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THUR 05.11.17

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Keeping a plank through the ring row.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Bulletproof Shoulders
Side Plank Rev-Fly 20x/side
Mod Pushup Y-hold (15 sec hold) 4x/side "Palm facing down"
Scapular Pushups 15x
T's (on a box) [5 reps + Overload] 4x "Thumbs up"
W's (on a box) [5 reps + Overload] 4x "Pinkies up"
Side Ext Rot. w/ 5# plate 15x/side

B. “Ticket to Ride” [25 Minute Time Cap]
3 Rounds of Run* + 10 Sledgehammers (10#)
500m Row
2 Rounds of Run* + 10 Sledgehammers (10#)
500m Row
1 Round of Run* + 10 Sledgehammers (10#)
500m Row

Run*
L1 = 200m
L2 = 300m
L3 = 400m

Post time for WOD. Ex: 21:10 L3

And coming tomorrow...

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

B. 17 Minute AMRAP:
40 Speed Step (R+L=1)
17 Power Snatches (m = 35/55/75, w = 15/35/55)
20 Box Jumps (24/20″)
17 Wallballs (20/14)

Post speed step and double under reps and rounds for WOD. Ex: 92, 104, 4+32 L3.

CFM Upcoming Events

Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge with team CFM! The challenge combines nutrition and fitness and over the course of 5 weeks helps us improve body composition and performance! Click here for more details. Lurong Summertime Challenge Starts Monday, May 15th.

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!

WED 05.10.17

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Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. “Big Clean Complex”
6 Sets:
High Hang Squat Clean – Hang Squat Clean – Squat Clean – Push Press
High Hang Squat Clean – Hang Squat Clean – Squat Clean – Push Jerk
High Hang Squat Clean – Hang Squat Clean – Squat Clean – Split Jerk
*Each set consists of completing all 12 reps without dropping the bar. Rest as needed between rounds

B. Bulletproof Shoulders
Side Plank Rev-Fly 20x/side
Mod Pushup Y-hold (15 sec hold) 4x/side "Palm facing down"
Scapular Pushups 15x
T's (on a box) [5 reps + Overload] 4x "Thumbs up"
W's (on a box) [5 reps + Overload] 4x "Pinkies up"
Side Ext Rot. w/ 5# plate 15x/side

Post weight for each set. (f) indicates failed attempt.
Ex: 135/155/185/195/205f/135


And coming tomorrow...

A. Bulletproof Shoulders
Side Plank Rev-Fly 20x/side
Mod Pushup Y-hold (15 sec hold) 4x/side "Palm facing down"
Scapular Pushups 15x
T's (on a box) [5 reps + Overload] 4x "Thumbs up"
W's (on a box) [5 reps + Overload] 4x "Pinkies up"
Side Ext Rot. w/ 5# plate 15x/side

B. “Ticket to Ride” [25 Minute Time Cap]
3 Rounds of Run* + 10 Sledgehammers (10#)
500m Row
2 Rounds of Run* + 10 Sledgehammers (10#)
500m Row
1 Round of Run* + 10 Sledgehammers (10#)
500m Row

Run*
L1 = 200m
L2 = 300m
L3 = 400m

Post time for WOD. Ex: 21:10 L3

CFM Upcoming Events

Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge with team CFM! The challenge combines nutrition and fitness and over the course of 5 weeks helps us improve body composition and performance! Click here for more details. Lurong Summertime Challenge Starts Monday, May 15th.

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!

May 2017 Member of the Month, Dez Johnson

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CrossFit Midtown is very excited to announce our May 2017 Member of the Month, Dez Johnson! A staple with the evening and weightlifting crew, Dez is quickly becoming one of the strongest members at CFM. Read on to learn more about Dez and her CrossFit journey. Thank you for being such an outstanding member of the CFM community!




Name: Desiree Johnson
Nickname: Dez * yes Dez is my nickname not first lol *
Age: in her 30’s wink
Hometown: Orlando, FL lived in CA, OK, and TX and now GA

How did you get exposed to CrossFit? I had been working out at a “gym” with a personal trainer and started to get very bored with my workouts and no longer seeing any results. One of the ladies that I did a lot of training sessions with told me about CrossFit. She said that she was going to switch and that I would really have fun with it. So I began looking into it and was really amazed by it. I ended up moving and getting a job in a different area and didn’t have a home gym anymore. So this manager that I worked for at the time (let’s call her Oz lol) was working at CF Atlanta with the rugby team. I asked if I could come watch one night, she said sure but how about you come do the workout. So I did, and I enjoyed it!

What brought you to CrossFit Midtown: Heidi and Mike. I remember meeting Mike a few times. I would low key wait for Heidi to tell me what part of her body was sore from a workout. I would listen fully with excitement as she told me about the WODs. So I finally asked her how do I get in touch with him. I e-mailed him and said hey can I come join your gym.

