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MON 04.17.17

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Mobility Night returns next Monday, April 24th at 6pm!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Snatch Complex: In 12 minutes work up to a heavy complex of:
1 Hang Power Snatch
1 Power Snatch

B. 27-21-15-9 Rep Rounds For Time [18 Minute Time Cap]:
Power Snatch (m = 45/65/75, w = 35/55/65)
Wallballs (20/14 to 10ft)
Cal Row

Post load for snatch complex and time for WOD. Ex: 190#, 15:21 L3

And coming tomorrow...

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5 worksets. All sets at the same weight. Max reps on 3rd set.

B. 12 minutes as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
200m Run
7 Pullups (Rx+ = C2B)

Post load and reps for squat and rounds and reps for AMRAP. Ex: 330#, 8 reps, 7+6 Rx+.


Early Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge this week!! 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.

Wednesday, Apr 19th: Lurong Info and Smoothie Session at CFM 6PM. Learn more about the Lurong challenge and how you can improve your nutrition and fitness in this 5 week program. Details about recipe book, meal plan, calculating macros, diet tracking, and how accountability and community will keep you on track for your 2017 goals. "Summer never looked so good!"

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.

Sunday, Apr 23rd: Crossover Symmetry Shoulder Performance Workshop. 10am and 11am sessions. Each class is capped at 8 and general registration is $25 and available to CFM for $10.

Monday, Apr 24th: Mobility Night with Dr Jackie Varnum at 6pm. In this session we will be going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes focusing on the shoulder for your snatch and overhead lifts as well as hanging kipping movements such as pullups, toes to bar, and muscle ups. Join Dr Jackie at CFM to improve to your overhead mobility through increased range of motion, muscle activation, and movement reinforcement and take your CrossFit performance and shoulder health to the next level!

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!

FRI 04.14.17

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Lauren happily warming up her double unders!


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)

A. Power Clean: Complete 5 sets of 2 reps. 70-75-75-80-80. This is not touch and go. Reset after each rep. Complete 1 set every 3 minutes.

B. 3 Rounds For Time [15 Minute Time Cap]
12 Power Cleans (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
12 Pullups (L2/L3+ = C2B)
12 Jerks (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
12 Situps with D-ball (20/15)

Post load for clean and time for the WOD. Example 240#, 11:20 L3

**For L1/L2 step ups permitted.

Post height for box jumps and time for the WOD. Ex: 42”, 10:40 L3+

And coming Saturday...

“Calvin & Hobbes”

Partner WOD
12 Rounds [24 Minute Time Cap]


6 Box Jumps (m = 20/24/30, w = 16/20/24)** -- Partner dead hang hold
9 Front Squats (m = 75/95/135, w = 55/65/95) -- Partner handstand hold
12 Toes to bar -- Partner holds barbell front rack (m = 75/95/135, w = 55/65/95)

**L1/L2 step ups permitted for box jumps. L3 athletes must jump from two feet and land two feet.

All rounds and reps team totals. Partners may partition the rounds and reps any way. One partner working at a time only while other in static hold.

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 23:10 L2

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
12:15p: Yoga- Lana

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Neal
12:15p: Yoga- Lana

Early Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge this week!! 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.



Wednesday, Apr 19th: Lurong Info and Smoothie Session at CFM 6PM. Learn more about the Lurong challenge and how you can improve your nutrition and fitness in this 5 week program. Details about recipe book, meal plan, calculating macros, diet tracking, and how accountability and community will keep you on track for your 2017 goals. "Summer never looked so good!"

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.

Sunday, Apr 23rd: Crossover Symmetry Shoulder Performance Workshop. 10am and 11am sessions. Each class is capped at 8 and general registration is $25 and available to CFM for $10.

Monday, Apr 24th: Mobility Night with Dr Jackie Varnum at 6pm. In this session we will be going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes focusing on the shoulder for your snatch and overhead lifts as well as hanging kipping movements such as pullups, toes to bar, and muscle ups. Join Dr Jackie at CFM to improve to your overhead mobility through increased range of motion, muscle activation, and movement reinforcement and take your CrossFit performance and shoulder health to the next level!

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!

THUR 04.13.17

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Darcy


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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

8 Rounds For Time [24 Minute Time Cap] 3 Bodyweight Back Squats
10 Pushups
200m Run

Post load for back squat and time for the WOD.
Ex: 14:45 (200#) Rx


And coming tomorrow...

A. Power Clean: Complete 5 sets of 2 reps. 70-75-75-80-80. This is not touch and go. Reset after each rep. Complete 1 set every 3 minutes.

B. 3 Rounds For Time [15 Minute Time Cap]
12 Power Cleans (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
12 Pullups (L2/L3+ = C2B)
12 Jerks (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
12 Situps with D-ball (20/15)

Post load for clean and time for the WOD. Example 240#, 11:20 L3

Early Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge this week!! 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.



Wednesday, Apr 19th: Lurong Info and Smoothie Session at CFM 6PM. Learn more about the Lurong challenge and how you can improve your nutrition and fitness in this 5 week program. Details about recipe book, meal plan, calculating macros, diet tracking, and how accountability and community will keep you on track for your 2017 goals. "Summer never looked so good!"

