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500m Row

THUR 04.20.17 Bring-A-Friend Day!!

By | Partner WOD, Rowing, WOD | No Comments

Dez and Patrick


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
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. 500m Row For Time.

B. Partner WOD. 3k meter Row
Partners switch every 500m
While 1 partner is rowing the other completes as many rounds and repetitions as possible (AMRAP) of the following. Partners continue where their partner finishes:
5 Goblet Squats
10 Russian Kettlebell Swings
15 Abmat situps
(m = 16/24/32, w = 12/16/24)

Post time for 500m Row, team time for 3k Row, and total rounds and reps of AMRAP.
Ex: 1:45, 13:10, 15+5 L2.


And coming tomorrow...

A. Deadlift: In 12 minutes work up to 1 heavy set of 10. (Touch and go 75% 1RM)

B. 15-12-9-6-3 Rep Rounds for Time [15 Minute Time Cap]
Dumbbell Thrusters (m = 25/35/50, w = 15/25/35)
Burpees
45 Double Unders

Post load for deadlift and time for WOD. Ex: 335#, 10:09 L3.

CFM Upcoming Events

Early Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge this week!! Register early and receive a discount! The challenge combines nutrition and fitness and over the course of 5 weeks helps us improve body composition and performance! Click here for more details. Lurong Summertime Challenge Starts Monday, May 15th.



Thursday, Apr 20th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Email us with their name and contact email to reserve their spot.

Sunday, Apr 23rd: Crossover Symmetry Shoulder Performance Workshop. 10am and 11am sessions. Each class is capped at 8 and general registration is $25 and available to CFM Members for $10.

Monday, Apr 24th: Mobility Night with Dr Jackie Varnum at 6pm. In this session we will be going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes focusing on the shoulder for your snatch and overhead lifts as well as hanging kipping movements such as pullups, toes to bar, and muscle ups. Join Dr Jackie at CFM to improve to your overhead mobility through increased range of motion, muscle activation, and movement reinforcement and take your CrossFit performance and shoulder health to the next level!

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!


TUES 02.28.17

By | WOD, Yoga | No Comments

Dan Thuy 1-arm kettlebell snatch


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin M.
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin M.
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Will M.
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Box Jumps: 4 Box jumps every minute on the minute for 6 minutes (w/ step downs).

B. For Time:
Open: 500m Row

Then... 4 Rounds:
8 Box Jumps (30/24) (w/ step downs)
12 Kettlebell swings (24/16kg)

Close: 500m Row

Post height for box jumps and time for WOD. Ex: 39”, 8:19 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Strict Muscle Ups: In 10 minutes work on strict muscle up transitions

B. 3 Rounds For Time [12 Minute Time Cap]
10 Ring Dips (L2/L3+ = 5 Muscle Ups)
10 1-Arm Alternating Kettlebell Snatch (m = 16/20/24, w = 8/12/16kg)
75 Double Unders

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 8:20 L2+

Upcoming Events

Friday, Mar 3rd: The 2017 Open Continues in week 2! CrossFit Midtown will be doing the open workouts on Friday during regular classes and then each week we have a Friday Night Lights (FNL) competition highlighting match-ups with both individual and team events as well as a gym social Friday evenings after the workouts. This week we take on 17.2!

Sunday, Mar 5th: CFM Bunch Social 11am catered by Flying Biscuit!.

Wednesday, Mar 8th:3:30-8pm. Dunk Truck at CFM for body composition testing. Click here to sign up!

THUR 02.23.17 Bring-A-Friend Day & Open 17.1 Announcement!

By | Bring a Friend Days, CrossFit Games, WOD | No Comments

Who is excited about BAF, the Open, and FNL at CFM!?


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- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD): Bring-A-Friend Day!!

A. 500m Row

B. Partner WOD:
10 minutes: Row for meters
Partner overhead plate hold (10/15/25/35/45)
**Partners may switch positions as often as needed to keep plate overhead. Once partner is off rowing machine, plate may drop below overhead to exchange.

REST 3 minutes

2 minutes as many reps as possible:
Plate Front Squats (10/15/25/35/45)

REST 1 minute

2 minutes as many as possible:
Burpee Plate Steps
**One plate per team. Must come to full knee and hip extension on top of plate by stepping up (no hop on/off). Both partners may be working at the same time. No requirement for arms.

Post time for 500m Row and total meters, front squat reps, and burpees for WOD
Ex: 1:36, 2225m, 58, 48. L5


And coming tomorrow...

