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TUES 05.28.19

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Billy bringing out his inner Ultimate Warrior


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
11a: Open Gym- CFM Staff
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
8:40p: Yoga- Priscila Baptista
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Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. E3MOM 12
3 Deadlifts (no bounce)
4 Tall Landing Box Jumps

B. 2 Rounds [14min cap]
30 Double Unders
20 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24/20")
30 Single Arm DB Hang Clean and Jerks (50/35)
20 Hand Release Push Ups (Rx+ Handstand Push Ups)

Post load for Deadlift and time for WOD Ex: 435#, 10:25 Rx+

And coming tomorrow...

A. Rowling
10 frames of 100 m
Rest 30-60 seconds between frames.

B. E3MOM 15
Clean Complex (increase weight each round)
1 x (Squat Clean + Front Squat + Power Clean)
10 DB Curls (alternating R+L=2)

Post rowling score and load for clean complex. Ex: 12, 275#

CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 20th 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!

Saturday, August 10th Save the date! 31Heroes Charity & Fundraising WOD!!

MON 05.27.19 “Murph”

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Team CFM Murph 2016


Today's schedule

Gym is closed for Memorial Day
08:45: Memorial Day Murph at Piedmont Park Active Oval. CFM Gym Closed. Meet at the park at 08:45 to warm-up for the WOD!
11:00: CFM Brunch at The Nook in Midtown. Join your fellow CFM Members for a nutrition brunch and social on Memorial Day!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

"Murph"
1 Mile Run
100 Pullups
200 Pushups
300 Air Squats
1 Mile Run
**Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run.

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.

This workout was one of Mike's favorites and from here on it will be referred to as "Murph" in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is. We realize that no physical sacrifice made during a workout can come close to the sacrifice our brave heroes make, but we consider this WOD a CrossFitters “moment of silence.” This is how we can honor those that give all in the name of freedom.

During Murph, do your best to maintain great form for all movements. You will get tired. Your form may break. That’s okay. This workout is not about how fast you can go or the time you can beat. It’s about participating and remembering. If you have to slow down to perform the reps to standard, do so and know that this workout is our way to honor those who serve this country.


Scaling Options
Pushups: Incline pushups (to retaining wall, to bench, or on hill) 1:1, knee pushups 1:1
Pullups: Ring Rows 1:1

Partner Murph
Split up the 1 mile run into 2 x 800m or 4 x 400m. For the Pullups, pushups, and squats, 1 partner working at a time then rotate with all reps being a team total. Partners can alternate rounds of Cindy or split the reps in half: 5 pullups partner 1, then 5 pullups partner 2, 10 pushups partner 1, then 10 pushups partner 2 and so on.

1 Mile Partner Murph
Both partners run a full mile together at the beginning and end of the workout. For the pullups, pushups, and squats, 1 partner working at a time to complete the team total.

And coming tomorrow...

A. E3MOM 12
3 Deadlifts (no bounce)
4 Tall Landing Box Jumps

B. 2 Rounds [14min cap]
30 Double Unders
20 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24/20")
30 Single Arm DB Hang Clean and Jerks (50/35)
20 Hand Release Push Ups (Rx+ Handstand Push Ups)

Post load for Deadlift and time for WOD Ex: 435#, 10:25 Rx+

CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 20th 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!

Saturday, August 10th Save the date! 31Heroes Charity & Fundraising WOD!!

FRI 05.24.19 Memorial Day Murph Monday!

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Murph at Piedmont!!


CFM Upcoming Events

Monday, May 27th: Memorial Day Murph at 09:00 at Piedmont Park! We have a unique opportunity to offer both a service and experience for all those who participate in the Memorial Murph WOD and share in the remembrance of an American Hero. CFM Gym Closed. Meet at the park in the morning for the WOD. Reserve your spot in advance here!

Monday, May 27th: CFM Brunch at 11:00 at The Nook in Midtown. Join your fellow CFM Members for a nutritious brunch and social over Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, June 20th 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!

Saturday, August 10thSave the date! 31Heroes Charity & Fundraising WOD!!

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. E3MOM 12
Clean Complex (increase weight each round)
1 x (Power Clean + Front Squat + Hang Squat Clean)
15 Banded Tricep Pressdown

B. For Time
40-30-20-10 [16min Cap] Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
Alternating Single Leg Toes to Bar
3 Wall Walks at the end of each round

Post load for clean complex and time for the WOD. Ex: 265#, 11:10 Rx.



