too painful, so quit after 1 round.

Comment #271 - Posted by: JDinND at November 5, 2008 8:38 AM

re #251 Colin:

Listen to this platform:

Extend Unemployment Compensation - Increase payments and eligibility.
increase food stamps, WIC, children's health insurance, and low-income energy assistance.
Enact Massive Public Works job creation
Construct new schools and affordable housing
Restore federal energy regulation and public ownership of utilities
Enable easier formation of unions
Provide universal health insurance
Full public education from pre-school through higher education and technical training
No privatization of social security or medicare. Expand benefits for both.
Affirmative action in employment, education, and housing
Outlaw "hate crimes"
Preserve Roe v Wade
No militarization of our borders
"No human being is illegal"
Repeal the Patriot Act
Enact publicly financed elections
Voting rights for ex-felons
Restore Fairness Doctrine in media
Withdraw US forces from Iraq
No war on Iran
No expansion of forces in Afghanistan
Adopt a foreign policy of diplomacy and respect for all nations.
No pre-emptive war
Renew commitment to UN
Ratify Kyoto Treaty and other climate change agreements
Work to abolish nuclear weapons
Cut military spending in half
Close down US bases around the world
Defeating the right wing is the first step to end exploitation, poverty, racism, and war inherent in capitalism...

That last one probably gave it away. That wasn't Barack Obama's platform. That was the Communist Party USA's platform. Go read www.cpusa.org (that's the Communist Party USA), read their main goals, remove the words Marxist, Socialist, and Communist from those goals, and you have almost word for word the platform of Barack Obama.

Comment #272 - Posted by: Matt DeMinico at November 5, 2008 8:41 AM

...I'd rather do something more nerve racking like asking a girl out on a date……. Thank you!!!!
Comment #238 - Posted by: Rhabdo at November 5, 2008 7:42 AM

Jason, you should NEVER be nervous about asking a girl out! Not only do you appear to have a wonderful personality, you are adorable. And there's something sexy about a buff dude who wears glasses.....

Comment #273 - Posted by: cynthia at November 5, 2008 8:47 AM

#264 DBD

Please don't take this the wrong way, but it matters not to me if you do a Fran in 12 minutes or 2 minutes. What really matters to me is if YOU think you've done it correctly. And no, I wouldn't critique it unless you asked me to.

In terms of why others "latch onto this," I cannot be certain. I imagine some are jealous, some are uber-competitive and some are simply over-critical of others.

My Fran time is all that really counts to me. There are some folks I'll always beat and some I'll never catch, but my only goal is to beat my last Fran time. In short, my goals today are my standards tomorrow, regardless of what others do.

Comment #274 - Posted by: Mark at November 5, 2008 8:49 AM

rhabdo,
sick work regardless of the flaws everyone wants to harp on. I'm not sure how strong you are in olympic lifts or if you can run, but I'm going to put this out there anyhow... if and when you qualify for the games next year you are going to be a treat to watch and should be considered a legit contender for the title! keep posting videos and don't worry about asking girls out, because they are going to flock to you brother!

Comment #275 - Posted by: kris kepler at November 5, 2008 8:50 AM

29/M/151

7 rounds + 5 pullups

5th workout back since 10 week vacation.

Comment #276 - Posted by: CFcaymanMD at November 5, 2008 8:56 AM

WU .5 walk on treadmill
WOD
13 rds

Comment #277 - Posted by: TJF at November 5, 2008 8:58 AM

as rx'd
12 rounds complete

Uncle Rhabdo was right there with me today

Comment #278 - Posted by: Jon-David at November 5, 2008 8:59 AM

Much respect to anyone that can do Fran in less than 4 minutes, let alone 2. Fran has been the bane of my crossfit experience so far. That was a lot of hussle by Jason. Never seen anyone throw the barbell like that while doing Fran. Would it be considered a complete rep if he did not begin with the weight overhead. I am sure the fight for fran domination will continue. Maybe one day someone will finish it in under 2:00, full depth at the bottom, full extension at the top, chin over the bar on every rep, but not today.

But, a questionable sub 2 minute fran is better than a questionable 2 minute and change fran. So, Jason is annointed the new king of fran, for now :)

Comment #279 - Posted by: david at November 5, 2008 9:09 AM

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
10 Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 10 reps
Post rounds completed to comments.
7 rounds + 6 pullups

Comment #280 - Posted by: peejay2 at November 5, 2008 9:10 AM

CFWUx3
As Rx'd
10 rounds + 4 PUs

Comment #281 - Posted by: mattyb_58 at November 5, 2008 9:13 AM

Crazy video but I am skeptical about a couple of those pull-ups. He would still kick my ass regardless. Good work.

Today's WOD started off great but quickly deteriorated for me. I seemed to be gasping for air alot and the lactic acid was building more than normal. Having trouble working in the anaerobic stage.

11 rounds with 8 seconds to spare and a 20-lb vest.

Was hoping for 15 rounds.

Comment #282 - Posted by: Dawson M/32/5'10/180 (Kingston, ON) at November 5, 2008 9:13 AM

12rds as rx'd.

Yesssss!!! Im done for the day.

Comment #283 - Posted by: roeyoda at November 5, 2008 9:14 AM

15 rounds as Rx'd

Did 14+10 thrusters last time and 15+10 thrusters the first time.

Wasn't feeling 100% today and it took forever to recover. Gotta get more sleep!

Comment #284 - Posted by: Mike Mc 30/5'9"/165# CrossFit Emerald Coast at November 5, 2008 9:16 AM

21/M/165

It's not often that I can do a WOD completely as Rx'd, so I was pumped. As I was doing the thrusters, though, I was getting really worn out. "Man, Jeff, you're a wimp," I was thinking. Then, in the middle of the fifth set, I realized: I miscounted the weights. I was doing 85lb thrusters, not 65! I paused the timer for a moment to drop the weight, and then the thrusters suddenly got easier :-)

In other VERY good news, I magically figured out how to kip midway through this WOD.

6 rounds + 10 pull-ups

Comment #285 - Posted by: Jeff A at November 5, 2008 9:19 AM

Comment #83 Jrock.

Im from Cornwall, 1 hr from ottawa towards the east. Training out of a globo-gym right now, but i beleive there is going to be a Crossfit in Kingston or my home town, plus theres some in ottawa n Barrie Toronto but haven't checked them out yet. I will be getting my Cert tho in Toronto January 24-25th.

Comment #286 - Posted by: Peaches | M | 21 | 170lbs / 5'9 | Ontario, Canada at November 5, 2008 9:19 AM

Wow that was tough
9 rounds
CFWU
congrats to Obama Go USA!

Comment #287 - Posted by: Ian C at November 5, 2008 9:20 AM

The sub 2 fran deserves kudos along with the other monster performances on crossfit's staple wods like Gillian's destruction of Linda a while back and the various king (and queen) kongs we've seen and one of my personal favs is Khalipa's gutsy performance of the continuous 30 reps of 155# squat clean and jerk at the games this past year (has anyone else come close to his time of 2:38 or 2:46, whatever it was yet? not easy!). if nothing else these videos will push us all to our own personal limits by showing us what's possible with focus, preparation, and the fellow crossfitters around us pushing us to compete everyday, every wod.

Comment #288 - Posted by: al at November 5, 2008 9:22 AM

m/39/6'3"/196

Last time 9 rounds. Today 10 rounds + 10 pull-ups. Thrusters are my nemesis, thye are so cardio/resp stressing, they wear my ass out.

Navy Chief, Navy Pride.

Comment #289 - Posted by: NavyChief at November 5, 2008 9:25 AM

36/M/6'5"/210

9 rounds + 10 thrusters (did it backwards).


Regards,
Dave

Comment #290 - Posted by: Dave Smyth at November 5, 2008 9:32 AM

43/m/178#
14rds+8 thrusters

Comment #291 - Posted by: Rob Corson at November 5, 2008 9:33 AM

1 mile
WOD: 11 rounds + 10 pull-ups
1 mile

*Last night I watched the videos about how to kip...apparently I had been doing it completely wrong. Today was the first day to correctly kip and it's a completely different exercise than the dead hangs I had been doing. The biggest thing I noticed is that if the rythem is broken, the biomechanical chain is severed and the built up momementum works against you...definately incentive to not slow down mid-set.

Comment #292 - Posted by: BigBen M/6'2"/21/205lb at November 5, 2008 9:36 AM

3/M/180

11 rounds. Went out too fast. First 4 rounds in 3:10. Hit the wall fairly soon thereafter.

Comment #293 - Posted by: edevine at November 5, 2008 9:37 AM

#274 Cynthia

Hmmm...think I'll get me some glasses to wear ;-)

Comment #294 - Posted by: Mark at November 5, 2008 9:37 AM

f/40/134/5'0

10 pullups with green band
10 thrusters 42 lb bar

8 rounds

What an INTENSE workout....

Comment #295 - Posted by: Dena @ C2 at November 5, 2008 9:40 AM

Just want to point out that from a physics point of view, using a ball at the bottom is no different than stiff sturdy knees. It certainly doesn't give one extra momentum.

Comment #296 - Posted by: conorb at November 5, 2008 9:42 AM

15 rounds...started out too pumped, 10 rounds in 10 minutes...

shoulders have been taking a beating lately...

21/M/6'/170

Comment #297 - Posted by: Anders in Philly at November 5, 2008 9:42 AM

Dude.. Great video! All I have to say is short people have an advantage. He can do two thrusters just in the time it takes me to do one.

WOD. As Rx'd- 12.5 rounds I think. My brain wasn't really working after about 8.

Comment #298 - Posted by: Toby m/6'6"/30/220 at November 5, 2008 9:43 AM

11 rounds , 60 on tbar......... your turn chief , rmbr no porkchops

Comment #299 - Posted by: poobah at November 5, 2008 9:45 AM

Here are some closing remarks I hope.
Point number 1 - The purpose of the video was not to instruct how fran should be done, instead an experiment to see if sub 2 was possible, and it looks like it is
Point number deuce - No one is perfect, back in the summer of 06 I went on a date and showed up at the wrong restaurant, the lady hasn't spoken to me since.

Comment #300 - Posted by: Rhabdo at November 5, 2008 9:47 AM

U x-fitters get to "wrapped around the axle" with the times. WHO CARES? I'd rather have picture-perfect form (chest-2-bar on pullups ) than to complete a WOD in some ridiculous time but slack on my form. 1:53 big deal do the exercise right.

Comment #301 - Posted by: jacob d at November 5, 2008 9:51 AM

9 and a half rounds
last two rounds jumping pullups

Didn't have too much left in the hands for pullups. Ripped a lot of calluses last week.

Comment #302 - Posted by: tooljunky at November 5, 2008 9:52 AM

My previous post was a simple "it didn't count." It didn't. He didn't squat low enough, he threw the bar instead of locking out, and several pullups were failures. Yes, great effort, but no "record". Do we give home runs to batters who hit the ball real real far, but just barely miss hitting it over the fence? Uhhh, no. If the basketball player clunks the ball off the back of the rim when going for a dunk, does he get the 2 points because, gosh, he jumped up there so high? Negative.

What's interesting is the bullying posts of some who insist that if you can't do a similar time, then you have no right to criticize. Am I allowed to state that the Oakland Raiders suck? Because I never played pro ball. Give me a break.

And anyway, is there really even such a thing as a record Fran time? If so, then Coach, please post the strict standards you will require for an effort to "count". Loose, unclear standards generated huge and angry debates after the crossfit games, and they generate much debate now when talking about "records". Coach, you can stave off a great deal of bickering by simply posting a "These are my standards for a record Fran:" post.

Comment #303 - Posted by: pleepleeus at November 5, 2008 9:52 AM

#209, Mike D
It's not a stomach virus...it's the new president

Comment #304 - Posted by: Pete at November 5, 2008 9:55 AM

33/F/5'10"/150

Woke up with a cold this morning. Ick.

45# thrusters
13 rounds + 10 thrusters & 5 pull-ups (1.5 round PR)

Comment #305 - Posted by: Laura DeMarco - CrossFit Rx at November 5, 2008 9:56 AM

14 rounds

20 pound weights in each hand.

and mostly jumping pull ups.

Comment #306 - Posted by: Logan at November 5, 2008 9:56 AM

the sub 2 minute fran has been done. any time you do something someone else knows they can't, they question and challenge it. who cares, you need people like that. awesome video!

Comment #307 - Posted by: max at November 5, 2008 9:56 AM

WU: 500 m row, practiced double unders, jm, 10 wall ball thrusts, and lunges

5 rounds. completed all but 5 thrusters on 6th round...finished those after time was up.

1st 2 rounds did 65# thrusters, then had to drop to 45# for the rest

1st 3 rounds did pull ups with 35# wt on jump box (could touch bar standing on toes) and came down between each pull up, but last 3 rounds had to add the 25# weight to give me more jump for the pull ups.

Comment #308 - Posted by: srd at November 5, 2008 9:58 AM

f/39/154

10 rds
jumping pull ups (still having trouble on pull ups)
65# thrusters

Comment #309 - Posted by: rt at November 5, 2008 9:59 AM

JERSEY REPRESENT!

Comment #310 - Posted by: Patrick at November 5, 2008 10:00 AM

8 rounds in 19:23

Mostly jumping PU's
Bench stop for thrusters

Comment #311 - Posted by: Headhunter at November 5, 2008 10:01 AM

30yo/M/6'4"/212#

Is this going to happen with every new "Fran" video?? The fact is: ball, or no ball, butterfly kip, or "froggie", the dude moved 90 reps in 1:53!! My "Fran" is 7:35 and that sh#t feels fast as hell to me, LOL!! Great job fella, amazing video.

That being said, I sucked today. I finished more than 2 rounds short of my last/best time.

As Rx: 8 Rounds + 5 Thrusters

Comment #312 - Posted by: Damon Mosley_CFRx at November 5, 2008 10:01 AM

m/185/37


7 rounds as Rx'ed

Comment #313 - Posted by: UD-ai at November 5, 2008 10:05 AM

m/5'3"/160/29

as rxd

first time at this

11 rds + 10 pullups,

stopped with 30 sec left, should have tried some more thrusters, but i felt pukie coming and with no one there to push me i just let the clock run out

rode stationary bike for hlf hr

Comment #314 - Posted by: fat tony at November 5, 2008 10:11 AM

14 rds - as Rx'd

Comment #315 - Posted by: Tito M/29/6'2"/200 at November 5, 2008 10:11 AM

m/21/5'11''/160lbs
I'm surprised only one person noticed the flip in the order of movements - "compare to ..." started with the thrusters first as opposed to the pullups in today's WOD.

as rx'd, with chest to bar pullups
8 rounds

Comment #301 haha ... Rhabdo's a cool guy

Comment #316 - Posted by: dan at November 5, 2008 10:13 AM

41/m/6'02/190#

9 rounds, but the pullups killed me. I know I cheated on the last few.

Comment #317 - Posted by: JL at November 5, 2008 10:16 AM

F/142/31

10 rds + 5 thrusters

60# thrusters to save myself time from walking across gym between exercises.

Comment #318 - Posted by: T. Frazier at November 5, 2008 10:16 AM

45/M/6'/180

14 ROUNDS + 3 THRUSTERS

DID 75 POUND THRUSTERS AND CHIN ABOVE BAR KIPPING PULL-UPS...AND WHY I DID THIS...?

KRAV AND JIU-JITSU LATER TONIGHT! I'M GONA GET MY BUTT KICKED...YA.

BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY

RURAL/METRO FIRE DEPT.
TUCSON, AZ.

Comment #319 - Posted by: ROBERT SUTHERLAND at November 5, 2008 10:17 AM

Hate counting rnds. Just go for 20min. Estimate around 11. All the 20min workouts are hell.

Comment #320 - Posted by: schaller at November 5, 2008 10:18 AM

Male/26yrs/6'0/170lbs

Amazing Fran time Rhabdo, more motivation for us all.

Warm up

5 Rounds of...

5 Thrusters
5 Weighted Pull-ups
250m Row (Each round drop row distance by 50m)

Thruster(lbs) 135/145/155/165/175
Weighted Pull-ups(lbs) 70/75/77.5/80/90*(6 reps)
250m 43.2 sec. 200m 34.4 sec. 150 22.7 sec. 100m 14.1 sec 50m 8.1 sec.

15 minute Rest, then the WOD.

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
10 Pull-ups
95 pound Thruster, 10 reps

13 Rounds in 18:48 then collapsed.

Felt horrible afterwards

Comment #321 - Posted by: JacobSZ at November 5, 2008 10:20 AM

as rx'd:

11 rounds

Comment #322 - Posted by: Ricky C. 27/m/5'10"/190 at November 5, 2008 10:24 AM

9 rounds. Most pullups broken. 60# thrusters.

Comment #323 - Posted by: dewy24 at November 5, 2008 10:27 AM

#56 chris
DO NOT SUBSTITUTE A WALLBALL BALL WITH A KETTLEBELL UNLESS YOU WANT A NEW FACE.
I don't think anyone else caught that (save #64 Andy). I'm just trying to imagine what that would look like and it doesn't seem pretty...funny...but not pretty.

Question: If the WOD requires running (i.e. 800 m) and it is monsooning outside, what can be a good substitute that is not a rowing machine? Please advise.

Comment #324 - Posted by: rickybobby at November 5, 2008 10:28 AM

As rx'd with 65#

8 rounds...

...1 minute left on the clock, decided not to get greedy like with Cindy and go for the pull-ups and end up tearing my hand. After the 2nd round, I realized I did not drop to the "women's weight" but stuck with it, more like sucked with it, but glad I did.

Comment #325 - Posted by: Ann-TPark 33/F/135 at November 5, 2008 10:29 AM

Awesome job Jason.
Bingo...to the point as usual.

Comment #326 - Posted by: Rob Corson at November 5, 2008 10:29 AM

9 rounds and a half . . .

and how come my comment from last night that had as one of its components something regarding the election results disappeared off the board? It wasn't offensive. Others have posted similar comments . . . theirs are still up.

Comment #327 - Posted by: katelyn/f/31/5'6"/148# at November 5, 2008 10:30 AM

A NOTE ABOUT THE BALL IN FRAN...

AT THE LEVEL ONE CERT I WAS IN AT CROSSFIT SAN DIEGO WE DID FRAN WITH THE 20 POUND D-BALL. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A COMMON STANDARD AND I'VE BEEN USING IT ALL THIS TIME...I USED THE BALL ON THE HEAVY FRAN VIDEO I WILL POST SOON TO NOT CHEAT THE SQUAT DEPTH. BOY...I'M NOT RE-DOING IT EITHER!

RHABDO: INTENCE VID ANIMAL STYLE...I LIKED IT!
ROBERT S.
TUCSON, AZ.

Comment #328 - Posted by: ROBERT SUTHERLAND at November 5, 2008 10:32 AM

took my sweetass time
10 rounds in 19min

Comment #329 - Posted by: dwntwn at November 5, 2008 10:33 AM

#251- the redistribution of wealth is socialist in nature. Obama want to do just that- it's a direct quote. Therefore, Obama is a socialist. It's really quite simple- he advocates socialist policies....so it follows he is a socialist.


Yes, it's oh so very impressive that a monority got elected. Unfortunately everyone was so excited about it nobody stopped to think that a junior senator with zero experience has just become the most powerful man on the planet and inherited 2 wars and a troubled economy.
But hey, look at us, we're so progressive, we elected a black man for president. Hooray for us.

Comment #330 - Posted by: JWD at November 5, 2008 10:34 AM

38m/6/183

wod as rx'd since 5/22/08

15 rounds + 10 pullups & 1 Thruster

refreshing

Comment #331 - Posted by: Dan - New Hope at November 5, 2008 10:35 AM

as rx'd

8 rounds

Comment #332 - Posted by: nick at November 5, 2008 10:35 AM

400m run
cfwu x2 -pu -ohs

As Rx'd: 9 full rounds

Not a great number but had many things working against me. GloboGym was packed and the three of us doing the workout had to constantly wait for the only pullup bar. I'm short so i was able to do a few rounds on the smith machine with the bar in the highest position but one of my partners is like 6'7"... he needed the pullup bar. I also did the WOD with little more then 2 hours sleep. That was the kicker for me today. I do feel much more alive and even awake after the workout.
Oh well, I'm off to buy guns before the new reich tries to outlaw them.
My favorite quote this week: "I've seen government housing. I don't want to see government healthcare"

Comment #333 - Posted by: Sparky_33/M/5'5"/209 at November 5, 2008 10:36 AM

Rx

12 rounds

m 44 5'9" 181 lb

Comment #334 - Posted by: bobby c at November 5, 2008 10:36 AM

m/46/175/5'9"

9 rounds + 10 pullups

Comment #335 - Posted by: Michael at November 5, 2008 10:40 AM

Too hungover to read through all the posts, but have people actually decided that their judgment is better than COACH AND LAUREN'S? Let's not forgot who posted the video....

