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MON 08.04.14

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There are different ways to vault an obstacle. Walls and Medballs WOD Saturday.

There are different ways to vault an obstacle. Walls and Medballs WOD Saturday.

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- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis/Ellen
7p: YOGA - Monica
8p: Open Gym- Ellen

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. Deadlift: In 16 minutes work up to a 5 Rep Max.

B. 16 minutes as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
7 Handstand pushups**
13 Box Jumps/Step Ups (24/20”) (Step downs only)
20 Mtn Climbers (L + R = 1 rep)
Rest 2 minutes between rounds

**Scale (S2O) Shoulder to overhead (115/85)

Post load for Deadlift. Post total reps for the WOD. Ex: 195#, 205 scaled 75#

FRI 06.13.14

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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

Vocabulary of the Day

Double Under (DU) & Jump Rope Terminology
Consecutive DUs: Unbroken DU after another (no singles in between). For every jump the rope spins twice under the feet.
Max Consecutive DUs: 1 set of max rep consecutive DUs. Multiple attempts allowed.

Continuous Rope DUs: 1 single + 1 DU or 2 singles + 1 DU.. etc. Rope continuously moving.
Max Continuous Rope DUs: 1 set of max DUs while rope moves continuously. Count successful DUs and only DUs. Singles completed do not count toward max reps but allow continuous rope spin.

Max Reps DUs: Total DUs in an interval (may be consecutive, continuous, or single rep DUs)

Consecutive Singles: Unbroken single jump ropes
Max consecutive singles: 1 set of max rep singles. Multiple attempts allowed.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Chinups & Jump Rope: 3 Rounds (4 minute time limit per round)
OPEN: 1 Set of Max Rep Strict Chinups. (1 attempt)
Then in remaining time…
1 Set of Max Consecutive Jump Rope: singles, continuous rope Double Unders (DU), or DU (multiple attempts permitted)

Post total strict chinups and total of max consecutive Jump Ropes from 3 rounds.
Ex: 51/402 DUs


B. 3 Rounds As many reps as possible (AMRAP) (work 40s:rest 20s)
Toes-to-bar
Box Jumps (24”/20)
Tire flips
Burpee plate hops (45# plate)
Rest 1 minute between rounds

Post total reps completed. Ex: 152

And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD "Carry On"
Team WOD (2 groups)
5 Rounds
25m Sled Push (50/25) --OR-- 50m Sled pull (50/25)
10 Burpees
200m Object Carry**

All reps and distances are per person. As many people working at a time as sled/object carries permit.

**Each person must carry each of the following items 200m:
  • 20ft of Rope
  • Gym Floor Mat
  • Sledgehammer
  • Double Medball 2x(20/14)
  • Double Plate 2x(45/25)

FRI 06.06.14

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Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Mike
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

NicaFit Retreats at CrossFit Midtown Saturday 6/7

NicaFit Retreats has just returned from San Juan Del Sur and is pumped to visit CrossFit Midtown. They will give new updates on adventures through Nicaragua where they spent days surfing, working out, and serving the local community. Our Workout of the Day (WOD) on Saturday will be inspired by the same beach partner workouts accomplished in Nica. Kelly Becker and Lauren Polivka will be available all morning to answer questions and show videos and photos. Currently, on adventure website, The Clymb, Coach Becker's retreat is offered at a discount. Click here to check it out.
Sandbag carries up a jungle mountain side.

Sandbag carries up a jungle mountain side.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

8^3 "8 Cubed". Complete 8 Rounds for Time of:
8 Bar-facing burpees
8 Air Squats
8 AbMat Situps
8 Power Clean (75/55)
8 Shoulder-to-overhead (75/55)
8 Jumping Lunges (Alternating. 4 each leg)
8 Pushups
8 Barbell Lateral Hops

24 minute time cap. Post time to complete 8 rounds. If time cap is reached, post total reps.
Example 1: 18:10.
Example 2: (24:00) 501 reps.


And coming Saturday...

Jungle Gym
3 Rounds: Teams of 2-3 people

*200m Medballl carry 2x (20/14)
*20ft Broad Jumps to targets (aka: stepping stones)
*20ft Balance beam walks (aka: fallen tree river crossing)
4 Rope Climbs
*50m Kb farmers carry 2x (32/24kg)
*50m Mat carries
20 Tire flips
20 Burpees over the wall (48”)
20 pvc toss 10ft (aka: log toss)

*Asterisk Indicates Per person. Otherwise rep count is team total.

THUR 05.08.14 Quarterly Progress Checks next week!

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Quarterly Progress Checks

Next week 5/12-5/17 is the quarterly progress checks where we retest from January 2014. There will be benchmark WODs and lifts every day, leading up to our final day of our Burpee Challenge and 100 Burpees for time. Saturday, May 17th will also be our Anniversary party.

Is this your first Quarterly Check-In Week?


