Power Clean and Jerk
Every minute on the minute x 10 minutes:
Power Clean + Mid-Hang Clean + Power Jerk
Build to a heavy load on the complex.
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Exposure 6 of 8
50 Calorie Row
40 Handstand Push-Ups
30 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
40 Push Presses 95/65
50 Calorie Row
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The Iron Maidens Raw Open and the Stay Strong Scholarship
You probably know that The Iron Maidens Raw Open, our women-only powerlifting meet slated for February 18th, is one of our most anticipated events of the year. 60 women, from CFSBK and beyond, will test their strength at Back Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift.
For the second year in a row, Iron Maidens lifters will raise funds to support the Stay Strong Scholarship. The Iron Maidens Stay Strong Scholarship is operated by Grace Outreach, a South Bronx based non-profit that works with women to further their financial goals and gain financial independence. Students at GO face significant financial barriers to starting college. They are first generation college students who are low-income and working to support their families.
All of the money we raise supports a scholarship fund that pays for 80% of college tuition for undocumented students or women who have been victims of predatory for-profit colleges. Students in these financial situations have no access to financial aid dollars and the undocumented students are ineligible for most scholarships.
The Stay Strong Scholarship sent 7 women to college last year, and they’re all thriving, but if we don’t raise at least $24,000 this year we won’t be able to keep them enrolled. This is the prime time to be supporting this cause. The undocumented women we support are more vulnerable than ever given the current , and as a collective group of strong women we are all aware of the political and social issues they face.
Now, more than ever, we are proud to be giving this necessary support to undocumented women who are working to improve their lives through education. This scholarship rewards persistence—the grit and determination to keep going during hard times. We believe this recognizes and addresses the reality our students face, and also captures the essence of the Iron Maidens Competition.
How can you get involved? If you’re an Iron Maidens competitior, make sure you’ve signed up through the Crowdrise page, and get started with fundraising by reaching out to your friends, family, and professional networks. If you’re not competing, show some love by donating to your favorite lifter(s) through the 2017 Crowdrise campaign here.
Join Us for the CFSBK Community Potluck this Saturday at 7pm
We’re excited to get everyone in house to break bacon and socialize together outside of normal classes. This event will simultaneously kick off the new year, support the Look Feel Perform Better Challenge, and bring folks from all times and corners of the gym together.
This event is open to everyone and all are encouraged to come. See the event page for more details, and post in the comments there to let us know what you’re planning to bring. We can’t wait to see you there!
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