Amazing time, and I'll defer to superior judgment and call it perfectly legal.

Comment #336 - Posted by: Chris Scott at November 5, 2008 10:40 AM

8 Rounds plus 10 Pull Ups

Jumping Pull Ups and 55# Thrusters

Comment #337 - Posted by: Terry M/65/6"2/220# at November 5, 2008 10:46 AM

Cynthia suddenly makes me want to start wearing glasses...

Comment #338 - Posted by: Eric Duechle at November 5, 2008 10:46 AM

Jason, Great job. I've just watched the video. The minute I saw what had be posted I thought there are going to be lots of comments bitching about form and technique. From what I can see if there were any form issues then they were not a million miles away from good form. I think we need to have a rule when people post videos like this and that is that unless your time is within 2 minutes of the time posted then stay in your own backyard. There is a balance to be made. If your doing a 10.45 Fran then you can't bitch about a guy doing a 1.53 with almost perfect form.

Again, Great job. If anyone out there can come within 30 seconds of that with perfect 'virtuosity' then lets see the video.

Comment #339 - Posted by: Bob T-G at November 5, 2008 10:46 AM

14 rounds (PR by 1 round)

Comment #340 - Posted by: quallnow at November 5, 2008 10:46 AM

7 rounds + 5 pullups.


To all the Obama haters: look at the bright side, coming from where you were, this is improvement.

Comment #341 - Posted by: juro at November 5, 2008 10:47 AM

M/19/160 lbs

10 Rounds As Rx'D

Ripped my palm open, slowed down the pull-ups

Comment #342 - Posted by: mike12 at November 5, 2008 10:47 AM

#337
agreed

Comment #343 - Posted by: max at November 5, 2008 10:47 AM

M/31/6'/192

as rx'd 13rds

Comment #344 - Posted by: B-Mo at November 5, 2008 10:47 AM

14 rd + 10 pull-ups
wow, first time doing this one. it was wayy tough

Comment #345 - Posted by: logan schecter from lon at November 5, 2008 10:48 AM

Last time I did this, I used #45 bar. I got to 10 full + 5 Thrusters with a little and had nothing left at 19:35. I was breaking up the thrusters and the pull ups...
This time,
#55 lbs is what I used, didn't break it up until set 4 (6 and4), concentrated hard or form with my awesome husband there to cheer me on!
Did 10 Pull ups, kipping NO BREAKS CHEST TO BAR! ;-)
Did 8 full sets, almost got one more thruster in but watch went off! lol
Oh, and I cleaned the bar each time, not from a rack.
Very happy with this progress!
Lysa

Comment #346 - Posted by: Lysa 43/F/122/5'5" at November 5, 2008 10:48 AM

Ok, so this is my cherry breaker into the WOD, and well it put a lovely ass woopin on me. I feel as if I could have done more, only my hands were pretty much destroyed...any tips on that. I had decent calysis on them, but this workout proved me wrong. Thanks in advanced

Comment #347 - Posted by: Jorge at November 5, 2008 10:53 AM

Elections over, Barack Obama is President of our country whether you like it or not. Give the man a chance...no matter that none was afforded to President Bush by quite a few in this country. We don't need 4 more years of that anger.

9 rds + PUs and 1 Thruster

Comment #348 - Posted by: Matteucs at November 5, 2008 10:56 AM

#331 "JWD"

I hear ya man; hooray for us all right. Idiots! Now our enemies can mass against us, then sneak in and kill us. -All while those of us who work hard for our money are financially supporting those who sit on their ear warmers and complain that they don’t quiet have enough yet... Only in America, the once proud, and free. If I were still a solider in America, I would be getting out ASAP!

Comment #349 - Posted by: Big Daddy at November 5, 2008 10:57 AM

M/270/6'3/28

As R'xd

9 rounds

All unassisted pullups

Comment #350 - Posted by: Ntothed at November 5, 2008 11:01 AM

M/39/5'6"/193

No energy... again. Definitely not firing on all cylinders. Staying up to watch the election didn't help matters.

9 rounds. Pull ups from kneeling position. HATE that.

Ditto to #334. I'm thinking a Mac 10 with a suppressor. And a .50 cal. Might as well think big.

Comment #351 - Posted by: Mike C. at November 5, 2008 11:04 AM

Only CF'ers can be so hypocritical. Did he meet standard or not? No.

You can not be sorta pregnant.

Quit all this crap about it being this kick butt effort. The athlete, like in any other sport, either meets or does not meet the standard.

Too many people acting p*sy and wanting to be CF-politically correct. Take off your Liberal panties and own up - the standard was not met. Damn.

Comment #352 - Posted by: SheepDawg007 at November 5, 2008 11:06 AM

32/m/210/6'5"

9 rounds +2 pu

Comment #353 - Posted by: Corey at November 5, 2008 11:07 AM

as rx'd 5 rds. + 3 pull-ups

Comment #354 - Posted by: Andrew M/39/6'1"/203 at November 5, 2008 11:09 AM

First I read many of the comments on Rhabdo's Fran and was wondering what the fuss was about. Now I see what everyone is talking about. I know Coach bad mouths many of the purest and rightfully so. But it looks like there are now CrossFit purest. But I agree with many of them that yes, the performance was awesome but flawed and not to the true standard.

Comment #355 - Posted by: BWhite at November 5, 2008 11:10 AM

M/26/6'/220

as Rx'd

11 rnds

still sore from last workout, legs need a couple days to repair

Comment #356 - Posted by: Helirapeller at November 5, 2008 11:11 AM

i've been doing crossfit for a while, i'm loving it! this is my first post.

as rx'ed

15 sets

feels great!

Comment #357 - Posted by: ajwolf at November 5, 2008 11:16 AM

#353 - Agreed. I think I just tried to say it in a nicer way.

You either do the exercises legit or not. This is becoming a judged sport, or at least that is what the Games are, judged. Name ONE judged sport that don't take deductions for poor form. I'm a national level gymnastics coach in Canada and sorry your leg is bent or it's not bent, there's no 'almost' or 'sorta'.

Facts: He did not lock out 3 of his thrusters over head with the ear visible. There was a video of Nicole teaching and hammered it in the trainers heads that the EAR MUST BE VISIBLE TO BE LEGIT! And Fran is described as pullups NOT chinups. If Fran was 21-15-9 Thrusters and Chinups then his attempts would be legit. But we're talking PULLUPS folks and the standard is CHEST TO BAR.

SORRY! Full range of motion - NO, but I still say good effort.

Comment #358 - Posted by: Katrina - CF Lethbridge at November 5, 2008 11:17 AM

"Michael", details there. 17:46

Comment #359 - Posted by: bingo at November 5, 2008 11:18 AM

comment #340,
i think thats a great great suggestion.

Comment #360 - Posted by: marco polo at November 5, 2008 11:20 AM

47m 5'10 195

cfwu x2 minus pull ups

as rx'd

9 rnds + 5 pull ups

Comment #361 - Posted by: Mark Barry at November 5, 2008 11:22 AM

M/26/170
14 rounds as RX'd

Comment #362 - Posted by: Mark Perrault at November 5, 2008 11:24 AM

33 yom 220 bwt

bike 10 miles to gym
cfwux3rds -pull-ups +push ups and ring dips for regular dips

wod as rx'd
13 rds up 4rds from april workout

bike 10 miles home- gotta love 70 degrees in michigan in november.

Comment #363 - Posted by: brian t at November 5, 2008 11:25 AM

#35

I liked the article. I thought it even handed and gives Crossfit a thorough airing. Presents Glassman as a "you're either with me or against me" kind of guy - there is no middle ground.

I wouldn't know. Others can evaluate that opinion.

Comment #364 - Posted by: Ned Ferguson at November 5, 2008 11:26 AM

M/39/6'/239

10 rounds.

jumping pull ups after failing straight

Comment #365 - Posted by: CJP at November 5, 2008 11:27 AM

m/24/6.1/199

As Rx'd

12 rounds even. Pretty stoked.

Regarding the video... who cares!?! Just do your work!

Comment #366 - Posted by: AaronV at November 5, 2008 11:31 AM

11

Comment #367 - Posted by: dcyn at November 5, 2008 11:34 AM

M/20/5'9"/175

University of South Carolina

13 Rounds with 95!!

Comment #368 - Posted by: Sam at November 5, 2008 11:36 AM

13.5 rounds

Comment #369 - Posted by: Clinton - 22m/195/6'3" at November 5, 2008 11:40 AM

Excellent "Fran", hard to say wether or not it was perfect ROM but however you judge it, it takes kahunas to plow through like that without even the slightest pause in effort. Way to go Rhabdo.

Comment #370 - Posted by: dan colson at November 5, 2008 11:44 AM

7 rounds

Comment #371 - Posted by: Jonathan Rand at November 5, 2008 11:48 AM

Why should he congradgulate the man that has vowed socialize America? And why do you need to point out that Mr. Glassman is over weight? He is also physically disabled, something you failed to mention.

But since you are obviously mentally disabled, I guess using your cake-hole as a constructive tool is not something you are able to grasp. :)

Comment #372 - Posted by: Big Daddy at November 5, 2008 11:52 AM

5 rounds complete + 10 PU/8 thrusters

Comment #373 - Posted by: aegean at November 5, 2008 11:55 AM

11 rounds and 8 pull-ups

37/M/207/6'1"

Comment #374 - Posted by: dem5f at November 5, 2008 11:55 AM

m/48/175

12 rounds, 1 mi run.

Comment #375 - Posted by: CTKen at November 5, 2008 11:55 AM

18 rounds

Comment #376 - Posted by: FBC at November 5, 2008 11:56 AM

#368 gouliath (for as long as your post may survive) and any others of a like mind:

Please see post #344 November 4, 2008.

Comment #377 - Posted by: bingo at November 5, 2008 11:57 AM

M/47/190/6'

6 1/2 rounds as rx'd

Comment #378 - Posted by: Deano at November 5, 2008 12:00 PM

Jason,

Good job man. Ya, he missed a few of the pull-ups, but over-all very good job! As far as the chest to bar standard, that was only for the 2008 CF games .

-2008 CF Judge

Comment #379 - Posted by: Big Daddy at November 5, 2008 12:00 PM

Dan - New Hope

ONE of jason's pull ups was not to crossfit standard so the WHOLE effort is MEANINGLESS?

dude for real, you're kidding right?

Comment #380 - Posted by: ken c at November 5, 2008 12:02 PM

12 rds

the last 2 rds I had to switch to SDHP b/c the overhead portion of the thrusters were hurting my right rotator cuff; GOOD TIMES!!

productive WOD though

Comment #381 - Posted by: jpizzle at November 5, 2008 12:04 PM

WOD as rx'd-13 rounds complete

Comment #382 - Posted by: Justin Spicher at November 5, 2008 12:04 PM

27 / m / 5"11 / 161 lbs

15 rounds in 20:03

Comment #383 - Posted by: Double Zero at November 5, 2008 12:04 PM

M/25/135/5'11"
12 rounds of:
10 pull-ups
10 front squats(using 65#)
5 HSPU
Shoulder hurts when I do thrusters but not when I do HSPUs.

Comment #384 - Posted by: CK at November 5, 2008 12:04 PM

#368 gouliath - Here's Coach's post from last night, you dipsh!t.

I want to congratulate President-elect Barak Obama and all of his supporters. While not a supporter through the campaign, I am now. He will be my President; he will be our President.

My concerns about policies that I still believe will serve to impoverish the poor and middle class now give way to excitement and enthusiasm for this great country to have chosen, overwhelmingly, to put a Black man in the lands highest office. For this we can all be very, very, proud.


Comment #344 - Posted by: Coach at November 5, 2008 3:48 AM

Comment #385 - Posted by: Michael Weidner 5'11''/162/34 at November 5, 2008 12:06 PM

8 rounds +3Pull Ups

Comment #386 - Posted by: Mike_Malone_32_190 at November 5, 2008 12:06 PM

m/19/160/5'9"

10 rounds

Comment #387 - Posted by: JohnFahn at November 5, 2008 12:10 PM

as rxd.....12rds....jb

Comment #388 - Posted by: JBpractice at November 5, 2008 12:11 PM

12 complete rounds (PR)
And yes, America is still the greatest Nation on earth.

Comment #389 - Posted by: Denver Sheepdog M/35/5'9/161# at November 5, 2008 12:12 PM

13 1/2 (13 + 10 pullups) as rx'd

Comment #390 - Posted by: Steven Willis (M/20/5'9"/175) at November 5, 2008 12:13 PM

10 rounds with pull-ups on gravitron at 100. Thrusters as prescribed.

Comment #391 - Posted by: MC Warsaw 23/m/6'/220 at November 5, 2008 12:16 PM

Coach's comments from last night are very classy. I had assumed that Coach was too serious about politics to make such a statement, and I was definitely in error. Even though I though the article from yesterday was rubbish, my assessment of Coach is that he is a pretty awesome guy. There has been a lot of mean stuff said on this beard over the last few days, and it is really great of Coach to pull us back together again.

Comment #392 - Posted by: Ben Edelen at November 5, 2008 12:16 PM

11 Rds RX - 19:53 Last time: 8 Rds & Change.

Comment #393 - Posted by: Greg/48/70"/205/3/17/08 at November 5, 2008 12:16 PM

10 Rounds.....45lbs Great Job Lynay!!!!!

Comment #394 - Posted by: Bodyfit at November 5, 2008 12:16 PM

6 rnds

Comment #395 - Posted by: robr526 at November 5, 2008 12:18 PM

Great effort. Awesome performance. Remember he was doing Fran a WOD. He wasn't trying to achieve perfection. Do we ever?

Rest Day for me. Until 1430 when I do my Black Belt training.

Yut!

Comment #396 - Posted by: SSgt B USMC Miramar at November 5, 2008 12:19 PM

M/28/5'10"/165

As Rx'd

13 rounds +10

Comment #397 - Posted by: Kyle A at November 5, 2008 12:20 PM

7 rounds as rx'd. Second week of CF and I'm loving it.

Comment #398 - Posted by: nateod at November 5, 2008 12:21 PM

M/28/197/5'11"

11 Rounds as RX'ed

Lot's of Kipping.....

Comment #399 - Posted by: Doug B. at November 5, 2008 12:21 PM

6+8 pull-ups. Lost count, might have been 7+8.

Comment #400 - Posted by: Redding Mark S at November 5, 2008 12:23 PM

m/38/73"/205

9.5 rounds with 2 30# kbs for the thrusters.

Comment #401 - Posted by: John at November 5, 2008 12:25 PM

Rx'd 13 rds. Jason is the real deal... Hate it or love it

Comment #402 - Posted by: Terrance Cross Fit Camp Pendleton at November 5, 2008 12:25 PM

25/M/198/6'1"

As RX'd

11 Rounds + 10 Pullups & 1 Thruster

Set a goal in my head of 10...shoulda shot for 12, once I hit 10 I started to rest too much. Oh well, at least I have a new goal to shoot for next time this pops up.

On the subject of Jason's Fran...if your form is perfect, your intensity sucks. I'd say Jason's form was about 90% which is more than acceptable. Looks like a legit 1:53 Fran to me...CONGRATS!

Comment #403 - Posted by: Eric G. at November 5, 2008 12:29 PM

as rx'd:

9 rounds + 10 chin-ups

worked on improving form

2459
10 rounds

Comment #404 - Posted by: CRAthens M/37/6'3"/189 at November 5, 2008 12:36 PM

#396 SSGB:

"Remember he was doing Fran a WOD. He wasn't trying to achieve perfection. Do we ever?"

Yes, every time I do a WOD and those who do it with me are form nazis. We strive only for perfection. We would rather had a crap fran time and perfect form than a sub 2 with crap form. He obviously missed pullups and thrusters. Who in there right mind would count that last thruster? And some of those pullups?!?! his forehead barely cleared the bar.

I said earlier I blame his trainers, I still do. It was a great performance, but his trainers failed him. He did not perform the WOD to standard; therefore, in my unimporant opinion, it was a wasted effort.

Comment #405 - Posted by: AFountain_CF Tacoma at November 5, 2008 12:39 PM

9 rds

Comment #406 - Posted by: daryl at November 5, 2008 12:41 PM

m/41/179
12 rounds

Comment #407 - Posted by: Benjamin at November 5, 2008 12:45 PM

Me: 42yo/M/5'10"/173lbs/11%BF

Warm Up: Some Stretching

WOD: Thrusters sub burpees for Pull Ups 9 rounds + 5 Burpees. (Completed 10 rounds in 21:53)

65lb Thrusters: Taken from the rack. All sets A to A in the squat and completely locked out head through over head. First two sets unbroken, all other sets done at 6 and 4.

Burpees: from chest on the ground to jump and clap over head, yea! burpees. All sets unbroken but slow. Man, those hurt.

My hands are trashed from too many pull ups lately so I subbed burpees, geez why did I sub burpees, that s_cked.

Have Fun, Train Hard,

Billy

Comment #408 - Posted by: Billy at November 5, 2008 12:45 PM

First day back in a while, elbow feeling a bit more up to it.

Still had to scale, 60lb thrusters, sets of 8 pull ups dropped down to 150lbs lat pulls for last 3 sets: final tally, 10rounds

Comment #409 - Posted by: JokerHB at November 5, 2008 12:47 PM

m/38/188/70"

CFWU x 3; subbed 45# thrusters for dips

As rx: 11 rounds.

Comment #410 - Posted by: ScottE at November 5, 2008 12:47 PM

37M/5'11"/178

as Rx'd

16 rounds

(left shoulder sore, can't wait to see what I can do with a rested shoulder)

The Obamapalloza Tour continues : (

Nice job "Rhabdo" ignore the "haters", let's see em come close doing it the same way, hmmmmm, anyone. It's a good time, period.

Snow boarding here I come, love the pic.

Shout out to anyone in the LaGrange, Georgia area, were looking for some people to train with, informal and all, we have a place and some stuff. Drop me a line if your out here. I mostly train at Crossfit North Atlanta, but were still looking for some to train with in LaGrange, GA.

Drop me an e-mail if interested.

Comment #411 - Posted by: Dr D at November 5, 2008 12:50 PM

As rx'd:

12 rounds + 10 pullups

Very difficult. Even light thrusters wear you right out.

Comment #412 - Posted by: KieranGT_21/M/170/5'11" at November 5, 2008 12:50 PM

Coach and Bingo, thanks for your comments. Your grace and classs are worthy of the man you supported. I hope that had the election gone the other way, I could have found it in me to be as honorable, and will try to remember your example.

Today's WOD ... went okay for 14 minutes (8 rounds) then I seemed to run out of gas and could no longer connect pullups. Went to jumping pullups the rest of the way, 4 more rounds. Thrusters unbroken.

Congratulations to Jason on an awesome, awesome performance.

Comment #413 - Posted by: Kamper M/44/74"/205 at November 5, 2008 12:51 PM

Using 65#
Jumping pull ups/ negatives
= 10 rounds and 3 pull ups

Last time, same set up, 12 rounds even
Not sure what happened today but it wiped me out to boot!
Erin

Comment #414 - Posted by: in8girl at November 5, 2008 12:53 PM

25/m/5'11"/175
as rx'd
10 rds + 8 Pullups

Comment #415 - Posted by: justaman - liberty sc at November 5, 2008 12:56 PM

This is the Rhabdo I grew up with http://vimeo.com/2037724

Comment #416 - Posted by: justin at November 5, 2008 12:58 PM

23M/5'10"/166.8

As rx'd

10 rounds

Comment #417 - Posted by: natejay at November 5, 2008 12:59 PM

Jason, unreal pace on "Fran" mate -Awesome!! People can analyze your performance until the cows come home, but only one thing matters, it was a phenomenal display of work capacity!

m/29/5'9"/168#

My lats were still sore from doing "Angie" on Mon today so I decided to hit todays WOD tomorrow and try something else today. After seeing Speal and Libby tear up the deadlift , burpee workout at the '08 CF games I thought I'd give it a wirl! Haven't been dead-lifting much recently due to a hamstring injury so I went with the 185# DL used by the women at the games first time out.

