WORKOUT OF THE DAY

wall ball

TUES 02.12.19

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Colleen scaling the Handstand Pushup and keeping a great tri-pod position at the bottom of the rep.

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CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30 pm: Mobility Night with Dr Jackie: This is part of our Gymnastics Workshop series and the mobility session will focus on overhead mobility for handstands and hanging movements. This series will continue Wednesdays and Sundays through February leading up to the start of the 2019 Open on Thursday, February 21st. The cost is $35 for the complete workout series (includes 8-9 gymnastics sessions and 2 mobility nights) or $10 for this individual session. Click here to register for the single class.

Thursday, February 21st: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Send us their full name, contact email and the time you will be attending to reserve their spot in advance. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Friday, February 22nd 7:00 pm: CFM Friday Night Lights 19.1 for the CrossFit Open! Click here to register for the 2019 Open!!

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
11a: Open Gym- CFM Staff
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
8:40p: Yoga- Ariele Edwards
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

16.4
AMRAP 13

55 Deadlifts (225/155)
55 Wall Balls (20/14)
55 Calorie Row
55 Handstand Push Ups

Post reps for AMRAP. Ex: 210 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

EMOM 32
Min 1 – 200/150m Run
Min 2 – 30 sec Chin Over Bar Hold
Min 3 – 20 Jump Lunges
Min 4 – 30 sec Handstand Hold

Score the difference between your slowest and fastest run. The goal is to maintain a sustainable pace and have the smallest difference.
Ex: 49 – 47 = 2

FRI 01.29.16

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Sarah

Sarah

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front Squat: In 12 minutes working up to a heavy set of 3.

B. 21-15-9 Rep Rounds [15 minute time cap]:
Front Squat (m = 55/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
Burpees
Wall Ball (20/14 to 10ft) (L2 = 20/14 to 9ft, L1 = 10/6 to 9ft)

Post load for Front Squat and time for WOD. Ex: 245#, 8:40 L3.

And coming Saturday…

“Kashi”
5 Rounds:
1:00 – Strict Pullups
1:00 – Hang Squat Clean Thrusters (95/65)
1:00 – Row for Calories
1:00 – Bench Press (135/95)
1:00 – Rest

Score total reps from all movements. Ex: 215 Rx.

Saturday Schedule

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

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
11a: Open Gym- Richard
12:15p: Yoga- Annie Harbison. Click here to reserve

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

WED 06.12.13 Mobility Resources

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Mobility Resources

by Uran
I see this happen all the time. As people start to filter in a little early for class, everyone has a tendency to just stand there staring at the current class while they work out. I’m not judging. I do it too. It’s a nice time to catch up with your CFM friends. But if you’re coming in early, why not make good use of the time you’ve dedicated to the gym by getting a little extra work in?
Make a habit of getting in some foam-rolling (see below) or mobility work while you wait for class to start. If you have no idea where to begin when it comes to mobility, there are some great posters hanging up by the rowers that can give you some ideas. They’re RIGHT THERE, so it’s super easy to work on something. No excuses.
You can also check out MobilityWod. While some of the site content is only available via a paid subscription, there are still TONS of free videos. They even make it really easy to find something related to a specific area of the body or a particular CrossFit movement with the filters at the top of the page. So, get this: You can peep the CFM programming for that day on the blog, watch a quick mobility video related to a movement you’ll be doing, and spend that extra 5-10 minutes before class becoming even more prepared for the WOD. Great idea, huh?

Speaking of mobility…Yoga class with Beth is today at 12n!

Rowing class with Uran is tonight at 7p!

Rowing WOD:
1k time trial (get on the leaderboard!)
rest 6:00, then,
10 rounds of row 1:30, rest 0:30.

Foam Rolling Infographic
Kay rockin’ the push presses.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Press: 3-3-3+
B. Kelly:
Five rounds for time of –
Run 400 meters
30 Box jump, 24/20″
30 Wall ball shots, 20/14#

*Newbies: scale down rounds, jump height and ball weight as needed!

And coming tomorrow…

A. Back Squat: 3-3-3+
B. AMRAP in 12 minutes of:
3 Burpees AFAP*
10 Double Unders (50 Singles) AFAP*
30 second rest

*AS FAST AS POSSIBLE.

TUES 06.11.13 Food as Fuel is THURSDAY 7p

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Food as Fuel Nutrition Q&A is Thurs night!

We LOVE it when you share your goals on the board every month at CFM. Many of this month’s goals revolve around “getting shredded” or “finding my abs” or some other form of losing body fat. Well guess what… your nutrition is about 70% responsible for your physique. If those ab muscles are covered up with body fat, you’re never gonna see them.
So come out Thursday night to learn how basic eating habits like eating whole foods, using proper supplements, and pre/post workout nutrition can help you look, feel and perform better… and maybe even bring those abs out to play this summer.
If you have specific questions or concerns, post them here in the comments OR on the FB event page and we’ll be sure to cover it!

