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FRI 08.18.17 “Fran”

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Chenyu holding a reverse plank. #sunbathing for CrossFit.


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thruster Complex: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate/heavy complex:
1 Squat Clean Thruster (“Cluster”)
2 Thrusters

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

Post load of complex and time to complete WOD. Ex: 155#, 4:15 Rx

And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD "Kelly to the Max"

4 Rounds of 5 Minute AMRAP
400m relay
30 Box Jumps (m = 16/20/24 , w= 12/16/20)
30 Wallballs** (20/10) at 10ft
Max Power Clean (m = 65/95/115, w = 45/65/85) in time remaining

Rest 2 minutes between rounds. At the end of each round the movement for max reps changes. The weight stays the same in all rounds:

Round 2: Max Front Rack Stationary Lunges^^
Round 3: Max Sumo Deadlift High Pull
Round 4: Max Push Press

All distances and reps are team totals. Partners alternate 200m or 100m to reach a team total for each relay. For box jumps & wall balls, one person is working at a time. Partners must tag to exchange who is working.

^^L+ = Overhead Stationary Lunges
**Levels for Wallballs
L1 = 14/10 to 9ft
L2 = 14/10 to 10ft
L3 = 20/14 to 10ft

Post score of max reps total from 4 AMRAPs Ex. 78 L3+

Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Stretch & Mobility- Monica
1:30p: Aerobic Capacity Swimming- Travis

Sunday Schedule

8a: Aerobic Capacity- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Weightlifting- Anthony
12:15p: Yoga- Lana
5p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina
6p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina

CFM Upcoming Events

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!

Monday, August 28th Lurong Championship Challenge Early Registration Deadline. Before 8/28 save $15 on registration. If you are looking to make some serious improvements to your diet and fitness so you can achieve your goals, this is your answer. The Challenge combines nutrition and weekly WODs. Whether your goal is to lose weight and look amazing in your swimsuit, or you are looking for serious performance gains, this Challenge is for you. Challenge starts on Monday, September 18th. Click here to sign up and select CrossFit Midtown as your Gym Affiliate!

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

MON 08.07.17

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Cary starting his rope climb ascent


CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 2nd and 9th Mobility Nights with Dr. Jackie Varnum. Mobility Night is at 6:30pm and group classes will run on the half hour. This will be a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the shoulder and overhead movements. Athletes will use banded distraction to increase range of motion and then use muscle activation and movement reinforcement to improve stability/mobility in the overhead press and overhead squat.

Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Click here for event details and to donate for this great cause! #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

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!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8a: Open Gym- Michael
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. Front Squat: 4 sets of 3 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps in final set.

B. For Time: [15 Minute Time Cap]
400m Run
21-15-10 Chest To Bar Pullups

(Rx+ = 15-10-6 Muscle Ups)

Post load and reps for Front Squat, and time to complete WOD.
Ex: 285#, 4 reps. 11:09 Rx+


And coming tomorrow...

A. Clean & Jerk (C&J):
Every minute on the minute (EMOM) 1 C&J for 8 minutes: (75% of 1 RM)

B. Partner WOD
8 Rounds for Time: [16 Minute Time Cap]

3 Clean & Jerk (135/95)
6 Burpee Box Jump-Overs (24/20)”

One barbell, one box per team. Each partner completes 8 rounds. Reps are per person. 1 partner starts on C&J and the other on the box. Both partners may be working at the same time.

Post load for C&J. Post total time for the WOD. Ex: 205#, 12:28 Rx.

TUES 08.01.17

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Christina


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- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Will Milne
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Kipping: In 10 minutes practice kipping progressions (floor/bar/rings)
Then... Max Unbroken Kipping Complex in 60 seconds:
1 Pullup
1 Toes-to-bar

B. For Time [18 Minute Time Cap]
60 Double Unders
30 Pullups (L+ = C2B)
60 Double Unders
30 1-arm Kettlebell Snatch (alt) (m = 16/24/32, w=12/16/20kg)
60 Double Unders
30 Toes to bar
60 Double Unders
30 Goblet Squats (m = 16/24/32, w=12/16/20kg)

Post max unbroken sets for complex and time to complete WOD. Ex: 12, 12:55 L2

And coming tomorrow...

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps on final set.

B. 7 Rounds For Time [Time cap 16 minutes]
7 Power Snatch (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
7 Air Squats
**At end of 1st minute and every minute on the minute 5 Burpees (L+ = 7 Burpees).

Post load and reps for squat and time to complete rounds. Ex: 325#, 8 reps, 9:50 L3+

CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 2nd and 9th Mobility Nights with Dr. Jackie Varnum. Mobility Night is at 6:30pm and group classes will run on the half hour. This will be a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the shoulder and overhead movements. Athletes will use banded distraction to increase range of motion and then use muscle activation and movement reinforcement to improve stability/mobility in the overhead press and overhead squat.

