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2020 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 2020 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, October 10th and continues for 5 weeks with 1 new workout each week.

#cfmstrong on 3-2-1!


Participating in the Open is a seminal CrossFit experience and we highly recommend all athletes who have been training at CFM 3 months or more to sign up. This is a great opportunity to test your fitness and enjoy the camaraderie and community of CrossFit. Each workout has an Rx and Scaled option so you can find the level that will be challenging for your each week.

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



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 and your workout buddies?

Kathy and Nancy


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.

Akins kippin' it real big


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!

Coach Mike and Travis taking a selfie after the WOD


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, PR lift, etc.

The excitement of FNL!


Celebrate each workout with your friends!


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!

Travis and Ashli


It's not an official CFM Team photo if Mike doesn't take his shirt off.


2020 Open Schedule

Thursday, October 10th at 8pm: 1st Open Announcement at CFM! Each Thursday The Open will be announced at 8pm and we will have open gym from 8:30-9 pm to test the workouts.
Friday, Oct 11th at 5:30 pm: 20.1 FNL
Friday, Oct 18th at 5:30 pm: 20.2 FNL
Friday, Oct 25th at 5:30 pm: 20.3 FNL
Friday, Nov 1st at 5:30 pm: 20.4 FNL
Friday, Nov 8th at 5:30 pm: 20.5 FNL

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



FRI 09.06.19 Wodapalooza Friday Night Lights Tonight!

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CFM Ladies from 31Heroes


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Kyle
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Kyle
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
CFM WZA FNL Heats
Doors open at 4:00 in the afternoon.
Heat 1: 5:30
Heat 2: 5:55
Heat 3: 6:20
Heat 4: 6:45
Heat 5: 7:10

Workout of the Day (WOD)

WZA OC 56
On a 15:00 Minute Clock

WORKOUT 5
For time, 21-15-9:

Barbell Thrusters (95, 65lb)
Calorie Row
Burpee Over Rower

*If not completed within 12 minutes, continue to workout 6

WORKOUT 6
With remaining time of 15:00

1RM Clean and Jerk

Scaled Weights
Barbell Thrusters (65, 45lb)

Post time for Workout 5 and load for C&J. Ex: 7:32, 280# Rx.


And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD
For Time [30min Cap]

2000/1600m Row (500/400m relay)
4 Rounds (alternate full round)
8 Burpee Pull Ups
6 Hang Power Snatches (95/65)
4 Overhead Squats
Directly into...
1200m Run (200m relay)
6 Rounds (alternate full round)
4 Power Cleans (135/95)
6 Shoulder to Overhead
8 Toes to Bar

All rounds are team totals. One partner working at a time. Athletes must alternate full rounds.

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 24:20 Rx.


Saturday Schedule

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


And coming Sunday...

Team WOD (2-7) [28min cap]
Open: 50/40 Cal Bike
5 Rounds
50ft walking lunge
50ft leopard crawl
15 Slam balls
Close: 50/40 Cal Ski

All of the rounds and reps are individual totals. The time is for all members of the team to finish. You may complete the work in any order but only one team member may be on the bike or ski at a time and athletes must complete the bike before starting the ski.

3,2,1...go 1 team member will start on the Bike and the rest on the 5 rounds. As soon as 1st team member finishes the bike they will go on to the rounds and one of their teammates will continue on the bike (they will return the rounds once finished with the bike and pick up where they left off). This pattern will continue until all team members have finished the bike. Once a team member has finished the bike they may begin on the rounds or ski. Teammates will finish their ski in rotation once one teammate finishes but only after they have completed their bike.

Post time for all team members to complete the work. Ex: 19:20


Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Mohammed
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Mohammed
12:15p: Yoga- Nikkia Nelson
5,6p: Open Gym- Neal

FRI 08.16.19 CFM Social at New Realm Saturday!

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#FlexFriday #cfmstrong


CFM Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 10th 31Heroes WOD and Fundraiser!! Sign up to participate in the WOD! CFM Upcoming EventsSaturday, August 17th CFM Social and 31Heroes Party at New Realm Brewery!! Check out the FB event details and join us for an afternoon of drinks and hanging out with your CFM Fam! Click here for event details Donate to CFM's 31Heroes fundrasing page through August 31st or become a fundraiser on our team to support this great cause and help fund the treatment of TBI/PTSD.

Thursday, August 22nd CFM Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Send us their full name, contact email and the time you will be attending to reserve their spot in advance. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Sunday, August 25th 12:15 - 1:45 pm: Handstand and Inversion Workshop. In this workshop, Yoga Instructor Priscilla Baptista will be guiding us through progressions and drills for getting inverted including arm balances, headstands, and handstands. Time to get upside down!! Click here to register for the event.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Kyle
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Kyle
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
3:30p: Open Gym- Damon
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Monkey’s Paw
AMRAP 9

8 DB Hang Clean & Jerk (50/35)
10 Toes to Bar
12 Calorie Row
-3min Rest-
AMRAP 9
12 Calorie Row
10 Slam Balls
8 Slam Ball Box Step Up (30/20)

Post total reps from both AMRAPs (30 reps per round). Ex: 285. Rx


CFM Ladies at a 31Heroes Social and Fundraiser Saturday!


