hollow rocks

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, 12:15pm Yoga

All I want for Christmas is more fitness
All I want for Christmas is more fitness

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.

And coming Saturday…

Teams of 2 [ 25 Minute Time Cap]
10 Rounds Total – 5 Rounds Each
10 Toes to Bar
10 Deadlifts (m = 135/185/225, w = 95/125/155)
10 Thrusters (m = 55/75/95, w = 45/55/65)
10 Air Squats

Partners complete full rounds before alternating.

Score total time to complete WOD. Ex: 18:44 L3.

Saturday Schedule

11a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis

Holiday Travel Workout 4

5 Rounds
10 Burpees as fast as possible
Rest for how long it took to complete the 10 burpees.

Post total time to complete 5 rounds. Ex: 4:33 Rx

Sunday Schedule

10a: All Levels CrossFit- Bri
11a: Open Gym- Bri
12:15p: Yoga- Annie Harbison. Click here to reserve

Justin P. working on handstand balance crow
Justin working on handstand balance crow

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- Justin
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Push Press: 5 sets of 3 reps. Working up to a heavy set of 3 reps.

B. 12 minute EMOM:
1st: 7 Push Press (70% of part A.)
2nd: 15 Hollow Rocks
3rd: 7 Strict Pullups (max reps in final minute)

Post load for Push Press. Post total pullups for the WOD and weights.
Ex: 205#, 135#, 31 @ 25#.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Box Jumps: EMOM for 8 minutes 3 Box Jumps (step downs only). Same height for all sets.

B. Partner WOD
2 rounds with 2 minutes at each station:
Dumbbell Hang Power Clean (m = 35/50, w = 25/35)
Box Jumps (m = 24/30, w = 20/24) (step downs only)
20ft Foot Hand Crawl
AbMat Situps
Row for Cal

Post box jump height and total team reps from WOD. Ex 36”, 302 Rx+

"I am the calm in the storm" Big Boat Race Saturday Team WOD
“I am the calm in the storm” Big Boat Race Saturday Team WOD

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Push Press: 5 sets of 3 reps. Worksets at the same weight. Max reps on final set.

B. 12 minute EMOM:
1st: 7 Push Press (60% of part A.)
2nd: 10 Hollow Rocks
3rd: 7 Strict Pullups (max reps in final minute)

Post load and reps for Push Press. Post total pullups for the WOD and weights.
Ex: 205# x 4 reps, 165#, 31 @ 25#.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Box Jumps: EMOM for 8 minutes 3 Box Jumps (step downs only). Same height for all sets.

B. Partner WOD
2 rounds with 2 minutes at each station:
Row for Cal
Kettlebell Hang Power Clean (20’s/12’s kg)
Box Jumps (30/24”) (step down only)
10ft Bear Crawl
AbMat Situps

Post box jump height and total reps from WOD. Ex 36”, 342 Rx

photo (4)Monday’s 7a crew working hard on “DT”

Today’s schedule

7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit & Open Gym- Beka
6p: All Levels CrossFit & Open Gym- Beka

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 3@70%, 3@80%, 3@90%
B. For time: 1000m Row
-then-
21-15-9
Russian Kettlebell Swings (70, 53#)
Burpees

And coming tomorrow…

“Grace”:
For time –
30 clean & jerks 135/95#

Deciding between Scaled or Rx? Or debating what to scale the weight to? – Shoot to finish in under 8 minutes. Use between 50-65% of your clean & jerk one-rep max.

Holiday Travel Workout

3 rounds for max reps:
Max unbroken push ups, rest 1 min
max reps hollow rocks, rest 1 min
max reps mountain climbers, rest 1 min
max reps supermans, rest 1 min

For each movement, go to failure, then rest 1 minute and move on to the next exercise.
Repeat for three total rounds.
Post reps to comments.

Merry CrossFitMas Eve!

CFM’s CrossFitmas Holiday Party is Fri from 7 to 10 in the box. We’ll provide the main course and some drinks. You bring an appetizer or dessert to share.
DJ POB will be spinning tunes & Stuart is bringing the ice luge!
Feel free to bring friends & family. We hope you can join us.
***Free overflow parking will be available in the New-South-Construction-marked spots in the pay lot at 13th & West Peachtree.

imageThe CFM team wishes you a happy holiday season! We hope you can join us this Fri at our CrossFitmas party… 7 to 10 pm at the gym (in case you live under a kettlebell and missed all the other announcements).

