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Tuesday 091027
Complete as many rounds in twenty minutes as you can of:
2 Muscle-ups
4 Handstand Push-ups
8 2-Pood Kettlebell swings
Post rounds completed to comments.
Compare to 090826.

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Diluting the brand? (on the growth of crossfit)
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New York City’s milk mystery
Does exercise really keep us healthy?
Last time Phillies-Yankees series was won on mound
The minefield at home“–part of’s war veterans’ blog
At last year’s Halloween party, Dan Def put the “dead” in deadlift and Craig channeled his inner child. Hope to see everyone this Friday at 9pm for this year’s shindig. Please RSVP to comments.
Keith Z. (pictured below, right) is raising money again for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, this time running (only!) 26.2 miles (this Sunday at the NYC Marathon) but with the added burden of wearing a 50-pound rucksack. You can donate to the cause here. (Ozzy would approve.)
Ozzy and Keith Z.


  • SCALING OPTIONS for today’s WOD, courtesy of the CrossFit BrandX forums:
    Big Dawgs:
    as Rx’d
    Women 1.5 pood
    If you do not have a muscle up use a 5/1 sub of pull ups and dips
    The Porch:
    Complete as many rounds in 15 minutes as you can of:
    2 Muscle-ups
    4 Handstand Push-ups
    8 2-Pood Kettlebell swings
    Women 1.5 pood
    If you do not have a muscle up use a 4/1 sub of pull ups and dips
    Complete as many rounds in 15 minutes as you can of:
    2 Muscle-ups
    4 Handstand Push-ups bridged on feet
    8 1.5-Pood Kettlebell swings
    Women 1.0 pood
    If you do not have a muscle up use a 3/1 sub of pull ups and dips
    Complete as many rounds in 12 minutes as you can of:
    2 Muscle-ups
    4 Handstand Push-ups
    8 12kg Kettlebell swings
    Women 8kg
    If you do not have a muscle up use a 2/1 sub of Assisted or beginner pull ups and bench dips

  • GabeK

    11 Rounds
    Box HSPUs – Everything else RX’d

  • Justin K

    7 Rounds
    Modified the muscle ups with
    8 Pull ups and 8 parallel dips
    Box Handstand Push ups
    Kettle Bell Swings

  • torch

    11 rds for Nate. Real careful on full extension of muscle ups.

  • Tony

    Brian – Will CFE still be on at Columbus Circle tonight given the expected rainy weather?

  • Emerson

    I certainly hope CFE is still on. We aren’t a baseball team!

  • torch

    real sports can be played in the rain. just saying.
    On my end of authority, I will be covering CFE tomorrow morning 0645 at the manhattan box.

  • Tony

    Normally I wouldn’t care about running in the rain but with 26.2 miles looming on Sunday I don’t want to put myself at risk.

  • Zach Singer

    Made up the Deadlifts at work yesterday.
    475 (PR)
    485 (f)
    I apparently can’t count though – as I thought I had done 7 lifts. Previous PR was 455# during the total a week or so ago.

  • Adam

    Tony I am with you, 26.2 is a long way to go if your coughing from flem not effort. if it doesn’t clear up i will do a treadmill cfe wod

  • Jai

    I’m still planning to run with CFE tonight, if we’re still on. If it’s cancelled, I’ll head to the Box. I suppose if it’s coming down in torrents, we’ll call it swimming instead, right?

  • Lisa

    I plan on running/swimming at CFE this evening. The park should be nice and quiet for a change.
    Afterwards I plan to help Eric set up his space.

  • Sara

    Muscle ups are back! Nate: 8 rounds even. Last time only got 6+2 muscle ups.

  • Zach Singer

    Sara — Niiiiiiiiiice!!!
    Nate. Rx’d. 13 Rounds + 2 Muscle ups.
    Last time I got 15 + 1 HSPU. Not sure why, but HSPU’s felt really really awful today. Guess I need to work them more.

  • Levi

    I had the same problem.
    11 rounds + 1 MU as rx’d today.
    Had 14 rounds last time.

  • Reagan

    As Rx’d
    14 rounds exactly.
    Black Box (225,225)

  • Martin

    Did anyone find out if CFE is on?

  • Brian

    sorry for the late notice
    YES CFE is always on, rain, snow, sun, whatever. if you paid alot of money and trained really hard for an event and then it rained on that day are you not going to show up. of course not, you are going to compete and try your absolute hardest.
    This is life you deal with the hand that you are dealt.

  • Martin

    Brian – I will meet you at the mall – prob around 6.45ish

  • Brett_nyc

    7 rounds + 1 MU
    bent arm starts on the MU, HSPU felt really heavy today

  • Craig_Cinci

    12 rds + 2 MU
    Felt heavy. Go figure.

  • kj

    Did this, but it didn’t go very well. In fact, I didn’t even keep track.

  • Mike K

    11 rounds + 2 MU rx’d
    HSPUs were harder than usual… but they never really are easy.

  • 8 rounds + 1 MU
    used 1 ab mat

  • Matt P.

    8 Rounds + 4 seated muscle-ups and 4 box handstand push-ups.
    Subbed muscle-ups by starting from a kneeling position on the floor.
    Subbed handstand push-ups with box handstand push-ups.

  • Mike Mishik

    10 rounds +2mu/2hspu, same as pr from a month ago

  • Hari

    10 Rounds + 2 MU’s HSPU’s 2.6 inches less than full ROM
    (68,54), (55, 42), (61, 48), (19, 9)

  • Jai

    CFE in the park, lots of warm-up stuff. Then eight rounds of one minute run, one minute rest. I stayed at about 300 meters for each run. Feeling my hamstrings more as I run; good.