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FRI 06.26.15

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Squatting From the Bottom Up. Squatting is life! You have to do it to get in and out of a car, even get off the toilet! Assessing overhead squats makes sure you have enough components of mobility and stabilization that work together to be successful. Here we go through a step by step approach of activating the right pillar system to train the correct movement pattern for squatting...Click here to read more: Dynamic Functional Mobility Series - Squatting From The Bottom Up (SBUp) "Repair+Recovery Workshop" by Lauren Polivka, DPT

Jonathan

Jonathan getting down to the bottom of an overhead squat


Summer Yoga Series at CrossFit Midtown

We have our 3rd guest Yoga Instructor this Saturday 6/27 at 12 PM as we continue our summer yoga series at CrossFit Midtown. For Annie Harbison yoga is a chance to discover, a time to receive, and a place to heal. It brings her to a state of wholeness and balance when She's had a wreck of a day, and it allows her to express pure joy when everything is aligning just right in a stretch or pose. In Teaching, she'd liked for Yoga to remind us to stop controlling and to start letting go and immerse ourselves in the flow of things.

Join us on Saturday at 12pm for a special yoga class for CrossFitters lead by Annie Harbison!
Click here to reserve your spot online.


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 12 minutes every minute on the minute (EMOM):
(30 seconds work: 30 seconds rest)
ODD: 1 Set of Max Consecutive Jump Rope (singles, continuous single+DU, or DU)
EVEN: Overhead Squats (OHS) (m=95:135 / w=65:95)

Score total Jump Rope from each round and total OHS. Ex: 205 DU, 34 Rx

B. Medball Bocce Ball!

And coming Saturday...

"D.C. al Fine"
PART 1

3 Minute AMRAP:
20 Cal Row
20 Situps
20 Box Jumps (24/20")** Step downs only
20 Burpees
20 Wallball Shots (20# to 10ft / 14# to 9ft)**
20 KB Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (32/24kg)**
20 Bear Crawl Plate Circles
20m Sled Pull (90/45) + 20m Run. Fine.

1 Minute Rest

D.C. al Fine...
PART 2

Go back to the beginning and complete the Chipper to the end [12 minute time cap]
Part 2: Score is time to complete WOD. If time capped, score is 12 minutes + 1 sec/rep remaining. 20m Sled Pull = 20 reps, 20m run = 20 reps.
Ex: 10:12
Ex (time capped): Finished 15 Bear Crawl Circles = 45 reps left (12:45).

**Scaled:
Box Jumps (20/16")
Wallballs (14# to 10ft/10# to 9ft)
KB Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (16/12kg)

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
12p: **Special Yoga for Crossfit**- Annie Harbison

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
11a: Open Gym- Dyer

MON 06.15.15

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Coach Jason backpacking Europe this summer. "See you at the gym when I'm back in July! Salute."

Coach Jason traveling Europe this summer. "See you at the gym when I'm back in July! Salute."

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
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: Power Lifting/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

B. 5 Rounds (12 minute time cap)
9 Shoulder to overhead (S2OH) (95/65)
200m Run
CLOSE: 100 Double unders (scale speed step 1:1 R+L=1)

Post load and max reps for final set. Post time to complete WOD. If time cap reached post total reps. Each 200m run counts as 1 rep. (Max Score = 150).
Ex1: 165# 6 reps, 8:53 Rx
Ex2: 115# 9 reps, 96 Rx


And coming tomorrow...

A. Deadlift: In 18 minutes work up to a 5 rep max.

B. 8 minutes as many rounds and reps as possible (AMRAP) of:
5 Wallball Shots (20/14) 10ft target
5 Sumo Deadlift High Pull (32/24kg)

Rest 1 minute. Then at minute 9:00:
500m Row for Time.

Post load for Deadlift. Post total reps completed in 8 minutes and then time for 500m Row.
Ex: 385#, 116, 1:28

FRI 06.12.15

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What's the difference between rest days and recovery days? Rest is generally categorized as sleep and time spent not training or exercising. Recovery, on the other hand, refers to techniques and actions taken to maximize your body’s repair. And this doesn’t just mean muscle repair. Recovery involves chemical and hormonal balance, nervous system repair, mental state and more... Click here to read more: Active Recovery "Box Life Magazine" by William Imbo

Working on kpping skill for unbroken toes-to-bar

Working on kpping skill for unbroken toes-to-bar

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 3 Rounds (4 minutes per round)
OPEN: 1 Set of Max Rep Strict Chinups
Then in remaining time…
1 Set of Max Consecutive Double Unders

Post total strict chinups and total of max consecutive DUs from 3 rounds.
Ex: 51 / 402 Rx


B. 3 Rounds (work 40s:rest 20s)
Toes-to-bar
Box Jumps (24/20”) (step downs only)
Tire flips
Burpees
Rest 1 minute between rounds

Post total reps completed. Ex: 152 Rx

And coming Saturday...

Team WOD: (Teams of 2-7)
4 Rounds

20m Sled Pull (135/90)
200m Sprint
Rest 1 minute
200m Sprint
20m Sled Push (100/50)
Rest 1 minute
5 Shoulder to overhead (135/95)
10 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
Rest 1 minute

All reps and distances are per person. All team members start on Sled Pull and move through conga line style. Only one athlete working at a time on sled push, sled pull, S2O, and KBS. (One person may be doing S2O with teammate doing KBS, but two team members may not do KBS at the same time). You may pass your team members, but team is finished WOD only when all members have completed 4 rounds and standing on finish mat.

