Saturday
May302015

Squat | WOD 5.30.15

Fitness: Back Squat 5 Rep Max
Use spotters!

Performance: Back Squat 5 Rep Max + Front Squat 5 Rep Max
Use spotters!

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Fitness
For Time, 7 Rounds:
7 Box Jumps
7 Hanging Knee Raises

Performance
For Time, 15-12-9-6-3:
Box Jump Overs 24/20"
Toes to Bar

Post time and Rx to comments.

The Tacos won their soccer game Thursday night, and have advanced to the playoffs! Their first playoff game will be on Thursday, time TBD! Photo by Lauren B. 

News and Notes

  • GOOD LUCK, SPARTANS! Make us proud, and remember you're leaving from the gym at 9:30am!
  • Don't forget to check the Lost and FoundThe bin is to the left of the sink in 597, so go grab your stuff. We're giving it away on 6/11 if you haven't claimed it by then.
  • Can't make one of our morning classes today? We're now offering open gym hours on Saturdays from 2-4pm at 608. 

Bend, Stretch, and Mobilize This Morning

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Friday
May292015

Rest Day

Faithful 6am-er Michael A. and his wife Amy visited their home box, CrossFit Belltown, in Seattle last weekend. We love pics like these! Remember to always send us your fitness travel pics, and other exciting deets about your life, such as promotions, events, art, personal victories, discoveries, media campaigns. We also alwasy welcome interesting links! Send to Kate, our Managing Editor, at Katharine [at] CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com.

News and Notes

  • Lots of shoes/shirts/apparel/wrist straps in Lost and Found! The bin is to the left of the sink in 597, so go grab your stuff. We're giving it away on 6/11 if you haven't claimed it by then.
  • April's Athlete of the Month, Jay-Star, is attending Dave Durante's Power Monkey Camp, a week-long training and educational clinic plus competition for adults of all levels, from October 4-10. If five or more people from CFSBK attend, you each get a 10% discount. Email Jay at jay_reingold [at] yahoo.com if you’re interested, and he will give you the code! (Even if you're not interested, check out the promo video. Has exercise ever looked more fun?!)
  • Happy birthday to CrossFit Kids participant, Isabella B.!

All Things Spartan Race

Good luck to the following CFSBKers who are participating, all led by the fearless Coach MeLo!

Allie B.
Michael B.
Alex B.
Rayon F.
Zach H.
Kharma L.
Beatriz M.
Sarah M.
Kayleigh R.
Brendan S. 
Peter S.
Mike W.

Spartan Participant Reminders: 

  • You are leaving CFSBK tomorrow morning at 9:30am.  
  • Print out and sign the Participant Waiver and the NBC Release Waiver found here, and bring them with a photo ID.
  • Wear old shoes, old clothes, long pants, and long socks.
  • Bring a garbage bag for wet clothing, a towel, wet wipes, a marker, snacks/water, and a change of clothes/shoes for the ride home.

Want to Participate in a Spartan Race?
Spartan Race has released a limited discount code, MEMORIAL, that will give up to $40 off of race registration. The link is valid today until midnight, for all future races!

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Thursday
May282015

Clean and Jerk | 5.28.15

Fitness and Performance1-1-1-1-1
Work up to a heavy single for the day. Aim for about 90% of your 1RM. If you're feeling good then go for a new 1RM, if not then back off.  

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Fitness
For Time:
40 Calorie Row

Then,
5 Rounds:
5 Dumbbell Deadlift
5 Dumbbell Hang Power Clean
5 Dumbbell Push Press

Performance
For Time:
50 Double-Unders

then,
5 Rounds:

7 Deadlifts 155/105
5 Hang Power Cleans
3 Jerks

then,
50 Double-Unders

Post time to comments.

Maggie G. tackling pull-ups in style during "Murph" on Monday

  • Happy Birthday to Carlos G., Richard G., Avi S., and Mare!

There Are a Few Spaces Left in Olympic Rower Coach Nick's Rowing Clinic on May 31st, at 2:15pm 

Do you want to improve your effectiveness on the erg? Do you dread rowing workouts? Or maybe you love them and want to row more on the side? (If you answered that last question with a hearty “yes,” you are a crazy person. Just so you know.) This one-hour clinic will include the following:

  • Review of the machine: foot height, drag factor, how to set up workouts, how to review scores after workouts, etc.
  • In-depth breakdown of the rowing stroke (recovery, catch, drive)
  • Drills to improve common technique errors
  • Workout

Nick started rowing in junior high school. He competed at two World Rowing Championships (1998, 1999) and the Olympic Games (2000), as well as various other international meets.

