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Monday 071119
Little Elizabeth
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Pushups
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Things will be slowing down this week for Thanksgiving. I’ll post the updated holiday schedule shortly after I confirm who is around to teach.
A great time was had by all of us that went to Pittsburgh this weekend. Thanks to our hosts, Jennifer and Mike! I will post some photos when I get them.

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  • Moon

    Welcome back all – I’m certain the legend of the badassitude of The Black Box has only grown with your representation.
    Time to toss an idea out I’ve been munching on for awhile.
    CrossFit NYC Urban Challenge Mission 8: “Subway with a floor of spikey, poisoned lava swimming with rabid alligators.”
    Starting at one end of a car (hand or foot touching one end), one must make their way across the car to touch the other end. Travel is exclusively through the use of the horizontal and vertical stainless steel poles in the car. No touching the floor or side walls of the subway car, chairs, window frames or people is allowed. (Some allowance may be needed for doorway crossings depending on car design.)
    Beginner: Trip completed on a subway car at rest.
    Intermediate: Trip completed from doors close to doors open on a long express trip.
    Advanced: Trip completed from doors close to doors open on a short local hop.

  • Jack Bauer

    Welcome back ya’ll. Look forward to coming back to the Box and getting some of the new tips you brought back. Keith I can still see your big head in the midst of all those people! :-)
    So Moon I see you’ve been watching Indiana Jones movies over the weekend again.

  • AllisonNYC

    Hey People
    My phone broke this weekend so send me a text or email with your numbers.
    I’m putting up some pictures right now from the cert this weekend. I’ll post the link

  • Brett_nyc

    Okay, raise your hand if you’re bored at work today. I have nothing to work on today or my half day tomorrow. I wish I had a kettlebell here…or some rings. I’d even settle for some parallettes to do l sits. I am so bored.

  • Justin

    I have work to do, just don’t feel like doing it. Been looking at old WODs from the mothership.

  • michelle

    Jacinto-I will bring the 12kg kettlebell in on wed for you if you still want it ok? I couldn’t carry it along with Avery’s 16kg one today. Just confirm you want it-I paid $82.95. Just let me know for sure! Thanks!

  • Jack Bauer

    Yeah I am so bored and I have work to do to! Looking at online movie trailes at yahoo.com. Check out the I am legend Trailer-hot. Question-in the trailer Will Smith is doing behind the neck pull-ups. I’vr read that trainers discourage them because they say it puts pressure on the neck. Thoughts?

  • Jeff

    Anybody see Simpsons last night?
    Marge opened up a chain of women’s mirrorless gyms called “Shapes”.
    Alan Moore was a guest star.

  • Jack Bauer

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=YvbLSgWMJec
    Hey CF Trainers, we should definitely take time to work on this skill!

  • Brett_nyc

    Greg, yeah those are bad. Look at his neck all bent forward…

  • Justin

    Yeah, but to be fair, HE IS THE FRESH PRINCE!!!!

  • Jack Bauer

    LMAO Justin high five. That was funny!
    Brett I think the neck has to be slightly arched though.

  • sam

    I’ll join the “at work and bored” club.
    Just munching on half a pound of chicken at my desk, colleagues looking on in shock and awe.

  • juan g,

    i am bored.
    muscle up training at work….hmmm
    damn those air vents above me dont look too sturdy.
    im thinking stariwell stuff. or maybe pullups in every doorway. maybe air squats in the elevators.
    but then security might start calling me the squatter.

  • Brett_nyc

    Some skills-benchmarks I want to hit in 2008, not including wod times…
    5 unbroken nice deadhang muscle ups, I can do plenty kipping
    Freestanding handstand
    Clapping HSPU against a wall
    Clapping pullup
    over 900 Total, I’m at 875 right now

  • Moon

    Juan – maybe we need to make up 30 Rockeneering.
    How about climbing the steps from one floor to another – then as many steps as it took, you do that many pushups at the landing. Repeat.

  • Ewen

    Brett, like hell you can’t do a clapping pull-up, are you kidding me? You probably just haven’t tried yet.
    Setting benchmarks you’ve already reached is very Wally-esque.

  • Brett_nyc

    You’re right. I haven’t tried. :) Maybe I’ll try. Have you tried it?

