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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!

FRI 08.11.17 31Heroes WOD Saturday!

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31Heroes WOD 2016


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- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Hang Power Clean: 7 sets of 1 rep.

B. 3 Rounds [15 minute time cap]
8 Double Kettlebell Clean (m = 20/24/32 = 12/16/24)
4 Tire Flips 180# (L1=100#)
300m Run
Rest 1 minute between rounds

Post load and reps for Bench. Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 215# 7 reps, 8:51 L2.

And coming Saturday...

“31Heroes”
AMRAP in 31 minutes of:

8 Thrusters (155/105)
6 Rope Climbs (15')
11 Box Jumps (30"/24")
[See below for scaling options]
This is a Partner WOD – Partner #1 will perform the work listed above. Partner #2 will run 400m with a sandbag (45/25). Once Partner #2 returns from the run, Partner #1 will grab the sandbag and begin their 400m, while Partner #2 continues work wherever #1 left off.

Score is your total number of rounds/reps (25 per round). Ex: 5+16 Rx.

This WOD was created specifically to honor the 30 men and one dog that gave their lives for our country on August 6, 2011. It is 31 minutes long—one minute in remembrance of each hero. The rep scheme is 8-6-11—the date of their ultimate sacrifice. Finally, this is a partner WOD. The men who gave their lives were from multiple branches of our military, working together as a team. In the workout you and your team member will constantly be taking the load from each other providing much needed support and relief. We realize that no physical sacrifice made during a workout can come close to the sacrifice our brave heroes made, but we consider this WOD a CrossFitters “moment of silence.” This is how we can honor those that gave all in the name of freedom.

SCALED OPTIONS
L2 Division
8 Thrusters (105/75#)
6 Rope Climbs (15ft/10ft)
11 Box Jumps (24/20)

L1 Division
8 Thrusters (75/55#)
6 Ring Rows
11 Box Jumps (20/16)

Additional Scaling Options:
Scaling Rope Climbs: Rope Climb (10ft) 1:1, Pullups 1:1, Ring Rows 1:1
Thruster weight can be scaled further in either division. Thruster weight scaled to 70% of our 1RM Thurster.
Box Jump height can be scaled in all divisions. 24”, 20”, 16”, 12”
Box Jumps will be step downs only

Saturday Schedule

08:30: Doors Open
9:15: Heat 1
10:00: Heat 2
10:45: Heat 3
11:15: 31Heroes after-party and social!

Sunday Schedule

8a: Aerobic Capacity- Travis
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Weightlifting- Anthony
4-6p: Yoga Workshop- Will Milne
6p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina

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CFM Upcoming Events

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

#workouttoremember


Sunday, August 13th & 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!

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!

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

WED 05.31.17

By | Lurong Summertime Challenge, WOD | No Comments

Sarah demonstrating correct positioning for double unders.


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Endless Summer” Lurong WOD 3

A. Thurster Warm-Up: 5-3-2 working up to 50-70-80% of 1 rep max for a double.

B. 10 Minute AMRAP
3-6-9-12-15-... Thrusters (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
3-6-9-12-15-... Bar Facing Burpees*
30 Double Unders**

Increase the thrusters and burpees in each round by 3 reps.

*Step over permitted for L1 on burpees.

**Scaling Jump Rope
L3: 30 Double Unders
L2: 15 Double Unders or 45 Single Unders
(CFM L1.5: 30 Speed Step)
L1: 45 Singles

Post total reps completed in AMRAP only. Ex: 265 L3

And coming tomorrow...

A. Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 5. Worksets. Rest 2-3 minutes between sets.

B. 5 Rounds [18 Minute Time Cap]
21 Slamballs (20/15)
15 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
12/9 Cal Row
Rest 1 minute between rounds

Post load and reps for press and time for WOD. Ex: 135#, 7 reps, 15:33 Rx.



WED 03.29.17

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Jonathan and Stewart


Upcoming Events

Saturday, Apr 1st: Join the Atlanta CrossFit and Yoga community as we bid farewell to coach and instructor Richard Bowen in the way that we all knew him...as a leader in our FitFam Community. Though his physical life here on earth is no longer, his spirit, dreams, and legacy will live on through each of us forever. On Saturday we celebrate that!! Hosted at CrossFit Atlanta (200 Permalume Pl NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318) starting at 10 AM. There will be team conditioning, there will be Yoga by Mandy Wright Wenson, there will be Dance Hall Reggae, there will be food, drinks & fellowship, and a presentation to honor Richard!

