handstand hold

Carmen in pigeon stretch

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- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat
3-3-3-3-3-3
Increasing weight each set to a heavy set of 3
Complete 1 set E4MOM

B. Practice Handstand Holds and Front Splits for 10 minutes

Post load for squat and max freestanding HS hold. Ex 345#, 22 sec

And coming tomorrow…

Bring A Friend Day!!
A. 500m Row For Time

B. Partner WOD
16 Minute AMRAP

3000 meter Row
Partners switch every 500m

While 1 partner is rowing the other completes as many rounds and repetitions as possible (AMRAP) of the following. Partners continue where their partner finishes. Once the row is finished, in remaining time continue AMRAP with one partner working at a time:
10 Russian Kettlebell Swings (70/53)
10 Jumping Lunges (alt)
10 Abmat situps

Post time for 500m Row, team time for 3k Row, and total rounds and reps of AMRAP.
Ex: 1:45, 12:10, 17+5 Rx

mike-damon
Mike and Damon. The force is #cfmstrong.

CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 13th 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) or $10 for this individual session. Click here to register for the single class.

Thursday, February 21st: 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, February 22nd 7:00 pm: CFM Friday Night Lights 19.1 for the CrossFit Open! Click here to register for the 2019 Open!!

Click here to sign up with CFM for the 2019 Open!

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- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: Mobility Night- Dr Jackie
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Patrick
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

EMOM 32
Min 1 – 200/150m Run
Min 2 – 30 sec Chin Over Bar Hold
Min 3 – 20 Jump Lunges
Min 4 – 30 sec Handstand Hold

Score the difference between your slowest and fastest run. The goal is to maintain a sustainable pace and have the smallest difference.
Ex: 49 – 47 = 2.

And coming tomorrow…

TBA

Travis R.

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- Pietsch

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. EMOM 18
Min 1: 30sec Handstand Hold
Min 2: 20 Air Squats
Min 3: 10 DB Power Cleans (50/35’s)s

Post weight used for DB power cleans and scale of handstand hold. Ex: Rx, Facing out Handstand

And coming tomorrow…

A. Push Press
1-1-1-1-1
Work to new Max

B. 2 Rounds
20 Thrusters (75/55)
2 Rope Climbs

Post heaviest push press and time to complete WOD. Ex: 4:22 Rx

Teamwork and High Fives to finish out partner WOD Saturday

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Handstand Holds: In 10 minutes work on progressions for handstand hold. Then…
Tabata Interval: 8 Rounds
20 seconds handstand hold
10 seconds rest

B. Partner WOD [20 minute Time Cap]
100-200-300-400m Row
2-4-6-8 Kettlebell Man-makers (m =16/20/24’s, w = 8/12/16’s kg)

All reps and distances are individual totals. One partner rowing while other completing Man-makers and then they switch. Once both are finished their 100m and 2 Man-makers they switch and begin round 2.

Post time for both partners to complete WOD.
Ex: 11:26 L2

And coming Saturday…

Team WOD
TBA

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Monica

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Neal
12:15p: Stretch & Mobility- Michael

Do you stand, sit, or lay down after your WOD (workout of the day)? #pride and #humblepie every day.
Do you stand, sit, or lay down after your WOD (workout of the day)? #pride and #humblepie every day.

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Jan 26th: Mobility Night with Dr. Jackie Varnum at 6pm. This will be the first session of a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the squat and improving hip mobility through increased range of motion, muscle activation, and movement reinforcement.

Mobility Night presented by Athletes' Potential Tonight!
Mobility Night presented by Athletes’ Potential Tonight!

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.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Justin M.
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: Mobility Night- Dr. Jackie Varnum
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8p: Oly Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD):

A. Strict Handstand Pushups (HSPU): Complete 7 rounds:
15 seconds: Max reps strict handstand pushups
45 seconds: Rest

B. 20 Minute EMOM (30 seconds work/30 seconds rest):
Odd: 10m shuttle sprint Max Reps (30 seconds)
Even: 30 second Handstand hold

Score total reps for Strict HSPU and total 10m sprints completed. Ex: 29, 92 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Front Squat: In 12 minutes working up to a heavy set of 3.

B. 2 Rounds [15 minute time cap]:
21 Front Squat (m = 55/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
21 Burpees
21 Wall Ball (20/14 to 10ft) (L2 = 14/10 to 10ft, L1 = 14/10 to 9ft)

Post load for Front Squat and time for WOD. Ex: 245#, 8:40 L3.

Friends help friends count reps. Melissa and Aubrey.
Friends help friends count reps. Melissa and Aubrey.

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Strict Handstand Pushups (HSPU): Complete 7 rounds:
15 seconds: Max reps strict handstand pushups
45 seconds: Rest

B. 18 Minute EMOM (30 seconds work/30 seconds rest):
Odd: 10m shuttle sprint Max Reps (30 seconds)
Even: 30 second Handstand hold

Score total reps for Strict HSPU and max sprints completed. Ex: 29, 82 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Front Squat: In 12 minutes working up to a heavy set of 3.

B. 21-15-9 Rep Rounds [15 minute time cap]:
Front Squat (m = 55/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
Burpees
Wall Ball (20/14 to 10ft) (L2 = 20/14 to 9ft, L1 = 10/6 to 9ft)

Post load for Front Squat and time for WOD. Ex: 245#, 8:40 L3.

Holiday Schedule

Click here to reserve your classes in advance.
Thur: Christmas Eve! Gym Closed
Fri: Christmas!! Gym Closed
Sat: 11am Class only. (No Yoga)
Sun: 10am Class, 11am Open gym.

