lateral hops

Calf stretch with band distraction

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Rope Climbs: Spend 10 Minutes practicing rope climb progressions.

B. For Time [30 Minute Time Cap]
100ft Walking Lunge
50 Parallette Lateral Hops (R+L=2)
40 Pushups
25 Toes to Bar
5 Rope Climbs
50 Box Jumps (24/20”)
40 1-arm Dumbbell Overhead Squat (35/20#) (alternate every 10 reps)
25 Strict Pullups
5 Rope Climbs
100 AbMat Situps

Post time for the WOD.
Ex: 21:20 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

TBA

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

Thruster Like Froning, And A Few Tips To Do Them More Efficiently.If there’s one exercise that’s synonymous with CrossFit, it’s probably the thruster. Heck, the term thruster was first coined by CrossFit. Ask Games champ Rich Froning what he thinks the best exercise is and he’ll say it’s the thruster…Click here to read more: WHAT’S IN A THRUSTER? “Box Life Magazine”

Christine getting elevated on box jumps
Christine getting elevated on box jumps

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Tom
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Mike
8a: Open Gym- Mike
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Richard
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Mike
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Mike

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets. Max reps final set.

B. 4 Rounds For Time
6 Kettlebell Dead Clean (24’s/16’s kg)
8 Box Jumps (24”/20”)
10 Pushups
20 Lateral Hops (parallette bar)

Post load and reps for bench and post time for WOD. Ex: 230#, 6 reps, 8:13 Rx.

And coming Saturday…

Open 15.5:
27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Row (calories)
Thrusters (95/65) (Scaled 65/45)

Saturday Restorative Yoga

Time: 12p -Monica Miller

Sunday

Time: 10a class, 11a open gym

Lunging it out
Lunging it out

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Becca
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Becca
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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 5. All sets at same weight. Max reps on final set.

B. Rep Rounds for time: [20 minute time cap]
15-12-9-6-3
Hand Release Pushups
Thrusters (75/55)
Lateral Hops**

**Lateral Hops (L+R=1 rep)

Post load and max reps for shoulder press Post time to complete rep rounds. Ex: 165# 8 reps, 10:14

And coming tomorrow…

A. Cleans: In 15 minutes Clean 1-1-1-1-1-1 workups.

B. 3 Rounds For Time [15 minute time cap]:
15 Power Clean (m = 115:155 / w = 85:105)
400m Run

Post load and type of clean and time to finish WOD.
Ex1: 240# Squat Clean, 9:34. Rx+

Today’s schedule

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

NicaFit Retreats at CrossFit Midtown Saturday 6/7

NicaFit Retreats has just returned from San Juan Del Sur and is pumped to visit CrossFit Midtown. They will give new updates on adventures through Nicaragua where they spent days surfing, working out, and serving the local community. Our Workout of the Day (WOD) on Saturday will be inspired by the same beach partner workouts accomplished in Nica. Kelly Becker and Lauren Polivka will be available all morning to answer questions and show videos and photos. Currently, on adventure website, The Clymb, Coach Becker’s retreat is offered at a discount. Click here to check it out.

Sandbag carries up a jungle mountain side.
Sandbag carries up a jungle mountain side.

Workout of the Day (WOD)

8^3 “8 Cubed”. Complete 8 Rounds for Time of:
8 Bar-facing burpees
8 Air Squats
8 AbMat Situps
8 Power Clean (75/55)
8 Shoulder-to-overhead (75/55)
8 Jumping Lunges (Alternating. 4 each leg)
8 Pushups
8 Barbell Lateral Hops

24 minute time cap. Post time to complete 8 rounds. If time cap is reached, post total reps.
Example 1: 18:10.
Example 2: (24:00) 501 reps.

And coming Saturday…

Jungle Gym
3 Rounds: Teams of 2-3 people

*200m Medballl carry 2x (20/14)
*20ft Broad Jumps to targets (aka: stepping stones)
*20ft Balance beam walks (aka: fallen tree river crossing)
4 Rope Climbs
*50m Kb farmers carry 2x (32/24kg)
*50m Mat carries
20 Tire flips
20 Burpees over the wall (48”)
20 pvc toss 10ft (aka: log toss)

*Asterisk Indicates Per person. Otherwise rep count is team total.

