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THUR 01.31.19

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Nancy scaling the push up to an incline. The most important part of the push up is the plank!


CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30 pm: Mobility Night with Dr Jackie: This is part of our Gymnastics Workshop series and the mobility session will focus on overhead mobility for handstands and hanging movements. This series will continue Wednesdays and Sundays through February leading up to the start of the 2019 Open on Thursday, February 21st. The cost is $35 for the complete workout series (includes 8-9 gymnastics sessions and 2 mobility nights) or $10 for this individual session. Click here to register for the single class.

Thursday, February 21st: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Send us their full name, contact email and the time you will be attending to reserve their spot in advance. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Friday, February 22nd 7:00 pm: CFM Friday Night Lights 19.1 for the CrossFit Open! Click here to register for the 2019 Open!!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12p: All Levels CrossFit- Pat
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
7:30p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. DB Bulgarian Split Squat
Farmer carry style DB hold in each hand
5 x 6/6

B. AMRAP 8
3 Rope Climbs*
7 Pistols (each leg)
11 Hand Release Push Ups

*All athletes must wear long socks or pants to protect shins for rope climbs.

Post rounds and reps for the AMRAP. Ex: 4+2 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

For Time [28min cap]
600m Run
21-15-9
DB Thruster (35/20's)
Med Ball Sit Ups (20/14)
400m Run
15-12-9
Slam Balls (30/20)
Toes to Bar
200m Run
12-9- 6
Devil's Press (35/20's)
Mountain Climbers (x2)

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 23:47 Rx.

MON 08.14.17 3rd Quarterly Progress Checks!

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Ester


Quarterly Progress Checks

This week 8/14-8/20 is the quarterly progress checks where we retest workouts from the previous year. There will be benchmark WODs or lifts each day.

Is this your first Quarterly Check-In Week?

Here's what's about to go down...
1. Retest your baseline! For one of your workouts for the week, you'll retest your Baseline. You also have the option to retest your Baseline WOD in all classes today or any Open Gym during the week.
2. Goal-Setting & reflection: At the beginning of class on Mon & Tues, we'll take 10 minutes to reflect on our progress over the last three months into the beginning of 2017 and set some goals for the next quarter. If you prefer to spend more time on goal-setting, join Mike Thursday evening, May 17th from 8-8:30pm for a goal-setting workshop. We'll take some time to visualize what we want our future to be like, then set smaller, action steps to achieve our longer-term goals. Additional times will be made available through the week.
3. Record your results! If you haven't been doing it already, now is the time to start tracking your progress in the gym. Use the Zen Planner Phone App, or you can track through the Zen Planner web page. Or Google Docs, or old school with a journal. We have journals available at the ProShop.

It's time to put all your hard work and training to the test. Are we getting fitter? Are we healthier? Next week marks the perfect time to re-evaluate our goals and make plans with actionable steps for the next 3 months and into the last quarter of 2017. If you have any questions about Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC), ask your coach at the gym or email us.

CFM Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 15th Lurong Championship Challenge Information Session. Before and after each class have an opportunity to learn more about our fall fitness and nutrition challenge and sign up to participate. Lurong Representative Adam Jackson will have a table at the gym to answer questions our members have about the Lurong Challenge. Early sign up is this week and next. Challenge starts on Monday, September 18th.

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!

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: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Baseline:
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Situps
20 Hand release pushups
10 Pullups

B. Overhead Squat: 3 sets of 5 at 70% of 1 rep max. Rest 3 minutes between sets
Accrue 2 minutes L-sit hold on rings or parallettes.

Post time for Baseline and load for OHS. Ex: 4:12 Rx, 175#.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Olympic Total: 1 rep max Snatch followed by 1 rep max Clean & Jerk

B. 1 Minute Max Bar-Facing Burpees

Post max load for Snatch and C&J and total cal. Ex: 185#, 265#, 28

MON 07.31.17

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Fitness and teamwork! All in a day's work!


CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 2nd and 9th Mobility Nights with Dr. Jackie Varnum. Mobility Night is at 6:30pm and group classes will run on the half hour. This will be a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the shoulder and overhead movements. Athletes will use banded distraction to increase range of motion and then use muscle activation and movement reinforcement to improve stability/mobility in the overhead press and overhead squat.

#workouttoremember


Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Click here for event details and to donate for this great cause! #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
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. 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 = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
Hand Release Pushups (L+ = Ring Dips)

Post load for complex and time for rep rounds. Ex: 205# 8:10 L2.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Kipping: In 10 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 (L+ = C2B)
60 Double Unders
30 1-arm Kettlebell Snatch (alt) (m = 16/24/32, w=12/16/20kg)
60 Double Unders
30 Toes to bar
60 Double Unders
30 Goblet Squats (m = 16/24/32, w=12/16/20kg)

Post max unbroken sets for complex and time to complete WOD. Ex: 12, 12:55 L2

MON 07.24.17

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Nancy


CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 27th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Thank you for everyone who invited a friend to join us and for those completing their first workout at CrossFit Midtown for the June BAF Day! We look forward to the next BAF Day in July. 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!

#workouttoremember


Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Click here for event details and to donate for this great cause! #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front Squat: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps in final set.

