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THURS 03.13.14

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Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
1:45p: College CrossFit- Kelly
4p: Open Gym- Jason
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Jason
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Open Gym- Cassie **80s Theme Night**

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Skill Work on Rowing: Partner up and alternate each movement
200m armless row (straight arms)
200m legless row (straight legs)
200m (1 second pull + 3 second hold at end of pull)
200m Strapless Row (feet out of anchor straps).
200m Row

B. Partner WOD: In 10 minutes
Row for meters
Partner overhead barbell hold (45/35)
**Partners may switch positions as often as needed to keep barbell overhead. Once partner is off rowing machine, barbell may drop from overhead to exchange. If barbell drops below head or rests on head, while partner is still rowing, partner must stop rowing and there is a 5 burpee penalty for person holding barbell before rowing next.

REST 3 minutes

1 minute as many as possible:
Partner Front Squats (45/35)
**Each partner holding an end of the barbell. Partners facing each other. All squats count toward total reps as long as both partners are holding barbell in hands only, centered at chest level. No resting on shoulder.

REST 1 minute

2 minutes as many as possible:
Burpee Plate Hops
**One 45# plate per team. Must come to full knee and hip extension on top of plate. May step up or hop on plate. Both partners may be working at the same time.

Post total meters, front squat reps, and burpees to the board.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Barbell Complex: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy complex of
1 Power Clean
1 Hang Squat Clean
3 Front Squats.
Barbell should not be dropped through complex.

B. For Time Rep Rounds of:
21-15-9
Hang Squat Cleans (@ 65% Part A.)
Hand Release Pushups
90-60-30
Double Unders (x2 Singles)

WED 03.12.14

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Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
8a: Open Gym- Jason
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
1:45p: College CrossFit- Jason
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Raul
8p: Open Gym- Raul

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Deadlift: 4 sets of 4 workups in 12 minutes. Finish with a heavy set of 4.
B. For Time:
0:00-4:00 minutes:
300m shuttle sprint (30 x 10m)
Rest remainder of 4 minutes
4:00-8:00 minutes:
300m shuttle sprint (30 x 10m)
Rest remainder of 4 minutes

At 8:00 minutes 4 Rounds For Time of:
100m shuttle sprint
4 Kettlebell snatch (left arm)
4 Overhead Kettlebell backward lunge steps (left arm)
100m shuttle sprint
4 Kettlebell snatch (right arm)
4 Overhead Kettlebell backward lunge steps (right arm)

Post splits for each 300m shuttle and time for 4 Rounds.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Skill Work Rowing:Partner up and alternate each movement
200m armless row (straight arms)
200m legless row (straight legs)
200m (1 second pull + 3 second hold at end of pull)
200m Strapless Row (feet out of anchor straps).
200m Row
B. Partner WOD:
10 minutes:
Row for meters
Partner overhead barbell hold (45/35)
**Partners may switch positions as often as needed to keep barbell overhead. Once partner is off rowing machine, barbell may drop from overhead to exchange. If barbell drops below head or rests on head, while partner is still rowing, partner must stop rowing and there is a 5 burpee penalty for person holding barbell before rowing next.

REST 3 minutes

1 minute as many as possible:
Partner Front Squats (45/35)
**Each partner holding an end of the barbell. Partners facing each other. All squats count toward total reps as long as both partners are holding barbell in hands only, centered at chest level. No resting on shoulder.

REST 1 minute

2 minutes as many as possible:
Burpee Plate Hops
**One 45# plate per team. Must come to full knee and hip extension on top of plate. May step up or hop on plate. Both partners may be working at the same time.

Post total meters, front squat reps, and burpees to the board.

TUES 03.11.14

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Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
1:45p: College CrossFit- Kelly
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
8p: Open Gym- Kelly

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

*No Bands. Sub segmented pullup + negative (3 seconds)

B. 3 Rounds For Time:
10 Goblet squats (32kg/24kg)
10 Burpee pullups**

**Sub 10 Burpees + 10 Jumping Pullups.

And coming tomorrow...

Deadlift: 4 sets of 4 workups in 12 minutes. Finish with a heavy set of 4.
B. For Time:
0:00-4:00 minutes:
300m shuttle sprint (30 x 10m)
Rest remainder of 4 minutes
4:00-8:00 minutes:
300m shuttle sprint (30 x 10m)
Rest remainder of 4 minutes

At 8:00 minutes 4 Rounds For Time of:
100m shuttle sprint
4 Kettlebell snatch (left arm)
4 Overhead Kettlebell backward lunge steps (left arm)
100m shuttle sprint
4 Kettlebell snatch (right arm)
4 Overhead Kettlebell backward lunge steps (right arm)

Post splits for each 300m shuttle and time for 4 Rounds.