17.1: TBA

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Feb 23rd:Bring-A-Friend Day! Join CFM for an all levels beginner friendly partner WOD. Invite a friend, family, or co-worker to join you for your workout. Contact us to reserve a spot in class for your friend!

Sign Up and Join Team CFM! #InTheOpen


Thursday, Feb 23rd: The 2017 Open begins! CrossFit Midtown will be doing the open workouts on Friday during regular classes and then each week we have a Friday Night Lights (FNL) competition highlighting match-ups with both individual and team events as well as a gym social Friday evenings after the workouts. The 1st Open workout is released on Thursday, February 23rd and continues for 5 weeks with 1 new workout each week. Participating in the Open is a seminal CrossFit experience and we highly recommend all athletes who have been training at CFM for a year or more to sign up. This is a great opportunity to test your fitness and enjoy the camaraderie and community of CrossFit. Click here to register for the open and join Team CFM.

Sunday, Mar 5th: CFM Bunch Social 11am catered by Flying Biscuit!.

Wednesday, Mar 8th:3:30-8pm. Dunk Truck at CFM for body composition testing. Click here to sign up!

WED 02.15.17 “Baseline”

By | Quarterly Progress Checks, WOD | No Comments
Tom and Paul

Tom and Paul


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. "Baseline"
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Situps
20 Hand release pushups
10 Pullups

B. Overhead Squat: 3 sets of 5 at 70% of 1 rep max. Rest 3 minutes between sets
Accrue 2 minutes L-sit hold on rings or parallettes.

Post time for Baseline and load for OHS. Ex: 4:12 Rx, 175#.

And coming tomorrow...

“Mary Ann”
5 Rounds
7 Handstand Pushups
14 Pistols
21 Double unders

Post time to complete WOD: 7:48 Rx

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Feb 23rd:Bring-A-Friend Day! Join CFM for an all levels beginner friendly partner WOD. Invite a friend, family, or co-worker to join you for your workout. Contact us to reserve a spot in class for your friend!

Thursday, Feb 23rd: The 2017 Open begins! CrossFit Midtown will be doing the open workouts on Friday during regular classes and then each week we have a Friday Night Lights (FNL) competition highlighting match-ups with both individual and team events as well as a gym social Friday evenings after the workouts. The 1st Open workout is released on Thursday, February 23rd and continues for 5 weeks with 1 new workout each week. Participating in the Open is a seminal CrossFit experience and we highly recommend all athletes who have been training at CFM for a year or more to sign up. This is a great opportunity to test your fitness and enjoy the camaraderie and community of CrossFit. Click here to register for the open and join Team CFM.

Sunday, Mar 5th: CFM Bunch Social 11am catered by Flying Biscuit!.

Wednesday, Mar 8th:3:30-8pm. Dunk Truck at CFM for body composition testing. Click here to sign up!

TUES 12.27.16

By | Holiday Travel Workouts, WOD, Yoga | No Comments
Snatch warmup position drill

Snatch warmup position drill


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Jackie
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted Pullups: 3 sets of 5 reps. Max reps 3rd set.

B. 3 Rounds: [17 Minute Time Cap]
500 Meter Row
12 Burpees
21 Box Jumps (24/20) (step downs only)

Post load and reps for Pullups and time for WOD. Ex: 55#, 7 reps, 12:24 Rx.

Holiday Travel Workout 5

7 Rounds For Time:
7 weighted front squats
7 burpees

For squats use any item that weighs more than 5#. A backpack loaded with heavy books or suitcase full of clothes is a good substitute for a 20/14# medball.

Post weight used for squats and time to comments. Ex: 40# Dumbbell, 6:48.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Hang Squat Clean & Jerk: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy complex:
1 Hang Squat Clean
1 Push Jerk.

B. Teams of 2
AMRAP 2: Squat Cleans (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
AMRAP 2: Push Jerks
AMRAP 3: Squat Cleans
AMRAP 3: Push Jerks
AMRAP 4: Squat Cleans
AMRAP 4: Push Jerks

Running clock, with AMRAP's immediately following each other.

Post load for complex and total reps from WOD. Ex: 265#, 192 L3.

Holiday Travel Workout 6

For time:
40-30-20-10
Walking lunges
Sit ups

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 8:34 Rx.

FRI 12.09.16 “Grace”

By | Partner WOD, Quarterly Progress Checks, WOD, Yoga | No Comments
Anna finishing the press with active shoulders just behind the ears, arms straight, and knuckles to the sky.

