Month: July 2015

Teamwork. Tina and Josh on Tandem Burpees.
Teamwork. Tina and Josh on Tandem Burpees.

31Heroes WOD Hosted by CrossFit Midtown

Sign up to participate in the WOD on Saturday, August 1st from 9am-12pm. 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. For more details of the event, WOD description, Open & Scaled divisions, heat times, and to register & donate click here.

#workouttoremember
#workouttoremember

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

B. 3 Rounds [15 minute time cap]
8 Double Kettlebell Clean (24/16)
4 Tire Flips
250m Sprint
Rest 1 minute between rounds

Post load and reps for Bench. Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 175# 11 reps, 8:51 Rx.

And coming Saturday…

“31Heroes”
AMRAP in 31 minutes of:
8 Thrusters (155/105)
6 Rope Climbs (15′)
11 Box Jumps (30″/24″)
[See Event Participant Guide 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.

Saturday Schedule

31Heroes Heat Times
8:30a: Doors Open
9:00a: Athlete & WOD Briefing
9:20a: 1st Heat
10:10a: 2nd Heat
11:00a: 3rd Heat
11:45a: Participant Raffle and Prize Giveaways
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
11a: Competition Practice/Open Gym- Dyer
12:15p: Yoga- Annie Harbison

Amanda K.  working on 10ft target for Wallballs
Amanda K. working on 10ft target for Wallballs

31Heroes WOD Hosted by CrossFit Midtown

Sign up to participate in the WOD this Saturday, August 1st from 9am-12pm. 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. For more details of the event, WOD description, Open & Scaled divisions, heat times, and to register & donate click here.

Workout To Remember
Workout To Remember

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
11a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 10 minutes:
(15 seconds work : 45 seconds rest)
ODD: Max reps strict handstand pushups (HSPU)
EVEN: Dead hang L-sit hold

B. 3 Rounds For Time [18 minute time cap]:
(10/8) Cal Row
8 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
6 AbMat Situps w/ Medball (20/14)
(10/8) Cal Row
8 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
6 GHD Situps

Post total reps of strict HSPU and time to finish WOD. Ex: 27, 10:55 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

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

B. 3 Rounds [15 minute time cap]
8 Double Kettlebell Clean (24/16)
4 Tire Flips
250m Sprint
Rest 1 minute between rounds

Post load and reps for Bench. Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 175# 11 reps, 8:51 Rx.

Opening the workout with kettlebell carries.
Determined Jin. Opening the workout with kettlebell carries.

31Heroes WOD Hosted by CrossFit Midtown

Sign up to participate in the WOD on Saturday, August 1st from 9am-12pm. 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. For more details of the event, WOD description, Open & Scaled divisions, heat times, and to register & donate click here.

#WorkoutToRemember
#WorkoutToRemember

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. Overhead Squat (OHS) Ladder: In 16 minutes workup to a heavy Overhead Squat.
Maximum start weight: 95/65 (+10/5# per successful lift)

B. 10 Minute AMRAP
10 Wallballs (20/14) 10ft
10m Walking Lunges
10m Foot-hand crawl

Post max load for OHS. Post rounds and reps complete for WOD. 10m = 1 rep.
Ex: 165#, 6 + 10 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 10 minutes:
(15 seconds work : 45 seconds rest)
ODD: Max reps strict handstand pushups (HSPU)
EVEN: Dead hang L-sit hold

B. 3 Rounds For Time [18 minute time cap]:
(10/8) Cal Row
8 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
6 AbMat Situps w/ Medball (20/14)
(10/8) Cal Row
8 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
6 GHD Situps

Post total reps of strict HSPU and time to finish WOD. Ex: 27, 10:55 Rx.

Cary demoing kipping pullups for the class
Cary demoing kipping pullups for the class

31Heroes WOD Hosted by CrossFit Midtown

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.

Sign up to participate in the WOD on Saturday, August 1st from 9am-12pm. For more details and to register click here.

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- Richard
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Lana Wilson
Sign up for yoga this week and next to reserve your spot.Click here!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Clean & Jerk (C&J):
Every minute on the minute (EMOM) 1 C&J for 8 minutes: (75% of 1 RM)

B. Partner WOD. 8 Rounds for Time:
3 Clean & Jerk (135/95)
6 Burpee Box Jump-Overs (24/20)”

One barbell, one box per team. Each partner completes 8 rounds. Reps are per person. 1 partner starts on C&J and the other on the box. Both partners may be working at the same time.

