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TUES 10.1.13 CFMakeover begins!

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Let the CFMakeover begin!

Happy October & good luck to our 32 CFMers embarking on the Fall Challenge. We'll be testing four prelim workouts today & tomorrow as part of regular class programming, and retesting them in four weeks on October 29 & 30th.
Challengers: Enter your scores for the four workouts on the clipboard by the stereo. The four workouts are: 1) 3-rep max front squat, 2) 1:00 row for max meters, 3) one attempt at max-rep pull ups, 4) As many rounds & reps as possible in 15 minutes of double unders, burpee broad jumps & handstand push ups.
Email Tirzah if you still need prelim measurements & pics done.
photo-7Darcy crushing yesterday's workout at 6a.

8am classes will continue on TUESDAY & FRIDAY for two more weeks.

The attendance average must improve to THREE in order for the classes to continue. We know a few of you LOVE that class, so be sure to attend if you want it to stay on the schedule!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Open Gym- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 15 min to find 3 RM front squat
B. 1 min row for max meters
C. Accumulate 3:00 in each position: 1. plank 2. L side plank 3. R side plank

And coming tomorrow...

A. 3 rounds: Max strict pull ups or ring rows, rest 3 min*
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 15 minutes*:
20 double unders (or 60 singles)
10 burpee broad jumps (jump your height...we’ll premark the floor)
5 handstand push ups
*CFMakeover use Part A, Round 1 for STRENGTH WOD 2 result. However you scale today's workout is the same way you'll scale for retest at end of month.


MON 9.30.13

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CFMakeover

Don't forget to REGISTER HERE for the CFMakeover! The challenge starts tomorrow.

gersMatt G on strict press.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6:30p: Group Intro- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Beginner CrossFit- Cassie

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Strict press: 1-1-1
Push press: 3-3-3
Push jerk: 5-5-5
B. As many rounds as possible in 8 minutes of:
5 Power Cleans to Push Press 155/100#
5 Ring Dips

And coming tomorrow...

A. 15 min to find 3 RM front squat
B. 1 min row for max meters
C. Accumulate 3:00 in each position: 1. plank 2. L side plank 3. R side plank

FRI 09.27.13 Lis’s CFMakeover game plan

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Listober CFMakeover Goals: get LEAN & stay SWOLE 🙂

Coach Lis breaks down her goals for the CFMakeover.
In October 2010 I competed in another box's Paleo Challenge and came in third place. I ate strict paleo for 30 days...no booze, no grains, no dairy. My only indulgence was a post-workout shake that wasn't entirely paleo.
At the time I was a bartender at the Nook, on Piedmont Park. YES I was pouring fish bowls and surrounded by totchos at every shift and I STILL stayed clean. SOBERTOBER, ya'll.
It was worth it. In 30 days I lost 7# of bodyfat AND gained 4# of muscle. I FOUND MY ABS! I slept better, felt stronger and got relief from my seasonal allergies, IBS and acne.
Since then, I continue to eat 80/20 paleo... indulgences are weekend alcohol, dark chocolate and sweet potato fries.
Here’s the plan this time around:
In November, I compete in the USAPL state powerlifting meet. I'm currently about 10# heavier than the weight class I hope to compete in. So I need to cut weight, yet maintain my strength.
I will eat strict paleo with exceptions for pre/post workout supplements, limit alcohol and sugar, and focus on recovery to stay healthy.
OH, and I have a weekend trip to NC planned 10/18-20, so I'm allowing myself one cheat weekend. 🙂
Goals:
*Lose 6# of bodyfat
*Maintain muscle mass
*10 Strict Pull Ups
Diet:
*Strict paleo with ONE cheat weekend
*NO alcohol (SOBERTOBER), sugar, grains, dairy or legumes
*100 oz of water a day
Meals:
*I'll lean on my girl Chef Veronica at Edesia Meals, the BEST paleo meal delivery service in town, for most of my grub.
*I'll also cook a few meals on Sundays to freeze/save as backups. SO EXCITED it's pumpkin season. NO, not the fake syrup sh*t they put in your coffee. REAL pumpkin, like the kind I'll put in this pumpkin chili recipe... my FAVORITE of the season.
*AND I'll shop in the CFM Pro Shop for a few backup snacks like Paleo Kits & Epic Bars.
Training & Recovery:
*Whatever my coach tells me to do 🙂
*Lift M, W, F, Sat
*Wed night Metal Yoga at Tough Love
*2 add'l conditioning days: sled pulling/tire flips
*8 hours of sleep a night
*Weekly massage
*Weekly acupuncture
*Weekly float tank (sensory deprivation)
*2x/wk chiropractic adjustments & ART
*3x/week cryotherapy
Other
*Daily meditation
*Daily journaling

