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MON 11.4.13 Congrats CFMakeover winners!

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CFMakeover results

Congrats to everyone who completed our first CFMakeover!
We crowned the winners at Thurs night's Halloween party. Here are the results:
1st place male- Patrick/P-Lane
1st place female- Hope
2nd place male- Dozier
2nd place female- Amanda C
Get Swole winner- Emilio
Honorable mention (WOD improvement)- Stuart & Shannon
Honorable mention (Physique change)- Zack & Christine

Congrats to all who played the game & thanks to our sponsors for donating prizes: FLO2S, Icebox Cryotherapy, Midtown Life Studio, Drs. Baumrind & Baumrind Family Dentistry, lululemon howell mill, Park Tavern, RiRa Irish Pub, Yeah! Burger, Parq restaurant & KillCliff.

imageCongrats to our CFMakeover winners Stuart, Dozier, P-Lane, Amanda, Christine & Hope (not pictured: Emilio, Zack & Shannon)

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
4p: Open Gym- Jim
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. Deadlift: 3x5 workups
B. 5 rounds for total reps of:
15 seconds DUs or singles, Rest :45
15 seconds weighted or strict pull ups, Rest :45
15 seconds burpees, Rest :45

And coming tomorrow...

A. Overhead squat: 12 min to find one-rep max
B. Every minute on the minute for 10 minutes:
Perform a standing double broad jump and 3 snatches at 65% of 1RM
*Two consecutive broad jumps focusing on minimizing ground contact time between jumps.
*Cover as much ground as possible with your broad jump.
*Minimum distance is double your height. For each round you dont jump the minimum distance, perform 5 barbell roll outs after the workout.


THURS 10.31.13 Happy Halloweeeeeeen!

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Five Open Gym Tips

by Coach Dyer
With LOTS more Open Gym time added to the CrossFit Midtown schedule in November, Dyer wrote up some tips on how to make the most of all the new gym access you'll have. Good luck!
We have a bunch of free open gym times now. Here are five habits I've observed from people who get the most out of open gym sessions (these aren't rules for attending, just suggestions to get most out of your time):
1. They get to work right away. When there's no coach telling you that it's time to start warming up, it's tempting to sit around on the foam roller for 15 minutes. Don't do that. Be ready to start warming up as soon as open gym begins (if not sooner).
2. They plan their warm-up in advance and move with purpose. Run, row, etc. and use the warm-up movements that you've learned in class. Keep moving through the warmups with purpose to get to your workout. Ask the coach on duty if you want specific warm-ups for certain things, but be ready to tell the coach what you're doing for your workout.
3. They know what workout or strength/skill work they want to do in advance. If you show up with no idea what you want to do, you're 10 times more likely to screw around when you arrive or mess up your warmup. You don't necessarily need to have an entire workout planned - saying that you just want to work on your clean and jerk or muscle-up is OK - but, the more detail you have the more you'll get out of the session.
4. They talk to the coach. Coaches are there to help and really want to help. Tell them what you want to do and if you have any questions ask. Just don't burn all your time talking about kipping progression theory
5. They don't plan to do too much. The session is only an hour. So, you won't have time to warm-up, take your snatch, clean and jerk to maximum, get in 5 sets of squats, work on your rope climbs and do Cindy all in the same session. Use the classes as a template for what can be accomplished in an hour and plan accordingly.

Reminder no 8p Beginner class tonight & no 8:15 yoga. Join the Glow Stick WOD at 7p and stay for the Halloween party at 8!


131345_456594967724391_906089725_oLast year's Halloween WOD

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Tirzah/Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7p: GLOW STICK WOD- Cassie
8p: CFMakeover Awards & Finals Party

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Partner "Cindy"
As many rounds & reps as possible in 20 minutes:
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 squats
OR, if you insist on working solo:
"Chelsea"*:
Every minute on the minute for 30 minutes:
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 squats
*Modify reps or number of rounds as needed.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Every min on the min for 8 mins:
4 ea single leg step ups (knee high)
B. Every min on the min for 8 mins:
4 ea single arm press
C. Every min on the min for 8 mins:
:30 max box jumps

WED 10.30.13 More CrossFit Total PR videos!

