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FRI 11.15.13 Rest is good!

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Recovery time

by Coach AmyThere’s a lot of talk these days about the power of staying present, but is it really that easy?
We're so attached to our devices:
we tune out the world as we run/shop/sleep with music...
we’re constantly burying our faces in Facebook/email/Candy Crush...
we check our iPad/iPhone/smart device the minute there is silence surrounding us.
But when you take a moment to be quiet, you can tune in to a lot of important stuff that we choose to ignore, like aches and pains.
I tell our students all the time: PAIN IS NOT NORMAL!
It’s not something you just suck up and push through. It is your body’s way of telling you SOMETHING IS WRONG!!!
Lately I see a lot of ignoring and pushing through in the classes I teach, and while you know your body and your limits better than I, I still know that by your 10th workout/class in a row, it’s probably time for a break.
There is such a thing as overtraining. And here’s the thing:
You may be 20-something now, youth on your side, your whole life ahead of you and you may continue to push through those days when your body is advising you otherwise.
But what about when you’re 40-something and not able to heal as fast or still suffer from a 20-year-old injury and now your mobility is limited and you hurt all the time?
Or when you’re 60-something and can’t run and play and pick up your grandkids because your rotator cuffs and lower back are so beat up you can barely bend over and pick up your socks?
Train hard but train smart; you want to live a full and active life for a long time.
So the next time you find yourself in silence, take a moment. Tune in.
And then grab that electronic device and check out this post Lis shared awhile back on making training sustainable.
Take time for recovery: foam roll, mobilize, take rest days, SLEEP, and if the pain lingers, see a professional like a doctor, chiropractor, or physical therapist to address the issue.
DO IT!
1461027_10151770179396732_459157843_nWes's daughter Addison helping Dad & Joe keep track of rounds on their Saturday partner workout a few weekends ago.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Goat work: Ten minutes to work on a skill of your choice
B. "Jackie":
For time -
1000m row
50 thrusters 45/35#
30 pull ups

And coming tomorrow…

Partner WOD: Fight Gone Bad Bodyweight
In teams of 2, complete 3 rounds each:
Partner A: 1-min max reps while Partner B rests, then
Partner B: 1-min max reps while Partner A rests.
Then go on to next movement, rotating until both partners have done three rounds max reps of all movements

1-min max push ups
1-min max sit ups
1-min max air squats
1-min max calories rowed

THURS 11.14.13 Bring A Friend!

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Bring A Friend Day today

Bring your buddies to try CrossFit at any class today.
We're doing a partner workout, so you can be your friend's buddy and help them through the workout.
As usual, we'll take plenty of time to review the movements and help students & guests scale appropriately.
If you have a friend who wants to join us, please just email us ahead of time so we'll be expecting you. Then show up a little early to fill out your waiver.
AND EVERYONE WEARS A NAMETAG TODAY!!! 🙂
BAFD (27 of 84)Danny, Mrs. Flader & Ellen at the last Bring-A-Friend Days

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: Open Gym- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Open Gym- Cassie

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Partner WOD:
As many rounds as possible in 20 mins:
10 wall balls
10 walking lunges
10 kettlebell swings
(One partner works at a time)

And coming tomorrow…

A. Goat work: Ten minutes to work on a skill of your choice
B. "Jackie":
For time -
1000m row
50 thrusters 45/35#
30 pull ups

WED 11.13.13 Parking tonight

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Wed night parking

Tonight, CFM's neighbor, Fab'rik, is hosting the Grand Opening of their new thrift store a few doors down.
Out of respect for our students, they will be blocking off the entrance to our parking lot so their guests are forced to park elsewhere.
If you're coming to the box tonight, when you arrive, just move the cones blocking the driveway and park behind the building as usual.
OR, park (for free) a half block north in any of the New South Construction spots in the pay lot located between 13th & 14th, West Peachtree & Spring. This overflow parking is always available to our students on week days after 4:45p & weekends.
photo-14Paul & Gers on thrusters

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
11a: Yoga- Amy
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
4p: Open Gym- Jim
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. Deadlifts: 3x5 work ups
B. As many rounds as possible in 8 minutes:
10 True Push Ups
10 Supine Ring Pull Ups
10 Toes To Bar

And coming tomorrow…BRING A FRIEND!!!

Partner WOD:
As many rounds as possible in 20 mins:
10 wall balls
10 walking lunges
10 kettlebell swings
(One partner works at a time)

TUES 11.12.13 “Wade”

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Wade's Army

Today's workout comes from CrossFit Football. CFFB Founder John Welbourn created the workout in memory of a young boy, Wade DeBruin, who died of neuroblastoma at only two years old. If you wish to donate to "Wade's Army," you can do so here.
From the Wade's Army website:
“Cancer is a word everyone knows. And a word no one wants to hear. Certain cancers are common household names. Most people have heard of leukemia, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Neuroblastoma, on the other hand, is mysterious to many. Wade’s Wings wants to change that. We believe the only way to conquer this extremely aggressive childhood cancer is to give it a name.”
These are the courageous words from the DeBruin family who are leading the charge against the pediatric cancer, neuroblastoma, in the name of their brave son, Wade. Shortly after learning to walk, Wade DeBruin took on a challenge that every parent fears for their child.
Wade was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 18 months old. Neuroblastoma is the leading pediatric cancer killer. Almost 70% of children who are diagnosed with neuroblastoma have an advanced stage of the disease, and less than 40% of those with this advanced disease live five years. Wade put up strong fight, but he passed away on November 12, 2011, leaving his twin sister and parents behind.
Wade’s Army was created to rally against Neuroblastoma. Last year the army raised over $18,000 in Wade’s name for Neuroblastoma research and support of families battling the cancer.
Today, Wade’s Army is gathering across the world to bring awareness to Wade’s battle and put up a fight for him during a CrossFit Football workout. We are recruiting you to join Wade’s Army to spread the word, support the cause and band together in the fight against Neuroblastoma.

