muscle up

Coach Ellen warming up the 6 am “Breakfast Club” class.
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CFM Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30 pm: Mobility Night with Michael: This is part of our Gymnastics Workshop series and the mobility session will focus on overhead mobility for handstands and hanging movements. This series will continue Wednesdays and Sundays through February leading up to the start of the 2019 Open on Thursday, February 21st. The cost is $35 for the complete workout series (includes 8-9 gymnastics sessions and 2 mobility nights) or $10 for this individual session. Click here to register for the single class.

Thursday, February 21st: CFM Bring-A-Friend Day! Invite a friend or family to join you for a beginner friendly partner workout. Send us their full name, contact email and the time you will be attending to reserve their spot in advance. #BYOF Bring Your Own Friend!

Friday, February 22nd 7:00 pm: CFM Friday Night Lights 19.1 for the CrossFit Open! Click here to register for the 2019 Open!!

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
11a: Open Gym- CFM Staff
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
3:30p: Open Gym- Pietsch
4:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
5:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Brianna
6:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
7:30p: All Levels CrossFit- Damon
8:40p: Yoga- Ariele Edwards
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Muscle Up/Dip Technique
Banded Shoulder stretches

15min to work on Dip Progressions, and Muscle Up Transitions

B. 21-15-9
Ring Dips
Box Jumps (24/20)
KB Goblet Squats (70/53)

Post time for the WOD. Ex: 8:21 Rx.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Snatch
EMOM 7

Power Snatch + Low Hang Snatch
[Add weight each round]

B. 17.2
AMRAP 12

2 rounds
16 DB Lunges (50/35’s)
16 Toes to Bar
8 DB Power Cleans
Then, 2 rounds
16 DB Lunges (50/35’s)
16 Bar Muscle Ups
8 DB Power Cleans
[Etc., alternating between toes to bar and bar muscle ups every 2 rounds]

Post load for snatch and total reps for the AMRAP.
Ex: 195#, 147 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#

You always get a good workout; sometimes the workout gets you good too!

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
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: Open Gym- Michael

Workout of the Day (WOD)

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

B. “Star Lord”
20 Minute AMRAP

200 Double-Unders
100 Air Squats
80 Burpees
60 Wallballs (20/14) 10ft
40 Toes to Bar
20 Strict Handstand Pushups
10 Muscle-Ups

Post total reps from AMRAP. Ex: 482 Rx

And coming tomorrow…

A. Super Squat Hip Sequence

B. Back Squats: Complete 1 set every 2 minutes and 30 seconds
2 sets of 5 reps at 75%
3 sets of 3 reps at 80%
5 sets of 1 reps at 85%

Post loads for squat. Ex: 315, 330, 350

Upcoming CFM Events

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Aerobic capacity track workout with Coach Travis

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8:15p: Tuesday Yoga- Will Milne
Sign up for yoga this week and next. Click here to reserve

Workout of the Day (WOD)

“Nimble Sasquatch”
14 Minute AMRAP

Level 3
2-4-6-8-10-… Squat Clean & Jerk (165/115)
1-2-3-4-5-… Muscle Up
Continue adding 2 Squat Clean & Jerks and 1 Muscle Up per Round

Level 2
2-4-6-8-10-… Squat Clean & Jerk (135/95)
2-4-6-8-10-… Pullups
Continue adding 2 Squat Clean & Jerks and 2 Pull-Ups per Round

Level 1
2-4-6-8-10-… Clean & Jerk (65/45)
3-6-9-12-15-… Ring Rows
Continue adding 2 Clean & Jerks and 3 Ring Rows per Round

This WOD is designed to test your strength and gymnastics skills under fatigue. My advice for this workout is to pick the level that allows you to keep moving without more than a 10-second rest in between any given rep. So, no you won’t go unbroken throughout the workout, but don’t be standing around for half the workout just to grind through a few reps. The weight should be no more than 75% of your 1RM. The workout is even spicy for me at Level 2, so don’t let your pride get in the way of getting in a phenomenal workout. – Neal Maddox – 7 Time Games Athlete

Post rounds plus reps completed. Ex: 6+8 L3

And coming tomorrow…

TBA

Jon

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Travis
8a: Open Gym- Travis
12p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Anthony
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
8p: Weightlifting- Anthony

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Muscle Up: In 15 minutes practice the muscle up transition

B. “Nate”
20 Minute AMRAP

2 Muscle Up
4 Handstand pushups
8 Kettlebell Swings

Post rounds and rep for AMRAP. Ex: 13+2 L3

And coming tomorrow…

A. Squat Clean Complex: In 15 minutes complete 7 sets increasing weight of this complex form 50% to no more than 80% of 1RM Clean. Each rep is taken from the ground.
1 Hang Squat Clean
1 Pause Squat Clean (below the knee)

B. 3 Rounds [12 Minute Time Cap]
10 Squat Clean (m = 65/95/135, w = 45/65/95)
20/15 Cal Row

Post clean load and time for WOD. Ex: 235#, 9:40 L3

Sometimes the WOD looks easy on paper
Sometimes the WOD looks easy on paper

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Casey
8a: Open Gym- Michael
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Michael
4p: Open Gym- Michael
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Kelly
7p: **YOGA Rescheduled for Saturdays at 12pm**
8p: Open Gym- Kelly

CrossFit Journal: Metabolic Conditioning. “Though aerobic exercise is widely recognized as being the ideal vehicle for fat loss, recent studies have shown that anaerobic exercise is a vastly superior protocol for fat burning…”(click here to read more).

