back squats

Pri, Tara, Elana at 31Heroes Social and Fundraiser

CFM Upcoming Events

Friday through Sunday, January 18th-20th: Coaches Pietsch, Travis, and Michael compete in Wodapalooza in the scaled division over the weekend. Yes. We know the competition is really good that even at our level we are in the Scaled group. It will be a fun event and we have an opportunity to finish on the podium or take 1st place! CFM Members will be able to watch the action live online.

FloElite is the official livestream partner for the Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival, and will be streaming all three days of competition. In order to watch the live stream, you will sign up with FloElite and pay a subscription fee of $29.99. You’ll also have access to watch all the other heats and top elite athletes compete at Wodapalooza in addition to your beloved CFM coaches!

FloElite: https://www.floelite.com/events/6253829-wodapalooza-2019

Events will take place during the following times. Check back Friday for specific times for Team CFM Flexual Healing!!
Friday, January 18: 5:00am – 8:15pm ET
Bay Watch 7:30 am
Double Vision 1:03pm
Special Delivery 6:43 pm

Saturday, January 19: 7:30am – 8:00pm ET
Ski School 8:57 am
Ocho Chipper 1:00 pm

Sunday, January 20: 8:00am – 8:30pm ET
Circus Act 9:24 am
Robin 2:43 pm

Tuesday, January 22nd at 6-8 pm: Functional Movement screening with Dr Phil: He will be doing assessments as well as spot treatments on athletes at CFM on Tuesday evening either before or after your class. Come to the gym Tuesday evening to get any ache or pain checked out by Dr. Phil from Georgia Sports PT in Midtown.

Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm: Mobility Night with Dr Jackie: This is part of our Gymnastics Workshop series and the mobility session will focus on overhead mobility for handstands and hanging movements. This series will continue Wednesdays and Sundays through February leading up to the start of the 2019 Open on Thursday, February 21st. The cost is $35 for the complete workout series (includes 8-9 gymnastics sessions and 2 mobility nights)

Click here for the complete schedule and to register: CFM Gymnastics Workshop Details and Registration

Thursday, January 24th: 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!

Friday, January 25th 6:30 pm: Graveyard Games Night Time Edition hosted by CrossFit College Park. CFM has 3 teams competing in this competition for a $1000 cash prize. The event is going to be a party and all CFM is invited (18+ only). Live DJ, Art Show, Beer on Tap and Wine served. Come support our teams as they compete and enjoy classy night out with your CFM fam! RSVP for the event and purchase your tickets from here:
CFM Night at the Graveyard Games!

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

For Time [10min cap]
27 Back Squats (From the Ground)(95/65)
27 Weighted Sit Ups (20/15)
50 Double Unders
21 Back Squats
21 Weighted Sit Ups
50 Double Unders
15 Back Squats
15 Weighted Sit Ups
50 Double Unders
9 Back Squats
9 Weighted Sit Ups

Post time for the WOD. Ex 7:40 Rx.

And coming Saturday…

400 Degreez
5 Rounds [35min cap]

10 Handstand Push Ups
10 Chest to Bar Pull Ups
10 Toes to Bar
10 Jumping Lunges
10 DB Snatches (Alternating) (50/35)
10 Calorie Row
10 Double DB Clean & Jerk (50/35’s)
10 Burpees

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 31:30 Rx.

Saturday Schedule

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

And coming Sunday…

EMOM/AMRAP
EMOM 10

Odd: 10 Plate Overhead Lunges (45/25)
Even: 5 Strict Pull Ups + 5 Parallette Push Ups (One Parallette per hand)
-3min Rest-
AMRAP 8
20 Bent Over DB Row (Alternating)
10 DB Box Step Overs (35/25’s)(24/20)

Post rounds and reps in AMRAP. Ex: 4+20 Rx.

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Cancelled
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Open Gym- Neal
12:15p: Yoga- Nikkia Nelson
5p: Open Gym- Neal
6p: Open Gym- Neal

Carmen getting set to snatch.