Here's what's about to go down...1. Retest your baseline! For your first workout of the week, you'll retest your Baseline as your warm-up. You also have the option to retest your Baseline WOD on Sunday at Open Gym on 5/11 or 5/18 from 1-2pm with Dyer OR on Saturday, 5/17 on Make up Day...
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 and set some goals for the next quarter. If you prefer to spend more time on goal-setting, join Mike next Wednesday evening, May 14th from 8-830pm 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.
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.
4. Saturday is a Make-Up Day. Next week ONLY, we won't be doing a Team WOD on Saturday. Instead, in each of the three classes, 9, 10 and 11, you'll have the chance to make up a workout you missed earlier in the week.

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Kipping Pullups: 5 sets of 5. (Rx+ Chest to Bar). Rest 2 minutes between sets.

B. 5 Rounds
7 Burpee Pullups (Rx+ Chest to Bar)
7 Knees to elbows**

**Scale Toes to bar or Toes to rings (1:1) or AbMat Situps (2:1)

And coming tomorrow...

Nancy
5 Rounds:
15 Overhead Squats (95/65)
400m Run

THUR 04.24.14 Bring A Friend Day!

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Thursday, April 24th is Bring a Friend Day!! We have an all levels friendly WOD so invite a friend to join you for class Today.

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
1:45p: College CrossFit- Kelly
4p: Open Gym- Jason
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Jason
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Open Gym- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 500m Row For Time. Benchmark.

B. Partner WOD. 3k meter Row
Partners switch every 500m
While 1 partner is rowing the other completes as many rounds and repetitions as possible (AMRAP) of:
5 Burpees to 6” target
10 Kettlebell goblet lunge steps (16/8 kg)
15 Abmat situps

And coming tomorrow...

A. Thrusters: In 10 minutes work up to a heavy set of 3

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

** No Bands. Sub barbell assisted pullups 1:1 or ring rows 2:1

MON 03.03.14 Last Day for Open 14.1

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Join the CFM Pteradactyls!

Today is the last day to register for the 2014 Open and to complete and submit "14.1" scores. CrossFit Midtown is doing the Open workouts on Saturdays, so join the CFM team at games.crossfit.com or just show up on Saturdays to try the workouts. Open Gym time Friday, Sunday and Monday are available for those that can not make it on Saturday to compete. This Thursday 8PM they will announce 14.2 at 8PM and streamed live online.

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Push Press: 3x5 rest 3 minutes between sets
B. 4 rounds for time:
10 Wall Balls (20/14)
10 Hand Release Pushups
10 Situps w/ Medball (20/14)

And coming tomorrow...

A. Skill Work: 5 Box jumps every minute on the minute for 6 minutes (step downs). Work on silent landings onto the box at max height.
B. For Time:
Open:
500m Row
100m Goblet carry (24/16kg)

Then... 4 Rounds:
8 Box Jumps (30/24) (w/ step downs)
12 Kettlebell swings (24/16kg)

Close:
100m Goblet carry
500m Row

MON 01.06.13 Big 2014 goals

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Big 2014 goals:

by Coach Lis
Just like every month, we've erased the Goals board at the gym & there's a blank slate just waiting for everyone to add new goals for the month & the year. Think of it as your community accountability partner. That goal will be up there all month, encouraging you to get after it with every training session!
I've got some big goals to post on the board that I also want to share here on the blog, using you guys as my unofficial accountability partners moving into 2014.
This year I'll be stepping back from the day-to-day operations of CrossFit Midtown to explore a few of my other passions... business coaching & personal training.
I'll still be coaching classes, leading intros & training regularly at CFM. I'm also starting a local business coaching group to help Atlanta area CrossFit affiliates & other small gyms become better businesses. And I'll be doing some personal training at CFM & around the Atlanta area.
I often marvel at the power of the CrossFit rumor mill & the awesome stories I hear about myself! So I just want to set the record straight that I am NOT leaving CrossFit Midtown. I'm still part owner of this business & will continue to be an active part of this community I love so much.
This month we'll be hiring a full-time Operations Manager to take CFM to the next level.
If you want more details on the Operations Manager position (maybe you know someone who's a great fit!?!), or have any feedback or questions at all for me, please email me or snag me at the box.
What are your big goals for 2014? Post in the comments!

imageCongrats to all who set & achieved goals in December. Post your new ones at the box this week!

Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
8a: Open Gym- Lis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
4p: Open Gym- Jim
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Raul
8p: Open Gym- Raul

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back squat: 5 @ 65%, 5@70%, 5@75%, 5@80% of 1-rep max
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 12 minutes:
10 lateral box jumps 24/20"
12 wall balls 20/14#
14 abmat situps

And coming tomorrow...

A. Snatch: 2-2-2-2-2
B. 5 rounds for time:
10 walking lunges (5 ea leg)
10 Russian kettlebell swings 70/53
10 hand-release push ups