2015 CrossFit Open WOD 15.1 Recap

2015 CrossFit Games Open Wod 15.1 copy

Sorry for the boring title, but it’s all I’ve got. I’m sitting here with ice packs on my body and KT tape on my neck and roughed up calloused hands on my keyboard. I redid 15.1 just a few hours ago. I’m not sure what the maximum number of PRs someone can set in like a 60 hour period… but I bet I came close to setting the record. I must say, I am a fan of the 2015 CrossFit Open WOD 15.1.  [Continue reading]

CrossFit Terminology

CrossFit Terminology

Wod. AMRAP. PR. EMOM. No, those aren’t just random grouping of letters, those are terms used in the lexicon of CrossFit. Whether you are a brand new CrossFitter, a casual fitness enthusiast, or just an internet surfer that stumbled upon my blog, this post is for you! Here you will find my semi-inclusive and hopefully […]

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The Bigger The Challenge

the bigger the challenge ifailedfran crossfit blog

You know the quote. The bigger the challenge, the greater the reward. I usually dismissed this as pompous motivational jargon, until I looked at a barbell and thought wow, that quote makes sense now. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the quote applies to real life as well. 

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Should I Scale Or Rx This Wod? – Part One

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Arguably, the most often externally asked question in CrossFit is “What’s the wod?”.  Arguably, the most often internally asked question in CrossFit is “Should I attempt this wod Rx or should I scale?”.  While I generally cannot answer the first question for you, this two-part post will investigate factors that might influence your decision to scale […]

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My First Blogiversary

one year blogiversary featured

I know, right? One year of ifailedfran? Yup, it’s true! I’ve been a blogger for 365 days, and I’ve been doing CrossFit for slightly longer than that. There will be time to reflect on the latter later; for now we are going to talk about my little corner of the internet and some of my favorite […]

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