In 10:00, work up to a heavy but perfect Power Clean for the day.
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Week 2 of 6
5:00 Bike/Row for Calories
Then in remaining time, rounds of:
Rest 5 minutes
Work at a sustainable, repeatable pace, just slightly above conversational. Shoot for consistent scores for the bike/row and rounds completed on both intervals. Walk or stretch during the rest period.
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Behind the Desk: Julie Barnard
Over the past few weeks we’ve been bringing blog readers new installments of our Behind the Desk series, in which we talk to 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 week, we learned more about Aaron W. This week, let’s find out about a front desker who has been around since before we had a front desk…
Name (and any nicknames):
Julie Barnard, a.k.a. JB, a.k.a. OGJB
Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Born in Columbus, Ohio (GO BUCKEYES) and raised on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
How long have you been CrossFitting, and how did you arrive at CFSBK?
I can’t remember exactly when I joined the gym, but it was back when we paid by the honor system in an envelope and signed ourselves into class in a notebook. I was dating someone who had a Total and was all whaaat is theeeeese and that was all it took! I kept CFSBK when we broke up.
Program your dream workout:
“Pigs in a Blanket”
AMRAP 20 Minutes:
10 Slam Balls
Ask me about that time I…
Climbed across a chain-link fence that borders the Gowanus. As in: fence, JB’s hands-and-toes death grip, Gowanus.
What are you recommending right now?
I highly recommend the TV show Letterkenny. It’s like a charming and sweet version of It’s Always Sunny. I also am into the glassblowing reality show on Netflix called Blown Away and another reality show called Below Deck. It’s like Melrose Place but on a BOAT.
What are 3 (non-essential like food and water) things you can’t live without?
I cannot live without my e-reader. It’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. My tub of CBD/THC cream that I use for pain management. It’s EPIC and allows my busted body parts to actually move, and my little Rita pup’s little squishy ball. She passed away last year and it goes everywhere with me.
If you had to switch careers today, what would you choose to do?
I’m currently in a work transition and trying to figure out exactly that, but my fantasy job since I was little was to be a librarian.
What are you up to when you’re not at 597 Degraw Street?
I’m writing dad jokes and pairing them with cat photos, walking dogs, and documenting the graffiti scene in NYC.
What’s the first movie or album you ever loved?
The Clash’s first record The Clash.
You have friends or family coming to visit from out of town. What do you take them to do in NYC?
I take them to Coney Island about 2 hours before sunset. I make sure they have a nice roadie in a coffee cup and walk them down the boardwalk starting at Brighton, refreshing the roadies as we go, convince them to ride The Cyclone, get a corn dog at Nathan’s, and then repeat the walk back to catch the train at Brighton. Two views in one visit!
What are your favorite and least favorite lifts?
I’m not doing much barbell work these days due to some injuries, but when I was in Starting Strength with Jeremy, I loved that I finally achieved my first, and second and third, Chin-Ups. That is my favorite achievement and lift (do you get it?). My least favorite anything has always been Front Squats.
Do you have any front-desk public service announcements?
I definitely do! We love when you check-in. Please check-in. We love seeing your sweet faces at the front desk checking in! I want to take this opportunity to give a shoutout to whoever is pranking the fridge whenever I stock it during my shifts. Well played whoever you are, taking exactly the center drink out of the middle row, well played.
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