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Suggested Back Off Week
compare to 4.5.09

Accessory Work
WUx3: Walking Ant. Reach, Partner Sit-ups, KB Swing Mash-up
Barbell or Ring Rows 4x8

Forward Rolls are gymnastics 101.  We regularly incorporate them into our warm-ups for dynamic movement prep.  Great work Jessica and Cloyde!

Saturday is the CFSBK 5k in Prospect Park.
The run will start at 10am sharp. We will meet at 9:45am at the Grand Army Plaza entrance and walk to the run start at West Drive were we will warm up. The course is a full counter clock wise loop of the park ending at the Grand Army Plaza entrance. You are encouraged to bring a stop watch to record your own time. If you don't have a stop watch try to borrow one from the gym. After the run a number of us will partake in some delectable Milk Thistle which will be conveniently located at the finish along with the rest of the farmers market.
If you'd like to run the 5K please post to comments.
BIG Thanks to David McGrath for organizing and leading this!

Remember there are NO GROUP CLASSES or Teasers this weekend for our Level 1 Certification.

Foundations classes are open now, tell your friends, tell your family!
Upcoming Cycle Dates:
Addtional August Cycle!
Wednesdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 12:15pm
Dates: 8/12, 8/15, 8/19, 8/22, 8/26, 8/29, 9/2, 9/5 Register Here!
Mondays and Thursdays at 8pm
9/3, 9/7, 9/10, 9/14, 9/17, 9/21, 9/24, 9/28 Register Here!
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As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-Ups
15 Squats

Feel free to cut volume and do "mini Cindy" which is a 10 minute amrap.

Post rounds to comments.
compare to 12.1.08 and 9.10.08

Accessory Work
Foam Roll Love


Jeff Martin on Intensity CF Affiliate Blog


Rest Day

Catch, Drive and Finish, respectively.

Only one day out of registration and we've got 12 athletes signed up for Fight Gone Bad 4!

Please tell your friends, family and coworkers about our upcoming Mid August Foundations cycle. Any current member who gets someone to sign up for this cycle will receive %15 off their next 4 week contract
Times: Wednesdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 12:15pm
Dates: 8/12, 8/15, 8/19, 8/22, 8/26, 8/29, 9/2, 9/5

Register Here!

Who do you think tomorrow's "Girl" will be?
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Suggested Back Off Week
compare to 1.29.09

Accessory Work
Ring Dip Strength work
Conditioning warm-up
BSQ 3x1 v. NorCal Make-Up Opportunity

South Brooklyn Performance Logs
more pics : WOD Entry, Strength Standards, Benchmarks, and much more!

While there are No Classes this weekend for our Level 1 Certification, we're organizing a Prospect Park 5K run on Saturday at 10am. We strongly encourage everyone not attending the Level 1 to come out and enjoy this opportunity to get some fresh air and benchmark their LSD running capacity.

Fight Gone Bad 4 will be held on September 26th at CFSBK.  Interested participants should check out our team page and register for the event asap. Like last year, we will have teams, prizes, spectators and Lots of fun. All proceeds from this event go towards the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project  Our fund raising goal for this year is $10,000.

Due to an overwhelming response, we've opened a second Foundations cycle this month starting on the 12th. Here are all the details:
August's second Cycle
Times: Wednesdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 12:15pm
Dates: 8/12, 8/15, 8/19, 8/22, 8/26, 8/29, 9/2, 9/5

Register Here!

Classes are 1 hour and 15 minutes in length and will cover all the fundamental exercises in CrossFit's movement philosphy.  To check out the syllabus, FAQ's and homework assignments, please check out the course overview.
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WOD 8.02.09

7 Rounds For time of:
12 Kettebell Swings
12 Weighted Lunges

There is a 10 Burpee penalty for every time the Kettlebell touches the floor.

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Suggested Back Off Week
compare to 5.09.09

Accessory Work
Skin the Cats


The Swheeb, Pedal Powered Monorail LikeCool
Squeezable Bacon LikeCool


Squat Off! versus CF NorCal

Back Squat

Today's squats will be against CrossFit Norcal. Competitors will have three attempts to hit a 1RM using any style squat they like. The best of your lifts will contribute to our gym score as well as an individual ranking.  For folks who are away today we're allowing a make-up squat session on Monday night.  Results will be posted on Tuesday.

Accessory Work
Weighted Pull-Up 1-1-1-1-1

Margie gets gymnastics instruction by Coach Glassman on an organic Black Angus Farm.

Events Galore!
CF Movie Screening at Tushar's (8/1)
2pm screening of "Every Second Counts" at Tushar's house. E-mail David(at) for more info if you'd like to come.

Alec and Deb's Shoulder Seminar (8/2)
Sold Out educational seminar on shoulder anatomy, movement and health.

New Foundations Cycle Kick Off (8/3
14 brand new CrossFitters enter our community for the August cycle!

CF Level 1 Certification (8/8-9
Sold Out CF L1 certification seminar at South Brooklyn. More Info

5K Prospect Park Run (8/8)

While we won't have classes the weekend of the L1, we will be organizing a 5K run in Prospect Park for our members not attending the cert. More TBA

Fight Gone Bad (9/26)

FGB 4 is on! Last year we raised 7K+ for charity, this year's fight will be bigger and better! More Info

CrossFit 101 with Greg Glassman (10/10)

Spend the day with Coach Glassman. The CF101 is a day of candid lecture and Q&A with the founder of CrossFit himself. More  TBA

Mid Atlantic Hopper Challenge (10/17)
CF BWI's annual Hopper Challenge in Baltimore.  All are welcome and encouraged to compete, our own Sal M. got second place last year! More Info

Gillian Mounsey, American Gladiator and CrossFit


WOD 7.30.09

5 Rounds of
Max Double Unders, 1 Minute
Body Weight Dead Hang, 1 Minute

Athletes will have :15 seconds to transition between movements.  Coming off the bar constitutes a "foul" and 10 burpee penalty. Every :10 off the bar after coming down is an additional foul.

Post reps, fouls and bar thickness to comments.

Accessory Work
Foam Rolling 101

Congrats to our own Stephanie P for completing the NYC Triathlon this past weekend!
1 Round for time of: swim 1.5K, bike 40K, run 10K     Time: 3:15:00

Tushar's CrossFit Movie Screening Party will be at 2pm this Saturday.  All are welcome to attend! Please email david(at) if you'd like to come