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Monthly Archives: December 2016

MON 12.12.16

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Life above the bar. Darcy getting some kipping pullups!

Life above the bar. Darcy getting some kipping pullups!


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 8-8-8 increasing @ 70-75-78%.

B. 3 Rounds [15 Minute Time Cap]:
21 Wallballs (20/14) 10ft
18 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
15 Burpees
12 Pullups (Rx+ = C2B)

Post load for squat and time for WOD. Ex: 320#, 10:50 Rx+

And coming tomorrow...

“Wise Men”
3 Minute AMRAP
3 Power Clean (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
3 Front Squat
3 Jerk
Rest 3 Minutes

3 Minute AMRAP
3 Power Clean (m = 75/115/155, w = 55/85/105)
3 Front Squat
3 Jerk
Rest 3 Minutes

3 Minute AMRAP
3 Power Clean (m = 95/135/185, w = 65/95/125)**
3 Front Squat
3 Jerk
Rest 3 Minutes

**Athletes should select a level with ending weight that is 65% of his/her 1RM Clean & Jerk.

Score is total rounds and reps for each AMRAP. Ex: 5+4/4+3/3+1 L3.

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Dec 15th: Star Wars: Rogue One Premiere Night for CFM! Wear your Star Wars costume or shirt and join us for a 9pm showing at Midtown Arts Cinema. Tickets available at the front desk and see Announcements Board or Event Page for details.

**Save the Date!**
Friday, Dec 16th:
7-11pm CFM Holiday Party!!

Sunday, December 18th: 9-11am Weightlifting Workshop this a 2 part series setting the foundation for the snatch and clean & jerk for our Olympic Lifting Class & Programming starting Sunday, January 8th, 2017!

Sunday, Dec 18th:Urban Perform "Give the Gift of Health" Benefit WOD 11am-12pm. 1st heat at 11:20am and 2nd heat at 11:40. Sign up online to donate to Urban Perform.

FRI 12.09.16 “Grace”

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Anna finishing the press with active shoulders just behind the ears, arms straight, and knuckles to the sky.

Anna finishing the press with active shoulders just behind the ears, arms straight, and knuckles to the sky.


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Grace [9 Minute Time Cap]
30 Clean & Jerk for time (135/95)
**Scale to 65% of 1RM Clean & Jerk

B. 3 Rounds Not For Time:
500m Row
15 Situps
For every second difference than your time for first 500m Row complete 1 extra situp in addition to the 15 before continuing to next row.

Post time for Grace and time for 1st 500m row + total situps completed (include 15/round).
Example: 2:10 Rx, 1:48, 53 Situps


And coming Saturday...

Partner WOD: “Three Strikes”
Teams of 2
30-20-10:
Row for Calories, Lateral Barbell Burpees
30-20-10
Power Snatch (m = 75/95/115, w = 55/65/80), Toes to Bar
30-20-10
Thruster (m = 75/95/115, w = 55/65/80), 3-2-1x 200 Meter Run

All reps are team totals. 1 partner working at a time. Partners may alternate sets of 200m run each round after Thrusters in last couplet. 1 partner running at a time.

Score time to complete WOD. Ex: 25:20 L3.

Saturday Schedule

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

Sunday Schedule: Bring-A-Friend Day!!

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Alexis Story. Click here to reserve

Upcoming CFM Events

Sunday, Dec 4th and 18th: 9-11am Weightlifting Workshop this a 2 part series setting the foundation for the snatch and clean & jerk for our Olympic Lifting Class & Programming starting Sunday, January 8th, 2017!

Monday, Dec 5th-11th: 4th Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC4) this week! We’ll have standard WODs and be re-testing Grace, CrossFit Total, Mary Ann, Baseline Plus, and Snatch & Go

Sunday, Dec 11th: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day 9 and 10am. There will be an all-levels beginner friendly partner WOD. CFM Members email us to reserve a spot in a class with your friend (include their full name and email address)!

