3 Rounds for Time:
10 Power Snatches 135/95
3 Rounds for Time:
10 Power Snatches 95/65
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Week 3 of 8
Partner AMRAP 6 Minutes:
8 Dumbbell Skull Crushers
8 Dumbbell Floor Presses
Post rounds, reps, and partner to comments.
Better Know a Member: Omar Francis
As we head into 2019, blog readers can look forward to new installments of our Better Know a Member series. For the past 3 years, we’ve been bringing you these profiles from across our community of kind, interesting, wonderful members. In our first profile of this round, let’s get to know Omar F. Say “hey” next time you see him!
Name (and any nicknames):
Where were you born and where did you grow up?
NYC born and raised, in The Bronx. I’ve only lived in Brooklyn for about 8 years now.
How long have you been CrossFitting, and how did you arrive at CFSBK?
Me and Inna (my wife) started working out in our friend Pearl’s garage. During that time we were introduced to various CrossFit movements like Squats, Deadlifts, Bench Press, and such. We even went Keto for a while (about 9 or so months), which had results, but ultimately wasn’t sustainable. Pearl then recommended CSFBK, and we took the Foundations class. I initially started with just class cards while deciding to make the commitment, until I was in a group class workout and I was the last one to come back in after running, and all of the equipment was put away since they thought that everyone was done with the workout. Someone then asked if I wanted to finish, and I said, “Sure.” About 3 or 4 people took the time to get my equipment back out for me to finish the workout and cheer me on. I made my decision then, and haven’t looked back! I’ve been more of the regular coming to class, as Inna is baking a daughter at the moment, but I imagine she will be back soon enough.
Ask me about that time I…
Went rollerblading with my father at our local park.
What are you up to when you’re not at 597 Degraw Street?
Probably at 608 Degraw Street doing some mobility work or working on my running. But seriously, most of my time currently is spent preparing for my daughter’s arrival and the usual work/commute grind. I also play some video games when I have the time.
What are 3 things you can’t live without
1) Having a hobby to focus on. Right now that is CrossFit.
2) My cellphone
3) Goals to work towards. I’m learning Russian!
What is your hidden talent?
I can flare my nostrils. Inna gets a kick out of it. Looking forward to my daughter getting a kick out of it as well.
What are you favorite and least favorite lifts?
Favorite: Probably Deadlift.
Least favorite: Thrusters
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