Gymless WOD 1.15.09

Handstand Push-Ups

Sets Across


If you've got handstand push-ups, use some thick text books to elevate your hands thus increasing your range of motion.  Find a challenging height and perform 5 sets of 5 repetitions. 

If you struggle with Handstand Push-ups, use some thick text books and a towel to elevate the floor between your hands thus decreasing your range of motion. Perform 5 sets of 5 repetitions. If you can't press out, simply focus on a controlled descent and kick down to the floor at the bottom of each rep.  Don't lose the tension in your arms.

If handstand push-ups seem worlds away and you struggle with regular push-ups, work on these today.  Instead of modifying by going to your knees, elevate your hands with text books, a table (make sure it's sturdy) or even a wall.  Choose a height that makes these challenging and perform a 5x5 with strict form.  If this seems too easy, you can also elevate your feet making the standard push-up more challenging.  Beforehand, work some handstand holds against a wall. 5 sets of :20 holds.

Perform a light jog. Throw in some backwards running, lateral shuffles and bear crawls.
You can also do yesterday's warm-up if you didn't do it already.

New shirt designs for our new online store launching in February

February Foundations is SOLD OUT!

Chinese Weightlifters Photo Set


Gymless WOD 1.14.09

5 Rounds for time of:
Split Jumps
12 Vertical Jumps 12" above standing reach 

Post time to comments. 

3 Rounds NFT:
5 Anterior Reaches, each leg
1:00 Lateral Plank, each side
:30 Jumping Jacks 


Thanks to Darren at Taylor Fitness for our new couch!

All SBKers are invited to CrossFit Virtuosity tonight at 7pm for a WOD followed by some BBQ at Fette Sau. Drop in rate is $20.  Post to comments if you plan on coming!

CrossFit South Brooklyn's new Group Class schedule is now up! We've posted it starting from Feb 1 onwards in the Events Calendar.  Here are the details:

All Level Group Classes
Mondays: 6am, 7am, 12pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Tuesday: 6am, 7am, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Wednesday: 12pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Thursday: 6am, 7am, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Friday: 6am, 7am, 12pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm
Saturday: 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm
Sunday: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm

Free Teaser Classes
Monday 12pm
Saturday 11am 

Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm
 Register Here!

Still to come... SBkids!, Mobility and Recovery Intensive, Rowing Club and Strength Intensive.

Get Stoked!



Gymless WOD 1.13.09

Perform the following couplet every minute on the minute for 15 Minutes
5 Push-Ups
10 Sit-Ups

5 laps around your block

Ryan and Leo during "TBL"

We've only got 3 more slots left for our evening February Foundations cycle.
Coaches: David and Laurel
Times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 8pm-9:15pm
Dates: 2/8/10 - 3/3/10  Register Here!

Check out this Free upcoming event hosted by our good friends at Lululemon Athletica Brooklyn:
Meditation Workshop
When: Sunday, Jan 31th from 11am-2pm
What: Meditation instructor, Sam Chase will take you through several different methods for meditation in order to find what you best respond to.
Where: Lululemon BK, 472 Bergen Street between 5th and 6th avenues.

Have you checked out the Primal Quest 2010 Google Group? Lots of chatter going on there!


Rest Day

Kira D Double Unders

If you're on a Mind Body Online contract and don't receive an email by this evening detailing the specifics of your account freeze, please email david(at) to ensure you won't be charged for our downtime.

If you had to advise one book on health/fitness to a friend, what would it be?
Judgment as a Virtue CF Journal
Active Hip 2.0 Mark Rippetoe


Thank You

Thank you to everyone who helped with the move yesterday.  With all your help and hard work, a potentially very daunting task ended up only taking a couple hours and being a lot of fun.  The strength and comradery of the community never ceases to amaze us.
Until the Degraw St. is up and running, we'll be posting at home workouts that require minimal equipment and keep you guys all updated on the move.

Today's Workout

+ DROM shoulders
+ Perform 15 Handstand kick-ups leading with each leg. Focus on consistency and grace.
+ Afterward, dedicate 15 minutes to handstand practice.  If you've got a roommate or better half, teach them how to spot a free standing handstand and use them instead of the wall.

Sleeping Giant

Down at Margie's Local, there's a kick-off post to the Primal Quest Challenge. Check it out!

New Age Cavemen and the City NY Times


"The Brooklyn Lyceum"

50 Burpees
25 Thrusters 95/65
50 Box Jumps, 24"/20"
25 Deadlifts 225/185
50 Double Unders
25 Pull-Ups
50 Burpees

Post time and scales to comments.

Assistance Work
Move an entire Gym 3 blocks away.


Thanks for all the great memories, Brooklyn Lyceum!


Back Squat

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

Post loads to comments.
compare to 1.2.10 and 12.26.09

4 Rounds NFT of:
5 Forward Rolls
10 Knees to Elbows
15 Dumbbell Swings

Primal Quest's first meeting is today at 1pm.  To better health!

Crash B Rowers are meeting at 11am today.

We'll start the move tomorrow at 1pm after the last class.  With enough help, it shouldn't take too long and we can all go out to eat afterward.  Everyone will be assigned to small teams with specific tasks. More information to come on tomorrow's post. Don't worry if you've got to cut out early as all help is appreciated. If you've got some tools (wrenches) to help disassemble the pull-up bar, please post to comments.

What workout or kind of workout do you think will come out of the "hopper" tomorrow?