WOD:

5 rounds of:
5x Deadlift @ 185#
10x Burpee

As Rx'd - 3:15 (a roaster of a workout!)

Very happy with this time on first attempt, looking to go sub 3mins next time with a little more weight on the DL.


Comment #418 - Posted by: The Edge_Ross at November 5, 2008 12:59 PM

As rx'd 10 rounds in 9:44. I was completely spent. I collapsed on the floor. My heart rate monitor gave up somewhere in the 200s.

Jason, fantastic effort. You were really throwing the weight around. Your pull-ups looked effortless. Maybe that's why there's been so much criticising. Anytime an athelete makes something look as easy as you did, there has to be something wrong? Right? I don't care what they say, You the Man!

Comment #419 - Posted by: N8 34/511/205 at November 5, 2008 12:59 PM

43yom / 152

13 rounds as rx'd

Should have gotten more. All Pullup sets were unbroken.

Post - Rope Skips

Comment #420 - Posted by: mhlane at November 5, 2008 1:01 PM

m/19/143#

as rx'd but i did 85# thrusters instead

10 rounds

Comment #421 - Posted by: michael@St.Norbert at November 5, 2008 1:02 PM

AMRAP 20 mins of:

10 Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 10 reps

Jeremy- 14 1/2 as RX'd
Stavros- 14 1/2 as RX'd

Ugh, I couldn't wait for that to be over...it sucked.

Comment #422 - Posted by: Stavros- Diablo CrossFit at November 5, 2008 1:04 PM

15 rounds + 10 pullups (65# thrusters and kipping pullups with chin well over bar, but no body touch).

Goal was no breaks on any of the sets...mission accomplished (I was surprised that I managed that with the thrusters). Did take a short break after the round three plus pullups to prepare for the thrusters. Kept thrusters at a steady, even pace without an effort at speed as my shoulder is still healing and can not handle fast ballistic overhead movements. "Frog kick" style kipping pullups helped keep my shoulder happy too.

Overall happy with the workout. I'm surprised as my shoulders are beat from all the kayaking I've been doing.

Comment #423 - Posted by: Kelly Moore F/45/5'/114# at November 5, 2008 1:05 PM

M 37

as Rx´d 10 rounds.

Comment #424 - Posted by: Tommi at November 5, 2008 1:10 PM

#118 jay

really dude? if he's not your president move up to canada. grow up man. i was a mccain supporter, but i sure as hell am going to back up the man in charge of this great nation.

rhabdo....good lord man! that was incredible - think i got myself a chubby watching that! to all the naysayers - what on earth isn't legit about his pullups? he got himself from arms-extended dead hang to chin over the bar..who cares if he butterflied it. props for being able to butterfly at all!

3-2-1 get some!

Comment #425 - Posted by: rick_isu at November 5, 2008 1:10 PM

25/m/5'7/170 10 rounds as rx'd...first time doing this wod. thought i did pretty well till i saw everyone else totals..next time will be better

Comment #426 - Posted by: scrappy at November 5, 2008 1:10 PM

9 rounds+4thrusters not rx'd

Comment #427 - Posted by: jwl at November 5, 2008 1:13 PM

CFWU std

As Rx'd
9 rounds + 3 pullups when clock and subsequently I expired.....

Comment #428 - Posted by: F15E_WSO_M/46/6'/175 at November 5, 2008 1:13 PM

M/29/200

As rx´d

13 rounds

Comment #429 - Posted by: Anders(sweden) at November 5, 2008 1:13 PM

M/30/5'10"/185

WOD as rx'd: 13 rounds

All pull up sets after 3 were broken (7:3, 6:4, 5:5).

Comment #430 - Posted by: Honcho at November 5, 2008 1:14 PM

m/32/200lbs

10 rounds with 8 secs to go, but was too busy sucking in air from china, so the clock run down.

Comment #431 - Posted by: J Hollows at November 5, 2008 1:15 PM

M/22/6'/160

Had to sub burpees for thrusters. 13 rounds completed.

Comment #432 - Posted by: Ian at November 5, 2008 1:19 PM

22/M/175

As Rx'd
12 + 5 pull-ups

Comment #433 - Posted by: RHarless at November 5, 2008 1:20 PM

rhabdo... who cares how fast you can do a workout if form is not there with crappy form you get nothing out of it. i have never laughed so hard untill i saw your video we end up counting all your correct reps and you did not even get the first round done. we counted 12 thrusters and 13 pullups. sure you can do it in sub 2 minutes but complete loss of form.

Comment #434 - Posted by: Angry Greg at November 5, 2008 1:20 PM

05/11/08
I half expected today's workout to be "The Chief"! Congratulations from Ireland to the new President elect. And three cheers to Senator McCain for giving us all a lesson in how to accept defeat graciously.
As rx'd
14 rounds + 6 pull-ups
How is it that every CF workout is so much harder than it sounds?

Comment #435 - Posted by: blackrockboy at November 5, 2008 1:22 PM

10 rds + 10 thrusters as rx'd, chest to bar

Comment #436 - Posted by: Julian at November 5, 2008 1:22 PM

33/m/6'/190

11 rounds

Comment #437 - Posted by: mikey at November 5, 2008 1:24 PM

liked this one

45# bar
kipping p.u.'s
10 rds + 10 pull ups and 8 thrusters

yesterday- 11 min of 1 p.u. 1st minute...

Comment #438 - Posted by: gina johnson F/46/130 at November 5, 2008 1:24 PM

As Rx'ed

11 Rounds Flat

This WOD had me literally almost pass out, thats the first time i've ever felt like that and im gratefull for it. Thank you coach!

Comment #439 - Posted by: Peaches | M | 21 | 170lbs / 5'9 | Ontario, Canada at November 5, 2008 1:25 PM

Alright, back from a loooooong (1 month) hiatus. Not back in peak form, but back with some determination. Hoping to find a little fire too.

9 rounds + 8 pull-ups.

Comment #440 - Posted by: Tim 28/m/200 at November 5, 2008 1:27 PM

22/F/140/5'8"

10 rds

35lb thrusters, spotter on pull ups

First week, and my goodness...

Comment #441 - Posted by: SeeGodzilla at November 5, 2008 1:30 PM

As Rx'd 11. That blew chunks....

Comment #442 - Posted by: stimey at November 5, 2008 1:31 PM

#297 conorb said -

"Just want to point out that from a physics point of view, using a ball at the bottom is no different than stiff sturdy knees. It certainly doesn't give one extra momentum".

NOT TRUE

Squatting and touching the ball causes pressure in the ball to increase. Air particles inside the ball try to reach equilibrium with the atmospheric pressure; which in turn provides a force that can be used to create momentum.

To prevent this, squat down to an object that will not suffer from pressure increase - say a 12"-14" block - like others say they use.

Comment #443 - Posted by: time 2 cf M/45/5"8"/150 at November 5, 2008 1:31 PM

30M/5'6"/163#

10 rounds.

Wussed out today. Feeling a 'ping' in my right shoulder when I do thrusters - got in my head.

Comment #444 - Posted by: Travis from Reno at November 5, 2008 1:38 PM

171 m 5'11
Haven't posted in a while.
as Rx'ed
16 rounds in 19:57...
didnt start 17

Comment #445 - Posted by: brandonE at November 5, 2008 1:40 PM

altered this to CF Jax WOD for Tuesday

3 rounds of:
21-15-9
45# thrusters
jumping pull ups
post all 3 times for score

2:52
2:47
2:36

2:45 minute rest between each round

Comment #446 - Posted by: MDS1971 at November 5, 2008 1:40 PM

30/ 135 lb/ female

as rx'd
10 rounds in 19:18
couldn't get out any more

Comment #447 - Posted by: Becky Clark at November 5, 2008 1:40 PM

13 rounds using 50# barbell.

Comment #448 - Posted by: Norma at November 5, 2008 1:41 PM

Done at CrossFit Northern Kentucky

11 Rounds (+4 Pullups)

Comment #449 - Posted by: RV-KY @ Underground Fitness, NKY at November 5, 2008 1:41 PM

AWESOME!!!!

Comment #450 - Posted by: JP_ CROSSFIT SAN DIEGO at November 5, 2008 1:42 PM

18rd+10+5
m/26/bwt 171

Comment #451 - Posted by: bleedCF at November 5, 2008 1:42 PM

11 rounds 65lb thrusters Kipping pullups
F/27/128
Exhausted

Comment #452 - Posted by: jbutt at November 5, 2008 1:42 PM

I dont know why everyone here is so up in a tiff over Jasons Fran time, the guy did it, stop bitching and give hime props!!

10 pull-ups
10 65lb Thrusters
AMRAP in 20 minute.

Shane 13rds
Rodney 13rds

Great workout coach.
Get Fit, Get Trained & Go Hard!!

Comment #453 - Posted by: Shane at November 5, 2008 1:43 PM

M/39/200

12 rnds RX

Comment #454 - Posted by: Ted at November 5, 2008 1:45 PM

Scaled:
5 pull ups
5 Thrusters 65 Lb

20 mins. 8 rounds + 5 pull ups

Poor nutrition beforehand caused serious lack of energy.

Comment #455 - Posted by: MDMelissa F/44/122/5'4 at November 5, 2008 1:48 PM

m 25/ 6'/ 184
i did it backwards but did 11 rounds thrusters, and 10 1/2 rounds of pullups. Sick workout

Comment #456 - Posted by: Max at November 5, 2008 1:48 PM

M/47/6'/184

As rx'd

13 Rounds

500 yd swim
1 hr Spin

Comment #457 - Posted by: Richard at November 5, 2008 1:51 PM

27 yom 6'2" 155#

Pre: CFWU x3 (pullups x1, 35# kb swings, kb pushups, k2e, squats)

WOD as rx'd:

10 rounds + 10 thrusters

Pullups kipping full extension throat to bar, thrusters below parallel to overhead locked out.

Comment #458 - Posted by: Skeletor at November 5, 2008 1:53 PM

10 rounds + 7 chin-ups

did 60lb thrusters, barbells don't go in 5lb increments.

Comment #459 - Posted by: Eddie at November 5, 2008 1:58 PM

M/36/225 - #2 WOD
7 rounds in 20
pullup - 1x10, 6x5 mostly jump negatives
65# thruster 3x10, 4x5

It's been a number of years since I've done much with free weights. Taking it slow.

Comment #460 - Posted by: Donald Maxwell at November 5, 2008 1:59 PM

28/m/6'2"/170lb

sub pullups for 130lb pulldowns
sub 65lb thrusters for 45lb thrusters

9 complete rounds

Comment #461 - Posted by: Chance at November 5, 2008 2:03 PM

Peter:
10 rounds as rx'd
Dan
11 rounds + 3 pull ups as rx'd.

Comment #462 - Posted by: Dan Martin at November 5, 2008 2:04 PM

13 rounds as rxed switching off with a partner... I think i slowed him down

Comment #463 - Posted by: robin finlayson at November 5, 2008 2:04 PM

M/41/5'11"/185

8 rounds + 10 pull-ups (dead-hang pull-ups; 65# thrusters)

F/38/5'6"/140

9 rounds (kipping pull-ups, 60# thrusters)

Comment #464 - Posted by: nutfam at November 5, 2008 2:08 PM

m/19/145/66''

Got 8 full rounds,
used dead hang chest to bar pull ups, my bar is too short to kip so i have to tuck my legs

those thrusters were a nice break from the pull ups, arms and upper back shot. awesome workout

Comment #465 - Posted by: max at November 5, 2008 2:08 PM

As rx'ed 12rds plus 10 pu's

Comment #466 - Posted by: Joe C 5'5"/165/34 yo male at November 5, 2008 2:09 PM

23/150

WOD as rx'd
(Chest-to-bar Pullups)

13 Rounds
SICK!!

Comment #467 - Posted by: Travis H at November 5, 2008 2:13 PM

Most of you need to reread CR's post below. It's not form that matters when setting a record. It's making sure that you're meeting the standard of the movement on each rep. Jason's performance was amazing, but we can all agree he didn't meet the standard on all 45 thrusters.


A few words regarding the form vs. intensity argument...

Aren't we confusing a breakdown in technique/form with a breakdown in standards? When Coach et. al. speak of working in the 80/20 realm, they're referring to 80% good reps and 20% where form breaks down. Form, however, is different from a standard that defines a movement. For instance, going from a full hang--i.e. arms fully extended--at the bottom to chin above the bar is a standard for a pull-up, but how you accomplish that is form. When we discuss a breakdown of form, we should be discussing the latter, not the former. For instance, a breakdown in form would be failing to keep your rhythm with the kip. Failing to meet the standard, however, is failing to perform the movement. We can look at thrusters the same way. The standard is full squat--i.e. crease of hip below knee--to full extension overhead--i.e. active shoulders, bar in the frontal plane. How one accomplishes that movement is form. A breakdown in form would be something like coming up on your toes, but failing to lock out at the top or failing to reach the proper depth on the squat is NOT a breakdown in form. It is a failure to meet the standard and any such rep should not count.

Comment #109 - Posted by: CR at November 4, 2008 10:20 PM

Comment #468 - Posted by: devildog at November 5, 2008 2:13 PM

48/m/195

As Rx'd. 11 with 11 seconds to spare! Don't drink and vote!

Comment #469 - Posted by: denob at November 5, 2008 2:16 PM

10 - seriously, this is torture. great exercise.

Comment #470 - Posted by: Steven at November 5, 2008 2:17 PM

CFWU 3x15 w/o PU's

WOD as Rx'd:
8 rounds + 9 PU's

Comment #471 - Posted by: Refuerzo M/33/180/5'8" at November 5, 2008 2:17 PM

Jodi (F/30/108)

Overhead Squats
45x3
60x3
70x3
80x3
90x3

Speed Deadlifts
140x1x10 with 30 seconds between each rep

AMRAP in 5 minutes of:
10 thrusters, 65 pounds
10 chinups

Score: 3 Rounds + 10 thrusters

this workout sucks even just for 5 minutes. LOL!

Comment #472 - Posted by: Jodi Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton at November 5, 2008 2:17 PM

As rx'ed 12 rds plus 10 pu's

Comment #473 - Posted by: Joe C 5'5"/165/34 yo male at November 5, 2008 2:19 PM

Wow, lots of comments on the video today, I have two more to add:

First, very impressive performance, wholly METCON Batman...

Next, The holy Grail of Crossfit is the sub 2:00min Fran. Anyone who puts up a video of this feat will be critiqued like it was an Olympic Gymnastic event, and they should be. What I saw on the video today was not a perfect 10 and it needs to be to hold the title of the first sub 2:00min Fran.

If I was a captain picking a flag football team for a game in the park, I'd want Jason and as many others just like him that I could get.

A valiant effort and a true stud fire breather, Jason deserves kudos...

Have Fun, Train hard,

Billy

Comment #474 - Posted by: Billy at November 5, 2008 2:19 PM

32/M/170
As Rx'd : 12 rounds

Comment #475 - Posted by: GPerron at November 5, 2008 2:20 PM

10 rounds as Rx'd
Had nothing left for round 11

My goal while deployed is to come back in the best shape of my life, Crossfit is definitely gonna be a big part of that goal

Sick WOD...

Comment #476 - Posted by: Jimmy B 23M/170lb/68" at November 5, 2008 2:24 PM

m/33/170

10 rounds as rx'd

Comment #477 - Posted by: Jimmy at November 5, 2008 2:25 PM

Hi everyone.
Today was my first WOD. 8 rounds of Pullups and Thrusters. how can I mesure if that is good or not ?

Comment #478 - Posted by: JR at November 5, 2008 2:27 PM


M/22/6'1/185

as Rx'd

14 rounds + 6 thrusters

(PR)

last time did 13 rounds even.

Comment #479 - Posted by: COS at November 5, 2008 2:35 PM

14 rounds + 10 thrusters + 7 pullups (if i would have known my time, I would have busted out 3 more pullups to get 15 rounds

Comment #480 - Posted by: Michael McCoy 5'11 165 lbs. at November 5, 2008 2:36 PM

Re: Comment 304 by Pleepleeus

The video validates it alone! Coach would not have posted it if he didnt think it was valid!

Coach is the deciding factor of the videos that are posted!

I submitted a sub 2 min Fran video but it was not posted. Why? The video was poorly shot and at the angle it didnt show me getting over the bar on the pullups.

Jasons video was viewed and posted by coach for a reason! Because it is LEGIT!! Jason you are the FRAN RECORD HOLDER in my eyes!! You beat my time by a whopping 4 seconds!!! Thats insane!! Congrats bro!! I will agree with you again... NO MORE FRAN!!! hahaha

Comment #481 - Posted by: Miguel CFSD at November 5, 2008 2:37 PM

12 rounds as rx'd
depression over the elections outweighed my usual driving force of aggression

Comment #482 - Posted by: Carl at November 5, 2008 2:38 PM

OMG, great video and great picture... can't wait for ski season!!!

Comment #483 - Posted by: Lava 17yo m at November 5, 2008 2:39 PM

11 rounds as rx'd.

Could've got 12 but I ripped a callus on round 10 and lost my momentum. I'm shooting for a minimum of 13 next time.

Great workout!

Comment #484 - Posted by: Erik J at November 5, 2008 2:42 PM

OMG!
Way to workout, freak-boy.
That was special.

Comment #485 - Posted by: Adam Stanecki (CF:VIC) at November 5, 2008 2:43 PM

The Texans are a high school football in Texas that will use CrossFit as part of their off-season workout.

First WOD of the YEAR:

As many rounds in 20 minutes of:

10 Jumping Pullups
10 45-lbs. Thrusters


Results:

J. Bailey - 7
M. Avalos - 9
E. Cantu - 12
A. Stigger - 14
D. Washington - 7
E. Alvarado - 12
D. Glover - 13
J. Adams - 13
T. Gooden - 7
T. Tway - 8
G. Garcia-Medina - 7
L. Lily - 13
D. Morris - 8
Padilla - 10
C. Butts - 10
M. Moya - 9
D. Jones - 7
Coach Bindel - 6

Comment #486 - Posted by: Sam Houston Texans Football at November 5, 2008 2:44 PM

M/34/6'2"/190

10 rounds

Comment #487 - Posted by: Chad Bakken at November 5, 2008 2:46 PM

9 rounds plus 5 pull-ups (pr)
-dead hang pull-ups, majority were reverse grip
-gym#3

Comment #488 - Posted by: Lance D 26/M/69in/188lbs at November 5, 2008 2:49 PM

Damn! That's how you F@^%in do Fran! I think the conversation about movement standards is a good one. But I still think this cat is showing more work capacity demonstrated than has ever been seen with the Fran WOD. Being an inch off the mark on a few pullups is an inevitable part of working at that intensity and I think even if Rhabdo posted a response and made his reps "perfect" (stupid word choice) his time would still be sick. As in still sub 2min! The vids continue to inspire!

Comment #489 - Posted by: billySJ at November 5, 2008 2:50 PM

6 rounds + 5 pull ups

Comment #490 - Posted by: babs/29/5'4"/136 at November 5, 2008 2:51 PM

8 rounds + 10 pu

jumping pu's after 1st round
55lb thrusters

Comment #491 - Posted by: dylan at November 5, 2008 2:52 PM

M/40/5"6"/ 164

10 Rounds rx'd

Comment #492 - Posted by: James Barchenger at November 5, 2008 2:52 PM

M/19/5'11"/160

9 rounds

Comment #493 - Posted by: Daniel Susskind at November 5, 2008 2:53 PM

14 rds (All strict dead hang pullups, no kipping)

Comment #494 - Posted by: wadeUSMC at November 5, 2008 2:53 PM

m/6'/194/27

12.5 rounds as Rx

Comment #495 - Posted by: nathlete at November 5, 2008 2:59 PM

M/40/180

As rx'd, 10 rounds. Exhausted.

Congratulations to all you Yanks, red and blue alike. I second Bingo's comments: yesterday was a tremendous display of democracy at work. You had two honourable candidates to choose from, which is two more than most countries get.

More better faster

Comment #496 - Posted by: Marty at November 5, 2008 2:59 PM

as rx'd
16 rounds
That thing hurt, it was like the never ending fran. Of course it didin't help anything that I'm a little beat down from trying to play catch up due to overtime at work. Did angie and the shoulder press, push press, push jerk WOD yesterday morning and Micheal last night.

