Rest Day

Kira D's Double Front Squats

The incredible Matt U has raised $6,625 in two days of fund raising via the Kissing Suzy Kolber blog.  Matt has a LOT on the line for this years Fight Gone Bad, to read about why we all might see Matt doing high pulls in leopard print short shorts, click here!

Here's where our top five fundraisers are so far:
1. Matt U   $6,626 (1st place world wide)
2. David M   $2,880 (6th place world wide)
3. J L   $1,190
4. J.R.M   $1,030
5. Robin Reed   $495

CFSBK has an overall fund raising total of $15,333 putting us in 2nd place for affiliates world wide!!  As amazing as that is, we still need your help.  There is currently a 30 place tie for last place with $0.00 raised among our competitors.  If these amazing folks can raise in the thousands, everyone else can raise at least $100.  How to start?  Every team can organize to donate $25 to someone else on their team.  Captains, can you help bring up your team's total???

Click here for more info


Our friends at lululemon athletica Brooklyn are co-hosting a 2 day block party!  Check out the information for Friday's festivities here and Saturday's here!



(E2/4) Heavy Triple

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Alternating rounds of:
2:00 Max Double Unders
2:00 Max Sit-Ups
1:30 Max Double Unders

1:30 Max Sit-Ups
1:00 Max Double Unders

1:00 Max Sit-Up
0:30 Max Double Unders

0:30 Max Sit-Ups

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Some would call this cruel and unusual punishment

Congratulations to Malcolm and Laurel on their marriage yesterday!  Did you have a good time at their party?

Happy Labor Day! CFSBK will be running Group classes at 12pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.  Strength and Foundations are on as usual.  The only difference is that we are not holding 6am and 7am classes as well as the noon Teaser and BTC.

Check out this interview Jim Wendler from Elite FTS did with our upcoming guest, Chip Conrad


"The Bear"

5 Rounds of:
7 sets of the complex:

Power Clean
Front Squat
Push Press
Back Squat
Push Press

Rest as needed between rounds

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Bryan hits the streets

Tonight at 9:30pm is Malcolm and Laurel's wedding party at SBK.  We will be celebrating with music, ice cream, tequila and gluten free beer well into the night.  Please come by to celebrate this momentous occasion with us. For more information, click here.

A huge thanks to Robb Wolf and Nicki Violetti for an outstanding Paleolothic Solution Seminar yesterday.  Robb covered a tremendous amount of information ranging from endocrinology to nuerodegeneration to athletic performance and how we can affect it all with what we eat.  All of the information was conveyed in a digestible (sorry) and entertaining format, we even got to receive an advance copy of Robb's new book.  Earlier this week I spoke with someone who had attended this seminar last time around and he said it changed his life forever.  I'm positive many of the people who came out yesterday had similarly enlightening experiences.  The bottom line is that how we eat, sleep, manage stress and exercise can have profound effects on everything from our genetic expression to autoimmunity.   Understanding some of these mechanisms is the first step in making better life decisions in an intelligent and individualized fashion. Thanks, again, Robb!


Paleolithic Solution Seminar with Robb Wolf

Kiki sets the top female time for "Jackie"

Happy Birthday, Coach Margie!


We're very proud to be hosting Robb Wolf for his Paleolithic Nutrition Seminar today!  We've got over 40 folks coming to SBK for a full day of gluten free education. 

The Paleolithic Solution Seminar
Spend 1 day with Robb Wolf learning the art and science of performance nutrition. The day will include lecture and theory of performance eating, recovery and optimizing health and longevity. Significant emphasis will be placed on the PRACTICAL implementation of Paleo nutritional concepts to support fat loss, muscle gain and improve athletic performance. Attendees will be exposed to basic pathophysiology related to metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and infertility. Additionally, attendees will receive a mechanistic understanding of autoimmunity and systemic inflammation and how these processes impact performance, health and longevity. A basic science background is helpful but not necessary for this seminar.


While we will not be running normally scheduled Group Classes today, we are running a Track Meet in Red Hook at 9:30am.  Come benchmark your 400m run and cool down with some ball field tacos!