Enjoy the workout!

Thursday night yoga is cancelled!

Join Amy's class Wed at 11a or Monica's class Sunday at 6p. Thursday night yoga will be back next week!

wade

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym - Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: Open Gym
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Open Gym- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

"WADE"
Complete 5 rounds (use same DB/KB entire workout):
11 One Arm KB/DB Snatch
12 One Arm DB Thrusters
11 Weighted pull ups (w DB/KB... Or scale to strict pull ups/use a band)

And coming tomorrow…

A. Deadlifts: 3x5 work ups
B. As many rounds as possible in 8 minutes:
10 True Push Ups
10 Supine Ring Pull Ups
10 Toes To Bar

MON 11.11.13 Thank you Veterans!

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Thank you Veterans!

Thanks to all the CFMers who serve/have served in the military. We thank you for our freedom & your service!

State champ!

Saturday I competed at the USAPL Georgia & Southern States Powerlifting meet. Thanks to all who came to cheer me on. I set a new state record in back squat (check it out here) and won the gold medal in the 148# weight class, and my team won gold as well!
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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- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Open Gym- Cassie

Workout of the Day

A. Back squat 5x5 work ups
B. Every min on the min for 10:
3 power cleans 135/95
5 kb swings 70/53

And coming tomorrow…

"WADE"
Complete 5 rounds (use same DB/KB entire workout):
11 One Arm KB/DB Snatch
12 One Arm DB Thrusters
11 Weighted pull ups (w DB/KB... Or scale to strict pull ups/use a band)

FRI 11.8.13 Bring-A-Friend Day next Thursday!

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Bring-A-Friend Day is next Thursday!

Do your friends, family, co-workers and/or neighbors wonder about this CrossFit stuff you've been blabbing on about? Are they curious about the WODs, calluses and muscle soreness you've been rambling about? Well now they can join you once a month to check out the madness at CFM!
In the past we've held Bring-A-Friend Days once a quarter for three days at a time. We're changing things up a bit... NOW, CFM will have ONE Bring-A-Friend Day per month, starting next Thursday.
We've planned a partner workout for that day, suitable for all levels. Invite your friends to join you for any class of the day. Just ask them to email us with the subject BRING A FRIEND to reserve a spot in a class of their choice.
photo-13Wes, Ian I & Darcy on step ups

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka & Uran
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Goat work: 10 minutes to work on a skill of your choice
B. "Helen" - 3 rounds for time:
400m run
21 kettlebell swings 53/35
12 pull ups

And coming tomorrow...

Team WOD:
In teams of 2 or 3:
20-min AMRAP:
One partner runs 400m while other partner(s) complete AMRAP:
1 Rope Climb
10 Mountain Climbers
15 Wall Balls 20/14

THURS 11.7.13 My L1 experience

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My L1 Experience

by Tirzah
Last month I joined a group of 64 CrossFitters who shared the same goal as me: to learn a lot, meet some new folks and pass that durn test.
To neatly sum up my CrossFit Level 1 Seminar experience, it was a weekend filled with anticipation, excitement…and a lot of squats.
I felt like it was my first day of school.
I pulled into CrossFit Atlanta’s parking lot and noticed everyone was doing the same thing...waiting in their cars looking at others waiting in their cars.
Finally someone that looked official walked toward the entrance and we all stopped sizing each other up and walked in. The box was set up like a classroom with all the chairs facing the whiteboard. As we sat down, in what apparently became our assigned seating since no one budged from their original spot, folks finally began introducing themselves, shaking hands and making corny jokes.
The next two days were filled with lectures, demonstrations, WODs* and a lot of jokes.
If you ever decide to pursue your L1* and have the pleasure of getting Mike G as an instructor you’ll find out what I mean. I really enjoyed the entire weekend.
I also want to give credit to CFM’s Instructor Training Program for helping me prepare for and complete the certification, giving me the opportunity to now call myself…
Tirzah White, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer !!!

*CrossFit terms:
WOD: Workout of the Day
L1: Level 1 certification course

CFAtlanta _CFDelMar_CFBareCove_CFBelltown_CFVitality_CFMayhem_CFKOP_CFTampa_CFJenk_CFThames_CFLouvre_CFStockport_CFRocks_CFBAZA_CFGurgaon_CPC_CFStrong_CKCCF_EaDo_Med2Tirzah & her classmates & instructors at last month's CrossFit Level 1 certification course.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: Open Gym- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Open Gym- Cassie
8:15: Yoga- Samantha

Workout of the Day

A. 10 min muscle up skillwork OR 30 muscle ups for time
B. For time:
21 Thrusters 135/95#
800m Run
15 Thrusters
400m Run
9 Thrusters
200m Run

And coming tomorrow...

A. Goat work: 10 minutes to work on a skill of your choice
B. "Helen" - 3 rounds for time:
400m run
21 kettlebell swings 53/35
12 pull ups

Dress warmly! We're getting some extra running in this week before the weather gets too cold to play outside!