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 22:10 Rx

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12p: **Special Yoga for Crossfit**- Veronica Lewinger

Veronica Lewinger has 6 years of yoga teaching experience and is currently an instructor at Decatur Yoga and Evolation Yoga in Midtown. She has also been power lifting for 3 years and is trained in Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) techniques to facilitate workshops in Atlanta. Monica Miller, our resident restorative yoga instructor is traveling overseas in Africa for 2 weeks and recommend we get in contact with Veronica at Evolation. We are glad to have Veronica teach a class open to all of our members this weekend. Click here to reserve your spot online.

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
11a: Open Gym- Dyer

TUES 06.09.15 Escape Velocity

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When 45# feels heavy and you need to shake out your arms. Only after a 1:29.8  500m split on Jackie for Doron.

When 45# feels heavy and you need to shake out your arms. Only after a 1:29.8 500m split on Jackie for Doron.

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Snatch Complex: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy complex without dropping the bar.
1 Power Snatch
1 Hang Squat Snatch

B. “Escape Velocity”
10 Minute AMRAP
5 Double Unders (+5 per round for completing unbroken)*
5 Hang Power Snatch (75/55)

*If Double unders (DUs) are completed unbroken, +5 DUs per round. If athlete has 3 failed attempts at unbroken DUs, then there is no bonus and athlete must accrue a total of 5 Double Unders before going to Snatch. If able to complete 5 DUs unbroken in a round, continue to 10 next round, and again to 15, and so on. Stay at the same DU if unable to complete unbroken in 3 attempts, but must still complete total reps before going to Snatch. Example:
5-10-10-15-20-25-25-25-30-... Double Unders
5 Hang Power Snatch

Post load for Snatch complex and total number of Double Unders completed in 10 minutes.
Ex: 175#, 387


And coming tomorrow...

A. Wallball Ludus: 10 minutes skill work on Wallball Shots. Work up to 15 rep max weight unbroken Wallballs (10ft).

B. 4-3-2 Rounds of: (20 minute time cap)
10 Wallball Shots 10ft (20/14)
5 Burpee Pullups
Rest 2 minutes after 4 rounds, then start on next 3 rounds. Rest 2 minutes after finishing next 3 rounds, and start on last 2 rounds. Total of 9 Rounds.

Post weight and height of wallball and time to finish WOD. If time capped post total reps completed.
Ex: 30#, 12:45 Rx
Ex2: (20:00) 108 Rx

WED 06.03.15

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Gracie poised and calm with dead hang rope hold

Gracie poised and calm with dead hang rope hold

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8p: Power Lifting- Casey

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 Worksets. Same weight all sets. 3rd set max reps.

B. Rep Rounds of 25-20-15-10-5 [15 minute time cap]
Double Unders
Wallballs (20/14) 10ft target
10 reps each round Floor Wipers (135/95) (L+R=1)

Post load and reps for bench and time for WOD. Ex: 245#, 6 reps, 9:10 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Bear Complex: In 15 minutes working up to a heavy set of 3 cycles of Bear Complex.

Bear Complex 1 cycle:
1 Clean
1 Front Squat
1 Push Press
1 Back Squat
1 Back Press

B. “The Bear & The Maiden Fair”
3 Rounds For Time*
3 Cycles Bear Complex (120/85)
30 Cal Row
Rest 3 minutes between rounds

*Time Caps per round (on running clock):
3 minute Time Cap for round 1
9 minute Time Cap for round 2
15 minute Time Cap for round 3

Post max load for 3 cycles Bear Complex, and time to complete 3 rounds. If time cap reached before finishing row in 1st round, stop and rest 3 minutes then continue to round 2. Score is now total calories rowed before time caps.
Ex1: 175#, 11:40 Rx.
Ex2: 95#, 72 cal.

WED 05.27.15

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Iman cycling snatch

Iman cycling snatch

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Every minute on the minute (EMOM) 10 minutes:
ODD: Max Reps Double Unders
EVEN: 3x (Downward Dog + Upward Dog)

B. 6 Rounds For Time:
5 Deadlift (225/145)
10 Wallball Shots (20/14) 10ft target
20 Double Unders (Singles 2:1)

Post total reps for Double Unders and time to complete rounds. ex: 315, 8:36 Rx

And coming tomorrow... Bring-A-Friend Day!!

A. Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 5. Worksets. Rest 2-3 minutes between sets.

B. Partner WOD
10 Rounds:
12 Kettlebell Swings (32/24kg)
10-20-30-40ft Shuttle Sprint
12 Medball Passes 10ft (20/14)

Post load and reps for press and time for WOD. Ex: 135#, 7 reps, 15:33 Rx.

THUR 05.21.15 “Mary Ann”

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Nothing like a good kettlebell face off

Nothing like a good kettlebell face off

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Mary Ann” 5 Rounds
7 Handstand Pushups
14 Pistols
21 Double Unders

Post time to complete WOD: 7:48 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. Max Distance Handstand Walk

B. 20 Minute AMRAP:
20 Thrusters (135/95)
20 Pullups
20 Burpees

Post max distance and rounds and reps for AMRAP.  Ex: 25ft, 2+52 Rx.