Sledgehammers, box jumps, wall climbs, and more. Something for everyone.
Sledgehammers, box jumps, wall climbs, and more. Something for everyone.

Today’s schedule

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

Memorial Day Weekend

We will be doing Murph and Partner Murph on Saturday, May 24th for each class: 9, 10, and 11am. The gym will be closed on both Sunday 5/25 and Monday 5/26 for Memorial Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, May 27th.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Power Clean: 12 minutes every minute on the minute 1 Power Clean

B. For Time
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Toes to Bar
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Kettlebell Dead Clean (24:16 / 16:12kg)*

*(men Rx+ : men Rx / women Rx+ : women Rx)

And coming tomorrow…

A. Bench Press: 5 sets of 4. Working up to a heavy set of 4. Rest 2 minutes between sets.

B. 10 minute as many rounds as possible (AMRAP):
10 Pullups**
30 Double Unders (Scale singles 3:1)
10 Goblet Squats (32/24kg)

**No Bands. Scale for pullups is Ring Rows 2:1 or Barbell Assisted Pullups 1:1.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
1:15p: College CrossFit- Spring Break
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Lateral Jumps: Every minute on the minute for 7 minutes
20 seconds max reps Lateral Jumps (24/20)**
40 seconds rest
**Scale height of jump as needed

B. 4 Rounds For Time
6 Kettlebell Clean & Jerk (2 Kettlebells one each hand @ 24/16kg)
8 Air Squat to Box Jumps (24”/20”)
10 Pushups
60 Lateral Hops (parallette bar)

And coming Saturday…

OPEN WOD 14.4: See OPEN Announcement Live From CrossFit Bellevue in Seattle

14 minute As many rounds and repetitions as possible (AMRAP): “Wood Chipper”
60-calorie row
50 toes-to-bars
40 wall-ball shots (20# @ 10ft / 14# @ 9ft)
30 cleans (135/95)
20 muscle-ups

Beginners WOD 9AM
14 minute AMRAP:
60-calorie row
50 toes-to-bar (sub medball situps)
40 wall-ball shots
30 cleans (95/65) **scale weight as needed
20 ring rows

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
1:45p: College CrossFit- Kelly
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
8p: Open Gym- Kelly

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Strict Pullups: Every minute on the minute for 7 minutes:
15 seconds max rep strict pullups* (may break up into multiple sets)
45 seconds rest

*No Bands. Sub segmented pullup + negative (3 seconds)

B. 3 Rounds For Time:
10 Goblet squats (32kg/24kg)
10 Burpee pullups**

**Sub 10 Burpees + 10 Jumping Pullups.

And coming tomorrow…

Deadlift: 4 sets of 4 workups in 12 minutes. Finish with a heavy set of 4.
B. For Time:
0:00-4:00 minutes:
300m shuttle sprint (30 x 10m)
Rest remainder of 4 minutes
4:00-8:00 minutes:
300m shuttle sprint (30 x 10m)
Rest remainder of 4 minutes

At 8:00 minutes 4 Rounds For Time of:
100m shuttle sprint
4 Kettlebell snatch (left arm)
4 Overhead Kettlebell backward lunge steps (left arm)
100m shuttle sprint
4 Kettlebell snatch (right arm)
4 Overhead Kettlebell backward lunge steps (right arm)

Post splits for each 300m shuttle and time for 4 Rounds.

Be at the box next Thurs, 10/31!

We’ll be celebrating with a special HalloWOD. Join us at 7p for our 2nd annual GLOW STICK WOD… this will be a partner WOD suitable for all skill levels. Guests are welcome so grab a partner, coordinate costumes (or not… but it’d be a whole lot cooler if you did ;)) & come do a workout in the spoooooky neon light of glow sticks!
Then at 8p we’ll have a HALLOWEEN BASH to crown the winners of our October CFMakeover challenge. Everyone is welcome. Come join the fun next Thursday night!

Save the date: DECEMBER 13th

…for the LEGENDARY CFM CrossFitmas party, 7 to 10pm at the box.
photo-11Noon class working hard

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Rebecca
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Raul
8p: Open Gym – Raul

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Weighted pull up: Find your one-rep max OR do 3 sets of 5 strict pull ups OR do 3 sets of 5 negatives
B. For time:
250m row
15 kettlebell swings 70/53#
25 burpees
15 kettlebell swings 70/53#
250m row

And coming tomorrow…

As many rounds & reps as possible in 20min:
20 thrusters 135#/95#
20 pullups
20 burpees

Recovery tools

There’s plenty of talk about the injury risks associated with CrossFit, and the fact is that you can get injured doing any sport…or walking down the street, for that matter.
Yesterday in class, a student thanked me for incorporating a thorough warm up and mobility work into every class at CFM. I like to think of it as “prehab”…the more we can do the prevent injury through good mobility, the more likely you are to have a long, sustainable, healthy CrossFit career!
Recently I had to rehab a frustrating back injury… one that I sustained the week after lifting at USAPL Nationals, when I should have been taking it easy letting my body recover instead of plunging back into CrossFit. Many of you are curious about my progress back to healthy training, so I’m FINALLY writing about everything I do for recovery.
I realize many of us live on a tight budget, so I’m also including a price range for various recovery options, so you can prioritize and decide which might be right for you.