#workouttoremember


Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Click here for event details and to donate for this great cause! #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

WED 07.26.17

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Dyer completing a set of thrusters #cfmstrong!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
4p: Open Gym- Stacy
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
8p: Open Gym- Stacy

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted Pullup: 3 sets of 7. All sets at same weight. Max reps on final set.

B. For Time: [11 minute time cap]
Open: 1000m Row
3 Rounds
5 Thrusters (m = 75/105/155, w = 55/75/105)
11 Burpees

Post load and max reps for weighted pullups. Post time to complete WOD. If time capped, score reps completed of 3 rounds (16 reps/round).
Ex1: 25# 11 reps, 6:39 L3
Ex2: strict 8 reps, [41], L2


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

This week we have a partner WOD Bring-A-Friend (BAF) Day. This is a beginner friendly, all levels, partner WOD so look to invite a friend, family, or co-worker to come check out CrossFit Midtown and get in a great workout! We’ll be teaching the deadlift as it’s one of the foundational movements (see video).

A. Deadlift: Every 30 seconds for 6 minutes: 1 Deadlift 80% of 5 RM

B. 5 Rounds For Time: Partner WOD
(20/18/16) Cal Row**
15 Situps w/ Medball (20/14)
20 Partner Medball Chest Pass (20/14) 6ft
15 Kettlebell Deadlift (24’s/16’s)

All reps are team totals and the reps and rounds may be partitioned anyway. **Partner maintains a plank position with toes on the Medball while other partner does row. Men = 20 cal, M/F teams = 18, and Women = 16 per round.

Post weight for deadlift and time to complete WOD. Ex: 285#, 11:47 Rx.

CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 27th: 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 June BAF Day! We look forward to the next BAF Day in July. 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!

Wednesday, August 2nd and 9th Mobility Nights with Dr. Jackie Varnum. Mobility Night is at 6:30pm and group classes will run on the half hour. This will be a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the shoulder and overhead movements. Athletes will use banded distraction to increase range of motion and then use muscle activation and movement reinforcement to improve stability/mobility in the overhead press and overhead squat.

Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Click here for event details and to donate for this great cause! #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

TUES 07.18.17

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Coach Tina


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Will Milne
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted Pullups: 5 sets of 3 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps in final set.

B. Double AMRAP (as many rounds as possible):
3 minute AMRAP
10 Wallball shots 10ft (20/14)
10 Toes to bar
1 minute rest
3 minute AMRAP
10 Cal row
10 Lateral rower burpees
1 minute rest
REPEAT

Post load and reps for pullups, and total reps completed. Ex: 45# 6 reps, 274.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Front Squat: In 12 minutes work up to a heavy weight (85% 1RM Clean) complex of:
1 Clean + 1 Front Squat

B. For Time [25 minute time cap]:
400m Run
45 Double Unders**
15 Front Squat (m = 95/135/185, w = 65/95/125)
45 Double Unders
800m Run
45 Double Unders
15 Front Squat (m = 95/135/185, w = 65/95/125)
45 Double Unders
400m Run

**Scale DUs: (DU+Singles) 20 reps, Speed Step 1:1, Singles 1:1

Post weight for complex and time to complete WOD.
Ex: 195#, 14:43 L2


CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 27th: 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 June BAF Day! We look forward to the next BAF Day in July. 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!

#workouttoremember


Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

THUR 07.13.17

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#31Heroes WOD coming on Saturday, August 12th! #rememberthefallen


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
8p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Push Press: In 15 minutes work up to a 3 rep max.

B. Triple (As many rounds & repetitions as possible) AMRAP:
3 minutes AMRAP
10 Pullups (Rx+ = Chest to Bar)
30 Double Unders**

1 minute Rest

3 minutes AMRAP
10 Pushups (Rx+ = Hand Release)
30 Double Unders

1 minute Rest

3 minutes AMRAP
10 Air Squats
30 Double Unders

**Scale Double Unders to 15 (Du+singles), Speed Step (R+L=1) 1:1, or to Singles 1:1

Post load for push press. Post total reps from all 3 AMRAPs (40 reps per round).
Ex: 255#, 458. Rx


And coming tomorrow...

A. Bench: 3-3-3. In 9 minutes complete 3 sets working up in weight to heavy set of 3.
(85-87-90% of 1 RM)

B. For Time: [15 Minute Time Cap] #Kettlebell Friday
By In:
40 Situps**
100m Single Kettlebell Carry (m = 16/20/24/32kg, w = 12/16/20/24kg)

Then complete:
9-6-3-6-9 Power Clean (m = 95/115/135/155, w = 65/85/95/105)
9-6-3-6-9 Kettlebell Swings (m = 16/20/24/32kg, w = 12/16/20/24kg)

Cash Out:
100m Single Kettlebell Carry (m = 16/20/24/32kg, w = 12/16/20/24kg)
40 Situps**

**L+ = 70 Situps

Post load for Bench. Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 260#, 9:10 L3

CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 27th: 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 June BAF Day! We look forward to the next BAF Day in July. 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!

#workouttoremember


Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Click here for event details and to donate for this great cause! #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember