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2018 Open at CrossFit Midtown

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Celebrate completing each Open workout!


8 Reasons You Owe It To Yourself
To Do The Open & Friday Night Lights

The 2018 Open begins soon!

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 after the workouts. The 1st Open workout is released on Thursday, February 22nd and continues for 5 weeks with 1 new workout each week.

Cary finishing the last reps on 17.1!


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. #InTheOpen #CFMStrong!


Sign Up and Join Team CFM!


1. Experience the adrenaline rush of competition.

So many of us have never felt what it was like to compete in sports during our youth. Maybe you weren't the "athletic kid" growing up. Sure, you probably had plenty of extra curricula’s, Knowledge Bowl, band, choir, speech... But the feeling of going head-to-head with your peers on a physical playing field is one that must be experienced firsthand.

And what better place to step outside your comfort zone than within the familiar walls of CFM?

Get to know fellow CFMers


Watching the Open at FNL!

2. Meet your fellow Athletes.

We all know this is so much more than just a gym. We get to know each other. We make friends. We cheer for each other by name. But what about the members on opposite schedules from yours? Get to know the early risers, the night owls, the weekend warriors. FNL is basically one big mixer, chock-full of all the people with whom you share at least one very key interest.

3. Break through mental and physical barriers.

Can't do double unders? Never touched your toes to a bar before? Get ready to astound yourself. The Open has a way of drawing us out of our self-imposed shells and showing us what we're truly capable of. Plus, there's no cherry picking at FNL. Those movements we may subconsciously or not so subconsciously avoid won't be denied, and being forced to face them head on can open new doors for our fitness.

4. You're signing up for 5 weeks of challenging yourself, proving your resolve, and having a blast.

Not just WODs, FNL features team building, themes, entertainment, and friendly rivalry for the overall team prize. There's never a dull moment under the lights.

Achieve new heights of your fitness with the support of our community.


5. See your coaches walk the walk.

Wish you could witness your favorite coach go HAM in the WOD or pit yourself neck and neck against them? Maybe you want to return the favor for all the times they've barked encouragement in the midst of a particularly gross workout. Here's your chance!

Dez doing her first FNL Open 16.3 Scaled!


6. Because you're good enough.

The beauty of the Open is that it truly is for everyone especially now that there’s a Scaled Division. And trust me, the most thrilling moments of FNL the ones that live on vividly in our memories belong to those who achieve their first pull up, double under, T2B, etc.

The excitement of FNL!


7. It just might inspire you or you might inspire others.

No matter which end of the fitness spectrum you currently find yourself on, I guarantee that if you show up and pour your all into the week's WOD, people will notice. You may find yourself with your very own cheering section. FNL is further proof that we WANT each other to succeed, and that success is measured on a scale completely unique to each of us.

8. This is a journey, and we're on it together!

CFM Ladies! Teammates and Friends!


2018 Open Schedule

Thursday, Feb 22nd at 8pm: 1st Open Announcement at CFM! Each Thursday the open will be announced at 8pm and we will have open gym from 8-9pm to test the workouts.
Friday, Feb 23rd at 7pm: 18.1 FNL
Friday, Mar 2nd at 7pm: 18.2 FNL
Friday, Mar 9th at 7pm: 18.3 FNL
Friday, Mar 16th at 7pm: 18.4 FNL
Friday, Mar 23rd at 7pm: 18.5 FNL

Click here to register for the open and join Team CFM. #InTheOpen #CFMStrong!



FRI 12.15.17 CFM Holiday Party!

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Elana


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7-11p: CFM Holiday Party!!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Power Box Jumps: 3-3-3-3 increasing height

B. 15 Minute AMRAP
15 Deadlift (155/105)
15 Deficit Pushups (2/1.5”)
15 Box jumps (24/20”)

Post box jump height and total rounds+reps for AMRAP. Ex: 39”, 4+16 Rx.

And coming Saturday...

“Macarena”
Teams of 4-5 Athletes
20 Minute AMRAP
12/8 Calorie Row
10 Kettlebell Swings (m = 16/24/32, w = 12/16/20)
50ft Walking Lunge

Once the first athlete clears the rower, the second athlete can start conga line style. Reps are individual totals.

Post total rounds of the team + repetitions. 50ft = 1 rep. Ex: 31 + 38 L3.

Saturday Schedule


10:30a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11:30p: Yoga- Monica

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
11a: Open Gym- Michael
12:15a: Yoga- Lana Wilson
5p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina
6p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina

FRI 08.11.17 31Heroes WOD Saturday!

