Fitness: EMOM for 8 Minutes, 2 Snatch High Pulls + 1 Power Snatch
Start at 50% and go up from there as appropriate, no slop reps. Focus on a smooth pull to the high hang and a close bar path.
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AMRAP 8 Minutes:
16 Kettlebell Swings
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Behind the Desk: Charlie N.
You all love the Underneath the Hoodie series and now we’re bringing back the Behind the Desk series, about our beloved and much appreciated Front Desk staff. These CrossFitters take care of the important duties of checking in our members, handling walk-ins, tidying up after classes, and so many other things that it would take forever to list them. They are the glue that holds this gym together.
A couple weeks ago, it was Josh (the birthday boy!). And now (drum roll, please), introducing...
Name (and any nicknames): Charlotte Nagle (Charlie, Charles, Charlo, Chuckles, Chainsaw Charlie)
Where were you born and where did you grow up: Born in Cork, Ireland. Grew up in Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland.
How long have you been CrossFitting, and how did you arrive at CFSBK? Just over two years. I had seen CrossFit mentioned in the cookbook Well Fed but hadn't really thought anything about it. I had just joined a gym for the first time ever and I just assumed it wasn't for beginners like me. I had recently quit smoking and had started running long distance but it was already taking its toll on my body. I met Lindsay S. in a bar through mutual friends and she was telling me about CFSBK and I was intrigued. We became Facebook friends that night and I actually followed up the very next day and signed up for the teaser class.
What are you up to when you're not at 597 Degraw Street: This and that. I'm a bartender at 68 Jay St Bar and Olympia Wine Bar, both in DUMBO. Sometimes I work at an art studio, Creatively Wild, teaching art to children. I also volunteer for Reading Partners at PS3. Check it out. It's an amazing program. Thanks, Lily S., for telling me about it!
First album that you loved: Nevermind
"Ask me about that time I..." came to NYC for three months and never went home...
Favorite restaurant or bar in Brooklyn: 68 Jay. It pays my bills, the live music is great and the regulars are a fun and really creative and interesting cast of characters. The restaurant I frequent the most is probably Mirko's restaurant, Ideya, in Prospect Heights. Yummy food, mojitos and margaritas, and always a warm welcome.
Favorite and least favorite lift: Favorite, deadlift. Least favorite, I would have picked the snatch or clean and jerk a few weeks ago, but since I completed my first Oly Cycle, I feel like I have a much better understanding of these and they are now fun, so I'll go with push press, since it still kind of confuses me.
Any Front Desk PSAs you'd like to share? Don't forget to RSVP :)
News and Notes
- Dan G. wants you to know about the 4th Annual New York Hot Dog Challenge, which involves running between 3 and 5 miles through midtown and stopping at 10 hotdog carts along the way. You have to eat all 10 hot dogs and can't yack. Entry is $20 and the hotdogs are at the expense of each runner. Registration is just emailing the group organizer at baker [at] friendsofbaker.com with 4th Annual Hotdog Challenge in the subject line. Post to the comments if you want to coordinate with other CFSBKers!
- Want to work out on Sunday at 9am and bring your kid/s? Now you can! Sign them up at the Front Desk for CFSBK Kids Club, and learn more here.
- Happy birthday, Professor Schneiderman!