FIDO

"F' it drive on"

Comment #497 - Posted by: Blanks at November 5, 2008 3:00 PM

Jason- Your performance was awe inspiring. I would hate to put a video of myself doing Fran. My form would be ripped apart here. Two thoughts I have though. I assume the video was put on the sight as a helluva workout not to be ripped apart and secondly, for those that are hating on his video please submit your video for review. I don't care if it's a 10 min. fran, let us critique every single rep.

Comment #498 - Posted by: sudsy at November 5, 2008 3:02 PM

The most amazing thing for me about the sub-2 min Fran is that he got up off his back less than 2 minutes after finishing.

Well done, that man.

As for me, I tried "The Chief" again today; 21 rounds, but due to a self-timing cock-up, I finished too early, and could've completed 1 more. Damned annoying, as 22 would've been a PR.

Beasty

40/m/250lbs/5' 11"

Comment #499 - Posted by: Beasty Williams at November 5, 2008 3:03 PM

28/M/170

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
10 Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 10 reps

10 Rounds

Comment #500 - Posted by: jeff m at November 5, 2008 3:04 PM

as rx'd 10.5 rounds

Comment #501 - Posted by: jtrent at November 5, 2008 3:05 PM

24/M/170
14 + 5 Pull Ups

That sucked...

Comment #502 - Posted by: SmoothOperator at November 5, 2008 3:05 PM

As Rx'd- Chest to Bar pull ups

11 1/2 rds

Ouch

Comment #503 - Posted by: russell 25/m/185 at November 5, 2008 3:08 PM

#481 Miguel - I don't knock the effort, never did..and I'd like to see the video of your effort...I just opine that if we are going to talk about "records", then I want to see a post from the Coach that indicates exactly what the standards are for a "Record Fran." No offense, but you saying Coach wouldn't have posted the video if it wasn't legit just doesn't quite cut it for me. I want to read those words from the man with the juice himself.

Comment #504 - Posted by: pleepleeus at November 5, 2008 3:08 PM

m/44/175

as rx'd
13 rds + 2 pu's

last time 12 rds.... Finally beat one.

Comment #505 - Posted by: Stu at November 5, 2008 3:10 PM

Can anyone recomend a good (cheap) weight vest? I am looking to get one, 20 lb or 40 lb.

Thanks.

Comment #506 - Posted by: Ted at November 5, 2008 3:11 PM

male/35yo/63/242

11 rounds + 10 pullups + 5 thrusters

Comment #507 - Posted by: paul manfre - crossfit power athlete at November 5, 2008 3:12 PM

25/m/5'11"/199
12 rounds + 2 pull ups...not fun at all.

Comment #508 - Posted by: Nickosaurus at November 5, 2008 3:13 PM

10 rds 10 pullups 5 thrusters
:51
1:13
1:25
1:57
2:09
2:02
2:36
2:23
2:24
1:30

Comment #509 - Posted by: Jim D. 48 yom 160# at November 5, 2008 3:14 PM

10 pull-ups
75 ppund thruster, 10 reps

16 rounds

Comment #510 - Posted by: Jacinto Rodríguez Piedra at November 5, 2008 3:20 PM

29/m/5'11"/200

As Rx'd

13 rounds + 6 pullups ( PR )

Comment #511 - Posted by: cmh at November 5, 2008 3:21 PM

M/32/188/6'

As Rx'd

11 rounds + 4 pullups

Comment #512 - Posted by: Lee at November 5, 2008 3:23 PM

29/m/5'10"/163.5

sub
10' amrap
bodyrow
45-lb. sandbag thruster

6 1/2 rounds

+ frog stand, tuck front lever practice

Comment #513 - Posted by: logan at November 5, 2008 3:24 PM

M/23/6'1"/230

First time doing this WOD, and definitely underestimated it. First 2 rounds were straight through without breaks, but as my HR was maxed out by the third I had to break it into sets of 5 of each. Breaks kept getting longer with each passing round. Overall killer metcon workout.

9 rounds

Not an impressive performance, I know, but I was definitely spent at the end. I definitely need more of these metcons.

Comment #514 - Posted by: T P at November 5, 2008 3:24 PM

I may not agree with him, but I will still offer my allegiance to Obama. Congrats, and our prayers go out for you in these coming years. Do Uncle Sam proud.

#368 - completely out of line, you ungrateful prick! Everyone has their liberty of opinion, and Coach showed us the Conservative side because you will not find it in the mainstream. He is a patriot and a good-sport. You should try it on for size.

Comment #515 - Posted by: ogre212 at November 5, 2008 3:25 PM

As Rx'd
9 rnds

Comment #516 - Posted by: Aleksei m/22/175/5'10 at November 5, 2008 3:25 PM

41/m/155
almost 17 rounds, I was 4 pull ups shy.

Comment #517 - Posted by: mhollis at November 5, 2008 3:29 PM

10 rounds as rx'ed

Comment #518 - Posted by: Stan M/36/69"/215 at November 5, 2008 3:29 PM

After watching Rhabdo, I am let down by my weak effort today.

12 rounds + 7 pull-ups

Over 2 rounds less than in April.

Great points about Fran. I hope no one took my early ramblings about Fran as a knock on Rhabdo. That guy is a legit friggin beast. I can't wait to watch him at the 2009 Crossfit Games.

Comment #519 - Posted by: freddy c._one world at November 5, 2008 3:31 PM

M/21/5'6"/160

As RX'ed: 11 rounds with a few seconds to spare.

Comment #520 - Posted by: Mason at November 5, 2008 3:34 PM

2 Rounds as Rx'ed

Switched to the lat pull machine for 9 more rounds at 125 lbs.

Jason, to quote a recent poster who was also quoted on Crossfit Radio, that was "FRANTASTIC" :-)

Comment #521 - Posted by: jfett at November 5, 2008 3:37 PM

cfwu x 3 rounds
9 rounds + 10 pull ups.
that was harder than i expected.

Comment #522 - Posted by: Thomas Baklayan at November 5, 2008 3:37 PM

M/34/165

Reversed the order by accident.

Full deep squats on thrusters, dead hang pullups.

11 rounds + 10 thrusters

Comment #523 - Posted by: Eric Walden at November 5, 2008 3:41 PM

9 rounds Rx. too depressed for anything more. Wait, maybe the new guy will redistribute rounds for time as well.

Comment #524 - Posted by: GAC - M/25/6'4/185 at November 5, 2008 3:42 PM

8 rounds & 6 pullups.

Goal was 9 rounds so came close should have got it though....

Tough WOD! Typical CrossFit: looks easy on paper!

I am Canadian, but I have to say, I have never heard more positive talk around here about an election outcome from the US. It seems that everyone I ran into today likes President-Elect Obama.

In my humble opinion, I think this election was the first in a loooong time where two good candidates were heading each party. I personally like McCain and would have liked to see how things would have turned out with him at the helm, but whatever.... See what happens.

I keep my fingers crossed that there isn't a move toward increased protectionism.....

Comment #525 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at November 5, 2008 3:42 PM

19/M/175

As Rx'd: 4 rounds + 3 Pull-ups

Physically, the hardest 20 minutes of my life, lol.

Three years ago, I thought I was in the best shape of my life running 5 days a week for an hour at a time...I can't wait to see what kind of shape I'm in after just a few months of Crossfit!

Comment #526 - Posted by: Jacob R. at November 5, 2008 3:48 PM

Incredible performance, that's what CROSSFIT is all about! As far as the "barack of obama" goes have you read the article from crossfitwarehouse.com yesterday? The man knows what he is talking about. And the sad thing is I've asked more obama supporters than I care to remember on why they support obama and they could not give me one proposal he is for and why they think it is better than mccain's, pathetic! Don't get me wrong I hope he is the greatest president in history, and the one after him is the greastest, and the one after him the greastest, and so on and so. But with no experience, it really is like a private first class in charge of the whole Marine Corps.

Comment #527 - Posted by: HONOR 24 at November 5, 2008 3:49 PM

37M/5'10"/166#

Warm-up: 100 SU + 50 DU; CFWU (minus pull-ups & dips) - 3 rnds; Burgener WU.

As Rx: 13 rnds

Cool-down: hamstrings stretching; foam roll.

Off PR by 4 rnds. However, this time all pull-ups were strict (no space for kip). Thrusters to 11-inch box.

Comment #528 - Posted by: rjf at November 5, 2008 3:50 PM

M/145/42

16 rnd as rxd plus 10 pullups (couldn't stomach the last rnd of thrusters). WOW, I'm done...till next WOD

Comment #529 - Posted by: mitch at November 5, 2008 3:51 PM

as Rx'd 15 rounds

Comment #530 - Posted by: Andy at November 5, 2008 3:51 PM

Hey Freddy, You are too late with your last post. Rhabdo quit our gym and CF...lol. Thanks brother

Comment #531 - Posted by: Gregg Arsenuk at November 5, 2008 3:53 PM

10 rounds w/ 65lbs

I definitly remember doing this before, but I have no idea how many rounds....

Comment #532 - Posted by: LTP at November 5, 2008 3:54 PM

M\44\190

9 rounds as Rx'd. Still had a minute to go....but felt wimpy and stopped....

M\14\140

8 rounds, with #45 and jumping PU's.

Comment #533 - Posted by: Mark_NH at November 5, 2008 3:56 PM

m/190/36

as rx'd

11rds + 10 pullups

Comment #534 - Posted by: Rich K at November 5, 2008 4:00 PM

AMRAP in 20
3 Muscle up
6 Handstand Push ups
9 Overhead squats, 120#

5 rounds + muscle ups and HSPU

Very rough after the bodyweight push presses yesterday.

Comment #535 - Posted by: Jeff at November 5, 2008 4:00 PM

btw: 151

17 rounds... i think

Comment #536 - Posted by: seth c at November 5, 2008 4:05 PM

34/M/171
as Rx'd 10 rounds

Comment #537 - Posted by: Clint at November 5, 2008 4:06 PM

16x in 20min32sec

Comment #538 - Posted by: KJ at November 5, 2008 4:08 PM

Not as great as I thought. I was so excited to get into this, I started with thrusters. Not that big of a deal though I guess...either way, I was TAXED!

9 rounds + 6 thrusters

Aloha,

Jordan

Comment #539 - Posted by: 27/m/170...Jordan at November 5, 2008 4:10 PM

26m/160

As Rxed

10 rounds plus 7 pu

Comment #540 - Posted by: Joe Taubner at November 5, 2008 4:10 PM

10 rounds

Comment #541 - Posted by: S Fogle at November 5, 2008 4:10 PM

as rx'd

9 rounds.

ugh.

m/160/5-8/35

Comment #542 - Posted by: brett_from_wylie at November 5, 2008 4:11 PM

10 rds, + 10 PU's

PR, but not by much - sort of disappointing

not well rested - poor night's sleep last night

Regarding the 1:53 Fran video - all the people jumping in to re-place the bar after the dude threw it seemed off to me - isn't this an individual workout? Speal didn't have that kind of help.

Still an awesome performance though.

Comment #543 - Posted by: Pete - Decatur, GA at November 5, 2008 4:11 PM

Damn skin on my hands...or lack of. Ripped an old one and a new one with this workout tonight. Oh well, it was worth the extra 2 rounds I got.

14 rounds (up from 12)

Comment #544 - Posted by: Kevin - CrossFit Moncton (27/m/173#/6'3) at November 5, 2008 4:13 PM

m/31/6'1"/195

Killer WOD!

9 rounds...still trying to get used to the elevation!!

Comment #545 - Posted by: attom - Denver, Co at November 5, 2008 4:14 PM

10 rounds as rxed

Comment #546 - Posted by: Kyle A. at November 5, 2008 4:15 PM

Rx
12 rounds +10 pull-ups+5 thrusters

Comment #547 - Posted by: Rich,CFW,M/58/5'7"/153 at November 5, 2008 4:19 PM

I guess I am stupid..got to gym and thought it was 10 pu, 15 thrusters....

7 rounds....

Terrible effort....

Comment #548 - Posted by: Derek Robinson m/28/220 at November 5, 2008 4:20 PM

As rx'd
16 rounds + 10 pull-ups
Brutal!

Comment #549 - Posted by: Gillian Mounsey F/31/5'5"/124 at November 5, 2008 4:21 PM

10rds as rx'd

Comment #550 - Posted by: Jacob, M/21/5'11''/180 at November 5, 2008 4:23 PM

as rx'd: 13 rounds + 10 pull-ups

Comment #551 - Posted by: Jake R 16/5'11"/152 at November 5, 2008 4:25 PM

M/25/6'1/175

HSPU practice: still crumbling into the wall sometimes

WOD: as rx'd:

10 rounds

Awesome workout! Totally roasted.

Comment #552 - Posted by: sbvaneria at November 5, 2008 4:25 PM

37/m/5'11/163

sn: 6x1 103#

Rounds in 20:0 of:
48# Thruster, 10 reps
10 Pull-ups
10 + 7 thrusters

Comment #553 - Posted by: epicurious at November 5, 2008 4:27 PM

M/46/6'/175/300'

9 rounds, a2a thrusters

brand new globo gym with all new equipment, blasting mellow R&B, fat guys on isolation machines. Then there was the new bar nurling, ripped thumb crotches. Can't wait to get back to elevation.

Comment #554 - Posted by: bckcntryskr at November 5, 2008 4:29 PM

6 rounds

Comment #555 - Posted by: CBROWN at November 5, 2008 4:40 PM

9 rounds (pr) 30 sec remaining. I really, really hate thrusters...

Comment #556 - Posted by: BPemberton at November 5, 2008 4:40 PM

10 pull-ups
10 #65 thrusters

16 rounds

Comment #557 - Posted by: DPrice Akron,OH at November 5, 2008 4:41 PM

Stunning performance, Jason. Inspiring for the rest of us. Have a well-earned beer and be very proud of that effort.

Comment #558 - Posted by: J1 at November 5, 2008 4:41 PM

M/23/5'8"/152
10 rounds, +8 pull ups
then went swimming after

Comment #559 - Posted by: kenny at November 5, 2008 4:43 PM

Kmac and Ash
22 y.o. females
6 rounds (45# thrusters, assisted pull ups)
OUCH!

Comment #560 - Posted by: Kmac/Ash at November 5, 2008 4:43 PM

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$REBEL4$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

As Rx'd
10 rds. + 10 pu & 2 thrusters

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$REBEL4$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Comment #561 - Posted by: rebel4 at November 5, 2008 4:49 PM


11 rounds

Comment #562 - Posted by: Kevin McClellan 47/M/195 at November 5, 2008 4:53 PM

f/29
Kipping pullups til hands ripped open on 8th rd
45 lb Thrusters
11 rds plus 5 pullups

Comment #563 - Posted by: Christie at November 5, 2008 4:55 PM

8.5 rounds

65# then I added 60# of chain on the bar.

Comment #564 - Posted by: Mason at November 5, 2008 4:57 PM

35/m/155

8 rounds...I liked this workout...good stuff.

Comment #565 - Posted by: Bladerunner at November 5, 2008 5:07 PM

29/f/115

12 rds

65# thrusters
kipping pull-ups

Comment #566 - Posted by: nadia shatila at November 5, 2008 5:08 PM

Knee is popping like never before; decided to do a lighter workout today and test it.

Row'd 5k in 21:45
5 sets of 10 K2E (w/ 90 degree arm bend)
Shoulder rehab exercises

Knee felt OK, but weird at first. Definitely popping significantly, like a tendon is snapping over a bone or something. Not good. Might need a scope...maybe more.

Comment #567 - Posted by: mbalanda at November 5, 2008 5:09 PM

8 rounds, 10 pull ups and 2 thrusters

Comment #568 - Posted by: Nathan G at November 5, 2008 5:09 PM

as RX: 14 + 1 pull up

Comment #569 - Posted by: Parks at November 5, 2008 5:13 PM

11 rnds pr

previous: 10rnds

Comment #570 - Posted by: narco at November 5, 2008 5:15 PM

13.5 rounds. Thrusters done down to a 12inch box.

Comment #571 - Posted by: Neil in Lakeland, Florida. at November 5, 2008 5:15 PM

M/26/155

as Rx'd ... 13 rds +10 thrusters

Brutal! Good to help develop Fran capacity.
Have to comment on how much I hate working and working out at a globo-gym! How you can even call something a gym that doesn't have a real, straight pull up bar is beyond me.

Comment #572 - Posted by: billySJ at November 5, 2008 5:15 PM

m/19/205

14 rounds

Comment #573 - Posted by: illiniXfit at November 5, 2008 5:15 PM

as rx'ed

15 rounds!

Comment #574 - Posted by: ajwolf at November 5, 2008 5:17 PM

13 rounds + 5 pu

Comment #575 - Posted by: Luca Z. at November 5, 2008 5:17 PM

Scaled the thrusters to 45 lb.

8 rounds.

Comment #576 - Posted by: Pete V at November 5, 2008 5:21 PM

10 rounds in ~15 mins, then dad break for 3 year old potty assist (priority effort), then finished final 3 w cumulative work time of 19.30. It was a shame to disrupt an assault on a PR (13 rounds) but a grand workout all the same. Legs are wrecked of course.

Finished w 6 and 8 year olds doing five rounds in five minutes, PVC thrusters and jumping pu. Paul

Comment #577 - Posted by: Apolloswabbie 6'2" 205 44 yoa at November 5, 2008 5:22 PM

11 rounds as rx'd... felt light-headed during.

Comment #578 - Posted by: sgregory; 20/m/160 at November 5, 2008 5:23 PM

25/5'9"/136

13 + 10 + 8
Did this one with SDLHP (30kg) and push-ups, mainly because I need to work on both of those.

Comment #579 - Posted by: Mary Ann at November 5, 2008 5:25 PM

M/34/5'10"/200lbs.

As Rx'D (except I started with Thrusters instead of pull ups...oops.) 14 full rounds + 10 thrusters

Comment #580 - Posted by: bs2103 at November 5, 2008 5:27 PM

15 rounds + 10 thrusters

Comment #581 - Posted by: M@ at November 5, 2008 5:29 PM

Re: #35 and #371

Coach Glassman is disabled? Can someone elaborate? That changes the tenor of the article referenced in #35 considerably. This is something the author apparently did not know, as he states that Coach Glassman is overweight and does not do Crossfit workouts himself without mentioning the disability limitation.

I do not think it was malicious, but the author at T-Nation should definitely be informed of his oversight.

I did a Google search and turned up no info.

Comment #582 - Posted by: Ned Ferguson at November 5, 2008 5:30 PM

4 then stopped

Comment #583 - Posted by: struth at November 5, 2008 5:31 PM

RX'ed
10 rounds.

Comment #584 - Posted by: Dave at November 5, 2008 5:32 PM

m/41/162/6'

as rx'd:

11 rounds

Comment #585 - Posted by: patrick at November 5, 2008 5:36 PM

5 rep rounds versus 10 reps at 15 rounds in 20 minutes.

Comment #586 - Posted by: Josh Brehm at November 5, 2008 5:36 PM

32m/5'11/191

subbed 105lb lat pulldown (strict form) for pullups
65lb thrusters

13 rounds

Comment #587 - Posted by: SeanC at November 5, 2008 5:38 PM

21 rounds as rx'd beat my previous by 4 rounds!

Comment #588 - Posted by: joey at November 5, 2008 5:38 PM

AS RX'D 9 ROUNDS

Comment #589 - Posted by: jgebbie M/36/5'11"/204 at November 5, 2008 5:39 PM

11 rounds. too big a break between wods

Comment #590 - Posted by: SJV at November 5, 2008 5:40 PM

M / 27 / 215#

My second CF workout.

5 rounds + 6 pull-ups. :\

Comment #591 - Posted by: Brian at November 5, 2008 5:41 PM

those pullups were half ass swinging ape pullups , bring whomever you wish to athens and will personally demolish that time using real pull ups

Comment #592 - Posted by: james at November 5, 2008 5:42 PM

Hey Nads -- did you do your thrusters before your pull ups?

Anyway, you beat me by 3 thrusters!! Look behind you cuz I'm gonna catch your 110lb-body and pass you like cheap champagne on Halloween :-0. hahahaha

Comment #593 - Posted by: Mark at November 5, 2008 5:42 PM

Decided to go heavy for whatever reason.

