double under

Cary finishing the Deadlift from 16.4 FNL event.

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Feb 23rd:Bring-A-Friend Day! Join CFM for an all levels beginner friendly partner WOD. Invite a friend, family, or co-worker to join you for your workout. Contact us to reserve a spot in class for your friend!

Thursday, Feb 23rd: The 2017 Open begins! CrossFit Midtown will be doing the open workouts on Friday during regular classes and then each week we have a Friday Night Lights (FNL) competition highlighting match-ups with both individual and team events as well as a gym social Friday evenings after the workouts. The 1st Open workout is released on Thursday, February 23rd and continues for 5 weeks with 1 new workout each week. Participating in the Open is a seminal CrossFit experience and we highly recommend all athletes who have been training at CFM for a year or more to sign up. This is a great opportunity to test your fitness and enjoy the camaraderie and community of CrossFit. Click here to register for the open and join Team CFM.

Sunday, Mar 5th: CFM Bunch Social 11am catered by Flying Biscuit!.

Wednesday, Mar 8th:3:30-8pm. Dunk Truck at CFM for body composition testing. Click here to sign up!

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- Brianna
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 3 rep max

B. 5 Rounds [12 Minute Time Cap]:
10 Burpees (Rx+ = 15 Burpees)
50 Double Unders

Post load for deadlift and time to complete WOD: 10:48 Rx+

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

A. 500m Row

B. Partner WOD:
10 minutes: Row for meters
Partner overhead plate hold (10/15/25/35/45)
**Partners may switch positions as often as needed to keep plate overhead. Once partner is off rowing machine, plate may drop below overhead to exchange.

REST 3 minutes

2 minutes as many reps as possible:
Plate Front Squats (10/15/25/35/45)

REST 1 minute

2 minutes as many reps as possible:
Burpee Plate Steps
**One plate per team. Must come to full knee and hip extension on top of plate by stepping up (no hop on/off). Both partners may be working at the same time. No requirement for arms.

Post time for 500m Row and total meters, front squat reps, and burpees for WOD
Ex: 1:36, 2225m, 58, 48. L5

WED 02.22.17 Open Begins Tomorrow! Read More »

Member of the Month Jeanette! Click here to read more about her CrossFit story.
Member of the Month Jeanette!
Click here to read more about her CrossFit story.

Upcoming CFM Events

Saturday, Oct 8th: 5-7pm. TransFitWorld Conference Powerlifting Meet. Special discount for CFM Members, email info@crossFitMidtown to sign up. Click here for more details and directions to the event. We will be meeting at CFM at 4:15pm to Carpool or Marta to the meet.
Sunday, Oct 9th: 8-9:30am. CFM Track Session (click for details). Meet at the track for an Aerobic Capacity Workout with Coach Travis.
Thursday-Sunday, October 13th-16th: USA Raw Nationals Powerlifting Meet. CFM will be volunteering for this event. All Members who volunteer for 1-4 hours will receive a free admission for the week! Come watch the strongest men and women in the country at the Georgia World Congress Center over the weekend. Sign up here for general volunteer for any of the time slots any day.
Wednesday, Oct 19th: Reebox Box Crawl. The Box Crawl is an epic road trip stopping at 125 CrossFit Boxes over the course of 18 weeks. Team Reebox will hang out at CFM for the day and bring awesome stuff! Here’s a little of what they will bring: a full Nano 6 try on experience where members will be able to try on the Nano 6 for their workout, a fully stocked Reebok Recovery Bar that is loaded with Kill Cliff, Goat Tape, WOD Repair Lotion, Vita Coco, Caveman Coffee, and much more as well as a Reebok Survival Outpost packed with body wipes, hair ties, and plastic bags for your dirty gym clothes…you know, all the must haves! All CFM members are invited to to the box for this event.
Thursday, Oct 20th: Bring-A-Friend Day!! There will be an all levels partner friendly WOD. Invite a friend, family member, or co-worker to join you for the WOD.
Tuesday, Nov 15th: 5:45am-8am and 3:30-8pm. Dunk Truck at CFM for body composition testing. The Dunk Truck will be back in November for members to be rested from September or for a 1st time test. Sign up here for the next Dunk Truck!

