Tuesday, 17 Nov, 2009

Posted by Mandee on November 17, 2009   |   40 Comments


Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:
95 pound Thruster

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Organic food is a waste of money

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40 responses to “Tuesday, 17 Nov, 2009”

  1. Katie says:

    cool picture! where was this?

  2. Russell says:

    Ellijay Ga

    Good job today Tony Z

  3. Emily D. says:

    Awesome picture!

    Looking forward to my first Fran this afternoon…..well sort of.

  4. Aaron says:

    Improved by 8 minutes and still plenty-o-room for improvement. Goal will be sub-6 next time around.

  5. Aaron says:

    Article link isn’t working…may be my work pc or firewall. However, I found the article by going back to the TimesOnline home page and searching.
    The address in the link matches the website, so it might be a problem on my end…

  6. z says:

    5:14 (PR). Demonstrated how gravity works for the 7 am class when my grip failed mid-rep on the last pu (at 4:55). Thanks to everyone for the encouragement today.

  7. Craig Herr says:

    I think Tony flew over me while I was doing push ups. It was crazy but he got back up and knocked it out!!

    I did
    “Angie” as rx

    *Stuck around to watch Kevin beat up Fran 2:45-crazy fast and strong.

  8. klowe says:

    Badass pic Russell! I’m sure that was warm.

    Fran: what Craig said. 2:45 – STILL FALLING off the PU bar during the 15’s and 9’s. Soooo frustrating! Totally did not expect to PR today but obviously happy with the results.

    Gawd the fall that Tony Z took had to hurt….I could hear the concussion as it happened. Dusted himself off and finished like a champ! Props!

  9. Jake Naumcheff says:

    5:35 (PR by almost a whole 2 minutes)

    Overslept this morning so I had to make it to the 11:30 class, wish I could have been there this morning guys. Still frustrated with “Fran” or any workout that has thrusters in it. I get another shot at it this weekend at my Level 1 Cert and i’m getting sub 5 even if it kills me. Great time Tony and Justin you guys flew through this one!!

  10. Krista says:

    OMG! That’s about all I can say after Fran. Thank you Russell for making me try to do it as rx’d. I made it through the first round with 21 real pull ups! That’s a PR for me. I had nothing left after that though, so i finished with double reps of jumping pull ups for the second and third round. 20:54.
    Love the picture!

  11. Will Blankenship says:

    6:41 PR

    The pullups slow me down more than the thrusters I think. Sub 6 next time.

  12. Daniel says:

    4:32. PR by over a minute. Still had gas in the tank.
    Sub 4 is def in reach.
    Tried to hang with Justin but he just didn’t stop.

    Then watched Russell the freight train.

    God job krista on ur first Fran.

  13. Slade White says:

    As Rx’d 8:09 (pr)

    Having trouble doing the thruster movement with any speed. My descents (negative) is too slow.

  14. Daniel says:

    Watch tomorrow be “Grace”.

  15. Robert S. says:

    1st time doing Fran


  16. Max says:

    Finishing off some organic beef jerky as I read the article. Heard arguments on both sides of this issue with data about pesticides, etc. I actually argued for standard, non-organic apples just yesterday. However there are a few advantages that organics have in certain foods and I’m not sure that a taste test, which is essentially what the article is written about, is the best measure for comparison.

    For example, this jerky includes the following ingredients: “organic beef”, water, organic sugar, salt, organic wine vinegar, black pepper powder, garlic powder, yeast extract. That’s it. No powerful preservatives here. Plus, for people like myself that are intolerant to apples it is this or basically nothing for jerky because the standard big brands all saturate their meat with apple vinegar.

    That’s just one example, and it may be a limited scope, but I believe there is some merit to looking for the organic brand on selected items. That said, 80% of organic marketing is just that – marketing.

