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THUR 01.25.18 Bring-A-Friend Day!!

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Elana and Cary partners for team competition!


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- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Banded Squats: 2 x 8. Tempo (2222)

B. Partner WOD
20 Minute AMRAP

Teams of 2 or 3
Station 1 - AMRAP of Cindy: 5 Pullups, 10 Pushups, 15 Air Squats
Station 2 - 15/12 Calorie Row
Station 3 - 25 Situps

Athletes start at different stations. Partner #1 will perform the AMRAP of Cindy. Partner #2 will row for 15/12 calories, and Partner #3 with perform 25 situps. Once Partner #2 and #3 finish the Row and Situps each will advance to the next station. Partner #1 will then start on the 15/12 Calorie Row. Partner #3 continues work on the AMRAP of Cindy wherever #1 left off. Partners may only advance to the next station once their partner has finished the movement. Only one person at each station at a time.

Post total rounds and reps of Cindy for team.
Ex: 22 (team of 3) Rx.


And coming tomorrow...

A. For Time [12 Minute Time Cap]:
75 Handstand Pushups

At the beginning of each minute perform 20 Double-unders.

B. Partner WOD:
12 Minute AMRAP

21 Burpees Over Kettlebell
15 Kettlebell Swings (m = 16/24/32, w = 12/16/24)

All reps are a team total. 1 partner working at a time. 1 partner must complete a minimum of 3 burpees before switching.

Post time for WOD and rounds + reps for AMRAP. Ex: 10:11 Rx, 4+15 L3.

THUR 17.19.17 Bring-A-Friend Day!!

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Caitlin and Steve sharing a barbell for deadlifts. #partnerdeadlift #teamworkmakesdreamwork


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. Bench Press: 3-3-3 increasing at 85-87-90% of 1 RM. Rest 3 minutes after each set.

B. “Ruff Rowers II”
20 Minute AMRAP:

Teams of 3:
7 Calorie Row
7 Kettlebell Swings (m = 16/24/32, w = 12/16/24)
7 Slamballs (20/15)
7 Plank to Games Box Jump Overs (24/20”)

At 3,2,1, go… the first teammate completes 7 Cal Row. Once finished they advance to the Kettlebell Swings (KBS) and the 2nd teammate may start their row. Continue through the movements conga line style once your teammate clears that station. 1 person working at a time at each station.

Score total Calories rowed. Ex: 149 L3.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Hang Clean: In 10 minutes work up to a heavy single at 90%

B. For Time [18 Minute Time Cap]
30 Hang Clean (m = 75/95/135/185/225, w = 55/65/95/115/135)
50 Pistols
2000m Row

Post load for clean and time for the WOD. If time capped, 100m = 1 rep.
Ex: 260#, 17:32 L5.

THUR 08.24.17 Bring-A-Friend Day!!

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Jeannette leading the start of the 31Heroes WOD


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. Front Box Squat: 5 sets of 2. Worksets same weight (@ 60% of 1 rep max). Rest 90 seconds between sets.

B. Partner WOD:
15 minutes as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):

30 Goblet Squats (24/16 kg)
30 Kettlebell Swings (24/16 kg)
30 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1)
30 Power Slam Balls (20/15)

1 Partner working at a time. All reps are team totals. Partners may partition the rounds and reps any way.

Post load for squats and total rounds + reps of AMRAP. Ex: 185#, 2+88 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 5. Worksets. Max reps on final set. Compare to 8/3.

B. 4 Rounds for Time [16 Minute Time Cap]
5 1-arm Kettlebell Thruster (R) (24/16 kg)
4 1-arm Overhead Lunge Steps (R)
20 situps
5 1-arm Kettlebell Thruster (L)
4 1-arm Overhead Lunge Steps (L)
200m run

Post load and reps for bench and time to complete the WOD.
Ex: 155#, 7 reps, 13:10 Rx.


CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 24th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Email us with their name and contact email to reserve their spot. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Sunday, August 27th:CFM Yoga Workshop. CFM Yoga Instructor Will Milne will teach an introductory workshop on the basics of yoga. Increase mobility, speed recovery time, prevent injury, improve posture, find new strengths and the power of relaxation. We will cover basic breathing techniques, spinal articulations, key yoga poses, and the physical and mental demands of restructuring the human body. Click here to sign up!

Monday, August 28th Lurong Championship Challenge Early Registration Deadline. Before 8/28 save $15 on registration. If you are looking to make some serious improvements to your diet and fitness so you can achieve your goals, this is your answer. The Challenge combines nutrition and weekly WODs. Whether your goal is to lose weight and look amazing in your swimsuit, or you are looking for serious performance gains, this Challenge is for you. Challenge starts on Monday, September 18th. Click here to sign up and select CrossFit Midtown as your Gym Affiliate!