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- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8p: Open Gym- Beka
8:15p: Yoga- Samantha

Workout of the Day (WOD)

BRING A FRIEND Team WOD:
In teams of 3-4, rotate through 4 stations 3 times for max reps –
1. Russian KB swings
2. Air squats
3. Hollow rocks
4. Plyo push ups

And coming tomorrow…

12 Days of CrossFitMas
1- Burpee
2- Handstand Push Ups
3- Abmat situps
4- Lateral med ball throws
5- Wall balls
6- OH walking lunges
7- Russian kettlebell swings
8- KB snatch (4 ea arm)
9- Goblet squats
10- Pull ups
11- Toes to bar
12- Box jumps

Holiday Travel Workout

3 rounds for time:
50 yards lateral shuffle L
50 yards lateral shuffle R
50 yards butt kicks
50 yards high knees

No more burpee penalty!

Effective immediately, we’re eliminating the 25-burpee penalty for being late to class.
During the holidays, and every day, we realize there are enough barriers standing in the way of you making it to the box. So if you’re running a few minutes late, we don’t want a few burpees to be the last thing that keeps you away.
BUT, we’re all adults, so if you do arrive late to class, you’ll be responsible for warming up on your own. For your safety, you won’t be permitted to hop into class cold…take time to raise your core body temp and prepare your muscles and central nervous system for the upcoming workout.
If you’re more than 10 minutes late, it will be up to the coach to decide whether you can still join that class time, or if you need to wait for the next one.
We’ll still be assessing the 25-burpee penalty if you fail to sign in for class, so be sure to check in at the computer up front (or sign the notepad if the website is down).
So here’s your holiday surprise from CFM: no more late burpees & CrossFitMas on Friday night! Come play!

imageIan & Raul get in the holiday spirit!

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 balance: 3-3-3
B. Complete 10 rounds for time:
3 Ground to Overhead (use 70% of Clean & jerk 1-rep max)
10 Hollow Rocks

And coming tomorrow…

A. Back squat: 5 @ 65%, 5 @ 75%, 5 @ 85%
B. Complete 5 rounds:
Handstand Hold – 30 seconds
Handstand Push Ups – Max Reps
Static Pull Up Hold – 30 seconds
Strict Pull Ups – Max Reps
Hold Top of Dip – 30 seconds
Dips – Max Reps
*Perform isometric hold for 30 seconds, kick or drop down, shake out
your hands, take a few breaths and perform max reps of prescribed
exercise.
*Score is three numbers – max HSPU total for all rounds, max strict pull ups, max dips

Holiday Travel Workout

Run 1 mile
100 push ups
100 squats
Run 1 mile

PARTY FRIDAY!

Join us Friday for the CrossFitMas Party at CFM 7-10pm. We’ll provide the main course & some drinks… YOU bring an appetizer or dessert. Attire is holiday awesome casual.

CONGRATS TO CFM ATHLETE CHRIS ELMORE ON COMPETING AT HIS FIRST POWERLIFTING MEET SATURDAY AT BORDER WARS!

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Deadlift: 3 @ 70%, 3 @ 80%, 3 @ 90%
B. Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes:
10 Supine Ring Pull Ups
10 True Push Ups