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REMINDER:

Open Gym schedule starts NOV 1 (that's Friday). We're super excited you all are chomping at the bit to get in for Open Gym time though!

Halloween Party is tomorrow

The 8p CrossFit class & 8:15p Yoga class will both be cancelled so we can celebrate all the CFMakeover prize winners! Join us at 7p for a GLOW STICK partner WOD (all levels welcome... BRING A FRIEND!) and stay for some not-paleo beverages. The Thursday night 7p class doesn't count against your weekly class limits, so you can still get an extra workout in tomorrow, Fri or Sat. Get after it!

Congrats on all the October PRs

Here's a few more videos from Friday afternoon classes CRUSHING CrossFit Total. Post to the comments if you set a PR last week, so we can all celebrate with you. Way to go!

Regina's back squat PR!

P-Lane's back squat PR!

Kelli's press PR! (sorry girl, I barely caught this one!)

Greg's deadlift PR!

Ben's deadlift PR!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Raul
8p: Open Gym - Raul

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 3 rounds: Max strict pull ups or ring rows, rest 3 min*
*CFMakeover challengers, use set 1 as your re-test/finals result.
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 15 minutes*:
20 double unders (or 60 singles)
10 burpee broad jumps (jump your height...we’ll premark the floor)
5 handstand push ups
*CFMakeover challengers, use same modifications as you did for prelims.

And coming tomorrow...

Partner "Cindy"
As many rounds & reps as possible in 20 minutes:
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 squats
OR, if you insist on working solo:
"Chelsea":
Every minute on the minute for 30 minutes:
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 squats


TUES 10.29.13 New Open Gym access!

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New classes in November!

GOOD NEWS! Starting in November, we'll be offering more Open Gym access during off-peak hours AND those hours won't count toward your weekly class limits as they did in the past.
So what's that mean? You have more access to CFM! For instance, Bronze members can attend two regular classes a week PLUS as many Open Gym hours as you wish!
Open Gym will still be supervised by one of the CFM coaches.
This is a great time for:
-beginners to get extra skill work on movements you need help with
-aspiring Team CFM competitors to do accessory work/skill work
-Olympic lifting, powerlifting or gymnastics skill work
-MOBILITY WORK!!!
The new Open Gym schedule will be:
Mon-Fri: 8-9a
Mon-Thurs: 4-5p & 8-9p
Sun: 1-2p
So yes, the M & Fri 8a and M & Th 8p classes will go away, but you'll still have access to a CFM coach during Open Gym, just not in a structured class setting.
We'll also be adding another membership option - unlimited access to yoga & Open Gym only, as a month-to-month option, for $100 per month. Check your email later this week for more details, and/or hit Lis up with questions.

We're also adding a new yoga class, led by Coach Amy (did you know she's also a certified yoga instructor?!?), Wednesday mornings at 11a. Come do yoga & stay for CrossFit at noon!


Congrats to Liz M on a new deadlift PR (bonus points for the salty camera stare after the lift!)
photo-12Matt T PR'ing during CrossFit Total!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Open Gym- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front squat: 15 min to find your 3-rep max
B. Row sprint: 1 minute for max meters
C. For time:
Accumulate 3 minutes in each position:
1. plank
2. left-side plank
3. right-side plank

And coming tomorrow...

A. 3 rounds: Max strict pull ups or ring rows, rest 3 min*
*CFMakeover challengers, use set 1 as your re-test/finals result.
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 15 minutes*:
20 double unders (or 60 singles)
10 burpee broad jumps (jump your height...we’ll premark the floor)
5 handstand push ups
*CFMakeover challengers, use same modifications as you did for prelims.

MON 10.28.13 CFMakeover finals this week!

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CFMakeover concludes this week!

