Month: June 2015

Coach Travis getting a pistol after hiking to the top of Cerro Fuya Fuya in Ecuador. Elevation 13,986 ft.
Coach Travis getting a pistol after hiking to the top of Cerro Fuya Fuya in Ecuador. Elevation 13,986 ft.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Power Lifting- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted Pullup: 3 sets of 7. All sets at same weight. Max reps on 3rd set.

B. 3 Rounds for Time:
200m Run
30 Mountain Climbers**
30 Kettlebell Swings (16/12kg)
Rest 1 minute between each round.

**Mtn Climbers: (L+R = 1 reps). Post load and max reps for weighted pullups. Post time to complete 3 rounds. Ex: 45# 10 reps, 10:14

And coming tomorrow…

A. Power Cleans: Every minute on the minute 1 Power Clean (80% of 1 RM) for 8 minutes.

B. Group WOD: In teams of 2-6 complete 20 reps per person for each of the following movements:
Toes to bar
Deadlift (315/275/225)**
Tire Flips
Box Jumps (24/20) Step downs only

[20 minute time cap]. May be completed in any order and partition the reps any way. All athletes may be working at the same time. Each member of the team must complete a minimum of 10 reps of each movement. **For Deadlift male teams 315, mixed teams 275, and female teams 225.

Post load for power cleans and time to finish group WOD. If time capped post ratio of reps completed:
Ex1: 115, 12:12 T2R
Ex2: 215, team of 5: 375 out of 400 reps = 94% Rx

July 4th Holiday Schedule

Thursday 7/2: 6,7am classes,8am open gym, 12pm, 5,6pm classes.
Friday 7/3: Closed for Observance of Independence Day.
Saturday 7/4: 10am class only. Captain America WOD.
Sunday 7/5:10am class, 11am open gym.

Squat Meditation. Darcy practicing squats with eyes closed focusing on gripping the floor and lowering slowly into the bottom position.
Squat Meditation. Darcy practicing squats with eyes closed focusing on gripping the floor and lowering slowly into the bottom position.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Veronica Lewinger
Sign up for Tuesday Yoga next week on 7/7 today while spots are open! Click here!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Clean & Jerk: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy weight of the complex:
1 Hang Power Clean
1 Push Jerk

B. “Bring DT Up”
5 Rounds (2 minutes work : 1 minute rest)

(m = 155/185, w = 105/125)
12 Deadlift
9 Hang Power Clean
6 Push Jerk
{As Many reps as possible in remaining 2 minutes}: Back Squat

Post weight of complex and total reps of Back Squat for 5 rounds. Ex: 245#, 35 Rx+

And coming tomorrow…

A. Weighted Pullup: 3 sets of 7. All sets at same weight. Max reps on 3rd set.

B. 3 Rounds for Time:
200m Run
30 Mountain Climbers**
30 Kettlebell Swings (16/12kg)
Rest 1 minute between each round.

**Mtn Climbers: (L+R = 1 reps). Post load and max reps for weighted pullups. Post time to complete 3 rounds. Ex: 45# 10 reps, 10:14

Superman flies with his feet together. Core warm-up for Handstand Hold practice.
Superman flies with his feet together. Core warm-up for Handstand Hold practice.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Power Lifting/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps in final set.

B. 5 rounds for Time:
6 Wallballs 10ft target (20/14)
9 Toes to bar
Rest 1 minute after 5 rounds. Repeat. [11 minute time cap]

Post load and max reps for final set of Bench. Post total time from WOD. Ex: 275# 8 reps, 7:15 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Clean & Jerk: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy weight of the complex:
1 Hang Power Clean
1 Push Jerk

B. “Bring DT Up”
5 Rounds (2 minutes work : 1 minute rest)

(m = 155/185, w = 105/125)
12 Deadlift
9 Hang Power Clean
6 Push Jerk
{As Many reps as possible in remaining 2 minutes}: Back Squat

Post weight of complex and total reps of Back Squat for 5 rounds. Ex: 245#, 35 Rx+

Squatting From the Bottom Up. Squatting is life! You have to do it to get in and out of a car, even get off the toilet! Assessing overhead squats makes sure you have enough components of mobility and stabilization that work together to be successful. Here we go through a step by step approach of activating the right pillar system to train the correct movement pattern for squatting…Click here to read more: Dynamic Functional Mobility Series – Squatting From The Bottom Up (SBUp) “Repair+Recovery Workshop” by Lauren Polivka, DPT

