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Week 5 of 7
3 Rounds for Time:
15 Push Presses 95/65
The barbell should be light for you, unbroken on the fast end. Use bands or self-assisted for the Pull-Ups as needed.
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March Athlete of the Month: Clementine S.
By Lynsey Roddam
This Athlete of the Month is a very special one. It’s the first time we’ve bestowed this honor on one of our CrossFit kids, and we’re very proud to bring you this interview with Clementine S. by Coach Lynsey, who directs our CrossFit Youth programs. Give Clem a high five next time you see her! And go HERE to learn more about our CrossFit Youth programs.
Lynsey: Congratulations, Clem! You have made history at CFSBK by being the first kid to be crowned Athlete of the Month! How do you feel?
Clementine: I’m really happy about it, especially since no other kid has been chosen before, so that’s exciting.
Lynsey: One of the reasons we chose you is because of the dedication you have shown to our program. Do you know how long have you been coming to CFSBK?
Clementine: I think 3 years.
Lynsey: That’s right! You’ve been a member of CFSBK since April 2016, which is amazing! What makes you keep on coming?
Clementine: Well, my dad says it’s like the gym class you never had, and I agree because in gym you run and don’t really do anything that’s fun. At CrossFit you have fun and learn how to workout properly, and we’re always shown the proper technique.
Lynsey: What are some of your favorite things to do in class?
Clementine: I really like everything … except for Burpees and running! I like Squats and I like lifting weights because it shows that I’m getting stronger and stronger.
Lynsey: Do you feel like you’ve made a huge amount of progress since you first started?
Clementine: Oh definitely! At first I just used the 5 lb. dumbbells, but now I can lift heavier weights than that. I also have a better approach to the workouts. I know what I can do and what I can’t do and how to set a goal for myself.
Lynsey: What hobbies do you have outside of CrossFit?
Clementine: I really love performing, so I go to dance classes, and I go to chorus because I love singing. I read a lot, and I love hanging out with my friends. Sometimes I work behind the counter at my dad’s store Shelsky’s of Brooklyn.
Lynsey: A CrossFitter and a dancer—you sound like me! Tell me about your school. What are your favorite subjects?
Clementine: I go to Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, and I’m in 6th Grade, so it’s my first year there. I really like it because it pushes and challenges me, and I’ve made a lot of friends. It’s really fun, especially because we have dance class, which I didn’t have in my old school. I also really love math and science.
Lynsey: Am I right in thinking you speak French?
Clementine: Yes, I speak French! My Mom is French, so I went to a French speaking school before, but now I’m learning Mandarin.
Lynsey: Wow! That’s impressive! How’s that going?
Clementine: It’s fun! It’s challenging, but it’s cool to learn another language.
Lynsey: So, you’re CrossFit Ninja, a performer, bilingual, and a keen mathematician and scientist! With so many talents, do you know what profession you’d like to be in when you grow up?
Clementine: I’m trying to decide between a doctor and a lawyer. It means I would have to stay in school for longer, but I will get to help people, which is what I really want to do.
Lynsey: That’s awesome! If you were to choose the next AOM, what qualities would you look for?
Clementine: I think they should definitely be hard working, and they should love CrossFit as much as I do!
News and Notes
- A new cycle of Coach Ro’s Anti-Gravity Strength class starts Saturday the 9th, and there are just 5 spots left. Go HERE to learn more and claim one!
- Starting today, we’re making some tweaks to our class schedule to better serve our community. Here’s what’s happening: Tuesday’s 5:30pm Strong Fit class will be dropped. Anti-Gravity classes will switch to days and times. AG will now meet Wednesdays at 5:30pm and Saturdays at 1pm.
- Don’t forget to submit your 19.2 scores to the CrossFit Games site by 8pm tonight!
- Pilates is cancelled on Sunday, March 10th.
Yesterday’s Results Board
19.1 Workout Analysis CrossFit Games
Can You Put Your Kids on a Strength Training Program? Starting Strength