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CrossFit Midtown is building a healthier Midtown, one student at a time.

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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

09.18.12

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Whole Life Challenge updates

You've probably heard by now that there was a glitch in the website, so everyone scored six points for Sunday, whether they were good girls who stayed in, ate cleanly and did laundry, or bad boys who watched football, ate pizza and drank wine. It's been fixed, so we can now log our points again. Do it by 3pm each day... no excuses/re-dos if you miss the log-in/forget/etc.

Still need to do your Prelims WOD & measurements?
You've got two chances left... be at CFM tonight at 8pm or Wednesday at 12:30. And please post in the comments to let us know when to expect you.

Curious about your body composition beyond just measurements?
The hydrostatic body fat testing tank will be back at CFM next Wednesday, 9/19, from 4 to 7 pm. These results HAVE NO BEARING on final WLC scoring, but if you're curious and wish to spend the extra dough, make an appointment in the gym to get dunked on Wed, 9/19 and again on Wed, 11/7 as WLC wraps up. Tests are $30 each. More details here.

Tink's Grass-fed Beef

Tink's will make a delivery on Wednesday if we have enough interest. Check out the price list below, email your order to info@tinksbeef.com, and leave cash or check at the box tonight (meat will be delivered Wed afternoon...payment is due at the time of delivery).



Need jump rope help?

Save the date for a jump rope seminar at CFM on Saturday, October 20th from 9 to 11 am.
Molly Metz, 5-Time World Jump Rope Champion, competitive jump rope coach, recent CrossFit athlete and founder of jumpNrope is bringing competitive jump rope techniques and training to CrossFit affiliates, gyms, and training facilities worldwide.
Molly, now a current CrossFit athlete, understands the athletes need for consistent, consecutive and efficient double unders. She also understands that each WOD or workout varies when the double under is prescribed, resulting in the need to lengthen or shorten a rope, how that works mentally and physically and what tools and movements can be worked on to improve and increase your consecutive doubles. This seminar is the only seminar conducted by a competitve, professional and 28+year jump rope coach. All athletes attending this course will leave with the proper tools and movements needed for a future of painless double unders.

Lucinda, did you smile for all nine minutes?

Workout of the Day

A. 20 minutes to a heavy squat snatch single
B. Snatch Balance 3x3 @ 90% of A
C. 8min AMRAP
10 Squat snatch @ 75% of A
10 Strict Pullups


MON 09.17.12 GAME ON!

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Whole Life Challenge Prelims

Thanks for playing

This weekend was awesome. SO MANY FUN EVENTS! More than 30 of us showed up on Saturday for WLC prelims at Piedmont Park. Aside from that 9 minutes of hell, what a fun time! I am so excited to embark on this eight-week challenge with all of you.

Congrats to our first WLC prize winners: Robbie, Adam, Woody, Tirzah and Laura S! More prizes are coming this week...

Please post your favorite memories of the weekend in the comments.

Workout of the Day


A. Back Squat: 8-6-4
(rest 2 min)
B. 21-15-9
Wall Balls 20/14
Burpees

FRI 09.14.12

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STOP APOLOGIZING... by Coach Jeremy

CrossFit isn't about perfection.
Salvador Dali once said, “Have no fear of perfection--you’ll never
reach it.” Recently a member apologized for not being perfect at
something. I said, “I don’t expect perfection; I expect your best!”
So why strive for perfection when it's never to be reached? Why chalk up
your hands, donate skin to the rope, pull in pain and push out sweat?
Why put in work? Because that's what we do, and that's what separates
us as CrossFitters from the rest of the general population of treadmillers,
bicep curlers, and Zumba-ers.
Like a Buddhist monk who sits his whole life for just a glimpse of
enlightenment, we lift and sweat and practice for that glimpse of what
perfection may look like. And that glimpse is different for all of
us. We come to this box with different goals and ideas of what we
want.
As a coach I find it much easier to train the athlete who realizes his
or her imperfections than one who thinks he or she has none. We call
this “leaving your ego at the door.” To be good at CrossFit you must be
willing to look foolish at times. No one cares that you use the thickest
band for pull-ups. What we care about is that you did your best, and when
you graduate to a blue band someday, we will celebrate your victory. What we
won't celebrate is your refusal to try because you're not good at something.
So come in perfectly humble and ready to put in work. Do your best
while you're here and get your time and money’s worth. Find a goal
and strive for it. And if you’re feeling a bit daring, let what you
learn at CrossFit Midtown bleed into your everyday life. Eat to train
and train like you’re preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse. Strive for
that ever elusive perfection and come as close as you can. If you
fall short you will be healthier, stronger, and tougher than you were
before. I promise you that.
Wayne & John DeG knocking out the WLC prelims

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE WHOLE LIFE CHALLENGE!

Get in the game! Then join us tonight from 7 to 9 for a Not-Paleo Potluck at the gym. Bring something delicious that you'll miss during WLC. And then we kick off the fun Saturday with the Prelims WOD & Measurements.

CFM WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY WHILE WE DO WHOLE LIFE CHALLENGE PRELIMS AT THE PARK. ALL CFM STUDENTS (WLC CHALLENGERS OR NOT) ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US AT 10AM SATURDAY FOR A WOD IN THE PARK. SAT DOES NOT COUNT AGAINST YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR THE WEEK, SO PLEASE JOIN US WHETHER YOU HAVE REMAINING CLASSES OR NOT! ***THE MEETING PLACE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE CENTER OF THE PIEDMONT PARK ACTIVE OVAL. WE WILL NO LONGER MEET IN THE PIEDMONT PARK MEADOW.


If you're not sure where the Active Oval is, check out this map of Piedmont Park (if you drive, park in the deck off Monroe, or arrive early to find street parking on Piedmont, 10-13th Streets or elsewhere in the neighborhood. The closest park gate to the Active Oval is located at Piedmont & 14th Streets. Don't forget to bring water and if you're scared of burpees in the grass, bring a towel or yoga mat.

Here's an explanation of Saturday's baseline WLC WOD from Andy Petranek, founder/owner of CFLA:

Workout of the Day

A. 3 Rounds:
12 L Single-Arm Kettlebell Press, rest 30sec
12 R Single-Arm Kettlebell Press, rest 30sec
5 Back Squat, rest 3min

B. 4 sets:
100m run, 100m row or 20sec AirDyne, rest 3min
rest 6min between sets, then
4 more sets:
100m run, 100m row or 20sec AirDyne, rest 3min

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