Tuesday
Oct212014

Rest Day

OG JB at the top of her sumo deadlift high-pull on Saturday. Check out her fun write-up about her FGB experience in the comments on yesterday's post!

5 Upcoming Options to Augment Your Training at CFSBK

Along with all our regular programming, we love providing you with additional ways to augment or push your training at CFSBK. We offer Pilates classes on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm with KH, Yoga for Athletes with Coach Whit on Thursday nights at 7:30pm, and Active Recovery classes on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm, Saturday at 11am and 12pm, and Sunday at 11am. We also offer the following five programs, which are all about to start new cycles either this weekend or next week. They sell out fast, so check them out, and look forward to challenging yourself in a new way! 

1. Strength Cycle with Coach Jeremy

We all want to get stronger. That's because we implicitly understand that building strength is the foundation for increasing overall physical capacity. It has been proven again and again that lifting heavy primes our bodies to be more effective and efficient at metabolic conditioning workouts. Strength is the only mode of training that supports everything else we do in the gym and in life. Plus: it's pretty badass.

We are offering five 8-week strength programs that will involve the following:
* Small group training designed to increase your competency with the lifts.
* Consistent and repeated exposure to the powerlifts along a linear progression of weight
* Short and intense complementary conditioning workouts.
* Group discussions on lifting topics including: planning warm-ups, the mental aspect of lifting, and elements of the adaptive response to strength training.
* New PRs.

Upcoming cycle times and dates:
A cycle: Beginners, 7pm Mon/Wed and 6pm Fri | Monday Oct 27th - Friday Dec 19th
B cycle: Intermediate, 7pm Tues/Thurs and 10am Sun | Tuesday Oct 28th - Sunday Dec 21
C cycle: Morning, all levels, 6:30am Mon/Wed | Monday Oct 27th - Wednesday Dec 17th 
D cycle: Continuing Ed, 6pm Mon/Wed | Monday Oct 27th - Wednesday Dec 17th 
E cycle: All levels, 10am Mon/Thurs Monday Oct 27th - Thursday Dec 18th 

Each cycle will culminate in a CrossFit Total on Sunday, December 21th.

Class Sizes: Space is limited to 4-8 participants
Class Length: 90 minutes
Cost: 
3x Per Week Cycles:
$300 paid upon registration and then another $300 at the halfway point

2xW Cycles:
$200 paid upon registration and then another $200 at the halfway point

If anyone is confused as to which cycle they belong in or has any questions, they can contact Jeremy directly at Jeremy [at] crossfitsouthbrooklyn.com to discuss placement. ICYMI, we also interviewing Coach Jeremy a few months ago about his background and Strength Cycle. Check it out!

2. Ken's Rings Class

Join guest Gymnastics Coach Ken H. as he takes you through 5 weeks of gymnastics strength training. This 1.5 hour long class will incorporate different facets of body weight strength training and movement. Specifically, each class will be composed of 3 to 4 distinct areas, warm-up and active mobility, rings skill work (muscle ups, levers etc), body weight strength conditioning, balance (on hands and feet) and flexibility. Students will be asked to have a goal or intention to focus on for the next 5 weeks. Students can then focus on that goal outside of class.

Pre-reqs: 1 pull-up for women and 3 for men.
When: Saturdays from 2 - 3:30pm, October 25, 2014 - November 22, 2014
Price: $100 for 5 Weeks
Cap: 8 Participants

REGISTER HERE

Ken Haller's Bio
Ken was a nationally competitive gymnast in Newton, MA and at the University of Michigan. After graduating, Ken coached for eight years at Capital Gymnastics in Northern Virginia where he coached regional and national champions. His students have gone on to be NCAA champions and members of Cirque du Soliel. In searching for an activity to replace gymnastics, Ken filled the void with rock climbing and yoga for the past ten years and recently found CrossFit to round out his training.

