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MON 7.29.13 31 Heroes

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31 Heroes

Once again CFM is participating in the 31 Heroes charity workout. This is a challenging workout to raise money for wounded soldiers and their families. The workout is a memorial to honor the 30 soldiers and 1 military working dog who died in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011 during an extraction effort when their Chinook military helicopter was downed.
Participation in this event is a great opportunity to show support for the soldiers and their families who sacrifice so much to allow us to live our lives safely here at home. Summary details for the event and a link to register are below:

Location: CrossFit Midtown
Date: Saturday, August 3rd
Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Cost: $31 (plus $6 shipping fee for your shirt - may be able to opt out of getting a shirt if you don't want to pay the extra 6 bucks).
Website: www.31heroes.com
“31 Heroes”
AMRAP 31 minutes (As Many Reps As Possible)
8 Thrusters (155/105#)
6 Rope Climbs (15 ft. ascent)
11 Box Jumps (30/24″)

This is a Partner WOD – Partner #1 will perform the work listed above. Partner #2 will run 400m with a sandbag (45/25). 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 # of reps
Scaling?: Yes, this workout is hard as hell. Any of the movements can and should be scaled depending on your skill level and capacity. Don't not sign up just because you're not comfortable doing it as written. The point is to honor those who have sacrificed for you, raise money for a great cause and to get a great workout with your friends.
Post Workout Reward: Rex and I will have a cooler of free beers for finishers. Nothing like cooling down after a hard workout with a cold one and some good company. Hope to see you all on Saturday!
photo-2 copy 3It was great to see all of those PRs set a couple weeks ago on 1 rep max bench press!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Bench press: 5-5-5+ @80% of 1RM
B. 4 rds for max reps - :30 work, :30 rest of
1. Hollow rocks
2. Double unders
3. Barbell walking lunges (front rack)
4. HSPU (Start at any station. Rotate in order for four rounds)

And coming tomorrow...

A. Clean & Jerk: 3-2-1-3-2-1
Every two minutes (start w 3, at 2:00 do 2, at 4:00 do 1; increase in weight as possible - ex 3@115-2@125-1@135-3@125-2@135-1@145)
B. As many reps as possible (AMRAP) in 8 mins:
3 C&J (@80% of heaviest C&J part A)
3 strict pull ups
3 toes to bar
...then 6 each, then 9 each, and so on, until time expires

FRI 7.26.13 CrossFit Games 2013

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CrossFit Games

Today the 2013 CrossFit Games kick off at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. Watch the events live and cheer on the Atlanta area athletes competing - Emily Friedman, Daniel Petro, Travis Mayer, ZA Anderson and teams from CrossFit Atlanta, CrossFit Adrenaline & CrossFit Rx. And see if you can spot Lis anywhere in the stands!
View live coverage at ESPN3.COM.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. CrossFit Total: Find 1 rep max of each-
Back squat
B. 1 min airdyne test for max calories

And coming tomorrow...

Make up a WOD you missed from progress checks this week.

THURS 7.25.13 Athlete Profile: Danny L

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Athlete Profile - Danny L

-Hometown: Springfield, VA
-Age: 24
-Occupation: Student, computer engineering undergrad at Georgia Tech
-Three words to describe you: Nightowl, introvert, techie
-What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? Coding, wrenching (on my Jeep), male fashion, Redskins
-When did you first start CrossFitting?: January 1, 2012
-How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? What made you try it? Saw the Special Forces teams doing it during deployments. Thought it was just a new fad but then kept hearing about it from my friend Stephanie that works at Outlaw crossfit in Alexandria, VA. Decided to give it a try and see what it was all about.
-Take us back to your first WOD... what was it, and how did it feel? Something with deadlifts, pullups, and kettlebell swings. I thought I was in shape before, sure proved me wrong. Was licking the floor -- face melted.
-Favorite WOD: Anything with double unders, handstands, or muscle ups.
-Least Favorite WOD: Anything with deadlifts and rowing.
-Sports & fitness background: High school wrestling
-What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)?
Changes and growth that used to take years now seen in months and weeks.
-What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected? Stopped caring about how I looked because I knew and body felt like it was getting amazing workouts.
-Favorite CFM moments: Throwing on a 45# vest and getting a strict muscle up.
-Any advice for people just getting started? Pick a skill that interests you and do it. Fall many times, get up and do it again.
-Do you follow the paleo or primal lifestyle? What is your nutrition philosophy? My eating habits are very poor, unfortunately.
-What did you eat today? West Egg Café, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage patties, short stack of chocolate chip pancakes.
photo-2 copy 5Come out and join us at Fab'rik on Wednesday nights at 6pm for Wine Down Wednesdays. Free workout and wine with friends...enough said!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

As many rounds and reps as possible in 20 mins:
20 thrusters 135/95
20 pull ups
20 burpees

And coming tomorrow...

A. CrossFit total: Find 1 rep max of each-
Back squat
B. 1 min airdyne test for max calories


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