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FRI 03.31.17 Open BBQ Sunday!

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Coach Bri completing Open Workout 17.5!


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. Back Squat: In 15 minutes working up to a 3 rep max.

B. 12 Minute AMRAP
12 Burpees
12 Pullups (Rx+ = C2B)
12 Slamballs (20/15)

Post load for squats and rounds for AMRAP. Ex: 290#, 4+18 Rx+.

And coming Saturday...

CFM Closed Saturday

Richard "BoFlex" Bowen


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! CrossFit Midtown will be closed on Saturday. Please join the CFM Staff as we workout and do yoga in remembrance.

Saturday Schedule

9a: Doors open at CrossFit Atlanta
10a: RichBoFlex Partner WOD
11:30a: Yoga
12:30p: Presentation to honor Richard

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12p: CFM Open BBQ!

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!

Upcoming Events

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.

Thursday, Apr 20th: 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.

FRI 03.24.17 OPEN 17.5 & FNL!!

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Amanda practicing pistols elevated on a box


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

"Open WDO 17.5"

10 Rounds For Time [18 Minute Time Cap]:
9 Thrusters (95/65)*
35 Double Unders**

*Scaled weight (65/45), L1 weight (45/35)
**Scaled Single Unders

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 12:50 Rx.

And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD, Teams of 2-3

10 Rounds
300m

While partner is running complete AMRAP of:
8 Pullups
10 Power Clean (m = 75/115/155, w = 55/85/105)
12 AbMat Situps

At 3, 2, 1… go, 1st partner starts on 300m run and other partners begin the AMRAP with 1 person working at a time. Teams may partition the rounds and reps any way. All reps are team totals. Once 1st partner finishes 300m run they tag the next person to go run to start 2nd round of 300m. Continue rotating runs until 10 rounds are completed. Time for run and AMRAP are scored separately and team with combined best finish is overall winner.

Post time for 3000m and total rounds and reps completed in AMRAP. Example: 14:21, 19+23 L2 Team of 3

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller. Click here to reserve

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Michael Click here to reserve

FRI 03.17.16 Open 17.4, FNL, and St. Paddy’s!!

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Upcoming Events

Friday, Mar 17th: Week 4 of the CrossFit Games Open Continues at CFM today! We will be hosting a team event competition for Friday Night Lights this St. Paddy's Day.

We will have guiness and green cider and some traditional cornbeef and cabbage...anyone is welcome to bring their own traditional dishes to share. Please spread the word that we want everyone in the gym to enjoy this specific FNL that happens to take place on an awesome holiday. Doors open at 7pm and first heat kicks off at 7:30pm.

Thursday, Mar 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!

Stewart & Amanda facing off in the team event of 16.4 last year!


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)

"Open WDO 17.4"

Rx
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 13 minutes of:
55 deadlifts (225/155)
55 wall-ball shots (20/14) to (10/9ft)
55-calorie row
55 handstand push-ups

Scaled
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 13 minutes of:
55 deadlifts (135/95)
55 wall-ball shots (20/10) to (9/9ft)
55-calorie row
55 hand release push-ups

L1
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 13 minutes of:
55 deadlifts (95/65)
55 wall-ball shots (14/10) to (9/8ft)
55-calorie row
55 incline push-ups (20”/24” incline)

Tiebreak
The scoring for this workout includes a tiebreak. Upon completion of 55 reps of each exercise, time should be marked.

Post total reps completed and tie break time. Ex: 187, 10:51 Rx.

And coming Saturday...

Team WOD

In teams of 4 to 5 complete a 4 minute AMRAP each station:
90/70# Prowler Push
180/135# Sled Pull
45/25# Plate Carry
Rest 1 minute between each station

(25m = 1 rep for each movement)

At 3, 2, 1… go, The first person on the team pushes the prowler. Teams may partition the distance any way and each time the prowler passes 25m that equals 1 rep. At 4 minutes the team rotates to the next station. At most two athletes may push the prowler. At the 2nd station, two athletes may pull the sled and at 3rd two athletes may carry the plate at a time. The course for each movement is 50m down and back = 100m total = 4 reps.

Post total reps completed from each movement and score overall total. Ex: 34, 46, 52 = 132 Rx

Head down and grind team workout on Saturday


Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller. Click here to reserve

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina
12:15p: Yoga- Michael Click here to reserve

WED 03.08.17 Dunk Truck at CFM Today!

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Dez and Melissa


Upcoming Events

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

Friday, Mar 10th: The 2017 Open Continues in week 3! 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. This week we take on 17.3!

