Saturday
Jun262010

WOD 6.27.10

Perform 3 sets of the following complex for a maximal weight.
6
Deadlifts
3 Mid Hang Power Cleans

1 Push Jerk

You have 5 attempts to find a best complex. The bar may be dropped from overhead after the
jerk but must be regripped and pulled shortly after it settles.

Post
5 attempts to comments.
compare to 4.29.10

Nick Ryan
Coach Nick and Ryan P go head to head on the 400m/50 Squat couplet in the pouring rain

Good work to Dan R, Asta F , Mike V and Katie M on yesterday's Subway Series WOD at CrossFit LIC!  The next event will be a 5K run at CrossFit Queens on July 10th.  This is a great opportunity to benchmark this standard distance.  5K runs completed at this event will be fair game for the Leader Board. Sign up here!

There are only 2 slots left for our Foundations cycle that starts this Tuesday. Get em while they last and Register Here

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Friday
Jun252010

Front Squat

3-3-3
(E4/8) Sets Across

Post loads to comments.
compare to 6.23.10

Complete two intervals of the following triplet:

As many Rounds as possible in 5 minutes of:
5 Single arm Dumbbell Thrusters, left arm
5 Single arm Dumbbell Thrusters, right arm
5 Burpees
Rest 3 Minutes

Use a heavy dumbbell.

Post Rx and rounds completed per interval to comments.

Leader boards
Long Live the Leader Boards!

As many of you know, we've recently put up some performance leader boards in the gym. If you've got a score you think is worthy of the boards, please post it on the far left whiteboard located by the foam rollers.  Include your Name, WOD/Lift, Score and Date completed.  Only scores dating from the Degraw Street move forward are fair game.  Enjoy!

Good luck to Asta F, Dan R, Katie M, Mike V and Juliana A competing in today's CrossFit Subway Series event at CrossFit Long Island City!  The workout they'll take on is as follows:

"Bags, Bars, Bells, Balls and a Rope”

For Time:
800m Run with Sandbag 60/40#
Pull-ups, 30 reps
Overhead Squat, 95/63#, 30 reps
Double Unders, 100 reps
Kettlebell Swing, 24/16kg, 30 reps
Toes-to-Bar, 30 reps
800m Run with Med Ball 20/14#

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Thursday
Jun242010

Rest Day

Kids
CrossFit Kids log their workouts, do you?

Congratulations to Katie M on her Double Under PR!

Remember that we're NOT holding a 12pm class today. 6am, 7am and evening classes are still on as usual.

Tomorrow is the CrossFit Subway Series event at CrossFit Long Island City!  The event will start at 9am and close out with a buffet style Paleo Potlock!  SBK has a few athletes signed up already but we still need you!

Wednesday
Jun232010

Press

5-5-5-5-5
(E2/4) Sets Across or Max Effort

Post loads to comments.
compare to 6.17.10

5 Rounds For time of:
50 Double Unders
15 Kettlebell Swings, 32kg/24kg

Post time and Rx to comments.

EricaLucaSteph
Erica, Luca and Steph warm-up outside

Congratulations to Sarah H and Jess B on their Front Squat PR's yesterday!

Congratulations to Ramon E on his first Muscle-Up!

Remember that there is no 12pm class this Friday
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We've already got a few folks signed up for the CrossFit Subway SeriesNow it's Your turn!

Got a friend interested in CrossFit?  Let them know about our upcoming Foundations Cycle
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm
Dates: 6/29-7/22
Register Here!

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Speal and Zac do yesterdays running and squat couplet CrossFit

Wednesday
Jun232010

Front Squat

3-3-3
(E3/8) Sets Across

Post loads to comments.
compare to 6.19.10

4 Rounds for time:
Run 400 meters
50 Squats

Post time to comments.
compare to 5.24.09

Home

Adrian is back from his trip to Denali.  Check out his write-up on how things went.
We got up to 17,200, which is the high camp. It's a snow and ice barren land, dry air and wind is brutal. Not a good place to live.
Home

from base camp (7,200) to 11,000 camp, the weather is hot, the snow acts as reflector of sun, so it's super hot the whole time, but you can't strip down otherwise, you get sun and wind burn really bad.
After 11,000, it's cooler, but the altitude and wind kick in to make your life just more difficult, and it's still fairly hot.

After 14,000, we just get hit with bad weather everyday. In the morning, before direct sun light, it's freezing. after sun light, it gets better, but it generally snow, foggy, whiteout. The camp is shielded in three sides with high ridge, which is great for protection from bad weather somewhat. Unfortunately, the faces of high ridges accumulate snow, creating a lot of avalanche danger, there are a couple of them that hit pretty close to home. one of them literally force everyone to run from one side of the camp to the other side.


Moving up from 14,000 to 17,000 involves going up a headwall to get onto a ridge, steep and exposed. It's can be sunny and calm while on the headwall, once on top of the headwall and before the ridge, it can be a total whiteout, with wind constantly battering you, barely hearing your partner's shouts.

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Sign up for this weekend's CrossFit Subway Series event here!

Tuesday
Jun222010

Rest Day

Doyle
Not your typical kindergarten teacher

The first event of the CrossFit Subway Series is this Saturday at CrossFit Long Island City.  Vadim has thrown down the gauntlet with a killer WOD for everyone to test themselves against.  That being said, scaling options will be provided so that everyone, regardless of strength, skill or capacity can participate in the workout. This is a great opportunity to vary your training environment, meet some new people and explore your competitive side.
Post to comments if you're interested in attending!

There is No Active Recovery tonight.

Due to an inspection, there is NO 12pm Class this Friday.  6am, 7am and evening classes are still on.

Not coming to CrossFit tomorrow?  Why not check out a FREE M.E.L.T. class at our friends, lululemon athletica Brooklyn instead?
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From your perspective, what kind of additional equipment does the gym need?

Sunday
Jun202010

Power Snatch

3-3-3-3-3
(E2/4) Sets Across

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compare to 6.14.10

12 Minute Warm-Up Triplet
1 130m Run
3 Forward Rolls
5 High Box Jumps

Brian
Brian D will be guest coaching today's 5, 6 and 7pm classes

Good luck to all the Strength Intensive athletes starting their 8 week cycle today!

There's still room for our next Foundations Cycle
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm
Dates: 6/29-7/22
Register Here!

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8 Year Old Chinese lifter Clean and Jerks 165lbs
15 Year Old Chinese lifter Clean and Jerks 308lb