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TUES 10.10.17

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#recovery


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Priscila
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Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Dead Sprint” [10 Minute Time Cap]
10 Deadlift (m = 135/185/225, w = 95/145/175)
20 Double Unders
8 Deadlift
40 Double Unders
6 Deadlift
60 Double Unders
4 Deadlift
80 Double Unders
2 Deadlift
100 Double Unders**

** Level 2 = 10-20-30-40-50 Double Unders OR Singles 1:1, Level 1 = Singles 1:1

This WOD is meant to be all out. If you are planning on where you are going to strategize or save energy then you have already lost. Work with your trainer to determine what level you should pick based on being able to complete all deadlift reps with PERFECT form. The faster the workout calls you move, the more precise your technique needs to be dialed in. Therefore, only push the deadlift as heavy and as fast as you are able to show mastery of the movement. NO EXCEPTIONS. Also, if you can't yet string more than 10 Double Unders together in a row, consider doing the Single Under option at Level 2 or Level 1.

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 6:40 L3.


And coming tomorrow...

A. GHD Situps: Complete 3 sets of 10 reps. Rest 2 minutes between sets.

B. 3 Rounds [20 Minute Time Cap]
15 Dumbbell Bench Press (m = 25/35/50, w = 15/20/35)
25 Reverse Hypers
600m Run (L1/L2) (L3 = 800m)

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 15:50 L3.

MON 10.09.17

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Calf stretch with band distraction


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
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. Rope Climbs: Spend 10 Minutes practicing rope climb progressions.

B. For Time [30 Minute Time Cap]
100ft Walking Lunge
50 Parallette Lateral Hops (R+L=2)
40 Pushups
25 Toes to Bar
5 Rope Climbs
50 Box Jumps (24/20”)
40 1-arm Dumbbell Overhead Squat (35/20#) (alternate every 10 reps)
25 Strict Pullups
5 Rope Climbs
100 AbMat Situps

Post time for the WOD.
Ex: 21:20 Rx.


And coming tomorrow...

TBA

October 2017 Member of the Month, Caitlin McClure

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CrossFit Midtown is very excited to announce our October 2017 Member of the Month, Caitlin McClure! She has shown steady progress because she's committed to consistency! Read on to learn more about Caitlin and her CrossFit journey. Thank you for being such an outstanding member of the CFM community!


Name: Caitlin McClure
Nickname: none
Age: 24
Hometown: Lilburn, Georgia

How did you get exposed to CrossFit?
When I moved back to Atlanta, I was looking for gyms in Midtown and decided to give Crossfit Midtown a try.
I wanted a workout that I didn’t have to make, wasn’t time consuming, and gave me the intensity I was looking for.
I did the foundations class and Crossfit Midtown turned out to be exactly what I was looking for.

What brought you to CrossFit Midtown?
Location, initially

What was your very first day at CrossFit Midtown like?
It is all kind of a blur to be honest. I remember Crossfit being the type of workout I wanted (challenging!) And I loved that the members and coaches were nice and helpful- I definitely had a lot of questions in the beginning.

What changes have you seen in your overall health and fitness level since starting CrossFit?
I feel better and healthier- my cardio has seen the most improvement but I still have a way to go in that category haha!

What kind of changes have you experienced since starting CrossFit that were completely unexpected?
Definitely new friends and the community- that’s the part I enjoy the most.
My favorite workouts are partner WOD’s because it pushes me to workout out harder
Another unexpected change I have learned is how Crossfit can humble you in one hour or less! Some days, the WOD is right up my alley and other days….it’s not!
But that’s what makes it fun for me- constantly varied and always sweaty!

Favorite WOD
Partner Wod’s

Least favorite WOD
Anything with Burpees!

Favorite CrossFit Midtown moment
I don’t have one favorite one (there’s a lot to choose from!) but I really enjoyed the Memorial Day Murph Workout.

Hobbies, Talents and or Interests Outside of CrossFit:
Work takes up a lot of my time during the week but I love to garden and work in the yard on the weekends!

Advice for new CrossFitters
Come to class consistently-
I have seen the biggest improvements in my Crossfit abilities when I am able to go to class on a regular basis.

