Speaking of swinging…

21-18-15-12-9-6- and 3 rep rounds of:
1 1/2 pood Kettlebell swing
For time.
Also please note that Swingaring is having its 4th Annual Swing a Ring Day
Saturday, May 5, 2007 • 1:00-4:00 PM in riverside park. We should maybe have a CrossFit field trip as this a lot of fun. www.swingaring.com


  • Kevin

    As Rx’d

  • Kevin

    That Swingaring event sounds awesome. Those guys are sick!

  • Brett_nyc

    12:42 with a 55lbs dumbbell
    tore myself another nice blood blister

  • juan g.

    saw these on some military site.
    FitDeck Exercise Playing Cards
    FitDeck is a unique deck of playing cards containing 50 body-weight exercises pictured and described on the back of the cards (includes Card Holder).

  • Ewen

    I’ll be carrying around boxes and furniture (for time) on Saturday, so probably no swingaring for me. 🙁

  • Adam

    13:21 as Rx’d with pull-ups on the thick bar

  • Juan-
    The ‘deck of cards’ workout is a wrestling classic, and one for which you don’t need anything beyond a standard deck. Assign an exercise to each suit (spades = pullups, hearts = squats, etc.), then toss out cards from the top of the deck, and do the number of reps as the number on the card. (Traditionally, ace is one, other face cards are ten, and the joker is something like 20 of some other horrible exercise). Great ‘fun’.

  • David Aguasca

    wait, since when has there been a ring trapeze in NYC? and…is it permanent?
    i’m definitely going there ASAP!!!
    oh, and i’ll drop into the gym too… ; )

  • Hari

    17:23 (Sub 1 pood)

  • michelle

    i used 12kg kettlebell and did jumping pullups so there is no sense posting my score-but it was fun! Allison thanks for all the help-and Keith thx for teaching me how to skin the cat!

  • as rx’d, 9:00.
    then dan, paul the marine, and i did that clean, push press, push jerk, split jerk thing that was on the video for five or six sets.
    and *then* paul had a great idea: we should do 3 rounds of
    10x65lbs one-handed snatch
    20×24″ lateral box jumps
    20xkb push-ups.
    yeah. great idea! 🙁

  • Michelle–you’re very welcome. I had lots of fun assisting the lunchtime crowd (and passing out cookies afterward). What a great turnout we had, including a visit from a CrossFitter from Manchester, England, along with some new faces.
    I did the workout at 7am and subbed 1 pood for 1 and 1/2 and jumping pullups for regular pullups (really need to learn to kip!). 9 minutes, 25 seconds. Thanks, Avery, for motivating me to go faster (and beating me by 15 seconds.)
    I’m definitely down for the Swing-a-Ring event after classes on Saturday, and may even be inspired to bake some more cookies for said event…
    Josh–any chance we’ll have t-shirts and/or postcards by then? It’d be great to wear them/take them to the event and spread the word about CFNYC!

  • michelle

    Allison you have to teach me to kip next!

  • sarena

    Me third. I did start to learn at cert but its been so long….

  • juan g.

    me cuatro..
    i’ve got some sort of kipping handicap.

  • Re: kipping–I just keep watching videos of Annie, Eva T., etc., kipping. I figure I’ll learn by watching closely and imitating, which is how I learned to samba…
    Oh, and I got my first double-under today! Woot!

  • sarena

    Allison’s on a high and it’s called CROSSFIT!!! Lucky you!

  • Brett_nyc

    quick work Dammit. Nice.

  • Kevin

    Dammit nice time on the workout. You were flying.

  • thanks guys, but that guy paul humbled us all with his 7:40. i think maybe only two guys on the nat’l boards beat him: OPT and dan colson. pretty good company!

  • Kevin

    Yeah that guy AFT did it in like 5:06.

  • Kevin

    Great time Paul!! Is that Paul S who sometimes posts here?

  • michelle

    what is today’s workout? Can someone post since I will have to cut out of work early to make the 6pm remedial class?

  • Michelle, today’s workout is the push press, 7 sets of 3 reps each. I’ll see you tonight at the 6pm class, as I’m planning to come in to help teach it.

  • alex

    count me in!

  • michelle

    Good Allison bc I suck at it. 🙂

  • Moon

    Pullups – Band w/ green stripe
    KB’s – 16kg.

  • Paul S

    No Kevin.
    There was a guy, Paul Titus I believe, who was in the 6pm class. He was a monster, 7:40 or so. He was also the inspiration for the “after workout” with Dan and Dammit.
    I turned in a 10:20.

  • Dan O

    Yeah, Paul and his inspired extra workout that, given his beguiling enthusiasm, I was unable to resist. It was actually fun, but I am so sore that lifitng a glass of water to my mouth is a tremendous chore. Sheesh.

  • Kevin

    Nice job Paul 10:20 is great.