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.

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!


April 2017 Member of the Month, Tom O’Neil

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CrossFit Midtown is very excited to announce our April 2017 Member of the Month, Tom O'Neil! A staple in the breakfast club crew, Tom is one of the most dedicated and supportive athletes here at CFM. Read on to learn more about Tom and his CrossFit journey. Thank you for being such an outstanding member of the CFM community!


Tom


Name: Tom O'Neil
Nickname: None so far!
Age: 23
Hometown: Arlington, Virginia

How did you get exposed to CrossFit? Since I’ve been working and studying in the fitness and wellness world for almost 10 years, I was exposed to idea CrossFit pretty early on when my cousin was a first adopter. I thought the concept of taking exercise and turning into sport was awesome, but never had a chance to try it for myself while I was starting school in Charlottesville, VA. Then, about 3 years ago, when several personal training clients of mine asked me for an opinion about CrossFit, I told them I’d have to give it a try before I made any comments. I walked into a CrossFit gym in town and loved it from the very first moment. Since I already had experience in a wide variety of exercise modalities, I was able to skip the introduction classes and move into the workouts (at a light weight) right away. I was immediately hooked on the intensity and variety of the workouts and haven’t stopped since.

What brought you to CrossFit Midtown? Once my, now Fiancée, and I knew we were moving to Atlanta after school, the first thing on my list was to find a new CrossFit gym (even before I was looking for a job!). I found CrossFit Midtown very quickly since it was in the part of town we had narrowed our house search to and after reading just about every word on the website, I knew I had found my new spot. I really appreciated that while the workouts were all challenging, the gym itself didn’t seem like one that pushed competition too hard, and that the workouts were all difficult, but accessible. While I may like to go Rx as often as I can, I like to know that there is diversity in the class, it shows a stronger sense of camaraderie and it gives me permission to scale when I need without fear of being chastised.

What was your very first day at CrossFit Midtown like? Very hot, hahaha. The first workout I did was during the last weeks of May and it was Helen. Helen is already not one of my stronger workouts (anything with pull-ups isn’t really), but with the added heat during the run, I knew that to perform well in ATL, I’d have to turn it up a notch. That was only reinforced during Murph the following Monday, which took me about 15 minutes longer than it did in Charlottesville. I’m determined to get that time back down in the 30’s or 40’s this year.

Tom and Paul


What changes have you seen in your overall health and fitness level since starting CrossFit? While CrossFit is no doubt the most difficult and exhilarating physical challenge I have found, improving my cardiovascular endurance and strength, its benefits are much more than physical. For me, the way CrossFit had helped my health and fitness most has been through the shift in my view of what my fitness really is, putting weight on performance and action, rather than aesthetic results. I’ll always strive to be bigger, faster, and stronger, but CrossFit has shown me that these concepts are about what you do, not how you look doing it. It’s done wonders for my mental health and self- confidence, and for that, I’m forever thankful for the CrossFit community.

What kind of changes have you you experienced since starting CrossFit that were completely unexpected? Like I said above, I came to CrossFit looking to take my workouts over the top, but what I came away with was a new appreciation for athletic performance and a new definition on what I thought of myself as an athlete. I’ve also been amazed just by how strong the community really is. I knew that community was an enormous part of CrossFit, but the fact that I was welcomed so quickly at Midtown and that I’ve never been a drop-in elsewhere and felt unwelcome, is heartwarming. In the end, I’ve found that you come for the workout, but stay for the people.

Favorite WOD: I have to say Mary Ann, right? Really anything with a set number of rounds is really motivating for me, it's easier to set the eyes on the prize and get myself to go over the edge to finish as fast as I can.

Least favorite WOD: I don’t think I’d have a least favorite WOD, to be honest. Workouts with tons of pull-ups and moderate-heavy snatches aren’t my strength, but I recognize that I have to work on those weaknesses, so I’ll always be there to try them. Really any workout where I rip or hurt myself is my least favorite, because it tells me I wasn’t doing a good job listening to myself and let my ego get the best of me.



Favorite CrossFit Midtown moment: I don’t know if I have a single favorite moment, but rather, my favorite moments are whenever someone is the last person doing the workout, or the time cap is hit, but they keep pushing to finish that last round just for themselves. I’m constantly in awe and humbled by these athletes. I think that it shows incredible strength and mental toughness to keep pushing yourself when you know you’re the last one standing or when you know it's over and the reps you’re finishing won’t go on the board. It’s inspiring to me, and one of the reasons I love CrossFit so much. People come to train and to better themselves, not just to check “working out” off their to-do list.

Hobbies, Talents and or Interests Outside of CrossFit: Outside of the gym, I love to be able to spend time with Kate and my dog Wishes (short for Aloysius), walking on the beltline or learning and experiencing more about Atlanta. We still feel new to the area, so we’re constantly on the lookout for cool new stuff to try, taste, and experience! I’m also pretty much an academic on Game of Thrones, I’m always open to discuss any questions or theories about it.

