Back Off Week: Day 1/4

Power Clean Technique Work

Handstand Practice

Were going to be more strict about back-off weeks. Instead of posting workouts and asking you to take it easy, we'll be working technique on upcoming lifts and doing some fun stuff. This back off week will last until Friday. Enjoy!

What's a back-off? Read the original write up here.

Brian D does 374x3

Check out Coach Margie tonight at 5:30pm at The Brooklyn Lyceum for her Paleolithic Nutrition lecture at the Craft Fair. Only 5$


Overhead Squat

(E4/4) L1 5x5 Sets Across/L2 Max Effort

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4 Rounds NFT:
12 Wall Ball Shots
10 Knee to Elbows or Toes to Bars

Focus on properly organizing each Wall Ball Shot. You might also consider using a lighter ball and a higher target.  Keep your Knees to Elbows strict

Mindy goes 5x5

Upcoming Foundations Cycles:
May Evening Cycle
Dates: 5/12-6/7
Times: 8pm-9:15pm
Register Here!

May Morning Cycle
Dates: 5/20-6/14
Times 10am-11:15am
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Thanks for all the great feedback yesterday! It's easy to get into a rhythm of doing things a certain way, hearing ideas from the community is a great way to try and keep programming fresh.

CFSBK wishes a speedy recovery to Matt U who sustained a pectoral injury last night Bench Pressing.  Get well soon, Matt!!

Two Words... Fuzz San Francisco CrossFit
How to Regain and Maintain Hip Mobility Mark's Daily Apple


Rest Day

Willie Turkish Get-Ups the 16 lb sledge

Don't forget that this Sunday, Coach Margie will be talking Paleolithic Nutrition at the Brooklyn Lyceum.  For more information, click here!

Good luck to Steph P, Joe W and Sameer P at the Tough Mudder this weekend!

Please do not throw the brown paper towels into the toilet!!

Training-wise, what is something you'd like to see more of at CFSBK?



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.

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If you're feeling beat up, consider scaling the volume back to three attempts and using lighter loads.

Stella oversees the 7am warm-up row

If you're going to the North East CrossFit Regional Qualifier as an athlete, volunteer or spectator, please try and email Asta (astafivgas(at) May 2nd.  Hotels are filling up fast and we want to make sure everyone has accommodations.

Did you go to the Regional Qualifier last year?  What was your experience like?


Bench Press

(E4/4) L1 5x5 Sets Across/L2 Max Effort

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Turkish Get-Up

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Doug D on the Row/Push Press/Box Jump WOD

Happy Birthday, Jennifer J!

ATTENTION those who are attending the CF Regional Qualifier on May21-23
Asta F has kindly volunteered to try and arrange hotel accommodations if we have a group going - hopefully with a group discount rate. If you are attending (for sure - 100%) please contact her via email at astafivgas(at) by May 7th & include any extraneous guests you may be bringing (ie your better half, worse half, Internet date, etc).

Also, if anyone is interested in volunteering as a judge or support staff for the event, please email Margie(at)

Check out these highlights from last years Regional Qualifier:
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Power Clean (155/105), Chest to Bar Pull-Ups, Kettlebell Swings (1.5p/1p)
Row 2000m


Rest Day

Assistance Work 4.21.10

If you bring your bike to CrossFit, please do not block the front desk or refrigerator with it.

Don't forget to check out Coach Margie on May 2nd at the Brooklyn Lyceum talking Paleolithic Nutrition!
For more details, check out the 4.24.10 post or Register Here!

Know some kids or teens who might like CrossFit?  Why not tell them about our CrossFit Kids program.  If you've got any questions, please email Shane(at)

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
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Training Weaknesses with Dumbbells Performance Menu



(E4/4) L1 5x3 Sets Across/L2 Max Effort

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Double Under Ladder
Complete the following sets of Double Unders in sequence.  You must
complete an unbroken set of doubles at the given rep range before moving on to
the next set. If you get stuck at a set before 50, you may opt out and
work back down the ladder. There is a 12 Minute cap on this workout. If you don't have Double Unders, you'll practice this skill for 12 minutes.


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CrossFit Feet
The 8am class gets ready for sprints

Our Foundations Cycles for May are now up.  Spread the word!

May Evening Cycle
Dates: 5/12-6/7
Times: 8pm-9:15pm
Register Here!

May Morning Cycle
Dates: 5/20-6/14
Times 10am-11:15am
Register Here!