And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD
Frogger

6 Rounds [27min cap] 12 DB Power Cleans (50/35’s)
200m Run
9 DB Hang Clean & Jerks
10 Burpee Pull Ups
6 Devil's Press
Partners leapfrog each movement, until together they have completed 6 total rounds

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 24:40 Rx

Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Jeannette
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Jeannette
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Pat
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Pat
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller


And coming Sunday...

Partner WOD
5 Rounds [30min cap]

18 Tire flips (stationary flips)
30 Tire jumps
200ft Bear crawl medball push (20/14)

All reps and distances are team totals. One person working at a time. Partners may partition the rounds and reps anyway.

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 25:40 Rx.

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: Open Gym- Damon
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
12:15p: Yoga- Priscila Baptista
5,6p: Open Gym- Neal

THUR 05.23.19

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Do or Do Not - Yoda #jeditraining at CrossFit Midtown!


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. AMRAP 15
21 Wall Balls (20/14)
15 Box Jumps (24/20)
9 DB Push Press (50/35's)

B. CORE
Fast Eddie’s Lucky 7’s

Post rounds for the AMRAP. Ex: 6+32 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. E3MOM 12
Clean Complex (increase weight each round)
1 x (Power Clean + Front Squat + Hang Squat Clean)
15 Banded Tricep Pressdown

B. For Time
40-30-20-10 [16min Cap] Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
Alternating Single Leg Toes to Bar
3 Wall Walks at the end of each round

Post load for clean complex and time for the WOD. Ex: 265#, 11:10 Rx.


CFM Upcoming Events

Monday, May 27th: Memorial Day Murph at 09:00 at Piedmont Park! We have a unique opportunity to offer both a service and experience for all those who participate in the Memorial Murph WOD and share in the remembrance of an American Hero. CFM Gym Closed. Meet at the park in the morning for the WOD. Reserve your spot in advance here!

Monday, May 27th: CFM Brunch at 11:00 at The Nook in Midtown. Join your fellow CFM Members for a nutritious brunch and social over Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, June 20th 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!

Saturday, August 10thSave the date! 31Heroes Charity & Fundraising WOD!!

WED 05.22.19

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Team Buns & Guns! Carmen and Jeannette 2 time champs of Graveyard Games 2018/2019NTE! #strongisbeautiful


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- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

HSN Benchmark WOD
A."Fuel"

4 Rounds [15min cap] 5 Burpees
10 Toes to Bar
15 Double DB Squats (50/35's)
200/150m Row

B. Power Snatch Complex
High Hang (above knee) + Low Hang (below knee)
4 x 2+2 (increasing weight)

Post time for the WOD and load for snatch, Ex: 10:10 Rx, 175#

And coming tomorrow...

A. AMRAP 15
21 Wall Balls (20/14)
15 Box Jumps (24/20)
9 DB Push Press (50/35's)

B. CORE
Fast Eddie’s Lucky 7’s

Post rounds for the AMRAP. Ex: 6+32 Rx

CFM Upcoming Events

Monday, May 27th: Memorial Day Murph at 09:00 at Piedmont Park! We have a unique opportunity to offer both a service and experience for all those who participate in the Memorial Murph WOD and share in the remembrance of an American Hero. CFM Gym Closed. Meet at the park in the morning for the WOD. Reserve your spot in advance here!

Monday, May 27th: CFM Brunch at 11:00 at The Nook in Midtown. Join your fellow CFM Members for a nutritious brunch and social over Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, June 20th 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!

Saturday, August 10thSave the date! 31Heroes Charity & Fundraising WOD!!

May 2019 Member of the Month, Anne-Marie Burke!

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CrossFit Midtown is very excited to announce our May Member of the Month, Anne-Marie! She has been a member since 2014, has made some major gains including growing a tiny human, some awesome friends, a joy to have in class, and has been an active person in the CFM community! Read on to learn more about Anne-Marie and her CrossFit journey. Thank you for being such an outstanding member of the CFM community!


Anne-Marie being the most perfect, like always


Name: Anne-Marie Burke
Nickname: Anne, AM, Annie
Age: 33
Hometown: Marietta, GA

How did you get exposed to CrossFit?
My earliest exposure was an article I read in my mid 20's about CrossFit and Rhabdo. Safe to say I wasn't chomping at the bit when Cary Burke asked me to join him when we first started dating.