Anna finishing the press with active shoulders just behind the ears, arms straight, and knuckles to the sky.


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Grace [9 Minute Time Cap]
30 Clean & Jerk for time (135/95)
**Scale to 65% of 1RM Clean & Jerk

B. 3 Rounds Not For Time:
500m Row
15 Situps
For every second difference than your time for first 500m Row complete 1 extra situp in addition to the 15 before continuing to next row.

Post time for Grace and time for 1st 500m row + total situps completed (include 15/round).
Example: 2:10 Rx, 1:48, 53 Situps


And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD: “Three Strikes”
Teams of 2
30-20-10:
Row for Calories, Lateral Barbell Burpees
30-20-10
Power Snatch (m = 75/95/115, w = 55/65/80), Toes to Bar
30-20-10
Thruster (m = 75/95/115, w = 55/65/80), 3-2-1x 200 Meter Run

All reps are team totals. 1 partner working at a time. Partners may alternate sets of 200m run each round after Thrusters in last couplet. 1 partner running at a time.

Score time to complete WOD. Ex: 25:20 L3.

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller. Click here to reserve

Sunday Schedule: Bring-A-Friend Day!!

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Alexis Story. Click here to reserve

Upcoming CFM Events

Sunday, Dec 4th and 18th: 9-11am Weightlifting Workshop this a 2 part series setting the foundation for the snatch and clean & jerk for our Olympic Lifting Class & Programming starting Sunday, January 8th, 2017!

Monday, Dec 5th-11th: 4th Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC4) this week! We’ll have standard WODs and be re-testing Grace, CrossFit Total, Mary Ann, Baseline Plus, and Snatch & Go

Sunday, Dec 11th: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day 9 and 10am. There will be an all-levels beginner friendly partner WOD. CFM Members email us to reserve a spot in a class with your friend (include their full name and email address)!

Thursday, Dec 15th: Star Wars: Rogue One Premiere Night for CFM! Wear your Star Wars costume or shirt and join us for a 9pm showing at Midtown Arts Cinema. Tickets available soon and more details posted on the Announcements Board.

**Save the Date!**
Friday, Dec 16th:
7-11pm CFM Holiday Party!!

Sunday, Dec 18th:Urban Perform "Give the Gift of Health" Benefit WOD 11am-12pm. 1st heat at 11:20am and 2nd heat at 11:40. Sign up online to donate to Urban Perform.

TUES 12.06.16 “Baseline Plus”

By | Quarterly Progress Checks, WOD, Yoga | No Comments
CFM December Member of the Month Darcy.  Read more about her story here.

CFM December Member of the Month Darcy.
Read more about her story here.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Jackie
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Baseline Plus [17 Minute Time Cap]
Level 3
2 Rounds
500m Row
40 Goblet Squats (24/16kg)
30 Wall Sit Ups
20 Deficit Pushups (3.5”/2.5”)
10 Strict Pullups

Level 2
2 Rounds
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Wall Sit Ups
20 Pushups
10 Pullups

Level 1
2 Rounds
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Wall Sit Ups
20 Incline Pushups (30”)
10 Ring Rows (toes under the rings)

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 11:40 L3

And coming tomorrow...

A. Power Snatch: 2-2-2-2-2 work ups.

B. “Snatch & Go”
4 Rounds for Time [11 Minute TIme Cap] 10 Toes to bar**
10 Snatch (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)*

**L2 = knees to 90, L1 = situps
*For L1 the movement may be ground to overhead

Post load for snatch and time for the WOD. Ex: 175, 9:23 L3.

Upcoming CFM Events

Sunday, Dec 4th and 18th: 9-11am Weightlifting Workshop this a 2 part series setting the foundation for the snatch and clean & jerk for our Olympic Lifting Class & Programming starting Sunday, January 8th, 2017!

Monday, Dec 5th-11th: 4th Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC4) this week! We’ll have standard WODs and be re-testing Grace, CrossFit Total, Mary Ann, Baseline Plus, and Snatch & Go

Sunday, Dec 11th: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day 9 and 10am. There will be an all-levels beginner friendly partner WOD. CFM Members email us to reserve a spot in a class with your friend (include their full name and email address)!

Thursday, Dec 15th: Star Wars: Rogue One Premiere Night for CFM! Wear your Star Wars costume or shirt and join us for a 9pm showing at Midtown Arts Cinema. Tickets available soon and more details posted on the Announcements Board.

**Save the Date!**
Friday, Dec 16th:
7-11pm CFM Holiday Party!!