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MON 8.20.18

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Kevin Cass performing an Overhead Squat



Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8:30p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Overhead Squat
2-2-2-2-2
3 second pause at the bottom

B. Nancy [20 min cap]
5 Rounds
400m Run
15 Overhead Squats (95/65)

Post heaviest load for OHS and time for WOD.  Ex. 185#,  9:24 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. For Time [13min cap]
50 Double Unders
21 Deadlifts (185/125)
21 DB Push Press (50/35)
50 Double Unders
15 Deadlifts (225/155)
15 DB Push Press (50/35)
50 Double Unders
9 Deadlifts (265/185)
9 DB Push Press (50/35)
-Rest 5 minutes-
2-4-6-8-10 [8min cap]
Thrusters (115/85)
Burpee Box Jumps (24/20)

Post time for both WODs. Ex 11:16 Rx, 6:37 Rx

CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 22th: Wall Yoga with Priscila Baptista. We will highlight a series of yoga poses using the wall to assist in balance, position, and relaxing in to stretches. Class will be capped at 18.
Saturday, August 25th: 31 Heroes Social and Fundraiser at Urban Tree Cidery! Tickets are $20 and include a flight and tour of the brewery. Tickets can be purchased at the gym or via ZenPlanner.

FRI 05.25.18 Memorial Day Weekend!

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Ellen


CFM Upcoming Events

Sat & Sun, May 26th & 27th: Join us for Yoga this Memorial Day Weekend. We have Yoga Saturday 12:15 pm with Monica Miller and Sunday 12:15 pm with Priscila Baptista. Yoga at CFM is a combination of slow flow, yin and restorative postures with a focus on position, breath, and relaxation of the mind and body. Free trial for first time visitors and friends and family guests are welcome!

Saturday Yoga class with Monica holding boat pose


Monday, May 28th: Memorial Day Murph at 09:00 at Piedmont Park! We have a unique opportunity to offer both a service and experience for all those who participate in the Memorial Murph WOD and share in the remembrance of an American Hero. CFM Gym Closed. Meet at the park in the morning for the WOD. Reserve your spot in advance here!

Monday, May 28th: CFM Brunch at 11:00 at The Nook in Midtown. Join your fellow CFM Members for a nutritious brunch and social over Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, June 21st: 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 May BAF Day! We look forward to the next BAF Day in June. 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!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift
5-5-5-5

B. 3 Rounds
21 Calorie Row
15 Handstand Pushups
9 Slam Balls (30/20)

Post load for deadlift and time for the WOD. Ex: 430#, 8:40 Rx

And coming Saturday...

High Five
AMRAP 5 Min
10 Power Snatches* (45/65/95, 35/45/65)
10 Box Jumps (16/20/24,12/16/20)

-Rest 2 Min-

AMRAP 5 Min
10 Overhead Squats** (45/65/95, 35/45/65)
10 Box Jumps (16/20/24,12/16/20)
*L1/L2 = Ground to Overhead anyway
**L1/L2 = Front Squats

Post total reps from both AMRAPs. Ex: 165 L3

Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Priscila Baptista
5,6p: Open Gym- Neal

FRI 03.09.17 Open 18.3

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Justin K.


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- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7p: Friday Night Lights 18.3!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

WORKOUT 18.3

Rx
2 rounds for time of:
100 double-unders
20 overhead squats (115/80)
100 double-unders
12 ring muscle-ups
100 double-unders
20 dumbbell snatches (50/35)
100 double-unders
12 bar muscle-ups

Scaled
2 rounds for time of:

100 single-unders
20 overhead squats (45/35)
100 single-unders
12 chin-over-bar pull-ups
100 single-unders
20 dumbbell snatches (35/20)
100 single-unders
12 chin-over-bar pull-ups

L1
2 rounds for time of:

100 single-unders
20 overhead squats (45/35)
100 single-unders
12 jumping chest-to-bar pull-ups
100 single-unders
20 dumbbell snatches (20/10)
100 single-unders
12 jumping chest-to-bar pull-ups

Group Class Scaling options for Muscle ups:
C2B pullups 1:1, pullups 1:1, Jumping Chest-to-bar Pull-ups 1:1.

