WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Annie

TUES 11.13.18

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Kevin Cass during the floater WOD at Graveyard Games 2018

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
11a: Open Gym- CFM Staff
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Pat
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
8:45p: Yoga- Priscila Baptista
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

AMRAP 16
300m Row
15 Burpees
10 Alternating DB Step Ups (35/20’s)

5min rest, then

Annie [14min cap]
50-40-30-20-10
Double Unders
Sit Ups

Post rounds+reps for AMRAP and time to complete WOD. Ex 3+21 Rx, 11:47 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

A. EMOM 12
Odd: 3 Front Squats
Even: 6 Back Squats
61% of 1RM Front Squat (For Both Lifts)

B. Amanda [12min cap]
9-7-5reps
Muscle Ups
Squat Snatch (135/95)

Post weight used for squats and time to complete WOD. Ex: 165#, 9:48 Rx

TUES 01.24.17 “Karen Meets Annie”

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David ready to spring back into action.

David ready to spring back into action.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
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- Lana
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front Rack Mobility: Spend 10 minutes on Lats, wrists, and T-spine.

B. “Karen Meets Annie” [17 Minute Time Cap]
50-40-30-20-10
Wall Balls**
Double Unders**
Wall Situps

**Level Movement Details:
L3: Wall Balls (20# to 10ft/14# to 10ft), Double unders
L2: Wall Balls (14# to 10ft/10# to 10ft), 25-20-15-10-5 Double Unders
L1: Wall Balls (14# to 9ft/10# to 9ft), Single unders

Performance Tips:
This workout was inspired by Power Keg CrossFit in San Diego, CA and in collaboration with Neal Maddox. This is twist of 2 beloved benchmark workouts that will put your motor to the test. The goal is to complete the workout as quickly as possible within the time cap. However, not all athletes will be able to finish the entire workout within the time cap, so do your best and use that cap as extra motivation. Not finishing doesn’t mean failure. The workout is tough by design and will help get you ready for the Open.

Pick a skill level that allows you to keep moving rather than get stuck on one of the movements like double unders. If you aren’t proficient at double unders but you can still link 5-6 reps in a row, Level 2 might be the best option due to the scaled rep requirement.

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 14:10 L3.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Bench Press: In 15 minutes working up to a 3 rep max.

B. 16 Minute EMOM:
1st: 12 Goblet Squats (m = 16/24/32 kg, w = 12/16/24)
2nd: 9 Bench Press (m = 95/135/185, w = 65/95/135)
3rd: 6 Strict Pullups (L2/L3+ = C2B)
4th: 1 set 30 second Elbow Plank Hold

Post load for bench and fewest number of reps completed each minute for each movement. The reps do not have to be unbroken. Only 1 set for the plank.
Ex: 265#, 12-10-5-40 L3+.

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Jan 26th: Mobility Night with Dr. Jackie Varnum at 6pm. This will be the first session of a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the squat and improving hip mobility through increased range of motion, muscle activation, and movement reinforcement.

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.

THUR 11.03.16

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Thursday morning crew on a Bring-A-Friend Day! The next BAF Day is Thursday, November 17th.

Thursday morning crew on a Bring-A-Friend Day! The next BAF Day is Thursday, November 17th.

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD):

A. Clean & Jerk
Complete 2 Clean + 1 Jerk complex E2MOM
1 set at 60%
1 set at 65%
1 set at 70%
2 sets at 75%

B. “Annie” [15 Minute Time Cap]
For time:
50-40-30-20-10
Double-unders
Sit-ups

Post time for WOD and load for C&J. Ex: 7:40 Rx, 205#

And coming tomorrow…

A. Overhead Squat Complex: In 15 minutes work up in weight to a heavy complex from the floor.
1 Snatch + 1 Overhead Squat
@ 80% 1RM Snatch

B. “Tootsie Roll” [15 Minute Time Cap]
For time:
Buy-in: 1,000m Row
Directly into:
21-15-9
Overhead Squats (m = 45/65/95, w = 35/45/65#)
KB Swings (m = 16/20/24, w = 8/12/16kg)

Post load for complex and time for the WOD. Ex: 165#, 12:14 L3

MON 10.19.15

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Anastasiya & Amanda

Anastasiya & Amanda

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets. Max reps on final set.

B. “Annie” [15 Minute Time Cap]
50-40-30-20-10
Double Unders
AbMat Situps

Post max load and reps for Squat and time to complete WOD. Ex: 330# 7 reps, 9:50 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

“Champion Test”

The workout is an AMRAP (As Many Reps as Possible) in 2 rounds of 6 movements each with an equal 60 seconds of work to rest ratio.

Deadlift (m = 75/115/155, w = 55/75/100)
1 minute rest
Box Jump Overs (m = 20/24/30”, w = 12/20/24”)
1 minute rest
Hang Power Cleans
1 minute rest
Muscle Ups*
1 minute rest
Thrusters
1 minute rest
Row for Calories
1 minute rest

Repeat for round 2

Weights and heights are designated (L1/L2/L3). *L2 Box dips straight legs / L1 Box dips bent knees.

At the sound of 3, 2, 1 Go the athlete will perform as many Reps as possible of deadlifts in 60 seconds followed by 60 seconds of rest. When the clock hits 2 minutes the athlete will perform as many reps of Box Jump Overs in 60 seconds followed by 60 seconds of rest…and the pattern continues through 2 complete rounds. The workout is over when the clock hits 23 minutes. Overall there is 12 minutes of work time and 11 minutes of rest built into the workout.

