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FRI 08.18.17 “Fran”

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Chenyu holding a reverse plank. #sunbathing for CrossFit.


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thruster Complex: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate/heavy complex:
1 Squat Clean Thruster (“Cluster”)
2 Thrusters

B. "Fran"
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pullups

Post load of complex and time to complete WOD. Ex: 155#, 4:15 Rx

And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD "Kelly to the Max"

4 Rounds of 5 Minute AMRAP
400m relay
30 Box Jumps (m = 16/20/24 , w= 12/16/20)
30 Wallballs** (20/10) at 10ft
Max Power Clean (m = 65/95/115, w = 45/65/85) in time remaining

Rest 2 minutes between rounds. At the end of each round the movement for max reps changes. The weight stays the same in all rounds:

Round 2: Max Front Rack Stationary Lunges^^
Round 3: Max Sumo Deadlift High Pull
Round 4: Max Push Press

All distances and reps are team totals. Partners alternate 200m or 100m to reach a team total for each relay. For box jumps & wall balls, one person is working at a time. Partners must tag to exchange who is working.

^^L+ = Overhead Stationary Lunges
**Levels for Wallballs
L1 = 14/10 to 9ft
L2 = 14/10 to 10ft
L3 = 20/14 to 10ft

Post score of max reps total from 4 AMRAPs Ex. 78 L3+

Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Stretch & Mobility- Monica
1:30p: Aerobic Capacity Swimming- Travis

Sunday Schedule

8a: Aerobic Capacity- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Weightlifting- Anthony
12:15p: Yoga- Lana
5p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina
6p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina

CFM Upcoming Events

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!

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!

FRI 02.17.17 “Fran”

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Turk and Stephanie cooling down with Coach Stacy


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- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thruster: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate set of 2

B. "Fran"
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pullups

Post load of thruster and time to complete WOD. Ex: 205#, 4:15 Rx

And coming Saturday...

A. Power Clean: 10 Minute EMOM 2 reps (75% of 1 rep max)

B. Partner "Wittman" [20 Minute Time Cap]
8 Rounds
15 Kettlebell swings, (24/16kg)
15 Power Clean (95/65)
15 Box jumps (24/20)

One partner working at a time. Partners may complete full rounds, or alternate after two movements, or leap frog each movement. Once a partner starts a set of 15 they must finish that set.

Post load for power clean and time to complete WOD. Ex: 210#, 15:55 Rx

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Open Gym- 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 & Mobility Michael. Click here to reserve

TUES 11.15.16 “Nasty Women”

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Jeannette and Ashley leading the team on the run.

Jeannette and Ashley leading the team on the run.


The Girls

Many have asked, “Why are the workouts named after Girls?” According to the National Weather Service theuse of “short, distinctive given names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject to error” than “more cumbersome” identification methods, so since 1953 storms have been assigned female given names. Coach Glassman, the founder and President of CrossFit explained it best. “I want to explain the workout once and then give it a name. I thought that anything that left you flat on your back, looking up at the sky asking ‘what just happened to me?’ deserved a females name. Workouts are just like storms, they wreak havoc on towns.”

Only by repeating workouts can we confidently measure our progress. We’ve chosen to repeat those workouts most challenging, formative, and expressive of the CrossFit fitness ideal, and these ladies fit the bill. These workouts come with a blend of elegance, simplicity, form, and impact. They can be nasty! But they get the job done, making us fitter as we improve our performance.

The Girls! Workouts with a blend of elegance, simplicity, form, and impact. They can be nasty! But they get the job done, making us fitter as we improve our performance.

The Girls! Workouts with a blend of elegance, simplicity, form, and impact. They can be nasty! But they get the job done, making us fitter as we improve our performance.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Brianna
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
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. “Nasty Women”
4 Minute AMRAP
“Fran”
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65#)
Pull-ups
Rest 4:30

4 Minute AMRAP
“Diane”
21-15-9
Deadlifts (225/155#)
Handstand Push-ups
Rest 4:30

4 Minute AMRAP
“Grace”
30 Clean & Jerks (135/95#)

Post total reps from each AMRAP. Ex: 121, 77, 38 L3

B. Cash Out [Not For Time]
2 Rounds
30 Situps
20 Scorpions (R+L=2)
10 Candlestick to straddle stretch

And coming tomorrow...

A. Clean: In 18 Minutes work up to a 1 Rep Max

B. Shoulder Press: In 12 Minutes work up to a 5 Rep Max

C. 2 Minute AMRAPs. Rest 30 seconds between each set:
400m Run + Max Doubles
400m Run + Max Speed Step (R+L=1)
300m Run + Max Double Unders
300m Run + Max Speed Step (R+L=1)

Post load for clean and press and total reps of jump rope. Ex: 305#, 158#, 152 Rx.

Upcoming CFM Events

Tuesday, Nov 15th: 5:45am-8am and 3:30-8pm. Dunk Truck at CFM for body composition testing. The Dunk Truck will be back in November for members to be rested from September or for a 1st time test.
Sign up here for the next Dunk Truck!


Thursday, Nov 17th: 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)!

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

FRI 08.19.16 “Fran”

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Sarah completing overhead walking lunges

Sarah completing overhead walking lunges


Atlanta Fitness Expo 10am-4pm Piedmont Park Promenade. 2-4pm CrossFit Competition. Click here to sign up and for more details. $200 cash prize 1st place and $75 2nd place!
Sunday, August 14th-21st: Quarterly Progress Check-Ins. We’ll be testing C&J and Snatch, Fran, Mary Anne, McFeaters, and Baseline.
Wednesday, August 24th: 7:30pm. Advance free screening of Mechanic: Resurrection featuring Jason Statham.
Thursday, August 25th: Bring-A-Friend Day. All levels beginner friendly partner WOD.
Saturday, Sept 10th:9-12am. Lurong Kickoff Party & Team Selections.
Tuesday, Sept 13th: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
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thruster Complex: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate/heavy complex:
1 Squat Clean Thruster (“Cluster”)
2 Thrusters

B. Fran
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pullups

Post load of complex and time to complete WOD. Ex: 155#, 4:15 Rx

And coming Saturday...

