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MON 08.14.17 3rd Quarterly Progress Checks!

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Ester


Quarterly Progress Checks

This week 8/14-8/20 is the quarterly progress checks where we retest workouts from the previous year. There will be benchmark WODs or lifts each day.

Is this your first Quarterly Check-In Week?

Here's what's about to go down...
1. Retest your baseline! For one of your workouts for the week, you'll retest your Baseline. You also have the option to retest your Baseline WOD in all classes today or any Open Gym during the week.
2. Goal-Setting & reflection: At the beginning of class on Mon & Tues, we'll take 10 minutes to reflect on our progress over the last three months into the beginning of 2017 and set some goals for the next quarter. If you prefer to spend more time on goal-setting, join Mike Thursday evening, May 17th from 8-8:30pm for a goal-setting workshop. We'll take some time to visualize what we want our future to be like, then set smaller, action steps to achieve our longer-term goals. Additional times will be made available through the week.
3. Record your results! If you haven't been doing it already, now is the time to start tracking your progress in the gym. Use the Zen Planner Phone App, or you can track through the Zen Planner web page. Or Google Docs, or old school with a journal. We have journals available at the ProShop.

It's time to put all your hard work and training to the test. Are we getting fitter? Are we healthier? Next week marks the perfect time to re-evaluate our goals and make plans with actionable steps for the next 3 months and into the last quarter of 2017. If you have any questions about Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC), ask your coach at the gym or email us.

CFM Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 15th Lurong Championship Challenge Information Session. Before and after each class have an opportunity to learn more about our fall fitness and nutrition challenge and sign up to participate. Lurong Representative Adam Jackson will have a table at the gym to answer questions our members have about the Lurong Challenge. Early sign up is this week and next. Challenge starts on Monday, September 18th.

Saturday, August 19th: CFM Crossover Symmetry Workshop. Improve your shoulder stability and performance in the overhead lifts Snatch, Thruster, and clean and jerk! Learn how to use the crossover symmetry bands to activate shoulders, improve mobility, strength the shoulder muscles, and perform active recovery on rest days. Workshop is from 11am-12pm and 8 spots are open. The cost of the workshop is $10 for CFM members and $25 in advance for visitors.

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!

Sunday, August 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!

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- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Baseline:
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Situps
20 Hand release pushups
10 Pullups

B. Overhead Squat: 3 sets of 5 at 70% of 1 rep max. Rest 3 minutes between sets
Accrue 2 minutes L-sit hold on rings or parallettes.

Post time for Baseline and load for OHS. Ex: 4:12 Rx, 175#.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Olympic Total: 1 rep max Snatch followed by 1 rep max Clean & Jerk

B. 1 Minute Max Bar-Facing Burpees

Post max load for Snatch and C&J and total cal. Ex: 185#, 265#, 28

FRI 02.17.17 “Fran”

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Turk and Stephanie cooling down with Coach Stacy


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!

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!

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- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thruster: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate set of 2

B. "Fran"
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pullups

Post load of thruster and time to complete WOD. Ex: 205#, 4:15 Rx

And coming Saturday...

A. Power Clean: 10 Minute EMOM 2 reps (75% of 1 rep max)

B. Partner "Wittman" [20 Minute Time Cap]
8 Rounds
15 Kettlebell swings, (24/16kg)
15 Power Clean (95/65)
15 Box jumps (24/20)

One partner working at a time. Partners may complete full rounds, or alternate after two movements, or leap frog each movement. Once a partner starts a set of 15 they must finish that set.

Post load for power clean and time to complete WOD. Ex: 210#, 15:55 Rx

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

9a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Stretch & Mobility Michael. Click here to reserve

THUR 02.16.17 “Mary Ann”

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Shannon at the top position of a pike handstand pushups (HSPU).


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: Oly Weightlifting- Anthony

CFM gymnastics/high skill benchmark WOD "Mary Ann" and scaling options


Workout of the Day (WOD):

“Mary Ann”
5 Rounds
7 Handstand Pushups
14 Pistols
21 Double unders

Post time to complete WOD: 7:48 Rx. Compare scores to 12/8/16.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Thruster: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate set of 2

B. "Fran"
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pullups

Post load of thruster and time to complete WOD. Ex: 205#, 4:15 Rx

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!

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!

WED 02.15.17 “Baseline”

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Tom and Paul

Tom and Paul


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- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. "Baseline"
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Situps
20 Hand release pushups
10 Pullups

B. Overhead Squat: 3 sets of 5 at 70% of 1 rep max. Rest 3 minutes between sets
Accrue 2 minutes L-sit hold on rings or parallettes.

