jerks

Lauren happily warming up her double unders!

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Power Clean: Complete 5 sets of 2 reps. 70-75-75-80-80. This is not touch and go. Reset after each rep. Complete 1 set every 3 minutes.

B. 3 Rounds For Time [15 Minute Time Cap]
12 Power Cleans (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
12 Pullups (L2/L3+ = C2B)
12 Jerks (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
12 Situps with D-ball (20/15)

Post load for clean and time for the WOD. Example 240#, 11:20 L3

**For L1/L2 step ups permitted.

Post height for box jumps and time for the WOD. Ex: 42”, 10:40 L3+

And coming Saturday…

“Calvin & Hobbes”

Partner WOD
12 Rounds [24 Minute Time Cap]

6 Box Jumps (m = 20/24/30, w = 16/20/24)** — Partner dead hang hold
9 Front Squats (m = 75/95/135, w = 55/65/95) — Partner handstand hold
12 Toes to bar — Partner holds barbell front rack (m = 75/95/135, w = 55/65/95)

**L1/L2 step ups permitted for box jumps. L3 athletes must jump from two feet and land two feet.

All rounds and reps team totals. Partners may partition the rounds and reps any way. One partner working at a time only while other in static hold.

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 23:10 L2

Saturday Schedule

9a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
12:15p: Yoga- Lana

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Strength Training/Open Gym- Neal
12:15p: Yoga- Lana

Early Registration for Lurong Summertime Challenge this week!! Register early and receive a discount! The challenge combines nutrition and fitness and over the course of 5 weeks helps us improve body composition and performance! Click here for more details. Lurong Summertime Challenge Starts Monday, May 15th.

Wednesday, Apr 19th: Lurong Info and Smoothie Session at CFM 6PM. Learn more about the Lurong challenge and how you can improve your nutrition and fitness in this 5 week program. Details about recipe book, meal plan, calculating macros, diet tracking, and how accountability and community will keep you on track for your 2017 goals. “Summer never looked so good!”

Thursday, Apr 20th: Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Email us with their name and contact email to reserve their spot.

Sunday, Apr 23rd: Crossover Symmetry Shoulder Performance Workshop. 10am and 11am sessions. Each class is capped at 8 and general registration is $25 and available to CFM for $10.

Monday, Apr 24th: Mobility Night with Dr Jackie Varnum at 6pm. In this session we will be going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes focusing on the shoulder for your snatch and overhead lifts as well as hanging kipping movements such as pullups, toes to bar, and muscle ups. Join Dr Jackie at CFM to improve to your overhead mobility through increased range of motion, muscle activation, and movement reinforcement and take your CrossFit performance and shoulder health to the next level!

**Save the date**
Saturday, May 20th: CFM 5th Anniversary!!

Coach Peach leading a wall squat stretch
Coach Peach leading a wall squat stretch

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD):

A. Clean & Split Jerk: 5 sets of 2. Working up to heavy set of 2.

B. “Macho Man”
Every Minute On The Minute for as Long as Possible:
3 Power Cleans
3 Front Squats
3 Jerks
(m = 95/135/185, w = 65/95/135)

*If you complete 10 rounds, add one rep to each movement for each additional minute. For example minute 11 would be 4 Power Cleans + 4 Front Squats + 4 Jerks. Minute 12 would be 5 of each, and minute 13 would be 6 of each.

Post load for Clean & Split Jerk and rounds and reps completed. Ex: 235#, 7+7 L3

And coming tomorrow…

A. Deadlift: In 15 Minutes work up to a heavy set of 2. 90% of 1RM.

B. “Dead Sprint”
Rep Rounds For TIme [6 Minute Time Cap]
15-12-9-6-3 Deadlift (m = 115/185/275, w = 75/135/215)
5-4-3-2-1 Muscle Ups**

**Level 2 = 15-12-9-6-3 Ring Dips
Level 1 = 15-12-9-6-3 Straight Leg Bar Dips

Post load for deadlift and time for WOD. Ex: 375#, 5:12 L3.

