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ABOUT US

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

THURS 03.14.13 You can lead a horse to water…

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You Can Lead A Horse To Water...

by Uran
...but you can’t make it drink. My high school English teacher used to say that all the time. So much, in fact, that I got really tired of hearing it. Still, I find as I get older that it’s more true than I ever realized, and I’ve said it to myself dozens of times since high school.
Have you ever wanted so badly to change someone’s life? To make them stop drinking, stop smoking, start working out, start caring about their bodies, etc.? You'll always have people in your life you wish would change their health, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It means you care enough to hope for a better life for them, and that’s a wonderful trait to have. But you can only do so much. You can lead them to the water, but you can’t make them drink.
So, one thing I’ve learned the hard way is that you just have to make the path to that “water” look awesome, and the “water” itself seem delicious. Instead of lecturing those people in your life or telling them what they should or shouldn’t be doing, show them how a healthy mind and body looks and functions. Demonstrate what accomplishing a big, scary goal looks and feels like. Lead by example and just hope that they see the positivity radiating off of you and want to follow you down that path too.

YOGA!

Reminder we offer yoga twice a week at CFM. Beth teaches Wednesdays at noon and Monica teaches Thursdays at 8:15p. Two important parts of CrossFit are mobility and mental toughness, and yoga can help with both. These classes are free to CFM students and don't count toward your weekly visits, so check it out!


Open WOD 13.1 highlights (D-Lo, Lis, Shay & Lindsay). Team CFM takes on 13.2 Saturday at noon. Come cheer us on, then join us in the park at 3 to celebrate the great weather!

Workout of the Day

A. Deadlift: 5 rounds of 8 reps, every 1:15
OPEN COMPETITORS SUB MOBILITY WORK, FOAM ROLLING OR DOUBLE UNDER PRACTICE
B. Every minute on the minute for 12 min:
Odd minutes - 3 touch & go power clean
Even minutes - 3 muscle-ups
C. Every minute on the minute for 12 min:
Odd: 6 kettlebell swings
Even: 6 ring dips

And coming tomorrow...BENCHMARK FRIDAY

A1. GHD Situps: 3 rounds of 10-15 (sub 3 rounds of :30 plank hold), rest 1 min
A2. Back extensions: 3 rounds of 10-15, rest 1 min
B. "Annie":
50-40-30-20-10
Double unders
Sit ups

03.13.13 Feel the Love Day!

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Feel the Love Day!

SURPRISE! As a token of appreciation for being part of the CFM community, enjoy a coconut water today ON US! After your workout, help yourself to a small coconut water and a sample of the new noGRAINola (grain-free granola) we now carry in the pro shop. And thanks for helping our community grow!
We looooooooooooooove you. All of you. Even the ones who leave the bathroom light on and the toilet seat up. Even the sweaty people. Even the chalk monsters. Even those who leave half-empty water bottles all over the box like we're warding off aliens in an M Night Shyamalan movie. Even the peeps we haven't seen in ages. Ahem... Lynn. PJ. Nate L. Come back. We shall lure you back with coconut water.

PARTY IN THE PARK

Let's take over the Piedmont Park meadow on Saturday around 3. After Team CFM competes in the Open WOD 13.2, join us out in the Piedmont Park meadow, adjacent to Park Tavern, to throw the football & frisbee and hang out. Bring a cooler (and cups to be discreet if you plan to have an adult beverage). Let's enjoy this awesome weather!

Dyer. On. Fire. 13.1.

Workout of the Day

A. Bench Press: 5 sets of 2-3 reps @ 20x1 tempo, every 3min
B1. Dumbbell external rotation: 4 sets of 6-8 reps @3010 tempo, 30sec rest
B2. Dumbbell Powell raise: 4 sets of 6-8 reps @3010 tempo, 60sec rest
C. As many rounds & reps as possible in 8 minutes:
50 back squats 115/85#
50 burpees

And coming tomorrow...

A. Deadlift: 5 rounds of 8 reps, every 1:15
B. Every minute on the minute for 12 min:
Odd minutes - 3 touch & go power clean
Even minutes - 3 muscle-ups
C. Every minute on the minute for 12 min:
Odd: 6 kettlebell swings
Even: 6 ring dips


TUES 03.11.13 Paleo Veda Spring Cleanse

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Paleo Veda Spring Cleanse

It's time to shed our winter self and prepare for spring with CFM's first PaleoVeda Spring Cleanse!
Boost energy, lose weight, flush toxins, get radiant skin and improve sleep.
Join Ayurveda consultant Anna Russ for personalized coaching, a comprehensive meal plan, specialized WODs & yoga sequences and detox tools combined to rejuvenate your mind, body & soul.
The cleanse is $160* and includes pre & post cleanse meetings, daily contact with your cleanse coach, meal plan/recipes, community support, additional CFM yoga classes & CrossFit programming specialized for the detox week.

Pre-Cleanse meeting: Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8pm
Cleanse dates: Monday, April 8 - Sunday, April 14
Post-Cleanse meeting: Thursday, April 18, 6:30-7:30p

For more information, call Anna Russ (404) 858-2326 or visit www.purescienceandsoul.com.
*Gold & Silver students get 20 & 15% off, respectively.

Register now.

Uran & Lee M, getting after 13.1. Did you guys know Coach Beka is also a photographer-by-trade? Thanks for shooting on Saturday!


Team CFM shirts will be in next week. If you missed out on the pre-order, let me know and I can reserve you one of the extras we ordered. $20 for Open competitors...$25 full price.

Rowing class at 7p...reserve your spot!

Rowing workout:6:00 row @ 26 stroke rating, rest 2:00
5:00 row @ 26 stroke rating, rest 2:00
4:00 row @ 26 stroke rating, rest 2:00
3:00 row @ 27 stroke rating, rest 2:00
2:00 row @ 28 stroke rating, rest 2:00
1:00 row @ 29 stroke rating, rest 2:00

Workout of the Day

A. Hang squat clean: Work to a heavy single in 15 minutes
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 8 minutes:
15 hang squat clean 135/95
15 hang squat clean 155/105
15 hang squat clean 175/115
15 hang squat clean 195/125

And coming tomorrow...

A. Bench Press: 5 sets of 2-3 reps @ 20x1 tempo, every 3min
B1. Dumbbell external rotation: 4 sets of 6-8 reps @3010 tempo, 30sec rest
B2. Dumbbell Powell raise: 4 sets of 6-8 reps @3010 tempo, 60sec rest
C. As many rounds & reps as possible in 8 minutes:
50 back squats 115/85#
50 burpees


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