fall challenge

3, 2, 1, Go! Wallball shots at the stat of the WOD
3, 2, 1, Go! Wallball shots at the stat of the WOD

CFM Fall Lurong Living Championship Challenge

The Challenge starts on Monday, September 14th and now is the time to jump on board! Early registration is $29.95 and closes this Sunday, August 16th so sign up today to participate. Click here to learn more and register: select CrossFit Midtown.

There is something in all of us that hungers for victory, to know in our heart that we have what it takes to be a champion. The Lurong Living Championship Challenge provides the opportunity for you to prove it to yourself. Whether you want to be a champion in your fitness prowess or to be the champion of your own health, this is your time. The Championship Challenge provides the structure, accountability, resources, education, and competition that you need to achieve your goals and become a champion.

Challenge tracks your diet, progress in achieving your diet and fitness goals, body composition, weight, key lifestyle markers, workout performance, and improvements. Whether your goal is to lose a few lbs., improve your diet, or looking to bump your performance to the next level, the Championship Challenge is built for you.

Don’t let the title scare you! You don’t have to feel like a champion to get started. The Challenge platform provides everything you need to have success including a 7 week meal plan with shopping lists and loads of educational content that will help you live out your new changes.

The Championship Challenge combines diet, fitness, and accountability for the CrossFit community. Click here to unleash your inner Champion!
The Championship Challenge combines diet, fitness, and accountability for the CrossFit community.
Click here to unleash your inner Champion!

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)

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

B. 7 Rounds For Time [Time cap 16 minutes]
7 Power Snatch (m = 75/95, w = 55/65)
7 Air Squats
**At end of 1st minute and every minute on the minute 5 Burpees (Rx+ = 7 Burpees).

Post load and reps for squat and time to complete rounds. Ex: 325#, 8 reps, 9:50 Rx+

And coming tomorrow…

A. Deadlift: 5 sets of 2 reps. Working up to heavy set of 2 touch and go. Start at 80% of 1 RM deadlift. Rest 2 minutes between sets.

B. Rep Rounds Ladder for 10 Minute AMRAP
3-6-9-12-15-18-21-24-…
Ring Rows
AbMat V-Ups
6 Deadlift (225/155)

Post final load for deadlift and total reps completed in AMRAP. Ex: 375#, 208 Rx

The Paleo Diet

By Coach Beka
With the CFMakeover right around the corner, let’s address a common question: What IS paleo and why is it so common with CrossFitters?
Paleo is a very clean, back-to-basics way of eating.
It’s not a fad, it’s not a trend, it’s a lifestyle.
It’s free of all the refined foods, trans fats and sugar prevalent in the Standard American Diet (SAD :().
So what foods are paleo?
Meat & seafood, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and healthy fats…the way our bodies were meant to eat…the way our ancestors ate before the Industrial Revolution when grains & corn syrup & chemicals (Yellow #9 anyone???) invaded grocery stores.
This is why people who follow a paleo lifestyle have more energy and lower instances of conditions like autoimmune disease, heart disease, depression, IBS, seasonal allergies and other inflammation issues.
We’ll discuss paleo in more detail at our CFMakeover pre-challenge huddle meeting this Saturday at 10a. I’ll break down the basics for you guys & take questions. I have tons of great resources and tips so don’t miss it!
If you’re still on the fence about joining the challenge & want to come to the meeting this Sat to ask questions before deciding whether to join, BRING IT ON!

CFMakeover Challengers

GO HERE to sign up for a prelim measurements time slot.

photo-7 copy 3Great energy in our noon class Monday!

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Cassie
8p: Beginner CrossFit – Cassie
8:15p: Yoga – Samantha

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 4×4 workups (add 5# to last deadlift workout)
B. 5 rounds for time:
5 Power Cleans 185/120#
20 Double Unders

And coming tomorrow…

A. 10 min mobility work
B. 10 min goat work
C. “Karen” – For time:
150 wall balls 20/14

Last day for CFMakeover Early Bird perks!

Our Fall challenge starts October 1…that’s just ONE WEEK AWAY! To sweeten the deal, we have a few bribes to entice you to get in the game early!
Register by midnight tonight and you’ll earn the following perk:
Gold members – one 15-minute skill session with Coach Lis or Coach Beka, to work on a skill of your choice.
Silver, Bronze or Basic members – free Open Gym access in October. You can attend CFM’s Open Gym sessions WITHOUT using one of your weekly visits. Open Gym times are Tues 8-9p, Wed 8-9p, Sun 1-2p.
Local non-members – free CFM yoga in October (classes are Thurs 8:15p & Sun 6p)
Remote non-members – one 15-minute nutrition consult with Coach Beka.
*These perks are not interchangeable (in other words, no, a Basic member can’t opt instead for a skill session).

Check out CFMakeover details here.

photo-7 copy 2Leslie and Kevin powering through burpees and chin ups!

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day

A. Power clean:5×3 (workups)
B. Jerk: 5×1 (workups)
C. Tabata row OR AirDyne OR jump rope singles OR double unders (if you trained on 9/4, choose a different option from what you did then)

And coming tomorrow…

Complete 4 rounds: Max Rep Bench Press 185/120
Max Rep Strict Pull Ups
15 Medicine Ball Sit Up Throws 20/14
*For med ball throws, get into a sit up position about 6-8 feet from the wall. Start with your back flat on the ground and the ball overhead. Sit up while flinging med ball against the wall, catch and repeat. Post total number of reps on bench & pull ups to comments.

Introducing the Fall 2013 challenge…

It’s time for your CFMakeover!
THIS OCTOBER – Nutrition… Fitness… Recovery.
Upgrade your life in one month!
Challenge includes:

  • Kickoff meeting
  • Nutrition workshop
  • T-shirt
  • Facebook accountability group
  • Before & After – pics, measurements, body comp testing & 4 WOD tests
  • Halloween Awards party

Mark your calendars:

  • Prelims testing – Oct 1, 2 & 3*
  • Finals testing – Oct 29, 30 & 31*
  • Awards & Halloween party – October 31

*Alternate testing dates can be arranged.

YOU CHOOSE your primary goal – GET LEAN (lose fat) or GET SWOLE (gain muscle) – and compete for cash & prizes. Cash & prizes awarded to overall winners & challengers who improve most in four different categories:

  1. Most improved body comp (fat loss)
  2. Most improved body comp (muscle gain)
  3. Most improved WODs
  4. Most improved friends & family challenger

Cost: $40 for CFMembers (Gold: $34, Silver: $36); $50 Friends & Family. REGISTER NOW!

photo-6Sneak peek of what we learned during the Ancestral Health Symposium last month. Stay tuned for more info throughout the month on eating locally!

Today’s Schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: All Levels – Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Advanced CrossFit- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Power clean: 3×3
B. “The Chief”
Max rounds in 3 minutes of:
3 Power cleans 135/95
6 Push-ups
9 Squats
Rest 1 minute. Repeat for a total of 5 cycles.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Back squat: 4×4 workups (add 5# to last BS workout)
B. 15, 10, 5 reps for time:
Thruster 95/65
Box Jumps 24/20
Pull Up