Upcoming CFM Events

Thursday, Feb 9th: Mobility Night with Dr. Jackie Varnum at 6pm. This will be the 2nd session of a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This 2nd session will focus on the shoulder and both front rack/overhead mobility through increased range of motion, muscle activation, and movement reinforcement.

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!

Jeannette
Jeannette

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Hang Power Clean: 7 sets of 1. Workups.

B. “Team DT”
In Teams of 2, 12 minute AMRAP:
12 Deadlifts (m = 95/120/155, w = 65/85/105)
9 Hang Power Cleans
6 Jerks

Partners Complete Full Rounds.

Post load for clean and rounds and reps for DT. Ex: 265#, 10+15 L3

And coming tomorrow…

A. Jump Rope:
3 attempts: 1 minute max speed step (R+L=1)
Rest 3 minutes between attempts

B. 21-15-9-15-21 Rep Rounds [22 Minute Time Cap]
Cal Row
Pushups
40 Speed Step after each round (R+L=1)

Post max speed step and time for WOD. Ex: 95, 14:08 Rx.

Just finished the WOD. Feeling super!
Just finished the WOD. Feeling super!

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Justin
4p: Open Gym- Brianna
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Tina
8:15p: Tuesday Stretch&Mobility- Michael
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Bouncy House”

4 Minute AMRAP
**3 Rounds:
12 Deadlifts (95/65#)
9 Hang Power Cleans (95/65#)
6 Jerks (95/65#)
Time remaining: Max Calorie Row
Rest 4:00

4 Minute AMRAP
**2 Rounds:
12 Deadlifts (135/95#)
9 Hang Power Cleans (135/95#)
6 Jerks (135/95#)
Time remaining: Max Calorie Row
Rest 4:00

4 Minute AMRAP
**1 Round:
12 Deadlifts (155/105#)
9 Hang Power Cleans (155/105#)
6 Jerks (155/105#)
Time remaining: Max Calorie Row

**Rounds must be completed unbroken. Every time the bar is dropped or set down, the athlete must complete 5 burpees before continuing. Only after the 6th Jerk each round may the bar be set down.
L1 (m = 65-75-85, w = 45-55-65)
L2 (m = 75-95-115, w = 55-65-85)

Post total calories for AMRAPs. Ex: 122 L3

And coming tomorrow…

A. Front Squats: 4 sets of 4 reps at 70% from the floor.

B. 20 Minute AMRAP
5 Pull-ups (Rx+ = Bar Muscle Ups)
10 Push-ups
15 Air Squats
200m Run

Post weight for squats, then total rounds and reps for the AMRAP.
Ex: 235#, 9+4 Rx+.

Box Jumps from Justin and David
Box Jumps from Justin and David

Upcoming CFM Events

Wednesday, Sept 14th: 5:45am-8am and 3:30-8pm. Dunk Truck at CFM for body composition testing. Sign up here!
Thursday, Sept 22nd: 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.
Thursday, Sept 22nd: 8:15-9:15pm. Wine & Partner Yoga! Instructor Jackie will be leading a partner yoga classes featuring partner supported balance poses, partner stretches, and partner trust exercises. Open to all friends as part of Bring-A-Friend Day!!
Saturday, Sept 24th: 2-4pm. CFM Social & Potluck.

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

20 Minute AMRAP “Open Test”
50 Wall balls (20/14) to (10/9ft)
50 Double Unders
40 Box Jumps (24/20”)
40 Toes to Bar
30 Chest to Bar Pullups
30 Bar Facing Burpees
20 Cleans (145/100)
20 Jerks (145/100)
10 Snatches (145/100)
10 Muscle Ups

Post total reps completed in the WOD. Ex: 286 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Power Clean: 5 sets of 3 reps (singles) at 75% of 1RM. 1 set every three minutes on a running clock.

B. 4 Rounds [12 Minute Time Cap]
12/8 Cal Row
10 Kettlebell Swings (32/24 kg)
50 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1)

Post load for clean and time for the WOD. Ex: 235#, 9:30 Rx

Brad H. successful clean.
Brad H. successful clean.