THUR 07.27.17 Bring A Friend Day!

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Coach Travis asking the question of the day


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Brianna
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8p: Weightlifting- Brianna

Workout of the Day (WOD)

This week we have a partner WOD Bring-A-Friend (BAF) Day. This is a beginner friendly, all levels, partner WOD so look to invite a friend, family, or co-worker to come check out CrossFit Midtown and get in a great workout! We’ll be teaching the deadlift as it’s one of the foundational movements (see video).

A. Deadlift: Every 30 seconds for 6 minutes: 1 Deadlift 80% of 5 RM

B. 5 Rounds For Time: Partner WOD
(20/18/16) Cal Row**
15 Situps w/ Medball (20/14)
20 Partner Medball Chest Pass (20/14) 6ft
15 Kettlebell Deadlift (24’s/16’s)

All reps are team totals and the reps and rounds may be partitioned anyway. **Partner maintains a plank position with toes on the Medball while other partner does row. Men = 20 cal, M/F teams = 18, and Women = 16 per round.

Post weight for deadlift and time to complete WOD. Ex: 285#, 11:47 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Hang Clean: In 16 minutes work up to a heavy hang clean (may be squat or power).

B. 5 Rounds For Time: [15 minute time cap]
4 Hang Squat Clean (95/65)
4 Kettlebell Clean & Press Right Arm (24/16)
4 Kettlebell Clean & Press Left Arm (24/16)
9 Ring Dips

Post load for clean and time for WOD. Ex: 255#, 7:53 Rx

CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 2nd and 9th Mobility Nights with Dr. Jackie Varnum. Mobility Night is at 6:30pm and group classes will run on the half hour. This will be a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the shoulder and overhead movements. Athletes will use banded distraction to increase range of motion and then use muscle activation and movement reinforcement to improve stability/mobility in the overhead press and overhead squat.

Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Click here for event details and to donate for this great cause! #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

THUR 06.22.17 Bring-A-Friend Day!!

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Ellen skipping high knees!


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- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 3 sets of 5 reps. 60% of 5RM. Rest 2 minutes between sets.
Advanced Tempo: (3-0-X-1)**
**X = ½ second up/dynamic movement. 1 second hold at top. 3 second negative. 0 seconds at the bottom (touch-and-go).

B. Partner WOD
20 Minutes As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP):

250m Row
200m Run
6 Straight Leg Raises
8 Modified Ring Rows
10 Russian Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
12 Burpees

Rounds and reps are team totals. 1 Partner working at a time on all movements. Athletes must tag to exchange who is working. A minimum of 3 burpees is required before alternating. Partners may partition the rounds and reps of other movements anyway. 250m row = 1 rep, 200m run = 1 rep.

Post load for deadlift and rounds + reps completed in AMRAP. Ex: 245#, 6+1 Rx


And coming tomorrow...

A. 12 minutes every minute on the minute (EMOM):
(30 seconds work: 30 seconds rest)
ODD: 1 Set of Max Consecutive Jump Rope (singles, Speed Step, or DU)
EVEN: Overhead Squats (OHS) (m = 45/95/135, w = 35/65/95)

Score total Jump Rope from each round and total OHS. Ex: 205 DU, 34 L2

B. Medball Bocce Ball!

CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 22nd: Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Email us with their name and contact email to reserve their spot. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Sunday, June 25th: CFM Dog Days of Brunch at 12pm at Henry's in Midtown. Join your fellow CFM Members for a nutrition brunch and social to celebrate the completion of our Lurong Nutrition challenge. Henry's is dog friendly so bring your pets with you for Brunch on the patio.

Thursday, June 29th: The Dunk Truck returns to CFM! Available dunk sessions are in the AM 6-9am and PM 4-8pm. Book your appoint while spots are available: Dunk Truck Book Now!

Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

FRI 05.26.17 Memorial Day Weekend!

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Dan T. Picking up the Sandbag for a carry!


CFM Upcoming Events

Sat & Sun, May 27th & 28th: Join us for Yoga this Memorial Day Weekend. We have Yoga Saturday 12:15 pm with Lana Wilson and Sunday 12:15 pm with Will Milne. Yoga at CFM is a combination of slow flow, yin and restorative postures with a focus on position, breath, and relaxation of the mind and body. Free trial for first time visitors and friends and family guests are welcome! Click here for more details and to join us for Yoga!

