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2017 Open at CrossFit Midtown

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Celebrate completing each Open workout!


8 Reasons You Owe It To Yourself
To Do The Open & Friday Night Lights

The 2017 Open begins this week!

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 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. #InTheOpen #CFMStrong!


Sign Up and Join Team CFM!


1. Experience the adrenaline rush of competition.

So many of us have never felt what it was like to compete in sports during our youth. Maybe you weren't the "athletic kid" growing up. Sure, you probably had plenty of extra curricula’s, Knowledge Bowl, band, choir, speech... But the feeling of going head-to-head with your peers on a physical playing field is one that must be experienced firsthand.

And what better place to step outside your comfort zone than within the familiar walls of CFM?

Get to know fellow CFMers


2. Meet your fellow Athletes.

We all know this is so much more than just a gym. We get to know each other. We make friends. We cheer for each other by name. But what about the members on opposite schedules from yours? Get to know the early risers, the night owls, the weekend warriors. FNL is basically one big mixer, chock full of all the people with whom you share at least one very key interest.

3. Break through mental and physical barriers.

Can't do double unders? Never touched your toes to a bar before? Get ready to astound yourself. The Open has a way of drawing us out of our self-imposed shells and showing us what we're truly capable of. Plus, there's no cherry picking at FNL. Those movements we may subconsciously or not so subconsciously avoid won't be denied, and being forced to face them head on can open new doors for our fitness.

4. You're signing up for 5 weeks of challenging yourself, proving your resolve, and having a blast.

Not just WODs, FNL features team building, themes, entertainment, and friendly rivalry for the overall team prize. There's never a dull moment under the lights.

Achieve new heights of your fitness with the support of our community.


5. See your coaches walk the walk.

Wish you could witness your favorite coach go HAM in the WOD or pit yourself neck and neck against them? Maybe you want to return the favor for all the times they've barked encouragement in the midst of a particularly gross workout. Here's your chance!

Dez doing her first FNL Open 16.3 Scaled!


6. Because you're good enough.

The beauty of the Open is that it truly is for everyone especially now that there’s a Scaled Division. And trust me, the most thrilling moments of FNL the ones that live on vividly in our memories belong to those who achieve their first pull up, double under, T2B, etc.

The excitement of FNL!


7. It just might inspire you or you might inspire others.

No matter which end of the fitness spectrum you currently find yourself on, I guarantee that if you show up and pour your all into the week's WOD, people will notice. You may find yourself with your very own cheering section. FNL is further proof that we WANT each other to succeed, and that success is measured on a scale completely unique to each of us.

8. This is a journey, and we're on it together!

FNL Ladies! Teammates and Friends!


2017 Open Schedule

Thursday, Feb 23rd at 8pm: 1st Open Announcement at CFM! Each Thursday the open will be announced at 8pm and we will have open gym from 8-9pm to test the workouts.
Friday, Feb 24th at 7pm: 17.1 FNL
Friday, Mar 3rd at 7pm: 17.2 FNL
Friday, Mar 10th at 7pm: 17.3 FNL
Friday, Mar 17th at 7pm: 17.4 FNL
Friday, Mar 24th at 7pm: 17.5 FNL

Click here to register for the open and join Team CFM. #InTheOpen #CFMStrong!



THUR 01.12.17

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Brad

Brad


Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Jan 12th:Registration for the 2017 Open begins on Thursday! 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.

Monday, Jan 16th:Registration ends for the Lurong Resolution Challenge on Monday. Sign up now!! If you are looking to make some serious improvements to your diet and fitness so you can achieve your goals, this is your answer. Click here for more details and to join Team CFM for the challenge.
Join the Lurong Resolution Challenge with team CFM!

Join the Lurong Resolution Challenge with team CFM!


Thursday, Jan 19th: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day all classes. 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)!

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- Travis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Travis

Workout of the Day (WOD):

A. Deadlift: 5 Rep Max.

B. 10 Minute EMOM (Every minute on the minute):
ODD: 4 Deadlift (75% of 5RM) + Max Double Unders
EVEN: Max Reps Strict Pull-Ups

Post load for Deadlift and reps for DU’s and Pullups. Ex: 410#, 210, 43 at 315# Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Snatch Complex: In 15 minutes working up to a heavy complex:
Hang Power Snatch
Power Snatch

B. 12 Minute AMRAP:
15 Power Snatches (75/55), 15 Box Jumps (24/20)
15 Power Snatches (95/65), 15 Box Jumps (24/20)
15 Power Snatches (115/80), 15 Box Jumps (24/20)
15 Power Snatches (135/95), 15 Box Jumps (24/20)
AMRAP Power Snatches (155/105) in Time Remaining

Post load for Snatch Complex and total reps for WOD. Ex: 185, 122 Rx.

