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MON 10.02.17

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Erik keeping the bar balanced for an overhead squat.


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. For Time [24 Minute Time Cap]

Open: 300m Run**

Rest 2 minutes

Then complete...
4 Rounds
7 Dumbbell Power Cleans
6 Dumbbell Front Squats
5 Dumbbell Push Press
300m Run**
Rest 2 minutes between each round

Dumbbell Weights
(m = 25/35/50, w = 15/20/35)

Levels For Run
L1: 300m
L2: 400m
L3: 500m

B. 3-Way Hamstring Stretch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5si3Pjmnddo

Post time for 1st Run (300m, 400m, or 500m) and total time for WOD.
Ex: 1:35 400m, 18:34 L2.


And coming tomorrow...

A. Turkish Get ups: Complete 4 sets of 4 reps increasing weight.

B. “Lucky 13”
13 Minute AMRAP

13 Toes to Bar*
13 Kettlebell Swings (m = 16/24/32kg, w = 12/16/24kg) (L1 = Russian Swings)
13 Lateral Box Jump Overs (m = 24/24/30, w = 20/20/24)**

*Toes to Bar Levels
L3: T2B
L2: Wall Situps
L1: Wall Situps

**Step ups and downs permitted for Level 1 and 2.

This workout has been developed in collaboration with Neal Maddox to get your heart pumping and legs and lungs burning. Pick a skill level that doesn't result in getting stuck for too long. If you have T2B but not yet 13 unbroken, Level 2 could be right. If hanging on the bar will be challenging for that many reps, you might consider going to Level 1 so you can keep moving and get more work done!

Speak with your coach if you have questions about which level is most appropriate for you. Enjoy the workout, and see you on the whiteboard!

Post load for TGU and rounds+reps completed in the AMRAP. Ex: 55#, 5+32 L3

MON 09.25.17

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School of Fitness


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Strict Press: 3-3-3-3-3-3-3
Increasing weight
Start at 60% and work up to 90-95% of 1 RM Strict Press

B. For Time
400m Run
Rest 2 minutes
400m Run

Post load for press and time for WOD. Ex: 165#, 5:22.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Front Rack Mobility: Spend 10 minutes working on improving front rack mobility
Thoracic/lat foam roll
Banded front rack stretch
Wrist extensor stretch

B. “Jackie Max”
7 Minute AMRAP

500m Row
25 Thursters (m = 35/45/45, w = 15/35/35)
15 Ring Rows L1 / Pullups L2 / C2B L3

Every 10m = 1 rep on the row.

Post rounds and reps completed for WOD. Ex: 1+82 L3.

MON 08.21.17

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Camille


CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 24th: 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. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Sunday, August 27th:CFM Yoga Workshop. CFM Yoga Instructor Will Milne will teach an introductory workshop on the basics of yoga. Increase mobility, speed recovery time, prevent injury, improve posture, find new strengths and the power of relaxation. We will cover basic breathing techniques, spinal articulations, key yoga poses, and the physical and mental demands of restructuring the human body. Click here to sign up!

Monday, August 28th Lurong Championship Challenge Early Registration Deadline. Before 8/28 save $15 on registration. If you are looking to make some serious improvements to your diet and fitness so you can achieve your goals, this is your answer. The Challenge combines nutrition and weekly WODs. Whether your goal is to lose weight and look amazing in your swimsuit, or you are looking for serious performance gains, this Challenge is for you. Challenge starts on Monday, September 18th. Click here to sign up and select CrossFit Midtown as your Gym Affiliate!



Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

B. Tabata It Again:
8 rounds each movement (20 seconds work : 10 seconds rest)
Double Unders
Pushups
Row for Cal
Double Unders

Post load and reps for Back Squat and total reps for each movement. Ex: 240#, 8 reps, 210, 55, 74, 188 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Power Clean: 10 minutes every minute on the minute 1 Power Clean. 80% of 1 rep max.

B. 3 Rounds for Time [12 minute Time Cap]
7 Power Clean (m = 95/115/155, w = 65/85/105)*
5 Front Squat
3 Push Jerk
15 Toes to Bar
Rest 1 minute between rounds

*3 levels of weights designated (L1 / L2 / L3). Select the weight that will be challenging but that you can do unbroken for the barbell complex (~70% of part A).

Post max load for Power Clean and time to complete WOD. Ex: 185#, 8:35 L2.

MON 08.14.17 3rd Quarterly Progress Checks!

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Ester


Quarterly Progress Checks

This week 8/14-8/20 is the quarterly progress checks where we retest workouts from the previous year. There will be benchmark WODs or lifts each day.

Is this your first Quarterly Check-In Week?

Here's what's about to go down...
1. Retest your baseline! For one of your workouts for the week, you'll retest your Baseline. You also have the option to retest your Baseline WOD in all classes today or any Open Gym during the week.
2. Goal-Setting & reflection: At the beginning of class on Mon & Tues, we'll take 10 minutes to reflect on our progress over the last three months into the beginning of 2017 and set some goals for the next quarter. If you prefer to spend more time on goal-setting, join Mike Thursday evening, May 17th from 8-8:30pm for a goal-setting workshop. We'll take some time to visualize what we want our future to be like, then set smaller, action steps to achieve our longer-term goals. Additional times will be made available through the week.
3. Record your results! If you haven't been doing it already, now is the time to start tracking your progress in the gym. Use the Zen Planner Phone App, or you can track through the Zen Planner web page. Or Google Docs, or old school with a journal. We have journals available at the ProShop.