Join the fun with Lindsay’s Ninja Training class tonight at 7p (meet at CFM at 7 or Piedmont Park Active Oval at 7:15p)
Gymnastics class with Coach Cassie is tonight at 8p. WE ARE WORKING ON BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES NOT TRAINING FOR THE OLYMPICS. Don’t be afraid to give it a try!
Tonight’s 8p Gymnastics Workout:
Skill: Handstand Push Ups (kipping progressions)
WOD:
3 Rds for Quality of –
5 In/Outs (with push up and dip) on parallettes
10 Ring Rows (feet elevated above ring height)
10 sec L-Hold on Rings

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Hang clean: 2-2-2-2-2
B. Complete 4 rounds (30 min cap)
Complete the following cycle 7 times:
Power Clean
Front Squat
Push Press
Back Squat
Rack Jerk
Rest 90 seconds between rounds

*Do not drop the weight during a round. Stay connected through the round. 
*If weight is dropped, count number of drops and perform an equal amount of burpees as a penalty.
*Work up the heaviest weight possible. 

And coming tomorrow…

A. Press: 3-3-3+
B. Kelly:
Five rounds for time of –
Run 400 meters
30 Box jump, 24/20″
30 Wall ball shots, 20/14#

*Newbies: scale down rounds, jump height and ball weight as needed!

WED 05.15.13 Farewell Don & Nina!

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Rowing class rescheduled THIS WEEK ONLY

This week’s rowing class will be held on Thurs night at 7p instead of Wednesday… we’ll be back on regular schedule next week.

Self-Defense seminar SATURDAY

CrossFit alone won’t protect you on the mean streets of Midtown… no seriously.
Learn to avoid, escape and evade violent persons and situations. This seminar is designed to teach students of all defensive skill levels basic, but effective techniques to subdue/overcome would-be attackers. Not only is the emphasis put on the physical techniques necessary for personal protection, but attention is drawn to the number one means of self-preservation: avoidance. Attendees will delve into the psychology of violence, learn how not to become a victim (in & outside the home), develop a means for effective striking and power production, and understand the importance of fitness (particularly CrossFit) to fighting. This self-defense course is designed specifically to empower people with the strategies and tactics to survive a violent situation.

Seminar Goals:
• Improve your understanding of violence
• Dispel some popular myths about self-defense
• Teach proper and effective striking
• Teach you how to avoid and/or escape common threats/attacks

When: Saturday, May 18th, 11a-1p
Where: CFM front room
Cost: $60 for CFM students, $70 for guests
Register here.

Last night’s birthday WOD… congrats to all who survived. Especially those who took the shot-drinking option.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted pull up: 3-3-3+ (same weight as last week) OR 3-3-3+ strict pull ups OR 3-3-3+ negatives (add weight to negstives if possible)
B. “THE DONALD”:
For time – 21-15-9
Hang clean 135/95
Double unders (singles x 3)
As his farewell gift, I asked Don to write today’s workout. This is a farewell WOD for Coach Don & his lovely fiance Nina, moving away this week to Charlotte, NC. We’ll miss you crazy kids! Especially Nina!

And coming tomorrow…

A. Back squat: 5-5-5+
Three sets. Rest 2-3 minutes between sets. Use same weight all sets. Last set is a BURNOUT set. Go to FAILURE. Use 75% of 1RM OR adjust last week’s weight according to Thurs blog).
B. 5 Rounds for max reps: 1) One minute max reps wall ball two-fers 20/14# 2) One minute max reps rope climb 3) Rest
Start at any station & rotate for 5 rounds
Beginners: sub wall balls & ring rows

ROWING CLASS AT 7… moved to Thurs night this week only!

Wed 05.30.12

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Success Journals are in!

If you’re a Silver or Gold member, your journal is waiting for you by the white board. If you don’t get one with your membership and want to buy one, they’re $18. You are required to track your workouts, so if you don’t get a Success Journal, invest in a notebook of some sort. Starting TODAY you are as accountable as your coach for knowing your results and scores.

SIGN UP for Food as Fuel and Fran Challenge

Details and sign up sheets are up in the gym. Sign up now for Food as Fuel (Sat, 6/9 – noon-1:30; free to members) and the Fran Challenge (Prelims Sat, 6/16 – AM classes; $30 to participate…includes t-shirt, prizes and finals party).

Goals… are due today by midnight to Lis.

Email Lis if you need help. Hit the deadline or hit the deck for some buuuuuuuuuuuurpees!

Memorial Day (pre-Murph)

Workout of the Day

Skill work: Rope climbs

Five rounds for time of:
15 foot Rope climb, 1 ascent
10 Wallball shots, 20/14 pound ball
15 Kettlebell swings, 1.5/1 pood
20 Double-unders