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 3 sets of 5. Worksets. Max reps on final set. Rest 3 minutes between sets.

B. 10 minutes AMRAP
10 Burpees
6 1-Arm Kettlebell Snatch (alt) (24/16kg)
2 Muscle Ups**

**Scale 1:1 Chest-to-bar (C2B) Pullups

Post load and reps for Squat and total reps from AMRAP Ex: 285#, 7 reps, 92 C2B.

And coming tomorrow…

A. Strict Handstand Pushups (HSPU): 2 sets of Max Reps. Rest 3 minutes between sets.
Scale 2 sets of Max Reps Shoulder Press (85% 1 rep max)

B. 4 Rounds for Time [20 minute time cap]:
12 Handstand Pushups**
400m Run

**Scale to Shoulder-to-overhead (115/85)

Post reps from each set of HSPU and time to complete WOD. Ex: 16-12. 13:07 Rx.

Those poor plates…

We have an epidemic lately of 10# & 15# plates splitting in half, so we’re kicking off the new SAVE THE BUMPERS awareness campaign, immediately.
I KNOW taking weight overhead gets heavy. But from now on, no matter how fatigued you are, when your barbell is loaded with only 10# or 15# bumper plates, please escort it back to the ground.
Do not drop it from overhead and leave that poor bumper plate to fend for itself against the mean ole hard floor.
Then your coach has to take the pieces of that poor plate and put them in Lis’s office. And then Lis comes in and stumbles over it, almost breaking her neck, only to realize yet another of her beloved bumper plates has gone to an early grave.
Bless their little bumper hearts.


Congrats to Marvin who got his muscle up Wednesday night after a mere five minutes of prep with Coach Raul. Get it!

Today’s schedule

6a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
7a: All Levels CrossFit- Dyer
8a: Open Gym- Lis
12n: All Levels CrossFit- Lis
4p: All Levels CrossFit- Jim
5p: All Levels CrossFit- Jim
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Jim

Workout of the Day (WOD)

13.1: Do as much of the following as possible in 17 minutes-
Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 17 minutes of:
40 Burpees
30 snatches 75/45#
30 Burpees
30 snatches 135/75
20 Burpees
30 snatches 165/100
10 burpees
As many snatches as possible at 210/120

And coming tomorrow…

A. Skill work: 10 minutes of practice on PISTOLS (one-legged squats)
B. Partner workout: 3000m Row* (partners switch every 500m)
*Non-rowing partner does as many rounds & reps as possible while partner rows:
10 Pull Ups
15 Ab Mat Sit-Ups
20 Thrusters (95/65)

***For score, take total time to row the 3000m, then subtract :45 per round of AMRAP completed (subtract :01 per rep).

No excuse not to exercise!

Every year Americans complain about the weight they put on over the holidays.
CROSSFIT MIDTOWN: LET’S NOT BE THOSE PEOPLE!!!
We know the holidays can be hectic with travel, family visits, holiday parties, end-of-year stress at work, and just chaos in general. And we know the cold weather makes you want to cuddle up in sweatpants and WHO REALLY CARES IF I PUT ON A FEW POUNDS SINCE IT’S COVERED UP IN LAYERS???
I do. I care. I want you all to be as fit on January 1 as you are now, the week before Thanksgiving.
So in addition to the regular workout of the day (WOD) posted on the blog (the one we’ll do in class at the gym each day), our holiday gift to you*, CFMers, is 30 days of Holiday Travel Workouts… every day, M-F, for the rest of the year, we’ll be posting a Holiday Travel Workout for you to do on the road…in the hotel gym…in Nana’s living room…back home on your old stomping grounds…WHEREVER!
Post a pic or video of your travel workout to Instagram and tag @crossfitmidtown. On Monday, January 6th, we’ll pick the best one and award the winner a $50 pro shop gift certificate.
Cha. Ching.
*Our holiday gift to you is actually the bitchin’ CrossFitMas party we’re throwing here in the gym on Friday, December 13th (7-10p). Don’t miss it
imageCongrats to CFM students Tripp & Hannah who got engaged last week!

