Monthly Archives: June 2007

CrossFit NYC Field Trip: Midsummer Night Swing

Our use of the term “gymnastics” not only includes the traditional competitive sport that we’ve seen on TV but all activities like climbing, yoga, calisthenics, and dance where the aim is body control. It is within this realm of activities … Continue reading


This Week in Photos

Got a bunch of great pics of this past week, a week that included a visitor from CrossFit Boston, a hellish barbell workout, O-lifting class, and the second-ever meet-up of Saturday Afternoon Fight Club. Eva Claire (from CrossFit Boston) showing … Continue reading



The Official WOD is Tuesday 060719 Run 10 K Post time to comments. Compare to 070508. The Un-Official WOD is Tuesday 060719 “Tabata Something Else” Complete 32 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by ten seconds of rest where … Continue reading


Pulling Your Own Weight

Monday 070618 With a continuously running clock do one pull-up the first minute, two pull-ups the second minute, three pull-ups the third minute… continuing as long as you are able. Use as many sets each minute as needed. Post number … Continue reading


Please Don’t Lift Your Heels Watching this video, I realized I haven’t been saying “Please.” Now will you PLEASE keep your friggin’ heels down when you squat!?!?!?! Pretty please with sugar on top. While you are at it, please do this workout and keep … Continue reading


Take It E.C.

With Eva Claire visiting from CF Boston, we took on her namesake workout: As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes: 20 Push Jerks (105# / 75#) 40 Double Unders 20 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (2 pood / 1.5 pood) … Continue reading


You Don’t Know Diddly Squat

Friday 070615 Overhead squat 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps Post loads to comments. Compare to 070422. “The overhead squat is the ultimate core exercise, the heart of the snatch, and peerless in developing effective athletic movement. This functional gem trains for efficient transfer … Continue reading


Fabulous Fifteens

Thursday 070614 Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of: 15 Double-unders 15 Burpees 15 Box Jump 15 ft Rope climb, 1 ascent Post rounds and fractions of rounds completed to comments. What’s the best substitute for … Continue reading



Wednesday 070613 “Elizabeth” 21-15-9 reps of: Clean 135 pounds Ring dips Post time to comments. Compare to 070410. Given the state of things, there will be some serious substitutions going on. “Exploiting Weakness But the crushing charm of these ladies … Continue reading


Back To Basics

070612 – Fundamentals. 5 Rounds for time: Samson Stretch 30s each side 15 PVC Overhead Squats 15 Situps 15 Good Mornings 15 Pullups 15 Ring Dips Perfect form is a must. If an exercise is not yet mastered, then an … Continue reading

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