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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

THURS 12.05.12 Give the crowd what they want

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TWO MORE DAYS...HOLIDAY PARTY IS SATURDAY AT THE GYM FROM 7 TO 10!


Give the crowd what they want

What's your gym persona? Are you a positive, energetic, focused athlete who people enjoy training with? Or are you a complainer? Do you work hard or do you give up easily?
At Tuesday night's gymnastics class, a few students became frustrated while struggling with headstands and pistols. Regarding a tripod-into-headstand movement, I overheard someone say: "I can't do this. I never did one before and I'm not going to get one tonight." No. Not with that attitude, you're not.
Why do we even do CrossFit? For the challenge, right? I'd rather gouge my eyes out than spend another mindless hour on an elliptical machine to get fit. So instead, I do CrossFit because it challenges me every day. If we let that negative inner voice win, or give up every time we struggle with a skill/lift/movement, where does that get us?
Instead, challenge yourself to remain positive during training sessions. Rather than beating yourself up for not running faster, lifting more or mastering a certain skill, congratulate yourself for being in the gym at all. This time of year, many people are putting their health and fitness on hold until the new year rolls around. Give yourself a pat on the back for training through the holidays.
Help us make CrossFit Midtown a positive place and let's squash negative talk in the box. Give the crowd what they want by making CFM a fun, positive place to train!

Oh, and the 50-burpee penalty for saying CAN'T is back in effect. BE POSITIVE!


Welcome to new member Gracie, a GT freshman whose whole family does CrossFit. Her mom Jeanne (background) joined her for Monday's class while visiting from Connecticut.

Workout of the Day

A1. Press: 3 sets of 6-8 @2211 tempo, rest 60sec
A2. Weighted Pullup: 3 sets of 2-3 @2112 tempo, rest 2min
B. For time: 9 thrusters 95/65#
5 manmakers* 44/26#
7 thrusters
4 manmakers
5 thrusters
3 manmakers
3 thrusters
2 manmakers
1 thruster
1 manmaker
*Man Maker - with a kettlebell in each hand, drop into push up, push into top of push up position, perform a 1-arm row per hand where the elbow travels much higher than the back; pull legs in, perform a squat clean thruster with kettlebells... that is one rep. Here's James demonstrating:

And coming tomorrow...

A. Back Squat: 4 sets of 5 to 7 reps @3010 tempo, rest 3min
B. "Karen"For time:
150 wall balls 20/14

12.04.12 Don’t be a cherry picker

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HOLIDAY PARTY IS SATURDAY AT THE GYM FROM 7 TO 10!


Cherry picking

Did you see the new December surprise on the blog (scroll allllll the way down... then come back). YEP! From now on, we'll be posting tomorrow's WOD* in addition to today's WOD. I field LOTS of questions each day about what's coming up tomorrow, so I decided to start sharing it.
BUT - I'm not offering up this info so that you can become a cherry picker. Instead, I want to give you extra info to help you can plan your rest days and choose your training days. Ultimately, we're all adults and when you decide to train is up to you.
BUT, if you are a:
- newcomer who avoids "scary" movements like handstand push ups, box jumps and rope climbs**... OR A
- bodyweight specialist who avoids Olympic lifting days... OR A
- big strong hoss who dodges burpees and running...
Then don't complain if you don't make progress at those movements. I also understand that it's more fun to do the stuff you're good at... so use the new WOD info on the blog to build a challenging training schedule, and don't forget to have some fun along the way.

*WOD: that means workout of the day for you new folks.
**Face your fears. Your coaches will help you scale any movement as needed.



Don't be a cherry picker.

Laura S reppin' CFM in Brazil!

Workout of the Day

A. Deadlift: 4 sets of 6 to 8 reps, rest 2min
B. "Michael":
3 rounds for time:
800m run
50 back extensions
50 situps

And coming tomorrow...

A1. Press: 3 sets of 6-8 @2211 tempo, rest 60sec
A2. Weighted Pullup: 3 sets of 2-3 @2112 tempo, rest 2min
B. For time: 9 thrusters
5 manmakers*
7 thrusters
4 manmakers
5 thrusters
3 manmakers
3 thrusters
2 manmakers
1 thruster
1 manmaker
*Man Maker - with a kettlebell in each hand, drop into push up, push into top of push up position, perform a 1-arm row per hand where the elbow travels much higher than the back; pull legs in, perform a squat clean thruster with kettlebells... that is one rep

TUES 12.04.12 Bring-a-Friend Days next week!

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Gymnastics & Yoga updates

Our 4-class gymnastics series continues tonight at 8pm. Last week we learned headstand & handstand progressions, hollow position and splits/stretching. This class is full, so only those who RSVPed can attend. Yoga with Monica is on Thursday night at 8:15 pm. We have spare yoga mats if you need one!

Bring-a-Friend Days

Do you have a friend or family member who is dying to try CrossFit but needs a little push? Well next week they'll get that chance! We're hosting our first Bring-A-Friend days December 13, 14, & 15. So that Thurs, Fri & Sat, you're welcome to bring a friend with you to any class (including Thursday night yoga!). These classes won't be capped and your class limits don't apply that week IF YOU BRING A FRIEND (so you can earn a few extra visits that week if you bring a friend along to your Thurs, Fri and/or Sat class).
We do ask that you be the host/hostess for your friend that day, so a) you have to join them for the class they attend and b) you can only bring one friend per class. Got two friends who want to visit on Thursday? Well then you get to do TWO CLASSES & TWO WODS that day!
The WODs on these days are scalable/doable for all levels. On Thurs & Fri, we'll do partner WODs so you can work out with your friend. Saturday's WOD is a four-person team workout.
BUSY DAY SATURDAY! This Saturday CFM teams will compete again at the Atlanta Affiliate League Invitational. Make the trip up to CFHD to see Arielle, Dave, Ellen, Carlos, Brianne and Tirzah compete in the morning's Mixed division, and at 12:30 pm, cheer on the Elite team of Krystol, Shay, Austin and Matt C. Good luck!
Saturday is also the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run, a fun run which goes right past CFM's front door. Come join us from 2 to 3pm to cheer on the runners outside the gym. And don't miss the CFM holiday party that night in the box at 7pm!

Workout of the Day

A. Strict press: In eight minutes, work up to a heavy set of 3
B. Push Press: 3 sets of 4-5 reps, rest 2min
C. Jerk: 5 sets of 2-3 reps, rest 3min
D. For time:
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Push Jerk 135#/95#
Kettlebell swings 2pood/1.5pood

NEW BLOG FEATURE...tomorrow's WOD!:

A. Deadlift: 4 sets of 6 to 8 reps, rest 2min
B. "Michael":
3 rounds for time:
800m run
50 back extensions
50 situps

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