  • sam

    maybe he meant to say
    Clapping pullup over 900 total, i’m at 875 right now
    impressive stuff ;)

  • Jack Bauer

    Since we are sharing, some skill benchmarks I’d like to hit in 2008
    Clean and press my body weight.
    Snatch my bodyweight
    Fran time of 6 min or less.
    30 straight kipping pullups.
    7 unbroken deadhang muscle-ups.
    And a nicer dress for next year’s Halloween Fran.
    Brett have the stuff you want you can probably already do you slacker! Put some effort into your workouts man! :-)

  • dan def

    Jeff- the Simpson’s last night was a classic. With a few subs, it could easily be about Crossfit.
    I’m busy at work, but taking an internet break.
    Brett– I love the idea of a Crossfit-New-Year-Resolution post day. Every Box member has to post their 2008 Crossfit goals. They should be lofty, but attainable (kinda like Crossfit Total goals.) Speaking of which, Brett, if you’re at a 875 total right now, I’d say your 2008 goal should be hitting the magical 4 digit mark of 1000 on your total.
    Then we can have a Festivus Extravaganza
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus
    We can have Feats of Strength and discuss all the ways we’ve disappointed each other this year.
    Keith can go first. If there’s time left over (which there probably won’t be) the rest of us can air our grievances.

  • Ewen

    LOL Sam! That sounds about right.
    Brett, it’s all in your head, trust me. You can probably kip said head into the ceiling, so once you’re up there, why not let go of the bar and clap your hands? Give it a go, it’s only daunting the first few times.

  • juan gonzalez

    what about a bunch of running around the city this christmas, singing carols and doing burpees in front of some the big commercial gyms.
    leaving them all wide eyed (and covered in CFNY stickers) in our wake.

  • juan g.

    i meant a bunch of us. Can the comments be set to automatically preview after hitting submit?

  • Jack Bauer

    Hey Brett why don’t you really see what you’re made up off and play street hockey on 5th avenue? If you can avoid a total of 875 cars now that would be impressive!
    So would saying “being able to Turkish Get-Up Josh” be lofty or crazy?

  • Jeff

    Brett
    Ewen really helped me learned how to get a decent clap this weekend. Pretty much, the key tip was: bring your chest to bar height before you try to clap. I had a hard time getting to the clap because I was trying to clap after my chin got over the bar.
    Time for a new resolution.

  • dan def

    http://www.festivuspoles.com/pages/Festivuspoles.htm
    We already have a Festivus Pole Forest at the Box!

  • Brett_nyc

    Hmm. Sounds like something to try next time I’m at the Box. Speaking of which, that probably won’t be till after Thanksgiving. Headed home to SF for the Eating Holiday. Gonna swing down to the new North Santa Cruz Box for a wod and probably HQ too. I haven’t been to the SF branch, so, for sure there too.

  • Jack Bauer

    For those of you who need some visual instructions on the rules of Festivus
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=HQFLqMyo0fo

  • Moon

    Dan – GREAT idea. But Keith would likely use too much time to express his dissappointment in us.
    Maybe he should send evaluation notes home with us with short Ke-structive comments like “does not seem to understand where the knee is and where the elbow is despite multiple repetitons”, “squats with the confidence of a blindfolded nudist in a cactus patch”, or “to say ‘you clean like a retarded person’ is a double smear against the mentally disabled”.
    Then we can bring the notes back after the holidays after they have been signed by our parents.

  • sam

    So if we’re doing festivus, I guess that means that Keith, Court and Josh need to be wrestled to the ground and pinned?

  • ec

    great to see the nyc crew this weekend! looking forward to visiting you all in the new box, and a rematch of xf boston vs. nyc. not that the results will change. kisses!

  • Jack Bauer

    I don’t know about that Sam…Keith is a purple belt in BJJ and Court did Aikido for over 10 years, and the Ant was a UFC fighter. LOL. That might be one aspect of the tradition we skip unless we wrestle each other.
    And I’m not wrestling Jacked-cinto!

  • Jack Bauer

    Wait hold up….who the hell is ec and did we get beat by CF Boston and did they have the audacity to talk shit on our page? Inconceivable!
    Oh Keith you better fess up homie! What the hell is this about!

  • Ewen

    Uh, yeah, and don’t forget Mike. We’ll have to ambush them (separately, of course).
    That must have been one heck of a Beantown team, ’cause those weren’t exactly our worst elements we sent to Pittsburgh.