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- Pat
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
8:45p: Yoga- Priscila Baptista
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. EMOM 12
Odd: 3 Front Squats
Even: 6 Back Squats
67% of 1RM Front Squat (For Both Lifts)

B. AMRAP 8
4 Handstand Push Ups
8 Kettlebell Swings (70/53)
12 Sit Ups (Rx+ GHDSU)

Post weight used for squats and rounds+reps completed during AMRAP. Ex: 185#, 7+12 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

A. Double Under Technique and Squat Mobility

B. 12 Min AMRAP
9 DB Thrusters (50’s/35’s)
35 Double Unders

L3 – (50/35)
L2 – (35/25)
L1 – (25/15)

Post rounds and reps completed during AMRAP. Ex: 8+29 Rx

Keep climbing Pat, Thanksgiving is only a few days away!

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. EMOM 12
Odd: 3 Front Squats
Even: 6 Back Squats
64% of 1RM Front Squat (For Both Lifts)

B. AMRAP 10
2 Deadlifts (205/155)
2 Pistols
20 Double Unders
[Increase Deadlift and Pistol reps by 2 every round]

Post weight used for squats and rounds+reps completed during WOD. Ex 185#, 7+4 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

Weighted Pull Ups
4-4-4-4 AHAP

B. 4 Rounds
200m Run
15 Hand Release Push Ups
10 Alternating DB Step Ups (50/35’s)

Post weight or scale used for Pull Ups and time to complete WOD. Ex: 20# Rx, 9:03 Rx

CFM Upcoming Events

Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd: CFM will be closed for Thanksgiving. Go enjoy spending time with family and friends and fueling your body with plenty of food and rest! We will see you guys back on Saturday.

Snitchity Snatch, don’t hold back!

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
11a: Open Gym- CFM Staff
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
6:30p: Mobility Night- Michael
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pat
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. EMOM 12
Odd: 3 Front Squats
Even: 6 Back Squats
61% of 1RM Front Squat (For Both Lifts)

B. Amanda [12min cap]
9-7-5
Muscle Ups
Squat Snatch (135/95)

Post weight used for squats and time to complete WOD. Ex 175#, 8:13 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

A. Turkish Get Ups
4-4-4-4
(4 reps each arm)

B. AMRAP 8
6 Toes to Bar
8 Russian Kettlebell Swings (4/4) (70/53)

Post weight used for Turkish Get Ups and rounds+reps completed during AMRAP. Ex: 35#, 8+3 Rx

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

Stay on track through the Holidays: Part 2

By Coach Beka
As promised, here are some of my favorite recipes for this time of year. Share your favorite recipes in the comments!
Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash
Primal Cauliflower Casserole (not strict paleo)
Apple Pie Tartlets
Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Paleo Stuffing (scroll down to second recipe)

photo-19Tripp, Levy & Cassie with the chin-over-bar hold in yesterday’s WOD.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Jim
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 10 minutes goat work
B. Fran-ish
21-15-9:
One Arm (right) Dumbbell/kettlebell Thrusters
One Arm (left) DB/KB Thrusters
Pull Ups

And coming tomorrow…

Lift for Life is a fundraiser workout raising money for those in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Yolanda. If you feel moved to donate to the cause, there is a link below.
Lift for Life: “Yolanda”
BUY IN: 100 Double unders (sub 200 singles)
As many rounds & reps as possible in 24 minutes:
11 burpees
7 ground to overhead
13 back squats
CASH OUT: 100 Double unders (sub 200 singles)

100 double unders in the beginning represents the evacuation prior to Yolanda. The 24-minute AMRAP represents when Yolanda hit, and ravaged the Philippines for 24 hours. We end with 100 double unders, to represent the persevering endurance of the recovery/relief efforts.
DONATE

Sunday

The 12n class will do a special hero WOD in memory of Alex Viola
From Coach Dyer: Staff Sgt. Alex Anthony Viola was killed in action on November 17, 2013 by an improvised explosive device in the Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Alex is survived by his parents and sister. I never met Alex, but I understand that he was a badass in the gym and in life. Hats off to the good people at Proving Grounds DGA for creating this workout in his honor. Please come to the gym on Sunday and give it everything you have.
“Alex”
Row 1000 meters
Power Snatch x 20 (155/110)
Burpee (over the bar) x 60
Power Snatch x 20
Row 1000 meters

Best. Summer. Ever.