Yoga with Will


Monday, May 29th: Memorial Day Murph 09:00 at Piedmont Park Active Oval. CFM Gym Closed. Meet at the park in the morning for the WOD.

Monday, May 29th: CFM Brunch at 11:00 at The Nook in Midtown. Join your fellow CFM Members for a nutrition brunch and social over Memorial Day weekend.

Friday-Saturday, June 2nd-4th: Atlantic Super Regional is Fri/Sat/Sun 9am-4pm each day. We will only have a 7, 8am class on Saturday 6/3 and then will be heading down to watch the top athletes compete for a spot at the CrossFit Games.

Thursday, June 22nd: Bring-A-Friend Day! Thank you for everyone who invited a friend to join us and for those completing their first workout at CrossFit Midtown for the May BAF Day! We look forward to the next BAF Day in June. Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Email us with their name and contact email to reserve their spot. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

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. Bear Complex: In 15 minutes working up to a heavy set of 3 cycles of Bear Complex.

Bear Complex 1 cycle:
1 Clean
1 Front Squat
1 Push Press
1 Back Squat
1 Back Press

B. “The Bear & The Maiden Fair”
3 Rounds For Time*
3 Cycles Bear Complex (m = 95/120/155, w = 65/85/105)
30 Cal Row
Rest 3 minutes between rounds

*Time Caps per round (on running clock):
3 minute Time Cap for round 1
9 minute Time Cap for round 2
15 minute Time Cap for round 3

Post max load for 3 cycles Bear Complex, and time to complete 3 rounds. If time cap reached before finishing row in 1st round, stop and rest 3 minutes then continue to round 2. Score is now total calories rowed before time caps.
Ex1: 185#, 11:40 L2
Ex2: 205#, (62 cal) L3


And coming Saturday...

“Jungle Race”

3 Rounds: Teams of 3
200m Medball carry 2x (20/14)
4x30ft Broad jumps to targets (6/4ft)
4 Rope climbs**
4x30ft Balance foot hand crawl
100m farmers carry 2x (m = 70/135, w = 50/95)
20 Tire flips
20 Slam ball toss (20/15 at 8/4ft)
12 Burpee wall jumps (48”)

**Must wear long socks or pants to protect shins/legs on rope climbs.

All reps and distances are team totals. 2 team members may be working at the same time.
Post time for team to complete WOD. Ex: 24:10 Rx.


Saturday Schedule

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

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Will Milne

THUR 05.25.17 Bring-A-Friend Day!!

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#tbt Ellen on L-sit Dead Hang Hold


CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 25th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Email us with their name and contact email to reserve their spot.

Monday, May 29th: Memorial Day Murph 09:00 at Piedmont Park Active Oval. CFM Gym Closed. Meet at the park in the morning for the WOD.

Monday, May 29th: CFM Brunch at 11:00 at The Nook in Midtown. Join your fellow CFM Members for a nutrition brunch and social over Memorial Day weekend.

Friday-Saturday, June 2nd-4th: Atlantic Super Regionals is Fri/Sat/Sun 9am-4pm each day. We will only have a 7, 8am class on Saturday 6/3 and then will be heading down to watch the top athletes compete for a spot at the CrossFit Games.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
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): Bring-A-Friend Day!!

A. L-sit Hold: In 15 minutes practice L-sit hold progressions and complete 1 max L-sit Hold for time.

B. “Helen” [15 Minute Time Cap]
3 Rounds
400m Run
21 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
12 Pullups**

**Scale to Barbell Assisted Pullups 1:1, Ring Rows 1:1

Post time for L-sit and time for the WOD. Ex: 22 sec, 10:14 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Bear Complex: In 15 minutes working up to a heavy set of 3 cycles of Bear Complex.

Bear Complex 1 cycle:
1 Clean
1 Front Squat
1 Push Press
1 Back Squat
1 Back Press

B. “The Bear & The Maiden Fair”
3 Rounds For Time*
3 Cycles Bear Complex (m = 95/120/155, w = 65/85/105)
30 Cal Row
Rest 3 minutes between rounds

*Time Caps per round (on running clock):
3 minute Time Cap for round 1
9 minute Time Cap for round 2
15 minute Time Cap for round 3

Post max load for 3 cycles Bear Complex, and time to complete 3 rounds. If time cap reached before finishing row in 1st round, stop and rest 3 minutes then continue to round 2. Score is now total calories rowed before time caps.
Ex1: 185#, 11:40 L2
Ex2: 205#, (62 cal) L3