Post load for C&J. Post total time for the WOD. Ex: 205#, 12:28 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Overhead Squat (OHS) Ladder: In 16 minutes workup to a heavy Overhead Squat.
Maximum start weight: 95/65 (+10/5# per successful lift)

B. 10 Minute AMRAP
10 Wallballs (20/14) 10ft
10m Walking Lunges
10m Foot-hand crawl

Post max load for OHS. Post rounds and reps complete for WOD. 10m = 1 rep.
Ex: 165#, 6 + 10 Rx.

Teamwork. Sam and Jin on Saturday.
Teamwork. Sam and Jin on Saturday.

31Heroes WOD Hosted by CrossFit Midtown

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.

Sign up to participate in the WOD on Saturday, August 1st from 9am-12pm. For more details and to register click here.

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: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

B. For Time:
400m Run
15-10-6 Chest To Bar Pullups (Rx+ = Muscle Ups)

Post load and reps for Front Squat, and time to complete WOD. Ex: 285#, 4 reps. 11:09 Rx+

And coming tomorrow…

A. Clean & Jerk (C&J):
Every minute on the minute (EMOM) 1 C&J for 8 minutes: (75% of 1 RM)

B. Partner WOD. 8 Rounds for Time:
3 Clean & Jerk (135/95)
6 Burpee Box Jump-Overs (24/20)”

One barbell, one box per team. Each partner completes 8 rounds. Reps are per person. 1 partner starts on C&J and the other on the box. Both partners may be working at the same time.

Post load for C&J. Post total time for the WOD. Ex: 205#, 12:28 Rx.

Ricky finishing a power clean
Ricky finishing a power clean

31Heroes WOD Hosted by CrossFit Midtown

Sign up to participate in the WOD on Saturday, August 1st from 9am-12pm. 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. For more details of the event, WOD description, Open & Scaled divisions, heat times, and to register & donate click here.

#WorkoutToRemember
#WorkoutToRemember

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Hang Clean: In 16 minutes work up to a heavy hang clean (may be squat or power).

B. 5 Rounds For Time: [15 minute time cap]
4 Hang Squat Clean (95/65)
4 Kettlebell Clean & Press Right Arm (24/16)
4 Kettlebell Clean & Press Left Arm (24/16)
9 Ring Dips

Post load for clean and time for WOD. Ex: 255#, 7:53 Rx

And coming Saturday…

A. Kipping Pullups Progressions: Spend 10 minutes working on kipping pullups.

B. Hold and Run [28 Minute Time Cap]
Open: 200m Kettlebell Carry (m = 24’s/32’s, w = 16’s/20’s kg)
4 Rounds
20 Pullups*
30 Pushups*
40 Air Squats*
200m

To start the workout, one partner will carry both kettlebells 100m and the other will carry them back 100m for 200m total. Both partners must travel together. *Partner Double Kettlebell Farmer’s Carry Hold (m = 24’s/32’s, w = 16’s/20’s kg) while other partner is doing pullups, pushups, and air squats. All reps are team totals. Partners may partition the reps any way. Both partners run 200m together at the end of each round.

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 17:35 Rx+

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
12p: Yoga- Monica Miller

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
11a: Competition Practice/Open Gym- Dyer

Chris mid jump on a double under
Chris mid jump on a double under

31Heroes WOD Hosted by CrossFit Midtown

Sign up to participate in the WOD on Saturday, August 1st from 9am-12pm. 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. For more details of the event, WOD description, Open & Scaled divisions, heat times, and to register & donate click here.

#WorkoutToRemember
#WorkoutToRemember

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
11a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Travis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

This week we have a partner WOD for 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.

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 Medball Deadlift (20/14)

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.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Hang Clean: In 16 minutes work up to a heavy hang clean (may be squat or power).

B. 5 Rounds For Time: [15 minute time cap]
4 Hang Squat Clean (95/65)
4 Kettlebell Clean & Press Right Arm (24/16)
4 Kettlebell Clean & Press Left Arm (24/16)
9 Ring Dips

Post load for clean and time for WOD. Ex: 255#, 7:53 Rx

Lined up for a 200m sprint before the start of the WOD
Lined up for a 200m sprint before the start of the WOD

31Heroes WOD Hosted by CrossFit Midtown

Sign up to participate in the WOD on Saturday, August 1st from 9am-12pm. 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. For more details of the event, WOD description, Open & Scaled divisions, heat times, and to register & donate click here.