10 x Pull ups with a 25# weight
10 x Thrusters @ 94#

10 rounds + 10 pull ups

My barbell actually fell apart at ~19 minutes. Would have been able to hit 11 rounds otherwise. My goal was 10 rounds so I'll take it.

Comment #594 - Posted by: Chachi_20/5'11''/190 at November 5, 2008 5:43 PM

17 rounds even

Comment #595 - Posted by: von ugly shoes_20/6'0/195 at November 5, 2008 5:46 PM

Ken C

Yeah...meaningless

Next time Fran is the wod, I will do Fran to Rhabdo video standards, but it won't mean anything to me.

Comment #596 - Posted by: Dan -New Hope at November 5, 2008 5:46 PM

7 rounds plus 10 thrusters.

Decided to try and do as many deadhang sets as possible and made it through three before starting to kip.

Comment #597 - Posted by: pablo at November 5, 2008 5:48 PM

M/36/5'7"/185

As RX'd
10 rounds + 10 PU & 5 thrusters

Comment #598 - Posted by: Justin Y at November 5, 2008 5:48 PM

As rx'd

14 rounds + 3 pullups.

Hopefully we lay off the pullups for the next couple days. I ripped my hand open on Monday and then ripped it back open today.

Comment #599 - Posted by: Troy/6'4"/200/St.Louis at November 5, 2008 5:49 PM

12 rounds

Comment #600 - Posted by: Rafiki 18/m/150/5'8" at November 5, 2008 5:51 PM

Cut to 17 minutes as I was running late.

Started jumping pullups round 3.

8 rounds.

Comment #601 - Posted by: Collin at November 5, 2008 5:56 PM

Ken C

Go back and watch his 2:08 Fran and compare his pullups to the 1:53.

I'd say his worst pullup in the 2:08 is the equivalent of all his 1:53 pullups. What does that tell you?

Comment #602 - Posted by: Dan -New Hope at November 5, 2008 5:57 PM

10 pullups/ 35 lb DB Thrusters

10 rounds +10 pullups

Comment #603 - Posted by: jon_schmalensee at November 5, 2008 5:58 PM

15 rounds + 10 thrusters

reversed the order.

Comment #604 - Posted by: davidorr/56/204 at November 5, 2008 6:02 PM

10 rounds as Rx'd.

What is the proper distance for grip on thrusters?

Comment #605 - Posted by: JPD - M/26/5'10"/170 at November 5, 2008 6:04 PM

M/19/152lbs/5'8"

WOD as rx'd: 11 rounds
Christian: 8
Shane: 7 with a few iffy thrusters
Nicky: 5 with some half pullups
Chresten: 10 with some half pullups

Rohan with 1/2 workout, some half pullups and half thrusters: 5 rounds in 10 minutes

Comment #606 - Posted by: Justin Routt at November 5, 2008 6:05 PM

M/19/165

As Rx'd

10 rounds + 10 pull-ups and 2 thrusters

Love it.

Comment #607 - Posted by: Nico at November 5, 2008 6:06 PM

32/f/5'4"/130

45# Thrusters

13 rounds plus 4 pullups

Too tired to type anymore.

Comment #608 - Posted by: Shana A. CrossFit East Decatur at November 5, 2008 6:06 PM

15+4 pullups.

Comment #609 - Posted by: ScottMacArthur at November 5, 2008 6:07 PM

29 yom, 180 lbs

12 rounds + 10 pull ups

Comment #610 - Posted by: Jeff Weltmer at November 5, 2008 6:09 PM

BW 70kg

13 Rds
+ 5 thrusters
as Rxed

30kg Thruster to Dynamax
Kippers on C&P Bar

Comment #611 - Posted by: Adc (CrossFit Sydney) at November 5, 2008 6:09 PM

First day doing crossfit

8 rounds in 18:36, thought my heart was going to explode, I guess the endurance will come with everything else.

Mostly Kipping PU's with some jumping thrown in near the end.

BRUTAL!

Comment #612 - Posted by: Drew at November 5, 2008 6:10 PM

M/5'11"/200

As Rx'd
10 rounds.

Finished at 19:00. Couldn't do anymore pullups but could have done more thrusters.

Comment #613 - Posted by: Ryan at November 5, 2008 6:10 PM

THis was a good one. Felt strong today and got 18rds as rx'd looks like thats a tie for second on the board today. I felt trashed after this workout as it turns out for someone of 170 lbs its about 1/3 of a horsepower for twenty minutes. That explains visions of pukie.
Love that which makes you hard.
Semper Fi

Comment #614 - Posted by: jackson at November 5, 2008 6:10 PM

As Rx'd

6 rounds complete + 10 thrusters

Man my chin ups need work, they slowed me down like crazy.

Comment #615 - Posted by: Mike at November 5, 2008 6:10 PM

as Rx'd 9 Rounds
my lungs can't catch up to my heart haha

Comment #616 - Posted by: Matt M/20/150/5'8" at November 5, 2008 6:12 PM

39/6'1"/200

12 rnds rx

Comment #617 - Posted by: Ted at November 5, 2008 6:15 PM

13 + 1 pullup

Comment #618 - Posted by: Noel at November 5, 2008 6:18 PM

M/47/5'11/189
10 rounds, +10 pull ups

Last 4 rounds were killer

Comment #619 - Posted by: John Calgary at November 5, 2008 6:20 PM

WOD,
14 ROUNDS + 10 PULL UPS,
up by 10 pull ups,wiped oot after it!,like an extended fran,20 mins of good pain!

Comment #620 - Posted by: Pedro Barrera,Scotland at November 5, 2008 6:21 PM

m/37/175

As RX 9 rounds

Jason, you knew, I mean KNEW, there was going to be this discussion. Go back, touch up the form and come back with a 1:52 Fran and shut everyone up about it. Of course, someone in the crowd will have to try and delegitimize the effort because you did not have a hook grip or something. Just the way of the internet world.

Strong work, bro.

Comment #621 - Posted by: Scott Andresen at November 5, 2008 6:22 PM

15 rds + 10 pullups

Comment #622 - Posted by: bill m/49/212/72" at November 5, 2008 6:24 PM

got some guys at pd to do "Fran" with me during rest day yesterday. Turns out that was a mistake.

as rx'd 13 rounds + 10 thrusters

Comment #623 - Posted by: Lee m/5'7/155/34 at November 5, 2008 6:24 PM

Scaled to 17kg, 10 mins. 5 rounds on the dot.

Comment #624 - Posted by: lelak at November 5, 2008 6:25 PM

23M/73"/170 lbs.

As rx'd...11 rounds + 10 thrusters

Comment #625 - Posted by: Kitsana at November 5, 2008 6:26 PM

11 painful rounds as rx'ed

Comment #626 - Posted by: RSD 21/m/6'1/185 at November 5, 2008 6:27 PM

6rnds 10 minutes

Had to cut it short, iron (blood taste) in mouth and teeth aching is REAL bad...overtraining anyone?

Comment #627 - Posted by: Barrick 23 6'2" 185 at November 5, 2008 6:28 PM

Rhabdo, Jason...

If ever I have doubted your times, wow, I humbly apologize.

DUDE! YOU TOTALLY ROCK!!!!!!!!

Comment #628 - Posted by: bill m/49/212/72" at November 5, 2008 6:28 PM

Subbed Push-ups on handles for pull-ups to get the dang things done.

no stopwatch so decided on 10 rounds to cover my 100 push-ups

10 thrusters with 40# (2 20#DBs)
10 push-ups on handles.

All thrusters unbroken.
All pushies verrryyy broken.

Damn, you know it's bad when thrusters are the easy part. I knew I was fuked on the 1st rep

Comment #629 - Posted by: AllisonNYC at November 5, 2008 6:30 PM

30yo M 175lb 5’10”
CFWU x 3, 5 pull ups, 5 ring dips. 45lb thruster x 5-5.

Accidentally switched order
11 rounds + 10 thrusters
Foam roll after
Compared to 080620: 10 rounds + 5 thrusters

Comment #630 - Posted by: Sesoku at November 5, 2008 6:33 PM

bwt 203

screwed up and did thrusters first

95lb thrusters
10 pull ups
20 minutes

11 rds + 5 thrusters
painful

Rhabdo awesome brother. Keep it up!

Comment #631 - Posted by: carter at November 5, 2008 6:34 PM

23.m.145
13 rounds

Comment #632 - Posted by: Greg Lobotsky - Hudson Valley Crossfit at November 5, 2008 6:34 PM

Subbed 20kg kettlebell swings in place of thrusters for four rounds; my grip was giving out so I switched to burpees after that. Pullups as rx'd.

Total of 12 rounds. Pure pain, pure crossfit.

Comment #633 - Posted by: justinrocks M/34/170/6'1" at November 5, 2008 6:35 PM

9 rounds
previous 9

M/39/150

Comment #634 - Posted by: Ticotexas at November 5, 2008 6:36 PM

12 rds +6 pull ups
Deadhang pull ups for 6 sets, 2 sets of kipping and rest were jumping.

Comment #635 - Posted by: Jon L. at November 5, 2008 6:36 PM

27/F/140

6 rounds, as rx'd

Comment #636 - Posted by: Bicky at November 5, 2008 6:37 PM

30/m/195

11 rounds as rx'd.

Comment #637 - Posted by: SAT at November 5, 2008 6:41 PM

11 rounds as rx'd...that sucked so good

Comment #638 - Posted by: Soulsurfer at November 5, 2008 6:43 PM

14 rounds flat, watch stopped so estimated 20 minutes.

Did 16 + rounds back on Aug 17th so capacity still low but it still felt like a good WOD. All thrusters unbroken and pull-ups worked well when broken to 6 & 4. Use bent pull-up bar at the fire hall so that smoked grip quickly.

Congrats to all the Americans on voting in a new President; a President that is a minority at that. What an amazing day for your country, be proud.

Comment #639 - Posted by: gaucoin at November 5, 2008 6:43 PM

10 rounds plus 10 thrusters. Last time 9 rounds. Hands are shredded from pullups.

Comment #640 - Posted by: Josh G at November 5, 2008 6:44 PM

m/19/5'10"/145#

10 rounds as rx'd (65# thrusters/pullupsx10reps each)

kip pullups, maybe should have done deadhang

Comment #641 - Posted by: connor witt at November 5, 2008 6:45 PM

10 Rds as Rx'd. Gased me out.

Comment #642 - Posted by: Mat/33/m/190 at November 5, 2008 6:48 PM

as Rx'd: 14 rounds' + 7 thrusters

Comment #643 - Posted by: Minh at November 5, 2008 6:51 PM

M/31/5'4"/128

16 Sets

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
10 Pull-ups (butterfly kip)
65 pound Thruster, 10 reps

Comment #644 - Posted by: Shogun at November 5, 2008 6:53 PM

As rx'd

10 rounds

Comment #645 - Posted by: Jason at November 5, 2008 6:53 PM

M/47/5'9"/170

As Rx'd 11 Rounds + 10 Pullups

Thrusters...my nemesis.

Comment #646 - Posted by: Mike in RSM at November 5, 2008 6:56 PM

F/23/145

ALMOST as rx'd! (sub'd grav at 6 for pull-ups.. gettin there though! need to build up some nice calluses first :)

6 rnds

Comment #647 - Posted by: jess at November 5, 2008 6:59 PM

10 Rounds
in 19:22

Comment #648 - Posted by: dyagg at November 5, 2008 6:59 PM

16 rounds as rx'd (pr by 3)

Comment #649 - Posted by: Rosie in Atl at November 5, 2008 7:05 PM

10 Rounds + 5 PU's (PR)

Comment #650 - Posted by: Hari at November 5, 2008 7:07 PM

10 rounds

Comment #651 - Posted by: cancs at November 5, 2008 7:10 PM

Pitiful.
10 rounds in 20:22

Comment #652 - Posted by: DNICE 33/M/175 at November 5, 2008 7:11 PM

38/M/178

As rx'd 13rds.

As a conservative white male from SC, I want to humble myself and say that I believe it is an awesome day for America, Democracy, and Civil Rights for the US to have elected Obama as our next President. I'm proud to be an American and pray that God will give Pres-elect Obama the wisdom to lead us in difficult times. I supported McCain/Palin, disagree with much of Obama's platform, and fear the unknown but am confident in America, my Lord, and Democracy to prevail in these tough times. I believe, honestly, the right candidate for America won this election, even if it was not my choice. May God Bless America and the Obama Family.

Comment #653 - Posted by: Jay M in SC at November 5, 2008 7:12 PM

m/37/5'11/190

First time back in several days. Too much eating and drinking at deer camp.

As Rxd.
8 Rounds + 10 PU

PUs 5 dead hang 5 jumping. Can't seem to get over the platuae on the pullups.

Comment #654 - Posted by: JasonK. at November 5, 2008 7:13 PM

7 Rds of 10 Jump Pull-Ups and 65lbs Thursters, 10 Reps.

Comment #655 - Posted by: 7y26 at November 5, 2008 7:13 PM

12 rounds as rx'ed

Comment #656 - Posted by: Rory Mac at November 5, 2008 7:17 PM

m/30/5'7"/160

12 rounds as rx'ed.

Comment #657 - Posted by: Jeff Pelton at November 5, 2008 7:18 PM

30/f/5'8/144

as rx'd
9 rounds...

Comment #658 - Posted by: Jen at November 5, 2008 7:18 PM

11 rounds + 4 pull-ups

Comment #659 - Posted by: Austin in Annapolis at November 5, 2008 7:20 PM

21/m/6-2/195#

10 rounds

Comment #660 - Posted by: dan in annapolis at November 5, 2008 7:20 PM

30/M/5-10/197

as rx'd

12 rounds

Comment #661 - Posted by: Jeramy Keen at November 5, 2008 7:25 PM

M/23/150 GregAWu

16 rnds as rx'd - PR

Comment #662 - Posted by: Y. Zhou at November 5, 2008 7:27 PM

*****10 pulls, 25 lb dumbell thrusters*****
13 rounds

Comment #663 - Posted by: scalpel at November 5, 2008 7:31 PM

40/M/153

8 rounds + 10 pullups, 5 thrusters

Comment #664 - Posted by: BrettL at November 5, 2008 7:32 PM

wow. I almost forgot to post!

12 rounds as Rx'd (PR)

Did 10+ rounds the first time.

Comment #665 - Posted by: Edwin 26/M/68"/175 at November 5, 2008 7:33 PM

Bad day today

7 rounds as required, arms are shot from pullups

Comment #666 - Posted by: Ryan Hawley at November 5, 2008 7:37 PM

12 Rounds + 4 pullups

All rounds unbroken

Comment #667 - Posted by: Vince S at November 5, 2008 7:39 PM

10 rounds as rx'ed

24/m/170#

Comment #668 - Posted by: eddied at November 5, 2008 7:44 PM

27/M/190
6th day and already feeling great and seeing improvements in endurance, strength and flexibility!

8 full rounds-65lb thrusters & grav pullups after round

Comment #669 - Posted by: B.Buck at November 5, 2008 7:45 PM

#632-I think the dumbells are actually harder-definitely require more balance/use of anterior/posterior delts. I can plow through 65 lb thrusters for reps but 30 lb dumbells get kinda tough.

Comment #670 - Posted by: Tom at November 5, 2008 7:46 PM

9 rds + 6 thrusters

Comment #671 - Posted by: Kevin C at November 5, 2008 7:50 PM

cfwu x3 minus pu's

Completed at FITG gym. pu bar very slippery & no chaulk.

081105 7 ???
080430 9 + thrusters

Comment #672 - Posted by: Adam W at November 5, 2008 7:52 PM

10 Rounds as rx'd

Comment #673 - Posted by: Dave m/22/6'3"/260 at November 5, 2008 7:53 PM

cfwux3 less PU's

took it very easy today. 6 rounds

Comment #674 - Posted by: DJF M/38/5'8"/166 at November 5, 2008 7:54 PM

M/43/180/70"

12-rounds as rx'd

Comment #675 - Posted by: Roger Radford at November 5, 2008 7:54 PM

Bree:
7 rounds

Ben:
9 rounds
95# thruster

This really sucked!

Comment #676 - Posted by: BenHub at November 5, 2008 7:57 PM

#505 Re: Pleepleeus

Send me an email and I will forward you the email conversation between Tony B and myself. Find me on facebook at imarunner439@yahoo.com to see the video.

Comment #677 - Posted by: Miguel CFSD at November 5, 2008 7:57 PM

41 M 190#

CFWU 3 X 10

Smoked from Thrusters in my WOD from yesterday's Deck of Cards that featured 95# thrusters, SDHP, pushups and air squats. So I completed 6 rounds of the following for time:

100# overhead walk 50m
70# db farmer carry 50m
burpee to broad jump 50m
6 15# medicine ball ~3m toss (raquetball court)

20:55

Core is feeling it!!


Comment #678 - Posted by: Sniper 64 at November 5, 2008 8:02 PM

45/m/159#

I had to do Fran after watching that video.

As rx'd, 4:16 I think that's a PR by 10 seconds.

I have no idea how you can do fran in under 3 minutes, let alone sub 2. Absolutely nuts. If I can get to sub 4, i'll be ecstatic.

Comment #679 - Posted by: dcostolo at November 5, 2008 8:03 PM

2 cfwu x10

5 rounds

Comment #680 - Posted by: Andrew Ambro at November 5, 2008 8:05 PM

21/M/5'8"/140

8 rounds

Not bad, but I need to improve.

Comment #681 - Posted by: Erok at November 5, 2008 8:07 PM

23yom/6'3"/220

11 rounds

lungs on fire, and trying not to completely destroy my hands before the cert this weekend. tore a few cals today

Comment #682 - Posted by: pfeifalife at November 5, 2008 8:07 PM

As rx'd-- 14 sets.

Comment #683 - Posted by: Laurence of Arabia at November 5, 2008 8:09 PM

11 rounds + 9 thrusters as rx'd

Comment #684 - Posted by: deejay at November 5, 2008 8:10 PM

As Rx'ed (chest to bar pullups) 10 rounds

Comment #685 - Posted by: Mark Nelson at November 5, 2008 8:14 PM

F/37/124
45#thrusters; 12 rounds @ 19:40 & couldn't talk myself back over to the pullup bar

Comment #686 - Posted by: Raine at November 5, 2008 8:16 PM

Missed today's WOD because I didn't make it to the gym on time...

I am REALLY hoping my university goes on strike!

Comment #687 - Posted by: Melissa Cvjeticanin CF Mississauga at November 5, 2008 8:17 PM

7 rounds completed.

Comment #688 - Posted by: Simon at November 5, 2008 8:19 PM

-M/23/5'8"/175

kipping pullups-10
75# thrusters-10

Exactly 12 rds in 20 mins

-F/20/5'3"/130 (first post, x-fiting for about 2 weeks)

Inverted pullups-10
35# thrusters-10

11 full rds + 10 pullups

Comment #689 - Posted by: MagicMitch at November 5, 2008 8:22 PM

M/25/165/6'0

9 rounds

Comment #690 - Posted by: rs10s at November 5, 2008 8:23 PM

4.5 rounds
mnf

Comment #691 - Posted by: mnf at November 5, 2008 8:24 PM

17 Rounds plus 10 Pull Ups

Comment #692 - Posted by: Jason Khalipa at November 5, 2008 8:28 PM

11 whole rounds, as Rx'd.

Gotta work on getting more depth on the thruster, exploding from the bottom of the squat (on the heels), and getting onto my toes at the top, and receiving the bar better.

Lungs were fire today..made a NICE imprint of the Crossfit logo with my shirt on the floor of 24 Hr fitness after.

Comment #693 - Posted by: Peter Vincent at November 5, 2008 8:30 PM

CFWUx2
WOD as rxd: 12 rounds

Comment #694 - Posted by: AndrewK_17/6'1"/175 at November 5, 2008 8:35 PM

M/43/195

9 rounds + 4 pull-ups as rx'd

Comment #695 - Posted by: Larry E. at November 5, 2008 8:37 PM

M 21/5'9/168

11 rds. + 3 pull-ups.