Post time for Baseline and load for OHS. Ex: 4:12 Rx, 175#.

And coming tomorrow...

“Mary Ann”
5 Rounds
7 Handstand Pushups
14 Pistols
21 Double unders

Post time to complete WOD: 7:48 Rx

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!

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!

TUES 02.14.17 “Lurong Chipper”

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Nancy and Stuart having a good laugh at the Friday Night Lights (FNL) social. FNL starts next Friday, February 24th at 7pm at CFM!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin M.
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin M.
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Will M.
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Lurong Chipper”
10 Minute AMRAP:
Complete as many reps and rounds as possible:

15 Snatch
20 Deadlift
25 Box Jump Overs (m = 20/24/30, w = 12/20/24)
20 Hand Release Pushups**
15 Thrusters

Barbell weight:
(m = 45/95/115, w = 35/65/75)

**L1 scale to incline pushups at 24/30””

Post rounds and reps from AMRAP. Ex: 1+48 L2.

And coming tomorrow...

A. "Baseline"
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Situps
20 Hand release pushups
10 Pullups

B. Overhead Squat: 3 sets of 5 at 70% of 1 rep max. Rest 3 minutes between sets
Accrue 2 minutes L-sit hold on rings or parallettes.

Post time for Baseline and load for OHS. Ex: 4:12 Rx, 175#.

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!

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!

MON 02.13.17 1st Quarterly Progress Checks!

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Brad


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
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Olympic Total: 1 rep max Snatch followed by 1 rep max Clean & Jerk

B. 1 Minute Max Cals Airdyne

Post max load for Snatch and C&J and total cal. Ex: 185#, 275#, 32

And coming tomorrow...

“Lurong Chipper”
10 Minute AMRAP:
Complete as many reps and rounds as possible:

15 Snatch
20 Deadlift
25 Box Jump Overs (m = 20/24/30, w = 12/20/24)
20 Hand Release Pushups**
15 Thrusters

Barbell weight:
(m = 45/95/115, w = 35/65/75)

**L1 scale to incline pushups at 24/30””

Post rounds and reps from AMRAP. Ex: 1+48 L2.

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!

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

FRI 12.09.16 “Grace”

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Anna finishing the press with active shoulders just behind the ears, arms straight, and knuckles to the sky.

Anna finishing the press with active shoulders just behind the ears, arms straight, and knuckles to the sky.


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Grace [9 Minute Time Cap]
30 Clean & Jerk for time (135/95)
**Scale to 65% of 1RM Clean & Jerk

B. 3 Rounds Not For Time:
500m Row
15 Situps
For every second difference than your time for first 500m Row complete 1 extra situp in addition to the 15 before continuing to next row.

Post time for Grace and time for 1st 500m row + total situps completed (include 15/round).
Example: 2:10 Rx, 1:48, 53 Situps


And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD: “Three Strikes”
Teams of 2
30-20-10:
Row for Calories, Lateral Barbell Burpees
30-20-10
Power Snatch (m = 75/95/115, w = 55/65/80), Toes to Bar
30-20-10
Thruster (m = 75/95/115, w = 55/65/80), 3-2-1x 200 Meter Run

All reps are team totals. 1 partner working at a time. Partners may alternate sets of 200m run each round after Thrusters in last couplet. 1 partner running at a time.

Score time to complete WOD. Ex: 25:20 L3.

Saturday Schedule

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

Sunday Schedule: Bring-A-Friend Day!!

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Alexis Story. Click here to reserve

Upcoming CFM Events

Sunday, Dec 4th and 18th: 9-11am Weightlifting Workshop this a 2 part series setting the foundation for the snatch and clean & jerk for our Olympic Lifting Class & Programming starting Sunday, January 8th, 2017!

Monday, Dec 5th-11th: 4th Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC4) this week! We’ll have standard WODs and be re-testing Grace, CrossFit Total, Mary Ann, Baseline Plus, and Snatch & Go

Sunday, Dec 11th: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day 9 and 10am. There will be an all-levels beginner friendly partner WOD. CFM Members email us to reserve a spot in a class with your friend (include their full name and email address)!

Thursday, Dec 15th: Star Wars: Rogue One Premiere Night for CFM! Wear your Star Wars costume or shirt and join us for a 9pm showing at Midtown Arts Cinema. Tickets available soon and more details posted on the Announcements Board.

**Save the Date!**
Friday, Dec 16th:
7-11pm CFM Holiday Party!!

Sunday, Dec 18th:Urban Perform "Give the Gift of Health" Benefit WOD 11am-12pm. 1st heat at 11:20am and 2nd heat at 11:40. Sign up online to donate to Urban Perform.