Thursday, Dec 15th: Star Wars: Rogue One Premiere Night for CFM! Wear your Star Wars costume or shirt and join us for a 9pm showing at Midtown Arts Cinema. Tickets available soon and more details posted on the Announcements Board.

**Save the Date!**
Friday, Dec 16th:
7-11pm CFM Holiday Party!!

Sunday, Dec 18th:Urban Perform "Give the Gift of Health" Benefit WOD 11am-12pm. 1st heat at 11:20am and 2nd heat at 11:40. Sign up online to donate to Urban Perform.

THUR 12.08.16 “Mary Ann”

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Annie practicing pistols elevated on a box

Annie practicing pistols elevated on a box


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD):

“Mary Ann”
5 Rounds
7 Handstand Pushups
14 Pistols
21 Double unders

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 7:04 Rx

And coming tomorrow...

A. Grace [9 Minute Time Cap]
30 Clean & Jerk for time (135/95)
**Scale to 65% of 1RM Clean & Jerk

B. 3 Rounds Not For Time:
500m Row
15 Situps
For every second difference than your time for first 500m Row complete 1 extra situp in addition to the 15 before continuing to next row.

Post time for Grace and time for 1st 500m row + total situps completed (include 15/round).
Example: 2:10 Rx, 1:48, 53 Situps


Upcoming CFM Events

Sunday, Dec 4th and 18th: 9-11am Weightlifting Workshop this a 2 part series setting the foundation for the snatch and clean & jerk for our Olympic Lifting Class & Programming starting Sunday, January 8th, 2017!

Monday, Dec 5th-11th: 4th Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC4) this week! We’ll have standard WODs and be re-testing Grace, CrossFit Total, Mary Ann, Baseline Plus, and Snatch & Go

Sunday, Dec 11th: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day 9 and 10am. There will be an all-levels beginner friendly partner WOD. CFM Members email us to reserve a spot in a class with your friend (include their full name and email address)!

Thursday, Dec 15th: Star Wars: Rogue One Premiere Night for CFM! Wear your Star Wars costume or shirt and join us for a 9pm showing at Midtown Arts Cinema. Tickets available soon and more details posted on the Announcements Board.

**Save the Date!**
Friday, Dec 16th:
7-11pm CFM Holiday Party!!

Sunday, Dec 18th:Urban Perform "Give the Gift of Health" Benefit WOD 11am-12pm. 1st heat at 11:20am and 2nd heat at 11:40. Sign up online to donate to Urban Perform.

WED 12.07.16 “Snatch & Go”

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CFM Team Darcy & Shannon doing synchronized lunges from the Graveyard Games Competition.

CFM Team Darcy & Shannon doing synchronized lunges from the Graveyard Games Competition.


Upcoming CFM Events

Sunday, Dec 4th and 18th: 9-11am Weightlifting Workshop this a 2 part series setting the foundation for the snatch and clean & jerk for our Olympic Lifting Class & Programming starting Sunday, January 8th, 2017!

Monday, Dec 5th-11th: 4th Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC4) this week! We’ll have standard WODs and be re-testing Grace, CrossFit Total, Mary Ann, Baseline Plus, and Snatch & Go

Sunday, Dec 11th: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day 9 and 10am. There will be an all-levels beginner friendly partner WOD. CFM Members email us to reserve a spot in a class with your friend (include their full name and email address)!

Thursday, Dec 15th: Star Wars: Rogue One Premiere Night for CFM! Wear your Star Wars costume or shirt and join us for a 9pm showing at Midtown Arts Cinema. Tickets available soon and more details posted on the Announcements Board.

**Save the Date!**
Friday, Dec 16th:
7-11pm CFM Holiday Party!!

Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Power Snatch: 2-2-2-2-2 work ups.

B. “Snatch & Go”
4 Rounds for Time [11 Minute TIme Cap] 10 Toes to bar**
10 Snatch (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)*

**L2 = knees to 90, L1 = situps
*For L1 the movement may be ground to overhead

Post load for snatch and time for the WOD. Ex: 175, 9:23 L3.

