Friday
Jul082016

Rest Day


Video of the Week: CrossFit Games athlete and former Junior Olympic weightlifter Kenneth Leverich went to the famed Muscle Beach disguised as an elderly gentleman and put the regulars to shame. Super funny!

This Week at CFSBK in Review

1. Tomorrow we'll be hosting OUTWOD during every group class from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Class will be "free" to any CrossFitter, but we'll ask all participants throughout the day to donate a drop in membership's worth to the Orlando Victims Fund. We encourage everyone to register through the OUTWOD site and make their donatation in advance. All classes will be running on our regular schedule.

2. Sunday's 11:00am Active Recovery class with Coach Fox is cancelled.

3. Tomorrow's 10:00am Yoga for Athletes class is ON with guest instructor Sasha S.

4. We caught you up on the CFSBK Classifieds. Don't forget to use this fun feature of the site!

5. Next Saturday, July 16th, we'll be hosting our first-ever Spikeball tournament! Head over to the event page for more details and to let us know if you're planning to compete. Spikeball!

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Yesterday's Whiteboard: Hang Snatch | Wall Balls, Farmer Carry
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Why Do So Many Artists Have Synesthesia? NY Mag

Thursday
Jul072016

Snatch | WOD 7.7.16

Hang Snatch

Every 90 seconds for 10 reps:
1 Mid-Hang Snatch

Start at about 50% and work up as appropriate. If you're newer or less flexible, then perform a Mid-Hang Power Snatch plus your best Overhead Squat.

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5 Rounds for Time:
15 Wall Ball Shots 20/10, 14/9
50m 1-Arm Farmer Carry, Left
50m 1-Arm Farmer Carry, Right

The carries should be heavy. Use last week's carries to inform you of a weight to use today.

Post time and Rx to comments.

Saturday, July 16th: Spikeball Tournament!

What?

An afternoon of friendly Spikeball competition. Haven't played before? Don't worry! It's pretty simple, and the video above explains everything. All are invited! Please let us know in the comments section of the event page if you plan to compete. Teams (of two) can declare beforehand, or we'll pair you up the day of the tournament. The top three winning teams go on the leaderboard until the next tournament!

When?
Saturday, July 16th at 4:00pm. We'll start with about 30 minutes of practice and organization. The tournament proper will begin at 4:30, but please be at 597 by 4:00 so we know how many people are participating.

Head on over to the event page to sign up and see more videos!

News and Notes

  • Today's 9:00am Yoga class with Jaclyn K. is cancelled.
  • This Saturday we'll be hosting OUTWOD during every group class from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Class will be "free" to any CrossFitter, but we'll ask all participants throughout the day to donate a drop in membership's worth to the Orlando Victims Fund. Participants can donate money in advance, but we'll also set up a computer at our front desk for donations throughout the day. All classes will be running on our regular schedule.  
  • Sunday's 11:00am Active Recovery class with Coach Fox is cancelled.

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Yesterday's Whiteboard: Front Squat | Row, Burpees, KB Swings, Box Jumps
Slushies vs. Frozen Underwear for Hot Weather Workouts NY Times
Dad's Eyes Well Up At Sight Of Perfectly Packed Cooler

Wednesday
Jul062016

Front Squat | WOD 7.6.16

Front Squat

Fitness
3 x 5 Linear Progression

Add 5-10 lbs to last week's weight.

Performance
3 x 6

Heavier than last week

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5 Rounds for Time:
200m Row
15 Burpees
20 Russian Kettlebell Swings 53/35
15 Box Jumps 24/20"

Post time and Rx to comments.

KLove showing off her handstand skills  in the Azores. We are not jealous, not jealous at all 

  • Tomorrow's 9:00am Yoga class with Jaclyn K. is cancelled.

This Saturday, July 9th: OUTWOD at CFSBK

On July 9th CFSBK will be hosting an OUTWOD workout for every group class as part of a national benefit for victims of the Orlando shooting. CrossFit gyms from New York, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, LA, and Tennessee will be participating in this special OUTWOD event. Class will be "free" to any CrossFitter, but we'll ask all participants throughout the day to donate a drop in membership's worth to the Orlando Victims Fund
 
Please register in advance and make your donation here. If you're a visitor, please be sure to fill out our online visitor waiver. CFSBK rainbow tees will be available the day of the event.
Tuesday
Jul052016

Rest Day

Don't just track your gainz. Track your gainz in style

New Merch!

In addition to our new and (much) improved log books (shown above and available at the front desk for $20), we also have CFSBK 3D logo shirts for sale ($25). They come in both a men's t-shirt (modeled here by Coach Ro) and a women's crop top (modeled by Coach JB). CFSBK rainbow tees are coming soon!

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How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond The Gym NY Mag
Learning How To Snatch Barbell Brigade

Monday
Jul042016

Bench Press / Bent-Over Row | WOD 7.4.16

Bench Press / Bent-Over Row Superset*

1A) Barbell Bench Press

Fitness
3 x 5 Linear Progression

Add a few pounds to last week's weight.

Performance
3 x 10

Go heavier than last week. 

1B) Barbell Bent-Over Row

Fitness
3 x 5 Linear Progression

Add a few pounds to last week's weight.