B. 3 Rounds: 1 minute each station
Toes to Bar
Box Jumps (24/20) Step downs only.
Plate Ground-to-Overhead (45/24)
200m Run + Hand release pushups (bonus)
Rest 2 minute between rounds

Post load and reps for Squat, total reps from 3 rounds. 200m Run = 1 rep: 6 reps 230#, 215 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Shoulder Press: 4 sets of 4 (80% of 5 rep max) (3-0-X-1)*
3 second negative. 0 seconds at the bottom (touch-and-go). *X = ½ second up (dynamic). 1 second hold at top.

B. 9 minute as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
20 Double Unders
14 Air Squats
1 Rope Climb (15ft)**

**Athletes must wear long socks or pants to protect shins when climbing the rope. Scale to 10ft rope climb 1:1, 1ft rope climb hold for 5 seconds, Knee-raise dead hang hold 10 seconds

Post load for Press. Post total rounds and reps from AMRAP. Ex: 135#, 7+10 Rx.

WED 07.05.17

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Damon and Jonathan. Ready, set, ...ROW!!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
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)

A. 12 minutes every minute on the minute (EMOM):
(40 seconds work / 20 seconds rest)

1st: Max Rep Speed Step (R+L=1)
2nd: Max Rep Double Unders
3rd: Elbow Plank Hold

B. 3 Rounds for time [15 minute time cap]
25 Toes to bar
20 Hand Release Pushups
20/15 Cal Row

Post total reps of speed step and DU. Post time to finish WOD. Ex: 203, 227, 8:21.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Cleans: In 15 minutes complete 6 sets 1 rep working up in weight.
70-75-80-85-87-90%

B. 3 Rounds For Time [15 minute time cap]:
15 Power Clean (m = 65/95/125/155, w = 45/65/85/105)
400m Run

Post load and type of clean and time to finish WOD.
Ex: 235# Squat Clean, 9:34. L4


CFM Upcoming Events

Monday, July 10th:"Own Your Eating" Nutrition Workshop at CFM from 6-8pm.

Thursday, July 27th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Thank you for everyone who invited a friend to join us and for those completing their first workout at CrossFit Midtown for the June BAF Day! We look forward to the next BAF Day in July. 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!

Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

MON 04.24.17 Mobility Night at CFM!

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Coach Michael warming up with air squats


CFM Upcoming Events

Early Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge Ends Monday! Register early and receive a discount! The challenge combines nutrition and fitness and over the course of 5 weeks helps us improve body composition and performance! Click here for more details. Lurong Summertime Challenge Starts Monday, May 15th.



Monday, Apr 24th: Mobility Night returns to CFM tonight at 6pm with Dr. Jackie Varnum from Athletes' Potential. In this session we will be going over mobility for CrossFit athletes focusing on the shoulder for your snatch and overhead lifts as well as hanging kipping movements such as pullups, toes to bar, and muscle ups. Join Dr. Jackie to improve your overhead mobility through increased range of motion, muscle activation, and movement reinforcement that will take your CrossFit performance and shoulder health to the next level!

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
6p: Mobility Night- Dr Jackie Varnum
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: In 12 minutes work up to a heavy double at 85%

B. For Time [24 Minute Time Cap]:
300m Run**
26 Hand Release Push-ups
300m Run
26 KB Swings (24/16kg)
300m Run
26 Situps
300m Run
26 KB Deadlifts (32/24kg)
300m Run
26 Air Squats
300m Run
26 Box Jumps (24/20″)

Rx+ = 400m each run.

Post load for squat and time for the WOD. Ex: 345#, 18:19 Rx+

And coming tomorrow...

A. Snatch Complex: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy complex of
1 Hang Power Snatch
1 Snatch

B. “Crowbar”
4 Minute AMRAP:
18 Power Snatch (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
18 Burpee Pull-ups
Max Calorie Row
Rest 4:00
4 Minute AMRAP:
15 Power Snatch (m = 65/95/115, w = 45/65/85)
15 Burpee Pull-ups
Max Calorie Row
Rest 4:00
4 Minute AMRAP:
12 Power Snatch (m = 75/115/135, 55/85/95)
12 Burpee Pull-ups
Max Calorie Row

Post load for snatch complex and calories from AMRAPs. Ex: 35 L3

TUES 03.28.17

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Coach Justin and Coach Stacy


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted Pullups: 3 sets of 5. Worksets. Max reps 3rd Set.

B. For Time:
25-20-15-10-5 reps of
Air Squats
Hand Release Pushups
Situps
200m Sprint

Post load and reps for pullups and time for WOD. Ex: 55#, 7 reps, 12:40 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

“Triple Threat”
4 minutes AMRAP
5 Deadlift (m = 135/185/275, w = 95/135/185)
9 Wall ball shots (m = 10/14/20 to 10ft, w = 6/10/14 to 9ft)

3 minutes REST

3 minutes AMRAP
7 Thursters (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
7 Kettlebell swings (m = 16/20/24, w = 8/12/16kg)

2 minute REST

2 minutes AMRAP
Burpee Pullups

Score total repetitions from each AMRAP and sum total repetitions for entire WOD
Ex: 82 + 56 + 20 = 158 L3.