mobility

Who is excited about BAF and the Holiday Party?!

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- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pat
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pat
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Double Under Technique and Squat Mobility

B. 12 Min AMRAP
9 DB Thrusters (50’s/35’s)
35 Double Unders

L3 – (50/35)
L2 – (35/25)
L1 – (25/15)

Post rounds and reps completed during AMRAP. Ex: 8+29 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

Bring A Friend Day!

2 Rounds [30min Cap]
400m Run Relay
80 Alternating DB Snatches (50/35)
400m Run Relay
60 Box Jump Overs (24/20)
400m Run Relay
40 Toes to Bar

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 24:36 Rx

Alex practices her J-hook for rope climbs

CFM Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 4th: Handstand Mobility Workshop with Lana Wilson from 12:15-1:30 pm. Great for members wanting to improve their handstands and learn the progressions and tools that play an important role in getting, and staying, upside down. All levels are welcome and variations and modifications will be given to beginners and seasoned hand-standers alike!

Monday, August 5th: Mobility Night at 6:30pm with Dr Frasier. The focus will be Hips + Low Back and improving posterior chain movements.

Saturday, August 11th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 8:45am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soldiers and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember To participate or to donate visit our fundraising page: Team CFM for 31Heroes

#31Heroes

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
8a: Open Gym- Brianna
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Pietsch

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. For Time [15 min cap]
20 Shoulder to Overhead (115/75)
1 Rope Climb
15 Shoulder to Overhead
2 Rope Climbs
10 Shoulder to Overhead
3 Rope Climbs
10 Shoulder to Overhead
4 Rope Climbs
5 Shoulder to Overhead
5 Rope Climbs

B. 3 Rounds Not for time
10 Dual KB Box Step Up (5/5)
30 Russian Twists (DB/KB/Plate/slam ball)
*work to a moderate to heavy weight for each movement

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 9:10 Rx

And coming Saturday…

Partner WOD
Squat Clean Accumulate:
M/M Pair: 3,000lbs
M/F Pair: 2,500lbs
F/F Pair: 2,000lbs
[10min Cap]
Directly Into
40-30-20-10
Single Arm DB Hang Clean and Jerk (50/35)
Burpees
*100m Run together after each Round*

Post weight used for cleans and total time to complete WOD Ex: 150, 12:35 Rx

Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Monica Miller

Sunday Schedule

8a: Aerobic Capacity- Travis
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: Weightlifting- Anthony
12:15p: Handstand Mobility and Workshop- Lana Wilson
5,6p: Open Gym- Travis

Rob

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- Erica
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Erica
8p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 3 Rounds For Time
25 Wallballs (20/14)
20 Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
15 Pull Ups
10 Back Squats (225/155)*
*No more than 60% of 1RM Back Squat

B. Hip Stretches

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 13:15 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

Tax Day
10 Rounds:

30 seconds Max Toes to Bar
30 seconds Rest
30 seconds Max Ring Dips
30 seconds Rest
30 seconds Max Deadlifts (body weight)
30 seconds Rest
30 seconds Max Handstand Push Ups
30 seconds Rest

Record total reps for each movement. Ex: 84, 75, 80 @ 215#, 88 Rx

Leah working on overhead squat mobility

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Stacy
3:30p: Open Gym- Michael
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6:30p: Mobility Night- Dr. Jackie Varnum
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Strict Muscle Ups: In 10 minutes work on strict muscle up transitions

B. For Time [30 Minute Time Cap]
L3
2k Run*
15 Muscle Ups**
2k Run

*Run L2 = 1600m, L1 = 1200m

**Scale Muscle Ups to:
15 Bar Muscle Ups
15 Ring Dips + 15 Chest to bar Pullups
15 Box Ring Dips + 15 Pullups
15 Straight Leg Dips + 15 Barbell Assisted Pullups
15 Bent Knee Dips + 15 Ring Rows

Post time to complete WOD. Ex: 22:15 L3

And coming tomorrow…

A. Hang Power Clean (HPC): 4 sets of 3 reps. Working up to heavy set of 3.
*Each set without dropping the bar.

B. Rep Rounds For Time [12 Minute Time Cap]:
2 Hang Power Clean (75% of 3 rep max part A.)
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Lateral Barbell Burpees

Post load for HPC and time for WOD. Ex: 245#, 9:41 @ 185#

Emily practicing her rope climb!

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 3 Rounds Descending Reps: [21 Minute Time Cap]
25-20-15 Bodyweight Bench Press
400m Run
500m Row

B. Banded 5-way Shoulder Stretch

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 17:40 Rx

And coming Saturday…

Partner WOD, Teams of 2
3 Rounds For Time [30 Minute Time Cap]:

48 Pullups
80 Situps
48 Overhead Squats (L1 = Front Squats at 65/45, L2 = 65/45, L3 = 75/55)
80 Double Unders

All reps are team totals. 1 partner working at a time. Partners may partition the rounds and reps any way.

