Friday
Dec052008

Rest Day

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Emily is clearly a badass.

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Thursday
Dec042008

WOD 12.04.08

Five rounds for time of*:

40 pound dumbbell, walking lunge, 16 alternating steps

40 pound dumbbell, swing, 20 reps

Post time to comments.
*WOD modified due to lack of 50lb Dumbbells.

Accessory work
Alternate the following two tasks, 3 rounds:
L-Sit max hold
500m Row

Mobility Wk3

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Anne, Rob and Fran.

CrossFit Hoboken Winter Challenge Updates:
Affiliates are limited to one team of 6 athletes
Teams must RSVP by Dec. 9th or lose their slot
Athletes are encouraged to donate 5$ each for the trophies and food that went into setting up the event.
Click here for more Info

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Tuesday
Dec022008

"Fran"

Three rounds, 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:
95 pound Thruster
Pull-ups

Post time to comments
compare to 9.18.08 and 5.10.08

Accessory Work
Buelers!
Mobility Wk2

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Adrian Bozman

Affiliate Challenge at CrossFit Hoboken

"Over at CrossFit Hoboken, we think it's time for some friendly competition. We will be holding an Event on Dec 20th at CrossFit Hoboken.
We would like to invite all of you to field a team of 6 competitors and
join us. It will allow all of us to finally meet in one place and
discuss best practices and other things that will lead to our further
success. December 20th is a key date because it is the same day as our
holiday party. The party will consist of and open bar and buffet. We
have ordered massive amounts of food however, there is a $30 cover to
pay for the bar. All competitors that choose to attend may bring 1
guest. Each team is only allowed 2 trainers (as participants) the rest
must be made up of members of your respective gyms. Please RSVP. Thank
you."

Who's in??

Speaking of events, I'm happy to say that I will be working with Neil of CrossFit Boston and Jason from Albany CrossFit to put on the North East Coast Qualifier for the 2009 CrossFit Games. Headquarters has given us total freedom in deciding the workouts, point system and structure of the qualifier. It's an honor to have been chosen and I'm very excited to be working with two tremendous coaches and people on this project. Stay tuned for more updates on the qualifier as they come.

Monday
Dec012008

Press

1-1-1-1-1-1-1

Post loads to comments
compare to 10.25.08

Accessory work
3 Rounds NFT
Windmill 15 Reps each
Max Ring Support/L-sit

Mobility Wk2

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Medballs make great targets for keeping sit-up ROM consistent.

Pioneer Valley CrossFit

Sunday
Nov302008

"Tabata Something Else"

Complete 32 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by ten seconds of rest where the first 8 intervals are pull-ups, the second 8 are push-ups, the third 8 intervals are sit-ups, and finally, the last 8 intervals are squats. There is no rest between exercises.

Post total reps from all 32 intervals to comments.

Accessory work

Foam Roll
Mobility Wk2

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Paul on DB Clean Box Jumps

Pat Sherwood on "The Idiot Suit" CrossFit Again Faster

Friday
Nov282008

Deadlift

3-3-3-3-3

Post loads to comments.
compare to 8.23.08, 8.8.08

Accessory work
Turkish Get-Up 2-2-2
Mobility Wk2

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Amy displays a solid set-up position for Wall-Ball. The medicine ball is tight to her chest, her fingers and eyes are pointed towards her target and she's set in her strength stance.

Using a medicine ball for squat depth is acceptable for Wall Ball, high rep air squats and learning progressions. We don't prefer to use them for Thrusters, especially with intermediate and advanced  athletes. Targets are never used on Back, Front and Overhead Squats.
Everyone should strive to develop a distinct feel for what depth is appropriate (safe) for them.  For some, 14" will be too high while for others, it may be too low. At the end of the day, we all know squatting to med balls is easier than not, so use them sparingly.

Friday
Nov282008

Rest Day

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Travelers are always welcome at CFSBK.  Dominic here isn't a CrossFitter but he needed a place to Deadlift and do some kettlebell swings while in NY.  Patronizing a globo gym was out of the question, he needed a serious training facility. SBK to the rescue.

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?

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