And coming tomorrow…

A. Snatch balance: 3-3-3
B. Complete 10 rounds for time:

3 Ground to Overhead – 225 lbs
10 Hollow Rocks

Holiday Travel Workout

10 rounds:
10 tuck jumps
10 broad jumps
10 lateral hops

Part 2: Homeostasis & food

by Instructor Training Program member Uran

In yesterday’s post, I talked about the effect of sleep on your body’s ability to maintain a stable condition.
When you don’t provide your body with enough rest and recovery, hormonal imbalances occur, resulting in weight gain, lackluster skin, and decreased muscle growth.
Nearly as important as rest is the role your diet plays in aiding your ability to stay in homeostasis.
Metabolism plays a big role in maintaining homeostasis. In the simplest terms, you can think of your metabolism as a fire. The quality of food you eat can be thought of as sawdust or logs that are thrown on the fire.
Things that produce a very quick insulin response or spike in blood sugar, such as sweets or heavily processed foods, are like sawdust being tossed into the fire. They create a big flash for a few seconds and then nada.
Good-quality, whole foods, on the other hand, are more akin to a log. They burn nice and consistently for a long period of time, providing sustained energy, rather than energy spikes and crashes that cause your body to overcompensate to regulate your blood sugar.
When your homeostatic balance becomes disrupted and stays that way, problems can occur. Your pancreas can become over-taxed from working extra hard on blood-sugar regulation due to consumption of less than stellar foods. Your cells can become resistant to insulin.
In any case, extended periods of metabolic imbalance in the body can lead to obesity, diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, and thyroid dysfunction.
Be kind to your body and give it the fuel it needs. Sure, this isn’t the time of year when many people are focused on nutrition, but don’t forget nutrition coaching is included with every CFM membership.
If you’d like us to take a look at a three-day food log for you and offer some feedback, contact us and we’ll send you details on what to track for us, so we can teach you how to optimize your health and make better gains in the box!
Stay tuned for final part of the series where I’ll discuss the relationship between exercise and homeostasis.

1470157_10151811206526732_1755383100_nJason (front), Jared & Scott D on barbell roll outs.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
8a: Open Gym- Tirzah
11a: Yoga- Amy
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
4p: Open Gym- Jim
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Raul
8p: Open Gym- Raul

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A1. Bench Press: 3 at 70% of your one-rep max, 3 @ 80%, 3 @ 90%
A2. Dips: 3 x 10 (1 min rest)
B. Complete 5 one-minute rounds:
You have one minute to complete the following:
5 thrusters 95/65
Max rep rope climbs
*Rest 1 min between rounds

And coming tomorrow…

A1. Dumbbell external rotation: 3 sets of 10 (ea arm)
A2. Ring rows (2-second pause at top): 3 set of 10, rest :30
B. Back squat: 3 at 70% of one-rep max, 3 @ 80%, 3 @ 90% (3:00 rest between sets)
C. 10 minutes max effort: Row for meters, AirDyne for calories, jump rope singles or double unders

Holiday Travel Workout

As many rounds & reps as possible in 20 minutes:
10 hollow rocks
10 supermans
10 mountain climbers

New Month, New Goals!

by Coach Beka
With each new month comes a fresh, empty goal board at CFM. Make sure to write your goal(s) for the month next time you’re in the box! A few tips for your goal setting, in and out of CFM…
1. Set Goals that Motivate You
2. Set SMART Goals –
Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Relevant
Time Bound.
3. Set Goals in Writing
4. Make an Action Plan
5. Stick With It!

And don’t forget the PRs!

PR stands for personal record. ANY TIME you do something for the first time – a double under, a 12″ box jump, a strict pull up, a handstand, a workout “Rx’ed” – or a new personal best at any lift… You write it on the board! Let’s see how many PRs we can get this month. LIS will commit to do a burpee for every PR on the board at the end of the month. Put her to work!

photo (4)Congrats to everyone who crushed your August goals!

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A1. Max rep strict chin ups: 3 sets, rest 2:00
A2. Max rep ring dips: 3 sets, rest 2:00
B. 3 rounds for time: 30 Overhead walking lunges 45/25#
20 hollow rocks
10 burpees

And coming tomorrow…

A. 10 min mobility work
B. Goat Work: 10 min to work on any skill you choose!
C. Grace
30 clean & jerks for time 135/95#

Labor Day schedule

CFM will have regularly scheduled classes on Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1. On Monday, September 2nd, in observance of Labor Day there will be only one class, at 12n.
IMG_7960Tirzah at To Helen Back finals.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Beginner CrossFit- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Bench press: 5-5-5+
B. Every min on the min for 16 mins:
Odd: 2 rope climbs
Even: 10 kettlebell swings

And coming tomorrow…

A. Overhead squat: 5-5-3-3-1-1-1
B. Every min on the min for 10 mins:
3-position snatch @ 60% snatch 1RM
C. 2:00 hollow rock test