15-9-6 Reps For Time of:
Barbell Thrusters, 165/110
Chest to Bar Pull-Ups
Post time and Rx to comments.
Here is the next installment in our new series called Behind the Desk, about our beloved and much appreciated Front Desk staff. These CrossFitters take care of the important duties of checking in our members, handling walk-ins, tidying up after classes, and so many other things that it would take forever to list them. They are the glue that holds this gym together.
Full name: Jaclyn Kahn
Where were you born and where did you grow up:
Born in NJ (please don’t judge), grew up half in Jersey and half in Manhattan
First album that you loved:
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik
What are you up to when you’re not at 597 Degraw Street:
Teaching yoga around Brooklyn and Manhattan
“Ask me about that time I…”:
Met a Bedouin in Petra
Earth is about to implode but aliens on a previously undiscovered planet named Euripides want to preserve one artifact from humans. What would you offer them?
I really don’t know.. maybe a toilet bowl? A computer is so obvious and a newspaper or diary won’t really last too long as it’s made of paper.
Favorite shade of blue:
By: Chris Fox
FYI Gang – I think the snatch is the coolest thing you can do with a barbell. Yesterday’s snatch work was not meant to set a new snatch PR, or really even come close (unless you’re a brand new newb). Most people were probably (or should have been) working in the 70-85% range. The positions and pauses are meant to slow you down so you can ingrain them for when you do pull at full speed again. It’s about taking the bar off the floor in a controlled manner so you can pull it to the position it needs to be to execute a beautiful and ferocious snatch, which of course is the end goal. If the first pull (off the floor) is rushed, if the back angle is not held consistent (by picking the chest up too soon) until the mid-hang, if the bar doesn’t come from the mid-hang through the hips (by moving the knees forward too soon) in the power position…all of these faults will likely result in a missed lift (usually forward,) or even worse an ugly pressed out snatch-type-thing. Nobody wants to practice crappy movement. We’re here to move better each week, and there can be a lot of progress made in that regard at lower weights. We’ll be seeing position work and some pauses throughout this cycle. Be patient, young padawan. You should add enough weight to have some feedback from the bar but not enough that you can’t maintain positions and perform a proper snatch.
Three cheers to the snatch!
Happy Birthday, Coach Fox!