What was your very first day at CrossFit Midtown like? Very humbling lol. I was still in the middle of foundations and was doing a group morning WOD that Travis was coaching. It was a WOD that had box jumps, med ball slams and maybe KB swings. I was in the corner with my little “12” box on the struggle bus. Everyone was finishing up and I was the last one still going. It was that moment when you feel like your failing and you just want to tap out. Something wonderful happens that you’ve never experience before. Pure, unconditional support and encouragement from strangers. My first real group class and you don’t know me and I don’t know you, but your standing here seeing me thru till the end. I was hooked and haven’t looked back since.

What changes have you seen in your overall health and fitness level since starting CrossFit? The biggest thing I’ve seen with myself is my overall mental strength. The old Dez would have stopped workouts when it became “hard,” if I was sore or tired, or I'd say no I don’t like that machine, I’ll do something that’s easier. I still may slow down, but I have yet to just give up completely on a workout!!! That’s winning in my book! My cardio is getting better. I don’t think I will ever like running but I do it when I have to. Of course I’ve seen myself getting very strong with moving weights around. I had no idea that would enjoy it that much.

What kind of changes have you you experienced since starting CrossFit that were completely unexpected? I know it sounds cheesy but all of it. I didn’t expect much of anything but to come in, workout, and go home. I had no clue that almost 2 yrs later I would be apart of such amazing group of uplifting, inspiring people that I can call friends (like my social media life is strong because of CFM … just saying) I know that I can just be myself here. Good days or bad this community will always be here for me. Along with my new found love of lifting weights! Now that’s a fun confidence booster for sure.



Favorite WOD: Grace & DT, I love barbell workouts; that’s my jam!!!!!

Least favorite WOD: anything with burpees and running, but of course everyone knows that 🙂

Favorite CrossFit Midtown moment: I actually have a lot and its hard to pick just one. I’m really starting to find myself with the Barbell Club. I love how much we laugh and how we really push each other. It's been great! I always look forward to hearing what Sarah is going to yell out when she needs to move heavy weights (lol “goodness”). Oh and Peach dressing up as Mike this past Halloween was so funny!!!! No, but really I always have a great time at CFM. If it's BBQ ,parties, challenges, The Open, and even everyday WODs, it's always a great time.

Hobbies, Talents and or Interests Outside of CrossFit: Okay so this is a safe place right? I like watching medical YouTube videos i.e. Dr. pimple popper, new knee procedures, shoulder ect. I’m not weird guys. So back in college I was a student athletic trainer and we were able to go watch real surgeries. I just like to stay current with health and medical stuff.

Advice for new CrossFitters: Just keep showing up. Keep going. Keep moving. You don’t have to be the fastest, the strongest, the most physically fit person in the box. But you're in the box, you made it that far. It's so easy to tell yourself to quit, to not get up and go, this is too hard, or I can never do that. Instead of all the no’s just show up, you have nothing to loose. This community won’t let you fail.

TUES 05.09.17

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Adam


CFM Upcoming Events

Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge with team CFM! The challenge combines nutrition and fitness and over the course of 5 weeks helps us improve body composition and performance! Click here for more details. Lurong Summertime Challenge Starts Monday, May 15th.

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Will Milne
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. “Lead Foot”

4 Minute AMRAP
27 Cal Row
27 Burpees
27 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
Rest 4:20

4 Minute AMRAP
21 Cal Row
21 Burpees
21 Toes-to-Bar

Rest 4:20
4 Minute AMRAP
15 Cal Row
15 Burpees
15 Pull-ups

B. Cash Out [Not For Time]:
2 Rounds
60 Double Unders**
25 Situps (L1) / 25 Situps w/ (20/14) (L2) / 25 GHD Situps (L3)

**Scale DUs to DU+Singles 30 reps/set, Speed Step 1:1, Singles 1:1

Post reps for each AMRAP. Ex: 89/84/90 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. “Big Clean Complex”
6 Sets:
High Hang Squat Clean – Hang Squat Clean – Squat Clean – Push Press
High Hang Squat Clean – Hang Squat Clean – Squat Clean – Push Jerk
High Hang Squat Clean – Hang Squat Clean – Squat Clean – Split Jerk
*Each set consists of completing all 12 reps without dropping the bar. Rest as needed between rounds

B. Bulletproof Shoulders
Side Plank Rev-Fly 20x/side
Mod Pushup Y-hold (15 sec hold) 4x/side "Palm facing down"
Scapular Pushups 15x
T's (on a box) [5 reps + Overload] 4x "Thumbs up"
W's (on a box) [5 reps + Overload] 4x "Pinkies up"
Side Ext Rot. w/ 5# plate 15x/side

Post weight for each set. (f) indicates failed attempt.
Ex: 135/155/185/195/205f/135

MON 05.08.17

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Scorpion Stretch


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5 worksets. All sets at the same weight. Max reps on 3rd set.