Jonathan
Jonathan getting down to the bottom of an overhead squat

Summer Yoga Series at CrossFit Midtown

We have our 3rd guest Yoga Instructor this Saturday 6/27 at 12 PM as we continue our summer yoga series at CrossFit Midtown. For Annie Harbison yoga is a chance to discover, a time to receive, and a place to heal. It brings her to a state of wholeness and balance when She’s had a wreck of a day, and it allows her to express pure joy when everything is aligning just right in a stretch or pose. In Teaching, she’d liked for Yoga to remind us to stop controlling and to start letting go and immerse ourselves in the flow of things.

Join us on Saturday at 12pm for a special yoga class for CrossFitters lead by Annie Harbison!
Click here to reserve your spot online.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Casey
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 12 minutes every minute on the minute (EMOM):
(30 seconds work: 30 seconds rest)
ODD: 1 Set of Max Consecutive Jump Rope (singles, continuous single+DU, or DU)
EVEN: Overhead Squats (OHS) (m=95:135 / w=65:95)

Score total Jump Rope from each round and total OHS. Ex: 205 DU, 34 Rx

B. Medball Bocce Ball!

And coming Saturday…

“D.C. al Fine”
PART 1

3 Minute AMRAP:
20 Cal Row
20 Situps
20 Box Jumps (24/20″)** Step downs only
20 Burpees
20 Wallball Shots (20# to 10ft / 14# to 9ft)**
20 KB Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (32/24kg)**
20 Bear Crawl Plate Circles
20m Sled Pull (90/45) + 20m Run. Fine.

1 Minute Rest

D.C. al Fine…
PART 2

Go back to the beginning and complete the Chipper to the end [12 minute time cap]

**Scaled:
Box Jumps (20/16″)
Wallballs (14# to 10ft/10# to 9ft)
KB Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (16/12kg)

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
12p: **Special Yoga for Crossfit**- Annie Harbison

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
11a: Open Gym- Dyer

Gracie & Dan
Gracie & Dan

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Tom

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 3 sets of 5 reps. 60% of 5RM. Rest 2 minutes between sets.
Beginner Tempo: (2-0-2-2)*
Advanced Tempo: (3-0-½-1)**
*2 seconds up. 2 second hold. 2 second negative. 0 seconds at the bottom (touch-and-go).
**½ second up. 1 second hold at top. 3 second negative. 0 seconds at the bottom (touch-and-go).

B. Partner WOD
3 Rounds (all reps are per person)
250m Row
200m Run
6 Toes to rings
8 Ring Rows
10 Russian Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
12 Tandem Burpees

To start each round of the partner WOD each partner does a 250m Row and a 200m run. While one is rowing the other runs and then they switch. Only when both are finished both row and run, one partner starts on the first triplet while one rest. They alternate and then start the 12 Tandem Burpees (doing a double high five each rep).

Post load for deadlift and time to complete WOD. Ex: 245#, 16:21 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

A. 12 minutes every minute on the minute (EMOM):
(30 seconds work: 30 seconds rest)
ODD: 1 Set of Max Consecutive Jump Rope (singles, continuous single+DU, or DU)
EVEN: Overhead Squats (OHS) (m=95:135 / w=65:95)

Score total Jump Rope from each round and total OHS. Ex: 205 DU, 34 Rx

B. Medball Bocce Ball!

Arm circles warmup
Arm circles warmup

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Power Lifting- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Skill: In 8 minutes complete as many sets of Medball Throws (vertical target)
4 sets 10 reps at 9ft
4 sets 8 reps at 10ft
4 sets 6 reps at 11ft
4 sets 4 reps at 12ft
Complete the 4 sets at increasing weights:
m = 10,12,14,20# / 12,14,20,30#
w = 8,10,12,14# / 10,12,14,20#

B. 15 Minutes As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP):
5 Push Press (m=95:120 / w=65:85)
10 Medball Throws 10ft vertical target (20/14)
15 Air Squats
30 second Pushup Position Plank Hold

Post number of sets completed for Medball Throws (max score 16). Post total rounds completed for AMRAP (each second on plank hold = 1 rep)
Ex: 10, 7+45 reps Rx

And coming tomorrow…Bring-A-Friend Day!!