  • dan def

    DAMNIT BAUER!!!!!! YOU WERE WARNED ABOUT ABUSING CUTSIE LITTLE “LOL.” THAT IS NOT A “LOL” STATEMENT. NOW YOU SHALL SUFFER THE WRATH ABOUT TO BE THRUST(ERED) UPON YOU.

  • Jack Bauer

    My bad Dan. I was so good. Damn…I owe you a thruster Dan!
    But who did we lose to? Names- I want names. I smell a rivalry…NYC and Boston…it’s on!

  • Jack Bauer

    My bad Dan. I was so good. Lack of focus! Dammit…I owe you a thruster Dan!
    But who did we lose to? Names- I want names. I smell a rivalry…NYC and Boston…it’s on!

  • juan g.

    geez u guys are bored. So took me a while to figure out AllisonNYC wasnt Allison hence no pics on her flicker site they were on A2′s myspace site pretty cool cert pics. Looking forward to maybe start scheduling now for a big group of us to go.

  • juan g.

    maybe a cert in Boston. bust some heads.

  • sam

    Can someone link the pics?
    Also, the Ant was a UFC fighter? As in, fought in actual fights in a cage on TV?

  • sam

    Additionally,
    wasn’t there some sort of fighting training on Saturdays before? Who did that? I really want to start doing some sort of martial arts and doing it at the box would be convenient.
    Also, something about it being dark and wintery and approaching xmas makes me sort of excited and kid like and posting numerous messages on this message board seems like a logical progression.. or something.

  • michelle

    greg are u still on heavy painkillers???

  • juan gonzalez

    I’m pretty sure its because its a rest day Sam. I’m thinking about maybe just giving up on rest from the box altogether,its overated.

  • juan gonzalez
  • ec

    fear not, black boxers. its all documented on video to be released soon. and in true boston form, we came back from behind to take the win.
    neal, ec, jon vs. michael, brian, and allison.
    first team to 3 wins of 5 events. some strategy involved, had to pick people for each event without knowing all the events to come, and each person had to be used before competing a second time.
    boston, 3-2 after six events due to a tie in the 5th.

  • ec

    oh, and jack bauer – let your crew fill you in on who the hell ‘ec’ is.

  • juan g.

    im thinking that line-up was missing keith.

  • juan g.

    doesn’t that stand for emergency contraception?

  • Brian

    boys
    please before talking smack know who and what you are talking about. Boston did win the competition, the score was tied each team had 2 wins and a draw. The final event was pullups and it was the two girls. Allison (A2) went first, had an awesome showing and set a new PR of 13 pullups. EC stepped up and rocked the house with 20. It was a great perfomance by all. Althoguh a little rivally between city’s could be fun.

  • juan gonzalez

    European commission?

  • AllisonNYC

    who the hell is ec? that sounds so sweet greg. Anyway ec is an awesome chick from Boston. You’ll see.
    Brett: I’m pretty sure CFSC isn’t HQ anymore. Enjoy yourself out there. That new gym is sweet.

  • marisela

    i blame the boys from the 12:30 class for the way i feel right now. they INSISTED that they wanted to make up filthy 50. i protested, but my tiny voice was not heard in the big manly room.
    then, keith deciede to do “baby elizabeth” as a warm up!
    i feel like i got hit by a truck.
    kinda falling asleep
    baby elizabeth
    6:00
    filthy 50
    47:14

  • Ewen
  • Kevin

    Yes I was one of the stoopid people who insisted on the Filthy Fifty today, which I now regret. 36:23 as rx’d. Was hoping to do a little better but we did Baby Elizabeth right before that and it smoked me. Didnt help my Fifty time.

  • Ewen

    Blasted copy-paste trickery!
    Second link should be: http://www.crossfitnyc.org/archives/2007/06/take_it_ec.html

  • Brett_nyc

    hey Allison, I’m looking forward to it. I trained with Brendan last winter on a horrible wod…
    185lbs DL, 10 bar dips, 2×20′ rope climbs, max rounds in 20 min. Sucked.

  • Brian D.

    I’ll post some of my ’08 goals since we are on it:
    Break 1K CFT (currently 900 [SQ-320, P-170, DL-410])
    Planche Pushups
    One Arm HSPU
    One Arm Chinup
    Clean and Jerk 2xBW
    Snatch 1.5xBW
    Run 200m in 22 seconds
    Pole Vault 13’6″
    Oh, and, Brett, I reccommend NOT doing clapping HSPU’s against a wall, at all. Those are actually more dangerous than freestanding. It’s easier to smash your head into the wall and more dangerous to bail out. Much safer if you practice it freestanding, even with a “spotter”.

