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Clean and Jerk | 8.17.14

Fitness: High Hang to Knee Hang to High Hang to Knee Hang Clean + Jerk
Work up to a heavy single on the complex.

Performance: Power Clean + Hang (knee) Clean + Jerk (1+1+1)
Work up to a heavy single on the complex. Press outs are considered missed lifts. 

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For Time:
550m Run 
3 Rounds
30 Double Unders
20 Thrusters 75/55
10 Burpees
270m Run 

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Benson says, "Godspeed and may the wind ever be in your favor" to our Subway Series competitors today!

The 2014 Subway Series is Back with the Third Week! 

Another year has gone by, and it's time once again for an NYC affiliate throwdown: the 2014 Subway Series! The second competition continues this morning at 9:00am at Crossfit Virtuosity. All are invited to spectate, so come cheer on your fellow South Brooklynites as they compete against other local gyms.

This week, the gym is sending the following five teams to compete. Best of luck, teams! 

Brad D.
Michele W.
Andrew M. 

Alex C.
Zachariah H.
Danae M. 

Ryan J.
Matt R.
Shaye L. 

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Michael C.
Camille C.
Brad L.

Team SBK Death Quads
Mike B.
Mare L.
Jonathan K.

CFSBK's Competition Team:
Jess Fox
Coach JB
Rickke M.
Matt K.

WOD Descriptions can be found on the Subway Series Facebook page here

If you are interested in competing in the last Subway Series event (at CFSBK!), please contact Coach MeLo (Melissa [at] CrossfitSouthBrooklyn). 

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Reader Comments (9)

9am with a couple of foxes and a whole mess of thrusters

Clean and Jerk went well but I get the same note pretty consistently about dropping my back foot on the jerk instead of bending my front knee. I'll get it eventually. Hit 155# on the performance complex.

The WOD was a gasser and tons of fun. Finished in 17:02 Rx'd. Thrusters were broken up into 5s the last two sets with very minimal rest, DUs were unbroken the whole way, and burpees were slow and steady.

Fun one.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMattyChm

You know it's going to be bad when Coach Fox announces that we should think of the burpees as an "active rest period"!

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJynne

Noon class with RoAh

Scaled back the weight for the clean and jerk complex as I haven't been to the Sunday class in a few weeks.

#125 fitness

WOD 13:01 #65
Double unders were awful as usual, but I was able to string together 15 during the last set.
Sets of 10 the last two rounds.
Burpees were slow and steady

Trying to get back in the swing of things after an awful showing the last two cycles.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoey B

11am with Noah and Ro.

Worked up to 145# on the C&J. Had some trouble moving smoothly from the hang to the high hang.

WOD 14:25 Rx
I just hate thrusters. Even at 75# they take your breath away. That was one of the toughest I've done in a while. Also maybe a little bit fun.

August 17, 2014 | Registered CommenterElliott

Noon class

C&J complex
Worked up to a few at 209. Felt off today.

Sucked appropriately.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFox

Really glad I made it in for OG today! Everything was working really well today - went up to 155#x2 on my jerks, which felt fine and is much heavier than I've been doing even singles lately. Didn't want to push my luck but these were pretty good. Helpful advice from JB not to lean forward when dipping, I was so concentrated on getting my front foot out I wasn't thinking about that. I think I should have been catching lower but still, I'm happy with this. Didn't miss any reps. Hopefully I can creep that weight up a little at a time and get closer to a heavy clean.

As Magellan spent three years circumnavigating the globe, so too went my WOD. First round all unbroken. Things got wobbly on the second round and I broke up the thrusters 10-10 and burpees 6-4. Then totally fell apart on the third round, lots of standing around thinking about the barbell and my place int the world and how 6+5+4+3+2 = 20. It does! I had lots of time standing around to check my math. Anyway, glad I managed to make running-like motions on the final 270m and finished in 15:56.

* scaled to 63# for thrusters - just right I think; was having a really hard time locking these out at the end. Biceps were absolutely burning on the walk home from the gym
* managed all three sets of 30 doubles unbroken (whhaaaattt?)
* finished run + first set in under 5 minutes... so spent about 9 minutes on the last two rounds, before the run. If each round is ~2.5 minutes of slow & steady work that means I had like a 1:1 work-to-rest ratio in the last two rounds. I guess that what they call "running out of steam."

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdave p

Came in today for lots of fun things:

Deadlift 195x4x2
This is the most I've ever deadlifted for reps, and I was sooooo excited to continue seeing how much stronger I've gotten with this lift. Matt filmed my last two sets so I could check out my back and I learned some good things from that. Still room to get more organized, especially on the second rep. But I am so much better at this than I was a few months ago.

One-arm rows with 20# DB, 3x12 each side
Bench with 25# DB, 3x12
Tabata double unders, these sucked
Stair sprints for 8 min, 30 sec on/off

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKate R


Hang Snatch, 75%x2x4

Jerks, 87%x2x4

HBBS, 87%x3x3, 90%x2x2

Snatch Pulls off Riser, 87%x4x5

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJakeL

Og with DOOM

Legs were still sore from friday. Felt like I did these with half my quads missing.

Supposed to be 3 sets but my shoulders and traps were fried from front squats of all things so I called it at 2.


Then we did 1 round of todays wod which was fun.
Its nice not sticking to any particular programming or training for some specific goal for once. Makes lifting fun again.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteruzef

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