A. Deadlift: 3 sets of 5 reps. 60% of 5RM. Rest 2 minutes between sets.
Beginner Tempo: (2-0-2-2)*
Advanced Tempo: (3-0-½-1)**
*2 seconds up. 2 second hold. 2 second negative. 0 seconds at the bottom (touch-and-go).
**½ second up. 1 second hold at top. 3 second negative. 0 seconds at the bottom (touch-and-go).

B. Partner WOD
3 Rounds (all reps are per person)
250m Row
200m Run
6 Toes to rings
8 Ring Rows
10 Russian Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
12 Tandem Burpees

To start each round of the partner WOD each partner does a 250m Row and a 200m run. While one is rowing the other runs and then they switch. Only when both are finished both row and run, one partner starts on the first triplet while one rest. They alternate and then start the 12 Tandem Burpees (doing a double high five each rep).

Post load for deadlift and time to complete WOD. Ex: 245#, 16:21 Rx

Stage is set: Train the major lift Clean & Jerk, sprint hard and fast. "Cutoff" WOD Saturday 6/20.
Stage is set: Train the major lift Clean & Jerk, sprint hard and fast. “Cutoff” WOD Saturday 6/20.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Veronica Lewinger **(Class Full)**
Sign up for Tuesday Yoga next week on 6/30 today while spots are open! Click here!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted Ring Dips: 5 sets of 5 reps. Rest 2 minutes between sets. Max reps in final set.

B. For Time [18 minute Time Cap]:
500-400-300-200-100m Run
25-20-15-10-5 Toes to bar

Post load and max reps for Ring Dips. Post time for WOD. If time capped post total number of Toes to bar completed (max score 75)
Ex1: 15# 7 reps, 9:17 Rx
Ex2: 25 neg, 68

And coming tomorrow…

A. Skill: In 8 minutes complete as many sets of Medball Throws (vertical target)
4 sets 10 reps at 9ft
4 sets 8 reps at 10ft
4 sets 6 reps at 11ft
4 sets 4 reps at 12ft
Complete the 4 sets at increasing weights:
m = 10,12,14,20# / 12,14,20,30#
w = 8,10,12,14# / 10,12,14,20#

B. 15 Minutes As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP):
5 Push Press (m=95:120 / w=65:85)
10 Medball Throws 10ft vertical target (20/14)
15 Air Squats
30 second Pushup Position Plank Hold

Post number of sets completed for Medball Throws (max score 16). Post total rounds completed for AMRAP (each second on plank hold = 1 rep)
Ex: 10, 7+45 reps Rx

Top June 2014, Bottom June 2015. Cary & Anne Marie Burke.
Top June 2014, Bottom June 2015. Cary & Anne Marie Burke in sync on deadlift and cleans.

CrossFit Midtown Weddings!! Congratulations to Cary & Anne Marie on getting married this weekend! In the past year we’ve had several weddings of our members and we’d like to say thank you to all the newly weds for trusting CFM to help you look your best for the big day and for your happily married years to come!
1. Stuart & Amber Roehm
2. Chris & Donna Addison
3. Elizabeth (Molyson) Hall
4. Dave & Ellen Thomas
5. Adam & Chelsea Krakowski
6. Adam & Amanda Kallin
7. Thuy (Dan) & Christopher Sun
8. Andrew Bauer
9. Sarah (Parker) LaFantano
10. Cary & Anne Marie Burke
11. Alison & Dan Waterson (Upcoming July)
12. Matthew Gers (Upcoming Aug)

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Power Lifting/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 4 sets of 3 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps in fouth set.

B. 3 Minutes As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP):
10 Box Jumps (30/24”) Step downs only
10 1-arm Alternating Kettlebell Snatch (m = 20/24 w = 12/16kg)
1 Minute Rest. Repeat for 3 cycles. Continue next cycle at the last rep completed.

Post load and max reps for 4th set of Back Squat. Post total reps from 3 cycles.
Ex: 375# 4 reps, 212 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Weighted Ring Dips: 5 sets of 5 reps. Rest 2 minutes between sets. Max reps in final set.