There's a 20 person cap on the number of participants, so sign up now! 

REGISTER HERE

"I attended Coach Nick's rowing clinic two years ago and it is still paying dividends on the erg. I know how to use stroke rate and drag factor to my advantage. Best of all, I am able to get more power and lower splits with less effort."

--Rich A

You Can Also Join Coach Nick For a Half-Marathon Row at CFSBK on June 14 at 2:15pm!

You know you've always wondered, "Gee, what would it be like to row 21,097m?" Well, your chance to get your answer is coming up: SBK will host a 1/2 Marathon Row on June 14th at 2:15. And fear not: we'll show movies during the event. Really, what better way to spend your Sunday afternoon? You can row the full distance or split it up however you want with one other partner. 

Coach Nick will send out a DIY program to everyone who signs up and will analyze video of participants' rowing form. The training will consist of at least two long erg sessions a week to get your butts—and calluses—in shape! Expect to devote 1–2+ hours twice a week to this. Sound fun, or what?! (What?)

Sign up now! The cap is 25 – 15 slots for people rowing solo, and 10 slots for people who are partnering. This may change depending on demand. If you don't want to row the 1/2 marathon solo, but also don't have a partner, we'll find one for you.

Space is limited. REGISTER HERE (scroll to the bottom)

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Wednesday
May272015

Squat | WOD 5.27.15

Fitness: 3RM

Performance: Back Squat 3 x 5, Volume Day
Add 5-10 pounds to last week's exposure.

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Fitness
Every Minute on the Minute, 16 Minutes:
Even: 3/4/5 Strict Chin-Ups or Challenging Ring Rows
Odd: 3/4/5 Strict Ring Dips or Push-Ups 

Performance
Every Minute on the Minute, 16 Minutes:
1/2/3 Strict Muscle-Ups

Post reps and Rx to comments.

Memorial Day is a day dedicated to remembering those who have died while serving in our country's armed forces. On Monday, our community finished what's probably the longest and hardest workout we'll do all year, but we wanted to remember why we did the workout at all. Thank you, from CrossFit South Brooklyn, to our veterans and those who currently serve our country! 

  • All the photos from our "Murph" Memorial Day WOD and BBQ are now up in our Flickr account. Thanks to Coach K Harpz, Thomas H., and Kate R. for their photography skillz!

Hiring Front Desk Staff 

CFSBK is looking for new talent to staff the Front Desk. Responsibilities include handling inquires from walk-ins, managing basic membership issues, light cleaning/organization, and other miscellaneous duties. Ideally, we'd like to hire from within so that candidates are already familiar with CrossFit and CFSBK, but we are open to talking to new folks if they've got good people skills and are committed to joining the gym. On top of an hourly wage, FD staff will also receive a comped membership. We are looking for people who keep a consistent schedule and commit to six months of work with us (barring extenuating circumstances).

We will be interviewing this month and hiring a new staff member for immediate training. The shifts will start Tuesday, June 9th. The shifts we are looking to fill are below, so before applying, please make sure these openings fit with your schedule. 

Tuesdays, 5:45am - 9:30am
Fridays, 5:45am - 9:30am

Email Janelle [at] CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com to inquire and include Front Desk in the subject line.

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Tuesday
May262015

Rest Day

Our Memorial Day "Murph" event, in honor of our veterans and troops, was a huge success! A big thank you to Michele for handling the grill, and to our volunteers: Jess B., Amanda Mc., Nishi, Andrea, and our Front Desk staff. Thank you to our photographers, Coach K HarpZ and Thomas H.! Thank you to Alan L. for donating the keg that kept up fueled post-WOD on behalf of Ho'Brah Taco. And a huge thank you to Coach David for keeping us watered and fed, and to Coaches Fox and Lady Fox for making sure we all sailed through the toughest workout of the year! Most importantly: thank you to all who have served our country. This workout was for you.

  • Happy belated birthday to Christian R. and Alfredo C.!

There's Still Time to Join Olympic Rower Coach Nick For a Rowing Clinic on May 31st, at 2:15pm 

Do you want to improve your effectiveness on the erg? Do you dread rowing workouts? Or maybe you love them and want to row more on the side? (If you answered that last question with a hearty “yes,” you are a crazy person. Just so you know.) This one-hour clinic will include the following:

  • Review of the machine: foot height, drag factor, how to set up workouts, how to review scores after workouts, etc.
  • In-depth breakdown of the rowing stroke (recovery, catch, drive)
  • Drills to improve common technique errors
  • Workout

Nick started rowing in junior high school. He competed at two World Rowing Championships (1998, 1999) and the Olympic Games (2000), as well as various other international meets.

