30 Clean and Jerks for time
135, 85 or an otherwise appropriate weight.

Beginners who were not confident with the clean and jerk worked on the movement with a PVC and light weight. Technique before intensity.


After class we had "open training" for an hour so the athletes could work on whatever skills they wanted to develop.

Remember that tomorrow night is our first Monday night class at 7pm. All are welcome to attend free of charge!

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Steve tries on the 40lb. vest for the warm-up.


WOD 3.15.08

10,9,8..1 reps of:
Deadlift (Bodyweight)

Snatch work!

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Alex barrels through the deadlifts


The CrossFit 500

For time:

50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

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Jack looks pissed!


Updates! Updates! Updates!

Anyone interested in the upcoming Foundations program should email David so that we can save your slot and workshop what days and times will work best for the group. The current time (Sundays at 11am) will be converted into a second "Beginner" Group class. A Beginner Group Class is appropriate for the athlete who has a general understanding of the CF movement pool but still needs to develop their technique before amping up the intensity.

Starting next week there will a new Monday Group Class at 7pm! To celebrate the addition we are going to comp the first class (3/17) for everyone! Hurray free stuff!

As wonderful as it has been to do planks on the wooden floor, we are going to have rubber flooring by the end of the week! Please thank Eric (the Lyceum Director) for picking it up from Connecticut. (then bug him about the pull-up bar!)

Are you a CrossFit South Brooklyn athlete who would like to promote an organization you're affiliated with on our blog? Send me the link with a brief (1 sentence) description and we will post it on the new "CFSBK Community Links" located on the right hand column of our page. Support your teammates!!!

Stephanie is a Flanker for the New York Rugby Club as well as one of our best athletes!


WOD 3.09.08

Max Rounds in 15 Minutes of:
10 Thrusters    a: 65lbs   b:45lbs
1 Bear Crawl    
a: Across the Lyceum
10 Kettlebell Swings    
a: 16-20kg   b: 12 kg

Happy Birthdays to Xuan Mai and Erik!!

Check out this Interview with Gary Taubes, Author of Good Calories, Bad Calories

Thanks to Joey and Mike from CrossFit Atlanta for stopping by!


Hang Squat Clean


Compare to WOD 2.20.08

Setting up

Health/Longevity Bias


Overhead Squat


Some OHS basics we covered were:
Active shoulders, aggressively locking out the elbows, ripping the bar apart, targeting, the valsalva maneuver, controlling the descent with your hip flexors and how to properly bail on the bar.

Any athlete who could not perform weighted Overhead Squats worked on a series of mobility and  awareness drills to bring them closer to the movement.

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Jerermy PR's with 205 lbs.
Unfortunately we didn't get a shot of the girls literally destroying the floor with their heavy lifts!

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The storage room has been cleaned!