WORKOUT OF THE DAY

plank hold

WED 01.25.17

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Su-Mei

Su-Mei

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. Bench Press: In 15 minutes working up to a 3 rep max.

B. 16 Minute EMOM:
1st: 12 Goblet Squats (m = 16/24/32 kg, w = 12/16/24)
2nd: 9 Bench Press (m = 95/135/185, w = 65/95/135)
3rd: 6 Strict Pullups (L2/L3+ = C2B)
4th: 1 set 30 second Elbow Plank Hold

Post load for bench and fewest number of reps completed each minute for each movement. The reps do not have to be unbroken. Only 1 set for the plank.
Ex: 265#, 12-10-5-40 L3+.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Strict Handstand Pushups (HSPU): Complete 7 rounds:
15 seconds: Max reps strict handstand pushups
45 seconds: Rest

B. 20 Minute EMOM (30 seconds work/30 seconds rest):
Odd: 10m shuttle sprint Max Reps (30 seconds)
Even: 30 second Handstand hold

Score total reps for Strict HSPU and max sprints completed. Ex: 29, 92 Rx.

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Jan 26th: Mobility Night with Dr. Jackie Varnum at 6pm. This will be the first session of a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the squat and improving hip mobility through increased range of motion, muscle activation, and movement reinforcement.

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.

WED 07.06.16

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July Member of the Month Christina!

July Member of the Month Christina!
Read more about her CrossFit journey here.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
4p: Open Gym- Brianna
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8p: Strength Training/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 = 120/155, w = 85/105)
400m Run

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

WED 06.22.16

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Thomas and Ester 'kipping' it real

Thomas and Ester ‘kipping’ it real

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
11a: Yoga45- Kathlin
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
4p: Open Gym- Brianna
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Skill: Medball Throw Challenge
In 8 minutes complete 4 rounds of Medball Throws (vertical target)
10 reps at 9ft
8 reps at 10ft
6 reps at 11ft
4 reps at 12ft

Complete the 4 rounds at increasing the weight each round:
m = 10,12,14,20# / 12,14,20,30#
w = 8,10,12,14# / 10,12,14,20#

B. 15 Minutes As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP):
5 Push Press (m=95:120 / w=65:85)
10 Medball Throws 10ft vertical target (20/14)
15 Air Squats
30 second Pushup Position Plank Hold

Post number of sets completed for Medball Throws (max score 16). Post total rounds completed for AMRAP (each second on plank hold = 1 rep)
Ex: 16 Rx, 7+45 reps Rx

And coming tomorrow…Bring-A-Friend Day!!

A. Deadlift: 3 sets of 5 reps. 60% of 5RM. Rest 2 minutes between sets.
Advanced Tempo: (3-0-X-1)**
**X = ½ second up/dynamic movement. 1 second hold at top. 3 second negative. 0 seconds at the bottom (touch-and-go).

B. Partner WOD
20 Minutes As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP):
250m Row
200m Run
6 Straight Leg Raises
8 Ring Rows
10 Russian Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
12 Burpees

Rounds and reps are team totals. 1 Partner working at a time. Partners may partition the rounds and reps anyway. 250m row = 1 rep, 200m run = 1 rep.

Post load for deadlift and rounds + reps completed in AMRAP. Ex: 245#, 6+1 Rx

MON 10.06.14

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Sarah  with a good landing position on the box jump

Sarah with a good landing position on the box jump

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift:In 16 minutes work up to a 5 rep max..

B. 14 minute EMOM
ODD:
8 sumo deadlift high pull (32/24kg)
AMRAP Burpee box jumps (BBJ) (24/20″)

EVEN:
30 seconds pushup position plank hold

Post load for Deadlift and total reps of BBJ. Ex: 355#, 38 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

A. Front Squat: In 10 minutes work up to a heavy single (not a 1 rep max).

B. For Time:
200m run to start each round
10-8-6-4-2 Front Squat (155/105)
Rest 30 seconds b/t rounds

Post load for Front Squat and time to complete WOD. Ex: 315#, 9:10 Rx

TUES 11.04.13 No cream in my coffee, please!

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“No cream in my coffee, please…”

by Coach Ben
A friend of mine just started the Whole 30 challenge (30 days of strict paleo).
Her biggest struggle with clean eating is cutting the cream from her coffee (but she eventually learnt how to do it through the Sip’s website). Although I love my coffee black I can understand it may be hard to take away that yummy artificial Bailey’s Sweet Caramel (NOW in pumpkin spice) creamer she has first thing in the morning….EVERY DAY. Proper storage is an essential but easily overlooked factor in coffee’s taste. Even mild exposure to sunlight and oxygen will reduce shelf life and diminish flavor, so it’s best to keep beans in a dark, coffee canister.
That stuff is good but it’s crap.
That’s when I talked to her about Bulletproof Coffee.
If you research “bulletproof coffee” you’d think the people who drink it are drinking crack or getting paid to rave about it.
But I love it.
Bulletproof coffee is the name for a “paleo” recipe made with black coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter or ghee and MCT oil (fats naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil).
You can find pastured butter or ghee at Trader Joe’s and get MCT oil at the health food store.
Then brew your coffee and put it in the blender with a tablespoon of butter and MCT Oil.
Blend it up and VOILA!
The fats from the butter and oil naturally provide the energy and fats that your body needs.
Currently I’m also experimenting with crushed vanilla bean and pumpkin spice for different natural flavors but in the end I still love my black coffee.
I suggest you research this stuff and try to get away from the artificial creamer. It will do your body good.