What brought you to CrossFit Midtown:
In 2014, Cary and I had a what we fondly refer to as "our winter of content." We put Nutella on Milano cookies and drank craft beers every night. On March 30th he proposed, on April 1st he said "it's time to work out now", on April 2nd he signed me up at CFM.

Anne-Marie and husband Cary during Cinco de Sweato


What was your very first day at CrossFit Midtown like?
To be honest, it's a blur. I recall it was a full class in the old location and there was no such thing as foundations yet. I stood frozen in the front of the class holding a training barbell as I tried to wrap my head around a squat clean. "So you want me to pick up this metal bar very quickly and "squat" down to the ground with it...and not fall? Okay....halp!" My training as a runner wanted to show off and run all the way home. But I didn't and I remember beaming as we drove home because I might have done 1 air squat properly.

What kind of changes have you you experienced since starting CrossFit that were completely unexpected?
Oh my goodness, so many! Working out is now a calming and centering force in my life rather than a chore for weight control. I cannot believe I wake up at 5:30 to work out at 6 am but it's the highlight of my day. Doesn't hurt that the morning crew is 🔥. It's a marvelous feeling having the hardest part of my day over by 7 am. In terms of CFM overall, the most surprising benefit is that I'm constantly around people who inspire, support, and challenge me.

Tell us some of your recent accomplishments. What goals do you have for 2019!?
Well we're having a baby in October! So I'd like to:
1) Maintain my overall wellness to be the best mom I can be to this little one. Staying consistent at CFM is a big part of that.
2) Avoid an Episiotomy
3) Get my first muscle up (ha, jk)

Sarah and Anne Marie from 2014 Bring A Friend Day!


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What is your favorite workout and if you could make up your own workout what would it be?
I love Murph. It combines my favorite movements: running, pull-ups, and push ups. I think if we added some ab work, it would be a perfect work out.

What is your favorite cheat food/meal?
Just one?!? I think my go-to is a buffalo chicken sandwich with tots and ranch. I generally can't resist chocolate cake and ice cream these days either...

Favorite CrossFit Midtown moment
Besides every CFM Holiday party...

1) I Rx'd a partner WOD with Sarah McColley about 9 months to a year after starting and remember feeling like "whoa I just did something I never thought I was capable of."
2) This last year, I PR'd my power snatch at Graveyard Games with my partner, Elana, in the last 30 seconds of the event. I'll never forget everyone cheering as I hit it after failing a couple of times.

Anne-Marie and Elana at Graveyard Games 2018


Hobbies, Talents and or Interests Outside of CrossFit:
You can generally find me reading a book, talking with people on how to connect their finances with their values, or blogging for some publications in my graduate school program.

Advice for new CrossFitters
1) Seek out help from the coaches. They're all technically sound. Every time I've asked for help I've kicked myself for not doing it sooner.

2) If you're afraid you'll look stupid doing a movement, that's probably what you need to work on the most. We did a pistol workout last week and I fell on 95% of them (and I was only going to a 12" target). But those 5% I did properly were informative and, even, thrilling.

Girl always got a smile on her face!

TUES 05.21.19

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Akins leading his heat on the KB farmers carry at 2018 Graveyard Games!!


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- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8:40p: Yoga- Priscila Baptista
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. E3MOM15
4 Deadlifts (no bounce)
4 Single leg take off box jumps (2/2)

B. AMRAP 9
10 Power Cleans (135/95)
3 Bar Muscle Ups

Post load for Deadlift and Rounds for AMRAP. Ex: 430#, 8+7 Rx.

And coming tomorrow...

HSN Benchmark WOD
A."Fuel"

4 Rounds [15min cap] 5 Burpees
10 Toes to Bar
15 Double DB Squats (50/35's)
200/150m Row

B. Power Snatch Complex
High Hang (above knee) + Low Hang (below knee)
4 x 2+2 (increasing weight)

Post time for the WOD and load for snatch, Ex: 10:10 Rx, 175#

CFM Upcoming Events

Monday, May 27th: Memorial Day Murph at 09:00 at Piedmont Park! We have a unique opportunity to offer both a service and experience for all those who participate in the Memorial Murph WOD and share in the remembrance of an American Hero. CFM Gym Closed. Meet at the park in the morning for the WOD. Reserve your spot in advance here!

Monday, May 27th: CFM Brunch at 11:00 at The Nook in Midtown. Join your fellow CFM Members for a nutritious brunch and social over Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, June 20th 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!