  • Dan L.

    So, Josh explained on Sunday about the workout regimen of prison inmates and the inspiration for his well known “Jail House Walk”.
    He also mentioned how certain “Alpha Male” inmates would be able to pull this countdown off with 30 as the starting number of burpies. I made a slight modification and did this tonight at the East Side River track.
    “Death Row Run”
    20 Burpies, Run 100 meters, 19 Burpies, Run 100 meters….down to one.
    ~31 minutes.
    I don’t think this counts as a warmup anymore. The 100 meter runs seem like a break at the beginning, and turn into ongoing torture by the end.

  • Gene

    Have to make this WOD up in a bit at my local NYSC. Still trying to finish my thesis to turn in tomorrow. Almost done!

  • alex

    For those of you that were away this weekend
    heres the marines doing fight gone bad
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxetO6R-3sk
    and our very own hero’s doing micheal
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDNAVK2T-LA

  • Justin

    Wow, well here is one occasion where I would root for NYC over Boston. We have finally found it!!! And Ill even go so far as to say I want in on some of that action next time.
    Anyways, did the Eva T. heavy Austere workout tonight at the box. Did it in 14:15. Im pretty sure it wasn’t quite as brutal as the one on the vid, but we tried our best to make it so, and those TGU/snatches are killers any time, and it kicked our butts for sure.

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.com Tyler Durden

    I cannot wait to see the Boston vs. New York video. It was a hell of performance on so many levels. Everyone put out a great effort.
    I love it when Josh reminisces about his days in prison. Ask him about his “drop the soap” workout.

  • jacinto

    say bauer ec is a wonderful young lady with class.boston and nyc was fun. you should have been there.

  • AllisonNYC

    Hey Jackedcinto: I thought we decided you are only going to speak spanish from now on.. or was that only when you’re training!?

  • jacinto

    yes michele I still want that kb.If i do not see you I’ll leave the $ with tyler durden. thanks

  • jacinto

    only in training.comprende amiga

  • Jeff

    Greg
    All I can say about EC is, don’t let her trick you into doing the workout named after her.

  • juan gonzalez

    austere heavy wod 23:48
    i think

  • Jack Bauer

    Oh word…EC got it like that? I cannot WAIT TO meet you now. I am going to watch this videotape and then I am going to take a nice little ole trip to Boston wearing a Black Box t-shirt and a Mets cap to get some!
    And yes Michelle aka “Hot Mom” the Vicadin swims so thoroughly through the bloodstream. I feel like Will Ferrell in Old School
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=4CqfZfFn33Y

  • michelle

    just as long as you are not running naked through the streets greg…
    (LOVE that movie)

  • Moon

    Showed up a little late so didn’t get the thing with the bags. Instead, just did Lil Elizabeth. 5:41 (not including some time for Jacinto to help correct my cleans).
    Then got bored – worked on ring dips. Then remembered that in the summer, I was just nosing into that last 90 degrees of skin-the-cats and thought I would see where I was….Bingo – all the way! Feeling frosty, I then tried for clapping pullups. Managed to get the hands together, but not a solid clap sound. Soon…soon…
    Molly/Kevin/Juan/Robzilla – thanks for a fun time out.
    And one of you knows that you’re doing a free pullup before 08. Hell, I might be tempted to go double or nothing for before December.

  • http://www.crossfitnyc.com Tyler Durden

    Marisela
    I can’t believe
    1) I’m getting blamed for that Filthy Fifty. Three guys in a row walked in for the lunch time class and asked if they could make up that workout.
    2) Lunch class didn’t even do the full baby elizabeth for the warmup. I made you do 15, 12, 9 instead of 21, 15, 9 because it was a warmup. That’s only 36 reps.
    3) It took you you more than 5 minutes to do it.
    4) You’re whining.
    There is nobody to blame for the Filthy Fifty other than Chuck Norris. And Chuck Norris doesn’t accept blame or American Express. Chuck Norris accepts donations in blood.

  • ec

    you guys just rock.
    jack bauer/greg – yes, come get some at boston. you’re welcome for a fanny-kicking anytime.

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    It sounds like we’re being called out by Aunt Mabel.
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    Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to prepare for today’s Happy Lift / Fun Press WOD.

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