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Russel M is one of the behind the scenes faces that makes CFSBK run smoothly.  Russel cleans the gym 3 times per week as well as performs general building and equipment maintenence.  On top of being CFSBK's jack of all trades, Rus is also an avid book worm and musician, please say hello to him next time you see him at the gym!
If you're looking for a handy man, someone to do cleaning or general upkeep of your apartment/business please contact David and I'll put you in touch with Rus. I highly recommend him!

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Tough Titsday Novice Returns!

Tough Titsday - Novice Ladies, it is time to get your estrogen on. This four part series is geared for beginning lifters who want to develop competency on the four barbell lifts: Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press and Press. We'll focus on technique development, how to establish appropriate warm up and work set weights for the novice lifter, as well as the mental aspect of preparing to manage heavier loads.
Titsday is a practical class using moderate volume and weight; it should complement your regular CrossFit life.

Who: For beginning lifters who have been out of Foundations at least one month and had some exposure to the movements. Limited to 5 participants.

When: Sundays 11-12:30pm
June 10, 17, 24 and July 1

For pricing and registration, click here!

Please don't hesitate to contact Margie (AT)CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com with questions.

What was your favorite childhood television show?
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Reader Comments (38)

Got to be the Duke's of Hazzard. I used to love how the General Lee (now owned by Bubba Watson,) used to be in mid air, jumping over a pond, and somehow there would be a stick of dynamite in the car, and the picture would freeze, and the narrator would say "Well, looks like them Duke boys got themselves into trouble again." Awesome!

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJR

Thanks Russell!

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamir Chopra

The gawker post is rad.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMargie

If we're talking early childhood, then it has to be Mr. Dressup. Anyone from Canada or Northern Michigan (like me) knows just how awesome CBC's kid shows were in the 80s. The Raccoons anyone?

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDominic


The only show my mom would let me stay up late to watch. Although I watched an episode recently and it was horrible.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Fung

Made up yesterday's work with coach Nick at 6am. Got to 315 on the SDL but could have gone heavier. That WOD was brutal though. Something about TGU always wrings the sweat out of me like a mop. And those planks didn't help the situation. Got 3 full rounds, but over the time limit.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBetz

I loved Sonny and Cher, then Donnie and Marie, but more than anything, the Carol Burnett Show.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermichele

The Muppets.

7am with Coach Nick for Saturday's workout. Not as weird as usual, ::tears::, but still good times. Kipping practice was awesome and I got the movement instantly. Weird, right? Jayme and Michael jumped into Murph, both did Full in under 50 minutes. Like.. 43-ish? High fives (s)Murph and (s)Murphette!

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJules

6am with Coach Nick. Worked on some muscle-up progressions. The false grip still feels awkward, but the turn-over at the top of the pull is feeling smoother. Attempted a bar muscle-up. Plenty of height (pulled to near my belly button), but didn't get on top for some reason. Next time.

15min row: 3860m. Per Nick's suggestion I tried to keep the strokes/minute at 16. Harder than it sounds. I think my average was closer to 17-18. Bumped up the effort for the last minute to 25 strokes/minute.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

This is my favorite topic of conversation. I have 2 answers. My favorite television show I watched as a child is definitely Beverly Hills 90210. But since I probably shouldn't have been watching that as a child, my favorite "kids show" was probably Rugrats / anything on Nickelodeon.

Just a quick shout out, anyone who might be on the fence about Tough Titsday, it's a really great class. Margie is super knowledgable and it's really nice to have a small class of people and get a lot of personal attention. I highly recommend!

June 1, 2012 | Registered CommenterChristine Naclerio

Live telecasts of cricket Tests (you know, the ones that last five days).

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamir Chopra

Yeah Russel! An incredibly nice guy who seemed to memorize every coaches name instantly, a real MVP of the gym.

I'm sure I loved lots of shows as a kid, but the one that always leaves me scratching my head is that my brother and I LOVED "Pacific Blue" which was about bike cops in California. It was a cheesy USA show, kind of like Baywatch....really stupid and embarrassing, but for some reason we couldn't get enough of it. Kids are weird.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNoah

That Gawker post is completely awesome! So right about how yes, you should be fit but no, not because people are gazing judgementally on your flesh. It has to come from inside.

I gotta give it up for "Sonny and Cher." This is how much I loved it: It was on at 10, after my bedtime, so my mother would send me to bed early and then wake me up so I could watch it. One night, she came in, shook me and left. I fell back asleep. Then at around 2 am, my mother tells me, I woke up and started wailing, "Where's Sonny and Cher?" I was broken-hearted about missing one episode. That's true TV love.

Note to Michele: Carol Burnett was awesome too. You can see her "Gone with the Wind" skit on Youtube. Still great. And one year I went as that washerwoman she played for Halloween.

Re: Murph. Got my arms over my head today! Yay! Does Saturday's work out involve kipping practice? I wasn't sure I was going to come tomorrow but if it does, I'd rearrange my schedule--I want to learn how to do that.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermartha

one more shoutout, for the older crew. Solid Gold. Huge crush on Marilyn McCoo. I remember seeing Quarterflash perform "harden my heart"

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJR

i keep forgetting to ask every time i'm in the gym but is there a new delivery of fish oil expected any time soon?

my favourite TV show growing up was Saint Seiya (or as i knew it, I Cavalieri dello Zodiaco). practically taught me italian

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLuca

Am I the only nerd who's going to say Square One?

I can still sing some of those geeky math songs now. "Nine, nine, nine, fantastic number nine. Times any number you can find, it all comes back to nine."

Thanks Russel!

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Oh lord, JR. I was originally going to include Solid Gold in my post, but censored myself.