MON 03.10.14 Last day of OPEN 14.2

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Team CFM Pteradactyls!

Today is the last day to complete and submit "14.2" scores. CrossFit Midtown is doing the Open workouts on Saturdays, so check them out at games.crossfit.com or just show up on Saturdays to try the workouts. Open Gym time Friday, Sunday and Monday are available for those that can not make it on Saturday to compete. This Thursday 8PM they will announce 14.3 at 8PM and streamed live online. Thursday night is also 80s Theme night at the gym! Stay tuned for more details.

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Medball Cleans: 8 minutes skill work.
B. As many rounds as possible (AMRAP) in 2 minutes @ (20/14):
1 Medball Clean
4 Wallballs*
*Must do full medball squat clean finishing standing tall ball at chest in rack position before initiating squat for Wall ball.

--REST 2 minutes--

Then... 7 Rounds for time @ (20/14):
7 Medball Cleans
7 Toes-to-bar**
7 Wallballs
7 Medball Push Press

**Modify Toes-to-rings or floor leg raises to target.

And coming tomorrow...

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

*No Bands. Sub segmented pullup + negative (3 seconds)

B. 3 Rounds For Time:
10 Goblet squats (32kg/24kg)
10 Burpee pullups**

**Sub 10 Burpees + 10 Jumping Pullups.

FRI 03.07.14

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Thursday during Hang Power Cleans and Bar-facing Burpees

Thursday during Hang Power Cleans and Bar-facing Burpees WOD

After. Making some nice sweat angles.

After. Making some nice sweat angles.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
1:15p: College CrossFit- Michael
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Skill Work/Strength Strict Ring Dips: In 10 minutes work on strict ring dip progressions.
Then... Every minute for 4 minutes:
30 seconds max strict ring dips (1 second count going down, 1 second count going up)
30 seconds rest
B. Complete 6 rounds for time:
5 Ring Dips**
20m Overhead Walking Lunge (45/25 plate)
5 Plate Ground-to-over head (45/25 plate)

**Modify with feet on box. No Bands. Kipping allowed.

And coming Saturday...

OPEN WOD 14.2

Every 3 minutes for as long as possible complete:
From 0:00-3:00
2 rounds of:
10 overhead squats
10 chest-to-bar pull-ups
From 3:00-6:00
2 rounds of:
12 overhead squats
12 chest-to-bar pull-ups
From 6:00-9:00
2 rounds of:
14 overhead squats
14 chest-to-bar pull-ups
Etc., following same pattern until you fail to complete both rounds

Scaling options available.

THURS 03.06.14

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Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
1:45p: College CrossFit- Kelly
4p: Open Gym- Jason
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Jason
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Open Gym- Cassie
8:15p: Yoga CANCELLED for tonight.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Hang Power Clean (HPC): In 12 minutes 4 sets of 3 reps workups.
*Each set without dropping the bar.
B. Every minute on the minute for 10 minutes
2 Hang Power Clean (75% of 3 rep max part A.)
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Bar-facing Burpees (increase by 1 rep each round)
Rest 1 minute
As many as possible (AMAP) in 2 minute:
Bar-facing Burpees.

Post Weight for HPC, Total Burpees from 10 intervals, and Total Burpees from 2 minute AMAP

And coming tomorrow...

A. Skill Work/Strength Strict Ring Dips: In 10 minutes work on strict ring dip progressions.
Then... Every minute for 4 minutes:
30 seconds max strict ring dips (1 second count going down, 1 second count going up)
30 seconds rest
B. 6 Rounds:
5 Ring Dips**
20m Overhead Walking Lunge (45/25 plate)
5 Plate Ground-to-over head (45/25 plate)

**Modify with feet on box. No Bands. Kipping allowed.

WED 03.05.14 Partner WOD

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Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
8a: Open Gym- Jason
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
1:45p: College CrossFit- Jason
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Raul
8p: Open Gym- Raul

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thrusters In 10 minutes skill work on Thrusters or work up to a heavy set of 4.
B. Partner WOD:
In teams of 2 complete 10 rounds alternating partner each round of
7 Thrusters (95/65)
7 pullups**
30 Mountain Climbers (alternating 15 each side)

**Modify pullups with ring rows. No Bands.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Hang Power Clean (HPC): In 12 minutes 4 sets of 3 reps workups.
*Each set without dropping the bar.
B. Every minute on the minute for 10 minutes
2 Hang Power Clean (75% of 3 rep max part A.)
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Bar-facing Burpees (increase by 1 rep each round)
Rest 1 minute
As many as possible (AMAP) in 2 minute:
Bar-facing Burpees.

Post Weight for HPC, Total Burpees from 10 intervals, and Total Burpees from 2 minute AMAP