And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD
For Time [30min cap]

100 Wall Balls (20/14)
100 Double Unders
80 DB Snatches (50/35)
80 Partner Med Ball Sit Ups (20/14)
60 Deadlifts (135/95)
60 Burpees Over the Bar
40 Power Cleans
40 Shoulder to Overhead
20 Power Snatches
20 Bar Muscle Ups

All reps are team totals. One partner working at a time. Athletes may partition the reps any way except on the burpees. Athletes must complete a minimum of 5 reps before switching.

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 22:40 Rx.


Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Mohammed
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Mohammed
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Mohammed
12:15p: Stretch & Mobility- Nikkia
4:30p: CFM Social & 31Heroes Fundraising Event!


And coming Sunday...

In 10min, complete
10-20-30-40

Wall Balls (20/14)
200m Run (every round)
-3min Rest-
AMRAP 10
10 Slam Balls (30/20)
10 KBS (53/35)
10 Toes to Bar

Post time for WOD and rounds for AMRAP.
Ex: 7:48 Rx, 6+8 Rx.


Sunday Schedule

9:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
12:15p: Yoga- Nikkia Nelson
2p: Striking- Damon
5,6p: Open Gym- Neal

FRI 08.09.19 31Heroes WOD at CFM on Saturday!!

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CFM 31Heroes from 2018!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. E2MOM 8
(4 Rounds)

20 Sit Ups (Rx+ GHDSU)
2 Snatches (80-85% of 1RM)
Rest the reminder of the 2 minutes if finished early

B. 3 Rounds [14min cap]
200m Run
300m Row
10 Toes to Bar
10 Alternating DB Snatches (50/35) (Rx+ 70/50)

Post load on snatch, and time to complete WOD Ex: 190#, 11:10


Heidi completing box jumps during 31Heroes


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 (50/25). 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: 8+8 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/9ft)
11 Box Jumps (24/20)

400m Sandbag Carry (50/25)

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

400m Medball Carry (20/14)

Additional Scaling Options
Scaling Rope Climbs: Rope Climb (9ft) 1:1, Rope Climb Pullups 2:1, Ring Rows 2:1.
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. No rebounding permitted.
400m Sandbag or Plate Carry: Scale to Medball 20/14# or Plate 15/10#.

Saturday Schedule For 31Heroes!


07:30: Doors Open
08:31: Heat 1
09:15: Heat 2
09:48: Team Photo and food catered by Marlow's Tavern served!
10:00: Heat 3
10:45: Heat 4
11:45: 31Heroes Raffle and Social


And coming Sunday...

A. Split Stance KB Deadlift
4 x 8/8
add weight each set

B. 4 Rounds [22 min cap]
500m/400m Row
Partner Plank Hold (middle, Left Side, or Right Side)
*While partner 1 is rowing; partner 2 is planking, then partners switch until both row and plank 4 times each.*

Score is the slowest Row by each partner

Sunday Schedule

9:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
12:15p: Yoga- Nikkia Nelson
2p: Striking- Damon
5,6p: Open Gym- Neal


CFM Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 10th 31Heroes WOD and Fundraiser!! Sign up to participate in the WOD! Click here for event details Donate to CFM's 31Heroes fundrasing page or become a fundraiser on our team to support this great cause and help fund the treatment of TBI/PTSD.

FRI 08.02.19

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#fistbumpfriday Teamwork makes the dream work!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Carrie
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Carrie
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Carrie
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Kalsu II
For Time

100 Devils Press (35/25’s)(Rx+50/35’s)
5 Toes to Bar EMOM

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 12:10 Rx.

And coming Saturday...

"Run, Holley, Run"
For Time:

800m Run
15 Rounds
5 Wall Balls (20/14)
3 DB Push Press (50/35’s)(Rx+HSPU)
1 Power Clean (185/125)(Rx+225/155)

800m Run
15 Rounds
5 Wall Balls
3 DB Push Press
1 Power Clean

Post time to complete WOD Ex: 33:10 Rx


Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Jeannette
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Jeannette
11a: Aerobic Capacity Swim WOD at the Pool
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller



And coming Sunday...

4 Rounds
100m Sled Push (50/25)
30 Double Unders
200m Row
30 Double Unders
15 Shoulder Taps
15 DB Bent Over Row (50/35's)

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


Sunday Schedule

8a: Aerobic Capacity at the Track
9:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
12:15p: Yoga- Nikkia Nelson
2p: Striking- Damon
5,6p: Open Gym- Neal


CFM Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 3rd CFM Pool Party at Nancy and Noel's!!

Saturday, August 10th 31Heroes WOD and Fundraiser!! Sign up to participate in the WOD! Click here for event details Donate to CFM's 31Heroes fundrasing page or become a fundraiser on our team to support this great cause and help fund the treatment of TBI/PTSD.