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- Jason
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Jason
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
8p: Open Gym- Lis

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Rope Climbs: Every minute on the minute 1 rope climb for 10 minutes.
Scale 2 planked rope climbs from lying on floor (2:1) or 5 modified ring rows (5:1)

B. In 10 minutes complete as many rounds and repetitions as possible of:
8 Knees to elbows
12 Kettlebell swings (32/24kg)
20 Lateral Hops over parallettes

And coming tomorrow…

A. Hang Power Clean: In 12 minutes work up to a 3 rep max (3RM).

B. Fight Gone Bad Style
For 3 rounds complete as many repetitions in 1 minute at each station:
Hang Power Cleans (95/65)
Row (cal)
Overhead backward lunge steps (25/10# plate)
9m Shuttle Runs
Burpee Plate Hops (45# plate)
Rest 1 minute

Every rep counts. Post total reps from all rounds.

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

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

My goals for the CFMakeover

By Coach Beka
My goal for the challenge isn’t as black & white as just gaining muscle or leaning out. It’s a little of both. I’m excited about this challenge because it’s unlike any of the ones I’ve done in the past…it’s not just nutrition and we aren’t all doing the exact same thing. This is where we get to choose what WE want out of it and how disciplined we will be to get there.
My goals are: Eat mostly paleo: very clean, non-processed food. I’ve done strict paleo before and leaned out more than I wanted. I’m a borderline hard gainer. There will occasionally be a piece of gluten-free bread or white potatoes in my meal.
Limit “open meals” to twice a week: Even in those I will stay gluten-free and dairy-free.
CrossFit 5x per week & yoga at least 1x a week
Limit alcohol to one day a week: No sugary mixers, no shots. Liquor with soda water or wine.
Eight hours of sleep a night: Coaching most of the morning classes makes this a challenge, but I will do my best to be asleep at 9:15 the night before coaching.
Increase back squat max, deadlift max and max strict ring dips.
Get into a regular supplement routine: Take nighttime recovery, fish oil and post-workout protein.

I want to feel better, look better, sleep better & eat better…not just for October, but on a maintainable level. #LBN

cfm_helen (6 of 17)Coach Beka during the Summer 2013 To Helen Back Challenge.

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)

A. Deadlift: 3×5 work-ups
B. 4 rounds for reps: :30 work, :30 rest- 1. Rope climbs 2. Wall balls 3. KB/DB russian twists 4. Row for max calories

And coming tomorrow…FRIDAY FUN!

Buy in: 200m run
THEN: 50-40-30-20-10 reps of:
Lateral hops (over parallette)
Walking Lunges
Sit Ups
Double Unders
THEN:
20-15-10-5
Burpees
American kettlebell swings 53/35#
Lateral box jumps 24/20
THEN cash out: 200m run

CFMakeover Save the Dates:

Our October lifestyle challenge is three weeks away! Mark your calendars for these important dates & register today.
Mark your calendars:

  • Pre-Challenge Huddle – Sat, Sept 28 at 10a
  • Prelims testing – Oct 1, 2 & 3*
  • Paleo Supper Club at Caramba Cafe – Fri, Oct 4 (instead of Oct Happy Hour)
  • Finals testing – Oct 29, 30 & 31*
  • Awards & Halloween party – Thurs, Oct 31

*Alternate testing dates can be arranged.

Is the CFMakeover a “paleo challenge”?

Lots of people are asking whether you have to eat a strict paleo diet during this challenge. YES… as much as possible, we recommend you clean up your diet to see dramatic results in 30 days! BUT, the challenge is less about being perfect and more about creating new, healthy habits. So make it what you want. Set goals before the month starts, stick to them, and you’ll get results.
Some examples: Eat strict paleo 6 days a week. Cut back alcohol consumption to 1x a week (OR do a whole SOBERtober). Eliminate gluten. Eliminate sugar. Avoid processed foods. Sleep eight hours a night. Do mobility work daily. Train regularly. Work hard in the gym. Meditate daily. Visit the farmer’s market each week. Plan, shop and prepare meals every Sunday. Bring lunch to work 3x a week. Try one new recipe each week. Take fish oil daily. Look amazing in your Halloween costume.
AND THE LIST GOES ON… We’ve got FIVE CFMers signed up already. What are your goals for the challenge? Post in the comments below.

Cost: $40 for CFMembers (Gold: $34, Silver: $36); $50 Friends & Family. REGISTER NOW!

photo-6 copyAnne loves rope climbs!

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)

A. Bench press: 4×4 workups
B. For time: BUY IN: 3 rope climbs, then
30-20-10 of
Russian kettlebell swings
Lateral hops
Abmat sit ups
then, CASH OUT: 3 rope climbs

And coming tomorrow…

A. 10 min snatch skillwork
B. 10 min muscle up skillwork
C. “Amanda”
9-7-5 reps of-
Muscle up
Snatch* 135/95

*Full squat snatch