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FRI 06.22.12 HAPPY FRANDAY!

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Good News:

Congrats to Dyer and Patrick on big snatch PRs yesterday. Patrick only beat his previous best by... oh, let's see... 60 POUNDS! Atta boy. We love seeing new CrossFitters make huge gains as technique improves.
AND Dyer claimed the top spot on the leader board this morning with his new PR: a 1:33 500m row. Can anyone take him down? For those keeping score at home, Dyer is three for three on setting PRs when he delivers or makes coffee for Lis. LOOOOOVE the new coffee maker in the gym!

Piedmont Park Hooverball

Come out to the Piedmont Park sand volleyball courts on Sunday for HOOVERBALL at 11am. Don't forget sunscreen and water. If you've never played before, we'll teach you. It's tons of fun. Let's keep the momentum building from last weekend's big turnout! We'll go out for some lunch afterward.

GRIPS

Next week we'll place an order for gymnastics grips from Again Faster. Many of you have complained about sore hands and calluses. Use of gloves or grips is a personal preference. I usually train bare-handed with some tape, but I like these grips for high rep pull-up/toes-to-bar/knees-to-elbows, or barbell/kettlebell work if my hands are already tender.
Shoot Lis an email if you're interested in ordering a pair (check out the link above first for how to measure/determine your size). We may get a price break on quantity, but I'll confirm once I know for sure...they'll likely be in the $15-25 price range.

Class Levels

Beginning next week, we'll be enforcing class levels. Starting Tuesday, 6/26, the 7PM TUESDAY, 6PM WEDNESDAY and 5PM THURSDAY classes will be for Beginners. These classes will focus on fundamental movements and we'll do a scaled or modified version of the daily WOD. If you are an advanced athlete, you're welcome to attend this class for some "back to basics" work, or you can attend a different class that day or take a rest day.
Refer to the schedule on the website or email Lis with questions.

Paleo Night at Urban Pl8

Next Tuesday is Paleo Night. Post in the comments if you want to join the CFM table at Urban Pl8 for a delicious four-course paleo meal for just $25. We'll make an 8:30 reservation so people can head straight there after the 7pm class.

Snatches

Check out some snatches from yesterday's 6pm class with Jon, Fred, Rocky, Vince, Foula, Rohan and Chang... As usual, the video quality is phenomenal:


Workout of the Day - Row & FRANDAYFRANDAYFRANDAY


Part 1: Max effort 500m Row
GET ON THE LEADER BOARD!

Part 2: Thrusters & Pull Ups
Three Rounds -
1 minute max thrusters 115/85
1 minute rest
1 minute max strict pull ups
1 minute rest
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WED 06.19.12

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Good News!

Welcome to Crystal and Rohan!
And great job to Matt on his first muscle-ups yesterday... and 2nd, and 3rd, and 4th, and... well, he did ALL 12 in the WOD! Also, Sam hit a new personal record (PR) on his 3 rep max deadlift. Congrats!

T-shirts and tumblers

See Lis if you missed the Grand Opening Celebration and didn't receive a tumbler AND/OR if you haven't picked up your new member t-shirt yet. New shirts are also in at the Pro Shop... get an American Apparel track shirt (unisex) or a ladies racerback tank for $25 each!

Class Levels

Beginning next week, we'll be enforcing class levels. Starting Tuesday, 6/26, the 7PM TUESDAY, 6PM WEDNESDAY and 5PM THURSDAY classes will be for Beginners. These classes will focus on fundamental movements and we'll do a scaled or modified version of the daily WOD. If you are an advanced athlete, you're welcome to attend this class for some "back to basics" work, or you can attend a different class that day or take a rest day.
Refer to the schedule on the website or email Lis with questions.

Paleo Night at Urban Pl8

Next Tuesday is Paleo Night. Post in the comments if you want to join the CFM table for a delicious four-course paleo meal for just $25. We'll make an 8:30 reservation so people can head straight there after the 7pm class.

CFM member Dr. Austin Cohen hooks Lis up with an adjustment after posting a 3:29 Fran time!


Workout of the Day - Triple B Tabata

A tabata is 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest for eight rounds.

Tabata row
Rest 1 minute
Tabata squats
Rest 1 minute
Tabata plank hold
Rest 1 minute
Tabata lateral hops

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Fri 06.15.12 FRAN CHALLENGE & GRAND OPENING WKND!!!

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Grand Opening is TOMORROW

Saturday from 5 to 8, join us at CFM to celebrate our Grand Opening and get to know your fellow members a little better. We'll have some food, drinks and a DJ, and some of us will be going out to dinner afterward over at Steamhouse Lounge, so please join us. The more, the merrier!

The Quest for 500...27 to go!

If you've visited the CFM Facebook or YouTube pages, you know someone had the freaking awesome idea to do a dance to celebrate for every 100 Facebook fans we get. We're 27 fans away from 500, and hoping to hit the big 500 milestone BEFORE SATURDAY night so we can make one big dance video of party guests doing the WOBBLE at the Grand Opening. PLEASE spread the word on Facebook, ask your friends to LIKE our page (if you go to the CFM page and click SHARE, you can post a status update spreading the word), AND THEN, learn the Wobble for Saturday. Here's that video again:


Fran Challenge Prelims (NEW HEATS)

Sat 10 & 11am are the main heats. We prefer you do Fran then, BUT if Saturday AM doesn't work for you, we'll be running additional heats on Friday at 5:30 and 7pm (arrive at 5:30 or 7 to warm up...WOD ~6/7:30).
The sign-up sheet is in the box, or you can sign up here. EMAIL LIS TO CONFIRM YOUR HEAT, DIVISION AND T-SHIRT SIZE!

Recovery Day

Today is a recovery day for those who have trained hard all week and/or are doing Fran tomorrow. This will still be a great training day to work on mobility, recovery and some gymnastics skills. If you're super sore, take it a little easier today. Feeling good? Get after it: push a little harder on the row and the AMRAP.

A few reminders to help your soreness & recovery -

  • Take a rest day every two to three days. You can still work on mobility on these days.
  • Get 7-9 hours of sleep in a COOL, DARK room.
  • Supplement with fish oil and magnesium to reduce soreness/decrease inflammation (Natural Calm or a magnesium citrate supplement will also help you sleep and keep you regular. Epsom salts baths are another great way to aid recovery w magnesium...active ingredient: magnesium sulfate).
  • DO NOT take pain killers like ibuprofen which wreak havoc on your body and inhibit muscle growth.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Post-workout nutrition: eating plenty of protein (about a gram per pound of bodyweight) will drastically help recovery and muscle growth. This is especially important immediately post-workout. Use a clean protein supplement within 45 minutes of finishing a WOD. My favorite is the SFH Recovery formula, which we sell in the Pro Shop in chocolate, vanilla and natural flavors. John from SFH is here this weekend with some samples of post-WOD protein and fish oil so check it out!

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    Free Park WOD - Sun 10am. Meet at the Piedmont Park sand volleyball courts
    HOOVERBALL! - Sun 11am on the sand volleyball, er, HOOVERBALL courts.

    The mural is ALMOST finished. Thanks to our Melvin for helping to decorate the gym with your artwork!


    Workout of the Day


    Recovery Day
    Start with 10 minute easy row

    Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
    30 second Handstand hold
    30 second Squat hold
    30 second L-sit hold
    30 second Chin over bar hold

    Finish w 10 minutes mobility and foam rolling