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Clean & Split Jerk: 5 sets of 2. Working up to heavy set of 2.

B. “Macho Man”
Every Minute On The Minute for as Long as Possible:
3 Power Cleans
3 Front Squats
3 Jerks
(m = 135/185, w = 95/135)

*If you complete 10 rounds, add one rep to each movement for each additional minute. For example minute 11 would be 4 Power Cleans + 4 Front Squats + 4 Jerks. Minute 12 would be 5 of each, and minute 13 would be 6 of each.

Post load for Clean & Split Jerk and rounds and reps completed. Ex: 235#, 7+7 Rx+

And coming tomorrow…

A. Bench Press: 4 sets of 3 reps. Worksets. Max reps on the final set.

B. 10 Minute AMRAP
10 Burpees
25 Double Unders

Score load and reps for bench and rounds and reps completed. Ex: 235#, 4 reps, 9+4 Rx.

PVC Fran Warmup Sub 3 minutes with Coach Ben.
PVC Fran Warmup Sub 3 minutes with Coach Ben.

December Save the Dates

CFM New T-shirt Pre-Order 10% off Through Thursday 12/4. Click here to order.
4th Quarterly Progress Checks:Starting Week of 12/8
Bring-A-Friend Day: Thursday 12/18 All Classes
CFM Holiday Party Friday 12/19 7-10pm. Details TBA.

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

East Coast Championships Online Qualifier 3
20 Minute AMRAP
50 Wallballs (20/14)
50 Double-Unders
40 Box Jumps (24/20)
40 Toes-to-Bar
30 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
30 Bar Facing Burpees
20 Cleans (145/100)
20 Jerks (145/100)
10 Snatches (145/100)
10 Muscle-Ups

Post total reps completed for AMRAP. Ex: 334 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Squat Clean: In 15 minutes work up to a heavy single.

B. Death by Squat Clean: EMOM for 15 minutes.
1st Minute: 1 Squat Clean (m = 100/135, w = 70/95)
2nd Minute: 2 Squat Clean (m = 100/135, w = 70/95)
3rd Minute: 3 Squat Clean (m = 100/135, w = 70/95)
and so on…

Continue increasing by 1 rep every minute, until unable to complete all reps in the minute. Then start back at 1 and increase by 1 rep every minute until the 15 minutes is up.

Post max load for squat clean and rounds and reps completed for WOD. Ex: 275#, 11+8 Rx+.

Support Carlos & his CFM models!

Over the last several weekends, CFM’s very talented photographer Carlos has been shooting his new photo series: WORDS. The photos will be on display at his first gallery show in Atlanta in late March. Stay tuned for more details to see his work… And see if any of his CFM models- Tiff, Monica, Lis and Uran- make it into the show!

imageHarvey & the 6p crew at last week’s Bring-A-Friend Day

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
8a: Open Gym- Rebecca
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
4p: Open Gym- Lis
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. Skill review: thrusters, power cleans, jerks
B. “Master’s Triple Take”:
Complete as many rounds & reps as possible in 3 minutes:
10 Thrusters, 95/65
10 Pull ups
rest :30
Complete as many rounds & reps as possible in 3 minutes:
10 Power Cleans, 95/65
10 Burpees
rest :30
Complete as many rounds & reps as possible in 3 minutes:
10 Jerks, 95/65
10 Box Jumps, 20

Post 3 scores- total reps for each of the three mini-WODs

And coming tomorrow…

A. Overhead squat: build to a tough single in 12 minutes
B. 30-20-10 for time:
Overhead squat- 50% of Bodyweight (mod as needed)
Ring dips

