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MON 07.02.12

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Holiday Schedule - July 4th & 5th

CFM will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. The 6 and 7 am classes will also be cancelled on Thursday, July 5th. All other classes this week will be held as regularly scheduled.
Join us Tuesday for a special hero WOD just in time for the holiday. We'll post a no-equipment-needed WOD on Tuesday in case you wish to get moving on your own on the 4th.

Goals Check-in

How's everyone's progress toward your summer goals? Brand new members, if you're unsure what I'm talking about, check your inbox this week! Everyone else, it's time to refocus and reengage yourself. Keep your eyes on the prize and keep reaching toward those goals!

If you need some help with goal-setting, let me know. AND plan to attend our Goal-Setting Workshop on Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm as Rachel from lululemon howell mill will lead us through some imagination, vision and goal-setting exercises.

Knee Socks!

CFM knee socks are in! We have men's and women's sizes. They're $13 for a pair. PERFECT TIMING for today's rope climbs!

Carlos & Austin rockin' their matching shirts at the Grand Opening party.

Workout of the Day


1. Find your 1 rep max Front Squat
2. For time:
10 front squats 135/95
1 rope climb
8 front squats
1 rope climb
6 front squats
1 rope climb
4 front squats
1 rope climb
2 front squats
1 rope climb

Compare to 05.14.12

Cash-out: Wall stretch- 2 min ea side; Hamstring stretch w band- 1 min ea side


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Fri 06.15.12 FRAN CHALLENGE & GRAND OPENING WKND!!!

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Grand Opening is TOMORROW

Saturday from 5 to 8, join us at CFM to celebrate our Grand Opening and get to know your fellow members a little better. We'll have some food, drinks and a DJ, and some of us will be going out to dinner afterward over at Steamhouse Lounge, so please join us. The more, the merrier!

The Quest for 500...27 to go!

If you've visited the CFM Facebook or YouTube pages, you know someone had the freaking awesome idea to do a dance to celebrate for every 100 Facebook fans we get. We're 27 fans away from 500, and hoping to hit the big 500 milestone BEFORE SATURDAY night so we can make one big dance video of party guests doing the WOBBLE at the Grand Opening. PLEASE spread the word on Facebook, ask your friends to LIKE our page (if you go to the CFM page and click SHARE, you can post a status update spreading the word), AND THEN, learn the Wobble for Saturday. Here's that video again:


Fran Challenge Prelims (NEW HEATS)

Sat 10 & 11am are the main heats. We prefer you do Fran then, BUT if Saturday AM doesn't work for you, we'll be running additional heats on Friday at 5:30 and 7pm (arrive at 5:30 or 7 to warm up...WOD ~6/7:30).
The sign-up sheet is in the box, or you can sign up here. EMAIL LIS TO CONFIRM YOUR HEAT, DIVISION AND T-SHIRT SIZE!

Recovery Day

Today is a recovery day for those who have trained hard all week and/or are doing Fran tomorrow. This will still be a great training day to work on mobility, recovery and some gymnastics skills. If you're super sore, take it a little easier today. Feeling good? Get after it: push a little harder on the row and the AMRAP.

A few reminders to help your soreness & recovery -

  • Take a rest day every two to three days. You can still work on mobility on these days.
  • Get 7-9 hours of sleep in a COOL, DARK room.
  • Supplement with fish oil and magnesium to reduce soreness/decrease inflammation (Natural Calm or a magnesium citrate supplement will also help you sleep and keep you regular. Epsom salts baths are another great way to aid recovery w magnesium...active ingredient: magnesium sulfate).
  • DO NOT take pain killers like ibuprofen which wreak havoc on your body and inhibit muscle growth.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Post-workout nutrition: eating plenty of protein (about a gram per pound of bodyweight) will drastically help recovery and muscle growth. This is especially important immediately post-workout. Use a clean protein supplement within 45 minutes of finishing a WOD. My favorite is the SFH Recovery formula, which we sell in the Pro Shop in chocolate, vanilla and natural flavors. John from SFH is here this weekend with some samples of post-WOD protein and fish oil so check it out!

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    Free Park WOD - Sun 10am. Meet at the Piedmont Park sand volleyball courts
    HOOVERBALL! - Sun 11am on the sand volleyball, er, HOOVERBALL courts.

    The mural is ALMOST finished. Thanks to our Melvin for helping to decorate the gym with your artwork!


    Workout of the Day


    Recovery Day
    Start with 10 minute easy row

    Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
    30 second Handstand hold
    30 second Squat hold
    30 second L-sit hold
    30 second Chin over bar hold

    Finish w 10 minutes mobility and foam rolling




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Thurs 06.14.12

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Grand Opening Celebration

Saturday from 5 to 8, join us at CFM to celebrate our Grand Opening and get to know your fellow members a little better. We'll have food, drinks and a DJ, and some of us will be going out to dinner afterward over at Steamhouse Lounge, so please join us. The more, the merrier!

