The Fran WOD + Times & Exercise Tutorials

Few Crossfit WODs are as legendary, simple, and deceptively painful as “Fran”, with the Fran WOD times being one of the most objective and easy ways to gauge an athletes fitness and skill level.  Curious how your Fran Crossfit worktime stacks up?

 Fran WOD + Times & Exercise Tutorials | Fran Crossfit Times | Best Fran Time

Read on to discover the standard times for beginner, advanced, and elite Crossfit athletes and the current best Fran time on record to beat.


Fran WOD + Times & Exercise Tutorials

Perform 21-15-9 Reps As Quickly As Possible

  • Thrusters (95/65 lb)
  • Pull-Ups


Perform each set (21 then 15 then 9) of each exercise (thrusters then pullups) in it’s entirety before moving on to the next set in the  WOD.

Complete the entire workout as quickly as possible with your time being the score and a faster Fran WOD time being a better score.

To see how your “score” (time) stacks up to the standard for most Crossfit athletes of all levels and the best Fran time on record, the read on.

(Click here to jump to exercise tutorials of the pull-up and thruster)


Whats good? What’s better? What’s best for Fran WOD Times?

Fran is an excellent benchmark WOD and a staple WOD and your Fran time is an excellent tool for gauging your improvement, and where you stand compared to other Crossfit athletes.  The following Fran WOD times detail the accepted standard for beginner, advanced, and elite level athletes, as well as the latest world records for the Fran workout.

To stay on task and get a solid workout, aim for the time window (listed below) that fits your skill and fitness level

Fran WOD Times by Skill Level

  • Beginner: 7-9 minutes
  • Intermediate: 6-7 minutes
  • Advanced: 3-6 minutes
  • Elite: <3 minutes

Best Fran Time Recorded

  • Male: 1:47 (as of July 17, 2019)
  • Female: 2:30 (as of September 9, 2019)




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