3. Competition Team Practice with Coaches MeLo and Arturo

CFSBK Competition Team practices will recommence this Saturday, October 25 at 2pm.  Practices will be held every Saturday at 2pm going forward.  Participation and eligibility requirements are outlined below.  

Participation / Competition Requirements:
Register for and compete in the Open, and submit scores for all workouts.
Register for and compete in at least 2 other CrossFit competitions per year. 

Eligibility Requirements / Performance Standards:
Athletes must possess all of the Strength and CrossFit Benchmark requirements, seen here.
Athletes must possess 1/3 of the Skill requirements, seen here.

Please email Coach MeLo at Melissa [at] CrossfitSouthBrooklyn.com if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions. 

4. CFSBK Endurance Program with Coach Mike O.

What: An 8-Week intensive program based in the form and endurance needs for CrossFit Runners
When: Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 11am, starting October 30th
Where: Determined each week between Prospect Park or Red Hook Track
Schedule and Pricing: $175 full-access to the 8-week program (including bi-weekly coached group sessions, benchmarking, training data, and full plan support and guidance) 

What to Expect:  This will be 8 Weeks of 2x/a week Running, Drill Work, and the basic biomotor requirements to become a more fluid runner and increase your endurance relative to Crossfit training.  We will work on everything from basic balance and stability, to some run-specific single leg plyo training, and power production specific for the needs of a strong athlete. This program will NOT be a Half-Marathon or Marathon Training program, but it will enhance your ability to absorb any program like that, or simply to increase your metabolic energy systems to help you absorb higher and more intense work loads in your training

Program begins on Thursday October 30th, 2014. Due to the progressive nature of the program, athletes will not be permitted to join after November 6th, 2014.

REGISTER HERE 

5. CFSBK Olympic Lifting Program with Coach Frankie Murray

What: An 8-week Olympic lifting cycle meeting twice a week with Coach Frank Murray and/or Heather Farmer in addition to 2 Open Gym or group class per week.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am to 12:00pm from 10/28/14-12/18/14 or Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30pm to 10:00pm from 10/27/14-12/17/14. (see full details below)
Price: $300 per 4 weeks, first bill due at sign-up and second bill charged automatically to the card on-file 4 weeks later. 

AM Cycle
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am to 12:00pm from 10/28/14-12/18/14 
REGISTER HERE

PM Cycle
Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30pm to 10:00pm from 10/27/14-12/17/14
REGISTER HERE

Coached by Frank Murray, "participants can expect to build a strong foundation focused around proper technique, mobility, and attention to individual weak points. Building this foundation will not only help lead to higher lifts, but also set the base for continued and consistent progress. Moreover, by developing proper technique, mobility, and focusing on weak points, participants will become more confident, less prone to injury, and more consistent lifters. All of this giving you the tools for a longer, healthier, stronger career with the Olympic lifts." —Next Level Weightlifting

A typical day* would consist of: 

Warm-up
Weak lift
Opposing lift
Mobility

*Each athlete may have different exercises depending on their individual needs. 

Catching Up with CFSBK Classifieds 

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Triple Unders CrossFit
Riding Unicycles in a Cave The Atlantic
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Your Arms Are Like Ropes: True or False? Catalyst Athletics 

Monday
Oct202014

Push Press or Rack Jerk | WOD 10.20.14

Fitness: Push Press 5 x 3 Linear Progression
Add 2-5 pounds to last week's weight.

Performance: Rack Jerk 5 x 1
Hit 5 singles between 80% and 90% of your recent 1RM. If you're feeling good then work at the 90% end, if you're feeling off then work at the 80% end. Your work reps must be no lighter than 80% and no heavier than 90%. 

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Start: 60 Kettlebell Swings 72/53 for time
Rest in the remaining time.

At 5 minutes: 500m Row for time
Rest in the remaining time.

At 10 minutes: 40 Burpees for time
Rest in the remaining time.

At 15 minutes: 30/20 Strict Handstand Push Ups or 30 Dumbbell Push Press for time

Post times and Rx to comments.

