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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

THUR 09.07.17

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Emory and Adrian climbing


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: In 15 minutes work up to a 5 rep max.

B. “Golf Carting”
8 Minute AMRAP

20/15 Cal Row
15 Pushups
100ft Farmers Walk (32’s/24’s kg)
15 Slam Balls (20/15)
20 Lateral Step Ups & Over (24/20”)
20 AbMat Situps

Rest 2 minutes after the first AMRAP and repeat starting where you left off.

In a shotgun start, one person on each team starts on a different movement and moves down the list to complete the round. 100/95 reps per round. Continue the second AMRAP where you started the 1st AMRAP. The team with the most reps from their individuals wins the race.

Post load for deadlift and total individual reps completed (50ft carry = 5 reps)
Ex: 400#, 305 Rx.


And coming tomorrow...

A. Front Squat: In 8 minutes work up to a heavy single (from rack) (90% 1 RM).

B. Clean & Jerk: In 8 minutes work up to a heavy single (90% 1 RM).

C. Partner WOD “Two Face” [16 Minute Time Cap]
4 Rounds
10 Pullups** (L3 = C2B)
10 Power Clean
10 Front Squats
10 Push Jerk
(m = 65/95/115, w = 45/65/85)

**Scale to Kipping Single Pullups 1:2 (5 reps/rd), Barbell Pullups 1:1, Ring Rows 1:1

All Rounds and reps are individual totals. Each team has 1 barbell. At 3,2,1...go the first partner begins on the pullups while the other starts on the barbell. When both partners are on the barbell they partition their reps and may alternate who is working any way. Time is complete when both partners have finished the 4 rounds.

Post load for squat, jerk, and time for WOD. Ex: 275#, 245#, 11:50 L3.

CFM Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept 18th Lurong Championship Challenge Begins! If you are looking to make some serious improvements to your diet and fitness so you can achieve your goals, this is your answer. The Challenge combines nutrition and weekly WODs. Whether your goal is to lose weight and look amazing in your swimsuit, or you are looking for serious performance gains, this Challenge is for you. Challenge starts on Monday, September 18th. Click here to sign up and select CrossFit Midtown as your Gym Affiliate!

WED 09.06.17

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CFM Member of the Month Shannon!


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Team “DVB” [35 Minute Time Cap]
8 x 200m Run with a single Medicine Ball (20/14)
8 Rounds
10 Wallballs (20/14) to 10ft
1 rope climb**
4 x 200m Run with a single Medicine Ball (20/14)
4 Rounds
10 Wallballs
1 rope climb
2 x 200m Run with a single Medicine Ball (20/14)
2 Rounds
10 Wallballs
1 rope climb

**Wear long socks or pants to protect your legs for rope climbs. Rope climbs only permitted if wearing long socks or pants. Scale for Rope climbs:
10ft climb 1:1, Seated box rope climb 2:1, floor plank rope climb 1:1, ring rows 5:1.

All reps and distances are team totals. One athlete working at a time. Partners may partition the rounds and reps any way. For the run, partners may alternate 100, 200, or 400m on the runs for 1600m, then 800m, then 400m total.

B. Calf Smash & Stretch
Barbell calf smash 1:30 each side
Banded distraction ankle stretch: 40 sec calf, 40 sec achilles each side

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 30:40 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Deadlift: In 15 minutes work up to a 5 rep max.

B. “Golf Carting”
8 Minute AMRAP

20/15 Cal Row
15 Pushups
100ft Farmers Walk (32’s/24’s kg)
15 Slam Balls (20/15)
20 Lateral Step Ups & Over (24/20”)
20 AbMat Situps

Rest 2 minutes after the first AMRAP and repeat starting where you left off.

In a shotgun start, one person on each team starts on a different movement and moves down the list to complete the round. 100/95 reps per round. Continue the second AMRAP where you started the 1st AMRAP. The team with the most reps from their individuals wins the race.