  17. Aaron says:

    whatever the WOD is tomorrow, I hope it involves pull-ups…we haven’t done those in a while

  18. Justin says:

    PR by 41s

  19. Russ says:

    13:56 (PR) – Started with 95#s but dropped down to 75#s(lost time changing plates) due to my jacked-up right wrist. Can’t hold the bar straight due to wrist flexibility and childhood injuries. 95#s felt OK but my form was poor. 95#s and sub 10 min will be my goal next time we do “Fran”(could not do thrusters at all last time).

  20. Mandee Miller says:


  21. Kerri says:

    9:51 as Rx’ed-(PR) All thrusters unbroken=YES(this is where I caught up); All pull-ups with chin above bar=NO. I think maybe once my hands have remotely healed, I stand a chance at saying this time was legitimate, and is in contention of making it on the board!

  22. Amy Tankesley says:

    10:46 This workout was a lot worse than I anticipated it to be! ha! I think by body was still tired from “Angie” yesterday. Great job Kerri!!! I feel for you tonight in the shower!

    • Kerri says:

      Thanks Amy…can’t say I’ve looked forward to a cold shower lately…but tonight may be the night…..Oweeee….I’m just very thankful that it’s not more pull-ups tomorrow!!!

  23. Zak says:

    Power Snatch 8×2

    As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:

    15 One Arm (right) DB Thrusters 50 lbs
    15 One Arm (left) DB Thrusters 50 lbs
    Sprint 1/2 Gasser

    Used 45# DB since we don’t have a 50#
    5 rounds + 10 left arm thrusters

  24. Katherine Berger says:

    Scaled to 65# push-press rather than thruster due to the baby issue

  25. tracey says:

    8:06 as Rx’d (pr) last time was my first @ 10:13. Pull ups are still not linked, thus a serious loss of time. I WILL GET IT!!!!Thanks Katie for your help on KPU’S after class.

  26. Daniel says:

    Ok Elizabeth sucks for me.
    I can’t ring dip :'(
    I’ll be at the bottom of the pack 2morrow.

  27. tracey says:

    Interesting message on “POSE method” on main site. Good info for those of you on the fence about the David Kyle clinic Dec. 19th. Im a believer.

  28. Jimmy says:

    7:14. pullups were terrible and russel probably would not have counted any of them but i can’t really do jumping pull ups here. anybody have suggestions for a sub for ring dips tommorrow?

  29. Barry S says:

    Turns out Crossfit San Jose is a block down the street from where I’m working this week, so I dropped in there tonight. They don’t follow, so no Fran; Linda-the-trainer made up her own:
    15 cleans
    15 presses
    15 d-ball slams
    10 lunges w/ bar overhead
    sprint 50 m, rest 15 sec, sprint back
    x4 for time.
    32:50 w/ 65# for the cleans & presses, a 12# ball, & a 15kg plate for the lunges

  30. Daniel says:

    I buy organic milk exclusively. I love how it tastes. I can barely drink regular milk anymore. I also buy organic apples. I occasionally buy organic eggs. At the very least I try to buy cage free eggs. I’ve seen industrial chicken coops. Not a good place for chickens to live their formative years while hopped up on steroids. Nothing good can come out of that environment.

  31. LeshaS says:

    Scaled with jpu’s (but double at 42-30-18) 10:24

  32. J.D. says:

    First attempt at “Fran”. Russell “suggested” I not scale the weight, so I did it as rx’d: 11:29. Almost forgot how much thrusters suck, but I am glad to do the WOD as rx’d. Boy, some of these times are RIDICULOUS! We’ve got some major meat-eaters here! Props to all the PR’s today. Strong work…

  33. Garth says:

    4:57. My thrusters were strong and rests were short but could not do pull-ups to save my life. I was doing singles for the last part of the round of 9.

    Off to Florida again. See you guys next week.

  34. Katie says:

    6:08 = PR = first time ever doing Fran

    The thrusters were a lot harder than expected. Lots of room for improvement there.

    Thanks, Amy! You did great too.