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TUES 02.21.17

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Christina demonstrating an incline pushup


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- Brianna
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Will M.
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front Squat: 5-4-3-2-1 working up to a heavy single.
(Start at 70% 1 rep max- 75- 80- 85- 90%)

B. 25-20-15-10-5 Rep Rounds [16 Minute Time Cap]:
Goblet Squats (m = 16/24/32, w = 12/16/24 kg)
Toes to bar
Cal Row

Post load for Front Squat and time for WOD. Ex: 285#, 15:24 L3

And coming tomorrow...

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+


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!

TUES 01.31.17 “New Year Test 2.0”

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Coach Travis Open 16.5. Friday Night Lights (FNL). returns to CFM on Friday, February 24th at 7pm!

Coach Travis Open 16.5. Friday Night Lights (FNL). returns to CFM on Friday, February 24th at 7pm!


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- Lana
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Hang Squat Clean: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy complex:
1 Hang Squat Clean
1 Front Squat

B. “New Year Test 2.0”
7 Minute AMRAP
5 Front squats (m = 65/95/155, w = 35/65/115)
7 Bar-facing burpees

Post load for complex and round and reps for the AMRAP. Ex: 245#, 7+6 L3

And coming tomorrow...

A. Strict Handstand Pushups: Within 10 minutes practice progressions. Then…
Complete 1 set of max reps pushups.

B. 15 Minute AMRAP:
30 Slamballs (m = 15/20/20, w = 10/15/15)
25 Box Jump Overs (m = 20/24/30, w = 12/20/24)
20 Hand Release Pushups (L1 = Incline 20/24”)
15 Hang Squat Clean (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
10 Front Rack Lunge Steps (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)

Post rounds and reps completed for AMRAP. Ex: 3+41 L3.

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Feb 9th: Mobility Night with Dr. Jackie Varnum at 6pm. This will be the 2nd session of a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This 2nd session will focus on the shoulder and both front rack/overhead 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 01.27.17

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Setting up for the Snatch and practicing positions with a pvc.

Setting up for the Snatch and practicing positions with a pvc.


Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Feb 9th: Mobility Night with Dr. Jackie Varnum at 6pm. This will be the 2nd session of a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This 2nd session will focus on the shoulder and both front rack/overhead 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- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
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. Front Squat: In 12 minutes working up to a heavy set of 3.

B. 2 Rounds [15 minute time cap]:
21 Front Squat (m = 55/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
21 Burpees
21 Wall Ball (20/14 to 10ft) (L2 = 14/10 to 10ft, L1 = 14/10 to 9ft)

Post load for Front Squat and time for WOD. Ex: 245#, 8:40 L3.

And coming Saturday...

"Kashi"
5 Rounds:
1:00 - Strict Pullups
1:00 - Hang Squat Clean Thrusters (95/65)
1:00 - Row for Calories
1:00 - Bench Press (135/95)
1:00 - Rest

Score total reps from all movements. Ex: 215 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

FRI 12.23.16 Holiday Travel Workouts

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We wish you a healthy, happy 2017 full of big PRs, personal growth & love! Thanks to all of you for making CFM an amazing place to train since 2012. We look forward to many more amazing memories with you!

We're closed for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Enjoy the time off with loved ones. Do some yoga or stretching at home OR hit up a Holiday Travel Workout (see below). For the next 12 days we'll be posting Holiday Travel Workouts for you to do on the road...in the hotel gym...in Grandma's living room...back home in your garage...WHEREVER! We also encourage you to drop in to a local CrossFit Box if you're out of town over the holidays. Post a pic or video of your travel workout or drop in WOD to Instagram and tag @crossfitmidtown.

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Snowman CrossFit

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Hang Squat Clean: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy complex:
1 Hang Squat Clean
1 Front Squat

B. “The Holiday Blast”
6 Minute AMRAP
5 Front squats (m = 75/135/185, w = 45/95/135)
7 Bar-facing burpees

Post load for complex and round and reps for the AMRAP. Ex: 245#, 7+6 L3.

Holiday Travel Workout 1

Body Weight Fran*
21-15-9
Air Squats
Pushups (scale to incline on bed/chair)

*Rx+ = jumping squats & hand release clapping pushups

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 3:48 Rx+

Holiday Travel Workout 2

Christmas Eve: Gym Closed
10 Rounds
0:30 Handstand Hold**, then
0:15 Hold at bottom of squat
5 Air Squats

**Sub wall walk hold or plank hold.

Post time for WOD. Ex: 11:24 Rx.

And coming Sunday... Holiday Travel Workout 3

12 Days of CrossFit: Body Weight Edition
1 burpee
2 air squats
3 push ups
4 sit ups
5 tuck jumps
6 mountain climbers (R+L=1)
7 hollow rocks
8 walking lunge steps
9 jumping jacks
10 supermans
11 high knees (R+L=1)
12 lateral hops (R+L=1) done over a towel rolled up.

Perform the workout like the song... 1 burpee, then 2 squats & 1 burpee, then 3 push ups, 2 squats & 1 burpee, then 4 situps, 3 push ups, 2 squats & 1 burpee, and so on.