Brett
Brett

Holiday Travel Workout 2

Christmas Eve: Gym Closed
10 Rounds
0:30 Handstand Hold**, then
0:15 Hold at bottom of squat
5 Air Squats

**Sub wall walk hold or plank hold.

Post time for WOD. Ex: 11:24 Rx.

And coming tomorrow… Holiday Travel Workout 3

12 Days of CrossFit: Body Weight Edition
1 burpee
2 air squats
3 push ups
4 sit ups
5 tuck jumps
6 mountain climbers (R+L=1)
7 hollow rocks
8 walking lunge steps
9 jumping jacks
10 supermans
11 high knees (R+L=1)
12 lateral hops (R+L=1) done over a towel rolled up.

Perform the workout like the song… 1 burpee, then 2 squats & 1 burpee, then 3 push ups, 2 squats & 1 burpee, then 4 situps, 3 push ups, 2 squats & 1 burpee, and so on.

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 24:22 Rx.

Who goes first on a partner workout? Rock, Paper, Scissors. Bring-A-Friend Day is Thursday this week!
Who goes first on a partner workout? Rock, Paper, Scissors. Bring-A-Friend Day is Thursday this week!

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 3 reps. Worksets. Max reps final set.

B. 3 Rounds (Not for time):
3 Deadlift (90% of 1 RM)
15 Strict Toes-to-bar
Accrue 1 minute Handstand Hold each round

Post load and reps for Bench and load for Deadlift. Ex: 255#, 4 reps, 420#.

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

A. Row Sprint: 1 minute max cal row

B. “Doublemint”
Partner WOD: 20 Minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible):
10 Calorie Row, 10 Burpees
20 Calorie Row, 20 Situps
30 Calorie Row, 30 Kettlebell Swings (24/16)
40 Calorie Row, 40 Box Jumps (24/20)
50 Calorie Row, 50 Goblet Squats (24/16)

1 partner working at a time. All reps are team totals and teams may partition the reps any way.

Post max cal and total reps for the AMRAP. Ex: 31, 424 Rx

Hero WOD "AV" Saturday morning
Hero WOD “AV” Saturday morning

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 3 reps. Worksets. Max reps final set.

B. Deadlift (Not for time):
3 Rounds
3 Deadlift (90% of 1 RM)
15 Strict Toes-to-bar
Accrue 1 minute Handstand Hold each round

Post load and reps for Bench and load for Deadlift. Ex: 255#, 4 reps, 420#.

And coming tomorrow…Bring-A-Friend Day!

A. Row Sprint: 1 minute max cal row

B. Partner WOD: 15 minutes as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
10 Calorie Row, 10 Burpees
20 Calorie Row, 20 Situps w/ Medball (20/14)
30 Calorie Row, 30 Kettlebell Swings (24/16)
40 Calorie Row, 40 Box Jumps (24/20)
50 Calorie Row, 50 Wall Balls (20/14)

1 partner working at a time. All reps are team totals and teams may partition the reps any way.

Post max cal and total reps for the AMRAP. Ex: 31, 324 Rx

Staying present

by Coach Amy
In a recent post I encouraged you to check in on nagging aches & pains and be sure you’re not overtraining.
How’d it go? Hopefully you’re still training hard and are injury free! Today I want to talk about staying present during your workouts. This is an important key that a lot of people miss, especially once that clock starts and all you can think is, “I gotta beat my last time!”. When we stay present with what we’re asking our bodies to do, we take ourselves out of autopilot and we actually train a lot better. This runs the gamut from realizing your shoulders just aren’t ready for those butterfly kipping pull ups to feeling so great that you get a 20lb PR.
But however you feel, while you’re working out, try focusing on the move: the proper range of motion, maintaining good form, and what muscle(s) you’re actually using.
Because I’m a coach I assume everyone is an anatomy nerd like me and I’m always surprised when people don’t know where their hamstrings are. So if you don’t know, ask!
Ask what the exercise is working.
Ask where that particular muscle is.
Ask! Ask! Ask!
And then focus on that area with all the attention you can muster.
This time of year our brains are full of holidays plans, family gatherings, and other stressful events, and so we head to the gym to “clear our heads”.
But don’t just zone out. Channel that stress into laser-like focus on each part of your workout, whether it’s the warm up, cool down or the WOD in-between.
And check out this post on how simply visualizing can create huge benefits to the brain and body…it’s what great athletes do, right?
They visualize the big win. So here’s your chance.
Visualize your big win for 2014, whatever it is!
Good luck!

imageKira & Alyssa at CrossFitMas

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym – Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: Open Gym- Jim
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. Snatch:2-2-2-2-2
B. Every minute on the minute for 7 minutes:
Complete 15 Lateral Plyo Skier Hops.
Then rest 5 minutes…
Then, one minute on, one minute off for 10 minutes:
30 Russian kettlebell swings – 70/53
*You have 1 minute to complete 30 Russian KB swings. If you do not get 30 Russian KB Swings in 1 minute, count a penalty and an uncompleted round.
*Five rounds of work.
*Total time is 10 minutes with a goal is 150 Russian KB Swings in the alotted time.
*For every round you don’t hit 30 swings, perform a 10 burpee penalty.

And coming tomorrow…

A. 10 min mobility work
B. Goat Day: Choose two skills/movements you need work on. Perform as many reps as possible of goat 1 on odd rounds, as many reps as possible of goat 2 on even rounds. Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes: Odd – Goat 1, Even – Goat 2.

Holiday Travel Workout

10 rounds:
Max effort handstand hold, then
Hold :30 at bottom of squat