Clean and Jerk Complex
Every 90 seconds for 8 rounds:
Clean High Pull + Low Hang (1″) Clean + Split Jerk
Work up to a heavy load for the day.
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4 Rounds for Time:
12 Power Cleans 135/95
3 Bar Muscle-Ups
The Power Cleans should be light, done in 2-3 quick sets or unbroken on the fast end. Scale the Bar Muscle-Ups to Jumping Bar Muscle-Ups or 3 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups + 6 Push-Ups as needed. Aim for even splits on all rounds (i.e., don’t come out blazing only to flame out).
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Behind the Desk: Kate T.
Over the next month or so, you can look forward to new installments of our 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.
Last time, it was Karina S. And now (drum roll, please)…
Name (and any nicknames):
Kate; “Tatch”—never came by many nicknames, so I’m open! DO has been trying to make “Tik-Taks” happen, but we’ll see.
Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Born in Elmira, NY, and moved around a bunch between then and now—6 states later I’m back in NY. Spent most of my growing up years (middle and high school) in Cecil County, Maryland.
How long have you been CrossFitting, and how did you arrive at CFSBK?
Started CrossFitting here at CFSBK last August. I was always an athlete (volleyball, basketball, tennis in high school; tennis and then rugby in college), but “fitness” was just a result of sports, not something I ever worked on. After a decade or so of half-assed gym memberships, occasional pick-up games, and sitting at a desk, I knew I needed to do something more committed. My coworker (and fellow CFSBKer), Jen B., invited me to join her for the Sunday Intro Class here and I was immediately hooked (if a little intimidated).
Program your nightmare workout:
They are all terrifying/terrible. I am inherently lazy, but competitive and motivated by teamwork. CrossFit has been cool because I just need to get to the gym, and then hey look, I’m actually doing things! That said, workouts with Dumbbell Thrusters are particularly nightmarish.
What are you recommending right now?
I’ve been a podcast junkie lately. Favorites are RadioLab, Myths & Legends, and S-Town.
What are you up to when you’re not at 597 Degraw Street?
I’m a librarian working full time for a social-sector capacity building organization called Foundation Center. You can also find me at the LIU-Brooklyn library about once a week. I spend a lot of time traveling, networking, and presenting to nonprofit grantseekers and attending library conferences (which are more fun than you think, I promise). Otherwise, I like to wander around Brooklyn and the Internets.
What are three things you can’t live without?
1) All the water. I probably drink a gallon a day.
2) Burt’s Bees Pomegranate lip balm.
3) Comfortable footwear. You might have seen me rocking the socks and sandals behind the desk. No regrets!
Any front-desk public service announcements?
I will learn all your names eventually, I promise!
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