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WED 11.15.17

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Christina demonstrating an incline pushup


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- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Barbara” [37 Minute Time Cap]:
L3
5 rounds, each for time of:

20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats

Rest precisely three minutes between each round.

Post times for each round. Ex: 2:45, 2:55, 3:18, 3:30, 3:28 L3.

L2 Intermediate
5 rounds, each for time, of:
10 Pull-ups
20 Push-ups
30 Sit-ups
40 Squats
Rest 3 minutes between rounds.

L1 Beginner
4 rounds, each for time, of:
10 Ring rows
15 Push-ups
20 Sit-ups
25 Squats
Rest 3 minutes between rounds

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

A. Row Sprint: 1 minute max cal row

B. “Doublemint”
Partner WOD: 20 Minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible):

10 Calorie Row, 10 Burpees
20 Calorie Row, 20 Box Jumps (24/20)
30 Calorie Row, 30 Situps
40 Calorie Row, 40 Slamballs (20/15)
50 Calorie Row, 50 Kettlebell Swings (24/16)

1 partner working at a time. All reps are team totals and teams may partition the reps any way.

Post max cal and total reps for the AMRAP. Ex: 31, 424 Rx

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 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

TUES 01.24.17 “Karen Meets Annie”

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David ready to spring back into action.

David ready to spring back into action.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
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. 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.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Bench Press: In 15 minutes working up to a 3 rep max.

B. 16 Minute EMOM:
1st: 12 Goblet Squats (m = 16/24/32 kg, w = 12/16/24)
2nd: 9 Bench Press (m = 95/135/185, w = 65/95/135)
3rd: 6 Strict Pullups (L2/L3+ = C2B)
4th: 1 set 30 second Elbow Plank Hold

Post load for bench and fewest number of reps completed each minute for each movement. The reps do not have to be unbroken. Only 1 set for the plank.
Ex: 265#, 12-10-5-40 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.

MON 11.14.16

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We all workout together. We are all on the same team. For fitness, health, and wellness. And fun workouts!

We all workout together. We are all on the same team. For fitness, health, and wellness. And fun workouts!


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!!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
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. Back Squat: 5 sets of 4 reps @ 80%. E4MOM.

B. “Nasty Girls” [15 Minute Time Cap]
L1
2 Rounds*
50 Air Squats
7 Burpees
10 Hang Power Cleans (75/55#)

L2
3 Rounds
50 Air Squats
7 Burpee Pullups
10 Hang Power Cleans (95/65#)

L3
3 Rounds
50 Air Squats
7 Muscle-ups
10 Hang Power Cleans (135/95#)

*(L1+ = 3 Rounds)

Post load for squat and time to complete WOD. Ex: 265# , 10:14 L3.

Nasty Girl Demo WOD. Annie, Nicole, and Eva T [video]
The triplet was first released on CrossFit.com on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005. It didn’t have a name then. It was just the main-site workout of the day. The video linked with it featured future Director of CrossFit Training and Certification Nicole Carroll, future 2011 and 2012 CrossFit Games competitor Annie Sakamoto, and 1992 and 1994 Olympic Games slalom skier Eva Twardokens doing the WOD with 95 lbs. This WOD triplet is the ultimate representation of a balanced CrossFit workout. It includes a gymnastics movement in the muscle-up, an Olympic lifting element in the Hang Power Clean, and a metabolic movement in the air squat. Countless people, men and women, cite this video as the reason they started CrossFit.

And coming tomorrow...

A. “Nasty Women”
L3
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

THUR 11.03.16

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Thursday morning crew on a Bring-A-Friend Day! The next BAF Day is Thursday, November 17th.

Thursday morning crew on a Bring-A-Friend Day! The next BAF Day is Thursday, November 17th.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
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. 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#

And coming tomorrow...

A. Overhead Squat Complex: In 15 minutes work up in weight to a heavy complex from the floor.
1 Snatch + 1 Overhead Squat
@ 80% 1RM Snatch

B. “Tootsie Roll” [15 Minute Time Cap]
For time:
Buy-in: 1,000m Row
Directly into:
21-15-9
Overhead Squats (m = 45/65/95, w = 35/45/65#)
KB Swings (m = 16/20/24, w = 8/12/16kg)

Post load for complex and time for the WOD. Ex: 165#, 12:14 L3

MON 08.08.16

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David H sandbag carry

David H sandbag carry


Upcoming CFM Events

Friday, August 12th: 7-7:30pm. Nutrition & Lurong Championship Challenge Information Session. Click here to sign up and more details. Lurong Challenge begins, Monday, September 12th.
Sunday, August 14th-21st: Quarterly Progress Check-Ins. Check back on Thursday's for more details. We’ll be testing C&J and Snatch, Fran, Mary Anne, McFeaters, and Baseline.
Tuesday, August 23rd: 7:30pm. Advance 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- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Open Gym- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Clean: Complete 1 complex every 90 seconds for 7 sets:
1 Power Clean
1 Hang Clean

B. Rep Rounds: 21-15-9 [15 Minute Time Cap]
Squat Clean (m = 95/135, w = 65/95)
Hand Release Pushups (Rx+ = Ring Dips)

Post load for complex and time for rep rounds. Ex: 205# 8:10 Rx.


And coming tomorrow...

A. Kipping: In 15 minutes practice kipping progressions (floor/bar/rings)
Then... Max Unbroken Kipping Complex in 60 seconds:
1 Pullup
1 Toes-to-bar

B. For Time [18 Minute Time Cap]
60 Double Unders
30 Pullups (Rx+ = C2B)
60 Double Unders
30 1-arm Kettlebell Snatch (alt) (m = 24/32, w=16/20kg)
60 Double Unders
30 Toes to bar
60 Double Unders
30 Goblet Squats (m = 24/32, w=16/20kg)

Post max unbroken sets for complex and time to complete WOD. Ex: 12, 10:55 Rx