Post load for deadlift and total individual reps completed (50ft carry = 5 reps)
Ex: 400#, 305 Rx.


CFM Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept 18th Lurong Championship Challenge Begins! If you are looking to make some serious improvements to your diet and fitness so you can achieve your goals, this is your answer. The Challenge combines nutrition and weekly WODs. Whether your goal is to lose weight and look amazing in your swimsuit, or you are looking for serious performance gains, this Challenge is for you. Challenge starts on Monday, September 18th. Click here to sign up and select CrossFit Midtown as your Gym Affiliate!

September 2017 Member of the Month, Shannon Kelardy

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CrossFit Midtown is very excited to announce our September 2017 Member of the Month, Shannon Kelardy! She is consistently in the gym, always willing to learn, always encouraging others all while being pregnant! What an inspiration! Read on to learn more about Shannon and her CrossFit journey. Thank you for being such an outstanding member of the CFM community!


Name: Shannon Kelardy
Nickname: I don’t have one
Age: 34
Hometown: If I were to call anywhere “home,” it would be NC. But I have moved so much, I don’t think I really have a hometown.

How did you get exposed to CrossFit? I read about CrossFit in some random magazine I picked up in a coffee shop in 2008. It wasn’t until months later (Feb. 2009) until I checked it out at a gym in Raleigh, NC.

What brought you to CrossFit Midtown? I moved to Atlanta for work in 2016. My office is in Midtown. I googled gyms near my office and Midtown was one that came up. I e-mailed the gym and Michael responded almost right away. I knew from his response that I was going to like it before I ever came in.

What was your very first day at CrossFit Midtown like? OMG! So many things, it was fun, humbling, and very challenging. Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming. I misread the WOD and ended up doing extra burpees. I finished last. Everyone cheered me on. And Darcy finished the WOD with me so that I wasn’t alone!

What changes have you seen in your overall health and fitness level since starting CrossFit? I started CrossFit in 2009, when I was only 26 (i.e. “in my prime”). But I am stronger and faster now than I have ever been, and I contribute that completely to the coaching and programming at CFM.

What kind of changes have you experienced since starting CrossFit that were completely unexpected? CrossFit is so much more than a fitness regime - if you want it to be. CrossFit has gotten me through the worst times of my adult life, I know that sounds cheesy, but it is 100% true. I didn’t expect that I would develop and gain just as much (if not more) mental strength as physical. I didn’t expect that CrossFit would be so damn therapeutic! And I really didn’t expect that I would gain the friends and family that I have, especially at CFM! CFM is truly special. I have been to a lot of gyms since 2009, and I can attest that CFM is truly unique and has some magic happening. If I don’t come in for a few days in a row, more than one person has sent me a message to check up on me; I mean come on, that is pretty awesome! And I also have to say that especially as a woman, it has been an unexpected and welcomed change that instead of focusing on the numbers on the scale or my clothing size, I now don’t give a $@!* about those numbers and instead care about the numbers on the board next to my name!

Favorite WOD: Anything with heavy lifting or tire flips.

Least favorite WOD: Anything that involves running.

Favorite CrossFit Midtown moment: I have to give 2 (sorry, you should never cheat at CrossFit, but this is technically not CrossFit….). 1) Competing at the Graveyard Games with Darcy and everyone else. I had so much fun! 2) When my 3 year old son came to watch one of the Friday Night Light events this past Open and gave out stickers to everyone. Not only was everyone really sweet with him, but almost everyone actually wore their sticker, even during the WOD! Seeing how everyone welcomed my son into the CFM family and made him feel included at only 3 made my heart melt. Dewey, my son, has been to several CFM events, he now calls it “my gym.”

Hobbies, Talents and or Interests Outside of CrossFit: My son, soon to be sons (I am almost 6 months pregnant) and reading (I love to read!).

Advice for new CrossFitters: The coaching at CFM is world class, top-notch, just the damn best; trust the coaches and do what they tell you. Ask for help. Be humble. And most importantly – have fun!

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