It's time to put all your hard work and training to the test. Are we getting fitter? Are we healthier? Next week marks the perfect time to re-evaluate our goals and make plans with actionable steps for the next 3 months and into the last quarter of 2017. If you have any questions about Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC), ask your coach at the gym or email us.

CFM Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 15th Lurong Championship Challenge Information Session. Before and after each class have an opportunity to learn more about our fall fitness and nutrition challenge and sign up to participate. Lurong Representative Adam Jackson will have a table at the gym to answer questions our members have about the Lurong Challenge. Early sign up is this week and next. Challenge starts on Monday, September 18th.

Saturday, August 19th: CFM Crossover Symmetry Workshop. Improve your shoulder stability and performance in the overhead lifts Snatch, Thruster, and clean and jerk! Learn how to use the crossover symmetry bands to activate shoulders, improve mobility, strength the shoulder muscles, and perform active recovery on rest days. Workshop is from 11am-12pm and 8 spots are open. The cost of the workshop is $10 for CFM members and $25 in advance for visitors.

Thursday, August 24th: 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. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Sunday, August 27th:CFM Yoga Workshop. CFM Yoga Instructor Will Milne will teach an introductory workshop on the basics of yoga. Increase mobility, speed recovery time, prevent injury, improve posture, find new strengths and the power of relaxation. We will cover basic breathing techniques, spinal articulations, key yoga poses, and the physical and mental demands of restructuring the human body. Click here to sign up!

Today's schedule

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

A. Olympic Total: 1 rep max Snatch followed by 1 rep max Clean & Jerk

B. 1 Minute Max Bar-Facing Burpees

Post max load for Snatch and C&J and total cal. Ex: 185#, 265#, 28

MON 07.31.17

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Fitness and teamwork! All in a day's work!


CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 2nd and 9th Mobility Nights with Dr. Jackie Varnum. Mobility Night is at 6:30pm and group classes will run on the half hour. This will be a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the shoulder and overhead movements. Athletes will use banded distraction to increase range of motion and then use muscle activation and movement reinforcement to improve stability/mobility in the overhead press and overhead squat.

#workouttoremember


Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Click here for event details and to donate for this great cause! #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Clean: Complete 1 complex every 90 seconds for 7 sets:
1 Power Clean
1 Hang Clean

B. Rep Rounds: 21-15-9 [15 Minute Time Cap]
Squat Clean (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
Hand Release Pushups (L+ = Ring Dips)

Post load for complex and time for rep rounds. Ex: 205# 8:10 L2.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Kipping: In 10 minutes practice kipping progressions (floor/bar/rings)
Then... Max Unbroken Kipping Complex in 60 seconds:
1 Pullup
1 Toes-to-bar

B. For Time [18 Minute Time Cap]
60 Double Unders
30 Pullups (L+ = C2B)
60 Double Unders
30 1-arm Kettlebell Snatch (alt) (m = 16/24/32, w=12/16/20kg)
60 Double Unders
30 Toes to bar
60 Double Unders
30 Goblet Squats (m = 16/24/32, w=12/16/20kg)

Post max unbroken sets for complex and time to complete WOD. Ex: 12, 12:55 L2

MON 07.24.17

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Nancy


CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 27th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Thank you for everyone who invited a friend to join us and for those completing their first workout at CrossFit Midtown for the June BAF Day! We look forward to the next BAF Day in July. 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. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

#workouttoremember


Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Click here for event details and to donate for this great cause! #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

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- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front Squat: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps in final set.

B. 3 Rounds: 1 minute each station
Toes to Bar
Box Jumps (24/20) Step downs only.
Plate Ground-to-Overhead (45/24)
200m Run + Hand release pushups (bonus)
Rest 2 minute between rounds

Post load and reps for Squat, total reps from 3 rounds. 200m Run = 1 rep: 6 reps 230#, 215 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Shoulder Press: 4 sets of 4 (80% of 5 rep max) (3-0-X-1)*
3 second negative. 0 seconds at the bottom (touch-and-go). *X = ½ second up (dynamic). 1 second hold at top.

B. 9 minute as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
20 Double Unders
14 Air Squats
1 Rope Climb (15ft)**

**Athletes must wear long socks or pants to protect shins when climbing the rope. Scale to 10ft rope climb 1:1, 1ft rope climb hold for 5 seconds, Knee-raise dead hang hold 10 seconds

Post load for Press. Post total rounds and reps from AMRAP. Ex: 135#, 7+10 Rx.

MON 07.17.17

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Damon


CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 27th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Thank you for everyone who invited a friend to join us and for those completing their first workout at CrossFit Midtown for the June BAF Day! We look forward to the next BAF Day in July. 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. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

#workouttoremember


Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

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- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: In 15 minutes work up to a 5 Rep Max.

B. 16 minutes as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
7 Handstand pushups**
13 Box Jumps/Step Ups (24/20”) (Step downs only)
20 Mtn Climbers (L + R = 1 rep)
Rest 2 minutes between rounds

**Scale to pike HSPU 1:1 or incline pushups 1:1.

Post load for Deadlift. Post rounds and reps for the WOD. Ex: 395#, 5+1 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Weighted Pullups: 5 sets of 3 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps in final set.

B. Double AMRAP (as many rounds as possible):
3 minute AMRAP
10 Wallball shots 10ft (20/14)
10 Toes to bar
1 minute rest
3 minute AMRAP
10 Cal row
10 Lateral rower burpees
1 minute rest
REPEAT

Post load and reps for pullups, and total reps completed. Ex: 45# 6 reps, 274.