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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.

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FRI 05.31.13 How was your May?

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What a great May!

CFM celebrated our first birthday and we had LOTS of PRs in the box. Now it's time to set our June goals!
Who achieved a goal, achieved something awesome, and/or set a new PR/personal best in May? What are your goals for June? Share in the comments and inspire your fellow CFMers!

Bring-A-Friend Friday!

There are still spots available in all classes this weekend. Email friends at crossfitmidtown.com to reserve a spot!

June updates

This update is headed to your inboxes today, but I just can't wait to tell you what's coming in June:
We're adding a Sunday 12n class. This will change our Open Gym session to 1-2p. So we'll now have a structured Sunday class from 12 to 1 and an Open Gym session from 1 to 2. THE NEW CLASS STARTS NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH.
Beginner classes will switch to Mondays at 8p, Thursdays at 8p and Saturday mornings at 9, EFFECTIVE JUNE 3RD
GYMNASTICS CLASS with Cassie is coming Tuesday nights at 8p, STARTING JUNE 4TH!
AND we're starting a Boot-Camp-style Park Program at Piedmont Park in mid-June. Stay tuned for more details.

But wait, there's more!

We have an opportunity to bring an Olympic weightlifting bronze medalist in to run a regular O-lifting Open Gym class. We'll get details ironed out next week and share them with you ASAP!

Danny & Mari crushed MURPH on Monday. Both of them joined CFM in May, coming from other boxes to join the CFMerica Nation! Welcome!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted pull ups: 5-5-5+ OR Strict pull ups 5-5-5+ OR
Pull Up negatives 2 sets of 5, then burnout set of 5+ strict pull ups (in a band for set 3)
B. Partner Cindy:
As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 pull ups (mod w partner assistance - no bands)
10 push ups
15 squats
One partner works at a time.

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

Team Fight Gone Bad
In teams of 6, rotate through each station.
Three rounds for max reps:
1. Wall balls 20/14#
2. Sumo deadlift high pull 75/55#
3. Box jumps 24/20"
4. Push press 75/55#
5. Row (for calories)
6. Rest

All weights, heights and movements can be scaled as needed to suit your availabilty. EVERYONE will get a great workout. Just move at your own pace and do what you can!

Guests are welcome to join us on Friday & Saturday this week, if they reserve a spot in class by emailing us. Our CFM community looks forward to seeing you!

05.30.13 Bring-a-Friend Thursday!

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Bring-A-Friend Thursday!

There are still spots available in all classes this weekend. Email friends at crossfitmidtown.com to reserve a spot!

June updates

This update is headed to your inboxes soon, but I just can't wait to tell you what's coming next month... so you, our nine devoted blog readers, get to hear it here first!
We're adding a Sunday 12n class. This will change our Open Gym session to 1-2p. So we'll now have a structured Sunday class from 12 to 1 and an Open Gym session from 1 to 2.
Beginner classes will switch to Mondays at 8p, Thursdays at 8p and Saturday mornings at 9.
GYMNASTICS CLASS with Cassie is coming Tuesday nights at 8p!
AND we're starting a Boot-Camp-style Park Program at Piedmont Park in mid-June. Stay tuned for more details.

Beka coaching the Murph crew through pull ups on Monday.

Yoga is tonight at 8:15p.


Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back squat: 5-5-5+
As many rounds & reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
10 partner wall balls*
10 burpee leap frogs

*Ball doesn't touch the ground on partner wall balls... one partner squats & throws it to target between two partners, other partner catches, squats and throws back up to target between partners, original partner catches and squats... etc

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

A. Weighted pull ups: 5-5-5+ OR Strict pull ups 5-5-5+ OR
Pull Up negatives 2 sets of 5, then burnout set of 5+ strict pull ups (in a band for set 3)
Partner Cindy:
As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 pull ups (mod w partner assistance - no bands)
10 push ups
15 squats
One partner works at a time.

Guests are welcome to join us on Thursday, Friday & Saturday this week, if they reserve a spot in class by emailing us. Our CFM community looks forward to seeing you!



05.30.13 Be a great training partner!

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Are you a good training partner?

Have you ever thought about what kind of energy you bring to your CrossFit class? Are you friendly & positive or grumpy & negative? Have you ever considered that the attitude you bring to class could bring your classmates down?
I never thought about it myself until I read an article in the Performance Menu a little over a year ago. I was training for the CrossFit Games competition season with a group of eight other girls at CFNA, and we found ourselves over-trained and grumpy. Our lives had been turned upside down by the training volume of preparing for competition, and some of us wondered if it was worth the sacrifice. We found ourselves commiserating and complaining about our coach, our achy muscles, our non-existent social lives, etc.
The article I read encouraged athletes to consider what kind of energy you bring to a training session. It inspired me to turn my attitude around rather than contribute to the dark cloud of perma-PMS which had recently settled over our women's team training sessions.
I write about this now because I'm constantly impressed with the cheerful, hard-working crew we typically have at CFM. Many days, I find myself stressed out while doing office work, only to be reinvigorated when your smiling faces walk into the box.
But on a few rare occasions, I hear some CLASS GRUMPS bringing the energy down.
PLEASE! Come to the box to blow off steam. This is great stress relief!
BUT PLEASE! Do your best to leave those outside problems at the door. Channel all the positive energy you've got into making this the best hour of your day. Work hard, and pat yourself on the back for getting to the gym at all today. Be a great training partner. Respect your classmates' right to learn and work in a positive environment. Don't bring the CFMojo down!

Bring-A-Friend Days are this Thurs, Fri & Sat. PLEASE RSVP!

Invite your peeps to the box this Thursday through Saturday (5/30, 5/31 & 6/1) for a workout in any class! Bring a friend to any class... just have them email us in advance to RSVP.
Dan takes on Drunk Murph on Monday.

Yoga is today at 12n.


Rowing is tonight at 7p.

Here's the workout
A. 5 x 750m at 2k split minus 6 seconds, rest 1:45 between piece,
then,
B. 5 x 100m at 2k split minus 10 seconds, rest 1:00 between each piece

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 5-5-5+. Three sets, ending with a burnout set. Use same weight all three sets. Adjust weight from 05.21 workout.
B. Ace of Baseline: DOUBLE BASELINE for time* -
500m row*
40 squats
30 situps
20 push ups
10 pull ups
REST 5 MINUTES
500m row*
40 squats
30 situps
20 push ups
10 pull ups

*Depending on rowing & regular class sizes tomorrow at 7pm, THE REGULAR 7PM CLASS WILL HAVE AN OPTION TO RUN OR ROW FOR PART B.

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

A. Back squat: 5-5-5+
As many rounds & reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
10 partner wall balls*
10 burpee leap frogs

*Ball doesn't touch the ground on partner wall balls... one partner squats & throws it to target between two partners, other partner catches, squats and throws back up to target between partners, original partner catches and squats... etc

Guests are welcome to join us on Thursday, Friday & Saturday this week, if they reserve a spot in class by emailing us. Our CFM community looks forward to seeing you!


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