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FRI 06.27.14

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Bring a Friend Day: Tiffany and Alison finishing a Tandem Burpee

Bring a Friend Day: Tiffany and Alison finishing a Tandem Burpee

Today's schedule

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

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 rope DU, or DU)
EVEN: Max Reps Overhead Squats (m=95:140 / w=65:90)

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

B. Medball Bocce Ball!

And coming Saturday... “Moving Day”

9 and 10 am Classes: Heats of 4-7 athletes at 9:20, 9:40, 10:20, 10:40. (Open & Scaled Divisions)

Workout of the Day (WOD): 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 (90/50) + 20m Run. Fine.

1 Minute Rest

D.C. al Fine...
PART 2
Go back to the beginning and complete the Chipper [12 minute time cap]
Best Male & Female Competitors in Open & Scaled Division:
Part 1: Score is reps completed. Ex: 45
Part 2: Score is Bonus seconds for time remaining. If time capped, score reps remaining.
20m Sled Pull = 20reps, 20m run = 20reps.
Ex1: 10:35 = 85
Ex2: Finished 15 Bear Crawl Circles = (45)


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

MON 11.25.13 Holiday Travel Workouts

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No excuse not to exercise!

Every year Americans complain about the weight they put on over the holidays.
CROSSFIT MIDTOWN: LET'S NOT BE THOSE PEOPLE!!!
We know the holidays can be hectic with travel, family visits, holiday parties, end-of-year stress at work, and just chaos in general. And we know the cold weather makes you want to cuddle up in sweatpants and WHO REALLY CARES IF I PUT ON A FEW POUNDS SINCE IT'S COVERED UP IN LAYERS???
I do. I care. I want you all to be as fit on January 1 as you are now, the week before Thanksgiving.
So in addition to the regular workout of the day (WOD) posted on the blog (the one we'll do in class at the gym each day), our holiday gift to you*, CFMers, is 30 days of Holiday Travel Workouts... every day, M-F, for the rest of the year, we'll be posting a Holiday Travel Workout for you to do on the road...in the hotel gym...in Nana's living room...back home on your old stomping grounds...WHEREVER!
Post a pic or video of your travel workout to Instagram and tag @crossfitmidtown. On Monday, January 6th, we'll pick the best one and award the winner a $50 pro shop gift certificate.
Cha. Ching.
*Our holiday gift to you is actually the bitchin' CrossFitMas party we're throwing here in the gym on Friday, December 13th (7-10p). Don't miss it
imageCongrats to CFM students Tripp & Hannah who got engaged last week!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: Open Gym- Jim
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Tirzah
8p: Open Gym- Tirzah

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back squat work ups 5 sets of 5
B. As many rounds as possible in 12 minutes:
7 overhead squats (50% 1 rep max)
7 burpees
7 push ups

And coming tomorrow…

A. Clean & Jerk: 2-2-2
B. 4 rounds for time:
2 handstand push ups - (Rx+: deficit HSPU. Hands on parallettes or additional plates)
4 muscle ups (Scaled: jumping muscle up or 4 dips, 4 pull ups each round)
6 hang squat cleans, 185/135

Holiday Travel Workout

Run/walk for 30 minutes Every 3 minutes, stop and do 10 push ups.

FRI 9.20.13 Change your life in 30 days

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HOW to transform yourself in the CFMakeover

I want to address another concern I've heard from CFMers on the fence about joining the CFMakeover:
This isn't a nutrition challenge. You decide your goals and we'll help you get there. Of course, the cleaner you eat, the better your results will be, but I get it CFM football fans... some of you want to fall off the wagon once a week (or maybe every weekend). Be honest. Is that better than you usually do? Probably. If so, you have something to gain (or lose?) from this challenge.
After you register, you'll tell us whether your goal for the month is to lean out or bulk up (get lean or get swole?). We will give you tips based on EITHER goal.
The PRIMARY habit that will help you reach either goal is QUALITY SLEEP. Get 7 to 9 hours in a cool, dark room (yes, Midtown-high rise dwellers, you need blinds to cover that gorgeous city view while you sleep).
For those who want to lose body fat or have never tried the paleo diet, we recommend following the Whole 30 plan for 30 days of strict paleo. This means you'll eat meat, vegetables, some fruit, nuts and other good fats. You won't eat grains, dairy, legumes or sugar of any kind.
We'll help you do this, by sharing plenty of great recipes like these OR referring you to a local paleo meal delivery service. CFM recommends Edesia Meals.
If you're an endurance athlete or "hard gainer" (as in, you've always been on the lean side...maybe even scrawny. And it's tough to put on muscle), we'll recommend a paleo diet (LOTS of protein) plus starchy vegetables (white potatoes, yucca, sweet potatoes), more fruit, and a few grains (white rice, oatmeal) on your training days.
We'll also provide tips on recovery, supplements and more to transform your life in 30 days. I'm not being dramatic. I did my first "Whole 30" in October 2010 and it changed my life. More on that next week...
Get all the details here. Register by Tuesday to get the Early Bird perks.
paleo-pyramid
If you choose to eat strict paleo during the CFMakeover, here's what that entails.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy

Workout of the Day

A. 10 min mobility work
B. 10 min POSE skillwork
C. "Nancy"
5 rounds for time:
400m run
15 overhead squats 95/65

And coming tomorrow...

In teams of 2-3:
Row 5000m
One teammate rows. One teammate does kettlebell swings. One teammate holds hollow or superman position.
Final score = 5k row time MINUS total number of kettlebell swings. Subtract one second per kettlebell swing.


THURS 9.19.13 Accountability for Procrastinators

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Accountability Ideas

By Coach Beka
At CFM we have weekly staff meetings, and every Monday we share our positive focus and critical tasks for the week. I've realized when it comes to my personal tasks (preparing meals at home, sticking to my workout routine, etc), there's always something that lingers around for a while without getting accomplished.
PROCRASTINATION at its finest.
From now on when I realize that I'm putting a task off to the side, work or personal, I'm going to come up with something to hold myself accountable to...aka, something I would HATE having to do if I don't get that task done by the deadline. Thanks to Lis for sharing this blog post containing tips, phone apps and programs to keep us accountable to our goals.
I will definitely be putting some of these to work during our CFMakeover Challenge next month!

photo-7Hans making tuck jumps look easy!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Beginner CrossFit - Cassie
8:15p: Yoga - Samantha

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted pull ups: 4x4 workups
B.As many rounds as possible in 10 minutes:
3 Power Cleans @ 55% of 1 RM
5 Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
15 Air Squats or 1 round of "Cindy"

And coming tomorrow

A. 10 min mobility work
B. 10 min POSE skillwork
C. "Nancy"
5 rounds for time:
400m run
15 overhead squats 95/65