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Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2011 on Rest Day at CrossFit South Brooklyn
Got to the gym late yesterday but got to lift with the famous AOTM. Was a lot of fun, man that dude is strong. Because I was late I only did squats, 3x5x315. Made it to the 3rd plate which I felt good about. The second set got pretty sloppy, so for the third set I made sure to rest at least 10 minutes. (The difference between "resting more" and "bar avoidance" is a subtle one.) I also wasn't breathing enough, so I did that more aggressively and it helped. Not I just need to do a pull up.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2011 on Rest Day at CrossFit South Brooklyn
Craig was cool the whole total. Great photo.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2011 on Rest Day at CrossFit South Brooklyn
The total was a lot of fun last night -- congratulations to everyone who made it and thanks to everyone who came to cheer us on! Its fun to get everyone together, and even if the total isn't so important in terms of getting stronger its nice way to cap off the class. And also break that 4th wall of us sitting on the platforms watching everyone else kill themselves with the hammer... Most of the strength class I've felt pretty good with the squat. My previous 1RM was 250 -- that day I was aiming for 175 and just kept going until I ran out of time. Last night I had 350 as a goal and manage to blow that away with 375 instead, which is a 90 lb PR. Started with 305, then I think 335, which I did a little slowly but felt good about. As I was debating in my head to go for 350 or maybe even 355 Jeremy just up and wrote down 375, so that's what I did. Picking the weight up off the bar was a bit shocking. It was actually quite heavy. Those moments shuffling backwards getting in position freaked me out more than doing the actual squat itself, but I kept my head together. I favored my right side a bit but it felt pretty good. The press was 125 which as fine, 135 which felt really solid and actually better than the 125, and then I failed with 145. I never feel like I'm doing the motion right; either my core is not tight enough, or I feel something wonky with my clavicles, or something in my right forearm. Something about this movement just isn't clicking for me yet. My squat is outpacing my deadlift, opened at 325, technical fail at 345, and then finishing with 365. I didn't lock out my knees on the second round, and I would have forgotten to do that for the third round if Jeremy hadn't reminded/yelled at me. I probably could have gone a little hight for the third round, but since I didn't get the second one I didn't push it too much. My xfit total after one strength cycle is 875. I've been debating for the last week or so and I've decided that I want to sign up for another round. I'm getting close to my limits on the presses but I still have a way to go with the squat and DL and want to ride that out until I reach the end of the linear progression, and then see where things stand. I'd recommend the strength cycle to most people if you haven't done it. Jeremy is great and its nice to be with a group of people for a couple months where you actually do know everyone's name at the beginning of class!
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2011 on WOD 4.28.11 at CrossFit South Brooklyn
Nice PR Katie! I'm happy if I can keep up with those numbers...
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2011 on Back Squat at CrossFit South Brooklyn
Congrats to everyone who did the endurance running seminar yesterday! I'm sure we're all right on our way to beating that 4:50 pace on next years boston marathon!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2011 on Clean at CrossFit South Brooklyn
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