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CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30 pm: Mobility Night with Michael: 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- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
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- Michael
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Snatch

Power Snatch + Low Hang Snatch
[Add weight each round]

B. 17.2

2 rounds
16 DB Lunges (50/35’s)
16 Toes to Bar
8 DB Power Cleans
Then, 2 rounds
16 DB Lunges (50/35’s)
16 Bar Muscle Ups
8 DB Power Cleans
[Etc., alternating between toes to bar and bar muscle ups every 2 rounds]

Post load for snatch and total reps for the AMRAP.
Ex: 195#, 147 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

For Time [22min cap]
1134m Run, then
3 Rounds
21 Deadlifts (135/95)
15 Burpees Over the Bar
9 Shoulder to Overhead (135/95)

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 14:20 Rx.

Sarah catching the snatch in the bottom position of a squat.

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- Pat
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pat
8:40p: Yoga- Ariele Edwards
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Snatch Complex
15min to establish a heavy complex
Snatch + Overhead Squat + Hang Snatch + Overhead Squat

B. For Time
1134m Run
40 Chest to Bar Pull Ups
30 Front Squats (135/95)
20 Bar Facing Burpees

Post load for complex and time for the WOD. Ex: 155#, 14:20 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

For Time
1000m Row
15 Deadlifts (225/155)
30 Alt DB Snatches (50/35)(total reps)
45 Sit Ups
30 Alt DB Snatches
15 Deadlifts
30 DB Overhead Lunges (50/35)

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 15:49 Rx.

When 45# feels heavy and you need to shake out your arms. Only after a 1:29.8  500m split on Jackie for Doron.
When 45# feels heavy and you need to shake out your arms. Only after a 1:29.8 500m split on Jackie for Doron.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- 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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Snatch Complex: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy complex without dropping the bar.
1 Power Snatch
1 Hang Squat Snatch

B. “Escape Velocity”
10 Minute AMRAP
5 Double Unders (+5 per round for completing unbroken)*
5 Hang Power Snatch (75/55)

*If Double unders (DUs) are completed unbroken, +5 DUs per round. If athlete has 3 failed attempts at unbroken DUs, then there is no bonus and athlete must accrue a total of 5 Double Unders before going to Snatch. If able to complete 5 DUs unbroken in a round, continue to 10 next round, and again to 15, and so on. Stay at the same DU if unable to complete unbroken in 3 attempts, but must still complete total reps before going to Snatch. Example:
5-10-10-15-20-25-25-25-30-… Double Unders
5 Hang Power Snatch

Post load for Snatch complex and total number of Double Unders completed in 10 minutes.
Ex: 175#, 387

And coming tomorrow…

A. Wallball Ludus: 10 minutes skill work on Wallball Shots. Work up to 15 rep max weight unbroken Wallballs (10ft).

B. 4-3-2 Rounds of: (20 minute time cap)
10 Wallball Shots 10ft (20/14)
5 Burpee Pullups
Rest 2 minutes after 4 rounds, then start on next 3 rounds. Rest 2 minutes after finishing next 3 rounds, and start on last 2 rounds. Total of 9 Rounds.

Post weight and height of wallball and time to finish WOD. If time capped post total reps completed.
Ex: 30#, 12:45 Rx
Ex2: (20:00) 108 Rx

This month’s O-lifting focus

In case you didn’t already know it, TUESDAY IS OLYMPIC LIFTING DAY. Every Tuesday, the programming features some version of the snatch or clean & jerk. SPOILER ALERT AHEAD…
For the month of May, we’re focusing on the snatch. Today, we’ll do several sets of two reps each of the full snatch. Power snatch if you must, but you should also know, this month’s programming ALSO features a focus on overhead squats. Coincidence? NOPE. It’s time to work on our overhead squats in order to clean up those snatches. There. I said it.
Next week we’ll do hang snatches, the following week we’ll break it down further into some high-hang snatches, and on the final Tuesday of the month we’ll do a three-position snatch (each set will include a snatch rep pulling from the high-hang, the hang and the floor positions).
Some CFM students tell me they avoid Tuesdays because “I hate snatches.” or “I’m so bad at that stuff.” I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we’re all adults. It’s up to you to decide which workouts you want to come in for, and which you want to avoid. BUT if you asked me for ONE discipline/sport/area to work on, within CrossFit, that would positively impact and improve ALLLLLL the rest of your CrossFit game & skills… I would say it’s Olympic Lifting. Keep at it. Be patient. Listen to your coaches and push through the frustrating times. Eventually, after LOTS of reps, things will start to click. Trust me.


We’ll hold ONE WOD Saturday at 10am over at the Piedmont Park Active Oval. So come for that OR PLEASE join us for the entire Field Day, Saturday morning from 9a-12noon. All proceeds benefit Strong4Life. Email Tirzah if you’d like to volunteer or if you still want to register a team.


Here’s why you should come:
Someone’s tongue might get stuck to this thing!

Today’s snatch motivation:

Check it out as Elisabeth Akinwale (8th at last year’s CrossFit Games) PRs her snatch at 190#

Ninja Training is tonight at 7 with Lindsay!

Meet at CFM at 7p OR at the Piedmont Park Active Oval at 7:15 (meet them on the edge of the Oval, at the stairs closest to the 14th St gate). Don’t be late! These ninjas only stay in the Active Oval for warm-up… some days, they slither* off to other parts of the park by 7:25, so catch them before they enter stealth mode.
*Do ninjas slither? Traipse? Galivant?

Workout of the Day

A. Snatch: 2-2-2-2-2
Rest 2-3 minutes between sets. DO 1-2 WARM UP SETS. Use 80-85% of your 1 rep max from last week.
B. For time: 20 rounds
10 double unders or 20 singles
10 abmat situps

And coming tomorrow…

20 min to find 1-rep max bench press THEN…
2 min to find max standing broad jump THEN…
2 rounds:
1 min max plyo push ups
1 min max overhead lunges 45#/25#

No rest between movements/rounds.

ALSO WEDNESDAY: Yoga with Beth at 12n & Rowing with Uran at 7p!

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