The Quest for 500

If you've visited the CFM Facebook or YouTube pages, you know someone had the freaking awesome idea to do a dance to celebrate for every 100 Facebook fans we get. We're 50 fans away from 500, and hoping to hit the big 500 milestone BEFORE SATURDAY night so we can make one big dance video of party guests doing the WOBBLE at the Grand Opening. PLEASE spread the word on Facebook, ask your friends to LIKE our page (if you go to the CFM page and click SHARE, you can post a status update spreading the word), AND THEN, learn the Wobble for Saturday. I expect you all to be practicing in your offices today. DO IT!



Fran Challenge Prelims (NEW HEATS)

Sat 10 & 11am are the main heats. We prefer you do Fran then, BUT if Saturday AM doesn't work for you, we'll be running additional heats on Friday at 5:30 and 7pm (arrive at 5:30 or 7 to warm up...WOD ~6/7:30).
The sign-up sheet is in the box, or you can sign up here. EMAIL LIS TO CONFIRM YOUR HEAT, DIVISION AND T-SHIRT SIZE!

Dontcha wanna be Stronger, Faster and Healthier?

John from Stronger, Faster, Healthier will be here this weekend with some post-WOD protein and fish oil samples for you to try! Are you wicked sore since starting CrossFit? A good fish oil supplement will drastically reduce your inflammation and aid recovery. Try some this weekend... we have SFH Fish Oil in Vanilla, Tangerine, Lemon, Mint, and my personal favorite, Chocolate.

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Free Park WOD - Sun 10am. Meet at the Piedmont Park sand volleyball courts
HOOVERBALL! - Sun 11am on the sand volleyball, er, HOOVERBALL courts.

WELCOME to Brianne, Erin and Marshall!



WELCOME to brand new members Kerry and Anna (KILLING the power cleans this AM). Great work guys!

Workout of the Day

Perform 2-3 Power Cleans on the minute for 15 minutes.
*Start the clock. At the top of every minute perform 2 Power Cleans. If you are working with less than 3/4 body weight, do an extra rep each minute (3 instead of 2).
*Use a maximal weight. 80% - 85% of 1 RM
*For every rep not completed, perform 5 burpees during rest time.

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Thurs 05.31.12

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Grand Opening Party is Saturday, June 16th!

Please RSVP here if you haven't already. We'll be celebrating all our awesome members AND DOING THE WOBBLE. Dancing won't be required, but it will be highly encouraged. Please begin practicing now:

I can't believe this was the first video I embedded on our blog.

BUT we can't WOBBLE until we get 500 FANS. Please share our page on Facebook and help CrossFit Midtown hit the 500 fan milestone!

SAVE THE DATE: Goal-Setting Workshop, Wed July 11th at 7pm

Rachel from the new Lululemon Howell Mill store is hosting a goal-setting workshop at CFM on Wed, 7/11 at 7 pm. We'll work on some short- and long-term vision building and goal setting. Mark your calendars now to set some BHAGS (awesome acronym, right? Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals!).

Free Piedmont Park WODs

Did you know we do a free WOD in the park every Sunday at 10 am? Join us this Sunday at 10 for a WOD (open to the public and suitable for all skill levels). We'll meet in the meadow near Park Tavern for a WOD, THEN we'll head over to the sand volleyball courts to play HOOVER BALL. Don't worry, if you don't know what Hoover Ball is, we'll teach you. Carlos is a pro and will be coaching the crew this Sunday!!
So meet in the meadow at 10 am OR at the sand volleyball courts at 11 am. See you Sunday!


Workout of the Day

Bear Complex
7 sets of the following sequence:
Power Clean
Front Squat
Push Press
Back Squat
Push Press
5 rounds - work up to max load

There is no time component - once you start a round you can rest at any time during the sequence EXCEPT with the bar on the ground.

Penalty for dropping the bar mid-round (without finishing your five reps/cycles) is 5 burpees (for each drop), payable at the end of the WOD.

Advanced athletes - count only unbroken rounds. No penalties, just drop weight or try again, until you get all five rounds unbroken.

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Wed 05.30.12

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Success Journals are in!

If you're a Silver or Gold member, your journal is waiting for you by the white board. If you don't get one with your membership and want to buy one, they're $18. You are required to track your workouts, so if you don't get a Success Journal, invest in a notebook of some sort. Starting TODAY you are as accountable as your coach for knowing your results and scores.

SIGN UP for Food as Fuel and Fran Challenge

Details and sign up sheets are up in the gym. Sign up now for Food as Fuel (Sat, 6/9 - noon-1:30; free to members) and the Fran Challenge (Prelims Sat, 6/16 - AM classes; $30 to participate...includes t-shirt, prizes and finals party).

Goals... are due today by midnight to Lis.

Email Lis if you need help. Hit the deadline or hit the deck for some buuuuuuuuuuuurpees!



Memorial Day (pre-Murph)

Workout of the Day


Skill work: Rope climbs

Five rounds for time of:
15 foot Rope climb, 1 ascent
10 Wallball shots, 20/14 pound ball
15 Kettlebell swings, 1.5/1 pood
20 Double-unders