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. “The Last Unicorn”
Teams of 2, 25 minute AMRAP

9 Rope Climbs*
40 Clean & Jerks
30 Pushups**
40 Power Snatches
80 Double-unders***
40 Overhead Squats

The Barbell Loading Journey
[C&J, Snatch, Overhead Squats]
1st Round (The Butterfly): m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65
2nd Round (The Magician): m = 65/85/115, w = 45/65/85
3rd Round (The Prince): m = 75/95/135, w = 55/75/95
4th Round (The Red Bull): m = 95/115/155, w = 65/85/105
All rounds and reps are team totals. Only 1 partner working at a time and partners may partition the reps any way. After completing the 1st round the weight for the barbell increases and so forth each round.

*Athletes must wear long socks or pants to climb rope. Protect your shins from rope burn. Scale to 10ft climb 1:1, seated box rope climb 1:1, floor plank climb 1:1, ring rows 4:1.
**Scale Pushups to incline parallette 12”, bench 16”, box (20/24/30)”. (L2/L3+ = HSPU)
***Scale Double Unders (DUs) to DU+singles 40 reps/round, speed step 1:1, singles 1:1.

Post rounds and reps completed. Ex: 2+24 L3

B. Trap Stretch & Smash
1. Barbell trapeze smash 60 seconds each side
2. Triple Bully trap stretch 60 seconds each side
3. Neck Rolls (5R/5L)

And coming Saturday…

“Cellar Door” [16 Minute Time Cap]
For time:
30 Pullups*
100m Sled Pull + 100m Run
15 Squat Cleans
200m Sled Pull + 200m Run
15 Squat Cleans
100m Sled Pull + 100m Run
30 Pullups*

Sled Weight (m = 90/135/180, w = 45/90/135)
Clean Weight (m = 75/105/135, w = 55/75/95)
*Scale pullups to Kipping Single Pullups 15 reps/set, BBAP 1:1, ring rows, 1:1.
(L2/L3+ = C2B)

Post time to complete the WOD. Ex: 10:34 L3+

Saturday Schedule

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

Sunday Schedule

8a: Aerobic Capacity Track Session w/ Coach Travis
10a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Alexis Story. Click here to reserve

FRI 10.07.16 “The Last Unicorn” Read More »

Fresh Meal Plan Tasting

Come try samples of freshly prepared paleo, vegetarian, and zone prescribed meals. Prepared and Delivered by Fresh Meal Plan. Here healthy food is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Fresh Meal Plan has the mission to provide delicious, freshly prepared meals to enhance and sustain a more wholesome existence. It was a perfect meal for work out, especially if you are on a diets.

Fresh Meal Plan and lose a stone in 4 weeks is the solution to relying on protein shakes, energy bars, and fad diets and can supplement the time required for weekly meal prep. Tasting Schedule:
Tuesday 1/26 5-8pm
Wednesday 1/27 6-8am and 5-8pm

Chose your options and quantity!
Chose your options and quantity!
Alex practicing bracing for the deadlift setup
Alex practicing bracing for the deadlift setup Click here to read how it works.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- 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
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Front Rack Mobility: Spend 10 minutes on Lats, wrists, and T-spine.

B. “Power Ball”
13 Minute AMRAP:
Complete as many reps as possible during the following triplet:
10 Power Cleans (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
20 Wall Balls | Med Ball Cleans**
30 Double Unders | Single Unders**

**Level Movement Details:
L3 Wall Balls (20# to 10ft/14# to 10ft), Double unders
L2 Wall Balls (20# to 9ft/14# to 9ft), Single unders
L1 Medball Cleans (20/14), Single unders

Click here for complete WOD details.

Post total reps completed in AMRAP. Ex: 362 L3

And coming tomorrow…

A. Deadlift: In 20 minutes working up to a 2 rep max.

B. 8 Minute EMOM:
Odd: 7 Deadlift (65% Part A)
Even: 15 Pullups (Rx+ = C2B)

Post load for deadlift and fewest number of pullups completed each round. Ex: 415#, 270#, 15 Rx+.

TUES 01.26.16 “Power Ball” and Fresh Meal Plan Demos this week Read More »

Get to know our new Head Coach Michael!

Michael takes over as our full-time Operations Manager & Head Coach next week. He’s already been coaching classes for a few weeks, so you may already have met him.
Welcome to the team, Michael!