What are your goals for the CFMakeover? Post in the comments below... Not registered yet? What are you waiting for? Get in the game to change your life by Halloween! Check out CFMakeover details here.

CFMakeover Fall 2013
We'll place the CFMakeover t-shirt/v-neck orders Monday. Let us know your size!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 10 min mobility work
B. 10 min goat work
C. "Karen" - For time:
150 wall balls 20/14

And coming tomorrow...Team Chipper

Work in teams of 3-4. Complete in any order, but once you start one movement, you must complete all reps before starting another movement.
40 Tire flips
60 Box jumps
80 Kettlebell swings
100 Burpees (jump to a 45# plate)
120 Walking lunges
Optional cash out:100 yard sled drag OR prowler push


THURS 09.26.13 So what IS paleo?

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The Paleo Diet

By Coach Beka
With the CFMakeover right around the corner, let's address a common question: What IS paleo and why is it so common with CrossFitters?
Paleo is a very clean, back-to-basics way of eating.
It's not a fad, it's not a trend, it's a lifestyle.
It's free of all the refined foods, trans fats and sugar prevalent in the Standard American Diet (SAD :().
So what foods are paleo?
Meat & seafood, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and healthy fats...the way our bodies were meant to eat...the way our ancestors ate before the Industrial Revolution when grains & corn syrup & chemicals (Yellow #9 anyone???) invaded grocery stores.
This is why people who follow a paleo lifestyle have more energy and lower instances of conditions like autoimmune disease, heart disease, depression, IBS, seasonal allergies and other inflammation issues.
We'll discuss paleo in more detail at our CFMakeover pre-challenge huddle meeting this Saturday at 10a. I'll break down the basics for you guys & take questions. I have tons of great resources and tips so don't miss it!
If you're still on the fence about joining the challenge & want to come to the meeting this Sat to ask questions before deciding whether to join, BRING IT ON!

CFMakeover Challengers

GO HERE to sign up for a prelim measurements time slot.

photo-7 copy 3Great energy in our noon class Monday!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Beginner CrossFit - Cassie
8:15p: Yoga - Samantha

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 4x4 workups (add 5# to last deadlift workout)
B. 5 rounds for time:
5 Power Cleans 185/120#
20 Double Unders

And coming tomorrow...

A. 10 min mobility work
B. 10 min goat work
C. "Karen" - For time:
150 wall balls 20/14

WED 9.25.13 Tirzah’s CFMakeover game plan

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Tirzah reporting for duty: Mission get SWOLE

ITP student & CFM Office Manager Tirzah breaks down her goals for the CFMakeover:

