TUES 07.24.12

CrossFit footwear

There’s been a lot of talk around the gym about the best shoes for CrossFit. Many of our foundational movements require you to keep your weight back on your heels, which becomes tough if you wear a running shoe with a thick heel that constantly pushes you forward. Most of the barefoot running shoes are great for CrossFit.
My favorite CrossFit shoes are Asics Onitsuka Tigers (not actually a CF shoe at all, but Asics’ throwback 80s running shoe), but I also like my Inov-8 230s and 195s. Other popular shoes among our members are the old school Converse/Chuck Taylors, Vibrams, Saucony Originals Bullet and Reebok’s CrossFit Nano. If you don’t want to invest in new shoes, squatting and deadlifting in socks is also an option (just don’t drop a bumper plate on your toe).
You can purchase any of these brands online, and Abbadabba’s also carries all but the Reebok Nano. Post in the comments to tell us what’s your favorite shoe for CrossFit.

COOKOUT THIS SATURDAY! (you just have to do Fran first to earn your meal)

CrossFit Midtown’s first challenge, the Frantastic Voyage, wraps up this Saturday, July 28. Join your fellow CFMers this weekend as we shoot to improve on our prelim Fran times.
We’ll have heats at 10 and 11 (warm up starts on the hour. Heats at 10:30, 10:45, 11:30 and 11:45) followed by the REAL FUN: a cookout and awards ceremony starting at noon…there may or may not be vodka.
Can’t make it Saturday? There will be one makeup heat on Wednesday, 7/25 at 7pm. Sign up for your heat on the whiteboard this week. Email us to confirm whether you’ll DOMINATE Fran on Wed at 7, Sat at 10 or Sat at 11.
What if I’m new to CFM and missed the Fran Prelims? We don’t want you to miss a date with Fran! New members are also welcome to join us for the Fran finals. Just sign up for a Saturday heat time on the white board.

Stay tuned for details on our next big test, the WHOLE LIFE CHALLENGE, starting in mid September!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Community WOD at lululemon howell mill – join Lis for a free WOD at lululemon howell mill on the last Sunday of every month. Community WODs start Sunday 7/29 at 10 am.
Sunday Hooverball – This Sunday is Carlos’s last week at Hooverball (until Atlanta sucks him back in to work on another movie, that is) so come on out to see him DOMINATE Jon DLP one last time. Hooverball will be at 11 am this week (that’s an hour later than usual so we can all go hit the 10am free WOD at lululemon howell mill first).
Hydrostatic Body Composition testing – Monday 7/30, 4-7 pm, $30. Sign up for a 10-minute testing appointment at the gym or by emailing Alicia.
Paleo Night at Urban Pl8 – Tues, 7/31 at 8:30 pm. RSVP for dinner by emailing Alicia or signing up at the gym.
31 Heroes – Sat, 8/4. Check out the link on the sidebar of this page to register.
Food as Fuel – Saturday, August 11th, 12-1:30 – free to members, $25 for guests. Learn how to make better nutrition choices, grocery shopping tips, and other ways to make eating whole foods a habit.
Don’t hate. Appreciate.

Workout of the Day

3 rounds:
10 deadlifts
Rest :30
5 weighted pull ups or 5 pull up negatives
Rest 2 minutes
THEN
As many reps as possible in 5 minutes of:
Burpee muscle ups, burpee pull ups, or burpee jumping pull ups

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