B. 5 Rounds [15 Minute Time Cap]
4 1-arm Kettlebell Front squats Left Arm**
4 1-arm Kettlebell Front squats Right Arm**
30 Situps

**Kettlebell Weight
m = 16/20/24
w = 8/12/16
L1/L2/L3+ = Overhead Squat

Post load and reps for squat and time for WOD. Ex. 335#, 8 reps, 12:10 L2+

And coming tomorrow...

A. “Lead Foot”

4 Minute AMRAP
27 Cal Row
27 Burpees
27 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
Rest 4:20

4 Minute AMRAP
21 Cal Row
21 Burpees
21 Toes-to-Bar

Rest 4:20
4 Minute AMRAP
15 Cal Row
15 Burpees
15 Pull-ups

B. Cash Out [Not For Time]:
2 Rounds
60 Double Unders**
25 Situps (L1) / 25 Situps w/ (20/14) (L2) / 25 GHD Situps (L3)

**Scale DUs to DU+Singles 30 reps/set, Speed Step 1:1, Singles 1:1

Post reps for each AMRAP. Ex: 89/84/90 Rx.

CFM Upcoming Events

Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge with team CFM! The challenge combines nutrition and fitness and over the course of 5 weeks helps us improve body composition and performance! Click here for more details. Lurong Summertime Challenge Starts Monday, May 15th.

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!

FRI 05.05.17 “Marvel Galaxy” WOD on Saturday!

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Teamwork and High Fives to finish out partner WOD Saturday


CFM Upcoming Events

Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge with team CFM! The challenge combines nutrition and fitness and over the course of 5 weeks helps us improve body composition and performance! Click here for more details. Lurong Summertime Challenge Starts Monday, May 15th.

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Snatch Complex: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate weight of:
1 Power Snatch
1 Overhead Squat

B. “Nancy” [Time Cap 24 Minutes]
5 Rounds:
400m Run
15 Overhead Squats (95/65)

Post load for snatch complex and time for WOD. Ex: 165#, 15:45 Rx.

And coming Saturday...

“Marvel Galaxy”

3:30 Minute “Iron AMRAP”**
200m Run
5 Jerk (m = 75/115/155, w = 55/85/105)
5 Bar Facing Burpees
AMRAP Wallballs (m = 10 to 9ft/14/20 to 10ft, w = 6/10/14 to 9ft)

Rest 4 minutes

3:30 minute “Cap’ AMRAP”
200m Run**
5 Clean & Jerk (m = 75/115/155, w = 55/85/105)
5 Bar Facing Burpees
AMRAP 1-Arm Dumbbell Snatch (m = 25/35/50, w = 15/25/35)

Rest 4 minutes

3:30 minute “Thor AMRAP”
200m Run**
20 Sledgehammers (10)
5 Hammer Facing Burpees
AMRAP Hammer Overhead Lunges (10)

Rest 4 minutes

3:30 minute “Star-Lord AMRAP”
200m Run
250m Row
5 Burpees over Erg
AMRAP Slamballs (20/15)

**During the Iron AMRAP athletes wear weighted vest (20/14) aka “Iron Man Suit” during the entire AMRAP. During the Cap’ AMRAP athletes carry plate (45/25) aka “Cap’s Shield” just for the 200m Run. During the Thor AMRAP athletes are holding the Sledgehammer aka “Thor’s Hammer” until the hammer facing burpees.

Score is total Wallballs and total Snatches and total Lunges and total Slamballs.
Ex: 39, 36, 32, 31 = 138 L3


Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Monica

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Neal
12:15p: Stretch & Mobility- Michael

THUR 05.04.17 May The 4th Be With You!

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May The 4th Be With You!
#jeditraining #yoda #doordonot


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Split Jerk: 2-2-2-2-2. Rest 2 minutes between sets. Same weight for all sets. 80% 1RM.

B. 7 minute AMRAP:
40 Cal Row
35 Situps
30 DB Push Press (m = 25/35/50, w = 10/20/35)
25 Toes to Bar
20 DB Power Clean (m = 25/35/50, w = 10/20/35)
15 (Straight Leg Raises / Candlestick Lever / GHD Situps)**

**Scale GHD Situps:
L1 = Straight Leg Raises
L2 = Candlestick Lever
L3 = GHD Situp

Post load for Split Jerk and rounds and reps for AMRAP. Ex: 210#, 167 L3.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Snatch Complex: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate weight of:
1 Power Snatch
1 Overhead Squat

B. “Nancy” [Time Cap 24 Minutes]
5 Rounds:
400m Run
15 Overhead Squats (95/65)

Post load for snatch complex and time for WOD. Ex: 165#, 15:45 Rx.

CFM Upcoming Events

Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge with team CFM! The challenge combines nutrition and fitness and over the course of 5 weeks helps us improve body composition and performance! Click here for more details. Lurong Summertime Challenge Starts Monday, May 15th.

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!