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WED 02.22.17 Open Begins Tomorrow!

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Cary finishing the Deadlift from 16.4 FNL event.


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!

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- Brianna
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 3 rep max

B. 5 Rounds [12 Minute Time Cap]:
10 Burpees (Rx+ = 15 Burpees)
50 Double Unders

Post load for deadlift and time to complete WOD: 10:48 Rx+


And coming tomorrow...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 reps 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

TUES 02.14.17 “Lurong Chipper”

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Nancy and Stuart having a good laugh at the Friday Night Lights (FNL) social. FNL starts next Friday, February 24th at 7pm at CFM!


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- Tina
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Will M.
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Lurong Chipper”
10 Minute AMRAP:
Complete as many reps and rounds as possible:

15 Snatch
20 Deadlift
25 Box Jump Overs (m = 20/24/30, w = 12/20/24)
20 Hand Release Pushups**
15 Thrusters

Barbell weight:
(m = 45/95/115, w = 35/65/75)

**L1 scale to incline pushups at 24/30””

Post rounds and reps from AMRAP. Ex: 1+48 L2.

And coming tomorrow...

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#.

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!

FRI 02.10.17 1st Quarterly Progress Checks Next Week!

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Quarterly Progress Checks

Next week 2/12-2/19 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 on Sunday at Open Gym on 2/12 or 2/19 from 11am-12pm 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 next Thursday evening, February 16th 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 2nd quarter of 2017. If you have any questions about Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC), ask your coach at the gym or email us.

Coach Stacy on the 1st pull of a clean

Coach Stacy on the 1st pull of a clean


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

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: In 15 Minutes work up to a heavy set of 2. 90% of 1RM.

B. “Dead Sprint”
Rep Rounds For TIme [6 Minute Time Cap] 15-12-9-6-3 Deadlift (m = 115/185/275, w = 75/135/215)
5-4-3-2-1 Muscle Ups**

**Level 2 = 15-12-9-6-3 Ring Dips
Level 1 = 15-12-9-6-3 Straight Leg Bar Dips

Post load for deadlift and time for WOD. Ex: 375#, 5:12 L3.

And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD. Teams of 2:
20 Minute AMRAP

20 Thrusters (115/75)
20 Box Jumps (24/20”)
20 Kettlebell Swings (m = 32/24, w =24/16kg)
20 Pullups (C2B Rx+)


All reps are team totals. Partners may partition the reps any way. Only one partner working at a time.

Score rounds and reps for the WOD. Ex: 5 + 12 Rx+

Saturday Schedule

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

Sunday Schedule

9a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Stretch & Mobility Michael. Click here to reserve

MON 01.23.17 “The Seven”

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Members taking a moment of silence before a Hero WOD.

Members taking a moment of silence before a Hero WOD.


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)

“The Seven” [30 Minute Time Cap]
7 Rounds

L3
7 Handstand Push-ups
7 Thrusters (135/95)
7 Knees-to-Elbows
7 Deadlifts (245/185)
7 Burpees
7 Kettlebell Swings (32/24kg)
7 Pull-ups

L2
7 Push-ups
7 Thursters (95/65)
7 Knees-to-Arms
7 Deadlifts (185/135)
7 Burpees
7 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
7 Pull-ups

L1
7 Incline Pushups (20/24”)
7 Thursters (65/45)
7 Hanging Knee Raise
7 Deadlifts (115/85)
7 Burpees
7 Kettlebell Swings (16/12kg)
7 Ring Rows

Post time to complete WOD.
Ex: 26:40 L2

And coming tomorrow...

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.

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.

FRI 01.20.17

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Sarah pausing at the bottom of a box front squat.

Sarah pausing at the bottom of a box front squat.


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.

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Push Press: 4 sets of 5. Workups. 70-75-80-82% of 1 RM.

B. 21-15-9 Rep Rounds: [12 Minute Time Cap]
Deadlift (m = 115/165/225, w = 85/125/155)
Kettlebell Push Press (m = 16’s/20’s/24’s w = 8’s/12’s/16’s)

Post load for push press and time for WOD. Ex: 210#, 7:48 L3.

And coming Saturday...

Teams of 2
Rep Rounds 20-16-12-8-4 [28 Minute Time Cap]

Power Snatch (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
Burpee
Power Clean (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
Toes to Bar (L3), (T2R = L2, MBSU = L1)

One partner working at a time. All reps are team totals.

Score is time to complete WOD. Ex: 21:30 L3

Saturday Schedule

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

Sunday Schedule

9a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Stretch&Smash- Michael. Click here to reserve

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.

MON 12.26.16

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FNL 2016. Registration for the 2017 CrossFit Open begins in January!

FNL 2016. Registration for the 2017 CrossFit Open begins in January!


Today's schedule

8a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
9a: Open Gym- Stacy

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Teams of 2 [18 Minute Time Cap]
10 Rounds Total - 5 Rounds Each Partner

5 Deadlifts (m = 135/185/225, w = 95/125/155)
10 Toes to Bar
15 Air Squats

Partners complete full rounds before alternating.

Score total time to complete WOD. Ex: 13:44 L3.

Holiday Travel Workout 4

Complete for time with a running clock:
50 jumping jacks
Then, accumulate 4 minutes in a plank hold (time spent resting doesn't count or time with hips below or above parallel doesn’t count either!). Rest as much as needed between sets of plank hold.
50 hollow rocks

Post total time for WOD. Ex: 8:48 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

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.