Score the time for the WOD. Ex: 24:10

Saturday Schedule

8a: Open Gym- Michael
9a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
11a: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
12:15p: Yoga- Priscila

Sunday Schedule

8:45a: Weightlifting- Anthony
10a: All Levels CrossFit- Neal
11a: Open Gym- Michael
12:15a: Yoga- Wil Milne
5p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina
6p: Strength Training/Open Gym- Tina

Dyer shouldering a sandbag #31Heroes WOD

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Ellen
8a: Open Gym- Ellen
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
3:30p: Open Gym- Anthony
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
6:30p: Mobility Night- Dr. Jackie Varnum
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Anthony
8:30p: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets all at the same weight. Max reps on final set.

B. 7 Rounds For Time [Time cap 16 minutes]
7 Power Snatch (m = 45/75/95, w = 35/55/65)
7 Air Squats
**At end of 1st minute and every minute on the minute 5 Burpees (L+ = 7 Burpees).

Post load and reps for squat and time to complete rounds. Ex: 325#, 8 reps, 9:50 L3+

And coming tomorrow…

A. Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 reps. Worksets at the same weight. Max Reps in the final set.

B. 14 Minute Every minute on the minute (EMOM):
ODD: 2x50m Shuttle sprint for time
EVEN: 20 seconds reverse plank hold (Purvottanasana)

Post load and reps for Bench, and total time (seconds) for sprints. Ex: 245#, 6 reps, 148 seconds

CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 2nd and 9th Mobility Nights with Dr. Jackie Varnum. Mobility Night is at 6:30pm and group classes will run on the half hour. This will be a 2 part series going over mobility for CrossFit Athletes. This first session will focus on the shoulder and overhead movements. Athletes will use banded distraction to increase range of motion and then use muscle activation and movement reinforcement to improve stability/mobility in the overhead press and overhead squat.

Saturday, August 12th: 31 Heroes WOD. Heats will begin at 9am through 12pm with CFM BBQ to follow. Join us for this annual charity event to support the families of fallen soilders and to provide treatment and awareness for veterans with PTSD and TBI. Click here for event details and to donate for this great cause! #rememberthefallen #workouttoremember

Thursday, August 24th: 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. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

My favorite book: Today we are rich

Last week, over tea with Uran, I found myself quoting from a great book I read this year – Today We Are Rich, by Tim Sanders.
In it, Sanders discusses 7 principles to help you improve your confidence, and in turn improve your career and personal performance:
1. Feed Your Mind Good Stuff
2. Move the Conversation Forward
3. Exercise Your Gratitude Muscle
4. Give To Be Rich
5. Prepare Yourself
6. Balance Your Confidence
7. Promise Made, Promise Kept
Uran & I were talking about friendships, and the natural tendency to gossip. I mentioned the 2nd principle, Move the Conversation Forward, as the challenge to always create a conversation around solutions, not problems.
So this holiday season, when you’re with family & friends, try focusing on the positive and steering conversations away from gossip, or other negative topics. Hopefully it makes for a happier holiday season!
Here’s a free download I found of the first principle from the book – Feed your mind good stuff. If you like it, read the whole thing to read on the plane or next to the fire or download it to listen on that long flight or drive over the holidays!

1470227_10151838684226732_1913344025_nBravo (on the left) and Stuart (blurry on the right :)) on Tuesday’s Russian KB swings.

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- Beka
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Beka
6:30p: Group Intro Session- Lis
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Raul
8p: Open Gym- Raul

Workout of the Day

A. 10 min mobility work
B. Goat Day: Choose two skills/movements you need work on. Perform as many reps as possible of goat 1 on odd rounds, as many reps as possible of goat 2 on even rounds. Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes: Odd – Goat 1, Even – Goat 2.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Deadlift: 5 @ 65%, 5 @ 75%, 5 @ 85%
B. Dogfight: 100 Burpees for time.
Every minute on the minute complete 5 toes to bar – start with burpees.

Holiday Travel Workout

100 burpees for time.
Every minute on the minute complete 5 air squats.

Staying present

by Coach Amy
In a recent post I encouraged you to check in on nagging aches & pains and be sure you’re not overtraining.
How’d it go? Hopefully you’re still training hard and are injury free! Today I want to talk about staying present during your workouts. This is an important key that a lot of people miss, especially once that clock starts and all you can think is, “I gotta beat my last time!”. When we stay present with what we’re asking our bodies to do, we take ourselves out of autopilot and we actually train a lot better. This runs the gamut from realizing your shoulders just aren’t ready for those butterfly kipping pull ups to feeling so great that you get a 20lb PR.
But however you feel, while you’re working out, try focusing on the move: the proper range of motion, maintaining good form, and what muscle(s) you’re actually using.
Because I’m a coach I assume everyone is an anatomy nerd like me and I’m always surprised when people don’t know where their hamstrings are. So if you don’t know, ask!
Ask what the exercise is working.
Ask where that particular muscle is.
Ask! Ask! Ask!
And then focus on that area with all the attention you can muster.
This time of year our brains are full of holidays plans, family gatherings, and other stressful events, and so we head to the gym to “clear our heads”.
But don’t just zone out. Channel that stress into laser-like focus on each part of your workout, whether it’s the warm up, cool down or the WOD in-between.
And check out this post on how simply visualizing can create huge benefits to the brain and body…it’s what great athletes do, right?
They visualize the big win. So here’s your chance.
Visualize your big win for 2014, whatever it is!
Good luck!