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31Heroes WOD 2016


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- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Hang Power Clean: 7 sets of 1 rep.

B. 3 Rounds [15 minute time cap]
8 Double Kettlebell Clean (m = 20/24/32 = 12/16/24)
4 Tire Flips 180# (L1=100#)
300m Run
Rest 1 minute between rounds

Post load and reps for Bench. Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 215# 7 reps, 8:51 L2.

And coming Saturday...

“31Heroes”
AMRAP in 31 minutes of:

8 Thrusters (155/105)
6 Rope Climbs (15')
11 Box Jumps (30"/24")
[See below for scaling options]
This is a Partner WOD – Partner #1 will perform the work listed above. Partner #2 will run 400m with a sandbag (45/25). Once Partner #2 returns from the run, Partner #1 will grab the sandbag and begin their 400m, while Partner #2 continues work wherever #1 left off.

Score is your total number of rounds/reps (25 per round). Ex: 5+16 Rx.

This WOD was created specifically to honor the 30 men and one dog that gave their lives for our country on August 6, 2011. It is 31 minutes long—one minute in remembrance of each hero. The rep scheme is 8-6-11—the date of their ultimate sacrifice. Finally, this is a partner WOD. The men who gave their lives were from multiple branches of our military, working together as a team. In the workout you and your team member will constantly be taking the load from each other providing much needed support and relief. We realize that no physical sacrifice made during a workout can come close to the sacrifice our brave heroes made, but we consider this WOD a CrossFitters “moment of silence.” This is how we can honor those that gave all in the name of freedom.

SCALED OPTIONS
L2 Division
8 Thrusters (105/75#)
6 Rope Climbs (15ft/10ft)
11 Box Jumps (24/20)

L1 Division
8 Thrusters (75/55#)
6 Ring Rows
11 Box Jumps (20/16)

Additional Scaling Options:
Scaling Rope Climbs: Rope Climb (10ft) 1:1, Pullups 1:1, Ring Rows 1:1
Thruster weight can be scaled further in either division. Thruster weight scaled to 70% of our 1RM Thurster.
Box Jump height can be scaled in all divisions. 24”, 20”, 16”, 12”
Box Jumps will be step downs only

Saturday Schedule

08:30: Doors Open
9:15: Heat 1
10:00: Heat 2
10:45: Heat 3
11:15: 31Heroes after-party and social!

Sunday Schedule

8a: Aerobic Capacity- Travis
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Weightlifting- Anthony
4-6p: Yoga Workshop- Will Milne
6p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina

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CFM Upcoming Events

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

#workouttoremember


Sunday, August 13th & 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!

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!

WED 08.09.17 Mobility Night!

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Nancy and company on the first 400m sandbag carry for 31Heroes WOD.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: Mobility Night- Dr. Jackie Varnum
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Overhead Squat (OHS) Ladder: In 16 minutes workup to a heavy Overhead Squat.
Maximum start weight: 95/65 (+10/5# per successful lift)

B. 10 Minute AMRAP
10 Wallballs (20/14) 10ft
10m Walking Lunges
10m Foot-hand crawl

Post max load for OHS. Post rounds and reps complete for WOD. 10m = 1 rep.
Ex: 165#, 6 + 10 Rx.


And coming tomorrow...

A. Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 10 minutes:
(15 seconds work : 45 seconds rest)
ODD: Max reps strict handstand pushups (HSPU)
EVEN: Dead hang L-sit hold

B. 7 Rounds For Time [14 minute time cap]:
(10/8) Cal Row
8 Kettlebell Swings (m = 16/24/32, w = 12/16/24kg)
10 AbMat Situps w/ Medball (20/14)

Post total reps of strict HSPU and time to finish WOD. Ex: 27, 10:55 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 second session will focus on the squat and hips. Athletes will use banded distraction to increase range of motion and then use muscle activation and movement reinforcement to improve stability/mobility in the deadlift and squat.

#workouttoremember


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

WED 08.02.17 Mobility Night!

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Dyer shouldering a sandbag #31Heroes WOD


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: Mobility Night- Dr. Jackie Varnum
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps on final set.

B. 7 Rounds For Time [Time cap 16 minutes]
7 Power Snatch (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
7 Air Squats
**At end of 1st minute and every minute on the minute 5 Burpees (L+ = 7 Burpees).

Post load and reps for squat and time to complete rounds. Ex: 325#, 8 reps, 9:50 L3+

And coming tomorrow...

