Take 10 Minutes to warm up to work weight for the WOD.
Practice: Power Snatch + Overhead Squat and Clean and Jerk + Overhead Squat
5 Rounds For Time:
400 Meter Run
15 Overhead Squats 95/65lbs
Post time and Rx to comments.
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Farewell, Rytas S.!
Dedicated CFSBKer Rytas S. is moving to London this coming week. We'll miss you, Rytas! He sent an e-mail to David that neatly expresses some of the things that make CFSBK a great gym, so we asked him if we could post it. Here it is!
I wanted to drop you a quick note before I leave the gym next week.
My wife has taken a job in London, and we are packing our bags and seeing where fate takes us.
It is a bittersweet departure – although we have much to look forward to, we have to say goodbye to an amazing life in Brooklyn. Not the least of these sad goodbyes will be to CrossFit South Brooklyn. I’ll be leaving the gym almost exactly 4 years after I graduated from my Foundations class. It is difficult to express to you what a tremendous impact you and your crew have made on my life.
I recently finished a book by Carol Dweck called Mindset. Her theme is the difference between people with a fixed mindset, those who feel like they are as smart and as gifted as they will ever be, versus those with a growth mindset, those who feel like they can constantly grow and improve. Dweck spends the book explaining why people with a growth mindset routinely outperform their fixed mindset counterparts.
What I have found at CFSBK is an entire community of people who have embraced the growth mindset – constantly pushing themselves and tackling weaknesses. I was enamored with that from the very beginning, though I didn’t know why at the time. Over the last 4 years I went from avoiding weaknesses to focusing on them and welcoming things that once made me feel timid.
What was really unexpected was for that mentality to then seep into other parts of my life. During this same period I have found myself challenging myself at work, in a non-profit that I run, and in personal growth and development. I have begun demanding the same kind of mentality from those around me.
Sure, some of that comes from CrossFit in general. However, I am certain that most of that comes from the CFSBK community and you and your team particularly. I have visited a number of other affiliates and all CrossFit gyms are not created equal.
All of the coaches at CFSBK really enjoy being part of the growth of the members. They are happy to be there, teaching at whatever hour. They enjoy answering questions even if a class isn’t going on. They seem genuinely happy to see anyone who steps in through the front door – as if they have a new friend to show their growth world to! That general sense of welcome and openness creates an atmosphere where not only is it OK to learn and grow, but one in which it is expected. It is OK to try new things and it is OK to fail a few times along the way. In turn, when something doesn’t work out the 1st, 2nd or 20th time it becomes an educational journey. I cannot stress enough how rewarding it has been to be part of that atmosphere for 4 years.
I could continue on and on, specifying different coaches and what each has imparted to me, but I would inevitably forget hundreds of details, and I don’t want to half-ass a list like that. Therefore, could you please simply extend my deepest gratitude to the entire staff on my behalf? I will truly miss all of you guys.
Most sincerely, thank you,
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