imageKira & Alyssa at CrossFitMas

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:2-2-2-2-2
B. Every minute on the minute for 7 minutes:
Complete 15 Lateral Plyo Skier Hops.
Then rest 5 minutes…
Then, one minute on, one minute off for 10 minutes:
30 Russian kettlebell swings – 70/53
*You have 1 minute to complete 30 Russian KB swings. If you do not get 30 Russian KB Swings in 1 minute, count a penalty and an uncompleted round.
*Five rounds of work.
*Total time is 10 minutes with a goal is 150 Russian KB Swings in the alotted time.
*For every round you don’t hit 30 swings, perform a 10 burpee penalty.

And coming tomorrow…

A. 10 min mobility work
B. Goat Day: Choose two skills/movements you need work on. Perform as many reps as possible of goat 1 on odd rounds, as many reps as possible of goat 2 on even rounds. Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes: Odd – Goat 1, Even – Goat 2.

Holiday Travel Workout

10 rounds:
Max effort handstand hold, then
Hold :30 at bottom of squat

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

Listober CFMakeover Goals: get LEAN & stay SWOLE 🙂

Coach Lis breaks down her goals for the CFMakeover.
In October 2010 I competed in another box’s Paleo Challenge and came in third place. I ate strict paleo for 30 days…no booze, no grains, no dairy. My only indulgence was a post-workout shake that wasn’t entirely paleo.
At the time I was a bartender at the Nook, on Piedmont Park. YES I was pouring fish bowls and surrounded by totchos at every shift and I STILL stayed clean. SOBERTOBER, ya’ll.
It was worth it. In 30 days I lost 7# of bodyfat AND gained 4# of muscle. I FOUND MY ABS! I slept better, felt stronger and got relief from my seasonal allergies, IBS and acne.
Since then, I continue to eat 80/20 paleo… indulgences are weekend alcohol, dark chocolate and sweet potato fries.
Here’s the plan this time around:
In November, I compete in the USAPL state powerlifting meet. I’m currently about 10# heavier than the weight class I hope to compete in. So I need to cut weight, yet maintain my strength.
I will eat strict paleo with exceptions for pre/post workout supplements, limit alcohol and sugar, and focus on recovery to stay healthy.
OH, and I have a weekend trip to NC planned 10/18-20, so I’m allowing myself one cheat weekend. 🙂
Goals:
*Lose 6# of bodyfat
*Maintain muscle mass
*10 Strict Pull Ups
Diet:
*Strict paleo with ONE cheat weekend
*NO alcohol (SOBERTOBER), sugar, grains, dairy or legumes
*100 oz of water a day
Meals:
*I’ll lean on my girl Chef Veronica at Edesia Meals, the BEST paleo meal delivery service in town, for most of my grub.
*I’ll also cook a few meals on Sundays to freeze/save as backups. SO EXCITED it’s pumpkin season. NO, not the fake syrup sh*t they put in your coffee. REAL pumpkin, like the kind I’ll put in this pumpkin chili recipe… my FAVORITE of the season.
*AND I’ll shop in the CFM Pro Shop for a few backup snacks like Paleo Kits & Epic Bars.
Training & Recovery:
*Whatever my coach tells me to do 🙂
*Lift M, W, F, Sat
*Wed night Metal Yoga at Tough Love
*2 add’l conditioning days: sled pulling/tire flips
*8 hours of sleep a night
*Weekly massage
*Weekly acupuncture
*Weekly float tank (sensory deprivation)
*2x/wk chiropractic adjustments & ART
*3x/week cryotherapy
Other
*Daily meditation
*Daily journaling

What are your goals for the CFMakeover? Post in the comments below… Not registered yet? What are you waiting for? Get in the game to change your life by Halloween! Check out CFMakeover details here.

CFMakeover Fall 2013
We’ll place the CFMakeover t-shirt/v-neck orders Monday. Let us know your size!

Today’s schedule

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

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. 10 min mobility work
B. 10 min goat work
C. “Karen” – For time:
150 wall balls 20/14

And coming tomorrow…Team Chipper

Work in teams of 3-4. Complete in any order, but once you start one movement, you must complete all reps before starting another movement.
40 Tire flips
60 Box jumps
80 Kettlebell swings
100 Burpees (jump to a 45# plate)
120 Walking lunges
Optional cash out:100 yard sled drag OR prowler push