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Charlie Francis Programs
« on: June 05, 2009, 07:23:09 pm »
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Discuss any program by Coach Charlie Francis.

http://www.charliefrancis.com/store/Scripts/default.asp


His most popular program by far is:

The Charlie Francis Training System (CTFS):

http://www.charliefrancis.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=21

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 11:42:38 am »
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CFTS is good ..really good info..written in a way that is easy to understand reccomend it if your into sprinting..

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009, 12:08:03 am »
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I recently bought the GPP Essentials video.  It gives a fairly detailed layout of the GPP for a short to long program.  It shows how to integrate hills, med ball drills, and beginning speedwork into a GPP program.  It has analysis of running technique and demonstrations of proper weightlifting techniques as well.  It also goes into some depth discussing the warm up and how a proper warm up should be conducted.  The GPP Essentials video gives a good explanation of why the GPP is structured the way it is and shows how a proper GPP should be set up.  I am definitely glad I bought it.

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009, 01:17:09 am »
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I recently bought the GPP Essentials video.  It gives a fairly detailed layout of the GPP for a short to long program.  It shows how to integrate hills, med ball drills, and beginning speedwork into a GPP program.  It has analysis of running technique and demonstrations of proper weightlifting techniques as well.  It also goes into some depth discussing the warm up and how a proper warm up should be conducted.  The GPP Essentials video gives a good explanation of why the GPP is structured the way it is and shows how a proper GPP should be set up.  I am definitely glad I bought it.

nice! another positive feedback on one of CF's vids.. so far i havn't heard a bad one.

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 04:35:42 pm »
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Products are great but customer service is shit.  I will never buy another CF product ever again!  >:(

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2009, 04:50:12 pm »
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Products are great but customer service is shit.  I will never buy another CF product ever again!  >:(
What makes you say that? My dealings with them have been fine, if not limited.

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009, 06:08:31 pm »
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Products are great but customer service is shit.  I will never buy another CF product ever again!  >:(
What makes you say that? My dealings with them have been fine, if not limited.

The costumer service at Charlie Francis has been fantastic when I've dealt with them.
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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2009, 06:11:41 pm »
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Products are great but customer service is shit.  I will never buy another CF product ever again!  >:(
What makes you say that? My dealings with them have been fine, if not limited.

I ordered the GPP dvd years ago and it took 6 months to receive the DVD.  Rupert never answered emails or PM's.  Shortly after I received the dvd mike robertson from tmag pmed me and asked what did he have to do to receive the dvd too.  he ran into the same problems.  It took over a month to receive the download site for one of the ebooks i ordered.  AN E BOOK!!  should go out within 24 hours.  i mean it's already written in pdf format.  After A week i emailed rupert, another week emailed again, no response.  FWIW I have the gpp dvd, cfts, forum review and ct's modern methods book was also purchased from them.  The last two purchases were the problem ones.

Worst part was the non responsiveness.  If there is a technical problem i don't care, just let me know so i am aware and if i think 6 months is too long to wait then... offer a refund.  I am a patient dude, all i wanted was to be in the loop.

After both of those experiences i said f'it i learned a lot but am NEVER going to do that again.  NEVER.  I'll spend my $ with people who treat me like they are selling me a service not doing ma a favor.

I have been told by many others that as long as rupert is in control of the site they will never do business with CF either
« Last Edit: June 18, 2009, 06:13:32 pm by Alex V »

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2009, 05:54:00 pm »
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I had a problem downloading one of the ebooks also..its pretty fustrating.

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 03:06:41 pm »
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Didn't want to start a new thread, but adarq.org's getting some more love on CF's forum. Too bad it's from one of the dumb posters on there that's always getting shat on, though. :P

http://www.charliefrancis.com/community/showpost.php?p=246175&postcount=102
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2011, 10:22:54 am »
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Didn't want to start a new thread, but adarq.org's getting some more love on CF's forum. Too bad it's from one of the dumb poster on there that's always getting shat on, though.

http://www.charliefrancis.com/community/showpost.php?p=246175&postcount=102

Jeez, that guys on youtube running 10.22 too.

I wander what the knowledgeable guys are running on there?.  :P


« Last Edit: March 01, 2011, 10:56:29 am by $ick3nin.vend3tta »

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2011, 10:30:15 am »
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Didn't want to start a new thread, but adarq.org's getting some more love on CF's forum. Too bad it's from one of the dumb poster on there that's always getting shat on, though. :P

http://www.charliefrancis.com/community/showpost.php?p=246175&postcount=102

Jeez, that guys on youtube running 10.22 too.

I wander what the knowledgeable guys are running?.




link? 10.22 is fast as shit.  :o

if you're trying to imply that being an elite athlete (and 10.22 qualifies in anyone's book) correlates with not asking retarded questions or making retarded claims, good luck with that. a taste:

Quote from: Race Radio
Backed up by electromyography, I find squats to be the most overrated exercise around. Even though Charlie stated 'sprinting was a back dominant sport', he still employed/favoured squats highly, which from my research are quad dominant (right? or wrong?), both front or regular & don't hit much glute neither. Wouldn't deadlifts/barbell hip thrusts/reverse hypers etc (ham/hip dominant) be favoured options?.

Anyway a bench/squat variation?. What does everyone make of these below, (opinions) please?. You don't see many people performing this any more. A forgotten strongman's exercise, great for overall body strength development.




I think there right up there IMO, anyone into really strengthening the core in particular, increasing your plank time etc should be hitting on these. According to electromyography, great for glutes, hams, delts etc.

Yes? or No?. Performed dynamically or isometrically?. All opinions appreciated.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2011, 10:42:47 am by LBSS »
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2011, 01:00:26 am »
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I hate you all. I still can't get into the forums. I think they're racist...

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2011, 09:45:10 am »
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I hate you all. I still can't get into the forums. I think they're racist...

WTF, try again. Makes no sense.

Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: Charlie Francis Programs
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2011, 10:38:53 am »
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I hate you all. I still can't get into the forums. I think they're racist...

WTF, try again. Makes no sense.



I'm gonna try using other emails or something.