Kipping Pull-Up Strength/Skill Work
Choose an appropriate track to work on today.
Foundational Strength Building Superset
A1) 4-6 x 5 Strict Pull-Ups/Chin-Ups
A2) 4-6 x :10-:20 Chin-over-Bar Hang
A3) 4-6x 10 Dumbbell Reverse Grip Curls
Use assistance on the Pull-Ups as needed. For the Chin-over-Bar hang, either go directly into it from your last Pull-Up or jump to the position after a brief rest. Focus on pulling your elbows down and back and aiming your sternum to the bar. Choose a load for the curls that you could perform for 12-14 reps at a “slower down-faster up” tempo.
Intermediate Skill/Strength Building Superset
Focus on a tight rhythm on the Beat Swings. You should be able to stop swinging on a dime! Focus also on holding you chin over and close to the bar with your elbows pulled down and back. Alternately, to begin to work on cycling reps you can perform 4-6 sets of 3-5 reps of a complex of: 3 Beat Swings + 1 Paused Kipping Pull-Up.
C) Advanced Skill/Capacity Building
A) 4-6 x 5 Paused Kipping Pull-Ups
Pause at the top with chin over bar (or chest-to-bar if you can) before cycling on to the next rep. You also have the option to work on Butterfly Pull-Ups here if you already can consistently perform regular Kipping Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups.
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Week 2 of 6
The Snatch work should be relatively light and unbroken. Focus on a close bar path and staying upright and stable on the Overhead Squats, modifying to Front or Goblet Squats as needed. The Pull ups (or variant) should taken at a relaxed pace, allowing you focus on movement efficiency and not on just getting the reps done. The intent of today’s conditioning is to stay out of the “pain cave” and to work at a sustainable and repeatable pace across the entire workout. Signs that you’re in the right zone are: consistent split times for rounds, a focused yet relaxed facial expression, and the ability to maintain nasal breathing throughout. These workouts should feel slightly easier that Tuesday’s intervals.
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Show Your Work in the 6th CFSBK Art Show!
Ever wonder what CFSBK would look like if it transformed into an art gallery? Well, those of us that participated in or attended CFSBK’s previous Art Shows know it looks pretty awesome. Our 6th Annual Art Show will be Saturday, December 14th, and we need to know by Saturday, December 7th whether you want to participate.
The aim of the evening isn’t to sell the work of our artists (though if that happens, great!), but to showcase the often hidden talents of CrossFitters, bring our community together in a novel way, and to continue being the coolest CrossFit gym on the planet.
Want to Participate?
We’re excited about everyone who has reached out so far, but we want to hear from more of you. If you are an artist (even if your art is just a hobby) and a CrossFitter at CFSBK or beyond, reach out to Coach Brett at Brett [at] crossfitsouthbrooklyn.com by December 7th to get on the roster of artists. If you haven’t participated before, your email MUST INCLUDE 2-3 images of pieces you would consider showing or pieces that are similar to what you would create for the show. The volume of responses we receive will determine how many of your pieces we can include.
Note: Several of you have asked if anyone can participate. Yes! But because we envision the show as an intersection of physical culture and the arts, the artist should be dedicated to fitness training (broadly conceived) in some way. They don’t have to work out at CFSBK.
The more diversity of mediums the better—painting, photography, film, collage, printmaking, dance, design, drawings, textiles, installations, or something we haven’t heard of yet.