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Tuesday
Dec132016

1/2/17 - 3/25/17 Look, Feel, Perform Better Challenge

The 2017 Look Feel Perform Better Challenge

It’s that time of year again... New Year's Resolution time. While we believe it’s best to make choices in accordance with your goals and values all of (or at least most of) the time, we recognize that many of us use markers like the beginning of the year to kickstart positive changes. This year’s challenge will follow a similar model to last year. There are two levels that you can choose to participate from. On Level 1, you’ll focus primarily on food quality and eating from a large spectrum of whole foods (lean proteins, veggies and fruits, whole grains, and legumes). This is a perfect place to start if you’re new to healthy eating or are having to re-learn what that means for you. On Level 2 you’ll be tracking macronutrients and focusing on eating particular quantities of them, adjusting along the way as necessary. Due to the lasting success of many participants last year, we’re following the same 12 week format as in 2016. The reason behind this is that while extreme short term actions can bring rapid results, we’ve seen this often result in a “crash” where the individual rebels against the limiting factors of an extreme dietary challenge. We’d rather you have more inclusive food options and change a few manageable things over a longer period than change many things for six weeks only to get lost in a haze of bagels, beer, and chocolate cake once the challenge ends.

Who? The entire CrossFit South Brooklyn Community

What? A 12 week challenge meant as a collective kickstart toward healthier nutrition and recovery habits.

Where? Right where you are! You’re encouraged to organize “rest day dinners” either in your homes or out at restaurants with fellow participants. There will be twice monthly (non-mandatory, but helpful) LFPB Challenge Meet Ups at the gym in addition to the Facebook group that you can look to for daily support. The key to success is not sweeping immediate change but rather consistent practice each day. If you’re on the social medias, then join our Facebook group! Search “2017 CFSBK Look, Feel, Perform Better Challenge”.

When? The dates of the challenge are from Saturday 1/2/17 through Saturday 3/25/17. We’ll also be hosting a potluck dinner at the gym on 1/28/16 where you can meet and greet with fellow SBKers and sample some delicious ways they keep on track with their food choices.

What will I need? For Level 1, only a desire to begin to make better food choices. For Level 2, you’ll need a food scale and a set of measuring cups and measuring spoons since you’ll be measuring out servings of lean protein, clean carbs, veggies, and fats. Whichever level you choose you should plan to do a bit of food shopping and prep beginning the first week to make good food choices easy. 

Why? To look, feel, and perform better! And, for some sweet prizes!

Wait, did you say prizes? Yes. The grand prize for both the men’s and women’s category is one month of FREE unlimited training at CFSBK, a $250+ value! There are also 2nd and 3rd place prizes for the men’s and women’s categories including a punch card or free specialty classes at CFSBK and also free personal training! Additionally, Kettlebell Kitchen is extending a 15% discount to all CFSBK members who are participating!

Alright, you’re in? Great!

How To Participate:

  • Sign your name on the big list in the community area of the gym.
  • Buy-in of $30 cash, given to Front Desk staff.
  • Answer a few brief questions and submit your “before” photos according to the guidelines on the Look, Feel, Perform Better website. These entries are private will not be published or seen by anyone other than us without your consent. You can access the 2017 LFPB Challenge Entry Form HERE.
  • Perform the Test WOD and record your results.
  • Track points earned daily on the spreadsheet based on how well you’re complying with the guidelines.
  • Complete your Post Challenge submission by 3/28/17 at the end of the challenge
  • Optional: Attend the bi-monthly LFPB Q&A Info Sessions on Sundays at 1pm in the Annex at CFSBK. Each one will have a brief topical lecture and a Q&A. (1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, and 3/19).

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Tuesday
Feb142017

2/23/17 - 3/27/17 CFSBK Open Intramural Team Competition

Join the 2017 CFSBK Open Intramural Team Competition!

For the second year in a row, CFSBK is organizing a friendly, in-house intramural team competition during the CrossFit Open. This competition aims to promote a healthy community rivalry and provide motivation for all Open competitors to perform their best each week! Participation is voluntary, and those who wish to participate will be split into balanced teams with team captains assigned by CFSBK management. Team scores will be compiled at the close of each week by the captains using an average team ranking. Last year, we had 72 CFSBK athletes compete in this in-house competition, forming 6 teams of 12 people. We’re hoping to surpass those numbers this year.

You may perform the workouts scaled or Rx’d, whichever is most appropriate for you. Since we will be using overall team ranking as the score, performing workouts Rx'd will be more valuable to your team than performing them scaled, regardless of how many reps you get. This dovetails with the intention of the Open: to attempt as many workouts Rx'd as you can while scaling when necessary.

