Whitney and Mirko want you to take your shoes home!
Please take them home by this Friday at the latest. Abandoned shoes will be sent to Dimension X (eventually recycled)
As a reminder, only Olympic weightlifting shoes are allowed in the coat room and we now ask that you your name on them clearly if you wish to leave them at the gym. The front desk has gel pens you can use to label your shoes.
If you can't make it to the gym by Friday, please email cfsbkfrontdesk(AT)gmail.com so we can put them aside for you.
- Speaking of Front Desk, please welcome Mirko B, Josh S and Jess M to the Front Desk staff starting this week!
- Reminder that CFSBK is hosting The Brooklyn Get Down this Saturday evening! This event is both a fundraiser for local charities and a homage to all the fundraising CFSBK has done for the comminity through our Fight Gone Bad events.
- There is a new post on Inside the Affiliate called "Failing, Bailing and Training Culture at CrossFit Affiliates" Check it out!
14.2 in The Books
Congratulations to everyone who participated in 14.2. Many folks got their first overhead squats at 95/65 while others got their first chest to bar pull-up still others were perhaps unable to post a single rep.. which is ok! 14.2 was a bit of a gut check for lots of folks and left you nowhere to hide in those three minute windows. Take what you can from the experience and move on to 14.3
Week 2 CFSBK Men's Leaderboard
Week 2 CFSBK Women's Leaderboard
Hit it and Quit it
The Open schedule gives us 5 days to complete each workout. Some people notoriously attempt the workouts 2 (or more!) times in that window to try and get a better score each time. In our opinion, unless you're on the chopping block for making it to regionals it's best to "hit it and quit it". First off, lets put the Open into perspective. For most of us mere mortals this is an annual benchmark where we can see how we do versus our friends in the gym and strangers across the globe. It's cool to see where you're at but in terms of actual placement, the stakes are pretty low. If you're sitting at say 1,511th place in the North East re-doing the workout and moving up to say, 1,432th place does little more than to stroke your own ego... sort of I guess. Going into the Open with the mentality that you might re-do the workouts will only weaken your initial attempt at it. Take the time to plan your strategy, watch other folks do it to inform your perspective and then give it everything you've got one time. Don't give yourself the easy out of a "re-do" just because you can. It makes about as much sense as doing "Fran" Monday day and then seeing if you can shave 3 seconds off your time on Wednesday. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
The Open is awesome and one of my favorite times of the year. I love seeing everyone come together to compete and see how their training over the last year has paid off. Have fun with it, hit each workout hard and move one to the following week.
Still Some Room To Get Strong
There are a few slots left in Coach Jeremy's upcoming Strength Cycles, if you want to dedicate some time on your strength, strike while the irons hot.
Strength Cycle A: Novice PM
Dates: March 17th, 2014 - May 9th, 2014
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday at 7pm, Friday at 6pm
Register here (Only 5 slots left)
Strength Cycle B: Novice AM
March 17th, 2014 - May 7th, 2014
Monday and Wednesday 6:30am
Register here (Only 5 slots left)
Both cycles will wrap up with a CrossFit Total on Sunday May 11th, 2014.
I only got 306 fewer reps than Talayna CrossFit Games