“Mugging Gone Bad” in Central Park

Thanks to everyone who made it out to today’s Central Park Memorial Day workout, which included the park classic “Mugging Gone Bad” (an adaptation of “Fight Gone Bad,” natch), tabata squats, and sprints, as well as tumbling and handstand practice (and a well-earned brunch afterwards). Juan G. took many photos, which you can find here (password: crossfit), and here are a few of my favorites:

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  • For all you crazy myspace kids, I’ve now given the “CrossFit NYC The Black Box” myspace page its own easy-to-remember URL:
    So if you haven’t already myspaced us, do so now. (Thanks again to Allison2 for setting up the page in the first place.)

  • Ewen

    I can’t believe how much I would have rather done Mugging Gone Bad in the Park than wake up at 6:30 am for a soccer tournament in Crown Heights that finally got started at noon, with half my team not showing up and the other half wussing out and leaving before the last game.
    I felt like carving ‘Don’t be a pussy!’ on their backs with my cleats.
    Crossfitters rule.

  • Moon

    Looks like it was a great time!
    Big ups to those members of the CrossFit Karaoke Team who rallied from closing Sing-Sing last night to making it to the park today!

  • Hari

    7 Rounds: Sub 45% BW OHS, 25 lbs Weighted PU’s

  • Dan O

    Inspired by the video I decided to try the infamous kettlehell workout. Um….who was the sadist who came up with that? I finished it, but it was u-g-l-y and I forgot to start my stop watch. Then I did a 6k row. I sometimes wonder if we are sane.

  • A2

    Allison & Josh- I don’t know how you two got up and out this morning. I decided it was best to lay around and nap with my baby Boo most of the day before taking him to the park.
    Inspired by the nice people who called to tell me I’m lazy and I suck – I punished myself by doing 2 rounds of 30 burpees in front of my house. My 15 year old neighbor and his friends volunteered to count for me.
    I want a brownie..

  • Jeff

    God damn I am pale.

  • michelle

    i was thinking the exact same thing. (not about u jeff-about me) all day. and now its up there for me to look at just in case i was kidding myself.
    oh well fit and fair is better than fat and tan.
    I hope.

  • A2

    I can’t wait to do the WOD tomorrow!
    I’ll be back on Wednesday

  • Since yesterday’s park excursion went so well, I decided to take the gang out to Bryant Park this morning for some sprints and kettlebell juggling.

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  • Avery

    Thanks Keith. I can’t wait to sit down and read this when I get some free time today.

  • Brett_nyc

    Keith, the link is no good.
    wod from yesterday, bwt 205lbs, scaled way back…
    135lbs OHS
    35lbs Pullups
    8 rounds in 20:06
    All ohs unbroken, should have gone heavier, Pullups were pretty weak today.

  • Hari

    Prediction: Wednesday’s WOD will involve Handstand Pushups (e.g., Diane).

  • Kevin

    Hey everyone. You guys look great in those pics.
    Did yesterdays WOD.
    Scaled big time cuz my OHS sucks.
    7 rounds + 4 pullups in 20 minutes
    Weighted pullups with 53lb kettlebell on thick bar
    95lb OHS
    Getting over a cold that I got while on my Memorial day excursion(figures). Great job everyone, and Adam, your a beast.

  • Kim

    Good news. Saw my doc today and she cleared me to climb – easy! No presses, no sumo, no pullups. But I can deadlift. She says it takes a true 6 months to recover from a CV join sprain. So I’m half way there. But my relief is that I haven’t lost my summer. No 5.10, but 5.7 ain’t bad.
    Best, Kim

  • Kim

    PS: I like this sports medicine doc. Because she’s a DO rather than an orthopod she doesn’t believe surgery is the answer to everything. Lastly, she takes insurance unlike my other DO who was so good he could afford to be out of everyone’s network.
    Lisa Bartoli, DO
    245 5th Avenue @ 27th
    New York, NY 10016
    (646) 935-2255

  • michelle

    great news kim!

  • Tonight’s 6pm class, since it’s too crowded to sprint in Bryant Park at this hour:
    AMRAP 12 min.:
    9 deadlifts at your choice of weight (then clean the bar, so you can do…)
    12 thrusters
    15 burpee box jumps

  • sarena

    Great Kim–maybe we’ll see you in class soon. Had a great workout today
    1 min work each exercise then rest 1 min/repeat 3x:
    16kg KB swings
    I lost count, am sure Keith wrote it down in his book though.
    Then I did:
    10 95# DL
    10 pushups
    Repeat 5x: 6:17
    Boy did I bitch and complain but I sure felt euphoric later!

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