We were *obsessed.* We heard that the dancers had to make their own costumes (!) so every week, in addition to mimicking their moves, we scrutinized their outfits for signs of amateurism or haste.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermichele

Thunder, thunder, THUNDERCATS!!!

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKH

JR and Michele, embrace the Solid Gold! I wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer. Or one of Denny Terrio's back up dancers "Motion."
What TV show didn't I like as a kid. Total junkie. Sesame Street through The Brady Bunch through Soul Train and allllllll the variety shows.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

solid gold was awesome. we would always take the tape recorder and put it next to the tv and record songs.

i was a copyright pirate from a young age. some things never change.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSameer

I also remember seeing performances of "don't you want me baby" and "I know what boys like" which made me turn beet red when I watched it with my parents. good times!

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJR


June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNoah

The Muppets
USA Cartoon Express
The Muppet Babies
3,2,1.... Contact!
Fraggle Rock

Later -
Kids Incorporated!
You Can't Do That on Television

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMargie

law & order.

kind of wish I was kidding, kind of still love it.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterasta

"MASH"! I think I saw every single episode two or three times. We were only allowed 30 minutes of TV a night (unless it was an hour-long show on PBS), so we had to choose between "Welcome Back, Cotter" and "MASH." Of course, if our parents went out alone on a Saturday, my brother and I would watch 8 hrs straight of TV, and now, if I'm at a bar with a TV on, I can't keep my eyes off it.

I think MASH's last episode in 1983 still holds the record for most viewers (I don't know if that's for a specific category): 125 million.

June 1, 2012 | Registered CommenterNick Peterson

Hey guys! Looking for a recruiter, for work-wise things, and was wondering if anyone from CFSB has utilized or knows of a decent one? julie.barnard@gmail.com - big thanks!

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Oh! And thanks Russ for all the hard work you do for us!

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Thanks Russ!

Favorite Show as a Kid: GI Joe or Transformers.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdh3

I do anything to have my old Trapper Keeper and Lunch Box GI Joe with thermos. I traded the GI Joe Lunch Box for a Don Mattingly Rookie card.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdh3

If anyone has any issues with their tissues, I will be treating from 9-1pm this saturday morning.
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June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ Fidler

@ Samir... what is a test in cricket? I have always wondered and have been too lazy to look it up. I was in Uzbekistan in the late 90's and the only tv in the hotel was MTV India (f'n brilliant) and what seemed like the never ending showing of the 5th Cornhill Test!

I'm with Deb on the tv, what the hell didn't I like! In naming just one, I'll go with Fantasy Island.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDMak

I thought I knew what show was my fav until I read responses...

Dukes of Hazzard
Knight Rider
Hanna Barbara toons (sat morns)
Fantasy Island
SNL (when my parents had a party and were happily distracted)
Thunder Cats
Super Friends (all star cast)
Different Strokes
All in the Family
Facts of Life ( I know, embarrassing)
and the Michael J. Fox show that I can't remember the name of now...

That's probably a 5th of the sh*t we were hooked on. Jesus H. Christ, my brother and I watched a lot of TV. The TV was the babysitter a lot so I guess that makes sense. Now I watch zero tv except for the 3 shows I've watched on dvd over the last few years.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFox

Fox: Family Ties.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

I wish I could say that today's kipping practice was "fun" but I can't. I don't think I'm strong enough - either in my prime movers or the smaller shoulder muscles - to do this well just yet. Like I can do a few, but cycling them? doing 50 or 100 in a WOD? Forget it. I have to keep working on strict pullups and chins before I graduate....which I already knew, but it was reinforced today.

I absolutely devoured TV when I was a kid. The Muppet Show was probably my fave for a while. Also, Any Warner Bros. cartoon. Bugs Bunny was my idol - I wanted to be him when I grew up.

KH - you'll be glad to know that I've met the guy who was the voice of Lion-O and his real voice is basically the same as Lion-O's. Also he was the voice of Sunny the coo coo for Cocoa Puffs bird and Count Chocula.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNino

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were my first obsession as a wee youth. I was raised by their cartoons, movies, video games and action figures. I didn't understand how anyone couldn't be Obsessed with CRIME FIGHTING TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. I have a vivid memory of me arguing with my mom about how I would never stop playing with my ninja turtles and watching the shows. How I would be in college and have all my toys with me and continue to devote much of my free time to helping the turtles boot krang back into dimension X. Several years later Beavis and Butthead became my idols.

Other than that, I watched the classic Nick Toons (rugrats, Hey Arnold, Ren and Stimpy etc) Perhaps one of my other all time favorite shows, which was way ahead of it's time and still is really good was Pete and Pete.

June 1, 2012 | Registered CommenterDavid Osorio

I watched everything and still do. TV and Video Games were our babysitter growing up with two parents who worked evenings and crazy hours.

also @nino and KH
Larry Kenney is the guy who voiced Lion-O he was also the voice of Best Week Ever when I worked there. His daughter is Kerry Kenny from The State (i thinkt here is a rumor that Tom Kenny who voices spongebob is also his son, but i doubt that)
he also hosted a short lived game show called Bowling for Dollars. My dad was on that show and got go in one of those booths where they blow dollar bills around.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergabrus

Yay, fun question! In addition to all the standards - Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, Electric Company, Thundercats, MASH (I had such a crush on Hawkeye when I was 5) and old sitcoms (*ahem* Cheers), I want to put in a vote for THE GREAT SPACE COASTER, which I had remembered for years without knowing WTF it was called, until today's internet research. Gary Gnu's little goatee really sticks with ya...

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermelon

Hawkeye. Sigh.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermichele

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