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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

MON 03.11.13 Congrats Don & Nina!

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Congrats to Team CFM's CrossFit Open competitors!

CFM has 33 athletes competing in the Open. Congrats to everyone who completed WOD 13.1! This week's top scores are: Krystol - 158, Lis - 156, Shay - 150, Vabs - 134, Matt C/REX - 133, Lee M - 118. Join us this Saturday in the box at noon to cheer on the team as we compete in WOD 13.2!

Paleo Veda Spring Cleanse

Check out all the details here: 2013 CFM Paleo Veda Cleanse. Basically, we'll all partake in a seven-day cleanse, to detox our minds & bodies, lose a little weight and basically, shed our winter selves. $160 gets you pre & post-Cleanse meetings, daily coaching from Anna, meal plans/recipes, workouts/yoga sequences and step-by-step guidance on how to get the most out of this cleanse and prepare for Spring! Email Anna to register!

Don & Nina got engaged over the weekend in Breckenridge. CONGRATS! This calls for CELEBRATION BURPEES!

Workout of the Day

A1. Front squat: 4 sets of 4-5, rest :30
A2. Pullups: As many reps as possible, rest 4min
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 10 minutes:
15 burpees
60 double unders

And coming tomorrow...

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

03.08.13 ANIMAL WARM-UP BRING-A-FRIEND FRI!

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SO MUCH IS HAPPENING!

The CrossFit Open - PLEASE come out to cheer on Team CFM as we complete Open WOD 13.1 at noon on Saturday. We'll warm up at noon and heats will start at 12:30. There's still time to register. ANYONE can do burpees, right? So that means anyone can score at least 40 on this WOD. We'll go from there :).
Olympic Weightlifting Seminar is Sunday. Space is still available.
Bring-a-Friend Days today, tomorrow & Saturday.
Aaaaand...

Paleo Veda Spring Cleanse

Check out all the details here: 2013 CFM Paleo Veda Cleanse. Basically, we'll all partake in a seven-day cleanse, to detox our minds & bodies, lose a little weight and basically, shed our winter selves. $160 gets you pre & post-Cleanse meetings, daily coaching from Anna, meal plans/recipes, workouts/yoga sequences and step-by-step guidance on how to get the most out of this cleanse and prepare for Spring! Email Anna to register!

CROSSFIT OPEN ATHLETE COUNT: 32!

Get in on the action. YOU HAVE UNTIL SUNDAY TO REGISTER & COMPLETE THE FIRST WORKOUT.

Thurs Night GIRL POWER! Lindsay, Ester, Tess & Cassie reppin' out lunge squats.

Workout of the Day - BRING-A-FRIEND FRIDAY!

Partner WOD: P1 & P2 alternate movements for as many rounds & reps in 15 minutes of:
1) Choose one: 15 cal AirDyne/250m row/200m run/20 double unders OR 60 singles, then
2) 7 burpees over partner, then
3) 10 kb swings
Repeat until time expires.

And coming tomorrow...BRING-A-FRIEND SATURDAY!

TEAM FIGHT GONE BAD
In teams of 6, rotate through each station for three rounds:
One minute max reps of -
1. Row (for cals)
2. Wall balls 20/14
3. Sumo deadlift high pull 75/55
4. Box jump 24/20
5. Push press 75/55
6. REST

Friends who'd like to join us for a workout today or tomorrow can still reserve a spot in class by emailing FRIENDS@crossfitmidtown.com.

THURS 03.07.13 The Open begins!

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SO MUCH IS HAPPENING!

The CrossFit Open.
Olympic Weightlifting Seminar is Sunday. Space is still available.
Bring-a-Friend Days today, tomorrow & Saturday.
Aaaaand...

Paleo Veda Spring Cleanse is coming!

My sanity...my calmness coach...THE Ayurveda GURU - Anna Russ is hosting a PaleoVeda Cleanse for us in April! I'm so excited to work with her again, on this seven-day cleanse, Monday, April 8th-Sunday, April 14th.
The change of seasons is the perfect time for a detox. Those of us doing the CF Open will just be done competing. What a perfect time to flush physical & emotional toxins from our system, achieve some weight loss, brighten our skin, get better sleep, and rejuvenate for spring!
Check the blog tomorrow for MORE details.

CROSSFIT OPEN ATHLETE COUNT: 32!

Get in on the action. Scott D., Jared, P-Lane, LYNN AKA GOLF SHORTS... where you at? YOU HAVE UNTIL SUNDAY TO REGISTER & COMPLETE THE FIRST WORKOUT.



My strategy for 13.1

CrossFit is all about the unknown and unknowable. But it's still good to make a plan for competition. And a plan for each workout. Here's how I'll approach 13.1. NOTE that all athletes are different. It's good to know your strengths. I'm just telling you how I'll approach this so you have an idea of how to construct a similar plan for yourself.

Disclaimer: I tend to think I am Wonder Woman, when in fact, I haven't trained consistently in almost a year. This is only a plan. I reserve the right to modify this plan as necessary once the suck kicks in. But I WILL keep a tight back. I WILL do my best. I WILL finish this workout.

17 minutes of burpees and snatches. 3, 2, 1, GO:
40 burpees - SLOW DOWN. Don't let the adrenaline push you out too fast. I'll shoot to pace 15 burpees per minute, wrapping up 40 at just under 3 minutes.
30 snatches at 45# - slow and steady. Breathe. I will do all 30 in one set. 5 minutes down.
30 burpees - stupid burpees. I'll do 15, then change the weight on my barbell (add 15# to each side), then 15 more. 7ish minutes down (this is where the ISH sets in).
30 snatches at 75# - 2 sets of 15. 9 minutes down.
20 burpees - Now I will wish I'd done a few more metcons lately. Keep moving. 11 minutes down.
Add weight to barbell.
30 snatches at 100# - let's see how my back holds up. Shooting for 6 a minute has me finish this set at 16:00 and leaves me with one last minute to do 10 burpees, and maybe one attempt at a 120# snatch. My snatch PR is 125#. Anything can happen.
What will definitely happen? I will wear awesome knee socks. I will curse >1 time during this WOD. I will drink vodka to celebrate surviving the workout. I will wish I'd done the O-lifting seminar prior to this WOD, rather than the day after it.

Workout of the Day - BRING-A-FRIEND THURSDAY!

A. Barbell lunge squat: 4 rounds of 10-12 reps @3010 tempo, every 3 min
B. As many rounds and reps as possible in 8 minutes of:
8 burpees
15 situps

And coming tomorrow...BRING-A-FRIEND for ANIMAL WARM-UP FRIDAY!

Partner WOD: P1 & P2 alternate movements for as many rounds & reps in 15 minutes of:
1) Choose one: 15 cal AirDyne/250m row/200m run/20 double unders OR 60 singles, then
2) 7 burpees over partner, then
3) 10 kb swings
Repeat until time expires.

Friends who'd like to join us for a workout Thursday, Friday or Saturday can reserve a spot in class by emailing FRIENDS@crossfitmidtown.com.

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