Back Squat / Front Squat
Back Squat: 2 x 12 Linear Progression
Front Squat: 2 x 8 Linear Progression
Heavier than last week
Back Squat: 70% x 2 x 2
Front Squat: 70% x 2 x 2
Every other exposure is a de-load so these should feel light.
Post loads to comments.
Exposure 13 of 16
3 Rounds for Time:
The goal is to push the pace on this one and try and finish before the hurt kicks in. Sub 10 attempts or 75 singles for dubs as needed.
Post time and Rx to comments.
Behind the Desk: Lynsey Roddham
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.
Last time, it was Juan L. And now (drum roll, please), introducing another newish front desker...
Name (and any nicknames): Lynsey Roddam, aka Lynz, Roddam, Rodderz, or Rodney.
Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in a town called Middlesbrough in the North East of England where people are often referred to as "smoggies" (mainly by opposing soccer supporters) due to the pollution emitted by the industrial power stations! I was then brought up in a market town from the age of 7 in North Yorkshire called Northallerton. Think Sheep, Yorkshire tea, Yorkshire puddings, and lots and lots of gravy, as well as phrases such as “ee by gum” and “aye up.” Baffled?! You can find more examples and translations here!
How long have you been CrossFitting, and how did you arrive at CFSBK? I briefly started CrossFit in London back in June(ish) 2015. Shortly after we found out about our move to New York so I put it on hold and started again in January 2016. We live just around the corner so CFSBK is our nearest CrossFit, which incidentally we're thrilled about because it's clearly the best one!
Any front-desk public service announcements? Please put your kettlebells and dumbbells back in the right order! :)
Ask me about that time I... Texted David O. to ask him if he wanted me to dye his sheep costume!
What are you up to when you're not at 597 Degraw Street? I'm always at 597 Degraw Street.
What are three (non essential like food and water) things you can't live without? Good people, positive vibes, and Yorkshire tea!
You have friends or family coming to visit from out of town. What do you take them to do in NYC? Even though Rob and I have only been here for just less than a year we've had soooo many visitors, so I'm pretty much an established tour guide! The first thing, especially if they've never been here before, has to be a walk along Brooklyn Heights promenade towards Brooklyn Bridge Park, usually followed by a stroll over Brooklyn Bridge. It offers great photo opportunities and a cultural slap in the face. Especially when the biggest city your visitor has ever been to is Leeds, West Yorkshire with a population of 750,000 and where the tallest building sits at a staggering height of 370ft! We always take guests to our favourite restaurant in our neighborhood: Al Di La and an NYC trip wouldn't be complete without a roof top view in the form of Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, or a rooftop bar hop! Finally, for those who get truly starstruck, a visit to 66 Perry Street (Carrie Bradshaw's house!).
Favorite and least favorite lift: My favourite lift would have to be a Split Jerk or a Deadlift. My least favourite lift (its not a lift!) is anything involving running. Literally my most hated thing in the world.
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