Josh will open the gym at 7am on Monday, August 29th
Please stay tuned to the blog for info on when classes can resume (presumably at some point on Monday). Given the transportation issues still in effect and the fact that many of our instructors don’t live within walking distance of the Box, we’ll post here (and/or in comments) once more is known about when we can re-open. Thanks for your patience and understanding!
Josh will be teaching the morning classes beginning at 7am. That means the only Monday class that is canceled is the 6:15am class. Thanks, everyone!
A: Deadlift 5-5-5 @ 70% effort with perfect form
B: Over the course of 20 minutes: Find max unbroken double unders
Radical Woman Q&A with CrossFit athlete and affiliate owner, Kate “Killer” Rawlings
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Q&A with Jamie about prepping for Fight Gone Bad 6 at CFNYC:
1) How long have you been doing CrossFit? I started doing CF about 2 years ago, just before Thanksgiving of 2009.
2) Any guess as to how many times you’ve done FGB, the WOD? I have done FGB 3 or 4 times before, as a WOD. When I first started doing crossfit, the affiliate I went to didn’t have rowers or boxes, so we did a bunch of “something else went horribly wrong” type workouts a few times, which were always fun. I think the format of the WOD is great for getting people to push themselves to and beyond their capacities, and I wish we trained in this format more often.
3) What’s your most favorite/least favorite movements in this WOD? Is the minute of rest an okay answer? I think push-press or rowing is my favorite movement in the WOD. My strict press isn’t much greater than 95# or 100#, but I can rep out at 75# fairly well. Somehow I managed to get pretty good at rowing over the past year, and when I say pretty good, I mean by beginner standards. Least favorite movements have to be wallballs and box jumps. Sumo deadlift high pulls are close behind. Once the bar starts wobbling, it is tough to get it back under control and that can really mess with your rhythm. Now that I’ve covered all five movements…
4) Which will be more impressive: how much money you raised or how high your score is? I hope it’s the money raised. The last time I did this WOD was in April and I scored a 292. I was happy, but I’d really like to break 325 on this try. These numbers matter to me, but, at the end of the day, have no significance beyond the four walls of our gym. If I can raise some money to help someone who lost a parent or loved one protecting the freedom’s all of us take for granted, then I think that is worth much more than any number that goes up on the whiteboard.
5) Why are you participating and why should others join in? The short answer is because it’s fight gone bad. The real reason why I am participating is for the causes it supports, the Special Operations Warrior Fund and Camp Patriot directly benefit the loved ones of those that have paid the ultimate price for things we take for granted. These individuals and their families have given their lives, the least we as a crossfit community can do is give 17 minutes.
Join Jamie in the fight by joining our team for FGB6 @ CFNYC!
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Here’s what’s on tap for Tuesday’s WOD:
A: Mobility Work
B: Four Rounds For Time @80% Effort
Row 500 Meters
Rest 3 Minutes