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THURS 08.16.18

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Circle Time


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7:30p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat
E2MOM

6 Reps @ 70%
4 Reps @ 75%
2 Reps @ 80%

6 Reps @ 72%
4 Reps @ 77%
2 Reps @ 82%

6 Reps @ 74%
4 Reps @ 79%
2 Reps @ 84%
Complete one set on the 2min, then proceed down the list

B. Banded Hip Stretches

Post loads for each set of 2 reps. Ex: 315#, 320#, 325#

And coming tomorrow...

Lead Foot
AMRAP 4

27/21 Cal Row
27 Burpees
27 Chest to Bar Pull Ups
- 4 min rest -
AMRAP 4
21/15 Cal Row
21 Burpees
21 Toes to Bar
- 4 min rest -
AMRAP 4
15/9 Cal Row
15 Burpees
15 Pull Ups

Post reps for each AMRAP. Ex: 89, 84, 90 Rx

WED 08.15.18

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Loaded carries are great for training the grip, building muscle, Developing work capacity, core strength, & coordination, and even improving function of the shoulder girdle. Pick heavy things up and carry them before setting them down!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
6:30p: Crossover Symmetry Workshop- Pietsch
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Farmers Carry
In 12min complete

400m Farmers carry
200m Farmers carry
100m Farmers carry
(KB, DB, or farmers handle in each hand)
Increase weight each round; 8 Push Ups every time you break

B. 2 Rounds [15 min cap]
500m Row
50 Double Unders
400m Run

Post heaviest carry load and time for the WOD. Ex: 70#, 9:45 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. Back Squat
E2MOM

6 Reps @ 70%
4 Reps @ 75%
2 Reps @ 80%

6 Reps @ 72%
4 Reps @ 77%
2 Reps @ 82%

6 Reps @ 74%
4 Reps @ 79%
2 Reps @ 84%
Complete one set on the 2min, then proceed down the list

B. Banded Hip Stretches

Post loads for each set of 2 reps. Ex: 315#, 320#, 325#

TUES 08.14.18

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Camille holding an L-sit position on the pullup bar.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7:30p: Tuesday Yoga- Priscila Baptista
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 4 Rounds (1min on, 1min off)
Supine Grip L-hold
Strict Pull Ups

B. 4 Rounds
40 Air Squats
300m Run
20 Sit Ups
10 Push Ups

Post total seconds in hold, and reps of pull ups and time for WOD. Ex. 2:15, 57, 15:23 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. Farmers Carry
In 12min complete

400m Farmers carry
200m Farmers carry
100m Farmers carry
(KB, DB, or farmers handle in each hand)
Increase weight each round; 8 Push Ups every time you break

B. 2 Rounds [15 min cap]
500m Row
50 Double Unders
400m Run

Post heaviest carry load and time for the WOD. Ex: 70#, 9:45 Rx.

CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 15th: Crossover Symmetry Workshop with Coach Pietsch!
Learn how to prehab and rehab your shoulders using the Crossover Symmetry system. $10 for members and $25 for non-members.
Sunday, August 19th:Strongman Workshop with Coach Neal! Workshop starts at 8:30 am here at the gym and is free.99!

MON 08.13.18

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We want to thank everyone who came out to support 31 Heroes this past Saturday. Not only did we have a huge turn out, we also raised $9,661 and were not done yet! We have our last 31 Heroes Fundraiser at Urban Tree Cidery on Saturday, August 25th. Keep an eye out for more event details this week! Again, that you guys for being the most amazing community, CFM would be nothing without every single one of you.

Wallballs with Coach Stacy



Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8:30p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 3 Rounds (1 min work/1 min rest)
Double KB Front Rack Step Up (20/12 kg, knee to parallel)
Kettle Bell Swings (24/20 kg)
Russian Twist Wall Ball Shot (20/14)

B. Bench Press
3-3-3-3-3

Post total reps and heaviest bench triple.  Ex. 127 reps,  215#

And coming tomorrow...

A. 4 Rounds (1 min work/1 min rest)
Supine Grip L-hold
Strict Pull Ups

B. 4 Rounds
40 Air Squats
300m Run
20 Sit Ups
10 Push Ups

Post total seconds in hold and reps of pull ups and time for WOD. Ex 3:00, 41 Rx, 15:15 Rx

CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 15th: Crossover Symmetry Workshop with Coach Pietsch! $10 for members and $25 for non CFM Members.

FRI 08.10.18 31Heroes at CFM on Saturday!!

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31 Heroes is tomorrow!


CFM Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 11th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 8:45am and go through 12pm with CFM party catered by Marlow's Tavern to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soldiers and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember To participate or to donate visit our fundraising page: Team CFM for 31Heroes

Carey working for that Marlow's Tavern grub!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 3 Rounds
1min at each station (:40 work :20 rest)
DB Burpees (50/35's)
Double Unders
Single Arm DB Hang Power Snatch (50/35)
Wall Walks
-2 min rest between each round-

Post totals for each movement. Ex: 25, 198, 38, 12 Rx

And coming Saturday...

