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CrossFit Midtown is Atlanta's School of Elite Fitness. If you’ve spent the past several years at the typical gym you’re in for a genuine treat. Say goodbye to the machines. Say goodbye to the monotonous routines.

Each day at CrossFit Midtown is a new adventure. A new challenge. A new chance to get to know your community, and to get to know yourself.

 WORKOUT OF THE DAY

July 2019 Member of the Month, Adam Harding!

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CrossFit Midtown is very excited to announce our July Member of the Month, Adam Harding! He has been a member for almost 5 years and has risen up from just being the class clown to a highly respected athlete. From participating in Rise Up, The Open, Kessel Run & Anniversary Party, the CFM Nutrition Challenge, filming at the gym, all the photos and videos, and happy birthday songs for others, we are proud to have Adam as our member of the month for July. He really has become a positive person to be around and the most supportive of others! Read on to learn more about Adam and his CrossFit journey. Thank you for being such an outstanding member of the CFM community!


Adam Harding doing box jumps during 31Heroes!


Name: Adam Harding
Nickname: Adam
Age: 25. Damnit 33.
Hometown: Boston

How did you get exposed to CrossFit?
A box opened up a few doors down from where I was living in Boston's North End neighborhood. I joined because I was tired of walking 10 minutes to my previous gym. I figured it would be less work. What a mistake.
But what *really* sold me was the fact that there weren't locker rooms in CrossFit. Those have always
bothered me. Group showers? Seriously? And we all know that old, overly proud guy who's standing like Captain Morgan on those wooden benches just...waiting. I can't.

What brought you to CrossFit Midtown:
The first thing I did when I moved to Atlanta was search for a CrossFit box. Fortunately, CFM was right down the street from my apartment. I walked in and saw Mike and some other guy, both shirtless, going hard at a WOD. [yeah I did]. You get the idea. I said to myself, self, someday you'll be shirtless, too, and inspire strangers to join. That still has yet to happen.

"Beruit" (beer pong) at the 7th Anniversary Party


What was your very first day at CrossFit Midtown like?
Oh man, jogging the memory wheel here...I remember it was with a female coach who didn't last much longer. I can only assume her decision to leave shortly after I joined was not a coincidence. I'm sorry, lady whose name I forget. Rachel? Was it Rachel? I don't know, I just watched Batman Begins, so who can say, really.

He's coming for you Josh Bridges.


What kind of changes have you experienced since starting CrossFit that were completely unexpected?
I would say the amount of true friendships I've made isn't something I expected. I've never been shy in social settings (shocking, right?), but I didn't think I'd grow so close to some of these people. It has become as much of a social outlet for me as it is a place to get a workout in, which I'm sure the coaches are just thrilled about.

Tell us some of your recent accomplishments. What goals do you have for 2019!?
Work-related accomplishments? I won 4 EMMYs a few weeks ago.
Workout-related accomplishments? I started the 6 week healthy eating challenge -- and really tried hard. Results aside, I finally put in effort to take better control of my diet, which is something I've been wrestling with for years. And I'm married to an Italian woman who loves bread and pasta ... AND I LIVE ABOVE A BAGEL SHOP (obvi)... DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO AVOID CARBS???

Congrats on your amazing results from our HSN nutrition challenge.


What does your frequently used emoji tab look like?
Without checking, I assume eggplants, water drops and fists. Let's check. I'm not one of those tough guys that's too cool for emojis. No shame in my emoji game.


What is your favorite workout and if you could make up your own workout what would it be?
I like the Question of the Day. If any class skips this (and you know who you are), it's a dud. So maybe an hour of QOTD?
As for actual workouts, I like deadlifts, cleans, tire flips. I hate running and being upside down.

What is your favorite cheat food/meal?
Never met a hot wing I don't like. Or candy. Oooo fries. Wait, I have a spoon with a carving that reads "Adam's Nutella spoon." Literally all the foods. All of it.

Favorite CrossFit Midtown moment
So many. Hot Ben joining. Learning about David and Ryan. That time you guys were closed and I didn't feel bad about not working out. BRI HAVING A BABY. Gosh, I love Emmie. Literally every time Emmie is there, that's my favorite CFM moment.

His favorite little person, Emmie Bemmie!


Hobbies, Talents and or Interests Outside of CrossFit:
My hobbies include daydreaming about Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, collecting vintage toys, and stocking up my DVR with episodes of the Property Brothers for Saturday afternoon marathons.
Talents: I'm a second degree black belt in karate. I used to teach it and compete nationally. I can also row 100 meters perfectly, as I nearly set the world record earlier this year during that one WOD.
Interests: My wife is interesting. My dog. Oh and I just discovered this guy who plays Mario Bros. on YouTube for a living, and no joke, I sit and watch him for hours on end. I find it oddly relaxing. I'm thinking about venturing into ASMR next.

Advice for new CrossFitters
Avoid the noon class. That's mine. And if you want a good workout in, it's best to avoid.

First Place never felt so good, and it's never too early for Christmas celebrations.

WED 07.10.19

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Adam R.


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

2 Rounds [22min cap]
800m Run
60 Double Unders
30 Burpees Over the Kettlebell
15 Slam Balls (30/20)
8 Kettlebell Reverse Lunges (each leg) (53/35)

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 17:20 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Cleans
E2MOM 12

Pause Clean
(Pause at position 1 from the ground each rep; Touch & Go)
3-3
Hang Clean (position 2)
3-3-2-1
Add weight each set

B. AMRAP 15
3 Bar Muscle Ups
5 Squat Cleans (155/105)(Rx+185/125)
7 Box Jumps (30/24)

Post load for Cleans and Rounds/Reps for the AMRAP. Ex: 175#, 6+5 Rx+


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!

Sunday, July 21st:CFM Striking Course Begins! That Sunday we have our striking foundations course to help get everyone up to speed on proper / safe technique for incorporating striking into our CrossFit workouts. Then each Sunday through August and September we'll have our striking workshop. Sign up online to join the CFM Knuckle Up Club!

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.

TUES 07.09.19

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Elana and Hailey


Today's schedule

5a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6a: All Levels CrossFit- JT
7a: All Levels CrossFit- JT
8a: Open Gym- Michael
11a: Open Gym- CFM Staff
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
8:40p: Yoga- Priscila Baptista
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Bartender
5 Rounds [14min cap]

12 Deadlifts (115/75)(Rx+ 155/105)
9 Overhead Squats
6 Hang Power Snatches

B. Fast Eddie's Lucky 7's
For Time Perform 7 reps of each movement
Sit Ups
Flutter Kicks (4 count)
Sit Ups
Leg Raises
Sit Ups
Lateral Kick (4 count)
Sit Ups
Crunches
Sit Ups
Russian Twist (4 count)
Sit Ups
Bicycle (4 count)

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 8:21 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

2 Rounds [22min cap]
800m Run
60 Double Unders
30 Burpees Over the Kettlebell
15 Slam Balls (30/20)
8 Kettlebell Reverse Lunges (each leg) (53/35)

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 17:20 Rx.

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!

Sunday, July 21st:CFM Striking Course Begins! That Sunday we have our striking foundations course to help get everyone up to speed on proper / safe technique for incorporating striking into our CrossFit workouts. Then each Sunday through August and September we'll have our striking workshop. Sign up online to join the CFM Knuckle Up Club!

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.

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