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WED 05.20.15 CrossFit Total

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The CrossFit Total is the sum of the best of three attempts at the squat, the press, and the deadlift, the three most effective lifts in existence for developing and testing functional strength. Done correctly, the CrossFit Total (CFT) is perhaps our best tool for telling us the things we need to know about a very important aspect of our training. Mark Rippetoe outlines why we do the CFT, the rules for the CFT, and th standards for each lift... Click here to read more: CrossFit Total "The CrossFit Journal" by Mark Rippetoe

Yoga on Saturday's with Monica

Yoga on Saturday's with Monica

Today's schedule


6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8p: Open Gym- Casey
8-8:30p: Goal Setting & Reflection- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)


CrossFit Total
1 Rep Max Back Squat
1 Rep Max Shoulder Press
1 Rep Max Deadlift

Post load for each lift and CrossFit Total (CFT). Ex: 255#, 140#, 395#, (790#)

And coming tomorrow...


“Mary Ann”
5 Rounds
7 Handstand Pushups
14 Pistols
21 Double Unders

Post time to complete WOD: 7:48 Rx

TUES 05.19.15 Grace

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Rodrigo

Rodrigo tempo deadlift

Today's schedule


6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard

Workout of the Day (WOD)


A. Grace
30 Clean & Jerk for time (135/95)

B. 4 x 500m Row:
For every second difference than your time for first 500m Row complete 1 burpee before continuing to next row.

Post time for Grace and time for 1st 500m row + total burpees completed for time difference per each following row. Example: Grace 2:12 Rx, 500m Row 1:48+12

And coming tomorrow...


CrossFit Total
1 Rep Max Back Squat
1 Rep Max Shoulder Press
1 Rep Max Deadlift

Post load for each lift and CrossFit Total (CFT). Ex: 255#, 140#, 395#, (790#)

MON 05.18.15 2nd Quarterly Progress Checks

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Quarterly Progress Checks


This week 5/18-5/23 is the quarterly progress checks where we retest from February 2015. There will be benchmark WODs and lifts every day.

Is this your first Quarterly Check-In Week?


Here's what's about to go down...
1. Retest your baseline! You also have the option to retest your Baseline WOD at Open Gym during the week OR on Saturday, 5/23 on Make up Day...
2. Goal-Setting & reflection: At the beginning of class on Mon & Tues, we'll take 10 minutes to reflect on our progress over the last three months and set some goals for the next quarter. If you prefer to spend more time on goal-setting, join Mike Wednesday evening, May 20th from 8-830pm for a goal-setting workshop. We'll take some time to visualize what we want our future to be like, then set smaller, action steps to achieve our longer-term goals.
3. Record your results! If you haven't been doing it already, now is the time to start tracking your progress in the gym. Use the Zen Planner on your phone, or you can track through the Zen Planner web page. Or Google Docs, or old school with a journal. We have journals available at the ProShop.
4. Saturday is a Make-Up Day. In the 11am Open Gym on Saturday you'll have the chance to make up a workout you missed earlier in the week.

Big pulls on the row

Big pulls on the row

Today's schedule


6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Casey
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)


A. Baseline:
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Situps
20 Hand release pushups
10 Pullups

B. Overhead Squat: 3 sets of 5 at 70% of 1 rep max. Rest 3 minutes between sets
Accrue 2 minutes L-sit hold on rings or parallettes.

Post time for Baseline and load for OHS. Ex: 3:56 Rx, 175#.

And coming tomorrow...


A. Grace
30 Clean & Jerk for time (135/95)

B. 4 x 500m Row:
For every second difference than your time for first 500m Row complete 1 burpee before continuing to next row.

Post time for Grace and time for 1st 500m row + total burpees completed for time difference per each following row. Example: Grace 2:12 Rx, 500m Row 1:48+12

FRI 05.15.15 Atlantic Regional!

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Hold on, and when you think you need to drop, hold on 15 seconds longer.

Hold on, and when you think you need to drop, hold on 15 seconds longer.

Today's schedule


6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Tom

Workout of the Day (WOD)


A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 5. Worksets. Same weight each set. Max reps 3rd Set.

B. 10 minutes as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
5 Pullups
9 Burpees
12 Kettlebell Deadlift (32/24 kg)

Post load and reps for bench and reps and rounds for AMRAP. Ex: 235#, 8 reps, 6+9 Rx.

And coming Saturday...


Team Randy + Tommy V
Teams of 2 or 3 [22 Minute Time Cap] Complete for Time:
75 Power Snatch (75/55)
Partner Pushup Position Plank Hold

15 Rope Climbs**
Partner Dead Hang Hold

45 Thrusters (115/75)
Partner Bottom Air Squat Hold

**Wear long socks or pants to protect your legs for rope climbs. Without long socks or pants rope climbs are not allowed.