I was dead from making up the cleans and Michael yesterday

Comment #696 - Posted by: Joseph at November 5, 2008 8:45 PM

6 Rounds + 10 thrusters
w/ assisted pullups

Comment #697 - Posted by: Cali_York at November 5, 2008 8:52 PM

This was tough.... but felt good.
12.5 rounds

Rnd Time HR
1 0:54 111
2 0:57 144
3 0:58 154
4 1:32 155
5 1:49 149
6 1:33 150
7 1:44 153
8 2:02 150
9 1:59 156
10 1:50 154
11 2:03 154
12 1:57 160
13** 0:36 163 **only did 10 thrusters**

Comment #698 - Posted by: Matt at November 5, 2008 8:55 PM

5'10"/172/m/40

7 rounds, but after 4th had to do jumping pullups

Comment #699 - Posted by: chris at November 5, 2008 9:00 PM

M/46/145

CFWU3 only 5 pullups per round

11 rounds + 5 pullups.

Chest to bar pullups, well mostly, hmmm a few, ah maybe a couple, rather...I thought about them - for a sec.

Comment #700 - Posted by: jon h at November 5, 2008 9:05 PM

AMRAP in 20 mins
10 PUs
65# Thrusters x 10

Previous: 8 rounds

Today: 9 rounds

Really had to push to get 9, I was not feeling it today.

Comment #701 - Posted by: Jack - 22/M/159/5'10 - South Korea at November 5, 2008 9:10 PM

31yom, 160#
11 rounds + 6pu
All pu where strict/no kip.

Comment #702 - Posted by: Pierre D at November 5, 2008 9:14 PM

9 rounds even + collapsing.

Comment #703 - Posted by: Brad at November 5, 2008 9:15 PM

7.5
7 full rounds plus another round of pull ups

Comment #704 - Posted by: danieltspencer at November 5, 2008 9:18 PM

M/25/6'0"/229
As Rx'd:
8 rounds.

Comment #705 - Posted by: Chris Mac at November 5, 2008 9:21 PM

As Rx'd: 5 rounds

Comment #706 - Posted by: sgiglio - NYC at November 5, 2008 9:25 PM

10 rnds rx'd added 10 pushups after the thrusters each round just cause. And they wound up being the thing that slowed me down.

M/25/190/6'1

Comment #707 - Posted by: Gabe at November 5, 2008 9:31 PM

23/m/140lbs/5'5"

13 rds + 10 pullups as rx'ed

'08AMA

Comment #708 - Posted by: AndrewBueno at November 5, 2008 9:36 PM

10 as rxd

Comment #709 - Posted by: nathan 29/m/167lbs at November 5, 2008 9:41 PM

15 rounds...goal: 20 rounds

Comment #710 - Posted by: adamray at November 5, 2008 9:42 PM

Interesting commentary Bingo @184, Matt@274.

I wish BO the best. With stacked house and senate there is no excuses for cleaning up the mess in DC. They are (Politicians)all complicit in the escapades that have occurred. It's up to us as constituents to breath heavy and lean hard on all of them to create balance and get the country back into shape, fiscally! Just like crossfit does physically.

as rx 10 rounds, 10 thrusters Brutal!

Keep working

Comment #711 - Posted by: Phil Sarris at November 5, 2008 9:43 PM

10 rounds...

Comment #712 - Posted by: Jbush at November 5, 2008 9:48 PM

Used 70-lbs. 9-rounds.
That's what I got last time, but I used 65-lbs, then. I'll call this a PR.

It was a bad day for me. I didn't have a chance to eat until late in the day, a couple of hours before the workout. I was fighting Pukie for the whole thing.

Several others have commented on the election. I didn't vote for Obama. I'm proud that I am at least not embarrassed by him, and I'm cautiously hopeful that new leadership will lead us in a better direction. I echo Jay's thoughts about humility.

Comment #713 - Posted by: Nick Wise at November 5, 2008 9:49 PM

6 rounds

Comment #714 - Posted by: dgerts at November 5, 2008 9:51 PM

53/M/175

Had to use dumbells (40# and 25#)

Completed 11 full rounds starting with first 4 rounds using 80# total, 5th round using 50#, then rounds 6-11 doing 5 reps 80# and 5 reps 50#. I know, its a hodgepodge but the end result was that I was pooped and averaged a little over 69# per thruster. I think a barbell would be easier cause it got very difficult to stabilize the dumbbells.

Comment #715 - Posted by: Rick Sinclair at November 5, 2008 9:56 PM

29/m/6'/190
as rx'd

11 rounds + 10 PU

Comment #716 - Posted by: Neal at November 5, 2008 9:56 PM

35/M/150

as rx'd
15 rounds plus 10 pullups

Nice job Khalipa, way to represent.

Comment #717 - Posted by: Tornado at November 5, 2008 10:02 PM

12 rounds

not so bad...

Comment #718 - Posted by: Tim T at November 5, 2008 10:02 PM

26.m.6'4''.225lbs

14 rounds. This completely toasted me...and my hands.

Comment #719 - Posted by: Kevin&Kate at November 5, 2008 10:05 PM

20/m/6'1"/190

11 rounds

Comment #720 - Posted by: Saul at November 5, 2008 10:08 PM

11 rnds as rx'd

MOTHER OF GOD!

Comment #721 - Posted by: Joe*Friday at November 5, 2008 10:08 PM

m/39/5'4"/140

11 rounds + 10 pullups (pr by 2 rounds)

Comment #722 - Posted by: FnTX at November 5, 2008 10:32 PM

M/36/215/6'

Man this was bad...I just didn't feel up to it about half way through but I pushed the best I could.

Also, I only had about a minutes worth of internet this morning in Iraq so I forgot the details of the workout...

and due to the fact I had to use dumbbells for the thrusters I did 70#...

So...

70# thrusters 15 reps
10 pullups

6 rounds in 20 minutes......

Comment #723 - Posted by: Johnnie at November 5, 2008 10:44 PM

M/31/6'3"/200

Did a fitness test this morning that ended in a 1.5 mile run in 9:15.

WOD as Rx'd: 11 rounds + 2 Pullups

Comment #724 - Posted by: Ben at November 5, 2008 10:52 PM


TSCHANZY 46 YOM 166 LBS 5'9"

10 ROUNDS AS RXED. THURSTERS KILL ME, FIRST TIME FOR THIS WO

Comment #725 - Posted by: mtschanz at November 5, 2008 11:02 PM

m/22/218

subbed jumping pu's with emphasis on the negative

10 rnds + 10 jpu's + 5 thrusters

Comment #726 - Posted by: bigdub at November 5, 2008 11:12 PM

10.5 rds as rx'd. Think this is the same as last time. Form was better though

Skipped last rest day and the pull-up bar/rack was loose, rocking back & forth.

Comment #727 - Posted by: InfidelSix at November 5, 2008 11:17 PM

20/m/172

*Chest to Bar Pull-ups

11 rounds

Comment #728 - Posted by: colin_cf ventura at November 5, 2008 11:20 PM

10 rounds even

Comment #729 - Posted by: MikeB m/38/5'10"/200 at November 5, 2008 11:44 PM

Male/26yrs/6'0"/170lbs

Can't help but post a late night message since sleep seems to be eluding me... Rhabdo is truly an amazing athlete and is inspiring to say the least. You can scrutinize form but you can't scrutinize the feat. A 1:53 Fran is impressive regardless of what your standard is and to that we should tip our hats to him. This is a good thing and a benchmark to motivate crossfiter's, not an accomplishment to discriminate against. If you disagree post an alternative clip to contend Rhabdo. If not, then congratulate him for a job well done.

Comment #730 - Posted by: JacobSZ at November 5, 2008 11:50 PM

Rhabdo,
That was awesome!

Rounds: 16 and 10 pull ups. Hands are shredded.

Comment #731 - Posted by: ZMH at November 6, 2008 12:13 AM

just did 7 rounds of pullups/pushups, no time constraint

Comment #732 - Posted by: avitevet at November 6, 2008 1:05 AM

Scaled buttercup. 7 rounds in ten minutes.
8 x 25 lb thrusters
6 beginner pullups

Sad state of affairs.

Comment #733 - Posted by: Matt S at November 6, 2008 1:20 AM

10 rds +10 thrusters+5 p/u's

Comment #734 - Posted by: slap at November 6, 2008 2:02 AM

M/28/170

8 rounds

I'm sooo out of shape. Completed first two rounds in under two minutes. Then things went south.

Comment #735 - Posted by: Brandon - Maryland at November 6, 2008 2:33 AM

10 rounds

Thrusters @ 20kg and band used for pull ups.

Felt sick towards the end.

Good Fun

Comment #736 - Posted by: Elaine - Scotland at November 6, 2008 2:37 AM

7 rounds, 10 pullups.

I actually did the first 10 pullups free-hanging. Not bad for a "girl." been doing Cross Fit for about 1.5 weeks, and it works

Comment #737 - Posted by: cme at November 6, 2008 2:50 AM

well, i was feeling pretty good about myself until i came on here to post. heh.

5 rounds in 15 minutes--had to cut it short for an appointment. And the fact that i threw up in my mouth a little at the end of #5. hehe.

Comment #738 - Posted by: will.i.am at November 6, 2008 3:16 AM

m/36/5'8"/190
13 rnds as rx'd

Comment #739 - Posted by: lawman698 at November 6, 2008 3:30 AM

M/29/69"/165

75 lb thrusters

9 rounds + 6 pullups

Comment #740 - Posted by: NewnanJustin M/29/69"/165 at November 6, 2008 3:40 AM

7 rounds + 10 thrusters

Comment #741 - Posted by: ChristineSyd F/19/5"1'/57kg at November 6, 2008 3:47 AM

Warm up x2
Tried benching on roman chair, that was interesting
WOD as rx'd 16 rounds

Comment #742 - Posted by: Augie 73 at November 6, 2008 3:58 AM

As rx'd

12 rounds

Comment #743 - Posted by: Jeramy at November 6, 2008 4:16 AM

10 rounds + thrusters

Comment #744 - Posted by: Rookie at November 6, 2008 4:23 AM

M/33/66"/187#


As Rx'd, except with thrusters first.

8 rounds
10 thrusters
4 pullups

Comment #745 - Posted by: PeeWee at November 6, 2008 4:31 AM

11 rounds

Comment #746 - Posted by: TomO 42/M/200 at November 6, 2008 4:42 AM

11 rounds
Did Jumping pull ups and 65# thrusters....still can't do more than 3 or 4 regular pullups so I'll stick to jumping until I get there....This is my 3rd week of crossfit

Comment #747 - Posted by: Chase at November 6, 2008 4:53 AM

as rx'ed, 12 rnds

again, awesome job rhabdo...all those nit picking his form chill out its "fran" not a ship in a bottle. Im sure if he went for perfect form on every rep intensity and work output would suffer and besides I thought the form was almost flawless.

Comment #748 - Posted by: jamesthered at November 6, 2008 4:54 AM

steve m/46/173

9 rounds + 6 PU

Comment #749 - Posted by: steve at November 6, 2008 5:04 AM

As Rx'd

7 rounds + 7 pullups

Absolute smoker. Need to work on my pullups. Thrusters were pretty easy.

Comment #750 - Posted by: BryanH at November 6, 2008 5:14 AM

32/m/170

cfwu x2

completed 7 rounds in 10 mins...

Comment #751 - Posted by: KARIM at November 6, 2008 5:21 AM

10

Comment #752 - Posted by: bma at November 6, 2008 5:22 AM

M/23/6'3"/210

As rx'ed

11 + 10 PUs

Comment #753 - Posted by: Matt at November 6, 2008 5:23 AM

9 rounds flat.

Comment #754 - Posted by: jb305 at November 6, 2008 5:24 AM

34/M/190/6'

As Rx'd

13 rounds, pr by 1

Pullups are still a goat, but I'm improving.

Just did Thruster 7x1 yesterday, so these hurt, legs were cramping.

Comment #755 - Posted by: amped at November 6, 2008 5:28 AM

32/177/m

11 rounds

notes: did WOD @ 5:30am, before eating. Not feeling my strongest.

Comment #756 - Posted by: marc_m at November 6, 2008 5:28 AM

6 rounds

Comment #757 - Posted by: Nikunj at November 6, 2008 5:31 AM

1/2 hour run/walk
cfwu
9 rounds with 2:35 left - just bonked
this was craptastic - left knee tweeked on the thrusters - less running beforehand should do it (but so exhausted after, hard to do cardio any more - maybe I should just eat less)

Comment #758 - Posted by: matt123 at November 6, 2008 5:41 AM

M/44/5'1"/190

10 rounds plus 7 pullups

Comment #759 - Posted by: Ken at November 6, 2008 6:10 AM

m/42/203/5'11 began Crossfit May 08
as rx'd: 11 rounds with seconds to spare

thought I did this before but couldn't find record

Comment #760 - Posted by: p. l. at November 6, 2008 6:21 AM

CHK: as rx: 10 rounds. beat old by one round.
KS: 25lb thrusters and 50lb assisted pullpus for 7 sets and 60lb assisted for 5 sets. total of 12 rounds.

Comment #761 - Posted by: chking at November 6, 2008 6:26 AM

12 rnds + 10 pullups

Comment #762 - Posted by: mastinero at November 6, 2008 7:00 AM

Male, 36 y/o, 149#, 68"

WOD
Seven rounds in 14:38

Comment #763 - Posted by: Karl at November 6, 2008 7:03 AM

i had knee surgery yesterday so i did this workout today.


10 x pullup
10 x 65# thruster

13 rounds plus 5 pullups

i will get at least 15 next time for sure

Comment #764 - Posted by: jason mcityre at November 6, 2008 7:16 AM

8 rounds.

Should have had 10 but I faded big time at the end.

Comment #765 - Posted by: Nathan - m/27/5'10/216 at November 6, 2008 7:35 AM

m/27/200#/5'11"
8 rounds plus 3 p/u's
some jumping last two rounds

jon
6 rounds
assisted p/u's

Comment #766 - Posted by: randall.pink at November 6, 2008 7:35 AM

6 sets + 3 PUs :-(
need to work on PUs and learn kipping PUs!

Comment #767 - Posted by: Marky G at November 6, 2008 7:36 AM

scaled to 45# thrusters.
15 rounds + 10 pull-ups

Comment #768 - Posted by: JENNY O. 37F/130# at November 6, 2008 7:44 AM

M/31/140

As Rx'd:

10 rounds + 10 pullups + 5 thrusters

Comment #769 - Posted by: Duke at November 6, 2008 7:49 AM

M/31/140

As Rx'd:

10 rounds + 10 pullups + 5 thrusters

Comment #770 - Posted by: Duke at November 6, 2008 7:49 AM

CF does take into acct form when work is being removed from the equation. Look at the video Elizabeth as Rx'd (Anne and Greg)atached below. Greg shorts the cleans and therefore his effort can't be counted as a record.

What Rhabdo did is tremendous thing and I will never touch that but it's not a full Fran per CF's standard of work.

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_ElizabethRxd.wmv

Comment #771 - Posted by: Syd O at November 6, 2008 7:54 AM

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
10 Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 10 reps

12 rounds + 10 Pull-ups + 4 Thrusters
-----------------------------------------------------------
Compare to 080620

12 rounds + 10 Pull-ups + 4 Thrusters

Comment #772 - Posted by: Louis Herrera Jr. 49 70" 182 at November 6, 2008 8:09 AM

M/29/160lbs

As Rx'd:

13 rounds

Comment #773 - Posted by: AF Pimp at November 6, 2008 8:25 AM

M/22/175/6'

As Rx'd: 7 rounds

Comment #774 - Posted by: Andrew N at November 6, 2008 8:34 AM

as rx'd 16 rnds and was toast!

Comment #775 - Posted by: Jason at November 6, 2008 8:41 AM

M/26/184/6'

10rds as rx'd-it sucks doing these workouts by yourself!!

Comment #776 - Posted by: HAMMERHEAD 1-2A at November 6, 2008 8:55 AM

10

Comment #777 - Posted by: jbean at November 6, 2008 9:08 AM

8 rounds as rx

m/34/185/70"

Comment #778 - Posted by: jon w at November 6, 2008 9:13 AM

m/25/6'3"/210
8 and 10 pullups

Comment #779 - Posted by: j2005 at November 6, 2008 9:19 AM

33/m/72"180

as rx'd 11 rounds

Comment #780 - Posted by: ffkwill at November 6, 2008 9:20 AM

ACTUALLY DID THRUSTERS FIRST...DOES THAT COUNT?

10 X 65# THRUSTERS
10 PULL UPS

13 ROUNDS

Comment #781 - Posted by: SCOTT M/28/6'0"/189 at November 6, 2008 9:20 AM

11 rounds as rx'd. I think I could have gone harder but I probably would have puked. I felt good with 11.

Comment #782 - Posted by: Twall at November 6, 2008 9:22 AM

6 rounds + 4 thrusters

all jump pullups except first 2 of first set were unassisted

Comment #783 - Posted by: DAP at November 6, 2008 9:28 AM

8 rounds. hard.

Comment #784 - Posted by: ferg at November 6, 2008 9:43 AM

#507
Ted I use a backpack full of weights. It is not a real weight vest but for me it works, for some things.

Comment #785 - Posted by: Twall at November 6, 2008 9:44 AM

as rx'd 10rds
20min 30sec

Comment #786 - Posted by: mattshack at November 6, 2008 9:52 AM

12 rounds as rx'd

Comment #787 - Posted by: jsoar m/22/155/5'7 at November 6, 2008 9:58 AM

m/33/165
cfwu x 2 (minus pull ups)

8 rounds + 5 thrusters & 5 pull ups as rx'd

Comment #788 - Posted by: jbuffone at November 6, 2008 10:11 AM

11 Rounds as rx'd

Comment #789 - Posted by: Brad m/46/193/5''7" at November 6, 2008 10:15 AM

re:comment #783 Scott

i did thrusters first too-i didn't realize that they were second until i got on here to post. still a good workout either way!!

Comment #790 - Posted by: HAMMERHEAD 1-2A at November 6, 2008 10:21 AM

M/24/145/5'10''

11 Rounds

Comment #791 - Posted by: Butte at November 6, 2008 10:24 AM

M/50/190

Completed 12 rounds at the rx'ed weight and reps.

Great workout.

Comment #792 - Posted by: Tony at November 6, 2008 10:53 AM

14 rounds

Comment #793 - Posted by: steeliekid 175 67" 40 at November 6, 2008 10:55 AM

9 rounds for me. 6'4" 215# male.

#444, you're getting physics and biomechanics mixed up. Using a squishy ball may make it easier, but it certainly doesn't "give momentum" or anything like that. Good knees also makes the movement easier. It's like the kipping, it stores and redirects kinetic energy during the turn around, whereas a deadhang pull up just lets it dissipate between each rep.

I have no interest in the legit vs illegit argument. But I can't stand to see nonsense pseudophsyical attributes given to these things. A little bit of physics knowledge can lead you far astray on these matters.

Comment #794 - Posted by: conorb at November 6, 2008 10:57 AM

m/23/170/5'10"

11x Rds as rx'd

Comment #795 - Posted by: DO_it_UP at November 6, 2008 11:13 AM

Subbed a variation of the "Chief". All exercises as Rx'd.

Rounds in 20 min. limit.

3 135lb Power clean
6 Pullups
9 Pushups
12 Squats

10 rounds.

Comment #796 - Posted by: Fiman M/26/5'11"/220 at November 6, 2008 11:36 AM

12 rounds

Comment #797 - Posted by: petie at November 6, 2008 11:38 AM

M/18/185#

WOD as rx'd

11 Rounds even. Finished the 11th round with 1 second to go.

Comment #798 - Posted by: wg at November 6, 2008 11:51 AM

m/32/163

as rx'd...16 rounds.

I just want to be able to keep up with Gillian...

Comment #799 - Posted by: bret_e Rabid at November 6, 2008 11:52 AM

M/29/6'3"/175

As Rx'd:
8 +10

Comment #800 - Posted by: RayP at November 6, 2008 11:56 AM

:90 Grappling class
CFWU x3

WOD
DJ: 14rds +5 PU's
Bone: 11rds

A day behind. My grip is shot! Maybe 15 next time. We're both dehydrated from living that Pirate lifestyle. Arrghh!

Get some, Go again!

Comment #801 - Posted by: DJ at November 6, 2008 11:58 AM

I did this wod at station 3, which I hate theres no pull up bar, I had to improvise and overcome, so I used the smith machine and curled my legs, I was able to complete
11 rounds.
tito

Comment #802 - Posted by: kirk rangel at November 6, 2008 11:58 AM

m/28/190/6'3"

Damn.