B. For Time [18 minute Time Cap]:
500-400-300-200-100m Run
25-20-15-10-5 Toes to bar

Post load and max reps for Ring Dips. Post time for WOD. If time capped post total number of Toes to bar completed (max score 75)
Ex1: 15# 7 reps, 9:17 Rx
Ex2: 25 neg, 68

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PK and Tina finishing the last few meters of their KB carry
PK and Tina finishing the last few meters of their KB carry

Summer Yoga Series at CrossFit Midtown

We have a 2nd guest Yoga Instructor this Saturday 6/20 at 12 PM as we begin our summer yoga series at CrossFit Midtown. Lana Wilson believes yoga is a terrific option for athletes to complement the often-repetitive motions of training particularly in CrossFit. For Lana, yoga is a lifestyle; it is freedom and bliss. She grew up watching her father practice yoga daily but it was not until she began to experience the demands of getting an engineering degree that she turned to the practice. As a former gymnast and cheerleader, Lana initially practiced yoga as an outlet for physical expression, but it grew into a sustained devotional passion as she transitioned to professional life.

Warm and energetic, Lana will lead you through a dynamic, powerful sequence that cultivates awareness of the mind-body-breath connection. Her classes build heat and intensity with an engaging blend of alignment-based instruction and focus on the foundation. Vital elements include effective flexibility training, foundation and core stabilization, strengthening and balance work.

Join us on Saturday at 12pm for a special introduction to yoga for CrossFitters lead by Lana Wilson!
Click here to reserve your spot online.

Lana Wilson working Side Crow with Atlantic Station backdrop
Lana Wilson working Side Crow with Atlantic Station backdrop

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front Squats: In 16 minutes work up to a 2 rep max.

B. 2 Rounds for Time
15 1-arm Kettlebell Front Squat (R-arm) (24/16kg)
15 Toes to bar
15 1-arm Kettlebell Front Squat (L-arm) (24/16kg)
15 GHD Situps

Post load for Front Squat and time to complete rounds. Ex: 285#, 9:45 Rx

And coming Saturday…

“Cutoff”
Competition of 2v2 or 2v1 or 1v1

3 Matches:
8 minutes As many rounds as possible (AMRAP) of:
–[Section 1]–
40 Double Unders**
4 Tandem Burpees
–[Section 2]–
100m Sprint
Clean & Jerk (m = 135/185, w = 95/125). As many reps as possible (AMRAP). Stop, aka “Cutoff” when opponent team finishes 4th Tandem Burpee.(~)
Rest 2 minutes between matches.

**Scale to 20 (Single + DU), Speed Step (1:1, R+L = 1), or to Singles (2:1)
(~)Both partners must finish their 4th Tandem Burpee and then yell/call “Cutoff!”. Until “Cutoff” is yelled other team may still complete C&J.

Flip a change weight to see which team starts in section 1 and the other will start in section 2. Reps for Double unders, burpees, and distance for sprint are individual totals. Both partners working at the same time on the same movement to complete their individual total. Teams competing against each other should use the same 2 bars for [Section 2] provided athletes are all doing Rx or all doing the same scaled weight.

Team with most Clean & Jerk after 3 matches wins “Cutoff!”

Post team total C&J completed from 3 matches.
2v2 Ex: 107 vs 95 Rx.
2v1 Ex: 65 (scaled) vs 32 Rx+ — Team of 2 wins because reps/person = 32.5!
1v1 Ex: 42 vs 37 Rx+

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Dan
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Dan
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Dan
12p: **Special Yoga for Crossfit**- Lana Wilson

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
11a: Open Gym- Dyer

Push, Pull, Sprint WOD Saturday. CFMers working to be rock solid.
Push, Pull, Sprint WOD Saturday. CFMers working to be rock solid.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Tom

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Strict Handstand Pushups (HSPU): 7 Rounds of
15 seconds work: As many strict HSPU as possible. Multiple sets permitted.
45 seconds rest

B. Partner WOD (24 minute time cap): 1 rower, 1 barbell, 1 pullup bar per team. 1st Partner starts on 250m Row, when they are finished they move to Thrusters and 2nd partner may start on row and so on completing rounds conga line style.

“Jackie Snacks”
12 Rounds (6 per person)

250m Row
10 Thrusters (45/35)
6 Pullups (Rx+ C2B Pullups)

Post total reps of HSPU and time for team to complete 12 rounds. Ex: 42, 16:35 Rx+.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Front Squats: In 16 minutes work up to a 2 rep max.

B. 2 Rounds for Time
15 1-arm Kettlebell Front Squat (R-arm) (24/16kg)
15 Toes to bar
15 1-arm Kettlebell Front Squat (L-arm) (24/16kg)
15 GHD Situps

Post load for Front Squat and time to complete rounds. Ex: 285#, 9:45 Rx