All reps are team totals. For team of 2 only one person working at a time. While one person is working the other person must be in a static hold. For teams of 3, one person must be in a static hold for the entire workout. 3 tandem burpee penalty for coming out of hold.
Rx+ = Wall Handstand Hold, Chin-over Bar L-sit Hold, Bottom Pistol Hold.

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 14:17 Rx.

Saturday Schedule


8:45a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
No yoga today

Sunday Schedule


10a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
11a: Open Gym- Tom

THURS 05.14.15 Happy Birthday CFM!

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Today is CFM's 3rd birthday!

Thanks to the entire CFM community for training with us over the years.
Whether you joined recently, or back in May of 2012, THANK YOU for building the CFM community.
We've enjoyed coaching you, PR-ing with you, suffering through grueling WODs together and just helping Midtown Atlanta become a fitter community.

There's a lot of CrossFit action happening throughout our Anniversary weekend, and we hope you can join us for some of the fun starting right here at CFM tonight for the Anniversary party.
Join us in the back parking lot anytime between 6 & 9p for some food, drinks and good times.
Special thanks to the team at Midtown Life Studio for helping throw the shindig... they'll be hanging out to do posture evaluations and answer any questions you have about chiropractic care.

This weekend Atlanta hosts the CrossFit Games Atlantic Regionals qualifier... the top finishers will represent our region in July at the CrossFit Games in California. CFMers are meeting at the box Fri at 9a to go watch the action, and again Sat at 9:30a. Post in the Facebook members group if you want to join us.

AND Sunday, CFM is co-hosting the Regionals After Party at CrossFit North Atlanta in West Midtown. Tickets are still available OR you can also register to volunteer. Visit GaAffiliateAlliance.org for more details, tickets or volunteer registration.

SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND!

#TBT to our Opening Day blog picture of Dan & Lis handstanding outside the original CFM.

#TBT to our Opening Day blog picture of Dan & Lis handstanding outside the original CFM.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6-9p: CFM 3rd Anniversary Party!!

A. JumpNrope:
1 minute max speed singles (Left foot + Right foot = 1 rep)
Rest 3 minutes
1 minute max double unders

B. For Time [18 minute Time Cap]:
50 Double Unders
25 Wallball Shots (20/14) 10ft target
15 GHD Situps
10 Ring Pushups (Rx+ = Muscle Ups)
40 Double Unders
20 Wallball Shots
12 GHD Situps
8 Ring Pushups
30 Double Unders
15 Wallball Shots
9 GHD Situps
6 Ring Pushups

Post speed singles and double under reps and time for WOD. Ex: 92, 104, 10:12 Rx+

And coming tomorrow...

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 5. Worksets. Same weight each set. Max reps 3rd Set.

B. 10 minutes as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
5 Pullups
9 Burpees
12 Kettlebell Deadlift (32/24 kg)

Post load and reps for bench and reps and rounds for AMRAP. Ex: 235#, 8 reps, 6+9 Rx.

WED 05.13.15

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Wes and Jonathan

Wes and Jonathan

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8p: Open Gym- Casey

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Power Clean: 10 minutes every minute on the minute 1 Power Clean. (85% 1RM)

B. Rep Rounds For Time
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Toes to Bar
Power Clean (m = 135/155, w = 95/105)

Post load for clean and time for WOD. Ex: 230#, 8:45 Rx+

And coming tomorrow...

A. JumpNrope:
1 minute max speed singles (Left foot + Right foot = 1 rep)
Rest 3 minutes
1 minute max double unders

B. For Time [18 minute Time Cap]:
50 Double Unders
25 Wallball Shots (20/14) 10ft target
15 GHD Situps
10 Ring Pushups (Rx+ = Muscle Ups)
40 Double Unders
20 Wallball Shots
12 GHD Situps
8 Ring Pushups
30 Double Unders
15 Wallball Shots
9 GHD Situps
6 Ring Pushups

Post speed singles and double under reps and time for WOD. Ex: 92, 104, 10:12 Rx+

TUES 05.12.15

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Matt C. with some front rack mobilization.

Matt C. with some front rack mobilization.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Casey
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Strict Handstand pushups: Every minute on the minute for 7 minutes:
15 seconds max rep strict handstand pushups (may break up into multiple sets)
45 seconds rest

B. 16 minutes as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
21 Calorie Row
16 Box Jumps (24/20”)
10 Sledgehammers
3 Handstand Wall Climbs

Post total reps of HSPU and rounds and reps for AMRAP. Ex: 44, 4+38 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Power Clean: 10 minutes every minute on the minute 1 Power Clean. (85% 1RM)

B. Rep Rounds For Time
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Toes to Bar
Power Clean (m = 135/155, w = 95/105)

Post load for clean and time for WOD. Ex: 230#, 8:45 Rx+