Congrats to everyone who's made it this far. Be sure to get your final measurements done before Thursday so you'll be eligible for prizes! Sign up here.
We'll award prizes to winners in a few categories...you could win cash or prizes from Icebox Cryotherapy, FLO2S, RiRa, Big Peach, Yeah! Burger, Park Tavern and Kill Cliff.
Come see who wins and celebrate Halloween with CFM this Thurs at 8pm!

Congrats to Emilio on a new deadlift PR!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6:30p: Group Intro- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Beginner CrossFit- Cassie

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Hang power clean: Take 15 minutes to work up to a heavy single.
B. For time:
9 Hang Power Cleans 185/125#
15 Toes to Bar
6 Hang Power Cleans 185/125
15 Toes to Bar
3 Hang Power Cleans 185/125
15 Toes to Bar

And coming tomorrow...

A. 15 min to find 3 rep max front squat
B. 1 min row for max meters
C. Accumulate 3:00 in each position:
1. plank
2. L side plank
3. R side plank

MON 10.14.13 CFMakeover check-in

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CFMakeover check-in...

by Coach Beka
We're two weeks into the CFMakeover challenge and I want to check in with you guys... This post isn't just for the challengers though, it's for everyone. Staying on track with healthy life choices isn't always easy. Here are a few strategies I use:
-PLAN AHEAD! Grocery shopping on the weekend is necessary to keep me on track.
-Plan out meals and snack ideas.
-Sleep eight hours as often as possible. This helps my cravings and makes me feel good enough to want to stay on track with workouts and meals.
-Find restaurants you know have healthy/paleo options for weekend nights out. Sometimes we're going to want to indulge when we're out to eat...just be smart about it and don't go overboard.
-Have healthy snack options on hand. This helps me between meals.
-RELAX. If you have a bad day or two, it's not the end of the world. Being healthy is about maintaining a healthy diet and reasonable outlook.
imageThe CFM crew pre-Pride parade yesterday. Super fun times...thanks to all who came to play!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6:30p: Group Intro- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Beginner CrossFit- Cassie

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front squat: 5-5-3-3-1-1-1
B. 3 rounds for time:
20 Walking Lunge w OH DB/KB R
20 Walking Lunge w OH DB/KB L
15 Strict Pull Ups

And coming tomorrow...

A. Split jerk: 2-2-2-2-2
B. Complete 5 rounds for time of:
3 Push Jerks or Split Jerks 155/100#
6 Pull Ups
9 Push Ups


THURS 10.10.13 Ian’s CFMakeover Plan

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Ian's CFMakeover Goal

By Instructor Training Program student Ian
My October goal is to lose five pounds by the end of the month.
Ideally, this weight would all be bodyfat, but it's quite difficult to have just body fat loss when cutting down on your calories (which is necessary when looking to lose weight). To minimize muscle mass loss during the month, I plan on eating at least one gram of protein per pound of lean body weight, and lifting regularly.
I'll eat meat (pork and chicken primarily), vegetables (spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, and kale), as well as nuts (almonds, cashews, etc). I am not going with a strict paleo route and will occasionally treat myself to a slice of bread as long as it fits my caloric needs.
I’ve calculated my basal metabolic rate and after adjusting it for my three to five workouts a week, I arrived at 2868 calories per day.
To lose weight, I am going to need to eat at caloric deficit from that number, so I'll aim for 2400 calories per day from the foods above.
I will continue to do CrossFit. Due to the caloric deficit, I expect my performance at metcons to suffer, but I expect my lifting to stay consistent. It's unlikely that I'll set new personal records this month, but my goal is to maintain my current lifts. I'll continue to squat and deadlift heavy, and be sure to get to the gym on days those lifts are programmed for the CFM WOD.
photo 1 copyTiernan flying through muscle ups

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Beginner CrossFit - Cassie
8:15p: Yoga - Samantha

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Single arm press: 5x5 workups
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 15 minutes:
20 unbroken double unders OR 50 unbroken singles (if you miss, start again)
10 knees-to-elbows
2 Turkish get ups per side

And coming tomorrow...

A. Single leg step ups to knee-high box: 4x8 workups
B. Fran
21-15-9
Thrusters 95/65
Pull ups