Congrats to everyone who competed in Fight Gone Bad 2014 on Saturday!

News and Notes

  • Coach Arturo wants you to know about the Fit Wars 2014 competition in Freehold, NJ, on November 8th. Sign up before Wednesday (10/22) and get the early bird price of $80! Email Arturo [at] CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com with any questions!
  • Check out David's interview in this great CrossFit Journal article from last week, "The Competitive Conundrum."
  • Our incredible photographers Asta F.Susan P., and Dan R. uploaded a bunch of amazing photos to our Flickr account from Fight Gone Bad 2014!

Community Announcements

  • Happy birthday, Zach H.
  • Belated baby announcement: Congrats to Mike and Sarah J. had Asher Paul on Labor Day!
  • Gina G. is leaving us to pursue her dreams in Austin, TX, and on her last night in town, she’s hanging out at Double Windsor in Park Slope and would love for you to join her: this Friday, October 24, from 7pm onwards. 210 Prospect Park West at 16th street!

CFSBK Olympic Lifting Program 

What: An 8-week Olympic lifting cycle meeting twice a week with Coach Frank Murray and/or Heather Farmer in addition to 2 Open Gym or group class per week.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am to 12:00pm from 10/28/14-12/18/14 or Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30pm to 10:00pm from 10/27/14-12/17/14. (see full details below)
Price: $300 per 4 weeks, first bill due at sign-up and second bill charged automatically to the card on-file 4 weeks later. 

AM Cycle
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am to 12:00pm from 10/28/14-12/18/14 
REGISTER HERE 

PM Cycle
Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30pm to 10:00pm from 10/27/14-12/17/14
REGISTER HERE

CFSBK Endurance Program  

What: An 8-Week intensive program based in the form and endurance needs for CrossFit Runners
When: Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 11am, starting October 30th
Where: Determined each week between Prospect Park or Red Hook Track
Schedule and Pricing: $175 full-access to the 8-week program (including bi-weekly coached group sessions, benchmarking, training data, and full plan support and guidance) 

Program begins on Thursday October 30th, 2014. Due to the progressive nature of the program, athletes will not be permitted to join after November 6th, 2014.

REGISTER HERE and LEARN MORE HERE

Final Scores from Fight Gone Bad 2014

Top Ten Teams

  1. The Paleo Breakfast Club 1,661 reps
  2. Wodtoberfest 1,630 reps
  3. Cobra Kai 1,619 reps
  4. Swolemates 1,612 reps
  5. In WOD We Thrust 1,593 reps
  6. Hot WODs 1,584 reps
  7. Degrawsi Junior High 1,568 reps
  8. The Texas Tuxedos 1,559 reps
  9. Fifty Shades of Cray 1,552 reps
  10. Lift and Let Gain 1,540 reps

Top Ten Females 

  1. Coach Jess Fox 328 reps
  2. Coach MeLo 321 reps
  3. Coach JB 310 reps
  4. Coach Whit 298 reps
  5. Charlie N. 294 reps
  6. Kate R. 293 reps
  7. Danielle M. 286 reps
  8. Stella Z. 281 reps
  9. Sarah M. 280 reps
  10. Katie H. 279 reps

Top Ten Males 

  1. Coach McDowell M. 350 reps
  2. Jason M. 331 reps
  3. Mario A. 324 reps
  4. Michael F. 322 reps
  5. Matt R. 318 reps
  6. Zach H. 315 reps
  7. Coach Arturo R. 315 reps
  8. Brad D. 315 reps
  9. Ryan F. 313 reps
  10. Brad L. 313 reps

VIEW ALL SCORING RESULTS HERE.

