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TUES 05.14.19 Happy Birthday CFM!

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CFM Family


Today is CFM's 7th birthday!

Thanks to the entire CFM community for training with us over the years.
Whether you joined recently, or back in May 14th of 2012 when we opened the doors, THANK YOU for building the CFM community.
We've enjoyed coaching you, PR-ing with you, grinding through tough WODs together and just helping Midtown Atlanta become a fitter community.

There's a lot of CrossFit action happening throughout our Anniversary weekend, and we hope you can join us for some of the fun starting Thursday with our Bring-A-Friend Day and Candlelight Yoga! This Saturday we'll be here at CFM for our Annual Kessel Run WOD in the morning and then the 7th Anniversary party from 1-5 pm with some food catered by the wonderful Marlow's Tavern, cold drinks, all your friends, fun games, and some good times. Check below for all our upcoming events and details.

SEE YOU AT THE GYM THIS WEEK AND TO CELEBRATE THIS WEEKEND!

Sarah and Anne Marie from 2014 Bring A Friend Day!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
11a: Open Gym- CFM Staff
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
3:00p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:00p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
5:00p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
6:00p: Nutrition Challenge Kickoff Seminar- Michael & Brianna
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8:40p: Yoga- Priscila Baptista
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

For Time:
25 Pull Ups
50 Cal Row
100 OHS (45/35)
50 Box Jumps (24/20”)
25 Pull ups

Post time to complete WOD, Ex. 12:48 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. Thruster (from the Rack)
2-2-2-2-2

B. 5 Rounds
3 Clusters (185/125)
15 Toes to Bar
30 Double Unders

Post load for thruster in Part A and time to complete the WOD. Ex: 255, 7:21 Rx


CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 16th Bring-A-Friend Day! 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!

Thursday, May 16th 8:45 pm Join us for a special edition of Candlelight and Lavender Yoga on Thursday evening starting at at 8:45 pm. Part of Bring-A-Friend Day too!

Saturday, May 18th 1:00 pm: Save the Date! CFM 7th Anniversary Party!! RSVP here by Tuesday, May 14th.

Monday, May 20th: HSN Nutrition Challenge Starts! Sign up at the gym to get fit and healthy for the summer!

Monday, May 27th: 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 27th: 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.

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.