Work up to a max Jerk for the day. If you’re newer to the lift, then work up a max Power Jerk or Push Press.
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21-15-9 Deadlifts 225/155
Scale the Handstand Push-Ups to 1 or 2 AbMats as appropriate or scale volume to 15-9-6, or even 12-6-3.
The deadlift should be medium heavy for you. Aim to complete each round in 1 to 3 sets.
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- Schedule Change: All CrossFit Kids programming is cancelled this weekend (May 27th-30th) for Memorial Day. Enjoy the long weekend!
- CFSBK Movie Night returns on June 24th at 8:00pm (after Open Gym). We want your suggestions as to which movie we should show, so please let us know in the comments section of the event page.
Introducing Katie Rose Hejtmanek
Editor’s Note: Katie Rose Hejtmanek, a professor of anthropology at Brooklyn College, just joined CFSBK this past week and is currently in Coach Chris Fox’s Foundations class. She’ll be doing research at CFSBK for a book, so we asked her to write a few words about herself and her project. Welcome, Katie!
Hi fellow CrossFit South Brooklyn members! My name is Katie Rose Hejtmanek, a new member, and cultural anthropologist. I am a professor of anthropology at Brooklyn College with a background in track and field, gymnastics, and volleyball. You will probably see me around; I am the woman taking notes on everything! I have obtained permission from David to do some research at CSBK.
So what am I doing? I am currently conducting research on strength sports in the United States (maybe beyond!). I am interested in the current popularity of strength sports in general and the culture of boxes and gyms in particular. I’m curious to know what attracts people to strength sports, what do people get out of the activity, and why do folks commit. Who joins and what are their stories?!
In order to answer my questions, I will do what anthropologists call “ethnography” or participant observation. I’ll hang out, observe classes of all kinds. I’ll participate in classes of all kinds. I recently joined and am currently in a Foundations Cycle. I want to experience first-hand what it is like to do the workouts, join the box, and build a community. This is classic cultural anthropology fieldwork. I will be writing in a notebook (old school) and these notes focus on public information. In other words, I will take notes on how many people are in the class, what the workouts are, what questions people have, and so on. But I do not write down names or personal information of individual people. This to protect anonymity. I had to obtain human subjects clearance from my university to do this research and I take these research ethics very seriously.
I would also like to interview people, listen to their individual stories. However, again to protect those who participate, I will change names in order to maintain confidentiality and anonymity.
I’ve also just joined Instagram (a hold out!) to learn about the social media aspect of the sport. My handle is @maxesandprs (the tentative title of the project is Maxes and PRs: Strength Sports and the Transformation of Bodies and Selves in Contemporary America).
I will conduct research at 3 different places in NY. So far I’ve interviewed athletes from all over the country – Oregon to DC. The goal in the coming year is to expand the project to other boxes and gyms in different states. The ultimate goal of this kind of research is to publish a book.
So when you see me around and if have any questions about what I’m doing, please don’t hesitate to ask. If you are interested in sharing your story with me, I’d be delighted. If there are things you think I should know, please share them with me. If you want more information before you do, you can check me out here and the variety of pages on the right hand side give more information as well. If you want more information on anthropology, you can check out this page.
If you have any questions or are interested in sharing your story you can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading and I hope to see you around CFSBK!!