Top Ten Fundraising Individuals

  1. Erik B. $1,660
  2. Scott M. $1,350
  3. David O. $1,260
  4. Asta F. $1,175
  5. Richard G. $1,150
  6. Asha B. $1,026
  7. Matt C. $1,020
  8. Peter M. $950
  9. Ben W. $945
  10. Shawn T. $780

Top Ten Fundraising Teams  

  1. Wall Ball Me, Maybe $3,841
  2. Swoldiersoffortune $2,840
  3. Menace to Swolbriety $2,730
  4. ¿DÓNDE ESTÁN MIS PANTALONES? $2,550
  5. In WOD We Thrust $2,458
  6. Gatto Vatos $2,060
  7. Wodtoberfest $2,027
  8. Lift and Let Gain $1,885
  9. Tomato Tabata $1,692
  10. Turn Down for WOD $1,677

VIEW ALL FUNDRAISING RESULTS HERE.

Because of Brooklyn Community Foundation's Board matches, our total of $37,760 goes all the way up to $63,280!! We are so proud of you guys and all of your hard work! And a huge thanks to Brooklyn Community Foundation for being such a wonderful organization. 

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AFTERGLOW—Lightsuit Segment Sweetgrass Productions
Retreat from the Water’s Edge New Yorker

Sunday
Oct192014

Snatch | WOD 10.19.14

Fitness: Snatch Deadlift to Knee + Knee Power Snatch + Overhead Squat (or Squat Snatch)
Work up to a heavy load on the complex and perform 3-5 reps there. 

Performance: Snatch 5 x 1
Hit 5 singles between 80% and 90% of your recent 1RM. If you're feeling good then work at the 90% end, if you're feeling off then work at the the 80% end. Your work reps must be no lighter than 80% and no heavier than 90%. 

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3-5 Rounds or 18 Minutes:
10 Thrusters, Heavy and Unbroken
1-2 Rope Ascents
30 Second L-Sit

Post loads and rounds to comments.

Coach Nick raced in the three-mile Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston yesterday and they WON—and set the course record by five seconds for their age group (the men’s master eights, 40+ age group). The “head” format is different from the standard rowing race: competitors start 30 seconds apart, single file. Nick competed for Shannon Boat Club (of Limerick, Ireland) with some other former US National and Olympic team athletes. Last year they came in third. Nick has spent many lonely hours on the rowing machine the past few months in preparation; we're so glad it paid off!

Fight Gone Bad 2014! 

We'd like to thank everyone who volunteered their time and talents yesterday to make Fight Gone Bad 2014 such a smooth event. The amazing Ryan J. handled all the scoring including gathering scorecards and tallying results. He was assisted by Lauren B., Katie H., Matt J., and Brad L. Additionally, Asta F., Dan R., and Susan P. took pictures for the gym, which will be uploaded over the next few days. Big thanks to the Coach Fox for sacrificing his voice when the mike went out and for being such a great MC. Thanks to Coach Jess Fox for organization so many logistics and things on the back-end. And huge thanks to our wonderful Front Desk staff that was the glue keeping the whole event together.

And: a huge thanks to Coach David for donating lots of prizes on behalf of the gym and so much FREE BEER to the event, and for staying late on Friday night to set up the gym perfectly.

As always, the event is the sum of its parts. We loved having so many people in house and were excited to hit our fundraising goal. The biggest thank you goes to everyone who raised funds, cheered teammates on, and gave it their all yesterday. 

All final scores and fundraising tallies will be posted tomorrow and everyone can pick up their score cards at the Front Desk.

Additional Thank You to Our Sponsors

We're able to give out some awesome prizes to our event leaders today due to the generosity of the following sponsors:

BricksBrooklyn BouldersBrooklyn NetsBrooklyn Wine ExchangeChameleon Cold Brew,Ho'Brah Taco JointHu KitchenIdeyaKarla Otto New YorkKettlebell KitchenLeft BankLululemonOlympia Wine BarPaisanos Meat MarketPorter NovelliReebokSpartan Race, and Threes Brewing

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How'd it go yesterday, FGBers? 

