** OPEN, MASTERS & TEENS DIVISION (new!) **
Back by popular demand, The Starting Strength Fall Classic 2016 will be hosted by Zilber Coaching at CrossFit Gantry on October 30th in NYC!
It says it's from 9am to 5pm. Does that mean I'm going to be lifting the whole day?
No. You will be lifting in flights A, B or C depending upon your opening attempts for each lift (you will be lifting in a group with people who lift similar weights to you). This means that you will have time to warm-up each lift, do your 3 attempts and rest while others lift. Ask anyone about our adherence to schedule, and they'll tell you we run the meet like a Rolex watch :)
Can I wait till the last minute to sign up?
You can test your luck but we've sold out weeks before the event date the 3 times we've held it. It's popular. And Fun.
I have a group of people in mind to form a team - do we need to register together or can people join our team if they register later?
You do not need to register together (i.e. buy all your team tickets at once) to be part of the same team at this meet. Two days before the meet (October 28th by 11:59pm), your team captain is responsible to email Dana with your team roster. No additions can be made after this date.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Driving: CrossFit Gantry is a 7-minute drive from Manhattan over the Queensboro Bridge or through the Midtown Tunnel. There is ample street parking around CrossFit Gantry.
Public Transportation: The E/M (Court Square Station), G (21st Street Station) and 7 Trains (Vernon-Jackson Ave Station) are all a 5 minute walk from CrossFit Gantry. This means that if you take the LIRR to Penn Station, you can hop on the E train and within 20 minutes are at CrossFit Gantry; if you're heading into Manhattan on the MetroNorth to Grand Central, take the 7 train one stop to Vernon-Jackson Avenue.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Regarding clothing, please consult the Rules Book which will be emailed to you. Singlets are required.
Bring drinks, snacks and food to ensure that you are adequately hydrated and fed prior to lifting. There are also numerous delis and restaurants one block away and we will have healthy snacks on-hand for purchase.
I've never competed before but I've executed the Squat, Press and Deadlift in my CrossFit Classes. Should I compete?
There is no time like the present to get the competition juices flowing. A strength competition is a perfect opportunity to test you abilities in a supportive, energetic and safe environment. You may even surprise yourself and set a PR!
Can I bring friends?
Yes! There is no entry fee for spectators.