When filming this challenge, trainer Dellus West smashed his personal best by 27 seconds. He also beat the gym’s record by 15 seconds, with a time of 2.16 minutes.
CrossFit Central London owner Brian Sharp said: “This is one of the benchmark CrossFit workouts and it’s simple, but not easy. It is only two movements and the weight is relatively light, but the metabolic hit is amazing. You won’t forget your first Fran.”
Important note: This is an extremely intense workout and should only be attempted under supervision and once the techniques have been learnt and approved by an appropriately qualified individual, such as a weight-lifting coach.
Equipment needed: 43kg barbell, chin-up bar
Perform 21 thrusters with the barbell. A thruster is a front squat followed by push press, performed in a single movement.
Perform 21 chin-ups, unassisted, with an overhand grip as used here.
Repeat the circuit with 15 repetitions, and then 9.
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