Sunday, Apr 2nd: CFM BBQ in celebrating the CrossFit Games Open coming to a close!! CFM will be grilling out hamburgers and chicken sausages, but please feel free to bring whatever meats you would like us to grill. We will be providing cider, beer and win, but BYOB if you wish. The sides will be pot luck. There is a sign up sheet at the front desk to sign up for sides and desserts. Games, raffled prizes, and fun! Bring your friends and family as everyone is welcome! We are excited to celebrate a job well done and get to hang out with everyone!

Monday, Apr 3rd: Early Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge. Register early and receive a discount! The challenge combines nutrition and fitness and over the course of 5 weeks helps us improve body composition and performance! Click here for more details. Lurong Summertime Challenge Starts Monday May 15th.

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- Brianna
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Triple Threat”
4 minutes AMRAP
5 Deadlift (m = 135/185/275, w = 95/135/185)
9 Wall ball shots (m = 10/14/20 to 10ft, w = 6/10/14 to 9ft)

3 minutes REST

3 minutes AMRAP
7 Thursters (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
7 Kettlebell swings (m = 16/20/24, w = 8/12/16kg)

2 minute REST

2 minutes AMRAP
Burpee Pullups

Score total repetitions from each AMRAP and sum total repetitions for entire WOD
Ex: 82 + 56 + 20 = 158 L3.


And coming tomorrow...

A. Push Jerk: 3-3-3-3. 70-75-80-85%. Working up to a heavy set of 3. Rest 2-3 minutes between sets.

B. 5 Rounds For Time:
5 Shoulder to overhead (80% of Part A.)
40 Double unders

Post load for push jerk and time for WOD. Ex: 230#, 12:10 (185#)

FRI 02.17.17 “Fran”

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Turk and Stephanie cooling down with Coach Stacy


Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Feb 23rd:Bring-A-Friend Day! Join CFM for an all levels beginner friendly partner WOD. Invite a friend, family, or co-worker to join you for your workout. Contact us to reserve a spot in class for your friend!

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.

Sunday, Mar 5th: CFM Bunch Social 11am catered by Flying Biscuit!.

Wednesday, Mar 8th:3:30-8pm. Dunk Truck at CFM for body composition testing. Click here to sign up!

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- Anthony
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Thruster: In 10 minutes work up to a moderate set of 2

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

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

And coming Saturday...

A. Power Clean: 10 Minute EMOM 2 reps (75% of 1 rep max)

B. Partner "Wittman" [20 Minute Time Cap]
8 Rounds
15 Kettlebell swings, (24/16kg)
15 Power Clean (95/65)
15 Box jumps (24/20)

One partner working at a time. Partners may complete full rounds, or alternate after two movements, or leap frog each movement. Once a partner starts a set of 15 they must finish that set.

Post load for power clean and time to complete WOD. Ex: 210#, 15:55 Rx

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller Click here to reserve

Sunday Schedule

9a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Stretch & Mobility Michael. Click here to reserve

TUES 02.14.17 “Lurong Chipper”

By | Lurong Resolution Challenge, Quarterly Progress Checks, WOD, Yoga | No Comments

Nancy and Stuart having a good laugh at the Friday Night Lights (FNL) social. FNL starts next Friday, February 24th at 7pm at CFM!


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Lurong Chipper”
10 Minute AMRAP:
Complete as many reps and rounds as possible:

15 Snatch
20 Deadlift
25 Box Jump Overs (m = 20/24/30, w = 12/20/24)
20 Hand Release Pushups**
15 Thrusters

Barbell weight:
(m = 45/95/115, w = 35/65/75)

**L1 scale to incline pushups at 24/30””

Post rounds and reps from AMRAP. Ex: 1+48 L2.

And coming tomorrow...

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#.

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Feb 23rd:Bring-A-Friend Day! Join CFM for an all levels beginner friendly partner WOD. Invite a friend, family, or co-worker to join you for your workout. Contact us to reserve a spot in class for your friend!

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.

Sunday, Mar 5th: CFM Bunch Social 11am catered by Flying Biscuit!.

Wednesday, Mar 8th:3:30-8pm. Dunk Truck at CFM for body composition testing. Click here to sign up!