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets at the same weight. Max Reps in the final set.

B. 14 Minute Every minute on the minute (EMOM):
ODD: 2x50m Shuttle sprint for time
EVEN: 20 seconds reverse plank hold (Purvottanasana)

Post load and reps for Bench, and total time (seconds) for sprints. Ex: 245#, 6 reps, 148 seconds

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

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!

MON 07.10.17 Own Your Eating Seminar!

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Eat well and enjoy what you eat!


CFM Upcoming Events

Monday, July 10th:CFM hosts a Nutrition Seminar for Monday, July 10th from 6-8pm. $25 per person. “Own Your Eating” presented by Jason Ackerman CF-L4 and CrossFit Seminar Staff. Click here to reserve your spot. Seminar is capped at 20.

Thursday, July 27th: 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 June BAF Day! We look forward to the next BAF Day in July. 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!

#workouttoremember


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

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6-8p: Own Your Eating Seminar- Jason & Roz
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Macros”
5 Rounds: (40 seconds work : 20 seconds rest)

Minute 1: Row for Cal
Minute 2: Air Squat
Minute 3: 3 Deadlift at 70% of 5RM

Post load for Deadlift, total cal and total air squats: 325#, 125, 180


And coming tomorrow...

A. Snatch: 10 minutes every minute on the minute (EMOM)
2 Hang Power Snatch (75% of 1 rep max)

B. Teams of 2:
5 Rounds for Time [12 Minute Time Cap]

10 Hang Power Snatch (m = 75/95, w = 55/65)
10 Box Jumps Overs (24/20”)

Rounds and reps are individual totals. Each team has one barbell and one box. Both athletes may be working at the same time. Time is finished when both partners have finished 5 rounds.

Post load for Snatch. Post time to finish WOD. If time capped post fewest rounds and reps that one partner completed. Ex: 165, 6:55 Rx+

FRI 07.07.17 ANT-MAN & SPIDER-MAN WOD Saturday!

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Damon & Tony


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
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. 3 Rounds
Max Strict Ring Dips (30 seconds:90 seconds rest)
Max Parallette Pushups (30 seconds:90 seconds rest)

B. 5 Rounds: Kettlebell weight (24/16kg) [13 Minute Time Cap]
8 One-arm Russian Kettlebell Swings (Alternating arms)
4 One-arm Kettlebell Front Squat (Left arm)
8 One-arm Kettlebell Snatch (Alternating arms)
4 One-arm Kettlebell Front Squat (Right arm)

Post total for ring dips, total for pushups, and time to finish WOD. Ex: 38, 28, 8:10 Rx.


ANT-MAN partner WOD Saturday followed by premiere of Spider-man: Homecoming movie!!


And coming Saturday...

ANT-MAN & SPIDER-MAN WOD
Teams of 2
5 Rounds
10 Deadlift (155/105)
10 Power Clean (155/105)
10 Front Squat (155/105)
10 Tandem Burpees

After each round partners will work together to complete each of the following:
Round 1: 40m Sled Pull (225/180)
Round 2: 40m Tire Shoulder Carry (180/90)
Round 3: 40m Foot Hand crawl (each person)
Round 4: 40m Deadlift + Barbell Carry (315/225)
Round 5: 40m Sled Push (150/100)

All reps are team totals. 1 partner working at a time on barbell movements. Reps may be partitioned any way. After completion of each round of the barbell complex and tandem burpees, the team will complete a pull/push, carry, or crawl together and advance their cone marker to indicate completion of the round. [28 minute time cap].

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 19:34 Rx.

Saturday Schedule

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

Sunday Schedule

8a: Aerobic Capacity- Travis (Marist)
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Weightlifting- Anthony
12:15p: Yoga- Lana
5p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina
6p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina

CFM Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 9th:Aerobic Capacity Workout Series begins this Sunday at 8am and continues each Sunday for 8 weeks. Price is $40 and good for 8 sessions. Take your workouts to the next level by improving your conditioning with targeted running intervals:
Click here to register for the workout series:
http://bit.ly/AerobicCapacityRegistration2017

Eat well and enjoy what you eat!


Monday, July 10th:CFM hosts a Nutrition Seminar for Monday, July 10th from 6-8pm. $25 per person. “Own Your Eating” presented by Jason Ackerman CF-L4 and CrossFit Seminar Staff. Click here to reserve your spot. Seminar is capped at 20.

Thursday, July 27th: 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 June BAF Day! We look forward to the next BAF Day in July. 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!

#workouttoremember


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