Gratitude

by Coach Amy
This time of year it’s easy to remember to be thankful. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about right? One night where we sit around and stuff ourselves silly and maybe mention what we’re thankful for before we dig in.
But what about daily gratitude?
Do you remember to feel grateful for the mundane things, like grocery shopping?
Because thank goodness you have access to an organized store that has fresh, healthy food, and a lot of it.
And the money to pay for all that good food.
And the working car (or legs!) that got you there on a safe street.
And a warm, cozy home where you can store your food and keep it fresh for days.
And the physical ability to walk to your car, the mental capacity to get you to and through the store, the strength to pick up all of those grocery bags (thanks CFM!).
The list can go on and on.
So before you start to complain about the traffic, or the idiot that cut you off, or the lady standing in front of you paying with a check…take a deep breath and smile.
Because you’re alive.
And while even that is beyond our control, we can be thankful for every day we have here.
Starting now.
A good way to start your daily gratitude?
Start a list. Add three things every day that you’re grateful for. They can be little things that made you smile throughout the day, they can be big things that you don’t want to take for granted.
Heck, you don’t even need to write them down. Think of something before you get out of bed in the morning. Be grateful for the simple fact that your eyes opened again. And remember to give your loved ones a hug/call/high five when you think of them. Tell that person you’re sorry. Release the grudge from ten years ago.
Don’t assume there’s a later, or tomorrow, or next week.
Live now. And be grateful for today.
photo-17Noon class Jackie

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Mobility or skill review (thrusters, power cleans, jerks)
B. “Master’s Triple Take”
As many rounds as possible in 3 minutes:
10 Thrusters, 95/65
10 Pull ups
rest :30
As many rounds as possible in 3 minutes:
10 Power Cleans, 95/65
10 Burpees
rest :30
As many rounds as possible in 3 minutes:
10 Jerks, 95/65
10 Box Jumps, 20″

And coming tomorrow…

A. 10 minutes rope climb skill work
B. As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:
:30 handstand hold
:30 l-sit
:30 chin over bar hold
:30 bottom of squat hold

Get out of your rut!

I wasn’t thrilled with my performance at the state powerlifting meet.
Yes, I won my weight class & set a new state record with my final squat.
But I was also frustrated with my performance because my numbers were flat or down- I squatted 292# (at 148# body weight) which was a PR for me at that weight class BUT six months ago I squatted 286# at a body weight of 142#… More than 2x my body weight.
I bench pressed 142#… Been stuck at that same weight for three meets now.
And I deadlifted 302#… 40# shy of my PR for that weight class.
No, it wasn’t my best meet. But this is the last time I’ll bitch about it.
Life is about making progress, constantly challenging yourself and striving for improvement.
When you’re moving sideways, recognize it, and find a way out of your rut.
When I missed my final deadlift attempt, I sat alone for about 30 minutes to reflect.
I was frustrated. Stagnant. In a rut.
How do I move on from this?
So I took last week off from training and met with my coach to dissect the meet & make a new plan of attack for the next meet. I’m adding another day of lifting and two days of yoga to my training. And I’m mixing up my training schedule for a change of scenery & to work with a new training partner.
Are you in a rut?
Don’t bitch about it. ACT. GO. DO.
Stop moving sideways and make forward progress.
Set new goals, start tracking your numbers to gauge your progress (if you don’t already… YOU SHOULD!), change up your training schedule, or just take some time off.
Or maybe you need to talk with your coach to reassess your game plan. Let us know how we can help.

imageCoach Cassie, Kira & Alyssa.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
8a: Open Gym – Tirzah
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
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: 3-2-1-3-2-1
B. Complete 4 rounds:
10 right arm KB/DB Snatch
10 left arm KB/DB Snatch
Max Rep Double Unders (1 attempt)
SCORE= total double unders (scale: singles)
Cash out*: 100 double unders or 200 singles
*only cash out if your total score is <100 double unders or <200 singles

And coming tomorrow…

A. Mobility or skill review
B. “Master’s Triple Take”
As many rounds as possible in 3 minutes:
10 Thrusters, 95/65
10 Pull ups
rest :30
As many rounds as possible in 3 minutes:
10 Power Cleans, 95/65
10 Burpees
rest :30
As many rounds as possible in 3 minutes:
10 Jerks, 95/65
10 Box Jumps, 20″