CrossFit in the Park. We are putting Atlanta athletes to the test to compete in this CrossFit at the Park competition this Saturday 8/20 at Piedmont Park Promenade 2-4pm as part of the Celebrity Sweat Ultimate Fitness Challenge and Expo. Registration is free and there will be a cash prize of $200 for 1st place and $75 for 2nd place. Open to all Crossfit levels and Expo attendees. Workouts released on the facebook event page and include classic crossfit movements and some odd object tasks. To sign up for the competition and to register a spot, fill out your name on the sign up sheet: COMPETITION SIGN UP

Saturday Schedule

11a: Open Gym- Travis
12:15p: Yoga- Monica. Click here to reserve
2-4p: CrossFit at the Park

Sunday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Anthony
12:15p: Yoga- Alexis Story. Click here to reserve

FRI 04.08.16 Midtown Fitness Week Starts Monday!

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Reach new fitness heights!

Reach new fitness heights!


Midtown Fitness Week

Ready to sweat? Just in time for Summer '16, it's going down! Midtown Fitness Week kicks off on April 11th and you're invited to get fit, feel great and sample the best of Atlanta's fitness studios! Vibe Ride, Fit To Be, CrossFit Midtown, Training Room ATL, The Mix, and Urban Body Studios have all joined forces to bring you a premiere wellness experience and a week of nutrition, fitness, and health awareness! Click here for more details

CrossFit Midtown will be offering Yoga, SweatFit, and CrossFit classes during the week. Buy your ticket for #midtownfitnessweek, get a second week FREE here at CrossFit Midtown! Exclusions apply, please see gym for details, descriptions of classes, and schedule.

CFM Team Oreo Hot Bods vs. the Red Velvet Dad Bods from FNL during the 2016 Open.

CFM Team Oreo Hot Bods vs. the Red Velvet Dad Bods from FNL during the 2016 Open.


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

TRIPLET FRAN [24 Minute Time Cap]:
In teams of two, with only one person working at a time, complete the following for time:
Heavy Fran: 15-12-9
Thrusters (m = 95/115/135, w = 65/85/95)
Weighted Pullups (m = strict/25/45, w = strict/10/30)

Lite (PVC) Fran: 27-18-9
PVC Thruster
Jumping Pullups

Fran: 21-15-9
Thrusters (m = 65/75/95, w = 45/55/65)
Pullups

Post time for team to complete WOD and levels for Heavy Fran and Fran.
Ex: 14:40 L2/L3


And coming Saturday...

Travis’s Purdy Thirty

For Time: [30 Minute Time Cap] Completed as a chipper like Dirty Thirty...
30 Box Jumps (30/24)
30 Pullups
30 Kettlebell Swings (24/16)
30 Ring Dips
30 Toes To Bar
30 One-arm Dumbbell Snatch (alt) (50/35)
30 Pistols
30 Thrusters (75/55)
30 Double Unders
30 Cal Row / 30 Cal Bike (Travis)

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 18:34 Rx


Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Click here to reserve
2p: CFM Eats Korean BBQ! Meet up at the gym at 1:30pm after yoga to carpool to the Korean BBQ restaurant.

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
11a: Open Gym- Travis
12:15p: Yoga- Kathlin Kleem. Click here to reserve

FRI 02.19.16 “Fran”

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Mariana & Maria Partner WOD. Next Bring-A-Friend Day is Thursday 2/25!

Mariana & Maria Partner WOD. Next Bring-A-Friend Day is Thursday 2/25!


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thruster: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate set of 2 from the rack

B. Fran
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pullups

Post load of thruster and time to complete WOD. Ex: 205#, 4:15 Rx

And coming Saturday...

A. Power Clean: 10 Minute EMOM 2 reps (75% of 1 rep max)

B. Partner "Wittman" [20 Minute Time Cap]
7 Rounds
15 Kettlebell swings, (24/16kg)
15 Power Clean (95/65)
15 Box jumps (24/20)

One partner working at a time. Partners may complete full rounds, or alternate after two movements, or leap frog each movement. Once a partner starts a set of 15 they must finish that set.

Post load for power clean and time to complete WOD. Ex: 210#, 15:55 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

10a: Open Gym- Dyer
11a: Open Gym- Dyer
12:15p: Yoga- Annie Harbison. Click here to reserve

FRI 08.21.15 “Fran”

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Tina and Sarah Double Kettlebell Clean

Tina and Sarah Double Kettlebell Clean


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thruster Complex: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate/heavy complex:
1 Squat Clean Thruster (“Cluster”)
2 Thrusters

B. Fran
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pullups

Post load of complex and time to complete WOD. Ex: 155#, 4:15 Rx

And coming Saturday...

Partner "Kelly"
Five rounds for time of:
Run 400 meter relay
30 Box jump, 24"/20" (Step downs only)
30 Wall ball shots, 20#/14# to 10'

Rounds, distances, and reps are team totals. Partners alternate 100m or 200m to reach a team total of 400m. For box jumps & wall balls, one person is working at a time. Box jumps cannot start until all team members are inside from each run.

Post time to complete WOD Ex. 22:55 Rx


Saturday Schedule

9a: Open Gym- Ellen
10a: Open Gym- Ellen
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller. Click here to reserve

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
11a: Open Gym- Dyer
12:15p: Yoga- Annie Harbison. Click here to reserve