12 rounds. Almost thew up for about 15 minutes.

Comment #803 - Posted by: Todd at November 6, 2008 12:12 PM

25/m/185lbs : just coming off from being sick

8 rounds completed

Comment #804 - Posted by: jimmyfitness at November 6, 2008 12:13 PM

33/M/180

9 rounds

Comment #805 - Posted by: Thumpz at November 6, 2008 12:34 PM

9Rs 3 PU

a little worse than last time, but both hands ripped so that caused a little slow down - tape etc. I gotta suck it up and get 10. After 5 I am just gassed

Comment #806 - Posted by: TJ/220/42 at November 6, 2008 12:36 PM

23/m 245 pounds 6'3"
21 rounds with 45 secs left stopped due to hand injury

Comment #807 - Posted by: chris musselman at November 6, 2008 12:56 PM

47/m/184
as rx'd
PR 9
plus 6 PU's

Previous 7

Comment #808 - Posted by: Zim at November 6, 2008 1:20 PM

41 / m / 6'5" / 215lbs

4 rounds with jumping pullups
10 jumping pullups

Comment #809 - Posted by: roberth at November 6, 2008 1:20 PM

9 rounds + 10 pull-ups
PR was 9 rounds

Comment #810 - Posted by: Brad 33/M/215/74" at November 6, 2008 1:22 PM

f/25/120/5'5"

10 Rds + 6 Thrusters

As Rx'd (45# Thrusters for women)

Comment #811 - Posted by: crystal at November 6, 2008 1:25 PM

m/43yo/6'5"/225lbs

7 rounds

Comment #812 - Posted by: Craig at November 6, 2008 1:41 PM

8 rds +10 chin ups
first 2 sets were kipping and 95 lb thruster
rest were jumping and 65 lb thrusters

Comment #813 - Posted by: seth at November 6, 2008 1:43 PM

F/34/118

9 Rounds
45# Thrusters
Jumping Pull-ups

Comment #814 - Posted by: Spy at November 6, 2008 1:50 PM

M/48/1-1-06

11 rounds (same as prev.)

First 5 in 7:00, smooth.
Then the wheels came off...

Comment #815 - Posted by: bingo at November 6, 2008 1:52 PM

10 rounds
all except 1st 2 with jpu's

Comment #816 - Posted by: David Burns at November 6, 2008 1:55 PM

M/40/5'10"/178.5

Eight rounds plus 1 pullup plus one ripped left hand.

The last time this came up, I scaled to six pullups and got (I think) 10 rounds. Doing as Rx'd, still not as many as I would like, but I'll take it.

Comment #817 - Posted by: Joe McCune at November 6, 2008 1:57 PM

Anthony (M/30/169)

AMRAP in 20 minutes of:
10 Thrusters, 65 pounds
10 Chinups

20 rounds even (PR)

This actually felt a lot better than I remember. Recovery was pretty good. Probably a combination of strategizing AND not pigging out on halloween candy.

Comment #818 - Posted by: Anthony Bainbridge - CrossFit Fredericton at November 6, 2008 2:09 PM

m/22/5'7/170

Almost met pukie today.

As Rx'd 9 rounds plus 5 thrusters and 5 pullups

Felt a little off today for some reason. Next time will be better I hope

Comment #819 - Posted by: Jay milne at November 6, 2008 2:10 PM

M/34/180/6'0"

Used 70# barbell, did exercises backward (Thrusters then pull-ups), and helped a couple buddies through it. So I wasn't really focusing on my effort. It was still very tiring though :-)

9 rounds + 4 thrusters

Comment #820 - Posted by: Reno_Ty at November 6, 2008 2:14 PM

Nice Job Rhabdo, your nickname certainly fits.

Sweet workout, lost count of # of rounds, but must have been up around 15, collapsed with 50 seconds left on clock, could not go on......

Comment #821 - Posted by: Roboto at November 6, 2008 2:51 PM

10 Rounds total.

Warm up = 3 plt runs of R410A from 0500-1330.

Comment #822 - Posted by: pb m/37/71"/182 at November 6, 2008 2:54 PM

F/28/5'0/122

6 rounds as rx'ed

Comment #823 - Posted by: Jan A. at November 6, 2008 3:09 PM

11 rounds plus 4 pull-ups

Comment #824 - Posted by: Aussie Chris at November 6, 2008 3:17 PM

M/31/5'4"/148lbs
14 rounds as Rx'd.
Hands are torn to shreds.

Comment #825 - Posted by: Matt B. at November 6, 2008 3:30 PM

10 full rounds with 4 seconds to spare. Great work out!

Comment #826 - Posted by: PatS at November 6, 2008 3:37 PM

14 Rounds with no time to spare. None.

Comment #827 - Posted by: jongb at November 6, 2008 3:40 PM

M/30/6'/215

10 rounds + 3 pull ups

as Rx'd

Comment #828 - Posted by: Stinkynutts at November 6, 2008 3:41 PM

10 rounds + 10 pullups as rx'ed
Had to move around a bit for equipment

Comment #829 - Posted by: Latz at November 6, 2008 3:43 PM

Wod as rxd 11 rounds.

Comment #830 - Posted by: gale at November 6, 2008 3:58 PM

m/27/6'/235
As Rx'd 11 rounds

Comment #831 - Posted by: jared at November 6, 2008 4:07 PM

#796 you said

"...Using a squishy ball may make it easier, but it certainly doesn't "give momentum" or anything like that...".

Your lack of knowledge of physics (which btw governs biomechanics), is the reason you don't realize that the increased pressure in the squishy ball (which in physics is called a compressed ball), provides an additive force that in turn requires that the lifter use less force to stand.

If you dispute this, what about the squishy ball makes it easier?

Comment #832 - Posted by: time 2 cf M/45/5"8"/150 at November 6, 2008 4:14 PM

5 rds - 70 lb thrusters

Comment #833 - Posted by: controlfreak at November 6, 2008 4:16 PM

5 rds - 70 lb thrusters

Comment #834 - Posted by: controlfreak at November 6, 2008 4:16 PM

15 rnds as rx'd

Comment #835 - Posted by: jdisch at November 6, 2008 4:17 PM

M/28/6ft/175 Pounds

As Rx'd - 10 Rounds. Totally failed at 19:30

Comment #836 - Posted by: Lucas Atkins CrossFit Dynamics (Australia) at November 6, 2008 4:28 PM

did 10 min push press instead of thrusters b/c of knee... 5 rounds 6 PUs

Comment #837 - Posted by: dbones at November 6, 2008 4:33 PM

M/33/170
As Rx'd
14 rounds

Comment #838 - Posted by: TP at November 6, 2008 4:45 PM

m/19/180/6'0

18 rounds + 5 Pullups

Totally knocked me on my a$$. So awesome. Seriously.... so awesome. Also, very interesting article on T-nation. I don't know if that's today's comments, but it was pretty intriguing to see such a moderated view.

Awesome WOD Coach!

Comment #839 - Posted by: Maguid at November 6, 2008 4:47 PM

45lbs, 7 rounds + 10 pullups
First 20 pull ups from dead hang, last 50 were jumping pullups to keep my pace up.

Comment #840 - Posted by: crystal h F/120/5'3/25 at November 6, 2008 4:56 PM

M/47/207

7 rounds + 10 pu's
First time doing this WOD. Will improve next time.

Awesome WOD!

Comment #841 - Posted by: Shadow at November 6, 2008 5:02 PM

22.m.135.65"

as rx'd
12 rds(PR)

Last Time:
10 rounds, 10 thrusters, & 5 pull ups

Comment #842 - Posted by: Francis Vu Nguyen at November 6, 2008 5:06 PM

M/20/5'10/185

as rx'd
9 rds and i just about puked. loved it tho!

Comment #843 - Posted by: TMart at November 6, 2008 5:34 PM

m/47/175

10 rds

Comment #844 - Posted by: perry at November 6, 2008 5:40 PM

27/6'8"/215

9 rds + 10 thrusters

Comment #845 - Posted by: Stretch at November 6, 2008 5:49 PM

27/5'11/156/M

11 rounds +4 Thrusters (PB by 44Ts&40PUs)

last time: 7R+7

Comment #846 - Posted by: Ian - Busan South Korea at November 6, 2008 6:05 PM

35yoa,205lbs

11 rounds

Comment #847 - Posted by: gbr at November 6, 2008 6:24 PM

5'10"/172#/m

Started my 13th round at the 17:00+/- mark and tore calluses on my right hand.


First tear . . . I've got to say, I was 5% bummed that I didn't finish the work out and 95% proud of the wounds.

Comment #848 - Posted by: Josh at November 6, 2008 6:27 PM

BW 170

17 rds and 8 pullups as Rx'd

All sets unbroken, lots of breathing between sets

Comment #849 - Posted by: bg0731 at November 6, 2008 6:44 PM

21/m/190

16 rounds
35# dumbells for thrusters.
Last time I did thrusters I used DBs and found it way harder. So i opted for the heavier weight and more tougher movement. Now it's off the MMA.

Comment #850 - Posted by: Jer at November 6, 2008 6:46 PM

11 rounds

Comment #851 - Posted by: B. Fraizer at November 6, 2008 6:46 PM

7 rnds + 5 pu's

Comment #852 - Posted by: cak at November 6, 2008 7:01 PM

Scaled WOD

10 Pull-ups
10 25# Thrusters

15 min

9 rounds + 3 PUs

M/33/218/6'0"

Comment #853 - Posted by: CER at November 6, 2008 7:17 PM

29 yom 225# 6'1"
had to sub this workout as my palms are still a bloody mess
from crossfit parker fire;
35 double unders
35 hang squat cleans
35 bar dips
35 double unders
8:00 exactly

Comment #854 - Posted by: Kuna at November 6, 2008 7:19 PM

9 rounds. My hands are JACKED!

Comment #855 - Posted by: CaliChasM/6'7"/49/250 at November 6, 2008 8:38 PM

As RX'ed (big change from last time I did this with all jumping)

10 rounds.

Comment #856 - Posted by: George at November 6, 2008 8:45 PM

7 rounds + 10 pullups.

Comment #857 - Posted by: andy/25m/6'1/180/Louisville at November 6, 2008 8:46 PM

Age 52/BW 250# subbed single arm thrusters @55# "big bar" 10/side almost got 7 rounds. Missed by :02. Finished W/CrossFit Endurance workout C2 Row (20 on/20 rest; 30 on/30 rest; 45 on/45 rest; 60 on/60 rest) 3 rounds. Burnt out after this one.

Comment #858 - Posted by: Stan K at November 6, 2008 8:58 PM

48/m/145
13 rounds + 10/3

Comment #859 - Posted by: E5fyrman at November 6, 2008 9:06 PM

sub 5 rnds
9:45

Comment #860 - Posted by: hiflyer51 at November 6, 2008 9:10 PM

#834 time 2 cf, I don't need my phd in physics to know that simple newtonian mechanics covers this, equal and opposite reactions. There's no magic piston in the ball that does anything different than what knees can (ideally) do. Feel free to email me if you have questions about this.

Comment #861 - Posted by: conorb at November 6, 2008 9:51 PM

PU with large bungee
7rounds

Comment #862 - Posted by: KSW at November 6, 2008 9:51 PM

mckleroy: 8 rds + 2 thrusters
rawhide: 10 rds + 2 thrusters
alternated 73lb thruster sets and 45lb thruster sets. a few ring pullups thrown in there, but mostly bar.
20min

Comment #863 - Posted by: mckleroy at November 6, 2008 10:48 PM

Used 30kg Barbell

11 rds

Pretty disappointing

Comment #864 - Posted by: Kenno at November 6, 2008 11:35 PM

8 rounds
18 minutes, discouraged, disappointing

Comment #865 - Posted by: david blumberg at November 7, 2008 12:32 AM

f/38/148/5'5"

45 # thrusters
80# assist on gravitron

12 rounds

Comment #866 - Posted by: saracuse at November 7, 2008 4:47 AM

26/m/160
9 rounds
26/m/175
9.5 rounds

Comment #867 - Posted by: Skillet at November 7, 2008 6:01 AM

Off for ten days so modified

10 95lb lat pulldowns (I hate pullups)
45lb thrusters last 6 were 27 lb.

15 minutes, 11 sets then went right in to cross fit endurance

treadmill 20 on, 20 off/30/45/1min. 3 rounds

Comment #868 - Posted by: sheritw at November 7, 2008 6:20 AM

m/6'1"/155

9 full rounds + 10 pullups (70# Thrusters)

I love my Stud Pull Up Bar.

Comment #869 - Posted by: bryce at November 7, 2008 7:30 AM

#834

You win; your arguments completely explain your squishy ball vs. sturdy knee theory. But you still never explained why the squishy ball makes it easier.

Last post regarding this issue. I would rather focus on the WOD's, than debate a fellow CFer.

I wish you Good Luck and success in all your CF endeavors - I am out.

Comment #870 - Posted by: time 2 cf M/45/5"8"/150 at November 7, 2008 7:45 AM

m / 170

8 rounds

Comment #871 - Posted by: aloomis1 at November 7, 2008 8:01 AM

scaled

jumping pullups
45# Thrusters

7 full rounds and some sloppy change

Comment #872 - Posted by: Dominic at November 7, 2008 8:02 AM

As RX'd with 70#

Wes:
11 + 5 PU

Tom:
8

Comment #873 - Posted by: Wes B at November 7, 2008 8:08 AM

Theresa: #45 - 10 rounds plus 5 pullups (JFF, finished final 5 pull-ups)

Mark: Costa Rica WOD (?)

Comment #874 - Posted by: Mark & Theresa at November 7, 2008 8:16 AM

Charity-
45# thrusters
chest to bar pullups
16 rounds + 7 Plu's

Comment #875 - Posted by: Jeff & Charity @ CFSnohomish at November 7, 2008 8:35 AM

M/30/5'9"/165

10 rounds.

As Rx'd.

Comment #876 - Posted by: Antun Karlovac at November 7, 2008 8:52 AM

32/m/6'2"/205

7 rounds in 10:15

Due to "Michael" Wed morning, my abs were killing me during the kipping pullups. Stopped after 7 rounds, felt like I was going to meet Pukie. I still had the "Fran cough" 30 minutes after WOD.

Phil 4:13

Comment #877 - Posted by: EricB in IL at November 7, 2008 9:03 AM

8.5 rounds

95lbs thrusters

Comment #878 - Posted by: Chad M at November 7, 2008 9:17 AM

13 rounds + 5 PU

Comment #879 - Posted by: chris M/36/192 at November 7, 2008 9:19 AM

11 rd's as rx'd...finished that in 19:22, should have pushed a little harder to get 12. great workout though, thanks coach

Comment #880 - Posted by: scubasteve 36 170 at November 7, 2008 10:07 AM

Todd m/35/5'10/160
Teri f/36/5'7/151
as Rx'd (Todd, 65#; Teri, 40#)
Both completed 9 rounds and started the 10th

Comment #881 - Posted by: TnT in MD at November 7, 2008 10:38 AM

m/38/185

as rx'd = 14 rounds

tough, tough, tough

Comment #882 - Posted by: nolan Clark at November 7, 2008 10:55 AM

as rx'd

10 rounds + 5 pull ups

Comment #883 - Posted by: Rick- CrossFit Nantucket at November 7, 2008 11:21 AM

M/35/172
Bozeman, MT

10 rounds

Comment #884 - Posted by: RyanD at November 7, 2008 11:23 AM

Lost count, brain was turning fuzzy.
10 Rounds I think.

Comment #885 - Posted by: NYCRaider at November 7, 2008 12:01 PM

35 lb dumbbells
9 rds in 17:30

Comment #886 - Posted by: Josiah 25/m/180 lbs in FL at November 7, 2008 12:18 PM

38/m/190
as rx'd

15 complete (10 sec to spare)

Comment #887 - Posted by: JackM at November 7, 2008 12:39 PM

bwt. 140

15 rds. + 10 PUs as Rx'd

decent numbers on paper but very unsat effort on my part

2 days behind on the WODs

Comment #888 - Posted by: BigEd CF North Fulton at November 7, 2008 12:40 PM

jumprope 30 min including 100 du 4 sets of 25

5 rounds (no energy today, but did it anyway)
55# barbell thrusters 10
pull ups, gravitron machine 70 assist.

Comment #889 - Posted by: Mili E7 f/5'5"/155"/ start date 7/18/08 at November 7, 2008 1:07 PM

23-226
wod as rx'dish (broken hands)
so did thrusters and 25 dbl unders
12 rounds

Comment #890 - Posted by: Sam L at November 7, 2008 1:18 PM

26/f/5'2/131#

breakfast: run 45 minutes = 6 miles

cfwu, warm-up thrusters 10x45#

WOD as rx'd -
as many rounds possible in 20 mins of:

10 x thruster @ 65#
10 x pull-ups

total = 13 rounds

same as last time this came up. shoulda pushed a bit faster thru transitions i suppose. grip wuz already fading by the 8th round. on a good note, at least the hands don't have any new rips.

Comment #891 - Posted by: cleverhandz at November 7, 2008 1:48 PM

34/m/203

ks: 14.5 rounds as Rx

mn: 13.5 rounds as Rx

Comment #892 - Posted by: brewer at November 7, 2008 1:49 PM

8 1/2 rounds I think. I lost count.


this WOD sucked real bad.

Comment #893 - Posted by: rocketman at November 7, 2008 3:01 PM

first time doing this one,
subbed 45# thrusters but it was too light, Rx'd next time

14 rounds complete

Comment #894 - Posted by: Lava 17yo m at November 7, 2008 3:30 PM

M/52/5'8"/142

10 Rds as Rxd

I think I'll have another serving of pullups tomorrow with Lynne....


We must..do...more....pullups.....please......

Comment #895 - Posted by: Ssscaler at November 7, 2008 3:41 PM

25/m/155

as Rxd : 13 rounds

Comment #896 - Posted by: dub at November 7, 2008 3:53 PM

30/m/130 lbs
45lbs
8 rounds + 5 thrusters

Comment #897 - Posted by: Jon Gray at November 7, 2008 3:55 PM

5 pulls short of 11 rounds, compares with 10 rounds exactly last time. I had 27 seconds to get the 10 pulls at the end but just couldn't muster up the strength or fight thru the pain. Next time.

Comment #898 - Posted by: Smithy/m/48/5'10"/163 at November 7, 2008 4:31 PM

Performed 11/7/08: 3 weeks and one day post sinus surgery....was told "no vigourous exercise for 3 weeks". I asked the doc to define "vigourous exercise", as I knew she has an entirely different definition than I. The response: "Nothing more than walking for 2 weeks, the 3rd week you can do your bicep curls and stuff (I laughed), but nothing that will increase your intracranial pressure. So today was Day 1 of increasing intracranial pressure after 3 weeks off!

Subbed 30# PowerBlock thrusters

6 rounds

3 weeks off took more of a toll than I expected.

Grrrrr.

Comment #899 - Posted by: Kristie/32/F/5'6/1138 at November 7, 2008 4:55 PM

CFWUx3 (no PUs or Dips)
11 Rds

Comment #900 - Posted by: Doug at November 7, 2008 5:32 PM

well done bro

Comment #901 - Posted by: aaron at November 7, 2008 7:19 PM

11 ROUNDS 10 pull ups....had over 30sec left....just couldn't get the thrusters

Comment #902 - Posted by: Bodyfit at November 7, 2008 7:33 PM

6 rounds and 10 thrusters.

did 5 pullups/then 5 jumping pullups.

Comment #903 - Posted by: tom at November 7, 2008 7:56 PM

5 rds in 10 min
sub'd db 50lb

Comment #904 - Posted by: johnmc at November 7, 2008 8:17 PM

10 rounds with 30sec to spare.
No more energy left to do another round of thrusters :(

Comment #905 - Posted by: Matty T at November 7, 2008 8:38 PM

M/37/6'1"/185

15 + 10 thrusters

Comment #906 - Posted by: Gunnar at November 7, 2008 8:41 PM

29/m/64kg

30kg thrusters
10 pull ups

10 rounds in 21:00

Comment #907 - Posted by: gerard mcauliffe at November 8, 2008 3:19 AM

As rx´d: 14 rounds

PR by one round

Comment #908 - Posted by: NicholasReimdk at November 8, 2008 3:29 AM

9 rounds

Comment #909 - Posted by: Eric at November 8, 2008 5:23 AM

47 / 172

as rx'd wearing jeans and workboots (hey, constantly varied)

9 complete rounds plus the pull-ups in the 10th

Comment #910 - Posted by: tom perry at November 8, 2008 8:08 AM

12 rds as rx'd

Comment #911 - Posted by: jefe at November 8, 2008 8:13 AM

In the words of Theodore Roosevelt; "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while DARING GREATLY so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." Nice Jason..that was beautiful.