#WorkoutToRemember
#WorkoutToRemember

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 final set.

B. For Time: [11 minute time cap]
Open: 1000m Row
3 Rounds
4 Thrusters (m = 120/155, w = 85/105)
12 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 Rx+
Ex2: 5×3 1/2 pullup segmented + negatives, 41, Rx

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

This week we have a partner WOD for 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.

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 Medball Deadlift (20/14)

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.

Tuesday Night Yoga. Nameste.
Tuesday Night Yoga. Nameste.

Upcoming CFM Events

Tuesday, July 21st: MARC PRO Demo Today! See below for details.
Thursday, July 23rd: Bring-A-Friend Day. All levels beginner friendly partner WOD.
Rowing, Situps, Medball Passes.
Sat/Sun, July 25th & 26th: CrossFit Games Viewing.
Saturday, August 1st: 9am-12 noon. 31Heroes WOD.

MARCPRO.
Learn how the Marc Pro works

MARC PRO Demo

Today 7/21 from 6:30-9am and 10am-1pm we will have David Melendez from Marc Pro giving free muscle recovery and activation sessions (10-30 minutes). There will be 3 stations set up and everyone is encouraged to try out a session before class, after the WOD for a recovery session, or on lunch break from work as part of your rest day recovery.

What is the Marc Pro? The Marc Pro muscle conditioning device creates unique, strong, but completely non-fatiguing muscle contractions that set off a cascading series of physiologic events. We call this a Muscle Activated Recovery Cascade, or “MARC®” for short. To learn more visit MARCPRO.com

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
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- Lana Wilson
Sign up for yoga this week and next to reserve your spot.Click here!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Shoulder Press: 4 sets of 4 (80% of 5 rep max) (3-0-X-1)*
3 second negative. 0 seconds at the bottom (touch-and-go). *X = ½ second up (dynamic). 1 second hold at top.

B. 9 minute as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
15 Double Unders
9 Air Squats
1 Rope Climb (15ft)**

**NOTE: All athletes must wear long socks or pants when climbing rope to protect their shins and prevent rope burn. Scale to 10ft rope climb 1:1, 1ft rope climb hold for 10 seconds, Knee-raise dead hang hold 10 seconds on pullup bar

Post load for Press. Post total rounds and reps from AMRAP. Ex: 135#, 7+10 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

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
4 Thrusters (m = 120/155, w = 85/105)
12 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 Rx+
Ex2: 5×3 segmented negatives, 41, Rx

Sarah & Christine Clean & Jerk from Cutoff WOD
Sarah & Christine Clean & Jerk from Cutoff WOD

Upcoming CFM Events

Tuesday, July 21st: Marc Pro Representative David Melendez will be giving free muscle recovery and activation sessions (10-30 minutes) from 6am-1pm (morning and noon classes). There will be 3 stations set up and everyone is encouraged to try out a session either before class on the warmup setting or after the WOD for a recovery session. Click here to read more.
Thursday, July 23rd: Bring-A-Friend Day. All levels beginner friendly partner WOD.
Rowing, Situps, Medball Passes.
Sat/Sun, July 25th & 26th: CrossFit Games Viewing.
Saturday, August 1st: 9am-12 noon. 31Heroes WOD.

Workout To Remember
Workout To Remember

31Heroes WOD Hosted by CrossFit Midtown

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.

Sign up to participate in the WOD on Saturday, August 1st from 9am-12pm. For more details and to register click here.

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: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

B. 3 Rounds: 1 minute each station
Toes to Bar
Box Jumps (24/20) Step downs only.
Plate Ground-to-Overhead (45/24)
200m Run + Hand release pushups (bonus)
Rest 2 minute between rounds

Post load and reps for Squat, total reps from 3 rounds. 200m Run = 1 rep: 6 reps 230#, 215 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Shoulder Press: 4 sets of 4 (80% of 5 rep max) (3-0-X-1)*
3 second negative. 0 seconds at the bottom (touch-and-go). *X = ½ second up (dynamic). 1 second hold at top.

B. 9 minute as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
15 Double Unders
9 Air Squats
1 Rope Climb (15ft)**

**NOTE: All athletes must wear long socks or pants when climbing rope to protect their shins and prevent rope burn. Scale to 10ft rope climb 1:1, 1ft rope climb hold for 10 seconds, Knee-raise dead hang hold 10 seconds

Post load for Press. Post total rounds and reps from AMRAP. Ex: 135#, 7+10 Rx.