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Tuesday 2016.07.26

Workout of the Day

Level 1
Hollow Rock
Handstand Push-Up

AMRAP in 10 Minutes:
4 Box Handstand Push-Ups
8 Hollow Rocks
10 Box Jumps

Level 2
Deadlift (Heavy triple in 20 minutes)
Each rep must include a 3 second pause at the top, and a 3 second eccentric.

EMOM for 12 Minutes:
Minute 1: 5 Kettlebell Push Presses, each arm, 24/16kg
Minute 2: 5 Strict Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
Minute 3: 15 Hollow Rocks


Friday July 8th: Summer Friday Schedule Begins!

Our Friday class schedule will change to summer hours beginning Friday, July 8th. This new Friday schedule moves all classes back one hour.

Every Sunday in August: The NYC Subway Series

Every Sunday in August we’ll be participating in the 6th annual NYC Subway Series. Join Team Virtuosity for any or all of the four events as we attempt to win the Series for the fifth time!

Sunday July 17th: Virtuosity Hiking Club!

Join us every month all summer to get out of the city for some fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors!

Tuesday July 19th: The 2016 CrossFit Games Begins!

The 2016 CrossFit Games begins Tuesday, July 19th! The action will be streaming live on YouTube and ESPN — tune in to see amazing athletes throwing down in the brutal heat of Carson, CA. The teens and masters competitions run Tuesday-Thursday; individuals and teams run Friday-Sunday.

We’ll be hosting a viewing party at the gym on the afternoon of Sunday July 24th to catch the finals — get it on your calendar!


On The Platforms with Ariel Fernandez

In between his clean and jerks, I ask Ariel how much longer he needs before our interview. "Now is fine," he says, loading 10-lb plates on each side of the bar. I tell him I can't interrupt. "No, no, no, not a problem," he says, "I could use the company." The 12:30 class has just finished, and on this day, one of the muggiest of the summer, we're alone. Ariel already worked out in the morning, and I watch as he grips the bar, 155 pounds, hoists it to his hips, whips it up to his shoulders, squats, and then presses it above his head.

When the weight's back on the ground, I ask him what program he's doing. "I guess I'm always training for the Games," he says a little sheepishly, walking toward the stacks of rubber plates. "Which means I have to train what I'm worst at.