Comment #912 - Posted by: Dean at November 8, 2008 10:16 AM

5'8"/M/155

Ran 13 miles in the AM
Did this in the afternoon
18 rounds as Rx'd

Comment #913 - Posted by: Darol T at November 8, 2008 12:40 PM

6'/m/45/180

15 rounds even.

Darol T - you are incredible.

Comment #914 - Posted by: Chason at November 8, 2008 12:44 PM

A day of problems;

Wife's Power 90 DVD caused the computer to crash (which is also my stopwatch)

The callouses on both hands ripped (probably a good thing, have to get rid of them)

Comment #915 - Posted by: coyo at November 8, 2008 12:48 PM

m/31/195

14.5 rounds

(15 rounds thrusters)
(14 rounds pullups)

all unbroken. Tore hands pretty good at set 12 of PU's. First tear in months. Guess I need to shave the calluses more often than I thought.

Comment #916 - Posted by: KLowe at November 8, 2008 12:56 PM

#917 please read #916.

Comment #917 - Posted by: Gregg Arsenuk at November 8, 2008 2:20 PM

I have tasted victory and defeat trust me...

I apologize to Jason for using the word idiot, that was not right. I just have a personal belief about form, strict and kipping, thats all...I do love the video, and thank him for sharing his experiences with all of us...

Comment #918 - Posted by: john at November 8, 2008 2:53 PM

13 rounds even

Comment #919 - Posted by: firedave at November 8, 2008 3:05 PM

11/08

reverse order:

9 rds + 10 and 3

Comment #920 - Posted by: TommyKrackCorn at November 8, 2008 3:56 PM

MWS:
8 rounds, as RXed

JLSS:
11 rounds, 20# kb thrusters, jumping PUs

Comment #921 - Posted by: mws at November 8, 2008 4:03 PM

subbed 135lbs for thrusters and strict chinups. 5 reps instead of 10 for each.

9 rounds.

Vance

Comment #922 - Posted by: Vance/27/M/5'10/228lbs at November 8, 2008 5:28 PM

34yom/170/6'

10 rounds even

31yof/126/5'6"

11 rounds, jumping pu's

Comment #923 - Posted by: tdapnyc at November 8, 2008 5:54 PM

M30 6'2" 188lbs

as Rx'd

15 rounds

tore hand at round 10

did 9 rounds in 10 minutes.. maybe I should have paced...

Comment #924 - Posted by: Wags at November 8, 2008 6:13 PM

13 rounds, 7 thrusters

20:09

Comment #925 - Posted by: Skylar at November 8, 2008 6:33 PM

as rx'd

14 rds. + 10 pu's (pr)

Comment #926 - Posted by: al deezy at November 8, 2008 6:41 PM

M/42/212

10 Rounds

Elbow still sore from Pullup ladder a week back,pullups jumping to keep up the speed

Comment #927 - Posted by: Kevin Seiwell at November 8, 2008 8:38 PM

m50/195#

Warmup: 500M row + CFWU

WOD: 9 rounds + 5 pullups as rx'd

Notes: Performed 081108.

Comment #928 - Posted by: jeftyg at November 9, 2008 9:48 AM

14rds + 10PUs (PR)

devastating..

MONKEY BOY [18/m/225#]

5 PU / 10 THRUST @ 65#

8rds + 5PU's + 2T

Comment #929 - Posted by: stinker [26/m/160#] at November 9, 2008 2:19 PM

M/29/195/6'

As rx'd
11 rounds + 7 pullups

just tried the butterfly kip... i think i'm sold.

Comment #930 - Posted by: stojo at November 9, 2008 3:32 PM

11 rds as rx'd with a killer headache.
ugh!

Comment #931 - Posted by: Gabe T. M/21/5'7"/165 at November 9, 2008 4:30 PM

loved it

Comment #932 - Posted by: M-dog at November 9, 2008 5:53 PM

Back in Aussie
45 lbs thrusters
9 rounds

Comment #933 - Posted by: inez f/27/123 at November 9, 2008 6:32 PM

M/ 34/ 132 lbs/ 5'-6"
As Required: 13 complete rounds
I just bought myself my first heartrate monitor. I'm going to be really curious to see hom my heartrate actually comes out. This will also help with taking some mental out of it as I'll see my rounds, heartate etc as I'm working out. and I'll know to slow down in the begining instead of going out too fast and buring out at like minute 14.

Comment #934 - Posted by: Anton at November 9, 2008 8:31 PM

F/28/170cm/56kg

Thruster 25kg

13Rds+10 Thrusters

Comment #935 - Posted by: Alenka at November 9, 2008 10:23 PM

knee was a little sore from "Michael"
substituted push presses for thrusters using the prescribed weight (65lb)

did 10 rounds (didn't time it)

Comment #936 - Posted by: john042299 at November 9, 2008 10:29 PM

27/m/74kg

12; +10 Thrusters, +5 Pull Ups

Comment #937 - Posted by: pz at November 10, 2008 12:40 AM

13 rounds
+10 pull ups

Comment #938 - Posted by: Bernie 162cm/68kg at November 10, 2008 2:26 AM

36/m/172

First time doing thruster as rx'd.
Actually started with thrusters, wasn't paying attention.

6 rounds
plus 7th round of thrusters.

Comment #939 - Posted by: sullinator at November 10, 2008 6:09 AM

CFWU

11 rds

Comment #940 - Posted by: DJB at November 10, 2008 6:13 AM

as rx'd:

10 rds + 10 pull ups & 1 thruster

Comment #941 - Posted by: Zeb G at November 10, 2008 9:08 AM

10 sets

Comment #942 - Posted by: fitz M/175/71"/25 at November 10, 2008 9:26 AM

cf warm up
10 rounds

Comment #943 - Posted by: Chris J m/38/5'11"/168 at November 10, 2008 1:09 PM

CF warmup

13 rounds even (8 sec to spare)

(PR = 14 -- wanted to beat it, but just got back from a 20 hour trip from mideast yesterday - jet lagged with a cold and a sore lower back from a burpee workout in my hotel room. 3 a.m. wakeup today. Not at my best.)

Comment #944 - Posted by: Chris M_38/M/175 at November 10, 2008 2:46 PM

m/23/140/5'8

12

Comment #945 - Posted by: Kevin S. at November 10, 2008 3:09 PM

M/46/6'1"/190
Colo Spgs, CO

7 rounds

Comment #946 - Posted by: bck at November 10, 2008 3:20 PM

M/46/6'1"/190
Colo Spgs, CO

did 7 rounds using 95# on thrusters

Comment #947 - Posted by: bck at November 10, 2008 3:21 PM

10 rounds, overhand pullups

Comment #948 - Posted by: MJS at November 10, 2008 4:01 PM

24/m/245

as rx'd

7 sets + 4 pullups

Comment #949 - Posted by: FSO P at November 10, 2008 4:40 PM

AL - 9 rounds

Comment #950 - Posted by: Ukkrew at November 10, 2008 4:45 PM

29m/156/70"
as rx'd
12 rounds.

Comment #951 - Posted by: SitkaRS709 at November 10, 2008 6:16 PM

cfwux2 (-pullups)

10 rds as rx'd

Comment #952 - Posted by: g.luke at November 10, 2008 6:43 PM

11 rds

Compare to:
080430 - 6 rds + 10 Thrusters (10 minutes)

Comment #953 - Posted by: B. Rhaly at November 10, 2008 7:00 PM

as rx'd
14 rounds

Comment #954 - Posted by: JBell M/23/6'1/185 at November 10, 2008 9:16 PM

(done 10/10 after about a week off)
6 rounds plus 10 push-ups...160/171
First time practicing butterfly kipping. Didn't get a handle on it.

Comment #955 - Posted by: Mike Scott M/42/5'10"/210 at November 10, 2008 11:12 PM

11 rounds + 5 pullups

Comment #956 - Posted by: Grant at November 11, 2008 12:34 AM

scaled to jumping pull-ups, 45# thrusters

9 rounds + 10 pull-ups + 8 thrusters
(finished the last 2 thrusters to make it 10 rounds in 20:04)

Comment #957 - Posted by: heazza at November 11, 2008 6:43 AM

as rx'd

12 rounds + 5 thrusters

Neutral grip pullups (to change things up). Wanted 14 rounds, but just gassed out.

Comment #958 - Posted by: rowcoach at November 11, 2008 6:44 AM

as rxd

new gym doesnt have pullup station. Had to do pullups with olympic bar on highest point in squat rack and used the bar...no cheating!

10 rounds

Comment #959 - Posted by: OSV/5'10"/165lb/M at November 11, 2008 7:08 AM

CFWU
081111 - 9 rounds + 10 pullups + 8 thrusters
080507 - 10 rounds
M/47#/185#/72"

Comment #960 - Posted by: RB at November 11, 2008 7:32 AM

9 rounds

40 lb weight assist pullups
55 lb thrusters

Comment #961 - Posted by: Jon - 40/M/165/5'11" xfit since 6/08 at November 11, 2008 11:28 AM

warmed up with the cfwu (minus pullups) and some jumprope

then 11 rounds of

8x pullups
8x 65lb thrusters

Comment #962 - Posted by: doron at November 11, 2008 12:13 PM

22/M/175

DATE: 11/11/O8
Used this work out due to limited equip with Barney.
Richard: 16 rounds + 10 Pull Ups
Barney: 14 rounds

Comment #963 - Posted by: RHarless at November 11, 2008 12:29 PM

9 rounds +10 pullups and 4 thrusters

Comment #964 - Posted by: benji at November 11, 2008 1:57 PM

32/M/170

14:41 2 Mile warm-up

10 rounds + 2 Pull-ups

You guys are animals!!

Comment #965 - Posted by: shogunhawaii at November 11, 2008 2:03 PM

had to use a 70lb manufactured barbell based off equipment availability.

12 rounds @ 19:47 (PR)

Another "almost" date with Pukie at the end of this one.

- 970 posts, Wow, I think this is the most I've ever seen. Keep growing CrossFit!!

Comment #966 - Posted by: mike m/34/5'10"/185 at November 11, 2008 2:54 PM

THR: 65lb x 10
PU: x 10
AMRAP 20min
10 rounds + 10 THR
That's 0.5 round better than last time.

Comment #967 - Posted by: Harpo m/41/5'7"/145 at November 11, 2008 3:16 PM

Debbie:
THR: 35lb x 10
Ring rows: x 10
20min 11 rounds

Comment #968 - Posted by: Harpo m/41/5'7"/145 at November 11, 2008 3:17 PM

28/m/181

As rx'd
16 rds + 5 pull-ups (pr)

Comment #969 - Posted by: R_Spad at November 11, 2008 3:59 PM

5 minutes jump rope

11 rounds plus 10 thrusters and 7 pull-ups

(first day back from being sick)

Comment #970 - Posted by: kunkle at November 11, 2008 4:09 PM

30-170-m
1000 meter row

as rxd 11 rnds

Comment #971 - Posted by: skichiiwa at November 11, 2008 6:45 PM

m/36/6'4"/97kg

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
10 Pull-ups
65 pound Thruster, 10 reps

9 rounds total

Wimped out with just over 2 minutes to go.

Comment #972 - Posted by: JT at November 11, 2008 9:41 PM

36/m/145/67

As Rx'd
8 rounds (last was 10 rounds)

Trying to get back into a regular Crossfit workout..

Comment #973 - Posted by: DocO at November 12, 2008 1:57 AM

Powers M/180/5'10"/24

14 Rounds Flat... Should have done more.

Comment #974 - Posted by: Powers M/180/5'10"/24 at November 12, 2008 4:25 AM

9 rounds. 30k bar. Hurts so good

Comment #975 - Posted by: BarryT at November 12, 2008 4:30 AM

M/52/6'/180

15 ROUNDS OUCH!

Comment #976 - Posted by: Dave Miklos at November 12, 2008 5:17 AM

5 rounds

Comment #977 - Posted by: EdC at November 12, 2008 6:03 AM

25/m/5'8"/150

CFWUx3

As rxd: 11 rounds

Comment #978 - Posted by: Matt Laney at November 12, 2008 7:20 AM

Rx'd
First time doing this wod
15rds
+10 thrusters.
Ripped my hands apart!

Comment #979 - Posted by: SAJ 175/m/30/cf Coastal at November 12, 2008 7:59 AM

m/27/5.8/174

rx'd - first time
10 rounds

Comment #980 - Posted by: MikeyPaul at November 12, 2008 9:11 AM

10 rds RX'd

First time doing this one. Like it

Comment #981 - Posted by: Casper - M / 24 / 150 at November 12, 2008 9:45 AM

6 rds as rx'd

Comment #982 - Posted by: Carly at November 12, 2008 9:54 AM

m/46/5'10"/170
10 rounds as rx'd

Comment #983 - Posted by: JLG at November 12, 2008 3:49 PM

32/m/190

Subbed SDHPs for the thrusters.

7 rounds.

Comment #984 - Posted by: Ash at November 12, 2008 5:49 PM

60 pushups/50 situps/1 mile run

10 rounds

Comment #985 - Posted by: homerba at November 12, 2008 6:34 PM

26m/5'10"/180
Subbed Ring Pull Ups
11 Rds.

Comment #986 - Posted by: JTB at November 12, 2008 11:39 PM

32/m/171

13 rounds as rx'd

Comment #987 - Posted by: Ryan Jones at November 13, 2008 3:12 AM

12 rounds

Comment #988 - Posted by: Mulcahy at November 13, 2008 6:40 AM

40/m/176cm/72kg

As rx'd

12 rounds +10 pullups

Comment #989 - Posted by: Memuc at November 13, 2008 11:27 AM

m/6'/43/176

Sub'ed 35 lb dumbbells on thrusters

6 rounds in 15 min.

Comment #990 - Posted by: sfgrey at November 13, 2008 12:08 PM

as rx'd

10 rounds

Comment #991 - Posted by: scugs at November 13, 2008 2:47 PM

Harder than it looked. Ended up at 11 as RX'd, though stopwatch stopped at midpoint, so I guessed. on time left.

Comment #992 - Posted by: Bird 45yo M 5'9" 180 at November 13, 2008 3:02 PM

m/25/5'7/172 - 1st post

As rx'd

11 rounds + 6 pullups @ 5000 ft

* I DID MY FIRST MUSCLE UP! I've been doing crossfit for 3 months now and its awesome! I love it and can't believe that I didn't find it sooner. I love the intensity and balance in this program. Additionally I just did my first muscle up! I could do 20 pullups and 20 dips before I started 3 months ago, but I couldn't do one muscle up. After 3 months of doing the WODs I did one in the wee hours of the morning on the rings outside...and it was all I could do not to shout for joy and wake everyone up =) I was in such disbelief that I had to do it 2 more times to convince myself that it was real. Thank you CROSSFIT!

Comment #993 - Posted by: Ginsu-jmy at November 13, 2008 4:00 PM

9 rds 5 PU's

Comment #994 - Posted by: enovak at November 13, 2008 9:20 PM

as rxd:

10 rounds

Comment #995 - Posted by: Neil T m27/185#/6'3'' at November 13, 2008 10:08 PM

9 rounds as rx'd

m/170/39/68"

Comment #996 - Posted by: Seabee22 at November 14, 2008 11:15 AM

41m,72/220
as Rx'd
9 complete plus 10 thrusters, 5 p/u

note- tough grip on bar by 4th rd

Comment #997 - Posted by: will at November 14, 2008 4:59 PM

I had to stop at 18:30 because my palm started bleeding.

12 rounds completed.


Comment #998 - Posted by: Andrew m/21/6'2''/180lbs at November 14, 2008 6:52 PM

11 full rounds and a few pullups.

M/29/155

-D.

Comment #999 - Posted by: Dan Silver at November 15, 2008 1:25 PM

12+10(oops, did backwards)@50 (move up to scale next time)

Comment #1000 - Posted by: Mischa at November 15, 2008 5:53 PM

28YOM
5'10"
190#

As Rx'd: 16 rounds on the money

Comment #1001 - Posted by: Steve Smith at November 15, 2008 8:25 PM

12rnds +10 pull ups... that sucked!

Comment #1002 - Posted by: K Stone at November 16, 2008 3:48 PM

MAWL

M - 9.5 rds (took a lot of breaks between sets). Wished I would have pushed harder.

Comment #1003 - Posted by: MAWL at November 16, 2008 7:05 PM

8th may 8X with bar only
today: 8X with 65lb!20:15

Comment #1004 - Posted by: footdoc at November 17, 2008 5:56 AM

8 rounds

Comment #1005 - Posted by: Derian at November 17, 2008 6:39 AM

10

Comment #1006 - Posted by: danimal at November 17, 2008 9:30 AM

EJJEJEJEJJEJEJJEJEEJJEJEJEJEJEJJEJEJEJEJEJJEJEJEJEJ
M/35/168
13ROUNDS AND 5 PULLUPS
FRAN LAST NIGHT--4:25

Comment #1007 - Posted by: EJ at November 17, 2008 3:59 PM

44/m/164

14 rounds

1 off PR, after long day, not bad, good depth on thrusters

Comment #1008 - Posted by: moglee at November 17, 2008 8:27 PM

5rds 11:20 Scaled down pullups were 2/3 of the time. Had to break it down to 5's. Thrusters not bad but that little 65 smoked me. Been waiting to see the results from the paleo/zone. I'm still feeling fatigued. Dropped from 20 to 18 blocks.

Comment #1009 - Posted by: ilive2fly at November 18, 2008 8:14 AM

11 rounds as rx'd. Left the last 30 seconds go.

Comment #1010 - Posted by: ej at November 18, 2008 2:44 PM

9 rounds + 10 pull-ups

Comment #1011 - Posted by: Adam B. | 36m at November 18, 2008 8:09 PM

145lbs/31yoa

did this a week or two ago when it came out.

as Rx'd: 14 rounds + 10 pull-ups and 4 thrusters (PR).

Previous was 12 rounds +10 pullups

Comment #1012 - Posted by: BrianG at November 19, 2008 8:00 AM

m35/168/5'8"

11 rounds as rx'd

Comment #1013 - Posted by: C-Loc at November 21, 2008 11:24 AM

PR- 10 rds + thrusters and finished pull ups in a straight set but went :!3 over time

Eder 7 +6 pu

Comment #1014 - Posted by: Meyer at November 23, 2008 4:52 PM

cfwu x 1
wod
12 rds

Comment #1015 - Posted by: kcm at November 26, 2008 2:00 AM

15 rounds

Comment #1016 - Posted by: eric zientek at December 4, 2008 10:27 AM

15 rounds.

Comment #1017 - Posted by: eric zientek at December 4, 2008 10:27 AM

m/37/6'2/190

hang power cleans
tall cleans
bench press

used 95# thrusters-
7 rounds 10 pullups and 6 thrusters.

having trouble typing right now.

Comment #1018 - Posted by: stewyd at December 5, 2008 1:21 PM

10 rds + 5 thrusters

Comment #1019 - Posted by: Bman19 at December 7, 2008 5:44 PM

Completed on 11/06
14 rounds

Comment #1020 - Posted by: Josh Uri 31/M/6'2"/195 at December 20, 2008 3:43 AM

m/35/5'9/175

CFWU - 3. Reg reps. Superman. Burgener

12 rounds + 6 PU.
6/20: 10 rounds + 10 thrusters & 9 pullups on 11th set
4/30: 10 rounds + 10 thrusters & 7 pullups on 11th set.

Comment #1021 - Posted by: jrm at January 8, 2009 7:00 PM

Matt 8 rounds
Bev and Rach. 6 rounds
Tim 4 rounds

Comment #1022 - Posted by: M DOG at January 9, 2009 7:11 PM

Looked clean to me, I don't see why people are complaining.

Comment #1023 - Posted by: Brad at January 11, 2009 9:29 AM

Did it January 15th

With 76p
11-12 rounds

Comment #1024 - Posted by: *Oliver AA* at January 15, 2009 11:44 AM

Posting 3 years later:
Obama is still president and Rhabdo is still much more than Fran. #nahmane

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