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- Ben
6p: All Levels CrossFit- Ben
7p: All Levels CrossFit- Tirzah
8p: Open Gym- Tirzah

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back squat work ups 5 sets of 5
B. As many rounds as possible in 12 minutes:
7 overhead squats (50% 1 rep max)
7 burpees
7 push ups

And coming tomorrow…

A. Clean & Jerk: 2-2-2
B. 4 rounds for time:
2 handstand push ups – (Rx+: deficit HSPU. Hands on parallettes or additional plates)
4 muscle ups (Scaled: jumping muscle up or 4 dips, 4 pull ups each round)
6 hang squat cleans, 185/135

Holiday Travel Workout

Run/walk for 30 minutes Every 3 minutes, stop and do 10 push ups.

My L1 Experience

by Tirzah
Last month I joined a group of 64 CrossFitters who shared the same goal as me: to learn a lot, meet some new folks and pass that durn test.
To neatly sum up my CrossFit Level 1 Seminar experience, it was a weekend filled with anticipation, excitement…and a lot of squats.
I felt like it was my first day of school.
I pulled into CrossFit Atlanta’s parking lot and noticed everyone was doing the same thing…waiting in their cars looking at others waiting in their cars.
Finally someone that looked official walked toward the entrance and we all stopped sizing each other up and walked in. The box was set up like a classroom with all the chairs facing the whiteboard. As we sat down, in what apparently became our assigned seating since no one budged from their original spot, folks finally began introducing themselves, shaking hands and making corny jokes.
The next two days were filled with lectures, demonstrations, WODs* and a lot of jokes.
If you ever decide to pursue your L1* and have the pleasure of getting Mike G as an instructor you’ll find out what I mean. I really enjoyed the entire weekend.
I also want to give credit to CFM’s Instructor Training Program for helping me prepare for and complete the certification, giving me the opportunity to now call myself…
Tirzah White, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer !!!

*CrossFit terms:
WOD: Workout of the Day
L1: Level 1 certification course

CFAtlanta _CFDelMar_CFBareCove_CFBelltown_CFVitality_CFMayhem_CFKOP_CFTampa_CFJenk_CFThames_CFLouvre_CFStockport_CFRocks_CFBAZA_CFGurgaon_CPC_CFStrong_CKCCF_EaDo_Med2Tirzah & her classmates & instructors at last month’s CrossFit Level 1 certification course.

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- Cassie
8p: Open Gym- Cassie
8:15: Yoga- Samantha

Workout of the Day

A. 10 min muscle up skillwork OR 30 muscle ups for time
B. For time:
21 Thrusters 135/95#
800m Run
15 Thrusters
400m Run
9 Thrusters
200m Run

And coming tomorrow…

A. Goat work: 10 minutes to work on a skill of your choice
B. “Helen” – 3 rounds for time:
400m run
21 kettlebell swings 53/35
12 pull ups

Dress warmly! We’re getting some extra running in this week before the weather gets too cold to play outside!

USAPL Georgia & Southern States meet is Saturday

If you’ve been in my class anytime in the past month, you probably know I’m competing in my 4th powerlifting* meet this weekend (will she EVER stop talking about it?!?).
While I’ve already set five state records (2 in squat, 1 in deadlift, 2 in total) in two different weight classes, this is my first shot at a state title. I hope to win the individual title and score points toward earning my team (Team Rohr) the state title as well.
The meet is in the gym at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross (the last time I was in a high school gym, I think I was a basketball cheerleader circa 1997).
I lift in the afternoon session, beginning at 2:30 and wrapping up around 7. To be more precise, my first squat probably won’t happen until closer to 3, since I’m in the 2nd flight of the session, and probably on the tail end of it.
Admission is $10 (donated to MHS athletics). I hope a few of you can make it!
There’s an after-party at Dave & Buster’s for anyone who cares to hang around and celebrate with me. See you Saturday!
I’ll also be posting updates via Twitter & Facebook, so friend request or follow me @lissaunders if you want details.

*”What’s powerlifting,” you ask? It’s one of the many sports combined to make up what we know as CrossFit. In a powerlifting meet, each athlete gets three attempts at a max back squat, then three attempts for a max bench press, and finally three attempts at a max deadlift.
As an aside, while I appreciate the inquiries, NO, I won’t be lifting in the Olympics anytime soon. THAT sport (also a big part of CrossFit) is called Olympic Lifting, and those lifts are the snatch and clean & jerk.

Here’s my last heavy squat before the meet – a single rep at 265#

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)

A. 5k row time trial OR Recovery day: 50 turkish get ups, not for time (Compare to 07.11.13)
B. Core work –
ADVANCED: For time:
Accumulate 2 minutes holding a static GHDSU with torso parallel to the floor.
Every time you break, complete 20 Hip Extensions
RX: For time:
Accumulate 2 minutes in a plank hold. Every time you break, complete 20 supermans

And coming tomorrow…

A. 10 min muscle up skillwork OR 30 MU for time
B. For time:
21 Thrusters, 135/95
800m Run
15 Thrusters, 135/95
400m Run
9 Thrusters, 135/95
200m Run