Saturday
Oct182014

Fight Gone Bad 2014

Three Rounds, As Many Reps as Possible, of:
Wall Ball Shots 20lb-10'/14lb-9'
Sumo Deadlift High-pull, 
75lbs/55lbs/35lbs
Box Jumps, 20"
Push Press, 75lbs/55lbs/35lbs
Row

In this workout, you move from each of the five stations after a minute.The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. On call of "rotate," the athletes must move to next station immediately for best score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.

Add your points and post them to comments.

Today's event culminates our fundraising push for the Brooklyn Community Foundation.

When FGB ends around 1:30pm, we'll take another big group shot! If you finish early, please come back for the picture and after party!

  • ALL CLASSES ARE CANCELED TODAY (including Yoga for Athletes and Active Recovery)

Fight Gone Bad is Today!

Today is the day! To check details about the movement standards and flow of the day, please refer to yesterday's post. The upstairs annex will be available all day for the two teams in the upcoming heat to warm-up. Team captains or an assigned proxy must pick up the t-shirts and distribute them to their team.

There will be a Down Under Bakery food truck in front of the gym between 11am-3pm and... free beer provided by the gym and Threes Brewing! Friends, family, and well wishers are all welcome at the gym. Please note that bike parking might be tight on Degraw, so plan accordingly!

8:30am Gym Opens
9:00-1:30pm Fight Gone Bad Heats
1:30pm Group Photo
2:15pm Award Ceremonies

Afterward, some folks will trek to Threes Brewing on 333 Douglass Street around the corner from CFSBK for some food and (probably more) beer. 

Fundraising Totals

As of 10:30pm last night, we hit $35,000 last night, which means BCF's Board is doubling their match past that point, so $2 for every $1 raised! CONGRATS, CFSBK! You crushed it! If anyone has any offline donations, email Info [at] CrossFitSouth Brooklyn and CFSBKfrontdesk [at] gmail.com BY NOON with the info so that it can be credited and reflected in your totals. 

The race is still tight, and there are great prizes for the top teams and individuals. All final numbers will be pulled off CrowdRise at 1:30pm. If you can, send one more email!

Team CFSBK: $35,014
Plus Brooklyn Community Foundation's Board Match: $XX,XXX (Will be revealed at 1:30pm!!)

Top Ten Individuals: 

  1. Erik B. $1,660
  2. David O. $1,210
  3. Scott M. $1,100
  4. Asta F. $1,025
  5. Matt C. $1,020
  6. Asha B. $1,006
  7. Peter M. $950
  8. Ben W. $945
  9. Richard G. $800
  10. Chris Y. $761

Top Ten Teams:

  1. Wall Ball Me, Maybe $3,471
  2. Menace to Swolbriety $2,680
  3. Swoldiersoffortune $2,670
  4. In WOD We Thrust $2,308
  5. ¿DÓNDE ESTÁN MIS PANTALONES? $2,260
  6. Gatto Vatos $2,060
  7. Wodtoberfest $2,027
  8. Lift and Let Gain $1,790
  9. Tomato Tabata $1,617
  10. Turn Down for WOD $1,566

To see the full list, click here!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We're able to give out some awesome prizes to our event leaders today due to the generosity of the following sponsors:

Bricks, Brooklyn Boulders, Brooklyn Nets, Brooklyn Wine Exchange, Chameleon Cold Brew, Ho'Brah Taco Joint, Hu Kitchen, Ideya, Karla Otto New York, Kettlebell Kitchen, Left Bank, Lululemon, Olympia Wine Bar, Paisanos Meat Market, Porter Novelli, Reebok, Spartan Race, and Threes Brewing

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Good luck today, everyone! Let us know how it goes!

Friday
Oct172014

Rest Day

The CrossFit gods will give you extra points tomorrow if you smile like Peter M.

  • Happy birthday, Erin M.!
  • ALL REGULAR CLASSES ARE CANCELED TOMORROW. The Floater WOD is in the comments below.
  • If you still want to compete in FGB or can't compete, email Info [at] CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com ASAP!