The Open workouts will be programmed for Saturday group class each week, which provides team members the opportunity to complete the workouts on Friday and Saturday during group class or Saturday and Sunday during Open Gym. However, if you must miss a workout (due to travel, injury, illness, etc.), it won't necessarily negatively affect your team’s score, because the score will be an average of top submitted scores for each week.

Teams are encouraged to attend the same group class, wear matching outfits/t-shirts, and trash talk. If the competition results in a tie at the end of the Open, there will be a head-to-head team throw-down. We’ll also be inviting the gym’s top 15 men and women to compete against each other every week during a Friday Night Lights event.

This isn't mandatory, so if you want to do the Open workouts without joining the intramural competition, you can. If you are interested in joining an Intramural Team, sign up here!

You must be officially registered for the CrossFit Open to compete in the Intramural Team Competition, so go here to sign up if you haven't already! Please remember to sign up for the CrossFit South Brooklyn affiliate and team on the Games site!

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Wednesday
Mar082017

3/24/17 Friday Night Lights: THE GAUNTLET

Friday Night Lights: The Gauntlet

This Friday evening, we’ll be hosting a battle of CFSBK’s best during a Gauntlet-Style Friday Night Lights event. There will be two heats, 7:00pm and 7:30pm during which 2 designated competitors from each of our intramural teams will throw down against each other in an epic battle of strength and conditioning.

Team Captains! 
Please designate one male and one female competitor to represent your team at The Gauntlet. Email cfsbk.intramural.league [at] gmail.com by FRIDAY, MARCH 25th at 12pm with your selected competitor's names and prefered heat time (7pm or 7:30pm).

Also, we need judges! If you are interested in volunteering to judge one of our FNL heats, please email cfsbk.intramural.league [at] gmail.com and indicate which heat 7:00pm, 7:30pm (or both) that you are available to judge.

Spectators are also encouraged to stop by CFSBK on Friday evening to support your teammates and cheers their success (BYOB)!

Click here to see the entire affiliate leaderboard

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Saturday
Dec242016

4/21/17 - 4/23/17 Starting Strength Seminar at CFSBK

April 21-23: Starting Strength Seminar at CFSBK

We are excited to be hosting the Starting Strength Seminar again this spring. The Starting Strength Seminar: The Complete Method teaches the system of barbell training detailed in the books Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training and Practical Programming for Strength Training. It features an in-depth examination of the physiology, biomechanics, and execution of the 5 basic barbell exercises at a level of detail unavailable in any other seminar in the industry. The SSS is the most detailed exposure to any training method offered in the fitness/exercise/training education marketplace, available to both the serious strength and conditioning professional and the trainee interested in improving personal performance under the bar.

The professional S&C coach will take the course for the credential the successful applicant obtains: The Starting Strength Coach. The non-professional will take the course for the exposure to the complete suite of Starting Strength materials and the chance to be evaluated on its understanding, as either a possible precursor to professional status or for personal development as a lifter and athlete.

This method deconstructs the five basic barbell exercises - the squat, deadlift, press, bench press, and power clean - down to their basic elements in biomechanics and skeletal and muscular anatomy, and then derives a system for performing and coaching them based on the the most efficient and productive way of approaching each movement.

The Starting Strength Seminar: The Complete Method is an intensive exposure to all the information from which the Starting Strength system is derived. The 3-day format allows for an in-depth exploration of the theoretical basis of the system, as well as a thorough under-the-bar practical session for each exercise which provides for the evaluation of each participant on the basis of both lifting and coaching the method. The basics of barbell training are developed into a logical and effective system that forms the best possible foundation for any strength and conditioning program. Please note that there are no prerequisites for attending this course.

The SSS currently offers two levels of completion. First, attendance at the complete seminar provides a Certificate of Attendance. Competence in the system will also be evaluated by the staff on the ability of the participant to demonstrate understanding as both athlete and coach in the practical sessions. 

Second, experienced coaches that wish to be candidates for the Starting Strength Coach credential can elect to be evaluated at a higher level of scrutiny. These coaches should come prepared with a background in weight training and coaching, a working knowledge of muscular and skeletal anatomy, an excellent familiarity with the foundational texts, and an ability to communicate effectively. They will be expected to conclusively demonstrate their ability to function as coaches of the Starting Strength method.

Lifters who just want to improve their understanding of barbell training, its techniques and its programming, can expect the most informative and productive weekend available in the entire fitness industry, guaranteed.

Registration
Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Each seminar has limited enrollment, with athlete:coach ratios of 5 or less. 

You can secure your place with a deposit of 1/3 the seminar fee. Full payment must be received at least 4 weeks before the start of the seminar. Go here to register!

Program
Friday 5-9pm: Coaching, Strength, Anatomy, Biomechanics
Saturday 8-8pm: Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press
Sunday 8-7pm: Power Clean, Press, Programming, Q&A

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