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 24:22 Rx.

Holiday Schedule

Click here to reserve your classes in advance.
Sat: Christmas Eve -Gym Closed
Sun: Christmas -Gym Closed
Mon: 8am Class, 9am Open gym
Tues: Resume regular schedule

TUES 12.13.16

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Wallball Happiness? Achieving 150 unbroken wallballs and then after doing any workout that has wallballs with a smile. A big smile.

Wallball Happiness? Achieving 150 unbroken wallballs and then after doing any workout that has wallballs with a smile. A big smile.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Jackie
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Wise Men”
3 Minute AMRAP
3 Power Clean (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
3 Front Squat
3 Jerk
Rest 3 Minutes

3 Minute AMRAP
3 Power Clean (m = 75/115/155, w = 55/85/105)
3 Front Squat
3 Jerk
Rest 3 Minutes

3 Minute AMRAP
3 Power Clean (m = 95/135/185, w = 65/95/125)**
3 Front Squat
3 Jerk
Rest 3 Minutes

**Athletes should select a level with ending weight that is 65% of his/her 1RM Clean & Jerk.

Score is total rounds and reps for each AMRAP. Ex: 5+4/4+3/3+1 L3.

And coming tomorrow...

A. 16 Minute EMOM:
1st: Bench Press (65% of 1 RM)
2nd: Candlesticks
3rd: Dead Hang Hold (supinated chin-up grip)
4th: AbMat Situps

B. Bulletproof Shoulders
Side Plank Rev-Fly 20x/side
Mod Pushup Y-hold (15 sec hold) 4x/side "Palm facing down"
Scapular Pushups 15x
T's (on a box) [5 reps + Overload] 4x "Thumbs up"
W's (on a box) [5 reps + Overload] 4x "Pinkies up"
Side Ext Rot. w/ 5# plate 15x/side

Score fewest reps completed in the EMOM. Ex: 9 @ 195#, 8, 45 sec, 25 Rx.

Upcoming CFM Events

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 at the front desk and see Announcements Board or Event Page for details.

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

Sunday, December 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!

Sunday, Dec 18th:Urban Perform "Give the Gift of Health" Benefit WOD 11am-12pm. 1st heat at 11:20am and 2nd heat at 11:40. Sign up online to donate to Urban Perform.


Monday, Dec 19th:Early bird registration ends for the Lurong Resolution Challenge on Monday 12/19 at 11:59pm. Sign up now to save 33% off 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. Click here for more details and to join Team CFM for the challenge.

MON 11.07.16

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Bend and flexy

Bend and flexy


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- 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. Thruster: 3 x 1 at 90% 1RM. Rest 90 seconds after each rep. From the rack.

B. “7 Up” [15 Minute Time Cap]
10 Rounds:
(m = 55/75/95, w = 45/55/65)
7 Sumo Deadlift High-pulls
7 Front Squats
7 Push Jerks

Post load and reps for squat and Rounds + Reps for AMRAP.
Ex: 285#, 7 reps, 3+12 Rx+


And coming tomorrow...

A. “Lead Foot”
4 Minute AMRAP
27 Cal Row
27 Burpees
27 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
Rest 4:20
4 Minute AMRAP
21 Cal Row
21 Burpees
21 Toes-to-Bar
Rest 4:20
4 Minute AMRAP
15 Cal Row
15 Burpees
15 Pull-ups

B. Cash Out [Not For Time]:
125 Double Unders**
50 Situps (L1) / 50 Situps w/ (20/14) (L2) / 50 GHD Situps (L3)
75 Double Unders
25 Situps (L1) / 25 Situps w/ (20/14) (L2) / 25 GHD Situps (L3)

**Scale DUs to DU+Singles 50-35 reps/set, Speed Step 1:1, Singles 1:1

Post reps for each AMRAP. Ex: 89/84/90 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!

WED 11.02.16

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1. There might be a better way. Are you willing to invest in pursuing it?  2. Wants more. More time in the gym. More information. More opportunities.  3. Knows that their best effort is enough.  4. Never complain. Never whine. Never make excuses.

1. There might be a better way. Are you willing to invest in pursuing it? 2. Wants more. More time in the gym. More information. More opportunities. 3. Knows that their best effort is enough. 4. Never complain. Never whine. Never make excuses.


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. Front Squats: 4 sets of 4 reps at 70% from the floor.

B. 20 Minute AMRAP
5 Pull-ups (Rx+ = Bar Muscle Ups)
10 Push-ups
15 Air Squats
200m Run

Post weight for squats, then total rounds and reps for the AMRAP.
Ex: 235#, 9+4 Rx+.


And coming tomorrow...

A. Clean & Jerk
Complete 2 Clean + 1 Jerk complex E2MOM
1 set at 60%
1 set at 65%
1 set at 70%
2 sets at 75%

B. “Annie” [15 Minute Time Cap]
For time:
50-40-30-20-10
Double-unders
Sit-ups

Post time for WOD and load for C&J. Ex: 7:40 Rx, 205#