Tomorrow's Schedule

Please check the heat assignments to see when you're competing and judging tomorrow. Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your heat to get registered and ready. The upstairs annex will be available all day for the two teams in the upcoming heat to warm-up. Your team captain will pick up shirts at the Front Desk when everyone on your team arrives. Immediately after your heat, there will be a team portrait taken outside, so look your best!

At the end of the day, we'll have an awards ceremony and group picture. We encourage everyone to hang out, drink beers (provided by the gym and Threes Brewing!), eat food from a Down Under Bakery food truck between 11am-3pm, and cheer on the other teams. If you're in an early heat, please hang out and then try to make it back for the awards ceremony... especially if you're going to the podium. The Brookyn Community Foundation will also be introducing themselves and talking about the Foundation throughout the day. 

8:30am Gym Opens
9:00-2:00 Fight Gone Bad Heats
2:15 Awards Ceremonies 

Afterward, some folks will trek to Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing on 333 Douglass Street around the corner from CFSBK for some food and (probably more) beer. And since Erin M.'s birthday is today, people will also be meeting up later to dance dance dance at Le Poisson Rouge's Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl

Awards:
Top 3 Individual Fundraisers
Top 3 Team Fundraisers
Top 3 Rx'd Male and Female Competitors
Top 3 Team Score Totals (mixed Rx'd and Scaled)

Movement Standards

Everyone competing in Fight Gone Bad tomorrow also has a judging assignment slot. Please come familiar with the movement standards so you can accurately perform and judge the workout. We'll review that day, too. The box jump is still a CrossFit Games standard box jump, which means you'll need to show extension and control at the top of every rep as opposed to being able to reach extension as you jumped off. 

Box Jump: Demo Video 
Men's Rx: 20"
Ladies' Rx: 20"
Additional option: 16"

Standards:
Start: Standing on Ground
Finish: Standing on top of the box with knees and hips fully extended and under control. Athletes may bound or step down. Step ups are also acceptable. 

Sumo Deadlift High Pull: Demo Video
Men's Rx: 75lbs
Ladies' Rx: 55lbs
Additional option: 35lbs

Standards:
Start: Both plates on ground
Finish: Knees and hips fully extended and barbell at approximately collar bone height. 

Wall Ball: Demo Video
Men's Rx: 20lb ball, 10' target
Ladies' Rx: 14lb ball, 9' target
Additional option: 10lb ball, optional target

Standards:

Start: Hip crease dips below parallel
Finish: Ball hits ABOVE target line

Rowing: 
No Scales
No ROM standards

Push Press: Demo Video
Men's Rx: 75lbs
Ladies' Rx: 55lbs
Additional option: 35lbs

Standards:
Start: Bar in a racked position in front of shoulders
Finish: Knees, hips, shoulders and elbows fully extended with the barbell above the shoulders

Don't be afraid to call a "No Rep" on someone if they're not meeting the standards! You'll be doing them and the event itself a favor. 

If you think you've got a top 3 score in you and want to go for the CFSBK Leaderboards, please let one of the coaches know ahead of time so we can communicate with your judge.
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Team CFSBK had raised over $30K for charity! Check out our CrowdRise page to see who our top teams and individuals are so far. Can we raise $5K more today to unveil our next surprise from BCF??

Thursday
Oct162014

Clean | WOD 10.16.14

Fitness: Clean Deadlift to Knee + Knee Power Clean + Front Squat (or Full Clean)
Work up to a heavy weight on the complex and perform 3-5 reps there. 

Performance: Clean 5 x 1
Hit 5 singles between 80% and 90% of your recent 1RM. If you're feeling good then work at the 90% end, if you're feeling off then work at the 80% end. Your work reps must be no lighter than 80% and no heavier than 90%. 

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3 Rounds for As Many Reps as Possible:
1 Minute Dumbbell Snatch (as heavy as possible, alternating arms)
1 Minute Burpees
1 Minute Rest

Post Rx and reps to comments.

