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Tuesday 100209
Resting 60 seconds between sets:
Back squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2
Post load(s) to comments.

Run for Haiti, Central Park, Feb. 20th–who’s in? (post to comments)
Torn hands are lame, part 1; part 2
The paleo media blitz continues (with a quote from yours truly, no less)
And some humor on said media blitz: “Dear modern caveperson”
Active pregnant women tend to stay healthier / No pregnant pause (both via)
Laura DeMarco’s 370# deadlift (video)
Ari’s tremendous breath control on the horn is undoubtedly helped by his met-con work:


  • From the CrossFit BrandX forums:
    Everyone needs to squat! So today you all are Big Dawgs.
    Everyone can do this workout as Rx’d even if it’s just with PVC. If you are unfamiliar with the lift or have an absolutely horrible air squat, go light and work on form. On the other hand if you have a strong back squat challenge yourself with the weight. Several ways to approach this WOD, you can add weight every round or pick a weight and stick with it all the way through the 10 sets.

  • isaac

    175, 185, 205, 215, 225, 235, 235, 245, 255F, 255
    Also I did my first muscle-up. Whee!

  • Steve S.

    155, 165, 175, 185, 185, 185, 185, 185, 185, 195
    Still really sore from Sunday.

  • Justin Katz


  • Thor

    This workout isnt a 2-rep max… This is a DE (dynamic effort) speed work BS. Meaning you should take around 50-60% of your 1 rm and do 10 sets of 2. The idea is to squat your 2 reps as fast as possible, then rest 60 secs and repeat x10. The bar should no slow down on any reps and in reality go faster. If you think you wont be able to do all 10 sets pretty fast, then drop weight even further. This WOD is clearly courtesy of Crossfit’s new affiliation with Westside as this is part of the Westside Cojugate Method.

  • Jenn

    115# all 10 rounds – probably could have gone heavier.
    Pull-up challenge: 1036. I have callusses on every finger and palm. It’s pretty gross and they hurt. I’ve been putting neosporin on them, but should I start taping my hands?

  • Emerson

    I did 185 straight across. Felt good.

  • isaac

    Jenn – I use this product, available at Duane Reade, to remove my callouses. Keeps me pain and rip free.

  • Paul

    any plans on putting in some Xfit Football programming here in the city? Noticed that it popped up on the Brooklyn site a while back.
    I’d be interested.

  • isaac

    Me again. I just read all of the comments on the HQ message board. I wish I had read them before I hit the Box. I was working about 80% when I got to my highest weight, but I would have stuck closer to 60%.
    The following is from http://www.deepsquatter.com/strength/archives/dtate4.htm
    The Dynamic Effort Method: This method of training involves lifting non maximal weight with the greatest possible speed. This method of training is not used for the development of maximal strength but only to improve the rate of force development and explosive strength. Angel Sassov during his trip to the USA mentioned weights 50 to 70% are best for developing explosive power….With our style of training on the dynamic method days, bar speed or concentric tempo is what determines the load. If the bar slows down then you reduce the weight. We do use percents as a guide on this day, but the bar speed still is the determining factor.

  • Ari Bragi K√°rason

    :::::Ari 21year Birthday WOD:::::
    21 KB swings 2pood
    21 Wall Balls 20lbs
    21 Burpee
    21 MuscleUp
    21 Box Jump 27inch
    21 Double unders
    21 Dead Hang Pull Ups
    21 Klapping Push Ups
    2.1 km Run
    Done at the BrooklynBB
    25:22 RX´d
    I recommend this for everyone !
    Great WOD !
    See you tonight at Hill Country at 9!

  • Lisa

    Happy Birthday, Ari! Great photo. No 21km run though? 😉

  • Jai

    Does tomorrow’s schedule change at all in the event of a snowpocalypse? All the schools are closed, I hear, but I still have to go into work. And if it’s not too blocked, I’m still going to walk to Crossfit. But I don’t want to do that if no one else is as crazy as I am.

  • Lenny


  • Lenny

    Wouldn’t this be “Snowpocalypse 2” the sequel, seeing as how the first one flopped?

  • Jai

    New Yorkers seem unduly scared of snow. But I’m from Utah, so I’m biased. 🙂

  • Sara

    Yesterday’s OPT WOD
    A1. Touch and Go Dead Lift – 15 unbroken; rest 10 sec
    A2. Kipping Ring Dips – 10 reps; rest 10 sec
    A3. Slap Chest Push Ups – 10 reps; rest 180 sec
    4 sets
    B1. 25 back extensions unbroken; rest 10 sec
    B2. 25 push ups; rest 90 sec
    4 sets
    C. AMRAP Double Unders in 5 minutes
    D. Spend 5 minutes on HSPU practice – few reps, short breaks, perfect form
    A1. 135-140-145-145
    A2. 5-3-2, 5-2-3, 5-3-2, 4-3-3
    A3. 5-5, 5-5, 5-5, 5-5,
    B1. all ub (subbed kb goodmornings)
    B2. 20-5, 18-7, 18-7, 15-6-4
    C. 153

  • Sara

    Today’s OPT WOD:
    A1. OHS @ 32X1; 6-8 x 4; rest 120 sec
    A2. Muscle Ups – 8/set x 4; rest 120 sec
    B1. Jump Squats – 10 explosive x 3 sets; rest 90 sec
    B2. CTB Chin Ups – 20 reps x 3 sets; rest 90 sec
    Tabata Mash:
    Switch Lunges
    Anchored Sit Ups
    A1. 73(8), 78(8), 83(7), 88(7)
    A2. all singles
    B1. 45, 55, 65
    B2. all sets of 5
    122/110, 232 total

  • Sara

    7am class is canceled tomorrow. Please keep checking the blog for further scheduling updates.

  • Mike Mishik

    todays opt wod…
    a1. 95(8-9), 115 (7) 125 (6) 130(5)
    a2. singles 2-3 minutes per 8 (last 2 rounds 3-4 mins)
    b1. 95, 95, 115
    b2. 10-5-2’s, 5-2’s-1(twice)

  • Emily

    73#, 73#, 83#, 83#, 93#, 93#, 93#, 93#, 103#, 103#
    should have started heavier, but it was hard to judge because I still haven’t hit my 1-rep max yet with backsquats….
    cash out: 900m tiabata row, 20 GHD sit ups and back extensions.
    agreed with Jai..I’m from Utah as well, and I’ve NEVER experienced things being cancelled the day BEFORE a storm.. pussies.

  • Scott

    Is cfe happening tomorrow am at the box?

  • Paul

    135, 185, 225 warmup
    Couldve gone heavier, back was a little tweaked from deadlifts yesterday.
    Damn Lenny.

  • Brett_nyc

    interesting wod. I’d start and finish a little heavier next time.

  • lenny

    There’s an 8am class right?

  • Hari

    There is currently an 8:00 AM class, but depending on the situation, it may be canceled. Check the blog before you head in. A more complete explanation and updates will be posted shortly.

  • 150# across

  • kj

    75# across.