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WED 08.16.17 “Mary Ann”

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Amanda and Damon dead hang L-sit hold practice


Today's schedule

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

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. For Time:
100m Sprint
Rest 2 minutes
200m Sprint
Rest 4 minutes
400m Sprint

B. 4 Rounds [14 Minute Time Cap]
100m Sprint
3 strict pullups
30 seconds dead hang hold**
9 Pushups
12 Russian Kettlebell Swings (m = 24/32, w = 16/24kg)

**(Rx+ = 1-hand hold R/L 15sec each)

Post times for 100m, 200m, and 400m and time to complete WOD. Ex: 14, 27, 64, 10:15 Rx.

CFM Upcoming Events

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!



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!

FRI 05.19.17 Happy 5th Anniversary CFM!!

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Celebrating 5 Years!


CFM 5th Anniversary!!

Saturday, May 20th: CFM is turning 5!!!! Come celebrate with us as we indulge in food, drinks and fun on Saturday, May 20th. Food and beverages will be provided, and this year will be catered by the always amazing Urban Pl8!!!

Thank you for being such an amazing community of folks! Excited to celebrate this awesome time with all of you!

Darcy


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- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Grace [8 Minute Time Cap]
30 Clean & Jerk for time (135/95)

B. 3 x 500m Row: Rest 1-2 minutes between row.
For every second difference than your time for first 500m Row complete 1 burpee before continuing to next row.

Post time for Grace and time for 1st 500m row + total burpees completed for time difference per each following row. Example: Grace 2:12 Rx, 500m Row 1:48+12

And coming Saturday...

“Kessel Run 500”
10 Minute AMRAP
Max distance meters row

Every 500m athlete must stop and complete:
3 deadlifts (m = 155/205/315, w = 105/155/215)
30 double-unders**

**Scale Doubles to DU+singles 10 reps, speed step 1:1, singles 1:1.

Score = Total meters rowed + deadlifts and double-unders completed in last partial round. Ex: 3 complete rounds, plus 3 deadlifts = 1500+3 L3

Saturday Schedule

9:00a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
9:50a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10:40a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12-4p: 5th Anniversary Party!

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Neal
12:15p: Stretch & Mobility- Michael

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

THUR 02.16.17 “Mary Ann”

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Shannon at the top position of a pike handstand pushups (HSPU).


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- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Oly Weightlifting- Anthony

CFM gymnastics/high skill benchmark WOD "Mary Ann" and scaling options


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. Compare scores to 12/8/16.

And coming tomorrow...

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

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 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

THUR 05.26.16 “Helen”

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Terry

Terry


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD): Bring-A-Friend Day!!

A. L-sit Hold: In 15 minutes practice L-sit hold progressions and complete 1 max L-sit Hold for time.

B. “Helen” [15 Minute Time Cap]
3 Rounds
400m Run
21 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
12 Pullups**

**Scale to Barbell Assisted Pullups 1:1, Ring Rows 1:1

Post time for L-sit and time for the WOD. Ex: 22 sec, 10:14 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Max Distance Handstand Walk

B. "Sage at 20" (20-minute work capacity test)
20 minutes as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
20 Thrusters (135/95)
20 Pullups
20 Burpees

Post max distance and rounds and reps for AMRAP. Ex: 24ft, 2+52 Rx.