FRI 10.06.17

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Camille


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Squat Clean Complex: In 15 minutes complete 7 sets increasing weight of this complex form 50% to no more than 80% of 1RM Clean. Each rep is taken from the ground.
1 Hang Squat Clean
1 Pause Squat Clean (below the knee)

B. 3 Rounds [12 Minute Time Cap]
10 Squat Clean (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
20/15 Cal Row

Post clean load and time for WOD. Ex: 235#, 9:40 L3


And coming Saturday...

“Secret Door” [16 Minute Time Cap] 3 Rounds:
50 Burpee Pullups
50m Sled Pull

Sled Weight (m = 90/135/180, w = 45/90/135)

*Scale burpee pullups to burpee jumping pullups.
(L2/L3+ = C2B)

All rounds and reps are team totals. Both partners may be working at the same time. For the sled pull both partners will pull together 50m.

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 10:34 L3+


Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
12:15a: Yoga- Lana Wilson
5p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina
6p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina

THUR 10.05.17

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Jon


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
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. Muscle Up: In 15 minutes practice the muscle up transition

B. “Nate”
20 Minute AMRAP

2 Muscle Up
4 Handstand pushups
8 Kettlebell Swings

Post rounds and rep for AMRAP. Ex: 13+2 L3

And coming tomorrow...

A. Squat Clean Complex: In 15 minutes complete 7 sets increasing weight of this complex form 50% to no more than 80% of 1RM Clean. Each rep is taken from the ground.
1 Hang Squat Clean
1 Pause Squat Clean (below the knee)

B. 3 Rounds [12 Minute Time Cap]
10 Squat Clean (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
20/15 Cal Row

Post clean load and time for WOD. Ex: 235#, 9:40 L3

WED 10.04.17

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Alex


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- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 5-5-5-5-5 increasing weight. Start at 65% and end at 80-85%. Rest 3-5 minutes between sets.

B. “Down River”
4 Rounds [Not For Time]

30 Dumbbell Russian Twists (15 touches each side)
20 Single Arm Dumbbell Bent Row (10 each side)
10 Sledgehammers (5 each side)

Post load for deadlift. Ex: 245-275-315-345-375.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Muscle Up: In 15 minutes practice the muscle up transition

B. “Nate”
20 Minute AMRAP

2 Muscle Up
4 Handstand pushups
8 Kettlebell Swings

Post rounds and rep for AMRAP. Ex: 13+2 L3

TUES 10.03.17 “Lucky 13”

By | Lurong Championship Challenge, WOD | One Comment

7am crew getting some burpees before 2nd breakfast.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
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
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Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Turkish Get ups: Complete 4 sets of 4 reps increasing weight.

B. “Lucky 13”
13 Minute AMRAP

13 Toes to Bar*
13 Kettlebell Swings (m = 16/24/32kg, w = 12/16/24kg) (L1 = Russian Swings)
13 Lateral Box Jump Overs (m = 24/24/30, w = 20/20/24)**

*Toes to Bar Levels
L3: T2B
L2: Wall Situps
L1: Wall Situps

**Step ups and downs permitted for Level 1 and 2.

This workout has been developed in collaboration with Neal Maddox to get your heart pumping and legs and lungs burning. Pick a skill level that doesn't result in getting stuck for too long. If you have T2B but not yet 13 unbroken, Level 2 could be right. If hanging on the bar will be challenging for that many reps, you might consider going to Level 1 so you can keep moving and get more work done!

Speak with your coach if you have questions about which level is most appropriate for you. Enjoy the workout, and see you on the whiteboard!

Post load for TGU and rounds+reps completed in the AMRAP. Ex: 55#, 5+32 L3

And coming tomorrow...

A. Deadlift: 5-5-5-5-5 increasing weight. Start at 65% and end at 80-85%. Rest 3-5 minutes between sets.

B. “Down River”
4 Rounds [Not For Time]

30 Dumbbell Russian Twists (15 touches each side)
20 Single Arm Dumbbell Bent Row (10 each side)
10 Sledgehammers (5 each side)

Post load for each set of deadlift. Ex: 245-275-315-345-375.