The Floor Press is essentially a Bench Press minus the actual bench. At the bottom of each rep, there will be a momentary pause before locking the bar out over the chest. The pause at the bottom of a Floor Press does two things; firstly it removes the stretch reflex normally present in Bench Pressing. This will produce a similar training effect as seen in Box Squats where the pause at the bottom forces your muscles to move the weight without the benefit of an elastic rebound. Secondly, a slow and controlled Floor Press will protect your wrists and upper arms. That’s also pretty important..
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As Many Rounds as Possible in 7 Minutes of:
15 Box Jumps
15 Kettlebell Swings
Choose an Rx that will allow you to non-stop for all 7 minutes.
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Upcoming Rest Day Dinners
Want to wine and dine with some fellow CrossFitters? Check out these upcoming Rest Day Dinners hosted by the CFSBK community.
- 02/03/12 Rest Day Dinner #4
- 02/10/11 Rest Day Dinner #5
- 02/17/12 Rest Day Dinner #6
- 02/24/12 Rest Day Dinner #7
- 03/10/12 End of Challenge Potluck and Awards Ceremony
Announcing Ken’s Ring Strength Series
Join guest Gymnastics Coach Ken H as he takes you through 4 weeks of gymnastics strength training with an emphasis on developing a rudimentary ring routine. Each class will include a proper warm-up, stretching and then use both isometric and dynamic strength exercises to develop: core strength while learning transitions on the rings, levers, muscle-ups and planches. Students will also have strength and flexibility assignments to do on the outside of class. Space is limited so sign up today!
1 Strict Pull-Up, Women
3 Strict Pull-Ups, Men
5 Push-Ups, Women
10 Push-Ups, Men
Class Dates and Times:
Sunday, February 12th
Sunday, February 19th
Sunday, February 26th
Sunday, March 4th
Please email David(AT)CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com
Ken Haller’s Bio
Ken was a nationally competitive gymnast in Newton Ma and at the University of Michigan. After graduating, Ken coached for eight years at Capital Gymnastics in Northern Virginia where he coached regional and national champions. His students have gone on to be NCAA champions, and members of Cirque du Soliel. In searching for an activity to replace gymnastics, Ken filled the void with rock climbing and yoga for the past ten years and recently found CrossFit to round out his training.