Name: Michael T. Aaron
Age: 29
How long coaching CrossFit? I started coaching in 2010.
Other coaching certifications: MovNat Level 1 Certified Trainer. I went through the certification course this past weekend at here at Crossfit Midtown, so if you saw a group of us running barefoot, balancing on 2x4s, crawling, or vaulting boxes on Saturday or Sunday, this is what I was doing. Any one interested in MovNat ( feel free to ask me next time at the gym.
Day job: I’m the new operations manager and head coach at Crossfit Midtown. I look forward to meeting all of our members in the next few weeks!
Athletic background/achievement: I was a multi-sport athlete growing up: swimming, baseball, basketball, soccer, track & field, football; then 4 years of rugby in college. I play rugby now for Atlanta and our team has had national success finishing in the top 16 in the county in Rugby 7s (new Olympic version of rugby) in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 as well as top 16 in Rugby 15s in 2009 and 2013.
How long doing CrossFit: I was introduced to Crossfit in 2008 through rugby as a way to becoming a fitter, more powerful athlete. I quickly became convinced that CrossFit is the best General Physical Preparation program in existence, and have been turning others on to CrossFit ever since.
Favorite CrossFit movement:one-arm dumbbell snatch
Favorite movement to coach: deadlift
In my spare time I enjoy: reading, watching movies and tv shows. Anything scifi/fantasy. Game of thrones, the walking dead, Star Trek. Avid chess player and card and board games.
Favorite quote: “A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does” — Dan Millman: Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Advice to new CrossFitters: Be patient with your progress: building strength, developing technique with each movement, and increasing your endurance takes time. Have a positive attitude and give your best every day at the gym. Don’t avoid WODs because you don’t like them. Most of the time that is exactly what you need.

904072_10151406711528506_938895050_oCoach Michael

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
8a: Open Gym- Jason
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
1:45p: College CrossFit- Jason
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Raul
8p: Open Gym- Raul

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 5×3 workups
B. 5 rounds for time:
15x burpees
50x double unders (sub 150 singles)

And coming tomorrow…

A. Skill work: 10 min handstand practice
B. As many rounds & reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
2 handstand push ups (modify: strict press)
4 kettlebell snatch R
4 kettlebell snatch L

WED 02.26.14 Coach Spotlight: Michael Read More »

Schedule updates

Effective immediately, the Tuesday 8p class will now be Open Gym (apparently the 8p Tues time slot is unpopular w our advanced athletes :)). Join Lis for skillwork, strength work, to make up a recent WOD, or do another workout of your choosing. Other open gym sessions continue on Wed nights at 8p with Raul & Sundays 1-2p with Dyer. The coach on duty is there to help you with whatever you choose OR we can give you some ideas!
8AM CLASSES will continue through the end of the month on TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS only. Attendance average is currently TWO in those classes… it needs to be 3+ to stay on the schedule. So if you like it, GET TO IT!
REMINDER that yoga classes are included in your membership, and do not count toward your weekly class limits. So join Samantha Thursdays at 8:15p and Monica Sundays at 6p to get some great mobility & stretching, as well as balance & meditation work! And speaking of yoga…

Yoga and YOU

By Coach Amy (did you know she’s also a certified yoga instructor???)
Balancing the role of CrossFit coach and yoga instructor gets tricky sometimes.
I try not to get too preachy about how and why yoga can benefit your body AND your movements (especially in an overhead squat!) so luckily I came across this blog post that will preach at you for me. Yay!
Specific mobility work, like from the posters on the wall behind the rowers (yeah, those things) is always good. But just like when we’re on our own to choose what to do, we do what we know we’re good at and we avoid what we’re not. You know you do it.
You check the blog the night before, see burpees, and skip the WOD. We’ve all done it.
But rarely is a yoga class itinerary posted; you just gotta show up and let go. So, my less-than-zen friends, my challenge to you is this: for the next month, double your yoga intake. Hit the CFM classes on Thurs & Sun nights!
And if you’re a regular yogi but just do power classes, try something different.
Restorative. Gentle. Yin. Something!
Heck, I’ll even come to the gym and show you some stuff. Like the article says, understand the importance of doing what you suck at. And if that’s yoga, lay out your mat and just breathe.

photo (1)Danny & The Chief

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Open Gym- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 10 mins double under skill work OR mobility
B. Every min on the min for 15 mins:
Complete 2 power cleans & 10 double unders
*Go as heavy as possible on power cleans. Sub 10 tuck jumps for double unders.
C. 2:00m hollow rock test (ONLY if you didn’t do it yesterday)

And coming tomorrow…

A. Deadlift: 4×4 workups (add 5# from last DL workout)
B. 6 rounds for time: 10 wall balls 20/14
10 lateral box jumps (5 L/5 R)

TUES 09.17.13 Yoga & YOU Read More »

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