What’s Your Bench? August 21 2012
What’s Your Bench?
Possibly the most well-known CrossFit workout both inside and outside the CrossFit community. Fran needs no introduction. In the gym/lifting community, to gauge a friend, colleague, or acquatence’s fitness level one asks “what’s your bench?”
In the CrossFit community we ask, “what’s your Fran time?”
The first time I did Fran, it took me 11:32 seconds, I used 55 pounds, and did dead hang pull-ups because I didn’t know how to kip. Five years later my time has dropped to 3:36 seconds with a 65 pound barbell and mostly butterfly pull-ups. I love returning to this workout each year because, to me, it represents an example of how plateau is not in my future and that continuous hard-earned improvement is.
So, what’s your Fran time?