Even if you're not competing in Fight Gone Bad on Saturday, you should probably still come and hang out, because, well, this kind of stuff happens.

  • Happy birthday, Rachel D.!
  • WE'VE PASSED 66% OF OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL! (As of 10pm last night.) IF WE HIT $35,000, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER BIG SURPRISE. JUMP ON IT!
  • ICYMI: HEAT ASSIGNMENTS ARE AVAILABLE HERE! Team captains, please email your teams to keep them in the loop about when they need to be at the gym. The upstairs annex will be available all day for the two teams in the upcoming heat to warm-up.

CFSBK Leaderboards... Not Just on the White Board!

Front Desk wunderkind Ruth P. created a new tab for us on the blog, called CFSBK Leaderboards (located in the lower lefthand column under Member Resources). No longer must you row a 10K in order to review the top three men and women in each category. Now, you can stare at the Leaderboard while you couch stretch at your desk on your "lunch break" or foam roll in the privacy of your living room. Gosh, we're good to you. Serious kudos and thanks to Ruth! 

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What's Really In A Big Mac? McDonald's Says It's Ready To Tell All NPR

Wednesday
Oct152014

Back Squat | WOD 10.15.14

Fitness: 3 x 5 Linear Progression
Add 5 pounds to last week.

Performance: 5/3/1 1 week
75% x 5
85% x 3
95% x 1+

Percentages are based off your TRAINING MAX (90% of a recent 1RM). Aim to hit 3 plus on the rep out, but save 2 reps in the tank. 

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For Time:
500m Row
50 Push Ups
50 Box Jumps 24/20"
50 Pull Ups or Ring Rows
550m Run

Post time and Rx to comments.

Check out Matt U.'s video from Fight Gone Bad 2012. We've got 3 days left, CFSBK! How can you get weird and up your game in the next couple days?

Fight Gone Bad Fundraising Updates

  • WE'VE PASSED 50% OF OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL, AND ARE ALMOST AT 60%! The best part? Since we hit $15,000, Brooklyn Community Foundation's Board has been matching our contributions dollar-for-dollar. You or your friend puts in $10? The Board puts in $10, doubling your impact on Brooklyn’s communities. We're so close! There will be another surprise when we hit $35,000, and we only have three days left!
  • Also, HEAT ASSIGNMENTS ARE AVAILABLE HERE! Team captains, please email your teams to keep them in the loop about when they need to be at the gym. The upstairs annex will be available all day for the two teams in the upcoming heat to warm-up.

Congrats to those teams and individually topping our leaderboards on CrowdRise! Below are our top fundraisers from both the individual and team divisions (as of 5pm Tuesday 10/14):

Top Five Teams:

  1. Wall Ball Me, Maybe $2,561
  2. Swoldiersoffortune $2,345
  3. Wodtoberfest $1,935
  4. Menace to Swolbriety $1,740
  5. ¿DÓNDE ESTÁN MIS PANTALONES? $1,555

Top Ten Individuals: 

  1. Erik B. $1,170
  2. Peter M. $950
  3. Matt C. $870
  4. Asta F. $795
  5. Scott M. $730
  6. Michael A. $724
  7. Chris Y. $711
  8. Richard G. $700
  9. Asha B. $656
  10. Michael R. $600

Send a last-minute email to your friends and family! Maybe something like this?

Dear ______ [insert name],

I know you probably think I'm bananas for doing CrossFit, but I love it so much--largely because my gym, CrossFit South Brooklyn, is so freaking awesome and doesn't just care about getting "swole" (defined by the Urban Dictionary as the state of being very muscular and/or buff and in good shape), but we also care about helping our neighbors in Brooklyn.

That's why I need your help! Through this fun competition we're doing on Saturday, we're raising money for a local organization called Brooklyn Community Foundation. BCF supports tons of great and important programs in Brooklyn.

Donate here, and I promise to send you a photo of me drenched in sweat after I crush this workout on Saturday. Also, I'll love you forever!

XXOO _______ [your name] 

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