Recovery Aid

How it works


Where to go

Sleep Quality sleep in a cool, dark room (especially between the hours of 10p-2a NIGHT OWLS!) is important for recovery & regeneration. FREE Your bed
Water Drinking plenty of water flushes toxins from your body & prevents dehydration. Consume a MINIMUM of ½ oz of water per 1 pound of bodyweight. FREE The water cooler
Mobility Most injuries are caused by a lack of mobility. Foam rolling and stretching regularly will speed recovery & increase range of motion of joints, to prevent injuries. FREE Anywhere! Do it when you wake up, on your own before/after CrossFit class or attend one of our free yoga classes (Free for CFM students Thurs 8:15p & Sun 6p)
For ALL CrossFitters, I recommend SFH post-workout protein (after workouts), SFH fish oil (daily) & Advocare Nighttime Recovery (before bed)
These supplements will speed recovery and decrease inflammation in the form of aches, pains & muscle soreness.
SFH makes the cleanest, best quality protein & most highly concentrated fish oil I have found.
$25-65 Many are available in the CFM Pro Shop, online or at a local health food store.
Chiropractic & ART The nervous system controls every organ, tissue & cell in the body. By gently adjusting the spine, a good chiropractor can remove the nerve interference (subluxation) that can create disease in the body.
Active Release Techniques (ART) treats problems with muscles, nerves, ligaments, fascia & tendons. Headaches, back pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, joint pain & nagging athletic injuries are just a few conditions that can be resolved with ART.
$45 per wellness visit; $70 chiropractic adjustment & ART (monthly deals are available); insurance accepted Midtown Life Studio at Juniper & 8th
Cryotherapy During the three-minute session, you stand in the “cryosauna” (picture below) where cold nitrogen gas gets blown on your body, reducing your skin’s surface temperature.
The cold air helps with athletic recovery, injury/pain relief, as well as additional aesthetic, health & wellness benefits.
$45-70 per session Icebox Cryotherapy in Buckhead is offering a SPECIAL for CFM students – $75 for TWO sessions!
Sensory deprivation float chamber Soak for 60-90 minutes in a big bathtub full of water & LOTS of epsom salts. Flotation is great for stress relief, relaxation & recovery. Once you’re settled, it is virtually impossible to distinguish what parts of your body are in contact with the water and which aren’t, tricking your brain into a “floating” sensation.
Check out my video testimonial HERE.
$40-75 per 90-minute float FLO2S in Little Five Points is offering a SPECIAL membership for CFM students – $99 per month gets you THREE one-hour floats (no contract required).
Massage There are many different types of massage, but if you have an injury or lots of muscle soreness, a good sports massage can decrease muscle tension, provide pain relief, reduce inflammation and improve lymphatic movement to break up & release toxins. Usually around $60 for one hour or $90 for 90 minutes. I go to a massage therapist in Johns Creek, which is a HIKE!
There are many good sports masseuses in Midtown though. CFM student & yoga teacher Monica Miller is one of them.

The “cryosauna” at Icebox Cryotherapy
Flo2s-first-foating-experince-7One of two float chambers at FLO2S

photo 5Matt & Wes on Wednesday’s AMRAP…if you’re participating in the CFMakeover and haven’t tested the workouts yet, do them in any of tomorrow’s classes or during Sunday Open Gym 1-2p.

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
8a: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Amy

Workout of the Day (WOD)

Buy in: 200m run
then: 40-30-20-10 reps of:
Lateral hops (over parallette)
Walking Lunges
Sit Ups
Double Unders
then: 20-15-10-5
American KB Swing 53/35
Lateral box jumps 24/20
Cash out: 200m run

And coming tomorrow…

Make up the CFMakeover prelim workouts OR Team WOD outside
Work in teams of 2-4…the fewer teammates you have, the tougher the workout!
Buy in: partner carry 1 length of the parking lot (each partner must carry. scaled option: farmers carry with KBs)
100 atomic sit ups 45/25
100 russian kb swings 70/53
100 bench dips (use benches from inside)
100 overhead walking lunges 45/25
100 pull ups (Last part inside. Check the clock for your finishing time!)

*Surprise! Three times during the WOD your coach will yell “PLANK” and every team member has to drop and hold a plank for 20 seconds.
One team member working at a time.

Success Journals are in!

If you’re a Silver or Gold member, your journal is waiting for you by the white board. If you don’t get one with your membership and want to buy one, they’re $18. You are required to track your workouts, so if you don’t get a Success Journal, invest in a notebook of some sort. Starting TODAY you are as accountable as your coach for knowing your results and scores.

SIGN UP for Food as Fuel and Fran Challenge

Details and sign up sheets are up in the gym. Sign up now for Food as Fuel (Sat, 6/9 – noon-1:30; free to members) and the Fran Challenge (Prelims Sat, 6/16 – AM classes; $30 to participate…includes t-shirt, prizes and finals party).

Goals… are due today by midnight to Lis.

Email Lis if you need help. Hit the deadline or hit the deck for some buuuuuuuuuuuurpees!

Memorial Day (pre-Murph)

Workout of the Day

Skill work: Rope climbs

Five rounds for time of:
15 foot Rope climb, 1 ascent
10 Wallball shots, 20/14 pound ball
15 Kettlebell swings, 1.5/1 pood
20 Double-unders

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