And coming tomorrow...

“Mary Ann”
5 Rounds
7 Handstand Pushups
14 Pistols
21 Double unders

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 7:04 Rx

TUES 12.06.16 “Baseline Plus”

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CFM December Member of the Month Darcy.  Read more about her story here.

CFM December Member of the Month Darcy.
Read more about her story here.


Today's schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Jackie
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Baseline Plus [17 Minute Time Cap]
Level 3
2 Rounds
500m Row
40 Goblet Squats (24/16kg)
30 Wall Sit Ups
20 Deficit Pushups (3.5”/2.5”)
10 Strict Pullups

Level 2
2 Rounds
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Wall Sit Ups
20 Pushups
10 Pullups

Level 1
2 Rounds
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Wall Sit Ups
20 Incline Pushups (30”)
10 Ring Rows (toes under the rings)

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 11:40 L3

And coming tomorrow...

A. Power Snatch: 2-2-2-2-2 work ups.

B. “Snatch & Go”
4 Rounds for Time [11 Minute TIme Cap] 10 Toes to bar**
10 Snatch (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)*

**L2 = knees to 90, L1 = situps
*For L1 the movement may be ground to overhead

Post load for snatch and time for the WOD. Ex: 175, 9:23 L3.

Upcoming CFM Events

Sunday, Dec 4th and 18th: 9-11am Weightlifting Workshop this a 2 part series setting the foundation for the snatch and clean & jerk for our Olympic Lifting Class & Programming starting Sunday, January 8th, 2017!

Monday, Dec 5th-11th: 4th Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC4) this week! We’ll have standard WODs and be re-testing Grace, CrossFit Total, Mary Ann, Baseline Plus, and Snatch & Go

Sunday, Dec 11th: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day 9 and 10am. There will be an all-levels beginner friendly partner WOD. CFM Members email us to reserve a spot in a class with your friend (include their full name and email address)!

Thursday, Dec 15th: Star Wars: Rogue One Premiere Night for CFM! Wear your Star Wars costume or shirt and join us for a 9pm showing at Midtown Arts Cinema. Tickets available soon and more details posted on the Announcements Board.

**Save the Date!**
Friday, Dec 16th:
7-11pm CFM Holiday Party!!

December 2016 Member of the Month, Darcy Watts

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CrossFit Midtown is very excited to announce our December 2016 Member of the Month, Darcy Watts! From the Lurong Challenge to your very first CrossFit Competition, we couldn't be more proud of you! Read on to learn more about Darcy and her CrossFit journey. Thank you for being such an outstanding member of the CFM community!


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Name: Darcy Watts
Nickname: Darcy
Age: 42
Hometown: Atlanta

How did you get exposed to CrossFit? My brother owns Crossfit East Cobb and he is Army SF, he always encouraged me to do it but I was busy having kids for a while.

What brought you to CrossFit Midtown? My 2nd child was a year old and it was time to get back to working out. I had done boot camp stuff but was looking for a little more. I also needed a gym close to work with a shower. A yoga instructor I met at a party mentioned her friend (Lis) had opened CFM recently and they had a shower! I asked my brother if he knew Lis and he said she knew her stuff and I should check it out.

What was your very first day at CrossFit Midtown like? Well, it was almost 4 years ago so I don't really remember too much, but I am pretty sure my lungs were on fire and my legs were shaky when it was all over with but I was excited!

What changes have you seen in your overall health and fitness level since starting CrossFit? Oh geez! No comparison! I am in the best shape ever. I have been skinnier but my husband was not happy about it and looking back at photos I think I looked unhealthy. Strong is beautiful!

What kind of changes have you experienced since starting CrossFit that were completely unexpected? I am surprised at how much I love CF! I am surprised at how important it has become to me. It is more than just a workout. It is MY time. I love getting stronger, I love improving on a skill like pull ups which I can do now! And I want my daughter to see me do them, and I will make sure she can do them! I want to be an example for her, so that she knows women can and should feel strong and that it is just as important as feeling pretty or being smart. It has changed my perception of beauty.

