Owen Franks in the US



  • Not sure if these have been posted before, but I subscribe to the CrossFitHQ youtube channel and watched these the other night.



  • Awesome, thanks for posting that mate!



  • Funny, I was browsing these a few days ago.

    There's a great one with him doing a medicine ball WOD, and impressing them with his time.



  • bet this is like porn for RB



  • [quote name='taniwharugby']bet this is like porn for RB [/QUOTE]

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ! Brilliant from you TR !



  • This is with the same coach, a serious impressive workout;

    [video=youtube;qLfeHIkEBe0]



  • Yeah I searched for that - fark me he dealt to that workout. Clever strategy of throwing it down just a bit to try and catch it on the bounce, he is a fit, fit dude!

    Could you take him Kirwan!!?



  • [quote name='Paekakboyz']Yeah I searched for that - fark me he dealt to that workout. Clever strategy of throwing it down just a bit to try and catch it on the bounce, he is a fit, fit dude!

    Could you take him Kirwan!!?[/QUOTE]

    They are slams, so you have to throw it down like that.

    And as the first set was with a 32kg ball, not a freaking chance!



  • Dam thats pretty impressive. 32kg aint a light weight at all for 50 reps...he is a machine



  • [quote name='Kirwan']They are slams, so you have to throw it down like that.

    And as the first set was with a 32kg ball, not a freaking chance![/QUOTE]

    But didn't the instructor guy say not to waste any energy putting it down?? he said just drop it once he (Owen) had it fully extended over his head...

    32kg ball!! wtf!!



  • Small wonder he's on top of his game at his age. Seriously impressive.



  • [quote name='Paekakboyz']But didn't the instructor guy say not to waste any energy putting it down?? he said just drop it once he (Owen) had it fully extended over his head...

    32kg ball!! wtf!![/QUOTE]

    Oh, you meant the first exercise. Yeah, on the bounce is smart there, but it's still work with that weight. He's a freaking machine, in the other videos they talk about his lifts and fitness being up there with the best Crossfitters in the world.



  • fark, I'd be lcky to get through what he did in that time with a tennis ball!!



  • Really enjoyed watching those last night.

    I may be completely wrong but Owen Franks looks as though he could 'learn' how to become an Olympic Gold medalist weight lifter. Just seems so dedicated



  • He might have to put on a bit more weight....

    [video=youtube;FOE-PZJq2sk]



  • Whoa! that dude is a tank!! Made it look easy



  • [quote name='MN5']Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ! Brilliant from you TR ![/QUOTE]

    Now I understand exactly how Keith Quinn was feeling when he uttered those immortal words "Oh.... Oh.... Lomu"



  • wow, just watched that ball one - LOVE IT, this cross fit looks a bit of me that is for sure. Get beyond the muscle and into the brain, don't quit, love it love it LOVE IT!!

    THink I know what I'll be looking at doing once I finish with the BB lark! Fark that looked intense.



  • [quote name='BartMan']wow, just watched that ball one - LOVE IT, this cross fit looks a bit of me that is for sure. Get beyond the muscle and into the brain, don't quit, love it love it LOVE IT!!

    THink I know what I'll be looking at doing once I finish with the BB lark! Fark that looked intense.[/QUOTE]

    You would clean up in Crossfit IMO. With the type of fitness you get and your strength you would only need to learn the skills stuff.



  • [quote name='Kirwan']You would clean up in Crossfit IMO. With the type of fitness you get and your strength you would only need to learn the skills stuff.[/QUOTE]

    I will post a photo I took from my book of the Franks boys with their Dad Ken in their CHCH CF gym when I get home from work tonight.

    Was watching CF world games on ESPN last night. The chicks were incredible, 100% functional athletic muscle.



  • The power to weight ratio is very impressive for the women. Completely explodes the myth that lifting heavy weights will bulk you up. Crossfit woman are just lean muscle and awesome six packs.



  • rb - next time you see that send me a txt to change channel - I reckon Mrs B would be dead keen on that too.

    Just need to get CF happening in Whangamata at the local gym - need an instructor I guess!

    Let Gibbit know when you will be available for the radio too K, would be cool to get a few questions in on this and Franks etc!! WOuld love to know what his heart rate would have been after that effort!

    and RB - hoefty when he hits the Kiwi chores again, be good to have a yarn with him with Gibbit too!



  • [QUOTE]The power to weight ratio is very impressive for the women. Completely explodes the myth that lifting heavy weights will bulk you up. Crossfit woman are just lean muscle and awesome six packs. [/QUOTE]

    I think pound for pound that Vanessa is now out benching me and out squatting me. I know in the squats, don't want to work out the bench, what I don't know can't hurt me... Chicks lifting heavy weights rocks. and she sure as hell is not a bulky she man!!



  • Ben, Ken and Owen Franks.
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  • [quote name='taniwharugby']fark, I'd be lcky to get through what he did in that time with a tennis ball!![/QUOTE]

    6 sets of 20 with a 10kg ball was enough to wipe me out today!



  • another 4 sets of 20 plus 2 of 25 and in between sets running/walking up and down about half a dozen steps, tried to do some weights and hit the punch ball for a time after, but pretty well knackered...super unfit!



  • A follow up video of the Franks bro's and Crossfit

    [video=youtube;spOXAnv8qv4]



  • I reckon Ben FRanks looks like Stone Cold Steve Austin!



  • [quote name='Paekakboyz']A follow up video of the Franks bro's and Crossfit

    [video=youtube;spOXAnv8qv4]

    How good was that? Woohoo yeah yeah. Just makes me want to go out and train... and smash something!!!


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