Post time to complete the WOD or total reps completed before time cap.
Ex: 592 Rx.


And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD
For Time [28 Minute Time Cap]:


Open: 50 Cal Row + 50 V-ups**

Then… 5 Rounds:
50 Air Squats
10 Tire Flips 200#
100m Run
100m Double Sandbag Carry (90/50#)

Close: 50 Cal Row + 50 V-ups**

All reps and distances are team totals. At 3,2,1...go 1st partner starts on the Row while the other begins V-ups. Athletes must switch rower every 10 cal but may partition the V-ups anyway. Only 1 partner working on V-ups at a time. Once the 50 cal and 50 V-ups are completed the team advances to the air squats. Only 1 partner working at a time on the air squats. Once squats are completed the team advances to the flips, run, and carry (these may be completed in any order): Tire flips may be partner flip or alternating (each team may only flip 1 tire); Only 1 athlete completes the 100m run and this may not be partitioned; and the 100m Carry may be partitioned any way so long as the sandbags are carried the entire time in which athletes may switch as often as desired. When flip, run, and carry are completed, start the next round of air squats and so forth. After completing the 5th round, team advances back to the rower and must switch partners every 10 cal.

**Rx+ = 100 Cal Row + 100 V-ups

Post time to complete the workout. Ex: 23:20 Rx

Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller

And coming Sunday...

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 5. Worksets. Max reps final set.

B. Tabata Something: 8 rounds of 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest
Speed Step (L+R=1)
Wallballs (20/14) to 10ft
Burpees
Slamballs (20/15)
**Complete all 8 rounds of each movement before rotating.

Post load and reps for bench and total reps of each movement from WOD.
Ex: 245#, 5 reps, 201, 82, 42, 64 Rx


Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Open Gym- Michael
12:15a: Yoga- Lana Wilson
5,6p: Open Gym- Neal

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

WED 02.15.17 “Baseline”

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Tom and Paul

Tom and Paul


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
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...

“Mary Ann”
5 Rounds
7 Handstand Pushups
14 Pistols
21 Double unders

Post time to complete WOD: 7:48 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!

MON 01.02.17

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Warm-up shuttles

Warm-up shuttles


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- Anthony
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Squat Snatch: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy single

B. For Time: [18 Minute Time Cap]
21 Power Snatches (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
21 Burpees
21 Pull-Ups
15 Overhead Squats (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
15 Burpees
15 Pull-Ups (L2/L3+ = C2B)
9 Squat Snatches (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
9 Burpees
9 Pull-Ups (L2/L3+ = Bar Muscle Ups)

Post load for Snatch and time for WOD. Ex: 165#, 10:24 L3.

Holiday Travel Workout 11

50 Burpees For Time
Every minute on the minute complete 5 V-ups (V-situps). - start with burpees
Rest 4 minutes and complete another round.

Post time to complete all burpees each round. Ex: 5:45/6:29 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Thruster: In 12 minutes work up to a heavy set of 2. From the ground.

B. Teams of 3: 25 Minute AMRAP
3K Row
100 One Arm Alternating Kettlebell Snatches (24/16kg)
30 Thrusters (75/55)
30 Thrusters (95/65)
30 Thrusters (115/80)
30 Thrusters (135/95)
30 Thrusters (155/105)
Max Thrusters (185/135) in Time Remaining

One partner working at a time

Post load for thruster and score total reps of thrusters only from AMRAP.
Ex: 215#, 154 (4 thrusters at 185#) Rx.

FRI 10.07.16 “The Last Unicorn”

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Member of the Month Jeanette! Click here to read more about her CrossFit story.