TUES 01.10.17

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David and Neal kipping through some pullups

David and Neal kipping through some pullups


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
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)

A. Thruster: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy single. From rack.

B. 3 Rounds [15 Minute Time Cap]
25 Thrusters (m = 55/75/95, w = 45/55/65)
25 Toes to Bar

Post load for thruster and time for WOD. Ex: 240#, 11:58 L3.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Weighted Ring Dips: 3 sets of 5 reps. Working up to a heavy set of 5.

B. “Ghost” 6 Rounds:
1:00 Max Calorie Row
1:00 Max Burpees
1:00 Max Double-Unders
1:00 Rest

Try for as many reps as possible of EACH exercise, not just total score.

Post load for ring dips. Post separate totals of calories rowed, burpee reps, and double-under reps completed to comments.
Ex: 35#, 126 / 95 / 380 Rx


Upcoming CFM Events

Monday, Jan 16th:Registration ends for the Lurong Resolution Challenge on Monday. Sign up now!! If you are looking to make some serious improvements to your diet and fitness so you can achieve your goals, this is your answer. Click here for more details and to join Team CFM for the challenge.
Join the Lurong Resolution Challenge with team CFM!

Join the Lurong Resolution Challenge with team CFM!


Thursday, Jan 19th: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day all classes. 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)!

MON 12.05.16 4th Quarterly Progress Checks!!

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Su-Mei

Su-Mei


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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. CrossFit Total
1 Rep Max Back Squat
1 Rep Max Shoulder Press
1 Rep Max Deadlift

B. 1 Minute Max Cals Airdyne

Post weights for each lift, total, and max cals. Ex: 250#, 150#, 365#, (765#), 35

And coming tomorrow...

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

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!!

WED 11.30.16

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CFM Yoda T-shirt. "Do or do not. There is no try."

CFM Yoda T-shirt. "Do or do not. There is no try."


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). begin next week! We’ll have standard WODs and be re-testing Grace, CrossFit Total, Mary Ann, Baseline Plus, and a 5th WOD TBA.

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!!

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat:
Every minute on the minute for 6 minutes 2 Back Squat at 85% of 1 RM
7th minute: Max unbroken reps.

B. 4 Rounds [16 Minute Time Cap]
10 Jerk (m = 75/100/125, w = 55/70/85)
10 Kettlebell Swings (m = 20/24/32, 16/20/24kg)
100m Sprint
Rest 1 minute between rounds

Post load and reps for back squat and time for WOD. Ex. 290#, 6 reps, 11:10 L3.


And coming tomorrow...

A. Power Snatch: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy single

B. 12-9-6 Rep Rounds for Time: [12 Minute Time Cap]
Power Snatch (m = 75/105/135 w = 55/75/95)
Ring Dips (L2/L3+ = Ring Muscle Ups)
Burpees over bar

Post load for Snatch and time for WOD. Ex 190#, 7:50 L3.

MON 11.28.16

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Coach Stacy

Coach Stacy


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Power Clean: In 12 minutes work up to a heavy complex of
1 Hang Power Clean
1 Power Clean

B. 15 Minute AMRAP
30 Double-unders
15 Power Cleans (115/75#)
30 Double-unders
15 Toes-to-Bar

Post weight for clean and rounds and reps for AMRAP. Ex: 245#, 4+79 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

“Freedom Sauce”
L3
3 Minute AMRAP
21 Overhead Squats (95/65#)
21 Over-the-Erg Burpees
Max Calorie Row
Rest 3:00

3 Minute AMRAP
18 Overhead Squats (115/80#)
18 Over-the-Erg Burpees
Max Calorie Row
Rest 3:00

3 Minute AMRAP
15 Overhead Squats (135/95#)
15 Over-the-Erg Burpees
Max Calorie Row
Rest 3:00

3 Minute AMRAP
12 Overhead Squats (155/105#)
12 Over-the-Erg Burpees
Max Calorie Row

Post score = total calories after all 4 rounds. Ex: 52 L3.

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

FRI 11.25.16

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Alison and the Saturday morning crew

Alison and the Saturday morning crew


Today's schedule

12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
1p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Shoulder Press: 5-4-3-2-1. Working up to a heavy single.

B. 15-12-9 Rep Rounds for Time: [15 Minute Time Cap]
Toes to Bar
Dumbbell Push Press (m = 35/50, w = 25/35)
Burpees over Erg
300 Meter Row after Each Round

Post load for Press and time for WOD. Ex: 186#, 9:49 Rx.

And coming Saturday...

"Grey Wolf"
For Time (m = 95/115/135, w = 55/70/85)
40 Power Clean
40 Air Squat
40 Bench Press
40 Double under
40 Deadlift
40 Burpees

Score is time to complete the WOD. Ex 19:30 L3.

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

Thanksgiving Schedule

Thursday
Gym Closed

Friday
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
1p: Open Gym- Michael

Saturday
9:30a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10:30a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11:45a-12:30p: Stretch&Smash Session- Michael

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