WOD's & News

Check out what's going on at CrossFit Midtown

Category Archives: Bring a Friend Days

THUR 07.27.17 Bring A Friend Day!

By | Bring a Friend Days, Partner WOD, WOD | No Comments

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!!

By | Bring a Friend Days, Partner WOD, WOD | No Comments

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!

By | Bring a Friend Days, Events, News, WOD, Yoga | No Comments

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!!

By | Bring a Friend Days, WOD | No Comments

#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

THUR 03.23.17 Bring-A-Friend Day!!

By | Bring a Friend Days, Partner WOD, WOD | No Comments

Predictions for 17.5? See below!! Tom, Jonathan, and Stacy flying through Double Unders.


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: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD): Bring-A-Friend Day!!

A. Front Box Squat: 3 sets of 3 reps. Worksets same weight (@ 60% of 1 rep max). Complete 1 set every 3 minutes.

B. Partner WOD [20 Minute Cap]:
400m Run + 400m Row
400m Row + 400m Run
40 Air Squats
Rest 3 minutes
200m Run + 200m Row
200m Row + 200m Run
20 Air Squats
Rest 3 minutes
4 Rounds:
10 Air Squats
10 AbMat Situps
10 Slam Balls (20/15)
10 Slam Balls Passes

At 3, 2, 1, go… 1 partner runs while the other rows and then they switch. Squat reps may be partitioned any way and squats may be completed while partner is running or rowing. All reps are team totals. Only one partner working on air squats, situps, and slams at a time.

Post load for front squat and post time for WOD. Ex: 190#, 14:50 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

17.5: PREDICTIONS

9-10 Minute Time Domain

Movements:
Thrusters (95/65) or DB Thrusters (50/35) -Rx
(75/55) or Dumbbells (35/20) -Scaled
Double Unders -Rx
Singles -Scaled

Rep Scheme:
(1) Increasing Ladder
3-6-9-12-15-18-... Thruster
10-20-30-40-50-60-... Double Unders
OR
(2) Decreasing Reps for Time
27-21-15-9 Thrusters
100-75-50-25 Double Unders
OR
(3) Classic CrossFit AMRAP
30 Double Unders
15 Thursters

Upcoming Events

Friday, Mar 24th: Week 5 of the CrossFit Games Open Continues at CFM this week! We will be hosting exciting matchups of our coaches and top athletes along with the those at the top of the leaderboard for the scaled division.

We will have cold beverages and food...everyone is welcome to bring something to share. Please spread the word that we want everyone in the gym to enjoy FNL as we close out the open season with this event called "The Finale!" Doors open at 7pm and first heat kicks off at 7:30pm.

Saturday, Apr 1st: Join the Atlanta CrossFit and Yoga community as we bid farewell to coach and instructor Richard Bowen in the way that we all knew him...as a leader in our FitFam Community. Though his physical life here on earth is no longer, his spirit, dreams, and legacy will live on through each of us forever. On Saturday we celebrate that!! Hosted at CrossFit Atlanta (200 Permalume Pl NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318) starting at 10 AM. There will be team conditioning, there will be Yoga by Mandy Wright Wenson, there will be Dance Hall Reggae, there will be food, drinks & fellowship, and a presentation to honor Richard!

Sunday, Apr 2nd: CFM BBQ in celebrating the CrossFit Games Open coming to a close!! CFM will be grilling out hamburgers and chicken sausages, but please feel free to bring whatever meats you would like us to grill. We will be providing cider, beer and win, but BYOB if you wish. The sides will be pot luck. There is a sign up sheet at the front desk to sign up for sides and desserts. Games, raffled prizes, and fun! Bring your friends and family as everyone is welcome! We are excited to celebrate a job well done and get to hang out with everyone!

Monday, Apr 3rd: Early Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge. Register early and receive a discount! 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.

THUR 02.23.17 Bring-A-Friend Day & Open 17.1 Announcement!

By | Bring a Friend Days, CrossFit Games, WOD | No Comments

Who is excited about BAF, the Open, and FNL at CFM!?


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: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD): Bring-A-Friend Day!!

A. 500m Row

B. Partner WOD:
10 minutes: Row for meters
Partner overhead plate hold (10/15/25/35/45)
**Partners may switch positions as often as needed to keep plate overhead. Once partner is off rowing machine, plate may drop below overhead to exchange.

REST 3 minutes

2 minutes as many reps as possible:
Plate Front Squats (10/15/25/35/45)

REST 1 minute

2 minutes as many as possible:
Burpee Plate Steps
**One plate per team. Must come to full knee and hip extension on top of plate by stepping up (no hop on/off). Both partners may be working at the same time. No requirement for arms.

Post time for 500m Row and total meters, front squat reps, and burpees for WOD
Ex: 1:36, 2225m, 58, 48. L5


And coming tomorrow...

17.1: TBA

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Feb 23rd:Bring-A-Friend Day! Join CFM for an all levels beginner friendly partner WOD. Invite a friend, family, or co-worker to join you for your workout. Contact us to reserve a spot in class for your friend!

Sign Up and Join Team CFM! #InTheOpen


Thursday, Feb 23rd: The 2017 Open begins! CrossFit Midtown will be doing the open workouts on Friday during regular classes and then each week we have a Friday Night Lights (FNL) competition highlighting match-ups with both individual and team events as well as a gym social Friday evenings after the workouts. The 1st Open workout is released on Thursday, February 23rd and continues for 5 weeks with 1 new workout each week. Participating in the Open is a seminal CrossFit experience and we highly recommend all athletes who have been training at CFM for a year or more to sign up. This is a great opportunity to test your fitness and enjoy the camaraderie and community of CrossFit. Click here to register for the open and join Team CFM.

Sunday, Mar 5th: CFM Bunch Social 11am catered by Flying Biscuit!.

Wednesday, Mar 8th:3:30-8pm. Dunk Truck at CFM for body composition testing. Click here to sign up!

THUR 01.19.17 Bring-A-Friend Day!!

By | Bring a Friend Days, WOD | No Comments
Lauren and Elizabeth

Lauren and Elizabeth


Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Jan 26th: Mobility Night with Dr. Jackie Varnum at 6pm. This will be the first session of a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the squat and improving hip mobility through increased range of motion, muscle activation, and movement reinforcement.

Thursday, Feb 23rd: The 2017 Open begins! CrossFit Midtown will be doing the open workouts on Friday during regular classes and then each week we have a Friday Night Lights (FNL) competition highlighting match-ups with both individual and team events as well as a gym social Friday evenings after the workouts. The 1st Open workout is released on Thursday, February 23rd and continues for 5 weeks with 1 new workout each week. Participating in the Open is a seminal CrossFit experience and we highly recommend all athletes who have been training at CFM for a year or more to sign up. This is a great opportunity to test your fitness and enjoy the camaraderie and community of CrossFit. Click here to register for the open and join Team CFM.

Today's schedule

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

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. Push Press: 4 sets of 5. Workups. 70-75-80-82% of 1 RM.

B. 21-15-9 Rep Rounds: [12 Minute Time Cap]
Deadlift (m = 115/165/225, w = 85/125/155)
Kettlebell Push Press (m = 16’s/20’s/24’s w = 8’s/12’s/16’s)

Post load for push press and time for WOD. Ex: 210#, 7:48 L3.