Fitness: Hang Snatch 1RM
Performance: Hip Snatch 1RM
Watch this video to familiarize yourself with the hip snatch. The bar stays in the hips. Note the dynamic nature of the lift, that there is no pause in the hang but an aggressive and immediate extension.
For both versions of the lift, catch as low as your mobility allows. Don’t start to catch higher as the weight gets heavier, get comfy down there! No pressing out.
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At 0:00: Run 1 Mile (at about 85% pace)
At 10:00: Row 2,000m (at about 85% pace)
These should be challenging but not maximal efforts. You should have some rest between the run and the row.
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Behind the Desk: Sarah M.
You all love the Underneath the Hoodie series and now we’ve brought back the Behind the Desk series, 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.
A few weeks ago, it was Charlie. And now (drum roll, please), introducing…
Name (and any nicknames): Sarah Mount, Mount, sarahdactyl
Where were you born and where did you grow up: Born in Buffalo, NY and raised between Rochester, NY and Cleveland, OH.
How long have you been CrossFitting, and how did you arrive at CFSBK? Did Foundations in May of 2014 and started coming regularly around August 2014. I was introduced to CFSBK by my dear, sweet friend Megan Dolce. We worked together at the lululemon in Brooklyn and she was always doing CrossFit all the time and I was intrigued/left out/wanted to know what it was all about. Needless to say, I got hooked pretty quick! I get really competitive with myself and have really enjoyed watching my body change while learning about/improving at the lifts. Even though there are a few CrossFit boxes closer to my apartment, I feel really rooted in this community and I can’t picture myself anywhere else.
What are you up to when you’re not at 597 Degraw Street: I’m a singer/songwriter so that’s what I’m doing mainly, or trying to do anyway. I’m writing/recording/rehearsing and then also nannying for two pretty cool three-year-olds in Prospect Heights!
First album that you loved: No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom, closely followed by Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill
“Ask me about that time I…”: moved to Spain for a year to pursue a masters, having never left the US before. And then the actual five times I was robbed while living there.
Favorite and least favorite lift: My favorite is probably the back squat. Least favorite used to be the snatch but I’ve been working on it and I kind of dig it now. Can I say my least favorite is nothing? I like all the things.
Any Front Desk PSAs you’d like to share? The Front Desk staff works really hard and likes snacks. So you can bring us snacks and any other presents if you want to. Kidddding, just keep being a rad community and don’t make a mess at the gym!
Catching Up With CFSBK Classifieds and Travel Gym Recommendations
- Coach JB‘s other place of employment, Ithaka S+R, a non-profit research and consulting firm that focuses on higher education, is looking to fill three research positions. Check them out here.
- Don’t forget about Stella Z.‘s choir, which will be performing on Thursday, March 26 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on the Upper West Side. Tickets and full details available here.
- If you work for a business that has any documentation needs (or you currently keep all your passwords in an Excel file marked “passwords” and don’t want to become the next Sony Pictures), check out Todd C.‘s recent post about how his company can help.
- Bob S. wrote about his recent experience at Lutece CrossFit Paris, and Dave P. wrote about CrossFit Jogo in Bellingham, WA.
Have a service you want to share with CFSBK’s community, or a need you think one of us could meet? Or stuff you want to give away/animals in need of adoption/tickets for sale/etc.? Post in CFSBK’s Classifieds! Our members have found apartments, pets, and jobs through our forum.
Visited a new affiliate while traveling recently, or forgot to write one up from past travels? Post a recommendation (or friendly warning) now!