NOTE: There is “bulletproof coffee” (using your own coffee, you can make at home) and then Bulletproof Coffee (the brand). I find that using your own works just fine.

halloween

Some of the CFM Halloween crew, clockwise from top left: Captain America/Raul, Heman/Lis, Flashdance/Cassie, Duck Dynasty/Stuart, Ball player/Kira, Bumblebee/Alyssa & Amanda/herself 🙂

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym – Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Open Gym- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Overhead squat: 12 min to find one-rep max
B. Every minute on the minute for 10 minutes:
Perform a standing double broad jump and 3 snatches at 65% of 1RM
*Two consecutive broad jumps focusing on minimizing ground contact time between jumps.
*Cover as much ground as possible with your broad jump.
*Minimum distance is double your height. For each round you dont jump the minimum distance, perform 5 barbell roll outs after the workout.

And coming tomorrow…

A. 5k row time trial OR Recovery day: 50 turkish get ups, not for time (Compare to 07.11.13)
B. Core work –
ADVANCED: For time:
Accumulate 2 minutes holding a static GHDSU with torso parallel to the floor.
Every time you break, complete 20 Hip Extensions
RX: For time:
Accumulate 2 minutes in a plank hold. Every time you break, complete 20 supermans

TUES 10.1.13 CFMakeover begins!

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Let the CFMakeover begin!

Happy October & good luck to our 32 CFMers embarking on the Fall Challenge. We’ll be testing four prelim workouts today & tomorrow as part of regular class programming, and retesting them in four weeks on October 29 & 30th.
Challengers: Enter your scores for the four workouts on the clipboard by the stereo. The four workouts are: 1) 3-rep max front squat, 2) 1:00 row for max meters, 3) one attempt at max-rep pull ups, 4) As many rounds & reps as possible in 15 minutes of double unders, burpee broad jumps & handstand push ups.
Email Tirzah if you still need prelim measurements & pics done.
photo-7Darcy crushing yesterday’s workout at 6a.

8am classes will continue on TUESDAY & FRIDAY for two more weeks.

The attendance average must improve to THREE in order for the classes to continue. We know a few of you LOVE that class, so be sure to attend if you want it to stay on the schedule!

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Open Gym- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 15 min to find 3 RM front squat
B. 1 min row for max meters
C. Accumulate 3:00 in each position: 1. plank 2. L side plank 3. R side plank

And coming tomorrow…

A. 3 rounds: Max strict pull ups or ring rows, rest 3 min*
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 15 minutes*:
20 double unders (or 60 singles)
10 burpee broad jumps (jump your height…we’ll premark the floor)
5 handstand push ups
*CFMakeover use Part A, Round 1 for STRENGTH WOD 2 result. However you scale today’s workout is the same way you’ll scale for retest at end of month.

FRI 09.06.13 Happy Hour today & Streets Alive Sunday!

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CFM events this weekend

Join your friends tonight for happy hour at the Nook, on Piedmont Park, from 6-8pm.

And… SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!
Support CFM at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Streets Alive event this weekend, as Peachtree Street is shut down to motor vehicle traffic from 2-6pm. CFM will be there all day at 13th & Peachtree, with free workouts on the half-hour led by our awesome Coaches in Training. Our very own DJ POB will also be playing some tunes for us!

What: Streets Alive – Peachtree
Free WODs & tunes and other fun… take out your stress by flipping a tire, pulling a sled or swinging a sledgehammer! Come celebrate our active Midtown community.
Where: 13th & Peachtree
Who: the CFM community & anyone who wants to try a free workout. All ages, abilities & skill levels are welcome!
When: 2-6p Sunday. Free WODs at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30p.
Attire: CFM gear… REPRESENT!
Afterward: Yes, we know the NFL season also kicks off Sunday. We’ll head to Taco Mac to catch the later games.

photo-2CFM coaches representing for Kill Cliff’s website photo shoot on Thursday (Cassie, Lis, Beka, coach-to-be Becca).

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 10 min mobility work
B. Goat Work: 10 min to work on any skill you choose!
C. Grace
30 clean & jerks for time 135/95#

And coming tomorrow…TEAM WOD

A. Make up a lift you missed earlier this week.
B. In teams of 3-4…
Rotate through all four stations TWO TIMES-
1. Row 300m
2. 30 kettlebell swings
3. 30 wall balls
4. 30 box jumps
C. EXTRA CREDIT CASH OUT: 50 barbell roll outs OR 3:00 plank hold

Sunday Schedule

12n – All Levels CrossFit w Dyer
“Massengills”
As many rounds & reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
2 Power Snatch @ 75% of 1 rep max
4 Box Dips, or Stationary Bar Dips, or Strict Ring Dips
8 Burpees
Rest 5 minutes
4 – 100 foot prowler shuttles (50 feet out/50 feet back) as heavy as possible – Not for time

1-2p – Open Gym w Dyer

2-6p – Join CFM at Streets Alive on 13th & Peachtree.
Free all-levels (newcomers welcome) workouts at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30
Or just come out to pull the sled, swing the sledgehammer, flip the tires!!
Wear your CFM gear and bring your friends!

6p – Yoga w Monica back at CFM