Dutch Lowy Training Seminar

Sarah tracks her progress

Classes have been canceled today for Dutch Lowy's Training Seminar.  Remember that we're going to have two L1 classes tomorrow morning.  If possible, we'd like to get the newer folks coming to the 10am class and the intermediate L1 athletes showing up to the 11am class. 
Enjoy the day off and go do something outdoors!


Rest Day

Brian classes up Intensity

From our own Steph P:
"I'm doing the NYC Triathlon (Olympic distance tri - 1 mile swim, 24 mile bike, 3.1 mile run) as part of Team Fox, Michael J. Fox's foundation for Parkinson's research to raise money and awareness.

My fundraising page is here
I've received so much support already that I have increased my fundraising goal to $3200."

Please support Steph as she takes on this great cause and challenging event!


WOD 3.26.09

5 Rounds for time of:
5 Power Cleans, 155lbs
10 Pull-ups

Accessory Work
Rotator Cuff Prehab 1
Mobility Focus

Adductor prep before the WOD

Remember, no classes this Saturday for Dutch Lowy's Training Seminar.  We will have two L1 classes on Sunday to compensate for the exceptionally large groups we've had lately.

Here is a nice email I got recently:
I was up there are trained with y’all during Thanksgiving time of last year. Anyway I wore my SBK Crossfit Shirt to a cert down here in florida last month. Everyone loved it. EVERYONE!
Just figured I would pass on the love.
Joseph Phelan

Defranco's Gym Training Montage You Tube
Defranco's Training


Back Squat


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Accessory Work
3 Rounds NFT
3 Heavy Turkish Get-Ups, Each Side
20 Split Jumps


Gabe works on his ring strength

Ready for another CrossFit "Beyond the Box" outing??

Rock Climbing!
Date:  Saturday, April 4th
The Rock Club

130 Rhodes Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Time: 2pm (meeting at the Lyceum at 12:30pm)
Price:  $25 (includes 1 hour class, equipment rental and unlimited climbing
till close) This is a special group rate for CFSBK.

This event is open to all SBK friends and family as well.  Climbing shoes, harnesses and climbing lessons are all included in the $25 fee, if you're interested in attending (and if you have a car) please let us know in the comments section.  More info to come!

Climbing links:
Yosemite Rating System
Figure 8 Follow Through Knot
Climber Communication

Also, This weekends class schedule is as follows:

Sunday: 10am Level 1, 11am Level 1, 12pm Level 2

Check out the SBK Calendar located under the upcoming events tab.


Rest Day

Group Warm-Ups

April Foundations Dates are:
4/6, 4/9, 4/13, 4/20, 4/16, 4/23, 4/27, 4/30
Classes will be meeting on Mondays and Thursdays at 8pm.  There are only 3 slots left so Get on it!


Weighted Pull-Up


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Accessory Work
Jump Rope Practice, 10 Minutes
Rotary Medball Fights


Ashley sticks with Gabrus during his last Burpees

Remember that there will be No classes this Saturday for Dutch Lowy's Trainer Development Seminar.
Check the CFSBK google calender for our upcoming schedule.

Dutch does 3-2-1 reps of Snatch 176lbs and Clean and Jerk 220lbs.


Frequently Asked Questions


1. What should I bring?
Clothing: Comfortable athletic clothing to exercise in.  Sometimes people ask us about preferred footwear, we encourage a low profile shoe like Inov8's, chuck tailors or vibrams.  Regular running shoes will work fine too.

Notebook: Bring a notebook or pad to log your workouts in.  You'll be expected to track all your workouts moving forward.

Water/Food: Feel free to bring a reusable water bottle, otherwise we have cups and water pitchers if you forget.  Some people bring snacks or post workout meals, a piece of fruit is a good option.

2. What if I can't make all the classes?

It's not uncommon for people to miss a class due to a previous engagement.  Foundations students are allowed to miss one class  before having to purchase private training sessions in order to graduate the cycle.  Like a college course, you are responsible for the material you miss, please let us know if you're going to miss a class and we can discuss your options.

3. Do you have showers at your facility?
We do not have showers at CFSBK

4. Can I bring my bike inside?

We're a bike friendly facility.  Ride on down!

5. My Foundations cycle is X weeks away. What should I do until then?

If you've already got an exercise routine, keep up your program until you start with us.  If you'd like, you can also check out the syllabus and try a few of the simpler exercises on your own.  These videos and descriptions are a valuable learning and reference tool for you throughout Foundations.

A lack Flexibility in any major joint can impede your progress with us. We highly recommend you start following Dr. Kelly Starrett's MobilityWOD.  Every day he posts a short stretch/soft tissue video for you to do on your own. Great stuff!!!

We also have an Active Recovery Class which is open to the public and a great supplement to you new training regimen.

6. What about Nutrition?

Here is an introductory nutrition article about our recommended dietary approach. Once you've read it check out these two .pdf's by Robb Wolf: The Quick Start Guide and Shopping List

7. What do I do after Foundations?

Once you've completed the cycle you can begin attending Group Classes.  Where Foundations focused on technique, your first 6 weeks of Group classes should focus on consistency.  We encourage low to moderate intensity for the first 6 weeks of Group before beginning to really ratchet things up.  You will not be expected to remember everything you learned and there will be time set aside at the beginning of every class to review the day's movements and scaling.

If you feel like you might not be ready for the demands of Group Classes, we've also got a scaled down version called On Ramp.  If you're interested, click here!

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