6, 7, and 8am!

Don’t forget we now have Workout of the Day (WOD) classes every weekday morning at 6, 7, and 8am. You officially have no more excuses to not workout with us in the morning.
Monday 090302
Deadlift 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
Post loads to comments.
Compare to 090210.

Thanks to Keith for the many photos he took while also assisting at this weekend’s kettlebell cert. Here’s a few of those photos below. Click here for the entire (huge!) photo set.

See which Black Boxers you can spot in this photo from the kettlebell cert:

swinging

Chris O. demos the kettlebell-as-pillow option:

kettlebell as pillow

The barriers fell, one year, one step at a time

Fish intake and mercury
Everybody wants Michelle Obama’s cocktail arms
This is our concern

Responses

  • Allison Bojarski

    From the CrossFit/Brand X forums, scaling info about this WOD along with info about the deadlift:
    ——————————————-
    “I wish I knew how you could overstate the value of the deadlift.”
    –Greg Glassman
    Here are some vids everybody should watch regarding the deadlift whether you are familiar with the lift or not:
    http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_RipDeadliftIntro.wmv
    http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_RipDLAlignment1.wmv
    http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_RipDLAlignment2.wmv
    If you are familiar with this lift then you are a Big Dawg today:
    Big Dawgs:
    as Rx’d
    Everybody else, if you are unfamiliar with the lift watch the videos above and the use the time today to practice this lift with a piece of PVC pipe or a light barbell.
    A wise investment is the book Starting Strength 2nd edition by Mark Rippetoe. If you don’t have a coach this book will help you understand the lifts. If you do have a coach it will point out how little he/she knows.
    Here is a link to the book:
    http://www.aasgaardco.com/store/store.php?crn=199&rn=312&action=show_detail

  • http://davinacohen.blogspot.com Davi

    mercury article – will read the whole thing and the comments later

    this is of great interest to me as a former vegetarian who discovered the wonders of seafood 2 1/2 years ago and was diagnosed accurately or otherwise about 8 months ago with low grade mercury poisoning by a dermatologist (after having the most horrendous, vast, and sudden outbreak of eczema).
    to be continued…

  • Ma

    Does anyone know what time and where the endurance folks meet in the park tommorow?

  • http://davinacohen.blogspot.com Davi

    My first deadlift WOD
    185
    215
    225
    230 (fail)
    215 (fail)
    210
    210
    why did I go from 230 to 215? and fail 215 when I’d done 225 before? The mind boggles (I blame Monday morning and having biked to the box in the snow or, uh, general absentmindedness/lack of clear will in WOD strategizing) ;)

  • Jeff

    325
    345
    (355 fail)
    350
    (352.5 fail)
    (350.5 fail)
    345
    previous PR 340, new PR 350
    damn you, Gabe K

  • Brian

    CFE tomorrow @ 6:30p
    location is TBD due to the snow
    we will have to see how clean the streets/paths are in Central Park or the West Side Highway and determine which will be better.
    How many people would be interest in meeting at CFNYC @ 615p then do a warm up run (slowly to the West side Highway @ 26th Street, where others can meet us there @ 630p and this when class will start?
    The last few classes we ran in Central Park and really did not have a place to store our gear, so this might be a solution.
    let me know what you think,
    Thanks.

  • Paul B.

    225, 235, 245, 250, 255(F), 255, 255(F)
    Previous PR 245, new PR 255

  • Aram

    Helen yesterday. 12:58. Subbed 35# dumbell swing and 30# assisted pushup.
    Deadlifts today: 135-155-175-185-185-195-200

  • Gabe K

    Jeff…to be fair…i’m probably twice your weight…
    So DAMN YOU!
    I ended at 385, worked up in about increments of 10s then 5s to get there

  • Tony T

    195, 205, 215, 220F, 220PR, 225F, 205
    Previous PR was 205.
    (40, 21)
    Brian – I’d be in for meeting at CFNYC at 6:15 and jogging from there.

  • Allison Bojarski

    On today’s WOD I tried to get 225# straight across but this is what happened instead: 225, 225, 225, failed 2x @225, 215, fail @ 215 (Jacinto distracted me!), 215.
    Also, last Friday I got a new PR on the deadlift (240#) and on Saturday at the KB cert I did a Turkish get up with the 24kg for the first time ever. Fun times!
    One other thing: Court posted more of Keith’s pics from the cert on the BK blog and added some pretty funny captions: http://www.crossfitbrooklyn.com/2009/03/at-least-it-wasnt-3000-kb-swin.html#comments

  • http://davinacohen.blogspot.com D

    I like this 225 across idea, Allison.

  • jacinto

    yeah blame the old fella.

  • george

    335
    355
    375 (tie old pr)
    380 (pr)
    390 (pr)
    400 (f)
    395 (pr)

  • Mike

    410×1
    425×1
    440×1 PR by 5 lbs
    445f
    445f
    445f – almost there on these… felt like my back was starting to round. A few weeks ago it didn’t leave the floor so I’m seeing progress
    425×1

  • george

    did keith have his camera duct taped to his head all weekend? Holy S. that’s a lot of pictures!

  • Levi

    275, 285, 295, 305(F), 305(F), 300(PR), 305(F)

  • Brett_nyc

    405
    415
    425
    435
    445 PR by 10lbs
    455 Fail
    450 Fail
    315×10

  • Tripp

    315
    335
    365
    385
    405 (PR)
    425 (Partial due to grip loss)
    425 (PR)
    (40,40)
    I think this was the first time I’ve done a deadlift workout without major form issues, i.e. back rounding. That’s probably mostly related to single repping, but I think some progress is there as well.

  • Max

    I am in for cfe tommorow. Meeting at the gym sounds good to me.
    315
    365
    385
    395
    405 (pr)
    395
    365

  • Reagan

    325-335-345-355-360(f)-360(f)-350-345
    Black Box (46,46)

  • Rickke

    My first time doing a deadlift WOD:
    185
    195
    205
    215
    220 (fail)
    215
    220

  • torch

    fighter pull up day 5 (15-12-12-10-8-6)
    Dead lift: 315-365-385-405-425-435-365
    played with kb push ups on the horns of the bells; 2-handed, one-handed, and crush grip. Most people in the class got them.

  • Jeffrey B.

    245
    295
    305
    325
    345 (PR)
    375 (f)
    365 (f)

  • Hari

    245, 255, 265, 275, 275, 275, 275
    (46,35)