There's a 20 person cap on the number of participants, so sign up now! 

REGISTER HERE

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If you didn't tell us already, how did "Murph" go yesterday?

Monday
May252015

"Murph"

For Time:
1 Mile Run
100 Pull-Ups
200 Push-Ups
300 Squats
1 Mile Run

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you've got a twenty-pound vest or body armor, wear it.

The full version above is a bit too much for most folks. We'll explain how to scale for volume and movements at the gym. The average times for this workout range from 45 minutes to just over an hour. Blazing fast times as Rx'd are in the mid to low 30s.

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Compare to 5.27.2014

What is "Murph"?

This WOD was created in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. The workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it "Body Armor." It is referred to as "Murph" in honor of this focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing but to serve his country and the beautiful people in it.

This workout is dedicated to everyone who has sacrificed their lives in the US Armed Forces. Take a moment during the day to thank someone who has served and reflect on those we've lost. 

Participation Reminder

Please be ready to go at the time you signed up for. That means you'll need to get there early and warm up on your own. Here is a good mobility|wod if you're not sure what to do. The gym will provide beer and meat for all who attend. If you can bring a side or other food/drinks, it would be much appreciated. We've also got commemorative t-shirts in-house, which are first come first served!

Good Luck Today From Our Friends in Kabul, Afghanistan!

A few weeks ago, we shared a note with you from John Nawoichyk, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, currently deployed in Kabul, Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan National Army. John and his team loved our posts in the comments, and they wrote to tell us good luck today! His note is below:

On Friday, we spent the morning reflecting on the sacrifice made by our fellow Service Members and their Gold Star Families by doing a great workout—the “21 Gun Salute”—and sharing our thoughts on friends we lost. It is an awesome workout that really pushed us to the max, especially at over 6,000 feet.

The "21 Gun Salute" is a 21-minute AMRAP: 400 meter run, 21 push-ups, 21 box jumps, 15 burpees and 9 pull-ups. To add to the challenge, we did two rounds with a five-minute break in between.

Next week, we are doing "Murph" in order to bookend the Memorial Day week with challenging WODs. We will post an update next Friday. 

Thank you everyone for the amazing show of support on the last blog! The team says hello from Afghanistan.

KEEP UP THE FIRE!!!

John

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The gym will open at 7:45am. We'll start grilling around 11:00am and be done around 3pm... maybe. There are no evening classes today. 

Sunday
May242015

Snatch | WOD 5.24.15

Fitness and Performance: 1-1-1-1-1
Work up to a heavy single for the day. Aim for about 90% of your 1RM. If you're feeling good then go for a new 1RM, if not, back off.

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Fitness
3 Rounds For Time:
270m Run
10 Hang Power Cleans 115/75 

Performance
For Time:
30 Double-Unders
10 Hang Power Cleans 115/75
25 Double-Unders
8 Hang Power Cleans
20 Double-Unders
6 Hang Power Cleans
15 Double-Unders
4 Hang Power Cleans
10 Double-Unders
2 Hang Power Cleans
5 Double-Unders

Post time and Rx to comments.

Are you ready for "Murph" tomorrow?!

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"Murph" WOD and BBQ Is TOMORROW 

Are you ready for tomorrow?! The gym will be open starting at 7:45am. We'll start grilling around 11:00am and be done around 3pm... maybe. There will be no evening classes. Please be ready to go at the time you signed up for. That means you'll need to get there early and warm-up on your own. Here is a good mobility|WOD to check out if you're not sure what to do. The gym will provide beer and meat for all who attend. If you can bring a side dish and other food/drinks, it would be much appreciated!

Register Now to Row a Half-Marathon With Coach Nick on June 14th, at 2:15pm

You know you've always wondered, "Gee, what would it be like to row 21,097m?" Well, your chance to get your answer is coming up: SBK will host a 1/2 Marathon Row on June 14th at 2:15. And fear not: we'll show movies during the event. Really, what better way to spend your Sunday afternoon? You can row the full distance or split it up however you want with one other partner. 

Coach Nick will send out a DIY program to everyone who signs up and will analyze video of participants' rowing form. The training will consist of at least two long erg sessions a week to get your butts—and calluses—in shape! Expect to devote 1–2+ hours twice a week to this. Sound fun, or what?! (What?)

Sign up now! The cap is 25 – 15 slots for people rowing solo, and 10 slots for people who are partnering. This may change depending on demand. If you don't want to row the 1/2 marathon solo, but also don't have a partner, we'll find one for you.

Space is limited. REGISTER HERE (scroll to the bottom)

Questions about either event, or want the 1/2 marathon training plan asap? Email Nick [at] CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com.

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