I've done a lifestyle challenge before (last year’s Whole Life Challenge) and I learned a lot about what works for me. As a moderate pescatarian (by that I mean I'll eat salmon and that's about it for meat), my diet is mostly comprised of veggies, fruit, fish, nuts and some quinoa.
I take SFH Fortified & Recovery protein after workouts, which has really helped my progress & recovery.
My issue with the last challenge was I felt like I leaned out too much. I'm what you would call a "hard gainer" and if I'm not diligent about meal prep I've noticed that my gains slow down a bit.
Here’s the plan this time around:
Goals:
*Gain 5-6# of muscle
* Add 5# to my 3RM Front Squat
* 7-10 Strict Pull Ups
*Increase endurance
Diet:
***Last challenge I was strictly paleo and I noticed two things: I became too lean for my liking but I really like the definition I developed. So this time around I will do the following:
*Eat moderately Paleo but include quinoa, SFH protein, and oatmeal from time to time for breakfast.
*NO Alcohol
*Minimal sugar (no added sugar in foods)
*Plenty of H20
*Plenty of veggies, fish and fruit
Meal Planning:
*Grocery shopping Saturday mornings
*Cook for the upcoming week on Sunday (breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks)
Training:
*CrossFit M,T,W,F,Sun
*Run 2x wk
*Yoga 1x wk

What are your goals for the CFMakeover? Post in the comments below... Not registered yet? What are you waiting for? Get in the game to change your life by Halloween! Check out CFMakeover details here.

tirzahTirzah competed with Team CFM at the Rise of the South competition a few weekends ago & set new PRs in her clean AND clean & jerk! She's ready to set more PRs in next months CFMakeover.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Raul
8p: Open Gym - Raul

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Complete 4 rounds: Max Rep Bench Press 185/120
Max Rep Strict Pull Ups
15 Medicine Ball Sit Up Throws 20/14
*For med ball throws, get into a sit up position about 6-8 feet from the wall. Start with your back flat on the ground and the ball overhead. Sit up while flinging med ball against the wall, catch and repeat. Post total number of reps on bench & pull ups to comments.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Deadlift: 4x4 workups (add 5# to last deadlift workout)
B. 5 rounds for time:
5 Power Cleans 185/120#
20 Double Unders

TUES 9.24.13 Last day for CFMakeover Early Bird perks!

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Last day for CFMakeover Early Bird perks!

Our Fall challenge starts October 1...that's just ONE WEEK AWAY! To sweeten the deal, we have a few bribes to entice you to get in the game early!
Register by midnight tonight and you'll earn the following perk:
Gold members - one 15-minute skill session with Coach Lis or Coach Beka, to work on a skill of your choice.
Silver, Bronze or Basic members - free Open Gym access in October. You can attend CFM’s Open Gym sessions WITHOUT using one of your weekly visits. Open Gym times are Tues 8-9p, Wed 8-9p, Sun 1-2p.
Local non-members - free CFM yoga in October (classes are Thurs 8:15p & Sun 6p)
Remote non-members - one 15-minute nutrition consult with Coach Beka.
*These perks are not interchangeable (in other words, no, a Basic member can’t opt instead for a skill session).

Check out CFMakeover details here.

photo-7 copy 2Leslie and Kevin powering through burpees and chin ups!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
8a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Open Gym- Lis

Workout of the Day

A. Power clean:5x3 (workups)
B. Jerk: 5x1 (workups)
C. Tabata row OR AirDyne OR jump rope singles OR double unders (if you trained on 9/4, choose a different option from what you did then)

And coming tomorrow...Complete 4 rounds: Max Rep Bench Press 185/120
Max Rep Strict Pull Ups
15 Medicine Ball Sit Up Throws 20/14
*For med ball throws, get into a sit up position about 6-8 feet from the wall. Start with your back flat on the ground and the ball overhead. Sit up while flinging med ball against the wall, catch and repeat. Post total number of reps on bench & pull ups to comments.

MON 9.23.13

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photo-7 copyWe have deadlifts coming up Thursday...make sure to grab a pair of CFM socks in the pro shop!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
6:30p: Group Intro- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Beginner CrossFit- Cassie

Workout of the Day

A. Back squat:4x4 workups (add 5# to last back squat workout)
B. Complete 10 rounds for time of:
5 dumbbell/kettlebell thrusters
5 strict chin ups
5 burpees

And coming tomorrow

A. Power clean:5x3
B. Jerk 5x1 (workups)
C. Tabata row OR AirDyne OR jump rope singles OR double unders (if you trained on 9/4, choose a different option from what you did then)