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Favorite WOD- I like 15 to 20 minute WODs with 3 or 4 movements. I like to keep moving; just when you think you can't take anymore it's time to move on to the next thing. I like to find my pace and stick with it. I was never an athlete growing up. The opposite! Drama club, chorus and donuts! 🙂 I am not much of a sprinter, I think it kind of scares me actually-like I might hurt myself or throw up....I don't know it's just not my style. Also, I love to Bench Press-I think it's because my entire body feels so stabilized doing it.

Least favorite WOD- Anything with rowing and I don't cherry pick my WODs. I stick to my schedule M-W-F. That's what works for my family-I've got them all trained so I don't want to mess with that.

Favorite CrossFit Midtown moment- I think the entire day at the Graveyard Games this past October. It was so much fun competing with my partner Shannon Kelardy (who is so awesome and I am so thankful she joined CFM!) I was so proud of myself, that I was able to complete 4 WODs in one day and was not limping or crying the next day! LOL! I can’t wait to do it again and next time I will prepare for it and it will be even more fun! I also love listening to others at the gym just talk and get excited about gym stuff. I love the friendship and support everyone gives. Also, there have been days that were hard to get through, like when we had to put our dog to sleep last year. It was a really rough time, and I would just cry during a warm up, but I felt like I could cry at the gym because I was around friends.

Hobbies, Talents and or Interests Outside of CrossFit: My kids and my husband are what my world revolves around. James is 7 and my daughter Dylan will be 5 in November-they keep me pretty busy. I also enjoy reading and hanging out with my parents at their lake house.

Advice for new CrossFitters- Like Mike always says the most successful athletes at the gym schedule their WODs in advance and make it priority in their routine. That is why I am so successful! No really, if you want to make it part of your life, plan it and stick to it otherwise something else will always come up. If you want to improve your health and fitness, you have to give it the time it deserves. It’s hard work for sure but it’s fun and the satisfaction that comes from it is like nothing else.

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MON 12.05.16 4th Quarterly Progress Checks!!

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Su-Mei

Su-Mei


Today's schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. CrossFit Total
1 Rep Max Back Squat
1 Rep Max Shoulder Press
1 Rep Max Deadlift

B. 1 Minute Max Cals Airdyne

Post weights for each lift, total, and max cals. Ex: 250#, 150#, 365#, (765#), 35

And coming tomorrow...

Baseline Plus [17 Minute Time Cap]
Level 3
2 Rounds
500m Row
40 Goblet Squats (24/16kg)
30 Wall Sit Ups
20 Deficit Pushups (3.5”/2.5”)
10 Strict Pullups

Level 2
2 Rounds
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Wall Sit Ups
20 Pushups
10 Pullups

Level 1
2 Rounds
500m Row
40 Air Squats
30 Wall Sit Ups
20 Incline Pushups (30”)
10 Ring Rows (toes under the rings)

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 11:40 L3

Upcoming CFM Events

Sunday, Dec 4th and 18th: 9-11am Weightlifting Workshop this a 2 part series setting the foundation for the snatch and clean & jerk for our Olympic Lifting Class & Programming starting Sunday, January 8th, 2017!

Monday, Dec 5th-11th: 4th Quarterly Progress Checks (QPC4) this week! We’ll have standard WODs and be re-testing Grace, CrossFit Total, Mary Ann, Baseline Plus, and Snatch & Go

Sunday, Dec 11th: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day 9 and 10am. There will be an all-levels beginner friendly partner WOD. CFM Members email us to reserve a spot in a class with your friend (include their full name and email address)!

Thursday, Dec 15th: Star Wars: Rogue One Premiere Night for CFM! Wear your Star Wars costume or shirt and join us for a 9pm showing at Midtown Arts Cinema. Tickets available soon and more details posted on the Announcements Board.

**Save the Date!**
Friday, Dec 16th:
7-11pm CFM Holiday Party!!