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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

FRI 09.16.16

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Barbell thursters Anne-Marie and Ashli

Barbell thursters Anne-Marie and Ashli


Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Sept 22nd: 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.
Thursday, Sept 22nd: 8:15-9:15pm. Wine & Partner Yoga! Instructor Jackie will be leading a partner yoga classes featuring partner supported balance poses, partner stretches, and partner trust exercises. Open to all friends as part of Bring-A-Friend Day!!
Saturday, Sept 24th: 2-4pm. CFM Social & Potluck.

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- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Overhead Squat: In 12 minutes work up to a 3 rep max.

B. 21-15-9 [18 Minute Time Cap]
Overhead Squat (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
Handstand Pushups**
400m Run each round

**Scale HSPU [video] to pike HSPU (feet) 1:1, (knees) 1:1, incline pushups 1:1

Post load for OHS and time for the WOD. Ex: 185#, 15:40 L3


And coming Saturday...

A. 9 Minute AMRAP
9 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
9 Burpees
9 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
9 Box Jumps (24/20”)

Rest 9 Minutes

B. Partner WOD 9 Minute AMRAP
135 Goblet Squats (24/16kg)
AMRAP Cal Row

For the partner WOD at 3,2,1...go, one partner starts on the row, while the other may work on squats. The reps for the squats are a team total and may be partitioned any way. All the squats must be completed before the 9 minutes and any unfinished reps are subtracted from the calories on the rower. Partners may switch rowers as often as they want.

Post rounds and reps from part A. and then total cals from part B. Ex. 6+4 Rx, 164 Rx

Saturday Schedule

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

Sunday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina
12:15p: Yoga- Alexis Story. Click here to reserve

MON 8.15.16 3rd Quarterly Progress Checks!!

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Snatch warmup drills

Snatch warmup drills


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: 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 Cals Airdyne

Post max load for Snatch and C&J and total cal. Ex: 185#, 265#, 32

FRI 06.24.16

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"Good work!"

"Good work!"


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Stacy
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 12 minutes every minute on the minute (EMOM):
(30 seconds work: 30 seconds rest)
ODD: 1 Set of Max Consecutive Jump Rope (singles, Speed Step, or DU)
EVEN: Overhead Squats (OHS) (m=95:135 / w=65:95)

Score total Jump Rope from each round and total OHS. Ex: 205 DU, 34 Rx

B. Medball Bocce Ball!

And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD "Randy & Tommy V"
Complete For Time: [24 Minute Time Cap]

Open: 75 Power Snatch (m = 45/65/75, w = 35/45/55)
Partner Pushup Position Plank Hold

Then...
12-9-6 Rope Climbs**
Partner Dead Hang Hold
21-15-9 Thrusters (m = 75/95/115, w = 55/65/85)
Partner Bottom Air Squat Hold

**Wear long socks or pants to protect your legs for rope climbs. Without long socks or pants rope climbs are not allowed.

All reps are team totals. Partners may partition the reps any way. Only one person working at a time. While one person is working the other person must be in a static hold.

Rx+ Gymnastics = Wall Handstand Hold, Chin-over Bar L-sit Hold, Bottom Pistol Hold.

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 16:17 L3.

Saturday Schedule

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

Sunday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
11a: Open Gym- Travis
12:15p: Yoga- Annie Harbison. Click here to reserve

THUR 02.18.16 “Baseline”

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Sarah finished position of the sumo deadlift high pull during Fight Gone Bad

Sarah finished position of the sumo deadlift high pull during Fight Gone Bad


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- 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. Thruster: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate set of 2 from the rack

B. Fran
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pullups

Post load of thruster and time to complete WOD. Ex: 205#, 4:15 Rx

THUR 12.10.15 Baseline

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December Save the Dates

CFM Holiday Party Friday 12/11 7-10pm
CFM Star Wars VII Premiere Thursday 12/17 9:30pm at Midtown Arts Cinema
Bring-A-Friend Day: Saturday 12/19 All Classes 9, 10, 11am

Sarah keep a plank on ring pushups and buidling shoulder stability and strength towards strict ring dips

Sarah keep a plank on ring pushups and buidling shoulder stability and strength towards strict ring dips


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Tom

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 4 at 70% of 1 rep max. Rest 3 minutes between sets

Post time for Baseline and load for OHS. Ex: 5:52 Rx, 155#.


And coming tomorrow...

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

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 7:04 Rx

FRI 06.26.15

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Squatting From the Bottom Up. Squatting is life! You have to do it to get in and out of a car, even get off the toilet! Assessing overhead squats makes sure you have enough components of mobility and stabilization that work together to be successful. Here we go through a step by step approach of activating the right pillar system to train the correct movement pattern for squatting...Click here to read more: Dynamic Functional Mobility Series - Squatting From The Bottom Up (SBUp) "Repair+Recovery Workshop" by Lauren Polivka, DPT

Jonathan

Jonathan getting down to the bottom of an overhead squat


Summer Yoga Series at CrossFit Midtown

We have our 3rd guest Yoga Instructor this Saturday 6/27 at 12 PM as we continue our summer yoga series at CrossFit Midtown. For Annie Harbison yoga is a chance to discover, a time to receive, and a place to heal. It brings her to a state of wholeness and balance when She's had a wreck of a day, and it allows her to express pure joy when everything is aligning just right in a stretch or pose. In Teaching, she'd liked for Yoga to remind us to stop controlling and to start letting go and immerse ourselves in the flow of things.

Join us on Saturday at 12pm for a special yoga class for CrossFitters lead by Annie Harbison!
Click here to reserve your spot online.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Casey
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 12 minutes every minute on the minute (EMOM):
(30 seconds work: 30 seconds rest)
ODD: 1 Set of Max Consecutive Jump Rope (singles, continuous single+DU, or DU)
EVEN: Overhead Squats (OHS) (m=95:135 / w=65:95)

Score total Jump Rope from each round and total OHS. Ex: 205 DU, 34 Rx

B. Medball Bocce Ball!

And coming Saturday...

"D.C. al Fine"
PART 1

3 Minute AMRAP:
20 Cal Row
20 Situps
20 Box Jumps (24/20")** Step downs only
20 Burpees
20 Wallball Shots (20# to 10ft / 14# to 9ft)**
20 KB Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (32/24kg)**
20 Bear Crawl Plate Circles
20m Sled Pull (90/45) + 20m Run. Fine.

1 Minute Rest

D.C. al Fine...
PART 2

Go back to the beginning and complete the Chipper to the end [12 minute time cap]
Part 2: Score is time to complete WOD. If time capped, score is 12 minutes + 1 sec/rep remaining. 20m Sled Pull = 20 reps, 20m run = 20 reps.
Ex: 10:12
Ex (time capped): Finished 15 Bear Crawl Circles = 45 reps left (12:45).

**Scaled:
Box Jumps (20/16")
Wallballs (14# to 10ft/10# to 9ft)
KB Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (16/12kg)

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
12p: **Special Yoga for Crossfit**- Annie Harbison

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
11a: Open Gym- Dyer