As I laid at the pool Sunday until almost 8pm with FULL SUN, it hit me that summer is here. All the good – pool & lake time, sunshine, afternoons at the park… and the bad – thunderstorms, mosquitoes, muggy days (and nights!) are here to stay for the next few months.
At CFM, we’ve got lots in store for you: the Helen Challenge, another CFM Happy Hour each month, Quarterly Progress checks in July, another Food as Fuel session in August, some fun with our neighbors Fab’rik & Big Peach Running Co and more Olympic Lifting awesomeness with Cheryl Haworth.
I’m personally looking forward to seeing everyone’s progress with the Helen Challenge. I’m also gonna finish settling into my new apartment, take a few weeks vacation next month (part work – USAPL Nationals, the CrossFit Games & a BIZ seminar… and part play – visiting my family & hitting the beach!), and celebrate my birthday in August!
What are your plans for summer? What’s important to you between now and Labor Day? Let us know what’s important to you this season. Post in the comments. How will you make this your best summer ever?

Congrats to Big Dan F & his wife Nancy on the birth of their BIG 10# BOY, John Jackson, born 6.24.13!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back squat 3-3-3+
B. 6 rounds for time
5 Handstand push ups
5 Lateral box jump L (step down)
5 Lateral box jump R (step down)
Rest 1 minute between rounds

And coming tomorrow…

A. Max reps chin up: 3 sets, rest 5 min between sets (DO MOBILITY WORK DURING BREAKS)
B. Rope climbs: 10 min of skillwork
C. Time trial: 2k row

Two weeks away from three big events!

The weekend of March 7-10th will be a busy one at CFM. Please participate however you can – Bring-A-Friend Days, the FIRST Open WOD, and the Olympic Lifting Seminar are all coming up!
March 7 8 & 9 Bring-A-Friend Days: Share CFM with your friends on March 7, 8 & 9. All our classes are open to guests (RSVP required by emailing FRIENDS@crossfitmidtown.com. CFM students: don’t fret! We still have 14 spots in each class reserved for you! Get all the details here.
March 9 the CF OPEN begins! Kick off CFM’s first Games season with the first CrossFit Open workout, Saturday, March 9 at 12noon. Register now! If you’re unable to commit to every Saturday, we’ll also be scheduling makeup WODs (so don’t let that scare you off!).
March 10 Olympic Lifting Seminar: Travis Cooper teaches a six-hour seminar (9a-4p with an hour break for lunch) to teach us the finer points of the snatch and clean & jerk. Register now! This seminar is limited to 24 athletes. Athletes and coaches of all levels will benefit from this course. Visit the FB event page for the seminar timeline and more info about Travis.

CFM representing in NOLA! Lee, Lis, Bridget & Krystol showing off their guns at Jasmine & Jeff’s wedding. Congrats to the Johnsons!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back squats:3-3-3-3-3, every 3min
B. 7 rounds for time:
7 handstand push ups
10 pull ups

And coming tomorrow…

A. Deadlifts: 6 sets of 10, every 90 seconds
B. Hang Power Snatch clusters: 5 sets of 3.2.1, every 3 minutes. For each cluster, the period denotes 10 seconds rest. So for each set, complete 3 reps, rest 10 seconds, 2 reps, rest 10 seconds, and 1 rep.
C. 30 Barbell Roll-outs (modify with 3 minutes front-leaning rest on rings or floor)