Member of the Month Jeanette!
Click here to read more about her CrossFit story.


Upcoming CFM Events

Saturday, Oct 8th: 5-7pm. TransFitWorld Conference Powerlifting Meet. Special discount for CFM Members, email info@crossFitMidtown to sign up. Click here for more details and directions to the event. We will be meeting at CFM at 4:15pm to Carpool or Marta to the meet.
Sunday, Oct 9th: 8-9:30am. CFM Track Session (click for details). Meet at the track for an Aerobic Capacity Workout with Coach Travis.
Thursday-Sunday, October 13th-16th: USA Raw Nationals Powerlifting Meet. CFM will be volunteering for this event. All Members who volunteer for 1-4 hours will receive a free admission for the week! Come watch the strongest men and women in the country at the Georgia World Congress Center over the weekend. Sign up here for general volunteer for any of the time slots any day.
Wednesday, Oct 19th: Reebox Box Crawl. The Box Crawl is an epic road trip stopping at 125 CrossFit Boxes over the course of 18 weeks. Team Reebox will hang out at CFM for the day and bring awesome stuff! Here’s a little of what they will bring: a full Nano 6 try on experience where members will be able to try on the Nano 6 for their workout, a fully stocked Reebok Recovery Bar that is loaded with Kill Cliff, Goat Tape, WOD Repair Lotion, Vita Coco, Caveman Coffee, and much more as well as a Reebok Survival Outpost packed with body wipes, hair ties, and plastic bags for your dirty gym clothes…you know, all the must haves! All CFM members are invited to to the box for this event.
Thursday, Oct 20th: Bring-A-Friend Day!! There will be an all levels partner friendly WOD. Invite a friend, family member, or co-worker to join you for the WOD.
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!

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- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. "The Last Unicorn"
Teams of 2, 25 minute AMRAP


9 Rope Climbs*
40 Clean & Jerks
30 Pushups**
40 Power Snatches
80 Double-unders***
40 Overhead Squats

The Barbell Loading Journey
[C&J, Snatch, Overhead Squats] 1st Round (The Butterfly): m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65
2nd Round (The Magician): m = 65/85/115, w = 45/65/85
3rd Round (The Prince): m = 75/95/135, w = 55/75/95
4th Round (The Red Bull): m = 95/115/155, w = 65/85/105
All rounds and reps are team totals. Only 1 partner working at a time and partners may partition the reps any way. After completing the 1st round the weight for the barbell increases and so forth each round.

*Athletes must wear long socks or pants to climb rope. Protect your shins from rope burn. Scale to 10ft climb 1:1, seated box rope climb 1:1, floor plank climb 1:1, ring rows 4:1.
**Scale Pushups to incline parallette 12”, bench 16”, box (20/24/30)”. (L2/L3+ = HSPU)
***Scale Double Unders (DUs) to DU+singles 40 reps/round, speed step 1:1, singles 1:1.

Post rounds and reps completed. Ex: 2+24 L3

B. Trap Stretch & Smash
1. Barbell trapeze smash 60 seconds each side
2. Triple Bully trap stretch 60 seconds each side
3. Neck Rolls (5R/5L)


And coming Saturday...

“Cellar Door” [16 Minute Time Cap]
For time:
30 Pullups*
100m Sled Pull + 100m Run
15 Squat Cleans
200m Sled Pull + 200m Run
15 Squat Cleans
100m Sled Pull + 100m Run
30 Pullups*

Sled Weight (m = 90/135/180, w = 45/90/135)
Clean Weight (m = 75/105/135, w = 55/75/95)
*Scale pullups to Kipping Single Pullups 15 reps/set, BBAP 1:1, ring rows, 1:1.
(L2/L3+ = C2B)

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 10:34 L3+

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller. Click here to reserve

Sunday Schedule

8a: Aerobic Capacity Track Session w/ Coach Travis
10a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Alexis Story. Click here to reserve