Feeling Lynnish?

Wednesday 111221

A. Find your 1 rep max on the snatch balance

B. “Lynnish”
5 Rounds
Max Reps, 45#/25# Weighted Push-up (use bumper plate)
Max Reps, Strict Pull-ups

NOTE: This morning’s NYC Endurance running class is at 6:30am. Meet at the Black Box, do the workout at Madison Square Park with Coach Lisa/Avery.

The hidden dangers of chewing gum
Businessman or fisherman?
Are words making you fat or lazy?
CrossFit and the older generation
Eating out: Unhealthy and expensive
Rubber vs. steel

A few shots from the inaugural workout at our new space:

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Here’s what’s on tap for Thursday’s WOD classes:

A: “#7”
For 10 rounds:
At the start of the minute, complete 5 deadlifts at 225#/185#. For the remainder of the minute, complete as many reps as possible of handstand push-ups.
Score is total reps of handstand push-ups.


  • Hari

    Normal Schedule through Saturday, December 24
    Sunday, December 25: Closed
    Monday, December 25: Sunday Schedule 

  • Matt M.

    Did Jackie today with Greg W, followed by 3 rounds of “Lynnish” (with 45lb vest for push ups and pull ups)
    A. 7:16 rx’d
    B. (1) 2/4 (2) 11/4 (3) 13/3

    • Matt M.

      Should have been 12/4 for round 1

  • Anonymous

    A: Jackie 7:21
    B: Push Ups / Pull Ups with Matt’s Special 45lb Vest… 22/6, 18/6, 15/7

    • Awesome time on Jackie, you guys killed that. 

  • Hari

    The “CrossFit and the Older Generation” caught my attention for two reasons: Because I’m that older generation, and because as an owner, I wonder whether we should be developing an in-house  program that caters to older athletes. 

    We have struggled over the years with the idea of doing separate classes for women. Some women tell us it would be (or initially would have been) less intimidating. Others tell us the complete opposite; that a big part of the appeal is being treated like everyone else.

    We stuck to the integrated approach, and the percentage of women in the Box has steadily climbed. Still we’re not sure exactly why. Are we under performing relative to women? Is it the nature of NYC? We don’t really know.

    Similarly, the percentage of older athletes at our Box is much lower than we might hope. Is it because CF hasn’t fully caught on among this age group? Or is it that this group wants and needs a slightly modified approach. Is it a lack of time? A lack of (our) resources?

    Virtually everyone who walks into a Beginners class comes because they know someone who CrossFits somewhere. I have to believe that our members know plenty of older people. What is it that is keeping that group away? Is CF (or CF as we run it) predominately a younger person’s sport? Is it that they have less time to spare? Is it fear?

    We know for example that NYC is the world capital for middle-aged triathletes Could it become the capital for middle-aged CrossFitters as well? 

    • Jamie F.

      Hari…people constantly tell me that they need to get into shape before coming to crossfit, despite me explaining infinite scalibility ad infinitum.  I feel a lot of people are intimidated to walk in because they do not feel they are in good enough shape yet.  Beginners classes are for beginners, but a lot of people don’t or don’t want to get that.  My $0.02.  Thoughts?

    • mike r

      Have you actually done any direct marketing to old folks? The mainsite/journal and the games are basically free advertising, but mostly to a younger demographic. I think its safe to say most young people want to look like a games athlete while fewer old people have that goal. There are so many other benefits to crossfit other having a six pack. I think you need to communicate that better. Maybe even tailor some classes to older people (more mobility, less heavy stuff).

    • Jason W

      in addition, i hate to make generalizations, but old people don’t use the internet, and the internet is the main promotional platform for crossfit. so we have a failure in reaching that demographic regardless of what message we’re trying to send to them.

      I also agree with jamie. most people i talk to say they need to get in better shape before they start crossfit.

      If we have any ideas for targeting the older crowd, i’m all for it. the more diverse our classes are the better.

  • My shoulders couldn’t handle snatch balance this morning.
    Pushups with 45# plate:  10, 12, 9, 8, 6
    Pullups:  12, 10, 9, 4, 6
    Total:  86 Reps.

  • Rory

    A. Snatch Balance – #85

    B. “Lynnish” RX’d (#45)

  • BenS

    14/5, 13/6, 11/3, 10/4, 11/3.  45# vest on pushups.

  • MadeleineT

    A: 95-95-100-105-110-115-125
    B: 7/3, 9/2, 6/2, 6/1, 5/1 (42 total, Rx)

  • Michael North

    At Crossfit Blizzard in Tahoe

    Back squat 5×5


    Subbed single unders 2:1

    Strangely missed getting yelled at by Sara…

  • Hi, left a grey sweater and burberry scarf at the box last night, possibly on the boxes by the back changing rooms on in one of the rooms.  I would greatly appreciate you holding it for me, I will be in tomorrow to pick it up!

    Chris G

  • Erika Ramos

    did last wednesday’s wod at my company’s gym during lunch today

    B: For time:
    80 squats
    95#/65# Push press, 10 reps
    60 squats
    95#/65# Push press, 20 reps
    40 squats
    95#/65# Push press, 30 reps
    20 squats

    13:04 RX’D, PLAYA!!!!!!

    • Kate J


    • Anonymous

      have fun walking tomorrow.

  • Asegal04

    A.  Snatch Balance 85#
    B. Lynish:  16/10  16/10  13/8 12/5

  • Anonymous


  • Zoe

    25# plate, underhand chin up grip. Ran out of time, so only did 3 rds.
    15/9, 13/9, 12/7

  • Eric

    Pushup with 45#/strict pullups:

    Snatch balance with 85#, need to be more aggressive

  • Steve Lynch

    5/3/1 Bench – 3 reps @155#  3 reps @176#  12 reps @198#
    Deadlift – 3 reps @300#  3 reps @342#  11 reps @385#

  • Kayam

    Hari – a comment I’ve heard a few times from people when I talk about Crossfit is “Yeah but I’ve heard you can get injured really easily.”

    I wonder whether that’s what keeps older people away and if there’s something you can do to allay those fears.