Advice for new CrossFitters: I have so many things to say for this, but if I had to narrow it down, I’d say, learn to listen to your body. I really don’t think this is an easy ask, and it’s one that I’m still learning to do, but regardless, I think it's essential to be a healthy athlete. Listening to your body is a two-way street though. It doesn’t only mean to know when to pull back, when to scale your weights and movements, and when to just take a break. It also means to know when to push yourself harder than you thought you could. Is level 1 getting really easy for you? Good, now try level 2. Is it going to be harder? Yup. Are you going to have to move slower and have your score suffer? Yup. Does any of that really matter? Nope. Listen to yourself so you know when to push and know when to dial it back. Easy to say, hard to do.

WED 04.12.17

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David


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
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: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Sled Pull: 3 arm over arm sled pulls (180/135#) 30ft. Rest 2-3 minutes between reps.

B. Teams of 3: Partners complete full rounds and switch.

20 Minute AMRAP
7 Kettlebell Swings (m = 20/24/32, w = 12/16/24)
7 Box Jumps (m = 16/20/24, w = 12/16/20)
7 Burpees
100m Sprint

Post weight of sled pull and team total of rounds and reps completed in AMRAP. 100m = 1 rep.
Ex: 180#, 12 L3.


And coming tomorrow...

8 Rounds For Time [24 Minute Time Cap] 3 Bodyweight Back Squats
10 Pushups
200m Run

Post load for back squat and time for the WOD.
Ex: 14:45 (200#) Rx


Early Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge this week!! 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.



Wednesday, Apr 19th: Lurong Info and Smoothie Session at CFM 6PM. Learn more about the Lurong challenge and how you can improve your nutrition and fitness in this 5 week program. Details about recipe book, meal plan, calculating macros, diet tracking, and how accountability and community will keep you on track for your 2017 goals. "Summer never looked so good!"

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.

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!

TUES 04.11.17

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"Lift all the weights. Eat all the cookies." Amanda


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Double Unders: 1 Minute Max Reps

B. “Down Under” [25 Minute Time Cap]
3 Rounds:
50 Double-unders
20 Wallballs**

50/40 Calorie Row

2 Rounds:
50 Double-unders
20 Wallballs

35/30 Calorie Row

1 Round:
50 Double-unders
20 Wallballs

20/18 Calorie Row

**Wallballs Levels (L1/L2/L3)
(m = 10# to 9ft / 14# to 10ft / 20# to 10ft, w = 6# to 9ft/10# to 9ft/14# to 10ft)

Post reps for Double Unders and time for WOD. Ex: 108, 18:10 L3.


And coming tomorrow...

A. Sled Pull: 3 arm over arm sled pulls (180/135#) 30ft. Rest 2-3 minutes between reps.

B. Teams of 3: Partners complete full rounds and switch.

20 Minute AMRAP
7 Kettlebell Swings (m = 20/24/32, w = 12/16/24)
7 Box Jumps (m = 16/20/24, w = 12/16/20)
7 Burpees
100m Sprint

Post weight of sled pull and team total of rounds and reps completed in AMRAP. 100m = 1 rep.
Ex: 180#, 12 L3.


Upcoming CFM Events

Early Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge this week!! 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.



Wednesday, Apr 19th: Lurong Info and Smoothie Session at CFM 6PM. Learn more about the Lurong challenge and how you can improve your nutrition and fitness in this 5 week program. Details about recipe book, meal plan, calculating macros, diet tracking, and how accountability and community will keep you on track for your 2017 goals. "Summer never looked so good!"

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.

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!

MON 04.10.17

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Rene


Upcoming CFM Events

Early Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge this week!! 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.



Wednesday, Apr 19th: Lurong Info and Smoothie Session at CFM 6PM. Learn more about the Lurong challenge and how you can improve your nutrition and fitness in this 5 week program. Details about recipe book, meal plan, calculating macros, diet tracking, and how accountability and community will keep you on track for your 2017 goals. "Summer never looked so good!"

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.

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Clean & Jerk: In 15 Minutes complete 3 sets of 3 (75% of 1 RM)

B. “Row & Go”
4 Rounds:
Min 1: 1 Round of Strict Cindy
Min 2: 15/12 Calorie Row
Min 3: AMRAP Clean and Jerks (m = 75/95/135, w = 55/65/95)

Post load for clean & jerk and reps for AMRAP. Ex: 245#, 36 L3

And coming tomorrow...

A. Double Unders: 1 Minute Max Reps

B. “Down Under” [25 Minute Time Cap]
3 Rounds:
50 Double-unders
20 Wallballs**

50/40 Calorie Row

2 Rounds:
50 Double-unders
20 Wallballs

35/30 Calorie Row

1 Round:
50 Double-unders
20 Wallballs

20/18 Calorie Row

**Wallballs Levels (L1/L2/L3)
(m = 10# to 9ft / 14# to 10ft / 20# to 10ft, w = 6# to 9ft/10# to 9ft/14# to 10ft)

Post reps for Double Unders and time for WOD. Ex: 108, 18:10 L3.