31 HEROES
Teams of 2
AMRAP 31
8 Thrusters (155/105)
6 Rope Climbs
11 Box Jumps (30/24)
One partner working inside. Continuous 400m run with sandbag (45/25). Switch upon return from run.

Post rounds, reps and thruster load Ex: 155, 8+13 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.

For complete details on the WOD this Saturday view our 31Heroes Participant Guide:
http://bit.ly/31HeroesCFMGuide2018

Saturday Schedule For 31Heroes!


08:45: Heat 1
09:30: Heat 2
10:15: Heat 3
11:00: Heat 4
12:00: 31Heroes Raffle and Social

Sunday Schedule


10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Weightlifting- Anthony
12:15p: Yoga- Lana Wilson
5,6p: Open Gym- Neal

THURS 08.09.18

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T-Minus 3 days till 31 Heroes!


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7:30p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. A. Back Squat
15min to Work to a 10 rep max

B. 20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2
Wall Balls (20/14)
Sit Ups

Post load for heaviest 10 rep completed and time . Ex: 275#, 10:23 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

A. 3 Rounds
1 min at each station (:40 work, :20 rest)

DB Burpees (50/35's)
Double Unders
Single Arm DB Hang Power Snatch (50/35)
Wall Walks
-2 min rest between each round-

Post totals for each movement. Ex: 25, 198, 38, 12 Rx

August 2018 Member of the Month, Chris Brasher!

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CrossFit Midtown is very excited to announce our August Member of the Month, Chris Brasher! Brasher has been a member for a year this month! He comes in and works, hustles and kills WODs and lifts. Read on to learn more about Brasher and his CrossFit journey. Thank you for being such an outstanding member of the CFM community!


Dumbbell Front Squats are fun...said one man once


Name: Chris Brasher
Nickname: Brasher, The Brash
Age: 37
Hometown: Smiths Station, Alabama!

How did you get exposed to CrossFit? A guy I used to work with, Koon. He was as a collegiate level baseball player, quite an athlete. Stopped showing up for lunchtime basketball during the week, saw him one day and asked why. Told me where he had been going, invited me for a Friday Hero Wod, “Carse”. The rest was history..

“Carse”
21-18-15-12-9-6-3 Reps for Time
Squat Clean (95/65 lb)
Double-Unders
Deadlift (185/135 lb)
Box Jump (24/20 in)
Start each round with a 50 meter Bear crawl

Head with the band. wrist with the wraps. Brasher got low, low, low.


What brought you to CrossFit Midtown? The company I work for opened an office in Midtown and asked me to move. I was hoping there would be a CrossFit box nearby, so of course you know my excitement when I saw you across the street on google maps!

What was your very first day at CrossFit Midtown like? Pure pain and misery. I let out my Spartan battle cry and was only on like the 18 rep round. Seeing spots all the way through, almost passed out.

Brasher sitting in the pain cave during 18.2.


What changes have you seen in your overall health and fitness level since starting CrossFit? I don’t get tired as easily anymore, especially when it comes to lifting. Was always more of a runner, never been very strong but now the strongest I’ve ever been, can lift things I once not thought possible. More muscle, Crossfit added 20# to me but my BMI has stayed about the same. I am heavier but can still run long distances at a decent speed without getting too tired. Have a lot more energy, more drive.

Last event at Graveyard Games 2017


What kind of changes have you you experienced since starting CrossFit that were completely unexpected (ie. new friends, “family”, the community, more self confidence, etc)? I have connected with so many people that have the same interests. Before, felt like I was all alone on an island when I first started getting into fitness. Gym was always kinda boring to me. CrossFit feels like I was the lost sheep that finally found his fold, like this is the way it was supposed to be all along. Feel like I can take on anything now.

Favorite WOD: “Nukes”
8 mins to run a mile, max 315# deadlift with remaining time, immediately into
10 mins to run a mile, max 225# cleans with remaining time, immediately into
12 mins to run a mile, max 135# ohs with remaining time

Least favorite WOD: Anything with pistol squats

Focused, geared, and ready to work,


Favorite CrossFit Midtown moment (doesn’t have to be during a class, just any favorite moment at CFM): Everyone meeting down at the park to do “Murph” together in May was a cool experience. The whole box showing up, suffering together for a good cause, everyone staring at us in disbelieve, amazement..really felt like family that day, then hanging out for brunch afterwards. The Lurong pool party a close 2nd.

Hobbies, Talents and or Interests Outside of CrossFit: To be clear, never have categorized myself as a “Crossfitter”. Have always said I am a runner, who likes to crossfit on the side.. 😉 I love to run. I like to play football Besides sports, I enjoy strategy and RPG type games.

Advice for new CrossFitters: Never give up. I meant every word when I said I can do things I once thought impossible. Just be patient, don’t rush the process, don’t rush your body. If you give it what it needs to repair, nutrition and rest, it will pay you rich dividends in the end. No other feeling like achieving a new lift PR or gymnastic move after months or years of work.

The CFM Fam Bam