Rest Day

Becca Steinsquat and Samir no-middle-name Chopra get their Zercher on

Goal Setting
Christian Fox

Goal setting can be a tricky thing. Many times when people do what they think of as goal setting they are actually just creating a wish list. For example, “ I want to be faster on the erg”, or “I want to lose weight” are not really goals, they are wishes. “I want to take 30 seconds of my 2k Row time”, and “I want to lose 15 lbs by November”, or even better, “I want to lose 15 lbs and be down 2 pant sizes by my birthday party in November” is a goal. These are specific statements that spell out what the desired end result is. Be specific. Make a list of reasons WHY you want to achieve said goals. Write it all out.
            A goal must also be for you. You have to really be the one who wants to achieve it. They can’t be for anyone else, and they can’t be something you just think you should be able to do. You need to own it.
            Have a plan on how you’ll achieve the goal. Map out the steps you’ll take on the way. Want to have that faster 2k row? Think you’ll need to row a bit to get there? Plan it out and write it out. “I will row 2x a week before or after class. One day will be a 5k-10k piece focusing on technique. The other day will be 5 x 250 or 500 meter sprints focusing on intensity”. Have a plan, write it out, and make it happen.
            Tell people your goal. They’ll ask you about it. They’ll want to know how it’s going. People (especially your coaches and fellow athletes at CFSBK) want to see you achieve your goals. That can help to keep you honest. Even if you’ve disappointed yourself in the past by quietly not keeping to your goals, you’re less likely to want to disappoint others. Peer pressure can be used to your advantage here. Know a few people with the same goal? Form a casual support group to keep each other honest. It doesn’t have to be hokey, but it can work.
            Importantly, you won’t achieve goals that are in obvious opposition to each other. “I want to gain 20 lbs of muscle and bump my back squat from 330 to 350”, in addition to “I want to PR my ½ Marathon time by 11 minutes” won’t jive. We can all be guilty of the error of wanting it all, and wanting it right now. Take it from me…sadly I know.
            Finally, check in on your progress often. If you had the goal of losing 15 lbs and 2 pant sizes by November, you also had a plan to get there, right? Have a checklist for each day. Set a reminder in the calendar on your phone! Did you keep to your eating plan? Did you do your strength and conditioning work? Did you get enough *sleep so your hormonal profile is conducive to fat loss and not fat storage? *That may be another article right there…
            Set powerful goals and have a powerful plan to achieve them. Screw New Years Day…Start right now. Cheers to success.

Post a 1 month goal to comments. Remember, goals come with plans, wishes don't

Alec and Deb are doing 4 workshops at Nimble Fitness. Check them out all the details here!



Bar Dips

3 Attempts at max reps
Rest 3 Minutes between attempts

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For time:
100, 75 or 50 Burpees

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compare to 1.1.09

DIY Cool Down
3 Rounds NFT of:
10 Ring Rows
20-30 Sit-ups

Andres Overhead at Quist

Remember that we won't be holding formal classes at the gym this Saturday for Robb Wolf's Paleolithic Nutrition Seminar.  We will however be holding a track meet at 9:30am at the Red Hook Track. Check out yesterday's post for more details.

We will not be running 6am and 7am classes on Monday, otherwise the afternoon and evening schedule will be as usual.


Upcoming Foundations Cycle Dates:

September Evening Foundations
9/21/10 - 10/14/10
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00pm-9:15pm
Register Here!

September Morning Foundations
9/7/10 - 9/30/10
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00am-8:00am
Register Here!


Overhead Squat

(E2/8) 3-3-3-1 Tempo Squats

A tempo simply means that the amount of time you spend in certain positions of an exercise are controlled.  This is a great way to develop position-specific strength and stability.  Today's tempo will work like this:
:03 Hold at the top
:03 Hold at 1/4 depth
:03 Hold at full depth
:01 Ascent back to top

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For time:
63 Double Unders
21 Power Cleans 155/105
45 Double Unders
15 Power Cleans 155/105
27 Double unders
9 Power Cleans 155/105

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The Congregation Ritual

There are no classes this Saturday for Robb Wolf's Paleolithic Solution Seminar.  Folks who won't be coming to see Robb speak are encouraged to come out to Red Hook for some track work and tacos.

CFSBK Track Meet
9:30 am
Benchmark distance at the Red Hook Track
4 x 400 meters
Food Truck Follies to follow!

Please RSVP to Christian(AT)


Fight Gone Bad Team 9:
1. Alec H
2. Charles L
3. J L
4. Laurel M
5. Jenn M

Fight Gone Bad Team 10:
1. Will S
2. Debbie P
3. Josh L
4. Claire M
5. Jeremy F