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Saturday 100123
Complete 50 rounds of:
2 pull-ups
2 push-ups
Followed by 50 rounds of :
2 deadlifts (65# men / 45# women)
2 thrusters (65# men / 45# women)
Post times to comments.
Skill work: kipping

Because today is a Rest Day in mainsite programming but we always have something cooking at the Box, in addition to the Black Box WOD, we will allow make-ups of the last three days’ worth of workouts (double-under/back extensions; C&J/GHD sit-ups; burpee pull-ups) during WOD class times today. Be sure to check MINDBODY for our expanded Saturday schedule (including open gym hours)!
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  • Hari

    Effective February 2, we will add a 6:00 AM WOD on Tuesday.
    Effective February 7, we will add a 9:00 AM WOD on Sunday.
    Equipment arriving over the next two to three weeks for Manhattan: 2 GHD’s, 2 Rowers, 2 Men’s Bars, 2 Women’s Bars, assorted plates, jump ropes, bands, clips.

  • Jai

    Woohoo, more goodies!
    Paleo potluck party tonight at 7pm, near 56th & 1st. Text me (and give your name) if you need the exact address. 917-674-9666. So far on the menu, there will be paleo spaghetti, tarragon chicken off the bone, fruits and berries, guacamole, bacon, shrimp, and other such tasties! I’ll take pictures and if people bring their recipes, I’ll try to post them here.

  • Jenn

    Sleep: 22
    Pull-ups: 767
    WOD: 17
    Paleo: Day 23
    Breakfast: pork chop, spinach
    Lunch: Cod fish, salad, citrus dressing, avocado and tomato
    Snacks: Jennbar(TM), carrots, celery
    Dinner: Bartending all night, so I’ll probably just end up eating lots of beef jerky in between slinging drinks.
    Have fun at the paleo-party!
    Thanks Hari, for adding a 9am Sunday class!

  • jenn

    oops didn’t post my numbers for the Black Box WOD:

  • Carlos

    Thank you for the new equipment and WODs! See some of you later.

  • Lisa

    That is great news about the equipment, Hari.
    Did my own rest day WOD by running to Orchard Beach, worked on pullups and dips on the playground equipment, then ran home. Wonderful day to be outside.

  • Steve S.

    Black Box WOD:

  • yes! a sunday 9AM wod class!
    awesome news on the equipment!

  • Brian

    a bunch of us are going to do a trail run at Van Courtandt Park (Bronx) tomorrow (sunday) at 915a. meeting at the tortoise and hare, might breakout some kettlebells for some fun. all are welcome to join

  • Rickke

    13:33 as Rx’d
    I really need to practice double unders more.

  • Rickke

    Happy birthday, Joe!

  • Sara, thanks for being on my case today. (Sorry I was being so lame. I’ll try harder tomorrow.)

  • Brett_nyc

    I like the fact that when you say more equipment is coming, it is actually coming.

  • Neeraj

    made up 100 Burpee pullups.
    14:51 jumping pullups for all but the first 10

  • Mike Mishik

    Attended Crossfit 215’s Winter throwdown today in Philly. 2 events
    1st wod:
    250m row
    40 kb swings (50#)
    500m row
    30 kb swings
    750m row
    20 kb swings
    1000m row
    10 kb swings
    time – 13:45
    2nd wod:
    5 rounds:
    5 thrusters (95#)
    7 burpees
    then finish it off with 30 pull ups
    time – 5:30
    I recommend everyone trying out some competitions they’re great experiences and help you dial in on what some of your weaknesses are that you never admit you aren’t good at. Plus you meet some great people along the way. Last week Sara and I were at the Hybrid challenge up at Rob Orlando’s gym and it was a big eye opener when I wasn’t able to jerk the first weight in the press medley, definitely a humbling experience but can only help for the future.

  • Sara

    3×15 ohs: 95f-85-90
    row 2k plus double unders in 10 min: 8:20 row, 18 double unders, pathetic double unders today!
    50 c2b pullups, 50 burpees: 8:28
    go out and compete! Mike is right, it’s a great experience! Good job to everyone who showed up today for the wods, lots of good work!

  • Same as Sara
    ohs: 85(failed on 15th rep), 85(failed on 14th rep), 85(15)
    row/double unders: 8:24 row, 28 double unders
    50 c2b, 50 burpess: 10:38, not too happy with this one

  • Lt Gabe

    I second Mike M’s comment on trying out competitions. I did an athlete exchange WOD in Alexandria VA today at CF Alexandria and was truly humbled. Some phenomenal performances occurred and the experience was great. Did three WODs over the course of an hour and a half. First was establish a 1RM squat clean and 2 front squats within 10 min. Next was 5 15′ rope climbs in under 3 minutes. Finally, 10 min AMRAP, 5 push jerks 155#, 10 pullups, 15 walking lunges (15 R, 15L).
    Exchange WOD:
    Squat clean with 2 front squats: 215
    5 rope climbs: 1:10
    Metcon: 6 rounds even
    Score: 415
    Polished it off with 1.5 hours of Dodgeball.

  • Avery

    I didn’t have time for all three games wod after work so I at least tried the first two today.
    3x 15 ohs: 93, 103, 113 (failed on 9th rep)
    rest ten minutes
    row/double unders: 8:11.6 row, 67 double unders
    Felt really vomity after all of that. I’m not sure I could have done the third one even if I wanted to.

  • Hey! Torch’s wicked kettlebell action from the Men’s Health article along with props for Crossfit Brooklyn and NYC Endurance are featured on the Crossfit Endurance website: