CFSBK is Closed Today!

Congratulations to Sarah H for earning the coveted CFSBK Skull and Crossbones Hoodie for her
Ragnar Relay planning and overall spectacularness

Thank You!
Yesterday's "Murph Day" was one of our biggest and best to date.  Great work to everyone who participated, especially if it was your first, "Murph".  A special thank you goes out to the following folks:

Coaches Shane and Noah for organizing the event
Dave B for Taking Pictures
Mel L and Andrew C for grilling
Michele K for organizing and dishing out the food
Jim R for letting us borrow his grill
Coach's Nick and Jess for helping out with organizing folks and food prep
Coach Fox and Quist Industries for hooking up the sweet T-Shirts
Everyone who brought food, encouraged their fellow CrossFitters and cleaned up afterwards

Have a great holiday today, we'll see you tomorrow!



For Time:
Run 1 Mile
100 Pull-Ups
200 Push-Ups
300 Squats
Run 1 Mile

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you've got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

Post time, Rx and experience to comments.
compare to 5.31.10

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
To read more about "Murph" click here.

Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a special holiday where we honor and remember the men and women who died while serving our military.  Today's workout was one of Michael Murphy's favorite WODs which he called "Body Armor".  Each year we come together to do this workout and celebrate those who have given the ultimate sacrafice for our country as well as recognizing those still with us who continue to serve.  CFSBK would especially like to thank members from our gym who serve in the armed forces and related fields.  Your efforts are appreciated and respected, this workout is for you!

The gym will open at 10:30AM and we will be starting the first heat of folks exactly at 11am.   We'll be starting new heats of up to 20 people on the half hour and recommend that you arrive 15 minutes early for whichever heat you'd like so that you can warm-up and do any movement prep you'd like.  

There will be a number of movement and scaling options available so whatever your level of fitness is we'll find the appropriate challenge.

The BBQ itself will start at 1PM. If you can, please bring a side dish or some beverages so that everyone can eat their fill.

Hope to see you all today!
Remember that on the actual Memorial Day (tomorrow) CFSBK will be closed. Please enjoy the day off with friends and family, we'll be sure to do the same!


Back Squat

Add 2-5lbs from your previous exposure

Post loads to comments.
(e7/8) compare to 5.22.11

6x100m Sprint
The work to rest ratio on these is 1:4

Post times to comments.

David F about to bungie jump off the Navajo Bridge at the Grand Canyon - 470 ft down

Murph Reminders!
Remember that Sunday is our 4th Annual Memorial Day Murph!  The event will officially begin at 11am and go until about 3pm. 

The gym will open at 10:30AM and we will be starting the first heat of folks exactly at 11am.   We'll be starting new heats of up to 20 people on the half hour and recommend that you arrive 15 minutes early for whichever heat you'd like so that you can warm-up and do any movement prep you'd like.  

There will be a number of movement and scaling options available so whatever your level of fitness is we'll find the appropriate challenge.  Everyone is encouraged to participate, spectate but please, don't player hate.

Sunday is expected to be a warm one so please hydrate Saturday (with something other than alcohol) and make sure you hydrate before, during and after the workout (again, with something other than alcohol).

The BBQ itself will start at 1PM.  If you're bringing a side dish and/or delicious beverages please email Shane at Shane(AT) if you have not yet. 

We could also use one more grill.  If you have one you can donate to the cause that would be greatly appreciated! 

Bring your family, bring friends we hope to see you Sunday!

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Rest Day

The 2011 Memorial Day Murph Tee Shirt! Available Sunday!

CFSBK Closed on Memorial Day (Monday the 30th)
After our "Muprh Day" event on Sunday the staff at CFSBK is going to kick up their heels, drink a few beers and take the day off on Monday.  We hope you all enjoy the nice weather and get to catch up with friends and family on your day off.  We'll see you on Tuesday when we'll resume normal programming.

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Five Rounds For Time of:
12 Deadlifts
9 Hang Power Cleans
6 Push Jerks

Rx Loads are 155/95

Post time and Rx to comments.
compare to 4.18.09

Congratulations to Sean B for being Selected for Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS).  This is a grueling 2 week test that only about 1/3 of the candidates pass.  Sean will now begin a year and a half of Special Forces training.  To see a video of SFAS, watch this documentary entitled "2 Weeks in Hell" Part 1 of 9...


Back Squat

Add 2-5 lbs from the previous exposure

Post loads to comments.
(e6/8) compare to 5.18.11

For Time:
Run or Row 800m
Accumulate 2:00 in an L-Sit

L-Sits on Parallel Bars or Rings

Post time and Rx to comments.

Good luck to Ben F who will be in Sudan for the next 60 days working security detail for the State Department!

Happy Birthday, Asta F!

Attention all Murph'ers!
We'll be providing the meat and some beer for all to partake in.  We'd kindly ask that you bring a paleo friendly side or some beverages for folks to enjoy post workout.  The goal is to send everyone home exhausted, covered in sweat and uncomforably full.  3 Cheers for Murph Day!

Check out Sarah H's pictures from the 2009 "Murph"
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Rest Day

Alex H volunteered to do the "Murph" runs with a Keg!*

Degraw Street Etiquette 101

CFSBK often takes to the streets for our workouts.  We run, lift, throw, jump and drag on the sidewalk on a regular basis.  As fun as it is to push a prowler or run sprints outside, we have to consider our residential and commercial neighbors.  We've had a few "nudges" from our friends on Degraw Street that sometimes it can be difficult for pedestrians to walk if we're in full swing during a WOD.  So in order to work better with our neighbors, we'll be using the street a little less and we ask that you guys be mindful of folks walking by when we do.  Here are some easy tips to stay safe and help us maintain the ability to use the street:

- Slow down when you run in and out of the building.  Adding a couple seconds to your time is a better alternative to running full force into someone on the street or signing into the gym.

- If you're working with an implement (barbell, kettlebell etc), make sure that you keep it under control and don't let yourself trail into the middle of the sidewalk where people can't get by or are in danger of getting hit.  Try to keep your overall footprint as small as you can.

- Pedestrians have the right of way on the sidewalk.  Try to run around folks with plenty of clearance so you don't startle/run into them.  If space is tight, slow down so you can safely maneuver through them.

- Be aware of your surroundings.  As tired as you might be you still need to be vigilant about what's going on around you.  Keep your eyes open for skateboarders, trucks coming in/out of garages, people walking out of boulders and any debris on the street.

Remember that you represent CFSBK when you're on the street.  Try to be curteous, adaptable and rational when hitting the pavement.

The Management

Log Books!
Remember to take your log book home this week.  The crate is overflowing and we want to make sure all our active members don't have to sift through 30 lbs of journals to find their book.  You can bring your log book home on Muprh day (Sunday)


Would You Rather...
Run a 5K with a weighted vest (20lb) or do Double Fran?

(*not true)

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