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- Brianna
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

B. 5 Rounds for time [13 Minute Time Cap]:
15 Wallballs (20/14) (m = 10ft/11ft, w = 9ft/10ft)
12 Sumo Deadlift High Pull (m = 75/95, w = 55/65)
9 Push Press (m = 75/95, w = 55/65)

Post load and reps for Front Squat and time to complete WOD. Ex: 255#, 7 reps, 5:12 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. Strict Pullups: Every minute on the minute for 7 minutes:
15 seconds max rep strict pullups* (may break up into multiple sets)
45 seconds rest

B. For Time: 0:00-6:00:
300m agility sprint (30 x 10m)
Rest remainder of 6 minutes

For Time: 6:00-12:00:
300m agility sprint (30 x 10m)
Rest remainder of 6 minutes

At 12:00 complete...
3 Rounds For Time [12 Minute Time Cap]:

200m sprint
4 Kettlebell snatch (left arm)
10m Sled Push (100/50)
200m sprint
4 Kettlebell snatch (right arm)
10m Sled Push (100/50)

Post reps for pullups, times for sprints, and time for WOD. Ex: 35, 67, 69, 10:40 (24kg)

2017 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 2017 Open begins this week!

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 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. #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


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!

FNL Ladies! Teammates and Friends!


2017 Open Schedule

Thursday, Feb 23rd 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 24th at 7pm: 17.1 FNL
Friday, Mar 3rd at 7pm: 17.2 FNL
Friday, Mar 10th at 7pm: 17.3 FNL
Friday, Mar 17th at 7pm: 17.4 FNL
Friday, Mar 24th at 7pm: 17.5 FNL

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



THUR 02.09.17 “Macho Man”

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Coach Peach leading a wall squat stretch

Coach Peach leading a wall squat stretch


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: Mobility Night- Dr. Jackie Varnum
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Oly Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD):

A. Clean & Split Jerk: 5 sets of 2. Working up to heavy set of 2.

B. "Macho Man"
Every Minute On The Minute for as Long as Possible:
3 Power Cleans
3 Front Squats
3 Jerks
(m = 95/135/185, w = 65/95/135)

*If you complete 10 rounds, add one rep to each movement for each additional minute. For example minute 11 would be 4 Power Cleans + 4 Front Squats + 4 Jerks. Minute 12 would be 5 of each, and minute 13 would be 6 of each.

Post load for Clean & Split Jerk and rounds and reps completed. Ex: 235#, 7+7 L3

And coming tomorrow...

A. Deadlift: In 15 Minutes work up to a heavy set of 2. 90% of 1RM.

B. “Dead Sprint”
Rep Rounds For TIme [6 Minute Time Cap] 15-12-9-6-3 Deadlift (m = 115/185/275, w = 75/135/215)
5-4-3-2-1 Muscle Ups**

**Level 2 = 15-12-9-6-3 Ring Dips
Level 1 = 15-12-9-6-3 Straight Leg Bar Dips

Post load for deadlift and time for WOD. Ex: 375#, 5:12 L3.

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Feb 9th: Mobility Night with Dr. Jackie Varnum at 6pm. This will be the 2nd session of a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This 2nd session will focus on the shoulder and both front rack/overhead mobility through increased range of motion, muscle activation, and movement reinforcement.

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!

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!

THUR 01.26.17 Mobility Night!

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Do you stand, sit, or lay down after your WOD (workout of the day)? #pride and #humblepie every day.

Do you stand, sit, or lay down after your WOD (workout of the day)? #pride and #humblepie every day.


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.
Mobility Night presented by Athletes' Potential Tonight!

Mobility Night presented by Athletes' Potential Tonight!


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

Workout of the Day (WOD):

A. Strict Handstand Pushups (HSPU): Complete 7 rounds:
15 seconds: Max reps strict handstand pushups
45 seconds: Rest

B. 20 Minute EMOM (30 seconds work/30 seconds rest):
Odd: 10m shuttle sprint Max Reps (30 seconds)
Even: 30 second Handstand hold

Score total reps for Strict HSPU and total 10m sprints completed. Ex: 29, 92 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Front Squat: In 12 minutes working up to a heavy set of 3.

B. 2 Rounds [15 minute time cap]:
21 Front Squat (m = 55/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
21 Burpees
21 Wall Ball (20/14 to 10ft) (L2 = 14/10 to 10ft, L1 = 14/10 to 9ft)

Post load for Front Squat and time for WOD. Ex: 245#, 8:40 L3.