Performance
3 x 10

In both cases, keep these light enough to perform strictly and with solid form. Don't let these turn into an ego exercise. Really think about the movement rather than the weight moved. Keep the following notes in mind:

1) Set up like a Clean and Deadlift the bar up.
2) Hip hinge until bar is at least below the knee (try to be as horizontal as possible).
3) Maintaining a consistent back angle, pull your elbows up and back and aim to hit your stomach (not your chest) with the barbell.
4) Start with a weight that allows all the reps to be done perfect and without momentum. It should feel too light to start.

*Superset means that you perform a set of exercise A (in this case the Bench Press) and then after a short rest, 30 seconds to a minute, you perform a set of exercise B (in this case the Barbell Bent-Over Row). You then rest a short period before returning to exercise A and continue in this fashion until all warm up and work sets are completed.

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5 Rounds for Time:
3 Muscle-Ups
5 Hang Power Snatches 115/75
270m Run

The Snatches should be light and unbroken today, so scale accordingly. Sub 3 Jumping Muscle-Ups (buy-in is a mature ring support + 5 strict Ring Dips) or 10 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups if you don't have Muscle-Ups on the high rings. Sub Jumping Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups as needed.

Post time and Rx to comments.

CFSBK photographer extraordinaire Thomas H. just goofin' around

Happy 4th of July from CFSBK!

We here at CFSBK wish you a happy Independence Day. All classes and CrossFit Kids programming are cancelled today. We'll be open for Open Gym hours from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Regular programming will resume tomorrow. Have fun and be safe!

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Yesterday's Whiteboard: Clean and Jerk | Deadlifts, Double-Unders
Glide Blissfully Across The Entire Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Gothamist

Sunday
Jul032016

Clean and Jerk | WOD 7.3.16

Clean and Jerk

Fitness
Clean Deadlift + Mid-Hang Clean + 2 Power Jerks:
5x (1+1+2)

Warm up to a medium-heavy load and perform 5 sets across of the complex.

Performance
Clean Pull + Hang Clean + Power Jerk + Jerk

Work up to a heavy load on the complex.

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For Time:
5 Deadlifts 365/255
50 Double-Unders
5 Deadlifts
40 Double-Unders
3 Deadlifts
30 Double-Unders
2 Deadlifts
20 Double-Unders
1 Deadlift
10 Double-Unders

Today's Deadlift in the metcon is meant to be a heavy stimulus, so scale accordingly and use upward of 80% of your 1RM. These will be done unbroken on the fast end, but breaking them up quickly is appropriate if you have trouble organizing touch-and-go reps at high loads. In either case, be sure to keep a neutral spine and load the hips on the decent if performing touch-and-go reps. The scaling option for dubs is 2x singles or 20-16-12-8-4 attempts.

Post time and Rx to comments.


Meredith R. and Matt E. high five in the final frame of the CFSBK sitcom pilot | Photo by Thomas H.

  • Schedule Changes: Today's CrossFit Kids programming is cancelled. For tomorrow, the 4th of July, we'll be offering Open Gym from 8:00am to 12:00pm

Catching Up with the CFSBK Classifieds

Did you know that we offer a classifieds section of the website for our members? Well, we do! Here are a few examples of goods and services up for grabs at the moment: 

  • Actually, there are no goods. It looks like all of the goods that are currently posted have been sold. Get on there and post some more! CFSBK members have advertised everything from juicers to furniture to cars (no illegal exotic animals, please).
  • Paul A. and his wife are looking for an apartment. Got any leads?
  • Stella Z. wants you to join the CFSBK Pub Quiz Team! They'll be competing Mondays at 8:00pm at The Gate.
  • Colleen M. is looking to swap veggie CSA shares

We hope you'll take advantage of this fun feature. Many people have found roommates there. Why deal with Craigslist when you can live with your workout partner?
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The Ambiguous Cylinder Optical Illusion Kottke
Beatriz Piron: 108kg Clean and Jerk Hookgrip

Saturday
Jul022016

Back Squat | WOD 7.2.16

Back Squat

Fitness
3 x 5 Linear Progression

Add 5-10 lbs to last week.

Performance
3 x 6

Heavier than last week.

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5 Rounds or 20 Minutes:
6ea Lateral Dumbbell Step-Ups
6 Strict Pull-Ups
270m Run

Choose a medium-heavy load on the step ups but not so heavy that you need to use a bunch of momentum off the trail leg. Keep the knee of the working leg tracking over the middle toes of the foot and control the descent on of the movement. The Pull-Ups can be banded or weighted as needed.

Post time and Rx to comments.

Next Saturday, July 9th: OUTWOD at CFSBK

On July 9th CFSBK will be hosting an OUTWOD workout for every group class as part of a national benefit for victims of the Orlando shooting. CrossFit gyms from New York, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, LA, and Tennessee will be participating in this special OUTWOD event. Class will be "free" to any CrossFitter but we'll ask all participants throughout the day to donate a drop in membership's worth to the Orlando Victims Fund
 
Participants can donate money in advance, but we'll also set up a computer at our front desk for donations throughout the day. We can't wait to see you there.

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Yesterday's Whiteboard: Rest Day
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Pistol Squat Progression WODprep