Monthly Archives: August 2015

THUR 08.20.15

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Ready. Set....   Go. 100m Sprints.

Ready. Set.... Go. 100m Sprints.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
11a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
7:30p: CFM Eats Social (No 7pm Class)

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Sprints. For Time:
100m Sprint
Rest 2 minutes
200m Sprint
Rest 4 minutes
400m Sprint

B. “No Escape” (3 minutes work: 1 minute rest Advasana pose)
Partner WOD: Teams of 2
Open: 200m sprint
3 Rounds
30 seconds dead hang hold
30m Shuttle sprint
20m Partner Carry
20m Farmers Carry (32’s/24’s kg)
10 Box Jumps (24/20)
10m Foot Hand Crawl

All reps, distances, and rounds are individual totals. Partners work together at the same time to complete their reps. Each partner carries his/her partner 20m. Every 3 minutes both partners rest on stomach in Advasana pose for 1 minute.

Post times for 100m, 200m, and 400m and time to complete WOD. Ex: 14, 26, 70, 15:15 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Thruster Complex: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate/heavy complex:
1 Squat Clean Thruster (“Cluster”)
2 Thrusters

B. Fran
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pullups

Post load of complex and time to complete WOD. Ex: 155#, 4:15 Rx

WED 08.19.15 “Mary Ann”

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7pm Class after their Oly Total PRs and Airdyne Sprints

7pm Class after their Oly Total PRs and Airdyne Sprints


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Strength Training/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- Michael
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

Post time to complete WOD: 7:48 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. Sprints. For Time:
100m Sprint
Rest 2 minutes
200m Sprint
Rest 4 minutes
400m Sprint

B. “No Escape” (3 minutes work: 1 minute rest Advasana pose)
Partner WOD: Teams of 2
Open: 200m sprint
3 Rounds
30 seconds dead hang hold
30m Shuttle sprint
20m Partner Carry
20m Farmers Carry (32’s/24’s kg)
10 Box Jumps (24/20)
10m Foot Hand Crawl

All reps, distances, and rounds are individual totals. Partners work together at the same time to complete their reps. Each partner carries his/her partner 20m. Every 3 minutes both partners rest on stomach in Advasana pose for 1 minute.

Post times for 100m, 200m, and 400m and time to complete WOD. Ex: 14, 26, 70, 15:15 Rx.

TUES 08.18.15 Olympic Total

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Jumping Rope Pair. Gracie & Dan.

Jumping Rope Pair. Gracie & Dan.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
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
7-7:30p: Goal Setting & Reflection- Michael. Click here to reserve
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Veronica Lewinger
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Olympic Total: 1 rep max Snatch followed by 1 rep max Clean & Jerk

B. 1 Minute Max Cals Airdyne

Post max load for Snatch and C&J and total cal. Ex: 185#, 265#, 32

And coming tomorrow...

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

Post time to complete WOD: 7:48 Rx

MON 08.17.15 3rd Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC)

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Quarterly Progress Checks


This week Monday 8/17-8/23 is the 3rd Quarterly Progress Check (QPC) of 2015 and we retest workouts from February (QPC1) and May (QPC2) 2015. There will be benchmark WODs and lifts every day. Expect Baseline, Oly Total, and Friday Fran. Saturday will be a benchmark team WOD plus open gym.

Is this your first Quarterly Check-In Week?
Have you been at CFM for years and looking to get the most out of your QPC?


Here's what's about to go down...

1. Retest your baseline! For your first workout of the week on Monday, you'll retest your Baseline. You also have the option to retest your Baseline WOD on Sunday at Open Gym on 8/23 from 11am-12pm OR any Open Gym during the week. There will be open Gym Saturday 8/22 at 9am and 10am as well.

2. Goal-Setting & reflection: At the beginning of class on Mon & Tues, we'll take a few 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 on Tuesday evening, Aug 18th from 7-7:30pm 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. Class size limited to 6 students. Reserve for Goal-setting Workshop.

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 Phone App, 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. At the end of each class this week we'll take 5 minutes to log our results. Come prepared with your journal or phone.

You did a great job! So did you. So did you. Justin and Chris completing a partner WOD

You did a great job! So did you. So did you. Justin and Chris completing a partner WOD


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- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Baseline
For Time:
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: 4:12 Rx, 175#.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Olympic Total: 1 rep max Snatch followed by 1 rep max Clean & Jerk

B. 1 Minute Max Cals Airdyne

Post max load for Snatch and C&J and total cal. Ex: 185#, 265#, 32

FRI 08.14.15 Lurong Living Championship Challenge Early Registration Weekend!

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The Championship Challenge combines diet, fitness, and accountability for the CrossFit community. Click here to unleash your inner Champion!

Early Registration ends this Sunday, August 16th. Sign up today.
Click here to unleash your inner Champion!