WED 07.03.19

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Mike Adams standing up a clean in the final round of Open WOD 19.2 during Friday Night Lights!


Today's schedule

5a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
11a: Open Gym- CFM Staff
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. E3MOM15
Min 1 - 5 Back Squat (75% of 1RM)
Min 2 - 12 Push Ups
Min 3 - 2 Rope Climbs**

B. 5 Rounds [25min cap]
400m Run
15 Toes to Bar
11 Double DB Snatch (35/25’s)

**Athletes must wear long socks or pants to protect shins when climbing the rope.

Post load for squats and time for the WOD. Ex: 325#, 19:11 Rx.


And coming tomorrow...

CFM Closed! Happy 4th of July
Choose Your WOD; Choose your AMERICAN HERO!
Option 1: FRANKLIN
10 Rounds
10 Push Ups
10 Sit Ups
10 Air Squats

Option 2: JEFFERSON
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Burpees
Sit Ups

Option 3: WASHINGTON
10 Rounds
10 Reverse Lunges
10 Push Ups

Post name and time for the WOD. Ex: JEFFERSON 6:28 Rx


And coming Friday...

For Time
20 Shoulder Taps (Rx+ 25' Handstand Walk)
25 Push Press (95/65)(Rx+115/75)
25 V-Ups
150 Double Unders
25 V-Ups
25 Push Press
20 Shoulder Taps

Post time for WOD. Ex: 13:10 Rx.

Friday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Carrie
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Carrie
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Carrie
12:15p: Get Flexual- Michael


CFM Upcoming Events

Sundays in June & July Aerobic Capacity continues each Sunday morning at 8:00 am at Phoenix Park Track (8-10 minutes from CFM) for 8 sessions through the summer. Registration is open and athletes can purchase a single session from the calendar or access to the workout series online at the following link. #buildyourengines. Register here and improve your running and conditioning!

Saturday, July 6th:SPIDER-MAN & ANT-MAN Partner WOD at CFM! Workout is planned for Saturday morning in each group class and we’ll split into teams of 2. Workout will have 5 "Ant & Spider" feats of strength or skill to complete in a 5 round workout with heavy barbell complex. Reserve you spot on Saturday morning for this superhero themed WOD!

Saturday, July 6th:SPIDER-MAN Movie Premiere! CrossFit Midtown has a group of tickets to see the movie at Midtown Art Cinema on Saturday afternoon. We have a limited number of tickets available at this rate so hurry and claim yours now! See front desk for details or FB group!

ANT-MAN Partner WOD on Saturday, July 7th!


Saturday, August 10th 31Heroes WOD and Fundraiser!! Sign up to participate in the WOD! Click here for event details Donate to CFM's 31Heroes fundrasing page or become a fundraiser on our team to support this great cause and help fund the treatment of TBI/PTSD.

WED 06.26.19 Mobility and PT Screening Night with Dr. Phil!

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CFM Yoga Workshop attendees "posing" for a group photo. Next workshop is this Sunday 6/30 at 12:15 pm.


Today's schedule

5a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
11a: Open Gym- CFM Staff
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

HSN Benchmark WOD
A."Fuel"
4 Rounds [15min cap]

5 Burpees
10 Toes to Bar
15 Double DB Squats (50/35's)
200/150m Row

B. Power Snatch Complex
High Hang (above knee) + Low Hang (below knee)
4 x 2+2 (increasing weight)

Post time for the WOD and load for snatch, Ex: 10:10 Rx, 175#

And coming tomorrow...

For Time [25min cap]
800m Run
27 Slam Balls
21 Russian Twists
18 Slam Ball Box Step Up (each leg)
600m Run
21 Slam Balls
18 Russian Twists
15 Slam Ball Box Step Up
400m Run
18 Slam Balls
15 Russian Twists
12 Slam Ball Box Step Up
200m Run

Post time for WOD. Ex: 21:40 Rx


CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 26th Mobility Night and Physical Therapy Assessments with Dr Phil of Georgia Sports PT! Dr. Phil will be at CFM doing movement screenings for our athletes and assessments from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday. Come early and get checked out for and mobility issues or sore joints when moving.

Sundays in June & July Aerobic Capacity continues each Sunday morning at 8:00 am at Phoenix Park Track (8-10 minutes from CFM) for 8 sessions through the summer. Registration is open and athletes can purchase a single session from the calendar or access to the workout series online at the following link. #buildyourengines. Register here and improve your running and conditioning!

Sunday, June 30th CFM Inversion Workshop lead by instructor Priscila Baptista. Spend a dedicated session working on your inversions, arm balances, handstands, core control and more in this yoga workshop! The cost is $20 or $10 for CFM members. Register here and have fun learning to get upside down!

Saturday, August 10th 31Heroes WOD and Fundraiser!! Sign up to participate in the WOD! Click here for event details Donate to CFM's 31Heroes fundrasing page or become a fundraiser on our team to support this great cause and help fund the treatment of TBI/PTSD.