**Click here to see WOD description:
“Champion Test” WOD Description and Standards

Post total reps completed in 2 rounds of the AMRAP. Ex: 204 L3.

TUES 10.21.14

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Dan-Thuy's cleaning while partner hang for David.

Dan-Thuy’s cleaning while partner hang for David.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Jason
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
8p: Open Gym- Kelly

Bring-A-Friend Day is this Thursday 10/23! We’ll have an all-levels beginner friendly partner workout. Invite a friend or family to join you for class.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets. Max reps on final set.

B. “Annie”
50-40-30-20-10
Double Unders
AbMat Situps

Post max load and reps for Squat and time to complete WOD. Ex: 330# 7 reps, 9:50 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

A. Power Clean: In 20 minutes working up to a heavy single.

B. 10 minute EMOM:
40 seconds work:
2 Power Clean (75%)
AMRAP Bar facing burpees
20 seconds rest

Post load for Power Clean. For EMOM post total reps of burpees and weight for clean.
Ex: 245#, 52 (185#).

THURS 12.19.13 Winter Gym Reminders

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Winter Gym Reminders

By Coach Beka
It’s that time of year again…cold & flu season. Ew.
Just a few friendly reminders to all our CFMers:
-Make sure to wipe down ALL of your equipment after the WOD. Cleaning supplies are next to the stereo.
-IF you need help finding something, ask a coach and we’ll be happy to help.
-If you make a big sweat angel, please wipe it up! We’re proud of you for working so hard, but no one wants to inchworm through a sweat puddle.
-Please leave the toilet seat down and clean up any shower mess in the bathroom.
-Remember to keep drinking plenty of water. This time of year is chilly and we may not feel like we need as much water, but you do! Plenty of H2O will also help flush out the bugs that go around this time of year.
-Finally, if you’re sick, please don’t bring your germs to the box! Shoot us an email & we’re happy to put your membership on hold for a week or more so you don’t waste your visits. Get well & then get back to training!
Have a happy, healthy holiday season!

578691_10151840125611732_259172841_nLee working on one of his “goats” – overhead squats

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: Open Gym- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
8p: Open Gym- Ben
8:15p: Yoga- Samantha

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 5 @ 65%, 5 @ 75%, 5 @ 85%
B. Dogfight: 100 Burpees for time.
Every minute on the minute complete 5 toes to bar – start with burpees.

And coming tomorrow

A. “Annie”:
For time:
50-40-30-20-10 reps –
Double unders
Sit ups
(Sub 3x singles for double unders, or 150-120-90-60-30)
B. 10 minutes of fatigued skill work: Now that you’re tired after Annie, pick a skill to work on once you’re nice and warm. Or spend the time stretching & rolling out after the workout.

Holiday Travel Workout

7 rounds for time:
7 squats
7 push ups

THURS 8.29.13 “Err in the direction of kindness”

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Be Kind!

Maybe you already heard about and/or read the graduation speech George Saunders (no relation) gave to Syracuse graduates back in the spring. I just read it after hearing it’s being made into a book. The gyst of the speech is to be more kind… to “err in the direction of kindness.”
It made me think of how hard I tend to be on myself… how “unkind” I can be to myself. What if we could all be more positive in the gym, and to each other, and to ourselves? Just this week, as I was complaining to a friend, it dawned on me:
“What am I doing? He has a really tough week ahead of him too. Why are your problems more important than his? Stop being so negative already. STOP complaining and instead FIND a solution to the problem. Turn your outlook around and BE more positive.”
So as August wraps up, and FOOTBALL begins, and the seasons change, I challenge you to enjoy life, and be positive, and be kinder to yourself and others. Be a better you.
As my distant Uncle George (still no relation) said it best:
“Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial. That luminous part of you that exists beyond personality – your soul, if you will – is as bright and shining as any that has ever been. Bright as Shakespeare’s, bright as Gandhi’s, bright as Mother Teresa’s. Clear away everything that keeps you separate from this secret luminous place. Believe it exists, come to know it better, nurture it, share its fruits tirelessly.”
Read the entire speech here.

Donations for the Youth Adventure Trust

CFMers Joe P & Shay are participating in the Invesco Perpetual Lakes Adventure Race and you’re welcome to donate $5 towards the fundraising effort.
The goal of the race is to raise funds to give young people the hope, confidence and life skills to meet the challenges in their lives and also build trust and motivation through a journey of experience, adventure and fun.
Here’s more info about the race.
Day 1 – Hike across 10 peaks covering a distance of 30 km
Day 2 – Mountain bike across 6 peaks covering a distance of 30km
The team has a fundraising target of 4,000 sterling.
Donations can also be accepted on Virgin Money.
imageA class full of box jumps last week.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Khaki
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Khaki
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Beginner CrossFit – Cassie
8:15p: Yoga – Samantha

Workout of the Day

A. Back squat: 5-5-5+
B. 6 rounds for time:
3 box jumps
6 ring dips
9 barbell roll outs

And coming tomorrow…

A. Deadlift: 5-5-5+
B. Annie:
For time: 50-40-30-20-10
Double unders
Sit ups