CFM Fall Lurong Living Championship Challenge

The Challenge starts on Monday, September 14th and now is the time to jump on board! Early registration is $29.95 and closes this Sunday, August 16th so sign up today to participate. Click here to learn more and register: select CrossFit Midtown.

Rodrigo and Zach on starting on Overhead Squat Ladder

Rodrigo and Zach starting an Overhead Squat Ladder


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 5 sets of 2 reps. Working up to heavy set of 2 touch and go. Start at 80% of 1 RM deadlift. Rest 2 minutes between sets.

B. Rep Rounds Ladder for 10 Minute AMRAP
3-6-9-12-15-18-21-24-...
Ring Rows
AbMat V-Ups
6 Deadlift (225/155)

Post final load for deadlift and total reps completed in AMRAP. Ex: 375#, 208 Rx

And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD: “Keep It Up”
40 Push Press (m = 45/65, w = 35/45) Top-to-Top**
3x 100m Medball Carry (20/14)
40 Wallball Shots (20/14) 10ft
20 Tire Flips
40 Box Jumps (24/20)
3x 100m Sprints
40 Thrusters (m = 45/65, w = 35/45) Top-to-Top**

**For the entire duration of the workout the barbell is held overhead. For push press and thrusters the barbell will descend to the bottom position but must immediately return to overhead (the movement starts and ends at the top). 10 jumping jack penalty per person any time the barbell is lowered (or is resting) below overhead. Partners exchange barbell overhead. All reps team totals.

Post time to complete WOD Ex. 13:55 Rx.


Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller. Click here to reserve

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
11a: Competition Practice/Open Gym- Dyer
12:15p: Yoga- Annie Harbison. Click here to reserve

THUR 08.13.15 Lurong Living Championship Challenge at CFM!

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3, 2, 1, Go! Wallball shots at the stat of the WOD

3, 2, 1, Go! Wallball shots at the stat of the WOD


CFM Fall Lurong Living Championship Challenge

The Challenge starts on Monday, September 14th and now is the time to jump on board! Early registration is $29.95 and closes this Sunday, August 16th so sign up today to participate. Click here to learn more and register: select CrossFit Midtown.

There is something in all of us that hungers for victory, to know in our heart that we have what it takes to be a champion. The Lurong Living Championship Challenge provides the opportunity for you to prove it to yourself. Whether you want to be a champion in your fitness prowess or to be the champion of your own health, this is your time. The Championship Challenge provides the structure, accountability, resources, education, and competition that you need to achieve your goals and become a champion.

Challenge tracks your diet, progress in achieving your diet and fitness goals, body composition, weight, key lifestyle markers, workout performance, and improvements. Whether your goal is to lose a few lbs., improve your diet, or looking to bump your performance to the next level, the Championship Challenge is built for you.

Don't let the title scare you! You don't have to feel like a champion to get started. The Challenge platform provides everything you need to have success including a 7 week meal plan with shopping lists and loads of educational content that will help you live out your new changes.

The Championship Challenge combines diet, fitness, and accountability for the CrossFit community. Click here to unleash your inner Champion!

The Championship Challenge combines diet, fitness, and accountability for the CrossFit community.
Click here to unleash your inner Champion!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
11a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Travis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps on final set.

B. 7 Rounds For Time [Time cap 16 minutes]
7 Power Snatch (m = 75/95, w = 55/65)
7 Air Squats
**At end of 1st minute and every minute on the minute 5 Burpees (Rx+ = 7 Burpees).

Post load and reps for squat and time to complete rounds. Ex: 325#, 8 reps, 9:50 Rx+

And coming tomorrow...

A. Deadlift: 5 sets of 2 reps. Working up to heavy set of 2 touch and go. Start at 80% of 1 RM deadlift. Rest 2 minutes between sets.

B. Rep Rounds Ladder for 10 Minute AMRAP
3-6-9-12-15-18-21-24-...
Ring Rows
AbMat V-Ups
6 Deadlift (225/155)

Post final load for deadlift and total reps completed in AMRAP. Ex: 375#, 208 Rx

WED 08.12.15

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Gracie finishing her swim from Alcatraz across San Francisco Bay. width=

Gracie finishing her swim from Alcatraz across San Francisco Bay. Testing her fitness in the open waters. Great job!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
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- Michael
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets at the same weight. Max Reps in the final set.

B. 14 Minute Every minute on the minute (EMOM):
ODD: 2x50m Shuttle sprint for time
EVEN: 20 seconds reverse plank hold

Post load and reps for Bench, and total time (seconds) for sprints. Ex: 245#, 6 reps, 148 seconds

And coming tomorrow...

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps on final set.

B. 7 Rounds For Time [Time cap 16 minutes]
7 Power Snatch (m = 75/95, w = 55/65)
7 Air Squats
**At end of 1st minute and every minute on the minute 5 Burpees (Rx+ = 7 Burpees).

Post load and reps for squat and time to complete rounds. Ex: 325#, 8 reps, 9:50 Rx+